Eagle Home Products LIBERTYTM 624 User's Manual

LIBERTY 624 MINI
Owner’s Manual
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of your LIBERTY™ 624 -MINI, and the service received from your LIBERTY™ 624-MINI provider.
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EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS INC
1411 Marvin Griffin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
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apprised of important information about safety, new products and options to increase your use and
enjoyment of your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI powerchair.
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Serial Number: _____________________
Purchase Date: ____________________________
DEALER: _________________________
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WELCOME TO LIBERTY™ 624- MINI POWERCHAIR
Thank you for purchasing your new LIBERTY™ 624 MINI-powerchair. The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI
by Eagle Parts and Products utilizes a patent pending design coupled with advanced, state-of-the-art
components and modern, attractive styling. We are certain the design, features and simple operation of
your new LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will add convenience and benefits to your everyday life.
It is important that you read and understand all the instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate the powerchair. They are written for your benefit and are essential for safe and proper operation.
By carefully reading this manual and following the recommendations, you can ensure that your
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will perform to your expectations and give you years of trouble-free service
and fulfillment.
This manual has been compiled from our latest specifications and product information at the time of
publication. Eagle Parts and Products Inc reserves the right to make modifications and updates to any
existing or previous models. Changes and improvements may cause slight variations in the illustration
and explanation between this manual and your model.
Eagle Parts and Products Inc prohibits operating your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI powerchair after or while
consuming alcoholic beverages as this may impair your ability to operate a motorized vehicle. If there
is any doubt about your ability to operate the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI due to prescribed medication or
a physical limitation, please consult your physician. Eagle Parts and Products Inc is not responsible for
damage or injury incurred due to improper or unsafe use of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
For more information concerning your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI please contact your LIBERTY dealer or
write us at:
Eagle Parts and Products Inc
1411 Marvin Griffin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a practitioner licensed by
the law of the State in which he/she practices.
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI POWER WHEELCHAIR OWNER’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ................................................................................................1-2
Table of Contents........................................................................................... 3
Specification .................................................................................................. 4
Recommended Use Guidelines...................................................................5-8
Electromagnetic Interference....................................................................9-10
Operating Instructions ............................................................................ 11-12
Battery Gage Indicator................................................................................. 12
Freewheeling ............................................................................................... 13
Main Circuit Breaker ................................................................................... 13
Sleep Mode .................................................................................................. 14
Charger Compartment ................................................................................. 14
Horn Function.............................................................................................. 14
Exploded Technical View 624 Mini ............................................................ 15
Wiring Diagram ........................................................................................... 16
Battery Charging Instructions.................................................................17-20
Care and Maintenance ............................................................................21-22
General Inspections ..................................................................................... 23
Battery Replacement.................................................................................... 24
Storing Suggestions ..................................................................................... 25
Battery Connection and Circuit Protection Diagram................................... 26
Warranty ...................................................................................................... 27
Warranty Registration Card ......................................................................... 28
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THE LIBERTY™ 624 MINI SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NUMBER ...................................................................................... L-624M
Height .......................................................................................................................................... 36”
Length.......................................................................................................................................... 27”
Width ........................................................................................................................................... 23”
Turning Radius ............................................................................................. Front-wheel-Drive 21”
..................................................................................................... Rear--wheel-Drive 27”
Weight ............................................................................................................................Base--96lbs
.......................................................................................................................Seat-- 37lbs
.........................................................................................................Battery.25 x 2. 50lbs
Total Weight ........................................................................................................................... 183lbs
Weight Capacity ..................................................................................................................... 300lbs
Drive Wheels.........................................................................................Optional 10x3” Solid Insert
............................................................................................... Standard 10x3” Pneumatic
Casters--Front.................................................................................................... Flat-Free…8--Solid
JoystickStandard.Pilot-Integral
.....................................................................................................Optional.Pilot+Remote
Controller .................................................................................................................. Programmable
Range........................................................................................... 15--20. Miles Per Battery Charge
Battery Charge..................................................................................................Standard - On Board
Batteries..........................................................................(2) 12V U1 Sealed Lead Acid Or Gel Cell
Seat Dimensions............................................................................................................... Width 18”
......................................................................................................................... Depth 16”
........................................................................................................................ Height 17”
High Back-Seat ................................................................................... OPTIONAL---.Height 19.5”
High-Back-Seat w/Head-rest..............................................................OPTIONAL-----Height 26.5”
Foot- Plate ............................................................................Standard - Height & Angle Adjustable
Armrest................................................................................. Standard -Adjustable Width & Height
Front/Rear Ant-Tip-Wheels—5.5”......................................................................................Standard
Warranty-Limited ........................................................................................................................ Yes
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI POWER WHEELCHAIR
RECOMMENDED USE GUIDELINES
The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is a life enhancement device designed to provide added mobility to a variety
of individuals. There are, however, some unforeseen medical conditions that may necessitate certain
individuals to have added assistance from an attendant. Prior to use of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI , any
common occurrences that can be foreseen (i.e., slopes, rough terrain, hills) should be practiced by the
operator, attendant(s), and health care professional(s).
Eagle Note: Do not operate the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI without thoroughly reading this manual.
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Be certain the on/off switch is in the off position when not riding or getting on or off. This will
eliminate the possibility of accidentally activating the joystick and possibly causing injury.
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Do not exceed the specifications in this manual or do not attempt to modify the LIBERTY™ 624
MINI in any way that is not authorized by Eagle Parts. Unauthorized modifications of the original
design could cause the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to become unsafe and personal injury can result. Any
modifications not authorized by Eagle Parts may cause the powerchair to malfunction and will void
the warranty. Contact your provider if you have any questions regarding this manual.
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Please keep your arms on the armrests and your feet on the footrest at all times while operating the
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to prevent hitting objects as you are riding.
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The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is designed to carry a single person. Do not carry passengers under any
circumstances or the powerchair will become unstable and possibly tip over. Personal injury may
also result.
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Always go straight up or down a hill when driving on an incline. This will allow the front and rear
wheels to climb up or go down together. This will reduce the possibility of the LIBERTY™ 624
MINI overturning.
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Use extreme caution when driving or operating on public or busy streets, in parking lots or shopping
malls.
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Do not operate or store the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI where it could be exposed to the elements (rain,
snow, mist and below freezing temperatures). This includes storage on an outside car/van lift. If
attempting to operate the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI in the above conditions, possible damage could
occur to the electrical system or loss of control could occur. Never attempt to drive an LIBERTY™
624 MINI that has been exposed to moisture until it is dried thoroughly.
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Use caution when driving on a raised surface or near unprotected ledges or a drop off such as curbs,
ramps, porches, or stairs.
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Disconnect the batteries if you will not be using the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI for an extended period
of time.
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Check with your Physician or Pharmacist if you are taking any medication that may affect your
ability to operate the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. The powerchair is a motorized vehicle that requires
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mental judgement and reflexes. If taking medication impairs your ability to operate the LIBERTY™
624 MINI, an accident or personal injury may result.
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Do not drink alcoholic beverages while operating the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
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If your chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, be sure the tires are properly inflated to 30 psi. This
will insure the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is operating at its peak performance and will greatly improve
your stability.
Eagle Note: DO NOT EXCEED 35 PSI.
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI comes standard with pneumatic tires.
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Never, under any circumstances, use the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI as a seat in a motor vehicle. The
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is not an approved motor vehicle seat.
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If possible, avoid stopping on an incline. It is always best to stop on level, flat surfaces where there
is no possibility of overturning or tipping the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
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Do not operate in icy or slippery conditions. This will increase the possibility of an accident and
possible personal injury.
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Always protect the batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen battery. This
will damage the battery and may cause personal injury. Attempting to charge a battery in freezing
conditions will not prevent a battery from freezing
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Persons with disabilities, which limit their ability to remain upright without assistance, should
consult with their Physician before attempting to operate the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
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Tranfers
Transferring to and from your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI requires a good sense of balance. Be sure to
have proper assistance available while learning to safely transfer to and from your LIBERTY™ 624
MINI
To eliminate the possibility of injury to yourself and others Eagle Parts and Products ask that you
verify the following before attempting to transfer.
1. The power must be turned OFF.
2. Make certain the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is not in the freewheel position.
3. Angle the footrest to an up position. This will help to avoid your feet being tangled during the
transfer.
4. Make sure the armrests are flipped up or removed from the powerchair.
EAGLE WARNING: Avoid putting all of your weight on the footrest. If you fail to heed this
warning, a tip or fall may occur.
Motor Vehicles
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is not manufactured with the intent of providing proper restraint during
motor vehicle transport.
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Never allow anyone to sit in the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI in a moving vehicle.
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Always be sure your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is secured properly while being transported.
EAGLE WARNING: Failure to adhere to the above warnings can result in serious injury.
Weight Limitations
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is rated for a maximum weight of 300lbs. Exceeding the weight capacity
will void your warranty and may result in personal injury.
Public Roads and Parking Lots
When seated in your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI, it may be difficult for motorists to see you. To ensure
safety, always assume you cannot be seen. Wait until your path is clear of traffic and proceed with
extreme caution.
Eagle Note: Many municipalities have laws against operating your powerchair on public roads.
Be sure to check local laws before attempting to operate on a public road.
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Stairs and Escalators
Powerchairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs and escalators. Always use an elevator. Trying
to navigate steps or escalators can result in injury to you and others.
Steps and Curbs
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is designed to be used in wheelchair accessible locations. Never attempt to
climb a step or curb more than 2 inches in height without assistanc
Inclines and Uneven Terrain
When climbing hills, it is important to travel as straight up and down as possible. Traveling straight
greatly reduces the possibility of tipping or falling. Always exercise extreme caution when navigating
an incline.
Never travel up or down an incline that can be potentially hazardous, i.e., snow, ice or mowed grass.
When climbing a hill, try to keep the powerchair moving. If you must stop, start slowly and accelerate
cautiously.
When descending an incline, keep your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI at a slow speed. If your LIBERTY™
624 MINI starts to move faster than you anticipated do, allow the unit to come to a complete stop by
releasing the joystick. Then guide the joystick forward slightly and continue your descent.
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Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
EMI-RFI
RADIO WAVES MAY INTERFERE WITH THE CONTROL OF THE POWERCHAIR
This is to let you know that laboratory tests performed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
indicated that radio waves could cause unintended motion of powerchairs. Radio waves are a form of
electromagnetic energy. When this energy unintentionally affects the operation of a device, it is called
“electromagnetic interference” (EMI).
The following information summarizes what you need to know about EMI. You can use this information
to minimize the risk that EMI will affect your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
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Where do radio waves originate?
Radio waves are emitted from the antennas of cellular phones, mobile two-way radios (like ones
used in police, fire and emergency vehicles), hand-held two-way radios (like walkie-talkies), TV
stations, radio stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless computer links, microwave
sources and paging transmitters. Because electromagnetic (EM) energy is more intense closer to the
transmitting antenna (source), the EM fields from two-way radios are of special concern.
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If my powerchair is affected by EMI, what kind of motion should I expect?
This is hard to predict. It would depend on a number of factors including the intensity of the radio
waves, the construction of the powerchair, whether it is on level ground or on a slope or incline, and
whether it is in motion or stationary. The motion can be erratic with the powerchair moving by itself
or coming to a sudden stop. Further, it is possible for EMI to unexpectedly release the brakes on
a powerchair or cause it to move in unintended directions. Some intense sources of EMI can even
damage the control system of the powerchair.
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Is there any way to definitely know whether radio waves are responsible for the unintended
motion of my powerchair?
Unfortunately, interference from radio wave sources may be difficult to recognize since the signals
from these sources are invisible and may be intermittent. However, FDA recommends that you
report all incidents of unintended motion or brake release to the powerchair manufacturer, and, if
possible, make note whether there was a radio wave source nearby at the time of the incident.
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Has anyone been injured from erratic unintended motion of powerchairs?
FDA has reports of injuries that resulted from uncontrolled motion of powerchairs but it is not clear
how many of these incidents were actually caused by radio wave interference.
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Are all powerchairs susceptible to EMI?
Each make and model differs in its ability to resist electromagnetic interference. Each has a
particular level of “immunity” to interference measured in volts per meter (V/m). The higher the
immunity levels the greater the protection. In other words, a powerchair with a high immunity level
is less likely to be affected by an intense radio source than one with a low immunity level.
If you want to find out how well your powerchair is protected against EMI, you can contact the
manufacturer and inquire about its immunity level.
Commonly Asked Questions
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What can I do to reduce the risk that my powered powerchair could be affected by EMI?
Here are some precautions you can take:
1. Do not turn ON or used hand-held personal communication devices, such a cellular phones or
citizens band (CB) while the powered LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is ON.
2. Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as TV stations or radio and hand-held or mobile two-way
radios, and try to avoid coming close to them. For example, a powered LIBERTY™ 624 MINI
with an immunity level of 20V/m should stay at least three feet from a hand-held, two-way radio
and ten feet from a mobile two-way radio.
3. Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered LIBERTY™ 624
MINI may make it more susceptible to interference from radio wave sources. (Note: There is
no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of the powered LIBERTY™ 624
MINI.)
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What should I do if my powered LIBERTY™ 624 MINI moves unexpectedly?
If untended motion or brake release occurs, turn the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI OFF as soon as it is
safe.
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If my powered LIBERTY™ 624 MINI moves unexpectedly, where should I report this?
You should report the incident to:
The manufacturer and/or distributor, and FDA’s MedWatch problem reporting program. Call 1-800FDA-1088 and ask for Form 3500.
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI POWER WHEELCHAIR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
You have already examined the safe use of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. You now need to understand the
basic operation of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. These preferred methods are strongly recommended and
very simple to follow. Please read this section in its entirety to ensure a full understanding of operating
your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
Step 1. Getting started: To get started, press the on/off button. The battery condition meter will
illuminate indicating the present charge of your battery.
Step 2. Moving your powerchair: Guide the joystick in the direction you wish to move the powerchair.
The further you guide the joystick from the center, or neutral position, the faster the
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will move.
The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is equipped with an adjustment knob or mode switch depending on which
controller you have, that help you select the speed best suited to your requirements and environment.
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The speed control knob allows you to set the maximum speed of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to
your specific needs. To increase the maximum speed, turn the knob clockwise. To decrease the
maximum speed, turn the knob counterclockwise. (for pilot)
OPTIONAL PILOT (+) PLUS - CONTROLLER
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The pilot + controller (opt) uses a mode switch for increasing or decreasing the speed. To
activate, press the mode switch, time and speed mode lights will begin to flash. Next, push the
joystick to the right or left depending if you want to increase or decrease the speed. NOTE: THE
NUMBER LIGHTS. ONE LIGHT LIT- SLOWEST SPEED, FIVE LIGHTS LIT- FASTEST
SPEED.
Eagle Note: We recommend that the first few times you operate your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI, you
turn both the speed control and response control completely counterclockwise to allow you to become
familiar with your new powerchair.
The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will always come to a complete stop and the brake will engage when the
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI joystick is released or moved to the neutral (center) position.
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WARNING: Never use the on/off button to stop the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. This will cause the
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to stop immediately and possibly cause injury.
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The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is equipped with either an integral or remote power chair controller. These
controllers are designed with the user safety as the primary consideration. It is equipped with various
self-diagnostic features that are designed to search for potential problems at the rate of 100 times per
second. If the controller detects a problem in the powerchair’s electrical system, the powerchair may
stop functioning, depending on the severity of the problem. The controller is designed to maximize user
safety under normal operation conditions.
This controller, however, cannot take into account circumstances that put the LIBERTY™ 624
MINI outside of its normal operating environment as described within this manual. If is very
important that the users follow the precautions described within this manual.
USE OF LIBERTY™ 624 MINI POWER WHEELCHAIR JOYSTICK
Battery Gauge
The battery gauge’s main purpose is to indicate to the user the approximate amount of battery life
left.
* Red, Yellow and Green indicate that batteries are fully charged.
* Red and Yellow indicates that you should charge your battery if possible.
* Red indicator indicates that you should charge your battery as soon as possible because low battery
voltage may cause the powerchair to become inoperative.
Eagle Note: When the batteries begin to approach a discharged state, the meter will begin to slowly
flash indicating that it is time to charge the batteries.
In addition to indicating the current state of battery charge, the individual lights on your joystick
assembly can also indicate possible problems with the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. A rapid flash of the
battery condition meter signifies a problem. The meter has 10 individual bars. They are to provide
information by the amount of bars that are flashing. For instance, the very first red bar flashing
rapidly indicates the battery voltage is nearly depleted. The following is a list of the possible errors
signified by the rapidly flashing meter.
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BARS DIAGNOSIS SOLUTION
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Connections
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Green
Green
Green
Yellow
Yellow
High Battery Voltage
Solenoid Brake Fault
Possible Controller Fault
Possible Joystick Fault
Inhibit Active
Check Batteries
Check Motor/Brake Wiring
See Authorized Service Center
See Authorized Service Center
Unplug Charger/Check
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Red
Right Motor Wiring Fault Check
Right Motor Disconnected
Left Motor Wiring Fault
Left Motor Disconnected
Low Battery Voltage
Right Motor Wiring
Check Right Motor Wiring
Check Left Motor Wiring
Check Left Motor Wiring
Check Batteries/Battery Wiring
Freewheeling
For convenience, your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is equipped with two freewheel levers. These levers
allow you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually. Locate the 2 metal bars
protruding from the frame cover and turn them toward the outside of the powerchair. To reengage
the drive motors, turn the metal levers back to the forward position. If the lever is difficult to move
in either direction, press the lever downward and roll the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI forward and
backward slightly. The lever should then move to the desired position.
Eagle Note: It is important to remember that when the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is in the freewheel
position, the braking system is disengaged.
WARNING: Avoid placing the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI in freewheel on an incline as the unit could
roll on its own causing injury.
Main Circuit Breaker
The circuit breaker is located under the main body cover on the left rear side of the frame.
The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI. When the
batteries and the motors are subjected to excessive loads, the main circuit breaker might trip
to prevent damage to the motors and/or electronics. If this happens, allow the unit to rest for
approximately one minute, to allow time for the automatic rest circuit breaker to reset. You may
wish to charge the batteries more frequently and have an authorized service center or service station
load test the batteries to determine how they operate under normal operation.
Eagle Note: If the main circuit breaker continues to trip, you should return to your authorized
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI dealer for service.
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Sleep Mode
Your new LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is equipped with a Sleep Mode. This is a built-in circuit that will
automatically shut off the main power if the joystick is not moved in any direction for approximately
5 minutes. To restore power, push the on/off power button twice.
Charger Compartment
The charger compartment allows easy access to the charger cord needed to charge your batteries.
There are two (2) items located in the charger compartment.
1. Charger Cord (On-Board Charger)
This is your charger power cord. See battery-charging instructions beginning on page 18
2. Battery Wiring Diagram
Horn
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Horn Operation – Remote LIBERTY™ 624 MINI, (Optional w/Pilot Plus Controller).
To engage the horn, depress the red button to the lower right of the joystick. Release the button to
stop the horn from sounding.
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI BATTERIES AND BATTERY CHARGING
Your batteries and battery charger are some of the most important parts of your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
The battery charger is specifically designed to optimize the performance of your powerchair by charging
the batteries as quickly as possible and extending their service life.
The battery charger connects to the standard wall outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and
converts it to 24 VDC (direct current). Direct current (or DC) is what your batteries deliver to operate
your Liberty.
Battery Charging Instructions
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI utilizes two long lasting 12-volt deep cycle batteries that are sealed
and maintenance free. They are recharged by an on-board charging system located inside the charger
compartment.
Follow these steps to safely charge your batteries.
Step one: Place your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI within reach of a standard wall outlet.
Step two: Make sure the controller power is in the OFF position.
Step three: Gently lift the charger compartment lid. Extend the charger power cord and plug into a wall
outlet.
Eagle Note: The LIBERTY™ 624 MINI incorporates an inhibit function which disables the powerchair
when the charger is plugged into a wall outlet. Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will not respond to
operating commands while the charger is connected to the outlet.
Eagle Parts and Products supplies your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI with a state-of-the-art charger. Your
charger uses two light indicators, with three colors, to simplify the charging process. When you plug in
the cord you will notice a red light indicator letting you know the charger has power and a yellow light
indicator letting you know the batteries are charging. When the yellow indicator turns green your battery
is fully charged.
We recommend leaving your chair plugged in while not in use. You can not overcharge due to a builtin cut-off mechanism within the charger. Once the batteries have reached full charge your charger
automatically shuts off.
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EAGLE NOTE: GENERAL RECOMMENDATION---LET YOUR LIBERTY™ 624 MINI
CHARGE OVERNIGHT.
Step four: When fully charged, unplug the power cord, coil the cord, and place the cord back into the
charger compartment. Replace the trunk lid. Wheelchair is ready to operate.
Answering your Battery Charger Questions
How does my charger work?
When the battery voltage is low, as indicated by your battery level display on your controller, the
charger recharges the voltage power to bring up the battery charge. As the battery voltage approaches
full charge, the charger does not work as hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is
fully charged, the yellow indicator light on the charger turns green.
Can I use a different battery charger?
Eagle parts and Products does not recommend using a different battery charger. For the most
efficient and even charging of the batteries, we prefer simultaneous charging of both batteries by the
supplied LIBERTY™ 624 MINI charger.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors should be considered when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use
your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI all day on a daily basis or you may not use it for several weeks. Driver
and baggage weight, smooth or rough terrain, flat areas or inclines and speed are all considerations
for determining how often to charge the batteries.
Keeping these factors in mind you should consider how often and for how long you should charge?
The charger is designed to prevent overcharging of the batteries. This way the only problem you
may encounter is not charging your batteries on a regular basis. It will not harm your batteries if you
charge them everyday. By following these suggested guidelines your batteries will provide safe and
reliable operation.
1. If you use your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI within a day: Charge the powerchair as soon as you finish
using it. The charger is fully automatic so it will not overcharge your batteries. Your powerchair
will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service.
2. If you use your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI infrequently (once a week or less): Charge the
powerchair at least once per week for 12-14 hours. Eagle reminder: Keep your batteries fully
charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
On most occasions you will not have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat terrain with no wind,
hills or curves. More often you are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed
surfaces, curves and wind. All these factors will affect the distance or running time per battery charge.
The following are a few suggestions for obtaining maximum range per charge:
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Always charge your batteries fully prior to operating.
Maintain 30-35 lb. pressure in pneumatic wheels.
Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
Limit your baggage weight to the minimum.
Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop and go driving.
What type of battery should I use?
We recommend “deep cycle” batteries that are maintenance free and sealed, which eliminates the
possibility of leakage. Both “Sealed Lead Acid” and “Gel Cell” are deep cycle batteries and similar
in performance.
These are the specifications used to reorder the “deep cycle” batteries:
Type:
Size:
Voltage:
Amperage:
Deep Cycle (Sealed Lead Acid or Gel Cell)
U1
12V each
31 amp
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep cycle batteries use a much different chemical technology than those in car batteries, nickelcadmium (Ni-Cads) or other common battery types. They are specifically designed to provide full
power until deeply discharged, then accept a relatively quick recharge. Fresh batteries are shipped
with a full charge. Extreme temperatures during shipping may influence their initial performance.
Heat will diminish the charge from the battery, cold will slow the power available and extend the
time needed to recharge (similar to a car battery).
It could take a few days for the temperature to stabilize and adjust to your room temperature. It will
take a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain – then full recharge) to establish the critical chemical
balance that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life.
If you take the time to break in your battery properly, it will ensure good performance and longevity
of the batteries. Remember that how long your battery will provide service is often a reflection of
the care it receives. This is our recommendation to break in your new batteries:
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Fully recharge any new battery prior to initial use. This will give your battery about 85%
performance.
Run your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI around the house and the yard.
Give the batteries another full charge and run the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI again. The batteries will
not perform over 90% of their potential.
After 4-5 charging cycles, the batteries will stabilize at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
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How can I insure maximum battery life?
A fully charged, deep cycle battery will provide reliable performance and extended battery life, so
whenever possible, keep your batteries fully charged.
EAGLE CAUTION: Batteries that are regularly deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable operation and
limited life.
How should I store my powerchair and batteries?
If you plan on not using your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI for an extended period, it is best to fully charge
the batteries prior to storing. Disconnect the battery terminal and store the unit in a warm, dry
environment. Avoid extreme temperatures, freezing conditions and never attempt to charge a frozen
battery. A frozen battery should be warmed for several days prior to recharging.
What are my limits on public transportation?
Sealed Lead Acid and Gel Cell batteries are designed for application in powerchairs and other
mobility vehicles. They are FAA approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and
trains, as there is no danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the ticket counter in
advance to determine the carrier’’ specific requirements.
If you wish to ship the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to your destination by a freight company, repack the
LIBERTY™ 624 MINI in the original shipping container and ship your batteries in separate boxes.
Only use Sealed Lead Acid or Gel Cell type batteries which are maintenance free. Do not use wet
cell batteries in which the caps are removable.
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LIBERTY™ 624 MINI CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is designed to require a minimal amount of care and maintenance. As the
owner of the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI you are responsible for the upkeep of your powerchair. If you have
any doubt as to its care or operation, please return the powerchair to your dealer for inspection.
Eagle Parts and Products suggest the following care, maintenance, cleaning and storage ideas to ensure
the very best performance out of your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI.
Daily Performance Review
1. Turn the controller power OFF position.
2. Check the joystick for any visible damage.
3. Guide the joystick to each corner of the controller and release. If it does not return to the center, do
not use the chair.
4. Inspect the body for any structural damage.
5. Completely charge the batteries.
Weekly Checks
It is important that you test the electric brake on a weekly basis. To do this, follow these simple steps:
1. Place your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI on a flat surface with adequate room.
2. Turn the controller to the on position.
3. The battery gauge should illuminate within one second.
4. Push the joystick forward until the brakes release.
5. Release the joystick. The brakes should engage within a few seconds.
6. Repeat the above procedure in each direction, reverse, left and right.
7. Check all connectors to ensure proper connections and inspect for any visible damage.
8. Examine all cables for possible damage.
9. Inspect the rubber gaiter around the joystick base for damage.
10. Make sure all electronic components are securely attached to your chair.
11. Inspect tires for proper inflation, if they are pneumatic. This helps reduce excessive wear.
NOTE: LIBERTY COMES STANDARD WITH SOLID TIRES.
Monthly Checks
In addition to the above, also inspect all hardware to ensure it is secure. Perform all operational tests
and calibrations.
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CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
Never hose off your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI or place it in direct contact with water.
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI has a clear-coated plastic shroud that can be easily wiped clean with a
damp cloth. Never use any chemicals to clean the vinyl seat as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or brittle. Use soapy water and dry thoroughly.
To clean your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI follow these simple recommendations by Eagle Parts and
Products Inc:
1. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe away any dirt or other substances from the clear-coated plastic
shroud that surrounds your powerchair frame.
2. Use warm soapy water and a clean cloth to clean vinyl seat. Use a clean cloth to dry seat thoroughly.
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GENERAL INSPECTIONS
Always do a complete inspection on your chair if transporting and also after it has reached its
destination. If your controller becomes contaminated with food or drink, clean with damp cloth and
perform a complete check before operating.
The following areas require periodic inspection and/or care and maintenance:
1. Tire Pressure: Inflate the drive tires to 30 PSI. Do not exceed 35-PSI air pressure in any tire.
(pneumatic tires only)
2. Tire Condition and Tread Wear: Use a rubber conditioner on the tires.
3. Battery Terminal Connections: Be sure the connections remain tight and are not corroded.
Batteries must sit flat within the battery well area with the battery terminals facing inward toward
each other. Refer to the frame decal for a visual guide.
4. Wiring Harness: Check for insulation damage, especially the battery charger cord. If this cord is
damaged, it should be replaced prior to the next use.
5.
Plastic Cover: The shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. It will retain its high gloss
with a light application of car wax.
6. Drive Wheel Bearings, Front Anti-tip Bearings, Rear Axle Bearings and Motor/Brake
Assembly: These are all pre-lubricated, sealed and require no subsequent lubrication.
7. Motor Brushes: The motor brushes are the two contacts located inside the motor assembly that
supply power to the motor. They are designed to provide many hours of operation but if they
become dirty with carbon deposits, the motor will run poorly or not at all. We recommend your
authorized dealer inspect them every six months or sooner if your LIBERTY runs inadequately. If
inspection determines excessive wear on the brushes, they must be replaced or motor damage will
result. Eagle Note: Failure to do so could void the warranty.
8. The Joystick and Electronic Controller Assemblies: Be sure to keep these areas free from
moisture. In the event these components are exposed to moisture, let them dry thoroughly before
attempting to operate the powerchair.
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NOTE: EAGLE-LIBERTY OPTIONAL (SOLID-FLAT-FREE TIRES)
If you should encounter a flat tire on your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI please follow these easy stops for a
safe repair:
1. Completely deflate the tire.
2. Use a 7/16-inch wrench to remove the screw from the center hub of the flat tire.
3. Pull the wheel off of the power base.
4. Remove the tire from the rim using tire tools only, never use screwdriver this can cause damage to
the tire and rim.
5. Remove the old tube and/ or tire and replace with the new one.
6. Reinstall the tire with new tube back onto the rim.
7. Slide the wheel back onto the motor shaft. Apply thread lock compound to the screw and tighten
securely.
8. Inflate the tire to 30-35 psi.
NOTE: Replacement tires and tubes are readily available at the dealership where your LIBERTY™ 624
MINI was purchased or any authorized LIBERTY™ 624 MINI dealer.
Battery Replacement
The following are instructions to replace batteries if necessary. Refer to diagram on page. This diagram
is also printed on a decal on the LIBERTY™ 624 MINI frame near the battery tray.
1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Remove the seat.
3. Remove the body.
4. Remove the battery cables from the battery terminals.
5. Remove old batteries from the battery tray.
6. Install new batteries into battery tray.
7. Reconnect the battery cables to the battery terminals, following the diagram on page.
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Storing your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI POWER WHEELCHAIE
You should store your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI in a dry, temperature controlled environment. Certain
environmental conditions can affect the performance of your powerchair. Please be aware of the
following extreme conditions and take precautions to avoid them.
Eagle Note: When storing, make certain the batteries are disconnected from the unit. See battery
information for complete instructions.
Eagle Note: Failure to store the unit as suggested may cause rusting of the frame as well as damage to
the powerchair electronics
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is susceptible to damage from the elements. Try to avoid damp areas
of any kind. Direct exposure to water in any form: rain, sleet or snow could cause the powerchair to
malfunction electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the
frame to prematurely rust. Should your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI come in contact with water act quickly
to take these steps:
1. Dry as much as possible.
2. Allow your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow remaining water
to evaporate.
3. Perform all safety and operational tests as indicated on page
before use.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to an authorized Eagle Parts
service center.
Some of the parts of your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature.
Possible reactions to extreme temperatures may be freezing of your batteries in very temperatures below
18 degrees Fahrenheit. (The specific temperature at which they will freeze depends on a number of
factors such as battery charge, use, and composition of the batteries, e.g. sealed lead acid of gel cell).
– or – reduced operating speed at temperatures above 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are storing your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI for an extended period of time, you may want to block
the unit up off the ground with boards under the frame. This will keep the tires of the ground and
prevent the possibility of flat spots developing.
Thermal Rollback
Your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI is equipped with a thermal rollback circuit. This circuit monitors the
temperature of the motors and controller. In the event the motors or controller become excessively hot
(above 122 degrees Fahrenheit), the controller will reduce the speed of your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI to
about one-half of normal which will allow the components to cool down. When the temperature returns
to a safe level, your LIBERTY™ 624 MINI will resume normal speed.
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BATTERY CONNECTION &
CIRCUIT PROTECTION DIAGRAM
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LIBERTY™ 624-MINI POWER WHEELCHAIR LIMITED - WARRANTY
Limited warranty:
1.
Structural frame/Frame Welds----Lifetime-Limited
2.
Electronics/Controller----12 Months
3.
Motor/Trans-Axle----12 Months
4.
Charger----12 Months
Warranty Exceptions:
1.
2.
Trans-axle: In cases where there is and increase in the operational noise level, the warranty will not apply. (This usually occurs due to abusive and
excessive strain on scooter.)
Motor: If damage occurs to commutator of motor as a result of not replacing motor brushes after heavy wear to brushes. Motor brushes are wear
items and will not be warranted.
Battery Warranty is covered by the battery manufacturer. EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC. does not cover battery
One Year Limited Warranty:
For one year from date of purchase, EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC. will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any part found upon examination by an authorized representative of EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC. to be defective in material and/or
workmanship.
Warranty service can be performed only by an authorized dealer or by EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS INC. D0 not return faulty parts to EAGLE
PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC. WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT AND A RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER. All transportation costs and shipping
damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or replacement are the responsibility of the original purchaser.
Warranty Exclusions:
1.
ABS plastic shrouds are a wear item and not warranted.
2.
Batteries (battery manufacturer provides a 6 months limited warranty).
3.
Damage caused by:
a.
Abuse, misuse, accident or negligence.
b.
Improper operation, maintenance or storage.
c.
Other than normal use.
d.
Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC.
e.
Circumstances beyond the control of EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC.
4.
Labor, service calls, shipping and other charges incurred for repair of the product unless specifically authorized by EAGLE PARTS AND
PRODUCTS, INC.
OBVIOUS ABUSE TO ANY SCOOTER PART VOIDS ALL WARRANTY AGREEMENTS
There is no other express warranty:
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are
Limited to one year from the date of purchase and to extent permitted by law. Any and all
Implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for consequential damAges under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the
Exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Any modification not approved by EAGLE PARTS AND PRODUCTS, INC. will void warranty.
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LIBERTY™ 324, 424, 624, 324 MINI, 624 MINI & 624 RELIANCE
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
(Please type or print)
DATE PURCHASED: __________________________
SERIAL NO.: _______________________
NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________
CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: ____________________ZIP: __________
DEALER NAME: ___________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________
CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: ____________________ZIP: __________
OPTIONAL INFORMATION TO ASSIST US IN DEVELOPING FUTURE PRODUCTS
WEIGHT: ____________
HEIGHT: _________
SEX: ___________
PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS – IF ANY: ___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: _____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
FAVORITE LIBERTY™ FEATURES: __________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
If you would like us to send information about the LIBERTY™ PERSONAL MOBILITY
VEHICLES to someone you think will Benefit from it please fill in the following:
NAME: ____________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________
CITY: ___________________________________ STATE: ____________________ZIP: __________
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