Golden Technologies ALANTE GP201CC User's Manual

Owner’s Manual
Alante´™ GP201SS and GP201CC
401 Bridge Street,
Old Forge, PA 18518
Tel: 800-624-6374 Fax: 570-451-7494
www.goldentech.com
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FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please fill in your Alante´™ information below. This
information will be useful in the event that you ever
need to contact Golden Technologies, Inc. concerning
your power chair.
Your Alante´ ™
Model: Alanté GP201
Serial Number _______________
Date of Purchase _______
Body Color __________________
Options ________________
The Golden Technologies Dealer where you purchased
this product:
Name _________________________________________
Company ___________________________________
Address _________________________________
Please remember to fill in and return your warranty
registration card found at the back of this manual.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………. 5
SAFETY…………………………………………………………. 6-10
EMI/RFI ……………………………………………………….. 11
SPECIFICATIONS…………………………………………….
12
ASSEMBLY……………………………………………………..
13-18
DISASSEMBLY………………………………………………… 19
COMFORT SETTINGS………………………………………. 20-23
OPERATION…………………… ……………………………… 24-30
DIAGNOSTICS………………. ……………………………….
31
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ……………………………….
32-33
RIDING YOUR ALANTE´™.......................................
34-35
WARRANTY/REGISTRATION FORM/ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
36
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Golden Alante´™ power
chair! The Alante´ combines cutting edge technology with attractive
designs that are also highly functional in today’s world. We at Golden
Technologies know that you have chosen a power chair that will give you
years of dependable operation and will also enhance the quality of your
life by providing you with the mobility to experience a more active daily
lifestyle.
Even though your new Alante´ is both user-friendly and designed for
maximum maneuverability in even the tightest spaces, we ask that you
please read, understand and follow all of the instructions and
suggestions in this manual before you operate your Alante for the first
time. The safe use of your new power chair is very important and starts
with you.
If you feel uncomfortable with your new Alante´ or do not understand the
instructions presented in this owner’s manual, or if, for any reason, you
do not feel capable of performing the activities necessary to assemble,
disassemble, operate, or maintain your Alante´, please contact the home
health care dealer you purchased this power chair from or contact:
Golden Technologies technical support services at 800-624-6374.
DISCLAIMER
Golden Technologies, Inc. is not and cannot be held responsible for
any damage or injury incurred due to improper or unsafe use of the
Golden Alante´ Power Chair. Golden Technologies, Inc. specifically
disclaims responsibility for any bodily injury or property damage
that may occur during any use that does not comply with applicable
federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.
Please fill out and mail the enclosed warranty registration card. We at
Golden Technologies Inc would appreciate hearing about your experience
with your new Alante´ Power chair!
Please mail your warranty card to:
Golden Technologies, Inc.
Warranty Registration Office
401 Bridge Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
Stop by our website 24 hours a day!!!
www.goldentech.com
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SAFETY
Your Golden Alante´™ is a battery-operated personal mobility vehicle.
Please exercise caution and consideration when you are operating it.
Driving your Alante´ carefully and thoughtfully will help ensure your
personal safety and the safety of other people.
Note: Before learning to operate your Alante´, have your Golden
Technologies, Inc. representative determine if it is advisable for you to
practice getting on and off your Alanté and operating it in the presence of
an attendant.
BEFORE getting on your Alante´
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Check to be certain that the power is turned OFF. See “Operation”
section on pag 24. This will eliminate the possibility of accidentally
activating the joystick controller and causing injury to you or to others.
Check to be certain that your Alante´ is not in the freewheel mode. See
the “Operation” section on page 27.
Flip up the armrests.
If your chair is equipped with leg rests, move them to the sides.
If your chair is equipped with a footrest, flip it to the “up” position.
Getting ON your Alante´
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Be careful not to entangle yourself in the leg rests or the footrest, seat
yourself comfortably and securely on the seat.
Adjust the leg rests or flip down the footrest.
Flip down the armrests.
Fasten the lap belt.
Getting OFF your Alante´
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Make certain that the power is turned off.
Unfasten the lap belt.
Flip up the armrests.
Flip up the footrest, or move the leg rests to the sides.
While being careful not to entangle yourself in the leg rests or the
footrest, carefully stand and step away from the chair.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT
Your Alante´ has been rated to a maximum payload (passenger and
anything else being carried on the Alante´) of 300 pounds.
Exceeding the maximum weight rating will void the warranty.
Exceeding the maximum weight rating may also result in
injury to you and to others. When getting on or off your Alante´, do not
put most of your weight on the footrest. Raise the footrest during
transfer. Standing on the footrest may cause the chair to tip.
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DRIVING ON AN INCLINE
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Drive with caution when attempting to negotiate any incline, even
handicap access ramps.
Always climb or descend a gradient by driving forward straight up
or straight down the face of the slope.
Do not traverse or drive across the face of a gradient.
Do not attempt to negotiate an incline that is covered with snow,
ice, cut or wet grass, leaves, or any other potentially hazardous
material.
Do not back down an incline.
Try to keep your Alanté™ moving when climbing an incline. If you
do come to a stop, restart and accelerate slowly and carefully.
Do not try to descend or climb a slope that is greater than 6
degrees.
IF, WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING DOWN A SLOPE, YOUR POWER
CHAIR STARTS TO MOVE FASTER THAN YOU FEEL IS SAFE, RELEASE THE
JOYSTICK CONTROLLER LEVER AND ALLOW YOUR ALANTE´ TO COME TO A
STOP. WHEN YOU FEEL THAT YOU AGAIN HAVE CONTROL OF YOUR POWER
CHAIR, PUSH THE JOYSTICK CONTROLLER LEVER FORWARD AND CONTINUE
SAFELY DOWN THE REMAINDER OF THE SLOPE.
DRIVING DOWN AN INCLINE
Always drive forward down any ramp, low rise, or incline.
Golden Technologies, Inc. does not recommend that you drive your power
chair in reverse down any incline, ramp, curb, or low rise. Backing down
any slope may create a very hazardous situation.
RULES FOR USE AND OTHER SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
MEDICATION
Always check with your physician to determine if any of the medications you
are taking may affect your judgment and/or your ability to operate your
Alante´. Also check with your physician concerning your physical ability to
operate a power chair.
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SAFETY Cont.
Note: Please remember that while on your Golden Alanté™, you are
a motorized pedestrian. You must observe and obey all pedestrian
rules and regulations for the locale in which you are riding.
TURNING TOO SHARPLY AROUND A CORNER CAN CAUSE THE
POWER CHAIR TO TIP. AVOID THIS DANGER AT ALL TIMES BY
STEERING A WIDE ARC AROUND CORNERS AND OBSTACLES.
ALSO, TO AVOID THE RISK OF TIPPING, REDUCE SPEED BEFORE
NEGOTIATING ANY TURNS.
DO NOT CONNECT OR ALLOW ANYONE EXCEPT AN
AUTHORIZED GOLDEN TECHNOLOGIES REPRESENTATIVE TO
CONNECT ANY ELECTRICAL OR MECHANICAL DEVICE TO YOUR
ALANTE´.
UNAUTHORIZED ACCESSORIES WILL VOID THE
WARRANTY AND MAY CAUSE INJURY.
FOR EMERGENCY STOPPING, PRESS THE ON/OFF
BUTTON ON THE CONTROLLER ONCE AND THE POWER CHAIR
WILL STOP.
NEVER TRANSFER ONTO OR OFF OF THIS POWER
WHEELCHAIR USING THE SEAT BACKREST FOR SUPPORT DURING
TRANSFER. THE SEAT BACK FOLDS DOWN EASILY AND MAY
CAUSE YOU TO LOSE YOUR BALANCE AND COULUD RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY. ALSO, THE SEAT SWIVEL MUST BE LOCKED
BEFORE TRANSFERRING.
Please use your Golden Alante´ power chair often and allow it to expand
the horizons of your daily life. But as with all things, especially motor
operated vehicles, observing a few rules and safety considerations will
help ensure safe power chair operation. So please follow the rules on the
following page.
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SAFETY RULES
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Do not attempt to use your Alanté™ on an escalator. Always use an
elevator.
•
Do not carry passengers on your power chair.
•
Do not operate your Alante´ if it is not functioning properly.
•
Use caution when driving on soft or uneven surfaces such as grass,
gravel and on decks where there is no railing.
•
Never drive on the roadway, except when you must cross the street.
•
Cross streets at intersections and use the most direct route, making sure
that your path is clear and that you are visible to motor traffic.
•
It is not recommended to drive your Alante´ up or down a step or curb
that is higher than 1-1/2 inches.
•
Never back up or down a step or curb.
•
Never operate your Alante´ while you are under the influence of alcohol.
•
Do not operate or store your power chair where it will be exposed to rain,
snow, mist or below-freezing temperatures.
•
Do not operate your power chair on slippery, icy or salted surfaces.
•
Never sit on your power chair when it is in freewheel mode and on an
incline or decline.
•
Never place your power chair into freewheel mode without a trained
attendant present.
•
Do not modify your power chair in any way that is not authorized by
Golden Technologies, Inc.
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SAFETY RULES Cont.
•
Do not disassemble the tire. If disassembly is required, have your
authorized Golden Technologies dealer perform any necessary
maintenance or repair.
•
Do not attempt to inflate the tires of your Alante´™. Your power chair is
equipped with foam-filled flat free tires that do not require inflation.
Joystick
Controller
Seat
Arm
Reset
Button
Brake Release
Lever
Drive
Wheel
Footplate
Caster
Wheel
Figure 1
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EMI / RFI
The rapid development of electronics, especially in the area of communications,
has saturated our environment with electromagnetic (radio) waves that are
emitted by television transmitters, cellular phones, citizen’s band radios (CBs)
amateur radios (HAM radios), wireless computers links, microwave
transmitters, paging transmitters, etc. These electromagnetic (EM) waves are
invisible and increase in strength the closer one gets to the source of
transmission. When these energy waves act upon electrical devices and cause
them to malfunction or to function in an erratic or uncontrolled manner, they
are referred to as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) or Radio Frequency
Interference (RFI).
EMI / RFI AND YOUR ALANTE´™
All electrically powered vehicles, including power chairs are susceptible to EMI
/ RFI. This interference could result in abnormal or unintended movement of
your Golden Alante´.
The FDA has determined that each make and model of power chair can resist
EMI/RFI to a certain level. The higher the level of immunity, the greater the
degree of protection from EMI/RFI measured in volts per meter (V/m). The FDA
has also determined that current technology is capable of providing 20 V/m of
immunity to EMI/RFI, which would provide useful protection against common
sources of interference.
Based on that determination, the FDA has written to the manufacturers of
power wheel-chairs and asked them to test their new products to be certain
that they provide a reasonable degree of immunity to EMI/RFI. The FDA
suggests that power chairs should have an immunity level of 20 V/m. The
resistance level of the Golden Alante´ is unknown.
EMI / RFI RECOMMENDATIONS
• Do not turn on or use hand-held personal electronic communication
devices such as cellular phones, walkie-talkies, or CB radios while your
power chair is turned on.
• Be aware of any nearby transmitters (radio, television, microwave, etc.)
on your intended route and avoid operation your of power chair close to
any of those transmitters.
• Turn off the power if your Alante´ is going to be in a stationary position
for any length of time.
• Be aware that adding accessories or components or modifying your
power chair may make it more susceptible to EMI / RFI.
• If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn your power chair
off as soon as it is safe to do so.
• Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake failure to your
Golden Technologies representative or to Golden Technologies.
TURN OFF YOUR POWER CHAIR AS SOON AS IT IS SAFELY
POSSIBLE IF UNINTENDED OR UNCONTROLLABLE MOTION OCCURS OR
IF UNINTENDED BRAKE RELEASE OCCURS.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Alante™ GP201SS and GP201CC
Weight
Base
Seat
82 Pounds
24 Pounds
Overall Dimensions
Length
Width
Seat Height
Maximum Speed
Load Capacity
Turning Radius
Wheel Sizes
40 Inches
25.5 Inches
20-23 Inches – adjustable
6 Miles Per Hour
300 Pounds
29 Inches
Drive Wheels
Casters
10 Inches
6 Inches
Seat Dimensions
Armrest Width
(adjustable)
Backrest Height
W/D
Footrest
(height
adjustable)
Joystick Controller
Charger
Colors
Battery Type
18-24 Inches
16 Inches
18x16 Inches
3-7 Inches
Dynamic A-Series Integral 50 Amp Programmable
Off-board charger
Candy Apple Red, Cobalt Blue
Two (2) U1 sealed lead acid or two (2) NF22
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
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ASSEMBLY
Your Alante´™ is shipped partially disassembled in order to maximize the
protection of all its parts during the shipping process. Please follow the
instruction below to quickly and easily assemble the power chair for your
use.
NOTE: You will need only basic tools. If you do not have the
required tools, or if you do not feel capable of safely assembling your
power chair, please contact your local Golden Technologies, Inc.
representative.
Tool List
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
13mm combination wrench
Two 10mm open or combination wrench
6mm hex socket key
4mm hex socket key
¼ inch hex socket key
Main Components
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Base frame with connector for battery and motor cables
Shroud
Seat Assembly with lap belt
Joystick controller
Batteries (2) (must purchase separately)
Battery Cables
Shroud
Base Frame
Seat w/Lap Belt
Batteries
Joystick
Controller
Figure 2
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Note: Each battery weighs 25 to 39 pounds each (depending on type).
Please ask for help if you do not feel capable of safely lifting that much
weight.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Place the batteries in the frame. Be certain that you position the
positive (+) terminal of each battery opposite to the negative (-)
terminal of the other battery. See Figure 3.
Use the screws, washers and nuts provided to connect the positive
(red) connector of each cable to the positive (+) terminal of each
battery. See Figure 5.
Use the screws, washers and nuts provided to connect the negative
(black) connector of each cable to the negative (-) terminal of each
battery.
Connect the connectors of each battery cable to the corresponding
connector on the battery wire harness. See Figure 3
Cover the battery terminals with the protective caps provided. See
Figure 4.
Fasten batteries with the Velcro™ straps.
Figure 3
Figure 4
Figure 5
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ASSEMBLY Cont.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Should a battery need replacement, please contact your Golden
Technologies dealer where you purchased this product. The batteries in
your Golden Alante´™ are specialized deep cycle batteries. Do not replace
the deep cycle batteries with an automotive style battery or serious
damage may occur and vehicle performance may be dangerously
impaired.
SHROUD INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the white backing from the shroud supports at the
front of the frame. See Figure 6.
With the shroud to the side of the unit, feed the joystick
controller cable through the center hole in the shroud. See
Figure 7.
A.
Make the joystick controller connections as shown in
Figure 8.
Position the shroud above the frame.
A.
The center hole should be positioned above the seat post.
B.
The slots in the shroud should be positioned over the
freewheel levers. The freewheel levers should be in the
locked position.
Lower the shroud onto the frame and press it firmly into place.
Figure 6
Figure 7
Figure 8
Figure 9
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SEAT INSTALLATION
NOTE:
The seat assembly weighs approximately 24 lbs. without
armrests. Please ask for help if you do not feel capable of
safely lifting that much weight.
1.
While holding the seat rotation lever (see Fig. 11) in the up
position, lift the seat and insert the seat post stem (located on the
bottom of the seat) into the seat-post. See Figure 10.
Swivel the seat from side to side, push down on it and release the
seat rotation lever until the seat locks in place.
2.
Seat Rotation Lever
Figure 10
Figure 11
LAP BELT INSTALLATION
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Remove the two arm adjustment knobs (Figure 12).
Put the screw end of the arm adjustment knob through the
mounting hole in the latch side of the lap belt.
Screw the knob into the weld nut on the right side of the arm
mounting tube on the rear seat frame.
Put the other screw through the mounting hole of the buckle
side of the lap belt.
Screw the knob into the weld nut on the left side of the arm
mounting tube on the rear seat frame.
Once the arms are in place, tighten the knobs.
Figure 12
Arm Adjustment Knob
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ARM INSTALLATION
1)
2)
Loosen (but do not remove) the arm width adjustment knobs at
the rear of the seat frame.
Insert the lower arm tube into the arm receiver at the rear of
the seat frame. (Figure 13)
Figure 13
Lower Arm Tube
Be sure the arm pad is facing forward when the armrest is
in the down position.
3)
4)
Find a comfortable width and tighten the knob.
Repeat on the opposite side of the unit.
NOTE:
When the arm adjustment knobs are tight, the lap belt
mounting plates will be free to move around the arm adjustment knobs.
JOYSTICK CONTROLLER INSTALLATION
1)
2)
With the seat installed and arms secured in place, slide the
joystick controller extension arm into the joystick controller
receiver. Fig. 13
Find a comfortable position for the joystick controller and secure
controller receiver.
Joystick
Controller
Extension
Arm
Joystick
Controller
Receiver
Figure 14
Figure 15
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3)
Route the joystick controller cable to the inside of the armrest and
secure into place with the Velcro™ straps as shown. Figs. 16 & 17.
Figure 16
Figure 17
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DISASSEMBLY
Make certain that the joystick controller power is
turned off and that the chair is NOT in freewheel mode before
attempting to perform disassembly.
SEAT REMOVAL
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
Remove the Velcro™ straps that secure the joystick controller cable.
(Fig. 16)
Remove the joystick controller by loosening the adjustment knob
under the joystick controller receiver. (Fig. 17) Slide the joystick
controller and extension arm forward and out of the receiver.
Carefully lay the joystick controller beside the power chair.
Fold the seat back down.
Remove the arms.
Lift and hold the seat rotation lever upwards to release the seat. (Fig.
11)
With the seat swivel lever held up, grasp the seat on both sides and
lift straight up. You may swivel the seat side to side to make the seat
easier to remove.
Carefully lift the shroud over the brake release levers and place on
side of Alanté (Fig. 7).
Disconnect joystick controller connections and feed connections
through the center hole in the shroud.
Unfasten Velcro® straps on batteries.
Disconnect battery cables from main wire harness.
Lift batteries out of the base and place on the side of the unit.
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COMFORT SETTINGS
You may be spending a great deal of time on your Alante´™. To provide you
with the maximum seating comfort, Golden Technologies, Inc. has designed this
power chair to incorporate the following adjustments for operator comfort.
COMFORT SETTINGS
1)
2)
3)
Seat height
Armrest angle
Footrest angle
4)
5)
6)
Footrest height
Footrest extending
Joystick controller length
Make certain that the power to your Alante´™ is turned off
before making any adjustments, to eliminate the risk of the joystick
controller being accidentally bumped and activating the power chair.
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
Remove the seat.
Remove the shroud
Disconnect the joystick controller.
Use two wrenches to remove the nut, washers and bolt that secures
the seat post in place.
Adjust the inner seat pedestal to the desired height
Insert the bolt through the matching holes in the seat post and the
seat post pedestal.
Install the washers removed in Step 4.
Install and tighten the nut removed in Step 4.
Connect the joystick controller
Replace the shroud.
Attach the seat.
The Alanté seat
post height can be
adjusted by
moving the
location of the bolt
and washers in
the seat post as
shown at left.
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COMFORT SETTINGS Cont.
ARMREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
1)
2)
3)
4)
Flip up the armrest.
Loosen the jam nut on the armrest upright. See Figure 18.
Adjust the screw height upward or downward to reach the desired
arm rest angle.
Tighten the jam nut.
Screw and Jam Nut
Figure 18
FOOTREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
1)
2)
3)
4)
Fold the footrest upward for easy access to the footrest adjustment
screw. See Figure 19.
Loosen the jam nut.
Use a wrench to turn the adjustment bolt counter-clockwise to
increase the footrest angle.
Use a wrench to turn the adjustment bolt clockwise to decrease the
footrest angle.
Jam Nut
Footrest Adjustment
Screw
Figure 19
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COMFORT SETTINGS Cont.
FOOTREST HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Remove the shroud
Use an Allen™ wrench to remove the bolts indicated in Figure 20.
Slide the footrest to the desired height.
Align the bolt holes in the footrest and the footrest bracket.
Install and tighten the bolts.
Figure 20
FOOTREST EXTENDING
1)
2)
3)
Lift the rubber pad from the footrest plate.
Loosen the two (2) footrest adjustment screws.
Slide the footrest plate to the desired position and tighten the
adjustment screws.
NOTE: The maximum extended length is not at the end of the slots.
Figure 21
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COMFORT SETTINGS Cont.
FOOTREST EXTENSION OPTION
1)
2)
3)
4)
Place the footrest extension onto the footrest as shown below.
Install the footrest extension bolt.
Install a lock washer and locknut on the bolt and tighten securely.
Tighten the set screw.
Figure 22
Figure 23
JOYSTICK CONTROLLER BRACKET LENGTH
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Loosen the knob at the underside of the joystick controller receiver.
Loosen and unwrap the Velcro® straps holding the controller cord in
place.
Slide the joystick controller extension arm forward or rearward to find
a comfortable position.
Tighten the knob at the underside of the joystick controller receiver to
secure the joystick controller extension arm.
Route the joystick cable to the inside of the armrest and secure in
place with the Velcro® straps.
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OPERATION
Your Alante´™ is simple to operate. However, for your safety and the
safety of others, Golden Technologies, Inc. recommends that you
carefully read and understand the following operating instructions. We
also recommend that you practice operating your Alante´™ in an area free
of any obstacles. Once you have gained confidence in your ability to
control your power chair, you will more easily be able to operate it in normal daily conditions.
A WORD OF CAUTION
Before turning on the power of your Alante´, take note of your
environment and set your speed control accordingly. (see “Speed Control
Buttons” Figure 25) For indoor driving, we recommend that you select
the lowest speed setting. For outdoor driving, we recommend that you
select a speed setting at which you feel comfortable, safe, and in control
of your power chair. Familiarize yourself with the features of your
Alante´ described below and follow the instructions to safely operate your
power chair.
Joystick Controller Display
The joystick controller display (See Figure 25) is a multifunctional visual
display. This display provides three types of information.
1)
2)
3)
On/Off status
Battery charge level
Fault diagnostics
1. On/Off Status
When you turn on the power to your Alante´, the LED array will
light up (see Figure 25).
To turn the power on, press the on/off button (see Fig. 25).
To turn the power off, press the on/off button (see Fig. 25)
♦ If the LED array is not lit, the joystick controller and the
power chair are not in operating mode.
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OPERATION Cont.
2. Battery Charge Level
The joystick controller LED array is composed of eight (8) LED’s.
♦Two (2) red
♦Two (2) amber
♦Four (4) green
When all eight (8) LEDs are lit continuously, there is a full charge on the batteries. As you use your power chair and the batteries discharge, LEDs in the array
will begin to turn off in descending order. A single lit red LED indicates the
lowest state of operable charge on the batteries. The batteries should be
charged immediately.
Battery
Charge/LED Array
Speed
Setting Array
On/Off
Speed
Control
SLOWER
Horn
Speed
Control
FASTER
Joystick
Controller
Figure 25
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OPERATION Cont.
NOTE: To ensure a dependable battery charge, we recommend that
you charge the chair’s batteries overnight. Doing this will prolong
the life of the batteries and spare you loss of operational power
while you are using your chair normally.
Do not charge the
batteries when all 8 LEDs are lit, indicating that the batteries are at
full charge. Charging the batteries when they are fully charged will
shorten the life of the batteries.
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OPERATION Cont.
FREEWHEEL MODE
♦ To disengage the gears and put your power chair in freewheel mode,
turn the brake release levers outward. See Figure 26.
♦ To re-engage the gears and take your chair out of freewheel mode,
turn the levers rearward. See Figure 27.
Figure 26
1.
2.
3.
Figure 27
Never put your power chair in freewheel mode when it is on a
slope or incline of any type.
Never put your power chair in freewheel mode while you are
operating your power chair.
Never put your power chair in freewheel mode without a
trained attendant present.
THERMAL ROLLBACK
Your Alante´ is equipped with a safety system.
A microprocessor
monitors the operating temperatures of the joystick controller. In the
event of excessive heat occurring in the joystick controller, the joystick
controller will decrease the speed of your chair. This is done to reduce
the load on the electrical system and allow the components to dissipate
heat. The joystick controller will automatically set the chair’s speed back
to full normal when the operating temperature returns to normal levels.
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OPERATION Cont.
THE MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
The main circuit breaker is another safety feature incorporated into
your Alante´. This device monitors the amount of current being drawn
from the batteries when the chair is in use. When the motors are heavily strained and too high a current draw is being placed on the
batteries, the main circuit breaker will trip and bring your chair to a
stop. The main circuit breaker reset button is located on the top right
of the shroud.
RESET BUTTON
If the main circuit breaker trips, please wait for approximately 1
minute and then push the reset button to reset the main circuit
breaker. Fig. 28.
NOTE: Usually, the thermal rollback feature is more sensitive than
the main circuit breaker. We recommend that you turn off the
power to the chair and wait for five minutes when the chair
suddenly loses speed or power. Doing so will allow the overheated
electrical components to cool to their normal operating
temperatures.
SEAT ROTATION
The seat of your Alante´ can be swiveled to one of five preset positions.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Full forward
45 degrees to
45 degrees to
90 degrees to
90 degrees to
the
the
the
the
right
left
right
left
To swivel the seat:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Pull up on the seat rotation lever (see Figure 28) to swivel the seat.
Release the lever.
The seat will lock in one of the five preset positions.
Continue this process until the seat is positioned as you want it.
Main Circuit
Breaker Reset
Button
Seat Rotation Lever
Figure 28
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OPERATION Cont.
Do not drive your power chair with the seat in
any position other than full forward, locked position.
OPERATIONAL RANGE
Depending on the use, the terrain, and the driving conditions, the
batteries of your Alante´™ will provide up to 20 miles of operation.
We recommend that you charge the batteries when necessary. Battery
charge should be treated similarly to fuel in a car.
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Your Alante´’s charging system is designed for your safety and for your
convenience. Follow the steps below to recharge the batteries.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Position your Alante´ close to a standard wall electrical outlet.
Turn off the power on the joystick controller.
Remove the charger from the trunk.
Insert the matching charger plug into the joystick controller’s charging
socket that is located at the front of the joystick controller.
See Figures 29 & 30.
Joystick
Controller
Charging
Socket
Joystick
Controller
Charger Plug
Figure 29
Figure 30
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5.
6.
Insert the plug at the other end of the charger power cord into a standard
electrical wall outlet.
Disconnect the charger power cord from the wall outlet and from the
joystick controller charging socket when the batteries are fully charged.
NOTE: The batteries will be fully charged in four to eight hours. A
full charge is indicated when the green light on the battery charger
side panel turns on and all 8 joystick controller LEDs are lit when
joystick controller is turned on.
Your charger will become hot to the touch during
normal charging cycles. Please exercise caution when handling a
battery charger during and just after charging your batteries. Allow
the charger ample time to cool before handling.
Always place your charger on a heat resistant
surface while charging your batteries. Allow ample air circulation
around your charger while charging your batteries.
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DIAGNOSTICS/TROUBLESHOOTING
The joystick controller LED display is designed to help you diagnose any
problems with the electrical components of your power chair. The LED
display does this by flashing on and off in a coded sequence. Below is a
list of trouble-shooting actions. Try to use this list before you contact
your Golden Technologies representative. Go to the number in the list
which matches the number of flashing bars and follow the instructions.
If the problem persists after you made the checks described, contact your
Golden Technologies representative for further assistance.
Flash Codes indicate the nature of an abnormal condition directly from
the A-Series Information Gauge. Without the use of any servicing tools,
the condition can be simply diagnosed.
Flash
Code
1
Description
User Fault
2
Battery Fault
3
Left Motor Fault
4
Right Motor Fault
5
Left park brake fault
6
Right park brake fault
7
User Interface Fault
8
9
Joystick controller Fault
A-Series Bus
Communications Fault
Possible stall timeout or user error.
Release the joystick controller to
neutral and try again.
Check the batteries and cabling. Try
charging the batteries. Battery may
require replacement.
Check the left motor, connections and
cabling.
Check the right motor, connections
and cabling.
Check the left park brake,
connections and cabling.
Check the right park brake,
connections and cabling.
Display PCB fault. Consult service
agent.
Consult service agent.
Consult service agent.
DIAGNOSTICS
Controllers are not user serviceable. Specialized tools are necessary
for the repair of any A-Series component.
A flashing A-Series Information Gauge indicates there is an
abnormal condition somewhere on the power chair.
The
components that A-Series provides fault information for include the
motors, the park brakes, the batteries, the cabling and the A-Series
modules themselves.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Alante´™ is designed to require minimal maintenance.
recommend that you periodically check the following:
We
Tire Pressure: Your Alante´ is equipped with flat-free, foam-filled tires.
There is no need to check tire pressure.
Tire Tread: Regularly visually inspect the tire tread. If the remaining
tread is less than 1/32 of an inch, have your local Golden representative
replace the worn tires.
Motor Brushes: Have your local Golden representative inspect the
motor brushes once a year.
Joystick Controller: Protect the joystick controller from adverse weather
conditions. Moisture will damage the joystick controller and void your
power chair’s warranty.
Battery Terminals: Regularly inspect the condition of the battery
terminals. Make certain that they are not corroded. Also check to see
that the terminals are securely tightened.
Cleaning: Use only a water-dampened soft cloth to clean the ABS
shroud. The shroud has a protective coat that is very easy to maintain.
NOTE: Do not use free-flowing water to clean your Alante´. Water
and extreme temperatures are the main elements that can
adversely affect your power chair and its performance.
Water, Rain, Sleet, and Snow: Water, in any form, will cause electronic
malfunction or corrosion of the electrical components, connections, and
the chair frame.
Temperature
♦ At extremely low temperatures, the batteries of your power chair may
freeze, preventing your Alante´ from operating.
♦ At extremely high temperatures, your power chair may operate at
slower speeds due to the joystick controller’s thermal rollback feature
that is designed to prevent damage to the motors and to the other
electrical components of the chair. See section Thermal Rollback on
page 27.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE Cont.
A Word About Motor Noise:
The motors on your Golden Alante´™ have been selected to give you years
of quiet, reliable operation. We strive to make our motors as quiet as
possible, but, as with any mechanical device, some noise is normal and
acceptable. Motor noise is more evident in a quiet indoor environment.
The steady whir of the motors and clicking of the motor brakes assures
you that your motors are operating properly. Over several years of use,
you may find that your motors become slightly louder than when your
vehicle was brand new. This is normal and should not affect the
performance of your Alante´ and is not cause for motor replacement.
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RIDING YOUR ALANTE´™
Control through tight spots
As you use your Alante´™ to increase your mobility, you will undoubtedly
encounter some obstacles that will require practice to negotiate smoothly
and safely. Below are some common obstacles that you may meet during
the daily use of your power chair. Listed with those obstacles are some
driving tips that should help you conquer those obstacles. Learn and
follow those tips, and with surprising ease you will soon be in control of
your power chair as you maneuver it through doors, up and down
ramps, up and over curbs, through grass and gravel, and up and down
inclines.
Doors
• Approach any unfamiliar door slowly.
• Notice if the door has a knob or a push bar.
• Determine if the door opens towards you or away from you.
• Do not try to use your own strength to open the door. Learn to use
the power of your power chair to do the majority of the work for
you.
If the door opens away from you:
1. Use one hand to turn the doorknob or to operate the push bar.
2. Use your other hand to steer the power chair and to gently press
on the joystick that will move your power chair slowly forward.
3. Use your arm to push the door gently open.
4. Drive through the doorway.
5. If it is a self-closing door, it will close behind you.
6. If it is not a self-closing door, stop your power chair when it is clear
of the door and use your hand to push the door closed.
If the door opens towards you:
1. Use one hand to turn the doorknob or to pull the handle.
2. Keep your grip on the knob or on the handle.
3. Use your other hand to steer your power chair and to gently press
the joystic that will move your power chair slowly in reverse.
4. Allow the power of your Alante´ to pull the door completely open.
5. When the door is completely open, stop your power chair.
6. Drive through the doorway while keeping your hand on the door to
prevent it from hitting or blocking your power chair.
7. If it is a self-closing door, it will close behind you.
8. If it is not a self-closing door, pull it closed behind you.
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RIDING YOUR ALANTE´™ Cont.
Ramps
Because of the American Disabilities Act (ADA), many buildings are fitted
with ramps that provide access for power chairs and for other mobility
vehicles.
Please read and thoroughly understand “Safety Rules” and “Driving
On An Incline” sections of this manual. (Pages 6-10)
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Consumer Limited Warranty
Power Wheelchairs
Effective June 1, 2008
The following warranty is granted only to the INITIAL Consumer who has purchased
our product and commences on the Date of Purchase by the Consumer from an
Authorized Golden Technologies’ Provider. The Consumer must have a warranty
registration card filed with Golden Technologies to receive service. This warranty
supersedes all previous warranties for all power chair models effective June 1, 2008.
The warranty covers the following power wheelchair models unless otherwise noted:
 Alero GP52
 Alanté Jr. GP200
 Alanté GP201
 Alanté GP202
 Compass GP600 and
GP601
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
In the event of defective materials or workmanship, Golden Technologies will repair or
replace at our option any of the following structural frame components found to be
defective by an authorized Golden Technologies representative:
 Steel Frame

Frame Welds
 Seat Post
The chair side frames for the Alero GP52 power wheelchair are guaranteed for a period of FIVE YEARS from the
date of purchase.
One-Year Limited Warranty:
For the period of one year from the date of purchase, in the event of defective materials or workmanship, Golden
Technologies will repair or replace at our option any of the following structural frame components found to be
defective by an authorized Golden Technologies representative:
GP-52 Only
 Caster Beam
 Caster Forks
 Swing-away footrests
 Anti-Tip Forks
 Armrests
 Cross Braces
 Footrest
 Back Rest Canes
For the period of one year from the date of purchase, in the event of defective materials or workmanship, Golden
Technologies will repair or replace at our option any of the following drive train components found to be
defective by an authorized Golden Technologies representative:
 Motor/Gearbox Assembly

Brake Assembly (electrical function only)
Note: An increase in operating noise of the motor/gearbox DOES NOT constitute a defect. With normal
wear and tear, operating noise is expected to increase.
For the period of one year from the date of purchase, in the event of defective materials or workmanship, Golden
Technologies will repair or replace at our option any of the following electronic assemblies found to be defective
by an authorized Golden Technologies representative:
 Electronic Controller

Battery Charger
 Wire Harness(es)
(excludes boot covers)
Note: While charging batteries, it is normal for the battery charger to heat up. Heat coming from the
battery charger DOES NOT constitute a defect.
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Power Wheelchair (continued)
For the period of one year from the date of purchase, in the event of defective materials or workmanship, Golden
Technologies will repair or replace at our option any of the following parts found to be defective by an authorized
Golden Technologies representative:
 Bearings
 Bushings
 Seat swivel mechanism

Rubber Components
(excludes tires and all
wear parts)
 Plastic Components
(excludes body and
all wear parts)
Items not mentioned or listed are covered at the discretion of Golden Technologies. Any accessories, standard or
optional, supplied by Golden Technologies, are covered for a period of one year from the date of purchase with the
particular unit.
Warranty Exclusions:
Golden Technologies does not provide warranty on any of the following items which may require replacement due
to the normal wear and tear of day to day usage:



Tires and Tubes
ABS Plastic Shrouds
Armrest Pads
 Motor Brushes
 Bulbs/Fuses
 Battery Cases
 Brake Pads
 Upholstery
This warranty also excludes the following:



Batteries (Please consult battery manufacturer for any implied warranty)
Loss or theft of components
Damage caused by:
¾ Battery fluid spillage or leakage
¾ Abuse, misuse, accident or negligence.
¾ Improper operation, maintenance or storage.
¾ Commercial use or use other than normal.
¾ Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without the specific consent of Golden
Technologies.
¾ Exceeding the specified weight capacity of the unit.
¾ Accessories other than those supplied or approved by Golden Technologies.
¾ Failure to adhere to the product instructions
¾ Acts of Nature, such as lightning strikes, earthquakes, etc….
¾ Circumstances beyond the control of Golden Technologies.

ANY PARTS ALTERED OR REPAIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.
Warranty Service:
Warranty Service must be performed by an authorized Golden Technologies representative. Golden Technologies
reserves the right to replace warranted part(s) with refurbished or new part(s) at our discretion. All labor charges,
service calls, transportation costs or any other charge(s) associated with the installation of any warranted part(s)
are the responsibility of the consumer. Warranty is for the replacement of the parts only and does not include
freight for the replacement parts. Consumers are not to return any item(s) to Golden Technologies without prior
written authorization. Any damages incurred while warranted part(s) are in transport are the sole responsibility of
the consumer.
There is no other express warranty.
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are excluded. Liabilities for
consequential damages are excluded.
This warranty gives you specific rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
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Golden Technologies
Product Registration Form
Alante’
Please fill out this product registration form.
Failure to do so could result in significant delays
should service be required.
Owner Information:
Name: ______________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________
City: ______________ State: ____ Zip Code: __________
Product Information:
Serial Number: _____________________________________
Purchased From: ___________________________________
City: _______________________ State: ________________
Date Purchased: _________________
Mail Completed Form To:
Golden Technologies
401 Bridge Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
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Additional Required Owner Information
Please indicate your understanding of your Golden Alante™ by completing the following
information.
_________ I have read and fully understand:
_________ My Golden Alante´ Owner‘s Manual, especially the
sections on operating instructions, safety guidelines,
maintenance and battery instructions.*
________ Alante™ Warranty
* Battery Instructions - only sealed lead acid, GEL-cell or AGM type
batteries should be used. Batteries must also be sealed, deep cycle,
and maintenance free or battery will hinder vehicle performance and
void the warranty.
_________ My Golden Alante™ dealer has instructed me on how to operate my
power chair.
Signature ___________________________________________________________
Telephone (__________) _______________________________________________
Comments
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