MN 3 and MN 4 - Mobility Scooter Spares

OPERATING MANUAL
MN 3 and MN 4
3-w heel and 4-w heel
FOR U MN3/4
Introduction
With the FOR U MN3/4, you have now purchased a product which
has
been manufactured in accordance with the newest technical
capabilities and based on the highest operating comfort.
We have placed great value on the simplest possible operation and
long service life in both construction and material selection.
A large variety of useful accessories rounds off our range in addition
to the FOR U.
This Operating Manual assumes that the suitability of the user for
FOR U usage has been discussed with a doctor, therapist and/or
dealer before operation.
The operating manual will help you get to know the function of our
FOR U and, in addition, describes
• operation
• care and maintenance
• repair
The manual has been drawn up using information available at the time
of printing with regard to construction and operation of the FOR U.
We reserve the right to make changes due to technical improvements.
If you have any other questions about this scooter please contact
your retailer or supplier.
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Contents
1.0 Safety instructions ................................................................................. 8
1.1 Symbols used .............................................................................. 8
1.2 Intended use ................................................................................ 8
1.3 General Information ..................................................................... 9
1.4 Safety when driving ................................................................... 10
1.5 Safety during transport, assembly and maintenance .................. 11
1.6 Safety when handling batteries .................................................. 12
1.7 Safety - information about electronics ........................................ 12
2.0 Versions ............................................................................................ 13
3.0 Extent of delivery ............................................................................. 13
4.0 Components ..................................................................................... 14
4.1
The FOR U .............................................................................. 14
4.2
The dashboard - displays and controls ..................................... 14
5.0 Brief instructions ............................................................................. 15
5.1
Driving the FOR U ....................................................................15
5.2
Transporting the FOR U ............................................................17
6.0 Setting up the FOR U ...................................................................... 19
6.1 Adjusting the seat height ........................................................... 19
6.2 Adjusting the seat position ......................................................... 23
6.2.1 Adjusting the distance between seat and tiller ................ 23
6.2.2 Adjusting the armrest width ............................................ 23
6.2.3 Adjusting the armrest height ........................................... 24
6.3 Adjusting the tiller angle ............................................................. 25
7.0 Information about safe FOR U driving ........................................... 26
7.1 Driving up inclines and down slopes .......................................... 27
7.2 Overcoming obstacles ............................................................... 28
7.2.1
Driving Information – Overcoming kerbs .......................29
7.3 Overload protection - motor protection ....................................... 30
7.4 Battery charging state = driving range ........................................ 31
7.4.1 Battery charging state .................................................... 31
7.4.2 Driving range .................................................................. 32
7.4.3 Overdischarge protection - battery protection .................. 32
8.0 Driving the FOR U........................................................................... 33
8.1 Getting on and off ...................................................................... 33
8.2 Seat belt - adjusting for length and putting on ............................ 34
8.3 Turning the seat ......................................................................... 35
8.4 Switching the FOR U on ............................................................35
8.4.1 Operation indicator and fault display ...............................35
8.5 Adjusting the speed ................................................................... 36
8.6 Before driving ............................................................................ 36
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10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
Contents
8.7 Driving ....................................................................................... 37
8.8 Using the motor brake ................................................................ 37
8.9 Using the horn ........................................................................... 38
8.10 Switching off / parking the FOR U .............................................. 38
Pushing the FOR U.......................................................................... 39
Attaching the shopping basket .......................................................39
Charging the batteries .....................................................................40
11.1 Preparing the battery charger .....................................................40
11.2 Charging the batteries ................................................................41
11.2.1 Charging the batteries in the FOR U via the tiller
(12 Ah and 17 Ah batteries) ............................................41
11.2.2 Charging the 12 Ah batteries in the battery case ............42
(when removed from the FOR U) ....................................42
11.2.3 LED information at battery charger during charging ........43
11.3 After charging ............................................................................ 43
Things to know ................................................................................ 44
12.1 The battery charger - functioning principle ..................................44
12.2 The Batteries ............................................................................. 44
12.2.1 What are batteries for cyclic use? ..................................45
12.2.2 When do the batteries achieve their maximum
performance? .................................................................. 45
12.2.3 How do I make sure the batteries achieve their
best service life? ............................................................ 45
12.3 Anti tipping wheels ..................................................................... 45
12.4 Wheels and tyres ....................................................................... 45
12.5 The tiller lock (only 3-wheel version) .......................................... 46
12.6 The drive unit ............................................................................. 46
12.7 The working principle ................................................................. 46
12.8 The control unit .......................................................................... 47
12.9 The auto switch-off .................................................................... 47
12.10 Brakes on the FOR U..............................................................47
12.11 Driver´s licence ...................................................................... 48
12.12 Insurance ................................................................................48
12.13 Approval for road traffic use ....................................................48
Transporting the FOR U .................................................................. 49
13.1 Transport information ................................................................. 49
13.2 Transporting the complete scooter ............................................. 49
13.3 Preparation for transport - separating components ..................... 49
13.3.1 Working step summary ...................................................50
13.3.2 Removing the seat ..........................................................50
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15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
19.0
Contents
13.3.3 Removing the battery case ............................................. 50
13.3.4 Locking the tiller (only 3-wheel version) ........................... 51
13.3.5 Folding the tiller down ..................................................... 51
13.3.6 Disengaging the drive unit from the chassis .................... 52
13.4 After Transport - Reassembly ..................................................... ..54
13.4.1 Engaging the drive unit to the chassis ............................ 54
13.4.2 Folding the tiller up ......................................................... 56
13.4.3 Unlocking the tiller (only 3-wheel version) ....................... 57
13.4.4 Reinserting the battery case ........................................... 57
13.4.5 Fitting the seat ............................................................... 57
Cleaning ........................................................................................... ..58
Maintenance and Inspection ........................................................... ..59
15.1 Daily maintenance before start of journey .................................. .59
15.2 Weekly inspections / tyre pressure ............................................ .59
15.3 Annual inspection - inspection timetable ..................................... 60
Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 63
16.1 Before troubleshooting ................................................................ 63
16.2 Troubleshooting ............................................................................64
16.3 Operation indicator blink codes ................................................... 66
16.3.1 Blink speed ..................................................................... 66
16.3.2 Error message blink sequences ..................................... 66
Repairs .............................................................................................. 68
17.1 Information about safety at work ................................................ 68
17.2 Tools .......................................................................................... 68
17.3 Wheels - removal and replacement - 3-wheel version ................. 69
17.4 Wheels - removal and replacement - 4-wheel version ................. 70
17.5 Replacing the tyre ...................................................................... 73
17.6 Fuses ........................................................................................ 74
17.7 Batteries .................................................................................... 75
17.7.1 Disposal of used or damaged batteries ..........................75
17.7.2 Replacing the batteries - 12 Ah ......................................76
17.7.3 Replacing the batteries - 17 Ah ......................................77
Temporary storage ........................................................................... 78
Appendix .......................................................................................... 78
19.1 Nameplate ................................................................................. 78
19.2 Specifications ............................................................................ 79
19.2.1 General data ..................................................................79
19.2.2 Dimensions 3-wheel version ..........................................80
19.2.3 Dimensions 4-wheel version ..........................................81
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19.3 Torque for fixing screws ............................................................. 82
19.4 Disposing of the scooter ............................................................ 82
20.0 Warranty information ....................................................................... 83
21.0 Annual inspections carried out ....................................................... 84
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Safety information
1.0 Safety instructions
1.1
Symbols used
This instruction manual contains the following symbols which are used
to highlight special hazards in dealing with the product or information for
simplifying the handling.
Caution!
This symbol identifies safety information which notifies you of
hazards when dealing with the product.
NOTE
You will also find information about dealing with the product
under this symbol.
1.2
Intended use
The KYMCO Healthcare scooter is constructed for use both indoors
and outdoors (Class B, European standard EN 12 184).
It is intended to increase the mobility of persons who are both
physically and mentally capable of assessing any driving situations
correctly and reacting correspondingly to them at any time.
The MN 3 and MN4 models are classified as an “invalid carriage” for use
indoors, on pavements, footpaths, pedestrian zones and areas free
from motor traffic.
They must not be driven on public roads with the exception of crossing
or when no pavements are available.
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1.3
Safety information
General Information
Read the entire operating manual thoroughly before using the
FOR U!
Ensure that:
• the operating manual is read by all people who drive, care for and
service the scooter.
• all persons who drive, care for, service or repair the scooter have
access to the operating manual at any time.
Any damages resulting from nonobservance of this operating manual
are excluded from the guarantee.
Risk of accidents!
• Do NOT use the scooter if your driving capability is impaired
through consumption of medicine or alcohol.
• Only use the scooter for its correct intended use.
• Only use the scooter when it is in perfect working order.
• If any breakdowns occur, stop using the scooter immediately
and secure it against unauthorized use.
• It is imperative that you always rectify any faults which
could influence the function and safety of the scooter
immediately.
• Observe maximum loading = see Specifications
• Only use accessories and spare parts authorized by
KYMCO Healthcare.
• The scooter is only authorized for transport of one person.
• Do not carry out any seat adjustments while driving.
Tipping hazard!
• Do not adjust the seat if the scooter is standing on an incline.
• Do not lean out over the armrest to the sides or over the
backrest to the rear.
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1.4
Safety information
Safety when driving
Risk of accidents!
• Check correct functioning of the brakes before every journey.
• Check the tyre air pressure regularly.
• Always use the seat belts when driving.
• Do not switch the scooter off while driving.
• Do not drive up or down gradients which are too steep, over
obstacles on gradients or up and down ramps.
Observe maximum climb angle = see Specifications
• Only drive through restricted widths, around bends, inclines
and ramps with reduced suitable speed.
• Only drive up or down inclines when the backrest has been
adjusted to vertical.
• Don´t drive too close to open waters.
Tipping hazard!
• Do not carry out any seat adjustments while driving.
• Only drive over obstacles and up kerbstones at the lowest
point and at right angles.
• Avoid sudden changes of direction and speed.
• Avoid steep gradients where there is a danger of skidding
(ice, snow, wet surfaces etc.).
• Avoid loose surfaces whose characteristics you are not able
to assess (woodlands, turf, beaches, gravel etc.)
• Always drive straight up and down gradients - do not drive in
zigzags.
• Do not turn around on inclines.
• Do not drive down steps.
• Do not drive backwards down gradients, stairs or kerbstones,
or over obstacles.
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Safety information
Danger due to unintentional movement!
• Always turn the scooter off using the keyswitch if you:
- want to get on or off
- intend to stop for long periods
- are putting the scooter away.
1.5
Safety during transport, assembly and maintenance
If the scooter is transported in the vehicle when fully
assembled:
- no persons may sit on the scooter during loading!
- no persons may sit on the scooter during transport!
Clamping and crushing hazard!
Increased hazards due to clamping or crushing result due to the
high component weight (such as batteries) during preparation
for transport and maintenance work.
• Always carry out any work to be done with great care.
• Always try to get help from a second person, especially when
stowing parts for transport.
• Only carry out any work described if you are used to working
with the tools required.
• Only carry out work using suitable tools.
Injury hazard due to improper assembly!
• Ensure that all components in the Scooter have been
correctly assembled.
• After assembly, check that all locking devices are holding
correctly.
Accident hazard due to incorrectly bolted connections!
• If bolted connections have self-locking nuts, ensure
that these are replaced when reassembling.
• Do not replace self-locking nuts with normal nuts.
• If bolted connections have lock washers, check lock
washers when reassembling and replace if necessary.
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1.6
Safety information
Safety when handling batteries
Fire hazard!
• Do not cover the battery charger and ventilation slot while
charging batteries.
• Only use the battery charger in well-ventilated areas.
Risk of accidents!
• Only use the original battery charger (included in delivery).
• Let your dealer replace your battery.
• Only use batteries as detailed in the chapter entitled
“Specifications”.
• Observe warning information given by the battery
manufacturer.
• Batteries are extremely heavy.
Burn hazard due to damaged batteries!
Batteries discharging acid can lead to serious burns.
• Do not touch damaged batteries with your bare hands. Use
rubber gloves!
• If acid should contact your skin, wash the affected area
immediately with plenty of water and contact a doctor.
• If acid should come in contact with your eyes, rinse them out
immediately with lots of water and visit a doctor.
• Always change any clothing soiled with battery acid
immediately.
1.7
Safety - information about electronics
Accident hazard due to failures!
Radio, television, radio transmission devices and mobile phones
produce electromagnetic fields. These can negatively influence
the scooter electronics functions.
• Do not drive close to strong radio or television transmitters
(transmitter masts).
• Switch the scooter off if you are using your mobile phone.
Interference caused to other devices!
The scooter produces an electromagnetic field which can
negatively affect functioning of electrical devices such as
medicinal devices, radio receivers or mobile telephones within
the vicinity.
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Versions
FOR U MN3/4
2.0 Versions
3-wheel version
4-wheel version
3.0 Extent of delivery
After receiving your FOR U, please
check the following:
• that the delivery is complete in
accordance with the list below
• the delivery condition using the
inspection plan (chapter 14.2)
If any faults are apparent or
components are missing, please
contact KYMCO Healthcare or
your medical supplier.
The following items are included in
delivery in addition to the FOR U:
1. Shopping basket
2. Two vehicle keys for switching
the FOR U on
3. Battery charger
4. Operating Manual
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Components
FOR U MN3/4
4.0 Components
4.1
The FOR U
Dashboard with controls
Rear view mirror
Seat unit with
armrests
Tiller
Shopping
basket
Battery case
Steering wheel
4.2
The dashboard - displays and controls
Operation indicator
(fault display)
Keyswitch
(ON-OFF switch)
Speed contoller
Handle
Drive lever
(reverse)
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Handle
Horn button
Battery charge
display
Drive lever
(forwards)
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Brief instructions
5.0 Brief instructions
The following brief instructions should enable people to quickly get used
to operating the scooter after a long period of non-use and to refresh
existing knowledge of operation.
It is imperative that you follow the instructions given in the main
manual!
5.1
Driving the FOR U
NOTE
Before starting driving, adjust the seat height, the
backrest and the armrests to a comfortable position.
Your specialist dealer would be very glad to help.
1.) Turn the seat to the outside.
3.) Fasten the seat belt.
2.) Get in - turn the seat in the
direction of travel
4.) Switch on the FOR U
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Brief instructions
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6.) Set the maximum speed
5.) Check the battery
charging state
= lowest possible driving
speed (approx. 1.5 mph)
= highest possible driving
speed (approx. 4 mph)
7.) Driving
Operate the drive lever slowly until the required speed has been reached
The drive lever position controls the
speed variably right up to maximum
driving speed.
1
Standstill
(brake engaged)
Standstill
(brake engaged)
Reverse
8.) Braking = release drive
lever (1)
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Forwards
9.) Horn
Brief instructions
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5.2
Transporting the FOR U
Dismantling the FOR U (stages 1 to 6)
1.) Remove the seat
2.) Removing the battery case
3.) Disconnecting the main plug
4.) Fold the tiller down
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5.) Unlock the drive unit (1.)
tilt the drive unit away (2.)
Brief instructions
6.) Remove the chassis
Reassembling the FOR U
(Stages 6 to 1)
The FOR U dismantled:
1. Chassis
2. Drive unit
3. Battery case
4. Seat unit
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Adjusting the seat height
6.0 Setting up the FOR U
The following passage describes how to set up your FOR U in order
to ensure that you have a comfortable and safe drive.
6.1
Adjusting the seat height
NOTE!
The seat must be removed from the FOR U
in order to adjust the seat height. You should
try to get help from a second person if
possible or contact your dealer.
Removing the seat:
Tilt the backrest forwards.
Removing the seat
Lift the seat while pulling the seat
lock (a) out of the seat support (1).
Removing the battery case:
Pull the battery case upwards
out of the FOR U chassis.
Removing the battery
case
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Adjusting the seat height
Adjusting the seat height:
Tools required:
2 x ring spanner, size 12 mm
Removing the clamping
bolt
Hold the clamping bold (1) with a ring
spanner (size 12 mm) and unscrew the
self-locking nut (2) with the other ring
spanner (size 12 mm).
Pull the clamping bolt (1) with the form
shim (3) out of the seat support (4).
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Adjusting the seat height
The seat height (h) is adjusted using the
three holes (B1 - B4) in the seat support.
Adjusting the seat
support
Pull the seat support (4) out as far as
the required height until the correct
hole (B1-B4) appears in the seat tube
hole (5).
Push the clamping bolts (1) with the
form shim (3) into the seat tube (5)
from the front.
tighten the clamping
bolt
Screw the self-locking nut (6) and tighten
it (size 12 mm). While doing this, prevent
the clamping bolt (1) from turning using a
second ring spanner (size 12 mm).
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Adjusting the seat height
Reinserting the battery case:
Insert the battery case into the FOR U
chassis.
Reinserting the battery
case
Inserting the seat:
Inserting the seat
Pull the seat lock (a) and guide the seat
into the seat support (1) from above.
Let go off the seat lock and engage the
rotational adjustment by turning the seat
a little one way then the other.
NOTE
If after inserting the seat it is
not possible to turn the seat or
to pull the seatlock, the seat is
not properly locked.
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6.2
Adjusting the seat
Adjusting the seat position
6.2.1 Adjusting the distance between seat and
tiller
Moving the
seat
Pull the locking lever (1) upwards and
move the seat forwards or backwards to
the required distance.
Let go of locking lever and engage the
locking mechanism by pushing the seat
slightly forwards and backwards.
Accident hazard due to
non-engaged seat!
• Ensure that the seat is properly
engaged after adjustment by
pushing the seat slightly forwards
and then backwards.
Adjusting the armrest
width
6.2.2 Adjusting the armrest width
Loosen both clamping screws (2).
Pull both armrests (3) simultaneously to
the required width.
Secure the armrests by tightening the
clamping screws.
CAUTION!
• Do not pull the armrests further
out than the marking (a) for
maximum armrest width.
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Adjusting the seat
6.2.3 Adjusting the armrest height
Loosening the fixing
Tools required:
1 x Allen key (size 5 mm)
Loosen the Allen screw (4) and remove.
The armrest height is adjusted using
four holes in the armrest support (b).
The height can be adjusted in stages
of 10 mm.
Adjusting the armrest
Pull the armrests upwards to the required height
height until the hole in the armrest
support appears through the hole in the
seat tube (5).
Reinsert the Allen screw and tighten.
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6.3
Adjusting the seat
Adjusting the tiller angle
Always adjust the tiller so that you can
reach all displays and controls easily at any
time. The tiller can be variably adjusted.
adjusting the tiller
Loosen the clamping lever (1).
Push the tiller forwards or backwards
into the required position (2).
Tighten the clamping lever (3).
Ensure that the tiller is engaged properly
by moving slightly forwards and
backwards.
Accident hazard due to
non-engaged tiller!
• Ensure that the tiller is properly
engaged after adjustment by
pushing it slightly forwards and
then backwards.
NOTE:
the clamping lever is provided with an
adjustable handle.
After you have tightened the clamping
lever, put the handle into the position
shown in the photograph (a).
Adjusting the handle
Adjusting the handle:
Pull the handle (4) and turn into
position (5).
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Driving information
7.0 Information about safe FOR U driving
Always carry out the safety information
described in chapter 1.4 “Safety when driving“!
Driving the FOR U is very simple and after a few practice sessions you
will find it very easy.
The following information should help you to drive safely through traffic:
• always match your speed to the driving situation in which you find
yourself.
• always reduce the speed when you are driving through:
- unclear areas
- narrow gaps
- tight curves
- inclines
- ramps
• take a trial run with the FOR U in an area with no pedestrians,
or in a closed-off area
• always steer the FOR U using both hands on the handlebars
• always keep your feet in the foot area while driving the FOR U
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7.1
Driving information
Driving up inclines and down slopes
The FOR U can climb up inclines
of up to 8° without danger.
Climb angle examples:
a 1 metre long ramp should not be higher than. 14 cm
a 2 metre long ramp should not be higher than. 28 cm
• Avoid driving across an incline
(always try to drive in the direction
of the incline / decline).
Tipping
hazard!
There is an increased danger of tipping
when climbing or descending gradients if:
• the FOR U is loaded at the back and
additionally the seat has been adjusted
to its rear position.
You can achieve increased tipping safety if:
• you adjust the seat in a more forward
position.
Increased
tipping safety
• you lean your upper body slightly
forwards (see sketch).
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The FOR U can climb over obstacles
such as kerbstones up to height of 6 cm
without any problem.
Please observe the following points to make
sure that your FOR U doesn’t tip over while
climbing obstacles:
• don’t try to drive over obstacles which are
too high
example: kerbstones
remedy: always climb up kerbstones
at lowered entry areas
such as driveways.
• Do NOT try to climb an obstacle when on
an incline.
• approach the obstacle at a right angle
• try to clear the obstacle in one go.
• DO NOT drive over the obstacle with just
one wheel.
• DO NOT drive backwards over an obstacle.
• DO NOT drive backwards down a kerb.
• DO NOT drive down stairs or steps.
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6 cm
Overcoming obstacles
6 cm
7.2
Driving information
FOR U MN3/4
Driving information
7.2.1 Driving Information – Overcoming kerbs
Risk of accidents!
Neogating kerbs needs some practice.
• Please observe the maximum obstacle hights of 6 cm.
• Please start practicing kerb climbing with small kerbs.
Approach at a right angle
Approach the kerb at a right angle.
Stop in front of the kerb
Stop approximately 0.5 Meter /
19 inches in front of the kerb.
Adjust the speedcontroller
Adjust the speed controller to maximum
speed.
Press the drive lever fully forward and try Overcome kerb
to clear the kerb in one go.
The speed of the scooter should only be
at 1 mph when the front wheels hit the
kerb.
Keep the drive lever in the fully forwards
position until the rear wheels have cleared
the kerb.
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7.3
Driving information
Overload protection - motor protection
The overload protection switches the drive off if the motor becomes
overloaded by trying to climb over too high an obstacle such as a
kerbstone, or if you try to climb too steep of an incline.
If the motor is overloaded, the following happens:
• the FOR U becomes noticeably slower and then stops
• the control system switches the FOR U off
To rectify this:
Switch the scooter off and allow it to cool down for a few minutes.
Switch the scooter on again and ...
... reverse away from the obstacle (such as kerbstone) and then
try again at a lower point.
... be careful turning the scooter around on inclines, and always
reverse away very slowly.
Tipping hazard!
There is an increased tipping hazard if the incline is very steep.
• Try to get help from a second person when turning your
scooter around.
Accident hazard in push mode!
If the incline is too steep, there is a danger that you will not
be able to hold onto the scooter and that it will roll down the
incline uncontrolled.
• Try to get help from a second person when turning your
scooter around.
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7.4
Driving information
Battery charging state = driving range
7.4.1 Battery charging state
Battery charge display
Battery charge display:
The battery charger display on the
dashboard shows the battery charging state.
Full
= maximum range
Display ranges
Medium = decreased driving range, charge
batteries after journey
Reserve = minimum driving range, end
journey as soon as possible,
charge batteries
Important information about reading the battery charge display:
• If the scooter is at standstill, it is often the case that the battery
charging state is shown higher than it actually is.
• The display can vary greatly while the vehicle is travelling (depending
on load).
• If the vehicle is under heavier loading (for example heavy
acceleration, driving up hills), the pointer can sometimes go to the red
area of the display. This is not critical and does not indicate the actual
charging state of the batteries.
• If the pointer has gone into the red area of the display after the
journey, it will often show green after the FOR U has been turned off
for a long period.
This does not indicate the actual charging state of the batteries!
If the pointer is in the red area of the display at the end of the journey,
the batteries must be charged before continuing the journey.
Disregarding this can lead to destruction of the batteries!
Determining the actual charging state:
Drive at a constant speed for about 200 m along a straight leve
route. The value shown by the display during the journey is the
actual battery charging state.
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Driving information
7.4.2 Driving range
The FOR U driving range is dependent on the following conditions in
addition to battery charge:
- landscape conditions (level or steep)
- weight of user
- weather conditions (cold, rain)
- driving with headlights (if fitted)
For this reason, information about the driving range is only given as a
guideline. The more experienced you are in using the FOR U, the easier
it will be for you to determine the driving range using the battery
charging state.
You will be able to achieve the best possible driving range if you:
• ensure that the tyres are inflated correctly
• avoid steep inclines as much as possible
• do not carry any unnecessary luggage
• drive at an even speed
• do not accelerate or brake unnecessarily.
The driving range will be decreased if you:
• drive with headlights
• drive in cold weather
• drive in hilly regions
NOTE
please see the information about batteries in the Appendix.
7.4.3 Overdischarge protection - battery protection
In order to protect the batteries from over-discharging, the control unit
switches the FOR U off. This takes place when the battery voltage falls
below 17 Volts.
Display:
the battery charger display pointer is pointing to
the left at the end of the red area.
To rectify this:
You must not drive the FOR U any longer!
Battery charge
display
Connect the Strider to the battery charger
and charge the batteries for at least 12 hours.
NOTE
If the battery voltage falls below 16 Volts, the batteries can no
longer be charged with the battery charger supplied. In this case
you must contact your dealer.
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8.0 Driving the FOR U
8.1
Getting on and off
Please observe the following before
getting on or off:
• The FOR U must be standing on firm, level
and non-slippery ground.
• The engaging lever for push mode must be Turning the seat
in the drive position (see chapt. 9.0)
• Turn the FOR U off and remove the key.
• Tilt the steering column forwards
(see chapt. 6.3)
• When getting in and out, ensure that your
clothing does not get caught on the drive
lever.
Getting on or off:
Pull the turning lock (1) on the seat
forwards.
Opening the seat belt
Turn the seat 90° towards you (2) and
engage.
Press the red unlocking button (3) to
open the seatbelt lock.
After you have got onto the FOR U, pull
the seat lock (1) forwards again, turn the
seat to face the direction of travel (4)
and engage.
getting on
Accident hazard due to
non-engaged seat!
• Ensure that the seat is
properly engaged after getting
on by turning the seat slightly
left and right.
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NOTE!
If you feel you are safe enough, you
can of course get onto the FOR U
without turning the seat round.
• You can lift up the armrest on the
side where you are standing and
then get on.
8.2
Seat belt -adjusting for length and
putting on
Adjusting for length:
Turn the seatbelt closer (1) at right
angles to the seat belt.
Adjusting for length
Adjust the length by pulling the
appropriate belt side.
(a) = shortening the belt length
(b) = lengthening the belt length
Tension the loose seatbelt end by pulling
the belt holder (2).
Closing the seatbelt:
Press the closer (1) into the lock until it
audibly engages.
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Closing the seatbelt
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8.3
Driving the FOR U
Turning the seat
The seat can be turned to both sides of the
angle, and firmly engaged in 8 positions
(each position turns 45°).
Turning the seat:
Pull the turning lock (1), turn the seat in
the required direction or position (2) and
engage.
Accident hazard due to
incorrect seat position!
• Always turn the seat to face
forwards and engage it before
driving.
If the seat has been turned, the
possibility of tipping is increased.
• Before turning the seat, always
ensure that the scooter is on an
even and solid surface.
8.4
Switching the FOR U on
Switching the FOR U on
The switch (1) is located on the dashboard.
Insert the key into the switch and turn
it to the right to switch the FOR U on.
8.4.1 Operation indicator and fault display
This light shows that the FOR U is switched
on and ready for driving.
It also displays any errors in the FOR U
electronics and electrical system. Fault
display takes place using different blinking
speeds or blink sequences. You can find
more information in the chapter entitled
“Troubleshooting”.
Operation indicator
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8.5
Adjusting the speed
Your maximum driving speed can be variably adjusted using
the speed controller.
Maximum driving speed = drive lever pressed as far as stop
Controller symbols:
= lowest possible maximum driving
speed (approx. 1.5 mph)
Speed controller
= highest possible maximum driving
speed (approx. 4 mph)
Adjust the required maximum driving
speed by turning the speed controller.
NOTE
Use the controller to adjust the speed to suit local conditions.
Select a lower speed if you are driving through narrow gaps,
on inclines or through crowds.
8.6
Before driving
Checks before driving:
• Are the batteries charged? Check the display!
• Are the brakes working?
in working order!
To check, drive slowly
and stop again!
in working order!
• Are the tyres and wheels
undamaged and is the
air pressure correct?
Visual check of tyres
and wheels!
in working order!
• Is the tiller locking device
unlocked (only 3-wheel)?
Observe
chapter 13.3.4 !
in working order!
Only start driving if everything is in working
order! Get defects repaired immediately.
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8.7
Driving
Accident hazard due to locked tiller!
• Before driving off, turn the tiller to check that it is not locked.
Observe chapter 13.3.4.
Hold the tiller firmly in both hands.
Handle
Handle
Press the drive lever (1) in the direction
of travel until the required speed has
been reached.
= driving forwards
= driving in reverse
The drive lever position controls the
speed variably right up to maximum
driving speed.
Standstill
(brake engaged)
Reverse
8.8
Standstill
(brake engaged)
1
Forwards
Using the motor brake
Motor brake
Let go of the drive lever (1).
The drive lever stops in the central position
- the FOR U uses the motor to brake.
Emergency braking = let go of the drive lever!
The drive lever automatically returns to the central position if
you let go. The FOR U automatically brakes using the motor.
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8.9
Hazard lamps
Using the horn
Press the horn button (5).
Using the horn
It will sound for as long as you hold the
button down.
8.10 Switching off / parking the FOR U
Turn the key to the left to switch the
FOR U off.
Always turn the FOR U off using the
key switch (1) if you:
• want to get on or off.
• intend to stop for long periods.
Always remove the key from the key
switch if you:
• want to park the FOR U and get off.
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Switching the FOR U off
Pushing the FOR U
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9.0 Pushing the FOR U
Disengaging the drive
In order to be able to push the FOR U, you
must disengage the drive motor.
The disengaging lever (1) is located on the
right-hand side of the FOR U.
No one is permitted to sit on the FOR U
when it is being pushed.
= Pushing (a):
Switch the FOR U off.
Push the disengaging lever (1) forwards
as far as the stop (limit position).
= Driving (b):
Pull the disengaging lever (1) to the rear
as far as the stop (limit position).
NOTES
• Always switch the FOR U off to push it.
• If a pre-set speed is exceeded while you are pushing the FOR U,
the drive motor will switch on automatically and brake the FOR U.
Risk of accidents!
• Do not pull the disengaging lever while driving.
• Never switch the FOR U to push mode when somebody is
sitting on it.
• The engaging lever always needs to engage securely at the
limit position.
• Do not disengage the motor when on an incline.
10.0 Attaching the shopping basket
Push the shopping basket (1) from
above into the basket holder receptacles
(2) on the tiller.
NOTE
Use the shopping basket only for
small loading.
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Charging the batteries
11.0 Charging the batteries
Please also see the information given in the chapter entitled “Things to
know“.
Charging information:
• The surrounding temperature should be between 10° and 30° Celsius.
The charging time will increase at lower temperatures.
• Only use the original battery charger (included in delivery).
• Only use the battery charger in a dry and well-ventilated room.
• Do not cover the battery charger and ventilation slot while charging
batteries.
• The battery charger has an automatic switch-off device which
prevents overcharging the batteries. Do not leave the battery
charger connected to the scooter for more than 24 hours.
- The batteries can be charged overnight.
• Switch the FOR U off before charging the batteries.
When is charging required?
• the battery charge display is in the red area
• after the final journey of the day
• at least once per week
Charging times:
Between 8 and 14 hours depending on current battery charge state.
NOTE
The battery charger is designed to be able to charge completely
discharged batteries within eight hours to 80% of their capacity.
11.1
Preparing the battery charger
Plug the mains cable plug (1) into the
jack socket (2) on the battery charger.
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Connect the mains cable
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11.2
Charging the batteries
Charging the batteries
11.2.1 Charging the batteries in the FOR U
via the tiller (12 Ah and 17 Ah batteries)
Switching off
Engaging
Switch the FOR U off.
Engage the engaging lever for push
mode into the “drive“ position.
It is imperative that you observe the
sequence for connecting and
disconnecting the battery charger.
Connecting the battery
charger
The jack socket (3) for connecting the
battery charger is located on the tiller.
(1.) Connect the battery charger plug (4)
to the FOR U charging socket.
(2.) Connect the battery charger mains
plug (5) to a mains socket and
switch on.
NOTE:
The battery charger switches
on automatically when
connected to the mains.
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Charging the batteries
11.2.2 Charging the 12 Ah batteries in the battery case
(when removed from the FOR U)
This section applies to the FOR U fitted with Removing the battery
12 Ah batteries.
case
12 Ah batteries can be recognised because
the battery case (1) is a single unit.
Remove the battery case upwards out of
the FOR Uchassis.
It is imperative that you observe the
sequence for connecting and
disconnecting the battery charger.
The jack socket (2) for connecting the
battery charger is located on the rear of the
battery case.
(1.) Connect the battery charger plug (3)
to the battery case charging socket.
(2.) Connect the battery charger mains
plug (4) to a mains socket and
switch on.
NOTE:
The battery charger switches
on automatically when
connected to the mains.
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Connecting the
battery charger
Charging the batteries
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11.2.3 LED information at battery charger during
charging
LED
LED -> Colour -> Meaning
(a)
-> Red
-> battery
charger
-> Orange -> charging in progress
-> Green
->
charging
complete, battery
completely
11.3 After charging
Removing
the mains
plug
(1.) Switch off and remove the battery
charger plug from the mains socket.
Removing the battery
charger
(2.) Pull the battery charger jackplug out
of the FOR U jack socket.
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Things to know
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12.0 Things to know
12.1 The battery charger - functioning principle
The battery charger regulates the voltage
(Volt) and the current (Ampere) from your
mains connection down to the voltage
required for charging your batteries (24 Volt).
The amount of charging current required is
dependent on the charging state of the
discharged batteries.
Batteries mostly discharged = more charging current
Batteries half discharged
= decreased charging current
Batteries completely charged = no charging current
Since no charging current is flowing when the batteries are full,
the batteries cannot be overloaded.
12.2 The Batteries
The entire power supply is taken over by
two cycle-proof 12 V gel batteries.
The FOR U can either be fitted with 12 Ah
(Amp-hour) batteries or more powerful 17 Ah
batteries.
Only enclosed maintenance-free deep cycle
batteries are used.
The batteries located in the removable
battery case beneath the seat.
The
• 12 Ah batteries are located in one
battery case
and the
• 17 Ah batteries are located in two
battery cases.
The battery case fitted with 12 Ah batteries
is fitted with its own charging socket. This
means that it is possible to charge the
batteries when separated from the FOR U
(Chapter 11.2.2).
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12 Ah unit
17Ah unit
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Things to know
12.2.1 What are batteries for cyclic use?
Batteries for cyclic use are designed, in contrast to starter batteries as
used in cars, so that they deliver continuous energy over a longer
period of time and allow a considerable number of charging phases.
12.2.2 When do the batteries achieve their maximum performance?
Fixed cycle batteries achieve a maximum performance after four or five
charging and discharging cycles. Only at this point is their internal
chemical equilibrium achieved so that they can produce maximum
performance and service life.
12.2.3 How do I make sure the batteries achieve their best service life?
• Always charge your batteries completely after use.
• Charge your batteries regularly.
• Only store completely charged batteries in the vehicle.
Anti tipping wheels
12.3 Anti tipping wheels
The anti tipping wheels (1) reduce the
danger of tipping during extreme
manoeuvres when fixed to the rear of the
FOR U.
It is not permitted to drive the FOR U
without anti tipping wheels.
Wheels and tyres
12.4 Wheels and tyres
The FOR U is fitted with inner tubes
and tyres of size 260 x 85.
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12.5 The tiller lock
(only 3-wheel version)
Things to know
Tiller lock
The handlebar on the 3-wheel version of the
FOR U can be locked in the straight-ahead
position using the tiller lock (2) to enable
transport. This prevents uncontrolled handlebar movement.
12.6 The drive unit
The complete drive unit is located in the
rear of the FOR U and consists of the
following main components:
• the battery case (3)
• the control unit and
• the drive motor with rear axle (4)
NOTE
The control unit and its cabling is
protected by a shroud (5).
12.7 The working principle
The drive consists of the drive motor, the
gearbox and the rear axle.
Drive takes place from the drive motor via
the gearbox and rear axle to the rear
wheels .
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Drive unit
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Things to know
12.8 The control unit
The control unit is a programmable
electronic regulating unit. It regulates drive
characteristics such as acceleration,
maximum speed and braking behaviour.
The drive characteristics can be set to
match the user’s requirements by altering
the programming.
Reprogramming may only be carried out by
specialist dealers.
12.9 The auto switch-off
The auto switch-off automatically switches
the FOR U off after 20 minutes at a standstill.
This protects the batteries from being
discharged if the FOR U was inadvertently
not switched off.
12.10 Brakes on the FOR U
The FOR U is automatically braked if the
drive lever (1) is in the central position.
To apply the brakes, simply let go off the
drive lever which is then returned to its
central position by a spring.
The FOR U is then braked by the drive
motor. When the FOR U is at a standstill
or has been switched off, it is braked by
a magnetic brake.
Drive lever
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Things to know
12.11 Driver´s licence
Not required!
12.12 Insurance
As a scooter user you must be aware of the risks involved to both
yourself and others. It is recommended that you take out third party
insurance to cover you against any possible claims. Advice and
policies are available from insurance companies or alternatively ask
your scooter supplier for details.
12.13 Approval for road traffic use
Both FOR U models are not defined as motor vehicles, but are a Class
2 Type invalid carriage. This type of scooter is for use on pavements
and pedestrian areas with the exception of crossing roads.
Use on public roads only permissible when no pavement is available.
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Transporting the FOR U
13.0 Transporting the FOR U
13.1 Transport information
Depending on the size of the transport vehicle, the FOR U can be
dismantled in a few steps so that it can also be easily transported in
smaller vehicles.
When transporting, take particular care to ensure that the batteries are
securely fastened and make sure components cannot tip over.
No liability can be accepted for damage caused by transportation.
13.2 Transporting the complete scooter
No persons are permitted to sit on the scooter during loading!
No persons are permitted to sit on the scooter during transport!
Drive or push the FOR U up a ramp into the vehicle.
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Switch the engaging lever to drive mode.
Secure the FOR U against tipping over by fastening it to the
transport vehicle with transport straps.
13.3 Preparation for transport - separating components
Clamping and crushing hazard!
Increased hazards due to clamping or crushing result due to the
high component weight (such as batteries) during preparation for
transport.
• Always carry out any work to be done with great care.
• Always try to get help from a second person, especially when
stowing parts for transport.
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Transporting the FOR U
In just a few steps you can
dismantle the FOR U down to
the following components to
make it ready for transport:
1. Chassis
2. Drive unit
3. Battery case
4. Seat unit
Removing the seat
13.3.1 Working step summary
1. Remove the seat unit.
2. Remove the battery case.
3. Locking the tiller (only 3-wheel)
4. Fold the tiller down.
5. Disengage the drive unit from the chassis.
13.3.2 Removing the seat
Tilt the seat backrest forwards.
Lift the seat while pulling the seat lock
(a) out of the seat support (1).
13.3.3 Removing the battery case
Remove the battery case upwards out of
the FOR U chassis.
NOTE:
You need to remove 2 battery
cases if your FOR U is fitted
with 17 Ah batteries.
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Removing the battery
case
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Transporting the FOR U
13.3.4 Locking the tiller (only 3-wheel version)
Locking the tiller
Turn the tiller to face straight ahead.
Pull the locking knob (2), turn it through
90° (3) and locate in the V-shaped recess
(4).
Folding the tiller down
13.3.5 Folding the tiller down
Loosen the clamping lever (5).
Fold the tiller down towards the
rear until it is horizontal. (6).
Tighten the clamping lever (7).
Ensure that the tiller is engaged
properly by turning slightly
forwards and backwards.
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Transporting the FOR U
13.3.6 Disengaging the drive unit from
the chassis
Separating the front
connector
Separate the front unit connecting
plug (8).
Tilt the drive unit away
Pull the locking device (9) and tilt drive
unit to the rear onto the anti tip wheels
(10).
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Transporting the FOR U
Separating the chassis
Remove the chassis (11) upwards from
the holding bolts (12) on the drive unit.
NOTE
Use rear bumper as grip to stowe
the drive unit.
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Transporting the FOR U
13.4 After Transport - Reassembly
Working step summary:
1. Re-couple the drive unit.
2. Fold the tiller up again.
3. Unlocking the tiller (only 3-wheel)
4. Insert the battery case.
5. Fit the seat.
NOTE
• The cable connection plug can only be reconnected in one
position (anti-rotation protection).
• When re-connecting the plug, ensure that the locking device
engages correctly.
13.4.1 Engaging the drive unit to the chassis
Connecting the chassis
Locate the chassis (1) over the drive unit
holding bolts (2).
Fold the drive unit forwards (3).
Clamping and crushing
hazard!
Pay particular attention to hazards
caused by trapping and crushing
while carrying out this work.
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Folding the drive unit in
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Transporting the FOR U
NOTE
The drive unit locking device (4)
engages automatically and audibly
into the chassis receptacle.
Accident hazard due to
locking device not engaged!
• Ensure that the drive unit locking
device audibly engages into the
chassis.
• Before inserting the battery case,
ensure that the locking device is
correctly engaged.
Connecting the motor
plug
Reconnect the front unit connecting
plug (5).
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Transporting the FOR U
13.4.2 Folding the tiller up
Loosen the clamping lever (6).
Fold the tiller down towards the rear until
it is horizontal. (7).
Tighten the clamping lever (8).
Ensure that the tiller is engaged properly
by moving slightly forwards and
backwards.
Accident hazard due to
non-engaged tiller!
• Ensure that the tiller is properly
engaged after adjustment by
pushing it slightly forwards and
then backwards.
NOTE
the clamping lever is provided with an
adjustable handle.
After you have tightened the clumping
lever, put the handle into the position
shown in the photograph (a).
Adjusting the handle:
Pull the handle (9) and turn into
position (10).
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Folding the tiller up
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Transporting the FOR U
13.4.3 Unlocking the tiller
(only 3-wheel version)
Unlocking the tiller
Pull the locking knob (11), turn it through
90° (12) and locate in the V-shaped
recess (13).
Accident hazard due to
locked tiller!
• Ensure that the tiller is unlocked
before driving.
13.4.4 Reinserting the battery case
Insert the battery case into the FOR U
chassis.
13.4.5 Fitting the seat
Reinserting the battery
case
Fitting the seat
Pull the seat lock (a) and guide the seat
into the seat support (1) from above.
Let go the seat lock and engage the
rotational adjustment by turning the
seat one way then the other.
NOTE
If after inserting the seat it is
not possible to turn the seat or
to pull the seatlock, the seat is
not properly locked.
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Cleaning
14.0 Cleaning
NOTE
• Only use mild detergents without scouring agents to clean any
surfaces.
• Please observe instructions for use on the detergents to avoid
damage to the component surfaces.
• Do not use any sharp-edged tools such as knives, metal
scrapers or aggressive solvents for cleaning.
• Do not use high-pressure cleaners to clean the scooters.
• Never direct water spray onto the fittings on the tiller or drive unit
components.
Light soiling or dust is best removed using soft cloths.
Heavy soiling can best be removed with damp cloths and
slightly soapy water.
Use a dry cloth to dry the scooter off after cleaning!
All lacquered surfaces can be cleaned and preserved using car
polish.
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15.0 Maintenance and Inspection
If you find any faults on your scooter during maintenance which are not
covered by the repair information, please contact your dealer.
Always remove faulty scooters from operation and secure them against
unauthorized use (remove key).
15.1 Daily maintenance before start of journey
Check the brakes by driving slowly and then braking.
Make a visual check of wheels and tyres for damage and loss of
pressure.
15.2 Weekly inspections / tyre pressure
Danger of injury due to overpressurised tyres!
The tyres will burst if inflated with too much air pressure
• Never inflate the tyres over the specified pressure.
Only use calibrated instruments to measure
the air pressure in the tyres (such as are
available at filling stations).
Remove valve cap (1) - check air pressure.
Inflation pressure = 25 -28 PSI
18 - 20 hPa
1.8 - 2.0 bar
Screw the valve cap back on.
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Maintenance and inspection
15.3 Annual inspection - inspection timetable
Take your scooter once per year to your dealer for an inspection.
He will have the necessary tools and experience to service your
scooter correctly.
Description
(Component / inspection for)
Assessment
OK Defective
Component : Seat
Seatbelt /
no damage
fixed securely
can be easily adjusted
closed securely
Armrest padding / no damage, fixed securely
Armrest, folding mechanism / no play in joint
functions easily
Armrests, width adjustment / no damage
functions easily
Backrest upholstery /
no damage
fixed securely
Backrest adjustment / no play in joint
functions easily
Seat upholstery /
no damage
fixed securely
Seat and back frames / no damage
Seat support - chassis connection / no damage,
no play in connection
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Maintenance and inspection
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Description
(Component / inspection for)
Assessment
OK Defective
Component : Tiller
Panelling /
no damage
fixed securely
Grip rubbers /
no damage
fixed securely
Tiller, folding mechanism /
no play in joint
functions easily
Component : chassis
Connections /
no damage
Frames /
no damage
no corrosion
Reflectors /
no damage
Steering mechanism / no damage
no play in joint
functions easily
Wheels /
no damage
fixed securely
Tyres /
no damage
tyre pressure,
Antitipper wheels /
no damage
rollers turn easily
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Maintenance and inspection
Description
(Component / inspection for)
Assessment
OK Defective
Component : Displays and controls, electric system,
electronic system
Drive lever/ No damage
Easy functioning over the entire
lever movement
Returns to central position after releasing
from any position
Secure blockage of magnetic brakes
when lever is in central position
(FOR U can not be pushed)
Dashboard switches /
no damage
safe function
Dashboard displays /
no damage
safe function
Indicator lamps /
no damage
safe function
Charger jack socket /
no damage
Batteries /
no damage
fixed securely
Check battery voltage (12-14 Volt per battery)
Check battery capacity
Control unit /
no damage
fixed securely
Cables and connecting plugs / no damage
fixed securely
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Maintenance and inspection
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Description
(Component / inspection for)
Assessment
OK Defective
Component : Drive
Motor, drive /
no damage
fixed securely
drive noise
Motor, magnetic brake / holding force OK
(FOR U can not be pushed with
engaging lever in drive-position)
Engaging lever /
no damage
functions easily
lever engaged
(lever remains engaged)
16.0 Troubleshooting
16.1 Before troubleshooting
Before you start troubleshooting, please
observe the following points to avoid
simple error sources.
Switch the FOR U off.
Ensure that the main plug (1) is
inserted tightly.
Ensure that the battery case (2) is
firmly inserted in the chassis.
Switch the FOR U on after waiting
about 1 minute.
If the error should occur again, you
can find information about
troubleshooting and appropriate
remedies in the lists in sections 16.2
and 16.3.
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16.2 Troubleshooting
Fault
Cause
Remedy
Scooter does not run /
no display at the dashboard
Scooter not
switched on
Switch the scooter
on (chapter 8.4)
Power
supply
interrupted
Battery not pluged
in
Front unit connector
not plugged in
Check the battery
fuses
(chapter 17.6)
Check fuse in
power supply to
tiller head
(chapter 17.6)
Scooter does not run
Batteries
discharged
Charge the
batteries
(chapter 10.0)
Batteries
defective
Replace batteries
(dealer)
Check battery
charge display
(battery
discharged).
Charge the batteries
(chapter 10.0)
FOR U switched
Switch to drive
mode (chapter 9.0)
to push mode
Drive lever
Release drive
leverpressed while switching on
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Fault on drive
lever
Visit your dealer
Automatic switchoff (overload
protection) active
Switch the
electromobile off
and switch it on
again a few
seconds later.
Operation
indicator blinking
Check blink code
(chapter 16.3)
Troubleshooting
FOR U MN3/4
Fault
Cause
Main fuses blow frequently
Batteries defective
Remedy
Motor defective
Fault in control
unit
Visit your dealer
Short-circuit in
electrical
equipment
Battery charge display moves
rapidly to discharged during
journey
Motor jerks during driving
Batteries do not charge
Batteries
discharged
Charge the batteries
(chapter 10.0)
Batteries defective
Motor defective
Visit your dealer
Defective fuse in
power supply to
tiller head
Visit your dealer
Defective fuse in
battery cable
Visit your dealer
Front unit
connector not
plugged in
Plug in front unit
connector
(chapter 13.4.1)
Battery charger
defective
Batteries
completely
discharged
Visit your dealer
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16.3
Operation indicator blink codes
The operation indicator (1) on the dashboard
is also designed as a display for error
messages.
Various faults in the drive electronics are
displayed using blink sequence is as listed
in Chapter 17.3.2.
16.3.1 Blink
Operation indicator (fault display) ...
... blinking slowly
Battery voltage
too low
Finish your journey
as soon as possible
and charge the
batteries
... blinking every
5 seconds
Auto switch-off
active
(Chapter 12.8)
Switch the FOR U
off and then on
again
... blinking quickly
Ascertain fault
using blink
sequence
(Chapter 16.3.2)
16.3.2 Error message blink sequences
1 x blink
Discharged battery
Charge the batteries
(Chapt.10.0)
Weak power supply from
the battery
Check battery plug
connection
(Chapt. 13.4.4)
Check battery terminals
for tight fit
(Chapt. 17.7.2)
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Blink codes
Cause
Remedy
2 x blink
Bad connection to drive
motor
Check main battery plug
connection
(Chapt. 13.4.2)
Drive motor carbon
brushes worn
3 x blink
Motor cable short-circuited
to battery terminal
Have the control unit
connecting plugs
checked (specialist
d l )
Visit your dealer
Visit your dealer
4 x blink
Not in use
5 x blink
Not in use
6 x blink
Control unit switched off
Battery charger connected
- remove battery charger
(Chapt. 10.3)
7 x blink
Drive lever pressed down
while switching on
Switch off the Scooter,
release the drive lever and
switch on again
8 x blink
Fault in control unit
Have all cable
connections checked
(specialist dealer).
9 x blink
Bad connection to motor
brake
Have all cable
connections checked
(specialist dealer).
Electromobile switched to
push mode
Switch to drive mode
(chapter 9.0)
Electrical overload in
control unit - bad power
supply from battery.
Check battery plug
connection
(Chapt. 13.4.4)
10 x blink
Check battery terminals for
tight fit
(Chapt. 17.7.2)
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Repairs
17.0 Repairs
The following repair information should enable you to carry out small
repairs on your vehicle yourself. You should, however, only carry out
such work if you are used to working with the tools described here since
it is impossible to fully prevent injury hazards when handling tools. If
you are not sure, you should try to get help from a second person if
possible or contact your dealer.
In order to guarantee that all nuts and fixing screws are fitted tightly
after repairs, you should ensure that these are tightened using the
torque specified. You will find a list with the relevant torques in the
Appendix.
17.1 Information about safety at work
Clamping and crushing hazard!
Pay particular attention to hazards caused by clamping and
crushing while carrying out any repair work. This applies
particularly to all rotating and adjustable parts of the scooter
such as around the steering wheels.
The FOR U must be lifted in order to carry out certain work such as
removing the wheels.
Before you lift the FOR U, make sure you prevent it rolling away by
wedging it securely.
Make sure the vehicle cannot fall down when raised by using
suitable supports such as wooden blocks.
Always place the blocks under metal components such as frames,
drive units.
Do not support the FOR U by the plastic panelling!
17.2 Tools
The following tools are necessary to carry out the
repairs described:
1 x screwdriver; Phillips head No. 2
1 x screwdriver
1 x ring spanner, size 8 mm
1 x ring spanner; size 12 mm
1 x ring spanner; size 14 mm
1 x ring spanner; size 17 mm
1 x socket spanner, size 17 mm
1 x socket spanner, size 19 mm
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17.3 Wheels - removal and replacement - 3-wheel version
Tools required:
1 x ring spanner, size 14 mm
1 x ring spanner, size 17 mm
Removing the front wheel:
Secure the FOR U against rolling away.
Front wheel
Lift the front end of the FOR U and
support it (see chapter 18.0).
Hold the axle (1) with a ring spanner
(size 14 mm) and remove the selflocking nut (2; size 17 mm).
Pull the axle out of the steering fork and
the wheel.
Remove the wheel and spacer bushes
from the steering fork.
Replacing the front wheel:
Fitting the front wheel
Place the wheel and spacer bushes
(3 + 4) in the steering fork.
Push the axle (5) into the steering fork
and the wheel.
Screw the axle self-locking nut (6) and
tighten it (size 17 mm). While doing this,
prevent the axle from turning using a
second ring spanner (size 14 mm).
Lower the FOR U.
Removal and replacing the rear wheel:
Removing and replacing the rear wheel
must be carried out as described in the
chapter “Removing and replacing wheels 4-wheel version“.
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17.4 Wheels - removal and replacement - 4-wheel version
Tools required:
Front wheel: 1 x socket spanner, size 17 mm
Rear wheel: 1 x socket spanner, size 19 mm
Removing the wheels:
Remove the wheel fixing protective cap
(1) with a screwdriver.
Front wheel
Loosen the self-locking nut (2) for the
wheel fastening.
Secure the FOR U against rolling away.
Lift the FOR U and support it
(see chapter 18.0).
Remove the self-locking nut for the
wheel fastening.
Pull the wheel off the stem.
NOTE
Do not use force to remove the
wheels from the axles.
Your specialist dealer has the
necessary special tools.
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Real wheel
FOR U MN3/4
Fitting the front wheel:
Push the wheel onto the stem (3) as far
as the wheel stop.
Repairs
Fitting the front wheel
Screw the wheel fixing self-locking nut
(4) and tighten it (size 17 mm).
Lower the FOR U.
Retighten the self-locking nut (3).
Press the protective cap onto the
wheel fixing nut.
Fitting the rear wheel:
Place the key (5) in the slot in the drive
shaft (6).
Locating the axle key
NOTE
The key is rectangular. Place
it with its widest side in the
axle slot.
Push the wheel onto the stem and align
the wheel hub groove (7) with the key in
the drive shaft.
Fitting the rear wheel
Push the wheel on as far as the drive
shaft stop.
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Repairs
Locating the washer
Place the washer (8).
Securing the rear wheel
Screw the wheel fixing self-locking nut
(9) and tighten it (size 19 mm).
Lower the FOR U.
Retighten the self-locking nut.
Press the protective cap onto the
wheel fixing nut.
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17.5 Replacing the tyre
Repairs
Deflating the tyres
Remove the damaged wheel.
Unscrew the valve cap (1).
Carefully press the valve plunger (a)
inwards with a screwdriver until the
inner tube is completely deflated.
Risk of accidents!
• Dismantle the wheel rims only
when the inner tube is completely
deflated.
Dismantling the wheel rims:
Loosen the three nuts (2) with a socket
spanner (size 12 mm) and remove
together with the lock washers (3).
components of the
Strider wheel
Separate the wheel hub (4) from the
wheel rim.
Remove the inner wheel rim (5) from the
tyre.
Remove the outer wheel rim (6) from the
tyre.
Pull the inner tube (7) out of the tyre (8).
Reassembly:
Push the inner tube (7) into the tyre (8).
Inflate the inner tube until it is unfolded.
Place the outer rim (6) in the tyre, at the
same time make sure the valve cutout is
above the inner tube valve.
Place the inner rim (5) in the tyre and
align the fixing holes.
Place the wheel hub (4) in the inner
wheel rim.
Locate the lock washer (3) screw on the
nuts (2) and tighten evenly.
Inflate the time to the correct pressure
(18 - 20 hPa / 1.8 - 2.0 bar / 25 - 28 PSI).
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17.6 Fuses
Repairs - fuses
Wiring diagram
The FOR U is fitted with the following fuses.
• 1.35 A resetable fuse
Position: power supply to tiller head (1).
• 3 A resetable fuse
Position: in cable betweencharging socket
and batteries (2).
• 40 A fusible fuse
Position: in each battery positive cable (2)
External fuse position on battery
case:
(3) for 12 Ah batteries
(4) for 17 Ah batteries
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Battery fuses
FOR U MN3/4
Repairs - batteries
To replace Fuse:
Pull out fuse and replace it.
17.7
Batteries
Only replace the batteries with the following battery types:
12 V / 12 Ah or 17 Ah, lead acid deep cycle batteries.
You may not use wet cell batteries with detachable cover caps.
Risk of accidents!
• Refitting the battery may only be carried out by your dealer.
17.7.1 Disposal of used or damaged batteries
Caution acid!
• Observe safety information in chapter 1.6!
BATTERIES ARE HAZARDOUSWASTE!!
Used and defective batteries must be properly disposed
of and only handed over to the correct disposal points.
Please give used or damaged batteries back to your dealer.
He will ensure that they are properly disposed of.
Handling damaged batteries:
When handling damaged batteries or objects which
have been soiled with acid, you must always wear:
- protective goggles
- acid-proof gloves
- respiratory protection
Always wash soiled objects and tools with plenty of water.
Transporting damaged batteries:
Always wear protective goggles and acid-proof gloves.
Always transport and store batteries in an acid-proof container.
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Repairs - batteries
17.7.2 Replacing the batteries - 12 Ah
Fire and burn hazard if battery terminal is
short-circuited!
• Never touch the positive and negative battery terminals
simultaneously with metal parts (short-circuiting).
Remove the battery case from the FOR U Opening the battery
case
as described in chapter 13.3.3.
Remove all nine bolts (1) on the bottom
of the battery case.
Put the battery case down on its bottom
side and open it.
Removing the batteries, to do this:
1. First remove the cable from the battery
negative terminal (black cable).
Loosening the battery
cable
2. Then remove the cable from the
battery positive terminal (red cable).
Insert the battery and connect the battery Connecting the battery
cable
cables in reverse order:
1. First connect the cable to the battery
positive terminal (red cable).
2. Then connect the cable to the battery
negative terminal (black cable) .
Close the battery case, screw in all the
bolts and tighten.
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Repairs - batteries
17.7.3 Replacing the batteries - 17 Ah
Fire and burns hazard if
battery terminal is shortcircuited!
Opening the battery
case
• Never touch the positive and
negative battery terminals
simultaneously with metal parts
(short-circuiting).
Tools required:
1 x ring spanner, size 8 mm
Remove the battery case from the Strider
as described in chapter 13.3.3.
Remove all five bolts (1) on the bottom
of the battery case.
Put the battery case down on its bottom
side and open it.
Loosening the battery
cable
Removing the battery cable:
1. First loosen the terminal on the
battery negative terminal (black cable)
with a ring spanner size 8 mm, and
remove the cable.
2. Then loosen the terminal on the
battery positive terminal (red cable)
with a ring spanner size 8 mm, and
remove the cable.
Connecting the battery
cable
Insert the battery and connect the battery
cables in reverse order:
1. First connect the cable to the battery
positive terminal (red cable).
2. Then connect the cable to the battery
negative terminal (black cable) .
Close the battery case, screw in all the
bolts and tighten.
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Temporary storage
18.0 Temporary storage
If you are not intending to use your FOR U
for longer periods (e.g. over the winter, you
should prepare it as follows:
Front support, 3 wheel
version
Remove soiling and dust.
Charge the batteries completely.
Check the tyre pressure and adjust if
necessary.
Place the FOR U on supports. Lift the
FOR U high enough so that the tyres are
no longer touching the floor.
Front support, 4 wheel
version
Care during storage:
Recharge the batteries once a month
(see chapter 10.0).
Rear support
19.0 Appendix
19.1
Nameplate
The nameplate is located on the seat
attachment and contains the following
information:
• Model number
• date manufacture (month/year)
• Manufacturer
• Serial number
• maximum speed
• User weight
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Nameplate
FOR U MN3/4
19.2
Appendix - specifications
Specifications
19.2.1 General data
FOR U application class ................................. internal and external use
Version ........................................................... 3 or 4-wheel version
Turning radius
................................................ 97 cm / MN 3
................................................ 125 cm / MN 4
Speed ............................................................. 6.4 kph (4 mph)
Maximum range*
12 Ah batteries ............................................... approx. 10 Miles
17 Ah batteries ............................................... approx. 13 Miles
Maximum climable incline ............................... 8°
Maximum climable obstacle ........................... 60 mm
Total weight (ready for driving incl. batteries)
12 Ah batteries .............................................. 57.0 kg / MN 3
.............................................. 62.0 kg / MN 4
17 Ah batteries .............................................. 61.4 kg / MN 3
.............................................. 66.4 kg / MN 4
weight heaviest part ....................................... 19 kg
Maximum working load (user weight) .............. 130 kg (20.4 stone)
Tyre size ......................................................... 2.80/2.50 - 4
Working voltage (battery voltage) ................... 24 Volt
Batteries ......................................................... see chapter 17.7
Main fuse ....................................................... 2 x 40 A
Storage temperature ....................................... - 40°C to + 65°C
Ambient temperature ...................................... - 25°C to + 50°C
* Theoretical range is calculated under test conditions in accordance
with European standards.
Actual range in normal use will depend on many factors, including
the condition of the vehicle and its batteries, the weight of the
driver, correct tyre pressure, ambient temperature, and the gradient
and surface of the road or pavement.
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19.2.2 Dimensions 3-wheel version
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Appendix -
FOR U MN3/4
Appendix - dimensions
19.2.3 Dimensions 4-wheel version
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Appendix - tightening torques
19.3 Torque for fixing screws
Front wheel central self-locking Nut (M10*p1.25)
= 50 Nm
Rear wheel central self-locking Nut (M12*p1.25) = 60 Nm
Front / rear wheel rim, 3 nuts (M8*p1.25)
= 33 Nm
General torque for nuts and bolts:
M5
= 4.5 to 6 Nm
M6
= 8 to 12 Nm
M8
= 18 to 25 Nm
M10 = 30 to 40 Nm
M12 = 50 to 60 Nm
19.4 Disposing of the scooter
The scooter consists of metal and plastic components, electronic
components, electrical cables and batteries.
Disposal of the individual materials must be carried out in accordance
with environmental and disposal regulations in the relevant country, and
may only take place after the scooter has been dismantled.
To dismantle the electromobile and to separate and dispose of the
materials, you would be advised to hand it over to your specialist dealer.
Batteries may not be disposed of in domestic waste, and must be
disposed of according to national regulations
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Warranty
20.0 Warranty information
The FOR U Model MN 3 and MN 4 scooters are warranted for 18 months
from date of purchase except for the batteries which carry 12 months
warranty period.
Important!
• During the warranty period any parts that have become defective due
to faulty workmanship or material will be repaired or replaced without
charge by KYMCO HEALTHCARE supplier / dealer.
• The warranty excludes tyres and all items that have been subject
to undue wear and items subjected to misuse.
• Unauthorized changes or modifications will forfeit your warranty.
• If a defect or fault is discovered, KYMCO Healthcare supplier / dealer
from whom the scooter was purchased should be notified immediately.
Limitation of liability
The warranty does not extend to the consequential costs resulting from
fault clearence, in particular freight and travel costs, loss of earnings,
expenses, etc.
The manufacturer will not accept responsibility for any damage or injury
caused by misuse or non-observance of the instructions set out in this
user manual.
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21.0 Annual inspections carried
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Date:
Date:
Dealer´s stamp
Dealer´s stamp
(Signature)
(Signature)
Date:
Date:
Dealer´s stamp
Dealer´s stamp
(Signature)
(Signature)
Date:
Date:
Dealer´s stamp
Dealer´s stamp
(Signature)
(Signature)
Date:
Date:
Dealer´s stamp
Dealer´s stamp
(Signature)
(Signature)
(Dealer´s stamp)
KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD
No.35 Wan Hsing Street,San Min Distrist
Kaohsiung Taiwan, Republic of PROC
Telephone:886-7-3822526
FAX : 886-7-3950021
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