owners manual for the 3 – wheel detachable scooter

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OWNERS MANUAL FOR THE 3 – WHEEL
DETACHABLE SCOOTER
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………..3
II.
SPECIFICATIONS AND STRUCTURE………………………….4-6
III.
INTITIAL ASSEMBLE………………………………………………..7
IV.
DISASSEMBLY…………………………………………………………8
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTING…………………………………………….9
VI.
OPERATION……………………………………………………………..10-11
VII.
BATTERY AND CHARGING………………………………………..12-14
VIII.
CARE AND MAINTENACE………………………………………….15-16
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I. INTRODUCTION
This scooter combines the most advanced state-of-the-art components with attractive
modern styling. We are certain that the best performance, safety, comfort and trouble-free
operation of your scooter will add convenience to your daily living.
Many important safety, operation and maintenance instructions are included in this
Owner’s Manual. We urge you to read the entire manual carefully before you attempt to
operate your scooter for the first time. These instructions were compiled for your benefit.
Your understanding of these instructions is essential for the safe operation of your new
scooter.
ADP Designs is not liable for damage to property or personal injury resulting in the failure of
a person and/or user to follow the instructions and recommendations set forth in this
manual or any other demands contained on the scooter itself.
If you experience any problems with your scooter, which you are not able to solve, or if you
do not feel capable of safely following any of the instructions and/or recommendations
contained in this manual, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Once you understand how to operate and take care of your scooter, we are sure that it will
give you years of trouble-free service and enjoyment.
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II. STRUCTURE AND SPECIFICATION
Your scooter mainly consists of four parts:
1. A front section
2. A rear section
3. A seat unit
4. A battery
Armrest
Seatback
Tiller console
Tiller
Basket
Lock-nut
Seat lock
lever
Rear section
Anti-tip
wheels
Front Section
Battery
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Tiller console
Horn button
Speed adjustment
knob
Headlight
button
Key switch
Battery
condition
indicator
Throttle control
lever
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Specifications
Drive Wheels
X2 7.3 inch solid wheel
Front wheel
7.1 x1.96 inch solid wheel
Anti-tip wheel
2.2 x 0.94 inch solid plastic wheel
Speed limit
Distance between ground and footplate
Forward speed: 3.7mph
Reverse speed: 2.2mph
Intelligent regenerative electromagnetic
brake
3.5 inch
Turning radius
31.5 inch
Dimensions
37 x 19.7 x 32.5 inch
Seat unit
Drive system
Standard light backrest with folding sponge
seat
Single motor drive
Batteries
12V/12Ah
Motor power
24V/180W
Travel Ranging
10.5 miles
Charger
24V/2A portable
Weight capacity
Maximum of 100kg
Climbing slope
Maximum of 12 degrees
Charging time
10 – 12hours
Component weight
Main frame: 53lb
Seat unit: 22lb
Batteries: 20lb
Braking system
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III. INITIAL ASSEMBLY
For your convenience of transportation and reduction of possible damage, the batteries and
the seat unit are separately packaged. So you need to assemble them onto the main frame
of your scooter.
OPENING THE PACKING BOX
Open the packaging box of your new scooter, and take off all the protective lining, then take
out the folded scooter from the box.
ADJUSTING ANGLE OF TILLER
 Loosen the lock-nut
 Lift the tiller up until at a proper angle for yourself
 Tighten the lock-nuts to fix the tiller
ASSEMBLE THE SEAT SUPPORT
 Insert the seat support into the
seat tube located on the rare
section
 Align the bolt hole
 Insert the bolt into the hole
ASSEMBLE BATTERY UNIT
Align electrode terminal on battery
ASSEMBLE SEAT UNIT
 Put the seat onto the seat
support
 Pull out the seat lock lever, adjust seat to desired position. The seat will lock
automatically.
 Insert left and right armrests into square tubes separately.
 Adjust to the desired position and lock the nuts.
ASSEMBLE BASKET
 Take off the two screws located on the front of the tiller
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Assemble the fixing part of net
basket on the front of the tiller
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Insert the net basket into the fixing
part.
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IV. DISASSEMBLY
For convenience to transport and store, your scooter is designed to be disassembled easily
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Shut off the power and pull the lock lever under the seat base to unlock the seat.
Lift the seat up and off the scooter.
Loosen the nuts on the plug of the front and rear power connector, then remove it.
Pull the nylon rope on the lock hook and move forward to detach it.
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Lift the front and rear section through the middle, remove the lock hook from the
body
Loosen the knob on the end of the tiller
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V. COMFORT ADJUSTMENT
Remove the key from the key switch before adjustments. Never attempt to make
adjustments while the scooter is motion.
Before operating the scooter, you may find the need to make some adjustments to increase
your comfort.
Seat height adjustment
You can choose the different holes to change the seat height
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Pull the seat lock lever back to unlock the seat
Lift the seat up and off the scooter
Hitch the pin loop and pull out of the pin
Slide the seat post up or down to change the
height of the seat
Re-insert the pin again
Re-install the seat again
Seat rotation
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You can rotate the to adjust its direction
Pull up the seat lock lever to unlock the seat
Rotate the seat to the desired position
Release the seat lock lever and it will lock the seat
automatically.
Armrest width adjustment
You can move the armrest inward or outward to adjust
the seat width.
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Loosen the screw on the armrest
Move the armrests inward or outward to the desired position
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Tighten the screw
Tiller angle adjustment
You can adjust the position of the tiller forwards or backwards from
the footplate
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Loosen the lock nuts on the lower end of the tiller
Move the tiller forward or backward to a comfortable position
Tighten the lock nuts
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VI. OPERATION
Tiller console
The tiller console houses all of the controls needed to drive
your scooter.
Power switch
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Plug the key into the key slot
Indicator on the gauge will illuminate
When you plug out the key, the power indicator
switches off
Do not use the key switch to stop the scooter unless under
urgent circumstances.
If your scooter has stopped for a long period, power down
to prevent unintended motion.
Throttle control lever
This lever allows you to control the forward and reverse
speed of your scooter up to the maximum you preset with
the speed adjustment knob.
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Use your thumb to push the lever forward to disengage
the brake and start moving
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The greater the rotating angle of the level is, the faster
the speed of the scooter.
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When you release the lever completely, it
automatically returns to its primary position by engaging your
scooter’s brakes to slow the scooter down until it stops
completely.
If your scooter moves unintentionally, please release the throttle control lever
immediately. The scooter should automatically stop.
Speed adjustment knob
The knob allows you to preset and limit your scooter’s top speed
Before you master operating your scooter, please preset the speed adjustment knob to
the lowest position.
Battery
When your scooter is powered up, this indicator shows the remaining capacity of the
batteries by 3 colour ranges
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Green range indicates that the batteries are fully charged
Yellow range indicates half of the batter’s capacity remains and that it needs to be
charged
Red range indicates that the batteries have nearly been consumed and need to be
charged immediately
Load protector
The load protector is a safety device. When an overload occurs, the protector automatically
trips to protect the motor and other electric devices. When the protector trips, your scooter
must be powered down immediately. You should then wait at least a minute before you
press the button on the load protector, which is under the cover at the rear section of the
scooter, to resume. Thereafter, you con power up and drive normally.
Manual freewheel mode lever
There is a freewheel mode lever at the lower right of the seat base. Whenever you do not
want to move your scooter by motor, you can put it in freewheel mode.
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Pull the manual freewheel lever
forward to disable the drive motor
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Push the manual freewheel lever
backward to reengage the drive
motor.
Freewheel
mode lever
When your scooter is in freewheel mode,
the brake system is disabled
Never use your scooter in freewheel mode without assistance. Doing so can result in
personal injury
Never climb onto your scooter while it is in freewheel mode
Never put your scooter in freewheel mode on any incline
When your scooter is in powered on, your scooter must be in drive mode to guarantee
that the brake system works normally.
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VII. BATTERY AND CHARGING
Your scooter uses two long-lasting, 12 Volt, deep cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed
and are maintenance free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte
(fluid) level. Deep cycle batteries are designed to handle a longer and deeper discharge.
Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are not
interchangeable. Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge
and are also unsafe to use on a scooter.
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
your hands after handling.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your scooter batteries. This charger
can charge your scooter batteries safely, quickly and easily.
You must charge your scooter’s batteries with the supplied off-board battery charger. Do
not use an automotive-type battery charger.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
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Position your scooter next to a standard wall
socket
Open the flap on the battery case
Ensure that the scooter is powered off
Plug the input connector of the off-board
charger into the 3-pin charger receptacle
Plug the input connector of the off-board
charger into the wall outlet
The red light on the charger turns on to indicate
that it is charging
When it is almost done charging, the green light will turn on. You should continue to
charge the batteries for some time
It is recommended that you charge your batteries for 10 – 12 hours
When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board from the wall socket and
then from the 3-pin charger receptacle
Put the charger with its cord into the back bag of your scooter
The battery can also be charged while detached from the scooter.
The battery should be stored on a clean, dry and nonconductive surface, otherwise the
battery will cause a fire hazard
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NEW BATTERY’S USAGE
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
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Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial
use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its
optimum performance level
Operate your scooter around the house and yard.
Move slowly at first, and do not stray too far until
you become accustomed to your scooter and
know how to control the driving distance from the
battery condition indicator
Give the batteries another full charge of 10 – 12
hours and operate your scooter again. The
batteries will now perform at over 90% of their
potential
After four or five charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge and last
for an extended period
FREQUENTLYASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE CHARGER WORK?
The battery charger takes the standard wall outlet voltage (alternating current) and converts
it into 12VDC (direct current). This scooter’s battery uses direct current to run your scooter.
When the battery voltage is low, the charger sends more current to the battery. When the
battery is fully charged, the current sent to them, from the charger, is nearly at zero.
Therefore, when the charger is plugged in, it does not overcharge the battery.
HOW OFTEN MUST THE BATTERIES BE CHARGED?
You can charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your scooter. This is for the
benefit of prolonging the life of the battery.
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Infrequent use:
If you use your scooter infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the
battery at least once a week for 10 – 12 hours
Keep the battery in dry circumstances and avoid deeply
discharging your batteries. Do not charge the batteries for
more than 24 hours at a charging cycle
HOW CAN I GET MAXIMUM RANGE PER CHARGE?
Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such smooth,
hard terrain with no hills or curves. More often you are
presented with hills, side walk cracks, uneven and loosely
packed surfaces and curves. All of these factors will affect
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the running distance or running time on the battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for
obtaining the maximum range per charge.
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Always charge battery prior to your trip
Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines, if possible
Limit baggage weight to essential items
WHY DOES MY NEW BATTERY SEEM WEAK?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car
batteries – nickel cadmium or other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are
specifically designed to provide power, drain their charge and then accept a relatively quick
recharge. AGM and Gel-cell batteries should be charged as often as possible. They do not
have a “memory” like nickel cadmium batteries.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your
scooter’s specific demands. Fresh batteries are promptly shipped with a full charge. During
shipping, the encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance. Heat
the charge from the batteries, and the cold slows the power available and extends the time
needed to recharge the batteries (just as with a car battery). It might take a few days for the
temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature. More
importantly, it will take a few “recharging cycles” to establish the critical chemical balance
that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life.
The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives
WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?
AMG and Gel-cell batteries are designed for the application in scooters and other mobility
devices. These batteries allow for safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there
is no danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s company in advance
to determine their specific requirements.
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VIII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Moisture
You should avoid positioning your scooter in damp areas of any kind. Direct exposure to
water or dampness could cause your scooter to malfunction electronically and mechanically.
Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the scooter’s frame to rust. Should
your scooter come into contact with water:
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Dry your scooter as thoroughly as possible with a towel
Allow your scooter to sit in a warm dry place to get unseen water to evaporate
Make safe checks of all operations before using your scooter
If any inconsistencies are found, please contact us
Temperature
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Some parts of the scooter are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature.
Always keep your scooter in proper range of temperature.
In extremely cold temperature, the battery may be frozen.
Temperature above 45*C may cause the scooter to operate at a reduced speed
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Sleep timer
Shut off the power after each use in order to prolong the battery service time. Your scooter
has the specially designed function to save energy. The scooter will shut off the power
automatically if it is not operating for 20min. In this case, if you want to use it, please unplug
the key and restart it.
For a safe use and an extended useful life, your scooter requires a routine maintenance
check. Preventative maintenance is very important. You can perform some of these regular
checks yourself:
Daily check
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With the power off, check the throttle control lever. Make sure it returns to the
primary positon when you release it
Check the right/left lock nut on the low end of the tiller. Make sure that it is fastened
to the tiller
Weekly check
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Check all the electrical connectors. Make sure that they are not loosened or
corroded.
Check the body joint bolt. Make sure this bolt is tightened
Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on an even surface with at least
one meter of clearance around your scooter
Monthly checks
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Check the anti-tip wheel. Make sure it doesn’t touch the ground and that it’s not
seriously worn. If the anti-tip wheels need to be replaced, please contact us.
Keep your scooter clean and free of foreign material, such as food, drinks, dust, mud
etc.
Yearly check
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Bring your scooter to us for annual maintenance. This helps ensure that your scooter
is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications
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