User manual Legend 2 - Handicare Mobility becomes Sunrise Medical

Legend 2
User Manual
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Introduction
Congratulations on your choice of new wheelchair!
Quality and function are key concepts for all wheelchairs in the Handicare series.
Your feedback can help us to produce an even better product.
For your own safety, and in order to get the most out of your new wheelchair, we
recommend that you read this user manual thoroughly before using the chair.
Handicare Legend 2 in brief
Legend 2 has been developed in line with the market. The result is a unique wheelchair
with quality comfort and good rolling properties.
A total width of the seat width + 18 cm provides good ability to negotiate obstacles through
narrow doors and in narrow rooms.
Legend 2 is easy to take in the car or transport in other ways. The standard chair weighs
only 17.9 kg and is only 28 cm wide when folded up.
Legend 2 is easy to adapt for the individual user. Many different adjustments can be
made and the adjusting procedures are intuitive and demand a minimal use of tools and
replacement of parts. Measuring scales on all adjustment points simplify the adjustments
and make them accurate. In a few minutes for example you can adjust the height and tip
over point in 25 driving wheel positions.
This user manual is for Handicare Legend 2
with serial number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The wheelchair was inspected and approved
on:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
by:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handicare AS
Serviceboks
2626 Lillehammer
Norway
www.Handicare.com
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Contents
Introduction...................................................................................2
Contents ........................................................................................3
The wheelchair’s parts .................................................................4
Assembly and transport ..............................................................5
Using the wheelchair....................................................................6
Adjusting the chair .....................................................................12
Positioning belt ..........................................................................23
Safety ...........................................................................................24
Safety in cars ..............................................................................25
Maintenance ................................................................................28
Technical specifications ............................................................31
Labelling ......................................................................................33
Accessories ................................................................................34
Guarantee ....................................................................................36
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The wheelchair’s parts
In order to be able to read and understand this manual it is important that you
familiarise yourself with the most common terms we use for the different parts of
the wheelchair.
Have a look at the following drawing and note the relevant parts on your
wheelchair.
The equipment on your wheelchair may vary somewhat from the illustration below.
Pushing
handle
Back with back cover
Armrest
Clothes protector
Driving wheel
Hand rim
Seat with cushion
Leg support
Frame
Footplate
Brake
Wheel block
Bearing housing
castor
Castor wheel
fork
Castor wheel
Figure 1
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Assembly and transport
Assembly Figure 2
The standard version is delivered complete.
All you need to do is unfold the wheelchair
and fit the leg supports where necessary.
Figure 2
Unfolding the wheelchair
Figure 3
To unfold the wheelchair, press down with
the flat of your hand on the cover by the
seat tubing.
NB
Do not hold around the seat tubing as your
fingers can get caught.
Put the seat cushion (accessory) into
position ensuring that it sits properly on the
seat fabric.
Figure 3
Folding the wheelchair Figure 4
Remove the seat cushion (accessory) and
pull up the footplates or remove the leg
supports before folding the wheelchair.
Take hold of the seat cover and lift straight
up.
The chair will fold together. Check that the
back cover has folded backwards.
Figure 4
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Using the wheelchair
Quick-release Figure 5
The wheelchair has a quick-release catch
on the driving wheels. Press the button in
the middle of the driving wheel in order to
remove or attach the wheel.
NB
Check that the wheel is properly secured
by ensuring that the button pops out
approximately 5 mm when the wheel bolt
is completely in the casing.
Figure 5
Height adjustable pushing
handle Figure 6
The pushing handle is adjusted by
loosening the locking handle whilst moving
the pushing handle upward or downward to
the desired height. Re-tighten the locking
handle.
You can remove the pushing handle
completely by loosening the locking
handle, pulling together the spring pin (6A)
and pulling up the pushing handle.
A
Figure 6
Armrests, removing and fitting
Figure 7
The armrests can be removed by lifting
them straight up.
Figure 7
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Using the wheelchair
Swing out/Attach/Remove the
leg supports Figures 8 and 9
The leg supports can be swung in/out and
removed for easier movement.
The supports can be released by twisting
the handle (8A) inwards or outwards when
the leg support is swung.
A
Figure 8
After the leg support has been swung to
the side, it can be lifted straight up and
completely removed if desired. In order
to attach it again, carry out these steps
in reverse order, and the handle will
automatically lock.
Figure 9
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Using the wheelchair
Full footplate (Standard on XL
chairs) Figure 10
The full footplate can be split in two and
tipped up for transfers. Ensure that the
footplates lock in place when you put them
back down.
The footplates lock most easily into place
if they are angled right in to each other
when you put them back down (see figure
10).
Figure 10
Swing out/Attach/Remove the
leg supports (Full footplate)
Figures 11 and 12
The leg supports can be swung in/out and
removed for easier movement.
The supports can be released by twisting
the handle (11A) inwards or outwards
when the leg support is swung.
After the leg support has been swung to
the side, it can be lifted straight up and
completely removed if desired. In order
to attach it again, carry out these steps
in reverse order, and the handle will
automatically lock.
A
Figure 11
Figure 12
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Using the wheelchair
Using the brakes Figure 13
Push the brake lever forward and down
when you want to lock the brake.
The brake is only designed to hold
the chair when it is stationary. Under
no circumstances should it be used
as a driving brake.
Anti-tip stabiliser/Tipping bar
Figure 13
Figure 14
The anti-tip stabiliser is put into position
by pulling it down and turning it in a
downward direction simultaneously. The
anti-tip stabiliser is adjusted as standard
with a clearance to the base that makes it
possible to negotiate door thresholds etc.
The tipping bar is accessible when the
anti-tip stabiliser is up or down.
Figure 14
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Using the wheelchair
Moving in and out of the chair
Figures 15, 16 and 17
• Activate the brakes
•
Swing the leg supports away, where
applicable
•
Sit far forward on the chair before
moving to another chair, bed etc.
Figure 15
Figure 16
Figure 17
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Using the wheelchair
Negotiating obstacles, stairs
Figures 18 and 19
If the wheelchair is being lifted up/
down stairs with the user sitting in it, the
recommended lifting points should be used.
These are marked on the product.
The lifting points are the pushing handles
and the leg supports.
Figure 18
Do not lift the wheelchair by the
armrests!
NB For height adjustable pushing handles,
ensure that the handle is locked before
lifting.
In order for assistants to have a better
lifting position they can alternatively lift
from each side of the chair.
Figure 19
Negotiating obstacles, the kerb
Figure 20
When negotiating the kerb etc., swing the
anti-tip stabiliser up. Then place one foot
on the tipping bar whilst steering with the
pushing handles.
Steep terrain
For frequent use in undulating terrain, we
recommend that a separate brake be fitted
for the assistant.
Figure 20
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Adjusting the chair
Legend 2 has measuring scales that help you to adjust the
chair accurately
The following adjustments can be carried out quicker and more accurately using
the different measuring scales:
•
Seat height – back Page 12 and 14
The scale shows the seat height in relation to the driving wheels.
•
Centre of gravity Page 16
The measuring scale is numbered from 1 to 5, with 1 as the best anti-tipping
position.
•
Seat height – front Page 12, 14 and 17
Stepless scale from 1 to 9 to ensure equal adjustment on both castor wheels.
•
Angle of castor wheels Page 17
Stepless scale to ensure equal adjustment on both castor wheels.
•
Back height Page 18
The scale shows the back height from 35 cm to 45 cm.
•
Back angle Page 18
The scale shows the back angle from –5° to 16°.
•
Anti-tip stabiliser Page 20
The measuring scale is numbered from 1 to 5, in order to adjust the anti-tip
stabiliser in relation to the driving wheel position.
•
Leg support length Page 20
Stepless scale from 1 to 9 to ensure equal adjustment on both leg supports.
•
Armrest height Page 22
The scale shows the distance from the seat to the top of the armrest. From
18 cm to 24 cm for standard armrests and 22 cm to 29 cm for high armrests.
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Adjusting the chair
Adjusting the seat height
The seat height can easily be adjusted.
You can also change the angle of the
seat by having different heights at the
front and back. By changing the angle of
the seat, you can achieve better stability
and seating comfort. The different seat
height adjustments also effect the ability to
negotiate obstacles and rolling properties
of the wheelchair.
Adjusting the seat height – back
Figure 21
Figures 21 and 22
The seat height at the back can be
adjusted using the methods below.
Moving the wheel block up or down
Moving the wheel block up, lowers the
seat. Moving the wheel block down, raises
the seat. See page 15.
Changing to bigger or smaller driving
wheels
A bigger driving wheel increases the seat
height, whilst a smaller wheel decreases
the height. The table on page 31 shows
which seat heights can be achieved by
changing to different sizes of driving wheel.
Figure 22
Adjusting the seat height – front
Figures 22 and 22
The seat height at the front can be
adjusted using the methods below.
Moving the bearing housing of the castor
wheel up or down (see page 17).
By moving the bearing housing up, the
seat is lowered, and by moving it down, the
seat is raised.
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Adjusting the chair
Moving the castor wheel to a higher or
lower position in the castor wheel fork.
By moving the castor wheel to a higher
position in the castor wheel fork (23A),
the seat is lowered, and by moving the
castor wheel to a lower position, the seat
is raised.
Changing to bigger or smaller castor
wheels
A smaller castor wheel lowers the seat
height, whilst a bigger castor wheel raises
the seat height. By changing the castor
wheel, a smaller castor wheel will give
a smaller turning radius, and thereby
increase the ability to negotiate obstacles
in narrow spaces, and will also give more
room for the legs. A larger castor wheel
will increase the turning radius but will also
improve the ability to negotiate obstacles
on uneven surfaces.
Castor wheel fork
Bearing
housing
A
Castor
wheel
Figure 23
Changing to a longer or shorter castor
wheel fork
A shorter castor wheel fork lowers the
seat height, gives a smaller turning
radius, and thereby increases the ability
to negotiate obstacles in narrow spaces,
and will also give more room for the legs.
A longer castor wheel fork increases the
seat height, and allows several alternative
castor wheels to be used.
The table on page 31 shows which seat
heights can be achieved by using the
methods above.
NB Remember to adjust the angle of the
castor wheel when changing the seat
height, and to adjust the brakes when
changing the seat height at the back.
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Adjusting the chair
Adjusting the seat height – back
Figures 24 and 25
On the wheelchair frame you will find a
measuring scale (25A) showing the seat
height in relation to the size of the driving
wheel
• Remove the driving wheel
• Loosen the screw (25B) with a 27 mm
wrench and unscrew until it stops
• Pull the inner and outer wheel block
slightly apart
• Adjust the wheel block step-by-step up or
down in accordance with the scale
• Squeeze the inner and outer wheel block
together
NB
• It is important to ensure that the pins
in the wheel block go into the holes
in the frame and that the casing lies
horizontally in the track before tightening
the screw.
Figure 24
Alternative driving
wheel dimensions
B
A
Figure 25
Seat heights that can
be achieved by the
different steps on the
scale
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Find the dimension of your driving
wheel at the top of the scale. The
column under the wheel dimension
shows where to place the wheel
block in order to achieve the various
seat heights.
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Adjusting the centre of gravity
Figures 26 and 27
The driving wheel can be adjusted to five
different positions in relation to the centre
of gravity.
This is shown on the scale (26A) on the
wheel block. Position 1 represents the best
anti-tipping position.
• Loosen the screw (26B) with a 27 mm
wrench, and unscrew until it stops.
• Adjust the casing of the driving wheel
forward or backward (Figure 27).
NB
It is important to ensure that the pins in the
wheel block go into the holes in the frame
and that the casing lies horizontally in the
track before tightening the screw.
A
B
Figure 26
Remember to adjust the brakes and
the anti-tip stabiliser after you have
adjusted the seat height and centre of
gravity.
NB
When changing the height and centre
of gravity, the driving wheels should be
adjusted first, followed by the height and
angle of the castor wheels.
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Figure 27
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Adjusting the seat height - front
Figures 28, 29 and 30
When adjusting the height of the
wheelchair, the height of the driving
wheels should be regulated before the
angle. There is a scale for adjusting
both the height and angle of the castor
wheels, which helps to achieve equal
measurements on both castor wheels.
Adjusting the castor wheel height
Figure 29
The driving wheel has a scale from 1–9
to help achieve the same height on both
castor wheels.
• Loosen screw (29A)
• Adjust to the desired height, see scale
(29B)
• Re-tighten the screw
Figure 28
A
B
Adjusting the angle of the castor
wheel Figure 30
• Loosen screw (30A) slightly
• Loosen screw (30B)
• Place the Allen key into the rotating disk
(30C) and rotate to the desired angle.
See the scale
• Tighten screw (30B). A screw locking
device such as Blue Locktite, no. 243,
can be used.
• Tighten screw (30A)
When the front castor wheel is at the
correct angle, the bearing housing will be
in a vertical position (90°) to the base. This
is achieved by using a right angle to the
bearing house/floor. The bearing housing
level for achieving the correct angle can be
supplied as an accessory (see page 34).
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Figure 29
B
C
A
Figure 30
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Adjusting the height of the back
Figure 31
In order to access the back tubing when
adjusting the back height, open the “lid”
(C) in the back cover. The measuring
scale (31A) shows the back height. For
easier access to the back tubing, raise the
pushing handle. The adjustment can be
made whilst the user is in the wheelchair.
Additionally, it is not necessary to remove
the driving wheels in order to adjust the
back height.
• Loosen the screw in the back tubing
(31B)
• Adjust to the desired back height. See
the measuring scale
• Re-tighten the screw
C
A
B
Figure 31
Adjusting the angle of the back
Figures 32 and 33
The angle of the back can be adjusted
from –5° to 15°, in intervals of 5°. The scale
showing the back angle (33A) is located
on the back fitting bracket. The adjustment
can be made whilst the user is sitting in the
wheelchair. Additionally, it is not necessary
to remove the driving wheels in order to
adjust the back angle.
Figure 32
• Loosen screw (33B) approx. 5 mm
• Pull out the lock ring (33C), adjust the
angle of the back and release the lock
ring at the desired angle
• Re-tighten screw (33B)
A
15
10
5
05
B
C
Figure 33
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Adjusting the chair
Adjusting the curvature of the
back Figure 34
The wheelchair has a padded back that
can be adjusted to the curvature of the
back in order to achieve a comfortable
sitting position and good stability.
The user can sit in the wheelchair when
adjustments are being made for the
curvature of the back.
Loosen the back cover in order to access
the Velcro tapes. These can be adjusted to
change the back curvature and so achieve
maximum comfort and support.
Figure 34
Adjusting the brakes
Figures 35 and 36
The standard wheelchair is delivered with
brakes that are fitted in the middle driving
wheel position.
In order to move the brake, loosen the
screw (35A) that is located on the inside
of the frame at the front of the wheelchair.
Move the entire brake in the track to the
desired position. Correct distance between
the brake block and the wheel (36A) is
approximately 2.5 cm.
A
Figure 35
The brakes that are supplied with the
wheelchair will not normally need to be
adjusted.
A
Figure 36
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Adjusting the anti-tip stabiliser
Figure 37
Adjust the anti-tip stabiliser when you
have changed the centre of gravity of the
wheelchair. Loosen screw (37A). Pull or
push the anti-tip stabiliser to the correct
position so that the measurement on the
stabiliser’s measuring scale corresponds to
the driving wheel position. Re-tighten the
screw. There should be a maximum of 37
mm from the end of the anti-tip stabiliser to
the base. To adjust this, loosen the screw
(37B) and push/pull the lower pipe of the
anti-tip stabiliser. Re-tighten the screw.
Adjusting the length of the
legrests Figure 38
A
B
max 38 mm
Figure 37
B
The leg supports have a linear scale (38A)
on the outside, which helps to achieve the
correct length. To adjust the length of the
leg supports loosen the fixing screw (38B)
approx. 5 mm. Then adjust the leg supports
to the desired length and re-tighten the
screw.
A quick-release catch for adjusting the leg
supports is available as an accessory (see
page 34).
A
Figure 38
Adjusting the angle of the
legrests Figure 39
The angle of the legrests can be adjusted to
70˚, 80˚ or 90˚.
• Remove the screw (39A)
• Pull or push the legrest to the desired
angle
• Place the screw in the correct hole and
tighten
A
70º
80º 90º
Figure 39
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Adjusting the seat depth
Figures 40, 41 and 42
Adjust the depth of the seat by pulling or
pushing the seat cover until the correct
seat depth is achieved.
A
• Loosen the overlapping velcro (40A) in
the seat fabric
• In order to loosen the seat cover
enough to be able to move it, fold the
wheelchair
• Pull or push the seat cover forward
or backwards to achieve correct seat
depth
Figure 40
• Fasten the overlapping velcro in the
seat fabric and unfold the wheelchair
The table on page 31 shows which
seat depths can be achieved on your
wheelchair
Figure 41
Figure 42
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Adjusting the chair
Adjusting the height of the
armrest Figure 39
In order to adjust the height of the armrest,
loosen the screw (39A). Raise or lower
the armrest to the desired position. Refer
to the scale (39B) in order to achieve the
same height on both armrests. The scale
shows the number of centimetres from the
seat to the top of the armrest. Re-tighten
the screw. When the armrest is adjusted to
the desired position, the clothes protector
can be moved in order to avoid openings
to the wheel. Loosen the screw (39C) and
push the clothes protector up or down. Retighten the screw. (The clothing protector
cannot be adjusted on Legend 2 in seat
width 54–60.)
C
B
A
Figure 43
Adjusting the depth of the
armrests Figure 44
Adjust the depth of the armrests by moving
the armrest pads forwards or backwards.
• Loosen the screws (44A) using a 10
mm wrench
• Push the armrest pads forwards/
backwards to the desired position and
tighten the screws
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A
Figure 44
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Positioning belt
Assembly instruction
Positioning belt (accessorie)
Figures 43, 45 and 46
•
Remove the screws (43A) with a 4 mm
Allen key.
A
Figure 43
•
Locate the fixing bracket as shown in
figure 2. Fasten it with the screws you
removed, or use the screws that came
with the fixing brackets.
Figure 45
•
Feed the lap belt through the slots in
the fixing brackets.
Figure 46
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Safety
• Do not stand on, or exert any great pressure on the footplates.
• A wheelchair should be regarded as a replacement for the walking function.
Users must therefore travel among pedestrians, and not on roads or streets
with traffic.
• When moving out of the wheelchair ensure that you are standing on as stable
and even a surface as possible. In order to ensure that the wheelchair does not
move at unwanted times, ensure that the brake is locked in position.
• The maximum weight capacity for Legend 2 is 135 kg.
• You should inspect the wheelchair regularly in order to ensure that all screws,
bolts and other fastenings are properly secured.
• The wheelchair should not be used as a seat in motorised vehicles.
• When the wheelchair is in use, always ensure that the anti-tip stabiliser is
activated.
• If the leg-support hanger has been removed from the chair, the accompanying
protection for the front of the frame should be used to prevent injury to the user.
• When modifying the chair, such as moving the driving wheels, moving the
castor wheels, changing the back height etc., the chair’s handling properties,
balance and tip over point can be affected. Special care should be taken when
the wheelchair is put into use again.
• It is recommended that the user have a qualified helper when moving in and
out of the chair.
• Ensure that clothing, baggage and other loose objects do not get caught in the
spokes.
• Be aware of the potential risks of getting your fingers caught. Avoid putting
fingers between the clothes protector and wheel, and between the wheel and
brake.
• If it is necessary during operation to raise the chair’s front in order to pass an
obstacle, never do this by pressing the pushing handles down. Step on the
tipping bar whilst applying moderate force to the pushing handles.
• If the user sits in the wheelchair for long periods at a time, the risk of pressure
soars increases. Where there is a high risk of pressure soars we recommend
that a special seat cushion be used to counteract this.
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Safety in cars
Legend 2 as a passenger seat in a car
Where possible, the wheelchair user should be moved to the passenger seat of
the car and use the car’s seat belt.
The wheelchair can be used as a passenger seat in a car and has been tested in
accordance with ISO 7671/19.
When the wheelchair is used as a passenger seat it should sit facing forward.
The wheelchair must be attached to the fastening system it was tested for;
Unwin WWR/ATF/K/R
User fastening: QIR/3H/ATF/FA/WH
The system is a 4-point fastening system.
The system is a total system that fastens
both the wheelchair and user to the car.
The system requires fastening rails to be
mounted in the car.
Legend 2 has marked off four points
(Figure 46) that must be used when
securing the wheelchair:
• The rear tubing of the side frame,
above the wheel block
• The front tubing of the side frame,
above the bearing housing
Figure 46
When using Legend 2 as a
passenger seat in a car, a neck
support without a link for depth
adjustment should be used.
Handicare relinquishes itself of
all responsibility in the event that
Legend 2 is used as a passenger
seat in a car using a different
fastening system to the one
mentioned above.
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Safety in cars
Fastening the seat belt:
• The stomach belt must be fastened at
as steep an angle as possible; between
30° and 75°
• The chest belt is fastened over the
shoulder and chest
• The seat belt is fastened as tightly to
the body as possible and must not be
twisted
• Make sure the seat belt is not kept
away from the body by the wheelchair
parts, such as armrests and wheels. For
correct positioning, see figure 47
• The chair must not be tilted backwards
when used as a passenger seat in a car
Figure 47
Make sure that the seat
belt is not kept away from
the body by the wheelchair
parts, such as armrests
and wheels.
WARNING
a) Where possible, the wheelchair should be in a forward facing
direction and secured in accordance with the instructions from the
manufacturer of the fastening system.
b) This wheelchair is approved for use in cars and meets the
requirements for forward facing transport and head on collisions.
The wheelchair has not been tested for other positions in a
vehicle.
c) The wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward facing
direction, with the user secured by both a stomach and chest belt
(3-point seat belt)
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d) Both the stomach and chest belts should be used to reduce the
risk of head and chest injuries in the event of colliding with parts
in the car.
e) In order to reduce the risk of injury to the user, tables that are
fitted to the wheelchair, which are not designed for crash safety,
must be:
• Removed and secured separately in the vehicle, or
• Secured to the wheelchair, but with energy-absorbing padding
placed between the table and the user
f) Where possible, other wheelchair accessories should be secured
to the wheelchair or removed from the chair and secured in the
vehicle during transport, so that they don’t become loose and
cause injury to the user in the event of a collision.
g) Support and positioning equipment must not be regarded as
safety equipment/seat belts if they are not labelled in accordance
with the requirements of ISO 7176/19-20XX.
h) The wheelchair should in inspected by a representative of the
manufacturer before being used again after any kind of collision.
i) No changes or replacements must be made to the anchorage
points/car fastenings on the wheelchair, or to constructional
elements or parts of the frame without consulting the
manufacturer.
j) When using electric wheelchairs in motor vehicles, gel-filled
batteries should be used.
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Maintenance
Maintenance covered in this section can be carried out by the user. Other
maintenance work should be undertaken by the supplier’s qualified personnel in
your area or by the help centre. For information concerning repairs or service,
please apply to the help centre in your county.
Washing the frame
The frame should be washed regularly with mild soapy water. If the frame is very
dirty, a scouring agent may be used. The frame can also be flushed using a high
pressure jet spray. Spraying directly at the ball bearings using a high speed jet
spray should be avoided. Dry the wheelchair thoroughly after washing or when
it has been in the rain. If a scouring agent is used, movable parts should be regreased.
Cleaning seat and back covers
The seat cover, back cover and extra back cover can be washed at 60°C. See the
washing instructions on the different materials.
Conditions that can damage the wheelchair
The wheelchair should not be used in temperatures below –35°C or in excess of
60°. There are no restrictions with regard to humidity or atmospheric pressure.
Storing the wheelchair does not require any special conditions in addition to the
above.
Screws and nuts
Screws and nuts can become loose over time. Remember therefore to check
these at regular intervals and tighten where necessary. A screw locking device
such as Blue Locktite, no. 243, can be used. After a lock nut has been removed, it
loses some of its locking properties and should be replaced.
Driving wheels
The driving wheels have spokes. These should be adjusted at least once a year.
Apply to a local cycle dealer or to your nearest help centre.
Quick-release catch on wheels
The quick-release catch on the driving wheels requires regular inspection. Check
that the bearings work properly. The release bolt and bearings should be cleaned
and greased with oil regularly.
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Recommended air pressure
The wheelchair is delivered as standard with solid wheels. Find where the size is
given on the driving wheel/castor wheel, then find the recommended maximum
air pressure in the table. Note that high air pressure makes the wheelchair easier
to roll, whilst lower air pressure gives more cushioning. For optimum handling
properties, the air pressure should be checked regularly.
kPa
Bar
PSI
Driving wheel air
350
3,5
50
Driving wheel high
pressure
630
6,3
90
Castor 6” air
250
2,5
35
Castor 8” air
250
2,5
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Tools for service and maintenance of the wheelchair
Adjusting:
Tools:
Adjusting:
Tools:
Brakes
Allen key 4 mm
Back height
Allen key 4 mm
Leg support
length
Allen key 5 mm
Back angle
Allen key 4 mm
Footplates
Allen key 5 mm
Seat depth
Allen key 3 mm
Anti-tip
stabiliser
Allen key 4 mm, 5 mm,
wrench 10 mm
Seat height front
Allen key 5 mm
Driving wheel pos.
Wrench 27 mm
Armrest height
Allen key 4 mm
Castor angle
Allen key 5 mm
Inspection after six months, subsequently every year
•
•
•
•
Check that the brake works properly. Adjust if necessary.
Check that the tyres are whole and that there is no damage to the sidewalls.
Ensure that the wheelchair is clean and that all moveable parts work.
Check for slack on the front castor wheel fork. Adjust if necessary. The axle
should run freely around its axis, but there should not be any slack in an up/
down direction.
• Check screwed joints and adjust where necessary.
Repairs
Apart from minor enamel repairs, change of tyres, tubes and adjusting the brakes,
all repairs must be carried out by the supplier’s qualified personnel in your area or
at the help centre.
For information regarding repairs or service, enquire at the help centre in your
county.
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Maintenance
Changing inflated tyres Figure 48
B
Inflated tyres are accessories.
Dismounting tyres
• Remove the wheel, drain off the air by
holding in the small pin in the valve, or
by unscrewing the valve.
• Ensure that the edge of the tyre is
positioned well into the inner groove of
the rim (48A).
• Bend the edge of the tyre over the edge
of the rim. Use a special tyre lever (48B)
if necessary. Make sure that the tube
does not get caught between the lever
and the edge of the rim.
C
A
Figure 48
Fitting tyres
• Insert the tube into the new tyre and
apply a friction-reducing agent (tyre
fitting agent or soap) to the end of the
tyre (48C).
• Ensure that the end of the tyre is
positioned well into the groove of the
rim on one side. Bend the tyre over the
edge. Ensure that the tube does not get
caught.
• Fill the right amount of air pressure and
fit the wheel to the wheelchair.
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Technical specifications
Technical specifications and dimensions
The wheelchair is delivered as standard in several different seat heights and
seat widths. The height that best suits the user of the wheelchair depends on two
factors: The height of the user and how the wheelchair will be operated. Ask your
dealer or enquire at your nearest help centre if you are uncertain as to whether
you have the correct height and width. (Dimensions are given in centimetres
unless otherwise specified.)
Seat width
36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57 and 60
Seat depth
Standard
Long
39 (36-45)
45 (45-51)
Seat height
– front
= position not applicable
Fork
Wheel
mm
inches/
mm
1.
2.
92
4”/100
37-43
35,5-41,5
92
5”/125
38,5-44,5
120
4”/100
40-46
38,5-44,5
37-43
120
5”/125
41,5-47,5
40-46
38,5-44,5
120
6”/150
43-49
41,5-47,5
40-46
146
4”/100
43-49
41,5-47,5
40-46
146
5”/125
44,5-50,5
43-49
41,5-47,5
40-46
146
6”/150
46-52
44,5-50,5
43-49
41,5-47,5
146
8”/200
47,5-53,5
46-52
Seat height
back
Hole positions in the castor wheel fork
3.
5.
6.
6 cm
1. hole
Driving wheel
Seat height – back
20”
36 - 44
22”
38 - 46
24”
40 - 48
Back height
35 - 45
Armrests
height
Standard armrests 17 - 24
Total height
75 - 93, Standard 84
Total width
Seat width +18
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Armrest heigh 22 - 29
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Width
folded up
28
Total length
94 - 100, Standard 97
Weight of
chair
18 kg
Max.
user weight
140 kg (SW 54, 57 and 60: 160 kg)
The wheelchair and most of its fittings are manufactured in a special aluminium
alloy. The back and seat covers are made of flame retardant material. The
wheelchair can alternatively be delivered with solid/pneumatic tyres for the castor
wheels and driving wheels.
Waste management
Waste from packaging and parts of the wheelchair, as well as the wheelchair
itself, can be treated as ordinary waste. The main constituent of the wheelchair is
aluminium, which is suitable for remelting. The plastic and cardboard packaging
can be recycled.
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Labelling
Product name
Model
Seat width
Seat depth
Max. user weight
Serial number
CE labelling
0000001
Year and month
manufactured
Specification of
lifting points
Pitch angle
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Accessories
1
4
6
5
9
10
13
17
19
7
8
11
12
15
14
16
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2
18
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Accessories
Driving wheel and driving wheel
fastening
• Driving wheel fastening with Impera
wheel block (enables the camber
angle to be adjusted)
• Amputation block
• Driving wheel with different
dimensions and tyres – solid, high
pressure and pneumatic
• Spider wheel 1
• Friction hand rim
• Friction cover
• Spoke protectors 2 3
• Single hand operated wheel 4
• Additional brake for assistant
• Quick-release catch for poor hand
function
Back
• Smartsit comfort back 9
• Angled pushing handle
• Pushing handle 10
• Pushing handle for neck support
• Neck support 12
11
Armrests and clothes protector
• Armrests with short pads, standard
height
• Armrests with long pads, high
• Armrests with short pads, high
• Hemiplegia armrest 13
• Clothes protector
Miscellaneous accessories
• Pump, electric 14
• Crutch holder
Castor wheel and castor wheel
fastening
• Table 15
• Castor wheel, with different
• Seat cushion 16
dimensions and tyres – solid and
• Seat cushion Smartsit Basic 17
pneumatic
18
• Castor wheel forks in different sizes • Seat cushion Smartsit Comfort
• Hip belt 19
• Fitting for hip belt
Brakes
• Rucksack
• Brake – pull to lock with long lever
• Satchel
• Anti-tip stabiliser, swing forward using
Leg support
leg 20
• Leg support, angle adjustable 5
• Footplate, depth adjustable 6
Fittings instructions are supplied with the
• Amputation support 7 8
accessories.
Contact your Handicare distributor for
accessories and spare parts.
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Guarantee
Guarantee: This guarantee applies to all new Handicare manual wheelchairs sold through
authorised Handicare AS dealers.
A 2-year guarantee for the product is valid from the date of delivery. Handicare AS
guarantees that the product shall not have any defects with regard to material and design,
and that it fulfils all the requirements specified in the sales brochure. Handicare AS
guarantees free repairs, maintenance and change of any defect parts, provided that the
damage was caused during normal use as described in the user manual.
All part exchanges, service and claims made under the following limited guarantee must be
presented to Handicare AS in writing within 45 days of the need for this arising in order to
be entitled to compensation.
Exclusions and limitations
• Equipment that is adjusted by someone other than Handicare AS or a representative
from the help centre will not be covered by this guarantee.
• Tyres, tubes and upholstery are not covered by this guarantee.
• Any damage to accessories will not be covered by this guarantee.
• Equipment that is not treated with due care or is used in a way that is inconsistent with
the guidelines of this user manual will not be covered by the guarantee.
Making a claim under the guarantee
Equipment that proves not to work satisfactorily must be returned to the authorised
Handicare AS dealer from which it was bought. The dealer will undertake the necessary
repairs and service. Handicare AS will do its utmost to provide the dealer with the
necessary parts in order to complete the repair, but the guarantee covers neither freight of
the equipment to or from the dealer nor a replacement for the buyer’s wheelchair whilst it is
being repaired.
If the buyer is unable to return the equipment to the authorised Handicare AS dealer
that sold it, the buyer should contact Handicare AS’s head office, tel. +47 69 24 44 00, in
Norway in order to obtain the name of an authorised dealer than can undertake the repair
under guarantee. The buyer should quote the model number, serial number, purchase date
and a description of the equipment’s fault in all communication with the dealer.
PO BOX 163
NO-1501 Moss
Norway
www.Handicare.com
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Notes
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Notes
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Notes
Warning: The content of this user manual is only intended as information. This information may
be changed without warning and must not therefore be interpreted as an obligation on the part
of Handicare AS. Handicare AS is not responsible, either legally or financially, for any errors or
inaccuracies that may appear in this user manual. All products that are mentioned in this user manual
are registered trademarks and cannot be used in other contexts without the consent of Handicare AS.
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Version 08 Published September 2009 Handicare AS