BLADEZ E-LITE 250 Troubleshooting guide

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ
E-LITE 250
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
Model: PB-SM815
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
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IMPORTANT
BATTERY MAINTENANCE and
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. You MUST Charge your scooter completely prior to initial use.
(Follow charging instructions in your Product Handbook).
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. Charge before storage. You must charge every 30 days if not in use.
4. Only use the charger provided.
5. DO NOT allow your unit to Deep Discharge.
6. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
7. Turn the unit OFF when not in use.
Failure to follow proper CHARING INSTRUCTIONS will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
This PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR EXTREME or
OFF-ROAD Use! Please take care of your POWERBOARD!
DO NOT JUMP or ABUSE THIS PRODUCT!
DO NOT RIDE IN WET CONDITIONS!
Failure to follow these instruction and abuse will
VOID YOUR WARRANTY!
If you have any questions, please contact Bladez customer service
(866) 325-2339 or visit us on the web at www.ebladez.com
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IMPORTANT
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING
THIS PRODUCT
WARNING
This product does not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Standards and is
not intended for operation on public streets, roads or highways. Serious
injury can result from the unsafe operations of this product. Operator can
minimize these risks by using certain safety equipment such as: safety
helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow and kneepads and appropriate footwear.
DO NOT operate this product in traffic, on wet, frozen oily or unpaved
surfaces or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Avoid uneven
surfaces, potholes, surface cracks and obstacles.
DO NOT use a water hose to clean this product. See Product Handbook for
more information.
This product is recommended for riders 16 YEARS OF AGE and older.
SAFETY
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This product should not be used by persons without excellent vision,
balance, coordination, reflex, muscle and bone strength and good
decision-making capabilities.
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This product should not be used by minors without adult supervision.
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This product should not be used by persons unwilling or unable to take
responsibility for their own actions.
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The user of this product assumes ALL risks associated with its use. To
minimize these RISKS, the user must wear safety helmet, goggles,
gloves, elbow and knee pads and appropriate footwear.
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This product is ELECTRIC! DO NOT Ride this product in wet conditions,
puddles or rainy weather.
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DO NOT TAKE YOUR
BLADEZ POWERBOARD BACK
TO THE STORE!
CONTACT US FIRST
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED
ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CALL BLADEZ, TOLL FREE AT:
(866) EBLADEZ
(866) 325-2339
MONDAY thru FRIDAY, 8am to 5pm PST
or visit us on the web at:
www.ebladez.com
NATIONWIDE NETOWRK OF SERVICING DEALERS
FOR ALL YOUR POWERBOARD NEEDS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
BATTERY MAINTENANCE AND
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS:………………………………………………………………...2
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD…………………………………. 6
BOX CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………………. 7
GETTING STARTED…………………………………………………………………………... 7
FOLDING AND STORAGE…………………………………………………………………..10
CHARGING SYSTEM…………………………………………………………………………10
RECOMMENDED TOOLS…………………………………………………………………… 11
BRAKING SYSTEM………………………………………………………………………….. 11
TIRES AND WHEELS………………………………………………………………………... 11
CHAIN CARE…………………………………………………………………………………..12
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE……………………………………………………………… 13
OTHER QUESTIONS………………………………………………………………………… 14
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD
Before operating your Bladez E-Lite 250 ELECTRIC POWERBOARD, please familiarize
yourself with the following features:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Accelerator Lever
Brake Lever
Quick Release Deck
Kick Stand
250W DC Motor
Mud Guard
7. Rear Drum Brake
8. 1.1AH Charger
9. Folding Handle
10. Control Panel
(with multi-function LED)
11. Battery Pack
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BOX CONTENTS
Your Bladez E-LITE should come complete with:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bladez E-Lite 250 ELECTRIC POWERBOARD
AC Wall Charger
Allen Wrench
Instruction Manual and Registration Card
GETTING STARTED
YOUR SCOOTER WILL COME CHARGED OUT OF THE BOX BUT YOU MUST
CHARGE YOUR E-LITE 250 FOR 6-8 HOURS EVEN IF THE LIGHT IS GREEN
PRIOR TO FIRST USE!
Before you Ride
1. The E-Lite is shipped with the Handlebars
unattached.
2. You need to insert the accelerator and
brake levers into the handlebars. To insert,
remove the screws from the handle bar,
then insert the right and left handle and
align the holes. (Fig.1). Then insert the
screws through the holes and tighten the
nuts. (Fig. 2).
*Note: the Accelerator Lever (the one with the
shorter lever) goes on the right, the Brake Lever
goes on the left.
3. Make sure all of the bolts are tightened.
Also make sure to insert the bolts in the
correct way with the nuts on the back side
of the handlebars as in Fig. 2
4. Make sure the tires are inflated to 50 PSI as
tires may lose pressure during shipping. For
information on inflating tires, please refer to
page 10.
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* Note: It is not advisable to operate your Power Board on low tire pressure. This will negatively affect
speed, handling and performance.
Quick Release Deck
The E-LITE is equipped with a quick release deck to
make it easier to get to the batteries and the pc board.
To release the deck locate the two levers towards the
front of the deck. (FIG. 3). Pull up on the levers to
release the deck then slide it forward as you pull up
on it to remove it. To replace the deck simply slide the
deck back into place and push down until you feel the
levers snap into place.
Batteries
The E-lite comes with 2 12V-8AMP batteries. The
batteries come in a pack that is located under the
deck. The battery pack has one set of wires coming
out of the bag.(Fig. 4) This wire is connected to the pc
board. The battery pack can also be removed from
the scooter and charged separately when you
purchase the hot swappable battery pack which
includes the charging adapter.
Charging
1. The scooter comes with a 1.1AH charger. (Fig. 5) To
charge your scooter you must plug the adapter in to
the control panel on the scooter (Fig. 5A) and plug the
charger into the wall. The LED light on the control
panel will let you know that status of batteries while
they are charging. For hot swap battery charging see
the instruction sheet that comes with the hot swap
battery pack.
*Note: full charging takes approx. 6-8 hours from full discharge. It
is recommended that you charge your Power Board after each
use.
2. To charge batteries externally. Purchase the hot swap
battery pack from your local dealer or from us here at
Bladez. www.ebladez.com or call us at 866-EBLADEZ
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*It is recommended on initial charge to charge for 6-8 hours even if the light is GREEN.
Unfolding
3. To unfold your E-Lite, hold the unit with one hand, while gently pulling up on the
handlebars with the other.
4. Fully extend the handlebars to their upright position until you feel the mechanism
lock into place.
5. You are now ready to ride your Power Board!
Riding
6. Makes sure that all of the bolts and screws are tightened.
7. Raise the kickstand to its upright position.
8. PRESS THE ON/OFF Button once (Fig 6). The
POWER INDICATOR light will blink RED and
then Turn GREEN (indicating the E-Lite in ON
and ready to ride).
9. Put one foot on the deck of the E-Lite. After
pushing off with the other foot, gently squeeze the
ACCELERATOR LEVER, on the right side of the
handlebars. The Power Board will begin to move
on its own power.
10. Your E-Lite 250 has a variable speed throttle lever. You can control the speed of
your scooter by the amount of pressure you use when depressing the throttle lever.
The more you depress the throttle the faster you will go.
11. To stop, release the accelerator handle and depress the BRAKE LEVER (on the left
side of the handlebars). Depressing the brake will temporarily disengage power to
the motor.
12. When you feel your Power Board moving slow, sluggish or running out of power, it is
time to recharge. (See charging instructions)
* Note that there is still charge in the battery but it is not advisable to fully discharge the
batteries.
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FOLDING AND STORAGE
13. To fold your Power Board. Using one hand,
gently pull up on the Folding Handle, while
lowering the handlebars with the other (Fig.
7A).
14. Lock the unit into the folded position by
rotating the locking hook over the folded
handlebars (Fig. 7B).
When you are done riding the E-Lite you can fold it down for compact storage, carrying
and transportation.
To fold down the E-Lite, use one hand to pull up on the FOLDING HANDLE, while using
the other to gently pull down on the handlebars. BE CAREFUL NOT TO HIT YOUR
HEAD WITH THE HANDLEBAR.
* NOTE: When folding your scooter attach the hook to secure the t-bar in the down position for easy and
safe transportation.
You can now carry the E-Lite by the handlebar tube.
CHARGING SYSTEM
This unit comes standard with a regulated 24V charger.
* Note that it is not advisable to leave your Power Board plugged in for more than 24
hours.
To re-charge your E-Lite simply repeat the steps in the
getting started section. The control panel on the scooter
has a multi-color LED that will let you know the status of
your batteries while they are charging. Follow the chart
which show what each color signifies.
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VOLTS PERCENT COLOR
21V-23V
60%
GREEN
20V-21V
30%
AMBER
< -20V
10%
RED
Multi-Function LED
The E-LITE 250 comes equipped with a multi function LED which will let you know the
status of your batteries while riding. When the scooter is turned on and the batteries are
fully charged the LED light on the scooter will be green, indicating a full charge. Once
the battery voltage drops between 21V to 23V the LED will have a green and red light
on at the same time. Indicating you have about 60% of your battery power left. Once the
voltage drops between 20V to 21V the LED will turn red, indicating you have 30% of
your battery left. Once the Led light turns red it is time to recharge your scooter. If the
voltage drops below 20V( indicating you have 10% of your battery left) the red LED light
will blink twice. It is recommended that you do not try to ride your scooter as you could
damage the batteries.
RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and service the Bladez E-Lite Power Board you will need the following tools:
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Allen Keys:
3 / 4 / 5 / 6mm.
Wrenches:
10 / 13 / 16 mm Open and ring combination.
Philips Head Screwdriver
Hand bicycle pump
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
BRAKING SYSTEM
The E-Lite uses a rear wheel drum brake system activated by a hand lever (on the left
side of the handlebar). The brake is activated by squeezing the BRAKE LEVER with
your left hand. The E-Lite is equipped with a controller that temporarily disengages the
power to the motor when the BRAKE LEVER is depressed.
Practice braking on a smooth, dry surface to get used to the feel of the braking system.
Braking distance is affected by wet conditions and loose and uneven riding surfaces.
The brakes are relatively maintenance free and come adjusted to the proper setting
from the factory.
TIRES AND WHEELS
It is recommended that tires are inflated to 50 PSI. During shipping, the tires might be
slightly deflated.
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To Inflate the Tires
1. Remove the valve stem cover and expose
the valve stem (Fig. 8).
2. Using a standard bicycle pump, inflate the
tires to 50 PSI and replace the valve stem
cover.
The Bladez E-Lite uses an identical rim and
tires assembly on the front and rear wheels,
which means that the tires can be rotated.
The wheels are actually two wheel halves
(split rim) bolted together to make it easier
to remove and replace the tire. Empty all
air from the tire, prior to loosing the bolts to
split the rim.
Tire wear will differ based on rider weight, riding conditions and care. Replacement tires
can be obtained at your local Bladez dealer, through motorcycle shops, or from the
Bladez website at www.ebladez.com. The Bladez E-Lite uses a standard Kenda 7.5"
(2.00 x 50) pneumatic tire.
Tire Pressure
The tire must be inflated to a maximum of 50 P.S.I.. It is also recommended to use a
tube additive like Slime purchasable from any motorcycle shop, to avoid inconvenient
punctures.
CHAIN CARE
Proper chain care will increase the life and improve performance of your Power Board.
Always keep the chain lubricated and tightened to proper tension.
Lubrication
Always keep the chains lubricated with a good chain spray or grease (not chain wax). If
the chain is allowed to run dry for a prolonged period of time it will fail, and the life of the
chain is severely shortened.
Chain Adjustment
The chain on the E-Lite should be adjusted from time to time. The chain should be tight
enough not to skip, but have a little bit of play. If you feel your chain skipping or make a
popping noise, adjust the tension immediately.
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For regular adjustments:
1. Using a 16mm wrench, loosen the
axel bolts on each side of the rear
wheel (Fig. 9).
2. While the axel bolts are loose, using
a 10mm wrench loosen the tension
bolts behind the rear wheel of the ELite and move the rear wheel
backwards to remove the slack from
the chain (fig. 10).
3. Once this is achieved the wheel nuts
must then be relocked into position
and wheel alignment must be
checked (while turning the wheel,
visually check that the clearance
between the wheel and the frame
parts have clearance).
*Note: Chains that are run excessively dry or loose can result in sprocket teeth being
severely damaged.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correction common problems with your XTR-S:
Symptoms
Potential Causes:
Solutions:
The charger light turns green
right away
THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM!
Most E-Lite often comes charged
out of the box.
Charge your scooter for an
additional 6-8 hours prior to initial
use.
Charger is plugged in, but the
light keeps blinking red.
Your E-Lite has gone into deep
discharge and cannot identify
charge status.
Leave the charger plugged in for
60 minutes. When the charger
recognizes a charge the charger
light will turn solid.
The E-Lite does not hold the
charge long enough.
The sealed Lead Acid batteries
have reached the end of there
life and will need to be replaced
Replace batteries. Call Bladez for
Replacement Information.
My E-Lite ‘sputters’ or
accelerates very slowly
Your battery is running out of
charge.
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www.ebladez.com
Recharge your E-Lite.
OTHER QUESTIONS
Where can get replacement and aftermarket parts?
From your local Servicing Dealer of over the web at:
www.ebladez.com
For additional questions, service instruction, further information and important phone numbers, please go
to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Bladez Customer Service Department at
(866) 325-2339 x 1
Thank you for purchasing a Bladez Power Board and please tell your friends about how much fun you
had on the Bladez Power Board.
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Bladez, Corp.
20155 Ellipse
Foothill Ranch, CA
92610
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