Zap ELECTRIC SCOOTER Owner`s manual

OWNER’S
MANUAL
FOR THE ZAPPY FOLDING
ELECTRIC SCOOTER
Patent #5,848,660 • D 433,718 Other U.S. and International Patents Pending.
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REV 8/16/99
ZAPWORLD.COM • One ZAP Drive
117 Morris Street, Sebastopol
CA 95472 USA
tel (707) 824-4150 fax (707) 824-4159
e-mail: zap@zapworld.com • Stock Symbol:ZAPP
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DESIGNED IN THE USA
ASSEMBLED IN THE USA
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Welcome to the Power Revolution!
Your new ZAPPY Power-Assist
Scooter is your ticket to fun and
freedom. It's whisper quiet, smog
free and fun! Fly down the sidewalk, doing errands or visiting
friends, for only pennies of electricity. Fold up your little cement
surfer and take it in your car, or
on the bus or train. It's the worlds
first truly portable electric vehicle, 21st century technology, just a
little bit ahead of its time.
Remember that you will get the
best performance and range on
smooth
and
flat
terrain.
Remember also that you can
always augment the electric
power with a few kicks. Kick,
kick, flick that power switch and fly and remember to warn those ahead of
you because they won't hear you coming!
Thank you for purchasing a ZAPPY, just one of ZAP's complete line of twoand three-wheeled electric vehicles. Our hope is that your ZAPPY will make
your life more fun while contributing to a healthier planet for all.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this owner's manual.
Proper use of the ZAPPY will maximize your performance and enjoyment.
Just a little extra time reading your manual now can help you avoid frustration in the future.
Our customer service department is available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. PST, Monday through Friday at (707) 824-4150 to help you with any
questions or problems that may occur. You can also e-mail your questions
to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to zap@zapworld.com.
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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STOP
BEFORE YOU RIDE
YOUR ZAPPY !
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READ THOROUGHLY AND UNDERSTAND THIS
OWNER’S MANUAL
TO THE PURCHASER OF THE ZAPPY:
• The status of the ZAPPY as a “motor vehicle” subject to driver’s licensing, insurance requirements and
registration varies from state to state, and country to country.
• You should check with a reliable authority in your state to see if the ZAPPY must be registered as a
motor vehicle. Your police headquarters or local department of motor vehicles may be able to either
answer your questions or direct you to a reliable authority.
• The U.S. federal government has concluded by interpretation of the law and regulations that ZAPPY is
not a motor vehicle; however, this does not take away state authority in relation to use on state roads.
• Your insurance policies may not provide coverage for accidents involving the use of this vehicle. To
determine if coverage is provided you should contact your insurance company or agent.
• The recommended age and minimum weight for riding the ZAPPY is 16 years or older and 100 pounds.
NOTE:
• Your ZAPPY™ is shipped in the locked down folded position.
• Use this feature (and disconnect the battery) whenever you transport the ZAPPY.
• Your ZAPPY is shipped with the battery disconnected. Read page 6 of your Owner's Manual to connect.
TO UNFOLD YOUR ZAPPY:
Open handlebar release lever 1 Pull out handlebar 2
Turn handlebar clockwise 180° 3 Firmly tighten release lever 1
Hold handlebar grips with both hands, place foot on rear fender 4 and lift handlebars.
SINCE YOUR EXISTING INSURANCE POLICY MAY NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER-ASSIST SCOOTER, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR INSURANCE AGENT TO DETERMINE IF COVERAGE IS PROVIDED. ALONG WITH YOUR ZAPPY, WE'VE
INCLUDED AN OWNER'S MANUAL AND A WARRANTY FORM. PLEASE READ THE WARRANTY CAREFULLY AND FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE
BACK. YOU MUST RETURN THE WARRANTY FORM WITHIN 10 DAYS OF RECEIVING YOUR ZAPPY IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE THE WARRANTY.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................1
BEFORE YOU RIDE YOUR ZAPPY.......................................................................................2
TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................................................3
OPERATIONS AND FEATURES..........................................................................................4-8
DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM...................................................................................................9
CHARGING..........................................................................................................................10
PRE-RIDE CHECK LIST........................................................................................................11
HOW TO RIDE YOUR ZAPPY............................................................................................11
BATTERY CARE...................................................................................................................12
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE..............................................................................................13
ACCESSORIES.....................................................................................................................14
SAFETY WARNINGS.....................................................................................................14-16
BRAKE OPERATION...........................................................................................................17
WARRANTY........................................................................................................................18
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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OPERATIONS AND FEATURES
PERFORMANCE AND RANGE
• You will get the best performance on smooth and flat terrain. Give
the ZAPPY a push and pull the safety switch to start. Kicking the
ground with your foot while the motor is activated will increase
your speed and range. The more kicking you do, the more range
you will get from the ZAPPY. Remember to charge the ZAPPY
after every ride, no matter how short! Do not ever leave the
battery in a discharged state overnight.
SPEED SELECTION
• Your ZAPPY is equipped with an electronic speed controller. The
motor can assist you up to 13 miles per hour. Your actual speed
depends on a number of variables such as rider weight, tire pressure, incline angle, wind resistance, etc.
SAFETY SWITCH
Fig.1
• (Fig.1) For safety, the
ZAPPY uses a spring-loaded
switch. When released, it will
return to the off position. Pulling
the switch towards you while
pushing the ZAPPY activates
the motor. The switch can be
activated with the index finger of
the right hand.
MAIN POWER SWITCH
OFF
ON
• The main power switch is a black button
located on the underside of the ZAPPY.
Power to the system can be turned either
on or off by pushing the button until it
clicks.
BATTERY POWER CONNECTOR
• The battery onboard the ZAPPY supplies power to the motor via
the battery power connector. The battery power connector is
located underneath the deck and attached to the battery. For the
greatest safety, disconnect this connector whenever the
ZAPPY is shipped or stored.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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CIRCUIT BREAKER
• Your ZAPPY is equipped with an automatically resetting circuit
breaker. If it is drawing more than 30 amps of current, it will momentarily shut off. The circuit breaker will reset in a few seconds. The
system will continue to shut down until the current draw is less than
30 amps. The circuit breaker is necessary to protect your motor from
damage.
TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON BATTERY CAPACITY
• For best battery life 120
charge your battery to 100
Fig.2
full capacity at least
80
once a month, even if
60
it has not been in use.
40
It is not recommended
20
that your battery be
0
115 ° F
104 ° F
77 ° F
32 ° F
5 ° F
left on the charger for
46 ° C
40 ° C
25 ° C
0°C
-15 ° C
Temperature
more than 24 hours.
When the outside temperature drops below 50F degrees, bring your
battery indoors to charge. To determine the effects of cold weather
on your battery performance, please consult the Temperature Effects
on Battery Capacity chart (Fig.2).
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT QUICK ADJUSTMENT
• The handlebars should be adjusted to just below the rider's waistline.
To adjust the handlebar height, open and close the quick release
lever with your right hand while gradually tightening the adjustable
nut. Continue tightening the nut until you feel resistance with your
hand at the point when the lever is perpendicular to the head tube.
Grip the head tube with your fingers and use the palm of your hand
to close the lever with as much strength as possible.
FOLDING THE ZAPPY
• (Fig.3) The ZAPPY can easily be folded down for compact storage.
Stand at the rear of the ZAPPY, squeeze the brake lever tightly, and
pull down on the handlebars until the handlebars contact the deck.
To unfold the ZAPPY, stand at the
Fig.3
rear of the ZAPPY and pull the
handlebars up until they automatically reposition themselves
into the upright position.
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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ROLLING THE ZAPPY
• With the ZAPPY in its folded down position, turn the ZAPPY
upside down. Use both hands and lift up the ZAPPY by the handlebars. The ZAPPY can now be pushed or pulled with ease, just
like a vacuum cleaner!
REMOVABLE DECK
• (Fig.4) The deck is
removable
for
quick
access to the battery and
battery charger. Since the
battery is disconnected
before shipping, you will
have to take off the deck
to connect the battery.
To remove the deck,
loosen the 1/4 turn deck
fastener by turning it
counter clockwise with a
quarter or another large
coin.
Note: Additional
safety warnings can be found on the underside of the deck.
Fig.4
(Fig.5) Slide the deck back two inches, then lift the deck off. Reverse
this procedure to reattach the lid.
Fig.5
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ADJUSTING THE GAS STRUT POSITION
Fig.6
Heavy
Light
•
(Fig.6) The ZAPPY is equipped with a gas strut that is adjustable
to two different levels of resistance. If the rider has difficulty folding the ZAPPY, the gas strut can be moved to the light position.
DRIVE BELT ADJUSTMENT
• The drive belt on the ZAPPY will periodically need adjusting to
maintain proper tension. The belt should deflect about 6mm (1/4
inch) with slight pressure applied at the center of the belt. Before
servicing the ZAPPY, disconnect the battery power connector to
prevent accidental starting of the ZAPPY.
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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•
If the drive belt makes a "popping noise" while accelerating, it will
need to be tightened immediately. To tighten the drive belt, loosen
the rear axle nut until the wheel can be moved by hand forward
and backward. Rotate the belt adjusters on each side of the
wheel evenly until the proper tension is achieved. Tighten the axle
nut and recheck belt tension.
WHEEL WARNING!
• IMPORTANT! ALWAYS DEFLATE THE TIRE BEFORE DISASSEMBLING THE WHEEL.
DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
• If the drive belt has broken or frayed, it will need replacing. Call
ZAP at (707) 824-4150 to purchase a new belt. Before servicing
the ZAPPY, disconnect the battery power connector to prevent
accidental starting of the ZAPPY.
• To replace the belt, the rear wheel will first need to be removed.
To remove the rear wheel, first loosen the rear axle nut. Derail the
belt if it’s still connected. Remove the brake mounting bolt.
Remove the rear wheel by pulling it straight back. Install the new
belt onto the motor drive gear located on the motor. Reverse this
procedure to reinstall the rear wheel. Make sure the drive belt is
properly seated on the wheel drive gear. Adjust the belt tension
following the instructions specified in the paragraph above.
HOW TO DISCONNECT THE DRIVE BELT WHEN THE BATTERY IS DISCHARGED
• If ZAPPY’s battery becomes discharged, the belt can be removed
to allow a resistance-free ride home. 1) Place ZAPPY on its side
so the belt is visible. 2) Gently pull up on the drive belt while
turning the wheel clockwise. 3) Once the belt is lose, tuck the belt
into the frame to avoid contact with the wheel. 4) Now your
ZAPPY can be ridden like a regular kick scooter. Be sure to
charge ZAPPY’s battery immediately after you arrive at your destination.
REPLACING OR REPAIRING TIRES AND/OR INNERTUBES
• 1) Remove the wheel. 2) Deflate the tire. 3) Remove the four hub
bolts. 4) Split the hub. 5) Remove the tire and inner tube.
6) Replace or patch the inner tube. Deflate the tube as much as
possible. 7) Position the inner tube in the tire. 8) Reassemble the
hub around the tire and inner tube being very careful not to pinch
the inner tube between the two hub halves. 9) Inflate the tire to
the proper psi (pounds per square inch). 10) Reinstall the wheel
onto the ZAPPY.
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10
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4
DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM
1)
SAFETY SWITCH
6)
CHARGER POWER CONNECTOR
2)
BATTERY CHARGING JACK
7)
GAS STRUT
3)
HANDLE HEIGHT QUICK
ADJUSTMENT
8)
HEAD TUBE
4)
MAIN POWER SWITCH
9)
DECK
5)
BATTERY CHARGER
(MAY VARY IN APPEARANCE)
10)
1/4 TURN DECK FASTENER
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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CHARGING
TO CHARGE ZAPPY'S BATTERY (FIG.7)
Fig.7
1. Plug the charger power
connector into the battery
charging jack.
2. Then, plug the ZAP
charger into a standard
110 VAC (or 220, if applicable) wall socket.
3. Please observe all safety
warnings described on
pages 14-16.
NEVER EXPOSE THE CHARGER TO WET OR DAMP CONDITIONS!
NOTE: You can charge the battery away from ZAPPY. Remove
the deck, disconnect the battery power connector, and remove the
battery. Connect the charger power connector to the power
connector on the battery.
TO DISCONNECT THE CHARGER:
1. First, unplug the ZAP charger from the 110 VAC (or 220 in some
countries outside the USA) wall socket.
2. Then, disconnect the charger power connector from the battery
charging connector.
3. Replace the battery charger back under the deck.
4. Reattach the deck.
NOTE: Your ZAPPY is equipped with a low voltage cutout. This
means that when your battery is discharged, the controller will
shut off the motor. If this happens, you must recharge ZAPPY
immediately to avoid damaging your battery permanently.
CHARGING TIME
• The battery will usually take up to several hours to fully recharge.
Refer to the charger instructions included with your ZAPPY
to determine when your battery is completely charged.
• Charge the battery immediately after use in order to maximize battery life. Charge the battery at room temperature if possible. Use
only the ZAP battery charger. Using any other charger may damage the battery.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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PRE-RIDE CHECK LIST
PERIODICALLY GO THROUGH THIS CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ZAPPY IS
IN PROPER ADJUSTMENT FOR SAFETY AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU REVIEW THIS CHECKLIST BEFORE YOUR FIRST RIDE. ALTHOUGH
YOUR ZAPPY HAS PASSED OUR QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURE, IT MAY NEED
ADJUSTMENT AFTER SHIPPING.
1. Connect the battery power connector to the controller power
connector.
2. Check tire pressure: The tires on your ZAPPY should be at
least 36 psi (pounds per square inch).
3. Be sure all wire connections, especially battery terminals,
are tight.
4. Check the handlebar quick release to see that it is tight.
5. ALWAYS wear your ANSI or Snell-approved helmet.
NOW YOU ARE READY. HAVE A GOOD RIDE!!!
HOW TO RIDE THE ZAPPY
•
•
Practice makes perfect...right? Yes, it does! The more time spent
on the ZAPPY, the easier maneuvering will become. Follow the
foot placement guide below to get yourself started for safe, controlled riding. Practice without applying power for balance.
Note: If you are left footed, or just looking for a change, place your
right foot in front, and your left foot on the rear of the ZAPPY.
LEFT
Fig.8
RIGHT
•
•
•
Be sure to lean forward when giving the starting kicks. When the power
hits the front wheel, the front of the ZAPPY may lift off of the ground!
Both feet should be on the ZAPPY before power is applied, and the
push scooter needs to be moving.
Since ZAPPY is a new product, certain jurisdictions are not clear on regulations. Even law enforcement officers are not clear. Check with your
local agencies and follow all laws. When in doubt, only use the ZAPPY
as a push scooter.
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!
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BATTERY CARE
TO ENSURE THE ZAP BATTERY GIVES ITS BEST PERFORMANCE:
1) Store and charge your ZAPPY at temperatures between 50° F
(10° C) and 100° F (38° C).
2) Keep your battery charged. Batteries stored for long periods of
time will self-discharge. The higher the temperature, the greater
the rate of self-discharge.
3) Keep the terminals clean and tight.
4) Handle with care (don't drop it).
5) Recharge your battery as soon as you can after riding.
6) The ZAP battery will take 4-10 cycles of riding and charging to
bring the battery up to its full potential.
7) DEEP DEPTH OF DISCHARGE ON A CONTINUAL BASIS WILL
DIMINISH THE OVERALL LIFE OF THE BATTERY.
8) Always disconnect the battery power connector when shipping or
storing the battery.
9) Do not leave the charger connected to the battery for more than
48 hours.
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A
SEALED LEAD-ACID BATTERY
IT MUST BE RECYCLED.
Pb
RECYCLE
BATTERY PACK REPLACEMENT
Batteries must be recycled. To preserve natural
resources, please recycle the battery properly.
Local, state or federal laws prohibit disposal of
lead-acid batteries in ordinary trash. Consult your
local waste authority for information regarding
available recycling options, or call ZAP customer
service.
REPLACING THE BATTERY
• When the battery needs to be replaced, we recommend that you
contact your nearest ZAP authorized dealer.
BATTERY PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING
WARNING Upon the removal of the battery, cover the
terminals with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not
attempt to destroy or disassemble battery pack or
remove any of its components. Also, never touch both terminals with
metal objects or body parts as a short circuit may result. Keep the
battery away from children. Failure to comply with these warnings
could result in fire or serious injury.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Read the following section carefully. This guide will help your ZAPPY achieve maximum performance. If you cannot adjust your ZAPPY using this guide, call ZAP at
(707) 824-4150. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
ACTION TO BE TAKEN
Power switch is in off position
Push switch on the left side of the battery tray
to ON position (Push button until it clicks)
Broken drive belt
Replace the belt
Vehicle not moving at least 3 mph
Kick up to 3 mph
Battery is drained
Charge battery immediately
Electrical fault in wiring
Check all wiring connections
(battery terminals, motor leads, etc.)
Battery not connected
Connect Battery
Brake cable wrapped around handlebar
Unwrap cable
Handlebar overextended
Lower handlebar (see “Brake Operation”)
Brake too tight
Adjust brake
Circuit breaker has tripped
Release throttle, wait 5 seconds
Inadequate rider input (kicking) for incline
Kick more
Low tire pressure
Inflate to at least 36 psi
Hilly terrain
Kick more
Out of adjustment
Tune brakes, bearings, make sure belt is
not overtightened
Battery is not “broken in”
Charge, use, charge 4-10 times before
optimum range
Cold battery
Keep the battery warm when charging
Makes “popping” noise when accelerating
Make sure belt is properly tightened
Battery not fully charged
1) Keep battery in fully charged condition
2) Refer to the charger instructions
included with your ZAPPY to determine
when your battery is completely charged.
Damaged, old battery
Replace battery
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ACCESSORIES
SPARE BATTERY
• Buy another battery for quick changes. Remove the deck, pull out
the drained battery and pop in a fresh one, secure the deck and
you are ready to go! Immediately hook up the drained battery to
the battery charger to maximize battery life.
RAPID CHARGER
• Want to charge the battery a lot faster? Why not purchase our 6amp battery charger and charge your battery twice as fast?!
MOBILE CHARGER
• Charge ZAPPY’s battery using your boat, RV, or automobile cigarette lighter input.
SAFETY WARNINGS
THE PURPOSE OF SAFETY SYMBOLS IS TO ATTRACT YOUR ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE
DANGERS. THE SAFETY SYMBOLS, AND THE EXPLANATIONS WITH THEM, DESERVE YOUR
CAREFUL ATTENTION AND UNDERSTANDING. THE SAFETY WARNINGS BY THEMSELVES DO
NOT ELIMINATE ANY DANGER. THE INSTRUCTIONS OR WARNINGS THEY GIVE ARE NOT
SUBSTITUTES FOR PROPER ACCIDENT PREVENTION MEASURES.
WARNING
Failure to obey a safety warning can result in injury to yourself or
others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock and personal injury.
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS
•
Read and understand this owner's manual carefully before
using this unit.
•
Thoroughly inspect your ZAPPY for loose or damaged parts
before each use. If there are any loose or damaged parts, perform
the needed adjustments or repairs before starting your ZAPPY.
GENERAL WARNINGS
1. Do not smoke while operating the ZAPPY. Keep ZAPPY away
from open flames such as pilot lights, cigarettes, etc.
2. Do not ride in sand.
3. The ZAPPY is an electrical assistance for your leg power.
Overloading the motor will cause the motor to shut off. This may happen when climbing hills, or crossing traffic. Ride your ZAPPY in such
a manner that the electrical assistance is not necessary for maintaining control of
the ZAPPY. Always be prepared for the sudden loss of electrical assistance.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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4. Know and obey all local laws concerning the operation of, and equipment
requirements of, electrically assisted cycles. Make sure that your equipment
and operation of your electrically assisted cycle meets these standards. Failure
to obey these laws may result in severe injury or death.
5. AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING - Do not leave the ZAPPY with the master "on/off" switch ON when not in use. For greater safety disconnect battery
power connector.
BATTERY WARNINGS
1. To reduce the risk of injury, use only batteries provided or recommended by ZAP. Other batteries may explode causing personal
injury and damage.
2. DO NOT PLACE THE BATTERY NEAR FIRE OR HEAT. It
could explode.
3. Batteries can emit explosive gases while being charged. Do not obstruct the
vents on the battery container. Read the instructions supplied with your charger before attempting to charge your battery.
CHARGER WARNINGS
1. Before using the battery charger, read the section in this manual regarding it.
2. USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH YOUR ZAPPY.
Use of any other charger could cause the battery to explode, causing serious injury.
3. Do not expose the charger to moisture and water.
4. To reduce the risk of damage to the charger and cord, pull the charger by the
plug, rather than the cord, when disconnecting the charger.
5. Make sure the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
6. Do not use an extension cord unless necessary. An improper extension cord
could result in fire or electric shock. If you must use an extension cord, ensure
that:
a. The pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same number.
b. The extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
c. The wire size is large enough for the AC ampere rating of the charger as
specified below.
7. DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG. If the
cord or plug is damaged, replace the charger.
8. Do not operate the charger if it has received a sharp blow, been dropped, or
been damaged in any way. If the charger case is damaged, replace the charger.
9. Do not disassemble the charger. The charger is not serviceable; disassembly
may result in electric shock or fire.
10.Only clean the charger with a dry cloth. Never use liquid to clean your charger.
11. Do not use charger outdoors in wet conditions.
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12.Charge in a well-ventilated area away from sparks, flames, and smoking areas.
13.For optimum performance, your ZAPPY should be charged in a location where
the temperature is more than 50° F (10° C) but less than 100° F (37° C).
(See "Battery Care” on page 12.)
OPERATIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND OPERATING WARNINGS
1. Keep hands, face, feet, and long hair away from all moving parts.
2. Do not touch the motor or wheels while they are rotating.
3. Be alert. To prevent injury to yourself and to others, do not
operate your ZAPPY if you are fatigued or on medication.
4. Do not operate your ZAPPY while under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or medication.
5. Always wear a helmet while riding.
6. Never ride the ZAPPY at night.
7. Never ride the ZAPPY on public streets or roads.
8. Be sure all wire connections, especially all battery connections are tight.
9. Do not break any laws on your ZAPPY.
10.The ZAPPY should not be used without the supervision of an adult.
11.Use extreme caution when riding downhill. Be careful of overspeeding. If a hill
is to steep to climb, it’s too steep to ride down. ZAPPY’s brakes might overheat
if the hill is too steep.
12.ZAPPY should NEVER be ridden by more than one person.
13.Do not ride on gravel, sand, wet or rough terrain.
14. Do not ride through puddles or water.
OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS
1. Keep your ZAPPY in good working condition. Call your authorized service dealer for
repairs or maintenance procedures that are not described in this manual. Call ZAP at
(707) 824-4150 for the name of a dealer near you.
2. Use only original equipment manufacturer's replacement parts when
servicing this ZAPPY. These parts are available from your authorized service dealer. The use of non-standard parts, or other accessories or attachments not designed for the ZAPPY, could result in serious injury to the user
and damage to the ZAPPY.
3. STORE UNIT INDOORS - When not in use, the ZAPPY should be
stored in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
4. IMPORTANT! Before STORING or SHIPPING your ZAPPY be sure to DISCONNECT
YOUR BATTERY POWER CONNECTOR.
5. WHEEL WARNING! IMPORTANT! ALWAYS DEFLATE THE TIRE BEFORE DISASSEMBLING THE WHEEL.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THE SAFETY GUIDELINES CONTAINED IN
THIS MANUAL IN ORDER TO INSURE MAXIMUM SAFETY. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE
STANDARDS OUTLINED IN THIS MANUAL COULD RESULT IN FIRE AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY.
ZAPWORLD.COM (ZAP) IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURIES CAUSED BY UNSAFE
OPERATION OR FAULTY REPAIRS. ANY REPAIRS MADE TO THIS PRODUCT BY UNAUTHORIZED
SERVICE TECHNICIANS ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.
CHARGE BATTERY AFTER EVERY USE!
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BRAKE OPERATION
The ZAPPY's braking system consists of a band brake on the rear wheel. The brake is activated by squeezing
the brake lever located on the handlebar. When applying the brakes it is important to release the throttle switch
to deactivate the ZAP motor.
Brakes are designed to control your speed, not just to stop the scooter. Maximum braking force occurs at the
point just before the wheel locks-up (stops rotating) and starts to skid. You need to practice slowing and stopping smoothly without locking up a wheel. Practice braking where there is no traffic or other hazards and distractions. Locking up the wheel will prematurely wear out the tire.
Everything changes when you ride on loose surfaces or in wet weather. Tire adhesion is reduced, so the wheels
have less cornering and braking traction and can lock up with less brake force. Moisture or dirt on the brake
surface reduces its ability to grip. The way to maintain control on loose or wet surfaces is to reduce speed.
SQUEAKY BRAKES
Your brake may squeak before it fully breaks in. This is normal and will not affect the function of the brake.
With continued use the squeak should go away.
ADJUSTMENTS
Properly adjusted, you can apply full braking force at the lever without having the brake lever pull all the way
to the handlebar.
With use it is normal for the brake cable to stretch and the outer casing to compress. Minor adjustments to
the cable tension can be made with the barrel adjuster on the brake lever. Turning the barrel adjuster clockwise will loosen the brakes. Turning the barrel adjuster counter-clockwise will tighten the brakes. If the brakes
are binding, inspect the brake line for any kinks
Fig.9
or sharp turns. Handlebar adjustments can affect
the brake adjustment; if the handlebars have
been raised too high, the brake cable will bind at
the brake lever (refer to Fig. 9). DO NOT
TWIST THE BRAKE CABLE AROUND THE
HANDLEBAR TUBE.
Fig.10
For significant changes in the cable tension, the
brake cable can be adjusted by re-positioning the
brake cable at the cable anchor bolt located on
the band brake (refer to Fig. 10). This adjustment should only be made by a qualified ZAP
mechanic.
©1999 ZAPWORLD.COM
ZAP® warrants each new ZAP product for three (3) months according to the following
terms. Batteries are also warrantied for three (3) months.
This warranty extends to the original retail purchaser only and commences on the date of
the original retail purchase.
Any part of the ZAP Product manufactured or supplied by ZAP and found in the reasonable
judgment of ZAP to be defective in material or workmanship will be repaired or replaced by
an authorized ZAP service dealer without charge for parts and labor. The ZAP Product
including any defective part must be returned to an authorized service dealer within the
warranty period. The expense of delivering the ZAP Product to the factory or authorized
service dealer for warranty work and the expense of returning it back to the owner after
repair or replacement will be paid for by the owner. All dealer returns are subject to a 15%
restocking fee. ZAP's responsibility in respect to claims is limited to making the required
repairs or replacements and no claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation
or rescission of the contract of sale of any ZAP product. Proof of date of purchase will be
required by the dealer to substantiate any warranty claim. An authorized ZAP service dealdealer must perform all warranty work.
This warranty is limited to thirty (30) days from the date of the original purchase for any
ZAP Product that is used for rental, demonstration or commercial purposes, or any other
income-producing purpose.
This warranty does not cover any ZAP Product that has been subject to misuse, neglect,
negligence or accident, or that has been operated in any way contrary to the operating
instructions as specified in the ZAP Owner's Manual. This warranty does not apply to any
damage to the ZAP Product that is the result of improper maintenance or to any ZAP
Product that has been altered or modified so as to adversely affect the product's operation,
performance or durability or that has been altered or modified so as to change its intendintended use. This warranty does not extend to repairs made necessary by normal wear or by
the use of parts or accessories which are either incompatible with the ZAP Product or
adversely affect its operation, performance or durability.
In addition, this warranty does not cover items that experience normal wear and tear.
ZAP reserves the right to change or improve the design of any ZAP Product without assum ing any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE THREE (3) MONTHS
WARRANTY PERIOD OR thirty (30) DAYS FOR PRODUCTS USED FOR ANY COMMER CIAL PURPOSE. ACCORDINGLY, ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING MER CHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE, ARE DIS CLAIMED IN THEIR ENTIRETY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE APPROPRIATE THIR TY DAY WARRANTY PERIOD. ZAP'S OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS STRICT LY AND EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE
PARTS, AND ZAP DOES NOT ASSUME OR AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO ASSUME FOR
THEM ANY OTHER OBLIGATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW ANY LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LAST, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
ZAP ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER
DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPENSE OF RETURNING THE ZAP
PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER AND EXPENSE OF DELIVERING IT
BACK TO THE OWNER, MECHANIC'S TRAVEL TIME, TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAPH
CHARGES, RENTAL OF A LIKE PRODUCT DURING THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS
BEING PERFORMED, TRAVEL, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, LOSS
OF REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, OR INCONVENIENCE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which
vary from state to state. This warranty applies to all ZAP Products manufactured by ZAP
and sold in the United States.
To locate a service dealer, or to purchase an Extended Warranty Plan, call (707) 824-4150.
MANUFACTURED BY: ZAP
ZAPPY BUYER’S CHECKLIST
As members of a new transportation industry, our staff and management would
like to thank you for purchasing your ZAPPY Power-Assist Scooter. As in many
recreational activities, accidents can and do occasionally occur. It is for this reason that we specifically bring the following points to your attention. We ask that
you read each point carefully and ask questions of our staff if you do not clearly
understand any particular point addressed.
1) I have received the owner’s manuals and agree to read them thoroughly,
especially the safety warnings, before using ZAPPY. I understand that all riders should wear a bicycle helmet whenever riding a Power-Assist Scooter.
Please initial ___________
2) I understand that a Power-Assist Scooter is subject to all the laws of the road,
and that many states and localities have additional laws which specifically
apply to Power-Assist Scooters.
Please initial ___________
3) I understand how the following Power-Assist Scooter’s parts work: brakes,
quick release mechanisms (seatpost and handlebars), and ZAPPY’s controls.
Please initial ___________
4) I am aware that riding a Power-Assist Scooter involves certain risks, dangers,
and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death. I hereby
freely agree to assume and accept any and all unknown risks of injury while
using the ZAPPY Power-Assist Scooter.
Please initial ___________
5) I understand that regular maintenance is required to keep this Power-Assist
Scooter operating properly and that failure to maintain it may void the manufacturer’s warranty and may make the Power-Assist Scooter unsafe. Regular
maintenance includes frequent inspection of all quick release mechanisms
and wheel retention devices. I also understand that maintaining appropriate
tire pressure at all times is essential for the safe use of this Power-Assist
Scooter. The recommended tire pressure is 36 psi.
Please initial ___________
6) By initialing each item on the above checklist, I have indicated my complete
understanding of these points, and I acknowledge my responsibilities regarding the contents. I also agree to explain the points on this checklist to anyone
besides myself who will be using the Power-Assist Scooter now and in the
future.
x__________________________________ ______________
Buyer’s Signature
Date
x_______________________________________________________________
Buyer’s Name (Print)
If buyer is under 18 years of age, the buyer’s guardian must sign.
WARRANTY CARD: Please complete both sides and return within 10 days of purchase.
Please take a couple of minutes to fill out your registration card. This informal
survey will aid us in providing our customers with the best possible product.
Name: ______________________________ Address: _____________________________________
City:_______________________________ State:______ Country:____________ Zip:____________
Phone: (Home)_______________________________ (Work)________________________________
Purchase Date: ________________ Purchased From: _____________________________________
Serial Number (Stamped on ZAPPY motor guard. Flip ZAPPY over to read serial number):
_________________________________________________________________________________
Age:______ Sex:______ Occupation:__________________________________________________
Is this your first Electric Vehicle?_______________________________________________________
I use my ZAPPY for:
Commuting
Recreation
Work
Fun
Shopping
Exercise
Environment
If work, what application_________________________________________
Other_________________________________________ My typical length of ride is: ________miles
Where did you hear about our product? Friend Relative Associate Internet Show News Article Dealer
Ad (where)______________________________ Other_____________________________________
Are you interested in ZAP Shareholder information? (Our stock symbol NASDAQ:ZAPP)
Yes
No
Do you use the internet?
Yes
No
If so, what is your E-mail address? ___________________________________
Favorite Magazines:
1. ________________________ 2. ________________________ 3. ________________________
Favorite TV Shows:
1. ________________________ 2. ________________________ 3. ________________________
Are you interested in a ZAP Store?
Are you interested in selling ZAPs?
Yes
Yes
No
Are you interested in assisting us in: (check applicable)
Marketing _______ Public Relations _______
Dealer Information _______
No
Earn $50 for articles!
(Call ZAP's PR Department for details)
A ZAP Franchise _______
Comments:________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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