BLADEZ ION 450 Troubleshooting guide

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ
ION 450
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
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 instructions 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 operation of this product. The 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 NETWORK OF SERVICING DEALERS
FOR ALL YOUR POWERBOARD NEEDS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
BATTERY MAINTENANCE AND CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS................................... 1
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD .............................................. 5
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BOX CONTENTS............................................................................................................ 6
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GETTING STARTED ...................................................................................................... 6
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TIRE INFLATION............................................................................................................ 8
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CHARGING SYSTEM..................................................................................................... 8
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RIDING ........................................................................................................................... 9
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FOLDING AND STORAGE .......................................................................................... 10
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RECOMMENDED TOOLS............................................................................................ 11
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BRAKING SYSTEM...................................................................................................... 11
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TIRES AND WHEELS .................................................................................................. 11
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CHAIN CARE ............................................................................................................... 12
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CLEANING ................................................................................................................... 13
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..................................................................................... 14
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OTHER QUESTIONS ................................................................................................... 14
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD
Before operating your Bladez ION 450 ELECTRIC POWERBOARD, please familiarize
yourself with the following features:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Accelerator Lever
Brake Lever
Quick Release Deck
Kickstand
Motor
Rear Drum Brake
7.
8.
9.
1.6A Charger
Folding Handle
On/Off Switch &
Power/Charging LED
10. Battery Pack
11. Handlebar Clip
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BOX CONTENTS
Your Bladez ION 450 should come complete with:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Bladez ION 450 ELECTRIC POWERBOARD
AC Wall Charger
3mm/4mm/5mm Allen wrenches / 8mm/10mm/14mm wrenches
Product Handbook and Registration Card
Handlebar mounting hardware
GETTING STARTED
YOUR SCOOTER WILL COME CHARGED OUT OF THE BOX BUT YOU MUST
CHARGE YOUR ION 450 FOR 6-8 HOURS EVEN IF THE LIGHT ON THE SCOOTER
IS FLASHING GREEN WHEN YOU PLUG THE CHARGER IN PRIOR TO FIRST USE!
(See page 8)
Before you Ride
Attach the Handlebars
1. Insert the handlebar stem into the top of the
steering tube (Fig. A), with the throttle lever to
the right. Lower the handlebar stem and line up
the holes with the holes in the steering tube.
2. Place the 2 plastic covers on the steering tube
(Fig. B). Line up the holes in the plastic covers
with the holes in the handlebar stem and
steering tube.
Plastic Covers
3. Place the handlebar clip and the washer onto
the longer of the two bolts (Fig. C).
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4. Insert the bolt with the handlebar clip into the
top hole and push through the steering tube.
Insert the other bolt into the lower hole and
push through the steering tube. Secure the
bolts with the two acorn nuts (Fig. D).
Unfolding
1. To unfold your ION 450, hold the unit with one
hand, while gently pulling up on the handlebars
with the other. (FIG. 1)
2. Fully extend the handlebars to their upright
position until you feel the mechanism lock into
place. (FIG. 2)
Integrated Seat Base
Seat Pipe
The ION 450 comes with a seat base built in to
the scooter. Having this base built in to the
scooter will make it easy to install and uninstall
the seat quickly and easily. To install the seat,
remove the pin from the side of the scooter.
Then place the seat post into the base on the
deck. Replace the pin in the side of the scooter
to secure the post. Place the seat on the seat
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Clamp
Seat Post
pipe and adjust to your preference and tighten the nut on the underside of the seat. You
may now adjust the seat to your preferred height by moving the seat pipe up or down.
Lock in place with the clamp.
TIRE INFLATION
Make sure the front and rear tires are inflated to 35 P.S.I. as tires may lose pressure
during shipping. For information on inflating tires, please refer to page 11.
* Note: It is not advisable to operate your Power Board on low tire pressure. This will negatively affect
speed, handling and performance.
CHARGING SYSTEM
The ION 450 comes with a 1.6A charger. (FIG. 3)
Make sure the unit is turned OFF. To charge your
scooter you must plug the charger adapter into the
charging jack on the scooter (FIG. 4) and plug the
charger into the wall. The LED light on the scooter will
let you know the status of the batteries while they are
charging. A flashing RED LED indicates that the
charging cycle has started. When the LED changes to
flashing GREEN, the batteries are fully charged.
*Note: Full charging takes approx. 6-8 hours from full discharge.
It is recommended that you charge your Power Board after each
use.
To charge batteries externally, purchase the hot
swappable battery pack from your local dealer or from
us here at Bladez. Go to www.ebladez.com or call us at
866-325-2339.
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*It is recommended that the initial charge out of the box should
be for 6-8 hours even if the LED on the scooter is flashing
GREEN when you plug the charger in.
Tips for Extending Battery Life
1. You MUST charge completely prior to initial use. Charge completely before
storage and approximately every 30 days if not in use.
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. DO NOT allow your Power Board to discharge completely. Recharging when
batteries are still at partial capacity helps to extend battery life.
4. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
5. Turn the unit OFF when not in use.
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RIDING
NOTE: If the unit is at the ON position for over 10-15 minutes without moving, Smart
Power will shut the scooter OFF. To turn the scooter back on, simply press the
ON/OFF button again.
1. Make sure that all of the bolts and screws are tightened.
2. Raise the kickstand to its upright position.
3. PRESS THE ON/OFF Button once. (FIG. 5) The LED light
will blink RED and then turn GREEN (indicating the ION 450
is ON and ready to ride).
4. Put one foot on the deck of the ION 450. 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.
5. Your ION 450 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.
6. To stop, release the accelerator handle and depress the BRAKE LEVER (on the
left side of the handlebars).
7. When you feel your Power Board moving slow, sluggish or running out of power,
it is time to recharge. (See charging instructions)
• Note: DO NOT allow the batteries to fully discharge. This can damage the
batteries and prevent them from taking a full charge.
Quick Release Deck
The ION 450 is equipped with a quick release deck to
make it easier to get to the batteries and the pc board.
To open the deck, lift the rear of the deck up. (FIG. 6)
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Batteries
The ION 450 comes with 2 12V-10Ah 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. 7) 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.
FOLDING AND STORAGE
When you are done riding the ION 450 you
can fold it down for compact storage,
carrying and transportation.
2. To fold down the ION 450, use one hand to
pull up on the FOLDING HANDLE, while
using the other to gently pull down on the
handlebars. (FIG. 8) BE CAREFUL NOT
TO HIT YOUR HEAD WITH THE
HANDLEBAR.
3. Lock the unit into the folded position by
securing the handlebar clip to the metal
loop on the deck. (FIG. 9)
You can now carry the ION 450 by the handlebar tube.
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RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and service the Bladez ION 450 Power Board the following additional tools
may be helpful:
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Allen Keys:
6mm.
Wrenches:
16 / 17mm Open and ring combination.
Philips & Flat Head Screwdrivers
Hand bicycle pump
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
BRAKING SYSTEM
The ION 450 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 ION 450 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 front and rear tires be inflated to 35 P.S.I. During shipping, the
tires might become slightly deflated.
To Inflate the Tires
1. Remove the valve stem cover to expose the
valve stem. (FIG. 10, 11)
2. Using a standard bicycle pump, inflate the
tires to 35 P.S.I. and replace the valve stem
cover. It is also recommended to use a tube
additive like Slime available from any
motorcycle shop, to avoid inconvenient
punctures.
WARNING: Injury can occur if you
fail to release the air from the tire.
The Bladez ION 450 uses an identical rim
and tire assembly for the front and rear
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wheels. The wheels are actually two wheel
halves (split rim) bolted together to make it
easier to remove and replace the tires and
tubes. CAUTION: Empty all air from the tire
prior to loosening the bolts to split the rim
as the split rim is under considerable
pressure while the tire is inflated.
Tire wear will vary based on rider weight,
riding conditions and care. Replacement
tires and tubes can be obtained at your
local Bladez dealer, through motorcycle
shops, from the Bladez website at
www.ebladez.com or by calling Bladez at
(866) 325-2339. The Bladez ION 450 uses
a 200x75 pneumatic tire on the front and
rear.
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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 chain 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 ION 450 may need to 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 17mm wrench, loosen the
axle bolt on the rear wheel. (FIG. 12)
2. While the axle bolt is loose, using a
10mm wrench loosen the tension
bolts behind the rear wheel of the
ION 450 and move the rear wheel
backwards to remove the slack from
the chain. (FIG. 13)
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 area 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.
CLEANING
Use a soft cloth dampened with warm water to clean your scooter. Do not use a hose or
directly spray the scooter with water as it will damage the electrical equipment and void
your warranty.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correcting common problems with your ION 450:
Symptoms
Potential Causes:
Solutions:
The Led light on the scooter
flashes GREEN right away.
THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM!
Most Bladez scooters come
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 flashing RED.
This is part of the normal
charging procedure. It may take
6-8 hours for the LED to flash
GREEN indicating the batteries
are fully charged.
The sealed Lead Acid batteries
have reached the end of their
useful life and will need to be
replaced.
Continue charging the scooter
until the LED flashes GREEN.
The ION does not hold a charge
long enough.
Replace batteries. Call Bladez at
(866) 325-2339 for replacement
Information. Or visit us on the
Web at:
www.ebladez.com
Recharge your ION.
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My ION ‘sputters’ or accelerates
very slowly.
Your batteries are running out of
charge.
Unit is fully charged (LED
flashing GREEN), but unit will not
run.
Possible bad PC board.
Contact Bladez Customer
Service for assistance at (866)
325-2339.
OTHER QUESTIONS
Where can I get replacement and aftermarket parts?
From your local Servicing Dealer or by calling Bladez at:
(866) 325-2339
Or from the Bladez Web Site at:
www.ebladez.com
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For additional questions, service instructions, further information and important phone
numbers, please go to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com or call Bladez
Customer Service at (866) 325-2339.
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Thank you for purchasing a Bladez Power Board and please tell your friends about how
much fun you have on your Bladez Power Board.
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92610
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