ACTON M Owner`s manual

ACTON M®
OWNER’S MANUAL
WARNING!
RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY
WEAR HELMET AT ALL TIMES
Improper use of ACTON M® can lead to serious injury or even death
due to loss of control, falls and collisions. Please read and follow all
instructions in this Owner’s Manual prior to using M Scooter®.
DO NOT RETURN TO STORE!
NOTE: Manual illustrations are for demonstration purposes only.
Illustrations may not reflect exact appearance of actual product.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Item Number : MX AM002
CONTENTS
1. Safety Warnings
A.
General disclaimer B.
Age, weight, health
C.
Operating temp, Conditions for safe riding
D.
Battery handling & disposal
5. Maintenance
A.
Tire pressure
B.
Battery capacity
C.
Rotating parts lubrication
D.
Brake calibration
2. Quick Start (Unboxing, assembly, charging, riding)
A.Unboxing
B.Assembly
C.
Folding & Unfolding
D.Charging
E. Pre-scooting Checklist
F.Riding
6. Troubleshooting
I.
Won’t turn on
II.
Won’t go
III.
Won’t charge
IV.
Low speed
V.
Low range
VI.
Brake and other noises
VII. Lock out situation
3. Product Information
A.
Tech Specs
B.
Parts Illustration & List
C.
Control Interface
7. Attachments
A.
Optional Accessories
8. Warranty, Disclaimer
4. Setup & Go
A.
Assembly & Disassembly
B. Folding & Unfolding
C.
Batter indicator & Charging
D.Riding
i. Standing position
ii. Sitting position
iii. Head lights and Horn
iv. Accelerating & Braking
9. Copyright
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IMPORTANT
Do not use ACTON M® until you read and thoroughly understand
the owner’s manual. It contains information critical to your
safety.
It is extremely important that you follow the safety guidelines
contained in this manual at all times to ensure maximum safety.
Failure to comply with the standards outlined in the manual could
result in serious injury.
ACTON is not liable for any damage or injury caused by unsafe
usage or faulty repairs. Any repairs made to this product by unauthorized service technicians are the sola resposibility of the owner.
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WARNING
Riding ACTON M® can be a dangerous activity. Certain conditions
may cause the equipment to fail without fault of the manufacturer.
Like other electric mobility products, the ACTON M® is intended to
move and accordingly it is possible for the rider to lose control, fall,
collide with other objects and/or get into dangerous situations that
no amount of care, instruction or expertise can completely eliminate.
If such things occur you can be seriously injured or die, even when
using safety equipment and using other precautions.
RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND USE COMMON SENSE.
This manual contains many warnings and cautions concerning the
consequences of failing to maintain, inspect or properly use your
ACTON M. Because any incident can result in serious injury or even
death, we do not repeat the warning of possible serious injury or
death each time.
WEAR HELMET AT ALL TIMES.
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1. SAFETY WARNINGS
1.A.
General Disclaimer
WARNING: Riding Acton M® can be a dangerous activity. Certain conditions may cause the equipment
to fail without fault of the manufacturer. Like other electric mobility products, the Acton M® can and
are intended to move and accordingly. it is possible for the rider to lose control, fall, collide with
other objects and/or get into dangerous situations that no amount of care, instruction or expertise
can completely eliminate. If such things occur you can be seriously injured or die, even when using
safety equipment and using other precautions. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND USE COMMON
SENSE.
2.B.
Age. Weight, Health
Acton M® is designed for adults and for older teens. Accordingly, the recommended rider age is 16
years of age and older. Notwithstanding this age recommendation, any rider unable to fit comfortably
in Acton M® should not attempt to use it.
Keep Acton M® away from small children and young teens. Acton M® is only intended for use only by
persons who are, at a minimum, completely comfortable and competent while operating Acton M®.
DO NOT EXCEED THE WEIGHT LIMIT OF 250 pounds. Rider weight does not necessarily mean a
person’s size is appropriate to fit or maintain control of Acton M®.
2.C.
Operating Temperature, Conditions for Safe Riding
Before riding, be sure to check all pivot points, buttons, quick releases, and latches to ensure that
they are secured properly. Only one person should ride the Acton M® at a time.
Do not ride the Acton M® when it is raining. Always ride on dry paved surfaces. Gravel, wet, and
uneven surfaces are hazardous.
Check if battery is properly installed and charged. Check battery level after each use. Do not place
the battery near heat or fire. Do not expose the charger to water or any moisture.
Do not forget to power off the Acton M® after each use by turning the key in the glove box to the
“OFF” position.
2.D.
Battery Handling & Disposal
1 Please read the battery instructions and the label on its surface before use.
2 Battery is best used under optimal conditions, temperature: 50-75°F (10-24°C), absolute humidity:
45-85%
3 When in use, the battery should be kept out of heat, high voltage and out of the reach of children.
Do not drop the battery.
4 Only use the charger that comes with Acton M®. Do not leave the battery with the charger plugged
in for over 24 hours.
5 Do not short circuit by linking connectors together. Do not demolish or disassemble the battery by
yourself. Do not store the battery in a damp place.
6 When the battery is stored, we recommend charging it once a month. Do not wrap it with conductive
material- damage could be caused by direct contact between conductive material and battery. Store
the battery in a dry place.
BATTERY HAZARD WARNING
DO NOT disassemble, tamper, or damage batteries. The battery has protective components and
circuits internally to avoid damage and to keep it running properly.
DO NOT short-circuit batteries by linking the plus and minus connectors with metals.
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Do not put the battery with metal materials together for storage or transport.
DO NOT get batteries damp or wet.
DO NOT use or charge batteries near heat, fire, or in direct sunlight.
Charging near a fire or in direct sunlight can cause internal short-circuit or abnormal chemical
reactions. NEVER plug batteries directly into a wall socket.
DO NOT use this battery for other equipment.
DO NOT mix with other batteries. This battery cannot be used with disposable or other rechargeable
batteries.
DO NOT over-charge batteries. Please stop charging after 8 hours.
DO NOT put batteries in microwave, stove, or any other appliance.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE DIRECTIONS CAN LEAD TO REDUCED BATTERY CYCLE LIFE,
OVER-HEATING, SMOKING, DISTORTION, BURNING, OR EXPLODING OF THE BATTERIES.
NEVER TOUCH A LEAKING BATTERY
Avoid battery fluid being exposed to clothes, skin, or eyes. The leaking fluid will cause irritation. In
case of contact wash immediately with water and call emergency services for treatment. Leaking
will not happen if the battery is used properly.
CAUTION
The battery must not be exposed to excessive cold, heat or direct sunlight.
Do not store the batteries in temperatures above 75°F (24°C) or below
35°F (1.7°C).
STATIC ELECTRICITY
There is a protective circuit inside the battery as a preventive measure. Do not use the
battery in areas where static electricity is likely to build up, (above 1000V), for it can easily destroy
the circuit board so that the battery doses not work and can cause over-heating, distortion, smoking
or burning.
DISCHARGING TEMPERATURE RANGE
Recommended discharging temperature range is 32-104°F (0-40°C). Use outside the temperature
range may result in shortened battery life.
CHARGING METHOD FOR FIRST USAGE
When you use the battery for its first time, do not put it into the equipment if you find it in unusual
condition such as having leaks or odors. The battery should be returned to the vendor in this case.
KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
Keep battery out of the reach of children. Prevent children from taking the battery out of the charger
or Acton M® to play.
CONTAINS SEALED LITHIUM ION BATTERIES. BATTERIES MUST BE RECYCLED.
Disposal: Acton M® uses sealed lithium ion batteries which must be recycled or disposed of in an
environmentally safe manner. Do not dispose of the lithium ion battery in a fire as the battery may
explode or leak. Do not dispose of the lithium ion battery in your regular household trash. The
incineration, land filling or mixing of batteries with household trash is prohibited by law in most
areas. Return exhausted lithium batteries to a federal or state approved lithium ion battery recycler.
2. QUICK START
2.A.
Unboxing & Product List
Remove the foam and/or cardboard separators that protect the components from damage during
shipping. Remove any plastic bags and wire ties from Acton M®. Inspect the contents of the box for
scratches in the paint, dents or cracks that may have occurred during shipping. Because Acton M®
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is 100 percent assembled and packed at the factory, there should not be any problems, even if the
box has a few scars or dents.
PRODUCT LIST:
ACTON M Scooter (X1)
Battery (X1)
Battery Charger (X1)
Security Keys (X1)
User Manual (X1)
Allen Wrench 5mm (X1)
2.B.
Assembly
Pull up on rod and lock into upright position.
Attach handlebar to rod and screw bolts (2) into the
clasp.
Check battery connection.
Unfold seat and remove glovebox.
Battery cord should always be connected when in use.
Only disconnect when charging battery pack separately.
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2.C.
Folding & Unfolding
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Clamp lock into place.
Pull wheels backwards until secure.
Pull up handlebar and secure into upright position.
Push down foot pads on both sides and lock into place.
Make sure surface is flat.
M Scooter is now in standing riding
position.
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Grasp seat with both hands. Pull up, then out.
2.D.
Charging
2.E.
Pre-scooting Checklist
OFF
N
O
Make sure footpad is flat and secure.
Make sure plastic groove snaps into
place.
Check start ignition is turned to ON.
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Check battery charge.
2.F.
Riding
STANDING POSITION
SEATED POSITION
OFF
N
O
Turn key clockwise all the
way to turn on headlights.
Twist throttle towards you to accelerate.
Press horn button.
Clamp down both brakes to stop.
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3. PRODUCT INFORMATION
3.A. Technical Specifications:
MODEL
ACTON M
MAX SPEED
12 MPH*
RANGE IN DISTANCE
12 - 15 Miles*
MOTOR
250 W DC Brushless Hub Motor
CHARGING TIME
2 Hrs** ~ 4 Hrs
BATTERY
Li-ion Polymer 36V 10Ah
WHEELS
Pneumatic
SIZE FOLDED
38.3” L X 20.5” W X 30.9” H
SIZE EXPANDED
40.3” L X 25.8” W X 43.7” H
WEIGHT
70 LBS
SHIPPING WEIGHT
80LBS
MAX RIDER WEIGHT
250 LBS*
INCLUDES
M Scooter, Battery, Battery Charger, Security
Keys (2), User Manual
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Extra Battery, Extra Battery Charger, Rapid Battery Charger, Front Cargo Basket, Custom Horn,
Messenger Bag (Clips on handlebars), ACTON
Water Bottle, ACTON T-Shirt
3.B. Parts Illustration and List
ACTON M Scooter (X1)
Battery (X1)
Battery Charger (X1)
Security Key (X2)
User Manual (X1)
Allen Wrench 5mm (X1)
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3.C. Control Interface
Front Brake
Rear Brakes
Throttle
Horn
Start/Stop/Light Switch
Charging Port
REAR BRAKES
FRONT BRAKES
THROTTLE
HORN
START/STOP IGNITION
IN SEAT COMPARTMENT
OFF
OFF
N
O
N
O
HEADLIGHT ON
CHARGING PORT
4. SETUP & GO
Never allow children under 12 to operate the Scooter. Failure in following the instructions may result
in serious injury.
4.A. Assembly & Disassembly
To ensure maximum safety, Please read carefully the assembly manual before assembly the M Scooter.
Pay special attention to the brake and electrical cables connecting the handlebar and the M Scooter
as they may be damaged under excessive stress. STOP IMMEDIATELY if the cables are tangled or
you feel tension from the cables. The handlebars CANNOT be turned 360 degrees, they must be
returned to the forward position by turning them in the opposite direction to the one they were
originally turned in.
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Assembly:
1.
Take the M Scooter and the Handlebar out of the box carefully
2.
Use the included Allen Wrench to loosen the two screws holding the stem
3.
Remove the screws and the stem head. DO NOT lose them!
4.
Place the handlebar in the stem
5.
Place the stem head back in place
6.
Adjust the handlebar to make sure it’s properly centered and splines match.
7.
Reinsert and tighten the two screws with the attached Allen Wrench.
Disassembly:
To disassemble the handlebar, follow the assembly procedures in reverse order. Make sure the brake
and electrical cables does not have tensional force when storing the disassembled Scooter.
4.B. Folding & Unfolding
Make sure the M Scooter is turned off and parked on level ground with sufficient space to operate.
Failure to follow the instructions may result in sudden movement of the Scooter and/or injury.
UNFOLDING
1.
Use one hand to hold the front section of the Scooter chassis. Pull up the top portion of the handlebar. Make sure both hands are a safe distance from the pivoting point.
2.
Pull the handlebar lock lever up and secure the lever with both hands. There is a final “soft click” before the locking lever is in the secure position. The handlebar is only secured when the lever is in a parallel position with the vertical bar and rigid.
3.
Rotate the black plastic safety lock until it locks through the hole in the lever.
4.
Put one hand on top of the handlebar and carefully tilt the Scooter to 15 – 25 degrees away from you. This makes it easier to lift the rear wheel back into position. Lift one side at a time, tilting the scooter away from yourself on alternating sides to lift a rear wheel.
5.
Grab the front section of the rear wheel and pull backward. This may be easier to do with your foot- push it backwards until the spring pulls it into place.
6.
Lower the footpad carefully and lower the scooter so all wheels touch the floor. Make sure the spacing block attached to the bottom of the footpad matches the gap between the rear wheel beams.
7.
Repeat step 4 to 6 for the opposite side of the Scooter.
8.
Grab the seat at the position shown on the picture from both sides. Lift up and pull back until the supporting beams firmly contact in the rearward position (about a 45 degree angle).
FOLDING
To fold the Scooter, follow the unfolding procedures in reverse order. Make sure the Scooter is tilted
to one side before retracting the rear wheels (one at a time) and folding the foot pads up.
4. C. Battery Charging
Use only the included AC Adapter and 110-240V indoor AC outlet. Check regularly for possible
damage to the cord, plug, enclosure or other parts. In the event of damage, do not attempt to
charge M Scooter until the charger has been repaired or replaced. Do not operate charger near
flammable materials. Make sure the power is turned off prior to removing/replacing batteries from
the Scooter. Never store the battery in freezing or below freezing temperatures as this may damage
the battery permanently.
The M Scooters may not have a fully charged battery when it first arrives. It is recommended to
charge the battery prior to your first use.
The charging port is located in the front of the glove box underneath the retractable seat. It is
accessible only when the seat is fully unfolded. Plug the charger to the battery first, then plug it into
the electricity outlet. When the charger is plugged in, the indicator on the charger will light up to
indicate the charge status. Red light indicates the charging is in process. Green light indicates the
charging is finished. It usually takes 3-5 hours to fully charge the battery. The charger has built-in
over-charge protection circuit to avoid being over-charged. It is normal that the charger may get
warm during use.
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It is also possible to charge the battery separately. The charging port is located at the right top side
of the battery pack.
To remove or replace the battery, unfold the seat and remove the glove box. Carefully unplug the
power cable and lift the battery with the handle. Use reversed steps to put the new battery back.
WARNING: Failure to recharge the battery at least once a month may result in a battery that will no
longer accept a charge.
FAILURE TO USE COMMON SENSE AND HEED THE ABOVE WARNINGS INCREASES RISK OF
SERIOUS INJURY. USE WITH APPROPRIATE CAUTION AND SERIOUS ATTENTION TO SAFE
OPERATION.
4.D. Riding
WARNING: Always check and obey all local laws or regulations which may affect the locations where
M Scooter may be used. Ride defensively. Watch out for potential obstacles that could catch your
wheels, other parts of the scooter, or force you to swerve suddenly or lose control. Be careful to
avoid pedestrians, motor vehicles, skateboarders, other M Scooter riders, scooters, bikes, children or
animals who may enter your path.
Do not turn the M Scooter power on unless usage of the M Scooter is imminent and you are in a safe
environment suitable for riding.
Do not touch the wheels or any moving parts on your Scooter when in use or immediately after the
discontinuation of riding as these parts can become very hot and may burn you.
Do not attempt or do stunts or tricks on your M Scooter. M Scooter is not made to withstand abuse
from misuse such as jumping, curb grinding or any other types of stunts. M Scooter can easily break
from the stresses incurred by these activities. Any such misuse will void the warranty.
Do not use M Scooter near steps, swimming pools, holes, cliffs or other uneven terrain.
Keep your fingers and other body parts away from the wheels and all other moving components.
Never use headphones, cell phones, mobile gaming devices or anything else that could distract you
while riding.
As with all vehicles, do not drink and drive.
Do not ride your M Scooter in wet or icy weather and never immerse the M Scooter in water, as
the electrical and drive components could be damaged by water or create other possibly unsafe
conditions.
M Scooter is intended for use on flat, dry surfaces such as pavement or level ground without loose
debris such as sand, leaves, rocks or gravel. Wet, slick, bumpy, uneven or rough surfaces may impair
traction and contribute to possible accidents. Do not ride your M Scooter in mud, ice, puddles or
water. Avoid excessive speeds, especially downhill. Never risk damaging surfaces such as carpet or
flooring by use of M Scooter indoors. M Scooter can also be damaged by carpets.
Do not ride at night or when visibility is limited.
For safety purposes, the M Scooter has a brake cut off function. The electric motor shuts off whenever
either brake lever is pulled. This cut off function overrides the throttle. To regain power, the throttle
has to be fully released.
When riding the Scooter, it is recommended to always wear proper protective equipment such as
an approved safety helmet (with chin strap securely buckled). A helmet may be legally required by
local law or regulations in your area.
Standing Position:
When riding the Scooter in a standing position, make sure the handlebars, rear wheels and foot pads
are fully unfolded and locked into position, where applicable. It is recommended to retract the seat
when riding in a standing position. Stand in the middle section of the foot pads to take advantage
of better front wheel grip.
Sitting Position:
When riding the Scooter in a sitting position, make sure the handlebars, rear wheels, foot pads and
seat are fully unfolded and locked into position, where applicable. Sit in the middle section of seat.
Make sure to step on the footpad at all times in case of emergency situations during riding.
Headlights and Horn:
The LED headlight is turned on by switching the ignition key clockwise 2 clicks on the Scooter. It is
recommended to turn on the Headlights at all times to raise awareness of your presence to other
people and motor vehicles around you.
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5. MAINTENANCE
5. A. Tire Pressure
It is recommended to check the tire pressure regularly. Running with improper tire pressure may
increase the risk of a blown tire, excessive tire wear or poor mileage performance.
The recommended tire pressure is:
40 Psi in the front wheel
30 Psi in the rear wheels
5. B. Battery Capacity Stretch
Perform a full charge (5 hours) before first riding
Operate the Scooter only in 0-90 degree
Store the Battery only in -20-110 degree
Charge at least once a month
Avoid keep the battery at low capacity for a long period
Only use the original charge that comes with the Scooter
5. C. Rotating Part Lubricant
Once a year go over all moving parts with oil-based liquid lubricant.
DO NOT USE WD40.
5. D. Brake Calibration
Similar to standard bike brake barrel adjusters. Twist main barrel and tighten ring in opposite
direction.
6. TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
FIX
WON’T START
Battery not connected
Check battery connection under glovebox.
Battery not charged
Check battery display. Red > Low. Green >
Charged
WON’T GO
Battery Low
Check battery display.
WON’T CHARGE
Charger not connected
Check battery connection under glovebox.
LOW SPEED
Battery running low
Check battery display.
Uphill
Charge battery.
High payload
Unload payload.
High payload
Unload payload. Charge battery.
Cold temperature
Discontinue use until weather permits.
Hill climbing
Charge battery.
Brake needs calibration
Check brake barrel adjusters and mounting
screws.
Joint lubricant
Use liquid lubrication on joints.
LOW RANGE
NOISE
LOCKOUT
Contact customer service for replacement key.
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7. ATTACHMENTS
7. A. Optional Accessories
Additional Custom Horn
ACTON Water Bottle
ACTON T-Shirt
Front Cargo Basket
Extra Standard Battery Charger
Rapid Battery Charger (Charges battery up to 2x faster)
Messenger Bag (Clips to handle bars)
Extra Rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
8. WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER
Please visit www.ACTONglobal.com/warranty for the most up -to-date warranty specifications.
9. COPYRIGHT
Please visit www.ACTONglobal.com for the most up -to-date copyright information.
ACTON GLOBAL
OFFICE: +1 323 250 0685
FAX: +1 323 417 4829
2400 N. Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, Ca 91001
info@ACTONglobal.com
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