USER MANUAL
GUIDE D’UTILISATION
BENUTZERINFORMATION
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Welcome
Thank you for choosing BionX™. It is our goal to provide you with the highest quality electric
propulsion systems available, and offer you the best possible after sales experience. This document serves as a supplement to your bicycle user manual. Please read this manual
thoroughly, even if you are an experienced cyclist. Should you be unable to find an answer in
the manual, please contact your dealer for immediate assistance. We have always believed that a bike should remain a bike. It is our love of cycling that drives
us, and a passion that we continue to share with our customers. We hope you enjoy your
new electrically assisted bicycle for many years to come.
If you ever have concerns or questions that your dealer cannot provide
answers to, or have comments relating to this user manual, feel free to contact
us in Europe at service.bike.eu@bionxinternational.com, in North America at
service.bike.na@bionxinternational.com, and anywhere else in the world at
service.bike@bionxinternational.com
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User Precautions
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We want you to have a fun ride, but also a safe one. Carefully read the following information,
even if you are an experienced rider. Take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with your
BionX electric propulsion system before you take your first trip.
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2.
BionX recommends that you have your system installed professionally by an authorized dealer. Read all of the enclosed installation and operating instructions from the manufacturer
and follow the instructions, if any, prior to its first use.
3. Familiarize yourself with your electric bicycle and the functions of the BionX system in a safe
environment before participating in road traffic for the first time.
4. Always wear a helmet when riding an electric bicycle for your own safety. In some jurisdictions,
this is the law.
5. Make sure that the tires have the pressure recommended by the manufacturer before riding the bike.
6. Make sure that the brakes are operating properly before riding the bike.
7. Do not use a mobile phone or any other electronic devices while riding an electric bicycle; it is
imperative that you pay attention to traffic.
8. If possible, ride in bike lanes and always in the correct direction of traffic.
9. Adhere to all valid traffic regulations.
10. Keep in mind that other traffic participants may underestimate the speed of an electric bicycle.
11. Ride with both hands on the handlebars when riding your electric bicycle.
12. Ride as defensively as possible.
Enjoy your new BionX electric propulsion system!
Your BionX Team
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Table of Contents
User Precautions
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Description of the BionX SL Propulsion System
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Description of the BionX PL Propulsion System
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Inserting or Removing the Console
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Inserting or Removing the Battery
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Handling and Charging the Battery
12
Power supply
14
Chargers
15
Assist Mode / Generate Mode /
Mountain Mode (where applicable)
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Operating the BionX Propulsion System
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Operating the G2 throttle
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Programming the Basic Settings
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Removing and Installing the Rear Wheel
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Maintenance and Care
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Cleaning
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Transporting an Electric Bicycle
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Repair and Spare Parts
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty Information and Guarantee
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Description of the BionX SL Propulsion System
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t Generate mode for energy recuperation
t Integrated torque sensor
4 Brake switch
t A surface mounted reed switch and magnet –
connected to the BionX console
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Description of the BionX PL Propulsion System
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t Brushless, gearless
t Generate mode for energy recuperation
t Integrated torque sensor
4 Brake switch
t A surface mounted reed switch and magnet –
connected to the BionX console
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Inserting or Removing the Console
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Inserting the console
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Removing the console
t Release the console by pushing the release lever on the console mount
t Slide the console out of the console mount
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Inserting or Removing the Battery
Inserting the down tube battery
1 Place the battery onto the docking station
2 Slide the battery down the rail gently towards the connector
3 The release arm will begin to move to the closed position as the battery slides towards the connector
4 When the release arm is almost closed, hold it in place and simultaneously push in the lock cylinder –
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2 Lightly press on the battery release arm, insert the key and turn clockwise
The lock cylinder will pop out, freeing the battery release arm
3 Remove the battery by opening the release arm
4 Slide the battery upwards on the rail
5 Lift the battery to remove
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WARNING
Do not force the battery release arm closed, or force the battery onto the battery dock.
This can damage the battery connector.
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Removing of the rear rack battery:
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2 Turn the key in the lock cylinder until it pops out
3 Remove the key from the lock cylinder
4 Pull the battery backwards, along the battery rail
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Inserting the rear rack battery:
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2 Place the battery onto the battery docking station
3 Gently push the battery in a forward direction, towards the battery connector
Make sure the battery is inserted all the way, flush with the docking station cover
4 Push in the lock cylinder until a ‘click’ is heard
WARNING
Do not force the battery onto the battery docking station. This can damage the battery
connector, or damage the rear light.
Handling and Charging the Battery
WARNING
BionX batteries shall only be recharged with BionX chargers or BionX power supplies.
Never short circuit the battery by connecting the contacts of the battery. Never open
the battery, as this could damage the battery and possibly lead to overheating. The
battery cannot be serviced by the user. Opening the battery case voids all warranty and
product liability claims. Never use a battery which has obvious damage to the case(s) or
the battery connector.
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Do not dispose of used batteries in regular household trash!
Be aware that used batteries must be disposed of properly!
BionX batteries can be returned to BionX to be recycled.
Charging the battery:
WARNING
Only use the BionX power supply or charger that was supplied with the system to charge
the battery. The use of other power supplies/chargers can damage the battery.
The BionX power supply/charger should be used exclusively for BionX rechargeable
batteries of the specified type. Keep the power supply or charger away from water or
moisture when charging and/or connected to prevent electrical shock or short-circuits.
Do not use a power supply or charger that has obvious signs of damage to the cable,
housing, or the connector.
Extreme temperatures will affect battery life, especially during charging. Avoid charging in direct sunlight
or in very hot or cold temperatures. This will reduce the life of the battery considerably. We recommend
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room temperature before it is charged, particularly if it was exposed to cold temperatures during a ride.
The battery can be charged when mounted on the bicycle or removed from the docking station.
A Lithium Ion battery does not have a memory effect, which means that the battery’s maximum energy
capacity is not affected if it is repeatedly recharged after only being partially discharged. The battery does
not need to be completely drained before charging. We recommend charging the battery after every ride,
preferrably when the state-of-charge display shows less than 50%. We recommend that you fully charge
the battery when it will not be used for a longer period of time, for example, before storing it for
the winter, and then recharge the battery at minimum every three months. When the battery is depleted to the level where there is risk it could fall into deep discharge, the battery will signal that a recharge
is needed by beeping. The battery is fully charged after approximately 4 to 5.5 hours.
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Make sure that the battery is no longer connected to the power supply or charger once the charging
operation is complete. The Lithium Ion battery cells have a low self-discharge rate, therefore a continuous
connection of the battery to the power supply or charger is not necessary. We recommend that you fully
charge the battery when it will not be used for a longer period of time, for example, before storing it for
the winter, and then recharge the battery at minimum every three months.
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or humidity, and always protect the battery during storage from humidity to prevent corrosion of the
connectors. Never drop the battery. Always protect it from physical damage. Damage may lead to shortcircuits, and as a result cause overheating of the battery.
Power supply
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SL system charging procedure (power supply)
t Connect the power supply and the battery by
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– the BionX system can be on or off
t Connect the power supply to a power receptacle
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then turns to amber during the charging process
t When fully charged, the colour of the LED ring
changes to green. The battery charging process is
then complete
t Following this procedure the charging connector should be disconnected from the battery
t During the charging process you can check the battery state-of-charge through the console if the
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fully charged
Ensure that a completely charged battery is no longer connected to the power supply after the charge
procedure is completed.
Battery state-of-charge Colour
100-75 %
Green
75-20 %
Amber
< 20 %
Red
Checking the 48V Battery state-of-charge
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NOTE
The power supply is suitable for line voltage ranges of 110-115V or 220-230V, and compensates automatically. The 48V battery is designed to be charged by a 26V BionX power
supply. The battery has an integrated charger which permits the use of a small, portable
power supply.
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Chargers
PL-250HT / PL-350HT / PL-500HS systems charging
procedure, systems 2011 to present (single LED
charger)
t Connect the charger and battery by inserting the
charge connector into the charge port. The BionX
system should be turned off
t Connect the charger to a power receptacle
t The light on the charger will turn red automatically
t The same light will then turn yellow to indicate
charging
t The light will turn green when the battery is fully
charged and the charging process is complete
t Following this procedure, the charger should be
disconnected from the battery
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and compensates automatically.
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green, fully charged
PL systems 22V, 26V, 37V charging procedure,
systems 2011 and earlier (two LED charger)
t Connect the charger and battery by inserting the
charge connector into the charge port. The BionX
system should be turned off
t Connect the charger to a power receptacle
t The power switch must be set to ‘on’ and the red
LED will illuminate
t The LED to the right of the red LED will illuminate
yellow to indicate charging
t When the right LED turns green the battery is fully
charged and the charging process is complete
t Following this procedure, the charger should be
disconnected from the battery
WARNING
Check input voltage when travelling with
the two LED charger. Failure to adjust the
voltage switch on a two LED charger to
the correct voltage range can result in
damage to the charger.
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This notch is very important
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Assist Mode / Generate Mode / Mountain Mode (where applicable)
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The BionX propulsion system offers four levels of assist in the Assistance mode, and four levels of
regeneration in the Generate mode. In the Assistance mode, your pedaling is assisted proportionally by
an electric motor that drives the rear wheel. A torque sensor is located on the axle of the BionX motor
and measures the effort provided by the rider; this produces a natural feeling assistance from the motor.
A cadence of roughly 80 RPM is ideal, this allows for effective response from the torque sensor and
efficient use of battery energy.
When in Generate mode, the BionX motor functions as a generator and recharges the battery. When
going downhill, you can regulate your speed by varying the Generate level. This Generate function
provides a level of braking, however it does not replace legally required brakes. If the rear brake lever is
pulled, the drive system automatically enters Generate mode. The range can therefore be extended up to
15%, depending upon road conditions.
The Mountain mode uses an intelligent algorithm based upon the effort and the assistance level required.
The Mountain mode provides the rider with an assistance level optimized for climbing long steep hills.
Without this mode, the motor can automatically revert to an overheat protection mode thereby diminJTIJOHUIFBTTJTUBODFQSPWJEFE5IF.PVOUBJONPEFDBOCFBDUJWBUFEXIFSFBWBJMBCMF
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through a software update of the system.
250HT (EU) / 350HT (NA) Motor performance
Assistance Mode (A)
Level of Assist
Riding Situation
1
35%
Riding on level ground
2
75%
Slight inclines, head wind
3
150%
Steep hills, strong head wind
4
300%
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250/500 Motor performance
Assistance Mode (A)
Level of Assist
Riding Situation
1
25%
Riding on level ground
2
50%
Slight inclines, head wind
3
100%
Steep hills, strong head wind
4
200%
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Mountain Mode (where available) Long, steep climbs
Generation Mode (G)
1
Slight downhill grade, tailwind
2
Significant downhill grade, tailwind
3
Steep descent
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NOTE
It is recommended that the BionX system should always be turned ON while riding.
It allows the rider to use the regenerative braking feature, speedometer and odometer
functions. Speeds in excess of 60km/h (37mi/hr) are not recommended.
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Operating the BionX Propulsion System
G2 Console
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Turn the system on
Briefly push either top button on the console. The
battery will beep 4 times and you will see a countdown,
this is the system perfoming a self check. After startup,
the system is always in
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NOTE
The system performs a self check approximately every hour. Do not be alarmed if the
system turns itself on briefly, and off again, or if the TOUCH PORT flashes momentarily.
Select Assistance/Generate level
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enter continuous Generate mode.
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Turn on backlight and bicycle light (if applicable)
key for 4 seconds - display backlight
Push and hold
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Push and hold
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Select the cycling computer functions
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chronometer, or average speed values to zero.
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appears please contact your BionX dealer for service.
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For the G1 console, substitute mode for power, and
crono for cycle. The assistance toggle remains the same.
G1
G2
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If you require more information on the G1 console,
please contact your dealer.
Operating the G2 throttle
Throttle engagement:
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gauge on the console reacts proportionally
Assistance levels 1-4:
From
press for more assist
or for less assist
Generation 1-4:
press for more resistance
From
or for less resistance
NOTE
The G2 throttle is only compatible with the G2 console, and may not be available in all
jurisdictions. Check with your local BionX dealer for local legislation and/or availability.
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G1 Console
Programming the Basic Settings
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In general, all settings of your BionX electric propulsion system are pre-set. Basic display functions can
be set by entering the programming mode. Contact your dealer to customize the advanced functions of
your system.
Turn on the programming mode
Simultaneously push
and
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of the selection with or and confirm with . Select the other digits in the same manner until the
desired program is displayed.
Note: For G1 programming, substitute
respectively, and remain the same.
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Description
2001
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2002
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2004
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2005
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2009
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one after another with or , and
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toggle is on the left side of console.
Confirm with .
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change value with and
Confirm with .
WARNING
Do not use other programming codes without consulting your authorized dealer.
If you type the wrong code, please push the
key to exit programming mode.
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Removing and Installing the Rear Wheel
We recommend the removal and installation of the rear wheel to be done by a qualified dealer.
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WARNING
Always turn off the propulsion system prior to connecting or disconnecting the
motor cables.
CAUTION
It is essential that the axle nuts are tightened to 40Nm (30lb-ft); this assures that the
propulsion system functions properly. Ensure the torque reaction collar is fully inserted
into the dropout. The notch on the non-drive side must also be facing in the direction of
6 o’clock (within 5° either way). If this notch placement is incorrect, please consult your
dealer.
If your bike is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes: Do not pull the brake lever with the
brake disc on the rear wheel removed from the caliper. Insertion of the wheel can be
difficult or impossible as the brake pads will prevent the brake disc from sliding in place.
To Remove the rear wheel
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5 Loosen the axle nut on the rear wheel using a 15mm wrench
6 Slide the rear wheel downwards, out of the dropout
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Installing the rear wheel
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Maintenance and Care
We recommend to have the spoke tension of the rear wheel and the torque of all screws checked by a
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In order to ensure extended use of the propulsion system, all plug-in contacts of the system should be
checked every two to three months and cleaned with a soft and dry brush, if necessary. It must be ensured
that no dirt or humidity penetrates the battery docking station when the battery is removed. The BionX
motor does not require maintenance.
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Cleaning
CAUTION
Never use a high pressure washer or a garden hose to clean the propulsion system. The force
of a water jet could damage the electrical components of the propulsion system.
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docking station. Always use very little water, and keep water away from the electrical contacts. Check the
plug-in connections for moisture after cleaning and let these dry, if necessary, before using the bicycle.
Transporting an Electric Bicycle
WARNING
Make absolutely certain that the bike rack on your car is suitable for the increased weight
and the unique frame style of your electric bicycle. A rack that is not suitable can be
damaged or even break during the transport of the electric bicycle. The electric bicycle can
be damaged by an unsuitable bike rack.
When transporting a BionX equipped bicycle on a bike rack, always remove the battery and the console.
In case of inclement weather, your motor and system connections should be protected from the elements.
When travelling by air, it is important to understand that a lithium battery is classified as dangerous goods
and must be transported by a qualified handler. Your battery cannot accompany you and your bicycle on
a commercial flight.
Repair and Spare Parts
For repair of your electric bicycle, consult a qualified dealer. The use of spare
parts from unknown sources, for example, replacement parts from third parties,
is strictly prohibited. If you need spare keys for the battery, please contact a
BionX dealer. Please retain the key number for your records. It is located on the
battery key, as well as on the face of the battery lock cylinder.
001
BionX Key Number
NOTE
If you are dropping off your bicycle for a tune up or repair, always bring your battery
keys to the dealer.
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Troubleshooting
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The system does not turn on
Check the battery and make sure that it is charged. The battery must be correctly inserted onto the
docking station and the lock must be completely closed. Also check that all connectors of the wiring
harness are properly engaged, and the console is inserted properly. If the problem persists, contact
an authorized dealer.
The system can be turned on but there is no assist
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The system is continuously in Generate mode
When the propulsion system is continuously in Generate mode and cannot be switched back to assist
mode by pushing the key, the problem most likely lies with the brake switch that is located under the
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solve the problem, you can temporarily bypass it by removing the plug-in connection from the console to
the brake switch.
WARNING
If you bypass the brake switch you also disable regenerative braking, in doing so your
BionX system will not provide any additional braking. We recommend that you contact
a dealer as soon as possible.
The motor is not as powerful after a repair or service
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in the direction of 6 o’clock. If the problem persists, contact an authorized dealer.
The battery state-of-charge display on the console does not show “full” after a complete
charging procedure
Make sure that you have followed all of the instructions for the charging procedure. Let the battery
cool off for a few hours and charge it again. If the gauge still does not indicate a full charge, let the
battery cool again, fully deplete the battery and charge it again. If the problem persists, contact an
authorized dealer.
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The BionX warranty covers a two (2) year period for all parts of the BionX propulsion systems(s)
to the first owner, within the framework of the following conditions:
1. This warranty exclusively covers systems provided by BionX excluding all the other bicycle components
provided by other bicycle manufacturers.
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equipment concerned loses its functionality within the agreed warranty period and also provided that
the claim is not related to any of the following cases expressly excluded under this warranty.
3. Any other legal provisions, particularly with respect to warranty regulations, are not restricted by this
warranty.
4. This warranty only covers material and manufacturing defects. It is only effective with a valid proof of
purchase consisting of the original purchase document or receipt indicating the date of purchase, the
serial number, the dealer’s name and the designation of the system model. BionX reserves the right to
reject the coverage of this warranty if the accompanying documentation of BionX components is not
accurate or complete.
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6. Warranty repairs have to be exclusively performed by BionX. Any component to be repaired under the
framework of this warranty has to be transferred to the dealer at the client’s own expenses and risks,
and, after the completion of such repair, has to be picked up at the dealer. In the case of rightful
warranty claims, BionX reserves the right to bear or repay transportation expenses. In order to have
a previous determination whether a warranty claim is justified or not, the end user has to submit his
claim to the dealer from whom he purchased the product so that the respective dealer handles the
shipment to BionX.
7. Costs for repair work performed in advance by persons who have not been authorized by BionX will
not be reimbursed. In such a case, any warranty claim will cease.
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warranty period may be performed with functional replacement components of equal value.
9. The two-year warranty period starts with the date of purchase. Warranty claims must be reported
immediately.
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through a normal aging process or reduction of performance, BionX warranty only covers that within
the two-year warranty period or within 600 charging cycles, whichever event occurs first, to the condition that the battery provides less than 70% of its initial capacity.
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Warranty Information and Guarantee
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acts of mischief.
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compromised components. It excludes any claims as to the reimbursement of property damages,
downtimes, expenses for renting or leasing equipment, travel expenses, lost profit or any other claims.
BionX liability in connection with this warranty is limited to the respective acquisition value of the
product.
14. This warranty only covers original BionX components. The use of spare parts from unknown sources,
for example, replacement parts from third parties, is strictly prohibited.
15. Warranty will be voided on any system on which it will be concluded that there has been any case of
modification or tampering with firmware.
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BionX, BionX Design and powered by BionX are trademarks
of BionX International Corporation.
©2012 BionX International Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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