BLADEZ PB-SM 816 Troubleshooting guide

Powered Personal Transportation
Electric Power Board
Product Handbook
FOR THE BLADEZ XTR SE
ELECTRIC POWER BOARD
Models: PB-SM 816-S
PB-SM 816
PB-SM 817
Revised 6/09/05
MODEL NUMBER
PB-SM 816
PB-SM 816S
PB-SM 817
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED
NONE
SEAT ONLY
SEAT AND BASKET
PLEASE BE SAFE WHEN RIDING . . .
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND OBEY ALL LAWS!
IMPORTANT
BATTERY MAINTENANCE and
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
1. You MUST charge completely prior to initial use. (Follow charging
instructions on page 8).
2. Charge immediately after every use.
3. Charge before storage. You MUST charge every 30 days if not in
use.
4. DO NOT allow this unit to Deep Discharge.
5. For safety purposes, DO NOT charge for over 24 hours.
6. 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 POWER BOARD!
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
READ THIS FIRST!
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. 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 POWER BOARD 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
NETWORK OF BLADEZ SERVICING DEALERS
FOR ALL YOUR POWER BOARD 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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GETTING STARTED ...................................................................................................... 5
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CHARGING SYSTEM..................................................................................................... 8
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FOLDING AND STORAGE .......................................................................................... 11
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RECOMMENDED TOOLS............................................................................................ 11
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BRAKING SYSTEM...................................................................................................... 11
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TIRES AND WHEELS .................................................................................................. 12
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ADJUSTING THE HEAD UNIT..................................................................................... 13
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CHAIN CARE................................................................................................................ 13
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..................................................................................... 14
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OTHER QUESTIONS ................................................................................................... 15
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BLADEZ POWER BOARD
Before operating your BLADEZ Power Board, please get acquainted with all of the features:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Accelerator Lever
Brake Lever
Folding Handle
Disc Brake
Kickstand
Quick Release Deck
Integrated Seat Base
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
450W Electric Motor
Power Panel with On/Off Switch
Multi-Function LED
Charger Cord
AC Charger
2 12V, 12AH Batteries
GETTING STARTED
Install Handlebars
Before using your XTR-SE, loosen the 4
bolts from the billet stem cap with the Allen
wrench provided, and then remove the cap
from the stem as shown in (Fig. 1).
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Place the handlebar onto the billet stem with the hole
facing down towards the threaded bolt as shown with
arrow in (Fig. 2).
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Fig. 3
Place the billet stem cap on top of the handlebar and
tighten the bolts to secure the handlebar onto the stem as
shown in (Fig. 3).
Unfolding Instructions
Fig. 4
1. To unfold the XTR-SE, begin by pressing
down on the FOLDING HANDLE with one
hand while gently pulling up on the handlebar
with the other hand.
2. Fully extend the handlebars to their upright
position until you feel the mechanism lock into
place (Fig. 4).
Quick Release Deck
The XTR-SE comes equipped with a quick release
deck which gives you easy access to the batteries
and the pc board. To open, pull the deck up from
the rear of the scooter and it will open towards the
handlebars (Fig. 5).
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Rear Basket Kit
(NOTE: Included with model PB-SM 817 ONLY!)
The model PB-SM 817 comes with a rear basket
that will connect to the back of the seat post. In
order to install the rear basket simply slide the
basket onto the bracket on the rear of the seat post
(Fig 6).
Integrated Seat Base
(NOTE: Seat included with models PB-SM 816S
and PB-SM 817 ONLY!)
The XTR-SE 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 (Fig. 7). Then
place the seat post into the base on the deck. (Fig.
8) Replace the pin in the side of the scooter to
secure the post. Place the seat on the seat post
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. You are ready to
use your seat kit.
Batteries
The batteries on the XTR-SE come stored in a bag
and are removable. This also gives you the option
to buy a second set of batteries which you can
swap when one set of batteries starts to run low.
For more information about hot-swappable
batteries contact us on the web at
www.ebladez.com or call us toll free at (866) 3252339.
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CHARGING SYSTEM
This unit comes standard with a regulated charger.
Charging
Your XTR-SE should come charged out of the box. Bladez still recommends charging
the unit for 6-8 hours prior to first use! Bladez also recommends charging your XTR-SE
after every use and prior to storage.
NOTE: It is not advisable to leave your Power Board plugged in for more than 24 hours.
Warning: DO NOT allow your Power Board to go into deep discharge! – This will
damage the batteries.
ALWAYS CHARGE YOUR POWER BOARD PRIOR TO STORAGE.
Charging Your Scooter
1. Carefully remove the XTR-SE from the box.
2. Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
3. Uncover the charging jack by rotating the
safety cover as shown (Fig. 9).
4. Locate the picture of your charger in the
chart on the following page and follow the
instructions for your charger.
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Model: LP-2425
1. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
The LED will light solid green (showing
you have power).
2. Insert the round charger plug (the end
with the prongs inside of it) into the
charging jack (Fig. 9).
3. The LED will flash green indicating that
the charging process has started.
4. When the LED stops flashing, the
batteries are fully charged. You may
unplug the charger and close the safety
cap.
5. You are now ready to ride the XTR-SE.
Model: HP-1202B
1. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
The LED will light solid red (showing
you have power).
2. Insert the round charger plug (the end
with the prongs inside of it) into the
charging jack (Fig. 9).
3. The LED will be red/green indicating
that the charging process has started.
4. When the LED turns solid green, the
batteries are fully charged. You may
unplug the charger and close the safety
cap.
5. You are now ready to ride the XTR-SE.
Model: D24-125A
1. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
The green LED will light (showing you
have power).
2. Insert the round charger plug (the end
with the prongs inside of it) into the
charging jack (Fig. 9).
3. The red and green LED’s will both light
indicating that the charging process
has started.
4. When the red LED goes out, the
batteries are fully charged. You may
unplug the charger and close the safety
cap.
5. You are now ready to ride the XTR-SE.
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Multi-Function LED
The XTR-SE comes equipped with a multifunction LED that indicates charge status
while riding. When the scooter is powered
on and has a full charge (over 23.2V) the
LED light will be green. While riding the
LED light will turn to yellow to indicate midcharge (21.5V to 23.2V). When the LED
light turns red (under 21.5V) it is time to
charge your scooter. If the LED light starts
to blink red (under 19V) the scooter has
gone into deep discharge and it is
recommended that you do not ride your
scooter until you recharge completely, as it
may damage the batteries (Fig. 10).
VOLTS
COLOR
ABOVE 23.2
GREEN
BETWEEN 21.5V23V
YELLOW
LOWER THAN
21.5V
RED
LOWER THAN
19V
BLINK RED LIGHT
The LED has other functions to help you troubleshoot some problems.
• If you have the throttle lever depressed and you try to turn on the scooter the LED
will blink red. This is to keep the scooter from running away when you are not ready.
• If the LED stays solid red after a full charge, you might have a problem with your PC
board. Please contact Bladez customer service department.
• If there is a problem in the motor the LED will blink yellow. If the motor temperature
reaches 221° F the scooter will shut off and the LED light will blink green. If that
happens let the motor cool before you attempt to ride again.
Riding
Before going for a ride, make sure that all of
the bolts and screws are tightened. Flip the
ON/OFF switch to the ON position, a green
light next to the switch will turn on (Fig. 11).
You are now ready to ride your scooter.
NOTE: If the unit is at the ON position for over
10-15 minutes without moving, Smart Power will
shut the scooter OFF. To reset, turn the unit
OFF, wait a few seconds and then switch it back
ON again.
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Fig. 8
Put one foot on the deck of the XTR-SE. While pushing off with the other foot, gently
squeeze the ACCELERATOR LEVER on the right side of the handlebars. The XTR-SE
will begin to move on its own power.
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Your XTR-SE 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 lever the faster you will go.
To stop, release the accelerator handle and depress the BRAKE LEVER on the left side
of the handlebars. Depressing the brake will disengage power to the motor.
When the unit feels like it is losing power, or not accelerating to full speed you are ready
to RECHARGE.
*NOTE: At this time there is still a charge in the batteries, but it is not advisable to
discharge them fully.
FOLDING AND STORAGE
When you are done riding the XTR-SE you can fold it down for compact storage,
carrying and transportation. Make sure the POWER SWITCH is in the OFF position and
the charger is unplugged from the socket.
Always charge your POWER BOARD fully prior to storage!
To fold down the XTR-SE, use one hand to pull back on
the FOLDING HANDLE while using the other to gently pull
down on the handlebars (Fig.12). BE CAREFUL NOT TO
HIT YOUR HEAD WITH THE HANDLEBAR. Push down
until you feel the mechanism lock into place.
RECOMMENDED TOOLS
To adjust and service the Bladez XTR-SE Power Board you will need the following
tools:
Allen Keys:
3/4/5/6mm.
Wrenches:
8/10/13/14/17 mm Open and ring combination.
Large Adjustable Crescent Wrench
Philips Head Screwdriver
Oil, Grease or Lubricant (such as WD-40)
BRAKING SYSTEM
The XTR-SE uses a front wheel disc/caliper 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 XTR-SE is equipped with a controller that temporarily disengages
the power to the motor when the BRAKE LEVER is depressed.
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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.
Adjusting the Brakes
The brakes on the XTR-SE should come fully adjusted from the factory. However, it
may be necessary to adjust the brakes from time to time.
To Adjust the Brakes
1. Loosen the tension screw on the BRAKE
LEVER by rotating it counter-clockwise until
the wheel spins freely.
For Further Adjustment
2. With one hand, depress the brake caliper
using your thumb and forefinger (Fig. 12).
3. With the other hand, adjust the tension
screw on the brake line.
a. Turn the tension screw clockwise to
loosen the brake.
b. Turn the tension screw counter-clockwise
to tighten the brake.
Squeaky Brakes
The brakes may squeak before they are broken in. This is normal and will not affect the
function or performance of the brakes. With continued use, the squeak should go away.
TIRES AND WHEELS
The Bladez XTR-SE uses an identical rim and tire assembly on the front and rear
wheels, which means that the tires can be rotated. The wheels are actually two wheel
halves (split rim) bolted together to make it easier to remove and replace the tire.
Tire wear will vary based on rider weight, riding conditions and care. Replacement tires
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.
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Tire Pressure
The tires should be inflated to a maximum of 60 P.S.I.
Warning: Empty all air from the tire prior to loosening the bolts to split the rim.
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ADJUSTING THE HEAD UNIT
The head unit should come adjusted from the factory. However, riding on rough terrain
and general use may cause the head unit to become loose over time. It may be
necessary to adjust the head unit from time to time.
To adjust the head unit:
1. Rotate the handlebar as far right as it will go to expose the HEAD UNIT.
2. Using a large adjustable wrench, gently loosen the lower lock nut, then tighten the
upper nut, then tighten the lower lock nut to hold the upper nut in place.
* DO NOT over tighten as it will make it difficult to steer and may DAMAGE THE BEARINGS.
CHAIN CARE
Lubrication
Always keep the chains lubricated with a good chain spray or grease (not chain wax). If
the chains are allowed to run dry for a prolonged period they will fail, and chain life will
be shortened.
Chain Adjustment
The chain on the XTR-SE should be adjusted from time to time. The chain should be
tight enough not to skip, but have a little bit of play. If you feel your chain skipping or
make a popping noise, adjust the tension immediately.
For Regular Adjustments
1. Use a 17mm wrench to loosen the axle bolts
on each side of the rear wheel (Fig. 13).
2. While the axle bolts are loose, using a 10mm
wrench loosen the tension bolts behind the
rear wheel of the XTR-SE and move the rear
wheel backwards to remove the slack in the
chain (Fig. 14)
3. Once this is achieved the wheel nuts must then be relocked into position and wheel
alignment must be checked (while turning the wheel, visually check that the
clearance between the wheel and the frame parts have clearance).
*Note: Chains that are run excessively dry or loose can result in sprocket teeth being
severely damaged.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The following guide will help assist you in identifying and correcting common problems with your XTR-SE:
Symptoms
Potential Causes:
Solutions:
The charger light indicates a full
charge right away.
The batteries are fully charged.
New scooters come charged in
the box.
Batteries have reached the end
of their useful life or voltage
difference between batteries is
greater than .3 volt.
No action needed. New scooters
should be charged for 6-8 hours
prior to first use.
Replace batteries.
Batteries are dead.
Replace batteries.
Charger is malfunctioning.
Loose battery wire.
Replace charger unit.
Lift the deck and check for a
loose battery connection.
Batteries not fully charged or
voltage difference between
batteries is greater than .3 volt.
Charge or replace batteries.
Throttle plug is loose at controller
board.
Lift the deck and verify that the
yellow throttle plug is pushed all
the way into the connector on the
controller board.
Lift the deck and plug the yellow
throttle connector into the yellow
connector on the controller
board.
Batteries do not hold a charge.
Unit does not have specified
travel range.
Unit moves intermittently, or very
slow.
Unit will not move when throttle
lever is activated.
Unit stops abruptly during use.
Throttle connector is unplugged
from the controller board.
Batteries are dead.
Replace batteries, charger or
circuit board.
Defective throttle assembly.
Replace throttle assembly.
Defective controller board.
Contact Bladez customer
service.
Allow electric motor to cool and
reset circuit breaker by turning
power switch off and on.
Circuit breaker has “tripped”.
Loose battery wire.
Lift the deck and check for a
loose battery connection.
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OTHER QUESTIONS
Where can I get accessories and replacement parts?
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From your local Servicing Dealer
By telephone: (949) 206-0330 or (866) 325-2339
On the web at: www.ebladez.com
For additional questions, service instructions, further information and important phone numbers; please
go to the Bladez website at www.ebladez.com.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Bladez Customer Service Department at
(866) 325-2339.
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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