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Pulse
Quickie® Pulse
6 BC, 6 SC
Owner ’s Manual
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I . I N T RO D U C T I O N
USER WARNING
I. INTRODUCTION
WARNING
SUNRISE LISTENS
Attention wheelchair users, do not operate this wheelchair without first reading the owner’s manual. If you
do not understand the instructions and warnings of this
owner’s manual please contact your dealer or qualified
technician before operating this Quickie wheelchair.
Failure to do so may result in damage and/or injury.
Thank you for choosing a Quickie wheelchair. We want to hear your
questions or comments about this manual, the safety and reliability of
your chair, and the service you receive from your Sunrise supplier.
Please feel free to write or call us at the address and telephone
number below:
SUNRISE MEDICAL
Customer Service Department
DEALER/TECHNICIAN WARNING
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
WARNING
Longmont, Colorado 80503
Attention dealers and qualified technicians, do not operate or service this wheelchair without first reading this
owners manual. If you do not understand the instructions and warnings of this owners manual please contact
the Quickie Technical Service Department before operating and/or servicing this Quickie wheelchair. Failure to
do so may result in damage and/or injury.
(800) 333-4000 or (303) 218-4500
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Your authorized supplier knows your wheelchair best and can
answer most of your questions about chair safety, use and maintenance. For future reference, fill in the following:
WARNING
In addition, power wheelchairs may contain printed circuit boards. Careful attention should be given to the
Printed Circuit Board Handling Techniques insert supplied with the chair.
Supplier:_______________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
Related Documents
Listed below are additional documents which are referenced in this
owners manual.
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Telephone: _____________________________________________________________
• RNET Owners Manual
• RNET OBP Owners Manual
• RNET Omni Owners Manual
Serial #: _______________________________________ Date/Purchased: ________
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I I . TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
II. TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
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III.
IV.
V.
INTRODUCTION ...................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS..........................................
YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS ............................
NOTICE - READ BEFORE USE..............................
EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE)......
A. What is EMI................................................................
B. What Effect Can EMI Have........................................
C.Sources of EMI ...........................................................
D.Distance From the Source .........................................
E. Immunity Level...........................................................
F. Report All Suspected EMI Incidents...........................
VI. GENERAL WARNINGS ..........................................
A. Notice to Rider ..........................................................
B. Notice to Attendants .................................................
C.Weight Limit...............................................................
D.Controller Settings .....................................................
E. EMI.............................................................................
F. Safety Check-List .......................................................
G.Changes & Adjustments.............................................
H.When Seated in a Parked Wheelchair........................
I. Environmental Conditions .........................................
J. Terrain ........................................................................
K. Street Use ..................................................................
L. Motor Vehicle Safety..................................................
M.Center of Balance ......................................................
N.Transfers.....................................................................
O.Reaching or Leaning ...................................................
P. Dressing or Changing Clothes ...................................
Q.Obstacles ...................................................................
R. Driving in Reverse......................................................
S. Ramps, Slopes & Sidehills...........................................
T. To Reduce the Risk of Falls, Tip-over or
Loss of Control ..........................................................
U.Ramps at Home & Work............................................
V. Wheelchair Lifts .........................................................
W.Curbs & Single Steps..................................................
X.Stairs...........................................................................
Y. Escalators ...................................................................
VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS..........
A. Armrests ....................................................................
B. Batteries .....................................................................
C.Cushions.....................................................................
D.Fasteners ....................................................................
E. Footplate & Footrests ................................................
F. Motor Locks...............................................................
G.On/Off Switch ............................................................
H.Positioning Belts .........................................................
I. Seating Systems..........................................................
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K. Suspension..................................................................
L. Wiring.........................................................................
M.Power Seating ............................................................
N. S.P.O.T. Power Accessory ........................................
SET UP, ADJUSTMENT & USE..............................
Notes .............................................................................
Tools You Will Need ......................................................
Check Out .....................................................................
A. Battery Removal.........................................................
B. Center Mount Hanger Adjustment............................
C.Swing-Away Footrests ...............................................
D.Elevating Legrest ........................................................
E. Joystick .......................................................................
F. Joystick Retractable Mount ........................................
G.ASAP Seating Adjustment ..........................................
H.Seat Height Adjustment .............................................
I. Seat Removal..............................................................
J. Shroud Removal .........................................................
K. Check-Out .................................................................
OPERATING GUIDE ..............................................
A. Performance Control Settings ...................................
B. On Board Programmer or DTT
or RNET PC Programmer .........................................
C.Thermal Roll-Back......................................................
D.Circuit Breakers .........................................................
E. VR2 Joystick Assembly ...............................................
F. LED Joystick...............................................................
G.Color LCD Screen .....................................................
H.Motor Locks...............................................................
BATTERIES .............................................................
A. Introduction ...............................................................
B. Battery Charger .........................................................
C.Acid Burns..................................................................
D.Connecting Batteries in Battery Well.........................
E. Charging Batteries......................................................
F. Disposing of Batteries ................................................
MAINTENANCE.....................................................
A. Notes .........................................................................
B. Cleaning .....................................................................
C.Storage Tips ...............................................................
D.Battery Maintenance ..................................................
E. To Repair or Replace a Tire .......................................
F. Motor Brushes ...........................................................
G.Ordering Parts ...........................................................
H.Maintenance Chart.....................................................
I. Wiring Diagrams ........................................................
SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY ..........................
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I I I . YO U R C H A I R A N D I T S PA RT S
III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS
1. Flip-back, height-adjustable armrest
2. VR2 controller joystick
(RNET optional)
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3. Frame seat (adjustable ASAP)
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4. Front caster 7"
5. Rear stabilizing caster 6"
6. Swing-away riggings (shown);
single plate foot platform (optional);
ELR center mount (optional)
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7. Drive wheels
8. Freewheel release
9. Caster Fork (front)
10. Caster Fork (rear)
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Pulse 6 SC (shown)
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Casters (front)
Standard- 7” solid
Weight
SC
complete chair: 260 lbs
w/o batteries: 182 lbs
base:
113 lbs
seat
44 lbs
BC
235 lbs
157 lbs
113 lbs
44 lbs
(w/armrests & joystick)
Drive Wheels
13" Mag: Std. airless insert
Joystick
Standard – VR2 (right-hand or
left-hand mount)
Option - VR2 w/actuator control
(SC only)
Option - RNET
Colors
Red, Black
Seats, Upholstery and Style
Standard- A.S.A.P. Seat Frame
(BC, SC only):
Sizes: 16" - 20" wide, 16" - 20" deep
Footrest:
Standard (SC & BC)- Swing away
footrests with heel loops
Option- Foot platform
Option- Manual elevating legrests
Armrest
14" Flip back, height adjustable 14" arm
pad (BC, SC)
Option- Locking, two-point arm
Suspension
Standard- all wheel independent
All features may not be available with some
chair setups or in conjunction with another
chair feature. Please consult your supplier
for more information. Your authorized supplier can also provide you with more information on accessories.
Batteries
(2 deep cycle batteries required to
operate chair)
Standard - Group 22
Battery Charger
Off board 8 AMP
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Casters (rear)
Standard- 6” solid
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I V. N OT I C E – R E A D B E F O R E U S E
C. REVIEW THIS MANUAL OFTEN
IV. NOTICE– READ BEFORE USE
Before using this chair you, and each person who may assist you,
should read this entire Manual and make sure to follow all instructions. Review the warnings often, until they are second nature to you.
A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHAIR & SAFETY
OPTIONS
D. WARNINGS
Sunrise provides a choice of many power wheelchair styles, sizes
and adjustments to meet the needs of the rider. However, final
selection of a wheelchair rests solely with you and your health care
professional. Choosing the best chair for you depends on such
things as:
The word “WARNING” refers to a hazard or unsafe practice that
may cause severe injury or death to you or to other persons. The
“Warnings” are in four main sections, as follows:
1. V — EMI
Here you will learn about electromagnetic interference and
how it can affect your chair.
2. VI — GENERAL WARNINGS
Here you will find a safety checklist and a summary of risks
you need to be aware of before you ride this chair.
3. VII — WARNINGS — COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
Here you will learn about your chair. Consult your supplier
and your health care professional to help you choose the
best set-up and options for your safety.
4. XI — BATTERIES
Here you will learn about battery and charger safety, and
how to avoid injury.
1. Your size, disability, strength, balance and coordination.
2. Your intended use, and your level of activity.
3. The types of hazards you must overcome in daily use (in
areas where you are likely to use your chair).
4. The need for options for your safety and comfort (such as
positioning belts or special seat systems).
B. ADJUST CHAIR TO YOUR ABILITY
You need to work with your doctor, nurse or therapist, and your
supplier, to fit this chair and adjust the controller settings for your
level of function and ability.
NOTE– Where they apply, you will also find “Warnings” in other sections of
this Manual.
V. E M I ( E L E C T RO M A G N E T I C I N T E R F E R E N C E
B. WHAT EFFECT CAN EMI HAVE?
V. EMI (ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE)
WARNING
WARNING
1. EMI can cause your chair, without warning, to:
• Release its brakes
• Move by itself
• Move in unintended directions
If any of these occurs, it could result in severe injury to you or
others.
2. EMI can damage the control system of your chair. This could
create a safety hazard, and lead to costly repairs.
Heed all warnings to reduce the risk of unintended
brake release or chair movement:
1. Beware of the danger from hand-held transceivers. (A
“transceiver” is a device that both sends and receives
radio wave signals). Never turn on or use a hand-held
transceiver while power to your chair is on. Use extra
care if you believe that such a device may be in use
near your chair.
2. Be aware of nearby radio or TV stations, and avoid
coming close to them.
3. If unintended movement occurs, turn your chair off as
soon as it is safe to do so.
C. SOURCES OF EMI
WARNING
The sources of EMI fall into three broad types:
1. Hand-Held Transceivers:
The antenna is usually mounted directly on the unit. These
include:
• Citizens band (CB) radios
• “Walkie-talkies”
• Security, fire and police radios
• Cellular phones
• Lap-top computers with phone or fax
• Other personal communication devices
A. WHAT IS EMI?
WARNING
1. EMI means: electromagnetic (EM) interference (I). EMI
comes from radio wave sources such as radio transmitters
and transceivers.
2. There are a number of sources of intense EMI in your daily
environment. Some of these are obvious and easy to avoid.
Others are not, and you may not be able to avoid them.
3. Powered wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two
way radios, and cellular phones.
4. EMI can also be produced by conducted sources or electrostatic discharge (ESD).
NOTE– These devices can transmit signals while they are on, even if not in use.
2. Medium-Range Mobile Transceivers:
These include two-way radios used in police cars, fire trucks,
ambulances and taxi cabs. The antenna is usually mounted on the
outside of the vehicle.
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V.
3. Long-Range Transceivers:
These include commercial radio and TV broadcast antenna towers
and amateur (HAM) radios. Note: The following are not likely to
cause EMI problems: Lap-top computers (without phone or fax),
Cordless phones, TV sets or AM/FM radios, CD or tape players.
WARNING
Individuals with physical limitations requiring the use of
a specialty control input device known not to be
immune to 20V/m, or not known, should exercise extra
care around known sources of EMI.
D. DISTANCE FROM THE SOURCE
WARNING
WARNING
There is no way to know the effect on EMI if you add
accessories or modify this chair. Any change to your
chair may increase the risk of EMI. Parts from other
suppliers have unknown EMI properties.
EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as you get
closer to the source. For this reason, EMI from handheld devices is of special concern. (See C.1 above) A
person using one of these devices can bring high levels
of EM energy very close to your chair without you
knowing it.
F. REPORT ALL SUSPECTED EMI INCIDENTS
WARNING
E. IMMUNITY LEVEL
You should promptly report any unintended movement
or brake release. Be sure to indicate whether there was
a radio wave source near your chair at the time.
Contact: Sunrise Medical Customer Service
Department at (800) 333-4000.
WARNING
1. The level of EM energy is measured in volts per meter (V/m).
Every power wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain level.
This is called its “immunity level”.
2. The higher the immunity level, the less the risk of EMI. It is
believed that a 20 V/m immunity level will protect the power
wheelchair user from the more common sources of radio
waves.
3. The Quickie Pulse with the following configuration was tested and found to be immune to at least 20 V/m:
Quickie Pulse power wheelchair with a right-hand mounted
RNET controller, A.S.A.P. seat, flip-back armrests, solid flipup footplate and Group 22 batteries.
4. The following specialty input devices have an unknown effect on
the immunity level because they have not been tested with the
Quickie Pulse and RNET control system:
• Breath Control
• Proportional Head
Control
• Tri-Switch Head Array
• Proportional MiniJoystick/Chin Control
• Heavy Duty Switched
Joystick
• Buddy Button
• Treadle Switch
• Micro Light
• Ribbon Switch
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Star Board
Proximity Head Array
Wafer Board
Zero Touch Switch
Penta Switch
4-Zero Touch Switch
Plate Switch
5-Zero Touch Switch
Soft Switch
Disc Switch
Grasp Switch
Wobble Switch
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V I . G E N E R A L WA R N I N G S
D. CONTROLLER SETTINGS
VI. GENERAL WARNINGS
WARNING
WARNING
Be aware that you may need to adjust the controller
settings of your chair to reduce the risk of a collision,
fall or tip-over.
1. Check and adjust the settings every six to twelve months (or
more often, if needed).
2. Consult your supplier to adjust the control settings immediately if you notice any change in your ability to:
• Control the joystick.
• Hold your torso erect.
• Avoid running into objects.
Heed all warnings in this section. If you fail to do so a
fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause
severe injury to you or others.
A. NOTICE TO RIDER
WARNING
1. Before using this chair, you should be trained in its safe use
by your health care professional.
2. Every wheelchair is different. Take the time to learn the feel
of this chair before you begin riding.
3. Be aware that you must develop your own methods for the
safe use of this chair that are best suited to your level of
function and ability.
4. Have someone help you practice bending, reaching and
transferring until you learn how to do them safely.
5. Never try a new maneuver on your own unless you are sure
it is safe.
6. Get to know the areas where you plan to use your chair.
Look for hazards and learn how to avoid them.
7. Do not allow additional riders on the chair, armrests or chassis. Doing so may result in injury or damage.
E. EMI
WARNING
Read Section V to learn about EMI. To reduce the risk
of unintended brake release or chair movement:
1. Never turn on or use a hand-held transceiver while power to
your chair is on. Use extra care if you believe that such a
device may be in use near your chair.
2. Be aware of nearby radio or TV stations, and avoid coming
close to them.
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn your
chair off as soon as it is safe.
B. NOTICE TO ATTENDANTS
F. SAFETY CHECK-LIST
WARNING
WARNING
Make sure you heed all warnings and follow all instructions in each section of this manual. (Be aware that
warnings that apply to the rider also apply to you).
Before each use of this chair:
1. Make sure the chair operates smoothly. Check for noise, vibration, or a change in ease of use. (They may indicate low tire
pressure, loose fasteners, or damage to your chair). If you
detect a problem, make sure to repair or adjust the chair.
Deferring repair or adjustment could increase the risk for
injury. Your supplier can help you find and correct the problem.
2. Make sure batteries are charged. Green lights on the controller charge indicator will light up when charge is full.
Yellow lights indicate battery charge level is getting low. Red
lights indicate batteries are in immediate need of charging.
Notes:
1. You need to work with the rider and the rider’s doctor,
nurse or therapist, to
develop safe methods best suited to your abilities and those
of the rider.
2. To manually push the chair you must release the motor locks.
Make sure you have full control over the chair when you
release the motor locks. When you do so the chair will not
have brakes.
3. Propel this chair by the armrest supports only. If using a seat
frame, propel the chair by the push handles on the top of the
backrest. They provide secure points for you to hold the rear
of the chair to prevent a fall or tip-over.
G. CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING
Never use non-Quickie parts or make changes to your
chair unless authorized by Sunrise. (Doing so will void
the Warranty and may create a safety hazard).
1. If you modify or adjust this chair it may increase the risk of a
fall or tip-over.
2. Modifications unauthorized by Sunrise constitutes remanufacturing of the wheelchair. This voids the warranty. The rider
then assumes all future liability for the wheelchair.
C. WEIGHT LIMIT
WARNING
1. Never exceed a total weight of 300 pounds (136.3 kilograms)
for rider plus items carried.
2. Never use this chair for weight training if the total weight
(rider plus additional weights) exceeds 300 pounds (136.3
kilograms).
3. Exceeding the weight limit is likely to damage the seat,
frame, or fasteners and may cause severe injury to you or
others from chair failure.
4. Exceeding the weight limit will void the warranty.
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VI.
H. WHEN SEATED IN A PARKED
WHEELCHAIR
K. STREET USE
WARNING
In most states, power chairs are not legal for use on
public roads. Be alert to the danger of motor vehicles
on roads or in parking lots.
1. At night, or when it is hard to see, use reflective tape on
your chair and clothing.
2. It may be hard for drivers to see you. Make eye contact with
drivers before you proceed. When in doubt, yield until you
are sure it is safe.
WARNING
1. Always turn off all power to your chair when you are parked,
even for a moment. This will prevent:
• Accidental movement from contact with the joystick by
you or others.
• Unintended brake release or movement from EMI
sources. (See Section V)
2. Make sure that persons who help you (for example, store
clerks) are aware of the joystick and do not touch it. If they
do, your chair may move suddenly when you do not expect it.
L. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
WARNING
I. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
To date, the U.S. Department of Transportation has not
approved any tie down system for transporting this
wheelchair in a motor vehicle.
1. Never sit in this chair while in a moving vehicle. In an accident or sudden stop you may be thrown from the chair.
• Wheelchair belts are designed to position the rider
only and will not protect you in an accident; further
injury may result from the belts.
2. Always move to an approved vehicle seat. You must be
secured with proper motor vehicle restraints.
3. Never transport this chair in the front seat of a vehicle. It
may shift and interfere with the driver.
4. Always secure this chair so that it cannot roll or shift.
WARNING
Your chair is not designed for use in a heavy rain storm,
or in snowy or icy conditions.
1. Contact with water or excessive moisture can cause an electrical malfunction. The frame, motors and other chair parts
are not watertight and may rust or corrode from the inside.
To avoid a chair failure:
• Minimize exposure of your chair to a rain storm or very
wet conditions.
• Never take your chair into a shower, tub, pool or sauna.
• Do not use your chair in fresh or salt water (such as at
the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean).
• Make sure shroud cover and deck lid are secure.
• Replace joystick boot if it becomes torn or cracked.
• Make sure all electrical connections are secure.
• Dry the chair as soon as you can if it gets wet, or if you
use water to clean it.
2. Proceed slowly and use extra care if you must operate your
chair on a wet or slick surface.
• Do so only if you are sure it is safe.
• Stop if one or both main wheels lose traction. If this
occurs, you may lose control of your chair or fall.
• Never operate your chair on a slope or ramp if there is
snow, ice, water or oil film present.
• When in doubt, have someone help you.
3. When not in use, keep your chair in a clean, dry place.
M. CENTER OF BALANCE
WARNING
The point where this chair will tip forward, back or to
the side depends on its center of balance and stability.
The Center Of Balance Is Affected By:
1. The seat height and seat angle.
2. A change in your body position, posture or weight distribution.
3. Using this chair on a ramp or slope.
4. The use of a back pack or other options, and the amount of
added weight.
To Reduce The Risk Of A Fall Or Tip-Over:
1. Consult your supplier for information on modifications
authorized by Sunrise before you modify or adjust this chair.
J. TERRAIN
NOTE–
WARNING
1. This chair is designed for use on firm, even surfaces such as
concrete, asphalt and indoor flooring.
2. Do not operate your chair in sand, loose soil or over rough
terrain. Doing so may damage wheels, bearings, axles or
motors, or loosen fasteners.
You may need to make additional changes to correct the center of
balance.
2. Use extreme care until you know the balance points of this
chair and how to avoid a fall or tip-over.
N. TRANSFERS
WARNING
It is dangerous to transfer on your own. It requires
good balance and agility. Be aware that there is a point
during every transfer when the wheelchair seat is not
below you. To avoid a fall:
1. Always turn off power before you transfer to or from your
chair. If you fail to do so you may touch the joystick and
cause your chair to move when you do not expect it.
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P. DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES
2. Make sure motor locks are engaged. This keeps the chair
from moving when you transfer.
3. Work with your health care professional to learn safe methods.
• Learn how to position your body and how to support
yourself during a transfer.
• Have someone help you until you are sure you can do a
safe transfer on your own.
4. Move your chair as close as you can to the seat you are
transferring to. If possible, use a transfer board.
5. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as
possible.
6. Be careful of the foot platform. If you can, remove or swing
it out of the way.
• Never stand on footrests when you transfer. Doing so
may damage them or cause your chair to tip.
• Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in
the space between the footrests.
7. Make sure armrests do not interfere.
8. Transfer as far back onto the seat surface as you can. This
will reduce the risk that you will miss the seat or fall.
WARNING
Be aware that your weight will shift if you dress or
change clothes while seated in this chair. To make the
chair more stable, rotate the front casters until they are
forward.
Q. OBSTACLES
WARNING
Obstacles you may have to overcome in daily use
include door thresholds, lifts, ramps and hazards such as
potholes and broken pavement. These can damage your
chair and may cause a fall, tip-over or loss of control.
1. Be aware that thresholds are very dangerous. (Even a small
change in height may stop a caster wheel and cause your
chair to tip). You may need to:
• Remove or cover threshold strips between rooms.
• Install a ramp at entry or exit doors.
2. Keep your eyes moving when you ride; scan the area well
ahead of your chair.
3. Make sure the floor areas where you use this chair are level
and free of obstacles.
4. To help correct your center of balance:
• Lean your upper body forward slightly as you go up over
an obstacle.
• Press your upper body backward as you go down from a
higher to a lower level.
O. REACHING OR LEANING
WARNING
Reaching or leaning affects the center of balance of your
chair. If done improperly, a fall or tip-over is likely. When in
doubt, ask for help or use a device to extend your reach.
To Reduce the Risk of injury and/or Damage to the Chair:
1. Never reach or lean if you must shift your weight sideways
or rise up off the seat.
2. Never reach or lean if you must move forward in your seat
to do so. Always keep your buttocks in contact with the
backrest.
3. Never reach with both hands (you may not be able to catch
yourself to prevent a fall if you lose your balance).
4. Never try to pick up an object from the floor by reaching
down between your knees.
5. Never put pressure on the foot platform while reaching. This
may cause the chair to tip if you lean too far.
6. Never reach or lean over the top of the seat back. This may
damage the backrest and cause you to fall.
R. DRIVING IN REVERSE
WARNING
Use extra care when you drive your chair in reverse.
You may lose control or fall if one of the rear wheels
hits an object.
1. Operate your chair slowly and at an even speed.
2. Stop often and check to make sure your path is clear of
obstacles.
S. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS
WARNING
IF YOU MUST REACH OR LEAN, DO SO AT
YOUR OWN RISK.
The center of balance of your chair changes when you
are on a slope.
Remember to:
1. Move your chair as close as you can to the object you wish
to reach.
2. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible. This makes the chair more stable.
NOTE–
NOTE–
“Slope” includes a ramp or sidehill. Your chair is less stable when it
is at an angle. Never use this chair on a slope unless you are sure it
is safe. When in doubt, have someone help you.
Beware Of:
1. Steep slopes. Do Not use this chair on a slope steeper than
10%. (A 10% slope means: One foot in elevation for every
ten feet of slope length).
2. Wet or slippery surfaces (such as when ice, snow, water or oil
film is present). A loss of traction may cause a fall or tip-over.
3. A change in grade on a slope (or a lip, bump or depression).
These may cause a fall or tip-over.
4. A drop-off at the bottom of a slope. (A drop-off of as small
as 3/4 inch can stop a front caster and cause the chair to tip
forward).
To do this: Move your chair past the object you want to reach, then
back up alongside it. Backing up will rotate the casters forward.
3. Turn off all power to your chair. If you fail to do so, you may
touch the joystick and cause your chair to move when you
do not expect it.
4. Firmly grasp an armrest with one hand. This will help to prevent a fall if the chair tips.
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T. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL,
TIP-OVER OR LOSS OF CONTROL
V. WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
WARNING
Wheelchair lifts are used in vans, buses, and buildings to
help you move from one level to another.
1. Always turn off all power to your chair when you are on a lift.
If you fail to do so, you may touch the joystick by accident
and cause your chair to drive off the platform. (Be aware that
a “roll-stop” at the end of the platform may not prevent this).
2. Make sure there is not a lip or drop-off at the top or bottom
of the platform. These may cause a fall or tip-over. When in
doubt, have someone help you.
3. Always secure the rider with a positioning belt to help prevent falls during transfers.
4. Avoid moving forward if a wheel is “hung up” on the lip of
the ramp. Backup, reposition the caster for a more direct
approach and slowly try again.
WARNING
1. Never use your chair on a slope unless you are sure you can
do so without losing traction.
2. Always go as straight up and as straight down as you can.
• Do not “cut the corner” on a slope or ramp.
• Do not turn or change direction on a slope.
3. Always stay in the center of the ramp. Make sure ramp is
wide enough that you are not at risk that a wheel may roll
off the side.
4. Lean or press your body uphill. This will help adjust for a
change in the center of balance caused by the slope.
5. Keep your chair moving at a slow, steady speed. Keep control
over the chair at all times.
• On a descent, do not let your chair accelerate beyond its
normal speed.
• If the chair picks up speed, center the joystick to slow
down or stop.
NOTE–
W. CURBS & SINGLE STEPS
WARNING
The solid state controller of your chair has a logic system that will
help control your speed when driving on a slope or uphill.
1. Your chair is not designed to drive up or down a curb or step
more than two and a half (2.5) inches high. Doing so may:
• Result in a fall or tip-over.
• Damage the frame, wheels, axles or other chair parts, or
loosen fasteners.
2. To prevent a fall or tip-over, use wheelchair access ramps or
have someone help you.
3. If you must climb or descend a curb or step alone do so at
your own risk and use extreme care.
• Go as straight up or straight down as you can. Never turn
or climb or descend at an angle as a fall or tip-over is
likely.
• Proceed slowly, at a steady speed.
4. Avoid driving along curb edges and drop-offs. A minimum
distance from the edge of 18” is recommended.
• If you stop, re-start slowly.
U. RAMPS AT HOME & WORK
WARNING
Make sure ramps meet all Building Codes for your area.
1. For your safety, have a licensed contractor build or remodel
ramp to meet all standards.
2. NOTE– The proper design will vary, depending on such
things as: the length and height of the ramp; the need for an
intermediate platform; landing size; doors and the direction
of swing; and whether the ramp includes a turn or angle.
At A Minimum:
1. Open sides of ramp must have side rails to prevent your
chair from going over the edge.
2. Slope must not be steeper than one inch in height for every
one foot of slope length.
3. Ramp surface must be even, and have a non-skid surface.
4. You may need to add a section at the top or bottom to avoid
a lip or drop-off.
5. Ramp must be sturdy. Add bracing if needed, so ramp does
not “bow” when you ride on it.
X. STAIRS
WARNING
Never use this chair to go up or down stairs, even with
an attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tipover.
Y. ESCALATORS
WARNING
Never take this chair on an escalator, even with an
attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
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• Avoid putting weight on the footplate or footrests, as the
chair may tip forward.
• Flip the footplate back or swing the footrests out of the
way, if possible.
3. Never lift this chair by the footplate or footrests. Footrests
fold or detach and will not bear the weight of this chair. Lift
this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
WARNING
Note: If you use parts or make changes not authorized
by Sunrise it may create a safety hazard and will void
the Warranty.
A. ARMRESTS
F. MOTOR LOCKS
WARNING
WARNING
Armrests cannot be used to lift chair or the seat.
1. Never lift this chair by its armrests.
2. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
1. Do not engage or disengage motor locks unless power to the
chair is off.
2. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes when motor
locks are in the free-wheel position. (See Section F of
Operating Guide.)
3. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full control
when motor locks are disengaged.
B. BATTERIES
WARNING
1. Only deep cycle sealed case construction batteries should be
used in this device.
2. To prevent an acid spill, always keep batteries upright.
(wet cell batteries only)
3. Never smoke or hold an open flame near batteries. They are
a known explosion hazard.
4. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle batteries.
5. Read all of section X Batteries before attempting to change
or charge batteries.
G. ON/OFF SWITCH
WARNING
1. Never use the ON/OFF switch to stop the chair except in an
emergency. This will result in an abrupt stop and may cause
you to fall.
2. To slow your chair to a stop, return the joystick to neutral,
before turning off the chair.
H. POSITIONING BELTS
C. CUSHIONS
WARNING
Use a positioning belt only to help support your posture. Improper use of such belts may cause severe
injury or death.
1. Make sure you are not at risk to slide down in the wheelchair
seat. If this occurs, you may suffer chest compression or suffocate due to pressure from the belt.
2. A pelvic wedge or a similar device can help you from sliding
down in the seat. Consult your health care professional to
find out if you need such a device.
3. The belt must be snug, but must not be so tight that it interferes with breathing. You should be able to slide your open
hand, flat, between the belt and your stomach.
4. Make sure you can easily remove the belt in an emergency.
5. Never use a positioning belt:
• In place of a motor vehicle seat belt. In an accident or
sudden stop you may be thrown from the chair. A positioning belt will not prevent this, and further injury may
result from the belt.
• As a restraint. A restraint requires a doctor’s order.
• On a rider who is comatose or agitated.
WARNING
1. Quickie Highback seats are designed for comfort, not specifically for the relief of pressure.
2. If you suffer from pressure sores, or if you are at risk that
they will occur, you may need a special seat system such as
can be provided by the Seat Frame, or a device to control
your posture.
• Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if you
need such a device for your well-being.
D. FASTENERS
WARNING
Many of the screws, bolts and nuts on this chair are special high-strength fasteners. Use of improper fasteners
may cause your chair to fail.
1. Only use fasteners recommended by Sunrise.
2. If fasteners become loose, tighten them as soon as you can.
3. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage
to chair parts.
• See Section VIII, “Set-Up, Adjustment & Use”, for proper
torque settings.
I. SEATING SYSTEMS
E. FOOTPLATE & FOOTRESTS
WARNING
1. Use of a seating system not approved by Sunrise may alter
the center of balance of this chair. This may cause a fall or
tip-over.
2. Never change the seating system of your chair unless you
consult your supplier first.
WARNING
1. At the lowest point, the foot platform and footrests should
be at least 2 1/2" off the ground. If set too LOW, it may “hang
up” on obstacles you can expect to find in normal use. This
may cause the chair to stop suddenly and tip forward.
2. To avoid a trip or fall when you transfer:
• Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in
the space surrounding or in between the footrests.
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J. UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
2. Drive Inhibit
This power chair is designed to automatically reduce driving
speed when the power seating is tilted more than 16°.
WARNING
1. Replace worn or torn fabric of the seat as soon as you can. If
you fail to do so, the seat may fail and cause you to fall. Worn
fabrics may increase the potential for a fire hazard.
2. Fabric will deteriorate with age and use. Look for fraying,
thin spots, or stretching of fabric at rivet holes. Replace fabric
as required.
3. Be aware that washing may reduce flame retardation of the
fabric.
3. Pinch points
Pinch points may occur when operating the powered seating
options on this chair. Ensure all hands and body parts are
clear of all power seating components that may result in
pinch points before operating them.
4. Tilting Power Base with Push Handles
Do not attempt to tilt power wheelchairs by pulling down on
the push handles. Power wheelchairs have heavy bases. As
such, attempting to tilt a power wheelchair to traverse
obstacles can damage components in the seating system
and/or modular actuators.
K. SUSPENSION
WARNING
The suspension system does contain Dry Natural
Rubber. The suspension, or any other component on the
chair, does not contain any latex based product. The
suspension components are enclosed and inaccessible to
the user.
5. Remain Clear During Power Accessory Operation
Please stay clear of any powered actuator while the component is in motion. Sunrise power mechanisms move over
large ranges of travel. Users should be aware of their surroundings while components are in motion.
6. Maximum User Weight
Do not exceed the weight capacity for your specific
chair/seating system configuration. Doing so could result in
premature failure or injury.
L. WIRING
WARNING
Never pull on cables directly. This can result in wires
breaking inside the connector or harness. To remove a
plug or connector, always grasp the plug or connector
itself. (See section XI for wiring diagram.)
N. S.P.O.T. (Single Power Option Tilt)
POWER ACCESSORY (SC only)
M. POWER SEATING (SC only)
The powered S.P.O.T. accessory for this chair has a maximum
user weight capacity of up to 300 lbs. Never exceed this
capacity while operating the powered actuator.
1. Operation
• While driving this wheelchair in the tilted position use caution.
• Do Not attempt to operate any power seating option
while positioned on an incline.
• Do Not attempt to operate any power seating option
while this wheelchair is in motion.
• Do not attempt to operate the power seating options
around children.
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three minutes of continuous use. Doing so may shorten the
life of the powered S.P.O.T..
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VIII. SET-UP, ADJUSTMENT & USE
NOTES:
1. Work Surface For Set-Up:
Use a flat surface, such as a table, to assemble, adjust and check your chair. This makes the
steps easier and helps ensure a correct set-up.
2. Fasteners:
• Many of the screws and bolts on this chair are special high-strength fasteners and may
have special coatings.
• Many nuts are of the Nylock type. They have a plastic insert to help prevent loosening.
WARNING
1. Use of improper fasteners may cause the chair to fail.
2. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage to chair parts.
3. If bolts or screws become loose, tighten them as soon as you can. Loose bolts
or screws can cause damage to other chair parts causing them to fail.
3. Washers & Spacers:
• Note the position of washers and spacers before disassembly.
• To avoid damage to the frame, replace all washers and spacers when you reassemble
parts.
4. Torque Settings:
• A torque setting is the optimal tightening for a particular fastener. Use a torque wrench
that measures 120 inch-pounds to secure screws, nuts and bolts on this chair.
NOTE–
Unless otherwise noted, use a torque setting of 120 inch-pounds for all fasteners.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
1. Basic Tool Kit:
To set-up, adjust and maintain your chair you will need the following tools:
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5mm Allen Wrench
6mm Allen Wrench
8mm Allen Wrench
3/8" combination wrench
10mm combination wrench
13mm combination wrench
18mm combination wrench
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17mm deep socket wrench
19mm socket wrench
Phillips screwdriver #2
Flat-head screwdriver
Wire cutters
Needle nose pliers
2. Torque Wrench:
If you plan to adjust and maintain this chair yourself, Sunrise recommends that you use a
torque wrench.
NOTE–
The wrench must measure inch-pounds. You can buy a torque wrench and proper sockets from a
hardware store.
CHECK-OUT
Be sure this chair performs to your chosen operational settings. If it does not, turn the chair
off immediately and have your supplier reprogram your wheelchair as needed.
NOTE–
Repeat this procedure until the chair performs to your specifications.
WARNING
When properly set up, this chair will operate smoothly. Check to see that all
components work properly. If you detect a problem, be sure to correct it
before use.
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A. BATTERY REMOVAL (Figures 1, 2, 3)
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To remove the batteries for transporting or servicing:
1. Remove Batteries
a. Carefully remove seat (see Section I. Seat Removal).
b. Remove the shroud by first removing the six fasteners (Fig. 1) using a flat head screwdriver as shown (Fig. 2). Then lift up on the shroud.
c. Unplug and remove batteries from the chair (Fig. 3).
d. Lift batteries out of the frame.
2. Battery Installation
See Section X. Batteries, D for installation.
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WARNING
Batteries may weigh up to 39 lbs. Care must be taken to avoid injury when
lifting up on battery straps.
B. CENTER MOUNT HANGER ADJUSTMENT
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1. Removal (Fig. 4)
a. Remove the seat pan by removing the four attachment bolts (A).
b. Remove the four bolts (B) and slide the footrest out.
2. Height Adjustment (Fig. 5)
a. Remove the six securing bolts (C).
b. Move footplate to desired height.
c. Re-install bolts (C) through desired holes.
3. Calf Pad Adjustment (Fig. 6)
a. Remove the two securing bolts (D).
b. Move calf pads to desired height.
c. Re-install bolts (D) through desired holes.
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B
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C
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C. SWING-AWAY FOOTRESTS
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1. Installation (Fig. 7)
a. Place swing-away pivot pin (E) into the locating hole (F) on top of the hanger mount
with the footrest facing outward from frame.
b. Rotate the footrest inward until latch plate locks (G) into place on locking bolt.
2. Removal (Fig. 8)
a. To remove footrest, press quick-release lever (H).
b. Rotate footrest outward and lift.
G
E
F
3. Height Adjustment (Fig. 8)
a. Remove both bolts (I) in the hanger frame tube.
b. Reposition footrest height.
c. Re-tighten all bolts (I).
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D. ELEVATING LEGREST (Optional)
1. Installation
To install or remove Elevating Legrest (ELR) see instructions for Swing-away Footrest installation.
2. Adjustment (Fig. 9)
a. To raise legrest, lift to desired position. Legrest will automatically lock in place.
b. To lower legrest, while seated in chair, first lift slightly then press release lever ( J)
down and lower legrest to desired position.
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E. JOYSTICK
joystick
power
module
Controls:
• LED Joystick and color display joystick
Omni Input/Display
The Omni is a universal specialty controls interface that accepts signals from many different
types of SIDs and translates them into commands compatible with the PG Drives Technology
RNET control system.
communication
cable
Mating Connectors
To connect the communication cables:
Holding the connector housing, firmly push the connector into its mate until you can
no longer see the yellow plastic. The connectors are secured using a friction system.
To disconnect the communication cables:
Holding the connector housing firmly, pull the connectors apart.
NOTE–
Do not hold or pull on the cable. Always grip the connector when connecting and disconnecting.
When the control system is first switched on after a connection, or system component
change, the timer will be displayed while the system checks itself. Then the re-start icon will
be displayed. Switch the control system off and on again to operate,
LED Joystick
Color Joystick
LCD screen
F. JOYSTICK RETRACTABLE MOUNT (Optional) (Fig. 10)
The joystick or Enhanced Display is mounted with a mechanism which allows the control to
be locked in a forward or retracted position using magnets.
Adjustment
a. To retract the joystick, push outward on the inside of joystick.
b. Push the joystick away from front of armrest until it locks into retracted position.
c. To return to forward position, push the joystick forward until it locks into place.
Profile
+/-
Mode
On/Off
Navigation
Omni Display
G. ASAP SEATING ADJUSTMENT
Please refer to the ASAP Seating Adjustment Guide for details on how to adjust the seat
depth, seat width, armrest height, and backrest angle.
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H. SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
(Figure 11)
1. Remove seat (See Section I. Seat Removal).
2. Remove pins from all four seat mount posts.
3. Select the desired seat height (rear seat mount should never be more than
one position lower than the front).
4. Reinsert the pins.
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WARNING
Ensure both front seat posts are positioned to the same height. Rear seat posts
should also be set to the same height.
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I. SEAT REMOVAL
Remove Seat
a. Disconnect the joystick power cable in the rear of the chair. (Fig. 12)
b. Remove the two thumbscrews that attach the seat to the front seat posts. (Fig. 13)
c. Tilt the seat back to allow access to the battery compartment (Fig. 14).
WARNING
When replacing the seat into the mounts, ensure you do not pinch your fingers.
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WARNING
Always replace the safety lock-out pin to prevent inadvertent release of the seat.
J. SHROUD REMOVAL (Figure 15 & 16)
The plastic protective shroud can be removed for adjustment or servicing.
1. Remove Top Shroud
a. Remove the seat (see Section I. Seat Removal).
b. Remove the six fasteners (Fig. 15).
c. Remove shroud by lifting up.
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2. Remove Rear Shroud
a. Remove two rear shroud fasteners.
b. Pull downward at the top of the rear shroud (Fig. 16) then lift up.
3. Replace Shroud
Replace shroud by reversing above instructions.
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K. CHECK-OUT
Once the wheelchair is assembled and adjusted, it should roll smoothly and easily. All accessories should also perform smoothly.
After the wheelchair has been set up be sure the chair performs to your specified operational
settings (see Operating Guide). If the chair does not perform to specifications, turn the
wheelchair OFF immediately and contact your authorized supplier to reprogram operational
specifications using the RNET Operating Guide.
Repeat this procedure until the wheelchair performs to specifications before
attempting active use of the wheelchair.
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If you have any problems, follow these procedures:
1. Review the Set-up, Adjustment & Use section and Operating Guide to make sure chair
was properly prepared.
2. If your problem persists, contact your authorized supplier. If you still have a problem
after contacting your authorized supplier, contact Sunrise customer service. See the
introduction page for details on how to contact your authorized supplier or Sunrise
customer service.
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I X . O P E R AT I N G G U I D E
IX. OPERATING GUIDE
A. PERFORMANCE CONTROL SETTINGS
NOTE– Seek advice regarding checking and adjusting settings.
1. It is vital to match control settings to your level of function and ability.
2. Consult your health care professional and your supplier to select the best control settings for you.
3. Check and adjust the settings every six to twelve months.
WARNING
Adjust the control settings immediately if you notice any change in your ability
to:
• Control the joystick.
• Avoid running into objects.
4. Control Settings can be adjusted by your dealer.
B. ON BOARD PROGRAMMER OR DTT (DIAGNOSTIC TEST
TOOL) OR RNET PC PROGRAMMER (Optional)
WARNING
Program settings beyond the ability of the user can result in serious injury.
Consult your health care advisor before you alter settings.
The On-board Programmer or RNET PC Programmer lets you adjust the control settings of
the Pulse. Listed below are a few of the many settings that can be adjust via the On-board
Programmer or RNET PC Programmer. (See RNET OBP Owners Manual for full programmable parameters.)
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acceleration rate
deceleration rate
turn acceleration
turn deceleration
forward speed (max & min)
reverse speed (max & min)
turn speed (max & min)
steer correct
Programming the Chair:
a. Access OBP or DTT/PC Programming by using Dongle connected inline of communication cable.
b. Program as needed.
c. Remove Dongle or recycle power.
NOTE– Review the RNET OBP Owner’s Manual for more details on how to program your chair.
C. THERMAL ROLL-BACK
Your chair has a thermal roll back circuit. This protects the controller from damage due to
overheating. In extreme conditions (such as repetitive hill climbing) the circuit will decrease the
power to your motors. This allows the chair to operate at a reduced speed. When the controller cools, the chair will return to normal speed.
D. CIRCUIT BREAKERS
1. Notes:
Your Quickie Pulse has a circuit breaker at the front of the chair.
Circuit
Breaker
• In the unlikely event of a short circuit or heavy overload, all power to your chair will be
shut off.
• To reset your chair, depress the circuit breaker button located at the rear corner of the
chair. A few minutes wait is required before the circuit breaker will reset.
2. Repeated Shutdown:
If the chair continues to shut down after resetting, have it serviced by a supplier.
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E. VR2 JOYSTICK ASSEMBLY
The standard VR2 joystick controls the chair’s performance. It consists of the following parts:
G
A C
D
1. Speed Control or Drive Mode Selection Buttons
(A and B)
To decrease the speed level depress button A. Or, when 1- 5 Drive modes are programmed,
depress button A to activate lower drive mode(s).
To increase speed level, depress button B. Or, when 1- 5 Drive modes are programmed,
depress button B to activate higher drive mode(s).
Speed level active, or Drive Mode selected, is indicated on display (C) by a series of five
lights. One light indicates slowest level/mode currently active, while five lights indicates highest level/mode currently active.
B F
E
H
VR2 Joystick
2. Battery Charge Indicator (D)
• Green lights indicate that batteries are fully charged.
• Yellow lights indicate that batteries need recharging.
• When the lights stay in the red band, the batteries must be recharged.
3. On/Off Button (E)
Turning the chair on or off is accomplished by depressing button E.
4. Horn (F)
5. Joystick (G)
The joystick controls the direction and speed of your chair. Turn the chair on and move the
joystick in the direction you want to go.
• Moving the joystick from the neutral (center) position disengages the motor locks,
allowing the chair to move.
• The chair will move faster the more you move the joystick away from neutral.
NOTE–
If your speed becomes hard to manage, release the Joystick and the chair will come to a complete
stop.
• When you release the joystick it will return to neutral; the chair will slow to a stop and
the motor locks will reengage.
• We recommend that you switch the chair off if you stop for any length of time. This
will conserve battery power.
NOTE–
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Once the chair stops, switching the chair off will not affect the motor locks.
6. Joystick Boot (H)
Make sure the boot is not torn or cracked (this could allow debris, water or moisture to
enter). If the boot is torn or cracked, replace it as soon as you can.
7. Tilt Control (SC only) (I)
This button once depressed allows you to control the up and down movement of the tilt. Press
button “I”. Then pull the joystick back to tilt the seat upward or push the joystick forward to
tilt the seat downward. Pressing button “I” again will allow drive operations to resume.
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F. LED JOYSTICK
On/Off Button
The on/off button applies power to the control system electronics, which in turn supply
power to the wheelchair’s motors. Do not use the on/off button to stop the wheelchair
unless there is an emergency. (If you do, you may shorten the life off the wheelchair drive
components.)
Horn Button
The horn will sound while this button is depressed.
Battery Gauge
The battery gauge show you that the wheelchair is switched on. It also indicates the operating status of the wheelchair.
• If the battery gauge shows red, yellow and green, the batteries are charged (bars 1 - 10).
• If the battery gauges show just red and yellow, then you should charge the batteries as
soon as you can (bars 1 - 7).
• If the battery gauge shows just red, either steady or flashing slowly, then you should
charge the batteries immediately (bars 1 - 3).
Maximum Speed Indicator
This is a gauge that shows the maximum speed setting of the wheelchair. There are five
speed settings– step 1 is the lowest speed and step 5 is the highest speed.
Speed Decrease Button
This button decreases the maximum speed setting or, if the control system is programmed
for drive profile operation, selects a lower drive profile.
Speed Increase Button
This button increases the maximum speed setting or, if the control system is programmed for
drive profile operation, selects a higher drive profile.
Mode Button
The Mode button allows the user to navigate through the available operating modes for the
control system. The available modes are dependent on programming and the range of auxiliary output devices connected to the control system.
Actuator Indicator
This LED set displays which actuator channel is currently being controlled when the control
system is in Actuator Mode. Actuator selection and operation is achieved using the joystick.
• Motions to the LEFT or RIGHT select different actuator channels.
• Motions FORWARD and BACKWARD move the actuator(s) selected.
Speed Indication
The number of LED’s illuminated shows the maximum speed setting. For example, if the setting is speed level 4, then the four left hand LED’s will be illuminated.
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G. COLOR LCD SCREEN
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This section covers those joystick modules that are fitted with a color LCD screen. The color
LCD screen is split into three areas of information. The Top Bar, the Base Bar and the Main
Screen Area.
Top Bar (Fig. 1 & 2)
Battery Indicator (Fig. 2): Displays the charge available in the battery and can be used
to alert the user to the status of the battery.
Steady: Indicates that all is well.
Flashing Slowly: The control system is functioning correctly, but you should charge the
battery as soon as possible.
Stepping Up: The wheelchair batteries are being charged. You will not be able to drive
the wheelchair until the charger is disconnected and you have switched the control system off and on again.
Base Bar (Fig. 3)
Current Profile: The currently selected profile is shown in numeric form.
Main Screen Area
Drive Screen
Profile Name (Fig. 4): This is a text string that displays the name of the currently selected profile.
Clock (Fig. 5): This displays the current time in a numeric format.
Speed Display (Fig. 6): This gives a proportional display of the wheelchair’s speed.
Maximum Speed Indicator (Fig. 7): This displays the current maxiumum speed setting.
Digital Speed Display (Fig. 8): This displays the actual speed of the wheelchair derived
from the motors.
Inhibit (Fig. 9): If the speed of the wheelchair is being limited; for example, by a tilted
seat, then this orange symbol will be displayed.
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1
3
4
14:35
5
6
1.55 mph
Mode Screens
Actuator Mode (Fig. 10): Displays the sections of the chair currently selected for movement, the name given to the selection and a direction arrow showing what sort of
movement is available.
Speed Adjust (Fig. 11): When Speed Adjust Mode is entered, the following screen
shown in Figure 11 will be displayed.
Message Window (Fig. 12): The RNET displays warning icons and informational messages, in a dedicated message window.
Restart (Fig. 13): When the control system requires a reboot; for example, after a module re-configuration, this symbol will be flashed.
Timer (Fig. 14): This symbol is displayed when the control system is changing between
different states. An example would be entering into Programming Mode. The symbol is
animated to show the sands falling.
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8
9
10
11
Diagnostic Screen (Fig. 15)
When the control system safety circuits have operated and the control system has been prevented from moving the wheelchair, a diagnostics screen will be displayed. This indicates a
system trip, i.e. the RNET has detected a problem somewhere in the wheelchair’s electrical
system.
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14
15
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IX.
H. MOTOR LOCKS
Disconnect the motor locks when you need to manually push the chair.
(For example, in an emergency, or if batteries fail).
WARNING
1. Do not disengage motor locks unless power to the chair is off.
2. With either one or both brakes released, the chair will not operate and the
battery charge indicator will flash 9 bars rapidly (if power to the chair is on.)
3. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes in the free-wheel position.
4. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full control when motor locks
are disengaged.
1. Release Motor Locks
a. The motor release levers (A) are attached to the upper rear section of the motors
located towards the back of the chair.
b. Pull the release levers rearward toward the rear of the chair.
2. Engage Motor Locks
a. The motor release levers (A) are attached to the upper rear section of the motors
located at the back of the chair.
b. Push the motor release levers inward, toward the front of the chair.
NOTE– If the lever is difficult to disengage, rock the wheelchair slightly from front to rear and/or push against
the chair while moving the lever.
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X . B AT T E R I E S
• Never charge a frozen battery. A fully charged battery will
rarely freeze, but the fluid in a discharged battery can freeze
at 16 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 9 degrees Centigrade). If
you suspect a battery is frozen, thaw it before charging.
X. BATTERIES
A. INTRODUCTION
1. Notes:
• Batteries supply the power for your chair. They contain a
finite amount of energy and have limits on how long they can
store and supply energy.
• You can charge batteries only a certain number of times
before they will fail and no longer hold a charge.
• For answers to questions about batteries, consult your
supplier.
WARNING
Lead acid batteries generate explosive gas while charging. Completely read and follow all warnings about the
batteries in this user instruction manual and any labels
applied to the product. Failure to do so could result in
fire, explosion, injury and/or death.
C. ACID BURNS (UNSEALED WET CELL
BATTERIES)
2. Use Proper Batteries:
Your chair operates on two 12 volt batteries.
• They should be Group 22 batteries.
• When you buy a replacement, insist on a deep cycle sealed
case. Do not use a car starter battery.
Acid in batteries is corrosive. If you choose to use wet cell batteries,
they can cause serious burns to the eyes and skin and can damage
floors, furniture, clothing and your wheelchair.
3. Breaking In:
• A battery requires “breaking-in” for the first 6 to 12 charges.
It will not accept a full charge for this period.
• It is best to limit the length of your trips until you break the
batteries in and you know the range of your chair.
WARNING
1. Use extreme care not to spill acid when you handle
wet cell batteries. Keep batteries upright.
2. Avoid contact of acid with bare skin or clothing.
3. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you
handle batteries.
4. If acid contacts your skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
5. If acid contacts your eyes, immediately flood eyes with
cold running water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
Sunrise Medical does not recommend the use of wet
cell batteries on this chair.
4. Discharged Batteries:
• Never allow a battery to completely discharge. If you operate your wheelchair until it has almost stopped, you will
greatly reduce the life of your batteries.
• Never let a battery sit in a discharged condition. Give
unused or stored batteries a full charge once per month.
• Always fully charge the batteries. Avoid “topping off” with
frequent charges.
WARNING
Never connect a life support or auxiliary device to a
wheelchair battery. The electrical system may fail and
result in severe injury to or death of rider.
D. CONNECTING BATTERIES IN
BATTERY WELL
WARNING
B. BATTERY CHARGER
1. Each battery weighs
up to 45 lbs. Take
care to avoid injury
when lifting.
2. Keep batteries
upright. Take care
not to spill acid
(wet cell batteries).
3. Always wear rubber
Refer to wiring diagram for
gloves and safety
battery connections
glasses when
you handle batteries.
4. Before working around batteries, remove all metal
personal effects, such as necklaces, rings, watches,
pins, and other metal jewelry that might contact battery terminal and cause a short.
1. Attach battery harness to battery post. Connect red to positive terminal and black to negative terminal.
2. Tighten all terminal fasteners using two wrenches.
3. Cover battery posts with insulating caps on harness.
4. Lift batteries into battery well.
A battery charger produces a direct current (DC). When applied to
a discharged battery, this reverses the chemical reaction that led to
its discharge.
1. Charge Rate. How fast a battery will charge depends on:
• Its electrical capacity, state of charge, electrolyte temperature,
and internal condition.
• The DC output of the charger. (The charge rate will vary if
the alternating current (AC) supply is higher or lower than
110 volts).
2. CAUTION– To Avoid Damage to the Charger
• Never expose charger to rain or snow.
• Never unplug charger by pulling on the electrical cord. This
will damage the cord.
• Never open a charger or attempt to repair it yourself.
Return charger to Sunrise or have repairs made only by a
qualified person.
• Keep cord out of the way, where it will not be stepped on,
tripped over, or damaged.
3. CAUTION– To Avoid Damage to the Battery
• Make sure you use the correct setting for sealed (gel) batteries (located on off-board chargers).
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X.
ALWAYS:
1. Use the charger that comes with your wheelchair. Read and
follow all instructions and warnings.
2. Make sure room is well ventilated.
3. Turn off all power to your chair.
4. Connect and disconnect battery cables with caution.
5. Make sure to allow enough time to fully charge batteries.
WARNING
Batteries weigh up to 45 pounds. Lifting batteries may
cause back strain. If you fail to heed these warnings
severe injury may occur to you.
5. Plug battery harnesses into chair harness.
6. Place shroud into position.
NOTE– Batteries should never be left for long periods in the discharged state.
Unused or stored batteries should be given a charge once per
month.
WARNING
Never make direct contact across both battery terminals, as an explosion may occur. A spark may result in an
explosion and/or fire resulting in severe injury or death.
6. Charge batteries by plugging in the battery charger cord into
the chair and an outlet.
7. Or, use an off-board charger by plugging it into the joystick.
E. CHARGING BATTERIES
F. DISPOSING OF BATTERIES
WARNING
WARNING
To avoid the risk of severe injury or death from electrical shock, fire or explosion while charging:
1. Never connect charger
to a 240 volt source.
The main input voltage
is 110 volts.
2. Never touch the charger after it is connected
to an electrical outlet.
This may cause electrical
shock.
• Never connect or
disconnect charger
Off-board charger port
from battery while
(located under joystick)
there is power to
the charger.
3. Never use an extension cord. Use of an improper cord
could damage the charger or cause a fire or electrical shock.
4. A battery emits explosive hydrogen gas during charging. To
reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
• Make sure area is well vented. Never charge battery in a
closed-in area.
• Never smoke or allow a spark, flame or high heat near
battery during charging.
• Never allow metal tools or chair parts to make direct
contact across both battery terminals.
5. Never look directly into cells when charging battery (wet cell
batteries).
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1. All batteries once they have reached the end of their useful
life are deemed to be hazardous waste.
2. For further information on handling and recycling contact
your local
recycling authority.
3. Always dispose of product through a recognized agent.
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2. Adding Water: (Wet Cells Only)
• Wet-type lead acid batteries need periodic replacement of
water lost.
XI. MAINTENANCE
A. NOTES
NOTE–
1. Proper maintenance will improve performance and extend
the useful life of your chair.
2. Clean your chair regularly. This will help you find loose or
worn parts and will make your chair easier to use.
3. To protect your investment, have all major service and repair
work done by your supplier.
• Check the battery fluid level about once a week. When you
remove the stoppers (on top of the battery) there should be
one-eighth to one-quarter of an inch of fluid above the internal plates. Do not overfill.
3. Corrosion:
Check battery terminals often for corrosion.
a. If corrosion is present, use a wire brush to clean the terminals.
WARNING
1. Your chair needs regular maintenance for peak performance and to avoid injury from chair failure, damage or premature wear.
2. Inspect and maintain this chair strictly per the
“Maintenance Chart”.
3. If you detect a problem, make sure to service or repair
the chair before use.
4. At least once a year, have a complete safety check and
service of your chair performed by a supplier.
NOTE–
Always wear safety glasses and rubber gloves.
b. Use baking soda to neutralize acid.
c. Use petroleum jelly to re-grease the terminals after connecting cables to battery. (Completely cover the terminal nut and
bolt, cable clip and any exposed cable with jelly).
4. For Answers To Questions: Contact your supplier.
E. TO REPAIR OR REPLACE A TIRE
WARNING
B. CLEANING
Residual air pressure in tires can cause severe injury.
Make sure you release all air in tire before attempting
to service or repair tires.
1. Plastic Shroud Cover:
• Clean the plastic finish with mild soapy water monthly.
2. Motors:
• Clean around motor area weekly with a slightly damp (not
wet) cloth.
• Wipe off or blow away any fluff, dust, or dirt on or around
the motors.
• Note: You do not need to grease or oil the chair.
Drive Wheels:
a. Elevate and securely support chair so that wheel is off the
ground. Release all air from tire (solid aluminum rim only).
b. Remove center cap.
c. Remove four Allen bolts.
d. Remove wheel from chair.
e. Remove all bolts holding two halves of rim together (not applicable on solid aluminum rim), and remove tire and solid insert.
f. Repair or replace.
3. Upholstery:
• Hand-wash only as needed. Machine washing may damage
fabric (rehab seat only).
• Drip-dry only. Heat from a dryer may damage fabric.
NOTE–
Use distilled water only.
NOTE–
Washing the fabric may decrease fire retardant properties.
Do not use pneumatic inner tube in tires with two-piece rims.
g. Reassemble the wheel.
Use a torque setting of 420 in.-lbs. to re-tighten bolts.
h. Install wheel on chair by replacing center lock bolt. Use a
torque setting of 180 in.-lbs. to retighten bolts.
i. Inflate tire to proper pressure level (listed on tire sidewall).
C. STORAGE TIPS
1. Store your chair in a clean, dry area. If you fail to do so, parts
may rust or corrode.
2. Before using your chair, make sure it is in proper working
order. Inspect and service all items on the “Maintenance
Chart”.
3. If you store this chair for more than three months, have it
inspected by a supplier before use.
F. MOTOR BRUSHES
Check the motor brushes every four (4) months for wear. The
brushes should be clean and shiny. Replace worn or blackened
brushes.
D. BATTERY MAINTENANCE
G. ORDERING PARTS
WARNING
When you order parts, provide the following:
1. Model of chair
2. Serial number of chair
3. Left hand or right hand control
4. Part number, description and quantity of parts you need.
5. State reason for replacement.
1. To prevent an acid spill, always keep batteries upright.
(wet cell batteries)
2. Never smoke or hold an open flame near batteries.
3. Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you
handle batteries.
1. Maintenance Schedule:
This varies for different types of batteries. Always follow the
instructions supplied with your batteries.
NOTE–
Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle or
service batteries.
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XI.
H. MAINTENANCE CHART
Charge batteries
Annually
Quarterly
CHECK...
Monthly
Daily
Weekly
You should check the items on this chart at the indicated intervals. If any of the items are
loose, worn, bent or distorted, immediately have them checked and/or repaired by your
authorized Sunrise supplier. Frequent maintenance and servicing will improve performance
and extend wheelchair life, and help prevent injuries.
Check tires for proper inflation level
Check batteries for proper electrolyte level (wet cell only)
Check plugs and connectors for proper connections
Check all moving parts for wear
Inspect all nuts, bolts and fasteners for looseness or wear
Inspect upholstery for wear
Remove and inspect motor brushes
Service by authorized supplier
I. WIRING DIAGRAMS
CG TILT
(SB ONLY)
CHARGER
DUAL
TOGGLE
DRIVE
THRU
VR2 Joystick Wiring Diagram
NOTE– Pulse 5 brake is 24V
Pulse 6 brake is 12V
BRAKE
SOLENOID
BRAKE
SOLENOID
LEFT
MOTOR
RIGHT
MOTOR
70A FUSE
70A FUSE
RIGHT
BATTERY
VR2
Attendant
Hand Control
4-Way
Tyco Bus
VR2
Hand Control
Inhibit2
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
Drive
Left
2-way
SB50
Red
Black
Battery
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HARNESS
Circuit
Breaker
Fuse
Red
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
VR2
Offboard
Charger
BASE
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
4-Way
Tyco Bus
4-Way
Tyco Bus
SEAT
VR2 BUS
SPLITTER
LEFT
BATTERY
50A CIRCUIT
BREAKER
VR2 Dual-Toggle Single Actuator
ACTUATOR ADAPTOR
HARNESS
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-way
SB50
Black
Drive
Right
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
DUAL-TOGGLE
HARNESS
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
Dual-Toggle
Single Actuator
Driver
Fuse
Red
Black
Battery
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3.5 mm Stereo
Phone Jack
Switch
Seat Tilt
Dual-Toggle
Switch
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VR2
Attendant
Hand Control
4-Way
Tyco Bus
VR2
Hand Control
4-Way
Tyco Bus
DRIVE-THRU
HARNESS
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
2-Way PGD
Actuator
Inhibit2
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
VR2
2-way
SB50
Red
Drive
Left
POWER
ACTUATOR ADAPTOR
HARNESS
Circuit
Breaker
Fuse
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
Switch
Seat Tilt
Drive
Right
Fuse
Black
Red
2-way
SB50
Black
HARNESS
VR2 Drive-Thru Single Actuator
(with battery detail)
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
Offboard
Charger
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
BASE
VR2 BUS
SPLITTER
SEAT
4-Way
Tyco Bus
Red
Battery
Black
Battery
Input
Devices
BASE
SEAT
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
4-Way PGD
Bus
Inhibit2
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
EL
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
Drive
Left
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
4-Way
Intech
Motor
RNET Dual-Toggle Tilt
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
ADAPTOR
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
Drive
Right
Batteries
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
DUAL-TOGGLE
HARNESS
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
Dual-Toggle
Single Actuator
Driver
3.5 mm Stereo
Phone Jack
Switch
Seat Tilt
Dual-Toggle
Switch
Inhibit2
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
EL
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
Drive
Left
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
Batteries
4-Way
Intech
Motor
BASE
SEAT
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
4-Way PGD
Bus
DRIVE-THRU
HARNESS
Input
Devices
RNET Drive-Thru Tilt
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
ACTUATOR
ADAPTOR
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
Switch
Seat Tilt
Drive
Right
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X I I . S U N R I S E L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
XII. SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY
A. FOR FIVE (5) YEARS
Sunrise warrants the frame of this wheelchair against defects in
materials and workmanship for five years from date of first consumer purchase.
B. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
We warrant all Sunrise-made parts and components of this wheelchair against defects in materials and workmanship for one year
from the date of first consumer purchase.
C. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
We warrant all motors, gearboxes, batteries, and electronic components of this wheelchair against defects for one year from the
date of first consumer purchase.
E. WHAT WE WILL DO
Our sole liability is to repair or replace covered parts. This is the
exclusive remedy for consequential damages.
F. WHAT YOU MUST DO
1. Obtain from us, while this warranty is in effect, prior
approval for return or repair of covered parts.
2. Return the wheelchair or part(s), freight pre-paid, to Sunrise
Mobility Products Division at: 2842 Business Park Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93727-1328.
3. Pay the cost of labor to repair, remove or install parts.
G. NOTICE TO CONSUMER
1. If allowed by law, this warranty is in place of any other warranty (written or oral, express or implied, including a warranty of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose).
2. This warranty gives you certain legal rights. You may also
have other rights that vary from state to state.
D. LIMITATIONS
1. We do not warrant:
a. Tires and tubes, upholstery, pads and push-handle grips.
b. Damage from neglect, accident, misuse, or from improper installation or repair.
c. Products modified without Sunrise Medicals express written consent.
d. Damage from exceeding the weight limit.
2. This warranty is VOID if the original chair serial number tag
is removed or altered.
3. This warranty applies in the USA only. Check with your supplier to find out if international warranties apply.
4. This warranty is not transferable and only applies to the first
consumer purchase of this wheelchair through an authorized
Sunrise Medical dealer.
Sunrise Medical Inc.
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503
USA
(800) 333-4000
In Canada (800) 263-3390
www.sunrisemedical.com
Record your serial number here for future reference:
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