Liteway 6 / 8 Owners Manual & Service Record Liteway 6 Liteway 8

Liteway 6 / 8 Owners Manual & Service Record Liteway 6 Liteway 8
Liteway 6 / 8
Owners Manual & Service Record
Liteway 6
Liteway 8
Electric Mobility Euro Limited, Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Telephone: 01460 258100 www.electricmobility.co.uk
Issue 2: 03/08
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd has designed these powerful, durable and lightweight scooters for frequent outdoor use.
Despite their range and capability, they can be easily and quickly dismantled for transporting in the boot of a car.
So long as your scooter is maintained and operated in accordance with this manual it should last for many years,
and provide you with freedom and independence.
Please read this manual thoroughly before using this scooter. If you have any doubts about warnings or instructions, ask your dealer for an explanation. If at any time you feel you may not be able to control the vehicle safely,
do not drive, but consult your dealer for a solution.
If you think the scooter may be damaged, do not drive it but contact your dealer for advice.
We suggest that you keep this manual in a safe place. It contains essential information on the operation of the
scooter and includes the maintenance records.
Notice
All Electric Mobility Vehicles are sold through authorised dealers. Make sure your dealer demonstrates all
the features of the product prior to, or when, it is delivered.
Warning!
This manual contains important safety notices. Please take time to read and understand them. Ignoring
them may endanger you or others.
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Contents
Dealer information
4
Features and layout
4
Safety information
5
Intended use
5
Safety Information - continued
6
Controls - Dashboard
7
Controls - Driving description
8
Freewheel Device
8
Brakes
9
Seat and armrest adjustment
9
Swivel seat
9
Tiller adjustment / folding
10
Driving the vehicle
11
Driving the vehicle - hazards
12
Transporting your scooter - dismantling
13
Transporting your scooter - reassembly
14
Battery charging
15
Battery charging stations
16
User maintenance
17
Troubleshooting guide
17
Scooter diagnostic functions
18
Additional safety information
19
Frequently asked questions
20
Engineers checklist
21
Servicing & maintenance
21
Guarantee & Warranty
22
Technical information regarding EMI
22
Technical specification - Liteway 6
23
Technical specification - Liteway 8
24
Brochure request
25
Warranty Card - dealer information
25
Service log
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Dealer Information
This is your contact number
for service and support
Dealer Stamp
Product Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Owner
Telephone:
Email:
For product information see serial number plate under the seat on the tubular cross member.
Manufacturer
Electric Mobility Euro Limited
Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Company Registration in England No. 2419231
Features and Layout
Photo shows Liteway 8 model scooter. The Liteway 6 is similar – see specification for differences.
Delta control handlebar
and handbrake
Front headlight and
indicators
Fold down backrest
Tiller adjustment
pneumatic spring
Fold up / Adjustable
armrests
Underseat basket
Rear spring/coil suspension
Freewheel lever
Optional removable
front basket
Pneumatic tyres
all round
Charging point
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Safety Information
Read this manual thoroughly before driving or operating the vehicle. This handbook is applicable for
all Liteway 6 & 8 Models.
If you have any doubt about the content of this manual phone your dealer to resolve the problem.
Please read this manual, and ensure your scooter is serviced regularly.
Within this manual there are important safety notices. They are clearly marked with the sign (left)
Make sure that you understand all these notices. If you have any doubt, phone your dealer.
© 2006 Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.
No liability is assumed with respect to the use of any information contained in this publication. While every
precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication Electric Mobility Euro Ltd. assumes no
responsibility for errors of omissions nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of
information contained in this publication. This publication, as well as the operational details described herein,
is subject to change without notice.
Intended use of the vehicle
This vehicle is designed for use by adults with a disability (up to the maximum recommended weight) who
require a robust comfortable and transportable scooter that is ideal for shopping and other visits. Liteway
scooters have been specifically designed to be quickly and easily disassembled for transportation by car.
The scooters are intended for use in shopping areas and trips on reasonably paved areas. They can mount
kerbs and small obstacles up to 2 inches – see manual for further information.
The Liteway 6 & 8 scooters have small wheels to enable easy transportation; they should not be used on very
uneven surfaces or slippery grassy areas.
Liteway 6 model scooters are limited to 6 m.p.h. and are suitable for occasional road use.
The Liteway 8 models are capable of up to 8 m.p.h. and are designed for pavement and road use.
When on pavements both models should be used in the Lo setting and should not exceed 4 m.p.h.
Users could endanger themselves and others if they are not capable of driving this scooter safely. Dealers will
advise on the most suitable vehicle from the Rascal range, but it is up to users to ensure that they have the
manual dexterity to drive the vehicle, adequate sight and hearing to perceive danger in time, and can at all
times operate the scooter safely in the expected conditions. If in doubt we suggest you consult a healthcare
professional or your nearest dealer for advice on the most suitable scooter for your particular condition. Users
should regularly assess their ability to operate their vehicle safely.
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Safety Information
General Warnings
Warning ! The operation of scooters can endanger the life of the driver or third parties. Any driver should
always be fully capable of operating this vehicle safely.
Warning ! Sitting for long periods may increase the chance of thromboses or pressure sores. Users prone to
such conditions are advised to take medical advice.
Warning ! The Liteway 6 & 8 model scooters have been designed and tested for drivers up to 21 stone or
300 lbs or 136kgs. This weight should never be exceeded.
Warning ! Optional Front Basket. The basket mounted on the front has a weight limit of 10 lbs (4.5 kgs).
Do not exceed this as it could affect steering. Do not carry or attach anything to the handlebars or
controls as this could affect the driving safety.
Warning ! Passengers, even children, should never be carried.
Warning ! Electromagnetic interference may affect the driving of this scooter:
• Do not operate devices such as CB radios or mobile phones while the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting close to transmitter masts, such as television and radio stations.
If your vehicle ever starts to operate by itself switch it off and report this to your Dealer.
Warning ! The operation of scooters may affect sensitive electronic circuits such as alarm systems in shops.
Driving
Warning ! Freewheel device Before getting on the scooter, always check that the freewheel lever is in the
"Drive” Position. When the lever is in the Freewheel position there is no braking and the scooter
could run down a slope and cause injury or even death.
NEVER SIT ON THE SCOOTER WHEN IN FREEWHEEL.
Warning ! Damage Before driving off check the scooter for damage, particularly that which might affect the
steering, or the attachment of the rear part to the front of the scooter
Warning ! Correct Assembly Before driving off always check the rear part is correctly assembled to the front
of the scooter and the tiller is upright.
Warning ! Battery Charge Before driving off always check the battery indicator. If you are in any doubt,
ensure the battery is fully charged before starting on a journey.
Warning ! Slopes On steep slopes the scooter could topple over. Never drive or turn across a slope. Always
tackle obstacles, such as kerbs, straight on.
Warning ! Speed Turning at maximum speed might cause the scooter to topple over. Always slow down for
turns. Never select Hi speed unless you intend to travel on a road. Beware that, in Hi setting, the
risk of toppling when turning is increased.
Warning ! Stopping If the scooter stops suddenly when turning, the scooter might topple. Try not to brake
when turning.
Warning ! If the vehicle is left out in the sun, surfaces could become extremely hot. Always try to park the
vehicle in the shade.
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Controls - Dashboard
Before driving your vehicle it is important to familiarise yourself with the controls. Do not attempt to drive the
vehicle before reading the rest of this Handbook.
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Dashboard Description
1.
Hazard Warning Switch: On the
top left dashboard is a rocker switch
marked with a triangular sign. This is
for selecting the hazard warning
lights. When selected the hazard
warning lights and the switch
indicator will flash.
1
3
8
4
5
7
6
2.
Clock: A battery operated clock is
fitted. See separate instructions for
setting and installing batteries.
3.
Speed Selection: The speed selector is on the upper right of the dash and is marked by a tortoise. To activate
the Low speed setting, press the top of the switch and ensure the amber light illuminates. Press the bottom of the
switch for the High speed setting. The light will go out. Low speed should always be selected for pavement use.
4.
Speed Control Dial: This controls the top speed of your scooter. It is integrated with the battery indicator.
When the dial is turned anticlockwise to the left, this is its slowest speed, marked by a tortoise. As the dial
is turned to the right the speed will increase to a maximum, marked by a hare. Set the speed before you
move off. Do not adjust the speed control dial when the vehicle is moving.
Battery Indicator: This instrument shows the level of charge in the batteries. When in the green area the
batteries are fully charged. When in the yellow area the batteries need recharging and when in the red area
the batteries urgently need recharging. Note: When the vehicle is climbing a steep incline or starting off,
the level may drop momentarily; this is normal.
5.
Lights: When the ignition key switch is on, the head and tail lights can be switched on using the rocker switch
on the bottom left hand side hand of the dashboard. When the lights are on the switch blue light illuminates.
6.
Indicators: At the bottom of the dashboard there is a left and right indicator switch.
7.
Horn: Press the button on the bottom right hand side and the horn will sound. Release and the horn will cease.
8.
Ignition Switch: The ignition key switches power to the vehicle. Remember to remove key when not in
use. Do not leave the ignition or lights on when not in use, especially when charging the vehicle.
Charging Point: The charging point is situated on the right hand side of the battery box (see charging Battery
Charging section for further instructions).
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Controls - Driving Controls/Accelerator
Finger control
To operate, turn on the ignition.
Pull the right hand lever towards
you and the machine moves forward. The more you pull the lever
the faster the scooter goes. To
brake, release the lever. Again the
faster the lever is released the
quicker you will stop. To reverse,
pull the left lever towards you. Do
not pull both levers at once.
Finger control - lever
Handbrake
(Only on Liteway 8)
Finger control - lever
Handlebar Extension
(Only on Liteway 8)
Note. The controls can be
changed for customers with a lefthand bias. Please contact your local dealer for information.
Freewheel Device
When the vehicle is switched off the brakes are automatically engaged. This is called “Failsafe Braking”.
Also, if the batteries are flat, the brakes are applied.
There may be occasions where you may wish to move the vehicle without power. To do this there is a
Freewheel Device fitted.
The Freewheel device allows the vehicle to be pushed without power. To activate, first locate the lever.
When standing behind the scooter, it is located on the right hand side of the rear of the vehicle below the
battery box. See Illustration.
• Make sure the ignition is switched off.
• Move the lever down. The vehicle can now be pushed in Freewheel.
• Move the lever up to engage drive. The vehicle is now braked.
This is the normal operating position.
• IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SURE OF THIS FEATURE
CONTACT YOUR DEALER BEFORE OPERATING THE
SCOOTER.
Push the lever DOWN to enable the vehicle to be moved without
power. Braking is disabled. NEVER sit on the vehicle with the lever
in this position.
Pull the lever UP to the upper position. This is the normal operating
position. The brakes are enabled, and the vehicle can only operate with the lever in this position
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Brakes
There are two braking systems. The first works with the finger controls. When the finger control is released the scooter
will automatically brake and bring the scooter to a stop. When the scooter stops the automatic handbrake will engage.
This will stop the vehicle rolling forward or backward. When you start the handbrake will automatically disengage. If the
battery should go flat the brakes automatically engage. Note that even when freewheel is selected, a secondary braking system is applied automatically to limit the maximum speed. You may notice this system when moving the scooter
in freewheel. On the Liteway 8, an additional emergency handbrake is fitted to the left-hand side of the handlebars.
Warning! If the freewheel device is in “freewheel” the braking is disabled. Never select the freewheel
device if the scooter is on a slope or could be pushed onto a slope.
Seat Adjustment
Lift armrests up for access
Armrest Adjustment
When getting seated on the scooter lift the armrest up.
When riding always have the armrest in the down
position.
If you require more room in the width of the seat undo
the black knobs as shown. Slide the armrests in or
out to suit. Tighten both knobs to clamp. (One on
each armrest). To ensure that the user is sitting
centrally, the armrests should always be adjusted to
be equidistant from the centre of the seat.
adjustment knobs
Warning! Always check the knobs are tight before driving the scooter.
Swivel seat
This option allows easy access
1. To operate, locate the release
lever under the seat.
2. Push the lever forward and the
seat will release allowing it to rotate.
3. Release the lever and the seat
will lock automatically.
Swivel seat is standard on Liteway 8,
optional extra on Liteway 6.
Warning! Do not use this device if the vehicle is on a slope. Always check the seat is locked in the
forward position before driving the vehicle.
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Tiller Adjustment / Folding
The tiller can be adjusted to achieve a comfortable driving position.
Push the tiller release lever, adjust the tiller to suit your driving position,
and release the lever, ensuring the tiller is firmly locked in place.
The tiller can be folded down for transporting. A strong pneumatic spring
strut is fitted to position the tiller in the correct upright position for driving.
By pushing the release lever at the top of the strut the tiller is free to move.
Note that when restoring the tiller to the upright position the tiller should be
held to prevent it from suddenly springing upwards.
1. Locate the lever at the top of the spring strut.
2. With one hand hold the tiller while pressing the locking lever towards
the strut.
Warning! The tiller is now free to move. Move the tiller to the desired position and return the lever to the
locked position. Before driving, always check that the tiller is locked.
Warning! Press the release lever and move the handlebars into the desired driving position. Once this is
achieved release the lever and the handlebars will hold firm in this position. Before driving, always check
that the tiller is firm and does not move.
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Driving the Vehicle
Warning! Read this before driving the vehicle!
Whether or not this is your first mobility vehicle, please read these guidelines as all vehicles differ.
Failure to do this may cause damage to you, a third party or the vehicle.
1. Before you set out, do check the weather forecast. We suggest that you make sure you are wearing
suitable clothing, whether your journey is long or short.
2. If you are taking medication check with your doctor or physician that your ability to control the vehicle will
not be impaired and do not drink alcohol and drive.
3. Only use the vehicle for the purpose its intended for. Do not drive through deep water; transport more
than one person; tow other vehicles or carry excess weight.
4. Before getting onto your scooter, check the freewheel lever is not in the Freewheel position
5. Check the battery charger is disconnected.
6. Check the two halves of the chassis are properly assembled. (see assembly instructions)
7. Check your seating position. Get comfortable, ensure your armrests are in the down position and set the
speed switch to Low and the control dial to the low setting.
8. Make sure the way ahead is clear.
9. Switch on the vehicle. Check the battery level indicator is in the green area.
10. Pull in right hand lever slowly. The vehicle will now move off. The more you pull the lever in the faster
the vehicle will go.
11. To brake, release the lever. If you become unsure or feel unsafe release the lever immediately.
12. As you get accustomed to the power you can increase the speed.
13. Only select the Hi setting when you are confident of driving safely. The Hi setting is only intended to be
used to drive on the road; it should not to be used when you are driving on the pavement.
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Driving the vehicle - hazards
Warning! Before driving the scooter you should be aware that, under certain circumstances it could
become unstable and tip over. Your scooter has been designed to operate on paved, even surfaces and
should not be used on rough terrain.
1.
Getting on and off the vehicle: When getting on make sure that the vehicle is on level ground, and not
in freewheel mode. Ensure that the armrests are secure. When getting off, park on level ground, turn off
the ignition and remove the key before leaving your seat. Make sure you get off the vehicle in a safe area.
2.
Tiller Position: Drive with the tiller in an upright position that feels comfortable with the controls in easy reach.
3.
Kerbs and Obstacles: Do not ride up kerbs or obstructions higher than that in the Technical Specification
Sheets. Always tackle obstacles head on. The sprung anti-tip rollers at the rear of the scooter may contact
the kerb as you descend; this may cause a loud click. This is normal. Always try to avoid crossing a slope.
If you have to cross a slope, take great care to avoid tipping. Never make sharp turns on slopes.
4.
Hills & Slopes: Going Up Hill. Lean forward when going up. Make sure you have enough speed to climb
the slope. Do not stop or turn the vehicle around. If you have to turn while climbing an incline, keep
going until you reach a level area. If you have to start on an incline, lean forward and apply power slowly –
do not start and stop. If you are not comfortable about tackling a gradient, consider an alternative route.
Note: Always check that the battery level is high; going up hill takes a lot of energy. If the level drops too
low the vehicle will cut out leaving you stranded.
5.
Hills & Slopes: Going Down Hill. Lean back in the seat when going down, and turn the speed control dial
to low. If you are not comfortable about tackling a gradient, consider an alternative route.
Do not drive across a slope– always drive straight up or down the slope. NEVER BACK DOWN A SLOPE!
6.
Turning: Slow down and look in the direction you are travelling – If there is a blind corner sound the horn.
7.
Bad Weather: If it is snowing or icy stay at home! Remember that ice, snow and slippery surfaces such
as manhole covers, wet grass and drains could affect braking and steering. Use caution at all times.
8.
Pneumatic Tyres: Your vehicle is fitted with pneumatic tyres to give a smooth, comfortable ride over
uneven ground. Repair of tyres or wheels should be by your local dealer. If you are particularly concerned
about punctures consult you local dealer for advice on puncture proofing products.
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Warning! Dismantling the scooter involves lifting and handling heavy parts. Weights are given in the
Technical Specification; consider if you need help in handling parts before you try to lift them. The Liteway
Scooter has been designed to be easily dismantled and stowed in a car. Contact your dealer for advice on
how best to transport you scooter in your vehicle. Be careful to avoid being pinched or having your hands
crushed when lifting or handling parts. Wear gloves whenever possible.
Warning! This vehicle is not suitable for use as a seat for an occupant when in a motor vehicle.
Warning! When the tiller is folded down on the Liteway 8, the tension on the brake cables lock the front
wheels. Do not pull the front chassis assembly along the ground as it will wear the tyres. This does not apply
to the Liteway 6.
Transporting your Scooter
To transport your scooter you may need to dismantle it. Before starting, ensure you have an area of dry, flat,
solid ground on which to dismantle your scooter, then follow these instructions;
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Move tiller into the upright position.
Lift the seat off the chassis.
Remove the under-seat basket.
Remove the batteries and stow them carefully in the vehicle.
Lift the release catch below and in front of the seat.
Gently separate the front chassis from the rear, taking care not to move the rear chassis.
A stand will drop down to support the rear chassis; take care not to damage it when moving the rear chassis.
Release the tiller by operating the tiller unlock lever.
Lower the tiller to the horizontal position as shown.
Secure the tiller by attaching the strap provided to the handlebars.
Stow the chassis front and rear parts into the boot of the vehicle.
Stow seat in the vehicle.
Ensure that all parts are secure so that they cannot move while driving.
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Warning! Assembling the scooter involves lifting and handling heavy parts. The Liteway Scooter has
been designed to be easily assembled. Your dealer should advise you on the best way to assemble your
scooter. Be careful to avoid being pinched or having your hands crushed when lifting or handling parts.
Wear gloves whenever possible.
Warning! Never unload your scooter on sloping or uneven ground. It could run down the slope and
injure someone.
Assembling your Scooter following Transportation
After removing your scooter from a vehicle, place it on an area of dry, flat, solid ground in preparation for
assembly, then follow these instructions;
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Unstrap the tiller from the handlebars.
While holding the tiller to prevent it from springing up, depress the tiller release lever and allow
the tiller to return to the upright position.
Manoeuvre the front part to join the rear chassis, aligning the hooks so that they go over the rear
cross bar and the pivot points are aligned.
Lock the chassis together by stepping gently onto the foot rest until the chassis clicks into place.
Refit under-seat basket, ensuring it is secure.
Refit the batteries ensuring they are correctly in position.
Lift the seat and install on the rear chassis ensuring it is fully engaged, and does not rock or rotate.
Tiller adjustment. Adjust tiller back into a comfortable position for driving.
Finally check the scooter is not damaged and it is properly assembled. You are now ready to drive the scooter away.
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Battery Charging
Warning! When charging batteries NEVER smoke. or do this in a place where there are naked flames
such as gas-fired heaters as, under exceptional circumstances, batteries may give off gases that could
ignite and explode. Always make sure that the batteries are not damaged.
Warning! When charging batteries NEVER connect or disconnect the charger while it is still connected
to the mains.
Charging Point (on rear chassis)
Liteway 6 Charger
Liteway 8 Charger
The charging socket is located on the side of the battery box. Remove the protective cover and push in the
round silver plug. When the vehicle is charged remove the plug, and refit the protective cover to keep the water
out. The battery charger has two or three small lamps depending on the number of batteries. When the charger
is connected and switched on each lamp will show reddish orange. When each battery is charged the lamp will
change to green. Ensure that all lamps show green before disconnecting
Connection Instructions
Correct battery charging prolongs the life of your batteries. When you receive your vehicle the batteries are only
partially charged – always fully charge them before use preferably over-night. Always fit the full set of batteries
before charging.
Never remove a battery while the charger is connected to the mains
1. Place your machine in an area that is dry and well ventilated. Make sure a power point is nearby.
2. Check the vehicle is switched off and the key removed.
3. Check the mains switch is off. Never connect or disconnect the charger with the mains on.
4. Connect the charger to the charging point as above.
5. Connect the mains plug and switch on the charger.
6. The power illuminates orange/red when switched on. The charger lamps change to green when each
battery is fully charged.
7. Switch off the mains and remove the plug from the battery when fully charged. Do not leave the
charger plugged in with the power off. This will gradually discharge your battery.
The batteries are the lifeblood of your vehicle. Their characteristics can change depending on charging,
temperature, usage and other factors.
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Battery Charging (con’t)
Listed below are guidelines to prolong battery life.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
After using your vehicle always charge it at the end of the day even after a short journey.
If you do not use your vehicle for a prolonged period, place it on charge once a week, overnight.
Always use the correct charger with the correct batteries.
If the batteries have been flat for a long time (about 2 months) it is recommended you contact your
dealer before charging.
Do not charge the vehicle in the open - it may rain and the battery charger is not waterproof.
Keep the vehicle in a well-ventilated area and away from any naked flame.
Do not part charge the batteries. Allow the charger to complete its cycle for every battery fitted.
Warning! If one or more batteries are damaged they could heat up when charging and, in an extreme
case, explode.
Batteries are expensive to replace – it is wise to look after them. Batteries are heavy – make sure you always lift
them correctly.
Notice
Return your unserviceable batteries to your supplier or ensure they are disposed of in accordance with the
environmental regulations applicable at the time.
Charging Batteries Using the Optional Charging Stations
The optional Charging Station should be installed in a well-ventilated place, but not exposed to rain or damp.
There should be no naked flames nearby, particularly gas heaters, electric fires or other sources of ignition.
Before charging always fit the full set of batteries.
1. Before installing the batteries, check the mains switch is off.
2. Install a full set of batteries e.g. 2 for the Liteway 6 and 3 for
the Liteway 8 Charging Station.
3. Switch on the mains and observe that the charger has 2 or 3
lights illuminated depending on the number of batteries fitted.
4. Ensure that the charger lamps all change to green indicating
the batteries are fully charged.
5. Switch off at the mains and disconnect the charger. Do not
leave the charger plugged in with the power off. This will gradually
discharge your battery.
6. Before fitting batteries to the scooter, always check they are
fully changed – all lights show green.
Liteway 6
Liteway 8
Warning! Never lift the Charging Station with the batteries fitted. Never remove batteries while a charger is
connected to the mains.
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User Maintenance
It is important for safety that you carry out the following checks before use.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Visually check the machine for damage.
Visually check the tyres for damage and check if they need inflating.
Check the steering moves freely.
Check that the tiller is firm when in use.
Check the front chassis is securely attached to the rear chassis.
Check that the seat is located correctly and locked in the forward position, ready for driving.
Check the armrests are secure and the knobs are tight
Batteries should be fully charged.
Ensure basket below seat is secure.
Ensure the front basket is secure (if fitted).
Keep your vehicle clean by washing with a sponge and soapy water – never use a hose.
Important - Possible faults As you get used to your vehicle you will get a feel for how it behaves. If something feels
unusual, for instance the vehicle does not accelerate or brake smoothly; the brakes are not holding on a slope or the
steering feels different, contact your dealer immediately and explain to the engineer exactly what the problem is.
Disposal Contact your dealer for advice before you consider disposing of your scooter. They will be aware of the
environmental regulations in force at the time and will assist you to meet the applicable environmental legislation.
Troubleshooting Guide
This table is a guide to fault finding. The fault may be a simple fix. If you have any doubts phone your dealer.
Symptom
Solution
• Scooter does not move.
when power is switched on.
•
•
•
•
Batteries flat - check level.
Is the charger connected?
Freewheel is engaged.
Freewheel has been selected while power is on
Ensure freewheel is not selected; switch off and on.
• Steering is loose or wobbly when driven.
•
•
•
•
Check tyre pressure.
Check for tyre damage or punctures.
Damaged steering - contact dealer.
Loose seat - contact dealer.
• Vehicle behaves erratically when driven.
judders or cuts out ?
• Possible electronic problems - contact dealer.
• Short Range
• Check tyre pressure.
• Check battery level.
To save the batteries, the scooter controller has a sleep mode which is activated if the scooter is not used but left
switched on for some time. To reset, switch the scooter off and then on again.
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Scooter Diagnostic Functions
Your Scooter Controller provides diagnostic information in the form of flash-codes. The lamp on the battery
indicator flashes to indicate a problem has been detected. When you switch on, the controller conducts a
diagnostic test, if no fault is detected the lamp on the battery indicator will remain on. If there is a fault, a
sequence of flashes will indicate what the fault is. For instance, if the lamp flashes twice in short succession
and then again twice in short succession, this indicates a bad motor connection. If the lamp flashes 8 times
there is a problem with the controller.
Number of Flashes
Indicated fault and Corrective Action
1
• Battery needs recharging or bad connection with batteries.
Check connections, and recharge batteries.
2
• Bad motor connection. Request assistance from dealer who will check all
connections between controller and motor.
3
• Short circuit between motor and battery connection. Contact dealer.
4&5
• Not used
6
• Controller inhibited from operation. Disconnect battery charger and check if
this resolves the problem. Otherwise contact dealer.
7
• Throttle fault. Finger control levers must be in neutral (centred) position
before key is turned on. Switch scooter off, centre levers, and switch back
on. If fault persists, contact dealer.
8
• Controller fault. Inform dealer who will check connections & controller.
9
• Scooter left in freewheel or has a bad parking brake connection. Engage
drive, and switch scooter of and on. If this fails to cure the problem, check
parking brake and ensure it stops the vehicle. Inform dealer who will check
brake and motor connections.
10
• Excessive voltage detected at controller. Check battery connections.
Notice
If the Lamp continues to flash then the controller has entered the Sleep mode and needs to be woken up.
Turn key off and then back to the on position to reset.
Your dealer is there to help you but they can only do this if you give them as much information as possible.
Remember correct information will get the problem fixed quicker and save you money. Phone the dealer and
explain exactly what the problem is, recounting as much detail as possible. Tell them about the flash code; this
will help the engineer to identify the problem before he calls to fix it. Your dealer is there to help you.
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Additional Safety Information
Carrying Weight on the Vehicle
Optional Front
Basket
The basket mounted on the front has a weight limit of 10lbs (4.5kgs). Do not exceed
this as it could effect the steering.
Handlebars
Do not carry or attach anything to the handlebars. Anything attached to the handlebars will affect the control of the vehicle.
Floor Area
Do not use the floor area to carry things. They might fall off, or obstruct your movement.
Modifications
Unauthorised modifications could result in injury or permanent damage. Such
modifications will invalidate any guarantees.
Other Items
Only fit approved products or accessories.
Child Safety
This product is designed to be operated by adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls
or play on the vehicle. Do not carry children as passengers. The product is designed for single person use
only. Keep all packaging well away from children. They could be harmed.
Additional Information
Owners Manual: Replacement copies are available from:
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd. Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DL Telephone: 01460 258100
Each vehicle comes with a copy of the BHTA Highway Code. Please make sure you read it. Telephone BHTA
on 02077 022 141 for a new copy.
Important note on the BHTA Highway Code: On page 3 of the Code under “Consider Investing in a mobile
phone” Read the section of this manual under “Safety Information”. If in doubt contact your dealer.
For Information regarding other Electric Mobility products contact your dealer or log on to the Electric Mobility
Website www.electricmobility.co.uk
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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to transport my vehicle in the boot of my car ?
The Liteway scooters are designed to be dismantled to make it easier to load them into a car. There are various
techniques. It depends on what type of vehicle you own and your physical capability. Make sure your dealer
has demonstrated the easiest way of doing this.
How long will my batteries last ?
This is a difficult question as it depends on many factors. The life of a battery depends upon the number of cycles
the battery goes through, the peak loads and on the conditions of use. Some general advice about battery care:
• Keep them charged, and do not let the batteries run completely flat.
• Ensure all you batteries are fully charged at the end of the charging cycle
• Batteries may not perform as well in very cold weather.
• Change your batteries if you find they are not performing as well as new.
Care can prolong the life of the batteries but remember that, in time, all batteries will fail to perform to specification.
What range can I expect ?
Range. The generally expected range is up to 14 miles on the Liteway 6 and 24 miles on the Liteway 8.
However, range can be affected by many things such as:
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Temperature. Cold weather can reduce the output of the batteries.
Type of terrain. Obviously climbing hills takes more energy than driving on the flat.
Weight of the user.
The condition and charge of the batteries.
Faulty or old batteries
Faulty charger
How long should I keep my vehicle before I change it?
It is important that the vehicle you have suits your needs and abilities. Your Liteway 6 or 8 model scooter
should serve you well for many years but change it if at any time you feel it no longer meets your needs.
Consult your dealer on the condition of your vehicle and remember vehicles of any type become more
expensive to maintain the older they get.
Where can I find the scooter serial number?
The serial number can be found on the bar coded label on the cross bar directly underneath the seat. If you
have difficulties finding this please contact your dealer.
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Engineer’s Checklist for Liteway 6 & 8 Models
Obtain all comments from the customer on the condition and serviceability of the scooter and then complete
an Initial diagnostic road test. Record all defects to be corrected. Now check, test and complete the following:
• Wheel bearings wear and lubricate
• Motor brush wear
• Wheel alignment and tracking
• Motor speed check
• Speed dial works correctly
• Electromagnetic brake operation
• Hi/Low speed selection works correctly
• Freewheel operation
• Wear or damage to tyres or wheels
• Frame for damage or cracks
• Bodywork fixtures for damage, or cracking
• Front and rear chassis attachment points for
corrosion, wear or damage
• Throttle play and adjustment
• Battery box contacts & signs of corrosion
• General check for corrosion, repair or protect
as necessary
• Check all cables for damage, abrasion, corrosion
and that screening is intact. Replace as necessary
• All operational controls work correctly
• Steering bearing (adjust as required)
• Tiller adjustment - functioning, wear and damage
• Battery condition and charger operation
• Tighten all nuts & bolts
• Seat mounting for wear or damage
Correct all defects found and determine if the vehicle
is roadworthy.
• Revolving seat mechanism locates correctly –
Liteway 8 or if fitted to Liteway 6.
• Final road test
• Handlebar alignment
• Clean vehicle
• Customer road test
Servicing and Maintenance
1.
2.
3.
4.
This vehicle is designed for minimum maintenance. However it is recommended that your vehicle is
serviced at least once a year, by an approved Electric Mobility Dealer. If the vehicle is used constantly we
recommend a twice yearly maintenance.
Ensure the engineer stamps the Service Log on completion for all servicing carried out on this vehicle.
Keep all receipts for servicing and repairs with this handbook. This may add value when selling the vehicle.
When the vehicle is due for its annual service make sure you report any concerns you have,
preferably when you book the service (See points to look out for below).
On completion of the service, always test the vehicle before the engineer leaves and make sure you
are satisfied with the work carried out.
Points to look out for:
• Are there any strange noises from the wheels or does the frame creak when going over rough ground?
• Are the batteries charging up correctly – are all the full charge lights coming on after charging?
• Does the lamp on the battery indicator continue to flash ? If so what flash codes are showing ?
• Is the steering tight or is it loose when turning? Is there any play in the steering?
• Has anything come loose?
• Does the vehicle perform as well as it did when it was new?
• Are there noises or rattles that were not there before?
• Are there any signs of damage or cracking?
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Guarantee and Warranty
Lifetime Frame Guarantee
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd guarantees the frame of its vehicles to be free from defect in materials and workmanship
under normal use as described in this document for the lifetime of the vehicle. Should a defect in materials or
workmanship appear, Electric Mobility Euro Ltd, will repair, or at its option, replace the frame to the original owner.
This guarantee is limited to the original purchaser and is not transferable.
One Year Limited Warranty
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one
year, providing the products are properly assembled, operated and maintained in accordance with the vehicle
Owners Manual. This limited warranty is limited to the original purchaser. This limited warranty commences on the
date of the original retail purchase or original use, whichever occurs first, providing the warranty card is fully and
correctly filled out and returned to Electric Mobility Euro Ltd Customer Service Department within 15 days from
receipt of product. Always check with your dealer or supplier to confirm that the one year warranty period is not
reduced for any reason. If a defective part appears within the stated limited warranty period and the purchaser has
given Electric Mobility Euro Ltd or its dealer immediate notice, the defective part will be repaired or at the option of
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd, replaced with an equal or superior part. No allowance will be made for repairs to any
equipment without the expressed written or verbal approval of Electric Mobility Euro Limited. Any description,
specifications, samples, models, bulletins or similar materials used in connection with the sales of Electric Mobility
Euro Limited products are for the sole purpose of identifying the equipment and are not to be construed as
expressed warranties. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the equipment and is not
transferable. Electric Mobility Euro Ltd shall not be liable for special, indirect or consequential damage. Electric
Mobility Euro Ltd’s liability on any claim of any kind including negligence for any loss or damage arising out of,
connected to, or resulting from the order of the performance thereof the design, manufacture, sale, delivery, resale,
direction and instructions, inspection, repair or use of any equipment covered by or furnished by, under this order,
shall in no case exceed the price paid by the purchaser for the equipment. This limited warranty does not cover
normal maintenance and service, or periodic adjustments necessitated by ‘wear and tear’. Under no circumstances
will charges for labour, consequential damage or repair expense be allowed after 30 days from receipt of product.
Technical Information Regarding EMI
Important Technical Information regarding Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
The intensity of interference from electromagnetic energy is measured in volts per meter (v/m), which refers to the
strength of the electrical source (voltage) as it relates to the distance away from the object being considered (in
meters). Resistance of a scooter/wheelchair to certain EMI intensity is commonly called its “immunity level”. 20
volts/meter is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against interference from radio wave sources (the
higher the immunity level, the greater protection).
Your scooter has been tested and found to meet the required immunity level from Electromagnetic Interference
(20v/m): the recommended density of interference from electromagnetic energy.
Warning! Even with the immunity level of 20 volts/meter, certain precautions must be followed to ensure your
scooter/wheelchair will not be affected by outside electromagnetic sources.
• Do not operate devices such as CB radios or mobile phones while the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting close to transmitter masts, such as television and radio masts.
• Note you may experience interference when close to ambulance or fire stations.
If your vehicle starts to operate by itself switch it off and report this to your Dealer.
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Technical Specification - Liteway 6
Wheelchair type Class
Class A, B or C
Class B with turning restrictions
Department of Transport Class
Class 1 2 or 3
Class 2 with turning restrictions
Overall dimensions fully assembled
length x width x height mm (in)
1200 (47) x 590 (23) x 930 (37)
Dimensions seat removed tiller folded
length x width x height mm (in)
1200 (47) x 590 (23) x 540 (21)
Maximum carry capacity
kg (lb)
136 (300)
Mass (weight) including batteries
kg (lb)
63.6 (140)
Battery voltage and capacity
volts and ampere hours
2 sets of 12V 15Ah x 2
Mass (weight) of battery pack
kg (lb)
Type of seat
2 sets of 10 (22)
Stadium (Fish-On) seat
Mass (weight) of seat
kg (lb)
9.4 (20.7) (w/o swivel)
Mass (weight) of front section
kg (lb)
14.7 (32.4) including basket
Mass of (weight) of rear section
kg (lb)
18.1 (40)
Wheel size
front/rear mm (in)
230 x 65 (9 x 2.5) / 230 x 65 (9 x 2.5)
Type of tyres
type
Pneumatic
Tyre pressures normal
front/rear p.s.i. (bar)
30 (2) / 30 (2)
Tyre pressure maximum - not to be exceeded
front/rear p.s.i. (bar)
35 (2.3) / 35 (2.3)
Maximum speed
km/h (m.p.h.)
9.6 (6)
Minimum braking distance from maximum speed metres
1.5
Range on full charge and flat ground
km (miles)
Up to 22 (13.8)
The turn-around width
m (ft)
1.40 (5.5)
The maximum safe slope
degrees of slope
8˚ - Do not exceed the scooter may topple
The maximum climbing ability facing upwards
degrees of slope
8˚
Ground clearance
mm (in)
82 (3.2)
Maximum obstacle climbing ability
mm (in)
50 (2)
Maximum safe descendable kerb height
mm (in)
50 (2)
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Technical Specification - Liteway 8
Wheelchair type Class
Class A, B or C
Class C
Department of Transport Class
Class 1 2 or 3
Class 3
Overall dimensions fully assembled
length x width x height mm (in)
1200 (47) x 590 (23) x 1220 (48)
Dimensions seat removed tiller folded
length x width x height mm (in)
1200 (47) x 590 (23) x 540 (21)
Maximum carry capacity
kg (lb)
136 (300)
Mass (weight) including batteries
kg (lb)
82 (180.6)
Battery voltage and capacity
volts and ampere hours
3 sets of 12V 15Ah x 2
Mass (weight) of battery pack
kg (lb)
Type of seat
3 sets of 10 (22)
Captain Seat
Mass (weight) of seat
kg (lb)
15.3 (33.6) (w/ swivel)
Mass (weight) of front section
kg (lb)
17.2 (37.9) including basket
Mass of (weight) of rear section
kg (lb)
18.1 (40)
Wheel size
front/rear mm (in)
230 x 65 (9 x 2.5) / 230 x 65 (9 x 2.5)
Type of tyres
type
Pneumatic
Tyre pressures normal
front/rear p.s.i. (bar)
30 (2) / 30 (2)
Tyre pressure maximum - not to be exceeded
front/rear p.s.i. (bar)
35 (2.3) / 35 (2.3)
Maximum speed
km/h (m.p.h.)
12.4 (7.8)
Minimum braking distance from maximum speed metres
1.6
Range on full charge and flat ground
km (miles)
Up to 38 (23.8) 300lbs rider
The turn-around width
m (ft)
1.40 (5.5)
The maximum safe slope
degrees of slope
8˚ - Do not exceed the scooter may topple
The maximum climbing ability facing upwards
degrees of slope
8˚
Ground clearance
mm (in)
80 (3.2)
Maximum obstacle climbing ability
mm (in)
50 (2)
Maximum safe descendable kerb height
mm (in)
50 (2)
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Liteway 6 & 8 Scooter Owner’s Manual & Service Record
Brochure Request
Do you have a friend or colleague that would be interested in an Electric Mobility product?
If so cut out this coupon and send it to the address shown on the back of the manual.
My Dealer’s Company name is:
Please can I have a free no-obligation home demonstration.
Please send me a brochure of the range of products.
My friend’s name is:
My friend’s address is:
County:
Postcode:
My friend’s telephone number is:
If you are visually impaired, please contact the Company to discuss your requirements. However, you should
not drive a vehicle in a public place if you cannot see well enough to ensure your own, and others safety.
Postage will be paid by: Electric Mobility Euro Ltd., FREEPOST (SWBI 1045), Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9ZA
Dealer Information - Warranty Card
This section is to be filled out by the Dealer and sent to Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.
Dealer:
Product Description:
Serial No.:
Invoice No.:
Customer Name & Address:
County:
Postcode:
Telephone No.:
Date received at Dealers:
#
Postage will be paid by: Electric Mobility Euro Ltd., FREEPOST (SWBI 1045), Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9ZA
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Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.,
FREEPOST (SWBI 1045),
Ilminster,
Somerset,
TA19 9ZA
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.,
FREEPOST (SWBI 1045),
Ilminster,
Somerset,
TA19 9ZA
Service Log
Notice for the Service Engineer.
Please make sure this part is stamped and dated after each service.
Dealer stamp - 1st Service
Dealer stamp - 2nd Service
Dealer stamp - 3rd Service
Dealer stamp - 4th Service
Dealer stamp - 5th Service
Dealer stamp - 6th Service
Dealer stamp - 7th Service
Dealer stamp - 8th Service
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Liteway 6 / 8 Scooters
Manufactured by
Electric Mobility Euro Limited, Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Telephone: 01460 258100 www.electricmobility.co.uk
E. and O.E. Issue 2: 03/08
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