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I . I N T RO D U C T I O N
USER WARNING
SUNRISE LISTENS
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:
WARNING
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.
Sunrise Medical
Customer Service Department
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503
(303) 218-4500 or (800) 333-4000
DEALER/TECHNICIAN WARNING
WARNING
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
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.
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:
Supplier:_______________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
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.
______________________________________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________________________________________
Serial #: _______________________________________ Date/Purchased:_________
Related Documents
Listed below are additional documents which are referenced in this
owners manual.
• RNET Owners Manual
• RNET OBP Owners Manual
• RNET Omni Owners Manual
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I I . TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
I.
II.
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...........................
G.EMI From Chair .........................................................
VI. GENERAL WARNINGS ..........................................
A. Notice to User and Attendants .................................
B. Weight Limit...............................................................
C.Controller Settings .....................................................
D.EMI.............................................................................
E. Safety Checklist..........................................................
F. Changes & Adjustments.............................................
G.When Seated in a Parked Wheelchair........................
H.Environmental Conditions .........................................
I. Terrain ........................................................................
J. Street Use ..................................................................
K. Motor Vehicle Safety..................................................
L. Center of Balance ......................................................
M.Transfers.....................................................................
N.Reaching or Leaning ...................................................
O.Dressing or Changing Clothes ...................................
P. Obstacles ...................................................................
Q.Driving in Reverse......................................................
R. Ramps, Slopes & Sidehills...........................................
S. To Reduce the Risk of Falls, Tip-over
or Loss of Control .....................................................
T. Ramps at Home & Work............................................
U.Wheelchair Lifts .........................................................
V. Curbs & Single Steps..................................................
W.Stairs ..........................................................................
X.Escalators ...................................................................
VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS..........
A. Armrests ....................................................................
B. Batteries .....................................................................
C.Cushion & Sling Seats.................................................
D.Fasteners ....................................................................
E. Footrests ....................................................................
F. Motor Lock ................................................................
G.On/Off Switch ............................................................
H.Pneumatic Tires .........................................................
I. Positioning Belts (Optional) .......................................
J. Push Handles..............................................................
K. Seating Systems..........................................................
L. Upholstery Fabric ......................................................
M.Power Seating ............................................................
N.Assignable Controls ...................................................
O.CG Tilt Power Accessory ..........................................
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P. Power Recline ............................................................
Q.Power Legrest Accessory ..........................................
R. Transit Use .................................................................
SET UP, ADJUSTMENT & USE..............................
Notes .............................................................................
Tools You Will Need ......................................................
Check Out .....................................................................
A. Battery Removal.........................................................
B. Folding Backrest.........................................................
C.Swing-Away Footrests ...............................................
D.Elevating Legrests (Optional).....................................
E. Center Mount Hanger Adjustment............................
F. Joystick and Enhanced Display...................................
G.Joystick Retractable Mount (Optional).......................
H.Dual-Post Height-Adjustable Armrests (Optional),
Fixed Height Standard ...............................................
I. Single Post Height-Adjustable Armrests (Optional)...
J. Seat Depth .................................................................
K. Transit Option ............................................................
Seating System Setup................................................
A. A.S.A.P. Seating Adjustment .......................................
B. Seat Pan and Back Size Adjustments..........................
C.Pre-Tilt (Packer Module Only) ...................................
Seating System Adjustment .....................................
A. Manual Recline Operation..........................................
B. Power Recline Tilt/Lift Operation..............................
OPERATING GUIDE ..............................................
A. Performance Control Settings ...................................
B. On-Board, DTT, or RNET PC Programmer..............
C.Thermal Roll-Back......................................................
D.Fuses ..........................................................................
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 Compartment.........
E. Charging Batteries......................................................
F. Disposing of Batteries ................................................
MAINTENANCE.....................................................
A. Notes .........................................................................
B. Cleaning .....................................................................
C.Storage Tips ...............................................................
D.Battery Maintenance ..................................................
E. Pneumatic Tires .........................................................
F. To Repair or Replace a Tire .......................................
G.Ordering Parts ...........................................................
H.Maintenance Chart.....................................................
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. Armrest
2. Joystick
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3. Seat Pan
4. Front Hanger
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5. Caster Tire
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6. Foot Plate
7. Backrest
8. Push Handle
9. Free-wheel Release Lever
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10. Seat Frame
11. Drive Wheels
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12. Base Frame
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13. Caster Fork
14. Transit Tie Down (not shown)
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QUICKIE RHYTHM
Base Chair User Weight Limits*
300 lbs to 400 lbs
*Weight capacity may vary due to options
chosen, refer to appropriate order form.
Drive Wheels
14" x 3"
Tire types: Standard - pneumatic
Option - solid insert
Tilt (Option)*
50° CG Tilt
300 lb capacity
Joystick
Standard - Joystick (right-hand
or left-hand mount, fixed)
Option - swing-away mount
Batteries
(2 deep cycle batteries required to
operate chair)
Option - Group 24 gel or 22NF gel
Battery Charger
Standard - 8 amp off-board
Backrest
Traditional Rehab - Fixed or Folding,
non-recline: 16" - 24"
Option - Fixed w/manual recline:
15", 17", 19"
Option - JAY SPO / ART SPO
Option - Power recline
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Seat Frame Dimensions
Frame width:
Traditional Rehab - 12" - 22"
(1" increments)
Seat depth:
Traditional Rehab - 12"-22"
(1" increments)
Seat height:
Traditional Rehab - 17" - 20"
(1" increments)
Seat : Traditional Rehab - Solid seat
solid one-piece, two piece locking
Casters
6" solid
Armrests
Standard - (Rehab) dual post with standard or full length pad, fixed height,
adjustable flip-back arms (Perfect Fit)
Option - (Rehab) dual post heightadjustable, height-adjustable with
standard or full length pad, recline
height-adjustable (Perfect Fit)
Standard? 14" Flip back, height adjustable
14" arm pad (BC, SC)
Option- Locking, two-point arm
Option-cushion: 2" (50mm)
Seats, Upholstery and Style
Standard- A.S.A.P. Seat Frame
(BC, SC only):
Sizes: 16" - 20" wide, 16" - 20" deep
Caster Fork
Standard - Fixed
Footrest
Standard - Swing-away with composite
footplate.
Option - Swing-away tapered (75°) or
swing-away straight (65°), elevating
legrests, angle-adjustable footplate,
extended, toe loops, extension tubes,
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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.
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I V. N OT I C E – R E A D B E F O R E U S E
A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHAIR & SAFETY
OPTIONS
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.
Sunrise provides a choice of many power wheelchair styles, sizes and
adjustments to meet the needs of the user. 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:
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.
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).
4. XI — BATTERIES
Here you will learn about battery and charger safety, and
how to avoid injury.
Q-NOTE– Where they apply, you will also find “Warnings” in other
sections of this Manual.
B. ADJUST CHAIR TO YOUR ABILITY
Throughout this owner’s manual and on the wheelchair you will
see the icons listed below to identify warnings and potential hazards. It is important to read and understand all of them and understand them.
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.
WARNING!
C. REVIEW THIS MANUAL OFTEN
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.
These warnings must be followed, failure to
do so may cause personal injury or may damage the wheelchair.
PROHIBITED! Prohibited actions must never be performed.
Performing an action that is prohibited can
cause personal injury or may damage the
wheelchair.
D.WARNINGS
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.
Q-NOTE:
Q-Notes are informative statements to help
further explain actions, warnings or product
detail.
ESD:
Electrostatic Discharge has a potential to
damage printed circuit boards unless handled
correctly. When the ESD symbol is shown
throughout the owner manual, use the Proper
Handling Techniques Insert supplied with the
chair to properly handle printed circuit board.
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 )
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).
WARNING
Heed all warnings to reduce the risk of unintended
brake release or chair movement:
1. Beware of the danger from hand-held transceivers.
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.
B. WHAT EFFECT CAN EMI HAVE?
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.
A. WHAT IS EMI?
WARNING
1. EMI means: electromagnetic (EM) interference (I). EMI
comes from radio wave sources such as radio transmitters
and transceivers. (A “transceiver” is a device that both sends
and receives radio wave signals).
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V.
C. SOURCES OF EMI
4. The following specialty input devices have an unknown effect on
the immunity level because they have not been tested with the
Rhythm and Delphi control system:
• Star Board
• Breath Control
• Proximity Head Array
• Proportional Head
• Wafer Board
Control
• Zero Touch Switch
• Tri-Switch Head Array
• Penta Switch
• Proportional Mini• 4-Zero Touch Switch
Joystick/Chin Control
• Plate Switch
• Heavy Duty Switched
• 5-Zero Touch Switch
Joystick
• Soft Switch
• Buddy Button
• Disc Switch
• Treadle Switch
• Grasp Switch
• Micro Light
• Wobble Switch
• Ribbon Switch
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
Q-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.
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.
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
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 not specifically
tested or parts from other suppliers have unknown EMI
properties.
D.DISTANCE FROM THE SOURCE
WARNING
EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as you get closer to the
source. For this reason, EMI from hand-held 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
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:
WARNING
WARNING
1. The level of EM 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 configuration tested and found to be immune to at least
20 V/m is: Quickie Rhythm power wheelchair with a righthand mounted Delphi remote joystick system, 18" seat
width, 18" seat depth, dual post height adjustable armrests,
fixed tapered legrests with one piece solid footplate, and Gp
24 gel cell batteries.
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G. EMI FROM CHAIR
WARNING
The chair itself can disturb the performance of electromagnetic
fields such as emitted by alarm systems of shops.
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V I . G E N E R A L WA R N I N G S
• Make sure the chair is on level ground before you release
the motor locks.
WARNING
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.
NOTE–
To release the wheel locks the wheel chair may need to be rocked
back and forth slightly several times before the lock will release.
4. Propel this chair by the push handles only. They provide
secure points for you to hold the rear of the chair to prevent
a fall or tip-over.
• Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or
slip off.
A. NOTICE TO USER AND ATTENDANTS
WARNING
User
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
transfers 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. Always wear a positioning strap.
8. Do not use a wheelchair if the joystick does not spring back
to the neutral position.
9. Do not use your wheelchair if the joystick boot is ripped or
damaged.
10. Do not try to tip this wheelchair without an attendant present.
B. WEIGHT LIMIT
WARNING
1. The user plus items carried should never exceed the total
weight capacity identified on your chair.
2. Never use this chair for weight training if the total weight
(user plus additional weights) exceeds weight capacity.
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.
C. CONTROLLER SETTINGS
WARNING
Be aware that you may need to adjust the controller settings of
your chair.
1. Check and adjust the settings every six to twelve months.
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.
User and Attendants
1. When transferring the user in or out of the wheelchair never
use the footplate as a platform.
2. Do not lift this wheelchair by any parts that are removable,
doing so may result in damage to the wheelchair or injury to
the user.
3. Never try to stop or slow this wheelchair with the wheel
locks (if applicable). Wheel locks are designed to prevent the
chair from moving when stopped. They are not brakes.
4. Always keep your hands and body parts clear of moving parts
to help prevent injuries.
D.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.
Attendants
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 user also apply to you.
E. SAFETY CHECK-LIST
WARNING
1. Do not stand or sit on any portion of this wheelchair.
2. You need to work with the user, and the user’s doctor, nurse
or therapist, to develop safe methods best suited to your
abilities and those of the user.
3. To manually push the chair you must release the motor locks.
• Do not engage or disengage motor locks unless power to
the chair is off. In addition, make sure both free wheel
levers are completely pushed in before turning the power
on to ensure the wheelchair can be driven in a straight
forward motion.
• 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.
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. Your supplier can help you find and correct the
problem.
2. Make sure batteries are charged. Green lights on 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.
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F. CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS
3. When not in use, keep your chair in a clean, dry place.
WARNING
PROHIBITED!
Extra caution should be used when employing the disc
switch or the proximity head array as control devices.
These two devices are susceptible to malfunction when
wet.
Never use non-Quickie parts to replace Quickie provided parts or
make changes to your chair unless authorized by Sunrise. (Doing so
will void the warranty and may create a safety hazard.)
WARNING
Accessories designed by manufacturers other than
Sunrise, not available through Sunrise order process have
not been tested or approved for use by Sunrise.
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 user
then assumes all future liability for the wheelchair.
I. TERRAIN
WARNING
1. This chair will perform at optimum on firm, even surfaces
such as concrete, asphalt and indoor flooring.
2. Although equipped with suspension, the performance can be
substantially reduced on uneven surfaces and rough terrain.
3. Do not operate the chair on sand, loose gravel or soil. Doing
so may damage wheels, bearings, axles, motors or loosen fasteners.
G. WHEN SEATED IN A PARKED
WHEELCHAIR
J. STREET USE
WARNING
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.
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. Do not operate this wheelchair on any roadways that do not
allow non-motor vehicle traffic.
2. When visibility is limited by either darkness or weather conditions, do not operate the chair on any roadways.
3. 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.
H.ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
K. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY
WARNING
Iidentify whether your chair has been manufactured with the
Transit Option installed.
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 water-tight and may rust or corrode from the inside.
To avoid a chair failure:
• Minimize exposure of your chair to rain 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 battery cover is 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.
• When in doubt, have someone help you.
• 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.
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If your chair is not equipped with the Transit Option:
WARNING
If your chair is not equipped with Transit Option, this
wheelchair does not meet federal standards for motor
vehicle seating.
1. NEVER let anyone sit in this chair while in a moving vehicle.
2. ALWAYS secure the rider with proper motor vehicle
restraints. In an accident or sudden stop the rider may be
thrown from the chair. Wheelchair seat belts will not prevent
this, and further injury may result from the belts or straps.
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.
5. Do not use any chair that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
If your chair is equipped with the Transit Option:
See section VII-S: “Transit Use” and section VIII-L: “Transit Option”.
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L. CENTER OF BALANCE
4. Never try to pick up an object from the floor by reaching down
between your knees.
5. Never put pressure on the footrests while reaching.
6. Never reach or lean over the top of the seat back. This may
damage the backrest and cause you to fall.
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.
5. Drive wheel positioning.
IF YOU MUST REACH OR LEAN DO SO AT
YOUR OWN RISK.
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.
Q-NOTE– 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.
To Reduce The Risk Of A Fall Or Tip-Over:
Whenever a condition exists that may change the center of
balance, reduce speed, proceed cautiously, and when in
doubt, always have someone help you.
M.
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.
TRANSFERS
O.DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES
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 prevent 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.
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 footrests. If you can, remove or swing them
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.
P. 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, tipover 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.
Q.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.
N.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.
R. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS
WARNING
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).
The center of balance of your chair changes when you are on a
slope.
Q-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 your are sure it is safe.
When in doubt, have someone help you.
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VI.
U.WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
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 (19 mm) can stop a front caster and cause the
chair to tip forward).
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 position the user securely in the chair to help prevent
falls while on a lift.
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.
S. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL, TIPOVER OR LOSS OF CONTROL:
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. 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.
Q-NOTE– The solid state controller of your chair has a
logic system that will help control your speed
when driving on a slope or uphill.
V. CURBS & SINGLE STEPS
WARNING
1. It is recommended to climb and/or descend a curb, single
step, or other obstacle that a ramp or curb cutout is always
used.
2. If you must climb or descend a curb, single step, or other
obstacle that is greater than 2.5", it is recommended to have
a person assist you in doing so.
3. In no case should you try to climb a curb, single step, or
other obstacle greater than 4" high.
4. If you must climb or descend a curb or step alone do so at
your own risk using extreme care and follow the following
procedure:
• Proceed slowly, at a steady speed
• Go as straight up or down as you can over the obstacle.
Never turn when trying to climb or descend and obstacle,
doing so may result in a fall or tip-over.
5. Failure to follow the above procedures may cause:
• A Fall or Tip Over
• Damage to the frame, wheels, axles or other parts, or
loose fasteners.
• If you stop, re-start slowly.
T. RAMPS AT HOME & WORK
WARNING
Before driving on a ramp, survey the condition of the
ramp. On slippery ramps traction may be reduced causing your wheelchair to slide.
W. STAIRS
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.
Q-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.
PROHIBITED!
Never use this chair to go up or down stairs, even with
an attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
X.ESCALATORS
PROHIBITED!
Never take this chair on an escalator, even with an
attendant. Doing so is likely to cause a fall or tip-over.
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 (approximately 10º).
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.
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V I I . WA R N I N G S : C O M P O N E N T S A N D O P T I O N S
E. FOOTRESTS
WARNING
WARNING
Note: If you use parts or make changes not authorized
by Sunrise it may create a safety hazard and will void
the Warranty.
1. At the lowest point, footrests should be at least 2 1/2 inches (65 mm) off the ground. If set too LOW, they 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 between the footrests.
• Avoid putting weight on the footrests, as the chair may
tip forward.
• Remove or swing the footrests out of the way, if possible.
3. The footrest should always be in the down position when
operating the chair.
A. ARMRESTS
WARNING
Armrests will not bear the weight of this chair.
PROHIBITED!
Never lift this chair by its armrests. They may come
loose or break.
B. BATTERIES
PROHIBITED!
Never lift this chair by the footrests. Footrests detach
and will not bear the weight of this chair. Lift this chair
only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
WARNING
Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you
handle batteries.
F. MOTOR LOCKS
PROHIBITED!
Never smoke or hold an open flame near batteries.
They are a known explosion hazard.
WARNING
1. Do not engage or disengage motor locks unless power to the
chair is off. In addition, make sure both free wheel levers are
completely pushed in before turning the power on to ensure
the wheelchair can be driven in a straight forward motion.
2. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes when motor
locks are in the free-wheel position.
3. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full control
when motor locks are disengaged.
4. Make sure that the chair is on level ground when motor
locks are disengaged.
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).
3. Read all of section X. Batteries before attempting to change,
or charge batteries.
C. CUSHIONS & SLING SEATS
NOTE–
WARNING
1. Standard foam cushions and other body supports are not
designed 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 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.
To release the wheel locks the wheel chair may need to be rocked
back and forth slightly several times before the lock will release.
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.
D.FASTENERS
H.PNEUMATIC TIRES
WARNING
WARNING
Many of the screws, bolts and nuts on this chair are special highstrength fasteners. Use of improper fasteners may cause your chair
to fail.
Proper inflation extends the life of your tires and makes your chair
easier to use.
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or overinflated. Check weekly for proper inflation level, as listed on
the tire sidewall.
2. Low pressure in a tire may cause the chair to veer to one
side and result in a loss of control.
3. An over-inflated tire may burst.
4. Never use a gas station air pump to inflate a tire. Such
pumps provide air at high volume, and could cause the tire
to burst. To prevent tire damage:
• Use a hand pump (or low volume air pump) to inflate tires.
• Use a tire gauge to check pressure.
5. Driving over sharp objects may cause damage to pneumatic
tires and tubes.
1. Only use fasteners provided by Sunrise.
2. If fasteners become loose, tighten them immediately.
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.
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VII.
M. POWER SEATING
I. POSITIONING BELTS (OPTIONAL)
WARNING
WARNING
Use a positioning belt only to help support your posture. Improper
use of such belts may cause severe injury or death.
1. Operation
• While driving this wheelchair in the reclined, elevated, or
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 lift or tilt power seating
options around children.
• Through programming it is possible to reverse the direction
of all powered seating functions, ensure you know which
direction your seat is going to move before operating.
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 keep 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.
2. Reduced Speed Driving (Creep)
This power chair is designed to automatically reduce the
maximum driving speed to a creep mode when certain
power seating limits are reached.
PROHIBITED!
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 user who is comatose or agitated.
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.
J. PUSH HANDLES
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.
WARNING
1. Push handles provide secure points for an attendant to propel
and control the chair. This helps to prevent a fall or tip-over.
2. Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
K. SEATING SYSTEMS
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.
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.
3. Never raise your seating system to a height of more than 22"
(measuring from the front of the seat pan to the floor).
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.
7. Latch Mode
While operating any power seating function in latched mode
use caution. In latch mode, powered seating will not stop until
a reverse command is performed or the end of travel is met.
L. UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
WARNING
1. Replace worn or torn fabric of seat sling and seat back 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. Sling 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
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N. ASSIGNABLE CONTROLS
WARNING
It is possible to assign a function to an input control (buttons, jacks)
of your wheelchair . If controls have been assigned to perform a
dual or alternate function ensure you know what each control
operates. A list of the assigned functions should have been supplied
with the wheelchair if this feature is programmed. Please contact
your dealer or the Quickie Technical Service Department if you do
not receive this information. Failure to do so may result in damage
and/or injury.
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O.CG TILT POWER ACCESSORY
WARNING
The powered CG Tilt accessory for this chair has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 400 lbs. Never exceed
this capacity while operating the powered actuator.
P. POWER RECLINE
WARNING
Pinch Point
Avoid putting hands or fingers near the power recline mechanism
while in operation.
Weight Capacity
The maximum user weight capacity for the power recline is up to
300 lbs. Exceeding this weight capacity could lead to injury and/or
permanent damage to the equipment.
Q.POWER LEGREST ACCESSORY
The power legrest accessory for the Rhythm has a maximum user
weight capacity of up to 300 lbs or 400 lbs depending on your chair
configuration. Never exceed this capacity while operating the powered actuator.
R. TRANSIT USE
Refer also to sections VI-K: “Motor Vehicle Safety” and VIII-L:
“Transit Option” for additional transit option and motor vehicle
warnings.
WARNING
1. If possible and feasible, the rider should transfer to the
original Equipment Manufacturer vehicle seat and use the
vehicle restraint.
2. If the wheelchair is used for transport, it must be used in a
forward-facing seating poition.
3. The rider must not weigh more than 300 lbs.
4. Use only with Wheelchair Tie-down and Ocupant Restraint
Systems (WTORS) that have been installed in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions and SAE J2249.
5. Attach WTORS to securement points in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions and SAE J2249.
6. Attach occupant restraints in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and SAE J2249.
7. Ensure hip guides are mounted to lock in place.
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V I I I . S E T- U P, A D J U S T M E N T A N D U S E
NOTES
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
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.
1. Basic Tool Kit:
To set-up, adjust and maintain your chair you may need the
following tools:
2. Fasteners:
• Many of the screws and bolts on this chair are special highstrength fasteners and may have special coatings.
• Many nuts are of the Nylock type. They have a plastic insert
to help prevent loosening.
• Only use screws, bolts and nuts provided by Sunrise.
• Combined Phillips and flat screw driver
• Standard metric wrenches from 8mm - 14mm
• Metric Allen wrenches from 2mm - 5mm
• Imperial wrenches from 1/4" to 9/16"
• Imperial Allen wrenches from 5/64" to 1/4"
You can obtain a multi-purpose tool kit from Sunrise, or buy the
tools you need from a hardware store.
WARNING
2. Torque Wrench:
If you plan to adjust and maintain this chair yourself, Quickie
recommends that you use a torque wrench.
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.
Q-NOTE– The wrench must measure inch-pounds (N.m). You can buy
a torque wrench and proper sockets from a hardware store.
CHECK-OUT
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.
Be sure this chair performs to your chosen operational settings. If it
does not, turn the chair off immediately and have the dealer reprogram.
4. Torque Settings:
• A torque setting is the optimal tightening for a particular fastener. Use a torque wrench that measures inch-pounds to
secure screws, nuts and bolts on this chair.
Q-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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VIII.
A. BATTERY REMOVAL
To remove the batteries for transporting or servicing:
Remove Batteries
a. Remove both safety pins (A) from latch assembly.
b. Lift levers on both sides and tilt seat back to allow access to the battery compartment.
c. Remove the shroud cover by lifting up on the handle (B) as pictured.
d. Disconnect both battery harnesses as pictured.
e. Lift the battery from the compartment via the battery carrying straps.
A
WARNING
Batteries may weigh up to 55 lbs. (25 kg). Care must be taken to avoid injury
when lifting.
B
B. FOLDING BACKREST
Quickie Rhythm wheelchairs are shipped with backrest in folded position. (optional)
1. Upright Positioning
a. Lift backrest to upright position so that latch handles (C) lock into place.
b. Backrest is ready for use.
2. Folding Backrest
a. Lift and turn backrest latch handles (C) inward
or outward.
b. Fold backrest forward.
WARNING
Backrest latches must be locked into place before operating wheelchair.
C
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C. SWING-AWAY FOOTRESTS
1. Installation
a. Place swing-away pivot pin (B) into the locating hole (C) on top of the hanger mount
with the footrest facing outward from frame.
b. Rotate the footrest inward until latch plate locks (D) into place on locking bolt.
D
2. Removal
a. To remove footrest, press quick-release lever (E).
b. Rotate footrest outward and lift.
C
B
3. Height Adjustment
a. Remove both bolts (F) in the hanger frame tube.
b. Reposition footrest height.
c. Re-tighten all bolts (F).
E
F
D ELEVATING LEGREST (OPTIONAL)
1. Installation
To install or remove Elevating Legrest (ELR) see instructions for Swing-away Footrest installation.
2. Adjustment
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 (G)
down and lower legrest to desired position.
G
H
E. CENTER MOUNT HANGER ADJUSTMENT
(ASAP Seating only)
1. Removal
a. Remove the seat pan by removing the four attachment bolts (H).
b. Remove the four bolts (I) and slide the footrest out.
I
2. Height Adjustment
a. Remove the six securing bolts (J).
b. Move footplate to desired height.
c. Re-install bolts (J) through desired holes.
3. Calf Pad Adjustment
a. Remove the two securing bolts (K).
b. Move calf pads to desired height.
c. Re-install bolts (K) through desired holes.
J
K
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VIII.
F. 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
G. 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
H.DUAL-POST HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS (OPTION),
FIXED HEIGHT STANDARD
The dual-post flip-back armrest can be used as either a flip-back armrest or a removable
armrest.
1. Installing Armrest
a. Insert front and rear posts into armrest receivers.
b. Engage levers (A and B) to secure armrest.
2. Set-up for Flip-back Operation
a. Disengage lever (A) so front post is able to come free.
b. Armrest now has the ability to be flipped back without removal.
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3. Set-up for Removal
a. Disengage levers (A and B) so front and rear posts are able to come free.
b. Armrest can now be easily removed for transferring.
4. Height-Adjustment (option)
a. Release the upper securing lever (C).
b. Set at desired height
c. Return securing lever to locked position.
d. Move armrest up or down to allow armrest to snap into place
C
B
A
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I. SINGLE POST HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS
(OPTIONAL)
4
5
3
1. Installation
a. Slide the outer armpost into the receiver mounted to the wheel chair frame.
b. The armrest will automatically lock into place.
1
7
9
6
Height-Adjustable Armrest Key
1. Inner Arm Post
3. Removing Armrest
a. Rotate release lever and remove the armrest.
2. Receiver
4. Replacing Armrest
a. Slide armrest back into receiver.
b. Return release lever to locked
position against armpost.
3. Release Lever, Locked Position
4. Armrest Pad
5. Transfer Bar
5. Adjusting Armrest Receiver Fit
To tighten or loosen the fit of the outer armpost in the receiver:
a. Loosen the four bolts on the sides of the receiver.
b. With the armrest in the receiver, squeeze the receiver to achieve the desired fit.
c. Tighten the four bolts.
6. Side Panel
7. Tension Adjustment Set Screw
8. Outer Arm Post
9. Receiver Adjustment Bolts
6. Adjusting Inner Armpost Fit
a. Two set screws are installed in the outer armpost.
b. Turn the set screws in or out until the desired fit is achieved.
J. SEAT DEPTH 14" - 16", 20" - 22" only
The seat depth can be adjusted in one inch increments on standard rehab seating.
1. Seat Frame Depth Adjustment
a. To adjust, remove the two bolts (A & B) from each side of the backrest pivot plate.
b. Reposition the backrest to the desired position.
c. Replace and retighten bolts on each side of the backrest pivot plate.
2. Back Angle Adjustment on Seat Frame
a. Remove the front securing bolt (A) on the side of the backrest hinge plate.
b. Loosen the lower rear bolt (B)
c. Set at desired angle. There are five holes (in 4º increments) to choose from.
d. Reinstall the front bolt and tighten both bolts securely.
K. TRANSIT OPTION
WARNING
1. Use only Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) which meet
the requirements of SAE J2249 Recommended Practice– Wheelchair Tie-down and
Occupant Restraint Systems For Use in Motor Vehicles. Do not use WTORS designed
to rely on the wheelchair structure to transfer occupant restraint loads to the vehicle.
2. The wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward-facing mode for a 30 mph
frontal impact test. The wheelchair must be forward-facing during transport.
3. In order to reduce the potential of unjury to vehicle occupants, wheelchair-mounted
accessories, such as trays and respiratory equipment, should be removed and secured
separately.
4. Postural supports and positioning devices should not be relied on for occupant
restraint.
5. Do not alter or substitute wheelchair frame parts, components or seating.
6. Sudden stops or impacts can structurally damage your chair. Chairs involved in such
incidents should be replaced.
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2. Height Adjustment
a. Rotate release lever to stop.
b. Slide armrest pad up or down to desired height.
c. Return lever to locked position.
d. Push arm pad until upper armpost locks firmly into place.
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VIII.
SEATING SYSTEM SET-UP
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A
A. ASAP SEATING ADJUSTMENT
B
Please refer to the ASAP Seating Adjustment Guide for details on how to adjust the seat
depth, seat width, armrest height and backrest angle.
C
Pretilt
• For 0° pretilt use holes 3 & 6 (Fig. 4) on bracket interface with hole B (Fig. 1)
on curved bracket.
• For 5° pretilt use holes 3 & 6 (Fig. 4) on interface with holes B & C (Fig. 2)
on curved bracket.
• For 9° pretilt use holes 3 & 6 (Fig. 4) on interface with holes A & C (Fig. 3)
on curved bracket.
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A
B
B. SEAT PAN AND BACK SIZE ADJUSTMENTS
C
Your Perfect Fit seating system can be adjusted to a wide range of widths and depths to
accommodate specific user needs. Seating dimensions should only be altered by a trained
professional and may require new seat cushions. Please refer to the Perfect Fit Growth
Guide for more detailed instructions on how to customize the size of your seat.
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C. PRE-TILT (PACKER MODULE ONLY)
A
The Packer Module can be mounted with the use of an additional mounting bracket to provide four different pre-tilt settings (0°, 3°, 6°, 9°). Figure 4 demonstrates these angles and
how they can be achieved using the mounting bracket and two sets of screws. To achieve 0°,
the Packer Module should be bolted directly to the seat frame interface.
B
C
SEATING SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT
D
C B
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E
A. MANUAL RECLINE OPERATION
The Perfect Fit seating system has two manual recline options. The first is using a 16mm
socket wrench and the second can be done by turning a knob on the side of the chair (Figure
5). To recline the chair, rotate this knob clockwise and turn the knob counter-clockwise to
return the back to a more upright position.
B. POWER RECLINE TILT/LIFT OPERATION
The power recline, tilt, and lift features on your chair can all be operated using the joystick on
your chair. Follow the instructions below to operate:
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6
For 0° pretilt use Hole B
For 3° pretilt use Hole C
For 6° pretilt use Hole D
For 9° pretilt use Hole E
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1. Make sure your controller is on.
2. From the Drive Mode, press the Mode button to enter Power Seating Mode.
3. Move the joystick left or right selecting the power option (recline, tilt, legrests) you
wish to control.
4. Move the joystick forward or backward to adjust the selected power option to the
desired position.
5. Press the Mode button to return to normal operation or continue moving the joystick
left or right to adjust the next power option. Multiple Mode button presses will be
necessary if other modules, such as Bluetooth or Output, are active.
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A. PERFORMANCE CONTROL SETTINGS
Q-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.
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 via OBP (On-board Programmer), DTT (Diagnostic Test Tool), or the PC
Programmer. Each of these require inline connection to the 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.FUSES
Your Quickie Rhythm has two inline fuses.
• In the unlikely event of a short circuit or other fault, all power to your chair will be
shut off.
• Qualified service personnel are required to repair the fault and replace the battery harnesses.
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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.
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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/Profile Indicator
This is a gauge that shows the maximum speed or profile setting of the wheelchair. There are
five speed/profile settings– step 1 is the lowest speed and step 5 is the highest.
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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IX.
G. COLOR LCD SCREEN
1
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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Indoor-drive
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4
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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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. Be aware that the chair will not have brakes in the free-wheel position.
3. Make sure that the person pushing the chair has full control when motor locks
are disengaged.
1. To Disengage Motor Locks:
Pull the lever out and away from the wheel to disengage the motor lock.
2. To Engage Motor Locks:
Push the lever in to return to the drive position.
Q-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
A. INTRODUCTION
• Keep cord out of the way, where it will not be stepped on,
tripped over, or damaged.
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.
3. Caution — To Avoid Damage to the Battery:
• Make sure you use the correct setting for sealed (gel) batteries (located on the off-board charger).
• 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.
2. Use Proper Batteries:
Your chair operates on two 12 volt batteries.
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.
• They should be Group 24 (or 22NF) size with a minimum of
50 ampere hour rating. Only deep cycle sealed case construction batteries should be used in this device.
• Connecting configuration. They should have a post and clamp
style connection.
• When you buy a replacement, insist on a deep cycle sealed
case type. Do not use a car starter battery.
• Group 24 batteries are a minimum requirement for power
seating.
C. ACID BURNS (unsealed wet cell batteries)
Acid in batteries is corrosive. It 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
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.
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.
D.CONNECTING BATTERIES IN BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
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 user.
WARNING
1. Batteries weigh up to 55 lbs. (25 kg). Take care to avoid
injury when lifting.
2. Keep batteries upright. Take care not to spill acid (wet
cell batteries).
3. Always wear rubber gloves and safety 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. Lift batteries into battery compartment.
B. BATTERY CHARGER
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).
WARNING
Batteries weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kg). Lifting batteries may cause back strain. If you fail to heed these
warnings severe injury may occur to you.
2. Connect and disconnect battery cables with caution. Connect
the red lead to the positive terminal and the black lead to the
negative terminal. Do this for each battery.
3. Tighten all terminal fasteners using two 1/2" box end
wrenches to 60 in-lbs (6.8 N.m).
4. Place the battery compartment lid on power base.
2. Caution — To Avoid Damage to the Charger:
• Never place the charger on top of a battery during charging.
(Gases from the battery can damage the charger and may
lead to an explosion or fire).
• Never place a battery on top of 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.
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3. Never look directly into cells when charging battery (wet cell
batteries).
PROHIBITED!
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.
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.
E. CHARGING BATTERIES
WARNING
Q-NOTE– Always remove and reattach the negative cable (black
cable) first.
To avoid the risk of severe injury or death from electrical shock, fire or explosion while charging:
5. Make sure to allow enough time to fully charge batteries.
Q-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.
PROHIBITED!
Never connect charger to a 240 volt source. The main
input voltage is 110 volts.
6. To charge batteries, use the off-board charger by plugging
off-board charger plug into the off-board charger socket.
WARNING
Never touch the charger after it is connected to an
electrical outlet. This may cause electrical shock.
• Never connect or disconnect charger from battery while
there is power to the charger.
F. DISPOSING OF BATTERIES
WARNING
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.
WARNING
1. Never use an extension cord. Use of an improper cord
could damage the charger or cause a fire or electrical shock.
2. 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.
X I . M A I N T E NA N C E
A. NOTES
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.
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.
Q-NOTE– You do not need to grease or oil the chair.
3. Upholstery:
• Hand-wash only as needed. Machine washing may damage
fabric.
• Drip-dry only. Heat from a dryer may damage fabric.
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.
Q-NOTE– Washing the fabric may decrease fire retardant properties.
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.
B. CLEANING
1. Paint Finish:
• Clean the paint finish with mild soapy water monthly.
• Protect the paint with a coat of non-abrasive auto wax every
three months.
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D.BATTERY MAINTENANCE
1. 6" Caster Wheels:
a. Remove caster wheel from fork using a 1/2" wrench.
b. Make sure there is no residual air in tire before you remove
bolts that hold the two rim halves together.
c. Remove four bolts from rim using a #3 phillips screwdriver.
Separate two halves of rim.
d. Repair or replace inner tube.
e. Reassemble the caster wheel; make sure the bearing spacer
is in place and all four bolts are tightened to a torque of 60
in.-lbs. (6.8 N.m).
f. Mount caster wheel onto fork. Install washers correctly tighten bolt to 240 in.-lbs. (27 N.m).
WARNING
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.
Q-NOTE– Always wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when you handle
or service batteries.
2. 14" Drive Wheels:
a. Elevate and securely support
chair so that wheel is off the
ground. Release all air from
tire.
b. Remove four (4) lug nuts (A)
A
from rim using a socket
wrench.
c. Make sure all air has been
removed from tire. Remove
B
the eight bolts inside the rim.
Separate two halves of rim (B).
d. Repair or replace inner tube. Reassemble the wheel. Use a
torque setting of 120 in.-lbs. (13.5 N.m) to re-tighten bolts.
e. Inflate tire to proper pressure level (listed on tire sidewall).
2. Adding Water: (Wet Cells Only)
• Wet-type lead acid batteries need periodic replacement of
water due to evaporation.
Q-NOTE– Use distilled water only.
• 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.
Q-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 cable to battery. (Completely cover the terminal nut and
bolt, cable clip and any exposed cable with jelly).
G. ORDERING PARTS
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.
4. For Answers To Questions: Contact your supplier.
E. PNEUMATIC TIRES
WARNING
H.MAINTENANCE CHART
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or
over-inflated.
2. Low pressure in a tire may cause the chair to veer to
one side and result in loss of control.
3. An over-inflated tire may burst.
4. Never use a gas station pump to inflate a tire. Such
pumps provide air at high volume, and may cause tire
to burst.
1. Check for signs of wear and correct air pressure in pneumatic tires weekly.
2. For best performance, inflate tires to the same pressure
level, as shown on the tire sidewall:
• 14" pneumatic drive wheels–
35 to 45 psi (240 to 310 kpa)
3. CAUTION– To prevent tire damage:
• Use a hand pump (or a low volume air pump)
to inflate tires.
• Use a tire gauge to check pressure.
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,
extend wheelchair life, and help prevent injuries.
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Check tires for proper inflation level
Check batteries for proper electrolyte
level (wet only)
Check plugs and connectors for
proper connections
F. TO REPAIR OR REPLACE A TIRE
WARNING
Residual air pressure in tires can cause severe injury.
Make sure you release all air in tire before attempting
to service or repair tires.
Check all moving parts for wear
Inspect all nuts, bolts and fasteners
for looseness or wear
Inspect upholstery for wear
Service by authorized supplier
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XII. WIRING DIAGRAMS
VR2
Dual-Toggle Single Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
Inhibit2
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
VR2
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
Drive
Left
2-way
SB50
Red
Black
Battery
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4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-way
SB50
Black
VR2
Drive-Thru Single Actuator
(with battery detail)
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
ACTUATOR ADAPTOR
HARNESS
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
Drive
Right
Fuse
Fuse
Red
2-Way
Intech Battery
Offboard
Charger
SEAT
VR2
Hand Control
BASE
4-Way
Tyco Bus
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
4-Way
Tyco Bus
VR2
Attendant
Hand Control
DRIVE-THRU
HARNESS
VR2 BUS
SPLITTER
4-Way
Tyco Bus
Red
Black
Battery
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Ext. Switch
Attendant Control
Connector Block
4 X CAN
9-Way "D"
Connector
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Bluetooth Module
Output Modle
4-Way PGD
Bus
4-Way
PGD Bus
4-Way
PGD Bus
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Specialty Input
Device
Ext. Switch
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Switch/
Potentiometer
Option
3.5 mm
Phone Jack
External 3rd Party
Wireless Devices
3.5 mm
Phone Jack
External 3rd Party
Devices
Charger
ONMI
Universal Specialty
Control Interface
Remote
Switch Option
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
BASE
2-Way PGD
Actuator
SEAT
Joystick
4-Way PGD
Bus
Inhibit2
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
EL
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-way
SB50
Red
Drive
Left
ACTUATOR
ADAPTOR
Black
Red
3.5 mm Stereo
Phone Jack
Dual-Toggle
Switch
Switch
Drive
Right
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Seat Tilt
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
Black
Red
Battery
Dual-Toggle
Single Actuator
Driver
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
DUAL-TOGGLE
HARNESS
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Fuse
Fuse
RNET
Dual-Toggle Tilt
2-way
SB50
Black
POWER
HARNESS
4-Way PGD
Bus
Infrared
Device(s)
3-Way Neutrik
Charge Port
4-Way
PGD Bus
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
Specialty Input
Device
9-Way "D" 9-Way "D"
Connector Connector
Battery
RNET
Drive-Thru Tilt
Ext. Switch
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Connector Block
4 X CAN
9-Way "D"
Connector
4-Way
PGD Bus
Attendant Control
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Bluetooth Module
Output Modle
4-Way
4-Way
PGD Bus PGD Bus
Specialty Input
Device
Ext. Switch
4-Way PGD
Bus
4-Way
PGD Bus
Switch/
Potentiometer
Option
3.5 mm
Phone Jack
External 3rd Party
Wireless Devices
3.5 mm
Phone Jack
External 3rd Party
Devices
Charger
ONMI
Universal Specialty
Control Interface
Remote
Switch Option
DRIVE-THRU
HARNESS
Inhibit2
Drive
Left
2-way
SB50
Red
Red
POWER
HARNESS
2-way
SB50
Black
Fuse
Fuse
Black
Battery
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
4-Way
Intech
Motor
2-Way VR2
Intech Battery
Red
Black
Drive
Right
A1
4-Way PGD
Bus
Inhibit3
4-Way
Intech
Motor
4-Way PGD
Bus
A2
A3
Intellegent A4
Seating
A5
Module
(ISM)
A6
Inhibit4
Inhibit5
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Actuator
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Right
ELR
6-Way
ACTUATOR
HARNESS Mini-Fit Jr.
Left
ELR
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
4-Way
PGD Bus
4-Way Amp
Mate-N-Loc
ACTUATOR
ADAPTOR
Infrared
Device(s)
3-Way Neutrik
Charge Port
4-Way PGD
Bus
3-Way PGD
Charger
Power Module
EL
SEAT
2-Way PGD
Inhibit
2-Way PGD
Actuator
BASE
Joystick
4-Way PGD
Bus
Specialty Input
Device
9-Way "D" 9-Way "D"
Connector Connector
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Seat
Shear
RNET
Multi-Actuator Option
Pot
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Seat
Recline
6-Way
Mini-Fit Jr.
Seat Tilt
ACTUATOR
HARNESS W/INHIBIT
Seat-back
angle switch
Switch
ACTUATOR
HARNESS
Battery
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112670 Rev. A
RHYTHM
X I I I . S U N R I S E L I M I T E D WA R R A N T Y
A. FOR FIVE (5) YEARS
E. WHAT WE WILL DO
Sunrise warrants the frame of this wheelchair against defects in
materials and workmanship for five years from date of first consumer purchase.
Our sole liability is to repair or replace covered parts. This is the
exclusive remedy for consequential damages.
F. WHAT YOU MUST DO
B. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
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.
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.
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.
112670 Rev. A
Record your serial number here for future reference:
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Sunrise Medical Inc.
7477 East Dry Creek Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80503
USA
(800) 333-4000
In Canada (800) 263-3390
www.sunrisemedical.com
©2009 Sunrise Medical Inc. 4.09
112670 Rev. A
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