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OWNER’S
HANDBOOK
Contents
1. Preface & Introduction
2. Safety Notice
2.1 Before Driving
2.2 Whilst Driving
2.3 Labelling
2.4 EMC
3. Parts Introduction
4. Operation
4.1 Control Panel
4.2 How to operate your scooter
4.3 Driving on the Road
6. Inspection and Maintenance
6.1 Daily checking
6.2 Regular checking record
6.3 Battery, fuse and tyre
6.4 Maintenance
6.5 Storage
6.6 Moving about
6.7 Disassembling the scooter for
transportation
7. Troubleshooting and Specification
8. Warranty
8.1 VIN
8.2 Warranty Conditions
5. Battery Charging and Care
5.1 Charging the battery
5.2 Charger
5.3 Battery
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1. Preface and Introduction
Please carefully read this owner’s manual before using the vehicle. Improper user of the vehicle could
result in harm, injury or traffic accidents. Therefore for maximum pleasure whilst using the vehicle please
read this owner’s manual.
This owner’s manual includes operation instructions for every aspect of the vehicle, assembly instructions
and advice for how to deal with possible accidents.
The symbols used in this manual are explained below.
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Warning
Attention
Suggestion
Improper use could lead to death or serious injury
Improper use could lead to injury and/or damage to your scooter
Follow these instructions to keep your vehicle in good working order
This manual includes a repair and maintenance record chart and warranty details. Please keep it in a safe
place or with your scooter.
If someone else uses the scooter make sure that you provide him or her with this owners handbook for his
or her consideration.
As designs change some illustrations and pictures in the manual may not correspond to the vehicle that
you purchased. We reserve the right to make design modifications.
The Regatta scooter is part of the Mercury range, and has been designed and manufactured to provide a
comfortable and secure yet affordable solution for some mobility requirements.
Mercury is a brand for Medicare Technology. Medicare Technology is an ISO 9000 and ISO 13485
certified manufacturer of medical devices and mobility aids. Other products in the Medicare Technology
range include manual wheelchairs, electrically powered wheelchairs, walking aids, bathlifts and bathing
equipment, rise recline armchairs and many more mobility and daily living aids. All Medicare
Technology medical devices are CE marked.
2. Safety Notice
2.1 Before Driving
The user needs to be familiar with the use and operation of the vehicle before driving. Please bear the
following safety notices in mind at all times.
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Ride on the pavement, single carriageways or pedestrian areas only. Never ride on motorways or
dual carriageways.
When driving on the road (or crossing the road), be aware of traffic and other road users.
Use extreme caution when driving your scooter on busy streets or in shopping malls.
Do not drive your scooter when you are tired or after consuming drugs or alcohol. Driving under
the influence of alcohol or drugs may be an offence under the Road Traffic Act.
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Take care when driving your scooter in low light. It has not been designed for use at night.
The scooter may only be driven on the pavement or pedestrian areas at speeds up to 4mph
(6.4kph). Use the indoor / outdoor switch on the lower setting to ensure you do not exceed this
speed. The scooter may be driven on single carriage roads with the indoor / outdoor switch set to
outdoor. This will allow speeds up to 8mph (12.8kph).
Practice operating your vehicle
Before using the scooter in busy or potentially dangerous areas, familiarize yourself with the operation of
your scooter. Please practice in a wide and open area like a park. In order to avoid accidents with your
scooter whilst driving, bear in mind driving motions such as accelerating, braking, turning, reversing and
gradients.
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Turn the speed dial approximately 90º clockwise from the lowest setting for your initial practice
For safety, ensure somebody accompanies you when driving on the road for the first time
Only use the higher speed setting when you are confident that you can easily operate and control
your scooter
The Regatta scooter can only be used by one person at a time
• Do not carry passengers on your scooter (including children)
Maximum user mass (weight capacity)
• The maximum weight that can be carried is 160kg / 25 stone (including occupant and any goods).
• The maximum weight which can be carried in the basket is 3kg / 7lb.
• Do not use the scooter to carry or haul goods.
2.2 Whilst Driving
Please carry out daily inspections. Refer to the section entitled ‘Daily Checking’.
Do not move your body out of the vehicle whilst moving
• Such action may cause you to lose your balance and risk injury from falling
• Pay attention that your clothing and other garments do not get tangled or caught in the wheels
Do not use your vehicle in the following environments
• On roads with heavy traffic or roads that are muddy, gravelly, bumpy, narrow, snowed over or icy.
• Places where you might get the wheels stuck.
• On canal towpaths which are not guarded by any fence or hedge.
• Do not drive at night or if it is raining heavily, snowing, misty or windy.
• Do not drive your vehicle in an ‘S’ pattern or make erratic turnings.
• Do not take the scooter onto escalators.
• Under no circumstances should the scooter be used as a seat in a motor vehicle (e.g. cars, buses,
trains, etc)
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Gradients and Drops
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Do not drive on roads with large drops or potholes. Such drops or potholes may cause damage
and/or injury.
The scooter is capable of climbing a 80mm (3”) obstacle when stationary or a 100mm (4”)
obstacle when moving. However, it is not recommended as this may cause damage and/or injury.
The ground clearance of the scooter is 160mm (6¼”).
Do not cross wide water gutters where there is a risk of getting the wheels stuck.
Always use a low speed setting when ascending or descending a gradient.
Do not drive on gradients steeper than those stated on the diagram below:
USER MASS
135kg (21 stone)
MAX. GRADIENT 12º
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160kg (25 stone)
MAX. GRADIENT 8º
Warning
Do not set in freewheel mode when driving on a gradient.
Always re-engage the anti-freewheel device before use. Failure to do so may result in injury.
To protect your safety, the power will automatically cut off and the electromagnetic (EM) brake
will activate while you are driving down gradients over 15º. This will limit the speed to a safe
level. Switch the power off and on again to restart your scooter.
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2.3 Labelling
Please carefully read all labels
on the scooter before driving
it. For your future reference,
do not remove them
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This portion of the content will provide the user with basic information that describes the problems with
EMI, known sources of EMI, protective measures either to lessen the possibility or exposure or to minimize
the degree of exposure, and suggested action should unexpected or erratic movement occur.
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Attention: It is very important that you read this information regarding the possible effects of
electromagnetic interference on your Regatta scooter.
2.4.1 Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) for Radio Wave Sources
Powered scooters may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is interfering
electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio
(HAM) transmitters, two-way radios, and mobile phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can
cause the powered scooter to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It can also
permanently damage the powered scooter’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM energy can
be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each powered scooter can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This
is called its “immunity level”. The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection. At this time,
current technology is capable of achieving at least a 20 V/m immunity level, which would provide useful
protection from the more common sources of radiated EMI. This powered scooter model as shipped, with
no further modification, has an immunity level of 20 V/m without any accessories.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the everyday environment.
Some of these sources are obvious and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent and exposure is unavoidable.
However, we believe that by following the warning listed below, your risk to EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1. Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitter-receivers with the antenna mounted directly on the
transmitting unit). Examples include: citizens band (CB) radios, “walkie talkies”, security, fire, and
police transceivers, mobile telephones and other personal communication devices.
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Attention:
Some mobile telephones and similar devices transmit signals while they are ON, even when
not being used.
2. Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and
taxis. These usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of the scooter.
3. Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters (radio and TV
broadcast antenna towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
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Attention: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers,
AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players, and cassette players, and small appliances, such as
electric shavers and hair dryers, so far as we know, are not likely to cause EMI problems to
your powered scooter.
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2.4.2 Powered Scooter Electromagnetic Interference
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the transmitting antenna (source),
the EM fields from hand-held radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to
unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy very close to the control system of the scooter while using
these devices. This can affect powered scooter movement and braking. Therefore, the warnings listed
below are recommended to prevent possible interference with the control system of the powered scooter.
2.4.3 Warnings
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM)
transmitters, two-way radios, and mobile phones can affect powered scooters. Following the warnings listed
below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or powered scooter movement which could
result in serious injury.
1. Do not operate hand-held transceivers-receivers, such as citizens band (CB) radios, or turn ON
personal communication devices, such as mobile phones, while the powered scooter is turned ON;
2. Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid coming close to them;
3. If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered scooter OFF as soon as it is safe;
4. Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered scooter , may make it
more susceptible to EMI ( Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall
immunity of the powered scooter ).
5. Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered scooter manufacturer,
and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
2.4.4 Important Information
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20 Volts per Metre (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against EMI (the higher
the level, the greater the protection);
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This product has an immunity level of 20 V/m without any accessories connected to it.
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3. Parts Description
3.1 Parts Description
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Basket
Headlight
Arm rest pad
Head rest
Seat
Seat recline handle
Sliding seat handle
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8. Battery lid
9. Side reflector
10. Rear headlight /
indicator
11. Anti-tip wheel
12. Freewheel Lever
13. Charging socket
14. Rear view mirror
15. Control panel
16. Handbrake
17. Front indicator
18. Tiller adjustment
handle
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4. Operation
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4.1 Control Panel
1. Wigwag Paddle
2. Head Light / Rear Light Switch
3. Indoor / Outdoor Switch
4. Battery Gauge
5. Speed Dial
6. Indicator Switch
7. Hazard Warning Light Switch
8. Horn Button
4.2 How To Operate Your Scooter
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Ignition Switch
Use the ignition switch located on the tiller head to switch the scooter on and off. Insert the key in
to the ignition and turn the key 90º clockwise to switch the scooter on, or 90º anticlockwise to
switch the scooter off.
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Forward, Reverse and Braking with the Wigwag paddle
• Push the wigwag paddle section marked ‘Forward’ with your right thumb and the scooter
will move forward.
• Push the wigwag paddle section marked ‘Reverse’ with your left thumb and the scooter
will move backwards. When you are reversing, the horn will beep to warn other people.
• Release the wigwag paddle and the scooter will automatically brake and come to a stop.
• Do not push both sides of the wigwag paddle simultaneously as this may cause damage to
your scooter.
• The controls can be reversed for people who are left-handed or do not have full use of their
right arm. For more information about this please contact your dealer.
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Manual Brake
As well as an electromagnetic brake, the scooter has a manual cable brake. Squeeze the brake
lever to apply the brake then release the lever to release the brake.
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Battery Indicator
• When the ignition is switched on the battery gauge will illuminate to indicate the
remaining battery power by the number of segments lit on the battery gauge. The
remaining power indicated by the gauge will vary by the way you drive. Driving up
inclines and repeated stopping and starting will consume power more quickly.
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If the battery gauge flashes but the scooter will still drive, then this indicates low battery
power and the batteries should be recharged immediately. If the battery gauge flashes and
the scooter will not drive, this indicates that a fault has been detected with the scooter. In
this case seek advise from your dealer.
Suggestion
1. You should recharge the batteries each time the vehicle is used to ensure maximum range
and optimal battery performance. If the scooter is stood idle, the batteries should still be
charged once a week to maintain battery performance.
2. After charging or replacing a new battery, drive the vehicle for 2 to 3 minutes to ensure the
battery capacity is sufficient. Then charge the battery immediately if not recently charged.
3. In wintertime, the battery may respond more slowly and battery range may be reduced.
Cold temperatures temporarily reduce battery performance.
4. When driving on a gradient, the battery gauge reading might fluctuate. This is a normal
phenomenon and there is no cause for concern.
5. Even if a battery is used properly, it is natural for the battery’s capacity to reduce with
time, which results in reduced battery range. The batteries should be replaced when you
find that battery range is about only half of the range of when the batteries were
performing optimally. Please see your dealer about replacement batteries and the safe
disposal of your old batteries. If you continue to use the batteries, it is likely you will see a
rapid decline in performance.
6. The battery range is reduced when driving frequently up gradients or on rough terrain, as
this causes greater power consumption.
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Speed Dial
• The speed dial determines the maximum speed of the scooter. Turn the dial clockwise to
increase the maximum speed, or turn anticlockwise to decrease the maximum speed.
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Indicator switch
• This switch flashes the right hand side or left hand side indicators intermittently.
• To use the indicators, push the switch in the required direction of travel (i.e. left or right)
and release the switch. To switch the indicators off, push the switch in and release.
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Hazard Warning Light Switch
• Press and release the switch to operate the hazard warning lights. Press the switch again to
stop the hazard warning lights flashing.
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Horn Button
• Press the Horn button to sound the horn. Release the button to stop the horn from
sounding.
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Seat
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You can adjust the amount of legroom on the
scooter by sliding the seat back and forth. To
slide the seat, lift up the seat sliding handle
(B). Then adjust the seat to correct position,
release the handle and continue sliding the
seat until it locks in position.
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To alter the backrest angle, pull up on the
seat recline lever, then adjust the backrest to
the required position and release the lever.
Please note if nobody is using the backrest
when the lever is operated, it will
automatically spring the backrest forward to
fold the seat.
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The seat can rotate 360° and locks
in 45° settings. To rotate, lift up
the lever (A) located underneath
the right hand side of the seat and
swivel seat. Release the lever and
carry on swivelling the seat until
it locks in position.
Armrest Adjustment
• To adjust the armrest width, loosen the knobs at the back of the seat base. Slide the
armrests in and out until the required position is reached. Retighten the knobs to secure.
• To adjust the angle of the armrest, flip up the armrest pad and adjust the jam nut located
underneath the armpads toward the back of the seat.
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Braking
• Electromagnetic (EM) brake. This is the primary brake. Release the wigwag paddle
completely and the EM brake will be activated automatically and will bring the scooter to
a halt.
• Manual brake. This is a secondary brake in addition to the EM brake. Squeeze the brake
lever to apply the brake and then release the lever. The manual brake tightness can be
adjusted by the brake cable adjuster near the left hand side wheel rear wheel.
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Freewheel Mode
NEUTRAL
DRIVE
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To engage the motor: Push in the freewheel
lever (arrowed in photo) completely. The
scooter can be driven by the motor.
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To freewheel: Pull out the freewheel lever
completely. The scooter can now be pushed
manually. Note the EM brake and motor are
now disengaged.
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Tiller Adjustment
• The tiller can be adjusted into several positions.
1. Push (or pull) the lever on the scooter tiller to adjust the tiller to the position you require.
2. Release the lever to lock the tiller
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Main Circuit Breaker (Reset button)
• If the scooter is overloaded it will result in the
circuit breaker tripping to protect the scooter
from damage. This may be the result of low
battery power, excessive load being carried and /
or the scooter travelling up an incline. If this
occurs, push the button shown in to reset the
scooter.
4.3 Driving on the Road
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Starting and Driving
Ensure the seat is installed correctly and in the forwards position.
Ensure the tiller and seat are adjusted for a comfortable driving position.
Fold down the armrests so you can place your arms on them.
Switch the ignition on. If necessary, switch on the headlights.
Check the battery indicator to see if there is enough power for your trip. If you have any doubt
about the remaining power, please recharge the batteries before departure.
Set the speed dial to a setting you are safe and comfortable with.
Check the wigwag paddle works correctly.
Check the electromagnetic brake works correctly.
Ensure it is safe around you before you drive on the street or road. Engage the indoor switch if
you are driving on the pavement or indoors.
Attention
1. Do not push both sides of the wigwag paddle simultaneously. This may leave you unable
to control your scooter, and could cause damage or injury.
2. Do not switch the ignition off while driving as this will lead to an emergency stop and
possible risk of damage or injury.
3. Do not set to the highest speed setting whilst driving indoors.
4. Do not adjust the speed dial whilst driving. A sudden change in speed may cause danger
to yourself and others, and may cause damage to your scooter.
5. Do not place magnetic devices near the scooters electrical parts as this could affect the
safe operation of the scooter.
6. Be careful while driving in heavy traffic or in crowded areas.
7. Whilst reversing the vehicle, beware of people or objects behind you. When reversing,
the scooter will sound an audible warning alarm.
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5. Battery Charging and Care
5.1 Charging the Battery
Follow the procedure below:
1. Switch the ignition off.
2. Connect the charger power cord in to the main socket.
3. Open the charging socket cap on the scooter tiller. Then connect the charger round plug in to the
scooter charging socket located on the left hand side of the tiller.
4. Switch the charger on at the mains.
5. Both the charger’s red and orange LEDs will be lit when charging commences. The charging
duration will be around 14 hours. To ensure optimum performance an 18 hour charge is
recommended. We do not recommend the scooter be charged for longer than 24 hours.
6. Both the charger’s LEDs will be lit during the charging process. The orange LED will turn green
when bulk charging is complete after which the charger trickle charges the batteries. Trickle
charging optimises the batteries and is necessary to maintain or improve battery performance.
7. Switch off the charger, disconnect the power cord and round plug from the charger socket on the
scooter.
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Attention
• If only a red LED is lit on the charger, then the scooter is not connected.
• If no LEDs are lit on the charger, then the charger is not connected to the power or it is
defective.
• Please only use a charger supplied by Medicare Technology. You may damage the battery
and / or scooter if you use an incorrect charger.
• Always charge the battery to its full capacity every time.
• Do not charge in temperatures below –10ºC or above +50ºC as the charger may not work
efficiently and the batteries may become damaged.
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Warning
• Keep away from flammable objects while charging as it may lead to fire or battery
explosion.
• Do not smoke while charging as the battery may release hydrogen gas. Always charge the
batteries in a well ventilated environment which is not in direct sunlight. Do not charge in
surroundings where it is humid, wet or damp.
• Do not handle the charger, scooter or mains socket with wet hands, as this could lead to
electric shock.
5.2 Battery
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Do not expose the battery to temperatures below –10ºC or above 50ºC. Such temperatures may
cause the battery to freeze or overheat. This will damage the batteries and shorten their life.
The batteries are sealed and there is no need to refill them with water.
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The batteries need charging on a regular bases. Even if the scooter is stood idle, the batteries
should be charged at least once a week.
The batteries carry a one-year manufacturers warranty. This warranty only covers manufacturing
defects, and not faults arising from failure to adhere to the operating and charging instructions.
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Suggestion – How to Maximise your Batteries Efficiency and Service Life
1. Fully recharge your new battery before its first use.
2. Make sure you charge the battery fully every time. The battery longevity will be shortened
if it is repeatedly used without being fully charged. Always wait until the orange LED on
the charger turns green before switching off or disconnecting the charger.
3. When fully charged, the battery charger will still trickle charge the battery to ensure
optimum range.
4. Keep your batteries fully charged whenever possible.
5. If the scooter is stood idle, it should be charged at least every week to keep the battery in a
fully usable condition.
6. The ambient temperature will affect charging time. Charging time will be longer in winter
when it is cold.
7. After charging do not leave the charger socket plugged in to the scooter as this will cause a
power drain on the scooter and temporarily reduce its range.
8. It is recommended that the scooter is given an 18 hour charge at least once a week to allow
the charger to optimise the batteries.
9. Should you experience range or power problems, charge the scooter for 24 hours and then
retry the scooter.
Cleaning the Battery
If the batteries are contaminated by water, battery acid, dust or other substances, they will discharge
quickly. The batteries supplied with the scooter are sealed and as such are maintenance free with no risk
of battery leakage. Please follow the steps below to clean the battery:
1. Remove the batteries following the procedure below.
2. Clean the battery with a clean cloth. If the terminal is covered by white powder, wipe it cleaning
using warm water.
Removing the Battery
1. Switch off the scooter at the
ignition and remove the seat.
2. Lift up the battery cover (A)
3. Disconnect the black battery
connectors (B) and red
battery connectors.
4. Remove the velcro straps (C)
from the battery and pull the
battery out.
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6. Inspection and Maintenance
6.1 Inspection
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Clean the scooter with a damp cloth and dust down approximately once a week to preserve the
appearance of the scooter.
Adjust the tiller height and return to the original position and swivel the seat once a week to
prevent moving parts from seizing up.
Check for signs of wear and tear on the tyres and the upholstery on a regular basis.
For optimum performance and to increase the lifespan of your scooter, it is recommended that
you have your scooter serviced once a year.
Attention
Switch the scooter off at the ignition and remove any charger cords prior to conducting any
maintenance.
6.2 Regular Checking Record
To ensure your scooter is correctly serviced, take it to your dealer for regular maintenance checks.
The scooter should be checked for an initial inspection after 1 month. Your dealer may charge a fee
for this service.
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Service Dates
Controller
On/off switch
Control Lever
Braking
Recharge point
Batteries
Levels
Connections
Discharge test
Wheels and Tyres
Wear
Pressure
Bearings
Wheel nuts
Motors
Wiring
Noise
Connections
Brake
Brushes
Chassis
Condition
Steering
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Service Dates
Upholstery
Seat
Back
Armrests
Electrics
Connections condition
Lights
Test run
Forwards
Reverse
Emergency stop
Left turn
Right turn
Slope test
Over obstacles
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6.3 Fuses
Battery charger fuse. If the battery charger is switched on and no LEDs are lit, check the fuse.
6.4 Tyres
The condition of the tyres depends on how you drive and use the scooter. Please check the tyre tread
depth regularly. Replace the tyres when there is less than 0.5mm tread on the tyres.
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Attention
• When tread depth is less than 0.5mm it can easily lead to the vehicle slipping and
braking distances will become longer. Therefore, replace any tyres with low tread
depth as soon as possible.
• The tyre pressure should be kept at around 26psi (1.8bar) for the best ride and
handling.
Suggestion
• Ensure water is not directly splashed on to your scooter as this can cause damage to
the electrics. Do not use petrol, solvents or vaporizing solution as these may deform
or damage the shrouds.
• Do not use wax.
6.5 Storage
Ensure the vehicle is stored with the seat set in the ‘forward’ position and switched off at the ignition.
Store the scooter in an environment away from direct sunlight or damp. When storing for long periods
of time, charge the battery fully and then disconnect the battery terminal.
6.6 Moving About
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Switch the scooter off at the ignition before moving.
Lift the scooter by the chassis (not the bumpers). Lifting the scooter by the bumpers could cause
damage or injury.
For your safety, always ask for help if required. You will need 2 or 3 people when moving or
lifting the vehicle. To reduce the weight of the vehicle, remove the seat and batteries if required.
6.7 Disassembling the Scooter
The scooter can be disassembled for ease of transportation or storage. For information on how to do
this, please contact your Medicare Technology dealer.
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7. Troubleshooting and Specification
7.1 Troubleshooting:
Symptom
The scooter will not
switch on
The scooter switches on,
but will not move
The scooter appears
slow
The seat turns when in
operation
Horn sounds
involuntarily
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Remedy
• Try recharging the battery
• Check the circuit breaker and fuse in the scooter
• Ensure there is enough power in the batteries. If not, recharge the batteries.
• Ensure the freewheel lever is engaged in the ‘Drive’ position.
• Check the battery power level and recharge
• Check the speed dial is not set to slow, or indoor setting engaged.
• Slowly rotate the seat until it drops in to place and is secure.
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Ensure that the wigwag paddle is released.
Switch the scooter off and on
Recharge the batteries
If the problem persists, please contact you Medicare Technology dealer
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7.2 Specification:
Model
Mercury Regatta (MREG)
Model
Dimensions
146cm x 67cm x 114cm
Motor
(L x W x H)
57½” x 26½” x 45”
Mercury Regatta (MREG)
24V 500W DC / 0.67hp
Batteries (pair)
Weight (total)
117kg / 257lb
Wheels
“ (w/o battery)
89kg / 195lb
Top speed*
12V 44ah
33cm x 10cm / 13” x 4”
8mph / 12.8kph*
Drive system
Direct drive to rear wheels
Climbing angle*
12º / 1 in 5*
Braking system
Electromagnetic - primary
Ground clearance
16cm / 6¼”
Control system
Drum cable brake - secondary
Cruising range*
25 miles / 40kpm*
Dynamics Rhino 110A
Weight capacity
160kg / 25 stone
* Note:
• Maximum driving distance (cruising range) is based on an ambient temperature of 20°C, a 100kg
driver and a battery which has reached optimum capacity, a constant driving speed of 6mph / 9kph
with 70% battery power discharged.
• The top speed, climbing angle and cruising range may be affected by a number of factors
including (but not exclusively) user mass, gradient, speed, temperature, and terrain.
• When a battery is new off-the-shelf it is approximately two-thirds of its optimum capabilities.
During the first 3 – 6 months of use the batteries will improve to a peak point at which they will
remain for 50% - 60% of their expected lifespan (if maintained and charged correctly, as
described in this manual). At this point the batteries will begin to deteriorate until they will require
replacing. It is for this reason that the batteries must be correctly charged at all times else the peak
point reached may not be the batteries’ optimum capacity and their lifespan may be dramatically
reduced.
• The manufacturer reserves the right to modify the specification if necessary. The final
specification is subject to the individual scooter your purchase from your dealer.
8. Warranty
8.1 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
To ensure the correct after sales service and warranty service support, please write down the vehicle
identification number on the plate attached the rear left-hand side of the scooter frame (by the anti-tip
wheel). Also note down the details of the Medicare Technology dealer who sold the scooter.
Model
……….. VIN #.
Wheeltech Regatta
Owner’s Handbook
……………… Motor serial #:
……………….. Key #:
………….
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Medicare Technology Authorized Service Agent Details:
Name
Address
Tel
Postcode
8.2 Warranty Conditions
There is a comprehensive twelve-month warranty from the date on which your new scooter is delivered.
The warranty covers the scooter for repairs or replacement during this period. For more detail, please see
the Warranty Conditions below.
Warranty Conditions:
1.
Any work or replacement part installation must be carried out by an authorized Medicare Technology dealer / service
agent.
2.
To apply the warranty should your scooter require attention please contact the designated service agent listed above.
3.
Should any part of the scooter require repair or full or part replacement, as a result of a manufacturing or material defect
within twelve months of receiving the scooter, replacement parts will be supplied free of charge.
Note:
This guarantee is not transferable
4.
Any repaired or replaced parts will be covered by this warranty for the balance of the warranty period on the scooter.
5.
Parts replaced after the original warranty has expired will by covered by a three months warranty.
6.
Consumable items supplied will not generally be covered during the normal warranty period unless such items require
repair or replacement clearly as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.
Such items include (among others):
7.
upholstery, tyres and batteries.
The above warranty conditions apply to brand new scooter purchased at the full retail price. Scooters supplied as
secondhand by Medicare Technology normally carry a six-month warranty. If you are unsure whether your scooter is
covered, check with the service agent.
8.
Under normal circumstances, no responsibility will be accepted where the scooter has failed as a direct result of:
a)
The scooter part not having been maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
b) Failure to use the manufacturer’s specified parts
c)
The scooter or part having been damaged due to neglect, accident or improper use
d) The scooter or part having been altered from the manufacturer’s specifications or repairs having been attempted
before the service agent is notified
Please note your local service agent’s contact details in the box above. In the event of your scooter requiring attention, contact
them and give all relevant details so they can act quickly.
The manufacturer reserves the right to alter without notices any weights, measurements or other technical data shown in this
manual. All figures, measurements and capacities shown in this manual are approximate and do not constitute specifications.
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Owner’s Handbook
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Notes and Additions
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Owner’s Handbook
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