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Frontier V6
Extreme X8
OWNERS MANUAL
ALL MODELS
(IN ENGLISH)
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Contents
IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION .............................................................................. 4
1 Power Wheelchair Owner’s Manual .................................................................................... 5
1.1
Intended Use .............................................................................................................. 5
2 Safety and Damage Warnings ............................................................................................ 7
3 Safety .............................................................................................................................. 7
3.1
Transfers ................................................................................................................... 7
3.2 Motor Vehicle Transport ............................................................................................. 8
3.3 Weight Limitations ..................................................................................................... 8
3.4 Stairs and Escalators ................................................................................................... 9
3.5 Transportation Products for your wheelchair ................................................................. 9
3.6 Public Streets and Roadways ....................................................................................... 9
3.7 Stationary Obstacles: (Steps, Kerbs, Etc.) ...................................................................... 9
3.8 Climbing or Descending an Incline...............................................................................11
3.8.1
Maximum Recommended Incline .........................................................................11
3.9 Removable Parts........................................................................................................12
3.10 Cornering Information ................................................................................................12
3.11 Electromagnetic Fields (further information is in Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference
(EMI) 12
3.12 Positioning Belts ........................................................................................................12
3.13 Weather Precautions .................................................................................................13
3.14 Reaching and Bending ................................................................................................13
3.15 Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations.......................................................................13
3.16 Alcohol/Smoking.......................................................................................................13
4 Specifications ..................................................................................................................14
4.1
The Frontier ..............................................................................................................14
4.2 The Extreme X8.........................................................................................................15
4.3 Standards testing .......................................................................................................15
5 Operating Instructions ......................................................................................................16
5.1
Performance adjustments ...........................................................................................16
5.2 Positioning ................................................................................................................16
5.3 Freewheel Mode – pushing the power chair .................................................................16
5.4 Electrical Safety Protection .........................................................................................17
5.5 Seat Tilt Option – if fitted ............................................................................................17
5.6 Power elevating seat option – if fitted ..........................................................................18
5.7 Transfer tilt – if fitted (Frontier Only) ...........................................................................18
5.8 Steering lock option - if fitted (Extreme X8 only) ..........................................................19
6 Joystick controls ..............................................................................................................20
6.1
Joystick power...........................................................................................................20
6.2 Rain and Water .........................................................................................................20
6.3 Joystick lead..............................................................................................................20
6.4 Controller program ....................................................................................................20
6.5 Precautions for use ....................................................................................................20
6.6 Control Panel ............................................................................................................22
6.7 Joystick.....................................................................................................................22
6.8 Basic Programming and set-up ...................................................................................23
6.9 LCD Screen ...............................................................................................................23
6.10
Daily Checks ..........................................................................................................23
6.11 Weekly Checks .........................................................................................................23
6.12 Diagnostics and trouble shooting ................................................................................24
6.13 Common troubleshooting ...........................................................................................24
7 Batteries & Charging ........................................................................................................26
7.1
Batteries ...................................................................................................................26
7.2 Battery Charging........................................................................................................26
7.3 Charging Procedure ...................................................................................................26
To get the maximum range from your batteries: .....................................................................27
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7.4 Public Transportation .................................................................................................27
7.5 Battery Disposal and Recycling ...................................................................................27
8 Care & Maintenance ........................................................................................................28
8.1
General Guidelines.....................................................................................................28
8.2 Batteries ...................................................................................................................28
8.3 Tyres and Castors ......................................................................................................28
8.3.1
Frontier Tyre Inflation ..........................................................................................29
8.3.2
Extreme X8 Tyre inflation.....................................................................................29
8.4 Tyre Wear ................................................................................................................30
8.5 Upholstery ................................................................................................................30
8.6 Cleaning ...................................................................................................................30
8.7 Corrosion Protection ..................................................................................................31
8.7.1
Paint scratches and chips .....................................................................................31
8.7.2
Beach, salt water and Coastal Areas......................................................................31
8.7.3
Snow and Ice, Salted Roads and Footpaths ............................................................31
8.7.4 Post-usage Cleaning ............................................................................................31
8.7.5
Preventative Maintenance....................................................................................32
8.8 Storage .....................................................................................................................32
8.9 Transportation ..........................................................................................................32
8.10
Daily Checks ..........................................................................................................32
8.11 Weekly Checks .........................................................................................................32
8.12 Annual Checks ..........................................................................................................33
9 Servicing .........................................................................................................................33
9.1
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources .....................................33
10
Technical Specifications ................................................................................................35
10.1 Frontier .....................................................................................................................35
10.2 Extreme X8 ...............................................................................................................35
11 Non OEM parts................................................................................................................36
11.1 Non OEM parts, assembly by a 3rd party and customisation ...........................................36
12
Head Office and Operations ...........................................................................................37
Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 & ISO7176-19 restraint system; if fitted ..........38
Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) .....................................................................45
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IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY TERMS
Commencement of warranty period:
The warranty period begins on the date that the product is first received by the customer, or thirty
(30) days from the shipping date from Magic Mobility, whichever comes first.
Repair and replacement:
Customers should contact the agent from whom the product was purchased. Magic Mobility will, at
our discretion, repair/replace items that are considered faulty at time of manufacture.
The availability of replacement units is subject to the discretion of the agent, not the manufacturer.
For more information regarding replacement units, contact your Magic Mobility agent.
Voiding of warranties:
Installation of components by an unauthorised agent will void the warranty. If non Magic Mobility
parts are used or installed, it may void the warranty.
Servicing to controllers or other electronic equipment must be carried out by an authorised agent.
Any attempt to open or dismantle these items with void the warranty.
Batteries: gradual deterioration in battery performance due to being left in a discharged state or left
in poor conditions (extreme temperatures, unclean or damp environments) is not covered under
warranty.
Extension of warranties:
Warranty must not be altered, waived or extended. An extension to the warranty period is
authorized by Magic Mobility on Magic Mobility documentation.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
Frame, bogie and trailing arms, forks
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Motors and brakes
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
The Magic Mobility wheelchair is under full warranty for the first twelve (12) months from the
commencement date. This warranty does not detract from, but is in additional to your legal rights.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
General wear and tear (tyres, batteries, upholstery, scratches, damage etc)
Upon acceptance of goods at delivery the purchaser accepts the “Terms & Conditions of Sale”
Australian Consumers only:
Magic Mobility goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian
Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation
for any foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the good repaired if the goods fail
to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to major failure
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1 Power Wheelchair Owner’s Manual
Thank you for choosing a Magic Mobility Product. We are proud of the quality construction of every
chair we build. This owner’s manual explains the operation of your new chair. Please read it carefully
as it contains important safety, care and maintenance information.
Magic Mobility’s Power Wheelchair series may be custom made to measure and may vary in detail
from chair to chair however this owners manual should cover all basic features and options. If your
wheelchair has been customised especially for you, you can request additional instructions.
Magic Mobility endeavours to supply a wide variety of features and options to meet the needs of the
user. However, final selection and specifications of the type of wheelchair to be used by any
individual rests solely with the user and his/her healthcare professional capable of making such a
selection. Magic Mobility can only stand by our performance specifications when genuine Magic
Mobility components have been used. When third party parts or assembly has taken place, we
strongly advise you seek additional instructions for use.
All of the information and specifications in this document are current at the time of printing.
However due to our policy of continual product improvements we reserve the right to make changes
at any time without notice. This may lead to slight variations between the illustrations and
explanations in this manual and the model you have purchased.
1.1
Intended Use
The intended use of a Magic Mobility Power Wheelchair is to provide mobility to persons with a
maximum weight of 182kgs/364lbs(see section 3.3) limited to a sitting position that have the
capability of operating a powered wheelchair.
Magic Mobility is not liable for damage to property or personal injury arising out of unsafe use of a
power chair. Magic Mobility is also not liable for any property damage or personal injury arising out
of the failure of any person and/or user to following the instructions and recommendations set forth
in this manual.
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If you experience any problems with your power chair that you are unable to solve, or if you do not
feel capable of safely following any of the instructions and/or recommendations as contained in this
manual, please contact your Magic Mobility dealer. You will find the model designation and serial
number of the wheelchair on the base of the frame as shown below; and on your owners manual:
FRONTIER V6
EXTREME X8
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2 Safety and Damage Warnings
Throughout this manual, you will find the following safety and damage warnings.
WARNING! This is a warning which, if ignored, may cause injury to yourself and
other people
STOP! This is an instruction that, if not followed, may result in damage to your Power
chair. It means ‘do not do this’ or ‘do not let this happen’.
3 Safety
Please read and follow all instructions in this owner’s manual before attempting to operate your
power chair for the first time. If there is anything in this manual you do not understand, or if you
require additional assistance for setup, contact your Magic Mobility Dealer before operating the
wheelchair.
Buying a Magic Mobility wheelchair opens up a whole new World and we are keen for you to
explore new possibilities. However, we strongly recommend that when learning your driving
capabilities, the capabilities of your wheelchairs and learning where potential hazards may be; you
always have someone with you as an All-terrain buddy. They can help check out the terrain and also
help you if you need it. We always recommend carrying a mobile phone or GPS alert so that you can
reach help if you need it.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will
need to practice operating the power chair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained
attendant can be defined as a family member or care professional specially trained in assisting a
power chair user in various daily living activities.
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a qualified healthcare professional
has properly fitted the power chair to the user and the prescribing healthcare professional has
trained the user in the operation of the wheelchair, the dangers that can be encountered, and has
ensured that the user is capable of this.
Using your Magic Mobility product safely also depends upon your own good judgement and/or
common sense, as well as that of your provider, caregiver, and/or health professional. Magic
Mobility is not responsible for injuries and/or damage resulting from any person’s failure to follow
the warnings, cautions and instructions in this owner’s manual.
WARNING! If you are going to be stationary in your power chair for an extended
period of time, turn off the power. This will conserve battery power and remove the
chance of unexpected chair movement through inadvertent joystick contact or from
electromagnetic sources
3.1
Transfers
It is recommended that you have a trained attendant present while you learn to transfer. To reduce
the chance of injury:
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Be sure the power is turned off
Be sure the power chair is not in freewheel mode (See section 5.3)
Ensure footrests are swung away or removed
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For side transfers ensure armrests and legrests are swung away or removed, position yourself as
far back as possible in the power chair seat to prevent the power chair from tipping forward.
WARNING! Avoid putting all your weight on either armrests or footrests. This may
cause the power chair to tip and cause injury
3.2
Motor Vehicle Transport
Wheelchair positioning belts are not designed with the intent of providing proper restraint during
motor vehicle transportation. A WC19 and ISO7176-19 compliant system is available from Magic
Mobility.
This wheelchair conforms with the requirements of ANRI/RESNA WC/19 and ISO7176-19. Magic
Mobility recommends that wheelchair users are NOT transported in vehicles of any kind while in
wheelchairs. The Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down system for
transportation of a user while in a wheelchair in a moving vehicle of any type. It is Magic Mobility’s
position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred into appropriate seating in vehicles for
transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto industry.
For detailed information see Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 & ISO7176-19
restraint system; if fitted
NOTE:
ANSI = American National Standards Institute
RESNA = Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
ISO = International Organisation for Standardisation
The joystick controls may be customised and may be one of a number of different models depending
upon users requirements. This manual contains information on the standard joystick control.
WARNING! Wheelchair users should be transferred into appropriate seating in
vehicles for transportation and use made of the restraints made available by the auto
industry.
3.3
Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 182 kg/364 lbs (see table). Do not
carry passengers or heavy weights on any part of the wheelchair.
SEATING ARRANGEMENT
MAXIMUM USER WEIGHT
No seat elevator fitted
182 kg/364 lbs
Seat elevator or tilt fitted
155 kg/364 lbs
STOP! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in damage
to your power chair.
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3.4
Stairs and Escalators
This power chair is not specifically designed to negotiate stairs but is able to do so only in cases with
low step heights and long step landings.
WARNING! Take great care using your power chair to negotiate stairs. Never use
your power chair to negotiate escalators. Always use an elevator or lift where
possible. You may cause injury to yourself and to others.
STOP! Trying to negotiate stairs or escalators may result in damage to your power
chair.
3.5
Transportation Products for your wheelchair
If it is necessary to use a transportation product such as a vehicle hoist or lift, Magic Mobility
recommends that the manufacturer’s instructions and specifications are closely reviewed before
using that product.
3.6
Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and
roadways. This is in accordance with local traffic laws, which vary by country. Please
check your local traffic laws. Be aware that it may be difficult for traffic to see you
when you are seated on your power chair. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait
until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with extreme caution
3.7
Stationary Obstacles: (Steps, Kerbs, Etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or dropoffs (kerbs, porches, stairs, escalators, lifts etc). Always approach an obstacle so both front wheels
touch that obstacle together. Never attempt to climb a kerb or obstacle at an angle. See Figure 1 for
details.
WARNING! It is recommended that an attendant assists when attempting new
obstacles and whilst familiarising yourself with your new wheelchair. The power chair
may be capable of climbing an obstacle of up to 4”/100mm in height however this
can be much lower depending on the setup of the wheelchair. Never try to travel
backwards down any step, kerb, or other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to
tip and cause personal injury.
STOP! Do not attempt to climb obstacles when the seat is reclined or elevated.
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FRONTIER
EXTREME X8
Figure 1 - Correct and Incorrect Approaches to Obstacles
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3.8
Climbing or Descending an Incline
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving; however do not use excessive
speed. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate cautiously. if at anytime you feel
uncomfortable, reduce your acceleration rate.
When driving down an incline, set your power chair to the slowest speed setting and drive in the
forward direction only. If your power chair starts to move down the incline faster than you
anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the joystick. Once the chair
has stopped push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
The following advice is recommended for your safety:
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Do not drive at an angle up or down the face of the incline. Drive your power chair straight up or
down the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of tipping the chair over.
Avoid potentially hazardous inclines e.g. areas covered with snow, ice, mud, cut grass, or wet
leaves.
As with all off-road driving adventures, you should always be sure that the terrain ahead of you
is clear of unexpected hazards. We advise that you have someone with you who can check
ahead for any hazards.
When exploring alone, proceed with extreme caution and we advise you always carry your
mobile phone or GPS alert so that you can reach help.
Avoid sudden stops and starts
When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the power chair in freewheel mode while
seated on it or standing next to it.
Never attempt to travel backwards down an incline.
WARNING! Always exercise extreme caution on inclines and follow the advice above
to reduce the risk of personal injury
3.8.1
Maximum Recommended Incline
Most public access ramps have a maximum gradient 1 in 14 (AS1428.1). Therefore, Magic Mobility
recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or descend on your
power chair does not exceed a 1 in 14 gradient.
Given the off-road capabilities of the power chair, inclines of up to 30° can potentially be ascended
depending on the setup of the wheelchair, weight distribution, and terrain conditions. Extreme care
must be taken when ascending any incline over a 1 in 14 gradient to ensure the wheelchair is not
driven in an unstable position.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 1 in 14 gradient
may put your power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in
personal injury.
Figure 2 – 1 in 14 Gradient
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3.9
Removable Parts
STOP! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts
(armrests, legrest, backrest). This may result in personal injury and/or damage to the
chair.
3.10 Cornering Information
Excessively high cornering speeds can create the possibility of tipping. If you feel that you may tip
over in a corner, immediately reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e. lessen the sharpness of the
turn)
The following advice is recommended for your safety:
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Reduce cornering speed
Reduce steering angle
Beware of uneven, rough and slippery terrain
Avoid turning on inclined surfaces
Be aware of changing surfaces - such as passing from a paved area to a gravel area at high speed
while turning
Avoid abrupt directional changes.
WARNING! When cornering, lower your speed and follow the advice above to
reduce the risk of personal injury
3.11
Electromagnetic Fields (further information is in Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference
(EMI)
Your power chair’s performance may be influenced by electromagnetic fields caused by mobile
telephones or other radiating devices, such as hand-held radios, radio and television stations,
wireless computer links, microwave sources, and pagers.
Your power chair may also be a source of electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. Be
aware that your power chair may affect the performance of alarm systems and other radiating
devices.
WARNING! Turn off your power chair when using products, which emit
electromagnetic fields. This will eliminate the possibility of unintended movement
caused by electromagnetic sources. Failure to take this precaution may result in
personal injury
3.12 Positioning Belts
It is the obligation of the purchasers, therapists and other healthcare professionals to determine if a
positioning belt is required to ensure the safe operation of this equipment by the user.
WARNING! Ensure your positioning belt is fastened securely. Serious personal injury
may result if you fall from the power chair.
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3.13 Weather Precautions
WARNING! Do not operate your power chair in icy or slippery conditions (i.e.
footpaths and roads). Such use may adversely affect the performance and safety of
your power chair, resulting in an accident and personal injury. Salted surfaces will
cause accelerated corrosion of your wheelchair
3.14 Reaching and Bending
WARNING! Avoid bending, leaning, or reaching for objects while seated in the
wheelchair. If you have to pick them up from the floor we suggest you use a specially
designed “Pick up stick”. Movements such as these may cause your power chair to
tip, possibly resulting in personal injury.
3.15 Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or if you have
certain physical limitations.
WARNING! Some medications and limitations may impair your ability to operate
your power chair in a safe manner, possibly resulting in personal injury to yourself
and others.
3.16 Alcohol/Smoking
WARNING! Do not operate your power chair while you are under the influence of
alcohol, as this may impair your ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner,
resulting in personal injury to yourself and others.
WARNING! It is strongly recommended that you do not smoke cigarettes while
seated in your wheelchair. The power chair has passed the necessary flammability
requirements, but it is strongly advised to keep ashtrays at a safe distance from seat
cushions, to ensure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal, and we
strongly advise against leaving lit cigarettes unattended.
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4 Specifications
4.1
The Frontier
A Frontier power chair is depicted below. This will help you identify some of the features referred to
throughout this manual.
Headrest
Backrest
Joystick
Armrest
Seat
Power
Base
Drive
Wheels
Footrest
Rear
Castors
Front
Castors
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4.2
The Extreme X8
An Extreme X8 power chair is depicted. This will help you identify some of the features referred to
throughout this manual.
Headrest
Joystick
Backrest
Armrest
Seat
Seat Tilt /
Elevator
Power Base
Footrest
Serial number
Drive Wheels
4.3
Standards testing
Information regarding the performance attributes and controlled testing results of the power chair
may be obtained from the power chair manufacturer. If you would like access to this information,
please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer.
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5 Operating Instructions
The speed and direction of the power chair is controlled with by the joystick
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Turn on your power chair
Use the joystick to control the speed and direction of travel
At times, particularly during high acceleration on inclines, not all of the castor wheels will contact
the ground. This is a normal part of the chairs operation; if at anytime you feel uncomfortable,
reduce your acceleration rate or speed.
5.1
Performance adjustments
Performance adjustments to your power chair should only be made by professionals of the
healthcare field, or by persons fully conversant with both this process and the driver’s capabilities.
WARNING! Changing the performance settings could adversely affect your power
chair. You may cause injury to yourself and to others.
STOP! Incorrect settings could cause damage to the chair and to surrounding
property.
5.2
Positioning
If your power chair was configured at your Magic Mobility Dealer, please consult your health care
professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment. Some adjustments
may degrade your power chair’s performance and safety by changing its centre of gravity.
5.3
Freewheel Mode – pushing the power chair
Located on each side of the chair, in front of each drive wheel is a motor release lever (see below).
To disengage the built-in or “running” brakes simply push the down levers on each side.
Motors engaged (levers up)
/
Motors disengaged (levers down)
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Freewheel Levers, UP – ENGAGED, DOWN = DISENGAGED
The wheelchair controls will not function and a message will appear on the screen “brake error”
when the chair is in free-wheel mode. This feature has been intentionally incorporated to protect the
user from unsafe situations. These levers are intended for use by the attendant.
Push the levers back up again firmly after manually positioning the chair. Turn the power off and on
again to remove the error message.
WARNING! Do not use your chair in freewheel mode or attempt to place your chair
into freewheel mode without an attendant present. You may cause injury to yourself
and to others. Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline.
The chair could roll uncontrollably on its own, leading to injury to yourself and
others.
WARNING! When the power wheelchair is in freewheel mode, the braking system
is disengaged.
5.4
Electrical Safety Protection
Your wheelchair has a fuse fitted into the battery circuit to protect the motors and electronics from
an accidental current overload. In the case of a blown fuse, the chair will not drive and you will need
to contact your Magic Mobility dealer for repair / replacement
5.5
Seat Tilt Option – if fitted
To operate the seat tilt:
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface.
Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the seat tilt option.
Push the ‘Mode”button on the joystick. Select seat tilt by moving the joystick left or right. Once
the seat tilt option is highlighted, moving the joystick forward or backwards will operate the
function.
Once the seat reaches its highest tilt angle, the tilt action stops; release the joystick at this point.
Before driving, return the seat to its upright position. When returning to the upright position,
always be sure that the mechanism has reached its lowest limit or normal seated position.
WARNING! Never tilt the seat from its upright position on an inclined surface or on
bumpy or uneven surfaces. Never raise the seat tilt while your power chair is in
freewheel mode. Failure to heed this warning can result in the power chair tipping
over and causing personal injury.
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CRITICAL! Do not put your fingers, toes or any objects into the tilt mechanism while
it is operating. Serious personal injury will occur.
5.6
Power elevating seat option – if fitted
The power elevating seat will allow more freedom and independence by extending your level of
reach. The seat height can be adjusted to match a surface to which you are transferring.
The scissor action of the seat elevator may be a dangerous hazard. Under no circumstances should
you put your hands, fingers, toes or any part of your body in the seat elevator mechanism while it is
operating. Ensure that no one in the vicinity of the wheelchair has any part of their body in the seat
elevator mechanism while it is working.
To operate the power elevating seat:
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface.
Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the power elevating seat.
Push the ‘Accessory Mode Selection’ button on the joystick. Select power elevating seat by
moving the joystick left or right. Once the power elevating seat option is highlighted, moving the
joystick forward or backwards will operate the function.
Once the seat reaches its highest elevation, the action stops; release the joystick at this point.
Before driving, always be sure that the mechanism has returned the seat to its lowest position.
The power seat elevator is fitted with a system that reduces the speed of the power wheelchair
when the seat has been elevated approximately 2”/50mm.
WARNING! Fasten the positioning belt when using the seat elevator
WARNING! Never elevate the seat from its lowest position on an inclined surface
WARNING! Never raise the seat when crossing bumpy or uneven surfaces
WARNING! Do not put the power wheelchair into freewheel mode with the seat
elevated
WARNING! Maintain recommended tyre pressures for good stability
STOP! Do not put your fingers, toes or any other body part or object into the scissor
mechanism while it is operating. Serious personal injury will occur.
5.7
Transfer tilt – if fitted (Frontier Only)
The transfer tilt option allows the seat front to be lowered by up to 2.75”/70mm to improve the
ease of transferring in and out of the power wheelchair. All of the wheelchair driving functionality is
turned off while the chair is tilted forwards to prevent damage to the legrests and footplates which
could occur with the seat in this position.
To operate the transfer tilt:
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface
Select transfer tilt seat on the P&G controller. Once the power elevating seat option is
highlighted (as shown to the right), moving the joystick forward or backwards will operate the
function.
Once the seat reaches its lowest position, the action stops; release the joystick at this point.
Always be sure that the mechanism has returned the seat back to to its highest position or the
wheelchair will not drive.
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5.8
Steering lock option - if fitted (Extreme X8 only)
The purpose of the steering lock is to provide greater straight-line directional stability. This is
particularly useful when reversing the wheelchair down-ramps out of a vehicle. This is achieved by
locking the steering tie-rod and is engaged by the chair operator via the joystick
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Bring your power chair to a complete stop on a flat level surface.
Push the ‘Mode’ button on the joystick. Select the Steering lock option by moving the joystick
left or right. Once the Steering lock option is highlighted (as shown to the right), moving the
joystick forward or backwards will operate the function.
Once the steering lock is engaged; release the joystick at this point.
Before driving normally, ensure that you have disengaged the steering lock with the joystick
WARNING! When the steering lock is engaged, only drive the wheelchair forwards
and backwards. Attempting to drive the wheelchair normally with the steering lock
engaged could cause serious damage.
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6 Joystick controls
The joystick controls may be customised and may be one of a number of different models depending
upon users requirements. This manual contains information on the standard joystick control.
6.1
Joystick power
If the power chair begins to move in an unexpected manner, immediately release the joystick and
turn the wheelchair off. Unless the joystick is damaged, this should stop your power chair.
If the joystick is not in the neutral (centre) position when you turn on the power, you may cause a
fault in the system. Releasing the joystick and turning the power off and on again will reset the
system.
WARNING! Always turn the power off when you are stationary to prevent
unexpected movement.
6.2
Rain and Water
The joystick hand control unit IS NOT WATERPROOF. The joystick module is splash proof but may
be permanently damaged if water transgresses the rubber seals (this damage is not covered under
warranty).
We recommend carrying a plastic bag large enough to cover the joystick module and the user’s
hand, in case of rain.
6.3
Joystick lead
If for any reason, the joystick lead is disconnected take care when reconnecting, do not force the
plug into the socket. The lead is polarised and should only be fitted one way.
STOP! Forcing the plug into the socket the wrong way can permanently damage the
electronics system. Also, do not place the lead so that it can be pinched in the seat
frame or the power base frame.
6.4
Controller program
The controller program affects speed, acceleration, deceleration, and braking. The drive mode
settings are pre-set at the factory. If your Magic Mobility Dealer changes these settings, please
make note of these changes.
WARNING! Do not attempt to reprogram your chair. Only the power chair
manufacturer, an authorised representative of the manufacturer, or a trained service
technician should program the controller.
6.5
Precautions for use
The R-net control system has been designed with the user’s safety as the prime consideration. It
incorporates many sophisticated self-test features which search for potential problems at a rate of
100 times per second. If the control system detects a problem either in its own circuits, or in the
wheelchair’s electrical system, it may decide to halt the wheelchair depending on the severity of the
problem. The R-net is designed to maximize the user’s safety under all normal conditions.
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In spite of its sophistication, the R-net cannot take into account circumstances which put the
wheelchair or the controller outside of their specified operating conditions, and so it is important
that the user follows the precautions below:
1)
Do not drive the wheelchair:
a)
beyond restrictions indicated in the wheelchair user manual, for example maximum
inclines, curb height etc.
b)
in places or on surfaces where a loss of wheel grip could be hazardous, for example
on wet grassy slopes.
c) if the controller or other crucial components are known to require repair.
Although the R-net control system is designed and manufactured to be extremely reliable and each
unit rigorously tested, possibility of a system malfunction always exists (however small the
probability). Under some conditions of detected system malfunction, the controller must (for safety
reasons) stop the chair instantaneously. If the physical impairments of the user are such that a
sudden braking action could result in a fall from the chair, it is imperative that a restraining device
such as a seat belt be purchased and installed with the chair. Restraining devices should be used at
all times when the wheelchair is in motion.
For contact information please visit www.pgdt.com
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Magic Mobility accepts no liability for losses of any kind arising from unexpected stopping of
the wheelchair or improper programming of the control system, improper use of the
wheelchair, improper use of the control system or if any of the criteria detailed in this
document are not met.
6.6
Control Panel
On/Off Button: This button turns the R-net on and off. Do not use this button to
stop the wheelchair, except in an emergency.
Horn Button: This button operates the wheelchair’s horn.
The Mode button allows the user to navigate through the available operating
Modes for the control system.
The Profile button allows the user to navigate through the available operating
Profiles for the control system.
Speed Decrease Button - decreases the maximum speed setting.
Speed Increase Button - increases the maximum speed setting.
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchairs Lights. When activated the
LED will illuminate.
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchairs Hazard lights. When
activated the LED will flash.
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchairs Left Indicators lights. When
activated the LED will flash.
This button activates and de-activates the wheelchairs Right Indicators lights.
When activated the LED will flash.
External On/off Switch Jack. This allows the user to turn the control system on and
off using an external device, such as a Buddy Button.
External Profile Switch Jack. This allows the user to select Profiles using an external
device, such as a Buddy Button.
The Joystick Module is supplied with rubber bungs which must be inserted into the Jack
Sockets when no external device is connected.
6.7
Joystick
This controls the speed and direction of the wheelchair. Push the joystick in the direction you wish to
go. The further you push it, the faster the speed. Releasing the joystick stops the wheelchair and
automatically applies the brakes.
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6.8
Basic Programming and set-up
Basic programming can be achieved by pushing and holding the decrease/increase speed buttons at
the same time
This will take you to a menu so the screen brightness, clock and trip distance can be set and re-set.
6.9
LCD Screen
The status of the control system can be understood by observing the LCD screen. The control
system is on when the screen is backlit.
Care
• Avoid knocking your control system, especially the joystick.
• When transporting your wheelchair ensure the control system is well protected.
• To prolong the life of the control system, keep exposure to extreme conditions to a minimum.
Always clean your control system if it becomes contaminated with food or drink.
• Use a damp cloth and washing up liquid mixed with water. Do not use abrasive or spirit based
cleaning agents.
6.10 Daily Checks
Joystick:
6.11
With the control system switched off, check that the joystick is not bent or damaged
and that it returns to center when you release it. If there is a problem do not use your
wheelchair and contact your service agent.
Weekly Checks
Electrical Brakes: This test should be carried out on a level floor with at least one meter clear space
around the wheelchair.
Switch on the control system.
Check that after 1 second the battery gauge remains on or flashes slowly.
Push the joystick slowly forwards until you hear the electrical brakes operate. The
chair may start to move.
Immediately release the joystick, you must be able to hear each electrical brake
operate within a few seconds.
Repeat the test three times, pushing the joystick backwards, left and right
respectively.
If your wheelchair is fitted with lights, turn indicators or seat adjustment actuator,
checks the operation of these.
Connectors: Check all connectors are secure, properly mated and free from damage.
Cables:
Check condition of all cables for damage.
Joystick Gaiter: Check the thin rubber gaiter around the base of the joystick for damage or splitting.
Check visually only, do not handle the gaiter.
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Mounting:
Make sure the controller is securely fixed to your wheelchair. Do not over tighten
any screws.
6.12 Diagnostics and trouble shooting
Diagnostics should only be conducted by healthcare professionals with in-depth knowledge of PGDT
electronic control systems. An incorrect or badly effected repair could result in an unsafe set-up of a
wheelchair. Magic Mobility accepts no liability for losses of any kind arising from an incorrect or
badly effected repair.
Diagnostic Screen
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.
Contact your service agent and give them the information from the Diagnostic screen. This will help
them to identify how to fix the problem.
Diagnostic Procedure
To diagnose a trip please follow this procedure:
 Read and note the Trip Text displayed, the Identified Module and the Trip Code.
 Switch off the control system.
 Make sure that all connectors on the listed Module and the wheelchair are mated securely.
 Check the condition of the battery.
 Find the definition of the Trip Text, and if possible take the required action.
 Switch on the control system again and try to drive the wheelchair. If the safety circuits operate
again, switch off and do not try to use the wheelchair.
 Contact your service agent.
 Penny and Giles have a comprehensive website that helps you to look up Trip codes. If you
have access to a PC, you may find this information is helpful to pass on to your service
agent.
 http://support.pgdt.com/Online-Diagnostics/Trip-Codes/R-net-Trip-Code-Database.aspx
NOTE: If you do not have a trip code on your screen, then the problem is most likely to be related to
the operation of the wheelchair. For example, if the wheelchair won’t drive, or is driving slowly, then
it may be that one of the inhibit switches is activated. There are several inhibit switches that may be
fitted to your wheelchair. They are:
- Seat lift
- Transfer tilt
- Rocker switch on rear of wheelchair (with Magic logo on)
If any of these switches are activated it will effect the driving performance. Make sure you return the
wheelchair to it’s full upright position, with seat fully lowered (if fitted) and check for improvement.
Check for any items that could interfere with the switches (for example a coat or bag may be resting
on the switch at the rear of the backrest)
6.13 Common troubleshooting
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The next section covers typical problems that can be easily fixed at home and are related to the
settings or the powering up of the wheelchair. Please contact your service agent if you have any
doubt.
Centre Joystick - The most common cause of this trip is if the joystick is deflected away from centre
before and during the time the control system is switched on. The joystick displaced screen will be
displayed for 5 seconds, if the joystick is not released within that time then a trip is registered.
 Ensure that the joystick is centered and power-up the control system. This is best done by
ensuring there is no hand contact with the joystick knob during power-up
Low Battery - This occurs when the control system detects that the battery voltage has fallen below
16V.
 Check the condition of the batteries and the connections to the control system.
High Battery Voltage - This occurs when the control system detects that the battery voltage has
risen above 35V. The most common reasons for this are overcharging of the battery or bad
connections between the control system and the batteries.
 Check the condition of the batteries and the connections to the control system.
Brake Error - This occurs when the control system detects a problem in the solenoid brakes or the
connections to them.
 Check the solenoid brakes, cables and connections to the control system
 Check the motor brakes are not dis-engaged (see section 5)
Motor Error - This occurs when the control system detects that a motor has become disconnected.
 Check the motors, cables and connections to the control system.
Inhibit Active - This occurs when any of the Inhibit inputs are active and in a latched state.
 Cycle the power. This will drop out of Latched Mode that might clear the trip.
 Check all wiring and switches connected to the indicated Inhibits.
Gone to Sleep - This occurs when the control system has been left inactive for a time greater than
the parameter Sleep Timer.
Charging - This occurs when the control system detects that a charger is connected to either Inhibit
1 or Inhibit 3. The Battery charging screen will be displayed during charger connection.
 Disconnect the charger from the Wheelchair
Bad Cable - This occurs when the control system detects a fault in the wiring in the communication
cables between any of the modules.
 Check all cables and connections for continuity and any possible pinch points
 If there is any visible damage to cables, replace and cycle power. Contact your service agent
to replace.
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7 Batteries & Charging
7.1
Batteries
Your Power Chair uses high quality long lasting gel cell batteries that are sealed and maintenance
free. There is no need to check the electrolyte fluid level they contain. Despite their similarity to
automotive batteries, they are not the same. Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long,
deep discharge, and are also unsafe for use in power chairs.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, wash your hands after touching.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in the batteries. Use only AGM or
gel-cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
WARNING! When fitting alternate batteries, ensure their terminal posts cannot
touch any part of the wheelchair frame
STOP! Automotive batteries and chargers are unsafe for use in power wheelchairs
7.2
Battery Charging
We recommend using only a high quality dual rate intelligent battery charger with your Power Chair.
Only use the supplied off-board charger unless otherwise approved by Magic Mobility. Do not use
an automotive-type battery charge.
Fully recharge any new batteries prior to use. Operate the power wheelchair around the house and
grounds; do not travel too far until you are accustomed to the controls. After this first use; fully
charge the batteries. After 4 or 5 cycles, the batteries will perform to their fullest potential.
The charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to an extremely low voltage. If
this happens, call your Magic Mobility Dealer for assistance.
7.3
Charging Procedure
Battery Charging is via a socket within the joystick module. When a charger is plugged in, the
joystick unit recognises the unit is plugged in and chair driving is inhibited.
The following procedure is valid for the recommended charger brand - consult your separate charger
instructions if supplied with an alternative charger.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the wheelchair is turned off.
Always make sure that the charger is turned off before plugging it into the wheelchair.
Plug the charger into the charging socket on the joystick module.
Please consult the instruction manual supplied with your charger for detailed instructions
The following advice is recommended to help care for your batteries:




Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries.
The wheelchair will require charging for 8 to 10 hours for a full charge. Charging the batteries for
short periods will shorten the life of the batteries.
Do not charge the batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle if possible.
If the power wheelchair is used every day then the batteries should be charged overnight every
night.
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WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen
battery. Doing so can result in personal injury and damage to the battery
STOP! Do not put the charger on the seat of the wheelchair when charging as the
charger can become quite warm. Always put the charger on the floor near the chair
when in use.
To get the maximum range from your batteries:




7.4
Fully charge the batteries prior to the trip
Avoid stop-go driving; try to maintain a constant speed
Try to avoid inclines
Limit baggage weight carried
Public Transportation
The Gel Cell batteries are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe
transportation on aircraft, buses and trains. However, Magic Mobility recommends that any specific
requirements of the carrier are checked in advance. When flying with your wheelchair, please call
the airline for any specific information they need. Magic Mobility has a “flying with your wheelchair”
fact sheet on the website that covers most questions.
7.5
Battery Disposal and Recycling
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, contact your Magic Mobility Dealer for instructions
on disposal. Your Magic Mobility Dealer will also have all the necessary information on battery
recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
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8 Care & Maintenance
Like any motorised vehicle, your power chair requires routine maintenance checks. You can perform
some of these checks, but it is recommended that every 12 months the chair is inspected by a
factory authorised service facility. Repairs or replacements should only be carried out with
manufacturer-approved components to assure proper performance (see 9 Servicing).
STOP! Do not use parts, accessories, or adapters other than those authorised by
Magic Mobility. This may void your warranty and cause damage to your power
chair.
8.1
General Guidelines
Avoid exposing your power chair to any type of moisture where possible (rain, snow, mist, salt
water, or wash). Such exposure can damage your power chair – see section 8.7 - Corrosion
Protection. Should your power wheelchair come into contact with water, dry as thoroughly as
possible with a towel and then allow it to sit in a warm room for 10-12 hours to dry. Check the
joystick operation and brakes before using your power wheelchair. If there are any doubts or
inconsistencies with your wheelchair, please contact your Magic Mobility dealer
STOP!
DO NOT leave the power wheelchair in rain or a storm of any kind.
DO NOT use the power wheelchair in a shower or leave it in a damp bathroom whilst
taking a shower.
DO NOT leave power wheelchair in a damp area or outdoors for any length of time.
Direct exposure to rain or damp will cause electrical and mechanical malfunctions
and may cause the chair to prematurely rust.
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Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
Keep the controller clean
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures
Do not place the controller cable so it may be pinched in any of the seat or power base
frames
Do not charge in extreme temperatures
Some parts of the power wheelchair are susceptible to extremes of temperature. It is possible for the
batteries to freeze. The temperature at which the batteries freeze depends on a number of factors
including their chemical composition, the level of charge and their usage. At elevated temperatures;
the power wheelchair may operate at a reduced speed. This a safety feature built into the controller
to protect the motors and other electrical components.
8.2
Batteries
The batteries used in your power chair are sealed, no maintenance gel cells and require only correct
charging procedures – see Battery Charging 7.2 . Typically these batteries should last from 1 to 2
years depending upon type of usage.
8.3
Tyres and Castors
Lower tyre pressures provide more traction in mud, sand and snow. For use on firmer surfaces, tyre
pressures may be increased up to a maximum of 8 psi/ 55 kPa depending upon the weight of the
user, their preferences and driving capability. The chart below may be of some assistance when
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increasing tyre pressures. It is not recommended that tyre pressures greater than 8psi /55 kPa are
used.
Tyre pressures should be checked weekly. All pneumatic tyres are fitted with automotive type valves
and can be inflated using most typical automotive hand and foot type pumps as well as service
station air outlets.
STOP! Under inflated tyres may be dangerous and can leave the tyres prone to
punctures. Failure to use the correct inflation pressure can result in reduced
performance or cause an unsafe situation to occur
STOP! Over inflated tyres may cause the tyre to explode and cause bodily harm.
The recommended tyre pressure is also listed on the sidewall of the tyre
8.3.1
Frontier Tyre Inflation
Mid Drive Tyres
(All-terrain)
Mid
Drive
(Hybrid)
3.6 psi (25 kPa)
40,
12 ½ x 2 ¼ HD
pneumatic
200x50
175x50
Pneumatic
2.50-4
and Pneumatic
(Compact
Castors
(All
terrain
Hybrid)
8.3.2
Black, Low Pressure,
Knobby
Tyres 14 x 3
Pneumatic
Mid Drive Tyres
(Compact 73,
supercompact)
Castors
series)
Tyre Description
Magic
Mobility
Maximum
Tyre
Recommended
Pressure according to
Optimum
tyre capacity
Operating Pressure
MAX 8psi (55kPa)
24 psi
165 kPa
36 psi (248kPa)
50 psi
343 kPa
36 psi (248kPa)
40 psi
275 kPa
36 psi (248kPa)
36 psi
248 kPa
36 psi (248kPa)
36 psi
248 kPa
Extreme X8 Tyre inflation
Tyre
Tyre Description
All Tyres
Black, Low Pressure, Knobby
Magic
Mobility
Recommended
Optimum
Operating Pressure
3.6 psi (25 kPa)
MAX 8psi (55kPa)
Maximum
Tyre
Pressure according
to tyre capacity
24 psi
165 kPa
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Advisory Tyre Pressures for user weight (Metric)
Advisory Tyre Pressures for user weight (Imperial)
8.4
Tyre Wear
Tyre wear varies greatly depending on usage (from months to years), but no matter what sort of
time your tyres last this is mostly governed by your typical daily requirements. To achieve the most
from your tyres it is important to have them correctly inflated. Always use manufacturer
recommended parts. Replace tyres when the tread pattern wears to less than 2mm/0.1” in depth as
tyres will start to lose safe traction and can be more prone to puncture.
8.5
Upholstery
The power chair upholstery may be cleaned using mild soap and water. Avoid getting water into any
electric components. Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to
become slippery, or dry out and crack. A general purpose upholstery cleaner may be used on velour.
Upholstery life may be affected by skin oils and human sweat particularly that caused by particular
medications. It is recommended that should cracking or significant wearing of the upholstery occur,
it should be replaced.
8.6
Cleaning
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Your power chair has a powder coated metal frame that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a
damp cloth. Never hose off or pressure clean your power chair or place it in direct contact with
water.
8.7
Corrosion Protection
The V6 power chair has been manufactured using a range of processes that have been developed to
resist corrosion. Although all effort has been made to ensure the long-term durability of the product
we cannot guarantee that the wheelchair will remain corrosion-free for the duration of its usable life.
Prevention, protection and maintenance are essential to reducing the risk of corrosion on the
wheelchair.
The most common causes of corrosion to the power chair are:
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8.7.1
Chipping or scratching of paint or undercoat caused by impact with rocks or other hard
objects.
The accumulation of grit salt, dirt and moisture on the chassis components.
Exposure to highly corrosive environments such as the beach and coastal areas, rivers and
creeks.
Paint scratches and chips
If your power chair chassis or any other steel components are scratched or chipped leaving the bare
metal exposed it is recommended to undertake the following steps to repair the paintwork:
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Lightly sand the exposed area to flatten it and remove any loose edges of paint and any
chipping that has occurred. Ensure any surface corrosion has been removed in this process.
Apply a cleaning solvent to the area to remove any dust, impurities and oils.
Apply primer over the area to be touched up.
After allowing adequate drying time, apply the touch-up paint ensuring that it covers all
exposed areas. When dry, the area should now be protected from further corrosion.
If is it not practical to perform the above steps, products that neutralise rust and prevent it from
spreading can be used such as the many commercially available ‘rust converter’ products.
8.7.2
Beach, salt water and Coastal Areas
Salt water and the surrounding environment is highly corrosive.
Exposure to coastal areas will also increase the likelihood of corrosion occurring on the power chair
even if it is not used on the beach. Coastal air generally has a far higher salt content than inland
areas. The highest coastal corrosion rates are generally within approximately 500 metres (1640 ft)
of the shoreline. If you live in a coastal area or regular use the wheelchair near the beach please see
section 8.7.4 below for maintenance advice.
8.7.3
Snow and Ice, Salted Roads and Footpaths
Avoid using the wheelchair on salted surfaces where possible as the salt can have a detrimental
effect on many of the components used in the wheelchair. If the wheelchair has been driven on wet,
icy or salted surfaces please see section 8.7.4 below for maintenance advice.
8.7.4
Post-usage Cleaning
When the power chair has been used in coastal, wet or salty environments, we recommend that
extra cleaning care is taken to reduce the risk of rusting. When returning from your drive all parts
should be wiped down with warm water on a cloth. Under no circumstances should the wheelchair
be hosed down. The wheelchair should then be left in a warm and dry environment. It may also help
to blow as much of the sand and/or salt off as possible.
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8.7.5
Preventative Maintenance
Prior to using your wheelchair in wet or corrosive environments it is suggested that you protect your
wheelchair by thoroughly coating all metal surfaces with a water dispersant. Common products
include oiled-based spray applicants (eg. WD40) or lanolin-based dispersants (eg. Lanotec). This
coating should provide a barrier between the water and the painted steel surfaces of your power
chair.
A lubricant (such as a WD40) can be sprayed on the lift and tilt mechanism, if fitted, as protection.
The underside of the wheelchair (battery box and chassis components) can be sprayed by using a
ramp another standards-approved lifting device to enable access to these areas.
CRITICAL! Your wheelchair has electric motors and must NEVER be driven through
water, into rivers, creeks and the sea.
8.8
Storage
Store your Magic Mobility power chair in a warm dry environment. If you do not use your power
chair regularly, it is recommended that the batteries be charged at least once per week.
If you are storing your power chair for an extended period of time, please contact your Magic
Mobility Dealer who can give you advice on disconnecting the batteries and blocking up the power
chair to avoid flat-spotting the tyres
Exposing the wheelchair to excessive temperatures will affect the battery life. Avoid storing the
wheelchair in extreme warm and cold environments.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, wash your hands after touching.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals are contained in the batteries. Use only AGM or
gel-cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
8.9
Transportation
Always be sure your power chair and its components are properly secured when it is being
transported. Please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer for advice regarding packing and shipping
your particular chair.
8.10 Daily Checks
Turn off the controller and check the joystick. The joystick should return to centre and not be bent or
damaged in any way. Ensure the joystick boot is not torn or cracked where water can enter and that
all electrical connections are secure.
STOP! Do not use the joystick if the boot is torn or cracked. If the joystick boot
becomes torn or cracked, ensure it is replaced IMMEDIATELY.
8.11
Weekly Checks
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Visually inspect the controller harnesses. Ensure they are not frayed and have any wires
exposed.
Check the tyre pressure is to the specification as detailed in section Frontier Tyre Inflation
8.3.1
Check the tyres for wear
Check the brakes by pushing the joystick slowly forward until you hear the electric brakes
click. Immediately release the joystick. The brakes should operate within a few seconds of
moving the joystick. Repeat this test by pushing the joystick rearwards, left and then right.
Keep your power chair clean and free from foreign material.
STOP! If any of the above checks reveal a problem, please see your Magic Mobility
Dealer for repair.
8.12 Annual Checks
It is highly recommended to service your power chair annually. Take your power chair to your Magic
Mobility Dealer to ensure it is functioning correctly (see Servicing 9)
9 Servicing
Please contact your Magic Mobility Dealer to arrange your annual service. Your local representative
can also discuss the availability of loan (rental) units during repairs and servicing. It should be noted
that many of our power chairs are highly customised and a loan (rental) chair may not be
appropriate.
If you notice symptoms such as motor noise, frayed harnesses, damaged connectors, uneven tyre
wear, unusual motion or broken parts or anything else that may be a cause for concern between
services, please also contact your Magic Mobility Dealer immediately. If required, Head Office can
help you find your nearest Dealer (see Head Office and Operations 12).
Set-Up of the Electronic Control Unit is to be performed ONLY by individuals authorised by Magic
Mobility. The final tuning adjustments of the controller may affect other activities of the wheelchair.
STOP! If non-certified individuals perform any work on these units, the warranty is
void and damage to the equipment could occur.
Do not modify, or have your power chair modified in any way not authorised by Magic Mobility.
Unauthorised changes constitute remanufacturing of the wheelchair. The person or group who make
the changes will have full liability of the wheelchair under the Therapeutic Goods Act (TGA).
WARNING! Unauthorised modifications void your warranty and may result in
personal injury.
STOP! Unauthorised modifications void your warranty, constitute remanufacturing
and may render your chair unsafe.
9.1
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
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Powered Wheelchairs may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is
interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from a variety of sources. For further information
see Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
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10 Technical Specifications
10.1
Frontier
Product
Weight Capacity
Maximum Speed
Estimated Range
Turning Radius
Ground Clearance
Length of Base
Width of Base
Seat to Floor Height
Motors
Controller
Batteries
Battery Charger
Brakes
Freewheel Mode
Tyres
Magic Mobility Frontier V6
Standard – 182kg/364lbs
Seat elevator or tilt fitted - 155 kg/341lbs
10km/h (6.2mph)
34km (21 miles) (73Ah gel cell batteries, dependent on wheelchair
setup and local conditions)
Varies by model – from 455 – 580mm (18-23”)
100mm (4”) (dependent on individual setup)
Varies by model – see website
Varies by model – see website
435mm /17”
68Nm Torque, 700W, Gear-in-line (2 motors)
Penny and Giles R Net
2 x 40/73Ah gel cell deep cycle (varies by model)
8A
Electromagnetic (manual brakes can be fitted if required)
Yes
Varies by model – see website
10.2 Extreme X8
Product
Magic Mobility Extreme X8
Standard – 182kg/364lbs
Weight Capacity
Seat elevator or tilt fitted - 155 kg/341lbs
Maximum Speed
10km/h (6.2mph)
Estimated Range (factory 20km (12.4 miles) (73Ah gel cell batteries, dependent on
conditions apply)
wheelchair setup and local conditions)
Turning Radius
2000mm (79”)
Ground Clearance
100mm (4”) (dependent on individual setup)
Length of Base
1150mm (45.25”)
Width of Base
710mm (28”)
Seat to Floor Height
470mm (490mm with swing-away leg-rests) (18.5 – 19.3”)
Motors
68Nm Torque, 700W, Gear-in-line (4 motors)
Controller
Penny and Giles R NET
Batteries
2 x 73Ah gel cell deep cycle
Battery Charger
8A
Brakes
Electromagnetic, manual brakes can be fitted if required
Freewheel Mode
Yes
Tyres
355mm (14”) (all-terrain low pressure knobby tyres)
Magic Mobility is not able to provide technical specifications for non Magic Mobility parts, nor can
we guarantee performance according to the table above.
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11 Non OEM parts
11.1
Non OEM parts, assembly by a 3rd party and customisation
If non Magic Mobility parts are fitted to the wheelchair, Magic Mobility is not responsible for their
compatibility, performance or instructions for use. Please refer to the relevant manufacturers
manuals for appropriate use. Magic Mobility wheelchairs pass AS3695 in a standard wheelchair
configuration, all variants and non Magic Mobility components are not tested. In addition, if non
Magic Mobility parts are fitted, it could void the warranty as Magic Mobility cannot guarantee their
compatibility. In the instance where non Magic parts are fitted, then they are fitted at your own
risk/risk of the final person who assembles the wheelchair. In the instance where parts are
assembled by a third party agent, they take the responsibility of being the manufacturer.
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Appendix A - ANSI/RESNA WC/Vol 1 – Section 19 & ISO7176-19
restraint system; if fitted
The wheelchair is not provided with a wheelchair anchored belt restraint as standard. It must be
requested at the time of ordering the wheelchair or it can be retrofitted later on by a Magic Mobility
Representative.
Once fitted; the wheelchair complies with the requirements of RESNA WC-4, Section 19 and
ISO7176-19.
It is recommended that people who use wheelchairs should transfer to the vehicle seat and use the
vehicle-installed occupant restraint system when this is feasible.
When seat positioning options are fitted the following should be followed unless necessary for
postural or medical requirements of the occupant.
Seat elevator: fully DOWN i.e. the seat at its lowest
Seat Tilt: Fully DOWN i.e. the seat parallel to the ground
Legrest: Fully DOWN i.e. feet close to the floor, knees bent at 90°
Backrest: Upright i.e. at or close to 90° to the seat
Rear Tie Down
Front Tie Down
Figure 3 - V6 Tie down locations
There are four wheelchair securement points; two at the front and two at the rear.
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Rear Tie Down
Front Tie Down
Front Tie Down
Figure 4 - X8 tie down locations
The tie downs have a rectangular aperture 25mm x 50mm. Any hook or loop of the restraint end
fitting must fit through this hole.
The wheelchair provides for anchoring a pelvic belt restraint that conforms to the requirements of
RESNA WC19 Section 19 and ISO7176-19. The belt anchor points are shown in Figure 5. The
seatbelt is anchored over a 14mm spigot by an M8 (minimum grade 8.8) bolt. The pelvic belt
restraint can be used in conjunction with a vehicle anchored shoulder belt with a standard lower
anchorage connector as a crashworthy three point belt restraint in motor vehicles.
Magic Mobility supply either a 600mm or 700mm compatible crashworthy wheelchair anchored
pelvic belt restraint when WC4;19/ISO7176;19 tie downs are requested. This belt is designed to
accommodate use on either side of the vehicle. The belt is equipped with standard interconnect
hardware to enable attachment of suitably equipped vehicle anchored shoulder belts. See Figure 5.
The free end of the vehicle anchored shoulder belt is installed over the shoulder belt connection pin.
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Shoulder belt connection pin
Shoulder belt connection pin
Figure 5 - The Wheelchair Anchored Pelvic Belt
The pelvic belt should be worn low across the front of the pelvis and in contact with the tops of the
thighs near the thigh-abdominal junctions.
The angle of the pelvic belt restraint should be between 30° to 75° relative to the horizontal and,
ideally between within 45° and 75° to the horizontal, as shown in Figure 6
Figure 6 - Preferred and optimal zones for angles of pelvic belt restraints
The belt restraint buckle of three point belt restraints must be placed in contact with the occupant’s
body and away from wheelchair components
Upper torso belt restraints should fit directly over, and in contact with, the middle of the shoulder.
The junction of the shoulder belt and pelvic belt of three point belts should be located near the hip
opposite to the shoulder over which the diagonal belt crosses and not near the midline of the
occupant
Belt restraints should not be routed outside of the wheelchair wheels or over the wheelchair arm
supports and should not be held away from the body by the wheelchair components or parts, such
as the wheelchair armrests or wheels, see Figure 7 and Figure 8
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Figure 7 - Illustration of improper positioning of belt restraints
Figure 8 - Illustration of proper routing an positioning of belt restraints on the wheelchair occupant
Belt restraints should be adjusted as snugly as possible, consistent with user comfort. Belt restraints
should not be worn or twisted in a manner that reduces the area of contact of the belt webbing with
the occupant
This wheelchair has the following ratings if WC4-19/ISO7176-19 tie downs are fitted
Ease of proper belt positioning: Excellent
Extent to which proper belt fit is achieved: Excellent
ISO7176-19 states that a mid size adult male weighs between 75 and 136Kgs (165 to 300lbs) and
the appropriate ATD (crash test dummy) would weigh approximately 76Kg. This weelchair was
tested with a 76Kg/152lbs ATD. Occupants with a higher weight are at increased risk during an
accident and a weight over 136Kgs/300lbs is outside the scope of the testing conducted.
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WARNINGS
The wheelchair is designed specifically for forward facing use in motor vehicles
The wheelchair should only be used in motor vehicles as described in the wheelchair
manufacturer’s instructions
The wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward facing mode when loaded with a
crash test dummy restrained with pelvic and shoulder belts. Both pelvic and upper torso
belts designed for use as crashworthy restraints in motor vehicles should be used to reduce
the risk of serious injuries to wheelchair occupants
Alterations or substitutions should not be made to the wheelchair or seating system
structural members, or to its parts and components, without consulting the wheelchair
manufacturer
The use of postural pelvic belts attached to the wheelchair base or seat frame is
encouraged during travel, but these belts should be positioned so they don’t interfere with
the proper positioning of crashworthy belt restraints and should not be relied on for
occupant protection in crash situations unless the postural belt has been designed to
comply with, and perform to, requirements of RESNA WC4, Section 19 and ISO 7176,
Section 19
Both pelvic and shoulder belt restraints that comply with RESNA WC4, Section 19 and ISO
7176, Section 19 should be used to limit occupant movement in a crash and reduce the
likelihood of injury
Belt restraints should be positioned on wheelchair occupants in accordance with the
wheelchair tie down and occupant restraint system and the manufacturer’s instructions
Whenever possible, auxiliary wheelchair equipment should be removed from the
wheelchair and stored in a cargo area or secured in the vehicle during transit, or effectively
secured to the wheelchair so that it does not break loose and cause injury to vehicle
occupants in a crash
Rigid trays on wheelchairs that are not specifically designed for use during travel in motor
vehicles should be either removed and stored separately in the vehicle or be secured to the
wheelchair so it will not break free in a crash. Additionally, the tray should be positioned
with a gap of at least 75mm(3 in.) between the tray and the wheelchair occupant’s
abdomen and/or chest so as not to interfere with proper belt restraint use and have energy
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absorbing padding placed in the gap between the tray edge and the wheelchair occupant
The wheelchair manufacturer should be consulted for questions about using the wheelchair
for seating in a motor vehicle,
Sufficient forward and rearward clear space should be provided around the wheelchair
occupant as shown in below.
The forward clear space zone (FCZ) needs to be larger when a shoulder belt restraint is not
used
Vehicle interior components that cannot be removed from the clear zones of Error!
Reference source not found., or that are near the wheelchair occupant space at a level that
may be contacted by a wheelchair occupant’s head during a side impact collision or a
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vehicle rollover, should be padded with material that complies to FMVSS 201.
Only spill proof batteries (e.g. gel-cell) should be installed on wheelchairs that are
transported in motor vehicles.
Back supports with adjustable recline angles should not be reclined to more than 30° to the
vertical during vehicle travel unless necessary for the postural and medical needs of the
occupant
For people who use heavy wheelchairs transportation in larger vehicles is recommended
when the option exists
The wheelchair should be inspected by a manufacturer’s representative before reuse
following involvement in any type of collision
Care should be taken when applying the occupant restraint to position the seatbelt buckle
so that the release button will not be contacted by wheelchair components during a crash
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Appendix B – Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Powered Wheelchairs 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 cellular phones. The interference (from
radio wave sources) can cause the powered wheelchair to release its brakes, move by itself, or move
in unintended directions. It can also permanently damage the powered wheelchair’s control system.
The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each powered
wheelchair 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 wheelchair model as shipped, with no further modification,
has an unknown immunity. 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 warnings listed
below, your risk to EMI will be minimised.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1) Hand held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the antenna mounted directly on
the transmitting unit. Examples include: citizens band (CB) radios, “walkie talkie,” security, fire and
police transceivers, cellular telephones, and other personal communication devices. **NOTE: Some
cellular 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, ambulance, and
taxis. These usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle; and
3) Long range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters (radio and
TV broadcast antenna towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
NOTE: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM
radios, TV sets, CD 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 wheelchair.
Powered Wheelchair Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
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 powered wheelchair’s
control system while using these devices. This can affect powered wheelchair movement and
braking. Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent possible interference
with the control system of the powered wheelchair.
WARNINGS
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio
(HAM) transmitters, two way radios and cellular phones can affect powered wheelchairs.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or
powered wheelchair movement which could result in serious injury.
Do not operate hand held transceivers (transmitter-receivers), such as citizens band (CB) radios, or
turn ON personal communication devices, such as cellular phones, while the powered wheelchair is
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turned ON.
Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid coming close to them.
If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered wheelchair OFF as soon as it is
safe to do so.
Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered wheelchair, may make
it more susceptible to EMI (Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall
immunity of the powered wheelchair)
Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered wheelchair
manufacturer, and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
Important Information
1) 20 volts per meter (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against EMI (as of
May 1994) (the higher the level the greater the protection)
2) This product has an unknown immunity.
United States of America (ONLY)
Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a practitioner licensed by the
law of the State in which he/she practices.
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