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User Manual
Read the User Manual carefully before operating the Breeze S.
If you do not fully understand any part of this manual, please contact your dealer or
any of our Service Centres.
Read this manual step by step, as injury or damage may occur from misuse!
Electromagnetic Interference (“EMI”) can cause powered vehicles to behave
erratically, which could be dangerous to the user.
For your safety and protection, it is IMPERATIVE that you take time to read
Chapter 10 (“EMI WARNING”) before operating the Breeze S.
Serial Number and Manufacturer’s data are fixed at the front, on the plastic mud
guard cover on the metal label of the Breeze S.
(See 4.6 in figure 3, page 18)
AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES strives continuously to improve its products, their
quality and reliability, in constant effort to ensure its customers’ satisfaction as well
as its place in the market.
Warranty for the Breeze S is subject to your local distributor's warranty.
The Afikim Electric Vehicles Ref. Registration Number with the Competent
Authority (UK) Is: CA000292.
Our Authorized Representative with the Competent Authorities is:
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4YA, England
TEL/FAX: 0044-181-954-9964
Appendix A – Specification Sheet
Congratulations on choosing the Breeze S as your electrically powered scooter.
The Breeze S is a scooter for elderly and disabled persons, and for fun and sport.
Scooter classification: Class B in accordance with EN12184.
The Breeze S is designed for a maximum occupant mass of 160 kg (352 lbs) with 3
wheels, and 200Kg (440 lbs) with 4 Wheels.).
The Breeze S is an outdoor scooter designed to work in normal environmental conditions
from very cold temperatures (-30ºC/-22ºF) to very hot temperatures (+45ºC/+113ºF).
The Breeze S will operate in light rain showers, but extended use is not recommended in
heavy rain or snow.
The Breeze S is easy to operate. The relatively large wheels let the user drive on unpaved
roads, over moderately rough terrain and over obstacles as high as 5” (12 cm).
Refer to Appendix A: Specification Sheet (Page 30) for the required tyre pressure.
The Breeze S maximum safe slope is: 11.3º (20%).
The braking system stops the Breeze S smoothly and within a short distance after the
throttle control lever is released.
The Breeze S is equipped with both front and rear shock absorbers to give the user a
comfortable and smooth drive, even when using the vehicle on moderately rough roads.
A standard handbrake is also provided for backup.
The seat is spacious and comfortable, and can be rotated for
easy access (standard seats). It can be adjusted forward and
backward. The seat can also be adjusted up and down by a
All controls are conveniently mounted on the tiller and are
simple to operate.
Under normal conditions, the Breeze S can travel
approximately 45 km (30 miles) before the batteries require
After reading through this entire manual and before using the
Breeze S, do a visual check of all the parts of the vehicle, to
make sure that there is no visible damage. If you have any
questions or concerns, contact your dealer.
The Breeze S was developed to use maintenance-free sealed batteries only.
A Maintenance Manual is available for trained technicians.
WARNING! An authorized supplier or qualified technician
must perform the initial setup of this scooter, and must
perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this user’s manual and on the
scooter to identify warnings and important information. It is very important
for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous
condition/situation. Failure to follow designated procedures
can cause either personal injury, component damage, or
On the scooter, this is a triangular black symbol.
MANDATORY! These actions must be performed as
specified. Failure to perform mandatory actions can cause
personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the scooter,
this is a white symbol on a dark background.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions
must not be performed at any time or under any
circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause
personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the scooter,
this is a black symbol with a circle and slash.
Please note and strictly adhere to the following Safety
Instructions. Additional Warnings and Notices are printed in this
user manual; it is imperative that you read carefully all chapters of
this manual before operating the Breeze S. It is also advisable to
refresh your memory by re-reading this manual periodically.
Get acquainted with the Breeze S and its operational features
before driving it.
Drive slowly (speed limit dial set to MIN) until you get used to the
Breeze S, to its various functions, safety features, and to its
braking capabilities and limitations.
Watch carefully for pedestrians and drive your Breeze S
In crowded areas, always drive with the speed limit dial set to
Drive only where permitted according to all applicable local laws
and ordinances. Breeze S is 65 cm (25.5") wide. Take great care
not to hit persons or any objects around the vehicle.
Never remove any of the Breeze S safety parts such as
fenders, plastic covers or emergency brake lever.
Never remove any of the Warning labels. If any of the Warning
labels is removed, gets worn off or painted over, etc. ask your
dealer to supply you with a new label.
Never put your hands, fingers, or legs into any moving parts or
under any protective cover, since moving parts and hot surfaces
are under those covers.
When making adjustments (folding the seat back, adjusting the
armrest, moving the seat forward or backward, adjusting the tiller
distance), as well as when squeezing the throttle control lever or
handbrake, always take care that your hands and fingers are not
trapped between any of the moving parts.
When moving the tiller forward or backward, be careful not to trap
your fingers in the mechanism.
Never load the Breeze S with more than 160 kg (352 lbs) or 200
kg (440 lbs), depending on the model) total load (user weight and
all other loads combined, including baskets).
The load in the rear basket must not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs).
The load in the front basket must not exceed 8 kg (17.6 lbs).
The Breeze S is designed to carry ONE person only on the Single
Seat model. Never operate it with an additional person on board,
including a child.
Never inflate the Breeze S tyres more than the
manufacturer’s recommended pressure shown on the
Never use the Breeze S on stairs.
Never try to go over an obstacle that is more than the maximum
recommended slope angle and obstacle height given in the
specification sheet. When driving over an obstacle, always drive
so that the front of the Breeze S is facing the obstacle.
If for any reason the Breeze S does not stop when you release
the throttle control lever, or takes longer to stop than it should (3
meters on a level surface), immediately use the handbrake to
stop the Breeze S, turn the main key switch to OFF, and contact
your dealer.
Do not use the Breeze S in heavy rain or extreme humidity, or at
temperatures below -30ºC (-22ºF) or above +45ºC (+113ºF).
The seat weighs 20 kg (44 lbs). Each battery weighs a minimum
of 23 kg (50.6 lbs). Be careful when lifting the seat and the
See instruction for lifting the seat and the batteries in Chapter 8:
Maintenance, and Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Repair.
Always lift using your knees and legs, not your back.
If the Breeze S is involved in any kind of an accident in which
parts are damaged, you must get a qualified technician to
examine it before continuing to use it.
Batteries contain lead and acid, which is very corrosive. Batteries
must be disposed of in accordance with proper procedures.
When driving, always make sure that the backrest is in its
fully upright position.
Use lead acid maintenance-free sealed batteries only.
WARNING!!! Special care must be taken to prevent children from
operating the Breeze S.
Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the Breeze S
scooter while the batteries are charging.
Always drive carefully. Adjust your speed according to road
When turning at high speed, the Breeze S can become unstable.
Before making sharp turns, reduce speed to minimum to prevent
The Breeze S is able to go up slopes higher than the
recommended safe slope. However, do not drive on slopes
whose incline you do not know. Always drive very slowly and do
not drive on the side of such slopes.
Before starting to drive, make sure your emergency brake
operates properly.
Do not release either the manual or
the manual release lever of the
electromagnetic brake (EMB) when
the Breeze S is on a slope.
When on any sort of an incline, never
place the Breeze S in freewheel mode
while seated on it or standing next to it.
The lights of the Breeze S should be on when visibility is
reduced, day or night.
Since your seat upholstery is fire resistant, do not cover it
or replace with any upholstery other than upholstery of the
same kind.
When removing the battery cover, watch out for hot parts. The
motor, axle, EMB, electronic cards and electronic controller might
be hot, Do not touch them until you have checked their
Make sure your fingers are not squeezed between the
levers and the rubber grip.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie-talkie, laptop, or other radio
transmitter while operating the Breeze S.
Removal of the grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If it
is necessary to use a 3-pronged electrical outlet, properly install
an approved 2-pronged adapter.
Do not connect an extension cord to the AC/DC converter
or to the battery charger.
Keep tools and other metal objects away from the battery
terminals. Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not sit on the Breeze S when it is on any type of
lift/elevation product.
Explosive conditions exist
Disposal and recycling: Contact your authorized dealer for
information on proper disposal of your Breeze S and its
Wear safety glasses.
Contains lead.
The battery charger is for indoor use only.
Flammable material. Do not expose to open flame.
At the rear of the Breeze S is the manual release lever of the
EMB. When using this lever, be careful not to touch the surface of
the motor, as it could be very hot and cause injury. See the
warning label at the rear of the scooter near the lever.
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new Breeze S scooter for the first time
without reading and understanding this user manual completely.
Your Breeze S is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to
increase mobility. We provide an extensive range of products to best fit the
individual needs of the user. Please be aware that the final selection and
purchasing decision regarding the type of Breeze S scooter to be used is the responsibility
of a user who is capable of making such a decision and of his or her healthcare
professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has
properly fitted the Breeze S scooter to the user and has assisted the prescribing
healthcare professional and/or the authorized dealer to give instructions for the use of the
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the user will need
to practice operating the Breeze S 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 user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your Breeze S during daily activities, you will probably encounter
situations in which you will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be
in full and confident control as you manoeuvre through doorways, on and off elevators, up
and down ramps, and over moderately rough terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you
operate the Breeze S safely.
We have designed and engineered your Breeze S to provide maximum
mobility and utility. Under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove,
or disable any feature, part, or function of your Breeze S.
WARNING! Do not modify your Breeze S in any way not authorized by the
manufacturer. Do not use accessories if they have not been tested or
approved by the manufacturer.
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your Breeze S by any of its
removable parts, including the armrests, seat, or shroud.
Get to know the feel of your Breeze S and its capabilities. We recommend
that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your Breeze S
operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your scooter:
Check for proper tyre inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air
pressure rating indicated on each tyre.
Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are secure and not corroded.
Check all harness connections. Make sure they are secured properly.
Check the brakes.
Check the battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorized Breeze S dealer for assistance.
Your Breeze S is equipped with pneumatic tyres. Check the tyre pressure at
least once a week. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tyres
and help ensure the smooth operation of your Breeze S.
WARNING! It is critically important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure indicated
on each tyre is maintained at all times. Do not under-inflate or over-inflate
your tyres. Under-inflation may result in loss of control, and over-inflation may burst the
tyre. Failure to maintain the indicated pressure rating at all times may result in tyre and/or
wheel failure.
WARNING! Inflate your scooter tyres from a regulated air source with an attached
pressure gauge
NOTE: If the tyres on your Breeze S are marked with a psi rating only, use the
following conversion formulas to find the bar or kPa rating:
bar = psi x 0.06895 kPa = psi x 6.89476.
Your scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to Appendix A –
Specification Sheet for details.
MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity for your Breeze S.
Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty. We will not be held
responsible for injuries and/or property damage resulting from failure to observe weight
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your scooter. Carrying passengers on your
Breeze S may result in instability.
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination,
designed for easy and safe access. Some ramps may have turning
switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills
on your Breeze S.
Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or incline.
Take wide turns with your Breeze S around any tight corners. If you do that, the
scooter’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc. Do not cut the corner short, and do not bump
into or get hung up on any railing corners.
When driving down a ramp, keep the Breeze S scooter’s speed adjustment set to
the slowest speed setting to ensure a safely controlled descent.
Avoid sudden stops and starts.
Figure A. Maximum Recommended Incline Angle
When driving up an incline, try to keep your Breeze S moving. If you must stop, start up
again slowly, and then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, set the speed
switch to MIN and drive forward only. If your Breeze S starts to move down the incline
faster than you want, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the throttle control
lever, then push the throttle control lever forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled
WARNING! When on any incline, never place the Breeze S in freewheel mode while
seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive up at an angle.
Always drive your Breeze S scooter straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the
possibility of tipping over or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an
WARNING! Do not drive your Breeze S across an incline or diagonally up or down an
incline; if possible, do not stop while driving up or down an incline.
WARNING! Do not drive up or down a potentially hazardous incline
(e.g., areas covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
Even though your Breeze S is capable of climbing slopes greater than
those illustrated in Figure A, do not, under any circumstances, exceed
the incline guidelines or any other specifications presented in this
manual. Doing so could cause your Breeze S to become unstable.
Note that public accesses ramps are not subject to government regulation in all countries,
and therefore do not necessarily have the same standard degree of slope. Other inclines
may be natural or not be designed specifically for scooters. Figure A illustrates your
Breeze S’s stability and its ability to climb includes under various weight loads and under
controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the Breeze S’s seat in the highest position and in its
farthest rearward position. Use this information as a guideline. Your Breeze S’s ability to
travel up inclines is affected by your weight, scooter speed, your angle of approach to the
incline, and your Breeze S setup.
WARNING! Any attempt to go up or down a slope steeper than shown in Figure-A may
make your Breeze S unstable and cause it to tip.
WARNING! Never carry an oxygen tank weighing more than 15 lbs (6.8 kg). Never put
more than 8 Kg (17.6 lbs) in the front basket or more than 10 Kg (22 lbs) in the rear
Figure B. Normal Driving Position
Figure C. Increased Stability Drive Position
When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See Figures B and C. This shifts
the centre of gravity of you and your Breeze S toward the front of the Breeze S for
improved stability.
NOTE: If the throttle control lever is released while you are moving forward up a
ramp, the Breeze S may roll back approximately 1 foot (30 cm) before the brake
engages. If the throttle control lever is released while you are moving in reverse, the
Breeze S may roll back approximately 3 feet (one meter) before the brake engages.
Excessively high cornering speeds can result in tipping. Factors that affect the possibility
of tipping include, but are not limited to, cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you
are turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low
traction to an area of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area –
especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt changes of direction. High cornering
speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your
speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your Breeze S
from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable centre of
gravity. When using your Breeze S at higher speeds, do not corner sharply. This greatly
reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. Always exercise your common sense when
Your Breeze S is equipped with two powerful braking systems:
Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control
lever returns to the centre/stop position.
Park Brake: Activates automatically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to a
near stop, or when power is removed from the system for any reason.
Your Breeze S is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving
conditions, on dry, level surfaces of concrete, tarmac, or asphalt. However, we recognize
that there will be times when you will encounter other surfaces. For this reason, your
Breeze S is designed to perform well on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use
your Breeze S safely on lawns and in parks.
Reduce your Breeze S speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear.
Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid it.
WARNING! Do not operate your Breeze S on public streets or roadways.
It may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your Breeze S. Obey all
local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with
extreme caution.
WARNING! Do not drive near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or
drop-offs (curbs, porches, stairs, etc.).
WARNING! Do not try to go up or down an obstacle that is too high.
WARNING! Do not try to go backward down any step, curb, or other
obstacle. This may cause the Breeze S to tip.
WARNING! Be sure your Breeze S is travelling perpendicular to any curb you may be
required to go up or down.
WARNING! Do not attempt to negotiate a curb that is higher than 12 cm (5").
Avoid exposing your Breeze S to inclement weather.
If you are suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your
Breeze S, proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your Breeze S
before storing, charging, or operating it.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy slippery
surfaces can have an adverse affect on the electrical system. Maintain and store your
Breeze S in dry and clean conditions.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to extreme hot or cold may affect the temperature of
parts of the Breeze S, possibly resulting in skin irritation. Exercise caution when using your
Breeze S in extremely hot or cold conditions or when exposing your Breeze S to direct
sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Your Breeze S is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when pushed
forward, allows the Breeze S to be pushed. For more information about how
to place your Breeze S in and out of freewheel mode, see Chapter 4 –
General description of the Breeze S.
WARNING! When your Breeze S is in freewheel mode, the parking system is
 Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
 Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
 Stand beside the Breeze S to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never do this
while sitting on the Breeze S.
 After you have finished pushing your Breeze S, always return it to the drive mode to
lock the brakes (pull the manual freewheel lever backward).
 An added feature built into the Breeze S is “push-too-fast” protection, which
safeguards it against gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
Push-too-fast operates in two different modes:
 If the key is in the OFF position while the Breeze S is in freewheel mode, the Breeze
S’s controller activates regenerative braking when it is pushed faster than the preprogrammed maximum threshold. In this case, the controller is acting as a speed
 If the key is in the ON position while the Breeze S is in freewheel mode, you will
encounter considerable resistance at any speed. This prevents the Breeze S from
gaining unwanted momentum should the freewheel lever be raised inadvertently while
you are driving the Breeze S.
 When using this lever, be careful not to touch the internal surface of the motor, as it
could be very hot and cause injury. See the warning label at the rear of the scooter
near the lever.
Breeze S scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators.
Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Do not use your Breeze S scooter to negotiate steps or escalators.
 Determine whether the door opens toward or away from you.
 Use your hand to turn the knob or to push the handle or push-bar.
 If the door opens away from you, drive your Breeze S gently and slowly forward to
push the door open.
If the door opens towards you, drive your Breeze S gently and slowly backwards to
pull the door open.
Modern elevators have a safety mechanism on the edge of the door that, when pushed,
reopens the door(s).
 If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the
rubber door edge or allow the rubber door edge to contact the Breeze S; and the door
will reopen.
 Take care that handbags, packages, or Breeze S accessories do not become caught
in elevator doors.
NOTE: Sometimes manoeuvring your Breeze S may be difficult in elevators and building
entrances. Use caution when attempting to manoeuvre your Breeze S in small spaces,
and avoid areas that might pose a problem.
If you travel with your Breeze S, you may find it necessary to use a lift or elevation product
to aid in transportation. We recommend that you closely review the manufacturer’s
instructions, specifications, and safety information before using the lift/elevation product.
WARNING! Never sit on your Breeze S when it is being used with any type of lift/elevation
product. Your Breeze S was not designed for such use, and any damage or injury
resulting from such use is not our responsibility.
BATTERIES (see also Replacing Batteries, page 28)
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other
battery handling information.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries, and
wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Scooter batteries are heavy. (See Appendix A – Specification Sheet). If you
are unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and
avoid lifting beyond your capacity.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery.
WARNING! Connect the battery cables correctly. RED (+) cables must be connected to
positive (+) battery terminals/posts and BLACK (-) cables must be connected to negative ( )
battery terminals/posts. REPLACE damaged cables immediately. Protective caps must be
installed over all battery terminals.
NOTE: If the battery is damaged or cracked, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and
contact your local waste disposal agency or authorized Breeze S dealer for instructions for
disposal or for recycling (which we recommend).
The manufacturer recommends that you do not remain seated in your Breeze S while
travelling in a motor vehicle. The Breeze S should be stowed in the boot of a car or in the
back of a truck or van with the batteries removed and properly secured. In addition, all
removable Breeze S parts, including the armrests, seat, and shroud, should be removed
and/or properly secured during transportation.
WARNING! Although your Breeze S may be equipped with an optional tie-down belt, this
belt is not designed to provide restraint during motor vehicle transportation. Anyone
travelling in a motor vehicle must be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with
securely fastened seat belts.
WARNING! Do not sit on your Breeze S while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Always be sure your Breeze S and its batteries are properly secured when it
is being transported. Batteries must be secured in an upright position, and protective caps
must be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries must not be transported with any
flammable or combustible items.
Although your Breeze S may be equipped with an optional tie-down belt, this belt is not
designed to provide restraint during motor vehicle transportation. Anyone travelling in a
motor vehicle must be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with securely fastened
seat belts.
WARNING! Do not sit on your Breeze S while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Ensure your Breeze S and its batteries are properly secured during
WARNING! If you anticipate being stationary for an extended period of time, turn off the
power. This will prevent unexpected travel caused by accidentally touching the throttle
control lever.
Getting onto and off your Breeze S requires a good sense of balance. Please
observe the following safety tips when getting on and off your Breeze S:
 Remove the key from the key switch.
 Ensure that your Breeze S is not in freewheel mode
 (see Chapter 4 - General description of the Breeze S).
 Ensure that the seat is secured in place.
 Pivot the armrests up
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the seat to prevent the Breeze S
from tipping and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the Breeze S armrests, and do not make the
armrests bear weight, such as during transfers. Such use may cause the Breeze S to tip,
resulting in a fall from the Breeze S and/or personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
Breeze S to tip.
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your Breeze S. Bending forward creates the risk of
accidentally contacting the throttle control lever. Bending to the side while seated creates
the risk of tipping. It is important to maintain a stable centre of gravity to keep the Breeze
S from tipping. We recommend that you determine your personal limitations and practice
bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
Breeze S deck or from either side of the Breeze S such as these may change your centre
of gravity and the weight distribution of the Breeze S, causing it to tip.
PROHIBITED! Keep your hands away from the tyres and wheels when driving. Be aware
that loose-fitting clothing can become caught in tyres and wheels.
The Breeze S user must exercise care and common sense when operating the Breeze S.
This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescription or over-the-counter
drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescription or over-the-counter
medication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations
may impair your ability to operate your Breeze S in a safe manner.
The Breeze S user must exercise care and common sense when
operating the Breeze S. This includes awareness of safety issues
while under the influence of alcohol, or while smoking.
WARNING! Do not operate your Breeze S while you are under
the influence of alcohol, as this may impair your ability to operate
the Breeze S in a safe manner.
WARNING! The manufacturer strongly recommends that you do not smoke while seated
on your Breeze S, although the Breeze S seat has passed the necessary testing
requirements for cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if
you decide to smoke cigarettes while seated on your Breeze S.
 Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.
 Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.
 Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio
frequency waves can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically
powered mobility vehicles.
EMI/RFI can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile two-way
radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM)
transmitters, wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters and mediumrange mobile transceivers used by emergency vehicles. In some cases, they can cause
unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every electrically powered
mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI.
The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection against EMI. This product has
been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/M.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically powered Breeze S due
to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your Breeze S
and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to an electrically powered mobility
vehicle can increase its susceptibility to EMI. Do not modify your Breeze S in any way not
authorized by the manufacturer.
WARNING! The Breeze S itself can interfere with other electrical devices located nearby,
such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI refer to chapter 10 or ask your authorized
Note: The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts illustrated on Figures 1, 2, and 3.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Keys/Cellphone pockets (4.5)
Plate with serial number and
manufacturer’s data (4.6)
Tiller (1) / Handlebars (1.7)
Mirror (1.4)
Throttle control lever (1.8)
Brake lever (1.16)
Charging socket (1.12)
Handlebar adjustment lever
Buzzer (1.18)
Right & Left
Serial number and manufacturer’s data are on a
plate on the mud guard in front of your foot.
Your Breeze S is designed for either hand
operation, but it is delivered with right-hand controls.
Left-hand controls can be set up by your dealer.
Every Breeze S has either 1 or 2 rear-view mirrors.
Used to control the Breeze S speed.
Used to brake in emergency conditions or when
Used to connect the charger plug to charge the
battery. Located on the right side of the handlebar.
The handlebar can be adjusted forward or
backward. Release the lever, make the adjustment,
and return the lever to the locked position.
Used to alert the surrounding people when needed.
Front basket (4.1)
Headlight (4.2) and
front blinkers (4.3)
Front bumper (4.4)
Battery cover (2)
Fuses (2.1a, 2.1b)
EMB manual release (2.2)
For carrying parcels and personal effects. Maximum
load 8 kg (17.6 lbs).
(A) Headlight for conditions of poor visibility
(B) Blinkers for turnings signals
Protects the power unit, electronics and batteries.
1.2a - – Main fuse 70A – Semi Automatic
1.2b - – Charge fuse 15A – Semi Automatic
Located between the rear wheel and the battery
A manual release lever at the back of the Breeze S.
lets you push or pull it.
Push / Pull the lever as shown on the label:
= Release (Push),
= Engaged (Drive).
When the lever is in the released position the
Breeze S cannot be operated / driven.
Note: Never release the lever when the Breeze S is
on a slope.
Rear Bumper (2.3)
Rear pilot & brake lights (2.4)
Rear blinkers (2.5)
Seat (7)
Seat backrest (7.1)
Seat headrest (7.2)
Armrests (7.3)
Seat forward/reverse lever (7.4)
Seat rotation lever (7.5)
Seat height adjustment
Rear box (6)
Floor (4)
The Breeze S seat is equipped with folding
armrests (7.3) to allow convenient access to the
seat. The seat itself can be rotated to allow easy
Use for comfortable entrance. May be folded
Used to move the seat forward and backward.
Used to swivel the seat 45 or 90 in either direction.
The seat height must be adjusted by a qualified
Maximum load 10 kg (22 lbs).
Covered with carpet that may be removed for
(Numbers refer to Figures 4 and 5)
Adjusting the tiller
Adjust the angle of the tiller as follows:
angle (1.7)
 Release the tiller adjustment lever (1.10), by pushing it
 Release the lever at the desired place.
Adjusting the
Handlebar height can be adjusted about 40mm by a technician.
handlebar height
Seating in the
Before attempting to drive the Breeze S, make sure the plug is
Breeze S
disconnected from the charging socket (1.12).
Note: While the plug is in the charging socket, the Breeze S
cannot be operated.
Use the seat rotation lever (7.5) to rotate the seat sideways, and
raise the armrest (7.3) to give you easy access to the seat.
Use the seat forward/reverse lever (7.4) to adjust the location of
the seat.
Handlebars and hand When driving always keep your hands on the handlebars (1.7) and
within the hand protectors (1.6).
Adjusting the shock
It is possible to adjust the rear shock absorber to the required load
absorbers to the
or way of using the Breeze S. If necessary, ask a technician to
adjust the absorbers for your needs.
Figure 4
Figure 5
Figure 6
(Numbers refer to Figures 6 and 7)
Key switch
 The main key switch is located at the top of the tiller box (1).
The key switch has two positions:
 OFF - The Breeze S cannot be driven and the EMB is locked.
 ON - Power is supplied to the Breeze S and the EMB is released
automatically when the throttle control lever is squeezed.
To operate the Breeze S, insert the key in the key switch and turn it
to ON (clockwise). The switch will remain in this position and the LCD
(1.1) will be lit.
Note: The key switch is used to operate the Breeze S, not for locking.
Automatic shut When the key switch is in ON, the control system will be shut off
automatically after a few minutes (usually 20) in order to save battery
In the case of automatic shut-off, turn the key switch OFF and then ON
Adjusting the
The handbrake cable mechanism can be adjusted by an authorized
The handbrake is part of your safety system.
DO NOT adjust it yourself—get professional assistance!
Throttle control To drive: Gently squeeze the throttle control lever (1.8) until you reach
lever and
the desired speed. Your speed is directly proportional to the deflection of
the throttle control lever.
To stop: Release the throttle control lever (1.16). The Breeze S will stop
gradually, automatically.
Note: You can also use the manual handbrake for emergency
stopping (1.16).
Before you turn, press the applicable turn signal switch left or right (1.14)
To turn off the indicator, press the switch forward.
When a turn indicator is activated, the applicable LED (5.3 or 5.4) will
Depending on the model, a buzzer may also sound (subject to local
regulations). To turn off the indicator, press the button again.
Buzzer buttons Push one of the 2 Buttons (1.9) to activate the buzzer.
The buzzer sounds automatically under the following conditions (except
where prohibited by law),:
1. When reversing
2. When operating the left or right indicator
Remark: It is possible to change the Buzzer
functionality by changing a dip switch in the front board
.This needs to be done by an authorized technician.
Hazard button
Inhibit while
Safe driving /
Half speed
switch (1.2)
To turn on the headlight and rear lights, press the Lights button (1.15).
When the lights are ON the lights led (5.6) is lit.
To turn off the lights, press the button again.
The Hazard button activates the all the flashing lights on the Breeze S.
To turn off the hazard lights, press the button again.
When the hazard lights are activated, both LEDs (5.3 & 5.4) flash.
When the Breeze S is being charged it is in inhibit mode. In this mode it
cannot be driven. When being charged signal (5.13) will be lit.
When driving on ramps, high curbs and on sharp turns, drive very slowly
and carefully, consider changing the Half Speed Switch (1.2) to Half
speed mode. Never try to go over an obstacle that is more than the
maximum recommended slope angle and obstacle height given in the
specification sheet .
Always drive carefully and adjust your speed to the road
Before making sharp turns , reduce the Breeze S speed to Half
Speed to prevent side roll-over.
After stopping the Breeze S, turn the key switch (1.11) to OFF and
remove the key. The LCD will turn OFF.
Note: The EMB locks automatically when the throttle control lever
is released and the Breeze S has come to a complete stop.
Figure 7
(Numbers refer to Figures 6 and 7)
When driving and operating the Breeze S, all the required information
is displayed on the LCD screen (1.1).
See details below.
Battery status
The Battery Capacity Indicator (5.5) on the LCD screen, displays the
remaining battery capacity. Like petrol gauges in cars, the indicator is
not absolutely accurate; it is merely a guide to help stop you running
out of fuel. The accuracy of the indicator also depends on the type and
age of the batteries. When the indicator shows 2-3 bars, recharge
batteries as soon as possible.
When the indicator displays one blinking bar, recharge immediately,
you can only drive a short distance (3-4 km on level surface). The
accuracy of the battery indicator reading also depends on the type and
age of the batteries.
Fault indicator
The Breeze S is equipped with fault indication.
The fault indication appears as a flashing code of the battery indicator
as well as an error code on the LCD screen (5.5).
For further details see Breeze Maintenance Manual.
Light indicator
When the main lights are ON (front and rear) a sign will be lit (5.6).
Half speed
Alarm indicator
When the blinkers are ON, signs will be lit (5.3 and / or 5.4).
Speed display
The LCD screen digital area will display the speed of the Breeze S.
The speed is shown in kph or mph. The setting can be done by a
MODE and
RESET button
The MODE / RESET button (5.20) will change the digital reading from
Speed to Travel Distance or Time. The distance is showed in km. or
miles and the time displayed in hours.
(Note: Setting the speed unit can be done by a technician.
When you push the MODE button to the modes: "travel time" and
"travel distance" and keep pushing it for more than 7 seconds, the
"travel time" and "travel distance" will reset to zero.
The Setup button 5.21 is used to set the clock.
Setup button
When the Half Speed switch (1/2) is at the Half Speed position, a sign
of "1/2" will be lit (5.11).
When one of the following conditions exists: Motor overheating, panic
brake was operated or manual release brake is in the OPEN position or
electric EMB is opened, the alarm indicator will be lit (5.13).
Clock setup
When changing to clock mode with MODE the button, press it for 7
seconds and you will enter the Setup mode of the clock.
Adjusting the clock :
Use the left Setup button and the right Mode button as follows:
Every push on Mode changes the time unit and the selected unit
During the flashing, every push on Setup increases 1 unit.
Saving the updated time and date
Climbing an
Driving on
slopes and
Prior to use
To climb an Obstacle, drive the Breeze S forward toward the obstacle until
the front wheel touches the obstacle, then, maintaining your direction,
increase speed.
Before making sharp turns, particularly on
inclines, reduce speed to minimum to
prevent side roll-over.
The Breeze S is able to go up slopes
steeper than the recommended safe
slope. Do not drive on includes where you
are not sure about the degree of slope.
However drive very slowly and avoid side
angles higher than 26% (15°).
After reading through this entire manual and before using the Breeze S,
do a visual check of all the parts of the vehicle, to make sure that there is
no visible damage. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your
Several parameters of the Breeze S controller can be programmed.
Programming must be done by trained authorized technician only.
Incorrect programming can cause abnormal operation of the Breeze S and
may result in damage and personal injury.
Prior to use
Safety belt
Securing the
Breeze S in
motor vehicle
A performance check is highly recommended when you first receive your
Breeze S or after a period of not using the Breeze S, as follows:
1. Turn on the key switch.
2. Verify that the LCD display is ON.
3. Slowly squeeze the drive control lever and verify that the Breeze S
travels at a speed that corresponds to the degree to which you are
squeezing the lever.
4. Release the throttle control lever and verify that the Breeze S stops
smoothly, and that you hear the click of the EMB engaging.
5. Check that all the buttons on the handlebar work correctly.
6. Switch off the key switch.
Your Breeze S is now ready to drive.
Before using the Breeze S, be sure you know your own weight and the
weight of any items you will be carrying on it. The maximum total load is
160 kg (352 lbs) /200 kg (440 lbs). (Depending on the model).
Use a seat belt whenever it is needed or as required by local traffic
To transport the Breeze S in a motor vehicle, it must be secured (see
Figure 8).
Using standard approved tiding straps, secure the 4 tiding ear plates
painted in Yellow (2 at the front and 2 at the rear of the scooter), to the car
secure hooks.
Warning: When transporting the Breeze S, never let anyone sit on it.
Figure 8
Transportation To reduce the height of the Breeze S while transporting it, the seat can be
removed as explained in Chapter 8 Maintenance, and the handlebar
column can be folded to horizontal position.
Read the charger manual before using it.
Warning : If you use a charger other than the one supplied with your Breeze S, ask
your dealer for instructions..
1. Insert the charger plug (8) in the charging socket (9) located on the right side of the tiller
2. Plug the charger power cord (10) into a wall socket (11).
3. When charging is complete, remove the charger power cord (10) from the wall socket
(11) and then remove the charger plug (8) from the charging socket (9).
4. Under ideal storage conditions, batteries that were charged to full capacity and were not
used should be recharged every 6 months.
. If you expect not to use your Breeze S for an extended period of time, we recommend
charging it for two days and then disconnecting the batteries.
6. If you have not used your Breeze S for an extended period of time, charge the batteries
for at least 24 hours before driving.
 Note: There is NO need to disconnect the charging plug immediately after the
charging is complete.
 However, DO NOT leave the charger connected to the batteries FOR MORE THAN
 As long as the charging plug is in the charging socket, the electronic control of
the Breeze S automatically cuts all power to the electric system and it cannot be
 The charger supplied is suitable for charging lead acid dry/gel batteries. Use
only the defined type of charger. Before using any other type of charger, check
with your dealer.
Figure 10
1. Maintenance Manual is available for trained technicians.
2. The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts illustrated in figure 11.
Although the Breeze S requires very little maintenance, do not neglect it. When performing
maintenance procedures on the Breeze S, make sure that it stands on a level surface and
that the key is not inserted.
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
 Remark: For periodic maintenance, no special tools are needed.
Type of Service
Check air pressure in all tyres.
Check emergency brakes
Check normal driving and stopping
Check tyre wear
Check for missing and damaged parts
(see Figures 1 through 4).
Check that all screws and parts are
Replace batteries
Every week
Every week
Every Month
Every Month
When first receiving the Breeze S
or after a long time without using it.
Once a year by technician.
Every 2-3 years,
After about 300-400 full cycles of
 When the distance you can
travel on a single charge
becomes short, or
 after a technician recommends
replacing it.
Note: To replace the batteries, the seat and the battery cover (which is located
under the seat) must be removed.
External – when needed.
Internal – Once a year by
As-required Maintenance Procedures
Type of Service
Removing the seat and
the Batteries Cover (2)
Removing and
replacing the battery
cover (2)
Turn the seat by turning the lever (7.5) 45º (either direction).
The seat can be removed only at this angle.
Removing the seat (7) Holding the seat with one hand on the
backrest and the other at the front, lift it off the seat-mounting
Warning! The seat weighs 20 kg (44 lbs).
The seat must be lifted by two people or by adequate lifting
equipment. Replace the battery cover, re-install it over the seatmounting post and make sure it is seated properly, then secure
it with the five screws.
To replace the battery cover, re-install it over the seat-mounting
post and make sure it is seated properly, then secure it with the
four screws (2.6).
Replace batteries
Each battery weighs 23 kg (50.6 lbs). The batteries must be
lifted by two people or by adequate lifting equipment.
Correct tyre pressure is essential for steering and stability.
Check the tyre pressure every two weeks
25 ±2 psi. Breeze 4W front tires: 20±2 psi. Golf wheels tires:
20±2 psi.
Use only a damp cloth and mild detergent for cleaning. Never
use a hose, as this may severely damage the power and
electronic components.
Note! Batteries must be replaced by trained professionals only.
Warning! Batteries contain high energy and can spark, resulting
in a possible fire hazard.
Warning! Working with batteries can cause damage and Injury
if not done properly.
In this procedure, refer to Figure 12.
1. Remove the terminal insulating cap from one battery
2. Using an 10/13 mm key, unscrew the wiring from the
terminal. Take care not to let the key touch any other
terminal or metal part, as this could cause damage or injury.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all the other terminals.
4. Remove the old batteries and install the new ones.
5. Connect the wires of the new batteries as shown in Figure 11
(also shown on the label located near the batteries).
6. Screw down the terminals securely, and replace the
insulating caps.
Figure 11
Figure 12
The following table provides troubleshooting and repair instructions for problems that may
be encountered when operating the Breeze S. as well as the best way to correct the
problem. The table contains three columns:
The problem you
are experiencing
Probable Cause
The most likely causes, in order of
probability (most likely first)
Recommended action to
correct each probable cause
Remember: you can contact your dealer at any time for further professional support.
Flat tyre and unstable
The battery indicator
flashes and the vehicle
does not move.
Handbrake is fully engaged
but the vehicle does not
When throttle control lever
is released on a level
surface, the Breeze S
takes longer than 3 meters
to stop.
Key switch is turned ON but
the ON light does not come
Probable Causes
 Low air pressure
 Puncture
 (identified by the fault
 Pump tyre to normal pressure
 Repair tyre
 Call for technical support
 Loose handbrake
 Brake cable needs to be tight. Only
by authorized technician.
 Controller is faulty or out
of adjustment
 Call for technical support
 Main fuse 70A popped
or electrical fault.
(See 2.1 in Fig. 1)
 Reset fuse
Note: Do not reset fuse more than twice.
If the symptom still recurs, call your
authorized dealer for support.
Breeze S does not move
when you squeeze the
throttle control lever.
 Key switch is OFF
 Charger is connected to
charging socket
 The release lever of the
EMB is disengaged.
 Other inhibitor: Panic
 Control system failure
 Battery capacity is low
 Faulty connections
 Turn key switch ON
 Disconnect charger
Intermittent drive.
 Faulty battery
Main or rear lights or indicator
lights are inoperative.
 Faulty LED light board or
electronics fault
When driving uphill or carrying
heavy loads, speed reduces
gradually (but scooter still
 The Controller became
 Engage the EMB lever.
 Turn the key switch OFF and ON again.
 Call for technical support
 Charge batteries for at least 18 hours
 Remove battery cover and check battery
connection. If terminals are corroded, clean
them with a damp, clean cloth
 If red LEDs are still on, contact your
dealer for a replacement battery
 Call technician for assistance.
 Stop driving and let controller cool
All types of electrically powered vehicles, such as powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters (in this
text all types will be referred to as “powered vehicles”) may be susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI). This is from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM)
transmitters, two-way radios and cellular phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause
the powered vehicle to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended direction. It can also damage the
powered vehicle’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m).
Each powered vehicle can resist EMI interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted 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 an immunity level that would provide useful protection from the more common sources of radiated
EMI. This vehicle as shipped, with no further modification, has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
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 of EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the antenna mounted directly on the transmitting unit.
Examples include: citizen band (CB) radios, “walkie talkies”, 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.
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 vehicle.
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, cassette players and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers, as far as we know, are not likely
to cause EMI problems to your powered vehicle.
Powered Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the transmitting antenna, the
EM field from hand-held radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to
unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy close to the powered vehicle’s control system while using
these devices. This can affect powered vehicle movement and braking.
Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent possible interference with the control system
of the powered vehicle.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, twoway radios and cellular phones can affect powered vehicles.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or powered vehicle
movement which could result in serious injury:
1) Do not operate hand-held transceivers (transmitters-receivers) such as citizen band (CB) radios, or turn
ON personal communication devices such as cellular phones, while the powered vehicle is ON;
2)Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations and try to avoid coming close to them.
3) On appearance of unintended movements or brake release occurrences, switch the powered vehicle OFF
as it is safe to do so.
4) Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered vehicle, may make it more
susceptible to EMI (since there is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity level of the
powered vehicle).
5) Please report to us all incidents of unintended movement or brake release 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 delivered to you has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
Appendix A – Specification Sheet
Manufacturer: Kibbutz Afikim 14148, Israel
Maximum occupant mass: 200 kg (for the tests, a 150kg dummy according ISO 7176-11 was used,
supplemented by 50 kg weights distributed approximately proportional to the dummy’s weight distribution)
)Disclosure information (ISO 7176-15)
Standard reference
Standard reference
1,550 mm
Overall length with
Seat plane angle
legrest (A)
680 mm
Overall width (B)
Effective seat depth (M)
460 mm
Folded length(D)
Effective seat width (N)
430 mm
490 m
Folded height(C)
Seat surface height at
front edge (O)
90 
Total mass (G)
Backrest angle (P)
23 kg
390 mm
Mass of the heaviest
Backrest height (Q)
part (H)
Static stability downhill >20
Footrest to seat distance
Static stability uphill
Static stability sideways 10
Leg to seat surface
Armrest to seat distance
Energy consumption
Dynamic stability uphill
Obstacle climbing
80 mm
120 mm
Maximum speed forward km/h
Front location of armrest
25 mm
Handrim diameter (S)
Horizontal location of
axle (R)
Minimum turning radius 2,200 mm
15.0 km/h
Minimum braking
distance from max
Pneumatic Tyres
Pressure of front tyres:
Pressure of rear tyres:
Battery type
3,000 mm
(on the flat)
Front Tyres 4.10/3.50-6
Rear Tyres "
1.7 bars
1.7 bars
Lead Acid /Gel/dry, 2x12 V 70 A
h, Max.
Charge current 12Amp.max. Di
ms. 265mm x 175mm x 230mm
Minimum turn-around
radius (Z)
Charger for charging
dry/gel acid battery
24VDC max
charge 15 Amp.
 Left speed lever.
 Pedal operation
 Twist speed lever
 Canopy
 Winter light sides close
 Rear attach bracket.
 Wide seat 22"
 Seat lift column-electric
Remarks :
* All technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** The maximum speed in every country is limited according local traffic regulations.
June 2012
Revision 02
Products: Breeze S, 4-Wheel and 3-Wheel
P/N of the user manual: PRS4001
Kibbutz Afikim 15148
Tel: 972-4 6754814
Fax: 972-4 6751456
Email: mainbox@af
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