Pride Mobility Quantum Jazzy series Owner`s manual

QUANTUM
JAZZY
SERIES
Including Models: Quantum 1420 4HD, Quantum 1420 2SPHD, Quantum 1420 2SPVHD,
Quantum 1420 3SPHD, Quantum 1420 4SPHD, Quantum 1420 3SPVHD, Quantum 1420
3MPHD, Quantum 1420 4MPHD, Quantum 1420 3MPVHD, Jazzy 1420 3VHD, Jazzy 1420
2HD, Jazzy 1420 2VHD
1-800-800-8586 (US) 1-888-570-1113 (Canada)
SAFETY
GUIDELINES
WARNING! An authorized provider/ specialist or a qualified technician must perform the initial
setup of this power chair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair 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 malfunction. On the product,
this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time or
in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or equipment
damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle and red
slash.
Quick Reference Information
Authorized Provider/Specialist:_________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:___________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:____________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available
at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to
our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the
product you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
088 609 661
Copyright © 2007
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU1206/Rev H/ April 2007
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY .................................................................................................................................................... 6
III. YOUR POWER CHAIR ....................................................................................................................... 14
IV.
ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY ........................................................................................................... 19
V.
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS........................................................................................................... 21
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ....................................................................................................... 29
VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................... 33
VIII. WARRANTY........................................................................................................................................... 38
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride). The power chair you have
purchased combines state-of-the-art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these
design features will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how
to safely operate and care for your power chair, it should give you years of trouble free operation and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair for the
first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in
using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup
or operation, please contact your authorized provider/specialist. Failure to follow the instructions in this manual
and those located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power chair, including voiding the warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or remove or
render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or neglect to install any
retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Before using your power chair, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually packaged.
If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your authorized provider/specialist immediately. Where damage
has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact the delivery company responsible.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about the safety
and reliability of your new power chair, and about the service you received from your authorized provider/specialist.
Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety, new
products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your power chair. Please feel free to contact us
at the address below:
USA:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn.: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
customercare@pridemobility.com
800-424-8205
Canada:
Pride Mobility Products Company
380 Vansickle Road Unit 350
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 6P7
1-888-570-1113
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact us and
we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRIDE OWNERS CLUB
As an owner of a Pride product, you are encouraged to enroll in the Pride Owners Club. Complete and return your
enclosed product registration card or visit Pride’s web site at www.pridemobility.com.
From our home page, select “Owners Club” to enter a page dedicated to current and potential Pride product owners. You
will gain access to interviews, stories, recreation ideas, daily living tips, product and funding information, and interactive
message boards. These message boards invite you to communicate with other Pride customers as well as Pride representatives who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
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GENERAL GUIDELINES
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your power chair is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an extensive
variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the power chair user. Please be aware that the final selection and
purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power chair user, who is
capable of making such a decision, and his/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 power chair
to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorized provider/specialist in the instruction process for the use of the product.
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.
As you begin using your power chair 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 maneuver through doorways,
on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed to operating your
power chair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of accessories
is available from your authorized provider/specialist to further customize your power chair to better suit your needs and/or
preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function
of your power chair.
WARNING! Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride. Do not use
accessories if they have not been tested or approved for Pride products.
Pre-Ride Safety Check
Get to know the feel of your power chair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before
each use to make sure your power chair operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:
! Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do not exceed 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
! Check all controller connections to the power base. Make sure they are secured properly.
! Check the brakes. See VII. “Care and Maintenance.”
! Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your authorized provider/specialist for assistance.
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Weight Limitations
Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit.
WARNING! Stay within the specified weight capacity of your power chair. Exceeding the weight
capacity voids your warranty. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or property damage
resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your power chair. Carrying passengers on your power
chair may affect the center of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
Tire Inflation
If your power chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked regularly. Proper
inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your power chair.
WARNING! It is important that 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic tires at all
times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and
overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 35 psi (2.4 bar) tire pressure in pneumatic tires at
all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure.
WARNING! Inflate your power chair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure
gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting in a
burst tire.
Incline Information
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 power chair.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your power chair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the power chair’s rear
wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
! When driving down a ramp, keep the power chair’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a
safely controlled descent.
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate
cautiously. 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, then push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent
WARNING! 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.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the incline.
Drive your power chair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or a fall.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas covered
with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING! Never travel down an incline backward. Doing so may cause the power chair to tip.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seatback, do not attempt to negotiate
inclines with the seat in a reclined position. Do not attempt to negotiate obstacles with the seat
in a reclined position unless an attendant is present to help stabilize the chair. Failure to heed
may result in the power chair tipping over.
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WARNING! Even though your power chair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those illustrated
in figure 1, do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or any other
specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in your power chair.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all handicap public access ramps are required to have a
maximum slope of 5° (8.7%). Therefore, Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely
ascend or descend on your power chair does not exceed 5° (8.7%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 5° (8.7%) may put your power
chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.
5 (8.7%)
Figure 1. Maximum Safe Slope (Ascending and Descending)
Freewheel Mode
Your power chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained attendant.
For more information about how to place your power chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III. “Your Power Chair.”
WARNING! Do not use your power chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present.
WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode while seated
on it. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.
WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline or decline. This
could cause the chair to roll uncontrollably on its own.
Braking Information
Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:
! Regenerative — uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position.
! Disc Park Brake — activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when power is
removed from the system for any reason.
Cornering Information
While your power chair is equipped with rear caster wheels and front anti-tip wheels, excessively high cornering speeds
can still create the possibility of tipping. Factors which 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 directional changes. 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 power
chair from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable center of gravity.
This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall.
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Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and roadways. 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.
Outdoor Driving Surfaces
Your power chair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed
of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface
types. For this reason, your power chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to
use your power chair safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your power chair’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
Inclement Weather Precautions
Exposure of your power chair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught
up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your power chair, proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity.
Thoroughly dry your power chair before storing, charging, or operating your power chair.
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 power chair in a dry
and clean condition.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of upholstered
and non-upholstered items on the power chair, possibly resulting in skin irritation. Exercise caution
when using your power chair in extremely hot or cold conditions or when exposing your power
chair to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (curbs, porches,
stairs, etc.). Be sure your power chair is traveling perpendicular to any curb you may be required to navigate. See figure 2.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair climb or descend an obstacle that is higher
than 2 in. (5 cm) unless you have the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair proceed backward down any step, curb, or
other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip.
Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
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Stairs and Escalators
Power chairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Never use your power chair to negotiate steps or escalators.
Doors
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Drive your power chair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your power chair gently and slowly
backward to pull the door open.
Elevators
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator 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 power chair and the door will reopen.
! Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or power chair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
Lift/Elevation Products
If you will be traveling with your power chair, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the
manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
WARNING! Never sit on your power chair when it is being used in connection with any type of lift/
elevation product. Your power chair was not designed with such use in mind and any damage or
injury incurred from such use is not the responsibility of Pride.
Motor Vehicle Transport
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The power chair
should be stowed in the trunk of a car or in the back of a truck or van with batteries removed and properly secured.
WARNING! Do not sit on your power chair while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it is being
transported. Batteries should be secured in an upright position and protective caps should be
installed on the battery terminals. Batteries should not be transported with any flammable or
combustible items.
Positioning Belts
Your authorized provider/specialist, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your
requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure it is
fastened securely in order to reduce the possibility of a fall from the power chair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is
your power chair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should be
properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
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Batteries
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For more
information about your power chair’s batteries, see VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. 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! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery. Charging
a frozen battery may result in damage to the battery.
WARNING! Connect your battery harnesses in the proper manner. RED (+) cables must be connected
to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK (-) cables must be connected to negative (-) battery
terminals/posts. Protective caps should be installed over all battery terminals. REPLACE cables
immediately if damaged.
Removable Parts
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts, including the
armrests, seat, foot riggings, controller, and shrouds.
Preventing Unintended Movement
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time,
turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent joystick contact. This
will also eliminate the possibility of unintended chair movement from electromagnetic (EM) sources.
Reaching and Bending
Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your power chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while seated
on your power chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the power chair from tipping. Pride
recommends that the power chair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the
presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the floor by
reaching down between your knees or if you have to reach over the back of the seat. Movements
such as these may change your center of gravity and the weight distribution of the power chair,
possibly causing your power chair to tip.
WARNING! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing
can become caught in drive tires.
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Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires a
good sense of balance. Always have an attendant or healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that
you or a trained attendant perform the following tasks before attempting a transfer:
! Turn off the power to the controller.
! Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode. See
III. “Your Power Chair.”
! Turn the caster wheels toward the transfer destination
to improve power chair stability during transfer.
! Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed
from your power chair.
! Flip up the foot platform or move the leg rests aside;
this will help to keep your feet from getting caught on
the foot rigging during the transfer.
! Reduce the distance between your power chair and
the object you are transferring onto.
Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat
to prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the power chair armrests and do not use the armrests
for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the power chair to tip, resulting
in a fall from the power chair.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the foot riggings. Such use may cause the power
chair to tip.
Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. This includes awareness of safety issues when
taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or
if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your ability
to operate your power chair in a safe manner.
Alcohol/Smoking
The power chair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her power chair. This includes awareness
of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol or while 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.
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WARNING! Pride strongly recommends that you do not smoke cigarettes while seated in your
power chair, although the power chair 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 in your power chair.
! Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.
! Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.
! Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves can
have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference 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 medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency vehicles. In some
cases, these waves 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 mobility vehicle due to EMI.
Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility vehicle and avoid
coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility vehicle
can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your power chair in any way
not authorized by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance of other
electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, go to the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your power chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call Pride
at 800-424-8205 to report the incident.
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YOUR
POWER
CHAIR
THE QUANTUM JAZZY 1420 SERIES POWER CHAIR
Your power chair has two main assemblies: the seat and the power base. See figures 5 and 6. Typically, the seat assembly includes the
armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly includes two motor/brake assemblies, two drive wheels, two anti-tip
wheels, two caster wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses.
SEATBACK
CONTROLLER
ARMREST
SEAT ASSEMBLY
SEAT BASE
FOOT RIGGING
(SWING-AWAY
FOOTRESTS
SHOWN)
POWER BASE
ASSEMBLY
BODY SHROUD
CASTER WHEEL
DRIVE WHEEL
ANTI-TIP WHEELS
Figure 5. The Quantum Jazzy 1420 Series Power Chair
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SPECIFICATIONS
Suspension:
Active-Trac Suspension with Rear Suspension
Drive Wheels:
Caster Wheels:
16 in. (40.64 cm), pneumatic or solid, center-mounted
9 in. (22.86 cm), pneumatic or solid, rear articulating
Anti-tip Wheels:
Maximum Speed:¹
8 in. (20.32 cm), solid, front mounted
Up to 4.5 mph (7.24 km/h)
Range:
Up to 6 mph (9.65 km/h) with high-speed motors
Variable up to 25 miles (40 km)
Brakes:
Ground Clearance:²
“Intelligent Braking,” electronic regenerative, disc park brake
4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
Turning Radius:²
Overall Size:²
25.75 in. (65.4 cm)
Length: 46 in. (116.84 cm)
Drivetrain:
Width: 27.25 in. (69.215 cm)
Two motor, mid-wheel drive
Batteries:³
Battery Charger:
Two 12-volt, deep-cycle Group 24 batteries
8-amp, off-board (standard)
Weight Capacity:
5-amp onboard/8-amp off-board combo
Jazzy 1420 3VHD and 1420 2VHD: 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
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Quantum 1420 4HD and Jazzy 1420 2HD: 450 lbs. (204 kg)
Quantum 1420 2SPVHD, 1420 3SPVHD, and 1420 3MPVHD: 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
Quantum 1420 2SPHD, 1420 3SPHD, 1420 4SPHD,1420 3MPHD, and 1420 4MPHD: 450 lbs. (204 kg)
450 lbs. (192.77 kg) with high-speed motors
400 lbs. (181.43 kg) with TRU-Balance Power Tilt
Component Weights:
300 lbs. (136 kg) with TRU-Balance Power Recline and TRU-Balance Power Tilt & Recline
Base: 141.5 lbs. (64 kg)
Batteries: 53.5 lbs. (24.26 kg) each
¹
²
³
Varies with base model, user weight, terrain type, battery amp hour rating (Ah), battery charge, battery condition, motors,
controller type, tire type, and tire condition.
Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to variance of
(+ or – ) 3%.
AGM or Gel-Cell type required. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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REAR SEAT TOWER
LOCATION (TOWER
NOT SHOWN)
ELECTRONICS TRAY
ONBOARD BATTERY
CHARGER (UNDERNEATH
ELECTRONICS TRAY)
BATTERIES
FRONT SEAT TOWER
LOCATION (TOWER NOT
SHOWN)
FREEWHEEL LEVER
REAR SEAT TOWER
LOCATION (TOWER
NOT SHOWN)
POWER MODULE
FRONT SEAT TOWER
LOCATION (TOWER
NOT SHOWN)
Figure 6. The Quantum Jazzy 1420 Series Power Base (Shroud Removed)
AMMETER
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
CONTROLLER CONNECTOR
CHARGER POWER CORD
7.5 AMP
CHARGER
FUSE
7.5 AMP SPARE FUSE
SPARE FUSES
15 AMP AUXILIARY FUSE
Figure 7. The Quantum Jazzy 1420 Series Electronics Tray (Onboard Charging System Shown)
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Electronics Tray
The electronics tray is located on the back of the power base. See figures 6 and 7. The ammeter, the charger power cord,
the main circuit breaker, the controller connector, and the charger fuse are all located on the electronics tray.
Ammeter (onboard charging system shown only): The ammeter displays the charger’s current output in amps. See VI.
“Batteries and Charging.”
Charger Power Cord (onboard charging system only): Connects the onboard charger to an electrical outlet for
battery charging.
Main Circuit Breaker: The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your power chair. When the batteries and the
motors are heavily strained (e.g., from excessive loads), the main circuit breaker trips to prevent damage to the motors and
the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your power chair to “rest” for approximately one minute. Next, push in the circuit
breaker reset button, turn on the controller, and continue normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip
repeatedly, contact your authorized provider/specialist.
Controller Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base. Each controller uses a different type of
cable. Regardless of which type of controller is used, the cable must be secured to the seat assembly and not allowed to
drag on the floor.
Charger Fuse (onboard charging system only): The charger fuse protects the ammeter from current overload. There
are three fuses on the electronics tray. The top one is the charger fuse. The bottom two are spares.
Active-Trac Suspension
The Quantum Jazzy 1420 is equipped with Active-Trac Suspension (ATS). ATS is a system designed to make the
power chair traverse different types of terrain and obstacles while maintaining smooth operation. With ATS, the front
anti-tip wheels work in conjunction with the motor suspension to help you maneuver over obstacles in excess of 2 in.
(5 cm) in height.
As the front anti-tip wheels come in contact with an obstacle, the front anti-tip wheel assembly is drawn upward. At the
same time, the motors are forced downward. This allows the motors to push the power chair over an obstacle without the
possibility of becoming “hung up.”
ATS also helps in day-to-day operating conditions. For instance, when you release the joystick, the power chair begins to
slow down. As the chair slows down, the front anti-tip wheels will automatically drop toward the ground. This will reduce
the forward tip that is typically encountered with mid-wheel drive chairs.
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POWER
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Manual Freewheel Lever
For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel lever. See figures 8 and 9. This lever allows
you to disengage the drive motors and maneuver the chair manually.
WARNING! Do not use your power chair while the drive motors are disengaged! Do not disengage
the drive motors when your power chair is on an incline or decline, as the unit could roll on its
own! Only engage the freewheel mode when on a level surface.
WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel mode, the
braking system is disengaged.
To operate the manual freewheel lever:
1. Pull the manual freewheel lever out and rotate clockwise for freewheel mode (drive disengaged). See figure 8.
2. Rotate the manual freewheel lever counterclockwise for drive mode (drive motors engaged). See figure 9.
If a lever is difficult to move in either direction, slightly rock the power chair back and forth. The lever should then move
to the desired position.
WARNING! Do not use the freewheel lever handle as a tie-down point to secure this product.
Figure 8. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)
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ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY
INITIAL ASSEMBLY
Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation. It may also require disassembly to make some comfort adjustments.
NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair must be
replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage to the nylon
insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local hardware stores
or through your authorized provider/specialist.
Seat Installation
It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to initial operation or after transporting your power chair. Most seats are
attached to the power base with the Universal Mounting System (UMS). The UMS consists of universal parts that may be
attached to any medium-back or high-back seat, regardless of seat width or seat depth. The two main components are
aluminum extrusions mounted to the seat base. These extrusions attach to a pair of trapeze bars that are mounted to the
power base. See figure 10.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Synergy Seat or a TRU-Balance Power Positioning System,
refer to the information provided in separate manuals.
WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame by the armrests. They are free to pivot, and you may lose
control of the seat if they do so.
SEAT LATCH SAFETY
REAR EXTRUSION
FRONT EXTRUSION
REAR TRAPEZE BAR
FRONT TRAPEZE BAR
Figure 10. Seat Installation
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To install the seat:
1. Set the trapeze bars to the desired height. To change
the trapeze bar height, see V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
2. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extrusion onto the
rear trapeze bar. See figure 10.
3. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar
until the seat locks into place.
4. Flip the seat latch safety down.
CONTROLLER BRACKET
WARNING! Make sure the seat latch
safety is flipped down before using your
power chair.
SETSCREW
Controller Installation
Depending on the various configurations and options you
have chosen for your power chair, it may have been shipped
without the controller module installed in the armrest.
WARNING! Do not place the controller
cable so that it can be pinched in the
seat frame or power base frame.
1. Flip up either the right or left armrest.
2. On a contour seat, flip up the armrest and loosen the
setscrew. See figure 11.
Figure 11. Controller Installation (Underside of Armrest)
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Synergy Seat or TRU-Balance Power Positioning System, refer to the controller installation and adjustment information provided in separate manuals.
3. Slide the controller into the armrest.
4. Tighten the setscrew(s) and lower the armrest.
5. Route the controller cable so that it cannot be pinched
in the seat hinge.
6. Remove the rear lid to expose the electronics tray.
7. Plug the controller connector into the electronics tray.
See figure 7.
8. Secure the controller cable to the armrest receiver with
one or more wire ties.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to increase your
comfort, such as seat height and angle, armrest angle, foot platform height and angle, and controller position.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Synergy Seat or TRU-Balance Power Positioning System, refer
to the information provided in separate manuals. If your power chair is equipped with a medium-back, a highback, or a reclining seat, refer to the following information.
WARNING! If your power chair was configured at your authorized provider/specialist, please consult
your healthcare professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment.
Some adjustments may degrade power chair performance and safety by changing the center of
gravity.
WARNING! Some power chair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry
them. Please refer to the specifications table for specific component weights before you
disassemble the power chair.
WARNING! Remove the occupant from the power chair before making any adjustments.
You may need the following to make comfort adjustments:
! metric/standard hex key set
! metric/standard socket set and ratchet
! adjustable wrench
Seat Height and Angle Adjustment
The seat is attached to the power base through the UMS.
You can change the seat height by raising the front and rear
seat towers. If you raise or lower only one set of towers
(front or rear), you can also change the seat base angle
(dump).
To change the seat height:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the electronics
tray.
3. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 12.
4. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the
front trapeze bar.
5. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the power
base.
6. Remove the quick-release pins from the seat towers
(front and rear). See figure 13.
7. Remove both trapeze bars from the seat towers.
8. Lift off the shroud
9. Remove the ball detent pin from each of the four seat
towers. See figure 13.
10. Move the seat towers up or down to the desired height.
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TRAPEZE BARS
SEAT TOWER
QUICK-RELEASE PIN
BALL DETENT PIN
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11. Reinstall the ball detent pin into each seat tower.
12. Reinstall the shroud.
13. Reinstall the trapeze bars and secure with the quickrelease pins.
14. Reinstall the seat.
NOTE: Make sure the seat latch safety is flipped down
before using the power chair seat.
15. Plug the controller connector(s) into the electronics tray.
Seat Position Adjustment
You can move the seat forward or rearward by changing
the extrusion mounting position.
To change the seat position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the
electronics tray.
3. Remove the seat from the power base.
4. Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat.
5. Reposition the extrusions on a different set of mounting
holes. You must move both extrusions the same number
of holes either forward or backwards. See figure 14.
6. Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the seat.
7. Reinstall the seat.
8. Plug the controller connector(s) into the electronics tray.
SEAT MOUNTING HOLES
Figure 14. Seat Position Adjustment
Manual Recline Seatback Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seat, you
can adjust the seatback angle with the seatback release
lever. The lever is located on the right side of the seat base.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.
2. Move the seatback down or up to the desired position.
3. Release the lever.
High-Back with Headrest Adjustment (Optional)
If your power chair is equipped with the deluxe high-back
seat, you can adjust the headrest height.
To adjust the headrest height:
1. Push in the headrest release button.
2. Move the headrest up or down to the desired position.
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COMFORT
Seatback Angle Adjustment
If your power chair is equipped with an adjustable seatback,
you can adjust it to four different angles: 90°, 102°, 105°,
or 107°.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the adjustment screws on both seat hinges. See
figure 15.
2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.
3. Reinstall the screws on both seat hinges and tighten.
Armrest Width Adjustment
You can change the width of each armrest independently of
the other.
ADJUSTMENTS
JAM NUT
ARMREST ANGLE
ADJUSTING SCREW
ARMREST HEIGHT
ADJUSTING
SETSCREWS
SEATBACK ANGLE
ADJUSTING SCREW
NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the
overall width of your power chair.
ARMREST KNOB
To change the armrest width:
1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the armrest receiver bracket. See figure 15.
2. Loosen the knobs.
3. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
4. Tighten the armrest knobs.
Figure 15. Seatback and Armrest Adjustments
Armrest Height Adjustment
To change the armrest height:
1. Loosen the two setscrews located on the armrest receiver.
2. Raise or lower the armrest to the desired height.
3. Tighten the setscrews to secure the armrest.
Armrest Angle Adjustment
To change the armrest angle:
1. Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular to
the floor.
2. Loosen the jam nut. See figure 15.
3. Turn the adjusting screw to raise the front of the armrest or to lower the front of the armrest.
4. Tighten the jam nut to lock the adjustment screw into
place.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
Controller Position
You can move the controller in toward or out away from the armrest, or change the position of the controller for either lefthand or right-hand use.
WARNING! Do not place the controller cable so that it can be pinched in the seat frame or the
power base frame.
To extend the controller:
1. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.
2. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket. See figure 11.
3. Slide the controller into or out of the armrest to the desired position.
To change the controller position:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Disconnect the controller from the power base.
3. Cut the wire tie(s) securing the controller cable to the armrest.
4. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.
5. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket. See figure 11.
6. Slide the controller out of the armrest.
7. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.
8. Place the controller in the other armrest.
9. Tighten the setscrew to secure the controller.
10. Use a wire tie to secure the controller cable to the armrest.
11. Plug the controller into the power base.
NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Synergy Seat or TRU-Balance Power Positioning System, refer
to the controller adjustment information provided in separate manuals.
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ADJUSTMENTS
Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
You can adjust the angle of the foot platform with a hex
key. See figure 16.
To adjust the foot platform angle:
1. Flip up the foot platform and locate the setscrew,
2. Turn the setscrew to raise or lower the front of the foot
platform.
Foot Platform Height Adjustment
The foot platform height is easily adjusted to six different
heights.
To raise or lower the foot platform:
1. Use a hex key to remove the mounting hardware from
the foot platform. See figure 17.
2. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the mounting hardware into the foot platform.
SETSCREW
Figure 16. Foot Platform Angle Adjustment
MOUNTING HARDWARE
Figure 17. Foot Platform Height Adjustment
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Swing-away Footrests
Swing-away Footrests (SFRs) enable you to rotate the footrests to the side before you transfer onto or off or your
power chair. See figure 18.
To rotate the SFRs:
1. Push in the release lever.
2. Rotate the SFRs.
SFR RELEASE LEVER
FOOTREST
EXTENSION
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
To adjust the SFR length:
1. Remove the two adjustment screws from the back of
each footrest extension.
2. Slide the footrest up or down to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two adjustment screws.
Figure 18. Swing-Away Footrests
Elevating Leg Rests (Optional)
Elevating Leg Rests (ELRs) offer an infinite range of adjustment for the leg angle and a footrest adjustment range
of 12–19 in. (30.5–48.26 cm). See figure 19.
RELEASE LEVER A
To rotate the ELRs:
1. Push in release lever A.
2. Rotate the ELRs.
RELEASE LEVER B
LEG REST
EXTENSION
To adjust the ELR angle:
1. Push down release lever B.
2. Move the leg rest to the desired angle.
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
To adjust the ELR length:
1. Remove the two adjustment screws from the back of
each leg rest extension.
2. Slide the leg rest up or down to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the two adjustment screws.
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COMFORT
ADJUSTMENTS
Multi-Axis Foot Plates
The multi-axis foot plate assembly can be installed on either
a swing-away footrest or an elevating leg rest. The multiaxis foot plate has four adjustments: leg rest length (A), position (B), tilt (C), and angle (D). See figure 20.
To change leg rest length (A):
1. Remove the hardware.
2. Move the leg rest to the desired position.
3. Reinstall the hardware.
A
B
To change foot plate position (B):
1. Remove the hardware.
2. Move the foot plate to the desired position.
3. Reinstall the hardware.
C
D
To change foot plate tilt (C):
1. Loosen the hardware.
2. Tilt the foot plate to the desired position.
3. Tighten the hardware.
A
To change foot plate angle (D):
1. Turn the setscrew clockwise to decrease the angle.
2. Turn the setscrew counterclockwise to increase the
angle.
B
C
D
SETSCREW LOCATION
Figure 20. Multi-Axis Foot Plate (ELR Shown)
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Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are designed to give your power chair increased stability on rough surfaces. The anti-tip wheels are
preset at the factory for smooth surfaces or indoor use only. If you plan on using your power chair on rough surfaces, it
may be necessary to adjust the anti-tip wheels to better suit your needs. The anti-tip wheels may need adjustment if either
of the following occur:
! When coming to a stop, your power chair tips forward excessively.
! The anti-tip wheels constantly rub the ground.
To adjust the anti-tip wheels:
1. Place a wrench on the inner locknut of the anti-tip bracket located right after the shock strut. See figure 21.
2. Turn the locknut counterclockwise to loosen the cam.
3. Place your wrench on the adjustable cam located on the other side of the locknut.
4. To adjust the anti-tip upward, turn the cam counterclockwise. To adjust the anti-tip downward, turn the cam clockwise. See figure 22.
5. Tighten the locknut.
NOTE: Each drive tire must have at least 35 psi (2.4 bar) in order for the anti-tip wheels to be properly
adjusted.
WARNING! The higher you raise the anti-tip wheels, the more you increase your power chair’s
tendency to tilt forward when coming to a stop. You can compensate for this by having your
authorized provider/specialist make a small adjustment to the pre-programmed deceleration setting
in the controller or by moving the seat assembly farther to the rear of your power chair.
WARNING! Consult your authorized provider/specialist before attempting to change the anti-tip
wheel height! Changing the anti-tip wheel height affects handling under deceleration!
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels.
Figure 21. Anti-Tip Adjustment (Inner Locknut)
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BATTERIES
AND
CHARGING
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The power chair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance free.
Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed to handle a
longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are not interchangeable.
Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe for use in power chairs.
WARNING! Contact your authorized provider/specialist if you have any questions regarding the
batteries in your power chair.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Do not use batteries that exceed the recommended type and amp-hour capacity. Do
not use batteries with different amp-hour capacities. Refer to specifications table in this manual
and in the manual suppled with the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
Charging the Batteries
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your power chair batteries. It is designed to optimize your power
chair’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily. The battery charging system consists of the battery
charger, the charger circuit fuse, and the ammeter (onboard chargers only). The ammeter indicates the rate of charge
necessary to fully recharge the batteries. It is also a good indication of whether or not the charger is working. The ammeter
and the charger are only functional when the charger power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug access.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger directly
into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
MANDATORY! Read the battery charging instructions in this manual and in the manual supplied
with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! Explosive gases may be generated while charging the batteries. Keep the power chair
and battery charger away from sources of ignition such as flames or sparks and provide adequate
ventilation when charging the batteries.
WARNING! You must recharge your power chair’s batteries with the supplied off-board or optional
onboard battery charger. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and connectors for damage before each use. Contact
your authorized provider/specialist if damage is found.
WARNING! Do not attempt to open the battery charger case. If the battery charger does not
appear to be working correctly, contact your authorized provider/specialist.
WARNING! If the battery charger is equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert
objects through these slots.
WARNING! Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the power chair while the batteries
are charging. Pride recommends that you do not charge the batteries while the power chair is
occupied.
WARNING! If your battery charger has not been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not
expose it to adverse or extreme weather conditions. If the battery charger is exposed to adverse
or extreme weather conditions, then it must be allowed to adjust to the difference in environmental
conditions before use indoors. Refer to the manual supplied with the battery charger for more
information.
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To charge the batteries using the off-board charger:
1. Position the front of power chair next to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the power chair is in drive mode.
3. Plug the off-board charger into the off-board charger/programming socket on the controller.
4. Plug the off-board charger into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: If it is a Pride off-board charger, then there are two lights in it. The red light indicates that power to
the off-board charger is on. The green light indicates that the batteries are fully charged. If it is not a Pride offboard charger, then follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
5. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the off-board charger from the electrical outlet and then from the controller.
To charge the batteries using the onboard charger:
1. Position the rear of your power chair close to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the freewheel lever is in the engaged position. See III. “Your Power
Chair.”
3. Plug the charger power cord into the charger power cord receptacle on the power base, then into the electrical outlet.
NOTE: The power chair incorporates an inhibit function that disables the power chair when the charger is
plugged into an electrical outlet.
4. We recommend you charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours. As the batteries charge, the ammeter needle slowly drops to 0.
NOTE: The ammeter indicates how much charge is needed to fully charge the batteries. As the batteries
charge, the ammeter needle slowly drops to 0. When the batteries are fully charged, the needle vibrates on or
about the 0 mark on the ammeter.
5. When your power chair’s batteries are fully charged, disconnect the charger power cord, wind up the cord, and store
it in a safe place.
Battery Break-in
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its peak
performance level.
2. Operate your power chair throughout the house and yard. Move slowly at first, and do not travel too far until you
become accustomed to the controls and break in the batteries.
3. Give the batteries another full charge of 8 to 14 hours and operate your power chair again. The batteries will now
perform at over 90% of their potential.
4. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it to 24 VDC
(direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power chair. When the battery voltage is low, the
charger works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the charger doesn’t work as
hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage from the charger is nearly at zero.
This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the power chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries. We do
not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger). Your power chair’s charger will not
operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero voltage. If this happens, call your authorized provider/
specialist for assistance.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all day on a
daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
! Daily Use
If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your power
chair. Your power chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that you
charge the batteries 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
! Infrequent Use
If you use your power chair infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the batteries at least once per week
for 12 to 14 hours.
NOTE: Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries. Do not charge the
batteries for more than 24 hours at a charging cycle.
How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat, hard terrain with no wind, hills, or curves. More often
you are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of these
factors will affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per charge:
! Always charge the batteries fully prior to your trip.
! Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.
! Limit baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type of batteries should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deep-cycle
batteries that are similar in performance.
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WARNING! Corrosive chemicals contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to
reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium (nicads),
or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain down their
charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. AGM and Gel-Cell batteries should be charged as often as possible.
They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your power chair’s specific demands.
Fresh batteries arrive regularly at Pride and are promptly shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the batteries encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance. Heat robs the charge from the battery, and cold slows the
power available and extends the time needed to recharge the battery (just as with a car battery).
It might take a few days for the temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature. More
importantly, it will take a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain— then a full recharge) to establish the critical chemical
balance that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life. It will be well worth it to take the time to break in
your battery properly.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
A fully charged deep-cycle battery will provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your power chair’s
batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or
stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable power chair operation and limited battery life.
How should I store my power chair and its batteries?
If you do not use your power chair regularly, we recommend maintaining battery vitality by charging the batteries at least
once per week.
If you do not plan on using your power chair for an extended period, fully charge the batteries prior to storage. Disconnect
the battery harnesses and store the power chair in a warm, dry environment. Avoid temperature extremes, such as freezing
and excessively hot conditions, and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery should be warmed
for several days prior to recharging.
What about public transportation?
AGM and Gel-Cell batteries are designed for application in power chairs and other mobility vehicles. These batteries are
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there is no
danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance to determine that carrier’s
specific requirements.
What about shipping?
If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair in the
original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Quantum Jazzy 1420 is a sophisticated power chair. Like any motorized vehicle, it requires routine maintenance
checks. You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from an authorized provider/specialist.
Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help
ensure that your power chair gives you years of trouble-free operation. If you have any doubt as to your power chair’s
care or operation, contact your authorized provider/specialist.
WARNING! Do not service the power chair when the seat is occupied.
Your power chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of any kind.
WARNING! Direct or prolonged exposure to water or dampness could cause the power chair to
malfunction electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode
and the chair's frame to rust. Power chairs should be examined periodically for signs of corrosion
caused by water exposure, bodily fluid exposure, or incontinence. Damaged components should
be replaced or treated immediately.
Should your power chair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your power chair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.
2. Allow your power chair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. Check the joystick operation and the brakes before using your power chair again.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your power chair to an authorized provider/specialist. Power chairs that are
frequently exposed to sources of water, such as incontinence, should be inspected often for corrosion and electronic
components may need to be replaced frequently.
Temperature
! Some of the parts of your power chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your power
chair between the temperatures of 18°F/-8°C) and 122°F/50°C).
! In extremely cold temperatures the batteries may freeze. The specific temperature at which they freeze depends on a
number of factors, such as battery charge, usage, and composition of the batteries (e.g., AGM or Gel-Cell).
! Temperatures above 122°F/50°C) may cause your power chair to operate at a reduced speed. This reduced speed
is a safety feature built into the controller that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical components.
General Guidelines
! Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
! Avoid prolonged exposure of your power chair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
! Keep the controller clean.
! Check all connectors to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly.
! Make sure the drive tires are inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar) if equipped with pneumatic tires.
WARNING! Make sure your tires are inflated to 35 psi (2.4 bar). Do not underinflate or overinflate
your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Overinflating
tires can cause them to explode.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.
! Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the
tires slippery and cause your power chair to skid.
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! All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
! The body shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. You can apply a light coat of car wax to help it retain
its high-gloss appearance.
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit flat within the battery
well, with the battery terminals facing inward, toward each other. Refer to the frame decal for the correct wiring layout.
WARNING! Even though the power chair has passed the necessary testing requirements for ingress
of liquids, you should keep electrical connections away from sources of dampness, including
direct exposure to water or bodily fluids and incontinence. Check electrical components frequently
for signs of corrosion and replace as necessary.
Daily Checks
! With the controller turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the neutral
position when you release it. Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually inspect the
boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. See your authorized provider/specialist if there is a problem.
! Visually inspect the controller cable. Make sure that it is not frayed, cut, or has any wires exposed. See your authorized
provider/specialist if there is a problem with any harnesses.
! Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability.
Weekly Checks
! Disconnect and inspect the controller from the electronics tray. Look for corrosion. Contact your authorized provider/
specialist if necessary.
! Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not overtighten any screws.
! Check for proper tire inflation. There should be 35 psi (2.4 bar) in each tire. If a tire does not hold air, contact your
authorized provider/specialist for replacement of the tube.
! Calibrate the joystick if a noticeable difference in performance is detected or if the joystick does not operate properly.
To calibrate the joystick, power off the unit, place the joystick in the neutral position, and power the unit back on. If
a problem still exists with your joystick’s performance, contact your authorized provider/specialist.
! Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least three feet of clearance around your
power chair.
To check the brakes:
1. Turn on the controller and turn down the speed level of your power chair.
2. After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.
3. Slowly push the joystick forward until you hear the electric brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. You must be
able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Repeat this test three times,
pushing the joystick backward, then left, and then right.
Monthly Checks
! Check that the anti-tip wheels do not rub the ground when you operate the power chair. Adjust them as necessary. See
V. “Comfort Adjustments.”
! Check for extreme wear on the anti-tip wheels. Replace them as necessary.
! Check for drive tire wear. See an authorized provider/specialist for repair.
! Check the rear casters for wear. Replace them as necessary.
! Check the rear forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the bearings
replaced. See an authorized provider/specialist for repair.
! Keep your power chair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.
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Yearly Checks
Take your power chair to an authorized provider/specialist for yearly maintenance, especially if you use your power chair
on a daily basis. This helps ensure that your power chair is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.
Storage
Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the batteries
from the power chair. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be
damaged.
Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures, or stored without
a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life. It is recommended that
you charge the batteries periodically throughout periods of prolonged storage to ensure proper performance.
You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your power chair to raise it off of the ground during periods of
prolonged storage. This takes the weight off of the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of
the tires contacting the ground.
Disposal of Your Power Chair
Your power chair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact your local
waste disposal agency or authorized provider/specialist for information on proper disposal of power chair packaging,
metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, and batteries.
Cleaning Instructions
! Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your power chair. Avoid using
products that may scratch the surface of your power chair.
! If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on your
product before application.
WARNING! Follow all safety instructions for the proper use of the disinfectant and/or cleaning
agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin irritation or premature
deterioration of upholstery and/or power chair finishes.
WARNING! Never hose off your power chair or place it in direct contact with water. Your power
chair has a painted, ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a
damp cloth.
WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.
Wheel Replacement
If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid tire insert, then
replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available through your
authorized provider/specialist.
WARNING! The wheels on your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by a authorized
provider/specialist or a qualified technician.
WARNING! Be sure that the controller’s power is turned off and the power chair is not in freewheel
mode before performing this procedure.
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TIRE
TUBE
FRONT RIM HALF
SCREWS
REAR RIM HALF
DRIVE WHEEL WASHER
DRIVE WHEEL NUT
Figure 23. Drive Wheel
Figure 24. Drive Wheel Disassembled
WARNING! When changing a tire, remove only the center lug nut and washer, then remove the
wheel. If any further disassembly is required, deflate the tire completely or it may explode.
Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair for both solid and pneumatic tires:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Set the power chair up on blocks.
3. If you are changing a pneumatic tire, completely deflate it before removing the wheel.
4. Remove the drive wheel nut and washer from the axle. See figure 23.
5. Pull the wheel off the axle.
6. Remove the screws from the rim assembly and separate the front and rear rim. See figure 24.
7. Remove the old tube from the pneumatic tire and replace it with a new tube or replace the entire solid wheel assembly.
8. Reassemble the rims and reinstall the screws.
9. Slide the wheel back onto the axle.
10. Reinstall the drive wheel nut and washer onto the axle and tighten.
11. Inflate the pneumatic tires to 35 psi (2.4 bar).
12. Remove the power chair from the blocks.
Battery Replacement
A diagram is printed on a decal located on the power chair frame near the battery tray. See figure 25.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.
WARNING! The batteries on your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by an authorized
provider/specialist or a qualified technician.
WARNING! Do not replace battery when seat is occupied.
WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that
much weight, be sure to get help.
WARNING! Do not mix or match new and old batteries. If you encounter a situation where one
battery needs to be replaced, then replace both batteries. Refer to the specification table in this
manual and in the manual supplied with the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.
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To replace the batteries:
1. Turn off the power to the controller.
2. Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See III.
“Your Power Chair.”
3. Unplug the controller connector(s) from the electronics tray.
4. Remove the seat and trapeze bars.
5. Remove the shroud.
Figure 25. Battery Wiring Diagram Label
6. Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the batteries.
7. Remove the batteries from the power base.
8. Place the new batteries in the power base. Make sure that the terminals are facing inwards. If the battery terminals are
in the middle of the batteries, then make sure that the positive terminal of the rear battery is facing the negative terminal
of the front battery on the left side. See figure 25.
9. Looking at the power base from the front, connect the red wire from the left side to the positive (+) terminal on the rear
battery and connect the black wire from the left side to the negative (-) terminal on the front battery.
10. Connect the red wire from the right side to the positive (+) terminal on the front battery and connect the black wire
from the right side to the negative (-) terminal on the rear battery.
WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.
11. Reinstall the shroud and trapeze bars.
12. Reinstall the seat.
13. Plug in the connectors to the electronics tray.
When to See Your authorized provider/specialist for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your authorized
provider/specialist. When calling, have the model number, serial number, nature of the problem, and the trouble code if
available.
! Motor noise
! Frayed harnesses
! Cracked or broken connectors
! Uneven wear on any of the tires
! Jerky motion
! Pulling to one side
! Bent or broken wheel assemblies
! Does not power up
! Powers up, but does not move
Corrective Maintenance
If the battery condition meter does not light up when you turn on the power:
! Check the harness connections. Make sure they are tight.
! Check the circuit breaker. Reset it if necessary.
! Check the battery connections.
If the above conditions prove normal, you can load test the batteries with a battery load tester. These testers are available
at automotive parts stores. Disconnect both batteries before load testing and follow the directions that come with the load
tester. If either one of the batteries fails the load test, replace both of them. If your power chair still does not power up,
contact your authorized provider/specialist.
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WARRANTY
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
For the lifetime of your power chair from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original
purchaser, free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
Structural frame components, including:
! Main Frame
! Fixed-position seat post
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For two (2) years from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
Electronic components, including:
! Charger Assembly
! Controller
! Joystick
Other components, including:
! Foot riggings
Main frame assemblies, including:
! Anti-tip forks
! Caster forks
! Caster beam
! Metal seat framing
! Electrical Harnesses
! Foot rigging mounting brackets
18-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For eighteen (18) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Motor/gearbox assembly
! Power seat actuator
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Accessories
! Brakes (electronic function ONLY)
SIX-MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
For six (6) months from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of
charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
! Bearings and bushings
! Plastic components, except body
The battery is covered by a separate six-month warranty, provided by the battery manufacturer. The batteries are not
warranted by Pride.
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RECONDITIONED UNITS WARRANTY
All reconditioned units are covered by a six-month warranty from Pride effective from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items which may require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
! ABS Plastic shrouds
! Motor brushes
! Upholstery and seating
! Brake Pads
! Tires and tubes
! Fuses/Bulbs
! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride
! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically authorized, IN
ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation
! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride
Exclusions also include components with damage caused by:
! Contamination
! Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
! Battery fluid spillage or leakage
! Commercial use, or use other than normal
! Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
NOTE: Gradual deterioration in performance because the battery has been left in a discharged state, left in
cold conditions for an extended period of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service must be performed by a authorized provider/specialist. Do not return faulty parts to Pride without prior
written authorization. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair or replacement
are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in the owner’s manual and those located on your Pride product can
result in personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
There is no other express warranty.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1) year from
the date of purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are excluded. This is the exclusive
remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of limitation
incidental or consequential damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Please fill out and return the product registration card to Pride. This will aid Pride in providing the best possible technical
and customer service.
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Quality Control - Quantum Jazzy 1420 Series
Inclusion of all Parts
Joystick Serial Number
Controller Serial Number
Left Motor Serial Number
Right Motor Serial Number
Fit and Finish
Performance
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
*INFMANU1206*
Product Serial #