Amigo® Operational Manual

Amigo® Operational Manual
Amigo® Operational Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety First
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Location of Controls
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Adjusting Your Amigo
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Operating Your Amigo
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Riding Your Amigo
Safety Warnings
Helpful Hints for Everyday Use
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Battery Information &
Charging Instructions
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Cleaning Instructions
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Maintenance
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Troubleshooting13
Electromagnetic Interference
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A new industry began in 1968, when Amigo
revolutionized mobility for people with walking
limitations. Amigo power-operated vehicles (POVs)
quickly became a household name for their ease of
operation and maneuverability.
Ever since our first creation, Amigo has
worked hard to bring comfort, freedom and
satisfaction to our customers.
In 1977, the United States Social Security Act was
amended to include the Amigo power-operated
vehicle as an official medical mobility device,
creating new opportunities for accessibility by
Medicare clients across the nation. Worldwide,
more people than ever are discovering the Amigo
lifestyle.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank
you for choosing Amigo. Amigo is committed to
providing you with personalized, innovative electric
mobility products and customer satisfaction, today,
and into the future.
Diagnostic Codes
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Sincerely,
Wiring Diagram
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Amigo Mobility International, Inc. (AMI)
Parts Lists
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Warranty
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Welcome to the Amigo family of active and
independent people. For thousands of individuals
around the world, Amigo provides the opportunity
to enjoy life more fully.
We are confident that the following instructions
and helpful hints will make your Amigo an
extremely useful and reliable “friend.”
Because we are concerned about your health
and safety, please read this manual carefully
before operating your vehicle. Once you’ve
learned to use your Amigo properly, you will
discover a world of enjoyment and independence.
Wishing you happiness and good health from all
of us at Amigo.
Amigo Mobility International, Inc. (AMI)
disclaims any responsibility for personal
injury or property damage resulting from the
improper or unsafe use of its products.
SAFETY FIRST
For your convenience and understanding, signal words are defined below:
WARNING IS USED TO INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF A HAZARD, WHICH CAN CAUSE SEVERE
PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR SUBSTANTIAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IF THE WARNING IS IGNORED.
CAUTION IS USED TO INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF A HAZARD WHICH WILL OR CAN
CAUSE MINOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE IF THE WARNING IS IGNORED.
Safety Suggestions
Use the following guidelines for the safe operation and use of your Amigo. Should you have any questions
about the safe operation of your vehicle, please contact your Amigo dealer. If you are in doubt about your
ability to operate your Amigo, consult your personal physician.
DO
• Read the operating manual before using your Amigo.
• Always turn the key switch OFF before getting on or off your Amigo.
• When transferring off your Amigo, make sure the seat lock is in the locked position.
• Always remain seated while the vehicle is in operation.
• Keep legs on the platform while driving.
• Drive to a complete stop before attempting to reverse.
• Always drive in a slow, sensible manner while pedestrians are around.
• Drive slowly while turning and on inclines.
• Always drive straight up and down inclines.
• Always be careful when maneuvering on inclines or ramps. Not all ramps are constructed according to
federal standards. The federal standard for wheelchair ramps is one-inch (2.5 cm) rise per foot (30 cm).
• Avoid sudden starts while the handle is turned sharply.
• Always approach obstacles at a low speed if you are to drive over them.
• Be aware of mechanical pinch points, especially when assembling and disassembling your Amigo.
• Always drive with the power seat lift in its lowest position.
• Always lock seat during vehicle operation.
TURNING THE KEY OFF WHILE IN MOTION WILL
BRING THE AMIGO TO AN ABRUPT STOP.
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DO NOT
• Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity. Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal injury and damage to your Amigo. Amigo will not be responsible for injuries and/or property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
• Do not drive over or off obstacles more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) high. This could be unsafe and could damage your Amigo.
• Do not turn your Amigo at high speeds, as this could result in tipping.
• Do not reverse down a steep hill or incline.
• Do not park on inclines or declines.
• Do not sit on the unit in a moving vehicle.
• Do not allow anyone to ride with you.
• Do not operate your Amigo near stairs, steps, curbs or terraces where you might accidentally drop a wheel off the edge.
• Do not operate your Amigo on streets or other areas with vehicular traffic.
• Do not disengage your motor brake on a slope.
• Do not leave the manual brake release on in freewheeling position.
• Do not disengage the motor brake while someone is on the vehicle.
• Do not remove handle from steering column when transporting your Amigo. Instead, fold the handle down to the seat. Place the handle down so the HI/LO speed adjustment knob will not be damaged.
Tighten the knob to secure the handle.
• Do not use the handle to assist in transferring.
• Do not lift rear section of platform by holding the rear wheel.
• Do not expose your Amigo to spray-on cleaning solutions and excessive moisture such as spraying it with
a garden hose, shower or leaving it uncovered in heavy rain.
• Do not push or force the retractable cord reel into the rear cover.
• Do not remove rear anti tip wheels.
AMI is not responsible for any damage or injury incurred due to the improper or unsafe use of the POV. AMI specifically disclaims
responsibility for any bodily injury or property damage that may occur during any use, which does not comply
with applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
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1. Accelerator lever (right and left)
2. HI/LO speed adjustment knob
3. Battery status gauge
4. ON/OFF or key switch
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5. Horn button
6. Forward and reverse diagrams for accelerator levers
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HI/LO Speed Adjustment Handle
Handle controls include: HI/LO speed adjustment knob, ON/OFF key switch, battery status gauge and horn button.
The ON/OFF key switch, located on the right side of the handle control cover, will turn the power of the Amigo ON or OFF.
Turning the Amigo OFF may be used for emergency stops. Turning OFF the Amigo will also prevent drainage of batteries
and unauthorized use. The speed may be adjusted by turning the HI/LO speed adjustment knob.
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ADJUSTING YOUR AMIGO
To adjust your Amigo to a comfortable driving position, you can alter the handle, seat and armrests as follows:
EZ-Tilt Handle Adjustment
To adjust the angle of the handle, turn the adjustment lever counterclockwise. Move the
handle to the desired position. Tighten the adjustment lever by turning it clockwise (Figure 1A).
The placement of the spring-activated adjustment lever, itself, can be moved out of the way for
your comfort. Pull the adjustment lever straight out. Turn in either direction. Release adjustment
lever at desired placement (Figure 1B).
DO NOT USE THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER FOR A FOOT REST.
THIS MAY CAUSE THE ADJUSTMENT LEVER TO LOOSEN
THE HANDLE AND CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.
Figure 1A
Seat installation
1. Unlock the seat lock.
2. Insert the upper seat post into the opening of the lower seat post.
3. Spin seat around to make sure it rotates freely.
4. To lock the seat, pull the seat lock lever toward the rear of the seat.
Figure 1B
Adjusting Seat Height
Without a Power Seat Lift
To raise or lower your seat height, remove the nut and screw that
holds the seat collar in place on the seat post, then adjust and reinstall
in the desired hole on the seat post (Figure 2).
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE SEAT LOCK BE INSTALLED IN THE
SECOND HOLE POSITION FROM THE SEAT ON A FOLDING SEAT
AND THE PREMIER II SEAT.
Figure 2
Seat Lock Lever
This allows the seat to rotate 360 degrees and lock in any position desired. The seat lock lever
is a bar with a vinyl cap on its end, located under the right or left side of the seat. Push the
lever forward to rotate to any position. Lock seat during vehicle operation.
Adjustable Armrest Width
The armrest width is determined by loosening the armrest knobs
and tightening them when the arms are at the desired width.
Flip Up Armrest
By pulling up on the end of either armrest, the armrest will flip back
for easy transfer in and out of the Amigo.
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OPERATING YOUR AMIGO
Forward
To operate your Amigo, use the following procedures:
•For all Amigo rear drive models, the key or on/off switch is located on the
top of the handle. Insert and turn the key provided.
• Adjust the speed adjustment knob to minimum (turn counterclockwise).
•Press the forward accelerator lever or the reverse accelerator lever to move the Amigo.
To move forward, pull the right side of the accelerator lever toward you (Figure 3).
You can also move forward by pushing the left side of the accelerator lever away
from you. To operate in reverse, pull the left side of the accelerator lever toward
you (Figure 4) or push the right side of the accelerator lever away from you.
Figure 3
Note: For optional “reverse polarity” handles, accelerator lever operation will be
the opposite – to move forward, pull the left side of the accelerator lever toward Reverse
you or push the right side accelerator lever away from you. To move in reverse, pull the right side of the accelerator lever toward you or push the left side accelerator lever away from you.
•To stop, just release the accelerator lever and the vehicle will come to
a gradual stop within a few seconds after release.
•All models are equipped with a manual brake release lever.
To engage the freewheeling mode, push the brake lever forward. The freewheeling mode will allow you to push the unit,
if necessary. To terminate the freewheeling mode, pull the brake lever toward the rear of the Amigo (Figure 5). When pulled into “normal,”
the vehicle will be back into “drive” mode.
RIDING YOUR AMIGO
Figure 4
Manual brake
lever (Inside)
Be sure you are on a level surface. Insert the key in the switch, but leave the Amigo turned OFF.
Once seated, for safe transfer or driving, push seat lock lever forward (located under seat on the
right side) to easily position the seat as needed. Engage lever back to the locked position. Turn
the speed adjustment knob counterclockwise and turn the key to the ON position. Pull the right
accelerator lever to start off in a forward motion. To stop, simply let go.
Figure 5
Basic Driving
Make sure you are properly seated and that the speed adjustment knob is turned fully counterclockwise.
Note: Reverse movement of vehicle may not occur when speed adjustment knob is turned fully counterclockwise.
Insert key into key switch and turn counterclockwise to the ON position. On handle, pull the accelerator lever
as described earlier. You will gently accelerate. The further you pull the accelerator lever, the faster you will go.
Release the lever and you will gently stop. Please note that reverse speed is slower than forward speed.
Practice these two basic functions until you get used to them.
Steering the Amigo is easy and logical. Just be sure to remember to give wide clearance when turning
so that the rear wheels clear any obstacle.
Shortcutting a sidewalk corner can cause the back wheel to go off the sidewalk. Avoid this at all times by steering
an exaggerated wide arc around the obstacle. If you must steer in a tight spot, such as entering a doorway
or when turning around, stop and then apply power gently. For more on maneuvering through obstacles,
see the next section.
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Driving Through Doorways
Approach an unfamiliar door slowly. Does it have a knob or push bar? Does it open toward or away? Think in terms of using the
power of the Amigo to do the work for you. Hold the doorknob or bar in one hand and apply the power with the other hand. If it
is a self-closing door, you can go through allowing the door to close behind you. If it is not a self-closing door, just stop when you
are clear of the door and push it closed. If the door opens toward you, hold the knob or bar with one hand and gently press on
your reverse thumb lever and allow the gentle reverse power to do the work. When the door is open wide enough, pull the forward
accelerator lever moving forward, leaving your hand on the door to keep it free of the Amigo and letting go as you pass the door
jamb.
Driving On Ramps
With the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), buildings require ramps for POV (power-operated vehicle) access. Some have
U-turns in the middle where good cornering is required. Take wide swings with your front wheels around any tight corners so
the rear wheels follow a wide arc to stay clear of the corner. When you have stopped while facing uphill, starting up again simply
requires that you apply forward power. Accelerate gently after stopping on an incline. When proceeding up a ramp or curb, lean
forward in your seat for maximum stability and safety. Going down any ramp or hill, drive slowly to ensure a safe descent.
Driving Over Grass, Gravel and Grades
The Amigo performs admirably in grass, gravel and on hills, but you must NOT exceed the parameters set down in this manual.
Please refer to the safety suggestions for use. Safety must come first. If you are unsure about any situation, avoid it. Common sense
is your best protection. Always act with caution. Feel free to use your Amigo on lawns or in park areas. Avoid long unkempt grass;
otherwise just follow the safety suggestions.
Transport
Amigos are NOT designed or tested for use as seats for users in private or public transporting vehicles. AMI advises against
transporting POVs in vehicles unless either the unit is dismantled and placed in the trunk of your car, or the assembled unit is
placed in the vehicle and strapped down. Any straps should be secured to non-removable parts of the unit, i.e. platform. Even
when strapped down, Amigos should not be used as seats in private or public transporting vehicles.
To disassemble and transport your Amigo:
1. Turn your Amigo OFF.
2. Unlock the seat and remove it completely.
3. Remove the batteries.
4. Fold handle down to platform by loosening the handle adjustment knob.
5. Lift the rear into the trunk of the vehicle and slide the rest of the Amigo into the trunk.
6. The manual brake release lever must be in the “normal” position.
Note: when batteries are removed, the wheels will not rotate as long as the manual brake release lever is in the “normal” position.
7. Place seat and batteries into the trunk.
Transport Your Amigo With A Lift-All ®
For greater convenience, obtain a Lift-All ® to assist you when loading and unloading. For more information
on the Lift-All®, contact your authorized dealer. We recommend using vans with ramps, not elevating van lifts.
Airline Travel
"Special Handling" tags are suggested when transporting your Amigo by air (figure 8). Visit
the support section of www.myamigo.com for a pre-designed tag. Non-spill, gel cell batteries
are approved for commercial airline travel by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). When you
make your reservation, notify the airline and request escort assistance. This will assure that your
Amigo will be picked up and delivered at the boarding desk. For additional helpful hints for
airline travel, visit our website at www.myamigo.com.
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Public Transportation
Some public transportation systems have accommodations for your Amigo.
If you must utilize public transportation (without the proper accommodations),
do not sit on the Amigo while the vehicle is in motion.
SAFETY WARNINGS
•The driving performance of your Amigo can be influenced by electromagnetic fields,
such as emitted by cellular telephones and other emitting devices. We recommend the
power on your unit be switched off when using such a device (refer to electromagnetic
interference section for additional information).
•In some extreme circumstances, your Amigo’s performance could be affected by the
electromagnetic field emitted from alarm systems in shops (refer to electromagnetic
interference section for additional information).
Figure 8
•The Amigo is fitted with anti-tip devices, but this still means the maximum safe slope
must not be exceeded. In some extreme circumstances, anti-tippers may interfere with
curb or obstacle climbing.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR EVERYDAY USE
WHEN TRANSFERRING OR NOT USING THE AMIGO,
WE RECOMMEND TURNING THE AMIGO TO THE OFF POSITION.
BATHROOM
In the bathroom, maneuvering room is usually limited. Back into bathroom, then position close to the toilet, swivel the seat, lock it
in position and transfer. When using the bathtub, back up parallel to the tub. Swivel the seat and place
your feet in the tub. Engage seat lock and carefully transfer.
DO NOT USE YOUR AMIGO WHILE TAKING A SHOWER. WATER MAY GET INTO THE MICROPROCESSING
CONTROLLER (MPC) AND CAUSE ELECTRONIC MALFUNCTIONS.
BEDROOM
To transfer to the bed, back up parallel to it. Swivel, lock seat into position and ease onto the bed. If charging the batteries
overnight, it may be easiest to plug in the battery charger before transferring. For added ease, when using a power seat lift, raise
your seat slightly higher than the surface to which you are transferring.
KITCHEN
For access to a refrigerator, make a parallel approach or back up to the outside of the refrigerator. Swivel the seat.
Approach a table, sink or stove by maneuvering parallel to it. Swivel the seat to the desired position.
The handle will be out of the way.
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CAR
To transfer to a car, make a parallel approach to the side of the car, release the door latch and open the door as you drive forward.
Back parallel to the side of the car and into the door opening. Swivel the seat, lock it in position and carefully slide onto the car seat.
On the driver’s side, you can use the steering wheel for leverage.
USING AN ELEVATOR
Backing into an elevator allows you to exit forward. Be sure the elevator is level with the floor.
BATTERY INFORMATION &
CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
Battery Information
For maximum range and life, it is recommended to fully charge the batteries before using. Extended charging is good for the
batteries and will not overcharge them. Amigos have an overcharge protection feature so that the batteries can be charged
anytime the Amigo is not being used. It is a popular misconception that batteries should be deeply discharged before recharging.
This is not the proper procedure for all batteries. They can actually be damaged if they are discharged too deeply before recharging.
Battery range depends on driver weight, terrain and type of battery used. Charge your batteries daily when the
Amigo is used. Make sure that the charger cord is unplugged from the wall outlet before moving your Amigo.
Batteries should be charged if the shortest segment bar on the battery status gauge is lit and blinking, along with a low, chirping
of the horn, at one-minute intervals. At the beginning of the charging process, the battery indicator light on the handle will flash
for approximately 20 seconds, then it will turn solid color. The batteries are fully charged when the tallest bar on the far right is
blinking. Your Amigo can be charged with the key in the ON or OFF position. The indication will display only while in the charging
mode (when power cord is plugged into AC outlet).
Charging Instructions
1. Place your Amigo near an AC outlet.
2. Pull gently on the cord reel plug in the rear cover near the rear bumper.
3. Pull as much cord as needed (up to 10 feet/3 meters) to reach the AC outlet.
4. Connect the cord reel plug to the AC wall outlet.
5. Upon completion of the charging process, unplug the cord reel plug from the AC wall outlet.
6. Gently tug on the cord to engage the retraction reel. Do not push cord into the hole in the rear cover.
Charging Frequency
• Charge batteries daily when the Amigo is used.
• If not in use for a long period of time, charge for 24 hours, every 30 days.
• Extended charging is good for the batteries and will not overcharge them.
Universal Charger Option
A universal charger is available on many Amigos sold outside the United States. The universal charger uses a range of 90-240 volts
AC power input. This makes it possible to charge on any electrical system globally. (The universal charger is an option on models
in the U.S. for people who travel abroad and want this universal charging flexibility.) Your charger is labeled, identifying which
charging system it uses.
DO NOT USE A 24V CHARGER THAT IS CONFIGURED TO A 120V AC POWER INPUT OUTSIDE THE
U.S. IN COUNTRIES USING 220V AC POWER INPUT. DAMAGE WILL OCCUR TO THE CHARGER.
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Charger Standard Precautions
•Refer to these instructions frequently.
•Each time you use your charger, read and follow instructions exactly. Working in the vicinity of
a battery is dangerous. Batteries generate explosive gases during normal battery operation.
•Never smoke or allow an open flame in the vicinity of the battery.
•Use charger for charging a lead acid battery only. It is not intended to supply power to an
extra-low-voltage electrical system or to charge dry cell batteries.
•Do not operate charger in a closed-in area or restrict ventilation in any way.
•A spark near the battery may cause explosion.
To reduce risk of spark:
• Prevent external damage to AC and DC cords.
• When connecting charger, connect DC charging cord to the battery charge plug before
connecting charger AC cord to electrical outlet.
• When disconnecting charger, always do so in reverse sequence of connecting procedure.
Break first connection as far away from battery as possible.
•Be extra cautious not to drop a metal tool onto the battery(ies).
•Remove jewelry.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
IF YOUR BATTERIES ARE DAMAGED AND A LEAK IS APPARENT, CALL YOUR AUTHORIZED DEALER IMMEDIATELY.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU TOUCH THE BATTERIES IF THEY ARE LEAKING.
Battery Storage
All the Amigo rear drive models use a battery system that allows the batteries to be removed after they have been disconnected
from the platform battery connections. Each battery has a wire assembly with a two-position connector that slides into the
connector mounted to the platform. The connection system is designed so that either battery may be placed on either side of the
unit. Always turn your Amigo OFF before removing and installing batteries.
TO AVOID DAMAGE TO BATTERIES DURING STORAGE, DO NOT PLACE THEM END-TO-END
WITH THE POSITIVE (+) AND NEGATIVE (-) TERMINALS NEXT TO EACH OTHER (FIGURE 9).
Figure 9
If you remove your batteries from your Amigo, put them on a surface that cannot be damaged by acid fumes. Whenever a battery
is charged and discharged through a cycle, it breathes. The breathing of the battery emits acid fumes into the cloth strap (used to
lift the batteries on rear drive models) and may mark surfaces it rests on for long periods of time. Store batteries indoors in a dry
environment, away from any open flames. Temperature range is 0˚C (32˚F) to 40˚C (104˚F).
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CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Tires
The tires should be cleaned with ordinary kitchen-type cleaners and a damp cloth.
Don’t use solvents on tires as they cause tire material to break down or become too soft.
Cover
The cover of the Amigo is constructed of ABS plastic and coated with a durable automotive type finish. Therefore, the cover can
be easily cleaned. Apply water directly on a cloth, wring, and use the dampened cloth with mild soap to remove dirt and oils. Use
same application to rinse off soap residue in order to eliminate any film build-up. You may also use this same procedure to clean
under the cover by fully removing it (see Fig. 10). DO NOT spray the entire vehicle with water. This will damage the electrical parts.
The cover may be waxed with car body wax and buffed by hand with a soft cloth.
Seat
The vinyl seat can be cleaned with a mild soap or detergent and a damp cloth. A vinyl cleaner can also be used.
Cloth seats can be cleaned with a damp cloth or as any upholstery. Care should be taken not to soak cloth seats,
as the interior foam rubber will hold water.
Floor Mat
The floor mat should be cleaned with ordinary kitchen-type cleaners and a damp cloth.
Do not use solvents on the floor mat, as they may cause the floor mat material to break down.
KEEP CLEANING SOLVENTS AWAY FROM ELECTRICAL WIRES AND CONNECTIONS.
MAINTENANCE
Minimum maintenance should prevent unnecessary repairs. You will get years of dependable operation
if you follow the suggested maintenance schedule. Check the following:
Daily
Charge batteries daily when the Amigo is used. Charge the battery until fully charged to ensure
proper battery operation. Extended charging is good for the batteries and will not overcharge them.
Monthly
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Check and clean battery terminals and the wire connections as needed with a light piece of emery cloth or
brush and mixture of ½ cup baking soda to 1–1½ cups water.
Clean upholstery, plastic and metal with a mild surface cleaner.
Inspect batteries for any cracks or damage of any kind.
Check and tighten any exposed fasteners.
Make sure all fasteners are tight on all battery connections.
Check tire pressure on pneumatic tires. When air filling tires, always refer to the manufacturer’s specifications
located on the face of the tire. Uneven tire pressure will cause excessive battery consumption and the overheating
of the controller that will lead to failure of the vehicle.
Check static ground wire located under vehicle. Replace if damaged or missing. Wire must be in contact with floor
when operating the Amigo.
If rubber boot on arm rest joint is missing, replace immediately.
KEEP CLEANING SOLVENTS AWAY FROM ELECTRICAL WIRES AND CONNECTIONS.
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DO NOT EXCEED PROPER INFLATION LEVEL SPECIFIED ON TIRE OR TIRES MAY BE DAMAGED.
Six Months
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Check all screws and clips (that are holding wheels) for tightness and wear.
Check all electrical connections for clean, tight contact.
Charging connection should be inspected for tight connection.
Check tires for wear. Inspect seat posts for wear.
• Lubricate seat bearings on upper seat post.
Yearly
• Have your authorized service center check your Amigo completely.
• Grease axle and wheel hubs.
• Lubricate steering column bearings.
Checking the General Condition
For maintenance operations, consult your authorized dealer who has all the necessary information. Once a year have the
authorized dealer inspect your vehicle thoroughly and carry out in depth maintenance. Regular maintenance allows defective or
worn parts to be identified and improves the normal operation of the vehicle and extends its working life.
Battery Maintenance
VRLA deep cycle batteries are used for operating your Amigo. They are maintenance-free and are transportable on aircraft, buses,
trains, etc. as there is no danger of spillage. By following the charger and battery procedures, you can expect extended battery
life.
Fasteners Replacement
Use only Grade 8 (US) or 12.9 DIN (metric) in all applications. For service and
replacement parts, we recommend Amigo authorized parts.
UNIPAC ® Drive Systems
The UNIPAC ® drive is a precision assembly lubricated for long service. Do not attempt to open or
service the assembly, this will void the warranty.
Microprocessor Controller
Do not attempt to service the controller or related electronic components, as this will void the warranty.
Circuit Breaker Replacement Instructions
An automatic resetting circuit breaker protects the wiring and battery in the event of a short circuit.
If the Amigo stops, check for overloads or short circuits before continuing to operate.
The circuit breaker is located under the rear cover and attached to the positive
terminal on the batteries (Figure 11). If you suspect the circuit breaker is defective,
use a jumper wire between the two terminals of the breaker. If the Amigo runs now,
replace the circuit breaker.
DO NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE AMIGO UNTIL
THE CIRCUIT BREAKER IS REPAIRED.
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Note: Tampering with electrical or
mechanical parts will invalidate
your warranty.
CIRCUIT BREAKER
(PART NO. 7441)
Figure 11
TROUBLESHOOTING
Amigos are equipped with an ASIC MPC Controller. This controller has a built-in diagnostic feature that will cause the battery
indicator light LED to flash a numeric code to indicate when there is a service problem.
Under normal operating conditions the battery indicator LED will flash
to indicate three different situations.
1 To indicate a low battery condition when driving.
2 To indicate the battery charging cycle has started.
3 To indicate when the batteries are fully charged during the charging cycle.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
RADIO WAVE SOURCES MAY AFFECT POWERED MOBILE VEHICLE CONTROL.
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Power-operated vehicles (POV) may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which is interfering electromagnetic
energy (EM) emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios and
cellular phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the POV to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in
unintended directions. It can also permanently damage the POV’s control system. The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be
measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each POV can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This is called its “immunity level.” The higher
the immunity level, the greater the protection. At this time, current technology is capable of achieving at least a 20 V/m immunity
level, which would provide useful protection from the more common sources of radiated EMI. The immunity level of this POV is not
known.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the everyday environment.
Some of these sources are obvious and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent and exposure is unavoidable.
However, we believe that by following the warnings listed below, your risk to EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1.
Handheld portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with antenna mounted directly on the transmitting unit.
Examples include: citizens band (CB) radios, “walkie talkie,” security, fire and police transceivers,
cellular telephones and other personal communication devices.
Note: Some cellular telephones and similar devices transmit signals while they are ON, even when not being used.
2.
Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and taxis.
These usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle.
3.
Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast transmitters (radio and TV broadcast
antenna towers) and amateur (HAM) radios.
Note: Other types of handheld devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players and cassette players and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers, so far as we know, are not likely to cause EMI problems to your POV.
POV Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the transmitting antenna (source), the EM fields from
handheld radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to unintentionally bring high levels of EM energy
very close to the POV’s control system while using these devices. This can affect POV movement and braking. Therefore, the
warnings listed below are recommended to prevent possible interference with the control system of the POV.
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Warnings
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters,
two-way radios and cellular phones, can affect electric vehicles. Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of
unintended brake release or mobile vehicle movement, which could result in serious injury.
1.
DO NOT operate or turn ON handheld personal communication devices, such as Citizens Band (CB) radios
and cellular phones while the vehicle is turned on.
2.
Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations and try to avoid coming close to them.
3.
If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the vehicle off as soon as it is safe.
4.
Be aware that adding accessories or components or modifying the vehicle may make it more
susceptible to interference from radio wave sources.
Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of the vehicle.
5.
Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the mobile vehicle manufacturer,
and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
Important Information
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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.
The immunity level of this product is not known.
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ASIC MPC DIAGNOSTICS CODES
The Amigo is equipped with an ASIC MPC. This controller has a built-in diagnostic feature that will cause the diagnostic light LEDs
(located on either side of the battery gauge) to flash a numeric code indicating service issues and to aid in diagnoses. When indicating
a service problem, the diagnostic light LEDs will flash, hesitate for a moment, and then flash again. Follow the code listings below to
determine the problem. If the code indicates a service problem, contact your local service representative or call the Amigo service
department at (800) 248-9131 for instructions to verify and correct the problem.
**Note: First solution listed for each diagnostic code will fix that problem 80% of the time. Attempt solutions in the order listed.
CODECAUSE
SOLUTIONS
1-1
EM Brake windings or
connections are shorted
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Unplug handle cable and plug back in.
Check all wiring connections and output.
Disconnect brake and cycle key, if code changes to 1-2, replace brake.
Replace controller.
1-2
EM Brake windings or
connections are open or
EM brake release lever in
"freewheeling position"
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Ensure EM brake lever is in drive position.
Unplug handle cable and plug back in.
Check all wiring connections and output.
Replace brake.
Replace controller.
2-1
Motor windings or connections
are shorted
(1) Check motor wiring connections.
(2) Disconnect brake and cycle key, if code changes to 2-2, replace motor.
(3) Replace controller.
2-2
Motor windings or connections
are open or EM brake release
lever in "freewheeling position"
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
2-3
Power shortage
(1) Check/replace batteries.
(2) Check/replace controller.
3-1
Over temperature condition
(1) Allow to sit idle for 15 minutes, restart and see if code disappears.
(2) Ensure EM brake and/or motor is not causing excessive amperage draw.
(3) Replace controller.
4-1
Charger is supplying too
much voltage during the
battery charge cycle
(1) Replace battery charger if voltage is 32 volts or higher.
(2) If 31 volts or lower, replace controller.
4-2
Charger not dropping back
into "float mode" during
battery charging cycle
(1) Replace charger wiring.
(2) Replace battery charger.
(3) Replace controller.
5-1
Controller drive FETS shorted
(1) Replace controller.
5-2
Controller regenerative
braking FETS shorted
(1) Replace controller.
5-3
Throttle potentiometer or
throttle circuitry reading fail
band fault
(1) Check to ensure handle cable is in good condition.
(2) Check that throttle lever moves freely and returns to center.
(3) Replace throttle potentiometer.
6-1
Bad software revision
(1) Replace controller.
Ensure EM brake lever is in drive position.
Check motor wiring connections.
Replace motor.
Replace controller.
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WIRING DIAGRAM
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PARTS LISTS
Part#Description
Qty/Unit
Part#Description
Qty/Unit
Wheelhousing moss green
1184
SCREW 1/4-20 X .50 TRSS HD
3 11233
11289
1192
WIRE ASM INTERFACE 10940/11200
WASHER .281 ID .63 OD .06 FLAT
13 11406
1299
FLANGE WHEEL HOUSING
SEAT LOCK ASM RH Order 267000
1 11471
1344
GROMMET SEAT POST
SCREW 1/4-20 X 1.50 HX HD
6 11498
1444
LABEL VIVA
Knob medium utility for arms
1 11592
2071
SPACER.26ID.5OD.75 LONG PLAS
Battery hold down bracket
1 11861
2237
Cable tie 8”
NUT 3/8-24 HEX
1 0633
2715
OWNERS PACKET CLASSIC
CLIP BLACK PLASTIC CABLE TIE
1 11292TMRD Controller tmrd hi/lo
3083
NUT 1/4-20 SERRATED FLANGED
6 3623
SCREW
1/4-20
X
1.25
HXHD
GRD
8
4 9794.10-RAW TRIM MOLDING BUMPER HD EXT
3811FLEX-WEAVE
60
5190
SCREW
1/4-28
X
.375
SHCS
HD
1 11131.10
Battery 12v 11a set with case
5209
10134
CAP
BLACK
USED
ON
PNU
8”
&
10”
2
WIRE ASM BATT CASE NEUT .25 QD
5865
1031
SCREW
#10-24
X
.25
SHLD
X
1.25
2
Battery case bottom
5990
10534
TUBE
SHRINK
.50
I.D.
4
Clamp nylon cable 5/16 black
6227
10547
NUT
#10-24
NYLON-INS
HEX
2
Screw #10-32 X .50 truss
6304
1141
Velcro
dual
lock
400/IN
2”pc
1
HANDLE BATTERY CORD
6305
11668
Velcro
dual
lock
170/IN
2”pc
1
Wire asm fd battery case
6505
11674
SCREW
3/8-24
X
4.5
LG
HX
HD
G8
1
Nut 1/2-14 lock
6993
2315
Cord
reel
brkt
1
NUT #4-40 HEX
7281
2461.11
Screw
1/4-20
X
.88
SHCS
2
Battery case top neut/wire con
7309
6427
Wheel
8”
front
urethane
asm
1
WIRE ASM BATT TO BATT FEMALE
7599
6699
RIVET-TRUSS
HEAD
.25”D
X
1.5”L
2
SCREW #4-40 X .50 PAN HD PHILL
7600
7441
NUT
1/4
STUD
PUSH
2
Circuit breaker 25a auto rst
7691
7773
INSERT
PSL
TO
STD
HOLDING
BRKT
1
Cap vinyl insulating
8223.17
8262
ENCL
ASM
HI/LO
OFF
BD
CHRGR
1
NUT #10-32 HEX NYLON INSERT
8262
8351-RAW
NUT
#10-32
HEX
NYLON
INSERT
2
FOAM-1 WIDE X .75 THICK
8335
8680
HUB
CHROME
CUSHION
CORE
2
LABEL BATTERY POWER CELL PLUS
8340.10
9262
Tire
9”
X
2.5”
X
8”
urethane
2
Battery 12v 11a
8670.20
Rear
stab
wheel
brkt
asm
blk
2
8675
Ground wire assembly RD
1
9936
Handle
oval
1
10050
Bearing
headset
1-1/8”
1
10289
Basket
frt
HC
1
10346
SCREW
#8
X
.75
TYPE
B
PHILLIPS
2
10547
Screw
#10-32
X
.50
truss
2
10571
Basket
brkt
1
10610
Grommet
7/8”
groove
dia
5/8”id
2
10773
Mat
class
1
10807
Charger
24v
02a
1
10874
Weldment
front
platform
classi
1
10928
Cover
classic
connection
1
11042
Drive
asm
std
Compact
w/micro
1
11114
PLATFORM
ASM
TRAVELMATE
RD
1
11115
MOUNT
CLASSIC
RD
TRANSAXLE
1
11116
FORK
WELDMENT
CLASSIC
RD
1
11131.10
Battery
12v
11a
set
with
case
1
11136
SCREW
3/8-16
X
2.0
SHCS
BLK
OX
1
11138
TUBE
REAR
STRAIGHT
REAR
BUMPER
1
11147.10
Wire
asm
battery
pack
to
cntrl
1
11187
LABEL
SERIAL
NUMBER
AMI
1
11189
LABEL
AMIGO
TM
RD
REAR
1
11231
Cover
TM/RD
rear
moss
green
1
11232.20
Handle
w/o
encl
oval
grn
1
18
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1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
28
1
1
1
1
1
44
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
24
2
2
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AMIGO MOBILITY - HEALTHCARE DIVISION
General Warranty Provisions
Amigo Mobility International, Inc. (AMI) warranties the original, completed Amigo it manufactures only to the original owner. If
warranty card or proof of purchase is not received, warranty begins on the date the Amigo was shipped.
The warranties on this page do not cover the failure of any part or accessory due to:
• Shipping damage
• Abuse, misuse, accidental damage, or acts of nature
• Exceeding the specified weight capacity of the model
• Improper installation or opening sealed components
• Modifying the Amigo or installing accessories not authorized by AMI
Warranty Coverage:
AMI will repair or replace a part that is defective in material or workmanship under normal use. AMI may use factoryremanufactured parts (rather than new parts) for some warranty repairs. Warranty replacement parts are covered for the remainder
of the Amigo unit warranty. AMI covers labor warranty at factory headquarters in Bridgeport, MI for the first 60 days of ownership.
Freight charges are not included under labor warranty.
• Structural components – platform, frame and seat post have a limited lifetime warranty (seven years).
• Main components – controller, charger, motor and transaxle have a two-year warranty.
• Seats and other components have a one-year warranty (cuts and tears in seats are not covered by warranty).
• Batteries supplied by AMI are warranted for one year (freight not included after six months) and carry Amigo brand labels.
- Damage caused by battery moisture, spillage, or leakage is exclusive of warranty.
- Note - Lithium-ion batteries carry the following warranty:
1) Warranty period is 60 months; beginning when the Amigo healthcare model or batteries are shipped from AMI factory. Serial number of unit/date code on battery will be required.
2) Warranty covers defects in workmanship and material.
3) Failure constitutes a fully recharged battery with less than 50% of its rated capacity under normal operating/
charging conditions and is covered within the 60 month period.
4) Lithium-ion batteries must be returned to AMI. Upon receipt, batteries will be tested to confirm warranty conditions are met.
5) First 36 months’ replacement batteries will be lithium-ion; 37 months and older may receive sealed lead acid batteries.
• AMI is obligated to repair or replace products/parts returned by the purchaser and found to be defective under warranty at our factory in Bridgeport, Michigan.
• If inspection determines that a returned part or unit is fully functional or inoperable due to a non-warranty nature, it will be returned at expense of the owner.
• Parts purchased separately from the original unit, or rebuilt units, carry a one year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.
Customer Satisfaction:
Complete satisfaction with your Amigo is our main goal. If you are not satisfied with any maintenance or repair work completed by
a local Amigo dealership, please follow these two steps:
Step 1 – Review your concerns with the dealership’s management (service manager or general manager). In most cases, a satisfactory solution is found.
Step 2 – Occasionally, an Amigo owner will not be fully satisfied with a dealer’s decision or actions. In that case, contact Amigo customer service at 1-800-248-9131. Having the following information available will expedite response time:
• Serial number of your Amigo
• Name of dealer who sold you the Amigo (city and state)
• Date and reason for each visit to dealership
This warranty supercedes and is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and no person, agent or dealer is authorized to give any warranties on behalf of AMI, nor to assume for AMI any other liability concerning any of its products unless made in writing and signed by an official of AMI.
This warranty gives you specific rights, with the possibility of other rights, which vary depending upon your locality.
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AMIGO MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
6693 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport, Michigan 48722
Phone (800) 248-9131 • Fax (800) 334-7274 • www.myamigo.com
© 2014 Amigo Mobility International, Inc. Amigo® is a registered trademark of Amigo Mobility International, Inc. 0614-11947
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