Chairman Playman Owners Manual

Chairman Playman Owners Manual
Chairman
Playman
Owner´s manual
US
How to contact Permobil
Permobil Inc. USA
6961 Eastgate Blvd.
Lebanon, TN 37090
USA
Phone: 800-736-0925
Fax:
800-231-3256
Email: info@permobilus.com
Head Office of the Permobil group.
Permobil AB
Box 120, 861 23 Timrå, Sweden
Tel: +46 60 59 59 00. Fax: +46 60 57 52 50
E-mail: info@permobil.se
Chairman
Playman
Owner´s manual
Produced and published by Permobil AB, Sweden
Edition no. 2, 2002-01
Order no: 201184-US-0
PABnr: 1184:2
Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Contents
Contents
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Specially modified wheelchair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Design and function . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat lift . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . .
Lighting and reflectors
Electrical system . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . .
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Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Tool bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving rules . . . . . . .
Releasing the brakes .
Charging the batteries
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Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Transporting by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Maintenance and repairs .
General . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . .
Releasing the brakes . .
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . .
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Repairs. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing fuses . . . .
Changing bulbs . . . .
Changing batteries. .
Changing inner tube.
Filling with air. . . . . .
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Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Important information
(only for the US market) .
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Safety instructions
Safety instructions
General
An electric wheelchair is a motorized vehicle and special care must, therefore, be
taken when it is used.
Incorrect use may both injure the user and damage the chair. In order to reduce
these risks, you should read the Owner’s Manual carefully, in particular the safety
instructions and their warning texts.
Any inappropriate modifications to the wheelchair and its various systems may
entail an increased risk of accidents. Carefully follow the recommendations in the
Handling section to prevent the risk of accidents in connection with driving.
All modifications to and interventions in the vital systems of the wheelchair must
be performed by a qualified service technician. Always contact a qualified service
technician in cases of doubt.
Warning
Please show great caution where this warning symbol appears. There is a
risk of personal injury.
Maximum weight of user
The Chairman Playman can be used by someone weighing up to 77 lbs.
Passengers
It is absolutely forbidden to carry passengers on the wheelchair.
Operation
Do not let children drive the wheelchair without supervision.
Do not drive the wheelchair over any edges higher than 2.5”.
When driving downhill, select the slowest speed and proceed with caution. The
wheelchair is not designed for driving down slopes with a gradient greater
than 12°*).
Do not drive up slopes with a gradient greater than 12°. There is a risk that the
wheelchair will not maneuver safely.
Do not drive the wheelchair where the sideways gradient is more than 6°. There
is a risk of tipping over.
*)Dynamic stability according to ISO 7176-2
= 6°
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Safety instructions
Operating the seat lift
Ensure that nothing is caught between the chassis and the seat when the seat
lift is operated. Raising the seat lift raises the center of gravity and increases the
risk of tipping. Therefore, you should only use the seat lift on level ground and
not on hilly ground.
Driving on loose or soft surfaces
When the chair is set to the lowest speed, and the batteries are not fully
charged, driving on certain surfaces, such as gravel, sand and thick carpets,
may result in restricted movement.
Getting into and out of the chair
The wheelchair must always be switched off and the brakes on / engaged when
getting into and out of the chair.
Releasing the brakes
In order to avoid the wheelchair rolling away, ensure that the wheelchair is on a
level and dry base before releasing the brakes.
Charging the batteries
The batteries must be charged in a well-ventilated room, not in a closet. Do not
charge the batteries in a bathroom or wet room. Use only chargers with a
maximum 10 A charging current (mean value). When the charger is connected,
the chair must not and cannot be driven.
Transport
Ensure that the wheelchair is properly secured (see page 31). If the chair is not
properly secured and comes loose, it can cause serious injury to persons in the
vehicle and serious damage to the vehicle.
Servicing
Servicing and maintenance by the user should be restricted to tasks designated
as suitable for home servicing in the instruction book. All other servicing and
maintenance tasks must be carried out by persons with sufficient
knowledge to ensure a competent result.
When working on the wheelchair's electrical system, the connection to the
positive pole on the battery must always be removed.
Take care with metal objects when working on the batteries. A short circuit could
easily cause an explosion. Always wear protective gloves and goggles.
Make sure nothing is trapped between the chair chassis and the seat when
operating the seat lift.
Recommended air pressure is 29 psi. Over-inflation could cause an explosion.
The seat is heavy and must be handled with care to avoid personal injury.
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
General introduction
General introduction
To gain the maximum benefit from the chair it is important to use it in the
intended manner. Please, therefore, read these User Instructions thoroughly,
especially the safety precautions. Keep the User Instructions together with the
other wheelchair items.
Your first task is to charge the batteries. Read the chapter on Batteries if you
are uncertain how to do this. Charging takes about eight hours.
Specially adapted wheelchairs
If your wheelchair is marked "specially adapted product", it has been adapted to
your needs and purposes. This means that the design and function may
differ from these User Instructions, or from the design and function of other
Permobils of the same type.
The design and function of your wheelchair will be communicated in the written
or verbal instructions given when the chair is delivered.
Specifications
All information and specifications in these User Instructions were correct at the
time of delivery of this wheelchair. As developments and improvements are constantly being made by Permobil, we reserve the right to make changes
without prior notice.
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Design and Function
General
Overview of the Chairman Playman.
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5
3
6
4
Fig.2. Chairman Playman, rear view
Fig.1. Chairman Playman, front view
1. Control panel
4. Drive wheel
2. Seat
5. Electric seat lift
3. Chassis
6. Rear wheel
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Seat
See the supplied Owner’s Manual for the seat.
Seat lift
The Chairman Robo is equipped with a unique seat lift system which makes it
possible to adjust the height of the seat from 6” to 28”.
Fig.3 Highest position
Fig.4 Lowest position
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Wheels
The wheelchair's front wheels, the drive wheels, have pneumatic tires. The rear
wheels, the steering wheels, have solid rubber tires.
Lights and reflectors
The wheelchair is equipped with reflectors at the front, rear and sides (L model)
and front/rear lights and indicators (S model).
Front
Rear
Side
Fig.5 Lights, indicators and reflectors
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Electrical system
The wheelchair's batteries are located under the battery cover in the center of
the chassis
Fig.6. Batteries
Driving
The wheelchair has a drive pack for each drive wheel. The motors regulate the
speed, turning and braking. A joystick on the maneuvering panel sends signals
to the electronics unit placed under the cover on the rear part of the chassis. The
electronics unit then controls the motors.
Electric
motor
Driving
gear
Fig.7. Electric motor with driving gear
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Main circuit-breaker
You can reset the main circuit-breaker if it trips. It is on the underside of the chassis, over the right, rear wheel, see fig. 8. The main circuit-breaker is protected
from dirt and water by a rubber flap, which you can easily fold back.
Charging fuse
The charging fuse is located above the main fuse on the bottom of the chassis
by the right rear wheel. See fig. 8.
Charging fuse
15A
Main circuitbreaker
63A
Fig.8. Main circuit-breaker and charging fuse
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Control panel
The control panel of the wheelchair is mounted on the right arm rest and its
location can be adjusted to achieve the most comfortable position in
connection with maneuvering. The control panel can also be mounted on the left
arm rest. The Fig. 9 below shows the various functions of the control panel.
You can also have a seat control panel fitted to your wheelchair. You can then
choose whether you want to adjust the electrical seat functions from the seat
control panel.
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B
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C
Fig. 9. Control panel
1. Selector
6. Lights
2. Indicators
7. Indicators
3. Warning light
8. Horn
4. Switch, on/off
5. Battery voltage indicator
Fig. 10. Adjusting the control panel.
A. Sideways adjustment
Loosen the screws and adjust the
control panel to the desired position.
9. Joystick
B. Friction joint
Turn to adjust how light or stiff you
want the sideways movement of the
panel to be.
10. Seat control panel
C. Length adjustment
Loosen the screw and adjust the
length as required.
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Security key
The security key can be used to lock
the wheelchair to prevent unauthorized
use. To lock the wheelchair it must be
switched on, the key should then be
inserted into and withdrawn from the
panel outlet, the wheelchair will now be
locked. The power can be shut off, if
desired.
To unlock the wheelchair, be sure the
chair‘s power is “on”. The maximum
speed indicator will ripple up and down
but driving will not be possible. The key
should now be inserted into and withdrawn from the panel outlet, the wheelchair can now be driven.
Fig.11. Panel outlet with security key
Start button
You use this button to start and stop the
wheelchair. The start button must have
been pressed for the chair to operate.
Fig.12. Start button
MODE (selector)
You use this switch to activate the
speed selector and ”Leverman”
(see page 18).
Fig.13. Mode (selector)
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Battery voltage indicator
The window display on the control
panel (fig.14) shows the following indicator lights:
Red+Yellow+Green = Fully charged
Red+Yellow
= Half charged
Red
= Charge the batteries
Fig.14. Battery voltage indicator
Warning symbol
When you press the switch, the indicator lamps flash on the control panel
for the warning symbol (red lamp) and
for both indicator lights (green lamp). If
your wheelchair has lights, both indicator lamps flash too, to attract attention.
NB! This function works even when
the start button is switched off
Fig. 15. Switch warning
Speed selector
The speed can be set in 5 stages, and
one or more of the indicator lamps light
depending on which speed range has
been selected.
Setting speed, see page 18.
1 - 2 lamps = Low speed
2 - 4 lamps = Medium speed
5 lamps = Maximum speed
Fig. 16. Speed selector
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Lights
Press the switch to turn on the lights
of the wheelchair.
Lights
Indicators
Indicators
Pressing the right or left arrow activates the chair’s indicators.
Fig.17. Light/indicator switches
Warning horn
Press the button to sound the horn and
attract attention.
Joystick
The joystick is used to regulate the
speed of the wheelchair forwards or
backwards, to turn and to brake.
The speed is regulated proportionally
by moving the joystick forwards or
backwards.
The speed is directly proportional to
the movement of the joystick (small
movement low speed - large movement high speed).
The wheelchair is turned by moving
the joystick to the left or right.
The wheelchair is braked by moving
the joystick back to the neutral position
or letting it go.
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Fig.18. Horn switch
Fig.19. Joystick
Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Leverman
Using Leverman adjust the speed of the
wheelchair (5 positions), seat lift and seat
lowering function with the joystick. Apart from
speed, these functions can also be operated
via the pushbuttons on the seat control panel.
Operation of Leverman
1. Switch on the control panel using the
switch.
Fig. 20. No function
2. Press the MODE button. The batteryindicator will light up and the lights on the
speed selector will blink.
Increase or decrease the speed by moving
the joystick to the right or to the left.
3. Press the MODE button to advance in the
program.
Fig.21. Seat lift
The right footplate will light up.
4. Move the joystick to the right so the light
on the seat lights up.
Move the joystick forward or backward to
raise or lower the seat.
5. Move the joystick to the right so both the
lights on the seat and at the rear light up.
This indicates the seat lowering function
is activated and is controlled by moving
the joystick forward or backward.
Fig.22. Seat lowering
6. Press the MODE button to close the
program and the chair is ready for operation.
Fig.23. No function
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Seat control panel
The seat control panel is attached to the right or left-hand armrest behind the control panel. The picture below show the different functions of the seat control panel.
Seat lift, fig. 24:1
The seat is raised when the top part of
the seat lift button is pressed, and
lowered when the bottom part of the
button is pressed.
Seat lowering, fig 24:3
The seat is lowered when the top part
of the seat lift button is pressed, and
raised when the bottom part of the
button is pressed.
1
2
3
Fig.24. Seat control panel
1. Seat lift
2. No function
3. Seat lowering
4. No function
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Design and Function
Joystick
The joystick is used to regulate the speed of the wheelchair forwards or
backwards, to turn and to brake.
Speed
The speed is regulated proportionally by moving the joystick forwards or backwards.
The speed is directly proportional to the movement of the joystick.
• Small movement = low speed.
• Large movement = high speed.
Fig 25. Regulation of speed
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Design and Function
Turning and braking
The wheelchair is turned by moving the joystick to the left or right.
The wheelchair is braked by moving the joystick back to the neutral position or
letting it go.
Fig 26. Regulation of turning
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Accessories
Accessory
We are constantly developing accessories for our wheelchairs. Contact your
nearest Permobil retailer for more information about the accessories available
for your wheelchair.
Tool bag
The wheelchair is supplied with a tool bag which contains the following tools.
1
2
3
4
5
Fig. 27. Tool bag
Tool
Area of use
1. Pair of protective goggles
Work on the batteries
2. Set of Allen keys
General maintenance/adjustment
3. Security key
Lock/Unlock the wheelchair
4. 13 mm spanner
General maintenance, changing the battery
5. Screwdriver
General maintenance/removing the covers
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Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Handling
Handling
General
This wheelchair is designed for use both inside and outside. When driving
inside, take normal care. Outside you must remember to drive very slowly on
steep downhill slopes and not to drive over curbs and other obstacles higher
than 2.5”.
Do not make the first test run on your own. The test run is to find out how you
and the wheelchair work together and you may need some assistance.
Driving
1. Switch on the wheelchair by pressing the start button on the control panel.
Fig. 28. Start button
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Handling
2. Set a suitable speed range by first pressing the MODE button and then use
the joystick to select the speed, until the desired indicator lamp comes on for
your type of driving.
Increase speed
Reduce speed
= Step to the right.
= Step to the left.
1 - 2 lamps = Low speed
3 - 4 lamps = Medium speed
5 lamps = Maximum speed
Fig. 29. Speed selector
3. Move the joystick carefully forwards to drive forwards, or backwards to reverse.
Fig. 30. Driving forward/backwards
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Handling
4. The speed of the wheelchair is regulated proportionally by moving the
joystick forwards or backwards to different extents. The wheelchair's
electronics make it possible to move slowly over curbs and other obstacles.
You can drive up to the curb or obstacle and then carefully drive over it.
When you drive down an obstacle or a steep slope, you must drive slowly
and brake gently. The maximum speed should be set to low speed. You can
brake gently by pulling the joystick back to a position just before the neutral
position. When the speed has been reduced, you can let the joystick go.
NB! The wheelchair moves at reduced speed if the seat is raised. You can
only drive at full speed if the seat is in its lowest position. Raising the seat lift
raises the center of gravity and increases the risk of tipping. Therefore, you
should only use the seat lift when driving on level ground and not on hilly ground.
Steering
The wheelchair can be turned in the required direction by moving the joystick to
one side or the other while driving forwards or backwards
Fig. 31. Steering
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Handling
Driving rules
High curbs and other obstacles
Do not drive the wheelchair over
curbs and other obstacles higher
than 2.5”.
Max 2.5”
Fig. 32. High curbs and other
obstacles
Downhill slopes
When driving downhill, select the
slowest speed and proceed with caution.
Do not drive down slopes with a
gradient greater than 12 degrees*).
*)Dynamic stability according to ISO 7176-2
=6°
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Max 12° *)
Fig. 33. Driving downhill
Owner´s manual Chairman Playman
Handling
Uphill slopes
If you drive up slopes steeper than
12O, there is a risk that the wheelchair
cannot be maneuvered safely.
Do not drive up slopes steeper than
12 degrees.
Max 12°
Fig. 34. Driving upphill
Driving along slopes
Do not drive the wheelchair along
slopes steeper than 6 degrees.
There is a risk of tipping.
Max 6°
Fig. 35. Driving along slopes
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Handling
Releasing the brakes
In order to avoid the wheelchair rolling away, ensure that the wheelchair is
on a level and dry base before releasing the brakes.
The brakes can be released to make it possible to move the wheelchair manually.
1. Switch off the wheelchair by switching off the main power switch.
2. Move the lever forwards (fig. 36). The chair can now be moved manually.
Check regularly, approx. once per month, the brake release function by engaging and disengaging the brake release a number of times. Check to see if chair
actually goes in and out of freewheel by pushing the chair.
NB! Reset the brakes after moving the chair by pulling the lever backwards.
When the brake release has been activated, the wheelchair cannot be driven.
Fig. 36. Releasing the brakes
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Handling
Battery charging
Only carry out charging in a well-ventilated area, not a wardrobe etc. Do
not charge up in a bathroom or other wet room.
Be careful with metal objects when working on the batteries. A short circuit
could easily cause an explosion. Always wear safety gloves and goggles.
Use only chargers with a maximum 10 A charging current (mean value).
(The effective value of the charging current must not exceed 12 A.)
Fig. 37. Lester Electrical´s Dual mode charger
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Handling
When should the batteries be charged?
As a general rule, you should recharge your batteries as frequently as possible
to assure the longest possible life and to minimize the required charging time.
Plan to recharge them when you do not anticipate using the chair for a long
period of time.
A battery voltage indicator on the control panel indicates when the battery
voltage is low. The batteries must then be charged as soon as possible.
If the batteries should become completely discharged, it is important that you
recharge them as soon as possible. If you delay before recharging them, the
batteries can be damaged.
Charging
1. Connect the power cable to the outlet. Turn off charger first, then,
after connecting, turn on charger.
2. Connect the connection cable from the charger to the charging socket on
the wheelchair, which is under the rubber shield on the right side of the cover.
NB! When the charger is connected, the chair must not and cannot be driven.
Description and Use of Battery Charger, see supplied Instruction Manual.
Fig. 38. Connecting the charger
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Transport
Transport
The Permobil can be locked in place with loading belts attached to the front
wheels and the rear tie-down points. If the chair has to be transported in an mini
van or other vehicle it is vital that the chair is properly fixed and that the fixing
points used are well anchored.
A poorly fixed chair can cause serious injury to passengers if it comes
loose, not to mention damage to the vehicle and the wheelchair itself.
Fig.39. Rear tie-down points
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Transport
Air transport
When transporting your chair by air, you should be aware of three things above
all: the batteries, the dimensions and weight of the wheelchair and that the seat
can be damaged when handled as it is placed together with luggage and other
goods in a narrow space.
Batteries
If the wheelchair is equipped with maintenance-free gel batteries; in some
airlines it is not necessary to remove the batteries from the wheelchair during the
flight. However, the electrical connections to the battery must be disconnected
and insulated. Check with your airline which rules apply.
If a wheelchair is equipped with acid batteries, most airlines require that the
batteries shall be removed from the wheelchair and transported in special boxes
provided by the airline.
Some airlines refuse to take acid batteries aboard at all, so always check with
the airline in question which rules apply.
See page 37-38 for how to remove the batteries.
The dimensions and weight of the wheelchair
The weight and dimensions of the wheelchair are significant in relation to the
type of airplanes in which the wheelchair is to be transported. The smaller the
airplane, the smaller the wheelchair may be/the less it may weigh and vice
versa. Always check with the airline in question which rules apply.
Preventing damage
Cover the maneuvering panel with soft, shock-absorbing material (foamed
plastic or similar) and fold it in towards the back rest. Protect other salient
objects in similar fashion. Tape any loose cables to the seat or covers.
NB!
To ensure that the chair is transported safely and that no nasty surprises pop up
at the last minute, always contact the airline with which you are travelling
beforehand.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
Before working on the wheelchair's electrical system the connection to the
positive pole of the battery must always be removed.
Be careful with any metal objects when working on the battery. A shortcircuit
could easily cause an explosion. Always wear safety gloves and goggles.
Make sure nothing is trapped between the chassis and the seat when
operating the seat lift.
General
For optimum performance of your wheelchair it is important to take good care of it.
All wheelchairs are subject to wear, partly due to moving parts and partly due to
stresses.
What you need to know is how your wheelchair works, how to drive and use it in
the best way and how to take regular care of it.
The purpose of preventive maintenance is to prevent problems arising. If you
look after your wheelchair it will function well and the risk of faults will be
reduced.
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Maintenance
Cleaning
Clean the wheelchair often. After use outdoors it should be cleaned even more
thoroughly. Use a damp cloth with a mild soap solution to wipe off dirt and dust.
Once in a while remove the battery and chassis covers and clean them
thoroughly, wiping their undersides with a damp cloth.
NB! Do not hose down your wheelchair! The electronics may be damaged.
Wheels
Regularly check the wheels for the correct tire pressure. Top up the air if
necessary. See page 39.
Check of brake release
Check regularly, approx. once per month, the brake release function by
engaging and disengaging the brake release a number of times.
Batteries
Storage
Note that a battery will run down of its own accord and a run-down battery will
be ruined if it freezes in cold weather. If the wheelchair is to be kept unused for
a lengthy period, the batteries must always be recharged once a month to
prevent damage.
NB! The temperature in the place of storage must not fall below 41°F.
The Chairman Playman has maintenance-free gel-type batteries. This means
there is no need to check fluid levels.
Battery life depends entirely on regular charging.
Fig. 40. Batteries
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Repairs
Repairs
Resetting the main fuse/battery cut-out
The main fuse also functions as a battery cut-out but is still referred to as the
main fuse in the user instruction.
NB! First switch off the power on the maneuvering panel before switching the
power off on the main fuse.
Main fuse
You don’t normally need to change the main fuse, as you can reset it when it
trips. You reset it by switching it to the "ON" position. The main fuse is under the
chassis, over the right, rear wheel, see fig. 41.
NB! If the main fuse trips, it usually means that there is a serious
electrical fault. Check the cause carefully before you reset the circuit breaker.
Charging fuse
The charging fuse is next to the main circuit-breaker, see fig. 41.
NB! The wheelchair should be inoperative when you change the charging fuse.
Charging fuse
15A
Main circuitbreaker
63A
Fig.41. Main circuit-breaker and charging fuse
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Repairs
Changing bulbs
Front lights
1. Unscrew the two Allen screws (figure 42:1) on the top of the lamp cover.
2. Pull the reflector forwards.
3. Unscrew the two Phillips screws on the rear of the lamp holder and remove
the reflector.
4. Change the bulb.
Front indicators
1. Turn the indicator glass (figure 42:2) 90O anticlockwise.
2. Lift the indicator glass straight up (do not screw).
3. Change the bulb.
2
1
Fig.42. Front light
Fig.43. Rear light
Rear lights and indicators
1. The rear indicator bulb (upper bulb) and rear light bulb (lower bulb) can be
changed after you have loosened the screws on the glass of the rear
light (fig. 43).
Bulbs
Socket type
Power
Headlamps
Front indicators
Rear lights
Rear indicators
R10/E10
13256
SP36
SP36
24V/3W
24V/3W
24V/3W
24V/3W
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Repairs
Changing the batteries
1. Place the Permobil wheelchair on a level base.
2. Raise the seat lift to its highest position.
3. Unscrew the screws (4 screws). Remove the rear covers. Be careful when
you remove the lower cover as the cables for the rear lights are fastened to it.
Fig.44. Rear cover screws
4. Loosen the nuts (fig. 45) two turns, pull the guide yoke upwards.
NB! This work is best performed by two people; one to loosen the nuts and pull up
the guide yoke and another to hold the seat and prevent it from falling. If you are
working on your own, get a good hold of the seat and check that no one is directly
in front of the chair before you pull the guide yoke upwards.
Fig.45. Guide yoke nuts
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Repairs
5. Disconnect the battery connections. Disconnect the positive poles first and
then the negative poles.
6. Lift out the batteries.
7. Insert two new batteries.
NB! Position.
8. Connect the battery connections, first the negative poles and then the
positive poles.
Front
Positive +
Negative -
Positive +
Negative Back
Fig.46. Batteries
NB! If the batteries are empty or an electronics fault has occurred and the seat
is not raised, the adjustment device for the “terra” function must be loosened.
This is done as follows:
Remove the black plastic plug (fig. 47) and unscrew and remove the Allen screw.
Get a good hold on the seat and pull it forwards/upwards until the foot plate is
resting on the floor. Lift off the top cover, which is fixed with Velcro. The chair is
now accessible for service. For reassembly: move the seat back to the initial
position and screw the adjustment device in place. Move the seat forwards and
refit the cover.
Fig.47. Plug
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Repairs
Changing inner tubes
1. Block up the wheelchair and let out the air.
2. Pull the tire off the wheel rim.
3. Change the punctured inner tube.
4. Replace the tire on the wheel rim and fill with air.
Fig.48. Filling valve
Filling with air
The recommended air pressure is 29 psi. Overfilling entails the risk of
explosion.
Low air pressure in the tires produces abnormal wear and reduces the range.
Therefore, check regularly that the front tireshave a pressure of 29 psi.
1. Unscrew and remove the plastic caps on the air valves on the drive wheels.
2. Connect the compressed air nozzle to the air valve and adjust the tire
pressure to the prescribed level.
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Technical Specifications
Specifications and performance
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45”
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25”
Transport dimension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33”
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21”
Seat height with electric seat lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6” - 28”
Weight including batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Ibs
Battery capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2x73 Ah
Charging time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ca. 8 h
Driving range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 25 miles
Maximum speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7 mph
Stopping distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47”
Turning circle 180° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27”
Obstacle ability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,5”
Max weight of user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Ibs
Air pressure of front tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 psi
Seat width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” - 12”/14”
Seat depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11”/13”/15”
Backrest height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13”/15”/17”
Armrest height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6” - 11”
Distance between armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” - 14”
Distance between seat cushion and footplate . . . . . . . . 5” - 13”
Adjustable backrest angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90°-165° manually
Adjustable footrest angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90°-110° manually
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Technical Specifications
Electrical system
Electronics
PM80 Pilot+
Control panel
JSM-L 7key Pilot+
Batteries
Recommended battery type ....................... Group 24, Gel
Battery capacity.......................................... 2 x 73Ah
Charging time ............................................. 8 hours
Fuses
Charging fuse ............................................. 15A
Mainfuse ..................................................... 63A
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Important information
CAUTION! It is very important that you read this information
regarding the possible effects of electromagnetic interference
on your powered wheelchair.
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters (in this text, both will be referred
to as powered wheelchairs) may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference
(EMI), which is interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from sources
such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, twoway
radios, and cellular phones.
The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the powered wheelchair
to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It can also
permanently damage the powered wheelchair’s control system. The intensity of
the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each
powered wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This is called its
”immunity level”. The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection.
At this time, requested immunity level as per EN 60601-1-2 is 3 V/m. The immunity level of this powered wheelchair model as shipped, with no further
modification, is >20V/m in the range of 26 MHz to 950 MHz.
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.
Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the antenna
mounted directly on the transmitting unit. Examples includes: citizens band (CB)
radios, ”walkie talkie”, security, fire, and police transceivers, cellular telephones,
and other personal communication devices.
NB! 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.
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3.
Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast
transmitter (radio and TV broadcast antenna tower) and amateur (HAM) radios.
NOTE! Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop
computers, AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players, and casette players, and small
appliances, such as electric shavers and hair dryers, so far we know, are not
likely to cause EMI problems to your powered wheelchair.
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the
transmitting antenna (source), the EM fields from hand-held radio wave sources
(transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to unintentionally bring high
levels of EM energy very close to the powered wheelchair’s control system while
using these devices. This can affect powered wheelchair movement and
braking. Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent
possible interference with the control system of the powered wheelchair.
WARNINGS
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations,
amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios, and cellular phones can
affect powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Following the warnings
listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or
powered wheelchair movement which could result in serious injury.
1.
Do not operate hand-held transceivers (transmittersreceivers), such as citizens
band (CB) radios, or turn ON personal communications devices, such as
cellular phones, while the powered wheelchair is turned ON.
2.
Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid
coming close to them.
3.
If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered wheelchair
OFF as soon as it is safe.
4.
Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered
wheelchair, may make it more susceptible to EMI.
(Note: There is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of
the powered wheelchair).
5.
Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered
wheelchair manufacturer, and note whether there is a radio wave source nearby.
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