User Manual - Afikim

User Manual - Afikim
User Manual
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WARNING
Read the User Manual carefully before operating AFISCOOTER M.
If you do not fully understand any part of this manual, please contact your dealer or
any of our Service Centres.
Read this manual step by step, as injury or damage may occur from misuse!
WARNING
Electromagnetic Interference (“EMI”) can cause powered vehicles to behave
erratically, which could be dangerous to the user.
For your safety and protection, it is IMPERATIVE that you take time to read
Chapter 9 (“EMI WARNING”) before operating AFISCOOTER M.
Serial Number and Manufacturer’s data are fixed at the front, on the plastic mud
guard cover on the metal label of the AFISCOOTER M.
(See 4.6 in figure 3, page 18)
WARRANTY
AFIKIM ELECTRIC VEHICLES strives continuously to improve its products, their
quality and reliability, in constant effort to ensure its customers’ satisfaction as well
as its place in the market.
Warranty for AFISCOOTER M is subject to your local distributor's warranty.
CE CERTIFICATION
The Afikim Electric Vehicles Ref. Registration Number with the Competent
Authority (UK) is: CA000292.
Our Authorized Representative with the Competent Authorities is:
MEDES LTD. , POB 231
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4YA, England
TEL/FAX: 0044-181-954-9964
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 – OVERVIEW OF THE AFISCOOTER M (MAIN FEATURES)
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CHAPTER 2 – SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR THE AFISCOOTER M
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CHAPTER 3 – SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFISCOOTER M
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CHAPTER 4 – GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE AFISCOOTER M
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CHAPTER 5 – ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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CHAPTER 6 – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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6.1 GENERAL
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6.2 LCD DISPLAY USE
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6.3 DRIVING AND GENERAL USE
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6.4 USE OF THE PLATFORM
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CHAPTER 7 – CHARGING
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CHAPTER 8 – MAINTENANCE
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CHAPTER 9 – TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR
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CHAPTER 10 – EMI WARNING
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Appendix A – Specification Sheet
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CHAPTER 1 – OVERVIEW OF THE AFISCOOTER M (MAIN FEATURES)
Congratulations on choosing the AFISCOOTER M as your electrically powered scooter.
AFISCOOTER M is a scooter designed for load and cargo transportations.
Scooter classification: Class C in accordance with EN12184.
AFISCOOTER M is designed for a maximum driver load of 160 Kg (352 lbs) and total load of
300Kg (660 lbs) including the driver.
AFISCOOTER M is an outdoor scooter designed to work in normal environmental conditions:
from very cold temperatures (-30ºC/-22ºF) to very hot temperatures (+45ºC/+113ºF).
AFISCOOTER M will operate in light rain showers, but extended use is not recommended in
heavy rain or snow.
AFISCOOTER M is easy to operate. The relatively large wheels allow the user drive on
unpaved roads, over moderately rough terrain and over obstacles as high as 5” (12 cm).
Refer to Appendix A: Specification Sheet (Page 30) for the required tyre pressure.
AFISCOOTER M maximum safe slope is: 11.3º (20%). Afiscooter M loaded max. safe slope
is 7.4 º (13%).
The braking system stops AFISCOOTER M smoothly and within a short distance after the
throttle control lever is released.
AFISCOOTER M is equipped with both front and rear shock absorbers to give the user a
comfortable and smooth drive, even when using the vehicle on moderately rough roads.
A standard handbrake is also provided for backup.
The seat is spacious and comfortable, and can be rotated for easy access (standard seats). It
can be adjusted forward and backward. The seat can also be adjusted up and down by a
technician.
All controls are conveniently mounted on the tiller and are simple to operate.
Under normal conditions, AFISCOOTER M can travel approximately 50 km (33 miles) before
the batteries require recharging.
After reading through this entire manual and before using AFISCOOTER M, do a visual
check of all the parts, of the vehicle, to make sure that there is no visible damage. If you have
any questions or concerns, contact your dealer.
AFISCOOTER M was developed to use maintenance-free sealed batteries only.
A Maintenance Manual is available for trained technicians.
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CHAPTER 2 – SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR THE AFISCOOTER M
WARNING! An authorized supplier or qualified technician must perform
the initial setup of this scooter, and must perform all of the procedures in
this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this user’s manual and on the scooter to
identify warnings and important information. It is very important for you to read them
and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure
to follow designated procedures can cause either personal injury,
component damage, or malfunction.
On the scooter, this is a triangular black symbol.
MANDATORY! These actions must be performed as specified. Failure to
perform mandatory actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment
damage. On the scooter, this is a white symbol on a dark background.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions must not be
performed at any time or under any circumstances. Performing a
prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage.
On the scooter, this is a black symbol with a circle and slash.
Please note and strictly adhere to the following Safety Instructions. Additional
Warnings and Notices are printed in this user manual; it is imperative that you
read carefully all chapters of this manual before operating the AFISCOOTER
M. It is also advisable to refresh your memory by re-reading this manual
periodically.
Get acquainted with AFISCOOTER M and its operational features before
driving it.
Drive slowly (speed limit dial set to MIN) until you get used to AFISCOOTER
M, its various functions, safety features, and to its braking capabilities and
limitations.
Watch carefully for pedestrians and drive your AFISCOOTER M accordingly.
In crowded areas, always drive with the speed limit dial set to MIN.
Drive only where permitted according to all applicable local laws and
ordinances. AFISCOOTER M is 88 cm (~35") wide. Take great care not to hit
persons or any objects around the vehicle.
Never remove any of the AFISCOOTER M safety parts such as fenders,
plastic covers or emergency brake lever.
Never remove any of the Warning labels. If any of the Warning labels is
removed, gets worn off or painted over, etc. ask your dealer to supply you with
a new label.
Never put your hands, fingers, or legs into any moving parts or under any
protective cover, since moving parts and hot surfaces are under those covers.
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When making adjustments (folding the seat back, adjusting the armrest,
moving the seat forward or backward, adjusting the tiller distance), as well as
when squeezing the throttle control lever or handbrake, always take care that
your hands and fingers are not trapped between any of the moving parts.
When moving the tiller forward or backward, be careful not to trap your fingers
in the mechanism.
Never load AFISCOOTER M more than 300 kg (660 lbs) total load (user
weight and all other loads combined, including baskets).
The load in the front basket must not exceed 5 kg (11 lbs).
AFISCOOTER M is designed to carry ONE person only on the Single Seat
model. Never operate it with an additional person on board, including a child.
Never inflate AFISCOOTER M tyres more than the manufacturer’s
recommended pressure, shown on the tyres.
Never use AFISCOOTER M on stairs.
Never try to go over an obstacle that is more than the maximum recommended
slope angle and obstacle height given in the specification sheet. When driving
over an obstacle, always drive so that the front of AFISCOOTER M is facing
the obstacle.
If for any reason AFISCOOTER M does not stop when you release the throttle
control lever, or takes longer to stop than it should (3 meters on a level
surface), immediately use the handbrake to stop AFISCOOTER M, turn the
main key switch to OFF, and contact your dealer.
Do not use AFISCOOTER M in heavy rain or extreme humidity, or at
temperatures below -30ºC (-22ºF) or above +45ºC (+113ºF).
The seat weighs 15 kg (33 lbs). Each battery weighs a minimum of 37 kg (82
lbs). Be careful when lifting the seat and the batteries.
See instruction for lifting the seat and the batteries in Chapter 8: Maintenance,
and Chapter 9: Troubleshooting and Repair. Always lift using your knees and
legs, not your back.
If the AFISCOOTER M is involved in any kind of an accident in which parts are
damaged, you must get a qualified technician to examine it before continuing to
use it.
Batteries contain lead and acid, which are very corrosive. Batteries must be
disposed of in accordance with proper procedures.
When driving, always make sure that the backrest is in its fully upright position.
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Use lead acid maintenance-free sealed batteries only, according to the
specification in the specifications table.
WARNING!!! Special care must be taken to prevent children from operating the
AFISCOOTER M.
Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the AFISCOOTER M scooter
while the batteries are charging.
Always drive carefully. Adjust your speed according to road conditions.
When turning at high speed, the AFISCOOTER M can become unstable.
Before making sharp turns, reduce speed to minimum, to prevent roll-over.
The AFISCOOTER M is able to go up slopes higher than the recommended
safe slope. However, do not drive on slopes whose incline you do not know.
Always drive very slowly and do not drive on the side of such slopes.
Before starting to drive, make sure your emergency brake operates properly.
Do not release either the manual or the manual release lever of the
electromagnetic brake (EMB) when the AFISCOOTER M is on a slope.
When on any sort of an incline, never place the AFISCOOTER M in freewheel
mode while seated on it or standing next to it.
The lights of AFISCOOTER M should be on, when visibility is reduced, day or
night.
Since your seat upholstery is fire resistant, do not cover it or replace with any
upholstery other than upholstery of the same kind.
When removing the battery cover, watch out for hot parts. The motor, axle,
EMB, electronic cards and electronic controller might be hot. Do not touch them
until you have checked their temperature.
Make sure your fingers are not squeezed between the levers and the rubber
grip.
Do not use a cell phone, walkie-talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while
operating AFISCOOTER M.
Removal of the grounding prong can create an electrical hazard. If it is
necessary to use a 3-pronged electrical outlet , properly install an approved 2pronged adapter.
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Do not connect an extension cord to the AC/DC converter or to the battery
charger.
Keep tools and other metal objects away from the battery terminals. Contact
with tools can cause electrical shock.
Do not sit on the AFISCOOTER M when it is on any type of lift/elevation
product.
Explosive conditions exist
Disposal and recycling: Contact your authorized dealer for information on
proper disposal of your AFISCOOTER M and its packaging.
Wear safety glasses.
Contains lead.
The battery charger is for indoor use only.
Flammable material. Do not expose to open flame.
At the rear of the AFISCOOTER M is the manual release lever of the EMB.
When using this lever, be careful not to touch the surface of the motor, as it
could be very hot and cause injury. See the warning label at the rear of the
scooter near the lever.
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CHAPTER 3 – SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFISCOOTER M
GENERAL
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new AFISCOOTER M scooter for the first
time without reading and understanding this user manual completely.
Your AFISCOOTER M is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to
increase mobility. We provide an extensive range of products to best fit the
individual needs of the user. Please be aware that the final selection and
purchasing decision regarding the type of AFISCOOTER M scooter to be used is the
responsibility of a user who is capable of making such a decision and of his or her healthcare
professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has
properly fitted AFISCOOTER M scooter to the user and has assisted the prescribing
healthcare professional and/or the authorized dealer to give instructions for the use of the
product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the user will need to
practice operating the AFISCOOTER M in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained
attendant can be defined as a family member or a professional specially trained in assisting a
user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your AFISCOOTER M during daily activities, you will probably encounter
situations in which you will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in
full and confident control as you manoeuvre through doorways, on and off elevators, up and
down ramps, and over moderately rough terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you operate
the AFISCOOTER M safely.
MODIFICATIONS
We have designed and engineered your AFISCOOTER M to provide maximum
mobility and utility. Under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or
disable any feature, part, or function of your
AFISCOOTER M.
WARNING! Do not modify your AFISCOOTER M in any way not authorized by
the manufacturer. Do not use accessories if they have not been tested or approved by the
manufacturer.
REMOVABLE PARTS
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your AFISCOOTER M by any of its
removable parts, including the armrests, seat, or shroud.
PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
Get to know the feel of your AFISCOOTER M and its capabilities. We recommend
that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your AFISCOOTER
M operates smoothly and safely.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your scooter:
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Check for proper tyre inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure
rating indicated on each tyre.
Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are secure and not corroded.
Check all harness connections. Make sure they are secured properly.
Check the brakes.
Check the battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorized AFISCOOTER M dealer for assistance.
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TYRE INFLATION
Your AFISCOOTER M is equipped with pneumatic tyres. Check the tyre
pressure at least once a week. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of
your tyres and help ensure the smooth operation of your AFISCOOTER M.
WARNING! It is critically important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure indicated on
each tyre is maintained at all times. Do not under-inflate or over-inflate your
tyres. Under-inflation may result in loss of control, and over-inflation may burst the tyre.
Failure to maintain the indicated pressure rating at all times may result in tyre and/or wheel
failure.
WARNING! Inflate your scooter tyres from a regulated air source with an attached pressure
gauge
NOTE: If the tyres on your AFISCOOTER M are marked with a psi rating only, use the
following conversion formulas to find the bar or kPa rating:
Bar = psi x 0.06895 kPa = psi x 6.89476.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to Appendix A –
Specification Sheet for details.
MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity for your AFISCOOTER
M. Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty. We will not be held
responsible for injuries and/or property damage resulting from failure to observe weight
limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your scooter. Carrying passengers on your
AFISCOOTER M may result in instability.
INCLINE AND LOAD 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
AFISCOOTER M.
 Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or incline.
 Take wide turns with your AFISCOOTER M around any tight corners. If you do that, the
scooter’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc. Do not cut the corner short, and do not bump into
or get hung up on any railing corners.
 When driving down a ramp, keep the AFISCOOTER M scooter’s speed adjustment set to
the slowest speed setting to ensure a safely controlled descent.
 Avoid sudden stops and starts.
Figure A. Maximum Recommended Incline Angle
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When driving up an incline, try to keep your AFISCOOTER M moving. If you must stop, start
up again slowly, and then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, set the speed
switch to MIN and drive forward only. If your AFISCOOTER M starts to move down the
incline faster than you want, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the throttle
control lever, then push the throttle control lever forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled
descent.
WARNING! When on any incline, never place the AFISCOOTER M in freewheel mode while
seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive up at an angle.
Always drive your AFISCOOTER M scooter straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the
possibility of tipping over or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when climbing an incline.
WARNING! Do not drive your AFISCOOTER M across an incline or diagonally up or down
an incline; if possible, do not stop while driving up or down an incline.
WARNING! Do not drive up or down a potentially hazardous incline (e.g., areas covered with
snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING!
Even though your AFISCOOTER M is capable of climbing slopes
greater than those illustrated in Figure A, do not, under any
circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or any other
specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause your
AFISCOOTER M to become unstable.
Note that public accesses ramps are not subject to government
regulation in all countries, and therefore do not necessarily have the
same standard degree of slope. Other inclines may be natural or not
be designed specifically for scooters. Figure A illustrates your
AFISCOOTER M’s stability and its ability to climb including under various weight loads and
under controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the AFISCOOTER M’s seat in the highest position and in its
farthest rearward position. Use this information as a guideline. Your AFISCOOTER M’s ability
to travel up inclines is affected by your weight, scooter speed, your angle of approach to the
incline, and your AFISCOOTER M setup.
WARNING! Any attempt to go up or down a slope steeper than shown in Figure-A may make
your AFISCOOTER M unstable and cause it to tip.
WARNING! Never carry an oxygen tank weighing more than 15 lbs (6.8 kg). Never put more
than 8 Kg (17.6 lbs) in the front basket or more than 10 Kg (22 lbs) in the rear basket.
Figure B. Normal Driving Position Figure C. Increased Stability Drive Position
When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See Figures B and C. This shifts
the centre of gravity of you and your AFISCOOTER M towards the front of the AFISCOOTER
M for improved stability.
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NOTE: If the throttle control lever is released while you are moving forward up a ramp,
the AFISCOOTER M may roll back approximately 1 foot (30 cm) before the brake
engages. If the throttle control lever is released while you are moving in reverse, the
AFISCOOTER M may roll back approximately 3 feet (one meter) before the brake
engages.
CORNERING INFORMATION
Excessively high cornering speeds can result in tipping. Factors that affect the possibility of
tipping include, but are not limited to, cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are
turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to
an area of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at
high speed while turning), and abrupt changes of direction. High cornering speeds are not
recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and steering
angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your AFISCOOTER M from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable centre of
gravity. When using your AFISCOOTER M at higher speeds, do not corner sharply. This
greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. Always exercise your common sense when
cornering.
BRAKING INFORMATION
Your AFISCOOTER M is equipped with two powerful braking systems:
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Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever
returns to the centre/stop position.
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Park Brake: Activates automatically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to a
near stop, or when power is removed from the system for any reason.
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
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Your AFISCOOTER M is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving
conditions, on dry, level surfaces of concrete, tarmac, or asphalt. However, we recognize that
there will be times when you will encounter other surfaces. For this reason, your
AFISCOOTER M is designed to perform well on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to
use your AFISCOOTER M safely on lawns and in parks.
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Reduce your AFISCOOTER M speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft
surfaces.
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Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear.
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Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
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If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid it.
PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS
WARNING! Do not operate your AFISCOOTER M on public streets or roadways.
It may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your AFISCOOTER M. Obey
all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with
extreme caution.
STATIONARY OBSTACLES (STEPS, CURBS, ETC.)
WARNING! Do not drive near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or dropoffs (curbs, porches, stairs, etc.).
WARNING! Do not try to go up or down an obstacle that is too high.
WARNING! Do not try to go backward down any step, curb, or other obstacle.
This may cause the AFISCOOTER M to tip.
WARNING! Be sure your AFISCOOTER M is travelling perpendicular to any curb you may
be required to go up or down.
WARNING! Do not attempt to climb a curb that is higher than 12 cm (5").
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PRECAUTIONS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER
Avoid exposing your AFISCOOTER M to inclement weather.
If you are suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your
AFISCOOTER M, proceed to a shelter at the earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your
AFISCOOTER M before storing, charging, or operating it.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy slippery
surfaces can have an adverse affect on the electrical system. Maintain and store your
AFISCOOTER M in dry and clean conditions.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to extreme hot or cold weather may affect the temperature
AFISCOOTER M parts. Exercise caution when using your AFISCOOTER M in extremely hot
or cold conditions or when exposing your AFISCOOTER M to direct sunlight for prolonged
periods of time.
FREEWHEEL MODE
Your AFISCOOTER M is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when
pushed forward, allows the AFISCOOTER M to be pushed. For more information
about how to place your AFISCOOTER M in and out of freewheel mode, see
Chapter 4 – General description of the AFISCOOTER M.
WARNING! When your AFISCOOTER M is in freewheel mode, the parking
system is disengaged.
 Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
 Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
 Stand beside the AFISCOOTER M to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never do
this while sitting on the AFISCOOTER M.
 After you have finished pushing your AFISCOOTER M, always return it to the drive mode
to lock the brakes (pull the manual freewheel lever backward).
 An added feature built into the AFISCOOTER M is “push-too-fast” protection, which
safeguards it against gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
Push-too-fast operates in two different modes:
 If the key is in the OFF position while the AFISCOOTER M is in freewheel mode, the
AFISCOOTER M’s controller activates regenerative braking when it is pushed faster than
the pre-programmed maximum threshold. In this case, the controller is acting as a speed
governor.
 If the key is in the ON position while the AFISCOOTER M is in freewheel mode, you will
encounter considerable resistance at any speed. This prevents the AFISCOOTER M
from gaining unwanted momentum should the freewheel lever be raised inadvertently
while you are driving the AFISCOOTER M.
 When using this lever, be careful not to touch the internal surface of the motor, as it could
be very hot and cause injury. See the warning label at the rear of the scooter near the
lever.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
AFISCOOTER M scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators.
Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Do not use your AFISCOOTER M scooter to negotiate steps or escalators.
DOORS
 Determine whether the door opens toward or away from you.
 Use your hand to turn the knob or to push the handle or push-bar.
 If the door opens away from you, drive your AFISCOOTER M gently and slowly forward
to push the door open.
If the door opens towards you, drive your AFISCOOTER M gently and slowly backwards
to pull the door open.
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ELEVATORS
Modern elevators have a safety mechanism on the edge of the door that, when pushed,
reopens the door(s).
 If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the
rubber door edge or allow the rubber door edge to contact the AFISCOOTER M; and the
door will reopen.
 Take care that handbags, packages, or AFISCOOTER M accessories do not become
caught in elevator doors.
NOTE: Sometimes manoeuvring your AFISCOOTER M may be difficult in elevators and
building entrances. Use caution when attempting to manoeuvre your AFISCOOTER M in
small spaces, and avoid areas that might pose a problem.
LIFTS/ELEVATION PRODUCTS
If you travel with your AFISCOOTER M, you may find it necessary to use a lift or elevation
product to aid in transportation. We recommend that you closely review the manufacturer’s
instructions, specifications, and safety information before using the lift/elevation product.
WARNING! Never sit on your AFISCOOTER M when it is being used with any type of
lift/elevation product. Your AFISCOOTER M was not designed for such use, and any damage
or injury resulting from such use is your responsibility only.
BATTERIES (see also Replacing Batteries, page 28)
In addition to the following warnings below, be sure to comply with all other
battery handling information.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries, and
wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Scooter batteries are heavy. (See Appendix A – Specification Sheet). If you are
unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and avoid
lifting beyond your capacity.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery.
WARNING! Connect the battery cables correctly. RED (+) cables must be connected to
positive (+) battery terminals/posts and BLACK (-) cables must be connected to negative ( )
battery terminals/posts. REPLACE damaged cables immediately. Protective caps must be
installed over all battery terminals.
NOTE: If the battery is damaged or cracked, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and
contact your local waste disposal agency or authorized AFISCOOTER M dealer for
instructions for disposal or for recycling (which we recommend).
MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION
The manufacturer recommends that you do not remain seated in your AFISCOOTER M while
travelling in a motor vehicle. The AFISCOOTER M should be stowed in the boot of a car or in
the back of a truck or van with the batteries removed and properly secured. In addition, all
removable AFISCOOTER M parts, including the armrests, seat, and shroud, should be
removed and/or properly secured during transportation.
WARNING! Although your AFISCOOTER M may be equipped with an optional tie-down belt,
this belt is not designed to provide restraint during motor vehicle transportation. Anyone
travelling in a motor vehicle must be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with securely
fastened seat belts.
WARNING! Do not sit on your AFISCOOTER M while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Always be sure your AFISCOOTER M and its batteries are properly secured
when it is being transported. Batteries must be secured in an upright position, and protective
caps must be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries must not be transported with any
flammable or combustible items.
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TIE-DOWN BELT
Although your AFISCOOTER M may be equipped with an optional tie-down belt, this belt is
not designed to provide restraint during motor vehicle transportation. Anyone travelling in a
motor vehicle must be properly secured in the motor vehicle seat with securely fastened seat
belts.
WARNING! Do not sit on your AFISCOOTER M while it is in a moving vehicle.
WARNING! Ensure your AFISCOOTER M and its batteries are properly secured during
transportation.
PREVENTING UNINTENDED TRAVEL
WARNING! If you anticipate being stationary for an extended period of time, turn off the
power. This will prevent unexpected travel caused by accidentally touching the throttle control
lever.
GETTING ONTO AND OFF YOUR AFISCOOTER M
Getting onto and off your AFISCOOTER M requires a good sense of balance.
Please observe the following safety tips when getting on and off your
AFISCOOTER M:
 Remove the key from the key switch.
 Ensure that your AFISCOOTER M is not in freewheel mode
 (see Chapter 4 - General description of the AFISCOOTER M).
 Ensure that the seat is secured in place.
 Pivot the armrests up
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the seat to prevent the
AFISCOOTER M from tipping and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the AFISCOOTER M armrests, and do not make
the armrests bear weight, such as during transfers. Such use may cause the AFISCOOTER
M to tip, resulting in a fall from the AFISCOOTER M and/or personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
AFISCOOTER M to tip.
REACHING AND BENDING
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your AFISCOOTER M. Bending forward creates the
risk of accidentally contacting the throttle control lever. Bending to the side while seated
creates the risk of tipping. It is important to maintain a stable centre of gravity to keep the
AFISCOOTER M from tipping. We recommend that you determine your personal limitations
and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
AFISCOOTER M deck or from either side of the AFISCOOTER M as these may change your
centre of gravity and the weight distribution of the AFISCOOTER M, causing it to tip.
PROHIBITED! Keep your hands away from the tyres and wheels when driving. Be aware that
loose-fitting clothing can be caught in tyres and wheels.
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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
The AFISCOOTER M user must exercise care and common sense when operating the
AFISCOOTER M. This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescription/
over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult with your physician if you are taking prescription or over-the-counter
medication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may
impair your ability to operate your AFISCOOTER M in a safe manner.
ALCOHOL/SMOKING
The AFISCOOTER M user must exercise care and common sense
when operating the AFISCOOTER M. This includes awareness of
safety issues while under the influence of alcohol, or while smoking.
WARNING! Do not operate your AFISCOOTER M while you are
under the influence of alcohol, as this may impair your ability to
operate the AFISCOOTER M in a safe manner.
WARNING! The manufacturer strongly recommends that you do not smoke while seated on
your AFISCOOTER M, although the AFISCOOTER M seat has passed the necessary testing
requirements for cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if you
decide to smoke cigarettes while seated on your AFISCOOTER M.
 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 effect on the performance of electrically
powered mobility vehicles.
EMI/RFI can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile two-way radios
(such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters,
wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters and medium-range mobile
transceivers used by emergency vehicles. In some cases, they can cause unintended
movement or damage to the control system. Every electrically powered mobility vehicle has
an immunity (or resistance) to EMI.
The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection against EMI. This product has been
tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/M.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically powered
AFISCOOTER M due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while
operating your AFISCOOTER M and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV
stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to an electrically powered mobility
vehicle can increase its susceptibility to EMI. Do not modify your AFISCOOTER M in any
way not authorized by the manufacturer.
WARNING! The AFISCOOTER M itself can interfere with other electrical devices located
nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI refer to chapter 10 or ask your authorized dealer.
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CHAPTER 4 – GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE AFISCOOTER M
Note: The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts illustrated on Figures 1, 2, and 3.
Figure 1
Figure 3
Figure 4
Keys/Cellphone pockets (4.5)
Plate with serial number and
manufacturer’s data (4.6)
Tiller (1) / Handlebars (1.7)
Mirror (1.4)
Throttle control lever (1.8)
Brake lever (1.16)
Charging socket (1.12)
Handlebar adjustment lever
(1.10)
Buzzer (1.18)
Front basket (4.1)
Right & Left
Serial number and manufacturer’s data are on a
plate, on the mud guard in front of your foot.
Your AFISCOOTER M is designed for either hand
operation, but it is delivered with right-hand controls.
Left-hand controls can be set up by your dealer.
Every AFISCOOTER M has either 1 or 2 rear-view
mirrors.
Used to control the AFISCOOTER M speed.
Used to brake in emergency conditions or when
needed.
Used to connect the charger plug to charge the
battery. Located on the right side of the handlebar.
The handlebar can be adjusted forward or
backward. Release the lever, make the adjustment,
and return the lever to the locked position.
Used to alert the surrounding people when needed.
For carrying parcels and personal effects. Maximum
load 8 kg (17.6 lbs).
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Headlight (4.2) and
front blinkers (4.3)
Front bumper (4.4)
Battery cover (2)
Fuses (2.1a, 2.1b)
EMB manual release (2.2)
(A) Headlight for poor visibility conditions
(B) Blinkers for turnings signals
Protects the power unit, electronics and batteries.
2.1a - – Main fuse 100A – Semi Automatic
2.1b - – Charge fuse 15A – Semi Automatic
Located between the rear wheel and the battery
cover.
A manual release lever at the back of
AFISCOOTER M lets you push or pull it.
Push / Pull the lever as shown on the label:
= Release (Push),
= Engaged (Drive).
When the lever is in the released position
AFISCOOTER M cannot be operated / driven.
Note: Never release the lever when the
AFISCOOTER M is on a slope.
Rear Bumper (2.3)
Rear pilot & brake lights (2.4)
Rear blinkers (2.5)
Seat (7)
Seat backrest (7.1)
Seat headrest (7.2)
Armrests (7.3)
Seat forward/reverse lever (7.4)
Seat rotation lever (7.5)
Seat height adjustment
Tool box (6)
Floor (4)
Load platform (8)
AFISCOOTER M seat is equipped with folding
armrests (7.3) to allow convenient access to the
seat. The seat itself can be rotated to allow easy
access.
Possible to adjust
Possible to adjust
Use for comfortable entrance. May be folded
upwards
Used to move the seat forward and backward.
Used to swivel the seat 45 or 90 in either direction.
The seat height must be adjusted by a qualified
technician.
Storage for gloves , tools etc.
Covered with carpet that may be removed for
cleaning.
For different loads transporting as detailed in
chapter 5/4.
Remark: maximum load including driver weight
300 kg (660 lbs).
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CHAPTER 5 – ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
(Numbers refer to Figures 4 and 5)
Adjusting the tiller
Adjust the angle of the tiller as follows:
angle (1.7)
 Release the tiller adjustment lever (1.10), by pushing it
down.
 Release the lever at the desired place.
Adjusting the
Handlebar height can be adjusted about 40mm by a technician.
handlebar height
Seating in the
Before attempting to drive AFISCOOTER M, make sure the plug
AFISCOOTER M
is disconnected from the charging socket (1.12).
Note: While the plug is in the charging socket,
AFISCOOTER M cannot be operated.
Handlebars and hand
protectors
Adjusting the shock
absorbers to the user
Use the seat rotation lever (7.5) to rotate the seat sideways, and
raise the armrest (7.3) to give you easy access to the seat.
Use the seat forward/reverse lever (7.4) to adjust the location of
the seat.
When driving always keep your hands on the handlebars (1.7)
and within the hand protectors (1.6).
It is possible to adjust the rear shock absorber to the required
load, or way of using AFISCOOTER M. If necessary, ask a
technician to adjust the absorbers for your needs.
Figure 4
Figure 5
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CHAPTER 6 – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
6.1 GENERAL
Figure 6
(Numbers refer to Figures 6 and 7)
Key switch
 The main key switch is located at the top of the tiller box (1).
(1.11)
The key switch has two positions:
 OFF - The AFISCOOTER M cannot be driven and the EMB is locked.
 ON - Power is supplied to the AFISCOOTER M and the EMB is
released automatically when the throttle control lever is squeezed.
To operate the AFISCOOTER M, insert the key in the key switch and
turn it to ON (clockwise). The switch will remain in this position and the
LCD (1.1) will be lit.
Note: The key switch is used to operate AFISCOOTER M, not for locking.
Automatic shut When the key switch is in ON, the control system will be shut off
off
automatically after a few minutes (usually 20) in order to save battery
energy.
In the case of automatic shut-off, turn the key switch OFF and then ON
again.
Adjusting the
The handbrake cable mechanism can be adjusted by an authorized
handbrake
technician.
The handbrake is part of your safety system.
DO NOT adjust it yourself—get professional assistance!
Throttle control To drive: Gently squeeze the throttle control lever (1.8) until you reach the
lever and
desired speed. Your speed is directly proportional to the deflection of the
manual
throttle control lever.
handbrake
To stop: Release the throttle control lever (1.16). The AFISCOOTER M
will stop gradually, automatically.
Note: You can also use the manual handbrake for emergency
stopping (1.16).
Signalling
Before you turn, press the applicable turn signal switch:
left or right (1.14) To turn off the indicator, press the switch forward.
When a turn indicator is activated, the applicable LED (5.3 or 5.4) will
flash.
Depending on the model, a buzzer may also sound (subject to local
regulations). To turn off the indicator, press the button again.
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Buzzer buttons
(1.9)
Headlight
switch
Hazard button
(1.17)
Inhibit while
charging
Safe driving /
Half speed
switch (1.2)
Parking
Push one of the 2 Buttons (1.9) to activate the buzzer.
The buzzer sounds automatically under the following conditions (except
where prohibited by law),:
1. When reversing
2. When operating the left or right indicator
Remark: It is possible to change the Buzzer functionality by changing a
dip switch in the front board.This needs to be done by an authorized
technician.
To turn on the headlight and rear lights, press the Lights button (1.15).
When the lights are ON the lights led (5.6) is lit.
To turn off the lights, press the button again.
The Hazard button activates all the flashing lights on AFISCOOTER M.
To turn off the hazard lights, press the button again.
When the hazard lights are activated, both LEDs (5.3 & 5.4) flash.
When AFISCOOTER M is being charged, it is in inhibiting mode. In this
mode it cannot be driven. When being charged a signal (5.13) will be lit.
When driving on ramps, high curbs and on sharp turns, drive very slowly
and carefully, consider changing the Half Speed Switch (1.2) to Half
speed mode. Never try to go over an obstacle that is more than the
maximum recommended slope angle, and obstacle height given in the
specification sheet.
Always drive carefully and adjust your speed to the road conditions.
Before making sharp turns, reduce AFISCOOTER M speed, to Half
Speed, to prevent side roll-over.
After stopping AFISCOOTER M, turn the key switch (1.11) to OFF and
remove the key. The LCD will turn OFF.
Note: The EMB locks automatically when the throttle control lever is
released and AFISCOOTER M has come to a complete stop.
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6.2 LCD DISPLAY USE
Figure 7
(Numbers refer to Figures 6 and 7)
LCD Display
When driving and operating the AFISCOOTER M, all the required
Key
information is displayed on the LCD screen (1.1).
See details below.
Battery status
The Battery Capacity Indicator (5.5) on the LCD screen, displays the
Indicator
remaining battery capacity. Like petrol gauges in cars, the indicator is
not absolutely accurate; it is merely a guide to help you stop running
out of fuel. The accuracy of the indicator also depends on the type and
age of the batteries. When the indicator shows 2-3 bars, recharge
batteries as soon as possible.
When the indicator displays one blinking bar, recharge immediately.
You can only drive a short distance 1-2.5 miles (3-4 km on level
surface). The accuracy of the battery indicator reading also depends on
the type and age of the batteries.
Fault indicator
AFISCOOTER M is equipped with fault indication.
The fault indication appears as a flashing code of the battery indicator,
as well as an error code on the LCD screen (5.5).
For further details see AFISCOOTER Maintenance Manual.
Light indicator
When the main lights are ON (front and rear) a sign will be lit (5.6).
Blinker
indicators
Half speed
indicator
Alarm indicator
When the blinkers are ON, signs will be lit (5.3 and / or 5.4).
Speed display
(5.12)
The LCD screen digital area will display the speed of AFISCOOTER M.
The speed is shown in km/h or mph. The setting can be done by a
technician.
When the Half Speed switch (1/2) is at the Half Speed position, a sign
of "1/2" will be lit (5.11).
When one of the following conditions exists: Motor overheating, panic
brake was operated or manual release brake is in the OPEN position,
or electric EMB is opened, the alarm indicator will be lit (5.13).
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MODE and
RESET button
Setup button
Clock setup
The MODE / RESET button (5.20) will change the digital reading from
Speed to Travel Distance or Time. The distance is shown in km, or
miles and the time displayed in hours.
(Note: Setting the speed unit can be done by a technician.
When you push the MODE button to the modes: "travel time" and
"travel distance" and keep pushing it for more than 7 seconds, the
"travel time" and "travel distance" will reset to zero.
The Setup button 5.21 is used to set the clock.
When changing to clock mode with the MODE button, press it for 7
seconds and you will enter the Setup mode of the clock.
Adjusting the clock:
Use the left Setup button and the right Mode button as follows:
Every push on Mode changes the time unit and the selected unit
flashes.
During the flashing, every push on Setup increases 1 unit.
Stage
1
2
3
4
5
6
Display
HH:mm
HH:mm
DD.MM or MM.DD
DD.MM or MM.DD
20YY
Flashing
mm
HH
DD
MM
YY
Saving the updated time and date
6.3 DRIVING AND GENERAL USE
Climbing an
obstacle
Driving on
slopes and
turns
Prior to use
Controller
programming
To climb an Obstacle, drive the AFISCOOTER M forward toward the
obstacle until the front wheel touches the obstacle, then, maintaining your
direction, increase speed.
Before making sharp turns, particularly on inclines,
reduce speed to minimum,
to prevent side roll-over.
AFISCOOTER M is able to go up slopes steeper than
the recommended safe slope. Do not drive on inclines
where you are not sure about the slope degree.
However drive very slowly and avoid side
See in 6.4 – use of the platform.
After reading through this entire manual and before using AFISCOOTER M,
do a visual check of all the parts of the vehicle, to make sure that there is no
visible damage. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your dealer.
Several parameters of AFISCOOTER M controller can be programmed.
Programming must be done by trained authorized technician only. Incorrect
programming can cause abnormal operation of AFISCOOTER M and may
result in damage and personal injury.
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Performance
check
A performance check is highly recommended when you first receive your
AFISCOOTER M or after a period of not using the AFISCOOTER M, as
follows:
1. Turn on the key switch.
2. Verify that the LCD display is ON.
3. Slowly squeeze the drive control lever and verify that the AFISCOOTER
M travels at a speed that corresponds to the degree to which you are
squeezing the lever.
4. Release the throttle control lever and verify that the AFISCOOTER M
stops smoothly, and that you hear the click of the EMB engaging.
5. Check that all the buttons on the handlebar work correctly.
6. Switch off the key switch.
Your AFISCOOTER M is now ready to drive.
Prior to use
Before using the AFISCOOTER M, be sure you know your own weight and
the weight of any items you will be carrying on it. The maximum total load is
300 kg / 660 lbs.
Safety belt
Use a seat belt whenever it is needed or as required by local traffic
regulations.
Securing the
To transport the AFISCOOTER M in a motor vehicle, it must be secured (see
AFISCOOTER M Figure 8).
in motor
Using standard approved tiding straps, secures the 4 tiding ear plates
vehicle for
painted in Yellow (2 at the front and 2 at the rear of the scooter), to the car
transportation secure hooks.
Warning:
When transporting the AFISCOOTER M, never let anyone sit on it.
Figure 8
Transportation To reduce the height of AFISCOOTER M while transporting it, the seat can be
removed as explained in Chapter 8 Maintenance, and the handlebar column
can be folded to horizontal position.
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6.4 USE OF THE PLATFORM
Load limits
Afiscooter M is designed to carry 200 kg (440
lbs) load and user weight of maximum 100 kg
(220 lbs).
Total load and user max. 300 kg (660).
Load instruction
Load the platform so that the load is distributed
equally all over the platform, and not
concentrated at one place on the sides, or
backward. The concentrated load should be at
the front and center plane of the platform.
The height of the load should not be above the
head of the driver, and maximum 80 cm (31.5
inch) above the platform. In any case, the load
should be as lower as possible, attached to the
platform, or volume distributed.
Load should be arranged on the platform to
avoid fall aside.
Wrong load – not distributed
Good loading - distributed
Bad load – not arranged
Max. height 80 cm – good load
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Load tiding
Load needs to be tided in a way that it will not fall
while driving.
To tide the load, use the hooks prepared at the
sides of the platform. Use standard tiding
accessories only (Approved tiding straps etc.).
Remark: always keep load tide to the platform
Inclines
Optional accessories
Maximum incline angle to loaded vehicle 13%.
Max. Incline angle for unloaded vehicle 20%.
Platform frame – see picture 8.1 – 24 cm (10")
height
Platform walls – see picture 8.2 – 25 cm (10")
height
Canopy to the driver – see picture 8.3
Picture 8.2 –platform frame
Picture 8.1 – platform walls
Picture 8.3 – open platform with canopy
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CHAPTER 7 – CHARGING
Read the charger manual before using it.
Warning: If you use a charger other than the one supplied with your AFISCOOTER M, ask
your dealer for instructions.
CHARGING BATTERIES (See figure10)
1. Insert the charger plug (8) in the charging socket (9) located on the right side of the tiller
column.
2. Plug the charger power cord (10) into a wall socket (11).
3. When charging is complete, remove the charger power cord (10) from the wall socket (11)
and then remove the charger plug (8) from the charging socket (9).
4. Under ideal storage conditions, batteries that were charged to full capacity and were not
used should be recharged every 6 months.
. If you expect not to use your AFISCOOTER M for an extended period of time, we recommend
charging it for two days and then disconnecting the batteries.
6. If you have not used your AFISCOOTER M for an extended period of time, charge the
batteries for at least 24 hours before driving.
 Note: There is NO need to disconnect the charging plug immediately after the
charging is complete.
 However, DO NOT leave the charger connected to the batteries FOR MORE THAN
TWO WEEKS.
 As long as the charging plug is in the charging socket, the electronic control of the
AFISCOOTER M automatically cuts all power to the electric system and it cannot be
driven.
 The charger supplied is suitable for charging lead acid dry/gel batteries. Use only
the defined type of charger. Before using any other type of charger, check with
your dealer.
Figure 10
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CHAPTER 8 – MAINTENANCE
Note:
1. Maintenance Manual is available for trained technicians.
2. The numbers in parentheses refer to the parts illustrated in figure 11.
Although the AFISCOOTER M requires very little maintenance, do not neglect it. When
performing maintenance procedures on the AFISCOOTER M, make sure that it stands on a
level surface and that the key is not inserted.
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
 Remark: For periodic maintenance, no special tools are needed.
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Type of Service
Check air pressure in all tyres.
Check emergency brakes
Check normal driving and stopping
Check tyre wear
Check for missing and damaged parts
(see Figures 1 through 4).
Check that all screws and parts are
secure
Replace batteries
Frequency
Every week
Every week
Every Month
Every Month
When first receiving AFISCOOTER M
or after a long time without using it.
Once a year by a technician.


Every 2-3 years,
After about 300-400 full cycles of
charge/discharge,
 When the distance you can
travel on a single charge
becomes short, or
 After a technician recommends
replacing it.
Note: To replace the batteries, the seat and the battery cover (which is located
under the seat) must be removed.
8
Cleaning
External – when needed.
Internal – Once a year by
technician.
As-required Maintenance Procedures
Type of Service
Removing the seat
Batteries
Procedure
Turn the seat by turning the lever (7.5) 45º (either direction).
The seat can be removed only at this angle.
Removing the seat -(7) Holding the seat with one hand on the
backrest, and the other at the front, lift it off the seat-mounting
post.
Warning! The seat weighs 20 kg (44 lbs).
The seat must be lifted by two people or by adequate lifting
equipment. Replace the battery cover, re-install it over the seatmounting post, and make sure it is seated properly, and then
secure it with the five screws.
Each battery weighs 35 kg (77 lbs). The batteries must be lifted
by two people or by adequate lifting equipment.
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Tyres
Cleaning
Replace batteries
Correct tyre pressure is essential for steering and stability.
Check the tyre pressure every two weeks
25 ±2 psi. AFISCOOTER 4W front tires: 20±2 psi. Golf wheels
tires: 20±2 psi.
Use only a damp cloth and mild detergent for cleaning. Never
use a hose, as this may severely damage the power and
electronic components.
Note! Batteries must be replaced by trained professionals only.
Warning! Batteries contain high energy and can spark, resulting
in a possible fire hazard.
Warning! Working with batteries can cause damage and Injury
if not done properly.
In this procedure, refer to Figures 11 & 12.
1. To replace the batteries, the platform needs to be removed.
2. Remove the seat first by turning it to 45 deg. And lifting it.
The seat weight more than 20 kg (44 lbs). Recommended to
lift it by 2 persons.
3. Remove the aluminium plate (2) of the frame (3) by releasing
the securing screws and special Velcro tape. In the plate
there are special opening to allow lifting it easily.
4. Then remove the batteries cover secured with 6 knurled
screws.
5. Remove the terminal insulating cap from one battery
terminal.
6. Using a 10/13 mm wrench key, unscrew the wiring from the
terminal. Take care not to let the key touch any other
terminal or metal part, as this could cause damage or injury.
7. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all the other terminals.
8. Batteries weight are 35 kg each (77 lbs). Remove the old
batteries and install the new ones. Use a proper help device
for the lifting or another person help.
9. Connect the wires of the new batteries as shown in Figure 12
(also shown on the label located near the batteries).
10. Screw down the terminals securely, and replace the
insulating caps.
11. Reinstall all covers and secure screws back in opposite
order.
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Figure 11
Figure 12
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CHAPTER 9 – TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR
The following table provides troubleshooting and repair instructions for problems
that may be encountered when operating the AFISCOOTER M, as well as the best
way to correct the problem. The table contains three columns:
Symptom
The problem you
are experiencing
Probable Cause
The most likely causes, in order of
probability (most likely first)
Remedy
Recommended action to
correct each probable cause
Remember: you can contact your dealer at any time for further professional support.
No.
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
Symptom
Flat tyre and unstable
driving.
The battery indicator
flashes and the vehicle
does't not move.
Handbrake is fully engaged
but the vehicle does not
stop.
When throttle control lever
is released on a level
surface, the AFISCOOTER
M takes longer than 3
meters to stop.
Key switch is turned ON but
the ON light does not come
on.
AFISCOOTER M does not
move when you squeeze
the throttle control lever.
Intermittent drive.
Probable Causes
 Low air pressure
 Puncture
 (Identified by the fault
code)
Remedy
 Pump tyre to normal pressure
 Repair tyre
 Call for technical support
 Loose handbrake
mechanism
 Brake cable needs to be tight. Only
by authorized technician.
 Controller is faulty or out
of adjustment
 Call for technical support
 Main fuse 100A
popped or electrical fault.
(See 2.1 in Fig. 1)
 Reset fuse
Note: Do not reset fuse more than twice.
If the symptom still recurs, call your
authorized dealer for support.
 Key switch is OFF
 Charger is connected to
charging socket
 The release lever of the
EMB is disengaged.
 Other inhibitor: Panic
brake.
 Control system failure
 Battery capacity is low
 Faulty connections
 Key switch ON
 Disconnect charger
 Faulty battery
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Main or rear lights or indicator
lights are inoperative.
 Faulty LED light board or
electronics fault
10
When driving uphill or carrying
heavy loads, speed reduces
gradually (but scooter still
moves).
 The controller became
overheated
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 Engage the EMB lever.
 Turn the key switch OFF and ON again.
 Call for technical support
 Charge batteries for at least 18 hours
 Remove battery cover and check battery
connection. If terminals are corroded, clean
them with a damp, clean cloth.
 If red LEDs are still on, contact your
dealer for a replacement battery
 Call technician for assistance.
 Stop driving and let controller cool
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CHAPTER 10 – EMI WARNING
All types of electrically powered vehicles, such as powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters (in this text
all types will be referred to as “powered vehicles”) may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
This is from sources such as radio and TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios and
cellular phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the powered vehicle to release its
brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended direction. It can also damage the powered vehicle’s control system. The
intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each powered vehicle can resist EMI
interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted up to a certain intensity. This is called its “immunity level”. The higher the
immunity level, the greater the protection. At this time, current technology is capable of achieving an immunity level that
would provide useful protection from the more common sources of radiated EMI. This vehicle as shipped, with no further
modification, has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the everyday environment. Some of these
sources are obvious and easy to avoid. Others are not apparent and exposure is unavoidable. However, by following the
warning listed below, your risk of EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1.
Hand-held portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers) with the antenna mounted directly on the transmitting unit.
Examples include: citizen band (CB) radios, “walkie talkies”, security, fire and police transceivers, cellular telephones and
other personal communication devices.
NOTE: Some cellular phones 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 hand held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers, AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players,
cassette players and small appliances such as electric shavers and hair dryers, as far as we know, are not likely to cause
EMI problems to your powered vehicle.
Powered Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the transmitting antenna, the EM
field from hand-held radio wave sources (transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to unintentionally
bring high levels of EM energy close to the powered vehicle’s control system while using these devices. This
can affect powered vehicle movement and braking.
Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent possible interference with the control system of the
powered vehicle.
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 vehicles.
Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or powered vehicle movement
which could result in serious injury:
1) Do not operate hand-held transceivers (transmitters-receivers) such as citizen band (CB) radios, or turn ON
personal communication devices such as cellular phones, while the powered vehicle is ON;
2)Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations and try to avoid coming close to them.
3) On appearance of unintended movements or brake release occurrences, switch the powered vehicle OFF as
it is safe to do so.
4) Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered vehicle, may make it more
susceptible to EMI (since there is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity level of the
powered vehicle).
5) Please report to us all incidents of unintended movement or brake release and note whether there is a
source of EMI nearby.
Important information
1) 20 volts per meter (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against EMI (as of May 1994). The higher the
level, the greater the protection;
2) This product delivered to you has an immunity level of 20 V/m.
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Appendix A – Specification Sheet
Type: AFISCOOTER M Manufacturer: Kibbutz Afikim 15148, Israel
Maximum occupant mass: 300 kg (600 lbs) (for the tests, a 150kg (330 lbs) dummy according ISO 7176-11 was
used, supplemented by 50 kg (110 lbs) weights distributed approximately proportional to the dummy’s weight
distribution)
)Disclosure information (ISO 7176-15)
3W
3W (inches)
3W
3W (inches)
Standard reference
Standard reference
Min.
Max.
Min.
Max.
1,550 mm
61"
Seat plane angle
4
Overall length with
legrest (A)
680 mm
26.7"
Effective seat depth (M)
Overall width (B)
Effective seat width (N) 460 mm
181"
Folded length(D)
Seat surface height at 430 mm 490 mm 17"
19.3"
Folded height(C)
155 kg
Total mass (G)
Mass of the heaviest
part (H)
Static stability downhill >20
341lbs
23 kg
Battery
front edge (O)
Backrest angle (P)
50.6 lbs Backrest height (Q)
Footrest to seat
distance (I)
Leg to seat surface
angle
Armrest to seat
distance (K)
Front location of
armrest structure
Handrim diameter (S) 25 mm
Horizontal location of
axle (R)
Minimum turning radius 2,200 m
m
(Y)
Minimum turn-around
radius (Z)
>20
(T)
Static stability uphill (V) 13
>20
Static stability
sideways (X)
Energy consumption
14
10
25km
Dynamic stability uphill >10
80 mm
Obstacle climbing
16.7mil
es
>10
120 mm
15.0 km/
h
5"
Maximum speed
forward
Minimum braking
distance from max
speed
Pneumatic Tyres
km/h
Options
 Left speed lever.
 Pedal operation
 Twist speed lever
 Canopy
 Winter light sides close
 Rear attach bracket.
 Wide seat 22"
 Seat lift column-electric
90 
390 mm
10 mph
3,000 mm
118"
(on the flat)
Front Tyres 4.10/3.50
Charger for charging
Rear Tyres -6"
dry/gel acid battery
3.50-10"
1.7 bars
Pressure of front tyres:
1.7 bars
Pressure of rear tyres:
Lead
Acid
/Gel/dry,
2x12 V 150 Ah, M
Battery type
ax.
Capacity
Charge current 12Amp.max. Dims. 26
Charger
5mm x 175mm x 230mm
Dimensions
24VDC max
charge 15 Amp.
Remarks:
* All technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
** The maximum speed in every country is limited according local traffic regulations.
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15.3"
1"
87"
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Technical specifications for the Afiscooters M:
Date: January 2015
Edition: 01
Revision 02
Products: AFISCOOTER M , 3W
P/N of the user manual: PRM4001
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