EME Owners Manual Liteway 3&4 Plus

EME Owners Manual Liteway 3&4 Plus
Liteway 3 & 4 Plus
Scooters
Owners Manual & Service Record
Liteway 4 Plus
Liteway 3 Plus
Electric Mobility Euro Limited, Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Telephone: 01460 258100 www.electricmobility.co.uk
Issue 1: 06/09
Liteway 4 Plus
Liteway 3 Plus
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd offers these lightweight, manoeuvrable scooters for convenient indoor and outdoor
use. They can be easily and quickly dismantled for transporting in the boot of a car. So long as your scooter is
maintained and operated in accordance with this manual it should last for many years, and provide you with
freedom and independence.
Please read this manual thoroughly before using this scooter. If you have any doubts about warnings or
instructions, ask your dealer for an explanation. If at any time you feel you may not be able to control the vehicle
safely, do not drive, but consult your dealer for a solution. If you think the scooter may be damaged, do not drive
it but contact your dealer for advice.
We suggest that you keep this manual in a safe place. It contains essential information on the operation of the
scooter and includes the maintenance records. If at any time you feel you may not be able to control the
vehicle safely, do not drive, but consult your dealer for a solution.
Notice
All Electric Mobility Vehicles are sold through authorised dealers. Make sure your dealer demonstrates all
the features of the product prior to, or when, it is delivered.
Warning!
This manual contains important safety notices. Please take time to read and understand them. Ignoring
them may endanger you or others.
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Contents
Dealer information
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Features and layout
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Safety information
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Intended use
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Safety Information
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Controls - Dashboard
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Controls - Driving Controls & Accelerator
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Freewheel Device
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Brakes
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Armrest adjustment
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Swivel seat
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Tiller folding
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Driving the vehicle
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Driving the vehicle - hazards
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Transporting your scooter
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Assembling your scooter
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Battery charging
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Additional safety information
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User maintenance
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Servicing & maintenance
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Diagnostic Table
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Troubleshooting guide
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Frequently asked questions
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Engineers checklist
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Guarantee & Warranty
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Technical information regarding EMI
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Technical specification - Liteway 3 Plus
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Technical specification - Liteway 4 Plus
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Brochure request
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Warranty Card - dealer information
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Service log
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Dealer Information
This is your contact number
for service and support
Dealer Stamp
Product Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Telephone:
Email:
Owner
For product information see serial number plate on the seat post under the seat.
Manufacturer
Electric Mobility Euro Limited
Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Company Registration in England No. 2419231
Features and Layout
Photo shows Liteway 4 Plus model scooter. The Liteway 3 Plus is a 3 wheel version. See the specification for
differences.
Fold down backrest
Fold up / adjustable
armrests
Battery box
Freewheel lever
Under seat
storage basket
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Finger control lever
Tiller adjustment
Charging cable
Solid tyres
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Safety Information
Read this manual thoroughly before driving or operating the vehicle.
This handbook is applicable for all models.
If you have any doubt about the content of this manual phone your dealer to resolve the problem. Please read
this manual, and ensure your scooter is serviced regularly.
Within this manual there are important safety notices. They are clearly marked with the sign (left)
Make sure that you understand all these notices. If you have any doubt, contact your dealer.
© 2009 Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.
No liability is assumed with respect to the use of any information contained in this publication. While every
precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication Electric Mobility Euro Ltd. assumes no
responsibility for errors or omissions nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of
information contained in this publication. This publication, as well as the operational details described
herein, is subject to change without notice.
Intended use of the vehicle
This vehicle is designed for use by adults with a disability (up to the maximum recommended weight - see
Technical Specification sheet) who require a robust but lightweight and transportable scooter that is ideal for
indoor use as well as shopping and other visits. Liteway scooters have been specifically designed to be quickly
and easily disassembled for transportation by car.
The scooters are intended for use in the home, and for shopping areas and trips on reasonably paved areas.
Kerbs should be avoided, but the scooters can mount kerbs and small obstacles up to that specified in the
Technical Specification sheet.
3-wheeled scooters are more manoeuvrable, but marginally less stable, than equivalent 4-wheeled models. In
fact, the Liteway 3 has two small front wheels close together to improve stability. However, the Liteway 3 plus is
designed for use where stability is less important than manoeuvrability, for instance when used in the home. The
Liteway 4 Plus is a 4 mph pavement scooter which can be rapidly taken apart for stowage in a car boot.
Users could endanger themselves and others if they are not capable of driving this scooter safely. Dealers will
advise on the most suitable vehicle from the Electric Mobility range, but it is up to users to ensure that they
have the manual dexterity to drive the vehicle, adequate sight and hearing to perceive danger in time, and can
at all times operate the scooter safely in the expected conditions. If in doubt we suggest you consult a
healthcare professional or your nearest dealer for advice on the most suitable scooter for your particular
condition. Users should also regularly assess their ability to operate their vehicle safely.
Liteway 3 Plus scooters have small front wheels for good manoeuvrability in the home; the Liteway 4 Plus has
larger wheels. Neither scooter should be used on uneven, potholed or rutted surfaces or slippery grassy areas.
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Safety Information
General Warnings
Warning ! The operation of scooters can endanger the life of the driver or third parties. Any driver should
always be fully capable of operating this vehicle safely.
Warning ! Sitting for long periods may increase the chance of thromboses or pressure sores. Users prone to
such conditions are advised to take medical advice.
Warning ! The Liteway Plus scooters have been designed and tested for drivers with weights up to those in
the Technical Specification Sheet. These weights should never be exceeded.
Warning ! Under-seat Basket. The basket mounted below the seat has a weight limit of 10 lbs or 4.5 kgs. Do
not exceed this as it could affect stability and performance. Do not carry or attach anything to the
handlebars or controls as this could affect driving safety.
Warning ! Do not exceed the specification; do not modify this scooter or use it other than as a scooter.
Warning ! Passengers, even children, should never be carried.
Warning ! Electromagnetic interference may affect the driving of this scooter:
• Do not operate devices such as CB radios or mobile phones while the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting close to transmitter masts, such as television and radio stations.
If your vehicle ever starts to operate by itself switch it off and report this to your Dealer.
Warning ! The operation of any scooter may affect sensitive electronic circuits such as alarm systems or
automatic doors in shops.
Driving
Warning ! Freewheel device Before getting on the scooter, always check that the freewheel lever is in the
"Drive” Position (see page 9). When the lever is in the Freewheel position there is no braking and
the scooter could run down a slope and cause injury or even death.
NEVER SIT ON THE SCOOTER WHEN IN FREEWHEEL.
Warning ! Transferring On and Off Do not attempt to get on or off your Scooter unless it is switched off, at
rest, and on a stable, level surface. Never get on or off on a hill.
Warning ! Damage Before driving off check the scooter for damage, particularly that which might affect the
steering, or the attachment of the rear part to the front of the scooter.
Warning ! Correct Assembly Before driving off always check the rear part is correctly assembled to the front
of the scooter and the tiller is secure in the upright position.
Warning ! Battery Charge Before driving off always check the battery indicator. If you are in any doubt,
ensure the batteries are fully charged before starting on a journey.
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Warning ! Armrests Do not use armrests as a support when getting in or out of your scooter. Make sure they
are lowered and secure before your start off otherwise you might fall out.
Warning ! Slopes On steep slopes the scooter could topple over. Never exceed the Maximum Safe Slope in
the Technical Specification Sheet. Always try to avoid crossing a slope. If you have to cross a
slope, take great care to avoid tipping. Never make sharp turns on slopes. Never drive on slippery
or icy slopes. Never back down a slope as your scooter could tip over backwards. If you are not
comfortable with the hill gradient, consider an alternative route.
Warning ! Kerbs Wherever possible try and avoid kerbs and use access ramps. Never tackle kerbs greater than
permitted in the Technical Specification Always tackle kerbs straight on.
Warning ! Speed Turning at maximum speed might cause the scooter to topple over. Always slow down for turns.
Warning ! Power Unless there is an emergency, do not switch the power off when moving. The scooter will
stop very suddenly.
Warning ! Stopping If the scooter stops suddenly when turning, the scooter might topple. Try not to brake
when turning.
Warning ! Leaning Over Do not lean sideways, as this could cause the scooter to topple.
Warning ! Escalators Never drive this scooter onto an escalator as this could cause toppling and severe injury.
Warning ! Roads Cross roads at designated places where access and exit is ramped.
Warning ! Roads Liteway 3 & 4 Plus scooters are not for use on roads, apart from crossing roads at
designated places.
Warning ! Driving in poor visibility, Scooters are not easily seen. Consider wearing a high visibility jacket to
warn others of your presence.
Warning ! If the vehicle is left out in the sun, surfaces could become extremely hot. Always try to park the
vehicle in the shade.
Warning ! This vehicle is not suitable for use as a seat for an occupant when in a motor vehicle.
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Controls - Dashboard
Before driving your vehicle it is important to familiarise yourself with the controls. Do not attempt to drive the
vehicle before reading the rest of this Handbook.
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Dashboard Description
1. Battery Indicator: This instrument shows the level of charge in the batteries. When in the green area the
batteries are fully charged. When in the yellow area the batteries need recharging and when in the red area
the batteries urgently need recharging. Note: When the vehicle is climbing a steep incline or starting off, the
level may drop momentarily; this is normal.
2. Speed Control: This controls the top speed of your scooter. When the knob is turned anticlockwise to the
left, this is its slowest speed, marked by a tortoise. As the knob is turned to the right the speed will increase
to a maximum, marked by a hare. Set the speed before you move off. Do not adjust the speed control dial
when the vehicle is moving.
3. Power Indicator Lamp: The lamp illuminates when the ignition is on. If there is a fault it will flash – see
diagnostic table.
4. Horn: Press the button on the lower left hand side and the horn will sound, if power is on. Release and the
horn will cease.
5. Ignition Key: The ignition key has to be pushed in before you can turn the vehicle on or off. Remember to
remove key when not in use. Do not leave the ignition on when not in use, especially when charging the
vehicle.
Charging Point: The charging point is situated on the battery box either at the side or just below the handle at
the rear, depending on the type of battery box fitted. (see Battery Charging section for further instructions).
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Controls – Driving controls/Accelerator
Finger control. To operate, turn on the ignition.
Pull the right hand lever towards you and the machine moves forward. The more you pull the lever the faster
the scooter goes. To brake, release the lever. Again the faster the lever is released the quicker you will stop. To
reverse, pull the left lever towards you. Do not pull both levers at once. Note. The controls can be changed for
customers with a left-hand bias. Please contact your local dealer for information.
Freewheel Device
When the vehicle is switched off the brakes are automatically
engaged. This is called “Failsafe Braking”. Also, if the batteries are
flat, the brakes are applied. There may be occasions where you may
wish to move the vehicle without power. To do this there is a
Freewheel Device fitted.
The Freewheel device allows the vehicle to be pushed without power.
To activate, first locate the lever. When standing behind the scooter, it
is located on the right hand side of the rear of the vehicle - See Illustration.
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Make sure the ignition is switched off.
Move the lever FORWARD The vehicle can now be pushed in Freewheel.
Move the lever BACK to engage drive. The vehicle is now braked. This is the normal operating position.
IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SURE OF THIS FEATURE CONTACT
YOUR DEALER BEFORE OPERATING THE SCOOTER.
Push the lever FORWARD to enable the vehicle to be moved without power. Braking is disabled. NEVER sit
on the vehicle with the lever in this position. Pull the lever BACK to the rearward position. This is the normal
operating position. The brakes are enabled, and the vehicle can only operate with the lever in this position.
Brakes
There are 2 braking systems. The first works with the finger controls. When the finger control is released the
scooter will automatically brake and bring the scooter to a stop. When the scooter stops the automatic
handbrake will engage. This will stop the vehicle rolling forward or backward. When you start the handbrake will
automatically disengage. If the battery should go flat the brakes automatically engage. Note that even when
freewheel is selected, a secondary braking system is applied automatically to limit the maximum speed. You
may notice this system when moving the scooter in freewheel.
Warning! If the freewheel device is in “freewheel” the automatic braking is disabled. Never select the
freewheel device if the scooter is on a slope or could be pushed onto a slope.
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Armrest
adjustment
When getting seated on the scooter
lift the armrest up. When riding
always have the armrest in the down
position. Avoid pinching fingers as
you lower the armrest.
If you require more room in the width
of the seat undo the knobs at the rear of the seat. Slide the armrests in or out to suit. Tighten both knobs to
clamp. To ensure that the user is sitting centrally, the armrests should always be adjusted to be equidistant from
the centre of the seat.
Warning! Never drive with the armrest up or with the armrest knob loose.
Swivel seat (optional)
This allows easy access
1. To operate, locate the release lever under the seat.
3. Pull the lever up and the seat will release allowing it to rotate.
4. Release the lever and the seat should lock automatically, but always
check it has.
Warning! Do not use this device if the vehicle is on a slope. Always check the seat is locked in the
forward position before driving the vehicle.
Tiller Folding
The tiller can be folded down for transporting. Take care when lowering the tiller not to pinch your fingers at the
base of the tiller.
• Rotate the knurled knob anti-clockwise sufficiently for the retaining serrations to allow the tiller to move.
• Lower the tiller so that it is in its lowest position.
• Rotate the knurled knob clockwise and ensure that it is tight and the retaining serrations are fully engaged.
The tiller can be adjusted to achieve a comfortable driving position.
• Rotate the knurled knob anti-clockwise sufficiently for the retaining
serrations to allow the tiller to move. Adjust the tiller so that your driving position is safe and comfortable
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• Rotate the knurled knob clockwise and ensure that it is tight and
the retaining serrations are fully
engaged
• Adjust the tiller to suit your
driving position, ensuring the tiller is
firmly locked in place before driving
off.
Warning! Before driving, always check that the tiller is securely in the upright position. Safe steering may
be impossible if you do not !
Driving the Vehicle
Warning! Read this before driving the vehicle! Whether or not this is your first mobility
vehicle, please read these guidelines as all vehicles differ. Failure to do this may cause damage to you, a
third party or the vehicle.
1.
Before you set out, do check the weather forecast. We suggest that you make sure you are wearing
suitable clothing, whether your journey is long or short.
2.
If you are taking medication check with your doctor or physician that your ability to control the vehicle
will not be impaired and do not drink alcohol and drive.
3.
Only use the vehicle for the purpose its intended for. Do not drive through water or on slippery
surfaces; do not transport more than one person; do not tow other vehicles or carry excess weight.
4.
Before getting onto your scooter, check the freewheel lever is not in the Freewheel position.
5.
Check the battery charger lead is disconnected.
6.
Check the two halves of the chassis are properly assembled. (see assembly instructions).
7.
Warning ! Armrests. Do not rest your weight on the armrests when getting in or out of your scooter.
Make sure they are lowered and secure before your start off otherwise you might fall out.
8.
Check you have adjusted the seat as instructed in this manual, and it is locked – get comfortable.
9.
Speed Control set the rotary speed control knob to a low setting.
10. Make sure the way ahead is clear.
11. Switch on the vehicle by pushing in the ignition key and turning it. Check the ignition light illuminates
steadily and the battery level indicator is in the green area.
12. Pull in right hand lever slowly the vehicle will now move off. The more you pull the lever in the faster
the vehicle will go.
13. To brake, release the lever if you become unsure or feel unsafe release the lever immediately.
14. As you get accustomed to the power you can increase the speed.
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Driving the vehicle - hazards
Warning! Before driving the scooter you should be aware that, under certain circumstances it could
become unstable and tip over. Your scooter has been designed to operate on paved, even surfaces and
should not be used on rough or rutted terrain. Do not exceed the maximum safe slope recorded in the
Technical Specifications.
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Getting on and off the vehicle: When getting on make sure that the vehicle is on level ground, and not
in freewheel mode. Ensure that the armrests are secure. When getting off, park on level ground, turn off
the ignition and remove the key before leaving your seat. Make sure you get off the vehicle in a safe area.
2.
Tiller Position: Drive with the tiller in an upright position that feels comfortable with the controls in easy reach.
3.
Kerbs and Obstacles: Try to avoid kerbs and obstacles. Never ride up or down kerbs or obstructions higher
than that in the Technical Specification Sheets. Always tackle obstacles head on. Use ramps wherever possible
and ensure that all wheels will fit on the ramp. Always try to avoid crossing a slope. If you have to cross a
slope, take great care to avoid tipping. Never make sharp turns on slopes or back down a slope. Note that the
anti-tip rollers at the rear of the scooter may contact the kerb as you descend; this is normal.
4.
Hills & Slopes: Going Up Hill. Lean forward when going up. Make sure you have enough speed to
climb the slope. Do not stop or turn the vehicle around. If you have to turn while climbing an incline,
keep going until you reach a level area. If you have to start on an incline, lean forward and apply power
slowly – do not start and stop. If you are not comfortable about tackling a gradient, consider an
alternative route. Note: Always check that the battery level is high; going up hill takes a lot of energy. If the
level drops too low the vehicle will cut out leaving you stranded.
5.
Hills & Slopes: Going Down Hill. Lean back in the seat when going down, and turn the speed
control dial to low. If you are not comfortable about tackling a gradient, consider an alternative route.
Try to avoid crossing slopes – always drive straight up or down the slope.
NEVER BACK DOWN A SLOPE!
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Terrain: Do not drive your vehicle across deep, soft or slippery terrain ( for example, soft dirt, sand, or
loose gravel).You could get stuck. Also avoid rutted bumpy ground and keep to well prepared paths.
7.
Turning: Always slow down before a turn; turning at speed can cause the scooter to topple. Look in the
direction you are travelling – If there is a blind corner sound the horn.
8.
Turning Circle: Practice manoeuvring your scooter so you can judge the turning circle. This is important
to avoid tipping off kerbs or for negotiating in tight spaces.
9.
Bad Weather: If it is snowing or icy stay at home! Remember that ice, snow and slippery surfaces such
as manhole covers, wet grass and drains could affect braking and steering. Use caution at all times.
10. Tyres: Your vehicle is fitted with solid tyres. Should they become damaged they should be replaced by
your dealer. Do not attempt to replace them yourself.
11. Pavements: It is illegal to drive at more than 4 m.p.h. on the pavement. Your Liteway Plus is limited to that
maximum speed but always slow down in crowded areas and take care not to collide with pedestrians.
12. Shower Rooms or Washing: Never take your scooter into a shower or steam room, and never hose it
down. Its sensitive electronics could malfunction if they get wet or damp.
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Transporting your Scooter
Warning! Dismantling the scooter involves lifting and handling heavy parts. Weights are given in the
Technical Specification; consider if you need help in handling parts before you try to lift them. The Liteway 3
& 4 Plus have been specially designed to be easily dismantled and stowed in a car. Contact your dealer for
advice on how best to transport your scooter in your particular vehicle
Warning! Pinching or Crushing. Be careful to avoid being pinched or having your hands crushed when
lifting or handling parts. Wear gloves whenever possible.
Warning! This vehicle is not suitable for use as a seat for an occupant in a motor vehicle.
To transport your scooter you will need to dismantle it. Follow these instructions. Do not attempt this unless you are
capable of lifting the heaviest component weight applicable to your model (including accessories) as stated in the
Technical Specification Table. You are advised to wear gloves. (Picture numbers correspond to stages listed below).
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Move tiller into the upright position.
Lift the seat off the chassis. Take care this part is heavy.
Remove the under-seat basket and stow.
Remove the battery box by sliding it out of the rear chassis and stow it carefully in the vehicle.
Lift the release catch below and in front of the seat post.
Gently separate the front chassis from the rear.
Disconnect the Transaxle assembly from the Rear Chassis Frame by lifting the release bar at the rear.
Release the tiller by loosening the tiller knob.
Lower the tiller to the horizontal position as shown. (Note - image shown has front and rear still connected).
Secure the tiller by attaching the strap provided to the handlebars, taking care not to trap finger control lever.
Stow the chassis front and rear parts into the boot of the vehicle.
Stow seat in the vehicle.
Ensure that all parts are secure so that they cannot move while driving.
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Warning! Do not lift the rear chassis with the batteries and/or transaxle unit still fitted - back injury may result!
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Assembling your Scooter following Transportation
Warning! Assembling the scooter involves lifting and handling heavy parts. The Liteway Plus Scooters
have been designed to be easily assembled. Your dealer should advise you on the best way to assemble
your scooter.
Warning! Pinching or Crushing. Be careful to avoid being pinched or having your hands crushed when
lifting or handling parts. Wear gloves whenever possible.
Warning! Never unload your scooter on sloping or uneven ground. It could run down the slope and
injure someone.
After removing your scooter from a vehicle and placing it on level ground,
check it is undamaged before starting to assemble it as follows:
1.
Undo the knurled knob, release strap and raise the tiller into the
upright position and secure by tightening the knob.
2.
Attach the transaxle assembly to the rear chassis by lifting the
rear chassis, and positioning it over the transaxle ensuring that the
front hooks engage on the rear chassis spigots.
3.
Manoeuvre the front part to join the rear chassis, aligning the hooks so that they go over the rear
cross bar and the pivot points are aligned.
4.
Lock the chassis together by stepping gently onto the foot rest until the chassis clicks into place.
5.
Refit the under-seat basket, ensuring it is secure.
6.
Refit the battery box, sliding it gently down the guides until it is securely in position.
7.
Lift the seat and install on the rear chassis ensuring it is fully engaged, and does not rock or rotate.
8.
Tiller adjustment: Adjust tiller back into a comfortable position for driving.
Finally check the scooter is not damaged and it is properly assembled, checking that the battery indicator shows
the battery is charged, and the finger controls operate correctly. You are now ready to drive the scooter away.
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Battery Charging
Warning! When charging batteries NEVER smoke, or do this in a place where there are naked flames
such as gas-fired heaters as, under exceptional circumstances, batteries may give off gases that could
ignite and explode. Always make sure that batteries are not damaged.
Warning! When charging batteries NEVER connect or disconnect the charger while it is still connected
to the mains. Always use a three-pin connector with an earth. Charging without correct earthing could
result in an electric shock.
Warning! Batteries are heavy and if you have to replace them, contact your dealer
The charging socket is on the upper
right hand side of the battery box as
shown or on the rear of the battery
box. Rotate the protective cover and
push in the plug. When the vehicle is
charged remove the plug, and refit the
protective cover to keep the water out.
The battery charger has a small
indicating lamp. When the charger is
connected and switched on the lamp will show green. When the battery is being charged it shows red, when
the battery is fully charged the lamp will change to green. Always ensure that the lamp shows green before
switching off and disconnecting the charger at the mains.
Connection Instructions
When you receive your vehicle the batteries are only partially charged – always fully charge them before use
preferably over-night. Always fit the full set of batteries before charging and always use an earthed connection.
1.
Place your machine in an area that is dry and well ventilated. Make sure a power point is nearby.
2.
Check the vehicle is switched off and the key removed.
3.
Check the mains switch is off. Never connect or disconnect the charger with the mains on.
4.
Connect the charger to the charging point on the battery box as above. Note that the battery can
also be charged when removed from the scooter.
5.
Connect the mains plug and switch on.
6.
The lamp illuminates green when the charger is powered up, then red when it is charging. The
charger lamp changes to green when the battery is fully charged.
7.
Switch off the mains and remove the plug from the battery when fully charged. Do not leave the
charger plugged in with the power off. This will gradually discharge your battery.
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The batteries are the lifeblood of your vehicle. Their characteristics can change depending on charging,
temperature, usage and other factors. Listed below are guidelines to prolong battery life.
1.
After using your vehicle always charge it at the end of the day even after a short journey.
2.
If you do not use your vehicle for a prolonged period, place it on charge once a week, overnight.
3.
Always use the correct charger with the correct batteries as recommended by Electric Mobility (Euro) Ltd
4.
If the batteries have been flat for a long time (about 2 months) it is recommended you contact your
dealer before charging
5.
Do not charge the vehicle in the open – it may rain and the battery charger is not waterproof.
6.
Keep the vehicle in a well-ventilated area and away from any naked flame.
7.
Do not part charge the batteries. Allow the charger to complete its cycle for every battery fitted.
Note: Avoid storing your scooter in cold/damp places. This will shorten battery life and may cause
deterioration in the structure. Batteries are expensive to replace – it is wise to look after them. Batteries are
heavy – make sure you always lift them correctly.
Warning! Never disconnect a battery or the charger while the charger is connected to the mains
Warning! If one or both batteries are damaged they could heat up when charging and, in an extreme
case, explode.
Notice Return your unserviceable batteries to your supplier or ensure they are disposed of in accordance
with the environmental regulations applicable at the time.
Additional Safety Information
Carrying Weight on the Vehicle
Under-seat Basket
Handlebars
Floor Area
The basket mounted under the seat has a weight limit of 10lbs (4.5kgs). Do not
exceed this as it could affect handling.
Do not carry or attach anything to the handlebars. Anything attached to the
handlebars will affect the control of the vehicle.
Do not use the floor area to carry things apart from in the under-seat basket. They
might fall off, or obstruct your movement.
Other Precautions
Modifications
Other Items
Unauthorised modifications could result in injury or permanent damage. Such
modifications will invalidate any guarantees.
Only fit approved products or accessories.
Child Safety
This product is designed to be operated by adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls
or play on the vehicle. Do not carry children as passengers. The product is designed for single person use
only. Keep all packaging well away from children. They could be harmed.
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User Maintenance
It is important for safety that you carry out the following checks before use.
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Visually check the machine for damage.
Visually check the tyres for damage.
Check the steering moves freely.
Check that the tiller is secure and that the tiller rotation knob is tight.
Check the front chassis is securely attached to the rear chassis and to the transaxle.
Check that the seat is located correctly and locked.
Check the armrests are secure
The battery should be fully charged.
Ensure the front basket is secure (if fitted).
Keep your vehicle clean by using a damp cloth and soapy water – never use a hose.
Important – Possible faults
As you get used to your vehicle you will get a feel for how it behaves. If something feels unusual, for instance
the vehicle does not accelerate or brake smoothly; the brakes are not holding on a slope or the steering feels
different, contact your dealer immediately and explain to the engineer exactly what the problem is.
Disposal
Contact your dealer for advice before you consider disposing of your scooter. They will be aware of the
environmental regulations in force at the time and will assist you to meet the applicable environmental legislation.
Servicing and Maintenance
1.
This vehicle is designed for minimum maintenance. However it is recommended that your vehicle is
serviced at least once a year, by an approved Electric Mobility Dealer. If the vehicle is used constantly we
recommend a twice yearly maintenance.
2.
Ensure the engineer stamps the Service Log (page 27) on completion of all servicing. Keep all receipts
for servicing and repairs with this handbook. This may add value when selling the vehicle.
3.
When the vehicle is due for its annual service make sure you report any concerns you have,
preferably when you book the service (See points to look out for below).
4.
On completion of the service, always test the vehicle before the engineer leaves and make sure you
are satisfied with the work carried out.
Points to look out for:
• Are there any strange noises from the wheels or does the frame creak when going over rough ground?
• Is the battery charged up correctly – is the “full” charge green light on after charging?
• Is the steering tight or is it loose when turning? Is there any play in the steering?
• Are the brakes effective ?
• Is there any damage to spigots or parts related to disassembly ?
• Has anything come loose?
• Does the vehicle perform as well as it did when it was new?
• Are there noises or rattles that were not there before?
• Are there any signs of damage, corrosion or cracking?
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Scooter Diagnostic Functions
Your Scooter Controller provides diagnostic information in the form of flash-codes. The lamp on the battery
indicator flashes to indicate a problem has been detected. On switching on, the controller conducts a
diagnostic test. While this test is in progress the lamp will flash and, if no fault is detected it will remain on.
If there is a fault, the lamp will flash a sequence of flashes to indicate what the fault is.
So for instance if the lamp flashes twice in short succession and then again twice in short succession, this
indicates a bad motor connection. If the lamp flashes 8 times there is a problem with the controller.
Number of Flashes
Indicated fault and Corrective Action
1
• Battery needs recharging or bad connection with batteries.
Check connections, and recharge batteries.
2
• Bad motor connection. Request assistance from dealer who will check all
connections between controller and motor.
3
• Short circuit between motor and battery connection. Contact dealer.
4&5
• Not used
6
• Controller inhibited from operation. Disconnect battery charger and check if
this resolves the problem. Otherwise contact dealer.
7
• Throttle fault. Finger control levers must be in neutral (centred) position
before key is turned on. Switch scooter off, centre levers, and switch back
on. If fault persists, contact dealer.
8
• Controller fault. Inform dealer who will check connections & controller.
9
• Scooter left in freewheel or has a bad parking brake connection. Engage
drive, and switch scooter of and on. If this fails to cure the problem, check
parking brake and ensure it stops the vehicle. Inform dealer who will check
brake and motor connections.
10
• Excessive voltage detected at controller. Check battery connections.
Notice
If the Lamp continues to flash then the controller has entered the Sleep mode and needs to be woken up.
Turn key off and then back to the on position to reset.
If in doubt switch off and switch on – if this does not cure the fault contact your dealer. Your dealer is there to
help you but they can only do this if you give them as much information as possible. Remember correct
information will get the problem fixed quicker and save you money. Phone the dealer and explain exactly what
the problem is, recounting as much detail as possible. Tell them about the flash code; this will help the engineer
to identify the problem before he calls to fix it. Your dealer is there to help you.
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Troubleshooting Guide
This table is a guide to fault finding. The fault may be a simple fix. If you have any doubts phone your dealer.
Symptom
Solution
• Scooter does not move.
when power is switched on.
• Batteries flat - check level.
• Is the charger connected?
• Is Freewheel engaged?
• Freewheel has been selected while power is on
Ensure freewheel is not selected; switch off and on
NB the power indicator may flash indicating that
freewheel has been selected..
• Steering is loose or wobbly when driven.
• Check for tyre damage or punctures.
• Damaged steering - contact dealer.
• Loose seat - contact dealer.
• Vehicle behaves erratically when driven.
or judders or cuts out ?
• Possible electronic problems - contact dealer.
• Short Range
• Check tyres for damage.
• Check batteries are fully charging.
• Check vehicle moves easily in Freewheel
To save the batteries, the scooter controller has a sleep mode, which is activated if the scooter is not used but left
switched on for some time. To reset, switch the scooter off and then on again.
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Additional Information
Owners Manual: Replacement copies are available from: Electric Mobility Euro Ltd. Canal Way, Ilminster,
Somerset, TA19 9DL Telephone: 01460 258100.
If you are visually impaired, please contact the Company to discuss your requirements. However, you should
not drive a vehicle in a public place if you cannot see well enough to ensure your own, and others safety. Each
vehicle comes with a copy of the BHTA Highway Code. Please make sure you read it. Telephone BHTA on
02077 022 141 for a new copy.
Important note on the BHTA Highway Code: On page 3 of the Code under “Consider Investing in a mobile
phone” Read the section of this manual under “Safety Information”. If in doubt contact your dealer. For
Information regarding other Electric Mobility products contact your dealer or log on to the Electric Mobility
Website www.electricmobility.co.uk
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to transport my vehicle in a car.
The Liteway scooters are designed to be dismantled to make it easier to load them into a car. There are various
techniques. It depends on what type of vehicle you own and your physical capability. Make sure your dealer
has demonstrated the easiest way of doing this.
Can I fit weatherproofing such as a canopy ?
No, the Liteway 3 & 4 scooters are too small to have canopies as they can adversely affect stability and handling.
How long will my batteries last ?
This is a difficult question as it depends on many factors. The life of a battery depends upon the number of
cycles the battery goes through, the peak loads and on the conditions of use. Some general advice about
battery care:
• Keep it charged, and do not let the battery run completely flat.
• Ensure both batteries are fully charged at the end of the charging cycle
• Batteries may not perform as well in very cold weather.
• Change your battery if you find it is not performing as well as new.
Care can prolong the life of the batteries but remember that, in time, all batteries will fail to perform to
specification.
What range can I expect ?
The generally expected range is recorded in the Technical Specification sheet. Remember, range can be
affected by many things such as:
• Temperature. Cold weather can reduce the output of the batteries.
• Type of terrain. Obviously climbing hills takes more energy than driving on the flat.
• Weight of the person.
• The condition and charge of the batteries.
• Faulty or old batteries or a faulty charger.
NB. Always use the correct charger with the correct batteries and ensure all batteries are charged before you
start out.
How long should I keep my vehicle before I change it?
It is important that the vehicle you have suits your needs and abilities. Your scooter should serve you well for
many years but change it if at any time you feel it no longer meets your needs. Consult your dealer on the
condition of your vehicle and remember vehicles of any type become more expensive to maintain the older
they get.
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Engineer’s Checklist for Liteway 3 & 4 Plus Models
Obtain all comments from the customer on the condition and serviceability of the scooter and then complete
an Initial diagnostic road test. Record all defects to be corrected. Now check, test and complete the following:
• Wheel bearings wear and lubricate
• Speed dial works correctly
• Electromagnetic brake operation – does the
scooter slow when the hand control is released?
Does the brake engage when the scooter is pushed
when in freewheel?
• Wear or damage to tyres or wheels
• Freewheel operation
• Bodywork fixtures for damage, or cracking
• Frame for damage or cracks
• Throttle play and adjustment
• Front and rear chassis attachment points for
corrosion, wear or damage
• Wheel alignment and tracking
• Battery box contacts & signs of corrosion
• Check all cables for damage, abrasion, corrosion
and that screening is intact. Replace as necessary
• Steering bearing (adjust as required)
• Tiller adjustment - functioning, wear and damage
• All assembly spigots and hooks for wear or damage.
• General check for corrosion, repair or protect as
necessary
• All operational controls work correctly
• Battery condition and charger operation
• Tighten all nuts & bolts
• Seat mounting for wear or damage
• Correct all defects found and determine if the vehicle
is roadworthy.
• Revolving seat mechanism locates correctly
and spring lever engages. Lubricate as necessary.
• Final road test
• Handlebar alignment
• Check motor and gearbox for unusual noise or
vibration; investigate as necessary.
• Clean vehicle
• Customer road test
Important Note for the Engineer
Enquire if the customer is satisfied with the product. Please report all points good or bad directly to:
Electric Mobility 01460 258100 If you have any comments please include them.
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Guarantee and Warranty
Lifetime Frame Guarantee
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd guarantees the frame of its vehicles to be free from defect in materials and workmanship
under normal use as described in this document for the lifetime of the vehicle. Should a defect in materials or
workmanship appear, Electric Mobility Euro Ltd, will repair, or at its option, replace the frame to the original owner.
One Year Limited Warranty
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd warrants its products against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year,
providing the products are properly assembled, operated and maintained in accordance with the vehicle Owners
Manual. This limited warranty is limited to the original purchaser. This limited warranty commences on the date of the
original retail purchase or original use, whichever occurs first, providing the warranty card is fully and correctly filled out
and returned to Electric Mobility Euro Ltd Customer Service Department within 15 days from receipt of product. If a
defective part appears within the stated limited warranty period and the purchaser has given Electric Mobility Euro
Limited immediate notice the Company will repair the part or at its option replace the part with a similar part. No
allowance will be made for repairs to any equipment without the expressed written or verbal approval of Electric
Mobility Euro Limited. Any description, specifications, samples, models, bulletins or similar materials used in connection
with the sales of Electric Mobility Euro Limited products are for the sole purpose of identifying the equipment and are
not to be construed as expressed warranties. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the
equipment and is not transferable. Electric Mobility Euro Ltd shall not be liable for special, indirect or consequential
damage. Electric Mobility Euro Ltd’s liability on any claim of any kind including negligence for any loss or damage
arising out of, connected to, or resulting from the order of the performance thereof the design, manufacture, sale,
delivery, resale, direction and instructions, inspection, repair or use of any equipment covered by or furnished by, under
this order, shall in no case exceed the price paid by the purchaser for the equipment. This limited warranty does not
cover normal maintenance service, or periodic adjustments necessitated by use of wear. Under no circumstances will
charges for labour, consequential damage or repair expense be allowed after 30 days from receipt of product.
Technical Information Regarding EMI
Important Technical Information regarding Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
The intensity of interference from electromagnetic energy is measured in volts per meter (v/m), which refers to the
strength of the electrical source (voltage) as it relates to the distance away from the object being considered (in
meters). Resistance of a scooter/wheelchair to certain EMI intensity is commonly called its “immunity level”.
20 volts/meter is a generally achievable and useful immunity level against interference from radio wave sources (the
higher the immunity level, the greater protection).
Your scooter has been tested and found to meet the required immunity level from Electromagnetic Interference
(20v/m): the recommended density of interference from electromagnetic energy.
Warning! Even with the immunity level of 20 volts/meter, certain precautions must be followed to ensure your
scooter/wheelchair will not be affected by outside electromagnetic sources.
• Do not operate devices such as CB radios or mobile phones while the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting close to transmitter masts, such as television and radio masts.
• Note you may experience interference when close to ambulance or fire stations.
If your vehicle starts to operate by itself switch it off and report this to your Dealer.
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Technical Specification - Liteway 3 Plus Scooter
Wheelchair type Class
Class A, B or C
Class B
Department of Transport Class
Class 1 2 or 3
Class 2
Overall dimensions fully assembled
length x width x height mm (in)
1050 (41) x 550 (22) x 930 (37)
Dimensions seat removed tiller folded
length x width x height mm (in)
1050 (41) x 550 (22) x 430 (17)
Maximum carrying capacity
kg (lb)
136 (300)
Mass (weight) including batteries
kg (lb)
53 (117)
Battery voltage and capacity
volts and ampere hours
12V 15Ah x 2 (optional pack 12V 24Ah x 2)
Mass (weight) of 15Ah battery pack
kg (lb)
10.2 (22)
Mass (weight) of 24Ah battery pack
kg (lb)
16.5 (36.4)
Type of seat
Adjustable armrest and height, swivel seat optional
Mass (weight) of seat
kg (lb)
10 (22)
Mass (weight) of front section
kg (lb)
11.4 (24.2)
Mass (weight) of rear frame
kg (lb)
7.5 (16.4)
Mass (weight) of drive train c/w rear wheels
kg (lb)
12.2 (26.8)
Wheel size
front/rear mm (in)
180 x 50 (7 x 2) / 230 x 65 (9 x 2.5)
Type of tyres
type
Solid foam filled puncture proof
Maximum speed
km/h (m.p.h.)
6.4 (4)
Minimum braking distance from maximum speed m (ft)
1.55 (5.1)
Range on full charge and flat ground
(15Ah battery)
km (miles)
15.5 (9.6)
(24Ah battery)
km (miles)
26 (16)
The turn-around width
m (ft)
1.66 (5.4)
The maximum safe slope
degrees of slope
8˚ - Do not exceed the scooter may topple
The maximum climbing ability facing upwards
degrees of slope
10˚
Ground clearance
mm (in)
90 (3.5)
Maximum obstacle climbing ability
mm (in)
40 (1.5)
Maximum safe descendable kerb height
mm (in)
40 (1.5)
Range on full charge and flat ground
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Technical Specification - Liteway 4 Plus Scooter
Wheelchair type Class
Class A, B or C
Class B
Department of Transport Class
Class 1 2 or 3
Class 2
Overall dimensions fully assembled
length x width x height mm (in)
1050 (41) x 550 (22) x 930 (37)
Dimensions seat removed tiller folded
length x width x height mm (in)
1050 (41) x 550 (22) x 430 (17)
Maximum carrying capacity
kg (lb)
136 (300)
Mass (weight) including batteries
kg (lb)
56 (124)
Battery voltage and capacity
volts and ampere hours
12V 15Ah x 2 (optional pack 12V 24Ah x 2)
Mass (weight) of 15Ah battery pack
kg (lb)
10.2 (22)
Mass (weight) of 24Ah battery pack
kg (lb)
16.5 (36.4)
Type of seat
Adjustable armrest and height, swivel seat optional
Mass (weight) of seat
kg (lb)
10 (22)
Mass (weight) of front section
kg (lb)
14.9 (32.8)
Mass (weight) of rear frame
kg (lb)
7.5 (16.4)
Mass (weight) of drive train c/w rear wheels
kg (lb)
12.2 (26.8)
Wheel size
front/rear mm (in)
200 x 50 (8 x 2) / 230 x 65 (9 x 2.5)
Type of tyres
type
Solid foam filled puncture proof
Maximum speed
km/h (m.p.h.)
6.4 (4)
Minimum braking distance from maximum speed m (ft)
1.39 (4.6)
Range on full charge and flat ground
(15Ah battery)
km (miles)
15 (9.3)
(24Ah battery)
km (miles)
26 (16)
The turn-around width
m (ft)
2.13 (7)
The maximum safe slope
degrees of slope
8˚ - Do not exceed the scooter may topple
The maximum climbing ability facing upwards
degrees of slope
10˚
Ground clearance
mm (in)
90 (3.5)
Maximum obstacle climbing ability
mm (in)
40 (1.5)
Maximum safe descendable kerb height
mm (in)
40 (1.5)
Range on full charge and flat ground
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Brochure Request
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If so cut out this coupon and send it to the address shown on the back of the manual.
My Dealer’s Company name is:
Please can I have a free no-obligation home demonstration.
Please send me a brochure of the range of products.
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If you are visually impaired, please contact the Company to discuss your requirements. However, you should
not drive a vehicle in a public place if you cannot see well enough to ensure your own, and others safety.
Postage will be paid by: Electric Mobility Euro Ltd., FREEPOST (SWBI 1045), Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9ZA
Dealer Information - Warranty Card
This section is to be filled out by the Dealer and sent to Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.
Dealer:
Product Description:
Serial No.:
Invoice No.:
Customer Name & Address:
County:
Postcode:
Telephone No.:
Date received at Dealers:
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Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.,
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Ilminster,
Somerset,
TA19 9ZA
Electric Mobility Euro Ltd.,
FREEPOST (SWBI 1045),
Ilminster,
Somerset,
TA19 9ZA
Service Log
Notice for the Service Engineer.
Please make sure this part is stamped and dated after each service.
Dealer stamp - 1st Service
Dealer stamp - 2nd Service
Dealer stamp - 3rd Service
Dealer stamp - 4th Service
Dealer stamp - 5th Service
Dealer stamp - 6th Service
Dealer stamp - 7th Service
Dealer stamp - 8th Service
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Liteway 3 & 4 Plus Scooters
Manufactured by
Electric Mobility Euro Limited, Canal Way, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DL
Telephone: 01460 258100 www.electricmobility.co.uk
E. and O.E. Issue 1: 06/09
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