This addendum accompanies your equipment documentation and is additional
information concerning the heart rate features for your equipment and console.
Important
The heart rate features are intended for reference only. They may not be accurate
for every user or at every speed and are not intended for use as a medical device.
Holding the heart rate handle touch sensor while exercising at higher intensity
may also decrease accuracy of the heart rate reading and is not recommended.
Please also read your product documentation and visit:
www.precor.com/en-us/customer-service/faq.
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Assembly Guide
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EFX 5.21
EFX 5.23
®
Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer
TM
Thank you for choosing Precor. For proper installation, please read this guide
thoroughly and follow the assembly instructions. If you do not assemble the EFX
according to these guidelines, you could void the Precor Limited Warranty.
Installation Requirements
Follow these installation requirements when assembling the unit:
•
Assemble the EFX in the location where you plan to use it. No rollers or
wheels exist on the EFX, so it is not easy to move once it is fully
assembled.
You should not attempt to service the EFX except for maintenance tasks
described in the owner’s manual. Should you need more information regarding
Customer Support numbers or a list of Precor authorized Service Centers, visit
the Precor web site at www.precor.com.
•
Provide ample space around the unit.
Open space around the unit allows for easier access.
•
Set up the unit on a solid, flat surface.
A smooth, flat surface under the unit helps keep it level. A level unit has fewer
malfunctions.
Unpacking the Equipment
•
Open the box and assemble the components in the sequence presented
in this guide.
The EFX is carefully tested and inspected before shipment. The unit is shipped in
one box. Ask for help to unpack and assemble the EFX. If any items are missing,
contact your dealer.
•
Obtain assistance.
Ask another capable adult for assistance during the assembly process.
•
Use your fingers or the appropriate tools to insert fasteners.
Proper alignment helps alleviate cross-threading. Do not fully tighten
fasteners until instructed to do so.
Obtaining Service
Required Tools
•
Wire cutter
•
Rubber mallet (EFX5.23 only)
•
Philips head screwdriver
EFX 5.21/ 5.23 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Assembly Guide
When fully tightened, the head of the fastener should be flush with the
product. If it is not, cross-threading has occurred. Do not attempt to rework
the assembly as more damage to the equipment will occur. Contact
Customer Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
1
Hardware Kit
Fasteners
Quantity
Additional Fasteners for EFX5.23 only
(A) Hex head screw (M8 x 20 mm)
8
(G) Buttonhead screw (M8 x 50 mm)
(B) Flat washer (M8)
8
(H) Flat washer (M8)
(C) Buttonhead screw (M8 x 12 mm)
6
(J) Locknut (M8)
(D) Lock washer (M8)
6
(K) Phillips-head screw (M5 x 16 mm)
3
Additional Fasteners for EFX5.23 only
(E) Buttonhead screw (M10 x 20
mm)
Quantity
2
2 — Handlebar
caps (L)
(EFX5.23 only)
Quantity
2
4
2
1 — Ferrite (N)
2 - Moveable arm
cuffs (each cuff is
two pieces) (M) (EFX5.23 only)
1 — Double-ended box wrench
2 — Hex key
1 — Power cord
(F) Flat washer (M10)
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Assembly Steps
Important: Read the Installation Requirements before assembling
the EFX.
Ask your assistant to hold the right stabilizer, which has the cable
protruding from both ends, next to the base frame. Connect the
base cable. An audible click is heard when the cable is properly
attached. Place excess cable into the base frame.
Secure the stabilizer to the base frame using four hex head screws
(A) and four washers (B). Partially tighten.
Note: For easier access to the base mounts, lift the front of the
EFX off the floor and place a wedge of packing material beneath its
base.
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Cut any wire ties that secure the cable to the stabilizer. Unwrap the
cable and remove any kinks. Feed the cable through the console
bracket as shown in the illustration.
Slide the console bracket into the right stabilizer and align the
three mounting holes. Insert the top two buttonhead screws (C)
with lock washers (D). Partially tighten.
CAUTION: Make sure you do not pinch the cables while attaching
the console bracket. Any damage caused during installation is
not covered by the Precor Limited Warranty.
Insert the bottom buttonhead screw (C) with lock washer (D).
Partially tighten.
Slide the left stabilizer onto the console bracket and secure its
base using four hex head screws (A) and four washers (B). Partially
tighten.
Note: You may need to pivot the stabilizer back and forth to fit it
snugly onto the console bracket.
Return to the console bracket and insert the three remaining
fasteners. Fully tighten all six console bracket fasteners.
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Important: If your EFX is a 5.23 model, you will need to
attach the movable arms. If your EFX is a 5.21 model, please skip
steps 8-11.
Attach the right moving handlebar. Slide the handlebar pivot joint
onto the stabilizer axle (use a rubber mallet if needed).
Secure the handlebar using one buttonhead screw (E) and one
washer (F). Fully tighten. Snap the moveable arm cuff (M) into
place and then place a handlebar cap (L) onto the connection.
CAUTION: Guide the handlebar to its balance point and let it rest
there. When attaching the lower link arms, have your assistant
hold the moving handlebar for safety. Failure to do so could
result in injury.
Remove the locking pin so you can move the foot pedals to a
convenient location to attach the moving handlebars. Store the
locking pin in the hole underneath the ramp.
Attach the handlebar to the lower link arm using one buttonhead
screw (G), two washers (H), and one locknut (J). Fully tighten.
Repeat steps 8, 9, and 10 to secure the left handlebar.
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Open the ferrite (N) and attach it near the ends of the cables,
leaving enough space to attach both connectors.
Note: Make sure the ferrite is securely closed around the cables.
Connect the 4-pin connector and the RJ45 to the appropriate
receptacles on the back of the display console. You will hear the
cable click into place when it is properly attached. Place the ferrite
and excess cable into the console bracket.
Connect the green grounding wire to the middle receptacle
marked GND.
Attach the display console to the console bracket using three
Phillips-head screws (K). Tighten securely.
Return to the base of the stabilizers and fully tighten all eight hex
head screws.
Note: If necessary, remove the wedge of packing material used in
step 2.
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Adjusting the Ramp
The EFX ramp incline can be set to one of three positions: Low (15
degrees), Medium (20 degrees), or High (25 degrees).
If you are on the equipment, dismount. To adjust the ramp, you can
straddle the equipment with one foot on either side or stand to one
side of it.
CAUTION: To adjust the ramp, you must be standing on the floor.
You cannot be standing on the equipment or the foot pedals.
Place one hand under the front of the ramp and one hand on the
lever. Pull the front of the ramp up and toward you while pulling the
lever back and up. This releases the ramp for adjustment.
Carefully adjust the ramp to the desired height.
Important: Before releasing your grip, test the ramp by gently
pushing it down with your hands to make sure that it has securely
clicked into one of the incline positions. The ramp should not move
when tested.
CAUTION: Be aware of the position of the handrails and console
when you are adjusting the ramp. Be careful not to bump your head
on the console when you stand up.
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Before exercising, make sure the EFX is level and does not wobble from
side to side.
Important: If the EFX is placed on a slightly uneven surface, turning the
leveling pads can help, but will not compensate for extremely uneven
surfaces.
1. Kneel by the side of the stabilizer and lift the base slightly so you can
access the levelers.
2. Rotate the levelers as needed.
3. When the EFX is level, fully tighten the lock nut and lower the EFX to the
floor.
Connect the power cord.
CAUTION: Use the supplied power cord. Do not remove or otherwise
bypass the 3-prong plug with an adapter in order to use a non-grounded
outlet. Do not plug the EFX into a power transformer in an attempt to
adjust the voltage requirements. Failure to follow these instructions
might damage the unit and will void the Precor Limited Warranty.
1. Insert the power plug connector into its receptacle at the rear of the unit.
2. Plug the other end into a grounded outlet so you can maintain a
consistent power source without overloading any other circuitry. Be sure
to use the appropriate voltage. Refer to Grounding Instructions in the
owner’s manual.
Turn the unit On.
Use the power switch to turn the unit On. Check that the Precor banner
appears on the display. If the display remains blank, cycle the power. If the
display continues to remain blank, check the cable connections.
Important: Make sure the locking pin is removed and stored before you
begin exercising.
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Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Avenue NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
1-800-347-4404
©2011 Precor Incorporated
www.precor.com
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QUICKSTART™
Begin Your Workout with QUICKSTART
CAUTION: Before using the EFX, read all these
instructions. Failure to do so may result in serious injury.
• Do not allow children or those unfamiliar with its
operation, on or near this equipment.
• Before beginning any fitness program, see your
physician for a thorough physical examination.
Seek advice from your physician to learn the
target heart rate appropriate for your
fitness level.
• Always face the display and use the
stationary handrail for balance. Never
attempt to turn around on the EFX.
• If you feel pain, faintness, or dizziness,
stop exercising immediately.
The Locking Pin on the
Roller Arm
The locking pin on the EFX
ramp secures the roller arm
from use. To prevent unauthorized
use, secure the roller arm with the
locking pin after every workout.
Pull firmly on the pin to slide it
out of the roller arm. A lanyard
attaches the locking pin to
the ramp. Store the locking
pin underneath the ramp
once it is removed from
the roller arm.
To begin exercising immediately without personalizing your exercise
session, take the following steps.
1. Turn On the EFX using the power switch located at the rear of the
unit, near the power cord.
2. Remove the locking pin that secures the roller arm.
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EFX 5.23
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Workout Tips
• Before and after an exercise session, gently
stretch your lower body and back to help prevent
stiffness or soreness.
• At the beginning of an exercise session, take
several minutes to bring your heart rate into your
target zone (shown in Diagram A on the other side
of this card).
• To display your heart rate, use both hands to grasp
the touch-sensitive grips.
• To pause during your workout, stop pedaling. Pause
mode has a 10-minute time limit.
• Incorporate a cool-down period into your exercise
session to help lower your heart rate and minimize
muscle stiffness and soreness.
3. Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline
4. Hold on to the stationary handrail and step on the foot pedals.
5. Begin pedaling. Maintain a comfortable stride rate between 100
and 150 strides per minute depending on your level of fitness.
6. Press QUICKSTART and the Manual Program begins. An exercise
session goal of 30 minutes appears in the TIME display and
counts down.
Note: To select a different program, refer to your owner’s manual.
7. When you reach the time goal, you automatically enter a
cool-down period. After you complete the cool-down period, the
equipment displays a summary of your exercise session statistics.
If you used the touch-sensitive grips during your workout, your
average heart rate appears in the display as well.
8. Stop pedaling and hold on to the stationary handrail while you
carefully step down from the EFX.
9. To prevent unauthorized use, turn Off the EFX and secure the
roller arm with the locking pin.
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Choosing a Program
•
Determine your level of fitness: beginner, intermediate,
or advanced.
•
Determine your immediate goal: endurance training,
cardio-conditioning, or weight loss.
If you are a beginner, start a cardio-conditioning program
to slowly adjust your body to a comfortable level of
exercise. Over a recommended 8-week period, you will
increase your endurance and strength while improving
flexibility.
For all fitness levels, plan to exercise at a comfortable
pace for 20 to 30 minutes a day. To monitor your heart
rate, use the touch-sensitive grips. Supplement your plans
with fitness workouts from the Precor web site
(www.precor.com).
•
As you work out, your perspiration will help transmit
your heart rate signal. If you have difficulty using the
handheld grips to determine your heart rate, try the
sensors again later in the workout to see if you can
obtain a heart rate signal.
•
If the touch heart rate feature does not work for you,
Precor recommends that you use a chest transmitter
strap.
CAUTION: Your heart rate should never exceed 85%
of your maximum aerobic heart rate. Your
maximum heart rate is equal to 220 minus your age.
(Diagram A).
200
180
To use the touch heart rate feature, place the palm of your
hands directly on the metal heart rate sensors on the
equipment’s handlebars. To ensure a more accurate heart
rate readout, make sure you follow these tips:
• Both hands must grip the sensors for your heart rate to
register.
•
It takes a number of consecutive heart beats
(15-20 seconds) for your heart rate to register.
•
When gripping the sensors, do not grip tightly. Keep a
loose, cupping hold. Holding the grips tightly can
affect the reading.
Your Heart Rate
170
High
160
150
140
Rec
om
me
nde
d
130
120
110
100
R ec
omm
end
Car
dio
vas
cul
a
r Zo
ne
ed W
eigh
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ss Z
one
90
Peak
Cardio
Fatburn
80
70
To use a chest strap:
1. Carefully dampen the back of the strap with tap water.
2. Adjust the strap and fasten it around your chest. The
strap should feel snug, not restrictive.
190
Note: Touch heart rate performance may vary based on a
user’s physiology, fitness level, age, and other factors. You
may experience an erratic readout if your hands are dry,
dirty, or oily, or if the skin on your palms is especially thick.
Wearing hand lotion can also cause an erratic readout. In
addition, make sure that the sensors are clean to ensure
proper contact can be maintained.
Note: To receive an accurate reading, the strap needs to
be in direct contact with the skin on the lower sternum
(just below the bust line for women).
Important: Do not use deionized water. It does not
have the proper minerals and salts to conduct
electrical impulses.
Heart Rate Target Zones
Using the Touch Heart Rate Feature
Wearing a chest strap transmitter during your workout
provides steady heart rate information. For the equipment
to detect your heart rate, you must grip the touch heart
rate sensors or wear a chest strap transmitter while
exercising. In the presence of both touch and wireless
data, the touch data takes precedence and will display.
3. Make sure that the chest strap is right side up, lies
horizontally across, and is centered in the middle of
your chest.
4. Test the chest strap placement by checking the heart
rate function on the equipment. If a heart rate is
registering, your chest strap placement is correct. If
the equipment does not register a heart rate, readjust
the strap and recheck the heart rate function.
Warmup
20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75
Your Age
Diagram A
Using a Chest Strap Transmitter
WARNING
Signals used by the Chest Strap
Transmitter (or heart rate strap)
may interfere with pacemakers or
other implanted devices. Consult
your physician and the
manufacturers of your Chest Strap
Transmitter and implanted device
before using a Chest Strap
Transmitter.
Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Avenue NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
www.precor.com
5.2x HR INFO 300090-141
©2011 Precor Incorporated
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EFX 5.23
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Important Safety Instructions
•
Safety Precautions
Always follow basic safety precautions when using the
EFX to reduce the chance of injury, fire, or damage. Other
sections in this manual provide more details of safety
features. Be sure to read these sections and observe all
safety notices. These precautions include the following:
•
•
•
•
Read all instructions in this guide before installing and
using the equipment and follow any labels on the
equipment.
Make sure all users see a physician for a complete
physical examination before they begin any fitness
program.
Il est conseillé de subir un examen médical complet
avant d'entreprendre tout programme d'exercise. Si
vous avez des étourdissements ou des faiblesses,
arrêtez les exercices immédiatement.
Do not allow children, or people unfamiliar with the
operation of this equipment, on or near it. Do not leave
children unsupervised around the equipment.
Owner’s Manual: Important Safety Instructions
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Make sure all users wear proper exercise clothing and
shoes for their workouts and avoid loose or dangling
clothing. Users should not wear shoes with heels or
leather soles, and they should check the soles of their
shoes to remove any dirt and embedded stones. They
should also tie long hair back.
Never leave the equipment unattended when it is
plugged in. Unplug the equipment from its power
source when it is not in use, before cleaning it, and
before providing authorized service.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read the following precautions thoroughly before you
begin assembly, and save them afterward for future
reference.
Note: The optional power adapter is considered a
power source for self-powered equipment.
•
•
•
•
•
Use the power adapter provided with the equipment.
Plug the power adapter into an appropriate, grounded
power outlet as marked on the equipment.
Care should be taken when mounting or dismounting
the equipment.
Read, understand, and test the emergency stop
procedures before use.
Keep the power cord or optional power adapter and
plug away from heated surfaces.
Route power cables so that they are not walked on,
pinched, or damaged by items placed upon or against
them, including the equipment itself.
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Owner’s Manual: Important Safety Instructions
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Maintain the equipment to keep it in good working
condition, as described in the Maintenance section of
the assembly and maintenance guide. Inspect the
equipment for incorrect, worn, or loose components,
and then correct, replace or tighten prior to use.
If you plan to move the equipment, obtain help and use
proper lifting techniques. Refer to the "Moving the
Equipment" section of the assembly and maintenance
guide.
Use the equipment only for its intended purpose as
described in this manual. Do not use accessory
attachments that are not recommended by Precor.
Such attachments may cause injuries.
Do not operate the equipment where aerosol (spray)
products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
Do not use outdoors.
Do not attempt to service the equipment yourself,
except to follow the maintenance instructions in this
manual.
Never drop or insert objects into any opening. Keep
hands away from moving parts.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
•
Ensure the equipment has adequate ventilation. Do not
place anything on top of or over the equipment. Do not
use on a cushioned surface that could block the
ventilation opening.
Assemble and operate the equipment on a solid, level
surface.
Proper Location for Equipment
• For all equipment other than treadmills: Locate at
least 40 inches (1 meter) away from walls or furniture
on either side of the equipment, and 40 inches (1
meter) away from objects behind the equipment.
• For treadmills: Locate at least 40 inches (1 meter)
away from walls or furniture on either side of the
treadmill, and at least 80 inches (2 meters) away
from objects behind the treadmill.
Keep equipment away from water and moisture. Avoid
dropping anything on or spilling anything inside the
equipment to prevent electric shock or damage to the
electronics.
Do not operate electrically powered equipment in
damp or wet locations.
Never operate this equipment if it has a damaged cord
or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
dropped, damaged, or exposed to water. Call for
service immediately if any of these conditions exist.
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•
•
Do not set anything on the stationary handrails,
handlebars, control console, or covers. Place liquids,
magazines, and books in the appropriate receptacles.
Do not lean on or pull on the console at any time.
Owner’s Manual: Important Safety Instructions
The EFX must be grounded. If the unit malfunctions or
breaks down, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current, which reduces the risk of
electrical shock. The unit is equipped with a power cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug must be inserted into an outlet
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances. Failure to properly ground
the EFX could void the Precor Limited Warranty.
DANGER
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: DO NOT remove the cover, or you may risk
injury due to electric shock. Read the assembly and
maintenance guide before operating. There are no
user-serviceable parts inside. Contact Customer
Support if the equipment needs servicing. For use
with single phase AC supply only.
Grounding Instructions
Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can
result in a risk of electric shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or service
person if you are in doubt as to
whether the unit is properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with
the EFX. If it does not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
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Hazardous Materials and Proper
Disposal
Federal law requires proper disposal of these batteries. If
you plan to dispose of your equipment, contact Precor
Commercial Products Customer Support for information
regarding battery removal. Refer to Obtaining Service.
This equipment must be recycled or discarded according
to applicable local and national regulations.
Product labels, in accordance with European Directive
2002/96/EC concerning waste electrical and electronic
equipment (WEEE), determine the framework for the
return and recycling of used equipment as applicable
throughout the European Union. The WEEE label
indicates that the product is not to be thrown away, but
rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The batteries within self-powered equipment contain
materials that are considered hazardous to the
environment.
Product Recycling and Disposal
In accordance with the European WEEE Directive,
electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is to be
collected separately and to be reused, recycled, or
recovered at end of life. Users of EEE with the WEEE
label per Annex IV of the WEEE Directive must not
dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste,
but use the collection framework available to customers
for the return, recycling, and recovery of WEEE.
Customer participation is important to minimize any
potential effects of EEE on the environment and human
health due to the potential presence of hazardous
substances in EEE. For proper collection and treatment,
refer to Obtaining Service.
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Regulatory Notices for Cardiovascular
Exercise Equipment
The regulatory information in this section applies to the
exercise equipment and its control console.
Precor equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the following applicable safety standards.
Cardiovascular Type Equipment:
•
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CAN/CSA, IEC, EN 60335-1 (Household and similar
electrical appliances - Safety)
EN 957 (Stationary training equipment, class H/B
compliant equipment)
Owner’s Manual: Important Safety Instructions
Federal Communications Commission, Part 15
The EFX has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limites are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference ina
residential installation. The EFX generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the owner’s manual instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Approvals for Cardiovascular
Equipment
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
Per FCC rules, changes or
modifications not expressly
approved by Precor could void the
user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Canadian Department of Communications
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits
for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in
the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la class B prescrites dans le
Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le
ministére des Communications du Canada.
ATTENTION: Haute Tension
Débranchez avant de réparer
Electrical Recommendations: 120 V and 240 V
Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainers
Note: This is a recommendation only. NEC (National
Electric Code) guidelines or local region electric codes
must be followed.
You should have received a power cable that meets your
local electrical code requirements along with the
equipment. Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainers may be
connected to branch circuits with other devices within the
circuit limits. If you need additional help with the power
connections contact your Precor authorized dealer.
European Applications
CE compliance is claimed to the following directives:
• 2004/108/EC EMC Directive
• 2006/95/EC LVD Directive
• 2002/95/EC RoHS Directive
Directive compliance has been verified to the following
standards:
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EN 55022
EN 55024
EN 60335-1
EN 60065 (PVS)
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Obtaining Service
You should not attempt to service the EFX except for
maintenance tasks as described in this manual. The EFX
does not contain any user-serviceable parts that require
lubrication. For information about product operation or
service, see the Precor web site at www.precor.com.
Should you need more information regarding customer
support numbers or a list of Precor authorized service
centers, visit the Precor web site at www.precor.com/corp/
contact.
For future reference, write the model, serial number, and
date of purchase for your unit in the space provided. The
serial number is printed on a label located beneath the
power receptacle (Diagram 1).
Model #: _______
Serial #: ______________________
Date purchased: _________________________
Serial number
label
50/60 Hz, 1.7A, 200W
5.23 / 5.25
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERS
Diagram 1: Location of serial number
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions ............................. 1
Safety Precautions ..................................................................... 1
Grounding Instructions .............................................................. 3
Hazardous Materials and Proper Disposal ........................... 4
Product Recycling and Disposal ............................................. 4
Regulatory Notices for Cardiovascular
Exercise Equipment .................................................................... 5
Obtaining Service ....................................................................... 7
EFX Features ........................................................................10
The Locking Pin ........................................................................ 10
Using the Stationary Handrail ............................................... 11
Turning the Unit On and Off .................................................. 11
Location ..................................................................................... 11
Heart Rate Features ............................................................12
Important Safety Instructions ................................................ 12
Using the Touch-Sensitive Grips ......................................... 12
Exercising to Your Target Heart Rate ................................. 13
Using SmartRate ...................................................................... 14
Display Console ....................................................................15
Using the Upper Display ........................................................ 16
Using the Center Display ....................................................... 17
Using the Lower Display ........................................................ 18
Owner’s Manual: Table of Contents
Workout Options ................................................................. 20
Adjusting the Ramp .................................................................21
Choosing QUICKSTART ........................................................22
Selecting a Program ................................................................23
Cooling Down After a Workout .............................................23
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period .....24
Ending a Workout ....................................................................24
Programs ............................................................................... 25
Choosing a Program ................................................................25
Program Tips .............................................................................26
Manual Program ........................................................................26
Weight Loss Program .............................................................27
Fat Burner Program .................................................................27
CrossTrainer Program .............................................................28
Interval Program ........................................................................28
Hill Climb Program ...................................................................29
Gluteals Program .....................................................................29
Heart Rate Program .................................................................30
Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting ........... 32
Advanced Programming Tips ................................................32
Selecting a U.S. Standard
or Metric Display .......................................................................33
Viewing Other Settings ...........................................................33
Viewing the Error Log ..............................................................34
Troubleshooting Error Codes ................................................34
Troubleshooting Heart Rate Program ..................................35
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Maintenance ..........................................................................36
Cleaning the Equipment ......................................................... 36
Long-Term Storage ................................................................. 36
Precor Residential Equipment Limited Warranty........ 37
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EFX Features
The EFX is equipped with features designed to help you
meet your fitness goals. These features include:
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Stationary handgrips with heart rate feature
Moving handlebars (EFX5.23 only)
Preset programs
Comprehensive resistance settings
Manually adjustable ramp with three settings
The Locking Pin
CAUTION: Always use the locking pin to secure the
foot pedals when the EFX is not in use.
Diagram 2: Remove locking pin before exercising
The locking pin secures the foot pedals to keep them from
traveling up or down the ramp. Before beginning your
exercise session, pull firmly on the pin to slide it out of the
roller arm. Refer to Diagram 2. A lanyard attaches the
locking pin under the ramp.
Store the locking pin underneath the ramp once it is
removed from the roller arm. Refer to Diagram 3. After
exercising, use the locking pin to secure the foot pedals.
Diagram 3: Store the locking pin under the ramp
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Using the Stationary Handrail
Location
To maintain your balance, always grasp a stationary
handrail when you step on or off the foot pedals, and when
you use the keypad.
It is important to keep a minimum distance of one foot (30
cm) around the EFX open and free from obstacles such as
other equipment.
To learn more about the touch-sensitive grips on the EFX,
refer to Heart Rate Features.
CAUTION: The EFX is not equipped with wheels and
should be assembled in the location where you plan to
use it. If you need to move the EFX, use the locking pin
to secure the foot pedals, obtain help, and use proper
lifting techniques.
Turning the Unit On and Off
To turn the unit on and off, use the power switch located at
the rear of the unit, near the power cord receptacle. Refer
to Diagram 4.
Important: Turn the unit off when it is not being used.
50/60 Hz, 1.7A, 200W
5.23 / 5.25
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERS
Diagram 4: Power switch
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Heart Rate Features
Important Safety Instructions
Read the following before using the heart rate or
SmartRate features.
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Consult your physician before engaging in any vigorous
exercise. Do not use the heart rate programs until
authorized by your physician.
Know your heart rate and your physician-recommended
heart rate target zone.
Using the Touch-Sensitive Grips
Note: While exercising, you must grasp both touchsensitive grips for a minimum of five to ten seconds to
transmit your heart rate to the display.
Note: Handheld heart rate performance may vary based on
a user’s physiology, fitness level, age, and other factors.
You may experience an erratic readout if your hands are
dry, dirty, or oily, or if the skin on your palms is especially
thick. Wearing hand lotion can also cause an erratic
readout.
To use the handheld heart rate feature place the palm of
your hands directly on the metal heart rate sensors on the
unit’s handlebars. To ensure a more accurate heart rate
readout, make sure you follow these tips.
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EFX®5.23
EFX®5.21
It takes a number of consecutive heartbeats (15-20
seconds) for your heart rate to register.
When gripping the sensors, do not grip tightly. Keep a
loose, cupping hold. Holding the grips tightly can make
it difficult to read your heart rate.
Make sure that the sensors are clean to ensure proper
contact can be maintained.
As you work out, your perspiration will help in
transmitting your heart rate signal. If you are having
difficulty using the handheld grips to determine your
heart rate, try the sensors again later in your workout to
see if you can get a heart rate signal.
Diagram 5: Touch-sensitive grips
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Exercising to Your Target Heart Rate
Heart Rate Target Zones
The HEART RATE display shows your heart rate while
exercising. To view your heart rate (beats per minute) on the
display, grasp both touch-sensitive grips.
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190
180
To test your current heartrate:
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To use the touch-sensitive grips on the EFX, grasp both
grips and wait five to ten seconds.
If Hr appears in the HEART RATE display, the EFX is not
detecting a signal, or has not yet determined your heart
rate.
Note: When a signal is detected, the heart rate icon
flashes and a number appears in the HEART RATE
display that indicates your heart rate.
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Always face forward on the EFX and use the stationary
handrail for balance. Keep upper body movement to a
minimum.
Note: If the handheld heart rate sensors do not work for you,
then we recommend that you use a chest transmitter strap. A
chest strap is not included with this model.
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Your Heart Rate
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High
160
150
140
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120
110
100
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Fat Burn
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70
Warmup
20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75
Your Age
Diagram 6: Heart rate target zones
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Using SmartRate
The SmartRate feature helps you monitor and maintain
your heart rate in the target zone best suited to your
specific needs.
When the EFX detects a heart rate, a single bar blinks and
indicates your current heart rate zone. All 10 bars may
appear during an exercise session.
Important: To use the SmartRate feature, you must
choose a program and enter your age during the setup
phase of your exercise session.
Table 1 shows the percents used in calculating the heart
rate target zones. While your heart rate remains within
these zones, the corresponding bar blinks and provides a
visual cue.
The calculation used to determine your maximum aerobic
heart rate is (220 minus your age). When you multiply it by
the percent indicated in Table 1, you can understand the
relationship between the blinking bar and your target heart
rate.
CAUTION: Your heart rate should never exceed 87% of
your maximum aerobic heart rate or go above PEAK. If it
does, immediately slow down and adjust the ramp
incline or resistance to return your heart rate to your
physician-recommended target zone.
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Table 1. Heart rate target zones and SmartRate Segments
Heart Rate Zone
Percent
Above 87
85 to 87
80 to 84
75 to 79
70 to 74
65 to 69
Segment
Blinking
Tenth
Ninth
Eighth
Seventh
Sixth
Fifth
Label
HIGH
PEAK
CARDIO
CARDIO
CARDIO
FATBURN
60 to 64
55 to 59
50 to 54
Below 50
Fourth
Third
Second
First
FATBURN
FATBURN
WARMUP
WARMUP
The SmartRate indicator bars do not appear when:
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You press QUICKSTART at the Precor banner.
You do not to grasp both touch-sensitive grips on the
EFX for five to ten seconds.
Note: Enter your age when prompted, otherwise a
default age of 35 years is used for heart rate
calculations.
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Display Console
HEART RATE display: Grasp both
touch-sensitive grips to display and
monitor your pulse.
P1 MANUAL
HEART RATE
DISTANCE
TIME
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Upper display: While you exercise,
shows exercise session information
and time.
P2 WEIGHT LOSS
P3 FAT BURNER
P4 CROSS TRAINER
HIGH
PEAK
SmartRate
SmartRate display: Blinking horizontal
bars appear when the SmartRate feature
is activated. Use the SmartRate display to
monitor your heart rate and maintain it in
your target zone.
CALORIES
P5 INTERVAL
CARDIO
P6 HILL CLIMB
FATBURN
WARMUP
P7 GLUTEALS
Lower display: While you exercise,
shows information about your session.
P8 BASIC HRC
CROSSRAMP
STRIDES/min
RESISTANCE
PROGRAMS
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QUICKSTART key: Press the
QUICKSTART key at the Precor banner to
immediately begin exercising. For more
information, refer to Choosing
QUICKSTART.
Center display: Initially shows the
Precor banner. It changes to the
program profile when you select a
program or press QUICKSTART. A
blinking column in the profile
indicates your position.
CAUTION Before beginning any fitness
program, see your physician for a thorough physical
examination. Seek advice from your physician to
learn the target heart rate appropriate for your
fitness level. Do not allow children or those
unfamiliar with its operation on or near this
equipment. Read the product owner's manual
or consult a qualified instructor before
operating this equipment. Improper use of
this equipment can result in serious injury. If
you feel pain, faintness, or dizziness, stop
exercising immediately.
QUICK
START
RESET
ENTER
PROGRAMS key: To begin an exercise
session, press a PROGRAMS key to
cycle through the available programs.
For program descriptions, refer to
Programs.
ENTER key: Use the ENTER key to
confirm responses to specific prompts.
RESISTANCE arrow keys: Use the
arrow keys to adjust the resistance.
RESET key: Press this key to end your exercise session and
view your workout summary. Pressing the key a second time,
causes the display to reset to the Precor banner.
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Using the Upper Display
HEART RATE
CALORIES
DISTANCE
TIME
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HIGH
PEAK
SmartRate
CARDIO
DISTANCE—displays an estimate of your cumulative
distance travelled in miles or kilometers based on your
resistance level, weight, and caloric expenditure. You can
use the DISTANCE display as a unique motivational unit of
measurement and realize your fitness goals by varying the
elliptical motion of the EFX. Higher resistance levels will
result in greater distance travelled.
TIME—displays the amount of time remaining in an exercise
session.
FATBURN
WARMUP
CROSSRAMP
STRIDES/min
RESISTANCE
HEART RATE—displays your heart rate when you grasp
both touch-sensitive grips. Refer to Heart Rate Features.
CALORIES—displays the estimated cumulative number of
calories burned. The calorie calculation is derived from the
pedaling speed, resistance, and your weight. An accurate
weight entry results in a more accurate calorie count.
When using QUICKSTART and a weight has not been
specified, the default weight is 150 pounds (68 kilograms).
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Using the Center Display
HEART RATE
CALORIES
DISTANCE
PROGRAM PROFILE—In most programs, the resistance
setting affects the column height in the program profile as
shown in Diagram 7. The profile raises or lowers according
to which arrow key is pressed.
TIME
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Column height
Resistance settings
HIGH
PEAK
SmartRate
15 16
13 14
CARDIO
FATBURN
11 12
WARMUP
9 10
CROSSRAMP
STRIDES/min
RESISTANCE
SmartRate—displays your heart rate as a blinking bar
which indicates the zone you are in when you grasp both
touch-sensitive grips. A heart icon blinks in the center
display when a heart rate is being detected. Refer to Using
SmartRate.
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Diagram 7: Column height in the program profile
PROGRAM—displays the current program selection. Refer
to Programs.
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Using the Lower Display
HEART RATE
CALORIES
DISTANCE
TIME
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HIGH
PEAK
SmartRate
CARDIO
FATBURN
WARMUP
CROSSRAMP
STRIDES/min
RESISTANCE
STRIDES/MIN—displays the number of strides you
complete in a minute up to a maximum value of 510 strides
per minute. A stride is an exaggerated walking movement.
If you start in a position with one foot pedal forward, a
stride is completed when you move the rear foot pedal all
the way forward while the other foot pedal moves to the
rear. Two strides create one complete revolution of the
flywheel. So, the value that appears on the display is
always an even number between 20 and 510. Maintain a
comfortable and consistent stride rate while exercising.
RESISTANCE—displays the resistance you feel against
your stride. The RESISTANCE arrow keys let you set a
resistance level between 1 and 16.
The lower display provides information about your exercise
session. The numbers that appear relate to your workout
statistics. On certain programs, the lower display is also
used to occasionally indicate information such as an
upcoming change to the resistance or the percent of a
program you have completed.
PROGRAMS Key
MANUALLY-ADJUSTABLE RAMP— The manuallyadjustable ramp has three incline positions. Low is a 15
degree incline, medium is equal to 20 degrees, and high is
equal to 25 degrees.
The PROGRAMS key provides access to all the exercise
programs. Use the PROGRAMS key to cycle through the
eight available programs. For a description of each
program, refer to Programs.
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PROGRAMS
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Lower Keypad
CAUTION Before beginning any fitness
program, see your physician for a thorough physical
examination. Seek advice from your physician to
learn the target heart rate appropriate for your
fitness level. Do not allow children or those
unfamiliar with its operation on or near this
equipment. Read the product owner's manual
or consult a qualified instructor before
operating this equipment. Improper use of
this equipment can result in serious injury. If
you feel pain, faintness, or dizziness, stop
exercising immediately.
QUICK
START
RESET
ENTER
QUICKSTART–Press QUICKSTART to start your exercise
session immediately using the Manual Program. Refer to
Choosing QUICKSTART.
RESET–Press RESET to end an exercise session or return
to the Precor banner.
RESISTANCE–Press and hold the RESISTANCE arrow
keys to increase or decrease the resistance from 1 to 16.
ENTER–Use the ENTER key to confirm responses to
specific prompts.
Note: The arrow keys are also used to change selections
at specific prompts.
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Workout Options
CAUTION: Before beginning any fitness program, see
your physician for a complete physical examination.
Know your physician-recommended heart rate target
zone.
1. Turn the unit On. The Precor banner scrolls across the
display.
2. Hold on to a stationary handrail while stepping on to
the foot pedals.
3. Face the display. When you are comfortably situated,
begin pedaling.
Important: Before exercising, review the Important
Safety Instructions found at the beginning of this
manual.
Owner’s Manual: Workout Options
4. Select one of the following options:
Option...
Steps...
To start exercising
immediately
Use the QUICKSTART key.
To view the list of
programs
Press the PROGRAMS key.
To begin exercising
using personal
preferences
Press your USER key.
Equipment Break-in Notice
A thin protective sheath covers the roller arm wheels on
your EFX. As you exercise, the roller arms move up and
down the ramp and the wheels tend to squeak until the
protective sheath wears off. Any noise from the wheels is
normal and will stop after a break-in period. Please allow a
break-in period of approximately ten hours before calling
Customer Support.
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Adjusting the Ramp
The EFX ramp incline can be set to one of three positions:
Low (15 degrees), Medium (20 degrees), or High (25
degrees).
1. If you are on the equipment, dismount and straddle the
equipment with one foot on either side or stand to one
side of it.
CAUTION: To adjust the ramp, you must be standing
on the floor. You cannot be standing on the
equipment or the foot pedals.
2. Place one hand under the front of the ramp and one
hand on the lever. Pull the front of the ramp up and
toward you while pulling the lever back and up. This
releases the ramp for adjustment.
Diagram 8: Lift the front of the ramp as you lift the lever
3. Carefully adjust the ramp to the desired height.
Important: Before releasing your grip, test the ramp by
gently moving it up and down with your hands to make
sure that it has securely clicked into one of the incline
positions. The ramp should not move when tested.
CAUTION: Be aware of the position of the handrails
and console when you are adjusting the ramp. Be
careful not to bump your head on the console when
you stand up.
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Choosing QUICKSTART
QUICK
START
RESET
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, press QUICKSTART
to begin the Manual Program.
Note: The SmartRate feature is disabled when you
select QUICKSTART from the Precor banner. If you
select QUICKSTART after selecting a Program, the
SmartRate feature is enabled and the program uses
default values.
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QUICKSTART applies the following defaults:
Prompts
Default Value
Program
Manual
Time
30 minutes
Weight
150 lb (68 kg)
Age
35
2. Maintain a comfortable and consistent stride rate while
exercising.
3. Use the RESISTANCE arrow keys to adjust the
resistance.
4. Manually adjust the ramp to your to your preferred
incline.
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Selecting a Program
Cooling Down After a Workout
1. While the Precor banner scrolls, repeatedly press the
PROGRAMS key to review the list of programs.
Choose the program you want, and then press ENTER.
For a description of each program, refer to Programs.
Incorporate a cool-down period into your workout to help
lower your heart rate and minimize muscle stiffness or
soreness.
Note: You can use the QUICKSTART key to bypass the
prompts for time, weight, and age and begin exercising
immediately using default values. Refer to Choosing
QUICKSTART for more information.
2. A session time blinks in the center display if you choose
a time-based program. Use the arrow keys to select a
number between 1—90 minutes, then press ENTER.
3. Enter your weight (23—250 lbs/10—114 kg) and then
your age (10—99).
Note: To change a value (program, time, weight, or age)
that you have already entered, press RESET to return
to the Precor banner. Select a program and again,
enter the appropriate values.
4. Manually adjust the ramp to your to your preferred
incline.
Note: You cannot switch to a different program or change
display options during the cool-down period.
When you complete a program with a time limit, you
automatically enter a cool-down period. The resistance is
reduced by 20%. To lower your heart rate, reduce your
strides per minute.
Manually adjust the ramp to your to your preferred incline.
A workout summary appears at the end of the cool-down
period. Refer to Ending a Workout.
Important: If you exit a program before completing it, the
cool-down period is bypassed.
To prematurely end the cool-down period, do the following:
1. Grasp a stationary handrail with one hand.
2. Press RESET to view the workout summary.
3. Press RESET again to return to the Precor banner.
Important: Hold on to a stationary handrail. Step off the
EFX when the lift has stopped moving.
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Pausing During a Workout or the
Cool-Down Period
Stop pedaling to pause anytime during a workout or during
a cool-down period. The pause mode has a default time
limit of 10 minutes. If you do not resume exercising during
that time, the display returns to the banner.
1. To pause, stop pedaling.
The center display indicates the amount of time
remaining in pause mode.
2. To resume exercising from pause mode, begin
pedaling.
Ending a Workout
CAUTION: Hold on to a stationary handrail when you
near the end of your exercise session.
1. Slow your pedaling when you complete the cool-down
period.
When the cool-down period ends, or you press the
RESET key, workout statistics, such as TOTAL
CALORIES and DISTANCE, appear on the display. The
statistics flash eight times before the display
automatically resets to the Precor banner.
Note: The workout statistics include warm-up and cooldown periods.
2. To return to the Precor banner before the workout
summary ends, press the RESET key.
3. Turn Off the EFX and lock the foot pedals in place with
the locking pin.
Important: Never leave children unsupervised around the
EFX. Always turn Off and unplug the EFX when it is not in
use. Lock the foot pedals in place with the locking pin.
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Programs
This section describes the programs available on the EFX.
Use this section as a reference tool to better understand
each program’s purpose. For more information, refer to
Selecting a Program.
The program descriptions are presented in menu selection
order. The programs available on the EFX are:
Program Code Program Name
P1
Manual
P2
Weight Loss
P3
Fat Burner
P4
Cross Trainer
P5
Interval
P6
Hill Climb
P7
Gluteals
P8
Basic HRC
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Choosing a Program
Choosing a program depends on your goals. If you are a
beginner or returning to regular exercise, you can start a
cardio-conditioning program to slowly return your body to
a comfortable level of exercise. If you have been exercising
and feel that you have an intermediate or advanced fitness
level, you probably have established goals. The Precor
web site (www.precor.com) can give you many ideas about
fitness workouts and advice from the experts.
Several exercise choices on the EFX are pre-programmed
with recommendations resistance and alternating interval
levels. You always have the option to override the
suggested levels with the exception of the
Basic HRC.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
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Program Tips
Manual Program
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The Manual Program (P1)
profile begins as a flat line.
You control resistance
settings using the
RESISTANCE arrow keys.
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Begin at the Precor banner. Refer to Workout Options.
A blinking column indicates your position as you
progress through a program.
To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your
age and hold on to the touch-sensitive grips. Refer to
Using SmartRate.
To exercise indefinitely in any program (with the
exception of Weight Loss), an unlimited exercise time
setting may be an available option. Refer to Selecting a
Program.
If your level of exertion becomes too great, reduce your
strides per minute and change the resistance settings
using the arrow keys to override each upcoming
column in the program profile.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
To pause during a program, stop pedaling. Refer to
Pausing During a Workout or the Cool-Down Period.
When you complete a program that contains a time
goal, the automatic cool-down period begins. Refer to
Cooling Down After a Workout.
Default time limits exist for the cool-down period and
pause mode.
Cumulative workout statistics appear when you end
your exercise session. Refer to Ending a Workout.
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PROGRAM
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
Adjustments to the resistance are reflected in the lower
display and affect the remainder of the program. The
blinking column indicates your position in the program. A
cool-down period occurs automatically when you complete
your specified time goal.
To use the SmartRate feature, you need to specify your age
during the setup prompts.
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Weight Loss Program
The Weight Loss Program (P2)
is targeted at lowering body fat
while improving muscle tone
and conditioning. Use this
program if you are beginning or returning to a regular
fitness routine. The exercise session time is fixed at 28
minutes and consists of seven 4-minute intervals. You are
not prompted for a session time. The program raises and
lowers your level of exertion repeatedly over the course of
the exercise session.
PROGRAM
Set a comfortable pace and adjust resistance settings
using the RESISTANCE arrow keys to meet the target
zone.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
For ideal weight loss, your heart rate should be between
55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate. Set a
comfortable pace and adjust the resistance setting using
the RESISTANCE arrow keys to meet the target zone.
Refer to Heart Rate Features.
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Fat Burner Program
PROGRAM
The Fat Burner Program (P3) is
targeted at lowering body fat
while improving muscle tone
and conditioning.
The program consists of alternating forward and backward
pedaling movements. Display prompts appear indicating
when to reverse pedal direction at select intervals: 25%,
50%, and 75% of program completion.
For ideal weight loss, your heart rate should be between
55% and 70% of your maximum aerobic heart rate. Set a
comfortable pace and adjust resistance settings using the
RESISTANCE arrow keys to meet the target zone.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
Refer to Heart Rate Features. Adjustments to the
resistance affect the remainder of the program.
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CrossTrainer
Program
PROGRAM
The CrossTrainer Program (P4)
has preprogrammed settings
and an initial resistance of 1.
The program consists of optimized settings combined with
alternating forward and backward pedaling movements
that focus on working the thigh, gluteal, and calf muscle
groups. Display prompts appear indicating when to
reverse pedal direction at select intervals: 25%, 50%, and
75% of program completion.
During your exercise session, set a comfortable and
consistent stride rate. Set a comfortable pace and adjust
resistance settings using the RESISTANCE arrow keys to
meet the target zone.
Interval Program
The Interval Program (P5) is
one of the best for conditioning
your cardiovascular system.
The program raises and lowers
your level of exertion repeatedly for the specified period of
time.
PROGRAM
The lower display indicates when the preset resistance
level is about to change and displays the level of the next
interval.
During your exercise session, set a comfortable and
consistent stride rate. Set a comfortable pace and adjust
resistance settings using the RESISTANCE arrow keys to
meet the target zone.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
Adjustments to the resistance affect the remainder of the
program.
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Hill Climb Program
The Hill Climb Program (P6)
has preprogrammed settings in
a fixed pattern. It is designed to
increase muscle tone, cardioconditioning, and endurance over several weeks.
PROGRAM
The program consists of alternating forward and backward
pedaling movements that focus on working the gluteal
muscle group. Display prompts appear indicating when to
reverse pedal direction at select intervals: 25%, 50%, and
75% of program completion.
During your exercise session, set a comfortable and
consistent stride rate. Set a comfortable pace and adjust
resistance settings using the RESISTANCE arrow keys to
meet the target zone.
Gluteals Program
PROGRAM
The Gluteals Program (P7) is
designed to exercise your
gluteal muscles.
The program consists of alternating forward and backward
pedaling movements. Display prompts appear indicating
when to reverse pedal direction at select intervals: 25%,
50%, and 75% of program completion.
During your exercise session, set a comfortable and
consistent stride rate. Set a comfortable pace and adjust
resistance settings using the RESISTANCE arrow keys to
meet the target zone.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
Manually adjust the ramp to your preferred incline.
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Heart Rate Program
The Basic HRC Program (P8)
adjusts the resistance to
maintain your heart rate within
two beats per minute of the
target heart rate while you exercise. To help you monitor
your heart rate while using this program, Target HR
Achieved appears at the top of the SmartRate display
when your heart rate is within two beats per minute of the
target heart rate.
PROGRAM
To use this program, you must enter your age and grasp
the touch-sensitive grips so your heart rate can be
monitored throughout the session.
Important: Consult your physician to determine the
appropriate target heart rate for your age and fitness level.
If your physician recommends a different target heart rate
than the one that appears on the display, adjust it
accordingly. Do not exercise over the recommended
range of 87% of your maximum aerobic heart rate.
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Heart Rate Program Tips
•
The Basic HRC Program enhances your overall
cardiovascular fitness level to help you achieve your weight
loss and fitness goals. Read through the following tips
before selecting a program. These tips provide general
information regarding how the program functions. For more
information and exercise suggestions, refer to the Precor
web site at www.precor.com.
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The program provides a 3-minute warm-up period.
During this time, you may change the resistance, but
you cannot adjust the time. At the end of the warm-up
period, the program automatically controls the
resistance.
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The program sets the default target heart rate as 70%
of 220 minus your age. Changing your stride rate or
ramp incline affects the unit’s ability to maintain your
target heart rate in the preferred zone. It takes time for
the EFX to readjust the resistance so that your heart
rate remains on target. Check the SmartRate and the
HEART RATE displays to see if you are maintaining
your preferred zone and to determine your actual heart
rate. For information about understanding your target
heart rate, refer to Heart Rate Features.
Automatic resistance changes appear in the
RESISTANCE display.
A cool-down period is incorporated into the program.
Note: The warm-up period ends and the program
begins when the 3-minute period elapses or your target
heart rate is maintained within +/- 2 beats per minute.
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Pressing the RESISTANCE arrow keys during the
Basic HRC program adjusts your target heart rate.
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Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting
Certain features remain hidden and can only be accessed
using special keypresses. Read this section if you want to:
• Select the units of measure
• View the odometer
• Display the number of hours you have used your EFX
• View the software versions and part numbers
• Check the error log
In general, you would only access this information if
directed to do so by Precor Customer Support.
Owner’s Manual: Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting
Advanced Programming Tips
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•
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Always start at the Precor banner.
The advanced programming and troubleshooting mode
is accessed by pressing and holding the ENTER key at
the Precor banner, then entering the appropriate key
combination. Any remaining key presses must occur
quickly and without pause.
The QUICKSTART key is disabled while in advanced
programming mode.
Use the arrow keys to change blinking prompts.
Press ENTER to make selections and RESET to return
to the Precor banner.
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Selecting a U.S. Standard
or Metric Display
The EFX can display measurements in either metric or U.S.
standard. The default factory setting is set to display U.S.
standard. To change this setting, perform the following
steps:
1. At the Precor banner, press and hold ENTER while
pressing the following keys in sequence without pause.
RESET, RESISTANCE ▲, RESISTANCE ▼
The software part numbers scroll across the center
display while the odometer and hour meter scroll
across the lower display.
Use the arrow keys to select a unit of measure (either
METRIC or U.S.).
2. When you are ready, press ENTER to accept the
displayed setting. The display indicates the setting is
saved. Press RESET to return to the Precor banner.
Note: Changing the display to metric measurements
affects the default settings. Distances and the
odometer values are converted to and appear in
kilometers (KM). Speed appears in kilometers per hour.
Owner’s Manual: Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting
Viewing Other Settings
The EFX stores the total number of strides and the total
number of hours the unit has been in use. You can view this
information by performing the following steps:
1. At the Precor banner, press and hold ENTER while
pressing the following keys in sequence without pause.
RESET, RESISTANCE ▲, RESISTANCE ▼
The software part numbers scroll across the center
display while the odometer and hour meter scroll
across the lower display.
2. Write the software part numbers below. You will need
these numbers if you call Customer Support with
questions. This information will help rule out any
software-related problems:
UPPER: ___________________
LOWER: ___________________
3. When you are ready, press RESET to return to the
Precor banner.
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Viewing the Error Log
2. Use the arrow keys to cycle through the error log.
The error log displays information about errors that may
have occurred while using the EFX. Up to ten errors are
recorded along with the odometer and hour meter values
at the time the error occurred.
3. Copy the error code information to paper so you can
provide it to Customer Support if needed. Be sure to
copy it exactly as shown.
1. At the Precor banner, press and hold the RESET key
for at least four seconds to view the error log. The most
recent error recorded appears on the lower display.
Refer to Diagram 8.
Note: If there are no errors in the log, NO ERRORS
appears on the display.
Most recent error
The hour meter at the time
the error was detected
1‐Error 40 AT 1234567 STRIDES 1714 HOURS
Error code
Odometer reading at the
time the error occurred
Diagram 9: Error log
Owner’s Manual: Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting
4. When you no longer need the information in the error
log, press QUICKSTART for at least four seconds to
erase it. NO ERRORS appears on the display and
remains static to let you know when the error log has
been cleared.
Important: You cannot retrieve the error log once you
have cleared it. You may want to resolve any issues
you are experiencing with the EFX before clearing the
error log.
5. When you are ready, press RESET to return to the
Precor banner.
Troubleshooting Error Codes
If any error codes appear in the display, turn the unit Off
and On. If the error continues to occur, call an authorized
service person for assistance. Refer to Radio Frequency
Interference (RFI).
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Troubleshooting Heart Rate Program
Table 2. Erratic heart rate readings
Table 2 may help you understand and troubleshoot erratic
heart rate readings.
What appears
on the display
Important: A heart rate can only be detected when the
EFX is turned On and you hold on to both touch-sensitive
grips.
To conduct electrical impulses from a user’s heart, both
touch-sensitive grips must be grasped firmly for five to ten
seconds. Usually, the concentration of salts in a person’s
perspiration provides enough conductivity to transmit a
signal to the receiver in the display console. However,
because of body chemistry or erratic heartbeats, some
people cannot use the heart rate feature.
Owner’s Manual: Advanced Programming and Troubleshooting
Cause
What to Do
Nothing
The heart rate
receiver is not
installed or it has
been disconnected.
To receive Customer
Support, refer to
Radio Frequency
Interference (RFI).
Hr
No signal is being
Use both hands and
detected, or the
make sure your hands
transmission requires are moist, not dry.
more time to
establish a heart rate.
Pulsing HEART
The heart icon blinks If the heart icon is
when a heart beat is pulsating, it indicates
detected.
that the heart rate
equipment is working
properly.
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Maintenance
It is important to perform the minor maintenance tasks
described in this section. Failure to maintain the EFX as
described here could void the Precor Limited Warranty.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
always unplug the unit from its
power source before cleaning it or
performing any maintenance tasks.
Inspect the EFX before use.
Look and listen for slipping belts, loose fasteners, unusual
noises, worn or frayed power cords, and any other
indications that the equipment may be in need of service. If
you notice any of these, obtain service.
Important: If you determine that the EFX needs service,
make sure that the EFX cannot be used inadvertently. Turn
the unit Off, insert the locking pin and then unplug the
power cord from its power source. Make sure other users
know that the EFX needs service.
To order parts or to contact a Precor authorized service
provider in your area, refer to Radio Frequency
Interference (RFI).
Owner’s Manual: Maintenance
Cleaning the Equipment
Most of the working mechanisms are protected inside the
covers. However, for efficient operation, the EFX relies on
low friction. To keep the friction low, the unit’s ramp, foot
pedals, handlebars, and covers must be as clean as
possible.
Precor recommends the EFX be cleaned before and after
each exercise session. Use mild soap and water; dampen
a soft cloth and wipe all exposed surfaces. This helps
remove any dust or dirt.
CAUTION: Do not use any acidic cleaners. Doing so will
weaken the paint or powder coatings and void the
Precor Limited Warranty. Never pour water or spray
liquids on any part of the EFX. Allow the EFX to dry
completely before using.
Frequently vacuum the floor around the unit to prevent the
accumulation of dust and dirt, which can affect the smooth
operation of the unit. Use a soft nylon scrub brush to clean
the foot pedals.
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Long-Term Storage
When the EFX is not in use for any length of time, turn it
Off. Make sure that the power cord is unplugged from its
power source and is positioned so that it will not become
damaged or interfere with people or other equipment.
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Precor Residential Equipment Limited Warranty
PLEASE READ THESE WARRANTY TERMS AND
CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR PRECOR
INCORPORATED PRODUCT. BY USING THE EQUIPMENT,
YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THE
FOLLOWING WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Limited Warranty
Precor Incorporated warrants all new Precor products to be free
from defects in materials and manufacture for the warranty period
set forth below. The warranty period commences on the invoice
date of original purchase. This warranty applies only against
defects discovered within the warranty period and extends only to
the original purchaser of the product. Parts repaired or replaced
under the terms of this warranty will be warranted for the
remainder of the original warranty period only. To make claim
under warranty, the buyer must notify Precor or their authorized
Precor dealer within 30 days after the date of discovery of any
nonconformity and make the affected product available for
inspection by Precor or its service representative. Precor’s
obligations under this warranty are limited and set forth below.
Warranty Periods and Coverage
All residential products and commercial products used in the
home are warranted for the following periods:
• Lifetime frame and welds
• 5 years parts and wear items
• 1 year labor
• Coverage for options and accessories defined below.
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Options / Accessories
Many options or accessories have components that are
connected internally or mounted inside the electronic console.
The following guidelines determine the warranty for these
components. If the internal components are installed by the
factory or by an authorized dealer as part of the original sale and
delivery, they have a warranty that is identical to the warranty of
the equipment in which they are connected or mounted. If the
internal components are not installed by the factory or by an
authorized dealer as part of the original sale and delivery, they
have a 90-day parts and labor limited warranty. All components
that are not internally connected have 90-day parts only limited
warranty. Satisfactory proof of purchase is required in all cases.
Conditions and Restrictions
This warranty is valid only in accordance with the conditions set
forth below:
1. The warranty applies to the Precor product only while:
a. It remains in the possession of the original purchaser and
proof of purchase is demonstrated
b. It has not been subjected to accident, misuse, abuse,
improper service, or non-Precor modifications
c. Claims are made within the warranty period
2. This warranty does not cover damage or equipment failure
caused by electrical wiring not in compliance with electrical
codes or Precor owner’s manual specifications, or failure to
provide reasonable and necessary maintenance as outlined in
the owner’s manual.
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3. Warranty of all Precor products applies to residential use only
and is void when products are used in a nonresidential
environment or installed in a country other than where sold.
4. Except in Canada, Precor does not pay labor outside the
United States.
5. Warranties outside the United States and Canada may vary.
Please contact your local Dealer for details.
DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR
LIABILITIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR
OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY NONCONFORMANCE OR
DEFECT IN ANY PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A)
ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM OR REMEDY IN TORT,
WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF PRECOR
OR ITS SUPPLIERS (WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED);
AND (B) ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM, OR REMEDY
FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO ANY EQUIPMENT. This disclaimer
This limited warranty shall not apply to:
and release shall apply even if the express warranty set forth
above fails of its essential purpose.
1. Software version upgrades
2. Cosmetic items, including, but not limited to the following:
grips, seats, and labels.
3. Repairs performed on Precor equipment missing a serial
number or with a serial tag that has been altered or defaced.
4. Service calls to correct installation of the equipment or instruct
owners on how to use the equipment.
5. Pickup, delivery, or freight charges involved with repairs.
6. Any labor costs incurred beyond the applicable labor warranty
period.
Disclaimer and Release
Exclusive Remedies
For any product described above that fails to conform to its
warranty, Precor will provide, at their option, one of the following:
(1) repair; (2) replacement; or (3) refund of the purchase price.
Precor Limited Warranty service may be obtained by contacting
the authorized dealer from whom you purchased the item. Precor
compensates Servicers for warranty trips within their normal
service area to repair equipment at the owner’s location. You may
be charged a trip charge outside the service area. THESE SHALL
BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES OF THE BUYER FOR ANY
BREACH OF WARRANTY.
The warranties provided herein are the exclusive warranties given
by Precor and supersede any prior, contrary or additional
representations, whether oral or written. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE THAT APPLY TO ANY
PARTS DESCRIBED ABOVE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
PERIODS OF EXPRESS WARRANTIES GIVEN ABOVE FOR THOSE
SAME PARTS. PRECOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES
THOSE WARRANTIES THEREAFTER. Some states do not allow
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. PRECOR ALSO HEREBY
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Exclusion of Consequential and Incidental
Damages
PRECOR AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO OBLIGATION
OR LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING
WARRANTY), TORT (INCLUDING ACTIVE, PASSIVE, OR IMPUTED
NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE, FOR
DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF
USE, REVENUE OR PROFIT, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF
SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT, ADDITIONAL COST INCURRED BY
BUYER (BY WAY OF CORRECTION OR OTHERWISE) OR ANY
OTHER INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM NONDELIVERY OR FROM
THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT. This
exclusion applies even if the above warranty fails of its essential
purpose and regardless of whether such damages are sought for
breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or strict
liability in tort or under any other legal theory. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation might not apply.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights, which vary state to state.
Effective 01 July, 2010
P/N 36287-111
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EFX5.21/EFX5.23 Elliptical Fitness CrossTrainersTM
Product Specifications
Length:
Width:
Height:
Weight:
Power:*
Ramp Incline:
Incline Settings:
Resistance Levels
Frame:
Regulatory Approvals:
Electronic Readouts
EFX5.21
77 in (196 cm)
29 in (74 cm)
61 in (155 cm)
193 lb (72 kg)
120 VAC, 60 Hz
240 VAC, 50 Hz
25°
1-3
1–16
Powder-coated steel
FCC, ETL, CE
EFX5.23
77 in (196 cm)
29 in (74 cm)
61 in (155 cm)
193 lb (72 kg)
120 VAC, 60 Hz
240 VAC, 50 Hz
25°
1-3
1–16
Powder-coated steel
FCC, ETL, CE
* See the product label to determine the operating voltage of your equipment.
Product Features
Programs
QUICKSTART™
SmartRate®
Touch Heart Rate
Manual (P1)
Weight Loss (P2)
Fat Burner (P3)
Cross Trainer (P4)
Interval (P5)
Hill Climb (P6)
Gluteals (P7)
Basic HRC* (P8)
% Complete
Average Heart Rate*
Calories
Heart Rate*
Telemetry Heart Rate
Profile
Resistance
SmartRate*
Strides per Minute
Target Heart Rate
Time
Total Strides
Units
Vertical Gain
* Use of touch-sensitive grips is required.
Precor, C, CrossRamp, EFX, M, Move Beyond, and SmartRate are registered trademarks of Precor
Incorporated. Crosstrainer, QuickStart, and StretchTrainer are trademarks of Precor Incorporated.
Copyright 2011 Precor Incorporated.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
www.precor.com
Precor Incorporated
20031 142nd Ave NE
P.O. Box 7202
Woodinville, WA USA 98072-4002
NOTICE:
Precor is widely recognized for its innovative, award winning designs of exercise equipment.
Precor aggressively seeks U.S. and foreign patents for both the mechanical construction and the
visual aspects of its product design. Any party contemplating the use of Precor’s product designs
is hereby forewarned that Precor considers the unauthorized appropriation of its proprietary rights
to be a very serious matter. Precor will vigorously pursue all unauthorized appropriation of its
proprietary rights.
EFX 5.21/5.23 OM 300998-141, en
Warranty #36287-111, en
Registration Card #45623-141, en
29 July 2011