Quickie® 7R Adjustable Quickie® 7RS (welded)

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QUICKIE 7 R
Quickie® 7R Adjustable
Quickie® 7RS (welded)
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Owner’s Manual
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I. INTRODUCTION
SUNRISE MEDICAL LISTENS
Thank you for choosing a Quickie wheelchair. We want to hear your questions or
comments about this manual, the safety and reliability of your chair, and the service
you receive from your Sunrise supplier.
Be sure to return your warranty card, and let us know if you change your address.
This will allow us to keep you up to date with information about safety, new products and options to increase your use and enjoyment of this wheelchair. If you lose
your warranty card, call or write and we will gladly send you a new one.
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Your authorized supplier knows your wheelchair best, and can answer most of your
questions about chair safety, use and maintenance. For future reference, fill in the following:
Supplier:________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
Telephone:______________________________________________
Serial #: __________________ Date/Purchased: _______________
INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
No component of this chair was made with Natural Rubber Latex.
DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING INFORMATION
When this product reaches the end of its life, please take it to an approved collection
or recycling point designated by your local or state government. This wheelchair is
manufactured using a variety of materials, Your product should not be disposed of as
ordinary household waste. You should dispose of your wheelchair properly, according to local laws and regulations. Most materials that are used in the construction of
this product are fully recyclable. The seperate collection and recycling of your product at the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and ensure that it is
dosposed in a manner that protects the environment.
Ensure you are the legal owner of the product prior to arranging for the product disposal in accordance with the above recommendations.
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II. TABLE OF CONTENTS
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IV.
INTRODUCTION ...............................................................
TABLE OF CONTENTS ......................................................
YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS .......................................
NOTICE - READ BEFORE USE .........................................
A. Choose the Right Chair & Safety Options ................
B. Review This Manual Often .............................................
C.Warnings..............................................................................
V. GENERAL WARNINGS.......................................................
A. Weight Limit ......................................................................
B. Intended Use .....................................................................
C.Attendants and Caregivers..............................................
D.Accessories .........................................................................
E. Know Your Chair ............................................................
F. Reduce The Risk of an Accident ..................................
G.Safety Checklist .................................................................
H.Changes & Adjustments .................................................
I. Environmental Conditions ..............................................
J. Terrain ................................................................................
K. Street Use ..........................................................................
L. Motor Vehicle Safety .......................................................
M.When You Need Help ....................................................
VI. SAFETY WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS ..................
A. Center of Balance ............................................................
B. Dressing or Changing Clothes ......................................
C.Obstacles ............................................................................
D.Front Caster Lift ................................................................
E. Reaching or Leaning ..........................................................
F. Moving Backward...............................................................
G.Escalators.............................................................................
H.Ramps, Slopes & Sidehills ...............................................
I. Transfer................................................................................
J. Curbs & Single Steps.........................................................
K. Climbing a Curb or Single Step......................................
L. Descending a Curb or Single Step.................................
M.Stairs .....................................................................................
N.Climbing Stairs ..................................................................
O.Descending Stairs .............................................................
VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS .................
A. Anti-Tip Tubes ..................................................................
B. Armrests .............................................................................
C.Cushion & Sling Seats ......................................................
D.Fasteners ............................................................................
E. Footrests..............................................................................
F. Pneumatic Tires ................................................................
G.Offset Seating Option.......................................................
H.Positioning Belts Option ..................................................
I. Push Handles Option........................................................
J. Quick-Release Axles ........................................................
K. Rear Wheels ......................................................................
L. Rear Wheel Locks ...........................................................
M.Modified Seat Systems .....................................................
N.Seat and Back Upholstery ..............................................
O.Backrest Tension Adjustable ..........................................
P. Freestyle Back (Option)...................................................
Q.Folding Lock Down Adjustable Backrest.....................
R. Seat Back..............................................................................
VIII. USE AND MAINTENANCE ...............................................
A. Introduction ........................................................................
B. Critical Safety Checks.......................................................
C.Cleaning................................................................................
D.Safety Checklist..................................................................
E. Troubleshooting Chart.....................................................
F. To Mount and Remove Rear Wheels ..........................
G.Wheel Locks.......................................................................
H.Anti-tips................................................................................
I. Single Post Height Adjustable Armrests ......................
J. Padded Swing-away Armrests ........................................
K.Flip-up Footplate ................................................................
L. Freestyle Back ....................................................................
M.Back Angle Performance..................................................
N.Tension Adjustable Upholstery......................................
O.Seat Sling Adjustment.......................................................
P. Ultra Light Seat Sling.........................................................
Q.Cushion Installation...........................................................
R. Storage Tips ........................................................................
S. Check Out...........................................................................
IX DEALER SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT .........................
A. Dealer Service Introduction............................................
B. Critical Maintenance Tips ................................................
C.Cleaning................................................................................
D.Rear Wheel Axle Nut Adjustment ...............................
E. Anti-tip Receiver................................................................
F. Wheel Locks.......................................................................
G.Armrest Receiver Attachment .......................................
H.Padded Swing Away Armrest Option ..........................
I. Casters .................................................................................
J. Anti-Flutter Kit Installation .............................................
K. Footrest Height Adjustment...........................................
L. Adjusting Rear Seat Height .............................................
M.Depth Adjustable Backrest..............................................
N.Back Angle Adjustment ...................................................
O.Freestyle Back Maintenance and Adjustment.............
P. 4-LINK Rear Suspension..................................................
Q.Rear Axle.............................................................................
R. Rear Wheel Spacing .........................................................
S. Back Angle Adjustment ....................................................
T. Check Out...........................................................................
X. SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY .....................................
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III. YOUR CHAIR AND ITS PARTS
QUICKIE 7R
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1. Freestyle Backrest (Optional)
2. Tire
3. Handrim
4. Quick Release Axle
5. Spokes
6. Caster wheel
7. Caster housing
8. Camber tube
9. Caster fork
10. Footrest
11. Wheel Lock
12. Seat Sling
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All features may not be available with some chair setups or in conjunction with another chair feature.
Please consult your authorized supplier for more information.
QUICKIE 7R ADJUSTABLE AND 7RS
Adjustments
Caster angle, Center of Gravity, rear seat
height, back angle, footrest length, rear wheel
spacing, wheel locks, back height
Color
Quickie colors
Frame Dimensions
Frame width: Std 12" - 20"
Seat depth: 12" - 20"
Backrest
Non-folding
Folding Lock Down Angle Adjustable
Height-adjustable & angle: 11"-14", 12"-16",
14"-18", 16"-20" Fixed Height: 8"-20"
Opt– adjustable upholstery, vented adjustable
upholstery, folding push handles, telescoping push handles
Opt– Freestyle Back
Footrest
Std– Tubular
Opt– Tubular w/Cover,
Angle Adjustable Platform,
Ultra lite platform footrest
Carbon Fiber Platform
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Casters
Std - 5" Low-profile Polyurethane
Opt- 4" Low-profile Poly, 4" Micro Light Up
4"x1" Aluminum Poly
4"x1.5" Aluminum soft Roll, 3" Micro,
3" Micro Light Up
4", 5" & 6" x 1-1/2" wide poly, 6" Poly
Frog Legs
Armrests
Opt– Padded Swing-Away
Opt– Single-Post Height-Adjustable
Axle Bracket
Std– Fore/Aft CG Adjustable Bracket
Opt Camber– 0°, 3°, 6°
Axles
Std– stainless steel
Opt– quad-release axle nuts
Anti-tip tubes
Opt– Rear anti-tip tubes
Standard rear wheels
Std– Lite spoke, 5 spoke Mag
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Quickie Performance wheels
Opt– Spinergy, LX & Spox, Ultra lightweight
Opt– Mountain, Topolino carton w/Red or
yellow accents.
Tire size
Std– 20”,22”,24",25", 26”
Tire types
Std - Pneumatic, Full Poly
Opt - Airless insert,
High-pressure clincher
Black, (22”,24",26"),
Mountain bike Knobby V-TRAK
(24" only),
Shox, Schwalbe Marathon, Speed Run
(20”,22”,24”, 25”, 26”)
Hand rims
Std– aluminum
Opt– plastic-coated,
Natural Fit, Natural Fit LT, Natural Fit
(No Thumb Grip)
Spinergy Flex Rim, Surge, QGrip
Wheel locks
High-push, high-pull, ergo scissor
Opt- compact
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IV. NOTICE– READ BEFORE USE
A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CHAIR & SAFETY OPTIONS
C. WARNINGS
Sunrise provides a choice of many wheelchair styles to meet your needs.
This product is intended for single person use only. Final selection of the
type of wheelchair, options and adjustments rests solely with you and your
health care professional. Choosing the best chair for your unique mobility
needs, will depend on such things as:
The word “WARNING” refers to a hazard or unsafe practice that may cause
severe injury or death to you or to other persons. The “Warnings” are in
three main sections, as follows:
1. V — GENERAL WARNINGS
1. Your disability, strength, balance and coordination.
2. The types of hazards you must overcome in daily use (where you
live and work, and other places you are likely to use your chair).
3. The need for options that will improve your positioning, safety and
comfort (such as anti-tip tubes, positioning belts, or special seating
systems).
Here you will find a safety checklist and a summary of risks you
need to be aware of before you ride this chair.
2. VI– SAFETY WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS
Here you will learn about practices for the safe use of your chair,
and how to avoid a fall or tip-over while you perform daily activities in your chair.
B. REVIEW THIS MANUAL OFTEN
3. VII — WARNINGS — COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
Before using this chair you, and each person who may assist you, should
read this entire manual and make sure to follow all instructions. Review
the warnings often, until they are second nature to you.
Here you will learn about the components of your chair and options
you can select for safety. Consult your authorized supplier and your
health care advisor to help you choose the best set-up and options
for safe use.
NOTE–
Where they apply, you will also find “Warnings” in other sections of this manual. Heed all warnings in these sections. If you
fail to do so a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and
cause severe injury to the rider or others.
V. GENERAL WARNINGS
A. WEIGHT LIMIT
C. ATTENDANTS AND CAREGIVERS
WARNING
WARNING
NEVER exceed the weight limit specified by Sunrise Medical. The weight
capacity provided by your manufacturer is for the combined weight of a
rider and items carried using on-board storage. If you do exceed the weight
limit, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and
cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Before you assist a rider, be sure to read all warnings contained in this
manual, and follow all instructions that apply. Be aware that after consulting
a healthcare advisor, you will need to learn safe and proven body mechanics to use and create assistive methods best suited to your abilities.
Weight Capacity
D. ACCESSORIES
WARNING
Quickie 7R - 265lbs/(120kg).
Unauthorized modifications or use of parts, or accessories not supplied or
approved by Sunrise Medical may change the chair structure. This will void
the warranty and may cause a safety hazard.
B. INTENDED USE
The 7R wheelchair's intended use is to provide mobility to persons limited
to a sitting position.
Some problems that may occur, but are not limited to:
1. Incorrect Wheels and/or tires that put the rider at risk of a fall or
tip-over.
2. Adding a component to the frame, changing the structural integrity of
the chair.
3. Any modification or disassembly can potentially create an unsafe situation where rider and/or attendant are put at risk.
WARNING
DO NOT use this device for purposes other than what is intended by the
manufacturer
1. The wheelchiar is not designed for weight training and is unsafe for
use as a seat while weight training. Weight training from the wheelchair substantially changes the stability of the chair and may cause
tipping.
2. DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair.
3. NEVER allow someone to stand on your chair or use it as a step
ladder.
4. This chair is designed for a single rider only.
5. Unauthorized modifications and use of parts or accessories not supplied or approved by Sunrise Medical may change the chair structure. This will void the warranty and may cause a safety hazard. If
the warning is ignored, damage to your chair, and the potential
severe injury of the person using the chair for unintended purposes
can occur.
E. KNOW YOUR CHAIR
WARNING
Every wheelchair is different. Take the time to learn the feel of this chair
before you begin riding. Start slowly, with easy, smooth strokes. If you are
used to a different chair, you may use too much force and tip over. If you
use too much force, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control
may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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V. GENERAL WARNINGS
F. REDUCE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT
J. TERRAIN
WARNING
WARNING
1. BEFORE you begin riding, you should be trained in the safe use of
this chair by your health care advisor.
2. Practice bending, reaching and transfers until you know the limit of
your ability. Have someone help you until you know what can cause
a fall or tip-over and how to avoid doing so.
3. Be aware that you must develop your own methods for safe use
best suited to your level of function and ability.
4. NEVER try a new maneuver on your own. Ask the advice of your
health care provider to lower the risk of a fall or tip over.
5. Get to know the areas where you plan to use your chair. Look for
hazards and learn how to avoid them.
1. Based on ANSI/RESNA testing, Sunrise Medical recommends the
use of a caster wheel with a minimum diameter of 5”, if the wheelchair will be overcoming obstacles up to 1/2” on a regular basis.
2. Your chair is designed for use on firm, even surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, indoor flooring, and carpets.
3. Do not operate your chair in sand, loose soil, or over rocky terrain.
4. If you use your chair on terrain that is rougher than described
above there is a danger that screws and bolts will loosen prematurely, and that damage to wheels or axles could put the rider at
risk of a fall, tip-over, or loss of control.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
G. SAFETY CHECKLIST
K. STREET USE
WARNING
Before each use of your chair:
1. Make sure the chair rolls easily and that all parts work smoothly.
Check for noise, vibration, or a change in ease of use. (This may
indicate low tire pressure, loose fasteners, or damage to your
chair).
2. Inspect any problem. Your authorized supplier can help you find and
correct the problem.
3. Check to see that both quick-release rear axles are locked. When
locked, the axle button will “pop out” fully. If not locked, the wheel
may come off and cause you to fall.
4. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, lock them in place.
WARNING
1. This product is not intended for street use.
2. Avoid streets whenever possible.
3. Obey and follow all legal pedestrian pathways, and laws that apply to
pedestrians.
4. Be alert to the danger of motor vehicles in parking lots, or if you
must cross a road.
If you fail to heed this warning, damage to your chair, and a possible collision may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
L. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY 1
H. CHANGES & ADJUSTMENTS
If possible and feasible, the rider should transfer to the Original Equipment
Manufacturer vehicle seat and use the OEM vehicle restraint.
WARNING
1. See your healthcare advisor and have them adjust seating components any time a change or adjustment needs to be made.
2. Unauthorized modifications or use of parts not supplied or
approved by Sunrise may change the chair structure. This will void
the warranty and may cause a safety hazard.
Sunrise Medical does provide a WC-19 Wheelchair Tie-Down and
Occupant Restraint System, otherwise called a Transit Option. To Identify
whether your wheelchair has been manufactured with the Transit Option
installed, look for four points of securement. Two Front points, (A) and
two rear points (B). These points are recognized by the securement point
decal which can be found on or near the securement points. If you wheelchair is equipped with the Transit Option please review the Transit
Securement supplement that was provided with the wheelchair for additional information and instructions. You can request a copy from your
authorized supplier, or Sunrise medical if you don’t have it.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Look for this symbol on your wheelchair. It indicates wheelchair
securement points which conform to ANSI/RESNA (1998) V.1 –
Section 19 & ANSI/RESNA (2012) V.4 WC-19.
I. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
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WARNING
1. Use extra care if you must ride your chair on a wet or slick surface.
If you are in doubt, ask for help.
2. Contact with water or excess moisture may cause your chair to
rust or corrode. Avoid all extreme weather situations if possible.
a. Do not use your chair in a shower, pool or other body of
water. The chair tubing and parts are not water-tight and may
rust or corrode from the inside.
b. Avoid excess moisture (for example, do not leave your chair in
a damp bathroom while taking a shower).
c. Dry your chair as soon as you can if it gets wet, or if you use
water to clean it.
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If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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V. GENERAL WARNINGS
WARNING
If your chair is NOT equipped with the Transit Option:
1. NEVER let anyone sit in this chair while in a moving vehicle.
a. ALWAYS move the rider to an approved vehicle seat.
b. ALWAYS secure the rider with proper motor vehicle restraints.
2. In an accident or sudden stop the rider may be thrown from the
chair. Wheelchair seat belts will not prevent this, and further injury
may result from the belts or straps.
3. NEVER transport this chair in the front seat of a vehicle. It may shift
and interfere with the driver.
4. ALWAYS secure this chair so that it cannot roll or shift.
5. Do not use any chair that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. The frame and/or components may have been changed due to
the accident. Such items could be, but are not limited to: bent,
loosened, and/or broken components that were subjected to an
impact.
Failure to heed these warnings puts you and others that may assist you at a
high risk of injury.
M. WHEN YOU NEED HELP
WARNING
For The Rider: Make sure that each person who helps you reads and follows all warnings and instructions that apply.
For Attendants:
1. Work with the rider’s doctor, nurse or therapist to learn safe
methods best suited to your abilities and those of the rider.
2. Tell the rider what you plan to do, and explain what you expect the
rider to do. This will put the rider at ease and reduce the risk of an
accident.
3. Make sure the chair has push handles. They provide secure points
for you to hold the rear of the chair to prevent a fall or tip-over.
Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
4. To prevent injury to your back, use good posture and proper body
mechanics. When you lift or support the rider or tilt the chair, bend
your knees slightly and keep your back as upright and straight as
you can.
5. Remind the rider to lean back when you tilt the chair backward.
6. When you descend a curb or single step, slowly lower the chair in
one easy movement. Do not let the chair drop the last few inches
to the ground. This may damage the chair or injure the rider.
7. To avoid tripping, unlock and rotate anti-tip tubes up, out of the
way.
8. Whenever you aren’t attending the wheelchair, ALWAYS use the
wheel-lock to secure the rear wheels, and lock the anti-tip tubes in
place.
If you fail to ask for help when in doubt, you run a high risk of a fall, tipover or loss of control that may occur and cause severe injury to the rider
or others.
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VI. WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS
A. CENTER OF BALANCE
help.
7. Keep both of your hands on the handrims as you go over an obstacle.
8. Never push or pull on an object (such as furniture or a doorjamb)
to propel your chair.
WARNING
The point where this chair will tip forward, back or to the side depends on
its center of balance and stability. How your chair is set up, the options
you select and the changes you make may affect the risk of a fall or tipover.
1. The Most Important Adjustment Is:
The position of the rear wheels. The more you move the rear
wheels forward, the more likely your chair will tip over backward.
2. The Center Of Balance Is Also Affected By:
a. A change in the set-up of your chair, including:
• The distance between the rear wheels.
• The amount of rear wheel camber.
• The seat height and seat angle.
• Backrest angle.
b. A change in your body position, posture or weight distribution.
c. Riding your chair on a ramp or slope.
d. A back pack or other options and the amount of added weight.
3. To Reduce The Risk Of An Accident:
a. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out what axle
and caster position is best for you.
b. Consult your authorized supplier BEFORE you modify or adjust
this chair. Be aware that you may need to make other changes
to correct the center of balance.
c. Have someone help you until you know the balance points of
your chair and how to avoid a tip-over.
d. Use anti-tip tubes.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
D. FRONT CASTER LIFT
WARNING
Front caster lift can occur when the front wheels, ordinarily in contact
with the ground, are either intentionally, or unintentionally caused to lift
from the ground while the rear wheels remain in contact. Pitch control
(partial or full) should NEVER be attempted without consulting your
healthcare advisor and making sure that anti-tips are installed.
If you fail to heed this warning, you are at a high risk of damage to your
chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control that may occur and cause severe
injury to the rider or others.
E. REACHING OR LEANING
WARNING
If you reach or lean it will affect the center of balance of your chair. This
may cause you to fall or tip over. When in doubt, ask for help or use a
device to extend your reach.
1. NEVER reach or lean if you must shift your weight sideways or rise
up off the seat.
2. NEVER reach or lean if you must move forward in your seat to do
so. Always keep your buttocks in contact with the backrest.
3. NEVER reach with both hands (you may not be able to catch yourself to prevent a fall if the chair tips).
4. NEVER reach or lean to the rear unless your chair has anti-tip tubes
locked in place.
5. DO NOT reach or lean over the top of the seat back. This may
damage one or both backrest tubes and cause you to fall.
6. If You Must Reach Or Lean:
a. Do not lock the rear wheels. This creates a tip point and makes
a fall or tip-over more likely.
b. Do not put pressure on the footrests.
c. Move your chair as close as you can to the object you wish to
reach.
d. Do not try to pick up an object from the floor by reaching
down between your knees. You are less likely to tip if you
reach to the side of your chair.
e. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible. This makes the chair more stable.
f. Firmly grasp a rear wheel or an armrest with one hand. This
will help to prevent a fall if the chair tips.
If you fail to heed these warnings, you are at a high risk of a fall, tip-over
or loss of control that could cause severe injury to the rider or others.
B. DRESSING OR CHANGING CLOTHES
WARNING
Your weight may shift if you dress or change clothes while seated in this
chair.
To reduce the risk of a fall or tip-over:
1. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible.
This makes the chair more stable.
2. Lock anti-tip tubes in place. (If your chair does not have anti-tip
tubes, back it up against a wall and lock both rear wheels).
If you fail to heed this warning, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss
of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
C. OBSTACLES
WARNING
Riding over curbs or obstacles can cause tipping and serious bodily harm.
If you have any doubt that you can safely cross any curb or obstacle,
ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP. Be aware of your riding skills and personal limitations. Develop new skills only with the help of a companion.
To avoid the risk of traversing obstacles:
1. Keep a lookout for danger – scan the area well ahead of your chair
as you ride.
2. Make sure the floor areas where you live and work are level and
free of obstructions.
3. Remove or cover threshold strips between rooms.
4. Install a ramp at entry or exit doors. Make sure there is not a drop
off at the bottom of the ramp.
5. To Help Correct Your Center Of Balance:
a. Lean your upper body FORWARD slightly as you go UP over
an obstacle.
b. Press your upper body BACKWARD as you go DOWN from a
higher to a lower level.
6. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, do not go over an obstacle without
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If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
F. MOVING BACKWARD
WARNING
Use extra care when you move your chair backward. Your chair is most
stable when you propel yourself forward. You may lose control or tip over
if one of the rear wheels hits an object and stops rolling.
1. Propel your chair slowly and smoothly.
2. If your chair has anti-tip tubes, make sure to lock them in place.
3. Stop often and check to be sure your path is clear.
If you fail to heed this warning, you are at a high risk of damage to your
chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control that may occur and cause severe
injury to the rider or others.
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G. ESCALATORS
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IF you need to go down a hill:
a. The Downslope should be
less than 6°
b. GO SLOW
c. ALWAYS Go Straight down
d. ALWAYS Control your speed.
e. NEVER turn on a hill.
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IF you need to go up a hill:
a. The Upslope should be less
than 6°
b. ALWAYS Go Straight up
c. NEVER Stop on the upslope.
d. NEVER turn on a hill.
e. ALWAYS lean forward
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IF you need to traverse a
Sidehill:
a. sidehill must be Less than 6°
or you are risking a tip over
b. DON’T STOP.
c. DO NOT make any Turns on
the sidehill.
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If you need to traverse a
Ramp:
a. Go Slowly.
b. Watch out for Drop-offs.
c. ALWAYS go straight down.
d. Stay centered on the Ramp.
WARNING
NEVER use this chair on an escalator, even with an attendant. If you do, a
fall or tip-over is likely.
If you fail to heed this warning you and others that may be assisting you, are
at a high risk of severe injury.
H. RAMPS, SLOPES & SIDEHILLS 3
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WARNING
Whenever possible, avoid riding on a slope, which includes a ramp or sidehill. This will change the center of balance of your chair. Your chair is less
stable and more difficult to manuever. when it is at an angle. When moving
up a hill, anti-tip tubes may not prevent a fall or tip-over.
1. DO NOT use your chair on a slope steeper than 6%. (A 6% slope
means: one foot in elevation for every ten feet of slope length.)
2. ALWAYS go as straight up and as straight down as you can. (Do not
“cut the corner” on a slope or ramp.)
3. DO NOT turn or change direction on a slope.
4. When you have to use a ramp, always stay in the CENTER of the
ramp. Make sure ramp is wide enough that you have no risk of going
off the edge.
5. DO NOT stop on a steep slope. If you stop, you may lose control of
your chair.
6. NEVER use rear wheel locks to try to slow or stop your chair. This
is likely to cause your chair to veer out of control.
7. ALWAYS be aware of:
a. Wet or slippery surfaces.
b. A change in grade on a slope (or a lip, bump or depression).
These may cause a fall or tip-over.
c. A drop-off at the bottom of a slope or ramp. A drop-off as
small as 3/4 inch can stop a front caster and cause the chair to tip
forward.
8. To Reduce The Risk Of A Fall Or Tip-Over:
a. Lean or press your body UPHILL. This will help adjust for the
change in the center of balance caused by the slope or sidehill.
b. Keep pressure on the handrims to control your speed on a down
slope. If you go too fast you may lose control.
c. ASK FOR HELP any time you are in doubt.
9. Ramps At Home & Work– For your safety, ramps at home and work
must meet all legal requirements for your area:
a. AVOID A DROP-OFF
Make sure there is a section at the top or bottom to smooth out
the transition.
b. ALWAYS stay in the center of the ramp and control your speed.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and can possibly cause severe injury to the rider
or others.
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I. TRANSFERS 7
VI. WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS
Optimum Transfer position
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WARNING
It is dangerous to transfer on your own. It requires good balance and agility. Be aware that there is a point during every transfer when the wheelchair seat is not below you.
To avoid a fall:
1. Work with your health care advisor to learn safe methods for transfers.
a. Learn how to position your body and how to support yourself during a transfer.
b. Have someone help you until you learn safe transfer methods.
2. Lock the rear wheels before you transfer.
3. Be aware that the chair can still slide and/or tip. The wheel lock keeps the rear wheels from rolling
while you are perforrming the transfer.
4. Make sure that the pneumatic tires are properly inflated. Low tire pressure may allow the rear wheel
locks to slip. (see table in Section G “Pneumatic Tires”
5. Move your chair as close as you can to the seat you are transferring to.
If possible, use a transfer board.
6. Rotate the front casters until they are as far forward as possible.
7. If you can, remove the footrests, or swing them out of the way.
a. Make sure your feet do not catch in the space between the footrests.
b. Avoid putting weight on the footrests as this may cause the chair to tip.
8. Make sure armrests are removed, or out of the way and do not interfere with the transfer.
9. Transfer as far back onto the seat surface as you can. This will reduce the risk that the chair will tip or
move away from you.
Before transferring:
Flip-back, or Remove the armrests out of the way.
Swing, or remove the footrests
out of the way.
Make sure the wheel lock is set.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and can
possibly cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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J. CURBS & SINGLE STEPS 9
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WARNING
Before riding over curbs, and negotiating even a single step, ALWAYS ask for assistance first. Curbs and steps
can cause tipping and serious bodily harm. When in doubt as to your ability to avoid, or traverse any obstacle,
always ask for help. Be aware of your riding skills and personal limitations. Develop new skills only with the
help of a companion.
For Attendant: Each person who assists the rider with curbs and steps should read and follow all instructions
and warnings pertaining to attendants, and caregivers.
1. Do not try to climb a high curb or step (more than 4 inches high) UNLESS you have help. Doing so may
cause your chair to exceed its balance point and tip over.
2. Go straight up and straight down a curb or step. If you climb or descend at an angle, a fall or tip-over is
likely.
3. Be aware that the impact of dropping down from a curb or step can damage your chair or loosen fasteners.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and can
possibly cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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VI. WARNINGS: FALLS & TIP-OVERS
K. CLIMBING A CURB OR SINGLE STEP 9
WARNING
For Attendant: follow these steps to help the rider climb a curb or single step going BACKWARD:
1. Stay behind the chair.
2. Continue backward until the rear wheels contact the face of the curb or step. Lift and roll the rear
wheels to the top of the curb.
3. Pull the chair backwards until the caster wheels have cleared the edge of the curb and return the chair to
it’s rolling position.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause
severe injury to the rider or others.
L. DESCENDING A CURB OR SINGLE STEP 9
WARNING
For Attendant:: Follow these steps to help a rider descend a curb or single step going FORWARD:
1. Stay at the rear of the chair.
2. Several feet before your reach the edge of the curb or step, tip the chair slightly and pull it backward.
3. When the chair is at it’s balance point, carefully step forwards until the rear wheels reach the edge of the
curb or step. Then allow the rear wheels to slowly roll down onto the lower level.
4. Push the chair forward until you are standing on the lower level.
5. When the rear wheels are safely on the lower level, tilt the chair back to its balance point.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause
severe injury to the rider or others.
M. STAIRS 10
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WARNING
1. NEVER use this chair on stairs UNLESS you have someone to help you. Doing so is likely to cause a fall
or tip-over.
2. Negotiating stairs with a wheelchair always requires at least 2 attendants for safety.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause
severe injury to the rider or others.
N. CLIMBING STAIRS 10
WARNING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use at least two attendants to move a chair and rider up stairs.
Move the chair and rider BACKWARD up the stairs.
The person at the rear is in control. He or she tilts the chair back to its balance point.
A second attendant at the front firmly grasps a non-detachable part of the front frame and lifts the chair
up and over one stair at a time.
5. The attendants move to the next stair up. Repeat for each stair, until you reach the landing.
O. DESCENDING STAIRS 10
WARNING
1. Use at least two attendants to move a chair and rider down stairs.
2. Move the chair and rider FORWARD down the stairs.
3. The person at the rear is in control. He or she tilts the chair to the balance point of the rear wheels and
rolls it to the edge of the top step.
4. A second attendant stands on the third step from the top and grasps the chair frame. He or she lowers
the chair one step at a time by letting the rear wheels roll over the stair edge.
5. The attendants move to the next stair down. Repeat for each stair, until you reach the landing.
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VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
A. ANTI-TIP TUBES
E. FOOTRESTS
WARNING
WARNING
1. At the lowest point, footrests should be AT LEAST 2 inches off the
ground. If set too LOW, they may “hang up” on obstacles you can
expect to find in normal use. This may cause the chair to stop suddenly and tip forward.
2. To Avoid A Trip Or Fall When You Transfer:
a. Make sure your feet do not “hang up” or get caught in the
space between the footrests.
b. Avoid putting weight on the footrests, as the chair may tip forward.
c. Footrests should be swung out of the way or removed whenever
entering or exiting the wheelchair.
3. NEVER lift this chair by the footrests. Footrests detach and will not
bear the weight of this chair. Lift this chair only by non-detachable
parts of the main frame.
4. Never use the footrests of your chair to open doors, this may cause
them to fail prematurely and create an unsafe situation.
Anti-tip tubes can help keep your chair from tipping over backward in
normal conditions.
1. Sunrise recommends the use of anti-tip tubes:
2. When locked in place (in the “down” position) anti-tip tubes should
be BETWEEN 1 1/2 to 2 inches off the ground.
a. If set higher than 2 inches, they may not prevent a tip-over.
b. If set lower than 1 1/2 inches, they may “hang up” on obstacles
and cause a fall or tip over.
3. If you have to climb or descend a curb, or overcome an obstacle it
may be necessary to have an attendant make sure the anti-tip tubes
are rotated up, and out of the way, so that the chair and rider do
not get stuck and/or become unstable.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
B. ARMRESTS
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
WARNING
Armrests detach and will not bear the weight of this chair.
1. NEVER lift this chair by its armrests. They may come loose or
break.
2. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
F. PNEUMATIC TIRES
WARNING
Proper inflation extends the life of your tires and makes your chair easier
to use.
1. Do not use this chair if any of the tires are under- or over-inflated.
Check weekly for proper inflation level, as listed on the tire sidewall.
2. Low pressure in a rear tire may cause the wheel lock on that side
to slip and allow the wheel to turn when you do not expect it.
3. Low pressure in any of the tires may cause the chair to veer to one
side and result in a loss of control.
4. Over-inflated tires may burst.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
C. CUSHIONS & SLING SEATS
WARNING
1. Quickie sling seats and standard foam cushions are not designed for
the relief of pressure.
2. If you suffer from pressure sores or if you are at risk that they will
occur, you may need a special seat system or a device to control
your posture. Consult your doctor, nurse or therapist to find out if
you need such a device for your well-being.
3. Seat slings are not intended to be used as a direct seating surface. A
cushion or other seating surface should be placed on the sling
before use.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Recommended Tire Pressures
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
D. FASTENERS
WARNING
Many of the screws, bolts and nuts on this chair are special high-strength
fasteners. Use of improper fasteners may cause your chair to fail.
1. ONLY use fasteners provided by an authorized supplier (or ones of
the same type and strength, as indicated by the markings on the
heads).
2. Over- or under-tightened fasteners may fail or cause damage to
chair parts.
3. If bolts or screws become loose, tighten them as soon as you can.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
G. OFFSET SEATING (Option)
J. QUICK-RELEASE AXLES
WARNING
WARNING
1. A fore/aft change in the backrest position will affect the center of
balance of your chair.
2. Only use this option when installing a forward offset mounted seating solution, not using the standard back sling.
3. Each time you adjust or modify the backrest plane location, the
change may make it easier to tip backwards. Use anti-tips until you
adapt to the change, and are sure you are not at risk to tip over.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
1. Do not use this chair UNLESS you are sure that both quick-release
rear axles are locked.
2. An axle is not locked until the quick-release button pops out fully.
3. An unlocked axle may come off during use, resulting in a fall, tipover or loss of control and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
• Quick-Release Axles should be periodically cleaned and inspected
for function and signs of wear or bending. Replace as necessary.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
H. POSITIONING BELTS (Option)
K. REAR WHEELS
WARNING
WARNING
The positioning belt is predominately used to support your posture. It can
also be used to limit slipping and/or sliding that you might experience when
the chair is in motion. The positioning belt is not a transit rated safety belt
and should not be used in the place of a seat belt while being transported
in a motor vehicle. Improper use of Positioning belts may cause severe
injury or death. If you use a positioning belt, be sure to follow the recommendations in this section:
1. Make sure the rider does not slide down in the wheelchair seat. If
this occurs, the rider may suffer chest compression or suffocate due
to pressure from the belts.
2. The belts must be snug, but must not be so tight that they interfere
with breathing. You should be able to slide your open hand, flat,
between the belt and the rider.
3. A pelvic wedge or a similar device can help keep the rider from sliding down in the seat. Consult with the rider’s doctor, nurse or
therapist to find out if the rider needs such a device.
4. Use positioning belts only with a rider who can cooperate. Make
sure the rider can easily remove the belts in an emergency.
5. NEVER use positioning belts
a. As a patient restraint. A restraint requires a doctor’s order.
b. On a rider who is comatose or agitated.
c. As a motor vehicle restraint. In an accident or sudden stop the
rider may be thrown from the chair. Wheelchair positioning
belts will not prevent this, and further injury may result from
the belts or straps.
If you fail to heed these warnings, damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
A change in set-up of the rear wheels will affect the center of balance of
your chair.
1. The farther you move the rear axles FORWARD, the more likely it
is that your chair will tip over backward.
2. Consult your healthcare advisor to find the best rear axle set-up for
your chair. Do not change the set-up UNLESS you consult your
healthcare advisor first.
3. Adjust the rear wheel locks after you make any change to the rear
axles.
a. If you fail to do so, the wheel locks may not work.
b. Make sure lock arms embed in the tires at least 1/8 inch when
locked.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
L. REAR WHEEL LOCKS
WARNING
Rear wheel locks are NOT designed to slow or stop a moving wheelchair.
Use them only to keep the rear wheels from rolling when your chair is at a
complete stop.
1. NEVER use rear wheel locks to try to slow or stop your chair when
it is moving. Doing so may cause a fall or tip-over
2. To keep the rear wheels from rolling, always set both rear wheel
locks when you transfer to or from your chair.
3. Low pressure in a rear tire may cause the wheel lock on that side
to slip and may allow the wheel to turn when you do not expect it.
4. Make sure lock arms embed in tires at least 1/8 inch when locked. If
you fail to do so, the locks may not work.
I. PUSH HANDLES (Option)
WARNING
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
When you have an attendant, make sure that this chair has push handles.
1. Push handles provide secure points for an attendant to hold the
rear of this chair, to prevent a fall or tip-over.
2. Check to make sure push handle grips will not rotate or slip off.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
M. MODIFIED SEAT SYSTEMS
WARNING
Use of a seat system not approved by Sunrise may affect or interfere with
other parts of the chair. This may cause the chair to tip over.
1. Do not change the seat system of your chair UNLESS you consult
your authorized supplier first.
2. Use of a seating system not approved by Sunrise may affect the
backrest folding mechanism of this chair.
3. Use of a seating system not provided by Sunrise is prohibited for
transit use.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
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VII. WARNINGS: COMPONENTS & OPTIONS
N. SEAT AND BACK UPHOLSTERY
WARNING
WARNING
Do not use the Freestyle Adjustable backrest to push or lift the wheelchair. Improper use may cause the back to unexpectedly detach from the
wheelchair.
1. Replace worn or torn fabric of seat and seat back as soon as you
can. If you fail to do so, the seat or seat back may fail.
2. Sling fabric will weaken with age and use. Look for fraying, thin
spots, or stretching of fabrics especially at edges and seams.
3. “Dropping down” into your chair will weaken fabric and result in
the need to inspect and replace the seat more often.
4. Be aware that laundering or excess moisture will reduce the flame
retardation qualities of the fabric.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Q. FOLDING LOCK DOWN ANGLE ADJUSTABLE
BACKREST
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
WARNING
Only adjust backrest angle when in a safe and stable position. You may
increase the likelihood of tipping or instability.
O. BACKREST TENSION ADJUSTABLE
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
The Tension Adjustable Backrest is a versatile back intended to replace
standard wheelchair back upholstery. It is designed to provide simple, comfortable and effective support to help maximize function and increase seating tolerance. In addition, it is lightweight, durable, and easy to use.
R. SEAT BACK
Sunrise Medical recommends that a clinician such as a doctor or therapist
experienced in seating and positioning be consulted to determine if the
Backrest Tension Adjustable is appropriate. Backs systems should only be
installed by an authorized Sunrise Medical supplier.
WARNING
Adjusting the seat back depth could cause the strut tube to be located in a
position where it could contact the user and cause skin breakdown or other
serious injuries.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
Maximum user weight 265 lbs. (120 kg.)
WARNING
Installing a back support on a wheelchair may affect the center of gravity of
the wheelchair and may cause the wheelchair to tip backwards potentially
resulting in injury.
Always assess for the potential need for anti-tippers to be added to the
wheelchair to help increase the stability.
WARNING
Do not use the Backrest Tension Adjustable to push or lift the wheelchair.
Improper use may cause the back to unexpectedly detach from the wheelchair.
If you fail to heed these warnings damage to your chair, a fall, tip-over or
loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the rider or others.
P. FREESTYLE BACK (Option)
The Freestyle Adjustable Backrest is a versatile back intended to replace
wheelchair back upholstery. It is designed to provide simple, comfortable
and effective support to help maximize function and increase seating tolerance. In addition, it is lightweight, durable, and easy to use.
Sunrise Medical recommends that a clinician such as a doctor or therapist
experienced in seating and positioning be consulted to determine if the
Freestyle Adjustable Backrest is appropriate. Backs should only be installed
by an authorized Sunrise Medical supplier.
Maximum user weight 265 lbs. (120 kg.)
WARNING
Installing a back support on a wheelchair may affect the center of gravity of
the wheelchair and may cause the wheelchair to tip backwards potentially
resulting in injury.
Always assess for the potential need for anti-tippers to be added to the
wheelchair to help increase the stability.
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VIII. USE AND MAINTENANCE
A. INTRODUCTION
1. Proper maintenance will improve performance and extend the useful life of your chair.
2. Clean your chair regularly. This will help you find loose or worn
parts and make your chair easier to use. You will need a mild
detergent solution and plenty of cleaning rags.
3. If discovered, have loose, worn, bent or damaged parts replaced
before using the chair.
4. To protect your investment, have all major maintenance and repair
work done by your authorized dealer.
5. Inspect and maintain this chair strictly per the safety checklist.
6. If you detect a problem, make sure to order parts, or have service,
and repair work done at your authorized dealer before use.
7. At least once per year, have a complete inspection, safety check,
and service of your chair made by an authorized dealer.
Annually
6 Months
Weekly
The owner of this chair is responsible for making sure that it has been set
up and adjusted by a trained service professional under the advice of a
healthcare professional. The chair may require periodic safety and function
checks or certain tool-free adjustments that can be performed by the
owner, caregiver or authorized supplier if desired. Always use parts
and/or accessories that have been recommended or approved by Sunrise
Medical when servicing this chair.
3 Months
D. SAFETY CHECKLIST
WARNING
Safety & Function Check
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Tire inflation level
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Wheel locks
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Visually check for loose hardware
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Armrests
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Axle and axle sleeves
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Quick-release axles
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Wheels, tires and spokes
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Casters
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Anti-tip tubes
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B. CRITICAL SAFETY CHECKS
Frame, Camber tubes, and Crossbrace
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1. Tire Air Pressure:
Upholstery
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Check air pressure in pneumatic tires at least ONCE PER WEEK. The
wheel locks will not grip properly if you fail to maintain the air pressure
shown on tire sidewall.
Service by Authorized Dealer
NOTE - The user or caregiver should perform these weekly and
monthly checks to maintain the safety of their chair. If an item is
not working properly, please contact your authorized dealer.
2. Axles & Axle Sleeves:
When checking axles and axle sleeves every six months, make sure they
are clean and tight. Loose sleeves will damage the axle plate and will affect
performance.
E. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
3. Camber Tubes and Camber Plugs
2. Axles and Moving Parts
a.
Clean around axles and moving parts WEEKLY with a slightly damp
(not wet) cloth.
b. Wipe off or blow away any fluff, dust or dirt on axles or moving parts.
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a. Hand-wash (machine washing may damage fabric).
b. Drip-dry only. DO NOT machine dry as heat will damage fabric.
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4. Basic Maintenance Materials available at local store
Tire pump
Tire pressure gauge
Clean rags or cotton cloth.
Teflon-based lubricant
Mild detergent.
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NOTE – You do not need to grease or oil the chair.
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Caster flutter
Squeaks and rattles
Solution
3. Upholstery
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Sluggish turning
Clean the painted surfaces with mild soap or detergent at least once
a month.
b. Protect the paint with a coat of non-abrasive auto wax every three
months.
Symptom
a.
Looseness in chair
1. Paint Finish
Right turn in chair
C. CLEANING
Left turn in chair
Inspect the camber tubes and plugs every 6 months ensuring that all fasteners are tight and that no parts have moved from their preset positions.
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Make sure tire pressure is correct and
equal in both rear tires and front caster
tires, if pneumatic.
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Make sure all nuts and bolts are tight.
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Make sure all spokes and nipples are
tight on radial spoke wheels.
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Use Tri-Flow Lubricant (Teflon®-based)
between frame connections and parts.
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Check for proper caster fork adjustment. See instructions for caster fork
adjustment.
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VIII. USE AND MAINTENANCE
F. TO MOUNT & REMOVE REAR WHEELS 11
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WARNING
Do not use this chair UNLESS you are sure both quick-release axles are locked. An unlocked axle may come off
during use and cause a fall.
NOTE–
Setting the wheelchair on a flat surface, such as a workbench or table, helps make these procedures
easier.
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1. To Install Wheel
a. Depress quick-release button (A) fully.
b. Insert axle (B) through hub of rear wheel.
c. Keep button (A) depressed as you slide axle (B) into camber plug (C).
d. Release button to lock axle in camber plug. Adjust axle if it does not lock.
See Section B.
e. Repeat steps on other side.
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2. To Remove Wheel
a. Depress quick-release button (A) fully.
b. Remove wheel by sliding axle (B) completely out of camber plug (C).
c. Repeat steps on other side.
NOTE– The axle is not locked until the quick-release button pops out fully (A). Check that the axle is locked
by pulling on the wheel in the direction of the axle.
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WARNING
Wheel locks are installed at Sunrise and should be adjusted by your qualified service person.
Inspect wheel locks weekly per the maintenance chart. Do not use your chair UNLESS you are sure both
wheel-locks can fully engage. A wheel-lock that is not correctly adjusted may allow your chair to roll, or turn
unexpectedly.
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Wheel-locks must be adjusted after making sure the tires have the correct air pressure. When fully engaged,
the arm (D) should be imbedded into the tire at least 1/8” to be effective.
If you find the wheel locks have slipped or are not working correctly contact your service provider for proper
adjustment.
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Sunrise Medical recommends anti-tip tubes for all wheelchairs.
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1. Inserting Anti-tip Tubes Into Receiver
a. Press the rear anti-tip release button ( I ) on the anti-tip tube so that both release pins are
drawn inside.
b. Insert the anti-tip tube (E) into the anti-tip receiver (F).
c. Turn the anti-tip tube down until release pin is through the receiver mounting hole.
d. Insert second anti-tip tube the same way.
2. Adjusting Anti-Tip Tube Wheel
The anti-tip wheels may have to be raised or lowered to achieve proper clearance of
1 1/2" to 2".
Press the anti-tip wheel release button (G) so that both release pins are drawn inside. Raise or
lower to one of the three predrilled holes (H). Release button. Adjust the second anti-tip tube
wheel the same way. Both wheels should be the same height.
3. Turning Anti-Tip Tubes Up
Turn anti-tip tubes up when being pushed by attendant, overcoming obstacles or climbing curbs.
Press the rear anti-tip tube release button ( I ). Hold lever in and turn anti-tip tube up. Release the
lever and repeat with second anti-tip tube. Remember to return anti-tip tubes to down position
after completing maneuver.
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I. SINGLE POST HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS (Option)
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Sunrise medical offers several different types of armrests. Fixed, swing-away, and Flip-back armrests. Swingaway armrests can be detached or can swing away to allow lateral transfers. They are height adjustable
(1" increments)
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1. Basic Installation
a. Slide the outer armpost(1) into the receiver (7) mounted to the wheelchair frame.
b. The armrest should lock into place.
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2. Height Adjustment
a. Release the upper securing lever. (2)
b. Slide armpad (4) up or down to desired height.
c. Return lever (2) to locked position.
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3. Removing the Armrest
a.
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Squeeze the Release Lever (3) and remove the armrest from the receiver (7).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Outer armpost
Height Release Lever
Release lever
Armrest pad
Transfer bar
Side panel
Receiver
Receiver adjustment hardware
J. PADDED SWING-AWAY ARMRESTS (Option) 16
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1. Installation
A
a. The armrest height is determined by the adjustment bolt (A) position.
b. Slide the armrest into the receiver tube (B) on rear of frame until the adjustment bolt
is securely seated (locked) in the receiver tube slot.
B
2. Swinging Away
a.
Lift armrest out of the locked position and rotate to the side
3. Removing Armrest
a.
Pull armrest straight out of the receiver.
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The footplate (C) can be rotated up towards the user for transfers and adjustment.
C
L. FREESTYLE BACK(Option)
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Back pad Installation
a. Wrap the Backpad (D) around the back shell (E) as shown.
b. Attach the Velcro straps so that the pad is secure.
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WARNING
Make sure that your Authorized dealer, when doing regular maintenance, tightens the back hardware to the
torque specified in section IX-O. Do not use this chair UNLESS you are sure the adjustments are locked in to
this torque.
D
E
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Adjusting the Angle of the Backrest
1. Release the backrest by pulling the adjustable tension pull cord (A) with a simple, short force.
2. While maintaining tension on the release cord, rotate the backrest to the desired angle, either forward
or rearward.
3. Lock the backrest in place by releasing the cord and allowing the pins (B) to engage in the nearest hole
(C) of the backrest bracket (D).
Folding and Unfolding the Backrest
1. Release the backrest by pulling the adjustable tension pull cord (A) with a simple, short force.
2. While maintaining tension on the release cord, rotate the backrest to unfold it. Remove the cushion and
push down hard to lock it in the folded position.
3. Lock the backrest in the folded position by removing your cushion. Release the pull-cord, and push
down hard allowing the pins (B) to engage in the folded position hole (E) of the backrest bracket (D).
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WARNING
E
Be sure the pins (B) are fully engaged through the backrest bracket (D) on both sides of the chair,.
Test the backrest to be sure it is locked before use.
C
B
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Installing standard Tension Adjustable Backrest Upholstery
1. Slide Velcro® straps (F) over the backrest frame (G) section. Make sure to include at least
one strap below the towel bar (if using a rigid chair).
2. Tighten the straps appropriately to desired tension level. DO NOT over tighten straps as this
will cause undue strain upon the chair backrest frame (G).
3. If using fold down push handles, insert the single Velcro® strap (F) through the slots in the
front of the push handles ( I ).
If using integral push handles ( J ), slide straps from bottom of backrest upward.
4. Install backrest cover at desired level and fold over rear of Velcro® strapping system (K). The
Quickie patch should be upright on the rear of the chair.
5. Finish installation by placing vanity flap (center panel) down onto Velcro® on the seat sling to
secure attachment (L).
G
H
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WARNING
Any changes made to the straps will affect the center of gravity. It is best to have the attendant stationed behind the wheelchair to prevent the wheelchair from tipping backwards while the user
becomes accustomed to the adjustment.
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VIII. USE AND MAINTENANCE
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Remove the screws (A) retaining the left side seat sling. Readjust VELCRO®-style material to
increase the tension in the seat sling. Replace screws. If there is any difficulty in reattaching the
screws, try using a probe to help align the holes. Ensure that the plastic saddles (B) are under the
seat rail in all fastener positions.
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The Ultra Light Seat Sling may be removed by first loosening the Velcro strap (C) on both the front
and rear of the seat upholstery cover ( E). Then proceed by loosening all Velcro straps (D) that
encircle the chair frame. All straps must be reinstalled in the same position and quantity as the original set-up.
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D
E
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Place cushion on seat sling with VELCRO® side down. The beveled edge of the cushion should be
in front. Press firmly into place.
R. STORAGE TIPS
1.
2.
3.
4.
Store your chair in a clean, dry area. If you fail to do so, parts may rust or corrode.
Before using your chair, make sure it is in proper working order.
Inspect and service all items on the “Maintenance Chart”.
If stored for more than three months, have your chair inspected by an authorized dealer
before use.
S. CHECK-OUT
After the wheelchair is assembled and adjusted, it should roll smoothly and easily. All accessories should also
perform smoothly. If you have any problems, follow these procedures:
1. Review the set-up and check-out sections and operating guide to make sure chair was properly
prepared.
2. Review the troubleshooting chart at the beginning of this section.
3. If your problem persists, contact your authorized dealer. If you still have a problem after contacting your
authorized dealer, contact Sunrise customer service. See the Introduction Page for details on how to contact your authorized dealer or Sunrise customer service.
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WARNING
The owner of this chair is responsible for making sure that it has been setup and adjusted by a trained service professional under the advice of a healthcare professional. Service and/or adjustments that require the use of tools,
should only be done by an authorized supplier under the advice of a healthcare professional. Always use parts
and/or accessories that have been recommended and approved by Sunrise Medical when servicing this chair.
A. DEALER SERVICE INTRODUCTION 27
1. At least once per year, this chair should have a complete inspection, safety check, and regular service
made by an authorized dealer. The tool list at right is a good starting point for proper maintenance.
2. If you have discovered a worn, bent, or damaged part, repair or replace them with recommended parts
before returning this chair to service.
3 All major maintenance and repair work should be done by the authorized dealer.
B. CRITICAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
1. Torque settings:
A torque setting is the optimum tightening which should be made on a particular fastener. It is important to use
proper torque settings where specified. When not specified, torque settings should be 60 in-lbs
2. Dealer Service and Adjustment Reference materials:
Go to www.sunrisemedical.com for parts manuals, instruction sheets, and instructional videos that will aid in the
repair of your Quickie wheelchair.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
1. Imperial Hex key set
2. Metric Hex key set
3. Imperial Open-end Wrench set
4. Metric Open-end Wrench set
5. Torque wrench
6. Imperial Hex bit Socket set
7. Metric Hex bit Socket set
8. Phillips and Flat screwdrivers
9. Tire Pressure Gauge
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C. CLEANING
E
1. Paint Finish
B
a. Clean the painted surfaces with mild soap or detergent.
b. Protect the paint with a coat of non-abrasive auto wax.
F
2. Axles and Moving Parts
a. Clean around axles and moving parts with a slightly damp (not wet) cloth.
b. Wipe off or blow away any fluff, dust or dirt on axles or moving parts.
c. DO NOT USE 3-in-ONE oil, or WD-40® for lubrication. Only use Teflon based Lubricant when working on this wheelchair.
D. REAR WHEEL AXLE NUT ADJUSTMENT 28
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The rear wheel axle (B) attaches the rear wheel (D) to the camber plug (C). When the detent balls (E) engage
into the camber plug the rear wheel effectively becomes locked onto the chair. Pushing the quick-release button
(A) disengages the detent balls and allows removal of the axle and wheel assembly.
D
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C
A
To adjust the axle you will need a 3/4" wrench to turn the adjustment nut (F). You will also need a 1/2" wrench
to securely hold the ball detent end of the axle to prevent it from turning.
If the wheel and axle will not lock into the camber plug then the axle requires adjustment. Turn the nut counter-clockwise approximately 1/4 revolution and try to lock the axle into the camber plug. If it doesn't lock, continue making small nut adjustments until it securely locks.
E
If the wheel is locked on the chair but there is excessive wheel play (the wheel hub can be pushed back and
forth on the axle) then adjust the nut clockwise until there is no perceptible gap between the wheel and camber
tube and the axle is securely locked onto the chair.
E. ANTI-TIP RECEIVER
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G
Sunrise Medical recommends anti-tip tubes for all wheelchairs.
a. After attaching the Anti-tip receiver (G) make sure that the receiver is parrallel with the
ground, and the bolts are tightened so that the anti-tips don’t move when used.
b. Make sure that the guide/locking pins are engaged before use.
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F. WHEEL LOCKS 31 32
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Quickie Q7R Adjustable and Quickie Q7RS wheelchairs are shipped with one of
five types of wheel locks. Wheel locks are installed at the factory unless you have requested otherwise.
A
Use a torque setting of 62 in.-lbs. (7 Nm) when setting up wheel locks.
1. High-Mount Push-to-Lock or Pull-to-Lock Wheel Locks Adjustment 31
a. Using a 4mm Allen wrench, turn one of the screws (A) in the clamp counterclockwise onequarter turn.
b. Repeat the same process with the remaining screw (A).
c. Alternately loosen the screws (two turns each) until both screws are loose.
d. Slide clamp toward the rear wheel until the wheel lock is embedded into the tire to prevent
wheel movement, when in the locked position.
e. Tighten screws to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
2. Ergo Scissor Wheel Locks or Compact Wheel Locks 32
a. Using a 4mm Allen wrench, turn one of the screws
(A) in the clamp counterclockwise one-quarter turn.
b. Repeat the same process with the remaining three screws (A).
c. Alternately loosen the screws (two turns each) until both screws are loose.
d. Slide clamp toward the rear wheel until the wheel lock is embedded into the tire to prevent
wheel movement, when in the locked position.
e. Adjust angle position.
f. Tighten screws to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
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NOTE– Clamp and wheel lock may need to be rotated to clear frame tubing.
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G. ARMREST RECEIVER ATTACHMENT
Adjusting Armrest Receiver Fit 34 35
To tighten or loosen the fit of the outer armpost in the receiver (C):
1. Loosen the four receiver adjustment bolts (D) on the sides of the receiver.
2. With the armrest in the receiver (C), squeeze the receiver to achieve the desired fit.
3. Tighten the four bolts (D). (144 in-lbs, 16.3 Nm)
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1. Loosen the two clamp bolts (E) until clamp is loose.
2. Slide armrest receiver to desired position.
3. Tighten both (E)(F) bolts to 62 in.-lbs. (7 Nm).
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E
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H. PADDED SWING-AWAY ARMRESTS (OPTION)
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Swing-away armrests can be detached or can swing away to allow lateral transfers. They are height
adjustable (6" in 1" increments) by moving bolts (G) up or down in predrilled holes on armrest
bracket.
H
1. Height adjustment
a.
b.
c.
d.
G
Pull armrest straight out of the receiver.
Remove the indexing Bolt (H) and move it to the desired adjustment hole
If more height adjustment is required, the bracket can be inverted and re-attached.
Tighten the hardware to 63 in-lbs.
2. Angle adjustment
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a. To Change the angle of the Armrest, Remove the Bolts (G)
b. Reposition to the required angle, Re-insert the hardware.
c Tighten the hardware to 63 in-lbs.
I. CASTERS
NOTE–
Setting the wheelchair on a very flat table or a workbench makes this setting more accurate.
1. Adjusting Caster Angle 38 39
Checking for Caster Squareness:
Your Quickie wheelchair leaves the factory with the casters adjusted square. Any time you change
your wheelchair rear axle height, rear tire size, center of gravity position or camber tube, you
should check that the casters are still square. A caster that is not square will result in the caster lifting off the floor as it rotates around the stem bolt and may also lift the front of the wheelchair up
and down. Check for squareness by placing your wheelchair on a flat, horizontal surface. Rotate
both forks so that the casters are towards the rear of the wheelchair. Place a square or pocket
level against the flat surface on the rear of the fork and note whether this surface is vertical
(square). If this surface is more than 1 degree away from vertical, your casters require re-squaring.
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2. Re-squaring Your Casters 40 41
Locate the bolt (A) inside the right caster tube and loosen (Do not remove) using a 10 mm open
end wrench. Loosen this bolt enough to allow the teeth on the upper and lower splines (B) to
clear one another. The caster fork should pivot freely. Place the wheelchair on the floor so that the
two rear wheels and left caster contact the floor. Place some weight in the seat towards the rear
to help stabilize the chair. Place a square or pocket level against the flat surface of the fork and
pivot the fork until it is vertical (square) . With the fork vertical, engage the teeth of the two
splines to the closest mating position. Make certain that the teeth are properly engaged and not
crossed. Shine a bright light behind the mating spline teeth and check for proper teeth engagement.
Tighten the screw (A) to secure the spline mating position. The screw should be tightened to 100
in-lbs. (11.3 Nm) to ensure that it does not loosen during use.
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Record the teeth engagement position of the splines on the right fork, and adjust the left fork in a
similar fashion to the same position. Reassemble both casters, and re-check that they are square.
Replace caps.
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3. 3-D Perpendicular Alignment
The allen bolt adjustment (C) provides another dimension of adjustability in addition to the spline
system. The bolt may be loosened to relieve tension in the stem assembly. The caster angle may
then be fine-tuned and the bolt retightened.
B
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Determine which direction the chair is pulling (right or left). Make the following adjustments to the
caster on that side of the chair:
a. Loosen the screw (A) inside the caster tube using a 10mm open-end wrench.
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b. Loosen the screw on the upper spline (C).
c. Rotate the upper spline (D) to turn the caster fork toward the forward driving direction.
Turn the ring clockwise, and the fork will swing outwards. Turn the ring counterclockwise,
and the fork will swing inwards.
d. When the caster fork is correctly rotated forward, retighten the screws.
e. After making the desired adjustment, recheck the squareness of the casters.
f. Retorque bolt (A) to a minimum of 100 in-lbs. (11.3 Nm).
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J. ANTI-FLUTTER KIT INSTALLATION 43
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D
1. Remove fork assembly from chair. This may or may not require the removal of the caster
wheel.
2. Insert anti-flutter bushing (A) into the slot (B) at the rear of the fork ensuring the tab goes
between the ends of the snap ring and between the bearings.
3. Install clamp (C) over the top of the fork assembly inserting the inside tab (D) in the front
slot (E).
4. Gently flex the clamp tabs (F) apart to allow it to slide over the recently installed bushing (A).
5. Squeeze the tabs (F) back together and install the socket head cap screw (G) into the clamp,
insure threads are properly aligned and lightly tighten using a 3mm hex key.
E
C
B
A
Rear of Fork
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A
Rear of Fork
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F
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WARNING
The footrest is an integral part of the frame. Chair should not be ridden without a footrest.
To adjust the height of your footrest, loosen the screw (H) on both footrest clamps. Slide the
footrest up or down to the new desired height and tighten the two set screws. Use a MAX torque
setting of 62 in-lbs (7 Nm). (Frame damage may occur if overtightened.) It is recommended that
you maintain a minimum of 2.0 inches (5 cm) between the lowest point on the footrest and the
floor (I). This will provide adequate clearance for uneven surfaces and prevent damage to your
footrest.
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1. Flip-up Footrest
To adjust the angle of the Flip-up Footrest, loosen two bolts (J) and rotate the footrest angle stop
bracket. Once positioned, retighten bolts (J) to 92 in-lbs. For certain narrow widths, only one bolt
will be present.
J
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a. Loosen all four socket heads (K) on both sides of the chair.
b. Slide footrest to desired height.
c. Tighten socket to 62 in-lbs on both sides.
K
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NOTE – Adjustment to rear seat height may also require caster angle adjustment. See Section P.
NOTE – If chair is configured with the 1B axle plate, the shorter camber tube clamps will be needed to lower rear
seat height by 1/2 inch. If configured with a 1A axle plate, it cannot be lowered and needs longer camber
tube clamps in order to raise seat height
A
C
a. Remove the set screws (A) on the rear side of the axle plate and the button head screw (B) on
the front.
b. To increase the Seat To Floor Height add a spacer (C) to the camber tube clamp (D).
c. Install clamp (C) over the top of the fork assembly inserting the inside tab (D) in the front
slot (E).
d. To reduce the Seat To Floor Height remove the spacer (C) from the camber tube clamp (D).
e. No more than two spacers per side are to be used. Once complete, insert the camber system
(D) in the axle plate and tighten screws to 62 in-lbs (7 Nm).
M. DEPTH ADJUSTABLE BACKREST 52
D
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1. Remove Backrest and Backrest Bracket
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
B
Remove the wheels to gain access to the screws (E) holding the
back bracket and back post to the Chair frame. (F)
Using a 10mm wrench, and a 5mm Hex Key, remove and save the
Backrest bracket screw washer, and nut (G) for reassembly.
Remove the backrest and brackets. Repeat this process for the
opposite side of the chair.
Using a pair of needle-nose plyers, remove the C-clip (H) and set
screws in the housing ( I ) Detach Lanyard ( J ) and hardware from
the backrest bracket . Save the backrest hardware for reinstallation.
If the desired back depth is 1" greater, move the plunger bushing
back one hole. If the desired back depth adjustment is 2", the
plunger bushing must be moved to the most rearward hole. Insert
the pivot bushing received with the owners manual into the hole
from which the original bushing was removed.
To reassemble the back, reinsert the springs into the bushings (K).
Then reinsert the quick-release pins into the bushings. Thread the
lanyard into the housing and tighten the set screws( I ).
Reposition the backrest in place in the folded position. Insert the
quick-release pin into its appropriate placement hole.
Working on one side of the chair at a time, insert the large beveled
washer in between the backrest bracket and the frame. Insert the
backrest plate pivot bolt into the chair and secure using the washer
and nylock nut.
Using the 5mm and 10mm Allen Wrench, tighten the nylock nut so
that the end of the bolt reaches the end of the nut. Repeat on the
opposite side of the chair.
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J
I
H
NOTE - Do not over-tighten the backrest plate pivot bolt as it may hinder
the backrest from folding properly.
E
G
i.
Reattach the JAY®-style quick-release lanyard to the quick-release
pins.
NOTE - This adjustment is intended to compensate for differences in
after-market backrest thickness and/or contour. The back-canes
can be adjusted ford and aft relative to the seat, so that the backrest support surface does not change the location of the user,
regardless of the backrest mounting location. This ensures that
the center of gravity of the user relative to the axle location, is
not altered due to after-market backrest thickness or contour.
There is no recommendation for Depth Adjustable Backrest use
for transit.
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A
1. Backrest Adjuster Stop
The preset stop allows the ability to place a firm stop at desired angle. The hole pattern in the backrest adjuster
stop corresponds with the hole pattern in the backrest bracket (4 holes for each piece).
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Determine the desired Stop Position.
Remove the lower backrest bracket butten head fastener (C) and loosen the top slightly (A).
Adjust the Backrest Adjuster Stop (B) into the Backrest Frame (A) to desired position.
Insert backrest bracket hardware (C) and retighten to 62 in.-lbs (7 Nm)
Repeat process on opposite side. Ensure both sides are using the same Stop Position.
B
C
2. Lanyard tension adjustment
D
The pin mechanism in the lanyard allows for 1/2” adjustment so that the lanyard strap can be tightend. It can
be adjusted to prevent binding, and to optimize the ease of Back release.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Use a 3mm hex key to loosen the set screw (D)
Adjust the Lanyard to the desired tension.
Re-tighten the set screw.
When the lanyard is released and the backrest is in the locked position, make sure that the head of the
backrest pin is exposed and/or flush with the outer surface of the backrest bracket. Check this condition
for both sides of the chair.
e. If the backrest pin is not fully engaged (locked) in the backrest bracket, your lanyard is too tight, and you
should not put the chair into normal use.. Repeat steps a-d to achieve the correct lanyard tension so
that the backrest locks correctly
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3. Non-folding back instructions
a.
b.
c.
d.
Remove backrest bracket bolt (E).
Rotate the backrest to the desired angle.
Align desired backrest bracket hole with seat frame opening.
Reinsert bolt and tighten.
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E
CAUTION – When changing the back angle of the wheelchair both the left and right angle adjustable back
bracket must be in the same hole position before the wheelchair is to be used.
O. FREESTYLE BACK MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT 56
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F
1. When performing regular maintenance, check the torque on the Freestyle back.
a.
Using a torque wrench check and tighten if needed the hardware (E) (F) to 200 in-lbs to make sure the
back shell is locked into position.
2. Height adjustment
a. Remove the cover and Back pad to gain access to the adjustment hardware
b. Using a 4mm hex key, loosen the 4 screws (G) and move the back shell up or down to desired height.
Tighten the screws to lock in the adjustment.
c. Re-install the back pad and cover.
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3. Fine depth and height adjustment
The Freestyle back adjustment system provides a maximum of inch of fine depth adjustment combined with a
maximum of 1 inch of fine height adjustment.
a. Using an 8mm hex key, loosen all two screws (F) and rotate the backshell to the desired position.
b. Tighten the screws (F) to 200 in-lbs to lock in the adjustment.
G
4. Angle adjustment
The Freestyle back adjustment system allows the ability to adjust the backrest angle to achieve user’s comfort
and position.
a. Using an 8mm hex key, loosen the screw (E) and rotate the backrest to the desired position.
b. Tighten the screw (E) to 200 in-lbs lock in the adjustment.
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Lowest
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WARNING
Rear suspension can affect the stability of the wheelchair. To avoid a fall, use a spotter and/or antitips when becoming familiar with new equipment.
1. Tuning the 4-Link Rear Suspension
a. To stiffen the suspension, turn the spring preload adjustor (A) clockwise (looking up at
the suspension system from underneath the wheelchair).
b. To soften the suspension, turn the spring preload adjustor (A) counter-clockwise (looking
up at the suspension system from underneath the wheelchair).
2. Alignment of Suspension Link Arms
B
A
D
Do not adjust the link arms (B). These are set at the factory to ensure proper tracking and performance of the 4-Link Rear Suspension system.
3. Setting the Toe to Zero 59
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C
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Loosen the cap screws (C) (3 per side, unless equipped with anti-tips then 4 per side) that secure the camber
tube clamp. Observe the ball in the level (F), and rotate the camber tube (D) until the ball is centered in the level.
The toe is now set at zero.
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Before tightening the screws (C), make certain that the camber tube is centered left-to-right relative to the
wheelchair frame, and the flat portions underneath outer camber tube clamp are parallel side to side. The end
of the camber tube should be flush with the outer most portion of the camber tube clamp. Torque fasteners
(C) to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
4. Setting the Toe to Zero– Alternative Method
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Place the entire wheelchair on a flat horizontal table or ground surface. Loosen the cap screws (C) (3 per side,
unless equipped with anti-tips then 4 per side) that secure the camber tube clamp. Locate the flat surfaces on
the front and rear of the camber plugs. Place an object that is known to have an accurate 90° corner (such as a
carpenters square, drafting triangle, etc.) down on the flat horizontal surface and up against the flat of the camber plug. Rotate the camber tube and plug assembly until the flat surface of the camber plug(G) is parallel to the
measuring tool.
parallel
D
Before tightening the screws (C), make certain that the camber tube is centered left-to-right relative to the
wheelchair frame and the flat portions underneath outer camber tube clamp are parallel side to side. The end of
the camber tube should be flush with the outer most portion of the camber tube clamp. Torque the fasteners
to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
NOTE– When turning the 4-Link Rear Suspension, always make one change at time and write
down the change. This takes patience, but allows you to understand how each change affects the ride
of the wheelchair in conjunction with rear suspension.
NOTE– Lower shock mount is designed to have a loose feel, this is by design to allow for proper
suspension travel.
NOTE–
Never remove the barrel nut (E) that connects camber clamp to the shock camber clamp.
5. Maintenance for the 4-link suspension
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Do not apply lubrication to shock end bushings or coils.
You can apply lubrication to the link ends after cleaning with a mild soap and soft brush.
Use a soft brush to clear any dirt or debris from coil system.
Never use a high-powered washer for cleaning the 4-Link Rear Suspension.
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Q. REAR AXLE 62
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The most important adjustment on your Quickie wheelchair is the position of the rear axle. The center of gravity and wheel camber are determined by the axle adjustment.
1. Center of Gravity Adjustment 62
B
WARNING
The more you move your rear wheels forward, the more likely your chair will tip over backwards. Always make
adjustments in small increments, and check the stability of your chair with a spotter to prevent a tip-over. We
recommend that you use anti-tip tubes until you adapt to the change and are sure you are not at risk to tip over.
Refer to additional Warnings in Section VI “Falls and Tip Over”.
C
NOTE– Changes to the center of gravity may affect the rear seat height (Section K), toe-in/toe-out of the
rear wheels (Section M-3) and the squareness of the casters (Section P). If you change your center of gravity position, re-adjust all of these settings if necessary.
NOTE– Adjusting your chair’s center of gravity will require re-adjusting the location of the wheel locks
(if provided). See Section R for instructions on adjusting the wheel locks.
NOTE– Range of adjustment can be limited by chair configuration and options selected.
Quickie Q7R Adjustable
You can adjust your center of gravity position by moving the two axle plate clamps (A) forward or rearward on
the seat tube (B). Moving the axle plate clamps forward shortens the wheelbase and lightens the front end, making your chair more maneuverable. Moving the axle plates rearward makes the chair more stable and less likely
to tip over rearward.
To adjust the center of gravity location, remove both rear wheels. Loosen the 4 screws (C) (2 per side) that
secure the axle plates (A) to the seat tubes. Slide both axle clamps forward or rearward along the seat tube to
the desired position. Make sure both sides are adjusted symmetrically before tightening screws. Tighten screws to
62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
Once the axle plate clamps are secured, attach the rear wheels. Occupy the chair and maneuver it with a spotter to get a feel for the new adjustment.
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F
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D
NOTE– Adjusting your chair’s center of gravity will require re-adjusting the location of the wheel
locks (if provided). See Section R for instructions on adjusting the wheel locks.
NOTE– Active Camber Setup: Axle plate is welded per Center of Gravity requirement, per order.
NOTE– Camber clamp to be centered on camber tube mount except when the Center of Gravity
is set at 0.5" or 4.0".
E
You can adjust the center of gravity position by moving the camber tube clamps (D) forward or rearward on
the camber tube mount. Moving the camber tube clamps forward shortens the wheelbase and lightens the front
end, making your chair more maneuverable. Moving the camber tube clamps rearward makes the chair more
stable and less likely to tip over rearward.
To adjust the center of gravity location, remove both rear wheels. Remove the 4 screws, (E) (2 per side) that
secure the camber tube clamp to the camber tube mount (F). Slide both camber tube clamps forward or rearward (keeping even on both sides) to the desired position insuring that holes in the camber tube clamp line up
with the camber tube mount. Make sure both sides are adjusted symmetrically before tightening screws. Tighten
screws to 62 in-lbs (7 Nm). Once the camber tube clamps are secured, attach the rear wheels. Occupy the
chair and maneuver it with a spotter to get a feel for the new adjustment
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Wheel camber, shown as angular relationship (G), provides greater side-to-side stability due to the increased
width and angle of the wheelbase. It also allows for quicker turning and greater access to the top of the handrims.
Wheel camber is determined by pairs of interchangeable camber plugs which are available from your authorized
supplier in 0º, 3°, and 6º angles.
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3. Setting Toe-in toe-out to zero 65
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NOTE– A wheelchair equipped with 0° camber plugs cannot have a toe-in toe-out condition. This
adjustment is only required when using 3° and 6° camber plugs.
Toe refers to how well the rear wheels of the chair are aligned relative to the ground. It affects how well the
chair will roll. Drag or rolling resistance is optimally minimized when the wheel toe is set to zero.
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B
4. Setting the Toe to Zero 65
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Loosen the 4 cap screws (A) (2 per side) that secure the camber tube clamp. Observe the ball in the level (C),
and rotate the camber tube (B) until the ball is centered in the level. The toe is now set at zero.
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B
Before tightening the screws (A), make certain that the camber tube is centered left-to-right relative to the
wheelchair frame. The end of the camber tube should be flush with the outer most portion of the camber tube
clamp. Torque fasteners (A) to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
ball
5. Setting the Toe to Zero– Alternative Method
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Place the entire wheelchair on a flat horizontal table or ground surface. Loosen the 4 cap screws (A) (2 per
side) that secure the camber tube clamp. Locate the flat surfaces on the front and rear of the camber plugs (D).
Place an object that is known to have an accurate 90° corner (such as a carpenters square, drafting triangle,
etc.) down on the flat horizontal surface and up against the flat of the camber plug. Rotate the camber tube and
plug assembly until the flat surface of the camber plug is parallel to the measuring tool.
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D
Before tightening the screws (A), make certain that the camber tube is centered left-to-right relative to the
wheelchair frame. The end of the camber tube should be flush with the outer most portion of the camber tube
clamp. Torque the fasteners to 62 in-lbs. (7 Nm).
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R. REAR WHEEL SPACING 69
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Rear wheel spacing is measured as the gap between the top of the rear wheels and the backcanes, and is shown
as dimension (X ) Factory settings will be as narrow as possible depending on the options chosen.
NOTE– When setting the rear wheel spacing only make adjustments to one side of the chair at a
time. Loosening both sides will undo the toe setting.
A
To adjust the rear wheel spacing, the camber inserts (A) telescope in and out of the camber tube (B) with hard
stops at the outer limit of travel. On the left side of the chair, loosen screws (C) (the ones closest to the camber tube). Slide the camber insert in or out to establish the required wheel spacing. Tighten screw to 62 in-lbs.
(7 Nm). Repeat on the right side of the chair, matching the wheel spacing set on the left side.
B
C
X
S. BACK ANGLE ADJUSTMENT 71
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EQUAL
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D
Adjusting Backrest Options 72
Backrest bracket has two positions, Forward Mount and Rearwad Mount. Change the bracket position by removing bolt (D) and pivoting the bracket forward or rearward. Reinsert the bolt in the new
position and tighten. Then follow the instructions for “Folding and Unfolding backrest”.
F= Forward Mount
R= Rearward Mount
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D
Rearward
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Backrest Angle Preset Plugs
The preset plugs allow you to unemploy the backrest bracket holes you do not wish to use. This
allows the backrest to automatically lock into your desired angle position after unfolding.
1. Determine which backrest bracket holes you do not want to use.
2. Insert plugs (E) into the predetermined holes from the chair side of the bracket (G).
3. To ensure the backrest will lock in the folded position, do not insert a plug into the lowest
hole position (F).
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G
F
WARNING
Test the new chair settings with a spotter before proceeding with use.
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T. CHECK-OUT
After the wheelchair is assembled and adjusted, it should roll smoothly and easily. All accessories should also
perform smoothly. If you have any problems, follow these procedures:
1. Review the set-up and check-out sections and operating guide to make sure chair was properly
prepared.
2. Review the troubleshooting chart at the beginning of this section.
3. If your problem persists, contact your authorized dealer. If you still have a problem after contacting your
authorized dealer, contact Sunrise customer service. See the Introduction Page for details on how to contact your authorized dealer or Sunrise customer service.
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XI. SUNRISE LIMITED WARRANTY
A. FOR LIFETIME
D. WHAT WE WILL DO
Frame and cross-brace (if applicable) warranty:
1. Although the anticipated useful service time of this wheelchair is five years, Sunrise guarantees the frame and cross
brace against defects in material and workmanship for life or
for as long as the original purchaser owns the chair.
2. This warranty does not apply if:
a. The chair is subject to abuse
b. The chair is not maintained as recommended in the
owner’s manual
c. The chair is transferred to a different person from the
original owner
Our sole liability is to repair or replace covered parts. This is the
exclusive remedy for consequential damages.
E. WHAT YOU MUST DO
1. Obtain from an authorized supplier, while this warranty is in
effect, prior approval for return or repair of covered parts.
2. Return the wheelchair or part(s), freight pre-paid, to
Sunrise Medical at: 2842 Business Park Avenue,
Fresno, CA 93727-1328.
3. Pay the cost of labor to repair, remove or install parts.
F. NOTICE TO CONSUMER
B. FOR ONE (1) YEAR
1. If allowed by law, this warranty is in place of any other warranty (written or oral, express or implied, including a warranty of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose).
2. This warranty gives you certain legal rights. You may also
have other rights that vary from state to state.
We warrant all Sunrise-made parts and components of this wheelchair against defects in materials and workmanship for one year
from the date of first consumer purchase.
Backrest Tension Adjustable (3DX, Ballistic, EXO and EXO PRO)
Each Backrest Tension Adjustable is carefully inspected and tested
to provide peak performance. Every Backrest Tension Adjustable
is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of twelve months from the date of purchase,
provided normal use. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within twelve months from the original date of purchase, Sunrise Medical will, at its option repair or replace it without charge. This warranty does not apply to puncture, tears or
burns.
G. ADDITIONAL WARRANTY INFORMATION
For goods provided by Sunrise Medical Pty Ltd in Australia, our goods
come with a guarantee by Sunrise that cannot be excluded under the
Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund
for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably forseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or
replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does
not amount to a major failure. The benefits to you given by this warranty
are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law in relation to
the goods to which the warranty relates.
Claims and repairs should be processed though the nearest
Authorized Dealer. Except for express warranties made herein, all
other warranties including implied warranties of merchantability
and warranties of fitness for particular purpose are excluded.
There are not warranties which extend beyond the description of
the face hereof. Remedies for breach of express warranties herein
are limited to repair or replacement of the goods. In no event
shall damages for breach of any warranty included any consequential damages or exceed to the cost of non-conforming goods sold.
Record your serial number here for future reference:
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C. LIMITATIONS
1. We do not warrant:
a. Tires and tubes, upholstery, pads and push-handle grips.
b. Damage from neglect, accident, misuse, or from improper installation or repair.
c. Products modified without Sunrise Medicals express
written consent.
d. Damage from exceeding the weight limit.
2. This warranty is VOID if the original chair serial number tag
is removed or altered.
3. This warranty applies in the USA and CANADA only. Check
with your supplier to find out if international warranties
apply.
4. This warranty is not transferable and only applies to the first
consumer purchase of this wheelchair through an authorized
Sunrise Medical dealer.
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