USER MANUAL - D & T Golf Cars

USER MANUAL - D & T Golf Cars
USER MANUAL
2010 EVE LSV
– ELECTRIC –
THE FUTURE TODAY™
FORWARD
Thank you for purchasing the EVE Model Fairplay Electric Car. Your EVE model has excellent
performance characteristics, fashionable design features and internal systems to provide a comfortable
and safe ride.
Your ongoing satisfaction is important to us, therefore, we strongly recommend you read this user
manual completely and discuss any questions you have regarding safety and operation with you local
Authorized Fairplay dealer.
Please pass this user manual on the next owner so they too might become familiar with the EVE Model.
PRECAUTIONS
WARNING!!!
The EVE Model Electric car complies with NHTSA – Title 49 CFR Part 571.500, Low Speed Vehicle
regulations. Street legal electric vehicles require license plates and registration before use on public
streets. Please comply with all state and local laws and requirements.
WARNING!!!
The RED warning sign shown here appears throughout the user manual. Please pay special attention to
these safety warnings in order to prevent injury to your property, driver, occupants and/or other
persons around you during operation.
Contents of this user manual are subject to change without notice.
CONTENTS
OPERATING SYSTEM----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION ITEMS-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2
FUNCTIONS OF OPERATING SYSTEM-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3
OPERATING PROCEDURES--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5
SAFETY FEATURES------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES------------------------------------------------------------------------ 8-9
SCHEDULED OILING/LUBRICATION PROCEDURES--------------------------------------------------------------- 10
RETURNING CAR FROM STORAGE----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
TOWING OR TRAILER TRANSPORT----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
MAINTENANCE OF SPEED CONTROLLER------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
WIRING DIAGRAM------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13
WARRANTY---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
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OPERATING SYSTEM
PRE-OPERATION INSPECTION ITEMS
Your Electric Car received an overall inspection at the manufacturing facility and a final inspection by
your local dealer, prior to delivery. However, it is important to acquaint yourself with the controls and
operation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Perform your own visual inspection to insure that all parts are secure and appear to be
installed properly. Any item that may interfere with your clear view, ability to start and
stop the vehicle or use the steering wheel properly to control the direction should be
discussed with you local dealer immediately.
Check all the printed warning labels located on the car.
Check under the seat bottom in the battery area. All wire connections on the battery
terminals should be tight, secure and free from corrosion. Your new electric car will be
delivered with a full charge. Please read the Maintenance of Batteries and Use of Charger in
the Maintenance section, Page 6.
Test drive the car for proper braking, acceleration and steering control. When traveling at a
speed of 15mph the car should stop smoothly and in a straight line within 15 feet. The
Parking Brake should catch securely and hold the car in place on steep grades of 15 degrees
or less. The Parking Brake will release by activating the Accelerator or applying pressure to
unlatch the Parking Brake.
Adjustments to the vehicle speed or braking should be performed by an experienced
mechanic or your authorized Fairplay Dealer.
Take time to train all other persons who will operate this car and have them become
familiar with this user manual.
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FUNCTIONS OF OPERATING SYSTEM (See Fig. 1 on page 2)
Ignition Key – When not in use, the ignition key should remain in the OFF position with the parking brake
latched (See Fig. 2). To activate the flow of power to the motor the key should be turned to the ON
position (See Fig. 3) The EVE has a 3rd position that activates the 12 volt system, lights, horn and any
other accessories wired to the DC to DC power converter (See Fig. 4).
Direction Selector – Use the FORWARD/REVERSE switch to select the direction the car will travel. If you
want to travel forward, turn the switch to the left side, if you want to travel backwards, turn the switch
to the right side (See Fig. 5).
Accelerator Pedal – This will control your speed. Press down slowly to increase speed. The car will speed
up with continued pressure applied to the pedal, eventually reaching full speed. The car will slow down
as you take pressure off the pedal. When the pedal is fully lifted the electronic brake feature will
function. If the car tends to accelerate too quickly or the electronic brake function does not create
resistance, stop the car and discuss this with your authorized Fairplay Dealer, or experienced mechanic
right away.
Brake Pedal – Is used in deceleration or parking. (See pre-operation inspection items, page 2. Braking
force can be measured with a common bathroom scale and should be set at 65 to 75 pounds. Travel
distance of the brake pedal should be 2/3 of the distance from resting to the floor.
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Parking Brake – is used to secure the car when unattended or stopped on an incline. (See pre-operation
inspection items, page 2). If the Parking brake fails to remain in the down position, the Park Brake is not
set. Repeat the procedure again until the Park Brake latches safely into place.
DANGER:
If you casually set park brake when descending a slope, you should release the park brake be depressing
service brake pedal. It is prohibited to release park brake by depressing accelerator pedal in case of
personal injury and damage to vehicle.
Steering Wheel – Controls the driving direction
Battery Charge Indicator – There are 10 divisions in the indicator. The indicator will fall from the higher
division to the lower ones as the battery discharges. When the battery is too low, the red indicator light
will flash reminding you to recharge the battery. Allowing the Batteries to discharge below 2 or 80%
discharge could cause permanent damage to the batteries. It is best to charge the batteries after every
use. See your Battery Chargers owner’s Manual for complete instructions on how to recharge the
electric car batteries.
Clock – To set the clock use the “-“ and “+” tabs below clock (See Fig. 10). Only deluxe models have a
clock.
WARNING!!!
The EVE deluxe Model is equipped with a clock that draws power when turned off. If the vehicle is
unused for 30 or more days between recharging, disconnect the batteries to avoid excessive discharge,
reset the clock after the batteries are reconnected.
Name Plate – Located beside DC/DC convertor for 2 person car, and inside of the. It displays
information on the vehicle (See Fig. 11A and 11B).
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Headlight Switch/Turn Signal/Horn Switch - Located on the steering column just below the steering
wheel, is activated when the ignition key is in the 3rd key position (Fig. 4). Pushing lever forward
illuminates front and rear lights. The button on the end of the lever sounds horn.
OPERATING PROCEDURES
1. Turn the Ignition Switch to either ON or (Light Symbol) position.
2. Select Forward or Reverse.
3. Gradually press down on the Accelerator Pedal.
WARNING!!! If you press down on the Accelerator Pedal before switching the Ignition Key to the ON
position, the car will not move. If this happens, release the Accelerator Pedal, then turn the Ignition Key
to the ON position FIRST, and repeat. The car should begin to operate properly.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
The operator of the car should have a good understanding of the operating system of the car and its
features. Always abide by all rules of safe operation.
• DO NOT – overload the car with people or weight, doing so may cause damage to the motor,
the operator may lose control and/or the safety of the operator and passengers will be at risk of
serious injury or death.
• DO NOT – let unqualified people to operate the car.
• DO NOT – operate the car while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any other substance
that would impair ones ability to drive.
• DO NOT - climb hills beyond a 20% grade.
• DO NOT – travel across hills beyond a 14% grade.
• DO NOT – overtake other vehicles at crossroads, in blind areas or in other dangerous zones.
• DO NOT – drive the car on unauthorized streets or highways.
• DO NOT – change the FORWARD/REVERSE Switch while the car is moving.
• DO NOT – travel at unsafe speed into turns or on unstable surfaces.
The effectiveness of the Brakes may be reduced if the car is driven through deep water.
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SAFETY FEATURES
The EVE Electric vehicle is equipped with the following standard safety features
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
One piece DOT approved windshield
Dual front hydraulic disc brakes
DOT approved wheels and tires
Driver/passenger side DOT approved 3-point harness seat belts
Rear and side DOT approved reflex reflectors
Driver/passenger side view mirrors
1
2
3
4
5
6
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MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
The batteries, connection wires and bolts should always be kept clean and dry. If there is
electrolyte, wipe it off with a clean cotton cloth, then wash and rinse with water, afterwards rewipe with a clean cotton cloth. WARNING!!! When washing the outside of the battery, make
sure the water will not go into the battery cells as it may damage battery.
Regularly check battery connections to ensure they are in good condition.
Do not place any objects on the batteries and do not connect the positive pole to the negative
pole. The will cause a short circuit, a dangerous spark or damage to the battery.
After discharging the batteries, regardless of the driving period and mileage driven by the car,
the battery should be recharged on the same day. Delaying recharging by ore the 24 hours will
have a negative effect on the life of the battery.
During use, the density of the liquid in the batteries will increase while the liquid volume will
decrease due to evaporation and electrolysis of water in the electrolyte (especially in hot
weather). Check water on regular basis and add distilled water when level gets low.
No impurity should be allowed to enter the battery. Keep devices used for filling battery clean.
When driving, the driver should be aware of the Battery Charge Indicator. A drop in the charge
means the battery volume is diminishing. Batteries that are over-discharged have a shorter life.
If the car is not going to be in use for a long time, the batteries should be fully recharged before
storing car. The car should be fully recharged every two weeks while in storage. Allow charger
to turn off automatically.
WARNING!!! During recharging, the car should be parked in a well-ventilated area with fill caps
tightened. Keep way from any flame and sparks to avoid any explosion that could result in
physical injury of damage to property.
When replacing a battery, make sure the new battery is the same specification as the one it is
replacing and is appropriate for the application.
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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Scheduled inspection procedures for electric golf cars
Scheduled
Inspection
Accelerator pedal
Check for normal operation, adjust if necessary
Accelerator micro switch
Batteries
Check for normal operation, adjust if necessary
Charge after each use, check water level, DO NOT
overfill
Brake system
Charger and socket
Check for normal operation, adjust if necessary
Check for normal operation during charging,
make sure it is free of
damage
Parking brake system
Check for normal operation, adjust if necessary
Forward/reverse switch
Check for normal operation
Steering and electric wiring
Check for normal operation
Tires
Warning labels
Check air pressure, and wear & tear
Make sure all labels are legible and installed
properly.
Battery Terminals
Clean terminals and remove corrosion
Routine
maintenance
by owner
Weekly
inspection
by owner
Monthly
inspection
items by owner
or qualified
mechanic
thoroughly, check electrolyte level.
Wires and connections
Entire car
Check for damage, make sure they are secure.
Check for loose parts, tighten as necessary
Check maximum speed in forward and reverse (see
authorized dealer if problem)
Batteries
Brake system
Clean top of batteries with soda water
Check for normal operation, adjust brake pedal
if necessary
Tires
Accelerator micro switch
Check brake fluid in reservoir, add if low
Check for damage, check air pressure and adjust if
necessary
Check for damage, ensure switch is fixed to the
framework
Quarterly
Check all of the above routine/weekly inspection items
inspection items
Accelerator pedal
Check for normal operation, adjust if necessary
by owner or
Driving system
Carry out lubrication as per schedule
qualified
Entire car
Carry out lubrication as per schedule
mechanic
Check all routine, weekly, monthly inspection items.
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Batteries
Semi-annual
inspection items
to be carried out
by qualified
mechanic (per 100
rounds or 50
Work hours)
Brake system
Wires
Forward/reverse switch
Front wheel alignment
Entire
car
Check the specific gravity, electrolyte level height
and charging voltage.
Check for normal operation, check if the service
brake system has normal movement, clean and
adjust as needed.
Check wear on brake pads (front) and brake shoes
(rear), replace if worn.
Check for exposure, broken or short-circuit, make
needed repairs.
Check contact with wire connections to ensure
secure
connections.
Check and adjust when necessary.
Carry out lubrication as per schedule.
Check all of the above routine/weekly/monthly, quarterly inspection items.
Accelerator micro switch
Check for normal operation, remove cap and check
for damage.
Annual inspection
Batteries
Carry out discharge test.
items to be carried
out by qualified
mechanic only
(per
Motor
Front-wheel bearing
Check motor brush, replace when necessary
Check for smooth movement, adjust or lubricate
200 rounds or
Driving axle
Check and fill oil to oil seal position if needed
Entire
car
Carry out lubrication as per schedule.
Check all of the above routine/weekly/monthly/quarterly
semi-annual inspection items.
100 work hours)
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with chassis lubricating oil if necessary
SCHEDULED OILING PROCEDURES
Position Recommended lubricating oil
Scheduled interval
Inspection
Quarterly inspection items
by owner or qualified
mechanic
brake pedal main shaft
Main shaft and buttonhead pin
shaft, accelerator
pedal
1
2
General purpose lithium base grease
General purpose lithium base grease
3
General purpose lithium base grease
charge socket
4
General purpose lithium base grease
front suspension
Check drive axle and fill oil
to oil seal position
check front wheel bearing
5
6
General purpose lithium base grease
Hypoid gear oil
7
General-purpose lithium base grease
Annual inspection items
to be carried out by qualified
mechanic only
(per 200 rounds or 100
hours)
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STORING CAR
1. Fully charge the batteries. (See Maintenance of Battery).
2. Turn the Ignition Key to the OFF position and remove key.
3. Store in an area in which the batteries will not freeze.
TOWING OR TRAILER TRANSPORT
In order to tow the car properly, or move the car without using the motor, turn the Ignition Switch to
the OFF position, locate the RUN/TOW switch under the seat in the battery storage area. Select TOW.
This will allow the motor to turn freely.
WARNING!!! If the RUN position is selected during towing, the motor will be permanently damaged.
MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR
1) Do not keep the motor running at highest speed for long periods of time.
2) WARNING!!! Explosive gas vapors in the air may explode if contact is made with sparks
generated by the motor. This could cause severe injury and damage to property.
3) Removal of mud, sand, and other clinging objects should be done frequently to facilitate
heat-radiation
4) Periodically use low pressure air to remove dust from the carbon brushes and the
commutator.
We recommend you contact your local authorized Fairplay Electric Car dealer or a qualified electrician to
work on problems related to the motor or electrical system of your EVE.
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MAINTENANCE OF SPEED CONTROLLER
The speed controller of the car is responsible for controlling the speed, motor braking (regenerative
braking), torque, high efficiency and low energy consumption by use of its sophisticated solid-state
technology.
For any problems related to this component you should contact your local authorized Fairplay Dealer or
experienced mechanic.
WARNING!!! Any changes, re pairs or modifications to the controller or electrical system outside the
parameters set by the factory or the original design could void the warranty and/or cause serious
damage to the vehicle and/or serious bodily injury to the driver and/or passengers of the car.
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom(s)
Car will not start
Possible cause(s)
A. The controller is not connected to the power
a. malfunction of battery or wire connectors
b. power connection fuse is blown
c. the resistance is broken upon charging
B. No signals have been transmitted to the controller.
a. the power is damaged or the connecting wires are not
making contact
b. the accelerator pedal is damaged.
c. malfunction of accelerator pedal
d. broken or short circuit of polarity diode
e. the green wire connecting the accelerator pedal and the
pedal and the electrically controlled KSI terminal
connector is not working properly.
C. The main connectors stick or are short circuited.
D. The controller is damaged.
The maximum speed
declines
A.
B.
C.
The battery charge is low.
Malfunction of accelerator pedal
Malfunction of controller.
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FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS®
LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY:
FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS, LLC, hereby warrants its new EVE electric car purchased from
FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS or an authorized distributor, dealer, or agent shall be free from
defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for 3 years on the frame
and 2 years on all remaining parts, as terms are defined herein, and subject to the provisions,
limitations and exclusions contained in this warranty, to the original owner or Leaser. Batteries
and Battery Chargers are covered by the specific manufacturer’s warranties.
EXCLUSIONS:
Excluded from any FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS warranty is damage to an electric car or part
resulting from a cause other than a defect including poor maintenance, neglect , abuse,
accident and collision, maintenance adjustments, unreasonable or unintended use, improper
installation of accessories, installation of parts or accessories that are not original equipment,
non-approved alteration, and acts of God. Also excluded from any FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS
warranty are all fuses, filters, decals (except safety decals), lubricants, routine wear items such
as the charger plug and receptacle, brake shoes, tires, belts, brushes, brushings, cosmetic
deterioration, upholstery and items which deteriorate, fade or fail due to exposure or ordinary
wear and tear.
VOIDING OF WARRANTY:
THIS AND ANY OTHER WARRANTY SHALL BE VOID IF THE ELECTRIC CAR IS ABUSED OR USED IN
AN UNINTENDED MANNER OR SHOWS INDICATIONS THAT IT HAS BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION OF THE SPEED GOVERNOR, BRAKING
SYSTEM, STEERING, TRANSAXLE, OR OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS OF THE CAR TO CAUSE IT TO
PERFORM OUTSIDE FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS SPECIFICATIONS. THE WARRANTY IS LIKEWISE
VOID IF THE CAR INVOLVED SHOWS INDICATIONS THAT REASONABLE OR NECESSARY
MAINTENANCE AS OUTLINED IN THE USER’S MANUAL AND SERVICE MANUAL WAS NOT
PERFORMED AT THE TIME AND IN THE MANNER SPECIFIED IN SUCH MANUALS.
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SOLE REMEDY:
FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS liability under this limited warranty or in any action whether based
upon warranty, contract, negligence, strict product liability or otherwise, shall be the repair or
replacement, at FAIRPLAY ECLECTIC CARS option, of the electric car or part that FAIRPLAY
ELECTRIC CARS deems to be defective. Replacement shall mean furnishing, during the
applicable limited warranty period, a new electric car or factory-reconditioned vehicle or part
that is identical or reasonable equivalent to the warranted product or part at no cost to the
purchaser. Repair shall mean remedying a defect in the electric car or part thereof at no cost to
the purchaser during the limited warranty period. If FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS elects to repair
the electric car, it may provide factory-reconditioned parts. All parts replaced under warranty
shall become the property of FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS.
DISCLAIMER:
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE. FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES,
MAKE NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH EXCEED
THE OBLIGATIONS OR TIME LIMITS STATED BY THIS WARRANTY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY
FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS AND EXCLUDED FROM THE WARRANTY. THE PURCHASER AND
FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE SOLE REMEDY OF THE REPLACEMENT
OR REPAIR OF THE DEFECTIVE ELECTRIC CAR OR PART IS THE SOLE REMEDY OF THE
PURCHASER. FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS MAKES NO OTHER REPRESENTATION NOR HAS THE
AUTHORITY TO MAKE OR IMPLY ANY REPRESENTATION, PROMISE OF AGREEMENT, WHICH IN
ANY WAY VARIES THE TERMS OF THIS WARRANTY.
INFORMATION:
For further information contact FAIRPLAY ELECTRIC CARS, 743 Horizon Court, Suite 333, Grand
Junction, Colorado 81506: 970-257-0346
WARNING!!!
Any modification or alteration of any electric car beyond factory specifications, including those
that affect the weight distribution, stability, or speed of the golf car, can cause serious personal
injury or death.
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