User Manual

User Manual
Yes, you can.®
Invacare® TDX SP
Power wheelchair
User manual
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How can you get in touch with Invacare®?
If you have any questions or need support, please contact your authorised Invacare® Dealer, who has the
necessary know-how and equipment plus the special knowledge concerning your Invacare® product, and
can offer you all-round satisfactory service. Should you wish to contact Invacare® directly, you can reach us
in Europe at the following addresses and phone numbers.
Invacare Austria GmbH
Herzog Odilostrasse 101
A-5310 Mondsee
Austria
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+43 6232 5 53 50
+43 6232 5 53 54
[email protected]
www.invacare.at
Invacare n.v.
Autobaan 22
B-8210 Loppem (Brugge)
Belgium
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+32 (0)50 83 10 10
+32 (0)50 83 10 11
[email protected]
www.invacare.be
Invacare AG
Benkenstraße 260
CH-4108 Witterswil
Switzerland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+41 (0)61487 70 80
+41 (0)61487 70 81
[email protected]
www.invacare.ch
Invacare GmbH
Alemannenstraße 10
88316 Isny
Deutschland
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)7562 70 00
+49 (0)7562 7 00 66
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
Invacare A/S
Sdr. Ringvej 37
DK-2605 Brøndby
Danmark
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
WWW:
Invacare® SA
c/ Areny s/n
Polígon Industrial de Celrà
E-17460 Celrà (Girona)
ESPAÑA
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+45 (0)36 90 00 00
+45 (0)36 90 00 01
[email protected]
www.invacare.dk
+34 (0)972 49 32 00
+34 (0)972 49 32 20
[email protected]
www.invacare.es
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Invacare® Poirier SAS
Route de St Roch
F-37230 Fondettes
France
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
Invacare® Ltd
Pencoed Technology Park
Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5AQ
United Kingdom
(Customer services):
Fax (Customer services):
@:
WWW:
Invacare Mecc San s.r.l.
Via dei Pini, 62
I - 36016 Thiene (VI)
ITALIA
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+39 0445 38 00 59
+39 0445 38 00 34
[email protected]
www.invacare.it
Invacare Ireland Ltd.
Unit 5 Seatown Business Campus
Seatown Rd, Swords
County Dublin
Ireland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+353 18 10 70 84
+353 18 10 70 85
[email protected]
www.invacare.ie
Invacare® AS
Grensesvingen 9
Postboks 6230
Etterstad
N-0603 Oslo
Norge
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
@:
WWW:
+47 (0)22 57 95 00
+47 (0)22 57 95 01
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.no
Invacare® B.V.
Celsiusstraat 46
NL-6716 BZ Ede
Nederland
:
Fax:
@:
@:
WWW:
+31 (0)318 69 57 57
+31 (0)318 69 57 58
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.nl
:
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+351 225 10 59 46
+351 225 10 59 47
+351 225 10 57 39
[email protected]
www.invacare.pt
Invacare Lda
Rua Estrada Velha, 949
P-4465-784 Leça do Balio
Portugal
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+33 (0)247 62 64 66
+33 (0)247 42 12 24
[email protected]
www.invacare.fr
+44 (0)1656 77 62 22
+44 (0)1656 77 62 20
uk[email protected]
www.invacare.co.uk
Återförsäljare:
Invacare® AB
Fagerstagatan 9
S-163 91 Spånga
Sverige
(Kundtjänst):
Fax (Kundtjänst):
@:
@:
WWW:
Tillverkare:
Invacare® Deutschland GmbH
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
MÖLNDAL
:
Fax:
@:
Eastern
european
countries
European Distributor
Organisation (EDO)
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
+46 (0)8 761 70 90
+46 (0)8 761 81 08
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.se
+46 (0)31 86 36 00
+46 (0)31 86 36 06
[email protected]
LANDSKRONA
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)418 2 85 40
+46 (0)418 1 80 89
[email protected]
OSKARSHAMN
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)491 1 01 40
+46 (0)491 1 01 80
[email protected]
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)5731 75 45 40
+49 (0)5731 75 45 41
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
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Table of Contents
Chapter
1
Introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2
5
6
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General safety notes ...............................................................................................................21
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance ...................................................24
Safety information on electromagnetic interference ...........................................................25
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode.............................................................26
Safety information on maintenance work and alterations to the wheelchair....................28
Safety information on wheelchairs with a lifter....................................................................30
Key features
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
4.1
4.2
12
Important symbols in this manual .........................................................................................13
Important symbols found on the vehicle ..............................................................................15
1.2.1 Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker...........................................................17
Type classification and permissible use...............................................................................18
Indications................................................................................................................................18
Usability....................................................................................................................................19
Warranty ...................................................................................................................................20
Life expectancy........................................................................................................................20
Safety notes
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
3
4
Page
32
33
Remove the standard armrest in order to side transfer ......................................................33
Raise the parallel sliding armrest / remove the skirtguard (optional) ...............................34
Driving
36
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
6
Pushing the wheelchair in freewheel mode
6.1
7
8
Before driving for the first time..............................................................................................36
Parking and stationary............................................................................................................37
Taking Obstacles.....................................................................................................................37
5.3.1 The ”SureStep“ System ................................................................................................37
5.3.2 Maximum obstacle height .............................................................................................37
5.3.3 Safety information when ascending obstacles .............................................................38
5.3.4 The correct way to overcome obstacles .......................................................................39
Driving up and down gradients..............................................................................................39
Use on public roads ................................................................................................................40
Remotes
Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
8.1
8.2
8.3
41
Disengaging motors................................................................................................................41
42
43
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel......................................................................44
8.1.1 Adapting the control panel to the length of the user’s arm ...........................................44
8.1.2 Setting the height of the remote ...................................................................................45
8.1.3 Setting the height of the remote ...................................................................................46
8.1.4 Setting the height of the armrests.................................................................................47
8.1.5 Setting the height of the parallel sliding armrests.........................................................48
8.1.6 Adjusting the angle of the armpad on the parallel sliding armrests..............................49
8.1.7 Adjusting the width of the armrests ..............................................................................50
Adjusting the seat angle .........................................................................................................52
8.2.1 Electric ..........................................................................................................................52
8.2.2 Manual ..........................................................................................................................52
Adjusting the backrest............................................................................................................53
8.3.1 Electrically adjusting the backrest angle.......................................................................53
8.3.2 Adjusting backrest angle using perforated plate...........................................................54
8.3.3 Flex and Contour seats.................................................................................................55
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8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
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8.3.4 Adjusting the backrest using the gas pressure spring..................................................56
8.3.5 Adjusting the tension adjustable backrest upholstery ..................................................57
8.3.6 Adjusting the VIC AIR Cushion.....................................................................................58
The Lifter ..................................................................................................................................60
8.4.1 Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker...........................................................61
Adjusting the headrest............................................................................................................62
Postural belts ...........................................................................................................................63
8.6.1 Types of postural belts..................................................................................................63
8.6.2 Adjusting the postural belt correctly..............................................................................64
Adjusting the trunk supports .................................................................................................65
8.7.1 Adjusting the width........................................................................................................65
8.7.2 Adjusting the height ......................................................................................................66
8.7.3 Adjusting the depth .......................................................................................................67
Adjusting the height-adjustable push-handle ......................................................................68
Adjusting and removing the tray ...........................................................................................69
8.9.1 Laterally adjusting the tray............................................................................................69
8.9.2 Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray.......................................................70
8.9.3 Swinging the tray away to the side ...............................................................................70
Child seat (option) ...................................................................................................................71
8.10.1 The headrest of the child seat ......................................................................................71
8.10.1.1 Adjusting the angle / depth of the headrest.............................................................71
8.10.1.2 Adjusting the height of the headrest........................................................................72
8.10.2 The armrests / setting the angle ...................................................................................73
8.10.3 The backrest .................................................................................................................74
8.10.3.1 Adjusting the height of the sliding handles (option).................................................74
8.10.3.2 Adjusting the angle of the backrest electrically .......................................................75
8.10.3.3 Adjusting the angle of the backrest manually..........................................................75
8.10.4 The legrest of the child seat..........................................................................................76
8.10.4.1 Setting the angle of the footrest...............................................................................76
8.10.4.2 Swivelling the footrest upward / removing the legrest.............................................77
8.10.4.3 Adjusting the width of the legrest.............................................................................79
8.11
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8.10.4.4 Adjusting the length of the legrest ...........................................................................85
8.10.4.5 Adjusting the angle of the legrest ............................................................................86
Using the KLICKfix adapter ....................................................................................................88
Adjusting footrests and legrests
9.1
9.2
89
Centre-mounted legrests ........................................................................................................89
9.1.1 Electric legrest ..............................................................................................................89
9.1.2 Manually adjustable leg rest .........................................................................................89
9.1.2.1
Removing the leg rest..............................................................................................89
9.1.2.2
Setting the angle of the leg rest...............................................................................91
9.1.2.3
Setting the length of the leg rest..............................................................................92
9.1.2.4
Setting the angle of the footplate.............................................................................93
9.1.2.5
Setting the angle and height of the calf pad ............................................................94
Laterally mounted legrests.....................................................................................................95
9.2.1 Vari-F footrest ...............................................................................................................95
9.2.1.1
Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing.....................................................95
9.2.1.2
Setting the angle......................................................................................................96
9.2.1.3
Setting the end stop of the footrest .........................................................................98
9.2.1.4
Adjusting the length of the footrest........................................................................101
9.2.2 Vari-A legrests ............................................................................................................102
9.2.2.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................102
9.2.2.2
Setting the angle....................................................................................................103
9.2.2.3
Setting the end stop of the legrest.........................................................................106
9.2.2.4
Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................110
9.2.2.5
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................111
9.2.2.6
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................112
9.2.2.7
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................113
9.2.2.8
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................114
9.2.2.9
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................115
9.2.3 ADM legrests ..............................................................................................................116
9.2.3.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................116
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Setting the angle....................................................................................................117
9.2.3.2
9.2.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................119
9.2.3.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................120
9.2.3.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................121
9.2.3.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................122
9.2.3.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................123
9.2.3.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................124
9.2.4 ADE legrests...............................................................................................................125
9.2.4.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................125
9.2.4.2
Setting the angle....................................................................................................126
9.2.4.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................127
9.2.4.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................128
9.2.4.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................129
9.2.4.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................130
9.2.4.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................131
9.2.4.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................132
9.2.5 Adjusting the width of side-mounted legrests .............................................................133
10 Electrical system
10.1
10.2
10
134
Electronics protection system .............................................................................................134
10.1.1 The main fuse .............................................................................................................135
Batteries .................................................................................................................................136
10.2.1 Charging the batteries ................................................................................................136
10.2.1.1 General information on charging ...........................................................................136
10.2.1.2 General instructions on charging...........................................................................136
10.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries...................................................................................137
10.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging .....................................................138
10.2.2 Storage and Maintenance...........................................................................................139
10.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries..............................................................................139
10.2.4 Transporting batteries.................................................................................................141
10.2.5 Handling batteries.......................................................................................................141
10.2.5.1
10.2.5.2
10.2.5.3
General instructions on handling the batteries ......................................................141
How to handle damaged batteries correctly ..........................................................141
Removing the batteries..........................................................................................143
11 Care and maintenance
12 Transport
12.1
12.2
12.3
13
14
15
16
147
150
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle.............................................................................150
Use of the wheelchair as a seat in a vehicle.......................................................................151
12.2.1 How the wheelchair is anchored in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat .....................154
12.2.2 How the user is secured within the wheelchair...........................................................155
Securing the wheelchair for transport without passengers .............................................159
Refurbishment
Disposal
Technical specifications
Inspections Performed
160
161
162
169
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1
Introduction
Dear user,
First we would like to thank you for purchasing our product! We hope that you will have a great deal
of pleasure with your new power wheelchair.
This operating manual contains important information and notes about:
•
Safety
•
Operation
•
Care and maintenance
Please take care to read the operating manual thoroughly before starting out on your first
journey.
This wheelchair has been constructed for a large circle of users with different requirements.
The decision whether the model is suitable for the user may only be taken by medical specialists
with appropriate expertise.
Invacare® or their statutory representatives can accept no liability in cases in which the wheelchair
has not been adapted to suit the users’ handicaps.
Some maintenance and settings can be performed by the user or his/hers attendants. Certain
adjustments do however require technical training and may only be carried out by your Invacare®
specialist dealer. Damages and errors caused by nonobservance of the user manual or as a result
of incorrect maintenance are excluded from all guarantees.
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This manual contains copyrighted information. This manual may not be reproduced or reprinted
either partly or completely without previous written consent from Invacare® or its statutory
representatives. We reserve the right to make any necessary alterations on the grounds of
technical improvements.
1.1
Important symbols in this manual
General risks
This symbol warns you of general hazards!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
EXPLOSION HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of an explosion hazard, which can be caused by excessive tyre
pressure in a pneumatic tyre.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
BURN HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of the danger of chemical burns, for example due to the discharge
of battery acids!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
BURN Risk!
This symbol warns of the risk of burns, for example, as a result of hot motor surfaces.
• Follow the instructions in order to avoid injury or damage to the product.
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RISK OF CRUSHING!
This symbol warns of a risk of crushing caused by being careless with heavy
components.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
Wear eye protection
This symbol refers to the requirement for wearing eye protection, for example when
working with batteries.
• You must wear safety goggles when this symbol is displayed.
Wear protective gloves
This symbol indicates the requirement to wear protective gloves, for example when
working with batteries.
You must wear protective gloves when this symbol is displayed.
NOTE:
This symbol identifies general information which is intended to simplify working with your product
and which refers to special functions.
Requirements:
• This symbol identifies a list of various tools, components and items which you will need in
order to carry out certain work. Please do not attempt to carry out the work if you do not have
the listed tools available.
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
This symbol advises you to read information carefully.
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1.2
Important symbols found on the vehicle
This product has been supplied from an environmentally aware manufacturer. This
product may contain substances that could be harmful to the environment if
disposed of in places (landfills) that are not appropriate according to legislation.
• The 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol is placed on this product to encourage you to
recycle wherever possible.
• Please be environmentally responsible and recycle this product through your recycling
facility at its end of life.
This symbol indicates the “Drive” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is engaged and the motor brakes are operational. You can drive the
wheelchair.
• Please note that for driving purposes both motors must always be engaged.
This symbol indicates the “Push” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is disengaged and the motor brakes are not operational. The wheelchair can
be pushed by an attendant and the wheels turn freely.
• Please note that the control panel must be switched off.
• Please also note the information provided in section "Pushing the wheelchair in
freewheel mode" on page 41.
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This symbol indicates the position of an anchor point when using a lashing system
during transport.
If the symbol appears on a bright yellow sticker, the anchoring point is suitable for
fixation of the wheelchair in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat.
This wheelchair may be used as a vehicle seat, but only if it is
equipped with a headrest that has been approved by Invacare
for this purpose!
• Please always make sure that the wheelchair is equipped with a
headrest approved by Invacare before using it as a vehicle seat!
This symbol indicates the maximum width to which an armrest may be
adjusted. Pulling the armrest out further can cause it to fall out of it's
fixation. For further information, see chapter "Adjusting the width of the
armrests" on page 50.
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If the power wheelchair is fitted with a table, it is
imperative that it is removed and safely stowed
when transporting the wheelchair in a vehicle!
1.2.1
Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker
Do not lean out
Do not drive up
when the lifter is or down slopes
raised!
when the lifter is
raised!
Do not allow any Never drive with
body parts to get two people!
under a raised
seat!
Never drive over
uneven surfaces
when the lifter is
raised!
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1.3
Type classification and permissible use
This vehicle was designed for persons whose ability to walk is impaired, but who are still in terms of
their eyesight and physically and mentally able to operate an electric vehicle. It has been classified
according to EN 12184 as a class B mobility product (for indoor and outdoor areas). It is
therefore compact and agile enough for indoor areas, but also able to overcome many obstacles in
outdoor areas.
You can find precise information about speed, turning radius, driving range, maximum safe slope,
maximum obstacle height and permissible operating conditions in chapter "Technical
specifications" starting from page 162.
Please also pay attention to all safety information in chapter "Safety notes" starting from page 21.
The vehicle was successfully tested according to German and international standards as to its
safety. It satisfies the requirements according to DIN EN 12184 including EN 1021-1/-2. It was also
tested successfully according to EN60529 IPX4 as to its resistance to spray water, and is therefore
well suited for typical middle European weather conditions. When equipped with an appropriate
lighting system, the vehicle is suitable for use on public roads.
1.4
Indications
The use of this mobility product is recommended for the following indications:
The inability or a greatly restricted ability to walk within the scope of the basic requirement to be
able to move within one’s own four walls. The need to leave the dwelling place in order to get some
fresh air during a short walk or to reach those places generally to be found at close distance to the
dwelling and where everyday business is carried out.
Provision of power wheelchairs for interior and exterior areas is advisable if the use of handoperated wheelchairs is no longer possible on account of the disability, yet proper operation of an
electromotive drive unit is still practicable.
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1.5
Usability
Only use a power wheelchair when it is in perfect working order. Otherwise, you might put yourself
and others at risk.
The following list does not claim to be exhaustive. It is only intended to show some of the situations
that could affect the usability of your power wheelchair.
In certain situations, you should immediately stop using your wheelchair. Other situations allow you
to use the wheelchair to get to your dealer.
• You should immediately stop using your power wheelchair if its usability is restricted due to:
- brake failure
• You should immediately contact an authorised Invacare® dealer if the usability of your power
wheelchair is restricted due to:
- the lighting system failing or being defective
- reflectors falling off
- worn thread or insufficient tyre pressure
- damage to the armrests (e.g. torn armrest padding)
- damage to the legrest hangers (e.g. missing or torn heel loops)
- damage to the postural belt
- damage to the joystick (joystick cannot be moved into the neutral position)
- cables that are damaged, kinked, pinched or have come loose from the holder
- the wheelchair drifting when braking
- the wheelchair pulling to one side when moving
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- unusual sounds developing or occurring
Or if you have the feeling that something is wrong with your wheelchair.
1.6
Warranty
The terms and conditions of the warranty are part of the general terms and conditions particular to
the individual countries in which this product is sold.
1.7
Life expectancy
We estimate a life expectancy of five years for this product, provided it is used in strict accordance
with the intended use as set out in this document and all maintenance and service requirements
are met. The estimated life expectancy can be exceeded if the product is carefully used and
properly maintained, and provided technical and scientific advances do not result in technical
limitations. The life expectancy can also be considerably reduced by extreme or incorrect usage.
The fact that we estimate a life expectancy for this product does not constitute an additional
warranty.
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Safety notes
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
2.1
General safety notes
Danger of injury if mobility device is used in any other way than the purpose described in
this manual!
• Only ever use the mobility device in accordance with the instructions in this User's Manual
(see chapter "Type classification and permissible use" on page 18).
• Pay strict attention to the safety information.
Danger of injury if the mobility device is driven when ability to operate a vehicle is
impaired by medication or alcohol!
• Never drive the mobility device under the influence of medication or alcohol. If necessary, the
mobility device must be operated by an attendant who is physically and mentally able.
Danger of damage or injury if mobility device is accidentally set into motion!
• Switch the mobility device off before you get in, get out or handle unwieldy objects.
• When the drive is disengaged, the brake inside the drive is deactivated. For this reason,
pushing the mobility device by an attendant is only recommended on flat surfaces, never on
gradients. Never leave your mobility device on a gradient with its motors disengaged. Always
re-engage the motors immediately after pushing the mobility device (see chapter "Pushing the
wheelchair in freewheel mode" on page 41).
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Danger of injury if the mobility device is switched off while driving, for example by
pressing the On/Off Button or disconnecting a cable, due to it coming to an abrupt, sharp
stop!
• If you have to brake in an emergency, simply release the joystick which will bring you to a halt.
(refer to the joystick operating manual for more information).
Danger of injury when transferring mobility device to a vehicle for transport with the
occupant seated in it!
• It is always better to transfer the mobility device to a vehicle without the occupant seated in it.
• If the mobility device needs to be loaded up a ramp together with its driver, ensure that the
ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 162).
• If the mobility device does need to be loaded using a ramp which exceeds the maximum safe
slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from page 162), then you must use a winch. An
attendant can safely monitor and assist the loading process.
• As an alternative you can use a platform lift. Ensure that the total weight of the mobility device
including the user does not exceed the maximum permissible weight for the platform lift or
winch if you are using.
Danger of injury if maximum permissible load is exceeded!
• Do not exceed the maximum permissible load (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 162).
• The mobility device is only designed for use by a single occupant whose maximum weight
does not exceed the maximum permissible load of the device. Never use the mobility device to
transport more than one person.
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Danger of injury due to wrong lifting or dropping of heavy components!
• When maintaining, servicing or lifting any part of your mobility device, take into account the
weight of the individual components especially the batteries. Be sure at all times to adopt the
correct lifting posture and ask for assistance if necessary.
Danger of falling out of the mobility device.
• Do not slide forward on the seat, do not lean forward between your knees, do not lean
backwards out over the top of the backrest, for example to reach an object.
• If a posture belt is installed, it should be correctly adjusted and used each time you use the
mobility device.
• When transferring to a different seat, position the mobility device as close as possible to the
new seat.
Danger of injury by moving parts!
• Make sure that no injury is incurred by moving parts of the mobility device, like wheels or one
of the Lifter Modules (if fitted), especially when children are around.
Risk of injury from hot surfaces!
• Do not leave the wheelchair in direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Metal parts and surfaces
such as the seat and armrests can become very hot.
Danger of fire or breaking down due to electric devices being connected!
• Do not connect any electric devices to your mobility device that are not expressly certified by
Invacare® for this purpose. Have all electrical installations done by your authorised Invacare®
Dealer.
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2.2
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance
Danger of accident and loss of guarantee if maintenance is insufficient!
• For reasons of safety and in order to avoid accidents which result from unnoticed wear, it is
important that this electric mobility product undergoes an inspection once every year under
normal operating conditions (see inspection plan contained in service instructions).
• Under difficult operating conditions such as daily travel on steep slopes, or in the case of use
in medical care cases with frequently changing wheelchair users, it would be expedient to
carry out intermediate checks on the brakes, accessories and running gear.
• If the mobility product is to be operated on public roads, the vehicle driver is responsible for
ensuring that it is in an operationally reliable condition. Inadequate or neglected care and
maintenance of the mobility product will result in a limitation of the manufacturer's liability.
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2.3
Safety information on electromagnetic interference
This electric vehicle was successfully tested in accordance with International standards as to its
compliance with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) regulations. However, electromagnetic fields,
such as those generated by radio and television transmitters, and cellular phones can influence the
functions of electric vehicles. Also, the electronics used in our vehicles can generate a low level of
electromagnetic interference, which however will remain within the tolerance permitted by law. For
these reasons we ask you to please observe the following precautions:
WARNING: Danger of malfunction due to electromagnetic interference!
• Do not switch on or operate portable transceivers or communication devices (such as radio
transceivers or cellular phones) when the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting near strong radio and television transmitters.
• In case the vehicle should be set in motion unintentionally or the brakes are released, switch
it off immediately.
• Adding electrical accessories and other components or modifying the vehicle in any way can
make it susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Keep in mind that there is no sure way to
determine the effect such modifications will have on the overall immunity of the electronic
system.
• Report all occurrences of unintentional movement of the vehicle, or release of the electric
brakes to the manufacturer.
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2.4
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode
Danger of injury if the wheelchair tips over!
• Inclines and declines can only be travelled up to the maximum safe slope (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 162).
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt to an upright position before ascending
slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest and the seat tilt (if fitted) slightly to
the rear before descending slopes.
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid abrupt braking or
accelerating on gradients.
• If at all possible, avoid driving on slippery surfaces (such as snow, gravel, ice etc.) where there
is a danger of you losing control over the vehicle, especially on a gradient. If driving on such a
surface is inevitable, then always drive slowly and with the utmost caution.
• Never attempt to overcome an obstacle when on an uphill or downhill gradient.
• Never attempt to drive up or down a flight of steps with your wheelchair.
• When overcoming obstacles, always observe the maximum obstacle height (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 162 and information about overcoming obstacles in
chapter "Taking Obstacles" from page 37).
• Avoid shifting your centre of gravity as well as abrupt joystick movements and changes of
direction when the wheelchair is in motion.
• Never use the wheelchair to transport more than one person.
• Do not exceed the overall maximum permissible load or the maximum load per axle (see
chapter "Technical specifications" on page 162).
• Note that the wheelchair will brake or accelerate if you change the Driving Mode whilst the
wheelchair is in motion.
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Danger of breaking down in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme cold, in an isolated
area!
• If you are a user with severely limited mobility, we advise that in the case of adverse weather
conditions DO NOT attempt a journey without an accompanying attendant!
Danger of injury if your foot slides off the footrest and gets caught underneath the
wheelchair when it is in motion!
• Make sure each time before you drive the wheelchair that your feet are squarely and securely
in place on the footplates, and that both legrests are properly locked into place.
Danger of injury if you collide with an obstacle when driving through narrow passages
such as doorways and entrances!
• Drive through narrow passages in the lowest driving mode and with due caution.
If your power wheelchair has been fitted with angle-adjustable legrests, there is a danger
of personal injury and damage to the wheelchair if you drive the wheelchair with the
legrests raised!
• To avoid unwanted displacement of the wheelchair centre of gravity to the front (especially
when travelling downhill) and in order to avoid damage to the wheelchair, angle-adjustable
legrests must always be lowered during normal travelling.
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2.5
Safety information on maintenance work and alterations to the
wheelchair
WARNING: Danger of injuries and damage to the wheelchair, in case the suspension is
adjusted without the immobilisation mechanism of the front anti-tippers being readjusted!
• When the hardness of the suspension is adjusted, the immobilisation mechanism of the front
anti-tippers must without fail be checked and, if necessary, also re-adjusted!
Important information about maintenance work tools!
Some maintenance work which is described in this manual and can be carried out by the user
without problems require the correct tools for proper work. If you do not have the correct tool
available we do not recommend that you try to carry out the relevant work. In this case, we
urgently recommend that you contact an authorised specialist workshop.
CE marking of the wheelchair
The conformity assessment/ CE marking was carried out in accordance with Directive 93/42
EEC / MPG (Medical Devices Act) and only applies to the complete product.
The CE marking is invalidated if components or accessories are replaced or added that have not
been approved for this product by Invacare.
In this case, the company that adds or replaces the components or accessories is responsible
for the conformity assessment/ CE marking or for registering the wheelchair as a special design
and for the relevant documentation.
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CAUTION: Danger of injuries and damage to mobility aid due to unapproved components
and accessory parts!
Seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have not been approved by
Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can affect the tipping stability and increase
tipping hazards!
• Only ever use seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have been approved by
Invacare® for this mobility aid!
Seating systems which are not approved by Invacare® for use with this power wheelchair
do not, under certain circumstances, comply with the valid standards and could increase
the flammability and the risk of skin irritation.
• Only use seating systems that have been approved by Invacare® for this power wheelchair.
Electrical and electronic components which have not been approved by Invacare® for use
with this mobility aid can cause fire hazards and lead to electromagnetic damage!
• Only ever use electrical and electronic components which have been approved by Invacare®
for this mobility aid!
Batteries which have not been approved by Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can
cause chemical burns!
• Only ever use batteries which have been approved by Invacare® for this mobility aid!
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2.6
Safety information on wheelchairs with a lifter
WARNING! Danger of injury by moving parts!
• Never let objects get caught in the space underneath a raised lifter!
• Make sure that neither you nor anyone else is injured by placing hands, feet other body
extremities under the raised seat!
• Should you not be able to view under the seat, e.g. due to limited manoeuvrability, turn the
wheelchair once on its own axel before you lower the seat. This will allow you to make sure
that nobody is located in the danger zone.
CAUTION!
Danger of injury if the wheelchair tips over!
• Never exceed the maximum permissible load (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 162)!
• Avoid dangerous driving situations when the lifter is in a raised position, such as trying to
overcome obstacles like kerbs or driving up or down steep gradients!
• Never lean out of the seat when the lifter is raised!
• Inspect the lifter module at least once a month to make sure the automatic speed reduction
function, which reduces the speed of the wheelchair when the lifter is raised, is working
properly (see chapter "The Lifter" from page 60)! Notify your authorised dealership
immediately if it is not working properly!
Danger of malfunction of the Lifter Module!
• Inspect the lifter module at regular intervals to make sure there are no foreign objects or
visible damage, and to make sure the electric plugs are firmly inserted into their sockets!
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CAUTION! Damage to mobility aid caused by one-sided loading on lifter pillar!
• One-sided loading occurs if the seat is raised and/or tilted. Always return your seat backrest to
the upright position and the seat tilting to the horizontal position before ascending slopes! !
Never subject the lifter pillar to continuous single-sided loading! The raising and tilting function
of the seat only provides additional rest positions.
Important information regarding speed reduction with raised lifter!
If the lifter has been raised above a certain point, the drive electronics considerably reduces the
speed of the mobility aid. If speed reduction has been activated, drive mode can only be used to
carry out minor movements of the mobility aid and not for regular driving! To drive normally,
please lower the lifter until the speed reduction has been deactivated again!
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3
Key features
1) Push handle
2) Armrest
3) Lever for disengaging a
motor (only visible on
right-hand side of
picture)
4) Drive wheel
5) Remote
6) Legrests
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4
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
Important information when side transferring in and out of the wheelchair
In order to side transfer it is necessary for the armrest to either be raised or removed completely
depending on the model. A skirtguard can be installed as an option in connection with the
parallel sliding armrest. This is attached in the same way as the standard armrest and must also
be removed when transferring.
4.1
Remove the standard armrest in order to side transfer
Removing the armrest:
• The remote cable (1) can be removed from
remote depending on the remote version.
• Loosen wing nut (2)
• Remove the side panel from the receptacle
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4.2
Raise the parallel sliding armrest / remove the skirtguard
(optional)
Swivelling the armrest up
• Swivel the armrest up to access from the side.
Removing the skirtguard (optional) to get on:
• Release wing nut (1) .
• Remove the skirtguard from the receptacle.
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Getting into the wheelchair:
• Position your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat. This might
have to be done by an attendant.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide into the wheelchair.
Getting out of the wheelchair:
• Drive your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide onto your new seat.
NOTE:
If you do not have sufficient muscle strength, you should ask other persons for help. Use a
sliding board, if possible.
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5
Driving
NOTE
The maximum load capacity that is stated in the technical data only states that the system is
designed for this mass in total. However, this does not mean that one can sit a person with this
body weight in the wheelchair without restrictions. Attention must be paid to the body
proportions, such as height, weight distribution, abdominal girth, leg and calf girth and seat
depth. These factors have a strong influence on driving features such as tilt stability and traction.
The permissible axle loads in particular must be adhered to (see chapter "Technical
specifications" as from page 162)! It may possibly be necessary to carry out adaptations to the
seat system.
5.1
Before driving for the first time...
Before you take your first trip, you should familiarise yourself well with the operation of the vehicle
and with all operating elements. Take your time to test all functions and driving modes.
NOTE:
If installed, make sure to properly adjust and use the postural belt each time you use the
wheelchair.
Sitting Comfortably = Driving Safely
Before each trip, make sure that:
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•
You are within easy reach of all operating controls.
•
The battery charge is sufficient for the distance intended to be covered.
•
The postural belt (if installed) is in perfect order.
•
5.2
The rear mirror (if installed) is adjusted so you can look behind at all times without
having to bend forward or shift your seating position.
Parking and stationary
When parking your vehicle or if your vehicle is stationary for a prolonged period:
• Switch the vehicle's power system off (ON-/OFF key).
• Activate your anti-theft lock, if existing.
5.3
Taking Obstacles
5.3.1
The ”SureStep“ System
This power wheelchair is fitted with "SureStep" technology. When climbing over obstacles, the front
steering wheels are raised using the torque generated by the drive wheels.
5.3.2
Maximum obstacle height
You can find information about maximum obstacle heights in the chapter entitled "Technical
specifications" from page 162.
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5.3.3
Safety information when ascending obstacles
CAUTION: Danger of Tipping Over!
• Never approach obstacles at an angle but at 90 degrees as shown below.
• Put your backrest into an upright position before climbing an obstacle.
ATTENTION: Risk of falling out of the chair and damage to the power wheelchair such as
broken castors!
• Never approach obstacles that are higher than the maximum climbable obstacle height. For
the maximum climbable obstacle height, see "Technical specifications" on page 162.
• If unsure whether the kerb climb is possible or not, move away from the obstacle and if
possible find another location.
CAUTION: The wheelchair can be damaged if an obstacle is approached at excessive
speed.
• Always approach obstacles at low speed! As soon as the front wheels come into contact with
the obstacle, stop for a short period before driving over the obstacle! Wheelchairs fitted with
centre drive have a special mechanism (Walking Beam) for overcoming obstacles.
Approaching at speed can actually lead to mechanical damage.
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5.3.4
The correct way to overcome obstacles
Ascending
Right
• Approach the obstacle or the kerb slowly, head-on and at a right angle.
• Depending on the wheel drive type, stop in one of the following positions:
- In the case of centrally driven wheelchairs: 5 - 10 cm before the obstacle.
- For all other drives: approx. 30 - 50 cm in front of the obstacle.
Wrong
• Check the position of the front wheels. They must be in driving direction
and at right angles to the obstacle.
• Approach slowly and keep at a consistent speed until the rear wheels have
also passed over the obstacle.
Descending
The approach to descend an obstacle is the same as to ascend it with the
difference that you need not stop before descending.
• Descend the obstacle very slowly.
5.4
Driving up and down gradients
For information concerning the maximum safe slope, please see chapter "Technical
specifications" starting on page 162.
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WARNING: Danger of tipping over!
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid sudden changes of
direction or abrupt braking when driving on slopes.
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt (if adjustable seat tilt is available) to an
upright position before ascending slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest
or the seat tilt slightly to the rear before descending slopes.
• Always lower the lifter (if fitted) to its lowest position before ascending or descending a slope.
• Never attempt to ascend or descend a slope on slippery surfaces or where there is a danger
of skidding (such as wet pavement, ice etc).
• Avoid trying to get out of the vehicle on an incline or a gradient.
• Always drive straight in the direction the road or path you are on goes, rather than attempting
to zigzag.
• Never attempt to turn around on an incline or a slope.
Braking distance is much longer on a downhill slope than on even terrain!
• Never drive down a slope that exceeds the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical
specifications" on page 162).
5.5
Use on public roads
If you wish to use your wheelchair on public roads and lighting is required by national legislation,
then your wheelchair needs to be equipped with an appropriate lighting system.
Please contact your Invacare ® dealer if you have any questions.
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6
Pushing the wheelchair in freewheel mode
The motors of the wheelchair are equipped with automatic brakes, preventing that the wheelchair
starts rolling out of control when the joystick box is switched off. When pushing the wheelchair
manually whilst freewheeling, the magnetic brakes must be disengaged.
NOTE:
Pushing the wheelchair by hand may require more physical force than expected (more than
100 N). The necessary force nevertheless complies with the requirements of ISO 7176-14:2008.
6.1
Disengaging motors
Danger of the vehicle running away!
• When the motors are disengaged (for push operation whilst freewheeling), the
electromagnetic motor brakes are deactivated! When the vehicle is parked, the levers for
engaging and disengaging the motors must without fail be locked firmly into the "DRIVE"
position (electromagnetic motor brakes activated)!
NOTE:
The motors may only be disengaged by an attendant, not by the user!
This ensures that the motors are only disengaged if an attendant is available to secure the
wheelchair and prevent unintended rolling.
The lever for disengaging the motors is located behind the motors.
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Disengaging motors:
• Switch off remote.
• Push the engaging lever down (1). The motors are
now disengaged.
Re-engaging motors
• Pull the engaging lever (1) upwards. The motors
are now re-engaged.
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Remotes
Your wheelchair may be equipped with one of several different remotes. For information on the
different functions and how to operate a particular remote, please see its corresponding User
Manual (enclosed).
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8
Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
CAUTION: Damage to wheelchair and accident hazard! It is possible that collisions can
occur between wheelchair components due to various combinations of adjustment
options and their individual settings!
• The wheelchair is fitted with an individual, multiply adjustable seating system including
adjustable legrests, armrests, a headrest or other options. These adjustment options are
described in the following chapters. They are used to adapt the seat to the physical
requirements and the condition of the user. When adapting the seating system and the seat
functions to the user, ensure that no wheelchair components collide.
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8.1
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel
8.1.1
Adapting the control panel to the length of the user’s arm
Requirements:
• Allen key 3 mm
• Loosen the socket head screw (1).
• Set remote to the desired length by pushing forward
or backward.
• Tighten screw.
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8.1.2
Setting the height of the remote
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Loosen the Allen screw (1).
• Adjust the remote to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the Allen screw.
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8.1.3
Setting the height of the remote
If your wheelchair is fitted with a swing-away remote bracket, then the
remote can be moved away to the side, for example to drive up close
to a table.
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8.1.4
Setting the height of the armrests
• Loosen the bolt (1).
• Set the armrest at the desired height.
• Retighten the bolt.
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8.1.5
Setting the height of the parallel sliding armrests
Requirements:
• Allen key 2 mm
• Loosen the screws (1) with the 2 mm Allen key
on both sides of the spindle.
• Turn the spindle clockwise (A). The armrest is
raised.
• Turn the spindle anticlockwise (B). The armrest
is lowered.
• Retighten the wing nuts.
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8.1.6
Adjusting the angle of the armpad on the parallel sliding armrests
Requirements:
• Allen key 4 mm
• Open-end spanner 10 mm
• Loosen the screw (1, on the
inner side of the armrest),
which allows adjustment of the
angle of the armpad, while
countering the nut (2, outer
side of the armrest) with the
open-end spanner, if
necessary.
• Adjust the angle of the armpad.
• Re-tighten the screw (1), while countering the nut (2).
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8.1.7
Adjusting the width of the armrests
The distance between the side sections can be adjusted by 5.5 cm on both sides (11 cm in total).
Requirements:
• Allen key 8 mm
Where to find the adjustment screws
The figure below shows the position of the screws (1) which allow armrest width adjustment (only
the left side is shown in the illustration).
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Doing the adjustment
• Loosen screw (1)
• Adjust armrest to required position.
• Retighten the screw.
• Repeat this procedure for the second armrest.
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8.2
Adjusting the seat angle
8.2.1
Electric
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
8.2.2
Manual
The seat angle is adjusted using two perforated plates which are located right and left under the
seat frames.
Requirements:
• 1x jaw spanner 1/2 inch
The figure to the right shows the position of the bolts
(1) for manual seat angle adjustment.
• Loosen all bolts on both sides.
• Set the required angle.
• Retighten the bolts.
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8.3
Adjusting the backrest
8.3.1
Electrically adjusting the backrest angle
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
Information on models with electrical backrest adjustment
If your wheelchair is fitted with electrical backrest adjustment, the maximum adjustment to the
rear is limited either by a microswitch or an angular sensor (depending on seating system and
seat depth).
If limiting is carried out by an angular sensor, both the backrest angle and the seat angle affect
the actual switch-off angle measured by the actuator.
In order to achieve maximum backrest adjustment, it may be necessary to bring the seat angle
into a neutral (upright) position.
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8.3.2
Adjusting backrest angle using perforated plate
• Unscrew the hand screws (1) on both sides.
• The backrest is adjusted by choosing a
combination of one of the two bore holes in the
backrest frame and one of the six bore holes in
the fixing plate.
• Re-position the screws and tighten.
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8.3.3
Flex and Contour seats
• Set the angle by turning the hand wheel (1).
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8.3.4
Adjusting the backrest using the gas pressure spring
The lever for adjusting the backrest is located on the opposite side from the Joystick Box under the
armrest.
Adjusting angle of the backrest
• Pull lever (1) upward.
• Adjust backrest angle by leaning forward or
backward.
• Release the lever again. The backrest is locked at
the desired angle.
NOTE
If the lever is pulled upwards and inwards at the same time, it will latch into a notch at the top.
Push the lever out of the notch to release it, and allow it to be moved down again.
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8.3.5
Adjusting the tension adjustable backrest upholstery
• Remove the backrest cushion (attached with Velcro strips) by
pulling it up and off to access the adjustment straps.
• Adjust the tension of the individual straps as
desired.
• Replace the backrest cushion.
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8.3.6
Adjusting the VIC AIR Cushion
• Remove the VIC AIR cushion (attached with Velcro
strips) by pulling it forward.
• Zip open the cover of the cushion.
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• Pull the inner cushion out.
The inner cushion comprises five individual compartments
filled with air-filled tetrahedrons (1). These can be added,
removed or redistributed in the different compartments to
adjust hardness and positioning.
• To access the inner compartments, open the zipper.
• Adjust the cushion by adding or removing air-filled
tetrahedrons from the individual compartments, until the
cushion has the desired hardness and shape.
• Close the inner cushion again.
• Place the inner cushion back in it's cover again and zip
shut.
• Reposition the cushion on the backrest board, and press
firmly onto the Velcro fastening material.
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8.4
The Lifter
The electric lifter is operated from the remote. Please refer to the remote manual for more
information.
Information regarding operation of the lifter at temperatures of less than 0 °C
Invacare® mobility aids are fitted with safety mechanisms that prevent capacity overload of the
electronic components. At operating temperatures below freezing point this can, in particular,
lead to the lifter actuator being shut down after approx. 1 second operating time.
The lifter can be raised or lowered gradually by repeatedly operating the joystick. In many cases
this generates sufficient heat for the actuator to operate as normal.
Note - speed limiter
The lifter is fitted with sensors which reduce the mobility device speed as soon as the lifter is
raised above a certain point.
This takes place to guarantee the tipping stability of the mobility device and to avoid damage to
the legrests.
If the speed limit is activated, a corresponding blink code is displayed on the remote or a
reduced drive level is set automatically. Please refer to the remote manual for more information.
To reapply normal speed, run the lifter down until the status display stops blinking.
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8.4.1
Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker
Do not lean out
Do not drive up
when the lifter is or down slopes
raised!
when the lifter is
raised!
Do not allow any Never drive with
body parts to get two people!
under a raised
seat!
Never drive over
uneven surfaces
when the lifter is
raised!
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8.5
Adjusting the headrest
CAUTION: Injury hazard during use of the mobility aid as a
vehicle seat if a headrest is wrongly adjusted or not
installed! This can cause the neck to be hyperextended
during collisions!
• A headrest must be installed! The headrest optionally
supplied for this mobility device by Invacare® is perfectly
suitable for use during transport.
• The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
• Loosen the clamping lever (1, 2 or 3).
• Adjust the headrest to the required position.
• Retighten clamping lever.
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8.6
Postural belts
A postural belt is an option which can either be fixed to the wheelchair ex-works or can be
retrofitted by your specialist dealer. If your wheelchair is fitted with a postural belt, your specialist
dealer will have informed you about fitting and usage.
The postural belt is used to help the wheelchair user keep an optimum sitting position. Correct use
of the belt assists the user in sitting securely, comfortably and well-positioned in the wheelchair,
especially for such users who do not have such a good sense of balance while sitting.
NOTE:
We recommend using the postural belt whenever the wheelchair is used. The belt should be tight
enough to ensure that you are sitting comfortably and that your body is in the correct sitting
position.
8.6.1
Types of postural belts
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the following postural belt types ex-works. If your wheelchair has
been fitted with a different belt to those listed below, please ensure that you have received the
manufacturer's documentation with regard to correct fitting and use.
Belt with metal buckle, adjustable one side
Belt can only be adjusted on one side which can result in
the buckle not sitting centrally.
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Belt with metal buckle, adjustable both sides
Belt can be adjusted on both sides. This means that the
buckle can be centrally positioned.
8.6.2
Adjusting the postural belt correctly
• Ensure that you are sitting correctly, which means that you are sitting right at the back of the
seat, your pelvis is positioned erect and as symmetrically as possible, not to the front, to the
side or at one edge of the seat.
• Position the postural belt so that your hipbones can be easily felt above the belt.
• Adjust the belt length using one of the adjustment aids described above. The belt should be
adjusted so that you can fit a flat hand between the belt and your body.
• The buckle should be positioned as centrally as possible. In doing so, please carry out
adjustments on both sides as much as possible.
• Please check your belt every week to ensure that it is still in good working condition; to ensure it
has no damage or wear, and that it is fixed properly to the wheelchair. If the belt is only fastened
with a bolted connection, ensure that the connection has not loosened or undone. You can find
more information about maintenance work on belts in the service manual, which is available
from Invacare®.
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8.7
Adjusting the trunk supports
The trunk supports can be adjusted in three different ways:
8.7.1
•
Width
•
Height
•
Depth
Adjusting the width
• Loosen the knobs (1) that hold the lateral supports.
• Adjust the supports to the desired width.
• Re-tighten the knobs.
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8.7.2
Adjusting the height
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Loosen the screws (1) that allow height
adjustment of the lateral supports.
• Adjust the supports to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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8.7.3
Adjusting the depth
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Loosen the screws (1) that allows the support pads to slide
forwards and backwards.
• Adjust the supports to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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8.8
Adjusting the height-adjustable push-handle
• Loosen the knobs (1) that hold the push-handle.
• Adjust the handle to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the knobs.
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8.9
Adjusting and removing the tray
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
8.9.1
Laterally adjusting the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the tray towards the left or right.
• Re-tighten wing-screw.
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8.9.2
Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the table to the desired depth (or remove it entirely).
• Re-tighten the screw.
8.9.3
Swinging the tray away to the side
CAUTION! Risk of injury! When the tray is raised it does not lock in place in this position!
• Do not tilt the tray up and leave it leaning in this position.
• Never attempt to drive with the tray tilted up.
• Always lower the tray in a controlled manner.
The tray can be swivelled upwards and pushed to the side as
illustrated to enable getting on and off.
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8.10
Child seat (option)
The child seat consists of the actual seat, a headrest and a laterally-mounted footrest. The
following describes how these options can be adapted to the sitting posture of the user.
8.10.1 The headrest of the child seat
8.10.1.1 Adjusting the angle / depth of the headrest
• Loosen the release handle (1, 2 or 3).
• Move the headrest to the desired position.
• Tighten the release handle.
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8.10.1.2 Adjusting the height of the headrest
• Loosen the clamping screw (1).
• Move the headrest to the desired height.
• Tighten the clamping screw.
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8.10.2 The armrests / setting the angle
Pre-requisites:
• 13 mm open-ended spanner
The adjusting screw for adjusting the angle of the armrest
is to be found at the rear end of the armrest (A).
• Loosen the counternut (1) using the open-ended
spanner.
• Adjust the limit stop/angle of the armrest by turning the
adjusting screws (2).
• Tighten the counternut.
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8.10.3 The backrest
8.10.3.1 Adjusting the height of the sliding handles (option)
• Loosen the hand wheel (1 or 2).
• Move the sliding handle to the desired position.
• Tighten the hand wheel.
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8.10.3.2 Adjusting the angle of the backrest electrically
The backrest can be optionally adjusted using an electric actuator. Please consult the instruction
manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
8.10.3.3 Adjusting the angle of the backrest manually
• Loosen the hand wheel (1).
• Move the backrest into the desired position.
• Tighten the hand wheel.
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8.10.4 The legrest of the child seat
8.10.4.1 Setting the angle of the footrest
Pre-requisites:
• 5 mm Allen key
• Loosen the Allen screws at both ends of the footrest
(1) (only one side is shown in the illustration).
• Move the footrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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8.10.4.2 Swivelling the footrest upward / removing the legrest
In order to simplify getting into the vehicle and alighting, the footrest can be swivelled upward. The
footrest must also be swivelled upward so that the width of the legrest can be adjusted or the
legrest dismantled.
Pre-requisites:
• 5 mm Allen key
• Loosen the Allen screw (1) on the left end of the
footrest.
• Open the belt with Velcro® fastener (2).
• Swivel the footrest upward.
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• Press the release button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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8.10.4.3 Adjusting the width of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• Flat screwdriver
• 5 mm Allen key
• 3 mm Allen key
• 13 mm open-ended spanner
• Swivel the footrest upward and dismantle the
legrest (see section "Swivelling the footrest
upward / " on page 77).
• The footrest has a non-slip rubber mat that is
fastened at the corners by means of four plastic
studs (1). The screws for adjusting the width of the
footrest are to be found underneath the rubber mat.
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• Remove the plastic studs carefully using a flat
screwdriver.
• Remove the rubber mat.
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• Remove the screws (1) using the 3 mm Allen key.
• Adjust the footrest bracket (2) to the desired width.
• Re-position and tighten the screws.
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• If the width of the footrest has been altered, the
width of the legrest brackets (1) on the wheelchair
frame must be adapted appropriately.
• Loosen the four screws (2) using the 13 mm openended spanner.
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• Swivel the footrest slightly upward so that the
legrest halves can be turned inward without
colliding.
• Hang the legrest halves on the left and right and
turn inward until the locking mechanisms on both
sides lock in place.
• Swivel the footrest downward. The footrest locking
mechanism must fit exactly (1). For this adapt the
width of the legrest brackets (2).
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• Tighten the screw (1).
• Re-close the belt with the Velcro® fastener (2) .
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8.10.4.4 Adjusting the length of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• 5 mm Allen key
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust the lower leg length.
• Tighten the screw.
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8.10.4.5 Adjusting the angle of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• 6 mm Allen key
• Metal pin 3 mm ∅, approx. 10 cm long
• Hammer
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Insert the metal pin into the hole (2) and knock
lightly with the hammer in order to loosen the
halves of the plastic jacket.
• Adjust the angle.
• Tighten the screw.
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• Loosen the screw (1).
• Insert the metal pin into the hole (2) and knock
lightly with the hammer in order to loosen the
halves of the plastic jacket.
• Adjust the angle.
• Tighten the screw.
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Insert the metal pin into the hole (2) and knock
lightly with the hammer in order to loosen the
halves of the plastic jacket.
• Adjust the angle.
• Tighten the screw.
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8.11
Using the KLICKfix adapter
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the mini-adapter from the Rixen + Kaul KLICKfix system. To this
you can attach various accessories such as the cellphone case supplied by Invacare, which you
can use to transport your cellphone, sports glasses etc.
CAUTION! Risk posed by unsecured accessories! Accessories can fall off and get lost if
they are not properly secured.
• Check that the accessory is correctly locked in and seated securely every time you use the
wheelchair.
CAUTION! Risk of breakage due to excessive load! The KLICKfix adapter can break if too
great a load is applied.
• The maximum permitted load on the KLICKfix adapter is 1 kg.
Securing the accessory:
• Push the accessory into the KLICKfix adapter.
The accessory locks in securely.
Removing the accessory:
• Press the red button and remove the accessory.
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The adapter can turn in 90° steps, allowing you to attach an accessory from any of four different
directions. Please refer to the installation instructions which are available from your Invacare®
dealer or directly from Invacare®.
More information on the KLICKfix system is available at http://www.klickfix.com.
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Adjusting footrests and legrests
9.1
Centre-mounted legrests
9.1.1
Electric legrest
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
9.1.2
Manually adjustable leg rest
9.1.2.1
Removing the leg rest
You can remove the central, manually adjustable leg rest completely.
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• Remove the removable axle (1).
• Hold the leg rest securely and pull
the lever (1).
• Remove the leg rest from the holder
(2).
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9.1.2.2
Setting the angle of the leg rest
CAUTION!
If the leg rest is not secured and the lever (1) is removed, the leg rest will drop suddenly,
which could cause an injury.
• Secure the leg rest before you remove the lever to adjust the angle of the leg rest.
• Hold the leg rest securely.
• Pull the lever (1).
• Push the leg rest into the required position.
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9.1.2.3
Setting the length of the leg rest
Required items:
• 1x Allen key 3/16''
You can adjust the length of the leg rests independently of one another.
• Release the bolts (1) on the rear of the leg rest
using the Allen key.
• Set the desired length.
• Retighten the bolts.
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9.1.2.4
Setting the angle of the footplate
Required items:
• 1x Allen key 5/32''
• Fold the footplates up in order to access the
adjusting screws (1).
• Set the adjusting screws using the Allen
key.
• Fold the footplate down again.
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9.1.2.5
Setting the angle and height of the calf pad
Required items:
• 1x Allen key 3/16''
• Fold the calf pad forward in order to access the
bolt (1).
• Loosen the bolt using the Allen key and adjust the
calf pad to the required angle and height.
• Retighten the bolt.
• Fold the calf pad back.
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9.2
Laterally mounted legrests
9.2.1
Vari-F footrest
9.2.1.1
Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the footrest. When the footrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into the wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the footrest
outward.
• Remove the footrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.1.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• If the footrest cannot be moved after loosening the screw,
position a metal pin in the designated borehole (2) and use
a hammer to knock on this lightly. The clamping mechanism
in the interior of the footrest will be released by this. Repeat
the procedure from the other side of the footrest if
necessary.
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• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• Set the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.1.3
Setting the end stop of the footrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the footrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (1).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1) and swivel the
footrest upward in order to access the rubber stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the footrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.1.4
Adjusting the length of the footrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.2
Vari-A legrests
9.2.2.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.2.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
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• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
• Set the desired angle.
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• Turn the knob clockwise to tighten it.
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9.2.2.3
Setting the end stop of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the legrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (A).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
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• Swivel the legrest upward in order to access the rubber
stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the legrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the locking knob.
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9.2.2.4
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.2.5
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.2.6
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.2.7
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.2.8
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.2.9
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.3
ADM legrests
9.2.3.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button(1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.3.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Raising: Pull the legrest upward until the desired angle has been
achieved.
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• Lowering: Keep the legrest in the foot plate area, pull
the lateral adjusting lever (1) and lower the legrest
slowly.
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9.2.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.3.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.3.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.3.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.3.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.3.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.4
ADE legrests
9.2.4.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.4.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
The electrically height-adjustable legrests are operated using the remote. Please see the separate
operating manual for your remote for more information.
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9.2.4.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.4.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.4.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.4.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.4.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.4.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.5
Adjusting the width of side-mounted legrests
Pre-requisites:
• 13 mm open-ended spanner
The screws that allow width adjustment of side-mounted
legrests are located under the seat (1).
• Loosen the screws using the open-end spanner.
• Adjust the legrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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10
Electrical system
10.1
Electronics protection system
The vehicle drive electronics is fitted with an overload protection.
If the drive is severely overloaded over a long period (e.g. during steep climbs) and, above all, at
simultaneous high external temperatures, the electronic system can overheat. In this case, the
vehicle performance is gradually reduced until it comes to a standstill. The status display shows a
corresponding blink code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again. It can however take up to five minutes until the electronics has cooled down enough for
the drives to apply their full performance.
If the drive is blocked due to an insurmountable obstacle, for example a kerb or similar which is too
high, and the driver attempts to run the drive for more than 20 seconds against this obstacle, the
electronic system switches the drives off to avoid damage. The status display shows a
corresponding flash code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again.
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10.1.1 The main fuse
NOTE
A defective main fuse may be replaced only after checking the entire electric system. An
Invacare® specialised dealer must perform the replacement. You can find information on the
fuse type in chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 162.
All electrical equipment fitted to the wheelchair is
protected against overload by the main fuse.
The main fuse is located beneath the rear central
panel to the left of the power module.
In order to access the main fuse, you must first
remove the rear panel.
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10.2
Batteries
Power is supplied by two 12 V batteries. The batteries are maintenance-free and only need regular
charging.
In the following, you find information on how to charge, handle, transport, store, maintain, and use
batteries.
10.2.1 Charging the batteries
10.2.1.1 General information on charging
New batteries should always be fully charged once before their first use. New batteries will be at
their full capacity after having run through approx. 10 - 20 charging cycles (break-in period). This
break-in period is necessary to fully activate the battery for maximum performance and longevity.
Thus, range and running time of your mobility device could initially increase with use.
Gel/AGM lead acid batteries do not have a memory effect as NiCd batteries.
10.2.1.2 General instructions on charging
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
• Charge 12 hours prior to initial usage.
• We recommend charging the batteries daily after every discharge even after partly discharge,
as well as each night over night. Depending on the level of discharge, it can take up to 12 hours
until the batteries are fully charged again.
• When the battery indicator reached the red LED range, charge the batteries for 16 hours
minimum, neglecting the charge complete display!
• Try to provide a 24 hour charge once a week to make sure that both batteries are fully charged.
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• Do not cycle your batteries at a low state of charge without regularly recharging them fully.
• Do not charge your batteries under extreme temperatures. High temperatures above 30 °C are
not recommended for charging as well as low temperatures below 10 °C.
• Use only charging devices in Class 2. This class of chargers may be left unattended during
charging. All charging devices which are supplied by Invacare® comply with these
requirements.
• You cannot overcharge the batteries when using the charger supplied with your vehicle, or a
charger that has been approved by Invacare®.
• Protect your charger from sources of heat such as heaters and direct sunlight. If the battery
charger overheats, charging current will be reduced and the charging process delayed.
10.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries
Please see the instruction manuals for your remote and battery charger for the position of the
charging socket and further information about charging the batteries.
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WARNING!
Risk of explosion and destruction of batteries if the wrong battery charger is used!
• Only ever use the battery charger supplied with your vehicle, or a charger that has been
approved by Invacare®.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the battery charger if it gets wet!
• Protect the battery charger from water.
• Always charge in a dry environment.
Risk of short circuit and electric shock if the battery charger has been damaged!
• Do not use the battery charger if it has been dropped or damaged.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the batteries!
• NEVER attempt to recharge the batteries by attaching cables directly to the battery terminals.
Risk of fire and electric shock if a damaged extension cable is used!
• Only ever use an extension cable if it is absolutely necessary. In case you must use one,
make sure it is in good condition.
Risk of injury if using the wheelchair during charging!
• DO NOT attempt to recharge the batteries and operate the wheelchair at the same time.
• DO NOT sit in the wheelchair while charging the batteries.
• Switch off the mobility device.
• Connect the battery charger to the charger socket.
• Connect the battery charger to the power supply.
10.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging
• Once charging is complete, first disconnect the battery charger from the power supply, then
disconnect the plug from the remote.
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10.2.2 Storage and Maintenance
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
• Always store the batteries fully charged.
• Do not leave the batteries in a low state of charge for an extended length of time. Charge a
discharged battery as soon as possible.
• In case your mobility device is not used for a longer period of time (that is more than two
weeks), the batteries must be charged at least once a month to maintain a full charge and
always be charged before use.
• Avoid hot and cold extremes when storing. We recommend to store batteries at a temperature
of 15 °C.
• Gel and AGM batteries are maintenance-free. Any performance issues should be handled by a
properly trained mobility device technician.
10.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries
CAUTION! Risk of damaging the batteries.
• Avoid ultra-deep discharges and never drain your batteries completely.
• Pay attention to the Battery Charge Indicator! Charge the batteries when the Battery Charge
Indicator shows that battery charge is low.
How fast the batteries discharge depends on many circumstances, such as ambient
temperature, condition of the surface of the road, tyre pressure, weight of the driver, way of
driving and utilisation of lighting.
• Try to charge the batteries always before you reach the red LED range.
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The last 3 LED (two red and one orange) mean a remaining capacity of about 15 %.
• Driving with blinking red LED’s means an extreme stress for the battery and should be avoided
under normal circumstances.
• When only one red LED is blinking, the Battery Safe feature is enabled. From this time, speed
and acceleration is reduced drastically. It will allow you to move the mobility device slowly out of
a dangerous situation before the electronic finally cuts off. This is deep discharging and should
be avoided.
• Be aware that for temperatures below 20 °C, the nominal battery capacity starts to decline. For
example, at -10 °C the capacity is reduced to about 50 % of the nominal battery capacity.
• To avoid damaging the batteries, never allow them to be fully discharged. Do not drive on
heavily discharged batteries if it is not absolutely necessary, as this will strain the batteries
unduly and shorten their life expectancy.
• The earlier you recharge the batteries, the longer they live.
• The depth of discharge affects the cycle life. The harder a battery has to work, the shorter is its
life expectancy.
Examples:
- One deep discharge stresses the same as 6 normal cycles (green /orange display off).
- The battery life is about 300 cycles at 80% discharge (first 7 LED off), or about 3000 cycles at
10% discharge (one LED off).
NOTE:
The number of LED can vary depending on the remote type.
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• Under normal operation, once a month the battery should be discharged until all green and
orange LED are off. This should be done within one day. A 16 hour charge afterwards is
necessary as reconditioning.
10.2.4 Transporting batteries
The batteries supplied with your electric vehicle are not hazardous goods. This classification is
based on the German GGVS Hazardous Goods Road Transport Ordinances, and the IATA/DGR
Hazardous Goods Rail Transport / Air Transport Ordinances. Batteries may be transported without
restrictions, whether by road, rail or by air. Individual transport companies have, however,
guidelines which can possibly restrict or forbid certain transport procedures. Please ask the
transport company regarding each individual case.
10.2.5 Handling batteries
10.2.5.1 General instructions on handling the batteries
• Never mix and match different battery manufactures or technologies, or use batteries that do not
have similar date codes.
• Never mix gel with AGM batteries.
• Always have your batteries installed by a properly trained mobility device technician. They have
the necessary training and tools to do the job safely and correctly.
10.2.5.2 How to handle damaged batteries correctly
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WARNING:
Corrosion and burns from acid leakage if batteries are damaged!
• Remove clothes that have been soiled by acid immediately.
After contact with skin:
• Immediately wash affected area with lots of water.
After contact with eyes:
• Immediately rinse eyes under running water for several minutes; consult a physician.
• Always wear safety goggles and appropriate safety clothing when handling damaged
batteries.
• Place damaged batteries in an acid-resistant receptacle immediately after removing them.
• Only ever transport damaged batteries in an appropriate acid-resistant receptacle.
• Wash all objects that have come into contact with acid with lots of water.
Disposing of dead or damaged batteries correctly
Dead or damaged batteries can be given back to your dealer or directly to Invacare®.
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10.2.5.3 Removing the batteries
CAUTION: Risk of fire and burns if battery poles are bridged!
• When replacing the batteries the battery poles MUST NOT come into contact with metal parts
of the wheelchair causing bridging.
• Be sure to replace the battery pole caps after the batteries have been replaced.
WARNING: Risk of fire and burns due to damage to the battery cables!
• The battery cables and other cables are positioned in a cable duct above the batteries. The
cable duct protects the cables against crushing and other damage. It may not be removed.
Requirements:
• Allen key 1/4 inch
• jaw spanner 11 mm
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• Remove the side-mounted legrests if fitted. A
centrally-fitted, manually adjustable legrest
should be put in its top position by turning the
spindle (1).
• Remove the screws on the panelling (1) using
the 1/4" Allen key.
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• Remove the panelling.
• Pull the batteries forwards out of the slide.
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• Remove the terminal cover from the battery
terminals (1).
• First undo the bolt on the negative terminal
(black cable) with the 11 mm jaw spanner.
• After this, undo the bolt on the positive
terminal (red cable).
CAUTION! Danger of crushing!
• The batteries are extremely heavy. Please ensure that they do not fall to the ground when they
are removed from the chassis.
• Installation takes place in reverse order.
• Check all vehicle functions.
• Check the new battery status and charge
completely.
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Care and maintenance
The following are instructions on maintenance and repairs that can be performed by the user. For
the specifications of spare parts please see "Technical specifications" on page 162, or consult
the Service Manual, available from Invacare® (in this connection please see the addresses and
phone numbers in section "How can you get in touch with Invacare®?" on page 3). In case you
require assistance, please contact your Invacare® Dealer.
NOTE:
Have your vehicle checked once a year by an authorised Invacare® dealer in order to maintain
it's driving safety and roadworthiness.
Cleaning the vehicle
When cleaning the vehicle, pay attention to the following points:
• Only use a damp cloth and gentle detergent.
• Do not use any abrasive or scouring liquids.
• Do not subject the electronic components to any direct contact with water.
• Do not use high-pressure cleaning devices.
Disinfection
Spray or wipe disinfection using a tested and recognised product is permitted. A list of the current
permitted disinfectants is available from the Robert Koch Institute at http://www.rki.de.
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Seat and backrest padding:
- Check for perfect condition.
Side part and armrest:
- Are all fixing elements installed?
- Can armrests / side panels be removed and installed without too much
physical effort?
- Are armrests secured in their positions?
Legrests:
- Do legrests lock into place without any problem (only applies to
detachable legrests)?
- Do the various adjustment functions work without any problem?
Tyres:
- Check tyres for specified air pressure (see Technical Specifications).
Anti-tippers
- Check the anti-tippers for smooth running.
Anti-tipper blocking mechanism
- Check the anti-tipper blocking mechanism for correct functioning.
Front wheel forks / Front wheels
- Front wheels must be running smoothly.
- Check fork bearing for tight fitting (torque 15 Nm +/- 1,5 Nm).
Rear wheels:
- Test wheel for tight fitting on the axle drive shaft.
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Monthly
Weekly
On delivery
Maintenance Jobs
- Rear wheels must rotate without wobbling
Electronics / Electrical System:
- Check all plug connections for condition and tight fit.
- Have batteries been fully charged before daily operation?
- Are all fixings tight and secure?
- Are all lighting system bulbs in working order?
Cleaning:
- Clean all parts carefully.
Before every trip
Before every trip
When necessary
To ensure driving safety and roadworthiness, you should have your wheelchair inspected
and serviced by your authorised dealer once a year. A complete checklist of necessary
maintenance work can be found in the Workshop Manual, which can be obtained from
Invacare®.
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Transport
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
12.1
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle
WARNING: The wheelchair is in danger of tipping over if it is transferred to a vehicle while
the driver is still seated in the wheelchair!
• Transfer the wheelchair without the driver whenever possible!
• If the wheelchair with the driver has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp, ensure that
the ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications"
starting on page 162)!
• If the wheelchair has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp that does exceed the
maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 162), a winch
must then be used! An attendant can then safely monitor and assist the transfer process!
• Alternatively, a platform lift may be used!
• Ensure that the total weight of the power wheelchair including the user does not exceed the
maximum permitted total weight for the ramp or platform lift!
• The wheelchair should always be transferred to a vehicle with the backrest in an upright
position, the seat lifter lowered and the seat tilt in the upright position (see chapter "Driving
up and down gradients" on page 39)!
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• Drive or push your wheelchair into the transport vehicle using a suitable ramp.
12.2
Use of the wheelchair as a seat in a vehicle
WARNING: Danger of death or serious injury to the wheelchair user and potentially any
other nearby occupant of the vehicle, if a wheelchair is secured using a 4-point tie-down
system available from a third party supplier and the unladen weight of the wheelchair
exceeds the maximum weight for which the system is certified!
• The actual weight of this wheelchair can exceed 140 kg! A suitably strong and proven 4-point
tie-down system is available from Unwin Safety Systems! Please contact Unwin for more
information on how to obtain such a system in your country!
Unwin Safety Systems
Phone: + 44 (0)1935 827740
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.unwin-safety.com
• An alternative way to safely use this wheelchair as a vehicle seat may be by using the
Docking Station system if the wheelchair is compatible with that system, available separately!
Please contact Invacare if you require the details.
WARNING: Danger of injury or damage to the wheelchair or to the transporting vehicle, if
the legrests are in a raised position while the wheelchair is used as a vehicle seat!
• Always completely lower height-adjustable legrests, if fitted.
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Caution: There is a danger of injury if the wheelchair is not properly secured during use
as a vehicle seat!
• If possible, the user should always leave the wheelchair to use a vehicle seat and the safety
belts provided with the vehicle.
• The wheelchair should always be anchored facing in the transport vehicle's intended direction
of travel.
• The wheelchair must always be secured in accordance with the wheelchair and anchoring
system manufacturers’ operating manual.
• Always remove and secure any accessory parts fixed to the wheelchair such as chin controls
or tables.
• If your wheelchair is equipped with an angle adjustable backrest, then it must be placed in an
upright position.
• Fully lower elevated legrests, if fitted.
• Fully lower the seat lifter, if fitted.
WARNING: Danger of injury exists if a powerchair that is not equipped spill-proof
batteries is transported in a vehicle!
• Only ever use spill-proof gel batteries!
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Please note
In order to use a wheelchair as a motor vehicle seat, it needs to be equipped with attachment
points to enable anchoring in the motor vehicle. These accessories may be included in the
standard scope of wheelchair order and delivery in some countries (UK for example), but may
also be obtained from Invacare® as an option in other countries.
This power wheelchair complies with the requirements of ISO 7176-19:2001 and may be used as a
vehicle seat in connection with an anchoring system that has been checked and approved in
accordance with ISO 10542. The wheelchair has undergone a crash test in which it was anchored
in the transporting vehicle's direction of travel. Other configurations were not tested. The crash test
dummy was secured using pelvic and upper body safety belts. Both types of safety belt should be
used in order to minimise the risk of injuries to head or upper body. It is imperative that the
wheelchair is inspected by an authorised dealer before being used again after being involved in a
crash. Alterations to the wheelchair anchoring points may not be carried out without the
manufacturer's permission.
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12.2.1 How the wheelchair is anchored in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat
The power wheelchair is fitted with four anchoring points, which are labelled
with the symbol shown on the right. Snap hooks or belt loops can be used for
fixation.
• Secure the wheelchair at the front (1) and at the rear (2) with the anchoring system belts.
• Secure the wheelchair by tensioning the belts in accordance with the anchoring system
manufacturer's operating manual.
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12.2.2 How the user is secured within the wheelchair
CAUTION: There is a danger of injury if the user is not properly secured within the
wheelchair!
• Even if the wheelchair is fitted with a postural belt, this is no substitute for a proper safety belt
which complies with ISO 10542 in the transport vehicle. Always use the safety belt installed in
the transport vehicle.
• Safety belts must be in contact with the user's body. They must not be held at a distance from
the user's body using parts of the wheelchair such as armrests or wheels. Refer to the
illustration on page 157.
• Safety belts must be pulled as tightly as possible without causing the user discomfort. Refer
to the illustration on page 157.
• Safety belts must not be positioned while twisted.
• Ensure that the third seatbelt anchorage point is not fixed directly to the vehicle floor, but to
one of the vehicle uprights.
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CAUTION: Injury hazard during use of the mobility aid as a
vehicle seat if a headrest is wrongly adjusted or not
installed! This can cause the neck to be hyperextended
during collisions!
• A headrest must be installed! The headrest optionally
supplied for this mobility device by Invacare® is perfectly
suitable for use during transport.
• The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
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Seat belts may not be held at a distance
from the user's body using parts of the
wheelchair such as armrests or wheels.
The pelvic belt should be positioned in the
area between the user's pelvis and thighs
so that it is unobstructed and not too loose.
The ideal angle of the pelvic belt to the
horizontal is between 45° and 75°. The
maximum permissible angle is between
30° and 75°. The angle should never be
less than 30°!
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The safety belt installed in the transporting
vehicle should be applied as shown in the
illustration at right.
1) Centre line of the body
2) Centre of the sternum
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12.3
Securing the wheelchair for transport without passengers
CAUTION: Injury hazard!
• If you are unable to fasten your electric wheelchair securely in a transport vehicle, Invacare®
recommends that you do not transport it!
• Before transporting your wheelchair, make sure the motors are engaged and that the Joystick
Box is switched off.
Invacare® strongly recommends that you additionally disconnect or remove the batteries. See
"Removing the batteries" on page 143.
• Invacare® strongly recommends securing the wheelchair to the floor of the transporting vehicle.
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Refurbishment
The product is suitable for refurbishment. Actions to be carried out:
• Cleaning and disinfection. Please see chapter "Care and maintenance" on page 147.
• Inspection according to service plan. Please consult service instructions, available from
Invacare®.
• Adaptation to the user. Please see chapter "Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating
posture" on page 43.
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Disposal
• The equipment wrapping is potentially recyclable.
• The metal parts are used for scrap metal recycling.
• The plastic parts are used for plastic recycling.
• Electric components and printed circuit boards are disposed of as electronic scrap.
• Exhausted or damaged batteries can be returned to your medical equipment supplier or
Invacare®.
• Disposal must be carried out in accordance with the respective national legal provisions.
• Ask your city or district council for details of the local waste management companies.
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Technical specifications
The technical information provided hereafter applies to a standard configuration or represents
maximum achievable values. These can change if accessories are added. The precise changes to
these values are detailed in the sections for the respective accessories.
Permissible operating and storage conditions
Temperature range for operation according to ISO 7176-9:
Temperature range for storage according to ISO 7176-9:
• -25° … +50 °C
• -40° … +65 °C
Are
Electrical system
Motors
Batteries
Main fuse
•
•
•
•
Charging device
Output current
Output voltage
Input voltage
Operating temperature (surroundings)
Storage temperature
Drive wheel tyres
Tyre type
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2 x 340 W
2 x 12 V/73.5 Ah (C20) leakproof/gel (TDX SP)
2 x 12 V/50 Ah (C20) leakproof/gel (TDX SP nb)
80 A
•
•
•
•
•
8A±8%
24 V nominal (12 cells)
200 – 250 V nominal
-25° ... +50 °C
-40° ... +65 °C
• 3.00 - 8 puncture-proof
Driving characteristics
Speed
•
•
•
•
•
•
Min. braking distance
Max. safe slope ******:
without lifter
with lifter (only TDX SP)
Max. climbable obstacle height
Turning diameter
Turning width
Drive range in accordance with
ISO 7176-4:2008 ***
Dimensions
6 km/h (TDX SP and TDX SP nb)
8 km/h (only TDX SP)
10 km/h (TDX SP and TDX SP nb)
1000 mm (6 km/h)
1500 mm (8 km/h)
2100 mm (10 km/h)
• 9° (15.8 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with
180 kg payload, 4° seat angle, 20° backrest angle
• 6° (10.5 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with
180 kg payload, 4° seat angle, 20° backrest angle
• 75 mm
• 1120 mm
• 1085 mm
• 32 km (6 km/h TDX SP)
• 26 km (6 km/h TDX SP nb)
• 39 km (8 km/h)
• 28 km (10 km/h)
Standard
Overall height (without
seat angle adjustment or • 940 mm
lifter)
• 970 mm
Contour
Flex
Flex Seat
Junior
depth 48 /
Contour
Seat depth
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Without central legrest:
• 1050 mm • 980 mm
• 980 mm • 860 mm
With central legrest:
• 1080 mm • 1010 mm
• 1010 mm • 890 mm
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Dimensions
Flex Seat
depth 48 /
Contour
Seat depth
51
Overall height (with 52°Without central legrest:
seat angle adjustment) • 940 mm • 1050 mm • 980 mm
• 980 mm
With central legrest:
• 970 mm • 1080 mm • 1010 mm • 1010 mm
Overall height (with 28°Without central legrest:
seat angle adjustment) • 980 mm • 1090 mm • 1020 mm
• 1020 mm
With central legrest:
• 1010 mm • 1120 mm • 1050 mm • 1050 mm
Overall height (with
Without central legrest:
lifter)
• 980 • 1090 • 1020 - 1320 • 1020 1280 mm
1390 mm
mm
1320 mm
With central legrest:
• 1010 • 1120 • 1050 • 1050 1310 mm
1420 mm
1350 mm
1350 mm
Max. total width
730 mm (with travelling armrests and seat width 48)
Total length (incl.
• 1160 mm
standard legrests)
Total length (without
• 980 mm
standard legrests)
Seat height **** (without • 450 mm
seat angle adjustment or • 480 mm (with central legrest)
lifter)
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Standard
Contour
Flex
Junior
• 860 mm
• 890 mm
• 900 mm
• 930 mm
• 900 - 1200
mm
• 930 - 1230
mm
380 mm
Dimensions
Seat height **** (with
52° seat angle
adjustment, only TDX
SP)
Seat height **** (with
28°-seat angle
adjustment)
Seat height **** (with
lifter, only TDX SP)
Seat width (armrest
adjustment range in
brackets)
Seat depth
Backrest height ****
Seat cushion thickness
Standard
Contour
Flex
Flex Seat
depth 48 /
Contour
Seat depth
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Junior
• 450 mm
• 480 mm (with central legrest)
• 490 mm
• 520 mm (with central legrest)
• 490 - 790 mm
• 520 - 820 mm (with central legrest)
• 430 mm • 480 mm
• 380 mm • see Flex
(440 (490 - 530
(390 mm)
and
480
mm**)
Contour
• 430 mm
mm**)
• 430 mm
(440 - 480
(440 - 480
mm**)
mm**)
• 480 mm
(490 - 530
mm**)
• 410/460/510 mm
• 380/430/ • see Flex
480 mm
and
Contour
• 480/540 • 640 mm
• 550 mm
mm
• 50 mm
• 70 mm
• 300 mm
• 350 mm
• 380 mm
• 320/350/
380/410
mm
• 380/430/
460 mm
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Dimensions
Backrest angle
Standard
Contour
Flex
Flex Seat
depth 48 /
Contour
Seat depth
51
• 0°...+35°
• -10°, 0°, • -10°...+45° • -10° ...
+7.5°,
+45°
+15°,
+22.5°,
+30°
(man.)
• 0° ... +16°
(electr.)
Armrest height TDX SP • 250 - 350/290 - 390 mm
Armrest height TDX SP • 290 - 360 • 250 - 350 • 250 - 350 • see Flex
nb
mm
mm
mm
and
Contour
• 290 - 390 • 290 - 390
mm
mm
• 300 - 380
mm
Legrest lengths:
• Short (for leg length • 295 - 355 mm
320 - 380 mm)
• Medium (for leg
• 355 - 415 mm
length 380 - 440 mm)
• Long (for leg length • 415 - 475 mm
440 - 500 mm)
Seat angle, electronic
• 0° ... +52°
• 0° ... +40°
adjustment (52°, only
TDX SP)
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Junior
• +5°…+35°
(man.)
• +2°…+30°
(electr.)
• 280 mm
• 280 mm
• 0°…+20°
Dimensions
Seat angle, electrical
adjustment (28°)
Seat angle, manual
adjustment
Standard
Contour
Junior
• 0° ... +8°
Component weights
73.5 Ah batteries
50 Ah batteries
Axle loads
Max. front axle load
Flex Seat
depth 48 /
Contour
Seat depth
51
• 0° ... +28°
Weight *****
Kerb weight with fixed seat angle
Kerb weight with 52° electric seat angle adjuster
Kerb weight with 28° electric seat angle adjuster
Kerb weight with lifter
Payload
Max. payload *******
Flex
•
•
•
•
138 kg
165 kg
155 kg
165 kg
• approx. 24.5 kg per battery
• approx. 16 kg per battery
Standard / Contour / Flex
• 140 kg (6 km/h TDX SP)
• 150 kg (6 km/h TDX SP nb)
• 180 kg (8 km/h)
• 160 kg (28° seat angle adjustment or lifter)
• 136 kg (9.5 km/h)
Junior
• 90 kg
• 106 kg
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Axle loads
Max. rear axle load
Max. centre axle load
• 97 kg
• 217 kg
* Approximate.
** Width adjustable for side panel adjustment.
*** Note: The drive range of an electric wheelchair is strongly influenced by external factors, such as the charging state of the batteries,
surrounding temperature, local topography, road surface characteristics, tyre pressure, weight of driver, drive style and use of batteries for
lighting, servos etc.
The specified values are theoretical maximum achievable values measured according to ISO 7176-4:2008.
**** Measured without seat cushion
***** The actual kerb weight depends on the fittings your mobility aid has been supplied with. Every Invacare® mobility aid is weighed when
leaving the works. Please refer to the nameplate for the kerb weight (including batteries) measured.
******
Static stability according to ISO 7176-1 = 9° (15,8 %)
Dynamic stability according to ISO 7176-2 = 6° (10,5 %)
******* If two values are possible the lowest always applies.
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Inspections Performed
It is confirmed by stamp and signature that all jobs listed in the inspection schedule of the Service
and Repair Instructions have been properly performed. The list of the inspection jobs to be
performed can be found in the Service Manual which is available through Invacare®.
Delivery Inspection
1st Annual Inspection
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
2nd Annual Inspection
4th Annual Inspection
3rd Annual Inspection
5th Annual Inspection
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Release Date: 2012-08-21
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