s-max - Manual Handling Solutions

Stair Climbing System
s-max
User’s Manual
Manual Handling Solutions 58, Paige Close, Watlington, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE33 0TQ UK
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s-max
CE Declaration of conformity
The company AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH herewith declares
that the products of the stair climbing system S-max were developed and manufactured in concordance with the current regulations
of the European Union, EEC Guidelines 93/42/EWG.
This declaration becomes void if the above mentioned devices have
been altered without the consent of Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH.
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Signature of the manufacturer:
Markus Alber
Managing shareholder
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH
The stair climbing system
S-max has been tested
successfully according to the
ISO/FDIS 7176-23 by the
Technical University Berlin.
Postfach 10 05 60 · 72426 Albstadt
Tel.: +49 - 74 31 - 12 95 0 · Fax.: +49 - 74 31 - 12 95 35
info@aat-gmbh.com
www.aat-gmbh.com
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AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH
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Table of contents
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General information . . . . .
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Instruction . . . . . .
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Care and maintenance
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Warranty and liability .
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Description of the product .
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Adequate use. . . . .
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Features of the S-max
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Assembly . . . . . . . . . . .
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Handle . . . . . . . . .
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Attach the battery pack
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Detach the battery pack
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Adjust the handle . . . .
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Safety
4.1
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instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Instruction . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety brakes . . . . . . . . .
Lining of the climber’s rollers . .
Lifting capacity . . . . . . . . .
Care and maintenance . . . . .
Condition of paths, walkways etc.
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Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1
Maximum lifting capacity . .
5.2
Battery pack . . . . . . . .
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Control lights. . . . . . . .
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Safety brakes . . . . . . .
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Rollers attached to climber .
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Instructions for operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.1
Operational components . . . . . . . . . . .
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Single step control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Climber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.5
Attach S-max to or detach it from the wheelchair
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Transporting a person with the S-max . . . . .
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Operation on a slope . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Climbing upstairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Climbing downstairs . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Laying the S-max on the stairs . . . . . . . .
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Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . .
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Automatic charger . . . . . . . .
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Voltage converter for your vehicle .
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Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .
8.1
Stair climber S-max . . . . . . . . .
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Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electrical fuse . . . . . . . . . . .
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Brake lining. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Check/exchange the climber’s rollers .
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Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General information
Congratulations! With the acquisition of this stair climbing system
you have a device that will quickly become a reliable and indispensable
partner in transporting physically disabled people.
With the S-max you are able to transport persons safely and effortlessly up- and downstairs; even winding stairs are no problem for the
S-max.
Driving on slopes is also possible. The safety brakes on both sides of
the S-max ensure your safety .
Naturally the S-max is also suitable to drive on level ground. The device is lightweight, flexible and does not take up much space.
1.1
Instruction
This user’s manual will instruct you step by step about the safe and
adequate use of the S-max. Operating the S-max takes a certain skill.
In the interest of your safety only trained personnel may use the
S-max.
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1.2
Please read this user’s manual carefully and particularly take
note of the safety instructions before you use the S-max for
the first time.
Care and maintenance
One of the most important aspects concerning the maintenance of
the S-max charging the sealed lead acid batteries. They are part of
the battery pack and must be charged every time after using the device.
Other than that your S-max does not need much care or maintenance. More extensive instructions you find in chapter 8.
1.3
Warranty and liability
For damage that was caused by inadequate use disregarding this
manual we assume no liability whatsoever. (Please read chapter 9
for more detailed information concerning warranty and liability).
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Description of the product
2.1
Adequate use
Please use the S-max exclusively for the transportation of physically
disabled persons.
Said persons should be able to sit properly without help, otherwise
you should secure them with a safety belt.
The latter is an accessory available at AAT Alber Antriebstechnik
GmbH.
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In the interest of your safety you may not use the stair climbing device S-max on escalators or moving belts!
Transporting other kinds of loads is explicitly prohibited!
Please do not use the S-max in the rain or generally in wet
conditions due to the following potential safety hazards, e.g.
danger of slipping, restricted braking effect etc.
Mastering stairs
Driving on slopes
Driving on level ground
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2.2
Features of the S-max
1 = control unit
2 = locking knob for horizontal adjustment
3 = handle
4 = locking knob for hight adjustment
5 = column
6 = locking knob for column
7 = handle unit
8 = single step switch and control lights
9 = upper rod
10 = lower rod
11 = main wheel with safety brakes on both sides
12 = battery pack
13 = climber
14 = climbing unit
2.3
Technical data
measurements
height = 1200 mm, max. 1650 mm
width: handle 520 mm, climbing unit = 330 mm
depth: climbing unit = 320 mm, handle = 220 mm
weight
climbing unit = 14,5 kg (32 lbs)
handle = 4 kg (8,8 lbs)
battery pack = 3,5 kg (7,7 lbs)
total weight = 22 kg (48,5 lbs)
maximum lifting
capacity
120 kg (264,6 lbs)
batteries
2 x 12 V / 3,3 Ah sealed lead acid
direct current motor
24 V
climbing speed
8 - 23 steps / minute, continuously adjustable
capacity with one
battery pack
up to 300 steps, depending on the load
Maximum height of
step
22 cm
noise level
the device’s A weighted noise level lies typically below 70 dB (A)
vibrations
the weighted RMS value of acceleration the upper body is exposed to lies
typically below 2.5 m/s²
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Assembly
In a few quick steps you can assemble the S-max by means of several
fixtures and tightening knobs. Disassembly is just as easy.
3.1
Handle
First connect the handle Ê with the climbing unit Ë
by inserting the column into the holding device Ì on the climbing
unit.
A 9-pin Sub-D socket connector Í located in the climbing unit’s holding devicemakes the electrical connection.
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Secure the connection with the tightening knob Ê.
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3.2
Please always make sure that the handle is safely connected
to the climbing unit.
Attach the battery pack
Push the battery pack Ë sideways into the climbing unit; once connected it is automatically locked.
3.3
Detach the battery pack
Push down the locking lever Ì on the climbing unit and take out
the battery pack.
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3.4
Adjust the handle
3.4.1 Adjust the height of the handle
Release the tightening knob ¶ by turning counter clockwise. Pull out
the handles Ë to the appropriate height (maximum shoulder height).
Then retighten the tightening knob.
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Please always make sure that the tightening knob is secure.
3.4.2 Adjust the handle horizontally
In very narrow staircases or on winding stairs the handles may hit
the wall. To be able to drive on such stairs the handles can be adjusted horizontally.
Release the tightening knob Ì counter clockwise and adjust the
handles Í horizontally to the desired position. Then retighten the
tightening knob.
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Please make sure that the tightening knob is secure.
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Safety instructions
For the safe operation of the S-max it is highly important that
you pay close attention to all instructions regarding operation and safety stressed in this user’s manual.
4.1 Instruction: The S-max may only be operated by trained personnel. In addition, the operator should be capable of lifting 1/3 of his
or her own weight. Minors are not allowed to use the S-max; exempt
from the above are adolescents over 16 years of age who have been
trained under supervision to operate the S-max. While using the
S-max you should always wear good shoes that do not slip.
4.2 Safety brakes: Please check the safety brakes each time
before using the S-max (see also chapter 6.4 and 8.5). The safety
brakes, particularly the knurled surface of the brake drums in the
wheel rims, must be cleaned weekly with alcohol to ensure the optimum braking effect.
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Never use suds or greasy cleaners. After cleaning the safety
brakes must be checked as described in chapter 6.4
4.3 Lining of the climber’s rollers: Please
whether the lining of each roller is undamaged.
check
regularly
4.4 Lifting capacity: The stated maximum lifting capacity of
120 kg (264,6 lbs) - chair included - may not be exceeded. Please
also read chapter 5.1.
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You may under no circumstances use the S-max to transport
goods.
4.5 Care and maintenance: Please make sure that you charge
the battery pack after each use of the S-max. When the S-max is at a
standstill for a while, please turn the device off, i.e. the ON/Off
switch needs to be on 0. If the working elements of the device block,
turn the S-max off immediately.
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Repairs may be done by authorized dealers or the manufacturer only. Please exclusively use AAT Alber parts and accessories.
Please note the extensive care and maintenance instructions in
chapter 8.
4.6 Condition of paths, walkways etc.: Please make sure that
the paths and walkways you use with the S-max are free of obstacles
and not slippery. Avoid operation on damaged stair linings, snow, ice,
etc.
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The S-max may not be used in wet and rainy conditions.
4.7 Charge of the batteries: You should only use the S-max
with fully charged batteries. In case the batteries run low on the
stairs (a sequence of 2 flashes repeated every 2.5 seconds) the
available charge of the batteries is sufficient to transport the person safely to the bottom of the stairs. Driving downstairs the motor
works as a generator, thus recharging the batteries. The potential
steps downward, therefore, are not limited.
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Operation
5.1
Stay within the maximum lifting capacity
Please make sure that the maximum lifting capacity of 120 kg
(264,6 lbs) - including the chair - is not exceeded.
5.2
Battery pack
Please make sure that the sealed lead acid batteries Ê are fully
charged before you use the S-max for the first time (extensive instructions you find in chapter 8.3.).
5.3
Control light
After turning on the device, the control light Ì should light up and
stay on. A flashing control light indicates malfunction.
Further information on malfunction you find in chapter 6.1.4
5.4
Safety brakes
Before operating the S-max check the safety brakes Í every single
time.
Extensive instructions you find in chapter 6.4.
5.5
Rollers attached to climber
Please check regularly whether the linings on both rollers Ë attached to the climber are intact.
You find further information in chapter 8.6.
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Instructions for operation
Before we get to the actual instructions for operation, we would like
to introduce the S-max’s most important components to you.
6.1
Operational components
The control unit Ê is situated on the right handle and consists of an
ON/OFF switch Ì, an UP/DOWN switch Í, and a speed control Ë.
6.1.1 ON/OFF switch
If the S-max is at a standstill for some time, please turn the device
off, i.e. the switch must be on 0.
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The S-max is equipped with an electronic turn-off mechanism,
i.e. if you forget to turn off the The S-max and the device is not
used for 5 minutes, it turns itself off automatically. In such
case you need to turn the device first OFF and then ON again.
6.1.2 UP/DOWN switch
With the UP/DOWN switch you activate the climbing mechanism upor downstairs.
6.1.3 Speed control
The speed control enables you to adjust the speed continuously.
6.1.4 Control light to indicate malfunction
After turning on the S-max the green control light Î lights up and
remains lit, which indicates that the stair climbing system is in order and ready to use.
Potential malfunction is indicated by a light diode. After a period of
3 seconds each time a blinking signal is repeated.
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In case of malfunction, turn the device first off and then on again. If
there is still an indication of malfunction, charge the batteries in
case of low battery charge. For all other cases of malfunction, please call your local dealer.
6.2
Number of flashes
Indicated malfunction
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overload of the device
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battery pack, undervoltage
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overvoltage
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UP/DOWN switch or its supply line is damaged
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defective electromagnetic brake
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malfunction of electronics
Single step control
The single step switch Ê is located on the climbing unit. To practice
and particularly to master winding stairs, please use the single step
mode (switch position I down = ON).
If you activate the UP/DOWN switch in that mode, the device will
climb only one step at a time. The climbing system stops in the correct position, even if you keep pressing the UP/DOWN switch. You
can take your time to move the main wheels to the next step’s edge.
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To continue climbing you first need to release the UP/DOWN
switch before pressing it again.
Climber
The climber Ë must be pulled in to topmost position by means of the
UP/DOWN switch if you want to:
• drive on level ground and on slopes
• check the safety brakes
• begin climbing upstairs or downstairs
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6.4
Safety brakes
There are safety brakes Ê located on the climbing unit on both sides.
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Please check the safety brakes each time before you use the
S-max.
You may check the brake effect either on top of the stairs or on level
ground as described in 6.4.1 and 6.4.2.
6.4.1 Test the required brake effect
Pull in the climber to its upmost position and tilt the S-max backwards approximately to a 45 degree angle of the column Ë
If the S-max cannot be pushed forward Ì by the handles in said position, but merely rolls backwards Í, then the required brake effect
for the safe operation of the S-max is granted.
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If the required brake effect is not guaranteed, you may, under
no circumstances, use the S-max any more. Please contact
your local AAT Alber dealer or the manufacturer immediately
6.4.2 Test the required brake effect at the top edge of the
stairs
Pull in the climber to its upmost position and tilt the device backwards to its regular climbing position. Drive forward to the first
step’s edge. If you cannot push the device over the edge of the step,
the required braking effect for a safe operation of the S-max is granted.
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If the required brake effect is not guaranteed, you may, under
no circumstances, use the S-max any more. Please contact
your local AAT Alber dealer or the manufacturer immediately.
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6.5
Attach the S-max to or detach it from the wheelchair
6.5.1 Bracket on the wheelchair
The wheelchair must be equipped with a bracket in order to attach
the S-max to the wheelchair.
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH offers a universally applicable
mounting system. At your local Alber dealership or directly at Alber
an upper Ê and lower Ë bracket is affixed to both sides of your
wheelchair’s frame.
6.5.2 Bracket on the S-max
On your S-max you find an upper Ì and lower Í rod. To adjust the lower rod’s height there are several vertical holes drilled into the housing of the S-max.
Your local AAT Alber dealership or the company AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH adjusts the height at which the S-max is mounted to
your type of wheelchair.
On both sides of the upper rod there are rings Î. The position of said
rings are also adjusted to your type of wheelchair.
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6.5.3 Insert the S-max into the lower bracket on the
wheelchair
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Please use the locking brakes of your wheelchair to avoid any
movement of the chair while the S-max is being mounted.
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Pull in the S-max’s climber entirely.
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Tilt the S-max slightly backwards and drive the device in the
middle of the wheelchair’s back.
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At this point push the S-max forward until the lower rod Ê is
inserted all the way into the lower bracket Ë on the wheelchair.
6.5.4 Insert the S-max into the upper bracket on the
wheelchair
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Select the lowest climbing speed.
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Push the UP/DOWN switch, direction UP (never DOWN) so
that the climber moves in the direction of the attendant
backward and downward.
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As soon as the climber touches the ground the device is lifted. If the S-max is positioned in the middle, the upper rod moves into the claws of the upper bracket Ì. The rings are now
at the inner sides of the brackets.
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As soon as the rod is all the way in the bracket, the wheelchair is lifted. Release the UP/DOWN switch when the wheechair’s wheels are approximately 1cm off the ground.
6.5.5 Fix the S-max to the wheelchair
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Take one of the quick pins Í and with your thumb push down
the locking bolt in the middle.
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Put the quick pin all the way into the drilled hole Î of one of
the upper brackets on the wheelchair and release the locking
bolt.
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Now take the other locking pin and put it into the other bracket on the wheelchair as described in point 2.
Only by using quick pins a strong connection between S-max and
wheelchair is secured.
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6.5.6 Remove the wheelchair’s wheels
To move the wheelchair with the S-max up- and downstairs you need
to remove the wheelchair’s big wheels.
The wheels must be lifted approximately 1 cm off the floor. After
mounting the S-max to the wheelchair with the quick pins, if necessary, push the UP/DOWN switch in direction UP until the device plus
chair is lifted accordingly by the climber.
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The axles of the wheelchair’s wheels are equipped with a quick
release system. With your index finger push in the locking bolt
in the middle of the quick release system, which releases the
connection to the wheel so that the wheel can be removed.
2.
Please remove the wheelchair’s wheels one by one accordingly.
Finally pull in the climber entirely. At this point the wheelchair plus
S-max is ready to use.
6.5.7 Remove the S-max from the wheelchair
Push the UP/DOWN switch in direction UP (never DOWN) so that
the climber moves backward and downward in the direction of the
user. Device plus wheechair is lifted as soon as the climber touches
the ground.
Release the UP/DOWN switch as soon as the wheelchair is lifted
high enough to mount the big wheels (this is already possible at 3/4
of the highest position - as you can see in the picture on the right).
Insert the wheels and employ the locking brakes.
Remove both quick pins from the upper brackets (remember pushing
in the locking bolts).
Now push the UP/DOWN switch, direction DOWN, pull in the climber
entirely and drive the S-max backwards away from the wheelchair. In
case the S-max ever gets caught at the lower bracket while driving
backwards, push the handle slightly down and forward, then try
again.
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Transporting a person with the S-max
Please practice driving with the S-max on level ground, slopes
and climbing up- and downstairs at first without a person sitting in the chair!
We suggest that you practice climbing up- and downstairs with the
single step mode activated (see chapter 6.2). Also choose the lowest climbing speed for practicing (see chapter 6.1.3)
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6.6.1
Please do not exceed the maximum lifting capacity (see chapter 5.1)
Operation on level ground
After the person has been properly seated, you may transport him
or her effortlessly on level ground. Make sure that the climber is pulled in entirely.
Passing over thresholds pulling the S-max backwards is much easier
than pushing it forwards over them.
6.6.2
Adjust the handle
For climbing stairs or driving on slopes, comfortably and safely, adjust the height of the handle Ë approximately to the level of the operator's shoulders. Release the tightening knob Ê counter clockwise
and adjust the handle as desired.
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After adjusting the handle, always make sure that it is securely fastened.
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6.6.3 Tilting the stair climbing system
To drive on slopes or to climb stairs you must tilt the S-max.
1.
Turn on the S-max by pressing the ON/OFF switch. Press the
UP/DOWN switch direction DOWN until the climber lifts the
main wheels at least 1-2 cm off the floor.
2.
Put your foot on the power unit’s housing and tilt the S-max
slightly toward you until you feel that the device is balanced.
3.
The S-max is balanced if you feel neither pull nor push in the
handle.
If you tilt the S-max further, or too much, the safety brakes engage
and the S-max can't be moved forward any more.
6.7
Operation on a slope
To drive on a slope, make sure the handle is adjusted appropriately
(see chapter 6.6.2).
Now tilt the S-max slightly backwards (see chapter 6.6.3) and pull in
the climber entirely.
6.7.1 Downhill
Drive forward to the edge of the slope.
In order to slow down you need to tilt the S-max a bit more.
6.7.2 Uphill
Please drive backwards up a slope.
In order to slow down you need to tilt the S-max a bit more.
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In the interest of your safety an additional person should
assist.
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6.8
Climbing upstairs
You may only transport a person with the S-max if you have been
trained in using the device. Please always practice climbing stairs
without a person and by activating the single step mode plus the lowest climbing speed.
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Please always check the safety brakes before using the S-max
(see chapters 6.4 and 8.5)
Adjust the handle to the appropriate height (see chapter
6.6.2)
1.
Turn on the S-max by pressing the ON/OFF switch.
2.
Activate the single step mode if necessary (see chapter 6.2)
3.
Tilt the S-max slightly toward you (see chapter 6.6.3).
4.
Pull in the climber to its topmost position by pressing the
UP/DOWN switch (see chapter 6.3).
5.
Drive backwards to the stairs Ê and move up 2 to 3 steps Ë
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Make sure that both main wheels touch the lowest step Ì
Now the S-max is in its initial position for climbing upstairs.
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6.
During the climbing process always pull the S-max slightly towards you, so that the device automatically moves to the
next higher step.
The climbing process takes place in two intervals. The first interval starts by pressing the UP/DOWN switch, direction UP.
The climbing process begins here with the power unit initiating the
climber’s movement downward Í.
After the climber reaches the floor, it assumes the load of the main
wheels while the main wheels and the frame are lifted at the same
time Î.
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The first interval is finished when the main wheels Ê touch down on
the next higher step and resume the load of the climber Ë.
The second interval begins by pulling in the climber Ì...
...it is finished when the climber reaches its topmost Í position and
both main wheels touch the next step Î .
Because the S-max is always pulled slightly backward, it rolls automatically to the next step and reaches the initial position again both main wheels touch the next step.
If you activated the single step mode, the climbing process ends at
this point.
7.
To resume climbing you need to press the UP/DOWN switch
once again, direction UP. At this point the climbing process
repeats itself as described in point 6.
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6.9
Climbing downstairs
You may only transport a person with the S-max if you have been
trained in using the device. Please always practice climbing stairs
without a person and by activating the single step mode plus the lowest climbing speed.
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Please always check the safety brakes before using the S-max
(see chapter 6.4 and 8.5).
Adjust the handle to the appropriate height (see chapter
6.6.2).
1.
Turn on the S-max by pressing the ON/OFF switch.
2.
If appropriate, activate the single step mode (see chapter
6.2).
3.
Tilt the S-max slightly (see chapter 6.6.3).
4.
Pull in the climber completely by means of the UP/DOWN
switch (see chapter 6.3).
5.
Drive the S-max forward to the edge of the stairs Ê.
The sensitive brake wheels Ë of the brakes Ì keep the S-max from
rolling over the edge.
6.
Press the UP/DOWN switch, direction DOWN, and the descending process begins.
The power unit moves the climber down Í.
When the climber reaches the next lower step Î, it resumes the
load of the main wheels, while those plus the climbing frame are lifted off the higher step Ï .
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Now the main wheels and the climbing frame are moved forward Ê
Then the device is lowered by pulling up the climber Ë. You will feel a
slight pull forward in the handle. Counteract this movement by briefly holding the S-max somewhat lower.
The main wheels touch down on the next step Ì and resume the load
of the climber Í.
7.
Again push the S-max all the way to the edge of the step, i.e.
until the sensitive rolls of the security brakes stop the S-max.
If you activated the single step mode, the climbers are pulled in entirely and then the descending process ends at this point. To continue
descending you need to press the UP/DOWN switch again, direction
DOWN.
Climbing downstairs now repeats itself as explained in point Î and
following.
6.10 Laying the S-max on the stairs
In an emergency you may lay down the S-max on the stairs. The security brakes prevent the S-max from rolling down.
6.11 Transportation
For transportation you may remove the handle (see assembly chapter 3.1) and carry the climbing unit at the upper rod. Please make
sure that the S-max is safely stored in the boot of the car.
The sealed lead acid batteries used in the S-max are not considered
dangerous according to the IATA special guidelines A67 and GGVS
Rn-Nr. 2801 A Abs.2 and admitted to air travel by DOT and IATA.
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7
Accessories
7.1
Battery pack
The S-max works with batteries and is delivered with one battery
pack with charging electronics and safety latch.
If you use the S-max often, i.e. if there are not sufficient breaks for
the batteries to be recharged, we recommend you obtain an additional battery pack (available as an accessory). In such case one battery pack is in use while the other is being recharged at the same time.
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The battery packs should always be connected to the charger
to extend its durability (see chapter 8.3).
Please exclusively use the AAT Alber charger to charge your
battery pack.
7.1.1 Exchange battery pack
1.
Turn off the S-max using the ON/OFF switch.
2.
Press the release button Ê on top of the battery pack until it
disengages. Now you pull out the battery pack at its grip Ë
from its housing.
Push the other fully charged battery pack into its housing. This
establishes the power connection and locks the battery pack.
7.2
Automatic charger
The S-max comes with the automatic charger. The charging cable's
plug Ì fits into the wall outlet socket; connect the other plug Í to
the appropriate socket on the battery pack or on the S-max.
This automatic charger recharges your batteries 100%. As soon as
the charging process is completed, it switches to a retaining mode,
thus overcharging is impossible.
7.3
Voltage converter for your vehicle
We recommend the voltage converter for your vehicle, if you transport the stairclimber S-max in your car. The Alber voltage converter
is designed for a 12 V electrical system. This voltage converter
transforms 12 V / 24 V direct current (D.C.) into 230 V alternating
current (A.C.)
The plug of the voltage converter Î is plugged into the cigarette
lighter in your car or into the socket of the supply system. The automatic charger’s 230 V connector Ì is plugged into the socket Ï of
the converter.
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8
Care and maintenance
8.1
Stair climber S-max
To guarantee the safety of the S-max the device must be inspected
every two years, even if there are no outer signs of damage or malfunction.
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In the interest of your safety repairs of any kind may only be
done by personnel authorized by AAT Alber Antriebstechnik
GmbH. We are happy to inform you about the contact address of the dealer closest to you.
The device itself (as opposed to the batteries) does not need any
particular maintenance except for an occasional cleaning (see chapter 8.7).
8.2
Charger
Please exclusively use the AAT Alber charger to charge your battery
packs.
8.2.1 Automatic charger
The charger does not need any particular maintenance.
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Please adhere to the special safety instructions supplied with
the charger.
8.2.2 Voltage converter for the vehicle
The voltage converter does not need particular care or maintenance. Nevertheless, check your voltage converter regularly and protect it from oil, grease, aggressive cleaners, diluting agents and/or
damage due to sharp edges, etc.
Service and repairs on the voltage converter may only be done by
authorized personnel.
Please adhere closely to the enclosed voltage converter’s operator’s manual.
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8.3
Battery pack
The battery pack’s sealed lead acid batteries should be recharged
after each use. (Technical details for the sealed lead acid batteries
you find in chapter 8.3.1).
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If the S-max is at a standstill for some time, please connect it
to the charger to retain the charge. This does not damage
the sealed lead acid batteries, on the contrary, it increases
their durability.
8.3.1 Sealed lead acid batteries
There are 2 sealed lead acid batteries 12 V / 3,3 Ah in the battery
pack of the S-max. These batteries are sealed, maintenance free, rechargeable and of top quality.
The durability of sealed lead acid batteries depends primarily on the
charge/discharge cycle. For instance, you may discharge them
partially more than 1000 times and use up the entire capacity more
than 200 times, if you avoid a total discharge entirely.
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Please avoid a total discharge
A total discharge does not only lead to a loss of the batteries'
capacity, but also shortens their durability. Thus, do avoid a total
discharge, by recharging the batteries whenever possible!
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Charging your batteries is taking good care of them
If fully charged batteries run empty faster as usual, then they are
probably used up. In such case please have them checked and, if nessesary, replaced by Alber Antriebstechnik or its representative.
8.3.2 Charging the battery pack
The battery pack may be charged either by means of the charging
socket (1) on the device or, if pulled out, by means of the battery
pack’s socket (2) itself.
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8.3.3 Charging with the automatic charger
1.
Plug in the connector Í of the automatic charger to the socket on the S-max Ê or on the battery pack Ë
2.
Plug in the connector Ì to the the wall outlet and the batteries are being charged.
The LED on the automatic charges indicates the charging process.
Signals of the charger
LED
batteries
red
are being charged
green
are charged, retaining of the charge
8.3.4 Charging with the voltage converter for the vehicle
1.
Put the charger’s plug Ë either into the socket on the battery pack or the socket on the S-max (please see chapter
8.3.2).
2.
Then put the plug Ê of the automatic charger into the 230 V
socket of Í the voltage converter.
3.
Put the 12 V connector Ì into the cigarette lighter.
4.
Turn on the voltage converter by pushing the switch Î and
the battery pack is being charged.
A control light (LED) on the charger and a beeper in the voltage converter allow the charging process to be monitored.
Signals of the charger and the voltage converter
Charger
LED, red
batteries are being charged
Charger
LED, green
batteries are charged, retaining of the charge
Voltage converter
beeping
12 V supply is low
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8.4
Electrical fuse
The battery pack is equipped with a 30 A fuse protected by a
cover Ê.
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You may not mend or by-pass a defect fuse. Always replace it
with an identical one of the same amperage.
To exchange the fuse, remove the cover Ë and pull out the fuse Ì;
insert the new one and replace the cover.
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8.5
Brake lining
Please check the thickness of the safety brakes’ lining Ê regularly.
The minimum thickness is 1 mm. In case the lining is thinner than 1
mm Ë, the lining must be exchanged on both sides. Please contact
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH or your local dealer.
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Please check the safety brakes before each use of the S-max
(see also chapter 4.2 and 6.4).
The safety brakes, particularly the knurled surface of the brake
drums in the wheel rims, must be cleaned weekly with alcohol to ensure the optimum braking effect.
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Never use suds or greasy cleaners.
After cleaning the safety brakes must be checked as described in
chapter 6.4.
8.6
Check/exchange the climber’s rollers
Please also check the roller’s lining on a regular basis.
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8.7
If the lining is worn or broken, please have both rollers exchanged.
Cleaning
All parts of the S-max - except the safety brakes (see chapter 4.2) can be cleaned with a moist cloth; please use regular mild household
cleaners.
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Please always use a merely moist cloth to clean the device to
avoid water penetrating the S-max.
For safety reasons, please do not use a high-pressure cleaning device.
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9
Warranty and liability
9.1
Warranty
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH grants a warranty of two years for
all its products of type S-max including all its accessory parts (with
the exception of the sealed lead acid batteries). The warranty begins
at the date of purchase and covers failure of material and errors in
manufacturing.
For the sealed lead acid batteries, always assuming correct maintenance, AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH grants a warranty of six
months from the date of purchase.
The warranty of the S-max does not cover damage or failure caused
by:
• inadequate and insufficient maintenance by the client
• inadmissible changes or improper use
• improper use extending the maximum loading capacity of the
S-max
• inappropriate charging of the sealed lead acid batteries batteries.
9.2
Liability
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH, manufacturer of the S-max, is not
responsible for eventual damage done by the following:
• S-max was used inappropriately
• repair work, assembly and the like was done by unauthorized
personnel
• S-max was not operated in accordance with this user’s manual
• extraneous parts were attached to or used with the S-max.
• parts of the S-max were removed
• lower and upper rods as well as the rings of the S-max were
not adapted correctly to the wheel chair
• the S-max was loaded extending the maximum loading capacity.
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