ZX-1 User Manual

ZX-1 User Manual
Z100080
ZX-1 Operator’s Manual
ZX-1 OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
Z100080 REV 6
March 1, 2015
1914 Palomar Oaks Way
Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
WWW.SPINERGY.COM
Local: 760.496.2121
U.S.A.
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Table Of Contents
I. ZX-1 INTRODUCTION 6
INDICATIONS FOR USE
6
HOW TO USE THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL
6
Warnings, Cautions and Notes 6
PRODUCT INFORMATION
7
Flammability/Self Extinguishing Properties 7
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
8
OPERATOR’S AGREEMENT
8
Disclaimer 8
ZX-1 Future Updates and Modifications 8
CONTACT SPINERGY
9
II. COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS 10
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COMPATIBLE WHEELCHAIR
10
CONTROL SYSTEM
10
Power Module 10
Joystick Module 10
Joystick 10
Control Panel 10
Battery LED Indicator 12
Power Button 12
Horn Button 12
Speed Crawl Indicator 12
Speed Decrease Button 12
Speed Increase Button 12
Mode Select Buttons and LEDs 12
Programing/Charger Port 12
III. INITIAL SETUP AND ADJUSTMENTS 15
INITIAL SETUP
15
First Time Use ZX-1 Setup 15
Center of Gravity for ZX-1 16
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Arm Rest Bracket Adjustment 16-19
Anti-tilt Height Adjustment 16-19
Anti-tilt Width Adjustment 16-19
Joystick Module Placement 20
IV. OPERATING AND SAFETY 21
PRE-RIDE SAFETY INFORMATION AND INSPECTIONS
21
General Safety 21-22
Pre-ride Safety Check / Daily Inspection 21-22
Weight Limitations 21-22
Periodic Checks 21-22
OPERATING ZX-1
22
ZX-1 Wheelchair Compatibility 23
Prescription Medication and Physical Limitations 23
Alcohol 23
Connecting ZX-1 to Wheelchair 23
Disconnecting ZX-1 from Wheelchair 24
Braking 24
Freewheel Mode 24
Cornering 24
Unlocking ZX-1 (Manually) 24
Locking ZX-1 (Electronically) 25
Unlocking ZX-1 (Electronically) 25
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
25
Safety First 25
Outdoor Driving Surfaces 26
Inclement Weather Precautions 26
Grass and Gravel 27
OPERATIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
27
Steps and Curbs 27
Inclines 28
Ramps 28
Stairs and Escalators 29
Doors 29
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Elevators 29
Tight Spaces 29
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
30
EMI and RFI Factors 30
EMI/RFI Recommendations 31
TRANSPORTING ZX-1
31
Transportation 31
Air Travel with Lithium Batteries 32
Lifts for ZX-1 and Wheelchairs 31
Handling 32
Wheelchair Transferring 32
V. BATTERY CHARGING AND MAINTENANCE 33
BATTERY CHARGING
33
Battery Break-in: 33
Charge the Batteries: 33
Battery Maintenance 33
Battery LED Indicator 33
Reading Battery LED Indicator 34
MAINTENANCE
35
Cleaning 35
Tires 35
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
35
Short Term Storage 36
Long Term Storage 36
BATTERY REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
36
To replace batteries: 37
Battery Recycling (Directive 91/157/EEC) 37
VI. TROUBLESHOOTING 38
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR ZX-1
38
Main Circuit Breaker 38
Resetting Main Circuit Breaker 38
Battery LED Codes 39
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ZX-1 Operates Slow 40
Speed / Crawl Indicator is Steady 40
Speed / Crawl Indicator Ripples Up and Down 40
Speed / Crawl Indicator Flashes 40
Mode Select LED Flashes 40
Circuit Breaker Tripping 40-41
Wiring Schematic Lead 42
Wiring Schematic Lithium 43
WARRANTY 44
ZX-1 WARRANTY POLICY
44
Limited Lifetime Warranty 44
One year limited warranty 44
Warranty Exclusions 44
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I. ZX-1 INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new
ZX-1 power add-on. The ZX-1 combines
cutting edge technology with an attractive
design that is highly functional in modern
society. Spinergy, Inc understands you have
chosen the premier power mobility device able
to provide years of dependable operation and
enhance quality of life by providing daily
mobility to enjoy an active and exciting
lifestyle.
Even though your new ZX-1 is designed to be
both user-friendly and provide maximum
maneuverability in the tightest spaces, it is
important that every ZX-1 operator read,
understand, and follow this manual in its
entirety before operating the ZX-1.
INDICATIONS FOR USE
The ZX-1 is intended to provide enhanced
mobility to disabled persons who are capable
of operating a powered and manual wheelchair, by providing powered mobility to manual wheelchairs.
HOW TO USE THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Read and follow all instructions, warnings,
cautions, and notes in this manual before
operating the ZX-1. If there is any information
in this manual that you do not understand, or if
you require additional assistance for setup or
operation, please contact Spinergy. Failure to
follow the instructions in this manual may void
the warranty, cause damage to the ZX-1 or
cause personal injury.
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS AND NOTES
Warnings, Cautions and Notes are used
throughout this manual to identify potential
conditions where the operator could be
injured, the ZX-1 could be damaged, or just
simply to make your experience with the ZX-1
a little better. It is crucial that all Warnings and
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Cautions are followed.
WARNING
• Indicates a potentially hazardous condition or situation. Failure to comply with a
warning may cause injury to operator.
CAUTION
• Indicates a condition or situation that
could cause damage to equipment. Failure
to comply with a caution may cause equipment damage.
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NOTE
Indicates a helpful condition or situation. A
note can make operating your ZX-1 more
enjoyable and typically provide helpful tips.
Failure to comply with a note will not result in
any equipment damage or injury to operator.
WARNING
• Read and understand the product manual
before operating the ZX-1.
• Use extreme caution and avoid sudden
stops or turns when traveling up or down
inclines.
• Reduce speed when traversing down
inclines, traveling over obstacles or rough
terrain.
• Do not attempt to stop a moving wheelchair using wheel locks.
• Keep hands, fingers and any other body
parts clear of moving parts to avoid injury.
• Always turn power OFF before transferring in/out of wheelchair.
• Maximum safe incline is 6 degrees.
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CAUTION
• Fuse rating is 50 Amps. Do not replace
with a lower rated, higher rated or slow
blow fuse. (Fuse is located above batteries
attached to frame).
• Maximum weight of user not to exceed
250 lbs.
• Maximum curb height 2”
NOTE
• Minimum distance on fully charged battery is 5 miles for Lead Batteries and 9
miles for Lithium Batteries based on the
max occupant weight rating of 250lbs.
• Breaking distance is approximately 1 ft.
Disclaimer: Minimum distance can be
effected by occupant weight, terrain,
weather, tire inflation, tire type, as well as
several other specific factors.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Name and Model: ZX-1 Power Add
On.
Common Name: Manual Wheelchair Power
Add On.
FLAMMABILITY/SELF EXTINGUISHING PROPERTIES
All components contained in the ZX-1 pass the
self-extinguishing flame retardancy tested to
the Class 1 Flame Spread per ASTM E-84
specification.
Rx Use Only: Federal law restricts this device
to sale by or on the order of a physician.
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SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Using packing slip, verify all items are
included in shipment before operating your
ZX-1.
If you suspect an incomplete shipment, contact
Spinergy immediately.
Also, if your shipment was damaged during
transport, save all packaging and contact
responsible delivery company immediately.
OPERATOR’S AGREEMENT
DISCLAIMER
By operating the ZX-1, each operator agrees to
refrain from altering the ZX-1 in any way.
Operator must not modify the ZX-1, nor
remove or alter any guards, shields, or other
safety equipment on the ZX-1. As Spinergy
continues to further improve products and
designs, retrofit kits or accessory kits may
become available to enhance and preserve
continued safe use of the ZX-1. Operator must
also agree to install (or arrange professional
installation) any retrofit kits provided by
Spinergy as necessary.
Make certain to read this manual completely
before operating the ZX-1. Spinergy is not
responsible for damage or injury due to
improper or unsafe use of the Spinergy ZX-1.
Spinergy specifically disclaims responsibility
for bodily injury and property damage that
occurs during any use that does not comply
with this manual or any federal, state, local
laws or ordinances.
maintain your ZX-1, please contact Spinergy.
Spinergy will not be held responsible for
personal injury or property damage resulting
from a failure to follow this operator’s manual.
ZX-1 FUTURE UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS
Our Research and Development, Quality
Control, and Engineering Teams have used the
most current product specifications and
product design information available to
manufacture the ZX-1. Spinergy reserves the
right to implement improvement or safety
changes into our product lines when changes
become necessary. If future changes are
implemented into our product lines, there may
be differences between the product you are
using and instructions, tables and graphics in
this operator’s manual.
If you do not understand the instructions,
warnings, cautions or notes presented in this
owner’s manual, or if you do not feel
comfortable performing any tasks necessary to
adjust, assemble, disassemble, operate, or
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CONTACT SPINERGY
For more information about our products and
services or to send us your valuable comments,
contact:
Visit Our Website: www.Spinergy.com
Spinergy/SMP
Mailing Address:
1914 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
U.S.A.
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II. COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Main Components of the ZX-1 consist of:
• Arm Rests (Left and Right)
• Power Module
• Batteries (2)
• Caster Wheels (2)
• Motors (2)
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•
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Armrest Brackets (2)
Anti-Tilt Assembly
Joystick Module
Clamshell/Actuator
Wheels (2)
Figure 1.
Physical Properties of Compatible Wheelchair
The ZX-1 can be used with any manual wheelchair with the following characteristics:
•
Rigid frame with a horizontal, round camber tube. Folding Chair Compatible with
Swing Arm Attachment.
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Camber tube must be mounted level with
wheelchair rear wheel axles.
No obstructions under camber tube
24”, 25”, 26” wheelchair rear wheels
14”-20” rear seat frame width
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Minimum of 6” between camber tube and
front caster wheels and footplate.
Control System
The ZX-1 control system consists of a joystick
module and power module. The joystick module can be mounted on either armrest and the
power module is mounted on the power base
(Figure 2). The Joystick can be unplugged from
the device by depressing the tab on the two
piece connector cable.
POWER MODULE
The power module provides an interface
between the joystick module, motors,
batteries, and clamshell/actuator (Figure 1).
The power module is connected to the joystick
through the communications cable. It is also
connected directly to each motor and
connected to the batteries through the battery
harness (Figure 12). The battery harness has a
50 amp circuit breaker which protects the
control system electronics from power surges.
JOYSTICK MODULE
The joystick module provides operator
interface for the control system. The joystick
module consists of a joystick, control panel,
and programming/charger port.
The joystick controls speed and direction of
the ZX-1. Move joystick in the direction you
wish to travel. The further away from center
you move the joystick, the faster the ZX-1
will travel. The joystick also controls
engagement/ disengagement of the
clamshell/actuator while in actuator control
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Figure 2.
JOYSTICK
mode.
NOTE
• The ZX-1 will only travel as fast as the
limit set with the Speed Increase button.
CONTROL PANEL
The Control Panel consists of:
• Battery LED Indicator
• Power Button
• Horn Button
• Speed/Crawl LED Indicator
• Speed Decrease Toggle Button
• Speed Increase Toggle Button
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Mode Select Indicators
Mode Select Buttons
Figure 3.
BATTERY LED INDICATOR
The battery LED indicator displays control
system status, indicates the ZX-1 is powered
on, and also indicates remaining battery
charge.
NOTE
• The ZX-1 operates on two 12-volt batteries and the battery LED indicator displays
charge level of both batteries combined.
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POWER BUTTON
The power button applies power to the control
system electronics, which supplies power to
the motors and clamshell/actuator.
CAUTION
• Do not use the power Button to stop the
ZX-1 unless there is an emergency. Failure
to comply could result in damage to the
control system electronics.
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HORN BUTTON
The horn button will provide a “beep” sound
while depressed.
SPEED /CRAWL LED INDICATOR
The speed/crawl indicator displays maximum
speed and crawl mode indication for the ZX-1.
There are five speed settings: 1 illuminated
LED is the lowest speed, and 5 illuminated
LEDs is the highest speed. This gauge also
indicates if ZX-1 speed is being limited or if
control system is locked.
SPEED DECREASE BUTTON
The speed decrease button decreases
maximum speed setting.
SPEED INCREASE BUTTON
The speed increase button increases maximum
speed setting.
WARNING
New operators must operate ZX-1 on lowest
speed setting (1 or 2 LEDs illuminated).
Failure to comply could result injury to
operator or damage to equipment.
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Pressing either mode select button will place
ZX-1 into actuator adjustment mode or drive
mode. ZX-1 is in actuator adjustment mode
when mode select indicator is illuminated
(Figure 3). Clamshell/actuator adjustment can
be opened/closed by deflecting joystick
forward or aft. To re-enter drive mode, press
either mode select button and joystick
becomes the operator control stick.
NOTE
• Once in actuator adjustment mode and
clamshell/actuator completely closes
around wheelchair camber tube, only allow
aft wheelchair wheels to slightly raise off
the ground. Failure to comply will cause
ZX-1 to operate in crawl mode.
PROGRAMING/CHARGER PORT
The programming/charging port provides an
interface for the battery charger. The charging
port is found on forward lower section of
joystick control module (Figure 2).
MODE SELECT BUTTONS AND LEDS
NOTE
• After depressing either mode select button,
mode select indicator will illuminate indicating ZX-1 is in engagement mode.
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Table 1: COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS
Length
24 in.
Width
17.5 in.
Tires
Solid/Pneumatic
Max Tire Pressure
Shown on Tire Sidewall
Tire Diameter
10 in.
Maximum Rider Weight Capacity
250 lbs.
Ground Clearance (frame/transaxle)
1.75 in./2 in.
Maximum Speed
3.5 mph (250lbs. Operator)
Battery Range Using 2 12-Volt Batteries at
250lbs.
5 miles Minimum w/ Lead and 9 miles Minimum
with Lithium Batteries.
Maximum Slope
6 degrees
Highest Curb Clearance
2 inches (50mm)
Batteries
Lead: 12 volt, 15 Ah (2). AGM. 5-hr. capacity =
12.75 ah. Lithium: LiFePO4 12 volt 15 Ah
Battery Weight
17lbs. w/ Lead, 10lbs. w/ Lithium
Weight (Without Batteries)
65 lbs.
Weight (With Batteries)
82 lbs. w/ Lead, 75 lbs. w/ Lithium
Freewheel Mode Equipped
Yes
Electronic Speed Control Equipped
Yes
Brake Type
Electromechanical Park Brake
Charger Type
Off-board
Drivetrain
24 VDC Brushed Gear Motors (2)
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III. INITIAL SETUP AND ADJUSTMENTS
INITIAL SETUP
FIRST TIME USE ZX-1 SETUP
The ZX-1 contains an anti-tilt feature. Before
using the ZX-1 for the first time, ensure antitilt wheels and arm rest brackets are set up and
adjusted correctly.
WARNING
• Do not operate ZX-1 without first adjusting anti-tilt feature to suit your wheelchair.
Failure to comply will cause wheelchair to
tilt and injury to operator.
• Do not adjust your manual wheelchair to
suit ZX-1. ZX-1 must be adjusted to suit
wheelchair. Failure to comply may cause
wheelchair to tilt when disconnected from
ZX-1.
CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR ZX-1
Center of gravity (CG) for ZX-1 is directly
correlated to the position of armrest brackets.
The distance from center of wheelchair rear
axle to front edge of backrest vertical posts is
the CG point (Figure 4).
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Figure 4.
WARNING
• Do not operate ZX-1 equipped wheelchair with a CG greater than five inches.
Failure to comply will cause wheelchair to
tilt and injury to operator.
Use Table 2 and Figure 5/6 to determine
CG for the ZX-1:
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Table 2:
CG level
(Measurement)
ARM REST BRACKET ADJUSTMENT
Adjust arm rest brackets as follows:
1. Remove two nuts, washers, and screws on
each arm rest bracket (Figure 6).
< 1 inch(es)
Position of
Adjustment
Hole (1 =
forward hole)
2 w/ extension
(See Figure 5)
3 w/ extension
(See Figure 5)
4 w/ extension
(See Figure 5)
1
< 2 inch(es)
2
< 3 inch(es)
3
3. Secure both arm rest brackets to width
bracket and anti-tilt bracket using two nuts,
washers, and bolts (Figure 7).
< 4 inch(es)
4
< 5 inche(s)
5
< -2 inche(s)
< -1 inch(es)
< 0 inch(es)
NOTE
• It will help to have left and right armrests,
and cover removed during arm rest bracket
positioning.
2. Place arm rest bracket in proper CG position determined in Table 2.
Anti Tilt Bracket Extension
Figure 5.
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Figure 6.
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Figure 7. Anti-Tilt Bolts.
ANTI-TILT WHEEL HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Adjust anti-tilt wheels height as follows:
NOTE
• This procedure only needs to be accomplished if anti-tilt wheels are more than
two inches below backrest rigidizer bar.
This procedure also must be accomplished
if anti-tilt wheels are closer than 1 inch
below the backrest rigidizer bar.
Figure 8.
1. Completely open ZX-1 clamshell/actuator
by selecting mode select button on control
panel and pushing joystick forward until
clamshell/actuator completely opens.
NOTE
• It will help to have left and right armrests, and cover removed during anti-tilt wheels height
positioning.
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Figure 9.
Figure 10.
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2. Remove rear gas spring bolt.
3. Reposition anti-tilt height adjustment
bracket so that anti-tilt wheels are between
1 and 2 inches below backrest spacer bar
(Figure 7).
4. Install two nuts and washers securing antitilt height bracket (Figure 7).
5. Remove two anti-tilt shock nuts.
6. Re-install gas spring.
7. Install two anti-tilt shock nuts.
8. Perform anti-tilt width adjustment.
ANTI-TILT WHEEL WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
Adjust anti-tilt wheels width as follows:
2. Remove cover
• It will help to have left and right armrests
removed during anti-tilt wheels width positioning.
3. Remove four cross member allen bolts.
(Figure 9).
4. Remove spacer bar by removing bolts at
each end of bar (Figure 10).
5. Widen adjustable cross member as necessary to fit width of wheelchair.
6. Manually back wheelchair centered into
ZX-1 base with clamshell/actuator still in
open position.
7. Align ZX-1 anti-tilt wheels with wheelchair backrest vertical posts (Figure 11).
CAUTION
Anti-tilt wheel width adjustment procedure
must be performed before ZX-1 use. Failure to
comply may cause damage to equipment.
1. Completely open ZX-1 clamshell/actuator
by selecting mode select button on control
panel and pushing joystick forward until
clamshell/actuator completely opens (Figure 3).
Figure 11.
8. Once desired width is achieved, tighten
four cross member allen bolts (Figure 8).
JOYSTICK MODULE PLACEMENT
The joystick module comes pre installed on
right armrest, but may be configured on either
the left or right armrest.
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Remove and Install joystick on opposite side
as follows:
1. Remove cover from ZX-1 base.
5. Remove cap from opposite armrest and reinstall on armrest without joystick module
installed (Figure 12).
2. Disconnect joystick module cable from
power module (Figure 12).
6. Attach joystick module to joystick module
bracket using two bracket screws (Figure
12).
3. Remove Velcro straps securing joystick
module cable to armrest (Figure 12).
7. Secure cable to armrest using Velcro straps
(Figure 12).
4. Loosen bolt securing joystick module
bracket clamp in armrest and slide clamp
out of armrest (Figure 12).
8. Connect joystick module cable connector
to power module (Figure 12).
9. Install cover to ZX-1 base.
Figure 12.
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IV. OPERATING AND SAFETY
PRE-RIDE SAFETY INFORMATION AND INSPECTIONS
GENERAL SAFETY
Follow manual provided by your wheelchair
manufacturer. In addition to wheelchair
operator’s guidelines, Spinergy recommends
the following guidelines for safe operation of a
ZX-1 equipped wheelchair:
PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK / DAILY
INSPECTION
1. Check tires and solid caster wheels: verify
tires and wheels do not contain flat spots
and are properly seated on rims.
1. Study and obey all local pedestrian traffic
rules.
2. Verify a path clear of traffic, and always
proceed with extreme caution.
3. Always remember that wheelchair-height
pedestrians are difficult for vehicles to see
and operate the ZX-1 accordingly.
WARNING
• The following safety checks must be read
and performed before operating the ZX-1
power add-on. Failure to comply may
result in injury to operator and damage to
equipment.
WARNING
• Maintain proper air pressure as shown on
tire sidewall in PSI/BAR/kPa at all times.
Do not under or overinflate ZX-1 tires.
Failure to comply could result in injury to
operator or damage to tires.
• Inflate ZX-1 drive tires using regulated
air source with attached pressure gauge.
Failure to comply may cause tire to
explode and injury to operator.
2. Verify pneumatic tires are properly inflated
as shown on tire sidewall.
3. Verify ZX-1 power-up and battery level
displays green. If battery level displays
yellow or red, charge ZX-1 as necessary
before use.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
The ZX-1 operator weight limit is 250-lbs. The
wheelchair to be used in conjunction with ZX1 is also rated for a maximum weight capacity
as determined by the manufacturer.
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CAUTION
• Do not exceed maximum weight capacity
including operator and any accessories
mounted to wheelchair and ZX-1 power
add-on. Failure to comply may cause damage to ZX-1 power add-on.
2. Ensure no excessive side movement or
binding occurs when chair wheels are
lifted.
3. Ensure hardware securing crossmember
and all other adjustment hardware are
secure.
PERIODIC CHECKS
4. Inspect for any loose hardware on the
wheelchair and ZX-1.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
5. Ensure all wheels are free of debris.
1. Check tires and ensure they are
between 32-36 psi for the Standard
tires and between 36-40 for the Off
Road tires.
2. Clamshell/actuator is secured to wheelchair camber tube.
3.
Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
4. Ensure clamshell/actuator and caster
wheels are secure. Tighten or replace if
necessary.
Inspect/Adjust Periodically
1. Ensure wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
2. Ensure arms are secure but easy to release
and adjustment levers engage properly.
3. Ensure arms operate and lock in securely.
4. Inspect charger AC power cord for damage. Replace if necessary.
5. Ensure wheels and casters are free of
debris.
5. Ensure all wheels are free of debris.
Inspect/Adjust Monthly
7. Verify all labels are present and legible.
Replace if necessary.
1. Ensure wheel nuts and hardware are secure
on all wheels.
6. Inspect electrical components for signs of
corrosion. Replace if corroded or damaged.
OPERATING ZX-1
• DO NOT stand on any part of the ZX-1,
including the frame.
• DO NOT over-inflate tires.
WARNINGS
• DO NOT attempt to stop a moving
wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks
are not brakes.
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• ALWAYS use caution when transferring
in or out of wheelchair when connected or
not connected to ZX-1. Every precaution
should be taken to reduce transfer distance.
Be certain wheel locks are engaged and
ZX-1 power is turned off to prevent wheels
from moving.
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ZX-1 WHEELCHAIR COMPATIBILITY
NOTE
• The ZX-1 was designed to be compatible
with a variety of ultra-light rigid frame
wheelchairs
and
folding
manual
wheelchairs with a moveable swing arm
camber tube from different manufactures.
The ZX-1 increases mobility and versatility of
a manual wheelchair. The ZX-1 selection and
purchase is the responsibility of the wheelchair
operator and/or healthcare provider. If you
would like additional assistance determining
wheelchair compatibility, please contact Spinergy.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND
PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
ZX-1 operators must exercise extreme care
when operating the ZX-1. ZX-1 operators
should be aware of safety issues when taking
prescribed or over-the-counter medication or
when ZX-1 operator has specific physical
limitations.
WARNING
• Do not operate ZX-1 while under influence of alcohol. Failure may cause injury
to operator and damage to equipment.
CONNECTING ZX-1 TO WHEELCHAIR
CAUTION
• ZX-1 can only be connected to a fixed
camber tube rigid frame wheelchair. ZX-1
can only be connected to a folding-style
wheelchair with the optional ZX-1 Swing
Arm Attachment. Failure to comply may
cause damage to ZX-1.
Connect to wheelchair as follows:
1. Completely open ZX-1 clamshell/actuator
by selecting mode select button on control
panel and position joystick forward until
clamshell/actuator completely lowers.
2. Back wheelchair up flush against ZX-1
clamshell/actuator.
WARNING
• If operator is taking medication, consult a
physician before operating ZX-1. Some
medications may impair ability to operate
ZX-1 safely. Failure to comply may result
in injury to operator or damage to equipment.
ALCOHOL
The ZX-1 user must exercise care and
common sense when operating his/her ZX-1.
This includes awareness of safety issues while
under the influence of alcohol.
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NOTE
• Wheelchair should be within one inch of
open ZX-1 clamshell/actuator to connect.
3. Place ZX-1 into actuator control mode by
pressing mode select button on control
panel.
4. Position joystick aft until clamshell/actuator closes completely and rear wheels of
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manual chair are just slightly off the
ground.
5. Press mode select button again to place
ZX-1 back into drive mode.
6. On control panel, toggle mode select button back to operational mode.
7. ZX-1 equipped wheelchair is ready for use.
DISCONNECTING ZX-1 FROM WHEELCHAIR
WARNING
• Do not disconnect wheelchair from ZX-1
on an incline. Failure to comply may cause
injury to operator.
Disconnect ZX-1 from wheelchair as follows:
1. Completely open ZX-1 clamshell/actuator
by selecting mode select button on control
panel and position joystick forward until
clamshell/actuator completely lowers.
2. Power-off ZX-1.
3. Manually operate wheelchair forward
away from ZX-1.
BRAKING
The ZX-1 is equipped with two brake systems:
The first one is electromagnetic. When the
joystick returns to the center position, the ZX1 slows down. When the ZX-1 comes to a stop,
a disc park brake is automatically activated.
FREEWHEEL MODE
Each motor on the ZX-1 is equipped with a
freewheel lever that can set the ZX-1 into
freewheel mode. The freewheel lever
disengages the motor from the gearbox and
enables the drive wheel to roll freely.
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WARNING
Never sit on ZX-1 equipped wheelchair in
freewheel mode. Never disengage motor from
gearbox while operating ZX-1. Always make
certain ZX-1 is not in freewheel mode before
turning on the ZX-1. Failure to comply could
cause damage to equipment and injury to
operator.
To disengage the motor from the gearbox:
Turn the freewheel lever outward.
To engage the motor to the gearbox and exit
freewheel mode: Turn the freewheel lever
inward.
CORNERING
WARNING
• When cornering sharply, reduce speed
and maintain stable center of gravity. Failure to comply could cause injury to operator and ZX-1 to tilt.
MANUALLY RELEASING
If the ZX-1 completely runs out of battery
power the actuator pin (Figure 13) must be
pulled to mechanically release the clamp from
holding the camber tube. (If lithium batteries
see page 34)7U\SXOOLQJDEDWWHU\WHUPLQDORIIWKHQ
SXVKRQDJDLQILUVWDVDVWKDWPD\UHVHW%06
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While the ZX-1 is equipped with front and rear
caster wheels, excessively high cornering
speeds can still create tilting hazard. Factors
which create tilting conditions include, but are
not limited to:
1. Cornering speed
2. Steering angle (how sharply ZX-1 is
turned)
3. Uneven road surfaces
4. Inclined road surfaces
5. Operating from an area of low traction to
an area of high traction (such as passing
from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning)
6. Abrupt direction changes or swerving.
High cornering speeds are not recommended.
If while operating the ZX-1, operator senses a
tilting condition, simply reduce speed and
steering angle or lessen the sharpness of the
turn).
LOCKING ZX-1 (ELECTRONICALLY)
Lock ZX-1 as follows:
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1. While the control system is powered on,
depress and hold the power button.
2. After 1 second, control system will beep.
3. Release the power button.
4. Position joystick forward until control system beeps.
5. Position joystick backward until control
system beeps.
6. Release joystick, listen for long beep.
7. ZX-1 is now locked.
UNLOCKING ZX-1 (ELECTRONICALLY)
Unlock ZX-1 as follows:
1. Using power button, toggle control system
on (maximum speed /crawl indicator ripples up and down).
2. Position joystick forward until control system beeps.
3. Position joystick backward until control
system beeps.
4. Release joystick, listen for long beep.
5. ZX-1 is now unlocked
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
SAFETY FIRST
When operating ZX-1 during daily activities,
operator may encounter situations which
require practice to master. It is helpful to take
ample time to successfully maneuver through
doorways, elevators, wheelchair ramps, and
over moderate unpaved terrain. The more the
ZX-1 is used, the more skill the operator will
develop.
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Below are some precautions, tips, and other
safety considerations to familiarize ZX-1
operators on the safest operation methods.
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WARNING
• Do not modify ZX-1 without prior authorization from Spinergy. Do not use accessories with the ZX-1 unless accessories
have been pre-approved by Spinergy for
use specifically with ZX-1. Failure to comply could cause injury to operator and
damage to equipment.
• Do not place ZX-1 into free-wheel mode
while ZX-1 is in use; ensure ZX-1 is in a
safe location on flat ground before entering
free-wheel mode. Failure to comply could
cause injury to operator.
• Do not operate ZX-1 on public streets or
roadways. Failure to comply could cause
injury to operator, damage to equipment or
traffic citation from local law enforcement.
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
The ZX-1 is designed to provide optimum
stability under normal operating conditions.
Normal operating conditions are considered
dry, level surfaces composed of concrete,
blacktop, or asphalt.
However, Spinergy recognizes there are also
times when ZX-1 operators will encounter
alternative surface types. For this reason, the
ZX-1 can also handle packed soil, grass, and
gravel as well. The ZX-1 may be used safely
on lawns and in park areas.
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•
Avoid operating ZX-1 in fresh or salt
water.
Avoid using ZX-1 at the edge of a stream,
lake, or ocean.
A safe rule to stand by is...If you feel unsure
about a driving surface, avoid it.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
The ZX-1 control system uses industrial-grade
components throughout, ensuring reliable
operation in a wide range of conditions. ZX-1
operators can further improve control system
reliability by keeping extreme exposure to a
minimum.
CAUTION
• Do not expose control system or other
ZX-1 components to damp conditions for
prolonged periods. Failure to comply could
cause damage to components.
Avoid exposing ZX-1 to inclement weather
conditions. If operator is caught in rain, snow,
severe cold, or heat while operating ZX-1,
calmly proceed to shelter at earliest
opportunity. Once at adequate shelter,
thoroughly dry and clean ZX-1 before storing,
charging, or operating again.
Whenever possible, try to avoid the following
terrain and situations:
•
•
•
Avoid driving on uneven terrain and/or
soft surfaces.
Avoid tall grass that may become lodged in
ZX-1 running gear.
Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
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WARNING
• Store ZX-1 in a dry and clean location.
Failure to comply could cause injury to
operator and damage to equipment.
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• Never sit on ZX-1 equipped wheelchair
in freewheel mode. Never disengage motor
from gearbox while operating ZX-1.
Always make certain ZX-1 is not in freewheel mode before turning on the ZX-1.
Failure to comply could cause damage to
equipment and injury to operator.
CAUTION
Use caution while operating ZX-1 in rain,
snow, salt, mist, on icy/slippery surfaces. Failure to comply could cause damage to equipment.
GRASS AND GRAVEL
The ZX-1 performs well on grass, gravel, and
hills. However, the operator must follow
parameters presented in this manual for success. Common sense is always your best protection.
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WARNING
• Avoid loose gravel. Failure to comply
could cause ZX-1 to become unstable and
cause injury to operator or damage to
equipment
CAUTION
• Avoid long or high grass. Failure to comply could wrap around ZX-1 axles and
cause damage to equipment.
OPERATIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
STEPS AND CURBS
Proceed with extreme caution when operating
ZX-1 near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges,
and drop-offs such as curbs, porches, and
stairs. Always approach any obstacle straight
toward the obstacle (perpendicular) to be
conquered.
Riding over curbs or obstacles can cause
tipping and serious bodily harm. If you have
any doubt that you can safely cross any curb or
obstacle, ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP. Be
aware of your riding skills and personal
limitations. Develop new skills only with the
help of a companion.
Navigate Over Curb or Obstacle as follows:
1. Approach curb or obstacle slowly, ensuring
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ZX-1 is traveling straight toward
(perpendicular) the obstacle.
2. Increase forward speed just before the front
wheelchair wheels contact obstacle.
3. Reduce forward speed after rear wheels
clear obstacle.
Navigate Down Curb or Obstacle as
follows:
1. Approach curb or obstacle slowly, ensuring
ZX-1 is traveling straight toward
(perpendicular) the obstacle.
2.Reduce forward speed just before front
wheelchair wheels contact obstacle.
3.Increase forward speed only after rear
wheels have cleared obstacle and ZX-1 is on
level ground.
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WARNING
• Do not attempt to conquer a curb with a
height greater than 2in. (5cm.). Failure to
comply could cause ZX-1 to tilt and injury
to operator.
• Do not operate ZX-1 backward down any
step, curb, or other obstacle. Failure to
comply may cause ZX-1 to tilt and injury
to operator.
INCLINES
WARNING
• Do not place ZX-1 in freewheel mode
while on an incline or decline.
• Do not operate ZX-1 backward down an
incline.
• Do not operate ZX-1 in a “zig zag” pattern up or down slopes.
Do not operate ZX-1 on hazardous inclines
such as snow, ice, wet leaves, etc.
• Do not operate ZX-1 on any slopes
(regardless of surface type) of greater than
6°.
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The ZX-1 is capable of navigating up and
around most wheelchair access building
ramps. When operating the ZX-1 on
wheelchair building access ramps, slow ZX-1
operation during tight turns which require keen
cornering skills. Use caution when
approaching any ramps or steep grades.
Reduce ZX-1 to lowest speed setting during
ramp operations, and perform wide turns
around tight corners.
While operating ZX-1 on inclines, keep ZX-1
moving if possible. Operate ZX-1 pointed
straight up or down any hills; the ZX-1 is most
stable pointed straight up or straight down
hills. If stopping becomes necessary, slowly
resume operation and accelerate cautiously.
On decline, operate ZX-1 in a forward direction only. If ZX-1 begins to accelerate faster
than desired, release joystick and allow ZX-1
to completely stop. Once ZX-1 is at rest, gently push joystick forward to complete controlled descent.
RAMPS
Perform the following steps when operating
ZX-1 UP any ramp, curb, or incline:
1. Lean forward in ZX-1 seat to move your
center of gravity forward for maximum
stability and safety.
NOTE
• If the ramp has a switchback, good cornering ability is required.
• Failure to comply with any of the above
warnings could cause injury to operator
and damage to equipment.
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2. Maneuver ZX-1 so wheels take a wide
swing around corners of ramp
3. If you must stop your ZX-1 while driving
up a ramp: apply gentle and steady forward
power pressure to the joystick.
4. Accelerate gently after stopping on any
incline.
Perform the following when proceeding
DOWN any ramp, curb, or incline:
1. Keep ZX-1 speed setting to the slowest
speed.
2. When coming to a stop, release joystick
lever slowly and smoothly.
WARNING
• Do not drive down an incline in reverse.
Failure to comply may cause injury to
operator.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
The ZX-1 is not designed to travel up or down
stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
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WARNING
• Do not operate ZX-1 on steps or escalators. Failure to comply may cause injury to
operator and damage to equipment.
DOORS
Pass through doors as follows:
Determine whether door opens toward or away
from ZX-1 operator. Gently operate ZX-1
forward and push door open.
If door opens toward ZX-1 operator, slowly
operate ZX-1 backward to pull door open.
ELEVATORS
Most modern elevators are equipped with door
edge safety mechanisms which, reopen
elevator doors in case of obstruction.
TIGHT SPACES
While using the ZX-1, operators will
encounter obstacles requiring practice to
negotiate smoothly and safely. After
maneuvering the ZX-1 through doors, up and
down ramps, up and over curbs, through grass
and gravel, and up and down inclines,
operators should soon be proficient.
When operating the ZX-1 be sure that nobody
has any hands or feet in or around the clamp in
order to prevent potential injury from occurring.
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ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
EMI AND RFI FACTORS
All electrically powered vehicles, including
the ZX-1 are susceptible to Electromagnetic
Interference/Radio Frequency Interference
(EMI/RFI). This interference could result in
abnormal, unintended ZX-1 movement.
There are a number of sources of relatively
intense electromagnetic fields in the
everyday environment. Some of these
sources are obvi- ous and easy to avoid.
Others are not apparent and exposure is
unavoidable. The sources of radiated EMI
can be broadly classified into three types:
1. Hand-held portable transceivers
(transmit- ters-receivers) with the
antenna mounted directly on the
transmitting unit. Examples include:
citizens band (CB) radios, “walkie
talkie,” security, fire and police
transceiv- ers, cellular telephones and
other personal communication devices.
NOTE
• Some cellular telephones and
similar devices transmit signals
while they are ON, even when not
being used.
2. Medium-range mobile transceivers such
as those used in police cars, fire trucks,
ambu- lance and taxis. These usually
have the antenna mounted on the outside
of the vehicles.
3. Long-range transmitters and
transceivers such as commercial
broadcast transmitters (radio and TV
broadcast antennas towers) and amateur
(HAM) radios.
NOTE
• Other types of hand-held devices, such
as cordless phones, laptop computers,
AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players,
cassette players
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and small appliances, such as electric
shav- ers and hair dryers (so far as we
know) are not likely to cause EMI
problems to your ZX-1. Every power
wheelchair or power- assist device can
resist EMI up to a certain level, also
known as its “immunity level”. The
higher the immunity level, the less the
device is at risk of interference. An
immu- nity level of 20V/m is understood
to provide sufficient protection from the
sources encountered on a daily basis.”
In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control
system. Every ZX-1 has a built-in
immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The
higher the immu- nity level, the greater the
protection against EMI. The ZX-1 has an
immunity level of 20 V/m.
WARNING
• Avoid close proximity to EMI-prone
radio and TV stations. Failure to
comply could cause injury to operator
during inad- vertent movement.
• Do not modify ZX-1 without express
authorization from Spinergy. Failure to
comply can cause injury to operator and
increase susceptibility of the ZX-1 to
EMI.
• Do not situate ZX-1 in a position of
dan- ger where possible EMI could
cause unin- tended movement. Failure
to comply could cause injury to
operator or damage to equipment
during unintended movement or brake
release.
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CAUTION
• Avoid close proximity to other electrical
and alarm systems. Failure to comply can
cause damage to equipment in the event
the ZX-1 disturbs performance of electrical
devices or alarm systems.
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During unintended movement or unintended
park brake release, power-off ZX-1 as soon as
it is safe.
·Report all unintended movement incidents
and unintended parking brake movements to
Spinergy.
EMI/RFI RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Do not turn on or use hand-held personal
electronic communication devices such as
cellular phones, 2-way radios, and CB
radios while ZX-1 is powered on.
2. Be aware of any nearby transmitters (radio,
television, microwave, etc.) on ZX-1 travel
route and avoid operating ZX-1 close to
any of those transmitters.
3. Power-off ZX-1 if unit will be stationary
for an extended time period.
4. Do not modify or add accessories or components to ZX-1 making the ZX-1 more
susceptible to EMI/RFI.
WARNING
• Power-off ZX-1 as soon as it is safe during unintended or uncontrollable motion
occurs or if unintended park brake release
occurs. Failure to comply could result in
injury to operator.
• Power off ZX-1 if operator anticipates
being seated for extended period of time.
This will prevent unexpected motion from
inadvertent joystick contact and also eliminate unintended EMI movement possibilities.
TRANSPORTING ZX-1
TRANSPORTATION
Avoid damage to cables during transportation
and connection process.
When transporting ZX-1 equipped wheelchair,
make certain control system is well protected.
WARNING
• Properly and securely stow ZX-1 during
transportation. Failure to comply could
cause injury to persons or damage to
equipment.
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LIFTS FOR ZX-1 AND WHEELCHAIRS
During travel, some ZX-1 operators may
choose to use a vehicle-equipped lift to
transport the ZX-1. Spinergy recommends
understanding lift manufacturer’s instructions
before operating the lift with ZX-1 attached.
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Figure 14
WARNING
• Do not sit in ZX-1 equipped wheelchair
while in a moving vehicle. Failure to comply could cause injury to ZX-1 operator.
HANDLING
Avoid bumping or knocking ZX-1 control
system, especially the joystick. Use care
not to strike obstacles with the control
system or joy-stick while operating the
ZX-1. Do not drop the control system.
WHEELCHAIR TRANSFERRING
Undock ZX-1 from wheelchair and follow
wheelchair manufacturer instructions for
trans- ferring from your wheelchair.
AIRLINE TRAVEL
It is recommended when traveling with
your ZX-1 that you disconnect the battery
cables (See Figure 14).
Travel restrictions vary for lithium
batteries based on the country that you are
traveling in and the airline that you are
using. Please check with your local
authorities on the required lithium battery
air travel restrictions.
Steps to disconnect:
1. Remove carbon fiber cover.
2. Move controller and BMS away from
the top of the batteries. (Figure 14)
3. Disconnect all four (4) battery tab
connectors shown in Figure 14.
4. Place tab covers on battery tabs. (Figure
14)
5.Replace controller with BMS on top of
the velcro strap. (Figure 14)
6. Replace carbon fiber cover.
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V. BATTERY CHARGING AND MAINTENANCE
BATTERY CHARGING
Battery maintenance is the most important part
of maintaining your ZX-1. Keeping batteries
fully charged extends battery life. Use the
following guidelines to help keep ZX-1
batteries in optimum condition.
LEAD BATTERY BREAK-IN:
To “break-in” ZX-1 batteries, run down the
batteries to half-charge 4-5 times. This will
increase battery life and help the batteries
retain their maximum charge.
Fully depleting your batteries will result in a
shortened life span.
For daily use, keep batteries fully charged. For
optimum performance, plug in the off-board
charger after each use and charge 6-8 hours (or
overnight).
If operator will not use ZX-1 for more than a
week, fully charge the batteries, then
disconnect batteries from ZX-1.
READING BATTERY LED INDICATOR
Monitor and charge batteries as follows:
• Battery LED indicator shows green/yellow/red: batteries are charged.
• Battery LED indicator shows only yellow/
red: charge batteries as soon as possible.
• Battery LED indicator shows only red
(steady flashing or flashing slowly): charge
batteries immediately.
WARNING
• Do not operate control system when battery is nearly discharged. Failure to comply
may leave operator stranded in an unsafe
position without power.
CHARGE THE BATTERIES:
The charger for all ZX-1 models is an offboard charger. To charge batteries, connect
charger to charger port just beneath joystick
module (Figure 2).
NOTE
• The ZX-1 operates on two 12-volt batteries and the battery LED indicator displays
charge level of both batteries combined.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
AGM batteries are used to operate the ZX-1.
The batteries are maintenance free. See page
31 for battery replacement instructions.
• ZX-1 power capacity will take time to
learn based on use habits of each operator.
Much like the fuel gauge on a car, the battery LED indicator will give the operator a
great indication of how much power is
remaining.
BATTERY LED INDICATOR
The battery LED indicator displays remaining
battery charge and control system status. It
indicates the ZX-1 is powered on.
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When powering on the control system, battery
LED indicator displays estimated remaining
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battery charge. The battery will give a more
accurate reading about a minute after operating
the ZX-1.
The charge capacity of ZX-1 batteries will
vary based on the following:
• Terrain, Slopes and Mileage during operation
• Battery Temperature
• Battery Age
The above factors affect travel distance of the
ZX-1. All batteries gradually lose capacity as
Lithium Ion Battery Option
If your ZX-1 is equipped with the
Lithium Battery Option, All of the same
conditions apply for the LEAD Batteries
except for:
Note: The Initial charging of the
Batteries should be Charged for a
minimum of 24 hours continuously.
This allows the two Batteries to
Properly Balance.
The Lithium Battery option’s Battery
Management System includes a feature
that keeps enough reserve power in the
case that you continue to use your ZX-1
until it runs out of power. If this feature
isn’t working, to release clamshell, see page 2
for the manual method.
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they age.
The best way to prolong ZX-1 batteries is by
proper charging technique. Battery life is
shortened each time charge/discharge takes
place.
Do not allow batteries to sit without charge
after discharging. Always recharge ZX-1 batteries promptly after they are discharged. If
ZX-1 battery LED indicator reading seems to
fall more quickly than usual, ZX-1 batteries
may be reaching the life cycle end
READING BATTERY LED INDICATOR
Monitor and charge batteries as follows:
• Battery LED indicator shows green/yellow/red: batteries are charged.
• Battery LED indicator shows only yellow/
red: charge batteries as soon as possible.
• Battery LED indicator shows only red
(steady flashing or flashing slowly): charge
batteries immediately.
• When the LED Indicator is showing one or
two red lights, the ZX-1 will issue an
audible warning with five beeping sounds
indicating that the Batteries will soon run
out of Power.
• If the ZX-1 Lithium Batteries are too low
to operate the device, there is enough
Battery Backup Supply to De-Clamp from
the Manual Wheelchair.
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MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Clean joystick module and joystick with a
cloth dampened with diluted detergent. Use
care when cleaning joystick.
CAUTION
• Never use abrasive or spirit-based cleaners. Failure to comply may cause damage
to components.
If control system becomes contaminated with
food or drink, clean off immediately.
TIRES
WARNINGS
• The wheel rims are split rims and will
come apart if nuts are loosened or
removed. Do not loosen or remove any of
the five nuts securing two halves of rims
together. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death.
• DO NOT over-inflate tires
Clean tires with ordinary kitchen cleaners and
a damp cloth. Do not use solvents on tires.
Solvents can cause the tire material to break
down or become too soft.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Proper storage habits should be routinely
exercised to prevent damage and avoidable
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wear & tear to your ZX-1. Sensitive
electronics are used in the construction of the
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ZX-1 that can be damaged due to improper
storage. Follow good judgment, and the
following instructions:
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•
Do not place heavy objects on top of the
ZX-1
LONG TERM STORAGE
Follow all instructions for Short Term Storage,
and the following:
WARNING
• Failure to store the unit properly will
cause damage to the electronics.
SHORT TERM STORAGE
If the ZX-1 is being stored for a short period of
time, it should be stored in a clean, dry and
warm location. Care should be taken to keep
the ZX-1 covered from direct moisture. If the
ZX-1 does get wet, remove cover and allow to
dry thoroughly before turning on power.
•
When storing for one week or more, fully
charge batteries and then disconnect batteries by disconnecting battery harnesses
from both batteries.
•
When storing for extended periods of time,
it is recommended that you charge the batteries periodically to ensure proper performance.
Never store where extreme temperatures are
possible. Never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery should be
warmed for several days prior to charging.
•
Turn power off
•
Store in location safe from theft or vandalism
•
Do not store where heavy objects could
potentially fall on top of or against the ZX1.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
A battery wiring diagram is included in this
manual, pages 42 for Lead and 43 for
Lithium.
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6. Place new batteries in frame compartment.
(use only sealed AGM non-spillable batteries that meet DOT CFR 173.159 (d), IATA
Packing Instructions 806, and IATA Provision A67).
WARNINGS
• Batteries are heavy (see Specifications
table). If unable to lift that much weight, be
sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and avoid lifting beyond your
capacity.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
Always replace both batteries at the same
time.
• For safety reasons, only sealed AGM
non-spillable batteries that meet DOT CFR
173.159 (d), IATA Packing Instructions
806, and IATA Provision A67 shall be
installed in the ZX-1.
TO REPLACE BATTERIES:
1. Turn off power to controller.
2. Remove carbon fiber cover.
3. Unplug battery harnesses from both batteries (can be difficult).
4. Remove strap that secures batteries to
frame compartment.
7. Fasten strap tightly around both batteries
ensuring batteries stay properly seated in
frame compartment.
BATTERY RECYCLING (DIRECTIVE
91/157/EEC)
Return used batteries to authorized battery
recycling center for disposal in accordance
with Battery Directive 91/157/EEC.
WARNINGS:
• Make sure to tighten strap so batteries are
secure.
• Connect battery harnesses to both batteries. Match red cable to red battery tab
and black cable to black tab.
• Reinstall carbon fiber cover.
• Charge batteries before use. See “Battery
Charging” on page 33.
5. Remove both batteries from frame compartment.
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VI. TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR ZX-1
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
A 50-amp main circuit breaker reset button is
located on the power base. Check the 50-amp
breaker and reset if ZX-1 stops operating.
If the main circuit breaker has tripped, some
causes might be:
• Driving up a long, steep hill
• Driving over a curb
• Run-down batteries
• Wet batteries or Electronics
• ZX-1 or components become too hot
• Low tire pressure
When operating the ZX-1, battery voltages are
reduced and battery current must increase to
satisfy the motors demand. This effect can
cause a heavy current draw that may also trip
the main circuit breaker.
RESETTING MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
If the main circuit breaker trips as a result of
low batteries or because of a temporary
overload, it is acceptable to reset the circuit
breaker as follows:
1. Wait at least ten minutes for the control
system electronics to return to normal
operating temperature.
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2. Power-off ZX-1.
3. Press main circuit breaker to reset.
4. Power-on ZX-1
CAUTION
• If the main circuit breaker continues to
trip, there is probably an underlying electrical fault that needs attention. Do not
continue to reset the main circuit breaker
without correcting the underlying electrical
issue.
If the lithium batteries are low in voltage and
the operator is traveling up a grade, the system
will automatically go into “Crawl mode” until a
level ground is attained.
BATTERY LED CODES
If a system trip occurs, operator may count
number of bars on battery LED indicator that
flash. Refer to the battery bar code
troubleshooting chart for a list of self
diagnostic actions (Table 3).
If malfunction still remains after performing
possible solution, contact authorized Spinergy
representative for repair.
NOTE
• Left and right component positions are
identified with operator seated in wheelchair connected to ZX-1.
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Table 3: Battery LED Codes
Number of
Battery
LEDs
Displayed
Corresponding Malfunction and Possible Solution
1
Malfunction: Battery requires charging, or poor connection exists to battery.
Possible Solution: Verify cable connections to battery are secure,
undamaged and/or charge ZX-1 battery.
2
Malfunction: Left motor has poor connection.
Possible Solution: Verify cable connections to left motor are secure and
undamaged.
3
Malfunction: Left motor has short circuit to battery condition.
Possible Solution: Contact authorized Spinergy representative for repair.
4
Malfunction: Right motor has poor connection.
Possible Solution: Verify cables connections to right motor are secure
and undamaged.
5
Malfunction: Right motor has short circuit to a battery condition.
Possible Solution: Contact authorized Spinergy representative for repair.
6
Malfunction: ZX-1 will not drive.
Possible Solution: Verify charger is not still connected0 and cable is
undamaged.
7
Malfunction: Joystick fault.
Possible Solution: Verify joystick is in center position before powering
on control system.
8
Malfunction: Control system fault indicated.
Possible Solution: Verify cable connections at control system are secure
and undamaged.
9
Malfunction: Parking brakes have poor connection.
Possible Solution: Verify parking brake and motor cable connections are
secure and undamaged. Verify control system cable connections are
secure and undamaged.
10
Malfunction: Excessive voltage has been applied to control system.
Possible Solution: A poor battery connection may exist. Verify battery
cable connections are secure and undamaged.
7+S
Spinergy/SMP
Malfunction: Communication fault indicated.
Possible Solution: Verify joystick cable connections are secure and
undamaged.
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ZX-1 INOPERATIVE
(ZX-1 will not operate)
Possible Solution:
1. Verify freewheel levers are set to engaged
positions.
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SPEED / CRAWL INDICATOR RIPPLES
UP AND DOWN
(Indicates control system is locked)
Possible Solution:
2. Verify main circuit breaker is engaged.
Reset circuit breaker as necessary.
1. Set power to “on” (maximum speed / crawl
indicator will be rippling up and down).
3. Verify speed adjustment is at desired setting.
2. Position joystick forward until control system beeps.
4. Verify power is on.
3. Position joystick reverse until control system beeps.
5. If malfunction remains, contact authorized
Spinergy representative for repair.
ZX-1 OPERATES SLOW
(ZX-1 will not travel at full speed or does not
respond quickly enough) (Please also see page
38)
Possible Solutions:
1. Verify aft wheelchair wheels are just
slightly above ground level; if aft wheelchair wheels are too high, ZX-1 will operate slowly.
2. Verify battery condition is acceptable.
3. Verify maximum speed setting.
4. If adjusting speed setting does not repair
the malfunction, contact authorized Spinergy representative for repair.
SPEED / CRAWL INDICATOR IS
STEADY
(Speed/Crawl indicator shows steady)
4. Release joystick, and listen for a long beep.
5. ZX-1 is now unlocked.
SPEED / CRAWL INDICATOR FLASHES
(Indicates speed of ZX-1 in crawl mode).
Possible Solution:
1. See section “ZX-1 Operates Slow”
2. Seat is in elevated position.
3. Contact authorized Spinergy representative
for repair.
MODE SELECT LED FLASHES
(Indicates actuator(s) inhibited in one or both
directions)
Possible Solution:
1. Reset power to ZX-1, try again.
2. Contact authorized Spinergy representative
for repair.
Possible Solution:
1. Normal condition, display may vary
slightly based on control system programing.
Spinergy/SMP
CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPING
(ZX-1 circuit breaker continues to trip)
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Possible Solution:
1. Recharge ZX-1’s batteries.
2. If issue continues, load test ZX-1 batteries.
3. If batteries test good, battery charger may
be the issue.
4. Contact authorized Spinergy representative
for repair.
SPEED/CRAWL MODE WITH LITHIUM
BATTERIES
Possible Solution
1. If the lithium batteries are low in voltage
and the operator is traveling up a grade, the
system will automatically go into “Crawl
mode” until a level ground is attained.
Spinergy/SMP
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LEAD BATTERY WIRING SCHEMATIC
Left
Motor
Right
Motor
Actuator
110V A/C
Outlet
PM
Charger
Joystick
Black
Red
-
Red
Black
+
Battery
-
Circuit Breaker
+
Battery
Proximity
Switch
Figure 15.
Spinergy/SMP
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LITHIUM BATTERY WIRING SCHEMATIC
Right
Motor
Left
Motor
110V A/C
Outlet
Actuator
PM
Charger
BMS
O
B
Joystick
R/B
Black
Red
-
Red
Black
+
Battery
-
Circuit Breaker
+
Battery
Proximity
Switch
Figure 16.
Spinergy/SMP
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WARRANTY
ZX-1 WARRANTY POLICY
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
For the lifetime of your ZX-1 Power Add-On
from the date of purchase, Spinergy will repair
or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of charge, any of the following
parts found upon examination by an authorized
representative of Spinergy to be defective in
material and/or workmanship:
• Main Frame
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, Spinergy will repair or replace at our option to the
original purchaser, free of charge, any of the
following parts found upon examination by an
authorized representative of Spinergy to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
• Electronic Components
• Joystick
• Battery Charger
• Air springs
• Wheels
• Motor Gearbox Assembly
• Controller
• Shocks, castor assemblies
• Proximity switch
Note
• The LEAD Battery is covered by a
separate six- month warranty, provided by
the battery manufacturer. The Lithium
Batteries are covered by a three year
Battery Warranty provided by Spinergy
Inc. The LEAD batteries are not warranted by Spinergy
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items
which may require replacement due to normal
wear and tear:
• Motor brushes
• Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
• Battery fluid spillage or leakage
• Tires and Tubes
• Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
• Commercial use, or use other than normal
Note
• Gradual deterioration in performance
because the battery has been left in a discharged state, left in cold conditions for an
extended period of time, or worn out
through heavy use is not covered.
Spinergy ZX-1 Warranty Registration Card
Model Number
ZX-1 Serial Number
Date of Purchase
BMS SN (If applicable)
Dealer
Customer Name
Customer Address
Spinergy/SMP
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INDEX
ZX-1 Operator’s Manual
A
freewheel mode 24
alcohol 23
G
anti-tip wheels height 16
general safety 22
anti-tip wheels width 16
grass 27
arm rest bracket 16
gravel 27
B
H
battery bar codes 39
handling 15
battery charging 33
horn button 12
battery maintenance 33
I
braking 24
inclement weather 26
C
inclines 28
cautions 6
initial setup 15
center of gravity 16
introduction 6
cleaning 35
J
component specifications 10
joystick 10
components 10
joystick module 10
connecting 25
joystick module placement 10
contact 9
L
control panel 10
lifts 31
cornering 24
locking 23
curbs 27
locking zx-1 23
D
M
disclaimer 8
main circuit breaker 38
disconnecting 24
maintenance 35
doors 29
maximum speed / profile indicator 14
E
mode select buttons and leds 12
elevators 29
modifications 15
emi 30
N
emi/rfi recommendations 30
notes 6
environmental factors 25
O
escalators 29
operating 22
F
outdoor driving surfaces 26
first time use 15
P
packing list 6
Spinergy/SMP
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physical limitations 21
stairs 29
power module 10
steps 27
pre-ride safety check 21
T
prescription medication 23
tight spaces 29
profile indicator 12
tires 35
programing/charger port 10
transferring 32
R
transporting 31
ramps 28
troubleshooting 38
rfi 30
U
S
updates 6
safety 21
W
shipping and delivery 6
warnings 6
speed/profile decrease button 12
warranty 44
speed/profile increase button 12
weight limitations 21
Spinergy/SMP
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1914 Palomar Oaks Way
Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
U.S.A.
Spinergy/SMP
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