Invacare® Kite™
Invacare® Kite™
Power wheelchair
User manual
This manual MUST be given to the wheelchair user.
Please read this user manual BEFORE using this wheelchair, and keep it in a safe
place so that you can refer to it at a later date if necessary.
EN
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How can you get in touch with Invacare®?
If you have any questions or need support, please contact your authorised Invacare® Dealer, who has the
necessary know-how and equipment plus the special knowledge concerning your Invacare® product, and
can offer you all-round satisfactory service. Should you wish to contact Invacare® directly, you can reach us
in Europe at the following addresses and phone numbers.
Invacare Austria GmbH
Herzog Odilostrasse 101
A-5310 Mondsee
Austria
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+43 6232 5 53 50
+43 6232 5 53 54
[email protected]
www.invacare.at
Invacare n.v.
Autobaan 22
B-8210 Loppem (Brugge)
Belgium
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+32 (0)50 83 10 10
+32 (0)50 83 10 11
[email protected]
www.invacare.be
Invacare AG
Benkenstraße 260
CH-4108 Witterswil
Switzerland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+41 (0)61487 70 80
+41 (0)61487 70 81
[email protected]
www.invacare.ch
Invacare GmbH
Alemannenstraße 10
88316 Isny
Deutschland
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)7562 70 00
+49 (0)7562 7 00 66
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
Invacare A/S
Sdr. Ringvej 37
DK-2605 Brøndby
Danmark
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
WWW:
Invacare® SA
c/ Areny s/n
Polígon Industrial de Celrà
E-17460 Celrà (Girona)
ESPAÑA
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Fax:
@:
WWW:
+45 (0)36 90 00 00
+45 (0)36 90 00 01
[email protected]
www.invacare.dk
+34 (0)972 49 32 00
+34 (0)972 49 32 20
[email protected]
www.invacare.es
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Invacare® Poirier SAS
Route de St Roch
F-37230 Fondettes
France
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Fax:
@:
WWW:
Invacare® Ltd
Pencoed Technology Park
Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5AQ
United Kingdom
(Customer services):
Fax (Customer services):
@:
WWW:
Invacare Mecc San s.r.l.
Via dei Pini, 62
I - 36016 Thiene (VI)
ITALIA
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+39 0445 38 00 59
+39 0445 38 00 34
[email protected]
www.invacare.it
Invacare Ireland Ltd.
Unit 5 Seatown Business Campus
Seatown Rd, Swords
County Dublin
Ireland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+353 18 10 70 84
+353 18 10 70 85
[email protected]
www.invacare.ie
Invacare® AS
Grensesvingen 9
Postboks 6230
Etterstad
N-0603 Oslo
Norge
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
@:
WWW:
+47 (0)22 57 95 00
+47 (0)22 57 95 01
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.no
Invacare® B.V.
Celsiusstraat 46
NL-6716 BZ Ede
Nederland
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Fax:
@:
@:
WWW:
+31 (0)318 69 57 57
+31 (0)318 69 57 58
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.nl
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:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+351 225 10 59 46
+351 225 10 59 47
+351 225 10 57 39
[email protected]
www.invacare.pt
Invacare Lda
Rua Estrada Velha, 949
P-4465-784 Leça do Balio
Portugal
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+33 (0)247 62 64 66
+33 (0)247 42 12 24
[email protected]
www.invacare.fr
+44 (0)1656 77 62 22
+44 (0)1656 77 62 20
[email protected]
www.invacare.co.uk
Återförsäljare:
Invacare® AB
Fagerstagatan 9
S-163 91 Spånga
Sverige
(Kundtjänst):
Fax (Kundtjänst):
@:
@:
WWW:
Tillverkare:
Invacare® Deutschland GmbH
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
MÖLNDAL
:
Fax:
@:
Eastern
european
countries
European Distributor
Organisation (EDO)
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
+46 (0)8 761 70 90
+46 (0)8 761 81 08
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.se
+46 (0)31 86 36 00
+46 (0)31 86 36 06
[email protected]
LANDSKRONA
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)418 2 85 40
+46 (0)418 1 80 89
[email protected]
OSKARSHAMN
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)491 1 01 40
+46 (0)491 1 01 80
[email protected]
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)5731 75 45 40
+49 (0)5731 75 45 41
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
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Table of Contents
Chapter
1
Introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2
6
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General safety notes ...............................................................................................................22
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance ...................................................25
Safety information on electromagnetic interference ...........................................................26
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode.............................................................27
Safety information regarding changes and modifications to the mobility device............29
Safety information on wheelchairs with a lifter....................................................................31
Key features
The position of the labels on the product
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
5.1
5.2
12
Important symbols in this manual .........................................................................................13
Important symbols found on the vehicle ..............................................................................15
1.2.1 Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker...........................................................18
Type classification and permissible use...............................................................................19
Indications................................................................................................................................19
Usability....................................................................................................................................20
Warranty ...................................................................................................................................21
Life expectancy........................................................................................................................21
Safety notes
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
3
4
5
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33
34
35
Using the cane holder .............................................................................................................35
Removing the armrests to get in ...........................................................................................36
5.2.1 Standard Seat...............................................................................................................36
5.2.2
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Driving
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
7
45
Disengaging motors................................................................................................................45
Remotes
Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
9.1
39
Before driving for the first time..............................................................................................39
Parking and stationary............................................................................................................40
6.2.1 Activating and deactivating the manual wheel lock ......................................................40
Taking Obstacles.....................................................................................................................42
6.3.1 Maximum obstacle height .............................................................................................42
6.3.2 Safety information when ascending obstacles .............................................................42
6.3.3 The correct way to overcome obstacles .......................................................................43
Driving up and down gradients..............................................................................................44
Use on public roads ................................................................................................................44
Pushing the mobility device in freewheel mode
7.1
8
9
Flex 2 seat ....................................................................................................................37
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47
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel......................................................................48
9.1.1 Adapting the control panel to the length of the user’s arm ...........................................48
9.1.2 Setting the height of the remote ...................................................................................49
9.1.2.1
High-End remote holder ..........................................................................................49
9.1.3 Swivelling the remote to the side..................................................................................50
9.1.4 Setting the height of the armrests.................................................................................51
9.1.4.1
Standard Seat unit...................................................................................................51
9.1.5 Setting the Hemi armrest rotation.................................................................................52
9.1.6 Adjusting the width of the armrests ..............................................................................53
9.1.6.1
Standard Seat unit...................................................................................................53
9.1.6.2
Flex 2 seat unit ........................................................................................................54
9.1.6.3
Modulite seat unit ....................................................................................................54
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9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
8
9.1.7 Adjusting the position of the armrest in depth (Flex 2 seat unit) ..................................56
9.1.8 Adjusting the position of the armrest in depth (Modulite seat unit) ..............................57
9.1.9 Adjusting the seat width (Modulite seat unit) ................................................................57
9.1.10 Adjusting the seat depth (Modulite seat unit) ...............................................................58
Adjusting the seat angle .........................................................................................................61
9.2.1 Electric ..........................................................................................................................61
9.2.2 Manually using spindle .................................................................................................61
Adjusting the backrest............................................................................................................63
9.3.1 Adjusting the backrest (standard seat) .........................................................................63
9.3.1.1
Electrical ..................................................................................................................63
9.3.1.2
Manually using perforated plate ..............................................................................64
9.3.1.3
Manually with handscrews.......................................................................................65
9.3.2 Adjusting the backrest (Flex 2 seat unit) ......................................................................66
9.3.2.1
Electrical ..................................................................................................................66
9.3.2.2
Manually using the gas pressure spring..................................................................66
9.3.2.3
Manually using the spindle ......................................................................................67
9.3.3 Adjusting the height of the backrest (Modulite seat unit)..............................................67
9.3.4 Adjusting the width of the backrest (Modulite seat unit) ...............................................68
9.3.5 Adjusting the backrest angle (Modulite seat unit).........................................................70
9.3.5.1
Electric .....................................................................................................................70
9.3.5.2
Manual .....................................................................................................................70
9.3.6 Adjusting the tension adjustable backrest upholstery ..................................................72
The Lifter ..................................................................................................................................74
9.4.1 Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker...........................................................75
Adjusting the headrest............................................................................................................76
9.5.1 Adjusting the position of the headrest or neckrest .......................................................76
9.5.2 Adjusting the height of the headrest or neckrest ..........................................................78
9.5.3 Adjusting the cheek supports .......................................................................................79
Postural belts ...........................................................................................................................79
9.6.1 Types of postural belts..................................................................................................80
9.6.2 Adjusting the postural belt correctly..............................................................................80
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.10
9.11
Adjusting the lateral supports (Flex Seat) ............................................................................82
9.7.1 Adjusting the width........................................................................................................82
9.7.2 Adjusting the height ......................................................................................................83
9.7.3 Adjusting the depth .......................................................................................................84
Adjusting the height-adjustable push handle (Flex 2 seat) ................................................85
Adjusting and removing the tray ...........................................................................................86
9.9.1 Laterally adjusting the tray............................................................................................86
9.9.2 Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray.......................................................87
9.9.3 Swinging the tray away to the side ...............................................................................87
Adjusting or removing the luggage carrier...........................................................................88
Using the KLICKfix adapter ....................................................................................................89
10 Adjusting footrests and legrests
10.1
90
Legrests or footrests attached to the side............................................................................90
10.1.1 Vari-F footrest ...............................................................................................................90
10.1.1.1 Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing.....................................................90
10.1.1.2 Setting the angle......................................................................................................92
10.1.1.3 Setting the end stop of the footrest .........................................................................94
10.1.1.4 Adjusting the length of the footrest..........................................................................97
10.1.2 Vari-A legrests ..............................................................................................................98
10.1.2.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing......................................................98
10.1.2.2 Setting the angle......................................................................................................99
10.1.2.3 Setting the end stop of the legrest.........................................................................102
10.1.2.4 Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................106
10.1.2.5 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................107
10.1.2.6 Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................108
10.1.2.7 Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................109
10.1.2.8 Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................110
10.1.2.9 Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................111
10.1.3 ADE legrests...............................................................................................................112
10.1.3.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................112
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10.1.3.2 Setting the angle....................................................................................................113
10.1.3.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................114
10.1.3.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................115
10.1.3.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................116
10.1.3.6 Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................117
10.1.3.7 Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................118
10.1.3.8 Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................119
10.1.4 Standard 80° footrest..................................................................................................120
10.1.4.1 Swivel the footrests outwards and/or remove them ..............................................120
10.1.4.2 Adjusting the length ...............................................................................................122
10.1.5 Manually height-adjustable legrest .............................................................................123
10.1.5.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................123
10.1.5.2 Setting the angle....................................................................................................124
10.1.5.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................125
10.1.5.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................126
10.1.5.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................127
10.1.6 Adjusting the width of the legrests fixed to the side (Standard / Flex 2 seat / Modulite
seat) ............................................................................................................................128
11 Electrical system
11.1
11.2
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129
Electronics protection system .............................................................................................129
Batteries .................................................................................................................................129
11.2.1 Charging the batteries ................................................................................................130
11.2.1.1 General information on charging ...........................................................................130
11.2.1.2 General instructions on charging...........................................................................130
11.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries...................................................................................131
11.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging .....................................................132
11.2.2 Storage and Maintenance...........................................................................................133
11.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries..............................................................................133
11.2.4 Transporting batteries.................................................................................................135
11.2.5 Handling batteries.......................................................................................................135
11.2.5.1
11.2.5.2
General instructions on handling the batteries ......................................................135
How to handle damaged batteries correctly ..........................................................135
12 Maintenance
12.1
12.2
12.3
Cleaning the mobility device ................................................................................................137
Inspection checks .................................................................................................................138
12.2.1 Before each use of the mobility device.......................................................................138
12.2.2 Weekly ........................................................................................................................139
12.2.3 Monthly .......................................................................................................................140
Repair Instructions................................................................................................................141
12.3.1 Reparing a flat tyre .....................................................................................................141
12.3.1.1 Repairing a flat tyre (front).....................................................................................142
12.3.2 Repairing a flat tyre at the front (tyre type 280/250-4)................................................145
12.3.2.1 Repairing tyre punctures (wheel rim type 3.00-8") ................................................147
13 Transport
13.1
13.2
13.3
14
15
16
17
137
150
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle.............................................................................151
Use of the wheelchair as a seat in a vehicle.......................................................................152
13.2.1 How the wheelchair is anchored in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat .....................154
13.2.2 How the user is secured within the wheelchair...........................................................155
Transporting the wheelchair without occupants ...............................................................159
13.3.1 Opening the rear cover ...............................................................................................159
13.3.2 Removing/Installing the batteries ...............................................................................160
Refurbishment
Disposal
Technical specifications
Inspections Performed
163
164
165
172
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1
Introduction
Dear user,
First we would like to thank you for purchasing our product! We hope that you will have a great deal
of pleasure with your new power wheelchair.
This operating manual contains important information and notes about:
•
Safety
•
Operation
•
Care and maintenance
Please take care to read the operating manual thoroughly before starting out on your first
journey.
If you find that the font size in the print version of the user manual is difficult to read, you can
download it as a pdf from the Invacare website. This can then be scaled on screen to a font size
that is more comfortable for you.
This wheelchair has been constructed for a large circle of users with different requirements.
The decision whether the model is suitable for the user may only be taken by medical specialists
with appropriate expertise.
Invacare® or their statutory representatives can accept no liability in cases in which the wheelchair
has not been adapted to suit the users’ handicaps.
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Some maintenance and settings can be performed by the user or his/hers attendants. Certain
adjustments do however require technical training and may only be carried out by your Invacare®
specialist dealer. Damages and errors caused by nonobservance of the user manual or as a result
of incorrect maintenance are excluded from all guarantees.
This manual contains copyrighted information. This manual may not be reproduced or reprinted
either partly or completely without previous written consent from Invacare® or its statutory
representatives. We reserve the right to make any necessary alterations on the grounds of
technical improvements.
1.1
Important symbols in this manual
General risks
This symbol warns you of general hazards!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
EXPLOSION HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of an explosion hazard, which can be caused by excessive tyre
pressure in a pneumatic tyre.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
BURN HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of the danger of chemical burns, for example due to the discharge
of battery acids!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
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BURN Risk!
This symbol warns of the risk of burns, for example, as a result of hot motor surfaces.
• Follow the instructions in order to avoid injury or damage to the product.
RISK OF CRUSHING!
This symbol warns of a risk of crushing caused by being careless with heavy
components.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
Wear eye protection
This symbol refers to the requirement for wearing eye protection, for example when
working with batteries.
• You must wear safety goggles when this symbol is displayed.
Wear protective gloves
This symbol indicates the requirement to wear protective gloves, for example when
working with batteries.
You must wear protective gloves when this symbol is displayed.
NOTE:
This symbol identifies general information which is intended to simplify working with your product
and which refers to special functions.
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Requirements:
• This symbol identifies a list of various tools, components and items which you will need in
order to carry out certain work. Please do not attempt to carry out the work if you do not have
the listed tools available.
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
This symbol advises you to read information carefully.
1.2
Important symbols found on the vehicle
This product has been supplied from an environmentally aware manufacturer. This
product may contain substances that could be harmful to the environment if
disposed of in places (landfills) that are not appropriate according to legislation.
• The 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol is placed on this product to encourage you to
recycle wherever possible.
• Please be environmentally responsible and recycle this product through your recycling
facility at its end of life.
This symbol indicates the “Drive” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is engaged and the motor brakes are operational. You can drive the
wheelchair.
• Please note that for driving purposes both motors must always be engaged.
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This symbol indicates the “Push” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is disengaged and the motor brakes are not operational. The wheelchair can
be pushed by an attendant and the wheels turn freely.
• Please note that the control panel must be switched off.
• Please also note the information provided in section "Pushing the mobility device in
freewheel mode" on page 45.
This symbol indicates the position of an anchor point when using a lashing system
during transport.
If the symbol appears on a bright yellow sticker, the anchoring point is suitable for
fixation of the wheelchair in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat.
This wheelchair may not be used as a vehicle seat!
• This wheelchair does not satisfy the requirements of ISO 7176-19:2001 and may not
under any circumstances be used as a vehicle seat or to transport the user in a vehicle.
• Using a wheelchair that does not fulfill these criteria as a vehicle seat can lead to the
most severe injuries and even death in the event of a traffic accident.
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This wheelchair may be used as a vehicle seat, but only if it is
equipped with a headrest that has been approved by Invacare
for this purpose!
• Please always make sure that the wheelchair is equipped with a
headrest approved by Invacare before using it as a vehicle seat!
This symbol indicates the maximum width to which an armrest may be
adjusted. Pulling the armrest out further can cause it to fall out of it's
fixation. For further information, see chapter "Adjusting the width of the
armrests" on page 53.
If the power wheelchair is fitted with a table, it is
imperative that it is removed and safely stowed
when transporting the wheelchair in a vehicle!
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1.2.1
Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker
Do not lean out
Do not drive up
when the lifter is or down slopes
raised!
when the lifter is
raised!
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Do not allow any Never drive with
body parts to get two people!
under a raised
seat!
Never drive over
uneven surfaces
when the lifter is
raised!
1.3
Type classification and permissible use
This vehicle was designed for persons whose ability to walk is impaired, but who are still in terms of
their eyesight and physically and mentally able to operate an electric vehicle. It has been classified
according to EN 12184 as a class B mobility product (for indoor and outdoor areas). It is
therefore compact and agile enough for indoor areas, but also able to overcome many obstacles in
outdoor areas.
You can find precise information about speed, turning radius, driving range, maximum safe slope,
maximum obstacle height and permissible operating conditions in chapter "Technical
specifications" starting from page 165.
Please also pay attention to all safety information in chapter "Safety notes" starting from page 22.
The vehicle was successfully tested according to German and international standards as to its
safety. It satisfies the requirements according to DIN EN 12184 including EN 1021-1/-2. It was also
tested successfully according to EN60529 IPX4 as to its resistance to spray water, and is therefore
well suited for typical middle European weather conditions. When equipped with an appropriate
lighting system, the vehicle is suitable for use on public roads.
1.4
Indications
The use of this mobility product is recommended for the following indications:
The inability or a greatly restricted ability to walk within the scope of the basic requirement to be
able to move within one’s own four walls. The need to leave the dwelling place in order to get some
fresh air during a short walk or to reach those places generally to be found at close distance to the
dwelling and where everyday business is carried out.
Provision of power wheelchairs for interior and exterior areas is advisable if the use of handoperated wheelchairs is no longer possible on account of the disability, yet proper operation of an
electromotive drive unit is still practicable.
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1.5
Usability
Only use a power wheelchair when it is in perfect working order. Otherwise, you might put yourself
and others at risk.
The following list does not claim to be exhaustive. It is only intended to show some of the situations
that could affect the usability of your power wheelchair.
In certain situations, you should immediately stop using your wheelchair. Other situations allow you
to use the wheelchair to get to your dealer.
• You should immediately stop using your power wheelchair if its usability is restricted due to:
- brake failure
• You should immediately contact an authorised Invacare® dealer if the usability of your power
wheelchair is restricted due to:
- the lighting system failing or being defective
- reflectors falling off
- worn thread or insufficient tyre pressure
- damage to the armrests (e.g. torn armrest padding)
- damage to the legrest hangers (e.g. missing or torn heel loops)
- damage to the postural belt
- damage to the joystick (joystick cannot be moved into the neutral position)
- cables that are damaged, kinked, pinched or have come loose from the holder
- the wheelchair drifting when braking
- the wheelchair pulling to one side when moving
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- unusual sounds developing or occurring
Or if you have the feeling that something is wrong with your wheelchair.
1.6
Warranty
The terms and conditions of the warranty are part of the general terms and conditions particular to
the individual countries in which this product is sold.
1.7
Life expectancy
We estimate a life expectancy of five years for this product, provided it is used in strict accordance
with the intended use as set out in this document and all maintenance and service requirements
are met. The estimated life expectancy can be exceeded if the product is carefully used and
properly maintained, and provided technical and scientific advances do not result in technical
limitations. The life expectancy can also be considerably reduced by extreme or incorrect usage.
The fact that we estimate a life expectancy for this product does not constitute an additional
warranty.
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2
Safety notes
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
2.1
General safety notes
Danger of injury if mobility device is used in any other way than the purpose described in
this manual!
• Only ever use the mobility device in accordance with the instructions in this User's Manual
(see chapter "Type classification and permissible use" on page 19).
• Pay strict attention to the safety information.
Danger of injury if the mobility device is driven when ability to operate a vehicle is
impaired by medication or alcohol!
• Never drive the mobility device under the influence of medication or alcohol. If necessary, the
mobility device must be operated by an attendant who is physically and mentally able.
Danger of damage or injury if mobility device is accidentally set into motion!
• Switch the mobility device off before you get in, get out or handle unwieldy objects.
• When the drive is disengaged, the brake inside the drive is deactivated. For this reason,
pushing the mobility device by an attendant is only recommended on flat surfaces, never on
gradients. Never leave your mobility device on a gradient with its motors disengaged. Always
re-engage the motors immediately after pushing the mobility device (see chapter "Pushing the
mobility device in freewheel mode" on page 45).
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Danger of injury if the mobility device is switched off while driving, for example by
pressing the On/Off Button or disconnecting a cable, due to it coming to an abrupt, sharp
stop!
• If you have to brake in an emergency, simply release the joystick which will bring you to a halt.
(refer to the joystick operating manual for more information).
Danger of injury when transferring mobility device to a vehicle for transport with the
occupant seated in it!
• It is always better to transfer the mobility device to a vehicle without the occupant seated in it.
• If the mobility device needs to be loaded up a ramp together with its driver, ensure that the
ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 165).
• If the mobility device does need to be loaded using a ramp which exceeds the maximum safe
slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from page 165), then you must use a winch. An
attendant can safely monitor and assist the loading process.
• As an alternative you can use a platform lift. Ensure that the total weight of the mobility device
including the user does not exceed the maximum permissible weight for the platform lift or
winch if you are using.
Danger of injury if maximum permissible load is exceeded!
• Do not exceed the maximum permissible load (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 165).
• The mobility device is only designed for use by a single occupant whose maximum weight
does not exceed the maximum permissible load of the device. Never use the mobility device to
transport more than one person.
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Danger of injury due to wrong lifting or dropping of heavy components!
• When maintaining, servicing or lifting any part of your mobility device, take into account the
weight of the individual components especially the batteries. Be sure at all times to adopt the
correct lifting posture and ask for assistance if necessary.
Danger of falling out of the mobility device.
• Do not slide forward on the seat, do not lean forward between your knees, do not lean
backwards out over the top of the backrest, for example to reach an object.
• If a posture belt is installed, it should be correctly adjusted and used each time you use the
mobility device.
• When transferring to a different seat, position the mobility device as close as possible to the
new seat.
Danger of injury by moving parts!
• Make sure that no injury is incurred by moving parts of the mobility device, like wheels or one
of the Lifter Modules (if fitted), especially when children are around.
Risk of injury from hot surfaces!
• Do not leave the wheelchair in direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Metal parts and surfaces
such as the seat and armrests can become very hot.
Danger of fire or breaking down due to electric devices being connected!
• Do not connect any electric devices to your mobility device that are not expressly certified by
Invacare® for this purpose. Have all electrical installations done by your authorised Invacare®
Dealer.
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2.2
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance
Danger of accident and loss of guarantee if maintenance is insufficient!
• For reasons of safety and in order to avoid accidents which result from unnoticed wear, it is
important that this electric mobility product undergoes an inspection once every year under
normal operating conditions (see inspection plan contained in service instructions).
• Under difficult operating conditions such as daily travel on steep slopes, or in the case of use
in medical care cases with frequently changing wheelchair users, it would be expedient to
carry out intermediate checks on the brakes, accessories and running gear.
• If the mobility product is to be operated on public roads, the vehicle driver is responsible for
ensuring that it is in an operationally reliable condition. Inadequate or neglected care and
maintenance of the mobility product will result in a limitation of the manufacturer's liability.
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2.3
Safety information on electromagnetic interference
This electric vehicle was successfully tested in accordance with International standards as to its
compliance with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) regulations. However, electromagnetic fields,
such as those generated by radio and television transmitters, and cellular phones can influence the
functions of electric vehicles. Also, the electronics used in our vehicles can generate a low level of
electromagnetic interference, which however will remain within the tolerance permitted by law. For
these reasons we ask you to please observe the following precautions:
WARNING: Danger of malfunction due to electromagnetic interference!
• Do not switch on or operate portable transceivers or communication devices (such as radio
transceivers or cellular phones) when the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting near strong radio and television transmitters.
• In case the vehicle should be set in motion unintentionally or the brakes are released, switch
it off immediately.
• Adding electrical accessories and other components or modifying the vehicle in any way can
make it susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Keep in mind that there is no sure way to
determine the effect such modifications will have on the overall immunity of the electronic
system.
• Report all occurrences of unintentional movement of the vehicle, or release of the electric
brakes to the manufacturer.
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2.4
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode
Danger of injury if the wheelchair tips over!
• Inclines and declines can only be travelled up to the maximum safe slope (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 165).
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt to an upright position before ascending
slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest and the seat tilt (if fitted) slightly to
the rear before descending slopes.
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid abrupt braking or
accelerating on gradients.
• If at all possible, avoid driving on slippery surfaces (such as snow, gravel, ice etc.) where there
is a danger of you losing control over the vehicle, especially on a gradient. If driving on such a
surface is inevitable, then always drive slowly and with the utmost caution.
• Never attempt to overcome an obstacle when on an uphill or downhill gradient.
• Never attempt to drive up or down a flight of steps with your wheelchair.
• When overcoming obstacles, always observe the maximum obstacle height (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 165 and information about overcoming obstacles in
chapter "Taking Obstacles" from page 42).
• Avoid shifting your centre of gravity as well as abrupt joystick movements and changes of
direction when the wheelchair is in motion.
• Never use the wheelchair to transport more than one person.
• Do not exceed the overall maximum permissible load or the maximum load per axle (see
chapter "Technical specifications" on page 165).
• Note that the wheelchair will brake or accelerate if you change the Driving Mode whilst the
wheelchair is in motion.
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Danger of breaking down in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme cold, in an isolated
area!
• If you are a user with severely limited mobility, we advise that in the case of adverse weather
conditions DO NOT attempt a journey without an accompanying attendant!
Danger of injury if your foot slides off the footrest and gets caught underneath the
wheelchair when it is in motion!
• Make sure each time before you drive the wheelchair that your feet are squarely and securely
in place on the footplates, and that both legrests are properly locked into place.
Danger of injury if you collide with an obstacle when driving through narrow passages
such as doorways and entrances!
• Drive through narrow passages in the lowest driving mode and with due caution.
If your power wheelchair has been fitted with angle-adjustable legrests, there is a danger
of personal injury and damage to the wheelchair if you drive the wheelchair with the
legrests raised!
• To avoid unwanted displacement of the wheelchair centre of gravity to the front (especially
when travelling downhill) and in order to avoid damage to the wheelchair, angle-adjustable
legrests must always be lowered during normal travelling.
CAUTION: Danger of tipping! Anti tip wheels (stabilisers) are only effective on firm
ground! They sink in on soft ground such as grass, snow or mud if the mobility device
rests itself on them. They lose their effect and the mobility device can tip over.
• Only drive with extreme care on soft ground, especially during uphill and downhill journeys. In
the process pay increased attention to the tip stability of the mobility device.
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2.5
Safety information regarding changes and modifications to the
mobility device
CE marking of the wheelchair
The conformity assessment/ CE marking was carried out in accordance with Directive 93/42
EEC / MPG (Medical Devices Act) and only applies to the complete product.
The CE marking is invalidated if components or accessories are replaced or added that have not
been approved for this product by Invacare.
In this case, the company that adds or replaces the components or accessories is responsible
for the conformity assessment/ CE marking or for registering the wheelchair as a special design
and for the relevant documentation.
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CAUTION: Danger of injuries and damage to mobility aid due to unapproved components
and accessory parts!
Seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have not been approved by
Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can affect the tipping stability and increase
tipping hazards!
• Only ever use seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have been approved by
Invacare® for this mobility aid!
Seating systems which are not approved by Invacare® for use with this power wheelchair
do not, under certain circumstances, comply with the valid standards and could increase
the flammability and the risk of skin irritation.
• Only use seating systems that have been approved by Invacare® for this power wheelchair.
Electrical and electronic components which have not been approved by Invacare® for use
with this mobility aid can cause fire hazards and lead to electromagnetic damage!
• Only ever use electrical and electronic components which have been approved by Invacare®
for this mobility aid!
Batteries which have not been approved by Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can
cause chemical burns!
• Only ever use batteries which have been approved by Invacare® for this mobility aid!
CAUTION: Risk of injuries, and damage to the wheelchair, if unapproved backrests are
used!
A retrofitted backrest which is not approved by Invacare® for use with this power
wheelchair may overload the backrest tube and thus increase the risk of injuries and of
damage to the wheelchair.
• Please contact your Invacare® specialist dealer who will perform risk analyses, calculations,
stability checks etc. to ensure that the backrest can be used safely.
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2.6
Safety information on wheelchairs with a lifter
WARNING! Danger of injury by moving parts!
• Never let objects get caught in the space underneath a raised lifter!
• Make sure that neither you nor anyone else is injured by placing hands, feet other body
extremities under the raised seat!
• Should you not be able to view under the seat, e.g. due to limited manoeuvrability, turn the
wheelchair once on its own axel before you lower the seat. This will allow you to make sure
that nobody is located in the danger zone.
CAUTION!
Danger of injury if the wheelchair tips over!
• Never exceed the maximum permissible load (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 165)!
• Avoid dangerous driving situations when the lifter is in a raised position, such as trying to
overcome obstacles like kerbs or driving up or down steep gradients!
• Never lean out of the seat when the lifter is raised!
• Inspect the lifter module at least once a month to make sure the automatic speed reduction
function, which reduces the speed of the wheelchair when the lifter is raised, is working
properly (see chapter "The Lifter" from page 74)! Notify your authorised dealership
immediately if it is not working properly!
Danger of malfunction of the Lifter Module!
• Inspect the lifter module at regular intervals to make sure there are no foreign objects or
visible damage, and to make sure the electric plugs are firmly inserted into their sockets!
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Important information regarding speed reduction with raised lifter!
If the lifter has been raised above a certain point, the drive electronics considerably reduces the
speed of the mobility aid. If speed reduction has been activated, drive mode can only be used to
carry out minor movements of the mobility aid and not for regular driving! To drive normally,
please lower the lifter until the speed reduction has been deactivated again!
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3
Key features
1) Headrest
2) Armrest
3) Drive wheel
4) Lever for disengaging a
motor (only visible on
right-hand side of
picture)
5) Remote
6) Legrests
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4
The position of the labels on the product
1) Note: Remove the table before transporting
2) Identification of the lashing eyes at the front
and back
Warning that the wheelchair may not be
used as a vehicle seat
Note on required head support if the
wheelchair may be used as a vehicle seat
3) Identification label sticker on the chassis at
the front right (also included in the pass
card)
4) Warning regarding the use of the lifter, if
fitted
5) Identification of the position of the coupling
lever for driving and push operation (only
the right side is visible in the picture)
6) Indication of the maximum width to which
the armrest can be set (standard seat and
Modulite seat)
The symbols on the labels are explained in section "Important symbols found on the vehicle" on
page 15.
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5
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
Important information for getting into and out of the wheelchair from the side!
The armrest must be removed in order to get into or out of the wheelchair from the side.
5.1
Using the cane holder
If your mobility device is fitted with a cane holder, it can be used for the safe transport of a walking
cane, underarm or forearm crutches. The cane holder consists of a plastic container (bottom) and a
Velcro fastener (top).
WARNING! Risk of injury! A walking cane or crutches that are not secured during
transport (on the user's lap, for example) can cause injury to the user or other persons!
• During transport, walking canes or crutches should always be secured using a cane holder!
• Open the upper Velcro fastener.
• Place the lower end of the walking cane or the crutches in the container at the bottom.
• The walking cane or the crutches can be secured at the upper end using the Velcro fastener.
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5.2
Removing the armrests to get in
The armrest is either fixed with a locking pin or a locking screw, depending on the version. If you
intend to get into the mobility device on the side that the remote is on, then depending on the
remote version you may be able to detach the remote cable.
5.2.1
Standard Seat
Removing the armrest:
• The remote cable (1) can be removed from
remote depending on the remote version.
• Loosen wing nut (2)
• Remove the side panel from the receptacle
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5.2.2
Flex 2 seat
Removing the armrest:
• Loosen remote cable (1) from remote.
• Push the locking pin (2) in.
• Remove the side panel from the holder tube.
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Getting into the wheelchair:
• Position your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat. This might
have to be done by an attendant.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide into the wheelchair.
Getting out of the wheelchair:
• Drive your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide onto your new seat.
NOTE:
If you do not have sufficient muscle strength, you should ask other persons for help. Use a
sliding board, if possible.
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6
Driving
NOTE
The maximum load capacity that is stated in the technical data only states that the system is
designed for this mass in total. However, this does not mean that one can sit a person with this
body weight in the wheelchair without restrictions. Attention must be paid to the body
proportions, such as height, weight distribution, abdominal girth, leg and calf girth and seat
depth. These factors have a strong influence on driving features such as tilt stability and traction.
The permissible axle loads in particular must be adhered to (see chapter "Technical
specifications" as from page 165)! It may possibly be necessary to carry out adaptations to the
seat system.
6.1
Before driving for the first time...
Before you take your first trip, you should familiarise yourself well with the operation of the vehicle
and with all operating elements. Take your time to test all functions and driving modes.
NOTE:
If installed, make sure to properly adjust and use the postural belt each time you use the
wheelchair.
Sitting Comfortably = Driving Safely
Before each trip, make sure that:
•
You are within easy reach of all operating controls.
•
The battery charge is sufficient for the distance intended to be covered.
•
The postural belt (if installed) is in perfect order.
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•
6.2
The rear mirror (if installed) is adjusted so you can look behind at all times without
having to bend forward or shift your seating position.
Parking and stationary
When parking your vehicle or if your vehicle is stationary for a prolonged period:
• Switch the vehicle's power system off (ON-/OFF key).
• Activate your anti-theft lock, if existing.
6.2.1
Activating and deactivating the manual wheel lock
The motors of the wheelchair are equipped with automatic brakes, preventing that the wheelchair
starts rolling out of control when the joystick box is switched off.
Your wheelchair can also be fitted with parking brakes in addition to the motor brakes. These
prevent the wheelchair from rocking during transport, for example in the case of play in the
transmission.
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Engaging the parking brake:
• Press lever (1) forward.
Disengaging the parking brake:
• Pull lever (1) backwards.
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6.3
Taking Obstacles
6.3.1
Maximum obstacle height
You can find information about maximum obstacle heights in the chapter entitled "Technical
specifications" from page 165.
6.3.2
Safety information when ascending obstacles
CAUTION: Danger of Tipping Over!
• Never approach obstacles at an angle but at 90 degrees as shown below.
• Put your backrest into an upright position before climbing an obstacle.
ATTENTION: Risk of falling out of the chair and damage to the power wheelchair such as
broken castors!
• Never approach obstacles that are higher than the maximum climbable obstacle height. For
the maximum climbable obstacle height, see "Technical specifications" on page 165.
• If unsure whether the kerb climb is possible or not, move away from the obstacle and if
possible find another location.
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6.3.3
The correct way to overcome obstacles
Ascending
Right
• Approach the obstacle or the kerb slowly, head-on and at a right angle.
• Depending on the wheel drive type, stop in one of the following positions:
- In the case of centrally driven wheelchairs: 5 - 10 cm before the obstacle.
- For all other drives: approx. 30 - 50 cm in front of the obstacle.
Wrong
• Check the position of the front wheels. They must be in driving direction
and at right angles to the obstacle.
• Approach slowly and keep at a consistent speed until the rear wheels have
also passed over the obstacle.
Descending
The approach to descend an obstacle is the same as to ascend it with the
difference that you need not stop before descending.
• Descend the obstacle very slowly.
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6.4
Driving up and down gradients
For information concerning the maximum safe slope, please see chapter "Technical
specifications" starting on page 165.
WARNING: Danger of tipping over!
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid sudden changes of
direction or abrupt braking when driving on slopes.
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt (if adjustable seat tilt is available) to an
upright position before ascending slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest
or the seat tilt slightly to the rear before descending slopes.
• Always lower the lifter (if fitted) to its lowest position before ascending or descending a slope.
• Never attempt to ascend or descend a slope on slippery surfaces or where there is a danger
of skidding (such as wet pavement, ice etc).
• Avoid trying to get out of the vehicle on an incline or a gradient.
• Always drive straight in the direction the road or path you are on goes, rather than attempting
to zigzag.
• Never attempt to turn around on an incline or a slope.
Braking distance is much longer on a downhill slope than on even terrain!
• Never drive down a slope that exceeds the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical
specifications" on page 165).
6.5
Use on public roads
If you wish to use your wheelchair on public roads and lighting is required by national legislation,
then your wheelchair needs to be equipped with an appropriate lighting system.
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Please contact your Invacare ® dealer if you have any questions.
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Pushing the mobility device in freewheel mode
The motors of the wheelchair are equipped with automatic brakes, preventing that the wheelchair
starts rolling out of control when the joystick box is switched off. When pushing the wheelchair
manually whilst freewheeling, the magnetic brakes must be disengaged.
NOTE:
Pushing the wheelchair by hand may require more physical force than expected (more than
100 N). The necessary force nevertheless complies with the requirements of ISO 7176-14:2008.
7.1
Disengaging motors
Danger of the vehicle running away!
• When the motors are disengaged (for push operation whilst freewheeling), the
electromagnetic motor brakes are deactivated! When the vehicle is parked, the levers for
engaging and disengaging the motors must without fail be locked firmly into the "DRIVE"
position (electromagnetic motor brakes activated)!
NOTE:
The motors may only be disengaged by an attendant, not by the user!
This ensures that the motors are only disengaged if an attendant is available to secure the
wheelchair and prevent unintended rolling.
The levers for disengaging the motors are located on each motor.
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Disengaging the motor:
• Switch off remote.
• Push the engaging lever down (1). The motor is
disengaged.
Engaging the motor:
• Pull the engaging lever (1) upwards. The motor is
engaged.
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Remotes
Your wheelchair may be equipped with one of several different remotes. For information on the
different functions and how to operate a particular remote, please see its corresponding User
Manual (enclosed).
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9
Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
CAUTION: Damage to wheelchair and accident hazard! It is possible that collisions can
occur between wheelchair components due to various combinations of adjustment
options and their individual settings!
• The wheelchair is fitted with an individual, multiply adjustable seating system including
adjustable legrests, armrests, a headrest or other options. These adjustment options are
described in the following chapters. They are used to adapt the seat to the physical
requirements and the condition of the user. When adapting the seating system and the seat
functions to the user, ensure that no wheelchair components collide.
Note
Initial setup should always be done by a healthcare professional. Adjustment by the user is only
recommended after they have been given appropriate guidance by the healthcare professional.
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9.1
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel
CAUTION: Danger of the control panel being pushed backwards during an accidental
collision with an obstacle, such as a doorframe or table, and the joystick being jammed
against the armpad if the position of the control panel is adjusted and all screws are not
completely tightened! This will cause the mobility device to drive forward uncontrollably
and potentially injure the mobility device user and any person standing in the way!
• When adjusting the position of the control panel, always make sure to tighten all screws
securely!
• If this should accidentally happen, immediately switch the mobility device electronics OFF at
the control panel!
9.1.1
Adapting the control panel to the length of the user’s arm
The photo shows the armrest of the firm seat, other
armrests are similar to this.
• Release wing screw (1).
• Adjust the remote by pushing it forwards or
backwards to the required location.
• Retighten the screw.
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9.1.2
Setting the height of the remote
9.1.2.1
High-End remote holder
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Loosen the Allen screw (1).
• Adjust the remote to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the Allen screw.
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9.1.3
Swivelling the remote to the side
If your wheelchair is fitted with a swing-away remote bracket, then the
remote can be moved away to the side, for example to drive up close
to a table.
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9.1.4
Setting the height of the armrests
9.1.4.1
Standard Seat unit
• Loosen the wing screw (1).
• Set the armrest to the desired height.
• Re-tighten wing screw.
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9.1.5
Setting the Hemi armrest rotation
Carrying out adjustments
• Swivel the armrest inwards or outwards.
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9.1.6
Adjusting the width of the armrests
9.1.6.1
Standard Seat unit
WARNING! Serious injury hazard if one of the armrests falls out of its
bracket because they have been adjusted to a width which exceeds
the permissible value!
• The width adjustment is fitted with small stickers with markings and the word "STOP"! The
armrests must never be pulled out further than the point at which the word "STOP" is
completely legible!
• Always tighten the fixing screws properly once adjustments have been completed!
Requirements:
• Allen key 8 mm
Carrying out adjustments
• Loosen screw (1)
• Adjust armrest to required
position.
• Retighten the screw.
• Repeat this procedure for the
second armrest.
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9.1.6.2
Flex 2 seat unit
Requirements:
• Allen key 8 mm
Carrying out adjustments
• Loosen screw (1)
• Adjust armrest to required
position.
• Retighten the screw.
• Repeat this procedure for the
second armrest.
9.1.6.3
Modulite seat unit
WARNING! Serious injury hazard if one of the armrests falls out of its
bracket because they have been adjusted to a width which exceeds
the permissible value!
• The width adjustment is fitted with small stickers with markings and the word "STOP"! The
armrests must never be pulled out further than the point at which the word "STOP" is
completely legible!
• Always tighten the fixing screws properly once adjustments have been completed!
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Note
Depending on the side, the screw is accessible from the front or the rear.
Requirements:
• Allen key 8 mm
Carrying out adjustments
• Loosen screw (1)
• Adjust armrest to required
position.
• Retighten the screw.
• Repeat this procedure for the
second armrest.
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9.1.7
Adjusting the position of the armrest in depth (Flex 2 seat unit)
WARNING! Serious risk of injury if an armrest falls out of its bracket because it was
pulled too far forward.
• The armrest may be pulled forward out of the bracket as far as the point where the end of
the inserted tube is flush with the rear of the bracket, but no further.
• Loosen the screw (A) and move the armrest in depth.
• Tighten the screw securely.
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9.1.8
Adjusting the position of the armrest in depth (Modulite seat unit)
Prerequisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Loosen the screws (A) and move the armrest
in depth.
• Tighten the screws.
9.1.9
Adjusting the seat width (Modulite seat unit)
The telescopic seat support can be adjusted in four stages. The seat width can thus be adjusted
together with the adjustable seat plate or the adjustable sling seat.
The description of how the width is adjusted in contained in the service instructions for this mobility
device. The service instructions can be ordered from Invacare®. However, they contain instructions
for specially trained service technicians and describe operations that are not intended for the end
user.
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9.1.10 Adjusting the seat depth (Modulite seat unit)
Note
The seat depth has a major influence on the selection of the center of gravity of the seat. This
impacts its dynamic stability. If you make a major change to the seat depth the center of gravity
of the seat must also be adjusted. See "Adjusting the center of gravity of the seat" in the service
instructions for this mobility device. The service instructions can be ordered from Invacare®.
However, they contain instructions for specially trained technicians and describe operations that
are not intended for the end user.
Note
The numbers on the scale on the seat serve as a guide. They do not stipulate any dimensions
such as seat depth in centimeters.
Requirements:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
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• On both sides, loosen the bottom backrest screw (A).
Do not remove the screws!
• Move the backrest to the required seat depth.
You can adjust the seat depth steplessly. Use scale (B)
on the seat as a guide for this purpose.
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Ensure that
- the same seat depth is set on both sides.
- the distance between backrest and rear axle
ALWAYS is at least 80 mm.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2
Adjusting the seat angle
CAUTION! Adjusting the seat tilt or the backrest angle changes the geometry of the
mobility device and directly influences its dynamic stability!
• For details regarding dynamic stability, negotiating gradients and obstacles and the correct
adjustment of seat tilt or backrest angle, please see chapters "Taking Obstacles" on page 42
and "Driving up and down gradients" on page 44.
9.2.1
Electric
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
9.2.2
Manually using spindle
The seat angle is adjusted by means of a spindle, which is to be found at the front underneath the
seat frame.
When adjusting the seat angle it should be ensured that at least 1cm of the threaded bolt always
remains inside the spindle and is not completely unscrewed from the spindle.
NOTE
It is easier to adjust the angle of the seat when there is nobody sitting in the wheelchair.
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The figure to the right shows the position of the spindle (1) for
manual seat angle adjustment.
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9.3
Adjusting the backrest
CAUTION! Adjusting the seat tilt or the backrest angle changes the geometry of the
mobility device and directly influences its dynamic stability!
• For details regarding dynamic stability, negotiating gradients and obstacles and the correct
adjustment of seat tilt or backrest angle, please see chapters "Taking Obstacles" on page 42
and "Driving up and down gradients" on page 44.
9.3.1
Adjusting the backrest (standard seat)
9.3.1.1
Electrical
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
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9.3.1.2
Manually using perforated plate
• Pull the belt (1) to the rear. The locking pins (2,
only the right-hand side visible in image) are
pulled out of the perforated plates. The
backrest can now be moved.
• Adjust the backrest to the required position.
• Release the belt again. The locking pins
engage automatically.
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9.3.1.3
Manually with handscrews
The angle of the backrest has six positions, from -10° to +30°.
• Remove the screws (1) on both sides of the
backrest that hold it in position.
• Set the backrest to the desired angle by
selecting a combination of one of the two holes
in the backrest frame, and one of the six holes
in the metal fixation plate.
• Re-position screws and tighten them.
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9.3.2
Adjusting the backrest (Flex 2 seat unit)
9.3.2.1
Electrical
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
9.3.2.2
Manually using the gas pressure spring
The lever (1) for adjusting the backrest angle is located on the
opposite side from the remote under the armrest. If, for example,
the remote is installed on the right, the lever is located on the left.
• Pull the lever upwards. Adjust the backrest to the required
angle.
• Release the lever again. The backrest engages again.
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9.3.2.3
Manually using the spindle
• To adjust the angle of the backrest, first loosen
nuts (A) on the rigging screw using a spanner.
• Turn the metal tube to set the desired angle for the
back.
• Retighten the nuts.
9.3.3
Adjusting the height of the backrest (Modulite seat unit)
The following section describes the procedures for adjusting the height of the backrest plate.
Note
The sling back is only available in fixed heights of 48 and 54 cm.
Prerequisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
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• Loosen the backrest plate screws (A) and (B).
Do not remove the screws!
• Move the backrest plate to the required height.
• Re-tighten the screws.
9.3.4
Adjusting the width of the backrest (Modulite seat unit)
You can adjust the backrest plate width to a certain degree by adjusting the front plate, e.g. in order
to adjust the backrest plate in line with the seat cushion. Fairly large adjustments must be made by
a service technician to the rear plate and are outlined in the service instructions for this mobility
device.
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Note
The sling back is only available in two widths of 38-43 cm and 48-53 cm and, under certain
circumstances, must be replaced for a width adjustment. For a replacement description, see the
service instructions for this mobility device. The service instructions can be ordered from
Invacare®. However, they contain instructions for specially trained service technicians and
describe operations that are not intended for the end user.
Please note that if the sling back width is adjusted the backrest cushion must also be replaced.
Prerequisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Loosen and remove the backrest plate screw (A).
• Loosen the backrest plate screws (B).
Do not remove the screws!
• Move the backrest plate halves to the required width.
• Re-insert screw (A).
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.3.5
Adjusting the backrest angle (Modulite seat unit)
CAUTION Every change to the seat angle and every backrest angle change alters the
geometry of the electric wheelchair and affects its dynamic stability
• For more information on stability, overcoming obstacles correctly, driving along inclines and
slopes and the correct position of the backrest and seat angles, see the section "Taking
Obstacles" on page 42 and "Driving up and down gradients" on page 44.
9.3.5.1
Electric
Your remote's user manual contains information on electrical adjustment.
9.3.5.2
Manual
Width-adjustable backrest
Prerequisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
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• Loosen and remove the upper backrest screw (A) on
both sides.
• Set the required backrest angle.
Use scale (B) on the backrest for this purpose.
Ensure that you set the same angle on both sides.
• Re-insert and tighten the screw.
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Simple backrest
Prerequisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• On both sides, loosen and remove the middle backrest screw (A).
• Set the required backrest angle in 7.5° steps.
Ensure that you set the same angle on both sides.
• Re-insert and tighten the screw.
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Adjusting the tension adjustable backrest upholstery
• Remove the backrest cushion (attached with Velcro strips) by
pulling it up and off to access the adjustment straps.
• Adjust the tension of the individual straps as
desired.
• Replace the backrest cushion.
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9.4
The Lifter
The electric lifter is operated from the remote. Please refer to the remote manual for more
information.
Information regarding operation of the lifter at temperatures of less than 0 °C
Invacare® mobility aids are fitted with safety mechanisms that prevent capacity overload of the
electronic components. At operating temperatures below freezing point this can, in particular,
lead to the lifter actuator being shut down after approx. 1 second operating time.
The lifter can be raised or lowered gradually by repeatedly operating the joystick. In many cases
this generates sufficient heat for the actuator to operate as normal.
Note - speed limiter
The lifter is fitted with sensors which reduce the mobility device speed as soon as the lifter is
raised above a certain point.
This takes place to guarantee the tipping stability of the mobility device and to avoid damage to
the legrests.
If the speed limit is activated, a corresponding blink code is displayed on the remote or a
reduced drive level is set automatically. Please refer to the remote manual for more information.
To reapply normal speed, run the lifter down until the status display stops blinking.
CAUTION Risk of tipping, if the speed limiter sensors fail when the lifter is raised.
• If you find that the speed reduction function is not working when the lifter is raised, do not
drive with the lifter raised and immediately contact an authorized Invacare® dealer.
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9.4.1
Explanation of symbols on lifter warning sticker
Do not lean out
Do not drive up
when the lifter is or down slopes
raised!
when the lifter is
raised!
Do not allow any Never drive with
body parts to get two people!
under a raised
seat!
Never drive over
uneven surfaces
when the lifter is
raised!
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9.5
Adjusting the headrest
CAUTION: Injury hazard during use of the mobility aid as a
vehicle seat if a headrest is wrongly adjusted or not
installed! This can cause the neck to be hyperextended
during collisions!
• A headrest must be installed! The headrest optionally
supplied for this mobility device by Invacare® is perfectly
suitable for use during transport.
• The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
9.5.1
Adjusting the position of the headrest or neckrest
The adjustment of the position is the same for all headrests and neckrests.
Pre-requisites:
• Allen key 5 mm
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• Loosen the screws (1, 2) or the clamping
lever (3).
• Adjust the headrest or neckrest to the
required position.
• Retighten screws and clamping lever.
• Loosen the Allen screw (4).
• Slide the headrest left or right to the
required position.
• Retighten the Allen screw.
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9.5.2
Adjusting the height of the headrest or neckrest
The adjustment of the height is the same for all headrests and neckrests.
• Loosen the thumb screw (1).
• Adjust the headrest or neckrest to the required height.
• Retighten thumb screw.
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9.5.3
Adjusting the cheek supports
• Push the cheek supports inward or pull
them out to the required position.
9.6
Postural belts
A postural belt is an option which can either be fixed to the wheelchair ex-works or can be
retrofitted by your specialist dealer. If your wheelchair is fitted with a postural belt, your specialist
dealer will have informed you about fitting and usage.
The postural belt is used to help the wheelchair user keep an optimum sitting position. Correct use
of the belt assists the user in sitting securely, comfortably and well-positioned in the wheelchair,
especially for such users who do not have such a good sense of balance while sitting.
NOTE:
We recommend using the postural belt whenever the wheelchair is used. The belt should be tight
enough to ensure that you are sitting comfortably and that your body is in the correct sitting
position.
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9.6.1
Types of postural belts
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the following postural belt types ex-works. If your wheelchair has
been fitted with a different belt to those listed below, please ensure that you have received the
manufacturer's documentation with regard to correct fitting and use.
Belt with metal buckle, adjustable one side
Belt can only be adjusted on one side which can result in
the buckle not sitting centrally.
Belt with metal buckle, adjustable both sides
Belt can be adjusted on both sides. This means that the
buckle can be centrally positioned.
9.6.2
Adjusting the postural belt correctly
• Ensure that you are sitting correctly, which means that you are sitting right at the back of the
seat, your pelvis is positioned erect and as symmetrically as possible, not to the front, to the
side or at one edge of the seat.
• Position the postural belt so that your hipbones can be easily felt above the belt.
• Adjust the belt length using one of the adjustment aids described above. The belt should be
adjusted so that you can fit a flat hand between the belt and your body.
• The buckle should be positioned as centrally as possible. In doing so, please carry out
adjustments on both sides as much as possible.
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• Please check your belt every week to ensure that it is still in good working condition; to ensure it
has no damage or wear, and that it is fixed properly to the wheelchair. If the belt is only fastened
with a bolted connection, ensure that the connection has not loosened or undone. You can find
more information about maintenance work on belts in the service manual, which is available
from Invacare®.
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9.7
Adjusting the lateral supports (Flex Seat)
The trunk supports can be adjusted in width, height and depth.
9.7.1
Adjusting the width
• Loosen the knobs (1) that hold the lateral supports.
• Adjust the supports to the desired width.
• Re-tighten the knobs.
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9.7.2
Adjusting the height
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Loosen the screws (1) that allow height
adjustment of the lateral supports.
• Adjust the supports to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.7.3
Adjusting the depth
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Loosen the screws (1) that allows the support pads to slide
forwards and backwards.
• Adjust the supports to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.8
Adjusting the height-adjustable push handle (Flex 2 seat)
• Loosen the knobs (1) that hold the push-handle.
• Adjust the handle to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the knobs.
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9.9
Adjusting and removing the tray
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
9.9.1
Laterally adjusting the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the tray towards the left or right.
• Re-tighten wing-screw.
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9.9.2
Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the table to the desired depth (or remove it entirely).
• Re-tighten the screw.
9.9.3
Swinging the tray away to the side
The tray can be swivelled up and away to the side to allow the user to get in and out of the mobility
device
CAUTION! Risk of injury! When the tray is raised it does not lock in place in this position!
• Do not tilt the tray up and leave it leaning in this position.
• Never attempt to drive with the tray tilted up.
• Always lower the tray in a controlled manner.
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9.10
Adjusting or removing the luggage carrier
CAUTION! Risk of damage as a result of collisions! Parts of the electric wheelchair may
be damaged if the luggage carrier collides with the seat during seat angle or backrest
adjustment.
• Ensure that the luggage carrier is out of the range of both seat angle and backrest
adjustment.
CAUTION! Risk of breakage due to excessive load! The luggage carrier can break if too
great a load is applied.
• The maximum permitted load on the luggage carrier is 10 kg.
• Open the clamp levers (1) of the luggage carrier bracket.
• Slide the luggage carrier forward or backward or remove it.
• Close the clamp levers of the luggage carrier bracket.
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9.11
Using the KLICKfix adapter
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the mini-adapter from the Rixen + Kaul KLICKfix system. To this
you can attach various accessories such as the cellphone case supplied by Invacare, which you
can use to transport your cellphone, sports glasses etc.
CAUTION! Risk posed by unsecured accessories! Accessories can fall off and get lost if
they are not properly secured.
• Check that the accessory is correctly locked in and seated securely every time you use the
wheelchair.
CAUTION! Risk of breakage due to excessive load! The KLICKfix adapter can break if too
great a load is applied.
• The maximum permitted load on the KLICKfix adapter is 1 kg.
Securing the accessory:
• Push the accessory into the KLICKfix adapter.
The accessory locks in securely.
Removing the accessory:
• Press the red button and remove the accessory.
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The adapter can turn in 90° steps, allowing you to attach an accessory from any of four different
directions. Please refer to the installation instructions which are available from your Invacare®
dealer or directly from Invacare®.
More information on the KLICKfix system is available at http://www.klickfix.com.
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Adjusting footrests and legrests
10.1
Legrests or footrests attached to the side
10.1.1 Vari-F footrest
10.1.1.1 Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the footrest. When the footrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into the wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
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• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the footrest
outward.
• Remove the footrest in an upward direction.
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10.1.1.2 Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• If the footrest cannot be moved after loosening the screw,
position a metal pin in the designated borehole (2) and use
a hammer to knock on this lightly. The clamping mechanism
in the interior of the footrest will be released by this. Repeat
the procedure from the other side of the footrest if
necessary.
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• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• Set the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.1.3 Setting the end stop of the footrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the footrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (1).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1) and swivel the
footrest upward in order to access the rubber stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the footrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.1.4 Adjusting the length of the footrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.2 Vari-A legrests
10.1.2.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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10.1.2.2 Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
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• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
• Set the desired angle.
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• Turn the knob clockwise to tighten it.
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10.1.2.3 Setting the end stop of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the legrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (A).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
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• Swivel the legrest upward in order to access the rubber
stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the legrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the locking knob.
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10.1.2.4 Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.2.5 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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10.1.2.6 Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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10.1.2.7 Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
10.1.2.8 Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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10.1.2.9 Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.3 ADE legrests
10.1.3.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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10.1.3.2 Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
The electrically height-adjustable legrests are operated using the remote. Please see the separate
operating manual for your remote for more information.
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10.1.3.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.3.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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10.1.3.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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10.1.3.6 Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
10.1.3.7 Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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10.1.3.8 Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.4 Standard 80° footrest
10.1.4.1 Swivel the footrests outwards and/or remove them
The small release lever is to be found in the upper part of the
legrest (1). When the legrest is released it can be swivelled
inward or outward to facilitate access and also be removed
completely.
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• Push the release lever inward or outward. The legrest is
released.
• Swivel the legrest inward or outward.
• To remove the legrest simply pull upward.
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10.1.4.2 Adjusting the length
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm hexagon socket spanner
• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key, but do not
remove completely.
• Set the legrest to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10.1.5 Manually height-adjustable legrest
10.1.5.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The unlocking knob is located on the top section of the legrests. When the legrest is unlocked, it
can be swivelled to the inside or outside to facilitate getting in, or can be completely removed.
• Press the unlocking knob (1) and remove the legrests
upwards.
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10.1.5.2 Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Press the unlocking lever (1) down. Adjust the legrest to
the required angle.
• Release the unlocking lever. The legrest engages.
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10.1.5.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm hexagon socket spanner
• Loosen bolt (1) with the Allen key.
• Adjust to required length.
• Retighten the screw.
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10.1.5.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The calf support has four depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Swivel the calf support to the front.
• Release bolt (1) with the Allen key and remove.
• Set the nut on the other side to the required depth.
• Adjust the calf support to match the depth of the nut, put the
screw back in and tighten.
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10.1.5.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad
• Loosen the hand screw (1).
• Adjust to required position.
• Retighten the wing nuts.
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10.1.6 Adjusting the width of the legrests fixed to the side (Standard / Flex 2 seat /
Modulite seat)
Requirements:
• Jaw spanner 13 mm (standard seat and Modulite seat)
• Jaw spanner 10 mm (Flex 2 seat)
The screws that allow width adjustment of side-mounted
legrests are located under the seat (1).
• Loosen the screws using the open-end spanner.
• Adjust the legrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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11
Electrical system
11.1
Electronics protection system
The vehicle drive electronics is fitted with an overload protection.
If the drive is severely overloaded over a long period (e.g. during steep climbs) and, above all, at
simultaneous high external temperatures, the electronic system can overheat. In this case, the
vehicle performance is gradually reduced until it comes to a standstill. The status display shows a
corresponding blink code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again. It can however take up to five minutes until the electronics has cooled down enough for
the drives to apply their full performance.
If the drive is blocked due to an insurmountable obstacle, for example a kerb or similar which is too
high, and the driver attempts to run the drive for more than 20 seconds against this obstacle, the
electronic system switches the drives off to avoid damage. The status display shows a
corresponding flash code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again.
NOTE
A defective main fuse may be replaced only after checking the entire electric system. An
Invacare® specialised dealer must perform the replacement. You can find information on the
fuse type in chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 165.
11.2
Batteries
Power is supplied by two 12 V batteries. The batteries are maintenance-free and only need regular
charging.
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In the following, you find information on how to charge, handle, transport, store, maintain, and use
batteries.
11.2.1 Charging the batteries
11.2.1.1 General information on charging
New batteries should always be fully charged once before their first use. New batteries will be at
their full capacity after having run through approx. 10 - 20 charging cycles (break-in period). This
break-in period is necessary to fully activate the battery for maximum performance and longevity.
Thus, range and running time of your mobility device could initially increase with use.
Gel/AGM lead acid batteries do not have a memory effect as NiCd batteries.
11.2.1.2 General instructions on charging
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
• Charge 12 hours prior to initial usage.
• We recommend charging the batteries daily after every discharge even after partly discharge,
as well as each night over night. Depending on the level of discharge, it can take up to 12 hours
until the batteries are fully charged again.
• When the battery indicator reached the red LED range, charge the batteries for 16 hours
minimum, neglecting the charge complete display!
• Try to provide a 24 hour charge once a week to make sure that both batteries are fully charged.
• Do not cycle your batteries at a low state of charge without regularly recharging them fully.
• Do not charge your batteries under extreme temperatures. High temperatures above 30 °C are
not recommended for charging as well as low temperatures below 10 °C.
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• Use only charging devices in Class 2. This class of chargers may be left unattended during
charging. All charging devices which are supplied by Invacare® comply with these
requirements.
• You cannot overcharge the batteries when using the charger supplied with your vehicle, or a
charger that has been approved by Invacare®.
• Protect your charger from sources of heat such as heaters and direct sunlight. If the battery
charger overheats, charging current will be reduced and the charging process delayed.
11.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries
Please see the instruction manuals for your remote and battery charger for the position of the
charging socket and further information about charging the batteries.
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WARNING!
Risk of explosion and destruction of batteries if the wrong battery charger is used!
• Only ever use the battery charger supplied with your vehicle, or a charger that has been
approved by Invacare®.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the battery charger if it gets wet!
• Protect the battery charger from water.
• Always charge in a dry environment.
Risk of short circuit and electric shock if the battery charger has been damaged!
• Do not use the battery charger if it has been dropped or damaged.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the batteries!
• NEVER attempt to recharge the batteries by attaching cables directly to the battery terminals.
Risk of fire and electric shock if a damaged extension cable is used!
• Only ever use an extension cable if it is absolutely necessary. In case you must use one,
make sure it is in good condition.
Risk of injury if using the wheelchair during charging!
• DO NOT attempt to recharge the batteries and operate the wheelchair at the same time.
• DO NOT sit in the wheelchair while charging the batteries.
• Switch off the mobility device.
• Connect the battery charger to the charger socket.
• Connect the battery charger to the power supply.
11.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging
• Once charging is complete, first disconnect the battery charger from the power supply, then
disconnect the plug from the remote.
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11.2.2 Storage and Maintenance
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
• Always store the batteries fully charged.
• Do not leave the batteries in a low state of charge for an extended length of time. Charge a
discharged battery as soon as possible.
• In case your mobility device is not used for a longer period of time (that is more than two
weeks), the batteries must be charged at least once a month to maintain a full charge and
always be charged before use.
• Avoid hot and cold extremes when storing. We recommend to store batteries at a temperature
of 15 °C.
• Gel and AGM batteries are maintenance-free. Any performance issues should be handled by a
properly trained mobility device technician.
11.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries
CAUTION! Risk of damaging the batteries.
• Avoid ultra-deep discharges and never drain your batteries completely.
• Pay attention to the Battery Charge Indicator! Charge the batteries when the Battery Charge
Indicator shows that battery charge is low.
How fast the batteries discharge depends on many circumstances, such as ambient
temperature, condition of the surface of the road, tyre pressure, weight of the driver, way of
driving and utilisation of lighting.
• Try to charge the batteries always before you reach the red LED range.
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The last 3 LED (two red and one orange) mean a remaining capacity of about 15 %.
• Driving with blinking red LED’s means an extreme stress for the battery and should be avoided
under normal circumstances.
• When only one red LED is blinking, the Battery Safe feature is enabled. From this time, speed
and acceleration is reduced drastically. It will allow you to move the mobility device slowly out of
a dangerous situation before the electronic finally cuts off. This is deep discharging and should
be avoided.
• Be aware that for temperatures below 20 °C, the nominal battery capacity starts to decline. For
example, at -10 °C the capacity is reduced to about 50 % of the nominal battery capacity.
• To avoid damaging the batteries, never allow them to be fully discharged. Do not drive on
heavily discharged batteries if it is not absolutely necessary, as this will strain the batteries
unduly and shorten their life expectancy.
• The earlier you recharge the batteries, the longer they live.
• The depth of discharge affects the cycle life. The harder a battery has to work, the shorter is its
life expectancy.
Examples:
- One deep discharge stresses the same as 6 normal cycles (green /orange display off).
- The battery life is about 300 cycles at 80% discharge (first 7 LED off), or about 3000 cycles at
10% discharge (one LED off).
NOTE:
The number of LED can vary depending on the remote type.
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• Under normal operation, once a month the battery should be discharged until all green and
orange LED are off. This should be done within one day. A 16 hour charge afterwards is
necessary as reconditioning.
11.2.4 Transporting batteries
The batteries supplied with your electric vehicle are not hazardous goods. This classification is
based on the German GGVS Hazardous Goods Road Transport Ordinances, and the IATA/DGR
Hazardous Goods Rail Transport / Air Transport Ordinances. Batteries may be transported without
restrictions, whether by road, rail or by air. Individual transport companies have, however,
guidelines which can possibly restrict or forbid certain transport procedures. Please ask the
transport company regarding each individual case.
11.2.5 Handling batteries
11.2.5.1 General instructions on handling the batteries
• Never mix and match different battery manufactures or technologies, or use batteries that do not
have similar date codes.
• Never mix gel with AGM batteries.
• Always have your batteries installed by a properly trained mobility device technician. They have
the necessary training and tools to do the job safely and correctly.
11.2.5.2 How to handle damaged batteries correctly
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WARNING:
Corrosion and burns from acid leakage if batteries are damaged!
• Remove clothes that have been soiled by acid immediately.
After contact with skin:
• Immediately wash affected area with lots of water.
After contact with eyes:
• Immediately rinse eyes under running water for several minutes; consult a physician.
• Always wear safety goggles and appropriate safety clothing when handling damaged
batteries.
• Place damaged batteries in an acid-resistant receptacle immediately after removing them.
• Only ever transport damaged batteries in an appropriate acid-resistant receptacle.
• Wash all objects that have come into contact with acid with lots of water.
Disposing of dead or damaged batteries correctly
Dead or damaged batteries can be given back to your dealer or directly to Invacare®.
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Maintenance
The term „Maintenance“ means any task performed to ensure that a medical device is in good
working order and ready for use as intended. Maintenance encompasses different areas, such as
everyday care and cleaning, inspection checks, repair tasks and refurbishment.
NOTE:
Have your vehicle checked once a year by an authorised Invacare® dealer in order to maintain
it's driving safety and roadworthiness.
12.1
Cleaning the mobility device
When cleaning the mobility device, pay attention to the following points:
• Only use a damp cloth and gentle detergent.
• Do not use any abrasive or scouring agents.
• Do not subject the electronic components to any direct contact with water.
• Do not use any high-pressure cleaning devices.
Disinfection
Spray or wipe disinfection using a tested and recognised product is permitted. A list of the current
permitted disinfectants is available from the Robert Koch Institute at http://www.rki.de.
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12.2
Inspection checks
The following table lists inspection checks that should be performed by the user and their intervals.
If the mobility device fails to pass one of the inspection checks, please refer to the chapter
indicated or contact your authorised Invacare® dealer. A more comprehensive list of inspection
checks and instructions for maintenance work can be found in the Service Manual for this device,
which can be obtained from Invacare®. That Manual, however, is intended to be used by trained
and authorised service technicians, and describes tasks which are not intended to be performed by
the user.
12.2.1 Before each use of the mobility device
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Item
Signal horn
Lighting system
•
•
Batteries
•
Inspection check
Check for correction function.
•
Check that all lights, such as turn indicators, •
headlamps and tail lights, are functioning
correctly.
Make sure the batteries are charged. See
•
the User Manual provided with your remote
for a description of the Battery Charge
Indicator.
Action
Contact your dealer.
Contact your dealer.
Charge the batteries
(see chapter
"Charging the
batteries" on page
130).
12.2.2 Weekly
Item
Armrests /side parts •
Tyres (pneumatic)
•
•
Inspection check
Check that armrests are
firmly attached in their
holders and do not wobble.
Check that the tyres are
undamaged.
Check that the tyres are
inflated to the correct
pressure.
•
•
•
•
•
Tyres (punctureproof)
•
Check that the tyres are
undamaged.
•
Action
Tighten the screw or clamping lever
that holds the armrest (see chapter
"Adjusting the armrests and the " on
page 48).
Contact your dealer.
Contact your dealer.
Inflate the tyre to the correct
pressure (see chapter "Technical
specifications" on page 165).
Repair the inner tube if you have a
flat tyre (see chapter "Repair
Instructions" on page 141) or
contact your dealer to have it
repaired.
Contact your dealer.
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12.2.3 Monthly
Item
All upholstered parts •
Removable legrests •
•
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Castors
Drive wheels
•
•
Electronics and
connectors
•
Inspection check
Check for damage and wear.
Check whether the legrests can be fixed
securely and whether the loosening
mechanism is properly operable (see
chapter "Adjusting footrests and
legrests" on page 90).
Check that all adjustment options function
properly (see chapter "Adjusting footrests
and legrests" on page 90).
Check that castors rotate and swivel freely.
Check that the drive wheels rotate without
wobbling. It is easiest to have someone
stand behind the mobility device and
observe the drive wheels as you drive away
from them to do this.
Check all cables for damage and all
connecting plugs for snug fit.
•
•
Action
Contact your dealer.
Contact your dealer.
•
Contact your dealer.
•
•
Contact your dealer.
Contact your dealer.
•
Contact your dealer.
12.3
Repair Instructions
Important information about maintenance work tools!
Some maintenance work which is described in this manual and can be carried out by the user
without problems require the correct tools for proper work. If you do not have the correct tool
available we do not recommend that you try to carry out the relevant work. In this case, we
urgently recommend that you contact an authorised specialist workshop.
The following are instructions on maintenance and repairs that can be performed by the user. For
the specifications of spare parts please see "Technical specifications" on page 165, or consult
the Service Manual, available from Invacare® (in this connection please see the addresses and
phone numbers in section "How can you get in touch with Invacare®?" on page 3). In case you
require assistance, please contact your Invacare® Dealer.
12.3.1 Reparing a flat tyre
WARNING: Danger of damage or injury if the vehicle is accidentally set into motion during
repairs!
• Switch the power off (ON/OFF Button)!
• Engage the motors!
• Secure the vehicle against rolling away by placing wedges under the wheels!
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12.3.1.1 Repairing a flat tyre (front)
(Kite, Storm 4)
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Open-end spanner 24 mm
• Repair kit for inner tubes or a new inner tube.
• Talcum powder
Remove the wheel
• Jack the vehicle up and place a block of wood
underneath it to prop it up.
• Remove the plastic cap (1).
• Loosen and remove the nut (2) using the openend spanner.
• Remove the washer (3).
• Take the wheel off of the fork assembly.
NOTE
Re-assembly is done in reverse order. Make sure that the wheel is put back on the same side it
was on, and that it runs in the same direction it did before it was removed.
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Repair the flat tyre
EXPLOSION HAZARD!
The wheel explodes if the air is not left out before dismantling!
• It is imperative that you let the air out of the tyre before dismantling it (press the pin in the
middle of the valve downwards)!
• Remove the valve cap.
• Let the air out of the tyre completely by pressing the pin in
the centre of the valve in.
• Remove the 5 Allen screws (1)
• Take the tyre and the inner tube off of the rim halves.
• Repair the inner tube and re-fit, or replace it with a new
one.
NOTE
In case the old inner tube is to be repaired and used again, and it happens to get wet during
repair, then it is easier to re-fit it if you powder it lightly with talcum powder.
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• Place the rim halves in the tyre from the outside.
• Pump up the tyre a little.
• Re-position the Allen screws in the rim and tighten them firmly. Make sure the inner tube does
not get pinched between the rims halves!
• Check to make sure that the tyre is squarely in place on the rim.
• Pump up the tyre to the recommended tyre pressure.
• Check to make sure that the tyre is still squarely and snugly in place on the rim.
• Screw the valve cap back on.
• Refit the wheel.
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12.3.2 Repairing a flat tyre at the front (tyre type 280/250-4)
Requirements:
• Allen key 5 mm
• Open-end spanner 13 mm
• Repair kit for inner tube tyres or a new inner tube
• Talcum powder
Removing the wheel
• Jack up the mobility device (place a wooden wedge
under the frame).
• Loosen and remove the screw (1) using the Allen key
on one side and the open-ended spanner on the
other side (for countering).
• Pull the wheel from the fork
NOTE
Installation is carried out in reverse order. Please ensure that the wheel is re-fitted on the same
side and in the same running direction as removed.
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Repairing a flat tyre
• Remove the valve cap.
• Exhaust the air from the tyre by pressing the spring pin in
the valve.
• Loosen and remove the 5 Allen screws (1).
• Remove the tyre with the inner tube from the rim halves.
• Repair the tube and re-fit or fit new tube
NOTE
If the old tube is to be repaired and re-fitted and has become wet during repair work, powdering
the hose with some talcum powder can simplify the fitting procedure.
• Re-insert the rim halves into the tyre from the outside.
• Inflate the tyre a little.
• Re-position the Allen screws and screw rim together tightly. Make sure the
inner tube does not get pinched between the rims halves!
• Check the exact fit of the tyre.
• Inflate the tyre to the prescribed air pressure.
• Re-check the exact fit of the tyre.
• Screw on the valve cap.
• Refit the wheel.
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12.3.2.1 Repairing tyre punctures (wheel rim type 3.00-8")
Injury hazard! If the wheel has been insufficiently tightened during assembly, it can
become loosened during driving!
• When reassembling the drive wheels, tighten the Allen screws at a torque of 30 Nm!
• Secure all screws using a suitable blocker (e.g. Loctite 243)!
Requirements:
• Allen key – open-ended spanner 6 mm
• Torque wrench
• Repair kit for tyre repair or a new inner tube
• Talcum powder
• Screw blocker Loctite (e.g. Loctite 243)
Removing the wheel
• Block up the vehicle (place wooden blocks under frame).
• Unscrew the screw (1).
• Remove the wheel from the hub.
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NOTE
Re-assembly is done in reverse order. Ensure that the tyre is replaced on the same side and in
the same travel direction as it was previously mounted.
Repairing the flat tyre
EXPLOSION HAZARD!
The wheel will explode if you do not let the air out of the tyre before removing the wheel!
• Always let the air out of the tyre before removing it (press in the pin in the middle of the
valve)!
• Unscrew valve cap.
• Depressurise tyre completely by pressing in the pin in
the valve .
• Remove the 5 cylinder head screws (back of the
wheel, 2.
• Remove the rim halves from the tyre.
• Remove the inner tube from the tyre.
• Repair inner tube and replace, or insert new.
NOTE
If the old inner tube is to be repaired and re-used, and has become wet during repair, you can
make replacement easier by sprinkling the inner tube with a little talcum powder.
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• Insert the wheel rim halves from outside into the tyre.
• Pump a little air into the inner tube.
• Reinsert the cylinder head screws and tighten to10 Nm. Avoid crushing the inner tube!
• Ensure that the tyre outer is seated correctly.
• Pump the tyre up to the prescribed pressure.
• Ensure that the tyre outer is seated correctly again.
• Screw the valve cap back on.
• Refit the wheel.
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Transport
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
CAUTION: Danger of death or serious injury to the mobility device user and potentially
any other nearby occupant of the vehicle, if a mobility device is secured using a 4-point
tie-down system available from a third party supplier and the unladen weight of the
mobility device exceeds the maximum weight for which the tie-down system is certified!
• Make sure the weight of the mobility device does not exceed the weight for which the tiedown system is certified. Consult the tie-down manufacturer's documentation.
• If you are unsure how much your mobility device weighs, then you must have it weighed
using calibrated scales.
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13.1
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle
WARNING: The wheelchair is in danger of tipping over if it is transferred to a vehicle while
the driver is still seated in the wheelchair!
• Transfer the wheelchair without the driver whenever possible!
• If the wheelchair with the driver has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp, ensure that
the ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications"
starting on page 165)!
• If the wheelchair has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp that does exceed the
maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 165), a winch
must then be used! An attendant can then safely monitor and assist the transfer process!
• Alternatively, a platform lift may be used!
• Ensure that the total weight of the power wheelchair including the user does not exceed the
maximum permitted total weight for the ramp or platform lift!
• The wheelchair should always be transferred to a vehicle with the backrest in an upright
position, the seat lifter lowered and the seat tilt in the upright position (see chapter "Driving
up and down gradients" on page 44)!
• Drive or push your wheelchair into the transport vehicle using a suitable ramp.
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13.2
Use of the wheelchair as a seat in a vehicle
Please note
In order to use a wheelchair as a motor vehicle seat, it needs to be equipped with attachment
points to enable anchoring in the motor vehicle. These accessories may be included in the
standard scope of wheelchair order and delivery in some countries (UK for example), but may
also be obtained from Invacare® as an option in other countries.
This power wheelchair complies with the requirements of ISO 7176-19:2001 and may be used as a
vehicle seat in connection with an anchoring system that has been checked and approved in
accordance with ISO 10542. The wheelchair has undergone a crash test in which it was anchored
in the transporting vehicle's direction of travel. Other configurations were not tested. The crash test
dummy was secured using pelvic and upper body safety belts. Both types of safety belt should be
used in order to minimise the risk of injuries to head or upper body. It is imperative that the
wheelchair is inspected by an authorised dealer before being used again after being involved in a
crash. Alterations to the wheelchair anchoring points may not be carried out without the
manufacturer's permission.
CAUTION: There is an injury hazard if a backrest which is not suitable for the
transportation of passengers is used!
• Angle-adjustable backrests which are manually adjusted using a self-arresting quickdisconnect are NOT approved for the transportation of passengers!
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Caution: There is a danger of injury if the wheelchair is not properly secured during use
as a vehicle seat!
• If possible, the user should always leave the wheelchair to use a vehicle seat and the safety
belts provided with the vehicle.
• The wheelchair should always be anchored facing in the transport vehicle's intended direction
of travel.
• The wheelchair must always be secured in accordance with the wheelchair and anchoring
system manufacturers’ operating manual.
• Always remove and secure any accessory parts fixed to the wheelchair such as chin controls
or tables.
• If your wheelchair is equipped with an angle adjustable backrest, then it must be placed in an
upright position.
• Fully lower elevated legrests, if fitted.
• Fully lower the seat lifter, if fitted.
WARNING: Danger of injury exists if a power wheelchair that is not equipped with leakproof batteries is transported in a vehicle!
• Only ever use leak-proof batteries!
WARNING: Danger of injury or damage to the wheelchair or to the transporting vehicle, if
the legrests are in a raised position while the wheelchair is used as a vehicle seat!
• Always completely lower height-adjustable legrests, if fitted.
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13.2.1 How the wheelchair is anchored in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat
The power wheelchair is fitted with four anchoring points, which are labelled
with the symbol shown on the right. Snap hooks or belt loops can be used for
fixation.
• Secure the wheelchair at the front (1) and at the rear (2) with the anchoring system belts.
• Secure the wheelchair by tensioning the belts in accordance with the manufacturer's anchoring
system operating manual.
Front
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Rear (only left-hand side visible in picture)
13.2.2 How the user is secured within the wheelchair
CAUTION: There is a danger of injury if the user is not properly secured within the
wheelchair!
• Even if the wheelchair is fitted with a postural belt, this is no substitute for a proper safety belt
which complies with ISO 10542 in the transport vehicle. Always use the safety belt installed in
the transport vehicle.
• Safety belts must be in contact with the user's body. They must not be held at a distance from
the user's body using parts of the wheelchair such as armrests or wheels. Refer to the
illustration on page 157.
• Safety belts must be pulled as tightly as possible without causing the user discomfort. Refer
to the illustration on page 157.
• Safety belts must not be positioned while twisted.
• Ensure that the third seatbelt anchorage point is not fixed directly to the vehicle floor, but to
one of the vehicle uprights.
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CAUTION: Injury hazard during use of the mobility aid as a
vehicle seat if a headrest is wrongly adjusted or not
installed! This can cause the neck to be hyperextended
during collisions!
• A headrest must be installed! The headrest optionally
supplied for this mobility device by Invacare® is perfectly
suitable for use during transport.
• The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
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Seat belts may not be held at a distance
from the user's body using parts of the
wheelchair such as armrests or wheels.
The pelvic belt should be positioned in the
area between the user's pelvis and thighs
so that it is unobstructed and not too loose.
The ideal angle of the pelvic belt to the
horizontal is between 45° and 75°. The
maximum permissible angle is between
30° and 75°. The angle should never be
less than 30°!
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The safety belt installed in the transporting
vehicle should be applied as shown in the
illustration at right.
1) Centre line of the body
2) Centre of the sternum
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13.3
Transporting the wheelchair without occupants
CAUTION: Injury hazard!
• If you are unable to fasten your electric wheelchair securely in a transport vehicle, Invacare®
recommends that you do not transport it!
• Before transporting your wheelchair, make sure the motors are engaged and that the Joystick
Box is switched off.
Invacare® strongly recommends that you additionally disconnect or remove the batteries. See
"Removing/Installing the batteries" on page 160.
• Invacare® strongly recommends securing the wheelchair to the floor of the transporting vehicle.
13.3.1
Opening the rear cover
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Removing the rear cover:
• Loosen and remove the left and right thumbscrews (1) on the rear cover (2).
• Pull the rear cover backwards and off.
Installing the rear cover:
• Push the rear cover over the battery box from the back. Pay attention to the electrical cables
while doing so.
• Tighten both thumbscrews hand-tight.
13.3.2 Removing/Installing the batteries
WARNING!
Fire and burn hazard due to short circuit at battery poles!
• DO NOT short-circuit the battery poles with a tool or metal parts of the wheelchair!
• Make sure that the battery pole caps are attached at all times when you are not working on
the battery poles.
DANGER: Risk of crushing!
The batteries are very heavy. There is a risk of hand injury.
• Be aware that the batteries are very heavy.
• Handle the batteries with care.
Requirements:
• 11 mm socket wrench
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Uninstalling the batteries:
• Remove the rear cover, as described in chapter "Opening the rear cover" on page 159.
• Disconnect the battery cable from the electronic module.
• Loosen and remove both of the knurled head screws (4).
• Loosen and remove the knurled head screws (2).
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• Turn the rear cover (1) down along with the electronic modules.
• Pull foam rubber block (3) backwards out of the battery box.
• Pull the rubber caps (2) off of both battery terminals (1).
• Use the 11 mm socket wrench to loosen and remove the battery terminal screws.
• Remove the battery cable.
• Pull the battery (3) out onto the rear cover by its belt (4).
• Remove the battery.
• Pull the second battery towards you by its belt and repeat the previous steps
Installing batteries:
• Install the batteries in reverse order.
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• Make sure the battery box sockets and plugs are correctly installed. A diagram showing how to
connect the battery terminals correctly can be found in the rear cover.
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Refurbishment
The product is suitable for refurbishment. Actions to be carried out:
• Cleaning and disinfection. Please see chapter "Maintenance" on page 137.
• Inspection according to service plan. Please consult service instructions, available from
Invacare®.
• Adaptation to the user. Please see chapter "Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating
posture" on page 47.
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Disposal
• The equipment wrapping is potentially recyclable.
• The metal parts are used for scrap metal recycling.
• The plastic parts are used for plastic recycling.
• Electric components and printed circuit boards are disposed of as electronic scrap.
• Exhausted or damaged batteries can be returned to your medical equipment supplier or
Invacare®.
• Disposal must be carried out in accordance with the respective national legal provisions.
• Ask your city or district council for details of the local waste management companies.
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Technical specifications
The technical information provided hereafter applies to a standard configuration or represents
maximum achievable values. These can change if accessories are added. The precise changes to
these values are detailed in the sections for the respective accessories.
Permissible operating and storage conditions
Temperature range for operation according to ISO 7176-9:
Temperature range for storage according to ISO 7176-9:
Electrical system
Motors
• -25° … +50 °C
• -40° … +65 °C
Main fuse
•
•
•
•
•
2 x 250 W (Kite)
2 x 340 W (Kite Heavy Duty)
2 x 12 V/60 Ah (C20) leak-proof/gel
2 x 12 V/73.5 Ah (C20) leak-proof/gel
80 A strip fuse
Battery charger
Output current
Output voltage
Input voltage
Operating temperature (ambient)
Storage temperature
•
•
•
•
•
8 A ± 8%
24 V nominal (12 cells)
200 – 250 V nominal
-25° … +50°C
-40° … +65°C
Drive wheel tyre
Tyre type
• 14" pneumatic, puncture protected or puncture proof
Batteries
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Drive wheel tyre
Tyre type
Tyre pressure
Castor wheel tyre
Tyre type
Tyre type
Tyre pressure
Driving characteristics
Speed
Min. braking distance
Max. safe slope ******
without lifter
• 14" pneumatic, puncture protected or puncture proof
The recommended maximum tyre pressure in bar or kpa is
marked on the side wall of the tyre or the rim. If more than one
value is listed, the lower one in the corresponding units applies.
(Tolerance = -0.3 bar,1 bar = 100 kpa)
• 10" pneumatic, puncture protected or puncture proof
• 230x60 (2.80/2.50-4) pneumatic or puncture proof
The recommended maximum tyre pressure in bar or kpa is
marked on the side wall of the tyre or the rim. If more than one
value is listed, the lower one in the corresponding units applies.
(Tolerance = -0.3 bar,1 bar = 100 kpa)
•
•
•
•
6 km/h
10 km/h
1000 mm (6 km/h)
2100 mm (10 km/h)
• 10° (18 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with
136/160 kg payload, 4° seat angle, 15° backrest angle
with lifter
• 6° (10,5 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with
136/160 kg payload, 4° seat angle, 15° backrest angle
Max. climbable obstacle height
• 60 mm (100 mm with kerb climber)
Turning diameter
• 1600 mm
Range in accordance with ISO 7176-4:2008 ***:
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Driving characteristics
60 Ah batteries
6 km/h
10 km/h
73.5 Ah batteries 6 km/h
10 km/h
Dimensions
Total height (without lifter)
Total height (with lifter)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
31 km (Kite)
27 km (Kite Heavy Duty)
34 km (Kite)
25 km (Kite Heavy Duty)
39 km (Kite)
35 km (Kite Heavy Duty)
39 km (Kite)
31 km (Kite Heavy Duty)
Standard
Flex 2 / Max
Modulite
• 960/980/1000/1 • 1110/1130/ 1170 mm • 1060 mm (single020 mm
part seat frame)
• 1170 mm (Max)
• 990 - 1090 mm
(telescopic seat
frame, moving the
backrest plate)
• 970 - 1270 mm • 1120 - 1420 mm
• 1060 mm (singlepart seat frame)
• 990 - 1290 mm • 1140 - 1440 mm
• 990 - 1090 mm
• 1010 - 1310 mm • 1180 - 1480 mm
(telescopic seat
• 1030 - 1330 mm • 1180 - 1480 mm
frame, moving the
(Max)
backrest plate)
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Dimensions
Standard
Max. total width (widest part • 595 mm
in brackets)
(chassis)
• 640 mm (seat
width 43)
Flex 2 / Max
• 595 mm (chassis)
• 600 mm (seat width
39)
• 640 mm (seat width
43)
• 690 mm (seat width
48)
• 760 mm (Max)
Total length (incl. standard • 1140 mm
legrest hanger)
Total length (without
• 870 mm
standard legrest hanger)
Seat height ****:
Seat angle 90° … +102° • 420/440/460/48 • 460/480/500 mm
0 mm
Seat angle 90° … +110° –
• 460/480/500 mm
Seat angle 90° … +118°
Seat angle 90° … 120°
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• 490 mm (without • 510 mm (without
lifter)
lifter)
• 500 - 800 mm
• 520 - 820 mm (with
(with lifter)
lifter)
–
Modulite
• 595 mm (chassis)
• 640 mm (seat width
48)
• 690 mm (seat width
53)
• 440/460/480/500
mm
• 440/460/480/500
mm
–
• 450 mm (without
lifter)
• 450 - 750 mm (with
lifter)
Dimensions
Seat width (adjustment
range of armrests in
brackets)
Standard
• 430 mm (440 480 mm**)
Seat depth
• 410/460/510
mm
Backrest height ****
• 480/540 mm
Seat cushion thickness
• 50 mm
Backrest angle, electrical
*******
Backrest angle, manual
*******
Flex 2 / Max
• 380 mm (390 - 430
mm)
• 430 mm (440 - 480
mm**)
• 480 mm (490 - 530
mm**)
• 550 (560 - 600 mm**)
(Max)
• 430 - 510 mm
• 480 - 550 mm
• 510 - 580 mm (Max)
• 560 mm
•
•
• 90° ... 106°
•
•
• 88°, 100°, 102°, •
124°, 136°
• 80°, 90°, 97,5°,
105°, 112,5°,
120°
70 mm
100 mm (Max)
90° … 110°
90° … 120°
90° … 110°
Modulite
• 380 mm (380 - 430
mm**)
• 430 mm (430 - 480
mm**)
• 480 mm (480 - 530
mm**)
• 530 mm (530 - 580
mm**)
• 410 - 510 mm
• 480/540 mm (sling
back)
• 560 - 660 mm
(telescopic seat
frame, moving the
backrest plate)
• 50/75/100 mm
• 90° … 120°
• 90° … 120°
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Dimensions
Armrest height
Standard
• 290 - 360 mm
Seat angle, electrical
adjustment
• 0° ... +12°
• 0° ... +28°
Seat angle, manual
adjustment
• 0° ... +12°
Footrest and legrest hangers
Type
Length
Standard 80
• 350 - 450 mm
Vari F
• 290 - 460 mm
Vari A
• 290 - 460 mm
ADE (electric)
• 290 - 460 mm
Height-adjustable (manual) • 350 - 450 mm
Weight *****
Kerb weight
170
• 125 kg
Flex 2 / Max
• 260 - 340 mm
(padded armrest)
• 300 - 380 mm (foldup armrest)
• 300 - 410 mm (long
armrest)
• 300 - 410 mm (Max)
• 0° ... +12°
• 0° ... +20°
• 0° ... +28° *******
Angle
• 80°
• 0 - 70°
• 0 - 70°
• 0 - 75°
• 0 - 70°
Modulite
• 290 - 360 mm
• 0° ... +20° (without
lifter)
• 0° … +30° (with
center of gravity
displacement)******
*
Weight of components
60 Ah batteries
73.5 Ah batteries
Payload
Max. payload
Axle loads
Max. axle load front
Max. axle load rear
• approx. 19.5 kg per battery
• approx. 24.5 kg per battery
• 136 kg (Kite)
• 160 kg (Kite Heavy Duty)
• 110 kg
• 140 kg
* Approx.
** Width adjustable via side part adjustment.
*** Comment: The range of a power wheelchair depends heavily on external factors such as the state of charge of the batteries, ambient
temperature, local topography, condition of the street surface, tyre pressure, weight of the user, driving style and use of batteries for lighting,
servo systems etc.
The specified values are theoretical maximum achievable values measured according to ISO 7176-4:2008.
**** Measured without seat cushions
***** The actual empty weight depends on the wheelchair equipment. Every Invacare® wheelchair is weighed when it leaves the factory. The
determined empty weight (including batteries) is specified on the identification label.
******
Static stability in accordance with ISO 7176-1 = 9° (15.8 %)
Dynamic stability in accordance with ISO 7176-2 = 6° (10.5 %)
******* As soon as the lifter is raised above a certain point you can adjust the seat and backrest angles only at a combined total of max. 15°.
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Inspections Performed
It is confirmed by stamp and signature that all jobs listed in the inspection schedule of the Service
and Repair Instructions have been properly performed. The list of the inspection jobs to be
performed can be found in the Service Manual which is available through Invacare®.
Delivery Inspection
1st Annual Inspection
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
2nd Annual Inspection
4th Annual Inspection
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3rd Annual Inspection
5th Annual Inspection
173
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175
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Order No. of this Manual: 1550136.DOC
Release Date: 2013-07-05
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