User Manual Action Vertic 09-2015

User Manual Action Vertic 09-2015
I n v a c a r e Action Ver tic
User guide
This manual MUST be given to the user of the product.
BEFORE using this product, read this manual and save for future reference.
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Some information is submitted under copyright – all rights reserved. Any
information in this document cannot be photocopied or duplicated without prior written authorization by Invacare.
As the European and world's leading manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavours to supply a wide range of wheelchairs to meet all the needs of the user
in everyday life. Final selection of the Action Vertic is based upon prior trial in order to obtain part or full reimbursement. The user, with the assistance of a
multi-disciplinary team of qualified health advisors as well as a registered distributor, will find out if the product is perfectly adapted.
Intendant use
- Your wheelchair is especially designed to be used inside. It is intended for active adults who wish to position themselves vertically during the day for medical
or professional reasons. This product complies with the European CE EN93/42 directives relative to medical products of Class 1, EMC (NF EN6060-2 et CEI
60335-2) and meets the NF mark standard (NF EN ISO 14971 & NF EN 12182). The launch date of this product is started in the CE declaration of conformity.
- The Action Vertic is designed to be used for short periods as well as permanently, in everyday life or at work.
- It is important that you comply with the vertical positioning protocol (duration, frequency, posture, maximum verticality angle,…) which has been prescribed
by your physical therapist.
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, 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!
Stamp of the Distributor
Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing an Invacare wheelchair.
This model was designed to provide you with all the benefits and features to meet your needs. Only
quality components were selected for your wheelchair based upon rigorous inspections during the entire
manufacturing process.
This manual describes the operating limits of your wheelchair, maintenance operations and adjustments
that you or your assistant can make. However, all the repairs (except for inner tubes) as well as some
adjustments, require specific technical training and, therefore, must be performed by your distributor.
Please read carefully the operating instructions in this user guide before first use of your wheelchair .
This product was supplied by Invacare® manufacturer with respect to the environment. It is in conformity
with 2002/96/CE directive relative to electric and electronic equipment waste management.
This product may contain substances which might damage the environment if they are disposed of in
inappropriate places and places non conform to national regulation.
The symbol showing a crossed out waste bin is affixed on this product in order to encourage you to
recycle it at selective collection structures (please contact your municipal authorities / local government).
Please be ecologically responsible and recycle this product at the end of use.
1. Safety and operating limits
1.1. Reaching an object from the chair
1.2. Transferring to other seats
1.3. Tilting
1.4. Tilting, Kerbs
1.5. Slopes
1.6. Stairways
1.7. Vertical positioning
2. Operating instructions
2.1. Folding and Unfolding the wheelchair10
2.2. Wheelchair propulsion10
3. Safety inspection and maintenance
3.1. Performance control11
3.2. General inspection
4. Battery recharging13
4.1. instructions
4.2. Battery charge
4.3. Battery maintenance instructions13
5. Transportation
6. Summary of warranty terms14
6.1. Standard terms 14
6.2. Limitation of liability
7. Operating instructions for optimal safety15
1. Presentation
1.1. Introduction
1.2. General description
2. Adjustments
2.1. Seat elements
2.1.1 Depth adjustable seat
2.1.2 Tension adjustable seat upholstery
2.1.3 Height adjustable backrest
2.1.4 Tension adjustable backrest upholstery
2.1.5 footrests
2.1.6 Armrests
2.1.7 Straps and posture belts
2.2. Frame
2.2.1 Side frame
2.2.2 Stand up mechanism
2.3. Rear wheel
2.3.1 Wheels
2.3.2 Handrims
2.3.3 Quick release axles
2.4. Castors
2.4.1 Wheels
2.5. Brakes
2.5.1 Manual brakes
2.6. Options and accessories
2.6.1 Push handle
2.6.2 Anti-tippers
2.6.3 Work tray
2.7. Table of light/sound signals signification
2.8. Specifications and tools
2.8.1 Standard wheelchair specification
2.8.2 Tools for adjustment (not supplied)
2.8.3 After sale and disposal
2.9. Dimensions (ISO) 27
1. Safety and operating limits
For a safe operation of your wheelchair, the following
parameters should be observed :
- Stability and balance
Your wheelchair has been designed to provide the stability
you need during normal daily activities.
Any movement in the wheelchair will have an impact on
the position of the centre of gravity, which may lead to the
wheelchair tipping and a fall.
To improve your safety when you move a lot or you
transfer your weight from one place to another, we
recommend using seat belts.
- Weight distribution (figure 1)
Many actions cause the user of a wheelchair to reach
out, lean over or move about within the wheelchair and
outside it. These movements cause a change to normal
balance, centre of gravity (G) and weight distribution of the
- Weight Limit
The maximum recommended weight of the user is 115kg.
However, the level of activity is an essential factor. For
example, an active user who weighs 75 kg may subject the
wheelchair to more stress than a user who weighs 100 kg.
To this purpose, we recommend that you consult your
retailer when choosing the model of wheelchair based upon
your daily life style.
1.1. Reaching an object from the chair
The limitations on reaching out from a wheelchair indicated
in the following diagrams have been calculated based on a
representative sample of wheelchair users:
- Only the arms should be extended beyond the seat of the
wheelchair. (figure 2).
- The body and head should remain within the boundaries of
the seat. (figure 3).
1.1.1 Leaning forward
1.1.2 Leaning backward
Do not extend your chest over the armrest (figure 4).
In order to reach an object in front of you, you must lean and
bend down ; therefore, you must use the castors as a tool
(pointing them forward) to maintain stability and balance. An
accurate alignment of the wheels is essential for your safety
(figure 5).
Position the wheelchair as close as possible to the desired
object so that you can simply pick it up by stretching your
arm while sitting in the chair in a normal position. In any case,
do not lean backwards because you may cause the chair to
tip (figures 6 and 7).
1.2.Transferring to other seats sideways
(figures 8 & 9)
This may be done without assistance provided that you are
sufficiently mobile and have a strong enough torso.
- Move the wheelchair as close as possible to the seat to
which you would like to sit, with the castors pointed forward.
Lock the wheels by applying the brakes. Swing the armrest
pad backwards on the side you would like to move to. Move
the weight of your body towards the seat (figure 8)
- Front transfer is possible by leaning on the two armrests to
lift yourself up ; however it is not recommended as the slight
flexibility of armrests may cause momentary instability and
possibly lead to a fall.
- While moving from the wheelchair to the seat, your body
will have little or no support. Where possible use a transfer
board during transfers (figure 9).
Warning :
- Position yourself as close as possible to the place where
you wish to sit.
- When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible
in the seat to prevent breaking screws, damaging the seat
upholstery or causing the wheelchair to tip forward.
- Lock the two brakes ; they should not be used in any case
as support for transfers.
- Never stand on the footrests when you are getting in or
out of the wheelchair (figure 10).
1.3.Tilting (balancing on the rear wheels)
1.4. Tilting, Kerbs
For greater safety, this operation must be performed by an
attendant. The attendant should be aware of the required
physical effort and use appropriate positioning in order to
relieve the strain on his/her back (keep a straight back and
bend your knees during this operation).
To tilt the wheelchair, the attendant must firmly grab the
handles making sure both are properly fixed. Warn the
occupant in the wheelchair before tilting it and remind him
/ her to lean backwards and make sure that both feet and
hands of the user are clear of the wheels.
To get on the pavement :
- Method 1 (figure 11)
The attendant positions the wheelchair in front of the
pavement facing forward. Attendant tilts the wheelchair
backwards until the castors reach the pavement; attendant
pushes the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels are
against the kerb and again pushes the wheelchair until the
rear wheels climb over the kerb.
- Method 2 (figure 12)
In this case, the attendant stays on the pavement and
moves the wheelchair in a backwards position with the rear
wheels against the kerb. The attendant tilts the wheelchair
backwards until it is balanced and pulls the wheelchair with a
steady movement until the rear wheels climb over the kerb ;
then he / she lowers the castors, while making sure that the
chair is far enough on the pavement so that the castors do
not fall into empty space.
Place a foot on the footstep tube and move continuously
until the chair reaches the equilibrium point. At this stage, the
assistant will feel a difference in weight distribution, which
usually occurs at approximately 30°. At this point, the
wheelchair can get over the obstacle easily.
Finally, the attendant slowly and gradually lowers the front
down to the ground, while firmly holding the handles.
Warning :
- Be aware of detachable parts such as armrests or legrests :
they must NEVER be used as lifting supports as they may be
inadvertedly released, resulting in possible injury to the user
and / or attendant.
- Do not lower the wheelchair suddenly, even if it is several
centimetres from the ground, as this may result in injury of
the user.
To get off the pavement :
The attendant positions the wheelchair facing forward on
the pavement and tilts it backwards until it is balanced, then
he/she pushes the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels
touch the road after getting over the obstacle; then, he / she
gradually lowers the castors to the ground.
1.5. Slopes
It is recommended to avoid using ramps with a slope higher
than 7°. The wheelchair risks tipping over in the event of
spinning or side movement (figure 13).
1.6. Stairways
Because this is a difficult movement, we recommend using
two attendants, one in front of the wheelchair and one
behind the wheelchair.
Warning :
we recommend that users over 125 kg in weight do not use
this operation !
Upward slopes (figure 14) :
Lean the upper body forward and move the wheelchair
forward with short quick pushes on the hand rims to
maintain speed and direction control. If you want to rest,
apply both brakes when stopping.
Downward slopes (figure 15) :
Lean backward cautiously and let the hand rims slide in your
hands. Be ready to react at any moment to control speed
and direction.
Warning :
- Avoid turning suddenly and never try to climb and descend
a ramp diagonally (figure 16).
To climb stairways (figure 17) :
After tilting the wheelchair to the point of equilibrium, one
assistant (at the back) holds the wheelchair up against the
first step grasping the handles firmly to lift.
The second assistant, lifts the wheelchair above the stairs,
while holding firmly a fixed part of the frame, and holds
it while the first assistant takes a step and repeats the
operation. The wheelchair must not be lowered until the last
step has been passed and the chair is clear of the stairs.
To descend stairways :
Same operation as above, however, in reverse order.
Warning :
- Do not attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable parts
(such as armrests, legrests or footrests).
- Avoid using an escalator which may lead to serious injury in
the event of a fall.
1.7.Vertical positioning
Battery autonomy make it possible to stand up and sit down
about 150 times (depending on user’s weight) before
Warning :
You should not use the raising/lowering mechanism when
the charger is connected, unless batteries are at very low
capacity and cannot drive lowering operation.
Please comply with the vertical positioning protocol which
has been prescribed by your physical therapist.
It is essential that your Action Vertic is perfectly adapted to
your morphology, all necessary adjustments are described in
§ B 2.1.
Always make sure that the ground where you want to
stand up is perfectly level and firm, without any obstacle or
object which might damage stability of the wheelchair and
safety of the user.
Operate both manual brakes to block rear wheels.
Make sure that the four slings used to hold the body during
vertical positioning are in place and well adjusted , see § B
2.1.7. Straps and posture belts
Make sure that no obstacle or person (a child for
instance) prevents the raising or lowering as there is a
risk of serious injury in case of body jamming in moving
mechanical devices.
Be careful not to hit an obstacle with the raising /
lowering knob, as the possibility of the switch breaking
could cause an overly long blockage in the vertical position.
Make sure you always have the possibility to call for
assistance in case of a problem when standing up (mobile
phone or alarm necklace / bracelet at hand).
1.7.1. Standing up (photos 20 & 21)
After applying the above safety measures, you can stand
up : position your forearms on armrest tubes and operate
button (A) upwards ; stand up progressively (in stages) until
the prescribed vertical angle. The persons around you and
yourself will be advised that you are using the stand up
function by a long beep (1 tone).
1.7.2. Sitting down (photo 22)
Keep your forearms on the armrest tubes and switch button
(A) down ; go down progressively (in stages) to the initial
seating position (beeping will stop).
Note : After no use during 30 minutes, 1 tone warns you of
the setting in a stand-by mode.
2. Operating instructions
2.1. Folding and unfolding of stand-up wheelchair
2.1.1. Folding :
- To reduce the wheelchair bulk for transport or putting away,
first loosen both threaded pins (A) to stop without forcing
(risk of loss of the nut), then position the two armrest pads
parallel to the backrest, pull the backrest upwards and fold it
on the seat.
- Rear wheels also are removable : push on the central knob
of the quick release wheel axle (see § B-2.3.3.)
2.1.2. Unfolding :
- Follow the same instruction in reverse order, by first
positioning rear wheels.
- Then put the backrest in initial position.
Warning :
Push on the backrest (downwards) before re-tightening
both treaded pins (A) to make sure the backrest is well
Warning :
Check that quick release axles are well locked in their
housing, as there is a risk of a serious fall if not the case.
2.2. Wheelchair propulsion
Wheelchair propulsion is provided by the handrims mounted
on the wheels. The handrims can be adjusted based upon
your height to allow you to hold them properly, and various
accessories can be added to improve the grip (anti-slip
plastic coated, etc.)
Qualified medical and paramedical staff will be able to
provide you with advice regarding the propulsion which is
best adapted to your disability.
3. Safety inspection and maintenance
3.2. General inspection
3.1. Performance control
Your distributor, who has the required technical expertise, is
responsible for any wheelchair repair.
We recommend that you take the wheelchair to your
retailer at least once a year for a complete inspection.
Regular maintenance allows the identification and
replacement of defective and worn parts, which improves the
daily operation of your wheelchair.
As the user, you will be the first to notice the possible
operational defects of your wheelchair. The following table
indicates the easiest troubleshooting symptoms to identify
and the preliminary inspection that you can perform.
In the event that the symptoms persist after adjusting the
pressure in the tyres and tightening screws and nuts, please
consult your retailer.
The inner tubes of the wheels are the only components that
you can repair yourself (see § B-2.3).
Depending on use (once a week to once a month),
regularly lubricate the different articulations of the stand
up mechanism with fluid oil (same type as for a sewing
machine) or 3 in 1 type oil spray equipped with precision tip
(see § B 2.2.2.)
to the right
to the left
turns or
moves slowly
Play in
Make sure that pressure
in the pneumatic tyre
is correct
(cf. § B-2.3)
Make sure that the bolts
are tight
Check the adjustment
on the fork angle
Make sure that the 2
castors come in contact
with the ground at the
same time
Regular inspections to be performed by you or your
assistants :
a. General
Make sure that the wheelchair folds and unfolds easily.
Make sure that the wheelchair moves in a straight line. (no
resistance or deviation)
b. Manual brakes
Make sure that the manual brakes do not touch the moving
Make sure that the manual brakes operate easily.
Make sure that the joints are not worn and do not have
excessive play.
c. Vertical positioning system
Check the raising / lowering mechanism for any play or
jamming in articulations (lubricate if necessary, see § B-2.2.2).
d. Skirtguard/armrest upholstery
Make sure that all the fittings are properly tightened.
e. Armrest tubes
Make sure that armrest tubes are securely tightened and
that there is no play or jamming in articulations (lubricate if
necessary, see § B-2.2.2)
f. Armrest tube foam
Make sure that armrest tube foam is in good condition
g. Seat and backrest upholstery
Make sure that the upholstery is in good condition.
h. Rear wheels
Make sure that the wheel nuts and precision bearings are tight.
Make sure that the wheels are parallel to the frame.
i. Handrims
Check for rough patches.
j. Spokes
Make sure that the spokes are not distorted, loose or broken.
k. Castors
Make sure that the axle is tight by turning the wheel the wheel
must gradually come to a stop.
l. Fork/steering tube
Make sure that all the fittings are well tightened.
m. Pneumatic and solid tyres
Check the pressure of the pneumatic tyres (value indicated on
the sidewall) check the wear of the solid tyre tread.
n. Batteries
Maintenance-free batteries are protected inside a box
equipped with a light load indicator (green = full load charge;
orange = low load charge, use is still possible; red = empty,
battery to be recharged ASAP, see following page § 4 Battery
o. Maintenance
Make sure that electric connections are well in place, that
cables are not cut or crushed.
Warning :
Do not use any product to clean parts except for the
upholstery which can be washed with soap and water only.
Make sure you dry the wheelchair if it is wet (e.g. after
washing it or going out in the rain).
Avoid riding on wet areas as well as gravel, grass, etc.
(warning: sand and sea water particularly damage ball
bearings). When using the wheelchair inside, we recommend
using solid tyre castors, especially when riding on carpet.
Do not expose the wheelchair to a temperature higher than
40°C (e.g. in a vehicle).
4. Battery recharging
4.1. Instructions
a. The usual time to charge at the full capacity the batteries
is 5 hours if they are at a low load level state (the orange
leds has just disappeared on the battery box).
b. Before first use, new batteries should be charged for 8
hours .
c. Recharge at least for 8 hours if batteries are completely
unloaded (red light bars).
Warning :
Don’t let in charge the batteries more than 10 hours, this
can damage the batteries and reduce definitively their load
level capacity.
d. Ambient temperature during recharging should be
between 10°C and 30°C.
e. Recharging time is longer if temperature is below 10°C.
4.2. Battery charge
Warning :
- Always use the charger (HP 1202N2) supplied with the
wheelchair as there is a risk of explosion or destruction of
batteries if poor quality or incompatible charger is used.
-Always protect the charger against humidity as there is a risk
of electrocution and destruction of the charger if it is wet.
-Do not use the charger if it has been dropped or damaged
as there is a risk of short-circuit and electrocution.
-Only use an extension lead if it is absolutely necessary as
there is a risk of fire or injury if a damaged one is used. If
there is no other choice, make sure the extension lead is in
good condition and compatible with the charger power.
• Connect the charger (A) to the battery box (photo 25):
the charge plug is located on the upper face, under the plug
protection (B) (photo 26)
• Plug the charger into the mains, it starts automatically and
the red light on top of the charger turns orange.
• When charging is finished (the warning light on top of the
charger is green), first unplug the charger from the mains and
then the charge plug from the battery box.
Red flashing = low charge load capacity;
orange flashing = tension of batteries in low or overheating.
Warning :
Do not use the raising / lowering mechanism when the
charger is plugged unless battery load capacity is too low for
lowering operation.
4.3. Battery maintenance instructions
6. Summary of warranty terms
Warning :
Don’t let in charge the batteries more than 10 hours, this can
damage the batteries and reduce definitively their load level
6.1. Standard Invacare terms and conditions
Only store batteries when they are completely charged.
Batteries can be stored at a temperature from
-40°C to +65°C.
If batteries are stored for more than 4 weeks, they should be
recharged once a month. This is to keep their full charge and
prevent any deterioration by spontaneous discharge.
5. Transportation
Warning :
This wheelchair was not designed nor tested to be used as a
seat in a vehicle ; it is necessary to move the user to a vehicle
seat adapted to human transport.
The Action Vertic is equipped with batteries which are not
considered as « dangerous equipment ».
This classification conforms to the following regulations:
- Regulation on dangerous goods road transport (GGVS)
- Regulation on dangerous goods railway transport
- Regulation on dangerous goods air freight (IATA/DGR)
Two persons are required to raise the wheelchair, for example
to put it into a car, as the heaviest part is about 27 kg in
weight (see § 2.1. Folding / Unfolding). Make sure you are well
positioned in order to relieve your back.
This is to certify that your manual wheelchair is warranted by
Invacare for a period of 2 years for the frame and crossbars,
all others parts 2 years also but subject to the following
conditions :
- If a defect or fault is discovered the supplier / dealer from
whom the appliance was purchased should be notified
- The manufacturer will not accept responsibility for damage
caused by misuse or non-observance of the instructions set
out in the user manual.
- During the period of warranty, any parts that have become
defective due to faulty workmanship or materials, will be
renewed or repaired without charge by the Invacare dealer/
- The warranty will be forfeited should any unauthorised
alteration be made to the equipment.
- The Purchaser’s statutory rights under the Consumer
Protection Act are not affected.
6.2. Limitation of liability
7. Operating instructions for optimal safety
This warranty does not extend to the consequential costs
resulting from fault clearance, in particular freight and travel
costs, loss of earnings, expenses, etc.
- Maximum user’s recommended weight : 115 kg.
- Do not attempt to reach objects if you have to move
forward in the seat.
- Do not attempt to pick up objects from the floor by
reaching down between your knees.
- Do not lean over the top of the upholstery back to reach
objects located behind you : this may cause you to tip over
- Always engage both manual brakes simultaneously.
- Manual brakes are parking brakes : they must not be used
in any case to slow down the wheelchair or as support
during transfers.
- Do not tilt the wheelchair (down kerbs or steps) without
using an assistant.
- Do not carry in the stairways or escalator, user sited in the
wheelchair whith only one attendant; this may cause serious
- Do not use the wheelchair unless it has the proper tyre
pressure as indicated on the side wall of the tyre.
- Do not overinflate the tyres : this may cause the tyres to
explode and cause bodily harm.
- Do not expose the wheelchair to a temperature higher
than 40°C.
- To avoid injury, keep your fingers away from mobile parts
(swing in armrests, foldable backrest, vertical positioning
system, manual brakes), and maintain good posture before
lifting the wheelchair.
- Do not use the wheelchair in humid environment and
outside under the rain.
Invacare shall not be liable for :
- Natural wear and tear.
- Inappropriate or incorrect use.
- Defective assembly or setting-up by the purchaser or third
- Defective or neglectful treatment use of unsuitable spares.
1.2. General description (see photo)
Your wheelchair is made of various parts and this manual
describes only the main parts. We recommend that you
become acquainted with the following terms in order to
better understand your wheelchair operation :
1.1. Introduction
Your wheelchair has been factory set before you purchased
it. However, it must be specifically adapted to your needs.
The following detailed paragraphs describe the various
functions and possible adjustments as well as available
options. You can make some adjustments yourself, while
others can be made only by your dealer.
Important: based upon the selected model or options, your
new Action Vertic wheelchair may be equipped with all of
the components or options which are described in the
following pages.
This is a warning symbol ; you must imperatively follow
the instructions that are provided in these paragraphs to
prevent personal injuries as well as
injuries to people around you !
This is an information symbol about possibility to contact
your Dealer for more information.
The seat consists of the seat and backrest upholstery,
the backrest and armrests. This unit is designed to provide
optimal comfort.
The swing-away footrest support or legrest : this
is the supporting part between the frame and the footrest
which swivels to facilitate transfers and can be removed
during transport.
The footrest consists of an adjustable tube and the
footplate which supports the foot.
The folding frame consists of side frames and a folding
system including the seat rails. These parts constitute the
frame, which is the supporting component of the wheelchair
and its strength is well tested (checked at 115 kg).
The steering tube is the connection between frame and
castors ; it allows the adjustment of the seat angle.
The rear wheel consists of the wheel, axle and handrim.
The rear wheels ensure the rear stability and allow the
propulsion of the wheelchair using the handrims. They are
mounted on the multiple adjustment wheel support brackets.
The castor consists of the front wheel and the fork. The
castors provide front contact with the ground and determine
the steering by the direction of the forks.
2. Adjustments and maintenance
The manual brake is a parking brake. The two manual
brakes are used to secure the wheelchair when stationary.
Always perform the necessary adjustments before the
user sits down the wheelchair in order to prevent any injury.
Backrest upholstery
Chest strap
Armrest tube
Rear wheel
Posture belt
Rear wheel
Seat upholstery
Rear wheel axle
Knee support
2.1. Seat elements
2.1.1. Depth adjustable seat (photo)
First loosen the 4 screws (A) (6 mm hexagonal key) located
on the actuator back supports in order to facilitate the
backrest supports sliding. Loosen the two external (B) and
internal (C) screws sideways (4 mm hexagonal key), then
simultaneously slide the two support tubes forwards or
backwards (based upon user’s morphology) to the preset
Re-tighten the 4 screws (B & C) sideways.
footrest tube
Steering tube
Calf pad
Front wheel
Make sure the 4 screws on the actuator back supports (A)
are re-tightened, as there is a risk of vertical positioning
system dysfunction if the supports slide on the chassis tubes.
2.1.2. Tension adjustable seat upholstery (photo 3)
It allows to adjust the depth and curvature based upon user’s
morphology. First disassemble one armrest panel by loosening
the 2 screws and the supports (4 mm hexagonal key and 10
mm key) , position the upholstery, if needed, according to the
depth adjustment (see above §) then adjust Velcro fasteners
(B) in order to stretch or slacken them in width. Reposition
the armrest panel (A) and securely tighten fastening screws.
2.1.3. Height adjustable backrest (photos 4 & 5)
For height adjustment, first take the backrest upholstery off,
slightly loosen the screw (A) with a 3 mm hexagonal key,
adjust to the desired height based upon the preset holes,
tighten without forcing. Reposition the backrest upholstery
according to the new height.
2.1.4. Tension adjustable backrest upholstery (Photo 5)
It allows to adjust the curvature of the backrest to the user’s
morphology and body posture. Lift the flap and adjust the
Velcro straps in order to stretch or slacken them. Reposition
the flap.
Check the quality and positioning of Velcro fasteners.
Check the quality and positioning of Velcro straps.
2.1.5. Footrest (height, angle and depth adjustment of the onepiece footplate) (photo 6)
2.1.6. Armrests (height adjustment and foam removing)
(photo 7)
- Remove the two screws (A & B) sideways (4 mm hexagonal
key), adjust to the desired height, reposition the screws in the
preset holes and firmly tighten sideways.
- Loosen the two screws (A) (5 mm hexagonal key) of each
armrest tube support to make their sliding on the backrest
tubes easier, slide the armrest tube supports upwards or
downwards based upon the user’s morphology.
Firmly retighten the two fastening screws (A) sideways.
- The foam tubular coating of the armrest tube is subject to
wear. To replace it, remove it and perfectly clean the tube, coat
the tube and the inside of the new tubular foam coating with
very soapy water, slide the foam coating forwards on the tube
to its front end.
- For angle adjustment, loosen screws (A & B), adjust to the
desired angle by positioning screw (B) in one of the 3 threads
and firmly re-tighten the screws (A & B) sideways.
- Remove the two screws (A & B) sideways to position the
one-piece footplate forwards or backwards, reposition the
screws in the preset holes and tighten firmly.
Wait at least for 24 hours for the soapy water to be
completely evaporated before using your stand up wheelchair
2.1.7. Straps and posture belts
Check that the two buckles are well fastened to their
supports ; make sure that Velcro fasteners are well positioned
and perfectly overlap. Chest strap (photos 8 & 9)
Ideally, it is positioned at the base of the chest with the cushion
(A) well centered. For height adjustment, fasten the Velcro
fastener to the rear part of the seat (under the flap) ;
for tension adjustment, make sure the ribcage is not
compressed based upon user’s morphology
Check that Velcro fasteners are in place and make sure
they perfectly overlap.
20 Knee support (photo 9)
Ideally it is positioned at the base of kneecaps with the cushion
(B) well centered on legs ; tension adjustment helps to hold
legs during vertical positioning, if knee slipping is felt when
standing up, go back to sitting position and re-tighten the strap
(C) progressively.
Belt with buckle fastening (photo 10) : to fasten the buckle,
insert part (A) in part (B), to open the buckle, press part (C).
Depending on user’s corpulence, pull one or the other of the
extremities of the strap passing through part (B) and adjust
part (D) according to free length.
Check that the belt does not go into the rear wheel
spokes. When in a vehicle, the posture belt should not be
used as a safety belt.
8 Posture belt
10 Calf strap (photo 11)
According to the position of the one-piece footplate
(forwards or backwards), tension adjustment should perfectly
keep the feet centered : adjust the strap with Velcro slings (A)
in order to stretch or slacken it.
Check that Velcro fasteners are in place and make sure
they perfectly overlap.
2.2. Frame
Note : the adjustments and positioning must be performed
by a professional technician upon agreement by a prescribing
physician. Please consult with you dealer
In « Active » position, it is necessary to use anti-tippers
to avoid any risk of tipping backwards when you drive on a
2.2.2. Stand up mechanism
The raising / lowering mechanism does not need any
particular adjustment or maintenance, just regularly make
sure that :
2.2.1. Side frames
Side frames are mainly designed to fix fork tubes for the
front wheels and multi-adjustable wheel attachments for the
rear wheels.
The rear wheels attachments allow two positions in length
and five in depth :
Active = forward for easier driving
Standard = delivered in series, stable up to 10° slope
Amputee = backward for increased stability
- Electrical connections are in place and cables cannot be
crushed or cut during raising or lowering operation.
- Depending on use (once a week to once a month),
regularly lubricate the different articulations of the stand
up mechanism with fluid oil (same type as for a sewing
machine) or 3 in 1 type oil spray equipped with precision tip.
Do not touch the side gas actuators as there is a risk of
serious injury ; if you notice any oil leakage please consult with
your dealer.
2.3. Rear wheels
They provide the wheelchair propulsion, they are made of
anodized aluminium.
Handrims are constantly in contact with your hands.
Make sure that they are not damaged !
2.3.1. Wheels
The 24" (610 mm) rear wheels are spoked wheels equipped
with thin tread pneumatic tyres.
2.3.2. Handrims
A flat tyre (photo 13) must be removed in order to be
repaired. Remove the rim assembly (tyre and inner tube),
repair or replace the inner tube, reinsert in the tyre and
reposition the assembly on the rim.
Comply with the inflation pressure specified on the sidewall of
the tyre.
2.3.3. Quick release axles
Depress the button (A) and insert the axle in the wheel
hub. Position the assembly in the bearing (B) of the multiple
adjustable wheel mounting until it locks in place. The locking
balls (C) must rise above the bearing. No significant side
clearance is allowed.
To reduce clearance as much as possible (photo 15), remove
the axle and adjust the nut using a 24 mm key ; then block
the axle with an 11mm open-end key.
Make sure that the axle and the locking balls are clean.
To prevent falls, it is essential that the button (A) and the
locking balls (C) are disengaged providing a perfect lock of the
rear wheels.
The quick release axle is a precision part, take care of shocks and
clean regularly to ensure the good mechanism operation.
2.4. Castors
2.4.1. Wheels
The 6" front wheels are equipped with supple solid tyres.
2.5. Brakes
2.5.1 Manual brakes
The manual brakes (photo 16) are designed to secure the
wheelchair during long stops. They are not intended to slow
down the wheelchair or to be used as support during a
transfer. They must be operated simultaneously.
In order to brake, push the handle (A) forward. The handle
folds back to facilitate transfers. Draw as a preliminary the
handle upwards ! Once the brakes are engaged, the wheelchair
should not move at all.
Note : brake adjustments are based upon the diameter and
type of the wheels. After repairing a flat tyre or in the event
of wear of the pneumatic or solid tyre, you may need to adjust
the brake(s). To adjust the brake(s), loosen the two screws (B)
and slide the brake assembly to obtain the following distance
value between the wheel and the brake shoe in unlocked
position (photo 16A)
Solid tyre X = 4 mm, Pneumatic tyre X = 4 mm
Firmly tighten the screws (B) after adjustment.
Keep your fingers away from movable parts to prevent injuries !
2.6. Options and accessories
2.6.3. Work tray
2.6.1. Push handles (photo 17)
It is positioned on the armpads ; fasten it to the armrest
tubes (on the painted tubes to the back of the armpads)
using Velcro fasteners. Release the quick tightening handles
(A), slide the tray forward or backward inside the aluminium
gutters based upon the user’s build and retighten the quick
tightening handles (A).
Take off the cap which shuts the backrest tube, insert the
handle into the tube, position the screw in the preset hole (A),
firmly retighten screw and nut sideways (4 mm Allen key and
10 mm spanner).
2.6.2. Anti-tippers (photo 18)
The tray reduces the access to the raising-lowering knob.
They prevent back tipping which ensures safety when driving
on slopes or crossing obstacles. Insert the anti-tipper small
wheel into the frame vertical tube, position the screw in the
preset hole (A), firmly retighten screw and nut sideways (4 mm
Allen key and 10 mm spanner).
Do not place heavy (> 5 kg) or instable objects,
containers with very hot and corrosive liquids on the tray,
which may cause serious injury if they fall.
The anti-tippers must not be used without the 24" rear
wheels nor be used as transfer wheels while the user is sitting
on the wheelchair. This is to prevent any fall which may cause
serious injuries.
2.7. Light/sound signals signification
2.8. Specifications and tool
2.8.1. Standard wheelchair specifications
Light bars on the
battery box
Battery load level
All the green leds re
100% of the batteries load level
The first 3 green leds
90-95% of the batteries load
The orange leds
disappear, no leds
anymore lighted, the
noise alerting the
batteries is empty starts
5-10% of the batteries load level
Maximum user weight :
115 kg
Seat width :
38/43/48 cm
Seat depth :
41-46 cm / 46-51 cm
Floor/seat height :
50 cm
Rear wheel :
24" (610 mm) pneumatic tyre
Castors :
6" (150 mm) solid tyre
Parking brake :
Manual brake
with indexed brake shoe
Backrest :Fixed and folding
Armrests : Tubular & swing away
Seat upholstery :
Black nylon
Frame :
Aluminium, epoxy coated
Wheelchair average weight :
30 kg
Electrical fittings: 24 V fuse T2A/250V
Batteries: NI-MH 24 V 3.8 Ah
Battery charger: 100-240 V AC 50/560 Hz 1.0 A
Electrical actuator: Linak 4500 N
IP 65 protection
150 times
Authorized storage temperature: -40° C to +65° C
Authorized ambient temperature: -20° C to +40° C
2.8. 2. Tools for adjustments and regular maintenance
(not supplied)
Function Tool
Seating (depth)
4 mm Allen key
Backrest (height)
3 mm Allen key
Brake 5 mm Allen key
Footrest tube 4 mm Allen key
Footplate 4 mm Allen key
Armrests (height) 6 mm Allen key
Skirt guard
4 mm Allen key and
10 mm open end wrench
Castor 13 mm open end wrench
(X 2)
Quick release axle
19 mm open end wrench & 11 mm open end wrench
2.8.3. After sale and disposal recommendations
• It is compulsory to use original Invacare® spare parts which
you can buy from any Invacare® dealer.
• For any repair, please contact your local dealer who is in
charge of returning your wheelchair to Invacare® after sales
• Disposal : electric parts must be disposed of as electric
components through recycling.
Batteries must be disposed of in an authorized disposal place.
Metal and plastic parts can be disposed of through recycling
(use of scrap).
The metal parts can be disposed of for scrap metal through
recycling. Plastic parts are disposed of as plastic scrap.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with respective
national and local regulations. Please apply to your municipal
authorities / local government for details about local disposal
2.9. Dimension specifications (ISO)
Seat effective
width (mm)
width (mm)
Width of
Height from
ground to
back seat
Height from
ground to
front seat
height when
backrest is
folded (mm)
front wheel and
rear wheel
( 0° )
( 0° )
footrest and
seat (mm)
armrest and
Fixed armrest
height (mm)
( 0° )
height (mm)
( 0° )
super elevation
( 0° )
when empty
( kg )
( kg )
Weight of the
removed part
( kg )
Seat material
Fire class
EN 1201
Rear wheel
Seat plane
without rear
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Route de Saint Roch
37230 Fondettes
1510207-EN C 2015/09/30
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