S337 / S347 Owner's Manual , MERITS HEALTH PRODUCTS ,INC. S337 / S347 MEN LS CAPE CORAL, FL 33915 T 1-800-963-7487 Гах:239-7 72-3253 u : Owner's Manual www.meritshealth.com [email protected] REV 01 DEC. 2003 3331/8341 Quick Reference Guide . Tiller . Control Panel . Tiller Adjustment Lever . Removable Seat pe . Adjustable Armrest Е” . Rear Light 135 . Free Wheel Lever . Anti-Tip Wheel . Seat Pivot Lever 10. Rug 11. Front Bumper 12. Headlight 13. Front Basket 14. Turn Signal 15. Seat Position Adjuster O ON DOORON E 60" 56.89" 25.78" 25.78" 1 8"~21 "" 1 8"~21 n 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS 12" Pneumatic Tyre*1PCS 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS 484165 484105 8 / 9.6 mph 8 / 9.6 mph 25 miles 25 miles 65" 56.1" Head / Rear / Turn signal 12V / 70AH-2pcs Intelligent, regenerative and electromagnetic brakes 2 rear anti-tip wheels Front / Rear 191.4 Ibs 176 Ibs 8A off-board 3331/8341 Welcome aboard your new Merits scooter. We wish to thank you for letting us improve your freedom and independence.This model has been designed with your practical needs in mind. It is equipped with modern high-tech electronecs and special features for a more comfortable ride Its safety and performance will provide you with years of excellent service and pleasure. Table of Content Introduction -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- == e нее кк се тео Practice before operating -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- === A Safety Instructions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- == == e ene ee e e es Safety Considerations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- == == e косе нео) Driving Outside -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- =- == == ee eee ee ee eee eee e кекс Driving on Hills -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- == eee En к ке O oO D Getting to Know Your Scooter -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- = == == == -- = -- Parts of the Scooter -- -- -- -- ---- 10 Charging the Batteries -- -- -- -- -- -- ----- 1 Operating your Scooter- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - - — — ее ее ее Controls ene -- = 19 Seat Adjustment- -- -- -- -- -- - - - -—----—---—-------- 16 Tiller Angle Adjustment -- -- -- -- — —-—-—-———-—-—-—------- 17 Free Wheel Mode e e 17 Specifications -- -- - -- -- - ----- eee 18 Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the powerbase wheelchair or serious Injury. E Practice Before Operating Find an open area such as a park and have an assistant to help you practice until you have confidence operating this vehicle. Make sure that the power is off before AT getting in or out of the seat. Set the N iQ speed control button according to your a LL | | = driving ability. <A ! We recommend that you keep the speed control at the slowest position until you are familiar with the driving characteristics of this vehicle. Stop, forward, and reverse operation practice Pull the lever forward on the right side to move forward forward Pull the lever forward on the backward left side to move backward 3331/8341 Getting familiar with this vehicle First, practice moving forward. Be sure to set the speed to the lowest setting. After becoming familiar with moving forward, practice mark "S" turns. Once you are familiar with "S" turns, practice moving in reverse. u Safety Considerations DO NOT do any of the following NO! NO! NO! NO! Do not drink and drive Do not tow a trailer Consult your physician to determine if your medications impair your ability to control this vehicle NO! Do not turn on or use hand-held persona communication devices such as citizens band(CB) radios and cellular phones 3331/8341 This vehicle has an immunity level of 20 V/m which should protect it from Electromagnetic Interference(EMI) from Radio Wave Sources. The rapid development of electronics, especially in the area of communications, has saturated our environment with electromagnetic (radio) waves that are emitted by television, radio and communication signals. These EM waves are invisible and their strength increases as one approaches the source. All electrical conductors act as antennas to the EM signals and, to varying degrees, all power wheelchairs and scooters are susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI). This interference could result in abnormal, unintentional movement and/or erratic control of the vehicle. The United Statement be incorporated to the user's manual for all electric scooter: Powered wheelchairs and electric scooters(in this text, both will be referred to as powered wheelchairs) may be susceptible to electomagnetic interference(EMI), which is interfering electromagnetic energy emitted from sources such as radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios and cellular phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the powered wheelchair to release its brakes, move by itself or move in unintended directions. It can also permanently damage the powered wheelchair's control system. The intensity of the EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each powered wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This Is called the "immunity level." The highedr the immunity level, the greater the protection. At this time, current technology is capable of providing at least 20 V/m of immunity level which would provide useful protection against common sources of radiated EMI. Following the warnings listed below should reduce the chance of unintended brake release or powered wheelchair movement that could result in serious injury: 1) Do not turn on hand-held personal communucation devices such as citizens band (CB) radios and cellular phones while the powered wheelchair is turned on. 2) Be aware of nearby transmitters such as radio or TV stations and try to avoid coming close to them. 3) If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered wheelchair off as soon as it is safe. 4) Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered wheelchair, may make it more sasceptible to interference from radio wave sources. (Note: there is no easy way to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of the powered wheelchair). 5) Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered wheelchair manufacturer, and note whether there is a radio wave source nearby. TURN OFF YOUR SCOOTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWEING: 1. Unintentional motions. 2. Unintended of uncontrollable direction. 3. Unexpected brake release. The FDA has written to the manufacturers of power wheelchairs, asking them to test their new products to be sure they provide a reasonable degree of immunity against EMI. The letter says that powered wheelchair should have an immunitylevel of at least 20 V/m, which provide a reasonable degree of protection against the more common sources of EMI. The higher the level, the greater the protection. 3331/8341 E Driving Outdoors When you are on the road, please pay attention to the following: NO! Do not drive in traffic. NO! If possible, do not drive during the rain. NO! Do not drive off-road or on any uneven surfaced roads. NO! Do not drive beside a river, port, or lake without a fence or railing. NO! If possible, do not drive during or on snow. NO! If possible, do not drive at night. | Сар greater 4"(10cm) NO! Make sure that there are no obstacles behind you when in reverse. We recommend to set up the speed knob at the lowest speed for reversing. NO! Do not make sudden stops, weave erratically, or make sharp turns. NO! Keep your arms on or inside the armrests and feet on the footrest at all time. NO! Do not attempt to climb curbs greater that 2"(5cm). NO! Do not attempt to cross over a gap greater that 4"(10cm). 3331/8341 ® Use caution when driving on hills Driving on hills is more dangerous than on level surfaces. If you fail to heed these warnings, a fall, tip-over or loss of control may occur and cause severe injury to the vehicle user or others. NO! Do not attempt to climb a hill greater than 10° 10° and | NO! Do not reverse while driving up a hill. Forward only. If you reverse while moving up a hill, it may cause the vehicle to tip over. y NO! Do not attempt to drive across a sloping surface greater that 3° Driving across a slope greater than 3" is very dangerous and may cause the vehicle to tip over. | NO! Use caution when driving over soft, uneven or unprotected surfaces such as grass, gravel and decks. NO! Use low speed while driving down hill. When going down hill, the tiller will become harder to reach and handle. When braking while moving down hill, the scooter will take longer to come to a complete stop. NO! Do not get in and off on a hill. Always stop on the level surface to get in and get out of the vehicle. NO! Always climb or descend gradients perpendicular to the slope or ramp. NO! Do not load or carry heavy items iin the basket while driving down hill. 3331/8341 In this section, we will acquaint you with the many features of your scooter and how they work. Upon rceipt of your scooter, inspect it for any damage. Your scooter consists of a frame assembly, drivetrain assembly, seat assembly, tiller assembly, battery charger, and owner's manual. Contact your sales agent if any question arise. FEATURE GUIDE S337/S347 / 2 | 4 14 5 7 13— DD - Cis” 10 9 1. Tiller 9. Seat Pivot Lever 2. Control Panel 10. Rug 3. Tiller Adjustment Lever 11. Front Bumper 4. Removable Seat 12. Headlight 5. Adjustable Armrest 13. Front Basket 6. Rear Light 14. Turn Signal 7. Free Wheel Lever 15. Seat Position Adjuster 8. Anti-Tip Wheel Batteries Your scooter is equipped with maintenance free, sealed lead acid batteries. These batteries require no maintenance other than ensuring that they are properly charged. If other batteries are used, check with your battery supplier for proper battery care and maintenance instructions. Your scooter comes supplied with two battery cables. Attach the red wire of the first cable to the (+) terminal of the first battery. Attach the black wire of the first cable to the (-) terminal of the first battery. Repeat this procedure for the second battery. Charging the batteries Note: because your batteries may only have a partial charge when you first receive your scooter, you may not experience full riding time until you have fully charged them. Your scooter is equipped with a battery charger. Charging your batteries as specified below will ensure maximum life, power and range. WARNING! Use of a non-grounded receptacle could result in an electric shock Using On Board Charger 1. Turn off the power on the scooter. 2. Plug the charger cable into an outlet. 3. Plug the cable into the power socket at the rear of the scooter. (You will need to flip up the rubber safety covering on the power socket) 4. Leave the scooter to charge. As it charges, you will see progress lights in the clear circular window next to the charger socket. A RED light means the charger is ready to use, a WHITE light means charging is in progrees, and a GREEN light means the charger is finished, and the scooter is fully charged. Using Off Board Charger Follow steps 1 and 2 as above. 3. Plug the charger cable into the power socket on the tiller. (You will need to flip up the rubber safety covering on the power socket) 4. Leave the scooter to charge. As it charges, you will see progress lights on the charger unit. A RED light means the charger is ready to use, a WHITE light means charging is in progrees, and a GREEN light means the charger is finished, and the scooter is fully charged. 3331/8341 E Controls Only drive within your control limitations. Loss of control of your scooter could result in serious injury to yourself or others. If your speed becomes difficult to control, release the speed engager lever and your scooter will come to a complete stop. Only use the on/off switch to stop your scooter in an emergency. Key Switch: The key switch operates two functions: ON and OFF. OFF position (turn the key straight up) ON position (turn the key to the forward position, the Scooter is to operate) Speed Control: Speed Dial regulates the speed of the scooter. Start at the slowest speed until you feel confident controlling your scooter safely. Turn the speed dial counter-clockwise to decrease the speed. Turn the speed dial clock-wise to increase the speed. Battery Gauge: Indicates the charge level of the batteries. If the needle goes into the red area, the batteries need to be charged as soon as possible. If the needle is all the way to the right side of the green area, the batteries are fully charged. As the needle moves to the red area it indicates the depletion level. \ OFF ON Key switch и \ BATTERY GAUGE Horn: The horn is activated by pressing the horn button. The horn is useful to warn people or animals that you are coming towards them. You may also find it helpful to use when rounding blind corners or backing up. Power eye: When the scooter is on, and all conditions are normal, the Power Eye will be on. When there A POWER IS some special situation that needs attention,the = ана light will flash. See the reference chart below for 77 EYE the different flashing patterns. _ mono! | Meaning [МЕ Мет 1 Battery needs recharging 6 Not in neutral at power up 2 Battery voltage too low 7 Speed pot error 3 Battery voltage too high 8 Motor volts error 4 Current limit time out 9 Other internal error 5 Brake fault Brakes and Speed control lever: When the speed engager lever is moved out the neutral position, the electromagnetic brake will automatically release and your scooter will move. When the speed engager lever is re-leased, it will return to the neutral position and the scooter will decelerate and come to complete stop. The parking brake will then engage preventing further movement of your scooter. Your unit is equipped with a programmable controller that has a high peddle disable safety feature. This will prevent un-expected acceleration of the scooter, if the speed engage lever is activated the same time you turn the key "ON". To reset the controller, release the speed engage lever and turn the key OFF for a couple of seconds and then turn it bake "ON". y If your scooter ever moves in an unexpected manner, release a the speed engager lever and turn off the power. 3331/8341 m Seat adjustment Backrest angle: Fold the backrest down for easy transport. Seat turnability The seat swivel lever (located on the side of the seat) allows the seat rotation in 45 degree increments. You may use this feature to make it easier to transfer in and out of the seat. Pull the swivel lerver up to unlock and rotate the seat. Pivot the seat to the position you desire. Release the lever and try to turn the seat back and forth slightly allowing the lever to lock into position. Armrest hight: Loosen the clamping nut at the rear of the handle. Turn the bolt in to lower the angle of the armrest to your desired angle. Armrest width: Locate the width clamping nut (follow the armrest support down to the base of the seat). Loosen the clamping nut by turning counterclockwise. Pull the armrest in or out to reach your desired position. Tighten the width clamping nut. "Tiller Angle Adjustment: The tiller angle adjustment allows you to position the dash closer or further away from you for better access to the controls. Locate the angle adjusting lever where Is located on the inside center of the tiller boot. Hold the weight of the tiller with on hand and loosen the lever by pulling up the lever with the other hand. Pushing down will release the tiller locking mechanism, allowing you to move the tiller freely. Release the lever and try to move the tiller back an forth slightly allowing the lever to lock. ® Freewheel Mode Manul free wheel mode: your scooter features a features freewheel mode for manual operation. To activate manually, turn the key switch OFF and locate the freewheel lever at the back of the scooter. Pull lever to "UP" position to disengage the brake and allow the scooter to be pushed freely. Push the lever to the "DOWN" position to reengage the brrake. Remember, when the scooter is in manul freewheel mode, you will have mo brakes. You will be unable to operate the scooter. When you wish to push your scooter a short distance, you may put it into manual freewheel mode. Getting in and out: Your scooter is designed to make getting in and out of the scooter as easy as possible. Make sure the scooter is on a level surface and the key switch is tuned OFF. If necessary, raise the armrest to give you maximum space to transfer in or out of the seat. Once transfer is complete, return the armrest before operating the scooter. I Never operate the scooter without your feet being placed on the scooter platform. Driving your scooter without your feet ® on the platform could cause serious bodily injury. 3331/8341 ® Technical Specification - S337/S34°7 Model No. S-347(4-Wheels) S-337(3-Wheels) Leigth 60" 56.89" Width 25.78" 25.78" Seat Height (from deck) 18"~21" 18"~21" Front wheel 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS 12" Pneumatic Tyre*1PCS Rear wheel 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS 12" Pneumatic Tyre*2PCS Weight Capacity 484105 484105 Speed 8/9.6 mph 8/9.6 mph Range 25 miles 25 miles Turning Radius 65" 56.1" Light Head / Rear / Turn signal Battery 12V / 70AH-2pcs Brakes Intelligent, regenerative and electromagnetic brakes Anti-tip 2 rear anti-tip wheels Bumper Front / Rear Unit Weight (w/o battery) 191.4 Ibs 176 165 Charger 8A off-board E sio We wish you a safe and comtortable riding experience!