User Manual
I n v a c a r e Action 1 NG Range
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User manual
This manual must be given to the user of the product.
Before using this product, read this manual and safe for future reference
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Foreword
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. However, final selection of the wheelchair rests solely with the user and his/her qualified health advisor.
Proper and efficient use of the wheelchair that you have chosen is based upon the medical prescription
which was issued for you on the basis of your pathology and the nature of your disability.
Your wheelchair is especially designed to be used indoors, and with certain restrictions outdoor.
(Please look at
paragraphs ; part A General Guidelines). Please comply with the traffic regulation.
Stamp of the Distributor
Introduction
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.
The Invacare Action 1 NG is designed for both indoor and outdoor use with the purpose of helping
people who are not able to walk over a long distance.
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Even though your Invacare® wheelchair has been designed to provide a long and trouble free life it is
inevitable that wear, tear and usage will eventually render the product unusable. Invacare recommends
that the average usable life of this product is five years, providing the product has been correctly
maintained according to the manufacturers recommendations.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. GENERAL GUIDELINES
B. DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WHEELCHAIR
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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. Stairways
1.6. Slopes
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2. Operating instructions
2.1. Folding and Unfolding the wheelchair
2.2. Wheelchair propulsion
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3. Safety inspection and maintenance
3.1. Performance control
3.2. General inspection
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4. Transportation
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5. Summary of warranty terms
5.1. Standard terms
5.2. Limitation of liability
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6. Operating instructions for optimal safety
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1. Presentation
1.1. Introduction
1.2. General description
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2. Adjustments
2.1. Seat elements
2.1.1 Seat upholstery
2.1.2 Type of backrest
2.1.3 Backrest upholstery
2.1.4 Footrest supports
2.1.5 Armrests
2.2. Frame
2.2.1 Side frame
2.2.2 Folding system
2.2.3 Seat height adjustment
2.3. Rear wheel
2.3.1 24" wheels
2.3.2 Handrims
2.3.3 Axles
2.4. Castors
2.4.1 8" wheels
2.5. Brakes
2.5.1 Manual brakes
2.5.2 Hub brakes
2.6. Seating options
2.6.1 Seat options
2.6.2 Propulsion options
2.6.3 Safety equipment and options
2.6.4 Other options
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3. Specification and tool
3.1. Standard wheelchair specifications
3.2. Tools for adjustments and regular maintenance (Not supplied)
3.3. Dimensions and labelling
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A GENERAL GUIDELINES
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. Any movement you make whilst sat in your wheelchair
will move the combined centre of gravity (Gc) of you and
the wheelchair (Gw).You will remain stable in the wheelchair whilst the line of your combined centre of gravity lies
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within the points of contact of the forward and rear wheels
with the ground.
- Weight Limit
The maximum recommended weight of the user is 127 kg.
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 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).
- In any case the body and head shouldn't remain without the
boundaries of the seat. (figure 3).
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1.1.2 Leaning backward
1.1.1 Leaning forward
Do not extend your chest beyond 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 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 (figure 6). In any
case, do not lean backwards because you may cause the chair
to tip (figure 7).
Warning :
The hanging of additional load (back pack or similar items)
onto your chair backposts can affect the rearward stability of
your chair.
This can cause the chair to tip backwards causing injury.
Therefore, Invacare strongly recommend the use of antitippers (available as an option) when using your backposts
with additional load (back pack or similar items).
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1.2.Transferring to other seats
1.2.2 Front transfer (figure 9)
1.2.1 Sideways transfer
If you are more or less able to stand up and if your upper
body is strong and mobile enough, you can transfer forward
to another seat.
If you find this movement difficult, we recommend that you
obtain some assistance from an attendant or carer to ensure
the transfer is as smooth and safe as possible.
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 rear wheels by applying the brakes.
Fold both footplate up and push the footrest/legrest to
the side, remove / swing away the armrest to facilitate the
transfer.
Shift your body towards the place where you want to sit
while distributing your weight to the arms and hands
(figures 8 & 8A).
- While moving from the wheelchair to the seat, your body
will have little or no support. Where possible use a transfer
board during transfers.
Lock both brakes and ensure both castor wheels are facing
the forward position.
Please note that the brakes should not be used in any case as
support for transfers. Fold the footplate up, then grip firmly
the armrest handle, take care of your nails on the skirt-guard
edges.
Push on your arms to easily lift yourself up and the attendant
can help you to finalise the transfer to the place where you
wish to sit.
Warning :
- Position yourself as close as possible to the place where
you wish to sit.
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- 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)
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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.
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
inadvertently 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.
1.4. Tilting, Kerbs
To get on the pavement :
- Method 1 (figure 11)
The attendant positions the wheelchair in front of the
pavement facing forward. Press down on the lower tube of
the frame as well as pulling on the push handles. 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.
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- Method 2 (figure 12)
In this case, the attendant stays on the pavement and tilts
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.
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. Stairways
Because this is a difficult movement, we recommend using
two attendants, one in front of the wheelchair and one
behind the wheelchair.
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Warning :
we recommend that users over 100 kg in weight do not use
this stairway manoeuvre !
To climb stairways (figure 13) :
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, reverse steps as above.
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.
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1.6. Slopes
It is recommended to avoid using ramps with a slope higher
than 9°. The wheelchair risks tipping over in the event of
spinning or side movement (figure 14).
Upward slopes (figure 15) :
Lean the upper body forward and your centre of gravity will
move forward to a more stable position. Now 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.
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Downward slopes (figure 16) :
Lean backward cautiously and your centre of gravity will
move backward to a more stable position. Now 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 17).
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Warning :
It is recommended to avoid using ramps with a slope greater
than 9 degrees and do not attempt to turn whilst on a slope.
The wheel position is usually factory set and should not
be change unless by the direction of a competent person
who must have assessed the impact of the change on your
stability in normal use.
2. Operating instructions
2.1. Unfolding and Folding the wheelchair
2.1.1 Unfolding the wheelchair (figure 18) :
- With one hand, grab the armrest or the seat support tube
on one side of the wheelchair and slightly tilt it towards you
(so that the rear wheel and castor lift from the ground) ;
- With the other hand, push on the seat tube until upholstery is fully extended and seat tube sits in receiver.
- Then, engage the two manual brakes, open the footrest/
legrest and check the ground clearance (footrest/ground
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distance - see paragraph B-2.1.4). You can now sit down in
the wheelchair.
2.1.2 Folding the chair (figures 19 and 20) :
- Fold and lock the footrest/legrest toward the front of the
wheelchair.
- Swivel the plates into the vertical position. Using both
hands, take the centre front and back edges of the seat
upholstery and lift it. Or, tilt the wheelchair to one side
and close it using the handles on the backrest.
Warning :
- Fold the wheelchair while keeping the seat upholstery
upwards to avoid damage by the folding system.
- Caution possible finger pinch.
The distance between the wheels axle position and the seat
height can be adjusted to allow you to hold the handrims
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. Any wheels adjustments to the
set up of your wheelchair (see paragraph 2.2.2) should only
be performed at the direction of a competent person who
has fully risk assessed the implication of any changes to the
wheelchair configuration.
2.3. Lifting the wheelchair
First, fold the chair (see paragraph 2.1.2), always lift the
wheelchair by gripping the frame at the points (A) shown in
the figure 21.
Warning : Never lift the wheelchair by removable
parts (armrests, footrests). Ensure the backrest posts are
securely in place.
2.2. Wheelchair propulsion
Self propelling wheelchair propulsion is achieved through
the use of the handrims mounted on the wheels.
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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 repairs.
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 any possible
operational defects with 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, please consult your retailer.
The inner tubes of the wheels are the only components that
you can repair yourself (see paragraph B-2.3).
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If the screws and nuts are not tight enough or loose, the axle
fork angle is not perpendicular to the ground, please consult
your retailer to get a competent person to re-set them to
the correct position and tighten appropriately.
(Recommended torque minimum : M5 = 4 Nm; M6 = 7 Nm
& M8 = 17 Nm)
The
wheelchair
swerves
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right
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wheelchair
swerves
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wheelchair
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The
castors
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Creaking
Play in
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clinking wheelchair
Inspections
Make sure that
pressure in the
pneumatic tyre is
correct (cf. § B-2.3)
Make sure that the
bolts are tight
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
tyres.
Make sure that the manual brakes operate easily.
Make sure that the joints are not worn and do not have play.
c. Folding system
Check the folding system for worn or distorted parts.
d. Skirtguard/armrest upholstery
Make sure that all the fittings are properly tightened.
e. Armrests
Make sure that the armrests are firmly attached, but easy to
remove.
f. Armpad
Make sure that the armpads are 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 (Front=250 kPa,
Rear=350 kPa) check the wear of the solid tyre tread.
n. Cleaning and disinfection
Cleaning: Use only damp clothes and gentle detergent.
Do not use abrasive or scouring liquid. Do not use high
pressure cleaning devices on ball bearings (front & rear
wheels, fork axles). Make sure you dry the wheelchair if it is
wet (e.g. after washing it or going out in the rain).
Disinfection: Spray or wipe disinfection using a tested and
recognised product is permitted.
Please pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions of the
medical product disinfectant you are using.
4. Transportation
The wheelchair is not designed or tested to be used as a seat
in a vehicle, it is nesessary to use a vehicle seat adapted to
your transportation.
When you lift your wheelchair, for example to store it in the
trunk of your car, make sure you use a good body posture
which doesn't strain your back.
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5. Summary of warranty terms
6. Operating instructions for optimal safety
5.1. Standard Invacare terms and conditions
- Maximum user’s recommended weight : 127 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 way to slow down the wheelchair or as support
during transfers.
- Do not tilt the wheelchair (down kerbs or steps) without
using an assistant. Press down on the lower tube of the
frame as well as pulling on the push handles
- Do not carry the wheelchair up or down stairway or escalators with the user seated in the wheelchair, with only one
attendant. This may cause serious injury.
- Do not use the wheelchair unless it has the proper tyre
pressure (front = 250 kPa, rear = 350 kPa).
- 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. (eg : behind the rear window of a car)
- To avoid injury, keep your fingers away from mobile parts
(armrests, folding system, legrests/footrests), and maintain
good posture before lifting the wheelchair.
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 immediately.
- 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/
supplier.
- 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.
5.2. Limitation of liability
This warranty does not extend to the consequential costs
resulting from fault clearance, in particular freight and travel
costs, loss of earnings, expenses, etc.
Invacare shall not be liable for :
- Natural wear and tear.
- Inappropriate or incorrect use.
- Defective assembly or setting-up by the purchaser or third
parties.
- Defective or neglectful treatment. Use of unsuitable spares.
Warning :Avoid operating on wet areas as well as
gravel, grass, etc. (sand and sea water particularly damage ball
bearings). When using the wheelchair inside, we recommend
using solid tyre castors, especially when riding on carpet.
B. DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WHEELCHAIR
1.2. General description (see photo)
1. PRESENTATION
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 Invacare Action 1 NG wheelchair may be not equipped with all of the components or options which are described in the following pages.
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NB: Some models or options are not be available in your
country.
This is a warning symbol, it is essential that the
instructions in these paragraphs are followed in
order to prevent personal injury to yourself and
others 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.
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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.
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The footrest consists of an adjustable tube and the
footplate which supports the foot.
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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 127 kg).
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The steering tube is the connection between frame and
castors
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The rear wheel consists of the wheel, axle and handrim.
The position of the rear wheels relative to the seated user
determines the rearward stability and also the ease by wich
the user can propel the wheelchair using the handrims.
Changing the rear wheel position will have a significant
impact on the stability of the user.
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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
The manual brake is a parking brake. The two manual
brakes are used to secure the wheelchair when stationary.
2.1.1 Seat upholstery
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Armpad
Backrest upholstery
Armrest
Backrest
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Seat
upholstery
Rear wheel
Swing away
footrest
Rear wheel
support
Rear wheel axle
2.1. Seat
- Standard seats
• Nylon upholstery seat with or without Velcro fastener : the
Velcro fasteners are required for the proper positioning of
the cushion (photo 1) ; please make sure that the cushion is
properly positioned on the seat.
Standard seats are not adjustable; in the event that they
become slack, it is recommended that you ask your dealer to
replace them.
Always use upholstery equipped with Velcro fasteners
when you have a cushion in order to prevent sliding. Adding
a cushion to the seat will raise your height above the ground
and can affect your stability in all directions. If a cushion is
changed it may also change the users stability.
Handrim
Manual
brake
Footplate
Folding
frame
Steering tube
Front wheel
Adjustable
footrest tube
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Invacare provides a wide range of seat cushions adapted to
your needs. Please contact your dealer.
Make sure that the seat is properly positioned on the 2
seat rails to provide safety and comfort for the user.
Keep your fingers away from movable parts to prevent
injuries during folding and unfolding !
2.1.2 Type of backrests
- Fixed backrests :
This backrest do not require adjustment (photo 2)
Make sure push handles are locked fast before use.
The hanging of additional load (back pack or similar
items) onto your chair backposts can affect the rearward
stability of your chair.
This can cause the chair to tip backwards causing injury.
Therefore, Invacare strongly recommend the use of
anti-tippers (available as an option) when using your backposts with additional load (back pack or similar items).
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2.1.3 Backrest upholstery
- Standard upholstery backrests
• The padded backrest provides excellent daily comfort for
the user who does not need specific support for the upper
body.
In the event that the upholstered backrest slackens, ask for
a replacement from your Dealer.
2.1.4 Footrest supports
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- Standard footrest supports (photo 3) swing away during
transfers and can be removed during transport.
Operate lever (A) by pushing sideways and swivelling towards
outside or inside in case there is not enough space. To return
to the initial position, align the footrest support it locks
automatically.
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To remove the footrest support, simply pull up after
unlocking the assembly. Reverse the procedure to reassemble,
while still in the unlocked position.
- Legrest (photo 4) performs the same operation as for the
footrest support to swing away or remove the legrest, by operating lever (A) which unlocks the locking system.
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Angle adjustment
Pull the lever (B) with one hand while supporting the legrest
with your other hand.
When a suitable angle is obtained, let go of the lever and the
legrest will look into one of seven preset
positions (schema 4A).
The calfpad swings away during transfers and have 3 height
adjustment options. After loosening the screw (C), adjust to
the desired height and firmly tighten the screw (C).
In addition, it is depth adjustable loosen the screw (D), bring
to new position and firmly tighten the screw (D).
Do not place anything heavy, or let children sit on the legrest.
It may cause damage to the mechanism.
The distance between the lowest part of the footrest and the
ground must be at least 40 mm.
- Footrests (photo 5) : the footplate can be lifted during
transfers, footrests are height adjustable and equipe with a
fixed footplate.
Loosen the bolt (A) to adjust to the desired height, firmly
tighten the bolt after adjustment.
Straps for standard legrest : to ensure a good position of the
feet, the heelstrap is adjustable by Velcro fasteners.
Note : the standard footrest supports and legrests are mounted in pairs on the wheelchair; whenever you remove them,
remember that you have a right side and a left side !
Never lift the wheelchair by the footrest supports or
legrests ! Avoid to put your fingers in the free holes of the
hanger, risk of fingers pinch.
Keep your fingers away from movable parts during folding,
disassembling or adjustment to prevent injuries !
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A
C
A
D
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Note : the armrests are mounted in pairs on the wheelchair ;
whenever you remove them, remember that you have a right
and a left side !
2.1.5 Armrests
- Swing-away (photo 6)
This range of armrests can be swung away to facilitate
transfers.
To swing the armrest away, push down the dog point (A),
reverse the procedure to reinsert making sure that the dog
point (B) is properly engaged in its housing.
Never lift the wheelchair by the armrests !
Keep your fingers away from movable parts during folding,
disassembling or adjusting to prevent injuries !
2.2. Frame
Grip firmly the armrest handle, take care of your nails on the
skirt-guard edges.
Push on your arms to easily lift yourself up and the attendant
can help you to finalise the transfer to the place where you
wish to sit.
2.2.1 Side frame
Refer to paragraph 1.2.2. Front transfer for safety instructions. Avoid to put your fingers between the tube and the
skirt-guard of the armrest, risk of fingers pinch.
2.2.2 Folding system
When folding back down, ensure that it locks in place, otherwise it can act as a long lever and could fatigue.
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The side frames are designed to accommodate fixation of
the front and rear wheels. No adjustment is required on side
frames.
It consists of two cross-bars which integrate the seat rails.
To fold and unfold your wheelchair, see chapter A “ General ”
paragraph 2.1. No adjustment is required on folding system.
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2.3. Rear wheels
2.2.3 Seat Height adjustment (photos 7 & 8)
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The Invacare Action NG allows 2 seat heights 50 cm (A)
or 45 cm (B), always delivered with 50 cm height (Photos 12
& 12A).
To achieved 45 cm seat height, insert rear wheel quick release axle (see chapter 2.3.3 for detailed operation) into the
chassis bearing (B).
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Loosen the front wheel bolt (6 mm Allen key), extract the
nut from A and insert into B, firmly tighten the bolt.
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The above information is given to the user for information only.
Any wheels position and/or angle fork adjustments to the set
up of your wheelchair should only be performed at the direction of a competent person who has fully risk assessed the
implication of any changes to the wheelchair configuration.
Please consult your dealer.
All these adjustments and changes of position must be
performed by a professional technician upon agreement by
your prescribing physician. Please consult with your dealer.
2.3.1 24" wheels
The 24" (610 mm) rear wheels are spoked or composite
wheels.
They can be delivered with pneumatic or solid tyre.
A flat tyre (photo 9) 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.
Note : remember that in order to maintain the interchangeability of the chair wheels equipped with quick-release
axles, the pressure in the two tyres should be the same.
Check and adjust the brakes to ensure they are still
correctly positioned and function as required.
B
A
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A
8
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Never exceed the pressure specified on the sidewalls of the
tyre, otherwise, the tyre may explode and cause injuries !
Please make sure that the rear wheel axle is in the same hole
on both sides.
Always make sure that the spacer (D) is in place.
Make sure that the axle and the locking balls are clean.
(wipe out every month with a rag soaked with fine oil)
Pneumatic tyres wear out. In addition, the roughness of
the ground surface and driving have an impact on their longevity. Replace them regularly to avoid punctures caused by
puncture.
Please consult with your Dealer.
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 working of the mechanism.
2.3.2 Handrims
2.4. Castors
They provide the wheelchair propulsion. They can be made
of anodized aluminium.
2.4.1 8" wheels
Handrims are constantly in contact with your hands.
Make sure that they are not damaged !
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The front wheels are available in 8" (200mm) diameter.
They can be delivered with pneumatic or solid tyre.
Note : refer to paragraph 2.3.1. for regular maintenance.
2.3.3 Axles
- Quick-release axles (photo 10) : 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 11), remove
the axle and adjust the nut using a 19 mm key ; then block the
axle with an 11mm open-end key.
B
A
A
10
D
C
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2.4.2 Forks
Different fork positions are available based upon the selection
of floor-to-seat height, castors and rear wheels.
Please make sure this adjustment is always done as
describe whatever the chair configuration is.
Solid tyre X = 6 mm, Pneumatic tyre X = 5 mm
Please make sure that the front wheel axle is in the
same hole on both sides
Firmly tighten the screws (B) after adjustment.
Keep your fingers away from movable parts to prevent injuries !
Please take advice from your dealer, if you want to replace
a fork or the castors or rear wheels.
2.5.2 Hub brakes, attendant control
2.5. Brakes
2.5.1 Manual brakes
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The manual brakes (photo 12) 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 value
between the wheel and the brake shoe in unlocked position
(photo 13)
Besides the functions provided by manual brakes, the hub
brakes (photos 14 & 15) provide the slow down (for example,
on a slope) and improved safety because they are still efficient
when you have a flat tyre !
To slow down, gradually pull the lever (A) upwards.
In addition to the manual brakes, you can lock the brake in
parking position, with the lever (A) tightened, push the lock
(B) to engage it in the notches of the brake handle, then pull
the lock up to unlock.
To adjust braking : turn the screw (C) counterclockwise to
increase braking force and turn clockwise to reduce it.
A
X
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B
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2.6. Options
The specific adjustments of hub brakes must always be
performed by your Dealer.
2.6.1 Seating options
Always operate the two brakes simultaneously and do
not take slopes exceeding 5° to ensure perfect control of
the wheelchair steering !
Hub brakes are running brakes only, always use the manual
brakes to secure the wheelchair during short or long stops.
- Anatomic headrest (photos 16 & 17) : it is mounted on the
back brace (described below) by means of a multiple adjustment mounting.
This mounting allows you to adjust the height, angle and sides
using a two levers (A & A') ; the cushion is also angle-adjustable by operating the lever (B).
Note : make sure that you properly position the indexable
levers so that they are not in the way or causing injury for
the user or attendant.
Do not adjust this option when the user leans over and
make sure that their mounting to the backrest is correct to
prevent injuries.
B
A
C
B
A
A'
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- Back brace (photo 18) : it provides tension to the backrest
upholstery and provides the attendant better ergonomics
when pushing the wheelchair.
Note : it swings away to facilitate the wheelchair folding;
slightly loosen the button (A), pull up and swivel along the
backrest until it is in vertical position.
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2.6.2 Propulsion options
- Transit version (photos 20 & 21) : the wheelchair is designed
to be driven only by the attendant. To facilitate sideways
transfers and save space, the wheelchair is equipped with rear
wheels of 12" (315 mm) with solid tyres.
To reposition it, reverse the procedure and firmly tighten the
button (A) making sure that the button is properly tighten
(B).
The manual brakes (optional hub brake) are only accessible to
the attendant; operate the handle (A) to lock the wheelchair
in parking position.
It is important to ensure that the backbrace is correctly fitted and engaged at all times when the chair is in use.
(see label on the backbrace) (photo 19). Do not attempt to
lift the wheelchair using the backbrace ; it may come loose
and the wheelchair and user drop. Keep your fingers away
from movable parts to prevent injuries.
Note : for further information about the use of the two types
of brakes, see paragraphs 2.5.1 & 2.5.2.
A
B
A
A
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- Dual handrim DHR (photos 22 & 23):
This new quick release system allows the user to drive the
wheelchair with a single arm using two handrims on the same
wheel with 2 possible side positions of the small handrim
(right or left available).
1. The removable and interchangeable rear wheels facilitate
transport as well as change of the control side. To dismantle
the wheel, pull the button ( A ) and remove the wheel from its
support.
To prevent falls and injuries, it is essential that the button (A) is fully engaged providing perfect
locking of the rear wheels.
2. Two positions of the small handrim are possible to facilitate
the propulsion:
1) internal position
2) external position
Unscrew the three fixation bolts (B), position the small
handrim depending on the needed configuration, firmly
tighten the three bolts.
To fold the wheelchair, take the transmission shaft (C) off by
sliding one part inside the other.
To facilitate this operation move the small handrim forwards
to backwards.You can now roll the folded wheelchair.
Please note that the transmission shaft is an integral
part of the wheelchair and the user will be
unable to propel the wheelchair without it.
2.6.3 Safety equipment and options
- Safety standard equipment :
Posture belt (photo 24) : to close the buckle belt, engage
part (A) into part (B), to open press (C).
The posture belt is mounted on the backrest brackets.
C
C
22 A
B
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B
A
D
E
F
G
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Straps should be adjusted on both sides to suit user body,
thread the loop (D) through the mounting on the chair and
then through the two plastic buckles (E). It is important that
both buckles (E) are used. There is a danger the belt might
slip if the belt is threaded through only one.
If the belt has come loose at the metallic clasp it should be
adjusted, thread the loop (F) through the plastic buckle (G).
Please make sure that the belt cannot slide.
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Position the posture belt so that the hip bones can be felt
above the belt. As a guide, adjust the length so that there
is just sufficient room for your hand to slide between your
body and the belt. For ease of use it is recommended that
the clasp is kept in a central position where possible i.e. make
adjustments to each side of metal buckle belt with double
adjuster. Please check your posture belt every week, to
ensure that it is in good condition; no damage, fraying etc. and
that it is securely fixed to the wheelchair.
In case the posture belt has to be replaced, the new
belt fixation should be conform to the scheme enclosed with
each belt delivery; the belt should be mounted and adjusted
by your regular dealer.
Make sure that the belts do not get caught in the spokes of
the rear wheel.
Not to be used as an alternative to a 3-point occupant restraint in a vehicle. A metal buckle posture belt must be used
in conjunction with the 3-point occupant restraint.
- Safety optional equipment :
Anti-tippers (photo 25) : prevent back tipping which ensures
safety when using a reclining backrest, driving on slopes or
crossing obstacles. These are removable : push down the
button (A) and pull back. Reverse the procedure to reinstall.
Make sure that the dog point (B) protrudes over the frame
tube.
Anti-tippers can remain in place when the wheelchair is not
used; perform a half-turn by activating the button (B) and
rotating.
The recommended distance between anti-tippers small
wheels and floor is 3 to 5 centimetres ; this adjustment is
required with reference to the position and diameter of the
rear wheel.
Push down the button (C) and adjust the wheels holding
tube for the desired distance based upon the preset holes.
A
C
B
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Make sure that the dog points locates in and protrudes
through its appropriate location hole in the frame tube in
order to prevent any falls.
Note : Make sure that the anti-tipper wheel is ALWAYS located out side the rear wheel volume.
All these adjustments and changes of position must be performed by a professional technician because these can affect
the stability and the safety of the user ! Please consult your
dealer.
2.6.4. Other option
- Transparent tray (photo 26) : it is positioned on the armpads
of the armrests (full length ones only). Slide the tray forward
or backward based upon the user’s build.
Do not place very heavy and unstable objects,
containers with very hot and corrosive liquids on the tray,
which may cause serious injury if they fall.
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3. Specifications and tool
3.1. Standard wheelchair specifications
Maximum user weight :
127 kg
Seat width :
41/43/45/48/51 cm
Seat depth :
42,5 cm
Floor/seat height :
50/45 cm
Rear wheel :
tyre
24" (610 mm) pneumatic
Castors :
8" (200 mm) solid tyre
Parking brake :
Manual brake
with indexed brake shoe
Backrest :
Fixed,
Armrests :
Swing-away
Footrest supports & Legrests :
Removable and swing-away
Seat upholstery :
Black nylon on reinforced
upholstery
Frame :
Steel, epoxy coated
Wheelchair average weight :
16,5 kg
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3.2.Tools for adjustments and regular maintenance
(not supplied)
Picture
Function
Tool
Brake
Footrest tube
Footplate
Adjustable armrests
5 mm Allen key
5 mm Allen key
5 mm Allen key
5 mm Allen key
10 mm open-end wrench
T20 Torx key
13 mm open-end Wrench(X2)
19 mm open-end wrench
11 mm open-end wrench
Armpad
Castor
Quick-release axle
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3.3. Dimensions and labelling
After sale and disposal recommendations
• It is compulsary to use original Invacare spare parts which
you can buy through any Invacare dealer.
• For repair, please contact your local Invacare dealer.
• Disposal : 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 the
respective national regulation. Please apply to your municipal
authorities/local government for details about local disposal
companies.
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Min/Max
value
Description
Min/Max
value
Seat effective
width (mm)
410/510
Overall
width (mm)
615/715
Overall
lenght
(mm)
1085
Width of
folded
wheelchair
(mm)
305
Lenght
without
footrest
(mm)
855
Total
height
(mm)
855/905
Distance
between
front wheel and
rear wheel
(mm)
455
Height from
ground to
back seat
(mm)
430/480
Backrest
angle
( 0° )
0
Height from
ground to
front seat
(mm)
Backrest
height
(mm)
Wheelchair
height when
backrest is
folded (mm)
450/500
410
N/A
Picture
Description
Backrest
height
including
headrest
(mm)
Bracket
angle
( 0° )
Distance
between
footrest and
seat (mm)
Distance
between
armrest and
backrest
(mm)
1045/
1290
72
330/455
235/340
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37230 Fondettes
France
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