Invacare® G50

Invacare® G50
Yes, you can.®
Invacare® G50
Power Wheelchair
User Manual
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How can you get in touch with Invacare®?
If you have any questions or need support, please contact your authorised Invacare® Dealer, who has the
necessary know-how and equipment plus the special knowledge concerning your Invacare® product, and
can offer you all-round satisfactory service. Should you wish to contact Invacare® directly, you can reach us
in Europe at the following addresses and phone numbers.
Invacare Austria GmbH
Herzog Odilostrasse 101
A-5310 Mondsee
Austria
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+43 6232 5 53 50
+43 6232 5 53 54
[email protected]
www.invacare.at
Invacare n.v.
Autobaan 22
B-8210 Loppem (Brugge)
Belgium
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+32 (0)50 83 10 10
+32 (0)50 83 10 11
[email protected]
www.invacare.be
Invacare AG
Benkenstraße 260
CH-4108 Witterswil
Switzerland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+41 (0)61487 70 80
+41 (0)61487 70 81
[email protected]
www.invacare.ch
Invacare GmbH
Alemannenstraße 10
88316 Isny
Deutschland
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)7562 70 00
+49 (0)7562 7 00 66
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
Invacare A/S
Sdr. Ringvej 37
DK-2605 Brøndby
Danmark
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
WWW:
Invacare® SA
c/ Areny s/n
Polígon Industrial de Celrà
E-17460 Celrà (Girona)
ESPAÑA
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Fax:
@:
WWW:
+45 (0)36 90 00 00
+45 (0)36 90 00 01
[email protected]
www.invacare.dk
+34 (0)972 49 32 00
+34 (0)972 49 32 20
[email protected]
www.invacare.es
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Invacare® Poirier SAS
Route de St Roch
F-37230 Fondettes
France
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
Invacare® Ltd
Pencoed Technology Park
Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5AQ
United Kingdom
(Customer services):
Fax (Customer services):
@:
WWW:
Invacare Mecc San s.r.l.
Via dei Pini, 62
I - 36016 Thiene (VI)
ITALIA
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+39 0445 38 00 59
+39 0445 38 00 34
[email protected]
www.invacare.it
Invacare Ireland Ltd.
Unit 5 Seatown Business Campus
Seatown Rd, Swords
County Dublin
Ireland
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+353 18 10 70 84
+353 18 10 70 85
[email protected]
www.invacare.ie
Invacare® AS
Grensesvingen 9
Postboks 6230
Etterstad
N-0603 Oslo
Norge
(Kundeservice):
Fax (Kundeservice):
@:
@:
WWW:
+47 (0)22 57 95 00
+47 (0)22 57 95 01
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.no
Invacare® B.V.
Celsiusstraat 46
NL-6716 BZ Ede
Nederland
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Fax:
@:
@:
WWW:
+31 (0)318 69 57 57
+31 (0)318 69 57 58
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.nl
:
:
Fax:
@:
WWW:
+351 225 10 59 46
+351 225 10 59 47
+351 225 10 57 39
[email protected]
www.invacare.pt
Invacare Lda
Rua Estrada Velha, 949
P-4465-784 Leça do Balio
Portugal
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+33 (0)247 62 64 66
+33 (0)247 42 12 24
[email protected]
www.invacare.fr
+44 (0)1656 77 62 22
+44 (0)1656 77 62 20
[email protected]
www.invacare.co.uk
Återförsäljare:
Invacare® AB
Fagerstagatan 9
S-163 91 Spånga
Sverige
(Kundtjänst):
Fax (Kundtjänst):
@:
@:
WWW:
Tillverkare:
Invacare® Deutschland GmbH
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
MÖLNDAL
:
Fax:
@:
Eastern
european
countries
European Distributor
Organisation (EDO)
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Deutschland
+46 (0)8 761 70 90
+46 (0)8 761 81 08
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.invacare.se
+46 (0)31 86 36 00
+46 (0)31 86 36 06
[email protected]
LANDSKRONA
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)418 2 85 40
+46 (0)418 1 80 89
[email protected]
OSKARSHAMN
 :
Fax:
@:
+46 (0)491 1 01 40
+46 (0)491 1 01 80
[email protected]
Fax
@:
WWW:
+49 (0)5731 75 45 40
+49 (0)5731 75 45 41
[email protected]
www.invacare.de
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Table of Contents
Chapter
1
Introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2
5
6
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30
Remove the standard armrest in order to side transfer ......................................................30
Raise the parallel sliding armrest / remove the skirtguard (optional) ...............................31
Driving
5.1
5.2
19
General safety notes ...............................................................................................................19
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance ...................................................22
Safety information on electromagnetic interference ...........................................................23
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode.............................................................24
Safety information regarding changes and modifications to the mobility device............26
Safety information for using the wheelchair as a vehicle seat...........................................28
Key features
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
4.1
4.2
11
Important symbols in this manual .........................................................................................12
Important symbols found on the vehicle ..............................................................................14
Type classification and permissible use...............................................................................16
Indications................................................................................................................................16
Usability....................................................................................................................................17
Warranty ...................................................................................................................................18
Life expectancy........................................................................................................................18
Safety notes
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
3
4
Page
33
Before driving for the first time..............................................................................................33
Taking Obstacles.....................................................................................................................34
5.3
5.4
5.5
6
Pushing the wheelchair in freewheel mode
6.1
6.2
7
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5.2.1 Maximum obstacle height .............................................................................................34
5.2.2 Safety information when ascending obstacles .............................................................34
5.2.3 The correct way to overcome obstacles .......................................................................35
Driving up and down gradients..............................................................................................36
Parking and stationary............................................................................................................37
5.4.1 Parking brake................................................................................................................37
Use on public roads ................................................................................................................38
Disengaging Motors ................................................................................................................38
Disengaging the steering wheels ..........................................................................................40
Remotes
Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
38
41
41
Recaro® seats..........................................................................................................................41
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel......................................................................42
8.2.1 Adapting the remote to the arm length of the user .......................................................42
8.2.1.1
Sliding armrest.........................................................................................................42
8.2.1.2
Transparent side section with boarding aid.............................................................43
8.2.1.3
Standard side section ..............................................................................................43
8.2.2 Adjusting the height of the remote (lowerable remote holder)......................................44
8.2.3 Adjusting the height of the armrests .............................................................................45
8.2.3.1
Sliding armrest.........................................................................................................45
8.2.3.2
Transparent side section with boarding aid.............................................................46
8.2.3.3
Standard side section ..............................................................................................46
8.2.4 Adjusting the angle of the armpad on the parallel sliding armrests..............................47
8.2.5 Adjusting the width of the armrests ..............................................................................48
Adjusting the backrest............................................................................................................50
8.3.1 Flex and Contour seats.................................................................................................50
Manually adjusting the seat tilt ..............................................................................................51
Postural belts ...........................................................................................................................58
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8.6
8.7
9
Adjusting the footrests and the legrests
9.1
9.2
8
8.5.1 Types of postural belts..................................................................................................58
8.5.2 Adjusting the postural belt correctly..............................................................................59
Adjusting and removing the tray ...........................................................................................60
8.6.1 Laterally adjusting the tray............................................................................................60
8.6.2 Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray.......................................................61
8.6.3 Swinging the tray away to the side ...............................................................................61
Using the KLICKfix adapter ....................................................................................................62
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Firmly mounted legrests.........................................................................................................64
9.1.1 Standard legrests..........................................................................................................64
9.1.1.1
Setting the calf plate (standard and electrically adjustable legrests) ......................64
9.1.1.2
Adjusting the length of the legrests (Standard and electrically adjustable legrests)65
9.1.2 Manually adjustable legrests ........................................................................................66
9.1.2.1
Adjusting the angle ..................................................................................................66
9.1.2.2
Adjusting the calf support (manually adjustable legrests) .......................................67
9.1.2.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest (manually adjustable legrests) ..........................68
9.1.3 Electrically adjustable legrests .....................................................................................69
9.1.3.1
Adjusting the angle ..................................................................................................69
9.1.3.2
Setting the calf plate (standard and electrically adjustable legrests) ......................69
9.1.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrests (Standard and electrically adjustable legrests)70
Lowerable legrests ..................................................................................................................71
9.2.1 Standard footrest with pre-set angle.............................................................................71
9.2.1.1
Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing.....................................................71
9.2.1.2
Setting the angle......................................................................................................72
9.2.1.3
Setting the end stop of the footrest .........................................................................74
9.2.1.4
Adjusting the length of the footrest..........................................................................77
9.2.2 Manually height adjustable legrest 90° - 0° ..................................................................78
9.2.2.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing......................................................78
9.2.2.2
Setting the angle......................................................................................................79
9.2.2.3
Setting the end stop of the legrest...........................................................................82
9.2.2.4
Adjusting the length of the legrest ...........................................................................86
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ........................................................................87
9.2.2.5
9.2.2.6
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .........................................................................88
9.2.2.7
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting ...........................89
9.2.2.8
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate.................................................................90
9.2.2.9
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate ...............................................91
9.2.3 Manually height adjustable legrest 80° - 0° with ergonomic length adjustment ...........92
9.2.3.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing......................................................92
9.2.3.2
Setting the angle......................................................................................................93
9.2.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest ...........................................................................95
9.2.3.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ........................................................................96
9.2.3.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .........................................................................97
9.2.3.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting ...........................98
9.2.3.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate.................................................................99
9.2.3.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................100
9.2.4 Electrically height adjustable legrest 80° - 0° with ergonomic length adjustment ......101
9.2.4.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing....................................................101
9.2.4.2
Setting the angle....................................................................................................102
9.2.4.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest .........................................................................103
9.2.4.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate ......................................................................104
9.2.4.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad .......................................................................105
9.2.4.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting .........................106
9.2.4.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate...............................................................107
9.2.4.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate .............................................108
10 Electrical system
10.1
10.2
109
Electronics protection system .............................................................................................109
10.1.1 The main fuse .............................................................................................................110
Batteries .................................................................................................................................110
10.2.1 Charging the batteries ................................................................................................110
10.2.1.1 General information on charging ...........................................................................110
10.2.1.2 General instructions on charging...........................................................................110
10.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries...................................................................................111
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10.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging .....................................................112
10.2.2 Storage and Maintenance...........................................................................................113
10.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries..............................................................................113
10.2.4 Transporting batteries.................................................................................................115
10.2.5 Handling batteries.......................................................................................................115
10.2.5.1 General instructions on handling the batteries ......................................................115
10.2.5.2 How to handle damaged batteries correctly ..........................................................115
10.2.5.3 Tilting the seating system forward .........................................................................117
10.2.5.4 Removing the batteries..........................................................................................121
10.2.5.5 Connecting the New Batteries ...............................................................................123
11 Care and maintenance
12 Repair instructions
12.1
Repairing a flat tyre ...............................................................................................................128
12.1.1 Repairing a flat tyre (type 4.00-8" pneumatic tyres) ...................................................129
12.1.2 Repairing a flat tyre (type 4.1/3.5-6 pneumatic tyres) ................................................131
13 Transport
13.1
13.2
136
Refurbishing the wheelchair for re-use...............................................................................136
14.1.1 Configuration table......................................................................................................138
15 Disposal
16 Technical specifications
17 Inspections Performed
10
134
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle.............................................................................134
Securing the wheelchair for transport ................................................................................135
14 Refurbishment
14.1
125
128
139
140
144
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Introduction
Dear user,
First we would like to thank you for purchasing our product! We hope that you will have a great deal
of pleasure with your new power wheelchair.
This operating manual contains important information and notes about:
•
Safety
•
Operation
•
Care and maintenance
Please take care to read the operating manual thoroughly before starting out on your first
journey.
This wheelchair has been constructed for a large circle of users with different requirements.
The decision whether the model is suitable for the user may only be taken by medical specialists
with appropriate expertise.
Invacare® or their statutory representatives can accept no liability in cases in which the wheelchair
has not been adapted to suit the users’ handicaps.
Some maintenance and settings can be performed by the user or his/hers attendants. Certain
adjustments do however require technical training and may only be carried out by your Invacare®
specialist dealer. Damages and errors caused by nonobservance of the user manual or as a result
of incorrect maintenance are excluded from all guarantees.
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This manual contains copyrighted information. This manual may not be reproduced or reprinted
either partly or completely without previous written consent from Invacare® or its statutory
representatives. We reserve the right to make any necessary alterations on the grounds of
technical improvements.
1.1
Important symbols in this manual
General risks
This symbol warns you of general hazards!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
EXPLOSION HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of an explosion hazard, which can be caused by excessive tyre
pressure in a pneumatic tyre.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
BURN HAZARD!
This symbol warns you of the danger of chemical burns, for example due to the discharge
of battery acids!
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
BURN Risk!
This symbol warns of the risk of burns, for example, as a result of hot motor surfaces.
• Follow the instructions in order to avoid injury or damage to the product.
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RISK OF CRUSHING!
This symbol warns of a risk of crushing caused by being careless with heavy
components.
• Always follow the instructions to avoid injury to the user or damage to the product.
Wear eye protection
This symbol refers to the requirement for wearing eye protection, for example when
working with batteries.
• You must wear safety goggles when this symbol is displayed.
Wear protective gloves
This symbol indicates the requirement to wear protective gloves, for example when
working with batteries.
You must wear protective gloves when this symbol is displayed.
NOTE:
This symbol identifies general information which is intended to simplify working with your product
and which refers to special functions.
Requirements:
• This symbol identifies a list of various tools, components and items which you will need in
order to carry out certain work. Please do not attempt to carry out the work if you do not have
the listed tools available.
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
This symbol advises you to read information carefully.
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1.2
Important symbols found on the vehicle
DO NOT APPLY HEAVY WEIGHT TO THIS AREA! Danger of damage to the vehicle!
• Never apply pressure or heavy weight to areas marked with this symbol!
This product has been supplied from an environmentally aware manufacturer. This
product may contain substances that could be harmful to the environment if
disposed of in places (landfills) that are not appropriate according to legislation.
• The 'crossed out wheelie bin' symbol is placed on this product to encourage you to
recycle wherever possible.
• Please be environmentally responsible and recycle this product through your recycling
facility at its end of life.
This symbol indicates the “Drive” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is engaged and the motor brakes are operational. You can drive the
wheelchair.
• Please note that for driving purposes both motors must always be engaged.
This symbol indicates the “Push” position of the coupling lever. In this position the
motor is disengaged and the motor brakes are not operational. The wheelchair can
be pushed by an attendant and the wheels turn freely.
• Please note that the control panel must be switched off.
• Please also note the information provided in section "Pushing the wheelchair in
freewheel mode" on page 38.
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This symbol indicates the position of an anchor point when using a lashing system
during transport.
If the symbol appears on a bright yellow sticker, the anchoring point is suitable for
fixation of the wheelchair in a vehicle for use as a vehicle seat.
This wheelchair may not be used as a vehicle seat!
• This wheelchair does not satisfy the requirements of ISO 7176-19:2001 and may not
under any circumstances be used as a vehicle seat or to transport the user in a vehicle.
• Using a wheelchair that does not fulfill these criteria as a vehicle seat can lead to the
most severe injuries and even death in the event of a traffic accident.
If the power wheelchair is fitted with a table, it is
imperative that it is removed and safely stowed
when transporting the wheelchair in a vehicle!
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1.3
Type classification and permissible use
This vehicle was designed for persons whose ability to walk is impaired, but who are still physically
and mentally able to operate an electric vehicle. It has been classified according to EN 12184 as a
class B and C mobility product (for indoor/outdoor and outdoor usage, depending on the
configuration). It is therefore compact and agile enough for indoor areas, but also able to overcome
many obstacles in outdoor areas.
You can find exact information on speed, turning radius, range, safe climbing ability, maximum
obstacle height and permissible operating conditions in chapter "Technical specifications" on
page 140.
Please also pay attention to all safety information in chapter "Safety notes" starting from page 19.
The vehicle was successfully tested according to German and international standards as to its
safety. It was also tested successfully according to EN60529 IPX4 as to its resistance to spray
water, and is therefore well suited for typical middle European weather conditions. When equipped
with an appropriate lighting system, the vehicle is suitable for use on public roads.
1.4
Indications
The use of this mobility product is recommended for the following indications:
The inability or a greatly restricted ability to walk within the scope of the basic requirement to be
able to move within one’s own four walls. The need to leave the dwelling place in order to get some
fresh air during a short walk or to reach those places generally to be found at close distance to the
dwelling and where everyday business is carried out.
Provision of power wheelchairs for interior and exterior areas is advisable if the use of handoperated wheelchairs is no longer possible on account of the disability, yet proper operation of an
electromotive drive unit is still practicable.
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Because of its larger turning radius, the type of steering mechanism used on these wheelchairs is
better suited to outdoor use, and interior areas of adequate size. The wheelchair must be parked in
a place that affords protection from weather and theft.
1.5
Usability
Only use a power wheelchair when it is in perfect working order. Otherwise, you might put yourself
and others at risk.
The following list does not claim to be exhaustive. It is only intended to show some of the situations
that could affect the usability of your power wheelchair.
In certain situations, you should immediately stop using your wheelchair. Other situations allow you
to use the wheelchair to get to your dealer.
• You should immediately stop using your power wheelchair if its usability is restricted due to:
- brake failure
• You should immediately contact an authorised Invacare® dealer if the usability of your power
wheelchair is restricted due to:
- the lighting system failing or being defective
- reflectors falling off
- worn thread or insufficient tyre pressure
- damage to the armrests (e.g. torn armrest padding)
- damage to the legrest hangers (e.g. missing or torn heel loops)
- damage to the postural belt
- damage to the joystick (joystick cannot be moved into the neutral position)
- cables that are damaged, kinked, pinched or have come loose from the holder
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- the wheelchair drifting when braking
- the wheelchair pulling to one side when moving
- unusual sounds developing or occurring
Or if you have the feeling that something is wrong with your wheelchair.
1.6
Warranty
The terms and conditions of the warranty are part of the general terms and conditions particular to
the individual countries in which this product is sold.
1.7
Life expectancy
We estimate a life expectancy of five years for this product, provided it is used in strict accordance
with the intended use as set out in this document and all maintenance and service requirements
are met. The estimated life expectancy can be exceeded if the product is carefully used and
properly maintained, and provided technical and scientific advances do not result in technical
limitations. The life expectancy can also be considerably reduced by extreme or incorrect usage.
The fact that we estimate a life expectancy for this product does not constitute an additional
warranty.
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Safety notes
READ WELL BEFORE OPERATION!
2.1
General safety notes
Danger of injury if mobility device is used in any other way than the purpose described in
this manual!
• Only ever use the mobility device in accordance with the instructions in this User's Manual
(see chapter "Type classification and permissible use" on page 16).
• Pay strict attention to the safety information.
Danger of injury if the mobility device is driven when ability to operate a vehicle is
impaired by medication or alcohol!
• Never drive the mobility device under the influence of medication or alcohol. If necessary, the
mobility device must be operated by an attendant who is physically and mentally able.
Danger of damage or injury if mobility device is accidentally set into motion!
• Switch the mobility device off before you get in, get out or handle unwieldy objects.
• When the drive is disengaged, the brake inside the drive is deactivated. For this reason,
pushing the mobility device by an attendant is only recommended on flat surfaces, never on
gradients. Never leave your mobility device on a gradient with its motors disengaged. Always
re-engage the motors immediately after pushing the mobility device (see chapter "Pushing the
wheelchair in freewheel mode" on page 38).
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Danger of injury if the mobility device is switched off while driving, for example by
pressing the On/Off Button or disconnecting a cable, due to it coming to an abrupt, sharp
stop!
• If you have to brake in an emergency, simply release the joystick which will bring you to a halt.
(refer to the joystick operating manual for more information).
Danger of injury when transferring mobility device to a vehicle for transport with the
occupant seated in it!
• It is always better to transfer the mobility device to a vehicle without the occupant seated in it.
• If the mobility device needs to be loaded up a ramp together with its driver, ensure that the
ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 140).
• If the mobility device does need to be loaded using a ramp which exceeds the maximum safe
slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" from page 140), then you must use a winch. An
attendant can safely monitor and assist the loading process.
• As an alternative you can use a platform lift. Ensure that the total weight of the mobility device
including the user does not exceed the maximum permissible weight for the platform lift or
winch if you are using.
Danger of injury if maximum permissible load is exceeded!
• Do not exceed the maximum permissible load (see chapter "Technical specifications" from
page 140).
• The mobility device is only designed for use by a single occupant whose maximum weight
does not exceed the maximum permissible load of the device. Never use the mobility device to
transport more than one person.
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Danger of injury due to wrong lifting or dropping of heavy components!
• When maintaining, servicing or lifting any part of your mobility device, take into account the
weight of the individual components especially the batteries. Be sure at all times to adopt the
correct lifting posture and ask for assistance if necessary.
Danger of falling out of the mobility device.
• Do not slide forward on the seat, do not lean forward between your knees, do not lean
backwards out over the top of the backrest, for example to reach an object.
• If a posture belt is installed, it should be correctly adjusted and used each time you use the
mobility device.
• When transferring to a different seat, position the mobility device as close as possible to the
new seat.
Danger of injury by moving parts!
• Make sure that no injury is incurred by moving parts of the mobility device, like wheels or one
of the Lifter Modules (if fitted), especially when children are around.
Risk of injury from hot surfaces!
• Do not leave the wheelchair in direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Metal parts and surfaces
such as the seat and armrests can become very hot.
Danger of fire or breaking down due to electric devices being connected!
• Do not connect any electric devices to your mobility device that are not expressly certified by
Invacare® for this purpose. Have all electrical installations done by your authorised Invacare®
Dealer.
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2.2
Safety information with regard to care and maintenance
Danger of accident and loss of guarantee if maintenance is insufficient!
• For reasons of safety and in order to avoid accidents which result from unnoticed wear, it is
important that this electric mobility product undergoes an inspection once every year under
normal operating conditions (see inspection plan contained in service instructions).
• Under difficult operating conditions such as daily travel on steep slopes, or in the case of use
in medical care cases with frequently changing wheelchair users, it would be expedient to
carry out intermediate checks on the brakes, accessories and running gear.
• If the mobility product is to be operated on public roads, the vehicle driver is responsible for
ensuring that it is in an operationally reliable condition. Inadequate or neglected care and
maintenance of the mobility product will result in a limitation of the manufacturer's liability.
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2.3
Safety information on electromagnetic interference
This electric vehicle was successfully tested in accordance with International standards as to its
compliance with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) regulations. However, electromagnetic fields,
such as those generated by radio and television transmitters, and cellular phones can influence the
functions of electric vehicles. Also, the electronics used in our vehicles can generate a low level of
electromagnetic interference, which however will remain within the tolerance permitted by law. For
these reasons we ask you to please observe the following precautions:
WARNING: Danger of malfunction due to electromagnetic interference!
• Do not switch on or operate portable transceivers or communication devices (such as radio
transceivers or cellular phones) when the vehicle is switched on.
• Avoid getting near strong radio and television transmitters.
• In case the vehicle should be set in motion unintentionally or the brakes are released, switch
it off immediately.
• Adding electrical accessories and other components or modifying the vehicle in any way can
make it susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Keep in mind that there is no sure way to
determine the effect such modifications will have on the overall immunity of the electronic
system.
• Report all occurrences of unintentional movement of the vehicle, or release of the electric
brakes to the manufacturer.
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2.4
Safety information on driving and freewheel mode
Danger of injury if the wheelchair tips over!
• Inclines and declines can only be travelled up to the maximum safe slope (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 140).
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt to an upright position before ascending
slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest and the seat tilt (if fitted) slightly to
the rear before descending slopes.
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid abrupt braking or
accelerating on gradients.
• If at all possible, avoid driving on slippery surfaces (such as snow, gravel, ice etc.) where there
is a danger of you losing control over the vehicle, especially on a gradient. If driving on such a
surface is inevitable, then always drive slowly and with the utmost caution.
• Never attempt to overcome an obstacle when on an uphill or downhill gradient.
• Never attempt to drive up or down a flight of steps with your wheelchair.
• When overcoming obstacles, always observe the maximum obstacle height (see chapter
"Technical specifications" from page 140 and information about overcoming obstacles in
chapter "Taking Obstacles" from page 34).
• Avoid shifting your centre of gravity as well as abrupt joystick movements and changes of
direction when the wheelchair is in motion.
• Never use the wheelchair to transport more than one person.
• Do not exceed the overall maximum permissible load or the maximum load per axle (see
chapter "Technical specifications" on page 140).
• Note that the wheelchair will brake or accelerate if you change the Driving Mode whilst the
wheelchair is in motion.
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Danger of breaking down in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme cold, in an isolated
area!
• If you are a user with severely limited mobility, we advise that in the case of adverse weather
conditions DO NOT attempt a journey without an accompanying attendant!
Danger of injury if your foot slides off the footrest and gets caught underneath the
wheelchair when it is in motion!
• Make sure each time before you drive the wheelchair that your feet are squarely and securely
in place on the footplates, and that both legrests are properly locked into place.
Danger of injury if you collide with an obstacle when driving through narrow passages
such as doorways and entrances!
• Drive through narrow passages in the lowest driving mode and with due caution.
If your power wheelchair has been fitted with angle-adjustable legrests, there is a danger
of personal injury and damage to the wheelchair if you drive the wheelchair with the
legrests raised!
• To avoid unwanted displacement of the wheelchair centre of gravity to the front (especially
when travelling downhill) and in order to avoid damage to the wheelchair, angle-adjustable
legrests must always be lowered during normal travelling.
CAUTION: Danger of tipping! Anti tip wheels (stabilisers) are only effective on firm
ground! They sink in on soft ground such as grass, snow or mud if the mobility device
rests itself on them. They lose their effect and the mobility device can tip over.
• Only drive with extreme care on soft ground, especially during uphill and downhill journeys. In
the process pay increased attention to the tip stability of the mobility device.
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2.5
Safety information regarding changes and modifications to the
mobility device
CE marking of the wheelchair
The conformity assessment/ CE marking was carried out in accordance with Directive 93/42
EEC / MPG (Medical Devices Act) and only applies to the complete product.
The CE marking is invalidated if components or accessories are replaced or added that have not
been approved for this product by Invacare.
In this case, the company that adds or replaces the components or accessories is responsible
for the conformity assessment/ CE marking or for registering the wheelchair as a special design
and for the relevant documentation.
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CAUTION: Danger of injuries and damage to mobility aid due to unapproved components
and accessory parts!
Seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have not been approved by
Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can affect the tipping stability and increase
tipping hazards!
• Only ever use seating systems, additions and accessory parts which have been approved by
Invacare® for this mobility aid!
Seating systems which are not approved by Invacare® for use with this power wheelchair
do not, under certain circumstances, comply with the valid standards and could increase
the flammability and the risk of skin irritation.
• Only use seating systems that have been approved by Invacare® for this power wheelchair.
Electrical and electronic components which have not been approved by Invacare® for use
with this mobility aid can cause fire hazards and lead to electromagnetic damage!
• Only ever use electrical and electronic components which have been approved by Invacare®
for this mobility aid!
Batteries which have not been approved by Invacare® for use with this mobility aid can
cause chemical burns!
• Only ever use batteries which have been approved by Invacare® for this mobility aid!
CAUTION: Risk of injuries, and damage to the wheelchair, if unapproved backrests are
used!
A retrofitted backrest which is not approved by Invacare® for use with this power
wheelchair may overload the backrest tube and thus increase the risk of injuries and of
damage to the wheelchair.
• Please contact your Invacare® specialist dealer who will perform risk analyses, calculations,
stability checks etc. to ensure that the backrest can be used safely.
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2.6
Safety information for using the wheelchair as a vehicle seat
Danger of injury in the event of the wheelchair being used as a vehicle seat.
• Never use the wheelchair as a vehicle seat.
• Only ever transport the wheelchair without occupants.
• For transport the occupant should always be transferred to a normal vehicle seat.
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3
Key features
1) Sliding handle
2) Backrest
3) Steering wheels
4) Drive wheels
5) Armrest
6) Remote
7) Light/indicators/hazard indicators
8) Legrests
9) Parking brake
10) Disengaging lever (drive)
11) Disengaging lever (rear steering) (behind the
faceplate)
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4
Getting in and out of the wheelchair
Danger of injury if legrests break due to use as a stepping board!
• Do not use the legrests as a stepping board when getting in and out of the wheelchair!
Important information when side transferring in and out of the wheelchair
In order to side transfer it is necessary for the armrest to either be raised or removed completely
depending on the model. A skirtguard can be installed as an option in connection with the
parallel sliding armrest. This is attached in the same way as the standard armrest and must also
be removed when transferring.
4.1
Remove the standard armrest in order to side transfer
Removing the side section
• Depending on the model,
loosen the wing screw (1) or
release handle (2).
• Pull the side section from the
receptacle in an upward
direction.
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4.2
Raise the parallel sliding armrest / remove the skirtguard
(optional)
Swivelling the armrest up
• Swivel the armrest up to access from the side.
Remove the clothes guard (option) for access
• Disengage the release handle (1).
• Pull the clothes guard out of the receptacle.
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Getting into the wheelchair:
• Position your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat. This might
have to be done by an attendant.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide into the wheelchair.
Getting out of the wheelchair:
• Drive your wheelchair as close as possible to your seat.
• Switch your wheelchair off.
• Apply the manual wheel lock of your wheelchair (if existing).
• Detach the skirt guard of your wheelchair or swivel it up.
• Now slide onto your new seat.
NOTE:
If you do not have sufficient muscle strength, you should ask other persons for help. Use a
sliding board, if possible.
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5
Driving
NOTE
The maximum load capacity that is stated in the technical data only states that the system is
designed for this mass in total. However, this does not mean that one can sit a person with this
body weight in the wheelchair without restrictions. Attention must be paid to the body
proportions, such as height, weight distribution, abdominal girth, leg and calf girth and seat
depth. These factors have a strong influence on driving features such as tilt stability and traction.
The permissible axle loads in particular must be adhered to (see chapter "Technical
specifications" as from page 140)! It may possibly be necessary to carry out adaptations to the
seat system.
5.1
Before driving for the first time...
Before you take your first trip, you should familiarise yourself well with the operation of the vehicle
and with all operating elements. Take your time to test all functions and driving modes.
NOTE:
If installed, make sure to properly adjust and use the postural belt each time you use the
wheelchair.
Sitting Comfortably = Driving Safely
Before each trip, make sure that:
•
You are within easy reach of all operating controls.
•
The battery charge is sufficient for the distance intended to be covered.
•
The postural belt (if installed) is in perfect order.
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•
The rear mirror (if installed) is adjusted so you can look behind at all times without
having to bend forward or shift your seating position.
5.2
Taking Obstacles
5.2.1
Maximum obstacle height
You can find information about maximum obstacle heights in the chapter entitled "Technical
specifications" from page 140.
5.2.2
Safety information when ascending obstacles
CAUTION: Danger of tipping!
• Before climbing up an obstacle set your backrest upright !
ATTENTION: Risk of falling out of the chair and damage to the power wheelchair such as
broken castors!
• Never approach obstacles that are higher than the maximum climbable obstacle height. For
the maximum climbable obstacle height, see "Technical specifications" on page 140.
• If unsure whether the kerb climb is possible or not, move away from the obstacle and if
possible find another location.
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5.2.3
The correct way to overcome obstacles
Climbing up
• Approach the obstacle or kerbstone at an angle
of around 15°.
• Shortly before the front wheels touch the
obstacle, slightly increase the speed and only
reduce it once the rear wheels have climbed the
obstacle.
Climbing down
• Approach the obstacle or kerbstone slowly at a
right angle.
• Before the front wheels touch the obstacle,
reduce speed and remain at this speed until the
rear wheels have climbed down the obstacle.
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5.3
Driving up and down gradients
For information concerning the maximum safe slope, please see chapter "Technical
specifications" starting on page 140.
WARNING: Danger of tipping over!
• Only ever drive downhill at a maximum of 2/3 of the top speed. Avoid sudden changes of
direction or abrupt braking when driving on slopes.
• Always return the backrest of your seat or the seat tilt (if adjustable seat tilt is available) to an
upright position before ascending slopes. We recommend that you position the seat backrest
or the seat tilt slightly to the rear before descending slopes.
• Always lower the lifter (if fitted) to its lowest position before ascending or descending a slope.
• Never attempt to ascend or descend a slope on slippery surfaces or where there is a danger
of skidding (such as wet pavement, ice etc).
• Avoid trying to get out of the vehicle on an incline or a gradient.
• Always drive straight in the direction the road or path you are on goes, rather than attempting
to zigzag.
• Never attempt to turn around on an incline or a slope.
CAUTION: Danger of tipping over, when driving down gradients! The centre of gravity of
the power wheelchair is shifted forward when angle adjustable legrests are raised!
• Before driving down gradients, always completely lower angle adjustable legrests (if
installed)!
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5.4
Parking and stationary
When parking your vehicle or if your vehicle is stationary for a prolonged period:
• Switch the vehicle's power system off (ON-/OFF key).
• Activate your anti-theft lock, if existing.
5.4.1
Parking brake
Please note
In an emergency the parking brake can be used to slow the vehicle down.
The brake lever is to be found on the left side.
Activating the parking brake
• Push the brake lever (1) forward.
Deactivating the parking brake
• Pull the brake lever (1) backward.
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5.5
Use on public roads
If you wish to use your wheelchair on public roads and lighting is required by national legislation,
then your wheelchair needs to be equipped with an appropriate lighting system.
Please contact your Invacare ® dealer if you have any questions.
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Pushing the wheelchair in freewheel mode
In order to be able to push the powerchair, both the motor and the steering wheels must be
disengaged
6.1
Disengaging Motors
Danger of the vehicle running away!
• When the motors are disengaged (for push operation whilst freewheeling), the
electromagnetic motor brakes are deactivated! When the vehicle is parked, the levers for
engaging and disengaging the motors must without fail be locked firmly into the "DRIVE"
position (electromagnetic motor brakes activated)!
NOTE:
The motors may only be disengaged by an attendant, not by the user!
This ensures that the motors are only disengaged if an attendant is available to secure the
wheelchair and prevent unintended rolling.
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Disengaging the motors:
• Switch off the remote.
• Pull the release pin (1) upward.
• Push the release lever (2) forward.
Engaging the motors:
• Switch off the remote.
• Push the release lever backward.
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6.2
Disengaging the steering wheels
The disengaging lever of the steering mechanism is to be found at the rear of the wheelchair
underneath the plastic apron.
NOTE:
The motors may only be disengaged by an attendant, not by the user!
This ensures that the motors are only disengaged if an attendant is available to secure the
wheelchair and prevent unintended rolling.
Disengaging the steering:
• Pull the release lever (1) to the rear.
• Turn the release lever 90° clockwise.
Engaging the steering:
• Turn the release lever (1) 90° counterclockwise.
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7
Remotes
Your wheelchair may be equipped with one of several different remotes. For information on the
different functions and how to operate a particular remote, please see its corresponding User
Manual (enclosed).
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Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating posture
This chapter discusses different ways to adapt the wheelchair to the seating posture of the user.
Electrical adjustment options
Please refer to the instruction manual for your remote for more information on operating
electrical adjustment options.
8.1
Recaro® seats
Recaro® Seats
For more information on a Recaro® seat, please see the separate User Guide that comes with
the Recaro® seat.
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8.2
Adjusting the armrests and the control panel
8.2.1
Adapting the remote to the arm length of the user
8.2.1.1
Sliding armrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 3 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1).
• Set the remote to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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8.2.1.2
Transparent side section with boarding aid
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 3 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1).
• Set the remote to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
8.2.1.3
Standard side section
• Loosen the wing screw (1).
• Set the remote to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the wing screw.
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8.2.2
Adjusting the height of the remote (lowerable remote holder)
• Loosen the wing screw (1).
• Set the remote to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the wing screw.
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8.2.3
Adjusting the height of the armrests
8.2.3.1
Sliding armrest
Requirements:
• Allen key 2 mm
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1)
mm on both sides of the spindle.
2
• Turn the spindle in a clockwise direction (A). The
armrest is raised.
• Turn the spindle in an anti-clockwise direction
(B). The armrest is lowered.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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8.2.3.2
Transparent side section with boarding aid
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1).
• Set the armrest at the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screw.
8.2.3.3
Standard side section
• Loosen the wing screw (1).
• Set the remote to the desired height.
• Re-tighten the wing screw.
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8.2.4
Adjusting the angle of the armpad on the parallel sliding armrests
Requirements:
• Allen key 4 mm
• Open-end spanner 10 mm
• Loosen the screw (1, on the
inner side of the armrest),
which allows adjustment of the
angle of the armpad, while
countering the nut (2, outer
side of the armrest) with the
open-end spanner, if
necessary.
• Adjust the angle of the armpad.
• Re-tighten the screw (1), while countering the nut (2).
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8.2.5
Adjusting the width of the armrests
The space between the side sections can be adjusted 2 cm on both sides (4 cm total).
Requirements:
• Allen key 8 mm
Where to find the adjustment screws
The picture below shows the position of the screws that enable adjustment to the width of the
armrests.
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Doing the adjustment
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Set the armrest in the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screw.
• Check that the armrest is fastened firmly.
• Repeat the procedure for the other armrest.
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8.3
Adjusting the backrest
8.3.1
Flex and Contour seats
• Set the angle by turning the hand wheel (1).
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8.4
Manually adjusting the seat tilt
Note!
The seat can be raised in the front to allow inspection of the components beneath it, such as
batteries or the main fuse. However, maintenance work should not be carried out when the seat is
in this position. We recommend removing the retaining screws at the rear of the seat frame and
tipping the entire seat forward (service position).
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1) on both
sides and remove.
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The seat release button is to be found at the front
underneath the edge of the seat (2).
WARNING: Damage to the wheelchair is possible!
• When tipping the seat backward, make sure the fixation brackets of the backrest do not
damage the side or rear cowlings!
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• Press the release button and tip the seat
backward carefully. The seat locks into place in
this position.
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• Carefully pull the seat upward and to the front.
Depending on the position of the tilt of the seat,
this will remain in the position shown on the right
or it will swivel further to the front.
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The picture below shows the position of the rod that enables adjustment to the angle of the seat.
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• Remove the SL locking device from the bolt using
the flat screwdriver.
• Remove the bolt.
• Set the desired seat angle.
• Re-insert the bolt and secure using the SL locking
device.
• Return the seat to the sitting position.
• Re-position the retaining screws (1) and tighten
firmly.
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• To lower the seat completely again, secure the
seat with one hand to make sure it does not fall
down and release the locking mechanism (1) with
the other hand by pushing it back. The seat is now
released and can be lowered carefully.
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8.5
Postural belts
A postural belt is an option which can either be fixed to the wheelchair ex-works or can be
retrofitted by your specialist dealer. If your wheelchair is fitted with a postural belt, your specialist
dealer will have informed you about fitting and usage.
The postural belt is used to help the wheelchair user keep an optimum sitting position. Correct use
of the belt assists the user in sitting securely, comfortably and well-positioned in the wheelchair,
especially for such users who do not have such a good sense of balance while sitting.
NOTE:
We recommend using the postural belt whenever the wheelchair is used. The belt should be tight
enough to ensure that you are sitting comfortably and that your body is in the correct sitting
position.
8.5.1
Types of postural belts
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the following postural belt types ex-works. If your wheelchair has
been fitted with a different belt to those listed below, please ensure that you have received the
manufacturer's documentation with regard to correct fitting and use.
Belt with metal buckle, adjustable one side
Belt can only be adjusted on one side which can result in
the buckle not sitting centrally.
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Belt with metal buckle, adjustable both sides
Belt can be adjusted on both sides. This means that the
buckle can be centrally positioned.
8.5.2
Adjusting the postural belt correctly
• Ensure that you are sitting correctly, which means that you are sitting right at the back of the
seat, your pelvis is positioned erect and as symmetrically as possible, not to the front, to the
side or at one edge of the seat.
• Position the postural belt so that your hipbones can be easily felt above the belt.
• Adjust the belt length using one of the adjustment aids described above. The belt should be
adjusted so that you can fit a flat hand between the belt and your body.
• The buckle should be positioned as centrally as possible. In doing so, please carry out
adjustments on both sides as much as possible.
• Please check your belt every week to ensure that it is still in good working condition; to ensure it
has no damage or wear, and that it is fixed properly to the wheelchair. If the belt is only fastened
with a bolted connection, ensure that the connection has not loosened or undone. You can find
more information about maintenance work on belts in the service manual, which is available
from Invacare®.
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8.6
Adjusting and removing the tray
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
8.6.1
Laterally adjusting the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the tray towards the left or right.
• Re-tighten wing-screw.
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8.6.2
Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the tray
• Loosen the wing-screw (1).
• Adjust the table to the desired depth (or remove it entirely).
• Re-tighten the screw.
8.6.3
Swinging the tray away to the side
CAUTION! Risk of injury! When the tray is raised it does not lock in place in this position!
• Do not tilt the tray up and leave it leaning in this position.
• Never attempt to drive with the tray tilted up.
• Always lower the tray in a controlled manner.
The tray can be swivelled upwards and pushed to the side as
illustrated to enable getting on and off.
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8.7
Using the KLICKfix adapter
Your wheelchair can be fitted with the mini-adapter from the Rixen + Kaul KLICKfix system. To this
you can attach various accessories such as the cellphone case supplied by Invacare, which you
can use to transport your cellphone, sports glasses etc.
CAUTION! Risk posed by unsecured accessories! Accessories can fall off and get lost if
they are not properly secured.
• Check that the accessory is correctly locked in and seated securely every time you use the
wheelchair.
CAUTION! Risk of breakage due to excessive load! The KLICKfix adapter can break if too
great a load is applied.
• The maximum permitted load on the KLICKfix adapter is 1 kg.
Securing the accessory:
• Push the accessory into the KLICKfix adapter.
The accessory locks in securely.
Removing the accessory:
• Press the red button and remove the accessory.
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The adapter can turn in 90° steps, allowing you to attach an accessory from any of four different
directions. Please refer to the installation instructions which are available from your Invacare®
dealer or directly from Invacare®.
More information on the KLICKfix system is available at http://www.klickfix.com.
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9
Adjusting the footrests and the legrests
9.1
Firmly mounted legrests
9.1.1
Standard legrests
9.1.1.1
Setting the calf plate (standard and electrically adjustable legrests)
Requirements:
• Phillips screwdriver
• Loosen the screws (1).
• Move the calf plate to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.1.1.2
Adjusting the length of the legrests (Standard and electrically adjustable legrests)
Requirements:
• Open-end spanner 10 mm
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Set the foot plate at the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.1.2
Manually adjustable legrests
9.1.2.1
Adjusting the angle
Upward
• Pull the legrest upward until the desired angle has
been achieved. The legrest locks in place
automatically.
Downward
• Press the releave lever (1) downward. The legrest
can now be moved downward.
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9.1.2.2
Adjusting the calf support (manually adjustable legrests)
The calf support on manually adjustable legrests is held by a clamp, and has two possible height
settings
Requirements:
• Open-end spanner 13 mm
• Allen key 6 mm
Upward
• Remove the plastic cap from the nut (lower side of
the calf plate, not seen in the picture).
• Use the open-ended spanner to safeguard the nut
against rotating.
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1) and
remove.
• Set the calf plate at the desired height.
• Re-insert the screw, fit and tighten the nut.
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9.1.2.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest (manually adjustable legrests)
The lower leg support tube is held by a clamp.
Requirements:
• Open-end spanner 13 mm
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the screw
(1).
• Set the foot plate at the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.1.3
Electrically adjustable legrests
9.1.3.1
Adjusting the angle
Please consult the user manual for your remote for information about electrical adjustment.
9.1.3.2
Setting the calf plate (standard and electrically adjustable legrests)
Requirements:
• Phillips screwdriver
• Loosen the screws (1).
• Move the calf plate to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.1.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrests (Standard and electrically adjustable legrests)
Requirements:
• Open-end spanner 10 mm
• Loosen the screw (1).
• Set the foot plate at the desired height.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2
Lowerable legrests
9.2.1
Standard footrest with pre-set angle
9.2.1.1
Swivelling the footrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the footrest. When the footrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into the wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the footrest
outward.
• Remove the footrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.1.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 6 mm Allen key
• Hammer
• Metal pin, 3 mm in diameter
• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• If the footrest cannot be moved after loosening the screw,
position a metal pin in the designated borehole (2) and use
a hammer to knock on this lightly. The clamping mechanism
in the interior of the footrest will be released by this. Repeat
the procedure from the other side of the footrest if
necessary.
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• Loosen the screw (1) using the Allen key.
• Set the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.1.3
Setting the end stop of the footrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 6 mm Allen key
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the footrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (1).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Use the Allen key to loosen the screw (1) and swivel the
footrest upward in order to access the rubber stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the footrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.1.4
Adjusting the length of the footrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.2
Manually height adjustable legrest 90° - 0°
9.2.2.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.2.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
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• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
• Set the desired angle.
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• Turn the knob clockwise to tighten it.
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9.2.2.3
Setting the end stop of the legrest
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
The end position of the legrest is determined by means of a
rubber stop (A).
The rubber stop can be screwed in or out (A) or pushed up or
down (B).
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• Loosen the locking knob (1) counter-clockwise at least one
turn.
• Hit the knob to release the locking mechanism.
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• Swivel the legrest upward in order to access the rubber
stop.
• Use the open-ended spanner to loosen the counternut (1).
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• Move the rubber stop to the desired position
• Re-tighten the counternut
• Move the legrest to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the locking knob.
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9.2.2.4
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.2.5
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.2.6
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.2.7
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.2.8
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.2.9
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.3
Manually height adjustable legrest 80° - 0° with ergonomic length adjustment
9.2.3.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button(1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.3.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
• Raising: Pull the legrest upward until the desired angle has been
achieved.
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• Lowering: Keep the legrest in the foot plate area, pull
the lateral adjusting lever (1) and lower the legrest
slowly.
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9.2.3.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.3.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.3.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.3.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.3.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.3.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.4
Electrically height adjustable legrest 80° - 0° with ergonomic length
adjustment
9.2.4.1
Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The small unlocking button is located on the upper section of the legrest. When the legrest is
unlocked, it can be swivelled inward or outward when getting into wheelchair as well as being
removed completely.
• Press the unlocking button (1) and swivel the legrest
outward.
• Remove the legrest in an upward direction.
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9.2.4.2
Setting the angle
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of crushing!
• Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest!
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
The electrically height adjustable legrest is operated via the remote. Please refer to the remote
manual for more information.
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9.2.4.3
Adjusting the length of the legrest
PLEASE NOTE: Danger of injury due to incorrect adjustment of the footrests and legrests.
• Before and during every journey it is imperative to ensure that the legrests contact neither the
castor wheels nor the ground!
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the spanner to loosen the screw (1).
• Adjust to the desired length.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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9.2.4.4
Adjusting the depth of the calf plate
The depth of the calf plate can be adjusted via the holding plate. The holding plate hole
combinations allow 5 different depth settings.
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 10 mm open-ended spanner
• Use the open-ended wrench to loosen the nut (1) and
remove.
• Adjust to the desired depth. Please observe that the round
holes are intended for the calf plate retaining screw and the
oblong holes for the aglet without thread.
• Screw the nut back on and tighten.
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9.2.4.5
Adjusting the height of the calf pad
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 4 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1).
• Adjust to the desired position.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.4.6
Unlocking and swivelling the calf plate backward when alighting
• Press the calf plate straight down.
• Unlock the legrest and
swivel outward. The
calf plate swivels
backward on its own.
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• Lift leg over the heel strap and place on the ground.
9.2.4.7
Adjusting the angle adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen both set screws on the foot
plate.
• Adjust to the desired angle.
• Re-tighten the screws.
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9.2.4.8
Adjusting the angle and depth adjustable foot plate
Pre-requisites:
• 1x 5 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the set screw on the
foot plate (1).
• Adjust the foot plate to the desired angle or depth.
• Re-tighten the screw.
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10
Electrical system
10.1
Electronics protection system
The vehicle drive electronics is fitted with an overload protection.
If the drive is severely overloaded over a long period (e.g. during steep climbs) and, above all, at
simultaneous high external temperatures, the electronic system can overheat. In this case, the
vehicle performance is gradually reduced until it comes to a standstill. The status display shows a
corresponding blink code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again. It can however take up to five minutes until the electronics has cooled down enough for
the drives to apply their full performance.
If the drive is blocked due to an insurmountable obstacle, for example a kerb or similar which is too
high, and the driver attempts to run the drive for more than 20 seconds against this obstacle, the
electronic system switches the drives off to avoid damage. The status display shows a
corresponding flash code (please refer to the user manual for your remote). If you switch the drive
electronics off and then on again, the error message is deleted and the electronics can be switched
on again.
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10.1.1 The main fuse
The entire wheelchair electric system is protected against overloading by means of a main fuse.
The main fuse is to be found on the connecting cable between the batteries.
NOTE
A defective main fuse may be replaced only after checking the entire electric system. An
Invacare® specialised dealer must perform the replacement. You can find information on the
fuse type in chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 140.
10.2
Batteries
Power is supplied by two 12 V batteries. The batteries are maintenance-free and only need regular
charging.
In the following, you find information on how to charge, handle, transport, store, maintain, and use
batteries.
10.2.1 Charging the batteries
10.2.1.1 General information on charging
New batteries should always be fully charged once before their first use. New batteries will be at
their full capacity after having run through approx. 10 - 20 charging cycles (break-in period). This
break-in period is necessary to fully activate the battery for maximum performance and longevity.
Thus, range and running time of your mobility device could initially increase with use.
Gel/AGM lead acid batteries do not have a memory effect as NiCd batteries.
10.2.1.2 General instructions on charging
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
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• Charge 12 hours prior to initial usage.
• We recommend charging the batteries daily after every discharge even after partly discharge,
as well as each night over night. Depending on the level of discharge, it can take up to 12 hours
until the batteries are fully charged again.
• When the battery indicator reached the red LED range, charge the batteries for 16 hours
minimum, neglecting the charge complete display!
• Try to provide a 24 hour charge once a week to make sure that both batteries are fully charged.
• Do not cycle your batteries at a low state of charge without regularly recharging them fully.
• Do not charge your batteries under extreme temperatures. High temperatures above 30 °C are
not recommended for charging as well as low temperatures below 10 °C.
• Use only charging devices in Class 2. This class of chargers may be left unattended during
charging. All charging devices which are supplied by Invacare® comply with these
requirements.
• You cannot overcharge the batteries when using the charger supplied with your vehicle, or a
charger that has been approved by Invacare®.
• Protect your charger from sources of heat such as heaters and direct sunlight. If the battery
charger overheats, charging current will be reduced and the charging process delayed.
10.2.1.3 How to charge the batteries
Please see the instruction manuals for your remote and battery charger for the position of the
charging socket and further information about charging the batteries.
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WARNING!
Risk of explosion and destruction of batteries if the wrong battery charger is used!
• Only ever use the battery charger supplied with your vehicle, or a charger that has been
approved by Invacare®.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the battery charger if it gets wet!
• Protect the battery charger from water.
• Always charge in a dry environment.
Risk of short circuit and electric shock if the battery charger has been damaged!
• Do not use the battery charger if it has been dropped or damaged.
Risk of electric shock and damage to the batteries!
• NEVER attempt to recharge the batteries by attaching cables directly to the battery terminals.
Risk of fire and electric shock if a damaged extension cable is used!
• Only ever use an extension cable if it is absolutely necessary. In case you must use one,
make sure it is in good condition.
Risk of injury if using the wheelchair during charging!
• DO NOT attempt to recharge the batteries and operate the wheelchair at the same time.
• DO NOT sit in the wheelchair while charging the batteries.
• Switch off the mobility device.
• Connect the battery charger to the charger socket.
• Connect the battery charger to the power supply.
10.2.1.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging
• Once charging is complete, first disconnect the battery charger from the power supply, then
disconnect the plug from the remote.
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10.2.2 Storage and Maintenance
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity of the batteries:
• Always store the batteries fully charged.
• Do not leave the batteries in a low state of charge for an extended length of time. Charge a
discharged battery as soon as possible.
• In case your mobility device is not used for a longer period of time (that is more than two
weeks), the batteries must be charged at least once a month to maintain a full charge and
always be charged before use.
• Avoid hot and cold extremes when storing. We recommend to store batteries at a temperature
of 15 °C.
• Gel and AGM batteries are maintenance-free. Any performance issues should be handled by a
properly trained mobility device technician.
10.2.3 Instructions on using the batteries
CAUTION! Risk of damaging the batteries.
• Avoid ultra-deep discharges and never drain your batteries completely.
• Pay attention to the Battery Charge Indicator! Charge the batteries when the Battery Charge
Indicator shows that battery charge is low.
How fast the batteries discharge depends on many circumstances, such as ambient
temperature, condition of the surface of the road, tyre pressure, weight of the driver, way of
driving and utilisation of lighting.
• Try to charge the batteries always before you reach the red LED range.
The last 3 LED (two red and one orange) mean a remaining capacity of about 15 %.
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• Driving with blinking red LED’s means an extreme stress for the battery and should be avoided
under normal circumstances.
• When only one red LED is blinking, the Battery Safe feature is enabled. From this time, speed
and acceleration is reduced drastically. It will allow you to move the mobility device slowly out of
a dangerous situation before the electronic finally cuts off. This is deep discharging and should
be avoided.
• Be aware that for temperatures below 20 °C, the nominal battery capacity starts to decline. For
example, at -10 °C the capacity is reduced to about 50 % of the nominal battery capacity.
• To avoid damaging the batteries, never allow them to be fully discharged. Do not drive on
heavily discharged batteries if it is not absolutely necessary, as this will strain the batteries
unduly and shorten their life expectancy.
• The earlier you recharge the batteries, the longer they live.
• The depth of discharge affects the cycle life. The harder a battery has to work, the shorter is its
life expectancy.
Examples:
- One deep discharge stresses the same as 6 normal cycles (green /orange display off).
- The battery life is about 300 cycles at 80% discharge (first 7 LED off), or about 3000 cycles at
10% discharge (one LED off).
NOTE:
The number of LED can vary depending on the remote type.
• Under normal operation, once a month the battery should be discharged until all green and
orange LED are off. This should be done within one day. A 16 hour charge afterwards is
necessary as reconditioning.
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10.2.4 Transporting batteries
The batteries supplied with your electric vehicle are not hazardous goods. This classification is
based on the German GGVS Hazardous Goods Road Transport Ordinances, and the IATA/DGR
Hazardous Goods Rail Transport / Air Transport Ordinances. Batteries may be transported without
restrictions, whether by road, rail or by air. Individual transport companies have, however,
guidelines which can possibly restrict or forbid certain transport procedures. Please ask the
transport company regarding each individual case.
10.2.5 Handling batteries
10.2.5.1 General instructions on handling the batteries
• Never mix and match different battery manufactures or technologies, or use batteries that do not
have similar date codes.
• Never mix gel with AGM batteries.
• Always have your batteries installed by a properly trained mobility device technician. They have
the necessary training and tools to do the job safely and correctly.
10.2.5.2 How to handle damaged batteries correctly
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WARNING:
Corrosion and burns from acid leakage if batteries are damaged!
• Remove clothes that have been soiled by acid immediately.
After contact with skin:
• Immediately wash affected area with lots of water.
After contact with eyes:
• Immediately rinse eyes under running water for several minutes; consult a physician.
• Always wear safety goggles and appropriate safety clothing when handling damaged
batteries.
• Place damaged batteries in an acid-resistant receptacle immediately after removing them.
• Only ever transport damaged batteries in an appropriate acid-resistant receptacle.
• Wash all objects that have come into contact with acid with lots of water.
Disposing of dead or damaged batteries correctly
Dead or damaged batteries can be given back to your dealer or directly to Invacare®.
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10.2.5.3 Tilting the seating system forward
Note!
The seat can be raised in the front to allow inspection of the components beneath it, such as
batteries or the main fuse. However, maintenance work should not be carried out when the seat is
in this position. We recommend removing the retaining screws at the rear of the seat frame and
tipping the entire seat forward (service position).
Pre-requisites:
• 11 mm spanner
• 6 mm Allen key
• Use the Allen key to loosen the screws (1) on both
sides and remove.
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The seat release button is to be found at the front
underneath the edge of the seat (2).
WARNING: Damage to the wheelchair is possible!
• When tipping the seat backward, make sure the fixation brackets of the backrest do not
damage the side or rear cowlings!
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• Press the release button and tip the seat
backward carefully. The seat locks into place in
this position.
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• Carefully pull the seat upward and to the front.
Depending on the position of the tilt of the seat,
this will remain in the position shown on the right
or it will swivel further to the front.
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10.2.5.4 Removing the batteries
• Remove the insulation shoe on the cable bridge with
the fuse (1) at the negative terminal (blue cable).
• Loosen battery clamp with spanner and remove
screw.
• Remove the insulation shoe on the cable bridge at
the positive terminal (red cable).
• Loosen battery clamp with spanner and remove
cable.
• Remove the blue battery cable insulation shoe (2) on
the negative terminal.
• Loosen battery clamp and remove cable.
• Remove the red battery cable insulation shoe (3) on
the positive terminal.
• Loosen battery clamp and remove cable.
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• Open the battery fixing strap.
• Remove both batteries from the wheelchair frame
using the carrying straps.
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10.2.5.5 Connecting the New Batteries
• Place the batteries in the wheelchair frames with the
battery terminals facing one another.
• Connect the cables to the batteries in the reverse
order to that detailed in section "Removing the
batteries" on page 121.
• Thread the fixing strap in as shown in the photo.
• Secure the batteries by tightening the fixing straps.
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• Return the seat to the sitting position.
• Re-position the retaining screws (1) and tighten
firmly.
• To lower the seat completely again, secure the
seat with one hand to make sure it does not fall
down and release the locking mechanism (1) with
the other hand by pushing it back. The seat is now
released and can be lowered carefully.
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Care and maintenance
NOTE:
Have your vehicle checked once a year by an authorised Invacare® dealer in order to maintain
it's driving safety and roadworthiness.
Cleaning the vehicle
When cleaning the vehicle, pay attention to the following points:
• Only use a damp cloth and gentle detergent.
• Do not use any abrasive or scouring liquids.
• Do not subject the electronic components to any direct contact with water.
• Do not use high-pressure cleaning devices.
Disinfection
Spray or wipe disinfection using a tested and recognised product is permitted. A list of the current
permitted disinfectants is available from the Robert Koch Institute at http://www.rki.de.
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Seat and backrest padding:
- Check for perfect condition.
Side part and armrest:
- Are all fastening elements installed?
- Can armrests / side parts be removed and installed without too much
physical effort?
- Are armrests secured in their positions?
Legrests:
- Do legrests lock into place without any problem? (Only applies to
detachable legrests)
- Do the different adjustment functions work without any problem?
Tyres:
- Have tyres checked for specified air pressure (2,5 bar).
Front wheel forks / Front wheels
- Front wheels must be running smoothly.
- Check fork bearing for firm seat (torque 15 Nm +/- 1,5 Nm).
Rear wheels:
- Test wheel for firm seat on the axle drive shaft.
- Rear wheels must turn without wobbling
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Monthly
Weekly
When
Delivered
Maintenance Jobs
Electronics / Electrical System:
- Check all plug connections for condition and firm seat.
- Have all batteries been fully charged before the daily operation?
- Are all holders, screws firmly fixed, tight and safe?
- Are all electric bulbs of the lighting system (if applicable) in working
order?
Cleaning:
- Clean all parts carefully.
Monthly
Weekly
When
Delivered
Maintenance Jobs
Before every trip
Before each trip
When necessary
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12
Repair instructions
The following are instructions on repairs that can be performed by the user. For the specifications
of spare parts please see "Technical specifications" on page 140, or consult the Service Manual,
available from Invacare® (in this connection please see the addresses and phone numbers in
section "How can you get in touch with Invacare®?" on page 3). In case you require assistance,
please contact your Invacare® Dealer.
12.1
Repairing a flat tyre
WARNING: Danger of damage or injury if the vehicle is accidentally set into motion during
repairs!
• Switch the power off (ON/OFF Button)!
• Engage the motors!
• Secure the vehicle against rolling away by placing wedges under the wheels!
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12.1.1 Repairing a flat tyre (type 4.00-8" pneumatic tyres)
Pre-requisites:
• Torx TX-40 spanner
• 5 mm Allen key
• Repair kit for tyres with inner tube or a new hose.
• Talcum powder
Removing the wheel
• Jack up the vehicle (place a piece of wood under
the frame).
• Use the Torx spanner to remove the 4
countersunk screws (1).
• Remove the wheel from the wheel hub.
PLEASE NOTE
Assembly is carried out in the reverse order. Please ensure that the wheel is re-fitted on the
same side and in the same running direction it was in before removal.
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Repairing a flat tyre
• Unscrew the valve cap.
• Let the air out of the tyre completely by pressing the
pin in the centre of the valve in.
• Use the Allen key to remove the 5 cheese-head screws
(rear side of the wheel, 2).
• Remove the rim halves from the shoe.
• Remove the hose from the contact surface.
• Repair the hose and re-fit or fit a new hose.
PLEASE NOTE
If it is intended to repair and re-fit the old hose and this has become wet during repair work, it
can simplify fitting if some talcum powder is applied to the hose.
• Re-fit the rim halves into the shoe from the outside.
• Fill the hose with some air.
• Re-fit the cheese-head screws and screw the rim together tightly. Make sure the inner tube
does not get pinched between the rims halves!
• Check the exact fit of the contact surface.
• Pump up the tyre to the prescribed air pressure.
• Re-check the exact fit of the contact surface.
• Screw on the valve cap.
• Fit the wheel.
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12.1.2 Repairing a flat tyre (type 4.1/3.5-6 pneumatic tyres)
Pre-requisites:
• Flat screwdriver
• 10 mm Allen key
• 24 mm open-ended spanner
• Repair kit for tyres with inner tube or a new hose.
• Talcum powder
Removing the wheel
• Jack up the vehicle (Place a piece of wood under
the frame).
• Carefully remove the cover cap (1) using the flat
screwdriver.
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• Use the Allen key to secure the axle (2) and
loosen the nut on the inner side of the rocker
(covered) with the open-ended spanner.
• Pull off the wheel and the axle in an outward
direction.
PLEASE NOTE
Assembly is carried out in the reverse order. Please ensure that the wheel is re-fitted on the
same side and in the same running direction it was in before removal.
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Repairing a flat tyre
• Unscrew the valve cap.
• Let the air out of the tyre completely by pressing the
pin in the centre of the valve in.
• Use the Allen key to remove the 5 cheese-head screws
(rear side of the wheel, 2).
• Remove the rim halves from the shoe.
• Remove the hose from the contact surface.
• Repair the hose and re-fit or fit a new hose.
PLEASE NOTE
If it is intended to repair and re-fit the old hose and this has become wet during repair work, it
can simplify fitting if some talcum powder is applied to the hose.
• Re-fit the rim halves into the shoe from the outside.
• Fill the hose with some air.
• Re-fit the cheese-head screws and screw the rim together tightly. Make sure the inner tube
does not get pinched between the rims halves!
• Check the exact fit of the contact surface.
• Pump up the tyre to the prescribed air pressure.
• Re-check the exact fit of the contact surface.
• Screw on the valve cap.
• Fit the wheel.
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Transport
CAUTION: Injury hazard or material
damage if a power wheelchair which is
fitted with a table is transported in a
vehicle!
• If a table is fitted, always remove it before
transporting the wheelchair.
13.1
Transferring the wheelchair to a vehicle
WARNING: The wheelchair is in danger of tipping over if it is transferred to a vehicle while
the driver is still seated in the wheelchair!
• Transfer the wheelchair without the driver whenever possible!
• If the wheelchair with the driver has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp, ensure that
the ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications"
starting on page 140)!
• If the wheelchair has to be transferred to a vehicle using a ramp that does exceed the
maximum safe slope (see chapter "Technical specifications" starting on page 140), a winch
must then be used! An attendant can then safely monitor and assist the transfer process!
• Alternatively, a platform lift may be used!
• Ensure that the total weight of the power wheelchair including the user does not exceed the
maximum permitted total weight for the ramp or platform lift!
• The wheelchair should always be transferred to a vehicle with the backrest in an upright
position, the seat lifter lowered and the seat tilt in the upright position (see chapter "Driving
up and down gradients" on page 36)!
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• Drive or push your wheelchair into the transport vehicle using a suitable ramp.
13.2
Securing the wheelchair for transport
CAUTION: Injury hazard!
• If you are unable to fasten your electric wheelchair securely in a transport vehicle, Invacare®
recommends that you do not transport it!
• Before transporting your wheelchair, make sure the motors are engaged and that the Joystick
Box is switched off.
Invacare® strongly recommends that you additionally disconnect or remove the batteries. See
"Removing the batteries" on page 121.
• Invacare® strongly recommends securing the wheelchair to the floor of the transporting vehicle.
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14
Refurbishment
The product is suitable for refurbishment. Actions to be carried out:
• Cleaning and disinfection. Please see chapter "Care and maintenance" on page 125.
• Inspection according to service plan. Please consult service instructions, available from
Invacare®.
• Adaptation to the user. Please see chapter "Adjusting the wheelchair to the user's seating
posture" on page 41.
14.1
Refurbishing the wheelchair for re-use
WARNING: Refurbishment of the wheelchair for re-use can lead to increased danger of
tipping over!
• Always adhere to the table of permissible configurations when refurbishing the wheelchair for
re-use!
• With some seating systems and seat depths, the position of the seat needs to be moved
backward! If necessary, a new seat frame that allows two different seat positions will need to
be obtained from Invacare (available as a spare part)!
Note!
Use the different holes in the seat support to adjust the seat position (front or rear position).
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•
•
Seat in the rear position = use the rear holes
(1) to mount the seat plate.
Seat in the front position = use the front holes
(2) to mount the seat plate.
Note!
When the seat is in the rear position, the short light fixation brackets
(1) must be used to hold the headlights, when the seat is in the front
position, long light fixation brackets (2) must be used (can be
obtained as spare parts).
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14.1.1 Configuration table
Seating
system
Standard
Contour
Flex
Recaro
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Seat depth
Position of the seat
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46
51
41
46
51
38
43
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Rear
Front
Front
Rear
Rear
Front
Rear
Rear
Rear
Front
Wheel weights
Puncture proof
tyres in the rear
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
Necessary
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Disposal
• The equipment wrapping is potentially recyclable.
• The metal parts are used for scrap metal recycling.
• The plastic parts are used for plastic recycling.
• Electric components and printed circuit boards are disposed of as electronic scrap.
• Exhausted or damaged batteries can be returned to your medical equipment supplier or
Invacare®.
• Disposal must be carried out in accordance with the respective national legal provisions.
• Ask your city or district council for details of the local waste management companies.
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Technical specifications
The technical information provided hereafter applies to a standard configuration or represents
maximum achievable values. These can change if accessories are added. The precise changes to
these values are detailed in the sections for the respective accessories.
Permissible operating and storage conditions
Temperature range for operation according to ISO 7176-9:
Temperature range for storage according to ISO 7176-9:
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Invacare® BAT-GC0812 charger
Output current
Output voltage
Input voltage
Operating temperature
(surroundings)
Storage temperature
•
•
•
•
Powercharge® GBC04 charger
Output current
Output voltage
Input voltage
Operating temperature
(surroundings)
Storage temperature
•
•
•
•
Electric System
Motors
6 km/h version
• 500 W
• -25° … +50 °C
• -40° … +65 °C
8A
24V
200 – 250V
-25° ... +50°C
• -40° ... +65°C
12A
24V
200 – 250V
-25° ... +50°C
• -40° ... +65°C
10 km/h version
• 680 W
Electric System
Batteries
6 km/h version
10 km/h version
• 2 x 12V, 47.4 Ah (5h) / 60 Ah (20h)
• 2 x 12V, 63 Ah (5h) / 73.6 Ah (20h)
• 2 x 12V, 80.5 Ah (5h) / 97.6 Ah (20h) (Recommended
charger: Powercharge® GBC04)
• 50 A
Main fuse
Tyres
Tyre pressure
The recommended maximum tyre pressure in bar or kpa is marked on the side
wall of the tyre or the rim. If more than one value is listed, the lower one in the
corresponding units applies.
(Tolerance = -0.3 bar,1 bar = 100 kpa)
Driving features
Speed
Max. safe slope ******
•
•
•
•
•
Max. climbable obstacle height
Turning diameter
Range according to ISO 71764:2008 (depending on type of
battery) ***
•
•
•
•
•
Min. braking distance
Dimensions
Total height
Total width
6 km/h
10 km/h
1000 mm (6 km/h)
2100 mm (10 km/h)
10° (18 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with
150 kg payload, 4° seat angle, 20° backrest angle
110 mm
2280 mm
45 km
60 km
80 km
Standard
• 1030 mm
• 700 mm
Kontur
• 1130 mm
• 700 - 720
mm
Flex
• 1060 mm
• 700 - 720
mm
Recaro
• 1320 mm
• 700 - 720
mm
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Dimensions
Total length (incl.
standard legrests)
Total length (excl.
legrests)
Seat height ****
Seat width (adjustable
range of the armrests in
brackets)
Seat depth
Height of backrest
Backrest angle (manual)
Backrest angle (electric)
Height of armrest
Length of legrest
Seat angle (fixed)
Seat angle (electric)
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Standard
• 1240 mm
Kontur
Flex
Recaro
• 1030 mm
• 510 mm
• 430 mm
(440 - 480
mm**)
• 430 mm
(440 - 480
mm**)
• 480 mm
(490 - 530
mm**)
• 380 mm
• 360/520
(390 mm**)
(490 - 530
mm)
• 430 mm
(440 - 480
mm**)
• 480 mm
(490 - 530
mm**)
• 410/460/510 • 410/460/510 • 380/430/480 • 460 - 510
mm
mm
mm
mm
• 480/540 mm • 640 mm
• 550 mm
• 770 - 830
mm
• -10°, 0°,
• -10° ... +45° • -10° ... +45° • 0° ... +45°
+7,5°, +15°,
+22,5°, +30°
• 0° ... +16°
• -10° ... +45° • -10° ... +45° • 0° ... +45°
• 290 - 360
• 250 - 340
• 250 - 340
• 290 - 380
mm
mm
mm
mm
• 290 - 380
• 290 - 380
mm
mm
• 290 - 470 mm
• 380 - 530 mm
• 4°
• 1,5° ... 15°
Dimensions
Floor clearance
Standard
• 100 mm
Weight *****
Kerb weight *
Standard
Kontur
Flex
Recaro
• 135 - 160 kg • 140 - 170 kg • 140 - 170 kg • 140 - 170 kg
Loading
Max. load
Kontur
Flex
Recaro
• 150 kg
* Depending on fittings
** Width adjustable via side section adjustment.
*** Note: The range of an electric wheelchair is strongly dependent on external factors such as the charge state of the batteries, ambient
temperature, local topography, condition of the road surface, tyre pressure, weight of the driver, manner of driving and the use of the batteries
for lighting, servos, etc.
The specified values are theoretical maximum achievable values measured according to ISO 7176-4:2008.
**** Measured without seat cushion
***** The actual kerb weight depends on the fittings your mobility aid has been supplied with. Every Invacare® mobility aid is weighed when
leaving the works. Please refer to the nameplate for the kerb weight (including batteries) measured.
******
Static stability according to ISO 7176-1 = 9° (15,8 %)
Dynamic stability according to ISO 7176-2 = 6° (10,5 %
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Inspections Performed
It is confirmed by stamp and signature that all jobs listed in the inspection schedule of the Service
and Repair Instructions have been properly performed. The list of the inspection jobs to be
performed can be found in the Service Manual which is available through Invacare®.
Delivery Inspection
1st Annual Inspection
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorised Dealer / Date / Signature
2nd Annual Inspection
4th Annual Inspection
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3rd Annual Inspection
5th Annual Inspection
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Order No. of this Manual: 1491887.DOC
Release Date: 2012-08-09
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