I n v a c a r e Action 2000
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User guide
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Some information is submitted
under copyright – all rights reserved. Any information in this document cannot be photocopied or duplicated
without prior written authorization by Invacare.
As the European and world leader manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavours to supply a wide range
of wheelchairs to meet all the needs of the user in everyday life. However, final selection of the wheelchair
rests solely with the user and his/her qualified health advisor.
Proper and efficient use of the wheelchair that you have chosen is based upon the medical prescription
which was issued for you on the basis of your pathology and the nature of your disability.
Your wheelchair is especially designed to be used inside, and with certain restrictions outside. Please comply
with traffic regulations.
Stamp of the Distributor
Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing an Invacare wheelchair.
This model was designed to provide you with all the benefits and features to meet your needs. Only quality
components were selected for your wheelchair based upon rigorous inspections during the entire manufacturing process.
This manual describes the operating limits of your wheelchair, maintenance operations and adjustments that
you or your assistant can make.
However, all the repairs (except for inner tubes) as well as some adjustments, require specific technical
training and, therefore, must be performed by your distributor.
The I n v a c a r e Action 2000 is designed for both indoor and outdoor use with the purpose of helping
people who are not able to walk over a long distance.
1. Safety and operating limits
1.1. Reaching an object from the chair
1.2. Transferring to other lateral seats
1.3. Tilting
1.4. Tilting, road-kerbs
1.5. Stairs
1.6. Slopes
2. Operating instructions
2.1. Folding and Unfolding the wheelchair
2.2. Operating the Wheelchair
3. Safety inspection and maintenance
3.1. Performance control
3.2. General inspection
4. Transportation
5. Warranty
6. Summary
1. General
1.1. Introduction
1.2. General description
2. Adjustments
2.1. Seat elements
2.1.1 Seat upholstery
2.1.2 Backrest type
2.1.3 Backrest upholstery
2.1.4 Hangers & footplates
2.1.5 Armrests
2.2. Folding frame
2.2.1 Side frame
2.2.2 Folding mechanism
2.2.3 Steering tube
2.3. Rear wheel
2.3.1 24" wheels
2.3.2 Handrims
2.3.3 Q.R. Axles
2.4. Castors
2.4.1 8" wheels
2.4.2 Front fork
2.5. Brakes
2.5.1 Manual brake
2.5.2 Hub brakes
2.6. Options & accessories
2.6.1 Seat options
2.6.2 Propulsion options
2.6.3 Safety equipment
3 Technical specification and equipment
3.1. Standard wheelchair specifications
3.2. Tools for adjustments and regular maintenance (Not supplied)
3.3. Dimensions
1. Safety and operating limits
For a safe operation of your wheelchair, the following parameters should be observed :
- Stability and balance
Your wheelchair has been designed to provide the stability
you need during normal daily activities.
Any movement in the wheelchair will have an impact on
the position of the centre of gravity, which may lead to the
wheelchair tipping and a fall.
To improve your safety when you move a lot or you transfer your weight from one place to another, we recommend
using seat belts.
- Weight distribution (figure 1)
Many actions cause the user of a wheelchair to reach out,
lean over or move about within the wheelchair and outside
it. These movements cause a change to normal balance,
centre of gravity (G) and weight distribution of the wheelchair.
- Weight Limit
The maximum recommended weight of the user is 120 kg.
However, the level of activity is an essential factor.
For example, an active user who weighs 75 kg may subject
the wheelchair to more stress than that of a user who weighs
100 kg. To this purpose, we recommend that you consult
your retailer when choosing the model of wheelchair based
upon your daily life style.
1.1 Reaching an object from the chair
The limitations on reaching out from a wheelchair indicated
in the following diagrams have been calculated based on a
representative sample of wheelchair users:
- Only the arms should be extended beyond the seat of the
wheelchair. (figure 2).
- The body and head should remain within the boundaries of
the seat. (figure 3).
1.1.1 Leaning forward
1.1.2 Leaning backward
Do not extend your chest over the armrest (figure 4).
In order to reach an object in front of you, you must lean and
bend down ; therefore, you must use the castors as a tool
(pointing them forward) to maintain stability and balance. An
accurate alignment of the wheels is essential for your safety
(figure 5).
Position wheelchair as close as possible to the desired object
so that you can simply pick it up by stretching your arm
while sitting in the chair in a normal position. In any case, do
not lean backwards because you may cause the chair to tip
(figures 6 and 7).
1.2 Sideways transferring to other seats
This may be done without assistance provided that you are
sufficiently mobile and have a strong enough torso.
- Move the wheelchair as close as possible to the seat
to which you would like to sit, with the castors pointed
forward. Lock the wheels by applying the brakes. Move the
weight of your body towards the seat (figure 8)
- While moving from the wheelchair to the seat, your body
will have little or no support. Where possible use a transfer
board during transfers.
- If you are more or less able to stand up and if your upper
body is sufficiently strong and mobile, you can transfer
forward to another seat. Fold the footplate up and push the
footrest/legrest to the side, bend your body forward leaning
on the two armrests and lift yourself up; then shift your
body towards the place where you want to sit while
distributing your weight to the arms and hands (figure 9).
Warning :
- Position yourself as close as possible to the place where
you wish to sit.
- When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible
in the seat to prevent breaking screws, damaging the seat
upholstery or causing the wheelchair to tip forward.
- Lock the two brakes ; they should not be used in any case
as support for transfers.
- Never stand on the footrests when you are getting in or
out of the wheelchair (figure 10).
1.3 Tilting (balancing on the rear wheels)
1.4 Tilting, Kerbs
For greater safety, this operation must be performed by an
attendant. The attendant should be aware of the required
physical effort and use appropriate positioning in order to
relieve the strain on his/her back (keep a straight back and
bend your knees during this operation).
To tilt the wheelchair, the attendant must firmly grab the handles making sure both are properly fixed. Warn the occupant
in the wheelchair before tilting it and remind him / her to
lean backwards and make sure that both feet and hands of
the user are clear of the wheels.
Place a foot on the footstep tube and move continuously
until the chair reaches the equilibrium point. At this stage, the
assistant will feel a difference in weight distribution, which
usually occurs at approximately 30°. At this point, the
wheelchair can get over the obstacle easily.
Finally, the attendant slowly and gradually lowers the front
down to the ground, while firmly holding the handles.
To get on the pavement :
- Method 1 (figure 11)
The attendant positions the wheelchair in front of the
pavement facing forward. Attendant tilts the wheelchair
backwards until the castors reach the pavement; attendant
pushes the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels are
against the kerb and again pushes the wheelchair until the
rear wheels climb over the kerb.
- Method 2 (figure 12)
In this case, the attendant stays on the pavement and
moves the wheelchair in a backwards position with the rear
wheels against the kerb. The attendant tilts the wheelchair
backwards until it is balanced and pulls the wheelchair with a
steady movement until the rear wheels climb over the kerb ;
then he / she lowers the castors, while making sure that the
chair is far enough on the pavement so that the castors do
not fall into empty space.
! Warning :
- Be aware of detachable parts such as armrests or legrests :
they must NEVER be used as lifting supports as they may be
inadvertedly released, resulting in possible injury to the user
and / or attendant.
- Do not lower the wheelchair suddenly, even if it is several
centimetres from the ground, as this may result in injury of
the user.
To get off the pavement :
The attendant positions the wheelchair facing forward on
the pavement and tilts it backwards until it is balanced, then
he/she pushes the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels
touch the road after getting over the obstacle; then, he / she
gradually lowers the castors to the ground.
1.5 Stairways
Because this is a difficult movement, we recommend using
two attendants, one in front of the wheelchair and one
behind the wheelchair.
To climb stairways (figure 13) :
After tilting the wheelchair to the point of equilibrium, one
assistant (at the back) holds the wheelchair up against the
first step grasping the handles firmly to lift..
The second assistant, lifts the wheelchair above the stairs,
while holding firmly a fixed part of the frame, and holds it
while the first assistant takes a step and repeats the operation.
The wheelchair must not be lowered until the last step has
been passed and the chair is clear of the stairs.
To descend stairways :
Same operation as above, however, in reverse order.
Warning :
- Do not attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable
parts (such as armrests, legrests or footrests).
- Avoid using an escalator which may lead to serious injury
in the event of a fall.
1.6 Slopes
It is recommended to avoid using ramps with a slope higher
than 9°. The wheelchair risks tipping over in the event of
spinning or side movement (figure 14).
Upward slopes (figure 15) :
2. Operating instructions
Lean the upper body forward and move the wheelchair
forward with short quick pushes on the hand rims to maintain speed and direction control. If you want to rest, apply
both brakes when stopping.
2.1 Unfolding and Folding the wheelchair
2.1.1 Unfolding the wheelchair (figure 18) :
Downward slopes (figure 16) :
Lean backward cautiosly and let the hand rims slide in your
hands. Be ready to react at any moment to control speed
and direction.
! Warning :
- Avoid turning suddenly and never try to climb and descend
a ramp diagonally (figure 17).
- With one hand, grab the armrest or the seat support
tube on one side of the wheelchair and slightly tilt it towards you (so that the rear wheel and castor lift from the
ground) ;
- With the other hand, push on the seat upholstery until
the tube supporting the upholstery is fully unfolded. The
seat upholstery must be fully extended ;
- Then, engage the two manual brakes, open the footrest/
legrest and check the ground clearance (footrest/ground
distance - see § B-2.1.4). You can now sit down in the
2.1.2 Folding the chair (figures 19 and 20) :
2.2 Wheelchair propulsion
- Fold and lock the footrest/legrest toward the front of the
- Swivel the plates into the vertical position. Using both
hands, take the centre front and back edges of the seat
upholstery and lift it. Or, tilt the wheelchair to one side
and close it using the handles on the backrest.
Wheelchair propulsion is provided by the handrims mounted on the wheels. The handrims can be adjusted based
upon your height to allow you to hold them properly, and
various accessories can be added to improve the grip (antislip plastic coated, capstan spigot kit, etc.)
Qualified medical and paramedical staff will be able to
provide you with advice regarding the propulsion which is
best adapted to your disability.
Warning :
- Fold the wheelchair while keeping the seat upholstery
upwards to avoid damage by the folding system.
3. Safety inspection and maintenance
3.2 General inspection
3.1 Performance control
Your distributor, who has the required technical expertise, is
responsible for any wheelchair repairs.
We recommend that you take the wheelchair to your
retailer at least once a year for a complete inspection. Regular maintenance allows the identification and replacement of
defective and worn parts, which improves the daily operation of your wheelchair.
As the user, you will be the first to notice the possible
operational defects of your wheelchair. The following table
indicates the easiest troubleshooting symptoms to identify
and the preliminary inspection that you can perform.
In the event that the symptoms persist after adjusting the
pressure in the tyres and tightening screws and nuts, please
consult your retailer.
The inner tubes of the wheels are the only components that
you can repair yourself (see § B-2.3).
to the right
to the left
turns or
moves slowly
Play in
Make sure that pressure
in the pneumatic tyre
is correct
(cf. § B-2.3)
Make sure that the bolts
are tight
Check the adjustment
on the fork angle
Make sure that the 2
castors come in contact
with the ground at the
same time
Regular inspections to be performed by you or your
assistants :
a. General
Make sure that the wheelchair folds and unfolds easily.
Make sure that the wheelchair moves in a straight line. (no
resistance or deviation)
b. Manual brakes
Make sure that the manual brakes do not touch the moving
Make sure that the manual brakes operate easily.
Make sure that the joints are not worn and do not have
excessive play.
c. Folding system
Check the folding system for worn or distorted parts.
d. Skirtguard/armrest upholstery
Make sure that all the fittings are properly tightened.
e. Armrests
Make sure that the armrests are firmly attached, but easy to
f. Armpad
Make sure that the armpads are in good condition.
g. Seat and backrest upholstery
Make sure that the upholstery is in good condition.
h. Rear wheels
Make sure that the wheel nuts and precision bearings are
Make sure that the wheels are parallel to the frame.
i. Handrims
Check for rough patches.
j. Spokes
Make sure that the spokes are not distorted, loose or broken.
k. Castors
Make sure that the axle is tight by turning the wheel the
wheel must gradually come to a stop.
l. Fork/steering tube
Make sure that all the fittings are well tightened.
m. Pneumatic and solid tyres
Check the pressure of the pneumatic tyres (value indicated
on the side) check the wear of the solid tyre tread.
n. Maintenance
Do not use any product to clean parts except for the
upholstery which can be washed with soap and water only.
Make sure you dry the wheelchair if it is wet (e.g. after
washing it or going out in the rain).
Avoid riding on wet areas as well as gravel, grass, etc.
! Warning : Sand and sea water particularly damage ball
bearings). When using the wheelchair inside, we recommend
using solid tyre castors, especially when riding on carpet.
Do not expose the wheelchair to a temperature higher than
40°C (e.g. in a vehicle).
4. Transportation
Transport of wheelchairs in vehicles
The Invacare® Action 2000 has been tested for safety in
collisions according to ISO-7176-19:2001, Invacare® Action
2000 can be used for transport in vehicles that have been
specially adapted for this purpose. The wheelchair must be
securely fastened in the vehicle according to the methods
described on the following pages.
Remember that the best solution is always to move
the user from the wheelchair into a normal car seat.
4.1 Test report from dynamic safety restraint test
Test no : S 7330 (fixed, folding and recliner backrests)
Customer : Invacare UK, Date : 2001-03-12
Testing to be carried out
Pulse specification : ISO-7176-19
Wheelchair Manufacturer :
Invacare France Opérations SAS
Model : Action 2000
Weight : 14,5 kg (fixed) 15 kg (folding) 15,5 kg (recliner)
Configuration : Forward facing
Safety restraint device Manufacturer :
Unwin Safety Systems
Model : 4 Pt WWR/ATF/K/R
Attachment device : Unwin Low Profile Rail
User safety belt : Manufacturer: Unwin Safety Systems
Model : 3 Pt WWR/HD/ATF/K/R
Test dummy : Hybrid 50 th Percentile
Test configuration
Chassis : Height 46 cm
Backrest : Fixed
Seat : sling type
Armrest : Height adjustable
Legrest : Swing in/swing out
Rear wheel : 24" pneumatic
Castor : 8" x 1/4" solid
Accessories : Heel strap
Tested : 2001-03-12
The safety restraint devices used in this test must be approved
according to ISO-10542. We have chosen to work with Unwin,
a well-known quality manufacturer of safety restraint devices
for wheelchairs.
4.2 Observations before transport of wheelchairs in
• We recommend that wheelchair users should transfer to the
seat of the vehicle and use the installed restraint system of the
vehicle whenever feasible.
• The wheelchairs are tested in a basic configuration. The use
in other configurations has not been tested. See user manual,
section «Test report from dynamic safety restraint test», for
test configuration.
• Auxiliary wheelchair equipment is either secured to the
wheelchair or removed from the wheelchair and secured in
the vehicle during transit. (i.e. table trays).
• Alterations or substitutions are not to be made to points of
the wheelchair or to structural and frame parts without the
written consent of Invacare®.
• A wheelchair-anchored posture belt must be fitted across
the wheelchair occupant in addition to the lap and diagonal
and restraint (3-point belt).
• Belt restraints are not to be held away from the body by
wheelchair components or parts such as armrests, postural
restraints, wheels, etc. (Picture 22)
• The wheelchair must be securely fastened in the vehicle
with an ISO 10542-2 approved 4-point belt system, according
to the methods described in the manual.
• The occupied wheelchair must be tied down in an forwardfacing configuration, with the parking brake applied.
• The test dummy weight is 75 kg, according to ISO 7176-19,
although the chairs are approved for users up to 120 kg.
• The wheelchair backrest should be positioned as close as
possible to 90 degrees.
• If possible, a headrest should be used during transit, in
order to reduce the risk of neck unjury. The headrest should
be placed as high as possible.
Please observe that even if these products and recommendations are provided in order to increase security and safety,
injury to vehicle occupants still might occur in the event of a
collision or other accidents and no guarantee is given
in this respect.
Correct and incorrect placements of safety belt (picture 21).
4.3 Restraint systems (picture 22)
* Non contractual picture, only for information !
Please refer to best practice recommended instructions from
the safety belt manufacturer.
A. Frontal restraint device with straps
1. Connect the frontal straps around the frontal part of the
2. Release brakes and tension front straps by pulling the
wheelchair backwards from the rear.
3. Re-apply wheelchair brakes.
B. Rear restraint device
1. Attach the snap hooks on the rear straps to the frame just
above the rear wheel attachments.
2. Tighten the straps.
C. Fastening of posture belt and safety belt
1. Check that the posture belt on the wheelchair is correctly
2. Fasten the 3-point safety belt over the user.
If posture belt on the wheelchair is missing we recommend
that the user should transfer to the seat of the vehicle, if possible. The safety belt should not be kept from the user’s body
by the parts of the wheel chair.
D. Posture belt (Standard equipment)
1. The posture belt is mounted on the backrest brackets
(picture 23).
5. Summary of warranty terms
5.1 Standard Invacare terms and conditions
This is to certify that your manual wheelchair is warranted by
Invacare for a period of 2 years for the frame and crossbars,
all others parts one year, subject to the following conditions :
- Only wheelchairs purchased at the displayed price recommended by Invacare are covered by the Invacare warranty.
- If a defect or fault is discovered the supplier / dealer from
whom the appliance was purchased should be notified immediately.
- The manufacturer will not accept responsibility for damage
caused by misuse or non-observance of the instructions set
out in the user manual.
- During the period of warranty, any parts that have become
defective due to faulty workmanship or materials, will be
renewed or repaired without charge by the Invacare dealer/
- The warranty will be forfeited should any unauthorised
alteration be made to the equipment.
- The Purchaser’s statutory rights under the Consumer
Protection Act are not affected.
5.2 Limitation of liability
This warranty does not extend to the consequential costs
resulting from fault clearance, in particular freight and travel
costs, loss of earnings, expenses, etc.
Invacare shall not be liable for :
- Natural wear and tear.
- Inappropriate or incorrect use.
- Defective assembly or setting-up by the purchaser or third
- Defective or neglectful treatment use of unsuitable spares.
6. Summary of operating instructions for
optimal safety
- Maximum user’s recommended weight : 120 kg.
- Do not attempt to reach objects if you have to move
forward in the seat.
- Do not attempt to pick up objects from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
- Do not lean over the top of the upholstery back to reach
objects located behind you : this may cause you to tip over
- Always engage both manual brakes simultaneously.
- Manual brakes are parking brakes : they must not be used
in any case to slow down the wheelchair or as support
during transfers.
- Do not tilt the wheelchair (down kerbs or steps) without
using an assistant.
- Do not carry in the stairways or escalator, user sited in
the wheelchair whith only one attendant; this may cause
serious injury.
- Do not use the wheelchair unless it has the proper tyre
pressure as indicated on the side wall of the tyre.
- Do not overinflate the tyres : this may cause the tyres to
explode and cause bodily harm.
- Do not expose the wheelchair to a temperature higher
than 40°C.
- To avoid injury, keep your fingers away from mobile parts
(armrests, folding system, legrests/footrests), and maintain
good posture before lifting the wheelchair.
1.2 General description (see photo)
1.1 Introduction
Your wheelchair has been factory set before you purchased
it. However, it must be specifically adapted to your needs.
The following detailed paragraphs describe the various
functions and possible adjustments as well as available
options. You can make some adjustments yourself, while
others can be made only by your dealer.
Important: based upon the selected model or options, your
new Action 2000 wheelchair may be equipped with all of
the components or options which are described in the
following pages.
Your wheelchair is made of various parts and this manual
describes only the main parts. We recommend that you
become acquainted with the following terms in order to
better understand your wheelchair operation :
The seat consists of the seat and backrest upholstery,
the backrest and armrests. This unit is designed to provide
optimal comfort.
The swing-away footrest support or legrest : this
is the supporting part between the frame and the footrest
which swivels to facilitate transfers and can be removed
during transport.
The footrest consists of an adjustable tube and the
footplate which supports the foot.
The folding frame consists of side frames and a folding
system including the seat rails. These parts constitute the
frame, which is the supporting component of the wheelchair
and its strength is well tested (checked at 120 kg).
! This is a warning symbol ; you must
imperatively follow the instructions that
are provided in these paragraphs to
prevent personal injuries as well as
injuries to people around you !
The steering tube is the connection between frame and
castors ; it allows the adjustment of the seat angle.
The rear wheel consists of the wheel, axle and handrim.
The rear wheels ensure the rear stability and allow the
propulsion of the wheelchair using the handrims. They are
mounted on the multiple adjustment wheel support brackets.
The castor consists of the front wheel and the fork. The
castors provide front contact with the ground and determine
the steering by the direction of the forks.
The manual brake is a parking brake. The two manual
brakes are used to secure the wheelchair when stationary.
2. Adjustments
2.1 Seat
2.1.1 Seat upholstery
• Nylon upholstery seat with or without Velcro fastener : the
Velcro fasteners are required for the proper positioning of
the cushion (photo 1) ; please make sure that the cushion is
properly positioned on the seat.
Backrest upholstery
Rear wheel
Rear wheel
Swing away
Rear wheel axle
- Standard seats
footrest tube
• Padded seat : it provides comfortable support to the user.
 Standard seats are not adjustable; in the event that they
become slack, it is recommended to request your dealer to
replace them.
! Always use upholstery equipped with Velcro fasteners
when you have a cushion in order to prevent sliding.
 Invacare provides a wide range of seat cushions adapted
to your needs. Please contact your dealer.
Steering tube
Front wheel
Swing away
2.1.2 Type of backrests
- Reclining backrest 0° - 30° - 45 cm backrest height.
(photo 4 and 5)
- Fixed backrests :
• Fixed backrest of 10°; those one 40 cm backrest height do
not require adjustments, it's can be equipped with padded
- Folding backrest (photo 2 and 3)
45 cm backrest height.
Angle can be adjusted very easily which provides a comfortable
rest position :
Simultaneously pull the rods (A) to provides the same angle on
both sides, release the levers when you reach the desired angle.
There are 7 angles position by step of 5°.
• To save space during transport, operate the 2 rings (A) by
sliding them up it and fold the top of the backrest.
To return to the initial position, bring the top in the vertical
position; it locks by sliding down the 2 rings (A).
Always make sure that the backrest is properly locked
in place before the user settles down in the wheelchair to
prevent any injuries !
Note : Push on the backrest canes before operating the
levers, this is to falicitate the reclining operation.
It is recommended that this operation be performed
only by the attendant. Always make sure that the backrest is
locked in place to ensure perfect safety for the user.
Keep away fingers from moving parts (levers, cylinders,
mechanisms, etc.) to prevent injuries !
Avoid operating rods (A) during a sideways transfer, for example, in order to prevent destabilising the user’s position !
To ensure safety for the user, when backrest is reclined, we
recommend to use anti-tippers (available as a spare).
 Maintenance of reclining backrest mechanism varies with
use. Please contact your Dealer.
2.1.3 Backrest upholstery (Photo 6)
- Padded backrest it provides excellent daily comfort for the
user who does not need specific support for the upper body.
2.1.4 Footrest supports
- Standard footrest supports (photo 7A & 7B) they swing
away during transfers and can be removed during transport.
Operate lever (A) by pushing sideways and swivelling towards
outside or inside in case there is not enough space. To return
to the initial position, align the footrest support it locks automatically.
To remove the footrest support, simply pull up after
unlocking the assembly. Reverse the procedure to reassemble, while still in the unlocked position.
 In the event that the upholstered backrest slackens, ask for
a replacement from your Dealer.
- Footrests (photo 8) : the footplate can be lifted during
transfers footrests are height adjustable and it's equipped with
a fixed footplate. Loosen the bolt (A) to adjust to the desired
height, firmly tighten the bolt after adjustment.
- Straps : to ensure a good position of the feet, two types of
straps can be provided; the heelrest strap (plain or adjustable
by Velcro fasteners) and the calfpad strap attached to the footrest support are both adjustable by Velcro fasteners.
Note : the standard footrest supports are mounted in pairs
on the wheelchair; whenever you remove them, remember
that you have a right side and a left side !
! Never lift the wheelchair by the footrest supports !
Keep your fingers away from movable parts during folding,
disassembling or adjustment to prevent injuries !
2.1.5 Armrests
This range of armrests can be swung away to facilitate
transfers and disassembling during transport. (Depends on
- Swing-away (photo 9A & 9B) to swing the armrest away,
push down the dog point (A), reverse the procedure to reinsert making sure that the dog point (B) is properly engaged
in its housing.
Reverse the procedure to reinstall.
Note : the armrests are mounted in pairs on the wheelchair ;
whenever you remove them, remember that you have a right
and a left side !
Never lift the wheelchair by the armrests !
Keep your fingers away from movable parts during folding,
disassembling or adjustment to prevent injuries !
2.2 Frame
2.3 Rear wheels
2.2.1 Sides
2.3.1 Wheels
The sides or side frames are designed to accommodate the
steering tubes for the castors and multiple adjustment wheel
mounting for rear wheels.
The 24" (610 mm) rear wheels are spoked or composite
wheels. They can be delivered with pneumatic or solid tyre.
These wheel mountings allow five height positions and two
longitudinal positions (Standard = serial delivery and
Amputee = backward for better stability, serial with reclining
A flat tyre (photo 10) must be removed in order to be
repaired. Remove the rim assembly (tyre and inner tube),
repair or replace the inner tube, reinsert in the tyre and
reposition the assembly on the rim.
Comply with the inflation pressure specified on the sidewall
of the tyre.
2.2.2 Folding system
It consists of two cross-bars which integrate the seat rails.
To fold and unfold your wheelchair, see chapter A “ General ”
paragraph 2.1.
2.2.3 Steering tubes
Note : remember that in order to maintain the interchangeability of the chair wheels equipped with quick-release
axles, the pressure in the two tyres should be the same.
Never exceed the pressure specified on the sidewalls of
the tyre, otherwise, the tyre may explode and cause injuries !
They provide seat dump (2,5°, 5° or 7,5°) based upon user’s
capacity, propulsion, desired floor-to-seat height and selected
front and rear wheels.
 All these adjustments and changes of position must be
performed by a professional technician upon agreement by
your prescribing physician. Please consult with your dealer.
 Pneumatic tyres wear out. In addition, the roughness of the
ground surface and driving have an impact on their longevity.
Replace them regularly to avoid trouble caused by puncture.
Please consult with your Dealer.
2.3.2 Handrims
They provide the wheelchair propulsion. They are made of
anodized aluminium.
! Handrims are constantly in contact with your hands.
Make sure that they are not damaged !
To reduce clearance as much as possible (photo 12), remove
the axle and adjust the nut using a 19 mm key ; then block the
axle with an 11mm open-end key.
! Make sure that the axle and the locking balls are clean.
To prevent falls, it is essential that the button (A) and the
locking balls (C) are disengaged providing a perfect lock of the
rear wheels.
The quick release axle is a precision part, take care of shocks
and clean regularly to ensure the good working of the mechanism.
2.3.3 Quick-release axles
The axles connect the wheels and frame(photo 11). Depress
the button (A) and insert the axle in the wheel hub. Position
the assembly in the bearing (B) of the multiple adjustable
wheel mounting until it locks in place. The locking balls (C)
must rise above the bearing. No significant side clearance is
2.4 Castors
2.5 Brakes
2.4.1 Wheels
2.5.1 Manual brakes
The front wheels are available in 8" (200mm) diameter and
in two widths, 1 3/8" (32 mm) and 2" (50mm). (Depends on
Note : refer to paragraph 2.3.1. for regular maintenance.
2.4.2 Forks
Different fork positions are available based upon the selection
of floor-to-seat height, castors and rear wheels.
 Please take advice from your dealer, if you want to replace
a fork or the castors or rear wheels.
The manual brakes (photo 13) are designed to secure the
wheelchair during long stops. They are not intended to slow
down the wheelchair or to be used as support during a
transfer. They must be operated simultaneously.
In order to brake, push the handle (A) forward. The handle
folds back to facilitate transfers. Draw as a preliminary the
handle upwards ! Once the brakes are engaged, the wheelchair
should not move at all.
Note : brakes adjustments are based upon the diameter and
type of the wheels. After repairing a flat tyre or in the event
of wear of the pneumatic or solid tyre, you may need to adjust
the brake(s). To adjust the brake(s), loosen the two screws
(B) and slide the brake assembly to obtain the following value
between the wheel and the brake shoe in unlocked position :
Solid tyre X = 6 mm, Pneumatic tyre X = 5 mm
! Firmly tighten the screws (B) after adjustment.
Keep your fingers away from movable parts to prevent injuries !
2.5.2 Hub brakes (Photo 14 & 15)
2.6. Options
Besides the functions provided by manual brakes, the hub
brakes provide the slow down (for example, on a slope) and
improved safety because they are still efficient when you have
a flat tyre !
To slow down, gradually pull the lever (A) upwards.
To lock the brake in parking position, with the lever (A)
tightened, push the lock (B) to engage it in the notches of the
brake handle ; then pull the lock up to unlock.
To adjust braking : turn the screw (C) counterclockwise to
increase braking force and turn clockwise to reduce it.
2.6.1 Seating options
 The specific adjustments of hub brakes must always be
performed by your Dealer.
! Always operate the two brakes simultaneously and do
not take slopes exceeding 5% to ensure perfect control of the
wheelchair steering !
- Back brace (photo 16) : it provides tension to the backrest
upholstery and provides the attendant better ergonomics
when pushing the wheelchair.
Note : it swings away to facilitate the wheelchair folding;
slightly loosen the button (A), pull up and swivel along the
backrest until it is in vertical position.
To reposition it, reverse the procedure and firmly tighten the
button (A) making sure that the button is properly tighten
! Do not lift the chair by handling the back brace. There
is a risk to unlocked the back brace by push it up. Keep your
fingers away from movable parts to prevent injuries.
2.6.2 Propulsion options
2.6.3 Safety equipment
- Transit version (photo 17A & 17B) : the wheelchair is designed to be driven only by the attendant. To facilitate sideways
transfers and save space, the wheelchair is equipped with rear
wheels of 12" (315 mm) with solid tyre.
The manual brakes are only accessible to the attendant; operate the handle (A) to lock the wheelchair in parking position.
Note : for further information about the use of the brake,
see paragraphs 2.5.1
- Posture belt
Velcro fastener : position the two Velcro strips one over the
other based upon the user’s build.
! In case the posture belt has to be replaced, the new
belt fixation should be conform to the scheme enclosed with
each belt delivery; the belt should be mounted and ajusted by
your regular dealer.
Make sure that the belts do not get caught in the spokes of
the rear wheel.
The posture belt must not be used as safety belt in a car.
3. Specifications and tool
3.2.Tools for adjustments and regular maintenance
(not supplied)
3.1. Standard wheelchair specifications
Maximum user weight :
120 kg
Seat width :
38/41/43/45/48 cm
Seat depth :
41/44 cm
Floor/seat height :
51 cm
Rear wheel :
24" (610 mm) pneumatic tyre
Castors :
8" (200 mm) solid tyre
Parking brake :
Manual brake
with indexed brake shoe
Backrest :
Fixed, folding reclining
Armrests :
Swing-away and removable
Footrest supports & Legrests :
Removable and swing-away
Seat upholstery :
Black nylon on reinforced
Frame :
Aluminium, epoxy coated
Wheelchair average weight :
15 kg
Footrest tube
5 mm Allen key
5 mm Allen key
10 mm open-end wrench
5 mm Allen key
T20 Torx key
13 mm open-end Wrench(X 2)
19 mm open-end wrench
11 mm open-end wrench
Adjustable armrests
Quick-release axle
After sale and disposal recommendations
• It is compulsary to use original Invacare spare parts which
you can buy through any Invacare dealer.
• For repair, please contact your local Invacare dealer.
• Disposal : the metal parts can be disposed of for scrap
metal through recycling. Plastic parts are disposed of as plastic
scrap metal. Plastic parts are disposed of as plastic scrap. Disposal must be carried out in accordance with the respective
national regulation. Please apply to your municipal authorities/
local government for details about local disposal companies.
3.3. Dimensions
Seat effective
width (mm)
width (mm)
Width of
Height from
ground to
back seat
Height from
ground to
front seat
height when
backrest is
folded (mm)
2,5 / 5
front wheel and
rear wheel
( 0° )
0 / 30
( 0° )
footrest and
seat (mm)
armrest and
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