Invacare Fox User Manual

Invacare Fox User Manual
Invacare® Fox™
EN Power wheelchair
User Manual
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Contents
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General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.2
Symbols in this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.3
Type classification and intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.4
Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.5
Usability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.6
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.7
Service life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1
General safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2
Safety information with regard to care and
maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3
Safety information on electromagnetic
interference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4
Safety information on driving and freewheel
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5
Safety information regarding changes and
modifications to the mobility device . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.6
The position of the labels on the product . . . . . . . . .
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Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3.1
Key features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3.2
Remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Getting in and out of the mobility device . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1
Removing the standard armrest in order to side
transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2
Information about getting in and out . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3
Folding away/releasing the curb climber . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4
Using the cane holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.1
Before driving for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2
Parking and stationary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2.1 Engaging/Disengaging the parking brakes . . . . . . . . . .
5.3
Taking Obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.1 Maximum obstacle height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.3.2 Safety information when ascending obstacles . . . . . . .
5.3.3 The correct way to overcome obstacles . . . . . . . . . .
5.4
Driving up and down gradients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5
Use on public roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6
Pushing the mobility device in freewheel mode . . . . . .
5.6.1 Disengaging motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the mobility device to the user's seating
posture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.1
General information on adjusting the mobility
device to the user's seating posture. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2
Adjustment possibility for remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2.1 Adjusting the remote for the length of the user's
arm (all seat systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2.2 Adjusting the height of the remote (only for
swing–away remote holders) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2.3 Swivelling the remote to the side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3
Adjusting the height of the armrests . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4
Adjusting the width of the armrests. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.5
Adjusting the position of the armrest in depth . . . . . .
6.6
Adjusting the seat angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.7
Adjusting the backrest angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.8
Adjusting the backrest stopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.9
Removing/Installing the backrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.10 Adjusting the headrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.10.1 Adjusting the position of the headrest or
neckrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6.10.2 Adjusting the height of the headrest or
neckrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.11 Postural belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.11.1 Types of postural belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.11.2 Adjusting the postural belt correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.12 Adjusting and removing the tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.12.1 Laterally adjusting the tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.12.2 Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing the
tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.12.3 Swinging the tray away to the side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.13 Using the KLICKfix adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting footrests and legrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1
Standard 80° footrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1.1 Swivel the footrests outwards and/or remove
them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.1.2 Adjusting the length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2
Manually height-adjustable legrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or
removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.2 Setting the angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.1
Electronics protection system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.1 General information on charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.2 General instructions on charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.3 How to charge the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.4 How to disconnect the batteries after
charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.5 Storage and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.6 Instructions on using the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8.2.8
8.2.9
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Transporting batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
General instructions on handling the batteries . . . . . . 42
How to handle damaged batteries correctly. . . . . . . . 42
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1
Maintenance introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.2
Cleaning the mobility device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3
Inspection checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.1 Before each use of the mobility device. . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.2 Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.3 Monthly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.4 Inspections performed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10.1 Transport — General information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.2 Transferring the mobility device to a vehicle . . . . . . .
10.2.1 Locking/Unlocking the caster locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.3 Use of the mobility device as a seat in a vehicle . . . . . .
10.3.1 How the mobility device is anchored in a vehicle
for use as a vehicle seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.3.2 How the user is secured within the mobility
device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4 Disassembling the mobility device for
transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4.1 Folding the backrest forwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4.2 Disconnecting the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4.3 Removing/Installing the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4.4 Removing/Installing the battery boxes . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4.5 Folding/Unfolding the chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.5 Reassembling the mobility device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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11.1 Refurbishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
11.2 Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
12 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
12.1 Resetting the circuit breaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
13 Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
13.1 Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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1 General
the user manual or as a result of incorrect maintenance are excluded
from all guarantees.
1.1 Introduction
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.
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
mobility device.
This user manual contains important information and notes
about:
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Safety
Operation
Care and maintenance
Please take care to read the user manual thoroughly before
starting out on your first journey.
If you find that the font size in the print version of the user manual
is difficult to read, you can download it as a pdf from the Invacare
website. This can then be scaled on screen to a font size that is more
comfortable for you.
1.2 Symbols in this manual
In this user manual warnings are indicated by symbols. The warning
symbols are accompanied by a heading that indicates the severity
of the danger.
WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in
serious injury or death if it is not avoided.
CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in
minor or slight injury if it is not avoided.
This mobility device has been constructed for a large circle of users
with different requirements.
IMPORTANT
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in
damage to property if it is not avoided.
The decision whether the model is suitable for the user may only be
taken by medical specialists with appropriate expertise.
Gives useful tips, recommendations and information
for efficient, trouble-free use.
Invacare or their statutory representatives can accept no liability in
cases in which the mobility device 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
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This product complies with Directive 93/42/EEC
concerning medical devices. The launch date of this
product is stated in the CE declaration of conformity.
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.
1.3 Type classification and intended use
This vehicle was designed for persons whose ability to walk is
impaired, but who are still in terms of their eyesight and physically
and mentally able to operate an electric vehicle. It has been classified
according to EN 12184 as a class B mobility product (for indoor
and outdoor areas). It is therefore compact and agile enough for
indoor areas, but also able to overcome many obstacles in outdoor
areas.
You can find precise information about speed, turning radius, driving
range, maximum safe slope, maximum obstacle height and permissible
operating conditions in chapter 13 Technical data, page 57.
Also pay attention to all safety information in chapter 2 Safety, page
9.
The vehicle was successfully tested according to German and
international standards as to its safety. It satisfies the requirements
according to RoHS 2011/65/EU, REACH 1907/2006/EC and DIN
EN 12184 including EN 1021-1/-2. It was also tested successfully
according to EN60529 IPX4 as to its resistance to spray water, and is
therefore well suited for weather conditions such as typical European
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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 hand-operated wheelchairs is no longer
possible on account of the disability, yet proper operation of an
electromotive drive unit is still practicable.
1.5 Usability
Only use a mobility device 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
mobility device.
In certain situations, you should immediately stop using your mobility
device. Other situations allow you to use the mobility device to get
to your dealer.
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You should immediately stop using your mobility device if its
usability is restricted due to:
– brake failure
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You should immediately contact an authorised Invacare dealer if
the usability of your mobility device is restricted due to:
– the lighting system (if fitted) failing or being defective
– reflectors falling off
– worn thread or insufficient tire pressure
– damage to the armrests (e.g. torn armrest padding)
– damage to the legrest hangers (e.g. missing or torn heel
straps)
– 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
– the mobility device drifting when braking
– the mobility device pulling to one side when moving
– unusual sounds developing or occurring
Or if you have the feeling that something is wrong with your
mobility device.
that we estimate a service life for this product does not constitute an
additional warranty.
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 Service life
We estimate a service life 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 service life 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 service life can
also be considerably reduced by extreme or incorrect usage. The fact
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2 Safety
2.1 General safety notes
WARNING!
Risk 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 manual (refer to1.3 Type
classification and intended use, page 7 ).
– Pay strict attention to the safety information.
Risk 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.
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WARNING!
Risk 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 (refer to Pushing the
mobility device in freewheel mode).
Risk 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
remote user manual for more information).
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WARNING!
Risk 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 (refer to 13
Technical data, page 57).
– If the mobility device does need to be loaded using a
ramp which exceeds the maximum safe slope (refer
to 13 Technical data, page 57), 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.
Risk 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.
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CAUTION!
Risk of injury if maximum permissible load is
exceeded
– Do not exceed the maximum permissible load (refer
to 13 Technical data, page 57).
– 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.
Risk 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.
Risk 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 mobility device in direct sunlight for
prolonged periods. Metal parts and surfaces such as
the seat and armrests can become very hot.
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CAUTION!
Risk 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.
2.2 Safety information with regard to care and
maintenance
CAUTION!
Risk 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!
Risk 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
WARNING!
Risk of injury if the mobility device tips over
– Inclines and declines can only be travelled up to the
maximum safe slope (refer to 13 Technical data, page
57).
– 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 risk
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 mobility device.
– When overcoming obstacles, always observe the
maximum obstacle height (refer to 13 Technical data,
page 57 and information about overcoming obstacles
in 5.3 Taking Obstacles, page 22).
– Avoid shifting your center of gravity as well as abrupt
joystick movements and changes of direction when
the mobility device is in motion.
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WARNING!
Risk of injury if the mobility device tips over
(continued)
– Never use the mobility device to transport more than
one person.
– Do not exceed the overall maximum permissible load
or the maximum load per axle (refer to 13 Technical
data, page 57).
– Note that the mobility device will brake or accelerate
if you change the driving mode whilst the mobility
device is in motion.
WARNING!
Risk 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.
WARNING!
Risk of injury if your foot slides off the footrest
and gets caught underneath the mobility device
when it is in motion
– Make sure each time before you drive the mobility
device that your feet are squarely and securely in
place on the footplates, and that both legrests are
properly locked into place.
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Safety
WARNING!
Risk 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.
WARNING!
If your mobility device has been fitted with
elevating legrests, there is a risk of personal
injury and damage to the mobility device if you
drive the mobility device with the legrests raised
– To avoid unwanted displacement of the mobility
device center of gravity to the front (especially when
travelling downhill) and in order to avoid damage to
the mobility device, elevating legrests must always be
lowered during normal travelling.
WARNING!
Tipping hazard if antitippers are removed,
damaged or changed to a position different to
the factory settings
– Antitippers should only ever be removed for
dismantling the mobility device for transport in a
vehicle or for storage.
– The antitippers must always be fitted if the mobility
device is being used.
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Risk of tipping
Antitippers (stabilizers) 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.
2.5 Safety information regarding changes and
modifications to the mobility device
CE marking of the mobility device
– The conformity assessment/CE marking was carried
out in accordance with Directive 93/42 EEC 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 mobility device as a special design and for the
relevant documentation.
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CAUTION!
Risk 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 thismobility device 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 mobility device.
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.
CAUTION!
Risk of injuries, and damage to the mobility
device, if unapproved backrests are used
A retrofitted backrest which is not approved by Invacare
for use with this mobility device may overload the
backrest tube and thus increase the risk of injuries and
of damage to the mobility device.
– Please contact your Invacare specialist dealer who will
perform risk analyses, calculations, stability checks etc.
to ensure that the backrest can be used safely.
Important information about maintenance work
tools
– Some maintenance work which is described in this
manual and can be carried out by the user without
problems require the correct tools for proper work.
If you do not have the correct tool available we do
not recommend that you try to carry out the relevant
work. In this case, we urgently recommend that you
contact an authorised specialist workshop.
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.
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2.6 The position of the labels on the product
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 mobility device
in a vehicle for use as a vehicle
seat.
Warning that the mobility
device may not be used as a
vehicle seat
•
A
If the mobility device is fitted
with a table, it is imperative
that it is removed and safely
stowed when transporting the
mobility device in a vehicle.
B
Scale for setting the seat angle
•
C
This mobility device
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 mobility device
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.
Identification of the lashing eyes at the front and back:
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D
Battery wiring diagram under
the battery box cover
E
Identification label sticker on
the rear post containing the
following symbols:
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.
•
Date of manufacture
This product complies
with Directive 93/42/EEC
concerning medical devices.
The launch date of this
product is stated in the CE
declaration of conformity.
•
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.
F
Identification of the position of the coupling lever for driving
and push operation (not visible in the picture):
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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 mobility
device.
•
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 mobility
device can be pushed by an
attendant and the wheels turn
freely.
•
•
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control panel must be
switched off.
Please also note the
information provided
in section 5.6 Pushing
the mobility device in
freewheel mode, page
24.
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3 Components
operate a particular remote, refer to its corresponding user manual
(enclosed).
3.1 Key features
A
Push bar
B
Remote
C
Legrests
D
Caster locks
E
Curb climber
F
Drive wheel
G
Levers for disengaging motors at the rear (not visible in
the picture)
3.2 Remotes
Your mobility device may be fitted with one of several different
remotes. For information on the different functions and how to
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4 Getting in and out of the mobility
device
– The armrest must be removed in order to get into or
out of the mobility device from the side.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4.1 Removing the standard armrest in order to
side transfer
Position your mobility device as close as possible to your seat.
This might have to be done by an attendant.
Switch your mobility device off.
Apply the manual wheel lock of your mobility device (if existing).
Depending on the armrest type of your mobility device, detach
the armrest or swivel it up.
Now slide into the mobility device.
Getting out of the mobility device:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Drive your mobility device as close as possible to your seat.
Switch your mobility device off.
Apply the manual wheel lock of your mobility device (if existing).
Depending on the armrest type of your mobility device, detach
the armrest 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.
1.
2.
3.
Remove the remote cable A from the remote. Refer to 10.4.2
Disconnecting the remote, page 52.
Loosen wing nut B.
Remove the armrest from the receptacle.
4.3 Folding away/releasing the curb climber
The curb climber can be folded away to make it easier to front
transfer. It can also be folded away when transporting the mobility
device to reduce the size of the folded base.
4.2 Information about getting in and out
Getting into the mobility device:
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Folding away the curb climber
1.
Pull the lever A on the curb climber to fold it away.
Releasing the curb climber
1.
Push down the lever of the curb climber to release it.
4.4 Using the cane holder
If your mobility device is fitted with a cane holder, it can be used for
the safe transport of a walking cane, underarm or forearm crutches.
The cane holder consists of a plastic container (bottom) and a Velcro
fastener (top).
CAUTION!
Risk of injury! A walking cane or crutches that
are not secured during transport (on the user's
lap, for example) can cause injury to the user or
other persons!
– During transport, walking canes or crutches should
always be secured using a cane holder!
1.
2.
3.
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Open the upper Velcro fastener.
Place the lower end of the walking cane or the crutches in the
container at the bottom.
The walking cane or the crutches can be secured at the upper
end using the Velcro fastener.
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5 Driving
CAUTION!
Risk of unexpected driving behavior due to locked
casters
If your mobility device is fitted with caster locks and
these are locked, the casters cannot move freely and
the mobility device might therefore not react to your
steering as it should.
– Make sure the caster locks are unlocked before
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 mobility device without restrictions. Attention
must be paid to the body proportions, such as height,
weight distribution, abdominal belt, leg and calf strap
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 (refer to 13 Technical data, page 57). It
may possibly be necessary to carry out adaptations
to the seat system.
5.1 Before driving for the first time
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.
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 Parking and stationary
When parking your vehicle or if your vehicle is stationary for a
prolonged period:
1.
2.
Switch the vehicle's power system off (ON-/OFF key).
Activate your anti-theft lock, if existing.
5.2.1 Engaging/Disengaging the parking brakes
The motors of the mobility device are fitted with automatic brakes,
preventing that the mobility device starts rolling out of control when
the joystick box is switched off.
Your mobility device can also be fitted with parking brakes in addition
to the motor brakes. These prevent the mobility device from rocking
during transport, for example, in the case of play in the transmission.
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.
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CAUTION!
Risk of falling out of the mobility device and
damage to the mobility device such as broken
casters
– Never approach obstacles that are higher than the
maximum climbable obstacle height. For the maximum
climbable obstacle height, refer to 13 Technical data,
page 57.
– If unsure whether the curb climb is possible or not,
move away from the obstacle and if possible find
another location.
Engaging the parking brake:
1.
Pull lever A upwards.
5.3.3 The correct way to overcome obstacles
Disengaging the parking brake:
1.
Press lever A downwards.
5.3 Taking Obstacles
5.3.1 Maximum obstacle height
Right
Wrong
You can find information about maximum obstacle heights in the
chapter entitled 13 Technical data, page 57.
Ascending
5.3.2 Safety information when ascending obstacles
1.
CAUTION!
Risk of tipping over
– Never approach obstacles at an angle but at 90
degrees as shown below.
– Put your backrest into an upright position before
climbing an obstacle.
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2.
Approach the obstacle or the curb slowly, head-on and at a
right angle.
Depending on the wheel drive type, stop in one of the following
positions:
a.
b.
In the case of centrally driven mobility devices: 5 - 10 cm
before the obstacle.
For all other drives: approx. 30 - 50 cm in front of the
obstacle.
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3.
4.
Check the position of the front wheels. They must be in driving
direction and at right angles to the obstacle.
Approach slowly and keep at a consistent speed until the rear
wheels have also passed over the obstacle.
Descending
The approach to descend an obstacle is the same as to ascend it with
the difference that you need not stop before descending.
1.
Descend the obstacle very slowly.
5.4 Driving up and down gradients
For information concerning the maximum safe slope, refer to 13
Technical data, page 57.
CAUTION!
Risk 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 risk 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!
Braking distance is much longer on a downhill
slope than on even terrain
– Never drive down a slope that exceeds the maximum
safe slope (refer to 13 Technical data, page 57).
5.5 Use on public roads
If you wish to use your mobility device on public roads and lighting is
required by national legislation, then your mobility device needs to
be fitted with an appropriate lighting system.
Contact your Invacare dealer if you have any questions.
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5.6 Pushing the mobility device in freewheel
mode
The motors of the mobility device are fitted with automatic brakes,
preventing that the mobility device starts rolling out of control
when the joystick box is switched off. When pushing the mobility
device manually whilst freewheeling, the magnetic brakes must be
disengaged.
5.6.1 Disengaging motors
CAUTION!
Risk of the mobility device running away
– When the motors are disengaged (for push operation
whilst freewheeling), the electromagnetic motor
brakes are deactivated. When the mobility device is
parked, the levers for engaging and disengaging the
motors must without fail be locked firmly into the
"DRIVE" position (electromagnetic motor brakes
activated).
Disengaging the motor:
1.
2.
Switch off remote.
Pull the engaging levers A upwards.
The motor is disengaged.
Engaging the motor:
1.
Push the engaging levers down A.
The motor is engaged.
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 mobility device and
prevent unintended rolling.
The levers for disengaging the motors are located at the rear of the
mobility device.
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6 Adjusting the mobility device to the
user's seating posture
6.2 Adjustment possibility for remote
The following information is valid for all seating systems.
CAUTION!
Risk of the remote being pushed backwards
during an accidental collision with an obstacle,
such as a doorframe or table, and the joystick
being jammed against the armpad if the position
of the remote is adjusted and all screws are not
completely tightened
This will cause the mobility device to drive forward
uncontrollably and potentially injure the mobility device
user and any person standing in the way.
– When adjusting the position of the remote, always
make sure to tighten all screws securely.
– If this should accidentally happen, immediately switch
the mobility device electronics OFF at the remote.
6.1 General information on adjusting the
mobility device to the user's seating posture
CAUTION!
Damage to mobility device and accident hazard
It is possible that collisions can occur between mobility
device components due to various combinations of
adjustment options and their individual settings
– The mobility device is fitted with an individual,
multiply adjustable seating system including adjustable
legrests, armrests, a headrest or other options. These
adjustment options are described in the following
chapters. They are used to adapt the seat to the
physical requirements and the condition of the user.
When adapting the seating system and the seat
functions to the user, ensure that no mobility device
components collide.
6.2.1 Adjusting the remote for the length of the
user's arm (all seat systems)
NOTE
– Initial setup should always be done by a healthcare
professional. Adjustment by the user is only
recommended after they have been given appropriate
guidance by the healthcare professional.
Electrical adjustment options
– Please refer to the user manual for your remote for
more information on operating electrical adjustment
options.
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2.
3.
Loosen wing bolt A.
Shift the remote forwards or backwards to the desired distance.
Retighten the bolt.
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6.2.2 Adjusting the height of the remote (only for
swing–away remote holders)
6.3 Adjusting the height of the armrests
Requirements:
•
1.
2.
3.
1 x 6 mm Allen key
Loosen the Allen screw A.
Adjust the remote to the desired height.
Re-tighten the Allen screw.
6.2.3 Swivelling the remote to the side
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the wing screw A.
Set the armrest to the desired height.
Re-tighten the wing screw.
6.4 Adjusting the width of the armrests
Requirements:
•
Allen key 8 mm
If your mobility device is fitted with a swing-away remote bracket,
then the remote can be moved away to the side, for example, to
drive up close to a table.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Loosen screw A.
Adjust armrest to required position.
Retighten the screw.
Repeat this procedure for the second armrest.
1.
2.
Loosen the screws A and move the armrest in depth.
Tighten the screws securely.
6.6 Adjusting the seat angle
CAUTION!
Adjusting the seat tilt or the backrest angle
changes the geometry of the mobility device and
directly influences its dynamic stability!
– For details regarding dynamic stability, negotiating
gradients and obstacles and the correct adjustment
of seat tilt or backrest angle, refer to 5.3 Taking
Obstacles, page 22 and 5.4 Driving up and down
gradients, page 23.
6.5 Adjusting the position of the armrest in
depth
WARNING!
Serious risk of injury if an armrest falls out of its
bracket because it was pulled too far forward.
– The armrest may be pulled forward out of the bracket
as far as the point where the end of the inserted tube
is flush with the rear of the bracket, but no further.
Requirements:
Requirements:
•
•
•
Allen key 3 mm
10 mm open-ended spanner
5 mm Allen key
The possible seat angles are marked on a scale on the center post.
Depending on the rear seat height, you need to use the bottom or
top scale respectively:
•
•
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Lower seat height: use the top scale
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The backrest is fitted with a stopper allowing you to
easily reset the backrest to your preferred backrest angle.
Adjusting the backrest is only possible between this angle
and smaller angles. If you want to use a larger backrest angle,
you need to adjust the stopper. Refer to 6.8 Adjusting the
backrest stopper, page 29.
1.
2.
3.
Remove the screw and nut A.
Adjust the center post to the desired seat angle.
Refit the screw and nut.
6.7 Adjusting the backrest angle
CAUTION!
Adjusting the seat tilt or the backrest angle
changes the geometry of the mobility device and
directly influences its dynamic stability!
– For details regarding dynamic stability, negotiating
gradients and obstacles and the correct adjustment
of seat tilt or backrest angle, refer to 5.3 Taking
Obstacles, page 22 and 5.4 Driving up and down
gradients, page 23.
1.
CAUTION!
Risk of tipping if the backrest angle is set too far
backwards for a seat on the rear seat position and
with a seat depth larger than 460 mm
– When your seat with a seat depth larger than 460
mm is positioned on the rear seat position, adjust the
backrest angle to maximum 105°.
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2.
3.
Pull the belt A to the rear. The locking pins B are pulled out of
the locking plates. The backrest can now be moved.
Adjust the backrest to the required position.
Release the belt again. The locking pins engage automatically.
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6.8 Adjusting the backrest stopper
CAUTION!
Adjusting the seat tilt or the backrest angle
changes the geometry of the mobility device and
directly influences its dynamic stability!
– For details regarding dynamic stability, negotiating
gradients and obstacles and the correct adjustment
of seat tilt or backrest angle, refer to 5.3 Taking
Obstacles, page 22 and 5.4 Driving up and down
gradients, page 23.
A
85°
B
95°
C
105°
D
115°
– By default, the stopper is set to a backrest angle of
105°.
CAUTION!
Risk of tipping if the backrest angle is set too far
backwards for a seat on the rear seat position and
with a seat depth larger than 460 mm
– When your seat with a seat depth larger than 460
mm is positioned on the rear seat position, adjust the
backrest angle to maximum 105°.
Requirements:
•
4 mm Allen key
The backrest is fitted with a stopper allowing you to easily reset the
backrest to your preferred backrest angle. Adjusting the backrest is
only possible between this angle and smaller angles. If you want to
use a larger backrest angle, you need to adjust the stopper.
1.
2.
3.
Remove the screw A.
Adjust the stopper to the desired angle.
Refit the screw.
6.9 Removing/Installing the backrest
Removing the backrest
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6.10 Adjusting the headrest
WARNING!
Risk of injury if the mobility device is used as a
vehicle seat without a headrest
This can cause the neck to be hyperextended during
collisions.
– It is recommended to use a headrest during transport.
The Invacare headrest for this mobility device
(available as an option) is the perfect solution for use
during transport.
– The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
1.
2.
Remove the thumb screws A.
Lift the backrest upwards.
Installing the backrest
6.10.1 Adjusting the position of the headrest or
neckrest
1.
2.
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Set the backrest tube onto the mounting brackets A.
Fit the thumb screws B and tighten.
The adjustment of the position is the same for all headrests and
neckrests.
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Requirements:
•
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Allen key 5 mm
Loosen the screws A , B or the clamping lever C.
Adjust the headrest or neckrest to the required position.
Retighten screws and clamping lever.
Loosen the Allen screw D.
Slide the headrest left or right to the required position.
Retighten the Allen screw.
6.10.2 Adjusting the height of the headrest or
neckrest
The adjustment of the height is the same for all headrests and
neckrests.
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the knob A.
Adjust the headrest or neckrest to the required height.
Retighten the knob.
6.11 Postural belts
A postural belt is an option which can either be fixed to the mobility
device ex-works or can be retrofitted by your specialist dealer. If
your mobility device 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 mobility device user keep an
optimum sitting position. Correct use of the belt assists the user
in sitting securely, comfortably and well-positioned in the mobility
device, 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 mobility device 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.
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6.11.1 Types of postural belts
6.12 Adjusting and removing the tray
Your mobility device can be fitted with the following postural belt
types ex-works. If your mobility device 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.
CAUTION!
Injury hazard or material damage if a mobility
device which is fitted with a table is transported
in a vehicle
– If a table is fitted, always remove it before transporting
the mobility device.
Belt with metal buckle, adjustable both sides
Belt can be adjusted on both sides. This means that the buckle can be
centrally positioned.
6.11.2 Adjusting the postural belt correctly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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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, carry out adjustments on both sides as much as possible.
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 mobility device. If the belt
is only fastened with a bolted connection, ensure that the
connection has not loosened or come undone. You can find
more information about maintenance work on belts in the
service manual, which is available from Invacare.
6.12.1 Laterally adjusting the tray
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the wing-screw (1).
Adjust the tray towards the left or right.
Re-tighten wing-screw.
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6.12.2 Adjusting the depth of the tray / removing
the tray
1.
2.
3.
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 mobility device.
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.
Loosen the wing-screw (1).
Adjust the table to the desired depth (or remove it entirely).
Re-tighten the screw.
6.12.3 Swinging the tray away to the side
The tray can be swivelled up and away to the side to allow the user
to get in and out of the mobility device.
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.
Securing the accessory:
1.
Push the accessory into the KLICKfix adapter.
The accessory locks in securely.
6.13 Using the KLICKfix adapter
Removing the accessory:
Your mobility device 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.
1.
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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.
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More information on the KLICKfix system is available at
http://www.klickfix.com.
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7 Adjusting footrests and legrests
1.
Push the release lever inward or outward. The legrest is
released.
Swivel the legrest inward or outward.
To remove the legrest simply pull upward.
7.1 Standard 80° footrest
2.
3.
7.1.1 Swivel the footrests outwards and/or remove
them
7.1.2 Adjusting the length
Requirements:
•
1 x 5 mm Allen key
The small release lever is to be found in the upper part of the legrest
(1). When the legrest is released it can be swivelled inward or
outward to facilitate access and also be removed completely.
1.
2.
3.
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completely.
Set the legrest to the desired length.
Re-tighten the screw.
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7.2 Manually height-adjustable legrest
CAUTION!
Risk 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 caster
wheels nor the ground
7.2.1 Swivelling the legrest outward and/or removing
The unlocking knob is located on the top section of the legrests.
When the legrest is unlocked, it can be swivelled to the inside or
outside to facilitate getting in, or can be completely removed.
1.
Press the unlocking knob (1) and remove the legrests upwards.
7.2.2 Setting the angle
CAUTION!
Risk of crushing
– Do not reach inside the swivelling range of the legrest.
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1.
2.
Press the unlocking lever (1) down. Adjust the legrest to the
required angle.
Release the unlocking lever. The legrest engages.
7.2.3 Adjusting the length of the legrest
CAUTION!
Risk 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 caster
wheels nor the ground
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Requirements:
•
1 x 5 mm Allen key
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
Swivel the calf pad to the front.
Release bolt (1) with the Allen key and remove.
Set the nut on the other side to the required depth.
Adjust the calf pad to match the depth of the nut, put the screw
back in and tighten.
Loosen bolt (1) with the Allen key.
Adjust to required length.
Retighten the screw.
7.2.4 Adjusting the depth of the calf pad
The calf pad has four depth settings.
Requirements:
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7.2.5 Adjusting the height of the calf pad
1.
2.
3.
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Loosen the hand screw (1).
Adjust to required position.
Retighten the wing nuts.
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8 Electrical system
8.1 Electronics protection system
The vehicle drive electronics is fitted with an overload protection.
If the drive is severely overloaded over a long period (for example,
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 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. 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 curb 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.
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 13 Technical
data, page 57.
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8.2 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.
8.2.1 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.
8.2.2 General instructions on charging
Follow the instructions listed below to ensure safe use and longevity
of the batteries:
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Charge 18 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.
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•
•
•
•
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.
8.2.3 How to charge the batteries
Refer to the user manuals for your remote and battery charger for
the position of the charging socket and further information about
charging the batteries.
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 mobility device during
charging
– DO NOT attempt to recharge the batteries and
operate the mobility device at the same time.
– DO NOT sit in the mobility device while charging the
batteries.
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1.
2.
3.
Switch off the mobility device.
Connect the battery charger to the charger socket.
Connect the battery charger to the power supply.
•
8.2.4 How to disconnect the batteries after charging
1.
Once charging is complete, first disconnect the battery charger
from the power supply, then disconnect the plug from the
remote.
•
8.2.5 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.
8.2.6 Instructions on using the batteries
•
•
•
•
•
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, tire pressure, weight of the driver, way of
driving and utilisation of lighting, if fitted.
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 %.
Driving with flashing red LED’s means an extreme stress for the
battery and should be avoided under normal circumstances.
When only one red LED is flashing, 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.
CAUTION!
Risk of damaging the batteries.
– Avoid ultra-deep discharges and never drain your
batteries completely.
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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).
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8.2.9 How to handle damaged batteries correctly
CAUTION!
Corrosion and burns from acid leakage if
batteries are damaged
– Remove clothes that have been soiled by acid
immediately.
NOTE
– The number of LED can vary depending on the
remote type.
•
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.
After contact with skin:
– Immediately wash affected area with lots of water.
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.
After contact with eyes:
– Immediately rinse eyes under running water for
several minutes; consult a physician.
8.2.7 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.
8.2.8 General instructions on handling the batteries
• Never mix and match different battery manufactures or
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technologies, or use batteries that do not have similar date
codes.
Never mix gel with AGM batteries.
•
•
•
•
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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9 Maintenance
9.1 Maintenance introduction
The term “Maintenance“ means any task performed to ensure that
a medical device is in good working order and ready for use as
intended. Maintenance encompasses different areas, such as everyday
care and cleaning, inspection checks, repair tasks and refurbishment.
NOTE
– Have your vehicle checked once a year by an
authorised Invacare dealer in order to maintain its
driving safety and roadworthiness.
inspection checks and instructions for maintenance work can be
found in the service manual for this device, which can be obtained
from Invacare. That manual, however, is intended to be used by
trained and authorized service technicians, and describes tasks which
are not intended to be performed by the user.
9.3.1 Before each use of the mobility device
Item
Inspection check
Action
Signal horn
Check for correction function.
Contact your
dealer.
Batteries
Make sure the batteries are
charged. Refer to the user
manual provided with your
remote for a description of the
Battery Charge Indicator.
Charge the
batteries (refer
to8.2.3 How
to charge the
batteries, page
40).
9.2 Cleaning the mobility device
When cleaning the mobility device, pay attention to the following
points:
•
•
•
•
Only use a damp cloth and gentle detergent.
Do not use any abrasive or scouring agents.
Do not subject the electronic components to any direct contact
with water.
Do not use any high-pressure cleaning devices.
Disinfection
9.3.2 Weekly
Item
Inspection check
Action
Armrests/side
parts
Check that armrests
are firmly attached
in their holders and
do not wobble.
Tighten the screw or
clamping lever that holds
the armrest (refer to 6.2
Adjustment possibility for
remote, page 25).
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.
9.3 Inspection checks
The following table lists inspection checks that should be performed
by the user and their intervals. If the mobility device fails to pass one
of the inspection checks, refer to the chapter indicated or contact
your authorised Invacare dealer. A more comprehensive list of
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Contact your dealer.
Tires
(punctureproof)
Check that the tires
are undamaged.
Contact your dealer.
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9.3.3 Monthly
Item
Inspection check
Action
Item
Inspection check
Action
Casters
All
upholstered
parts
Check for damage and wear.
Contact your
dealer.
Check that casters rotate and
swivel freely.
Contact your
dealer.
Drive wheels
Contact your
dealer.
Removable
legrests
Check whether the legrests can
be fixed securely and whether
the loosening mechanism is
properly operable (refer to 7
Adjusting footrests and legrests,
page 35).
Contact your
dealer.
Check that the drive wheels
rotate without wobbling. It is
easiest to have someone stand
behind the mobility device and
observe the drive wheels as you
drive away from them to do
this.
Check that all adjustment
options function properly (refer
to 7 Adjusting footrests and
legrests, page 35).
Contact your
dealer.
Electronics
and
connectors
Check all cables for damage and
all connecting plugs for snug fit.
Contact your
dealer.
9.3.4 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
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1st Annual Inspection
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Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
2nd Annual Inspection
3rd Annual Inspection
Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
4th Annual Inspection
5th Annual Inspection
Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
Stamp of authorized dealer / Date / Signature
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10 Transport
10.2 Transferring the mobility device to a
vehicle
10.1 Transport — General information
WARNING!
The mobility device is in danger of tipping over
if it is transferred to a vehicle while the driver is
still seated in the mobility device
– Transfer the mobility device without the driver
whenever possible.
– If the mobility device with the driver has to be
transferred to a vehicle using a ramp, ensure that the
ramp does not exceed the maximum safe slope (refer
to 13 Technical data, page 57).
– If the mobility device has to be transferred to a vehicle
using a ramp that does exceed the maximum safe
slope (refer to 13 Technical data, page 57), 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 mobility device
including the user does not exceed the maximum
permitted total weight for the ramp or platform lift.
– The mobility device 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 (refer to 5.4 Driving up and down gradients,
page 23).
WARNING!
Risk of death or serious injury to the mobility
device user and potentially any other nearby
occupant of the vehicle, if a mobility device
is secured using a 4-point tie-down system
available from a third party supplier and the
unladen weight of the mobility device exceeds
the maximum weight for which the tie-down
system is certified
– Make sure the weight of the mobility device does not
exceed the weight for which the tie-down system
is certified. Consult the tie-down manufacturer's
documentation.
– If you are unsure how much your mobility device
weighs, then you must have it weighed using calibrated
scales.
CAUTION!
Injury hazard or material damage if a mobility
device which is fitted with a table is transported
in a vehicle
– If a table is fitted, always remove it before transporting
the mobility device.
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Drive or push your mobility device into the transport vehicle
using a suitable ramp.
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10.2.1 Locking/Unlocking the caster locks
CAUTION!
Risk of unexpected driving behavior due to locked
casters
If your mobility device is fitted with caster locks and
these are locked, the casters cannot move freely and
the mobility device might therefore not react to your
steering as it should.
– Make sure the caster locks are unlocked before
driving.
Your mobility device can be fitted with caster locks. These locks
make loading and unloading the mobility device easier since they
prevent the casters from turning and getting stuck in the transport
vehicle.
Locking the caster locks
1.
2.
Align the casters in driving position.
Pull out the levers of the caster locks A to lock the casters.
Unlocking the caster locks.
1.
Push the levers of the caster locks inwards to unlock the casters.
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10.3 Use of the mobility device as a seat in a
vehicle
NOTE
– In order to use a mobility device as a motor vehicle
seat, it needs to be fitted with attachment points
to enable anchoring in the motor vehicle. These
accessories may be included in the standard scope of
mobility device order and delivery in some countries
(UK for example), but may also be obtained from
Invacare as an option in other countries.
This mobility device complies with the requirements of ISO
7176-19:2001 and may be used as a vehicle seat in connection with an
anchoring system that has been checked and approved in accordance
with ISO 10542. The transporting vehicle must be professionally
converted to anchor the mobility device. Contact your vehicle’s
manufacturer for more information.
The mobility device has undergone a crash test in which it was
anchored in the transporting vehicle's direction of travel. Other
configurations were not tested. The crash test dummy was secured
using pelvic and upper body safety belts. Both types of safety belt
should be used in order to minimize the risk of injuries to head or
upper body.
Invacare tests with a 4–point tie-down system
from Unwin Safety Systems.
– Contact Unwin for more information on how to
obtain such a system for your country and vehicle
type. For information concerning the curb weight,
refer to 13 Technical data, page 57.
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It is imperative that the mobility device is inspected by an authorized
dealer before being used again after being involved in a crash.
Alterations to the mobility device anchoring points may not be
carried out without the manufacturer's permission.
CAUTION!
There is a danger of injury if the mobility device is
not properly secured during use as a vehicle seat.
– If possible, the user should always leave the mobility
device to use a vehicle seat and the safety belts
provided with the vehicle.
– The mobility device should always be anchored facing
in the transport vehicle's intended direction of travel.
– The mobility device must always be secured in
accordance with the mobility device and anchoring
system manufacturers’ user manual.
– Always remove and secure any accessory parts fixed
to the mobility device such as chin controls or tables.
– If your mobility device is fitted with an angle adjustable
backrest, then it must be placed in an upright position.
– Fully lower elevated legrests, if fitted.
– Fully lower the seat lifter, if fitted.
CAUTION!
Risk of injury exists if a mobility device that is not
fitted with leak-proof batteries is transported in a
vehicle.
– Only ever use leak-proof batteries.
CAUTION!
Risk of injury or damage to the mobility device or
to the transporting vehicle, if the legrests are in a
raised position while the mobility device is used
as a vehicle seat.
– Always completely lower height-adjustable legrests, if
fitted.
10.3.1 How the mobility device is anchored in a
vehicle for use as a vehicle seat
The mobility device is fitted with four anchoring
points, which are labelled with the symbol shown
on the right. Snap hooks or belt loops can be used
for fixation.
Front
1.
2.
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Rear
Secure the mobility device at the front A and at the rear B with
the anchoring system belts. The curb climber does not have
to be removed.
Secure the mobility device by tensioning the belts in accordance
with the anchoring system manufacturer's user manual.
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10.3.2 How the user is secured within the mobility
device
CAUTION!
There is a risk of injury if the user is not properly
secured within the mobility device
– Even if the mobility device is fitted with a postural belt,
this is no substitute for a proper safety belt which
complies with ISO 10542 in the transport vehicle.
Always use the safety belt installed in the transport
vehicle.
– Safety belts must be in contact with the user's body.
They must not be held at a distance from the user's
body using parts of the mobility device such as
armrests or wheels.
– Safety belts must be pulled as tightly as possible
without causing the user discomfort.
– Safety belts must not be positioned while twisted.
– Ensure that the third seat belt anchorage point is not
fixed directly to the vehicle floor, but to one of the
vehicle uprights.
WARNING!
Risk of injury if the mobility device is used as a
vehicle seat without a headrest
This can cause the neck to be hyperextended during
collisions.
– It is recommended to use a headrest during transport.
The Invacare headrest for this mobility device
(available as an option) is the perfect solution for use
during transport.
– The headrest must be adjusted to the user's ear height.
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The safety belt installed in the transporting vehicle should be applied
as shown in the illustration above.
1) Center line of the body
2) Center of the sternum
10.4 Disassembling the mobility device for
transport
The pelvic belt should be positioned in the area between the user's
pelvis and thighs so that it is unobstructed and not too loose. The
ideal angle of the pelvic belt to the horizontal is between 45° and 75°.
The maximum permissible angle is between 30° and 75°. The angle
should never be less than 30°!
CAUTION!
Injury hazard
– If you are unable to fasten your mobility device
securely in a transport vehicle, Invacare recommends
that you do not transport it!
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•
Before transporting your mobility device, make sure the motors
are engaged and that the remote is switched off.
Invacare strongly recommends that you additionally disconnect
or remove the batteries. Refer to 10.4.4 Removing/Installing the
battery boxes, page 53.
Invacare strongly recommends securing the mobility device to
the floor of the transporting vehicle.
Proceed as follows to disassemble the mobility device for transport:
1.
2.
3.
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Remove the legrests. Refer to 7 Adjusting footrests and legrests,
page 35.
Fold the backrest forwards. Refer to 10.4.1 Folding the backrest
forwards, page 51.
Disconnect the remote. Refer to 10.4.2 Disconnecting the
remote, page 52.
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4.
Remove the seat if necessary. Refer to 10.4.3 Removing/Installing
the seat, page 52.
10.4.1 Folding the backrest forwards
You can leave the seat on the mobility device and move
the mobility device like a trolley by tipping it on the
antitippers.
5.
6.
Remove the battery boxes. Refer to 10.4.4 Removing/Installing
the battery boxes, page 53.
Fold up the chassis. Refer to 10.4.5 Folding/Unfolding the chassis,
page 54.
1.
Pull the belt A to the rear. The locking pins B are pulled out of
the locking plates. The backrest can now be moved.
2.
3.
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10.4.2 Disconnecting the remote
1.
2.
1.
Switch off the remote.
Pull the plug A of the remote cable to disconnect the remote.
10.4.3 Removing/Installing the seat
CAUTION!
Risk of strains from lifting heavy parts!
– Use proper lifting techniques.
On the center post, pull the safety latches A and fold up the seat
until the rear safety latch B on the rear post engages.
The seat is now in the service position.
Removing the seat
2.
On the rear post, pull the safety latch A and remove the seat.
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Installing the seat
1.
2.
3.
Put the seat on the bracket.
Fold the seat forward.
Make sure the safety latches on the center post engage.
10.4.4 Removing/Installing the battery boxes
CAUTION!
Risk of strains from lifting heavy parts!
– Use proper lifting techniques.
1.
On the battery box, press down the safety latch A and pull the
battery box up.
Turn the front wheels at right angle to the driving direction
to have more space when removing or installing the battery
boxes.
Removing the battery boxes
2.
3.
Disconnect the battery box.
Repeat STEPS 1–2 for the other battery box.
Installing the battery boxes
Risk of pinching the battery cables.
– Make sure you do not pinch the battery cables when
installing the battery boxes.
Installing the battery boxes is easier when you tilt the top of
the boxes a bit to the inside.
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1.
2.
3.
Connect the battery box and install it.
Repeat STEP 1 for the other battery box.
Make sure the safety latches A of the battery boxes engage.
10.5 Reassembling the mobility device
Proceed as follows to reassemble the mobility device:
1.
10.4.5 Folding/Unfolding the chassis
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Unfold the chassis. Refer to 10.4.5 Folding/Unfolding the chassis,
page 54
Install the battery boxes. Refer to 10.4.4 Removing/Installing the
battery boxes, page 53.
Install the seat. Refer to 10.4.3 Removing/Installing the seat,
page 52
Connect the remote. Refer to 10.4.2 Disconnecting the remote,
page 52.
Fold the backrest upwards. Refer to 10.4.1 Folding the backrest
forwards, page 51.
Install the legrests. Refer to 7 Adjusting footrests and legrests,
page 35.
Folding the chassis
1.
2.
3.
4.
Align the casters in driving position.
Lock the caster locks A, if available.
Pull the lever B on the curb climber to bring it into park position.
Pull up the center post C until the safety latch D engages.
Unfolding the chassis
1.
2.
3.
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Pull the safety latch of the center post, then pull the front of
the chassis forward.
Push down the lever of the curb climber to release it.
Open the caster locks.
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After Use
11 After Use
11.1 Refurbishment
The product is suitable for refurbishment. Actions to be carried out:
•
•
•
Cleaning and disinfection. Refer to 9 Maintenance, page 43.
Inspection according to service plan. Consult service
instructions, available from Invacare.
Adaptation to the user. Refer to 6 Adjusting the mobility device
to the user's seating posture, page 25.
11.2 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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12 Troubleshooting
12.1 Resetting the circuit breaker
WARNING!
– NEVER defeat or bypass the circuit breaker.
– ONLY replace with a circuit breaker of the same
rating.
Resetting the circuit breaker may be needed if the mobility device
does not turn on and the reset button has popped out about 6 mm.
1.
Switch off remote.
2.
To reset, press the circuit breaker button A located on the rear
of the battery box.
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Technical data
13 Technical data
13.1 Technical specifications
The technical information provided hereafter applies to a standard configuration or represents maximum achievable values within the general
tolerances. 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:
•
-25° … +50 °C
Temperature range for storage according to ISO 7176-9:
•
-40° … +65 °C
Electrical system
Motors
•
2 x 200 W
Batteries
•
•
•
•
2
2
2
2
Main fuse
•
40 A resettable circuit breaker for each battery box
x
x
x
x
12
12
12
12
V/50
V/45
V/40
V/34
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
(C20)
(C20)
(C20)
(C20)
leakproof/AGM
leakproof/AGM
leakproof/gel
leakproof/AGM
Charging device
Output current
•
8A±8%
Output voltage
•
24 V nominal (12 cells)
Input voltage
•
200 – 250 V nominal
Operating temperature (surroundings)
•
-25° ... +50 °C
Storage temperature
•
-40° ... +65 °C
Drive wheel tires
Tire type
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317 (12½" x 2¼") puncture-proof
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Caster tires
Tire type
•
200x50 puncture-proof
Driving characteristics
Speed
•
•
3 km/h
6 km/h
Min. braking distance
•
•
400 mm (3 km/h)
1000 mm (6 km/h)
Max. safe slope ****
•
6° (10.5 %) according to manufacturer’s specifications with 127 kg payload, 4° seat
angle, 15° backrest angle
Max. climbable obstacle height
•
60 mm (100 mm with curb climber)
Turning diameter
•
•
1600 mm (short wheelbase)
1630 mm (extended wheelbase)
Reversing width
•
1250 mm
Drive range in accordance with ISO 7176-4:2008 *
•
•
•
40 km (45/50 Ah batteries)
32 km (40 Ah batteries)
27 km (34 Ah batteries)
Dimensions in accordance with ISO 7176–15
Total height
•
•
1010 mm (with 480 mm seat height and 490 mm backrest height)
1120 mm (with 510 mm seat height and 570 mm backrest height)
Max. total width (widest point in parentheses)
•
•
590 mm (drive wheels)
640 mm (seat width 50)
Total length (incl. standard legrests)
•
•
937 mm (short wheelbase)
963 mm (extended wheelbase)
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Dimensions in accordance with ISO 7176–15
Total length (without standard legrests)
•
•
747 mm (short wheelbase)
773 mm (extended wheelbase)
Seat height **
•
480/510 mm
Seat width (armrest adjustment range in parentheses)
•
•
•
•
350
400
450
500
Seat depth
•
400/430/460/490 mm
Backrest height **
•
490 - 570 mm
Seat cushion thickness
•
50 mm
Backrest angle
•
85°, 95°, 105°, 115°
Armrest height
•
•
230 - 280 mm (standard armrest)
205 – 255 mm (inrigged armest)
Seat angle
•
0°, 2°, 4°, 6°, 8°
mm
mm
mm
mm
(350
(410
(460
(510
-
390
450
500
560
mm)
mm)
mm)
mm)
Footrests and legrests
Type
Length
Angle
Standard 80
•
350 - 450 mm
•
80°
Manual elevating
•
350 - 450 mm
•
0 - 70°
Weight ***
Curb weight
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approx. 79 kg
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Component weights
Seat unit
•
approx. 23 kg
Chassis
•
approx. 39 kg
45/50 Ah batteries
•
approx. 14.3 kg per battery
40 Ah batteries
•
approx. 14.5 kg per battery
34 Ah batteries
•
approx. 11.1 kg per battery
Payload
•
Max. payload
127 kg
Axle loads
Max. front axle load
•
110 kg
Max. rear axle load
•
140 kg
*
Note: The drive range of a mobility device is strongly influenced by external factors, such as the charging state of the
batteries, surrounding temperature, local topography, road surface characteristics, tire pressure, weight of user, drive style
and use of 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 curb weight depends on the fittings your mobility device has been supplied with. Every Invacare mobility device is
weighed when leaving the works. Refer to the nameplate for the curb 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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Notes
Notes
Notes
Invacare Sales Companies
Australia:
Invacare Australia PTY. Ltd.
1 Lenton Place, North Rocks N.S.W.
2151, Sydney, Australia
Tel. +61-2-8839-5333
Fax +61-2-8839-5353
[email protected]
www.invacare.com.au
Canada:
Invacare Corporation
570 Matheson Blvd E Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800–668–5324
United Kingdom:
Invacare Limited
Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed
Bridgend CF35 5AQ
Tel: (44) (0) 1656 776 222
Fax: (44) (0) 1656 776 220
[email protected]
www.invacare.co.uk
Eastern Europe & Middle East:
Invacare GmbH, EDO
Kleiststraße 49
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Tel: (49) (0)57 31 754 540
Fax: (49) (0)57 31 754 541
[email protected]
www.invacare.eu.com
Ireland:
Invacare Ireland Ltd,
Unit 5 Seatown Business Campus
Seatown Road, Swords, County Dublin
Tel : (353) 1 810 7084
Fax: (353) 1 810 7085
[email protected]
www.invacare.ie
New Zealand:
Invacare New Zealand Ltd
4 Westfield Place, Mt Wellington,
Auckland
Tel: 0064 9 917 3939
Fax: 0064 9 917 3957
[email protected]
www.invacare.co.nz
Manufacturer:
Invacare Deutschland GmbH
Kleiststraße 49
32457 Porta Westfalica
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