Pride Maxima Owner's Manual

Pride Maxima Owner's Manual
Owner’s Manual
ATTENTION:
Please read the content
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before operating your
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The Ultimate In Style & Performance®
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON
1-800-800-8586
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SAFETY
GUIDELINES
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the scooter to identify warnings and important
information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation that can cause personal
injury, equipment and/or property damage. (Black symbol on yellow triangle with black
border).
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment (white symbol on blue
dot).
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited; do not perform at any time or in any situation.
Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage (black
symbol with red circle and red slash).
Please fill out the following information for quick reference:
Pride Provider:______________________________ Purchase Date:____________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:_____________________________________________________________________
Serial Number:______________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any
changes to our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this
manual and the product you have purchased.
Copyright © 2005
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU2058/Rev E/December 2005
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 4
II.
SAFETY ......................................................................................................................................... 5
III. EMI/RFI ........................................................................................................................................ 14
IV.
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................... 15
V.
YOUR SCOOTER ...................................................................................................................... 17
VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ............................................................................................ 22
VII. OPERATION ............................................................................................................................... 26
VIII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS................................................................................................ 28
IX. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................................................................................... 31
X.
BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................. 34
XI. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................ 36
XII. WARRANTY ............................................................................................................................... 39
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Pride Mobility Products Corporation (Pride). The product you have purchased combines
state of the art components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident the design features will
provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Understanding how to safely operate
and care for this product should bring you years of trouble free operations and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual and all other accompanying literature
before attempting to operate this product for the first time. In addition, your safety depends upon you, as
well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup or operation, please contact your authorized Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual and those located on your Pride product can result in
personal injury or product damage and will void Pride’s product warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or remove,
or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse or neglect to
install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear
about the safety and reliability of your new scooter, and about the service you received from your authorized Pride Provider. Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important
information about safety, new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy
your scooter. Please feel free to contact us at the address below:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Ave.
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact
us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
PRIDE OWNERS CLUB
As an owner of a Pride product, you are encouraged to enroll in the Pride Owners Club. Complete and
return your enclosed product registration card or visit Pride's web site at www.pridemobility.com.
From our home page, select “Owners Club” to enter a page dedicated to current and potential Pride product
owners. You will gain access to interviews, stories, recreation ideas, daily living tips, product and funding
information, and interactive message boards. These message boards invite you to communicate with other
Pride customers as well as Pride representatives who are available to assist you with any questions or
concerns.
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SAFETY
GENERAL
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new scooter for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your scooter is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an
extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the scooter user. Please be aware that the
final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of scooter to be used is the responsibility of the
scooter user who is capable of making such a decision and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical
doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the scooter user will need to practice operating the scooter in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a
family member or care professional specially trained in assisting a scooter user in various daily living
activities.
As you begin using your scooter during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which
you will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as
you maneuver through doorways, on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help the user become accustomed to operating the scooter safely.
MODIFICATIONS
Pride has designed and engineered your scooter to provide maximum mobility and utility. However, under
no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function of your scooter.
WARNING! Do not modify your scooter in any way not authorized by Pride. Unauthorized
modifications may result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
REMOVABLE PARTS
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move your scooter by any of its removable parts.
Personal injury and damage to the scooter may result.
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PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK
Get to know the feel of your scooter and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check
before each use to make sure your scooter operates smoothly and safely. For details on how to perform
these necessary inspections, see XI. “Care and Maintenance.”
Perform the following inspections prior to using your scooter:
! Check for proper tire inflation (if equipped with pneumatic tires).
! Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.
! Check all harness connections. Make sure they are secured properly.
! Check the brakes.
! Check battery charge.
If you discover a problem, contact your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
TIRE INFLATION
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked at least once a week.
Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your scooter.
WARNING! It is critically important that 30-35 psi tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic
tires at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in
loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 30-35 psi tire pressure
in pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure, causing serious
personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
WARNING! Inflate your scooter tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure
gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting
in a burst tire and/or personal injury.
WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Your scooter is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Refer to the specifications table for information.
WARNING! Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty and may result in personal
injury and damage to your scooter. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or
property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your scooter. Carrying passengers may result in
personal injury and/or property damage.
INCLINE INFORMATION
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access.
Some ramps may have turning switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills on
your scooter.
! Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
! Take wide swings with your scooter around any tight corners. If you do that, the scooter’s rear wheels
will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.
! When driving down a ramp, keep the scooter’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to
ensure a safely controlled descent.
! Avoid sudden stops and starts.
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SAFETY
When climbing an incline, try to keep your scooter moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly, and then
accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, do so by setting the speed adjustment dial to the
slowest setting and driving in the forward direction only. If your scooter starts to move down the incline
faster than you anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the throttle control
lever. Then push the throttle control lever forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the
incline. Drive your scooter straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a
tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! Do not drive your scooter across the side of an incline or diagonally up or
down an incline; do not stop, if possible, while driving up or down an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas
covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the scooter in freewheel
mode while seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! Even though your scooter is capable of climbing slopes greater than those
illustrated in figure 1 do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or
any other specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in
your scooter, resulting in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
Handicap public access ramps are not subject to government regulation in all countries, and therefore do
not necessarily share the same standard percent of slope. Other inclines may be natural or, if man-made,
not designed specifically for scooters. Figure 1 illustrates your scooter’s stability and its ability to climb
grades under various weight loads and under controlled testing conditions.
These tests were conducted with the scooter’s seat in the highest position and adjusted rearward on the seat
base to its farthest rearward position. Use this information as a guideline. Your scooter’s ability to travel up
inclines is affected by your weight, your scooter’s speed, your angle of approach to the incline, and your
scooter setup.
400-500 lbs.
200-250 lbs.
4.5° (7.5%)
6° (10.5%)
150 lbs.
300-350 lbs.
7° (12.3%)
5° (8.7%)
Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Incline Angles
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than what is shown in figure
1 may put your scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal
injury.
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SAFETY
When you approach an incline, it is best to lean forward. See figures 2 and 2A. This shifts the center of gravity of
you and your scooter toward the front of the scooter for improved stability.
NOTE: When negotiating ramps, if the throttle control lever is released while moving forward, the
powered scooter may "rollback" approximately 1 foot before the brake engages. If the throttle control
lever is released while moving in reverse, the powered scooter may "rollback" approximately 3 feet
before the brake engages.
Figure 2. Normal Driving Position
Figure 2A. Increased Stability Driving Position
CORNERING INFORMATION
Excessively high cornering speeds can create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility
of tipping include, but are not limited to, cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are turning),
uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area of high traction
(such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt
directional changes. High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a
corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your scooter
from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed. When using your scooter at higher
speeds, do not corner sharply. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall. To avoid
personal injury or property damage, always exercise common sense when cornering.
BRAKING INFORMATION
Your scooter is equipped with these powerful brake systems:
! Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the
center/stop position.
! Disc Park Brake: Activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or
when power is removed from the system for any reason.
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SAFETY
OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES
Your scooter is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces
composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you
will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your scooter is designed to perform admirably on packed
soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your scooter safely on lawns and in park areas.
! Reduce your scooter’s speed when driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
! Avoid tall grass that can become tangled in the running gear.
! Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
! If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
PUBLIC STREETS AND ROADWAYS
WARNING! You should not operate your scooter on public streets and roadways. Be aware
that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your scooter. Obey all
local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with
extreme caution.
STATIONARY OBSTACLES (STEPS, CURBS, etc.)
WARNING! Do not drive near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges, and/or drop-offs (curbs,
porches, stairs, etc.).
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter climb or descend an obstacle that is
inordinately high. Serious personal injury and/or damage may result.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your scooter proceed rearward down any step, curb, or
other obstacle. This may cause the scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Be sure your scooter is traveling perpendicular to any curb you may be required
to ascend or descend. See figures 3 and 3A.
WARNING! Do not attempt to negotiate a curb that has a height greater than 2 in.
Figure 3. Correct Curb Approach
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SAFETY
INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Exposure of your scooter to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly
caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your scooter proceed to shelter at the earliest
opportunity. Thoroughly dry your scooter before storing, charging, or operating your scooter.
WARNING! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces
can cause personal injury and/or damage to the scooter and electrical system. Maintain
and store your scooter in a dry and clean condition.
FREEWHEEL MODE
Your scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when pulled up, allows the scooter to be pushed. For
more information about how to place your scooter into and out of freewheel mode, see V. “Your Scooter.”
WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
! Disengage the drive motor only on a level surface.
! Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
! Stand behind the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on a
scooter to do this.
! After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to lock
the brakes.
Failure to heed the above could result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
An added feature built into your scooter is “push-too-fast” protection which safeguards the scooter against
gaining excessive speed while in freewheel mode.
“Push-too-fast” operates differently depending on which of two conditions exists:
! If the key is switched “off” while in freewheel mode, the scooter’s controller activates regenerative
braking when the scooter is pushed faster than a maximum threshold which has been preprogrammed. In this
case, the controller is acting as a speed governor.
! If the key is switched “on” while in freewheel mode, you will encounter considerable resistance at any speed.
This prevents the scooter from gaining unwanted momentum should the manual freewheel lever inadvertently
be released while driving the scooter.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Do not use your scooter to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause injury
to yourself and to others and/or damage your scooter.
DOORS
! Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
! Use your hand to turn the knob or push the handle or push-bar.
! Drive your scooter gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your scooter gently and slowly
rearward to pull the door open.
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ELEVATORS
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s).
! If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge
or allow the rubber door edge to contact the scooter and the door will reopen.
! Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or scooter accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS
If you will be traveling with your scooter, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in
transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
WARNING! Never sit on your scooter when it is being used in connection with any type of
lift/elevation product. Your scooter was not designed for such use, and any damage or
injury incurred from such use is not the responsibility of Pride.
BATTERIES
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information.
WARNING! Scooter batteries are heavy (refer to specifications table). Lifting weight beyond
your capacity could result in personal injury. If necessary, get someone physically able to
lift the scooter batteries for you.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery.
Charging a frozen battery may result in personal injury and/or damage to the battery.
WARNING! RED (+) cables must be connected to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK
(-) cables must be connected to negative (-) battery terminals/posts. Failure to connect
your battery cables in the proper manner may result in personal injury and/or damage to
your scooter. REPLACE cables immediately if damaged.
BATTERY DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and call your authorized Pride Provider for instructions on disposal. Your authorized Pride Provider will also have the necessary
information on battery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
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SAFETY
MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT
Currently, there are no standards approved for tie-down systems in a moving vehicle of any type to transport a person while seated in a scooter.
Although your scooter may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not designed to provide proper
restraint during motor vehicle transport. Anyone traveling in a motor vehicle should be properly secured in
the motor vehicle seat with safety belts fastened securely.
WARNING! Do not sit on your scooter while it is in a moving vehicle. Personal injury and/
or property damage may result.
WARNING! Always be sure your scooter and its batteries are properly secured when it is
being transported. Failure to do so may result in personal injury and/or damage to your
scooter.
PREVENTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period
of time, turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent throttle
control lever contact. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
GETTING ONTO AND OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
Getting onto and off of your scooter requires a good sense of balance. Please observe the following safety
tips when getting onto and off of your scooter:
! Ensure that your scooter is not in freewheel mode. See V. “Your Scooter.”
! Make certain that the seat is locked into place and the key is removed from the key switch.
! Flip up the seat’s armrests to make getting onto and off of the scooter easier.
WARNING! Position yourself as far back as possible in the scooter seat to prevent the
scooter from tipping and causing injury.
WARNING! Avoid using your armrests for weight bearing purposes. Such use may cause
the scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the floorboard. Such use may cause the
scooter to tip and cause personal injury.
REACHING AND BENDING
Avoid reaching or bending while driving your scooter. Bending forward creates the risk of accidental throttle
control lever contact. Bending to the side while seated creates the risk of tipping. It is important to maintain a stable
center of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping. Pride recommends that the scooter user determine his/her
personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified attendant.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
scooter deck or from either side of the scooter. Movements such as these may change
your center of gravity and the weight distribution of the scooter and cause your scooter to
tip, possibly resulting in personal injury.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be
aware that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
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POSITIONING BELTS
Your authorized Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your scooter safely.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your scooter, make sure it is
fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the scooter.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS/PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical
limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter
medication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations
may impair your ability to operate your scooter in a safe manner.
ALCOHOL
The scooter user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her scooter. This includes awareness
of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol.
WARNING! Do not operate your scooter while you are under the influence of alcohol, as
this may impair your ability to drive safely.
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III.
EMI/RFI
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE (EMI/RFI)
WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves
can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile twoway radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless
computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency
vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Every
electrically-powered mobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the
greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/M.
WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-way radios, laptops, and other types of radio
transmitters may cause unintended movement of your electrically-powered mobility vehicle
due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility
vehicle and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.
WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-powered mobility
vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your scooter in
any way not authorized by Pride.
WARNING! The electrically-powered mobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance
of other electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.
NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, go to the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If
unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn the scooter off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call Pride
at 800-424-8205 to report the incident.
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I V.
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
18.5"
8"
37.5"-40.5"
16"-18"
4.5"
3- Wheel 47"
18"
4- Wheel 47.5"
22"
24"-28"
3-Wheel Turning Radius 52"
4-Wheel Turning Radius 58"
26"
Figure 4. Scooter Dimensions
4"
3"
10"
10"
FRONT
REAR
Figure 4A. Tire Dimensions
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Model Numbers
Available Colors
2
Overall Length
2
Overall Width
Total Weight Without Batteries
Heaviest Piece When Disassembled
Turning Radius2
Speed (maximum)
1
Range Per Charge
2
Ground Clearance
Weight Capacity
Standard Seating
Standard Seat Weight
Drive System
Dual Braking System
Tires
Battery Requirements
Battery Weight
Battery Charger
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
3-wheel: SC900
4-wheel: SC940
Painted: Candy Apple Red, Forest Green, Viper Blue, Black Onyx
3-wheel: 47 in.
4-wheel: 47.5 in.
26 in.
3-wheel: 173.5 lbs.
4-wheel: 189 lbs.
Rear frame: 70 lbs.
3-wheel: 52 in.
4-wheel: 58 in.
Variable up to 5.25 mph
(With 32 AH batteries) Up to 20 miles, (With 55 AH batteries) Up to 30 miles
4.5 in.
500 lbs.
Type: DX contour medium back
Dimensions: 22 in. width x 18 in. depth x 18.5 in. height
Material: Gray, Beige, or Black vinyl or Gray fabric
45 lbs.
Rear-wheel drive, sealed transaxle with a 24-volt DC motor
Electronic, regenerative, and electromechanical
Type: solid; front: 3 in. x 10 in., rear: 4 in. x 10 in.
Type: Two 12-volt deep-cycle (AGM or Gel-Cell type recommended)
Size: (U-1) 32 AH, (NF-22) 55 AH
Approximately: (32 AH) 25 lbs. each, (55AH) 37 lbs. each
Off-board charger
(1) Varies with user weight, terrain type, battery amp hour rating (AH), battery charge, battery condition, and tire condition.
(2) Due to manufacturing tolerances and continual product improvement, this specification can be subject to a variance of (+ or – ) 3 %.
NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice.
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V. Y O U R
SCOOTER
CONTROL CONSOLE ASSEMBLY
The control console assembly houses all of the controls you need to drive your scooter, including the key
switch, speed adjustment dial, status LED, throttle control lever, battery condition meter, horn buttons,
light switch, turn signal buttons, and the hazard lights switch. See figure 5.
WARNING! Do not expose the control console assembly to moisture. In the event that the
control console assembly does become exposed to moisture, do not attempt to operate
your scooter until the control console assembly has dried thoroughly.
BATTERY CONDITION METER
SPEED ADJUSTMENT DIAL
STATUS LED
KEY
RIGHT TURN SIGNAL BUTTON
KEY SWITCH
LEFT TURN SIGNAL BUTTON
HAZARD
LIGHTS
SWITCH
LIGHT
SWITCH
HORN BUTTON
HORN BUTTON
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER (REVERSE)
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER (FORWARD)
OFF-BOARD CHARGER PORT
Figure 5. Control Console Assembly
Key Switch
! Fully insert the key into the key switch and turn it clockwise to power up (turn on) your scooter.
! Turn the key counterclockwise to power down (turn off) your scooter.
WARNING! If the key is moved to the off position while your scooter is in motion, the
electronic brakes engage and your scooter comes to an abrupt stop!
Speed Adjustment Dial
This adjustment dial enables you to preselect and limit your scooter’s top speed.
! The image of the tortoise represents the slowest speed setting.
! The image of the hare represents the fastest speed setting.
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V. Y O U R
SCOOTER
Status LED
The Status LED alerts you to electrical problems that may occur with the scooter. The LED remains constantly lit
while your scooter is on. If the scooter develops an electrical problem, the status LED will flash a code. See X.
“Basic Troubleshooting” for troubleshooting flash codes.
Throttle Control Lever
This lever allows you to control the forward speed and the reverse speed of your scooter up to the maximum speed
you preset with the speed adjustment dial.
! Place your right hand on the right handgrip and your left hand on the left handgrip.
! Use your right thumb to push the right side of the lever to disengage your scooter’s brakes and move forward.
! Release the lever and allow your scooter to come to a complete stop before pushing the other side of the
lever to move in reverse.
! When the throttle control lever is completely released, it automatically returns to the center “stop”
position and engages your scooter’s brakes.
Battery Condition Meter
The battery condition meter on the control console assembly indicates the approximate strength of your
batteries using a color code. Green indicates fully charged batteries, yellow a draining charge, and red
indicates that an immediate recharge is necessary.
Horn Buttons
Press these buttons to activate a warning horn. The key must be inserted and turned clockwise for the horn to be
operational. Do not hesitate to use the warning horn when its use could prevent accident or injury.
Light Switch
This switch controls your scooter’s lighting system. Toggle this switch to turn on and turn off the lights.
Turn Signal Buttons
Use these buttons to turn on the left and right turn signal lights.
! Press the appropriate turn signal button once to activate it.
! Your scooter’s turn signals are timed to shut off automatically.
Hazard Lights Switch
This switch activates the 4-way flashers on your scooter. Toggle this switch to turn on and turn off the hazard lights.
Off-Board Charger Port
The scooter’s off-board charger plugs into this port.
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REAR SECTION
The manual freewheel lever, the anti-tip wheels, the motor/transaxle assembly (not shown), the electronics
module, the batteries (not shown), the main circuit breaker (reset button), the fuses, and the ammeter are
located on the rear section of your scooter. See figure 6. Refer to IX. “Disassembly and Assembly” for
instructions on removing the rear shroud.
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
AMMETER
RIGHT RUNNING
LIGHT FUSE
RIGHT TURN
SIGNAL FUSE
RIGHT RUNNING LIGHT
LIGHT BULB
ELECTRONICS MODULE
(REMOVE REAR SHROUD
TO VIEW ENTIRE MODULE)
RIGHT TURN
SIGNAL LIGHT
BULB
LIGHT COVER
MANUAL FREEWHEEL
LEVER
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER
(RESET BUTTON)
FUSES
ANTI-TIP WHEEL
Figure 6. Rear Section
Main Circuit Breaker (Reset Button)
When the voltage in your scooter’s batteries becomes low or your scooter is heavily strained because of
excessive loads or steep inclines, the main circuit breaker may trip to protect your scooter’s motor and
electronics from damage.
! The main circuit breaker reset button pops out when the breaker trips.
! When the breaker trips, the entire electrical system of your scooter shuts down.
! Allow a minute or two for your scooter’s electronics to “rest.”
! Push in the reset button to reset the breaker.
! If the breaker trips frequently, you may need to charge your batteries more often. You may also need to
have your authorized Pride Provider perform a load test on your scooter’s batteries.
! If the main circuit breaker trips repeatedly, see your authorized Pride Provider for service.
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Manual Freewheel Lever
Whenever you need or want to push your scooter for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode.
! Pull up firmly on the manual freewheel lever to disable the drive system and the brake system.
! You may push your scooter.
! Push down firmly on the manual freewheel lever to reengage the drive system and the brake system and take
your scooter out of freewheel mode.
WARNING! When your scooter is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.
! Disengage the drive motors only on a level surface.
! Ensure the key is removed from the key switch.
! Stand to the side of the scooter to engage or disengage freewheel mode. Never sit on
a scooter to do this.
! After you have finished pushing your scooter, always return it to the drive mode to lock
the brakes.
Failure to heed the above could result in personal injury and/or damage to your scooter.
Anti-Tip Wheels
The anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your scooter. Do not, under any circumstances,
remove the anti-tip wheels from your scooter.
PROHIBITED! Do not remove the anti-tip wheels or modify your scooter in any way that is
not authorized by Pride.
The front (not shown) and rear anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your scooter.
Do not, under any circumstances, remove the anti-tip wheels from your scooter.
Motor/Transaxle Assembly (Not Shown)
The motor/transaxle assembly is the electromechanical unit that converts the electrical energy of your
scooter’s batteries into the controlled mechanical energy that drives the scooter’s wheels.
Electronics Module
The electronics module houses all of the scooter’s harness mating plugs and electronic components for
charging the batteries.
Batteries (Not Shown)
The batteries store the electrical energy that powers your scooter. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
Fuses
The fuses help protect your scooter’s lighting and control console assembly systems from receiving an overload of electrical
current. The fuses used in the scooter are the same type automobiles use.
If a fuse must be replaced, use only the specified amp fuse. See XI. “Care and Maintenance.”
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HERCULES DOCKING DEVICE
Your scooter is equipped with a Hercules 3000 docking device. See figure 7. In order to utilize the docking device,
it is necessary to purchase an insert (T-bar or Bullnose and C-arm) that, when used with the Hercules 3000, will lift
your scooter.
Contact your authorized Pride Provider for more information about the Hercules 3000 docking device.
DOCKING DEVICE
Figure 7. Hercules 3000 Docking Device
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V I . B AT T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Your scooter requires two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. They
are recharged by an off-board charging system.
! Charge your scooter’s batteries prior to using it for the first time.
! Keep the batteries fully charged to keep your scooter running smoothly.
READING YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE
The battery condition meter on the tiller console indicates the approximate strength of your batteries using
a color code. From right to left, green indicates fully charged batteries, yellow a draining charge, and red indicates
that an immediate recharge is necessary. See figure 8. To ensure the highest accuracy, the battery condition meter
should be checked while operating your scooter at full speed on a dry, level surface.
You can also check the charging status of the batteries by the ammeter, located at the rear of the scooter. The
charger power cord must be plugged into a standard electrical outlet in order to obtain a reading. When the
amperage reading is at or near zero amps, charging is complete. See figure 9.
CHARGING YOUR BATTERIES
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord to plug in
your battery charger. Plug the charger directly into a
properly wired standard electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Removal of the grounding prong can
create an electrical hazard. If necessary properly
install an approved 3-pronged adaptor to an electrical
outlet having 2-pronged plug access. Failure to heed
could result in personal injur y and or proper ty
damage.
Figure 8. Battery Condition Meter
WARNING! Ensure that both ends of the charger power
cord are clean and dry before plugging the charger
power cord into the off-board battery charger port or
the electrical outlet.
Follow these easy steps to charge your batteries safely:
1. Position your scooter close to a standard electrical outlet.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in the drive (pushed
down) position.
4. Plug the 3-pin charger power cord into the off-board charger port.
5. Extend the charger power cord and plug it into the electrical outlet.
6. Turn the charger on.
7. When the batteries are fully charged, turn the charger off and unplug the charger power cord from the electrical outlet and then from
the charger power cord receptacle.
Figure 9. Ammeter Indicates
Batteries Are Fully Charged
NOTE: There is a charger inhibit function on your scooter. The
scooter will not run and the battery condition meter will not operate while the batteries are charging.
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BATTERIES AND CHARGING-FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
How does the charger work?
When your scooter’s battery voltage is low, the charger works harder, sending more electrical current to the
batteries to bring up their charge. As the batteries approach a full charge, the charger sends less and less electrical
current. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent from the charger is at nearly zero amperage. Therefore, when the charger is plugged in, it maintains the charge on your scooter’s batteries, but does not overcharge
them. We do not recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
What if my scooter’s batteries won’t charge?
! Ensure the red (+) and black (-) battery cables are connected properly to the battery terminals.
! Ensure both battery harnesses that extend from the batteries are plugged into their mating harness
leading to the charger.
! Ensure both ends of the charger power cord are inserted fully.
Can I use a different charger?
For the safest, most efficient, and balanced charging of your scooter’s batteries, we prefer and highly
recommend simultaneous charging of both batteries with the off-board battery charger.
How often must I charge the batteries?
Two major factors must be considered when deciding how often to charge your scooter’s batteries:
! All day scooter use on a daily basis.
! Infrequent or sporadic scooter use.
With these considerations in mind, you can determine how often and for how long you should charge your
scooter’s batteries. We designed the charger so that it will not overcharge your scooter’s batteries. However, you
may encounter some problems if you do not charge your batteries often enough and if you do not charge them on
a regular basis. Following the five guidelines below will provide safe and reliable battery operation and charging.
! If you use your scooter daily, charge its batteries as soon as you finish using it for the day. Your scooter will be
ready each morning to give you a full day of service. We recommend that you charge your scooter’s batteries
for 8 to 14 hours after daily use.
! If you use your scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
! Keep your scooter’s batteries fully charged.
! Avoid deeply discharging your scooter’s batteries.
How can I ensure maximum battery life?
Fully charged deep-cycle batteries provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your scooter’s
batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently
charged, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and
limited service life.
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How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?
Rarely will you have ideal driving conditions—smooth, flat, hard driving surfaces with no wind or curves. Often, you will face
hills, pavement cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind, all of which affect the distance or running time
per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per battery charge.
! Always fully charge your scooter’s batteries prior to daily use.
! Maintain 30-35 psi in each tire.
! Plan your route ahead to avoid as many hills, cracked, broken, or soft surfaces as possible.
! Limit your baggage weight to essential items.
! Try to maintain an even speed while your scooter is in motion.
! Avoid stop-and-go driving.
What type and size of battery should I use?
We recommend deep-cycle batteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM and Gel-Cell are deepcycle batteries that are similar in performance. Do not use wet-cell batteries, which have removable caps.
NOTE: Sealed batteries are not serviceable. Do not remove the caps.
WARNING! Corrosive chemicals contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries
to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.
To change a battery in your scooter:
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
1. Remove the seat and rear shroud.
2. Disconnect the battery tie-down strap.
3. Disconnect the battery harness.
4. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery terminals.
5. Remove the old battery.
6. Place a new battery in the battery well.
7. Connect the red battery cable to the positive (+) battery terminal.
8. Connect the black battery cable to the negative (-) battery terminal.
9. Reconnect the battery harness.
10. Reconnect the battery tie-down strap.
11. Reinstall the rear shroud and seat.
NOTE: If you encounter a damaged or cracked battery, immediately enclose it in a plastic bag and call
your authorized Pride Provider for instructions on disposal. Your authorized Pride Provider will also
have the necessary information on battery recycling, which is our recommended course of action.
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V I . BAT T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Why do my new batteries seem weak?
Deep-cycle batteries employ a different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries (nicads), and other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to
provide power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge.
We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your scooter’s specific
electrical demands. Fresh batteries arrive daily at Pride and are shipped fully charged to our customers.
During shipping, the batteries may encounter temperature extremes that can influence their initial performance. Heat diminishes the charge on the battery; cold slows the available power and extends the time
needed to recharge the battery.
It may take a few days for the temperature of your scooter’s batteries to stabilize and adjust to their new room or
ambient temperature.
More importantly, it takes a few charging cycles (partial draining followed by full recharging) to establish
the critical chemical balance that is essential to a deep-cycle battery’s peak performance and long life.
Follow these steps to properly break in your scooter’s new batteries for maximum efficiency and service
life.
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This charging cycle brings the battery up to about
88% of its peak performance level.
2. Operate your new scooter in familiar and safe areas. Drive slowly at first, and do not travel too far from
your home or familiar surroundings until you have become accustomed to your scooter’s controls and
have properly broken in your scooter’s batteries.
3. Fully recharge the batteries. They should be at over 90% of their peak performance level.
4. Operate your scooter again.
5. Fully recharge the batteries again.
6. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries are able to receive a charge of 100% of their peak
performance level and are able to last for an extended period of time.
What about public transportation?
If you intend to use public transportation with your scooter, you must contact the transportation Provider in
advance to determine their specific requirements.
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VII.
O P E R AT I O N
BEFORE GETTING ON YOUR SCOOTER
! Have you fully charged the batteries? See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Is the manual freewheel lever in the drive (down) position? Never leave the manual freewheel lever
pulled up unless you are manually pushing your scooter.
GETTING ONTO YOUR SCOOTER
1. Make certain that the key is removed from the key switch.
WARNING! Never attempt toget onto or off of your scooter without first removing the key
from the key switch. This will prevent the scooter from moving if accidental throttle control
lever contact is made.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Stand at the side of your scooter.
Push down on the seat lock lever and rotate the seat until it is facing you.
Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
Position yourself comfortably and securely in the seat.
Push down on the seat lock lever and rotate the seat until you are facing forward.
Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
Make certain that your feet are safely on the floorboard.
PRE-RIDE ADJUSTMENTS AND CHECKS
! Is the seat at the proper height? See VIII. “ Comfort Adjustments.”
! Is the seat locked securely in place?
! Is the tiller at a comfortable setting and locked securely in place? See VIII. “Comfort Adjustments.”
! Is the key fully inserted into the key switch and turned clockwise to the “on” position? See V. “Your
Scooter.”
! Does the scooter’s horn work properly?
! Is your proposed path clear of people, pets, and obstacles?
! Have you planned your route to avoid adverse terrain and as many inclines as possible?
OPERATING YOUR SCOOTER
WARNING! The following can adversely affect steering and stability while operating your
scooter:
! Holding onto or attaching a leash to walk your pet
! Carrying passengers (including pets)
! Hanging any article from the tiller
! Towing or being pushed by another motorized vehicle
Such practices could cause loss of control and/or tipping resulting in personal injury and/
or damage to your scooter.
Keep both hands on the tiller and your feet on the floorboard at all times while operating your scooter. This driving
position gives you the most control over your vehicle.
! Set the speed adjustment dial to your desired speed.
! Press your thumb against the appropriate side of the throttle control lever.
! The electromechanical disc park brake automatically disengages and the scooter accelerates smoothly
to the speed you preselected with the speed adjustment dial.
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O P E R AT I O N
Pull on the left handgrip to steer your scooter to the left.
Pull on the right handgrip to steer your scooter to the right.
Move the tiller to the center position to drive straight ahead.
To stop, slowly release the throttle control lever. The electronic brakes will automatically engage when your
scooter comes to a stop.
NOTE: Your scooter’s reverse speed is slower then that of the forward speed you preset with the speed
adjustment dial.
GETTING OFF OF YOUR SCOOTER
1. Bring your scooter to a complete stop.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Push down on the seat lock lever and rotate the seat until you are facing toward the side of your scooter.
4. Make certain that the seat is locked securely in position.
5. Carefully and safely get out of the seat and stand to the side of your scooter.
6. You can leave the seat facing to the side to facilitate boarding your scooter next time.
POWER DOWN TIMER FEATURE
Your scooter is equipped with an energy saving auto power down timer feature designed to preserve your scooter’s
battery life. If you mistakenly leave the key in the key switch and in the “on” position but do not use your scooter
for approximately 20 minutes, the scooter’s controller shuts down automatically. Although the controller is shut
down, power will still be supplied to the scooter’s lighting system.
If the power down timer feature takes effect, perform the following steps to resume normal operation.
1. Turn the key to the “off” position.
2. Turn the key back to the “on” position.
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VIII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
TILLER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
WARNING! Remove the key from the key switch
before adjusting the tiller or the seat. Never attempt
to adjust the tiller or the seat while the scooter is
in motion.
Your scooter is equipped with a pivoting tiller that allows adjustment
to several positions.
1. Lift the tiller adjustment lever. See figure 10.
2. Move the tiller to a comfortable position.
3. Release the tiller adjustment lever to secure the tiller in position.
SEAT LOCK LEVER
The seat lock lever locks the seat in one of four positions. See
figure 11.
1. Push the seat lock lever down to unlock the seat.
2. Rotate the seat to the desired position.
3. Release the seat lock lever to lock the seat securely in place.
FRONT-TO-BACK SEAT ADJUSTMENT
You can reposition the scooter’s seat forward or rearward to one of
three settings to adjust the distance between the seat and the tiller.
See figure 11.
1. Remove the seat from your scooter. See IX. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
2. Remove the four bolts that fasten the seat to the seat platform.
3. Align the seat platform with the desired set of holes on the seat.
4. Install the four bolts securely.
ARMREST WIDTH ADJUSTMENT
The armrests can be adjusted inward or outward. See figure 11A.
1. Loosen the armrest adjustment knobs at the back of the seat
frame.
2. Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.
3. Tighten the armrest adjustment knobs.
The armrests also pivot upward to make getting onto and off of
your scooter easier.
ARMREST HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The height of both armrests can be adjusted upward or downward.
See figure 11A.
1. Remove the detent pin.
2. Raise or lower the armrest.
3. Reinsert the detent pin through the adjustment holes of
the upper and lower posts.
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Figure 10. Tiller Adjustment Lever
SEAT LOCK LEVER
SEAT BOLTS
Figure 11. Seat Adjustments
UPPER POST
ADJUSTMENT
HOLES
LOWER POST
DETENT PIN
ARMREST ADJUSTMENT KNOBS
Figure 11A. Armrest Adjustments
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SEATBACK ADJUSTMENT
The seatback may be positioned to four different
angles: 90°, 100°, 102° and 105°. See figure 12.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Loosen and remove the adjustment screws from
the seatback hinge on both sides of the seat.
2. Reposition the seatback to the desired angle.
3. Align the adjustment holes from the upper
and lower hinge, so the adjustment screw can
easily pass through.
4. Reinsert both adjustment screws and tighten.
UPPER HINGE
100° ADJUSTMENT HOLE
ADJUSTMENT SCREW
102° ADJUSTMENT HOLE
105° ADJUSTMENT HOLE
SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The seat can be repositioned to different heights.
See figure 13.
1. Remove the seat and rear shroud from your
scooter. See IX. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
2. Loosen the nut and remove it from the bolt, and
remove the bolt and washers from the lower
seat post.
3. Raise or lower the upper seat post to the
desired seat height.
4. While holding the upper seat post at that
height, match up the holes in the upper seat
post with those of the lower seat post.
5. Fully insert the bolt, reinstall the washers,
and tighten the nut.
90° ADJUSTMENT HOLE
LOWER HINGE
Figure 12. Seatback Hinge
UPPER SEAT POST
WASHER
WASHER
BOLT
Note: Ensure both washers have been reinstalled before fully tightening the nut.
NUT
LOWER SEAT POST
6. Reinstall the rear shroud and the seat.
Figure 13. Seat Height Adjustment
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POWER SEAT (OPTIONAL)
Your scooter may be equipped with a power seat. The power seat actuator is designed to raise or lower the seat
automatically with minimal effort on the part of the operator. See figure 14. The power seat switch is located on the
lower tiller just above the charger port.
Operating your power seat:
1. Release the throttle control lever.
2. Ensure your scooter is level and stationary.
3. Set the speed adjustment dial to the slowest setting
4. Toggle the power seat switch located on the tiller console to the “on” position.
5. To raise the power seat, operate your throttle lever in the forward direction.
6. Release the throttle control lever when you have attained your desired height.
7. To lower the power seat, operate your throttle lever in the reverse direction.
8. Ensure your seat is in the lowest position and that you have fully released the throttle control lever.
9. Toggle “off” the power seat switch before you attempt to drive your scooter again.
WARNING! The power seat is intended for operation only while your scooter is stationary
and on a level surface. Its purpose is to aid you in reaching objects.
Strict adherence to the following safety rules is vital to your safety:
! Operate the power seat only on level ground.
!
!
!
!
Do not attempt to operate the power seat switch with the throttle control
lever depressed.
Do not attempt to raise or lower the seat while in motion!
Do not drive your scooter unless the power seat is fully retracted (in lowest position).
It is recommended that the scooter be driven only with the seat in the
lowest position.
Figure 14. Power Seat Actuator
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DISASSEMBLY
You can disassemble the scooter into seven pieces: the
seat, the front section, the rear section, the rear shroud,
the basket, and the batteries. See figure 15. No tools are
required to disassemble or assemble your scooter, but
keep in mind that the disassembled sections of the scooter
take up more floor space than the assembled unit. Always
disassemble or assemble your scooter on a level, dry
surface with sufficient room for you to work and move
around your scooter-about 5 feet in all directions.
Remember that some scooter components are heavy and
you may need assistance when lifting them.
SEAT
REAR SECTION
REAR SHROUD
FRONT SECTION
BASKET
BATTERIES
Figure 15. The Maxima Disassembled
WARNING! Lifting weight beyond your physical capability may result in personal injury.
Ask for assistance when necessary while disassembling or assembling your scooter.
To disassemble:
1. Place the manual freewheel lever in the drive (down) position.
2. Coil the charger power cord and store it in the rear storage compartment.
3. Lift the seat straight up and off the scooter. See figure 16.
4. Gently lift the rear shroud off of the scooter. See figure 17.
5. Disconnect the battery tie-down strap that holds the batteries in place.
6. Unplug both black and white 2-pin battery harnesses. See figure 18.
7. Unplug the front-to-rear harness from its mating plug. See figure 19.
Figure 16. Seat Removal
Figure 17. Rear Shroud Removal
Figure 18. Disconnecting The Battery Harnesses
Figure 19. Disconnecting The Front-To-Rear Harness
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NOTE: There is no need to disconnect the motor harness when disassembling the scooter. See figure 20.
8. Lift both batteries off the scooter. See figure 21.
9. Push the locking cam levers forward to the unlocked position and remove the ball detent pins. See figures 22 and 23.
WARNING! Failure to unplug both battery harnesses and the front-to-rear harness prior
to frame separation could result in permanent damage to the scooter.
10. Remove the frame handle ball detent pin. See figure 24.
11. Gently slide the two sections of the scooter apart. See figure 25.
12. Grab the handle grip on the tiller, pull upward on the tiller adjustment lever, and fully lower the tiller down to the
center of the scooter chassis.
MOTOR
HARNESS
Figure 20. Motor Harness
Figure 21. Battery Removal
Figure 22. Locking Cam Levers (Unlocked Position)
Figure 23. Frame Lock-up Ball Detent Pins
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Figure 24. Frame Handle Ball Detent Pin
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Raise the tiller before starting to reassemble the scooter.
1. Place the manual freewheel lever in the drive (down) position.
2. Position the front and rear sections next to each other.
3. Tilt the rear end to a horizontal position and insert the longer tube of the front end into the rear section
first; make sure that the locking cam levers are in the unlocked (forward) position and the ball detent
pins are removed.
4. Slide the two sections of the unit together until the front half reaches its insertion limit.
5. Secure the front and rear sections with the ball detent pins.
6. Push the frame lock levers back to their locked (upward) position.
7. Replace the frame handle ball detent pin.
8. Plug the front-to-rear harness into its mating plug.
9. Put the batteries in place and plug both black and white 2-pin battery harnesses into their mating plugs.
10. Reconnect the battery tie-down strap.
11. Reinstall the rear shroud.
12. Reinstall the seat.
13. Rotate the seat until it locks into place.
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X.
BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
Any electromechanical device occasionally requires some troubleshooting. However, most of the problems that
may arise can usually be solved with a bit of thought and common sense. Many of these problems occur because
the batteries are not fully charged or because the batteries are worn down and can no longer hold a charge.
DIAGNOSTIC FLASH CODES
The diagnostic flash codes for your scooter are designed to help you perform basic troubleshooting quickly
and easily. A diagnostic flash code flashes from the status LED in the event one of the conditions listed below
develops.
NOTE: Your scooter will not run unless the flash code condition is resolved and the scooter has been
turned off, then turned back on.
FLASH CODE
!
! !
!
!
!
!
! !
!
!
CONDITION
Batteries are too low to operate the
Maxima or the charger is operating.
Controller is hot; the Maxima seems
to be losing power.
Wigwag fault; your throttle control
lever is not responding.
!
!
! !
!
!
!
! !
The manual freewheel lever is in the
(up) freewheel position.
!
!
The Maxima is operating with the
charger attached.
SOLUTION
Charge batteries or unplug the charger power
cord from the electrical outlet.
Shut down your Maxima for several minutes
to allow the controller to cool.
Call your authorized Pride Provider for
assistance.
Turn the Maxima key to the off position,
then push the manual freewheel lever to the
(down) drive position, restart your Maxima.
Unplug the charger cord from the off-board
charger port.
What if all the systems on my scooter seem to be “dead”?
! Make certain that the key is in the “on” position.
! Check that the batteries are fully charged. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Push in the main circuit breaker reset button. See V. “Your Scooter”
! Make certain that both battery harnesses are firmly connected to the electronics module and to the
battery terminals. See IX. “Disassembly and Assembly.”
! Make sure that the front-to-rear harness is firmly connected to the electronics module. See IX. “Disassembly
and Assembly.”
! Check the fuses. See XI. “Care and Maintenance” for fuse replacement.
! Be sure the power down timer feature hasn’t been activated. See VII. “Operation.”
What if the motor runs but my scooter does not move?
! With the key turned to the “on” position, check the status LED. If the LED flashes three times, pauses briefly,
then flashes two times, this is the manual freewheel lever code meaning your scooter is in freewheel mode.
! When the manual freewheel lever is pulled up, the brakes are disengaged and all power to the transaxle is cut.
! Push down the manual freewheel lever to restore normal operation to your scooter See V. “Your Scooter.”
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BASIC
TROUBLESHOOTING
What if the main circuit breaker repeatedly trips?
! Charge the scooter’s batteries more frequently. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
! If the problem continues, have both of your scooter’s batteries load tested by your authorized Pride
Provider.
! You may also perform the load test yourself. Battery load testers are available at most automotive parts stores.
! Follow the directions supplied with the load tester.
! See VI. “Batteries and Charging” or IV. “Specifications” for information about your scooter’s battery type.
What if the battery condition meter dips way down and the motor surges or hesitates when I press
my scooter’s throttle control lever?
! Fully charge your scooter’s batteries. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”
! Have your authorized Pride Provider load test each battery.
! Or, see the previous troubleshooting question for load testing the batteries yourself.
If you experience any problems with your scooter that you are not able to solve, immediately contact your
authorized Pride Provider for information, maintenance, and service.
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XI.
CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
Your scooter requires a minimal amount of care and maintenance. If you do not feel confident in your ability to
perform the maintenance listed below, you may schedule inspection and maintenance at your authorized Pride
Provider. The following areas require periodic inspection and/or care and maintenance.
TIRE PRESSURE
! If equipped with pneumatic tires, always maintain a proper 30-35 psi tire pressure.
WARNING! It is important that 30-35 psi tire pressure be maintained in pneumatic tires at
all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of
control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain 30-35 psi tire pressure in
pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire and/or wheel failure, causing serious personal
injury and/or damage to your scooter.
! Regularly inspect your scooter’s tires for signs of wear.
WHEEL REPLACEMENT
If your scooter is equipped with pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can have the tube replaced. If your
scooter is equipped with a solid tire insert, either the solid insert or the entire wheel must be replaced depending on
model. Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information regarding replacement wheels for your scooter.
WARNING! Prevent personal injury! Completely deflate pneumatic tires before dismantling
the rim or attempting repair.
EXTERIOR SURFACES
Bumpers, tires, and trim can benefit from an occasional application of rubber or vinyl conditioner.
WARNING! Do not use a rubber or vinyl conditioner on the scooter’s vinyl seat, floorboard,
or tire tread. They will become dangerously slippery and result in personal injury and/or
damage to your scooter.
BATTERY TERMINAL CONNECTIONS
! Make certain that the terminal connections remain tight and uncorroded.
! The batteries must sit flat in the battery wells.
! The battery terminals should face the rear of the scooter.
WIRING HARNESSES
! Regularly check all wiring connections.
! Regularly check all wiring insulation, including the charger power cord, for wear or damage.
! Have your authorized Pride Provider repair or replace any damaged connector, connection, or insulation that you find before using your scooter again.
ABS PLASTIC SHROUDS
! The front tiller shroud, front shroud, and the rear shroud are formed from durable ABS plastic and are
coated with an advanced formula urethane paint.
! A light application of car wax will help the shrouds retain their high gloss.
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CARE
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MAINTENANCE
AXLE BEARINGS AND THE MOTOR/TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY
These items are all prelubricated, sealed, and require no subsequent lubrication.
MOTOR BRUSHES
The motor brushes are housed inside of the motor transaxle/assembly. They should be inspected periodically for
wear by your authorized Pride Provider.
CONSOLE, CHARGER, AND REAR ELECTRONICS
! Keep these areas free of moisture.
! Allow these areas to dry thoroughly if they have been exposed to moisture before operating your scooter again.
FUSE REPLACEMENT
In the event a fuse should cease to work:
1. Remove the fuse by pulling it out of its slot.
2. Examine the fuse to be sure it is blown. See figures 26 and 27.
3. Insert a new fuse of the proper rating.
Figure 26. Working Fuse
Figure 27. Blown Fuse (Replace)
WARNING! The replacement fuse must exactly match the rating of the new fuse. Failure
to use properly rated fuses may cause damage to the electrical system and may result in
personal injury.
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
The scooter’s light bulbs are easily replaceable. Do not use regular automotive-type 12-volt light bulbs; your
scooter is equipped with a 24-volt electrical system. Replacement light bulbs can be purchased from your authorized
Pride Provider.
NOTE: Use only 24 volt light bulbs.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the light cover.
Gently remove the bulb by pulling it straight out.
Insert a new bulb of the same wattage.
Replace the light cover.
NYLON LOCK NUT REPLACEMENT
Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the periodic maintenance, assembly or disassembly of the scooter must
be replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage to the nylon insert,
resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local hardware stores or through
your authorized Pride Provider.
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CARE
AND
MAINTENANCE
STORING YOUR SCOOTER
If you plan on not using your scooter for an extended period of time, it is best to:
! Fully charge its batteries prior to storage.
! Disconnect the batteries from the scooter.
! Store your scooter in a warm, dry environment.
! Avoid storing your scooter where it will be exposed to temperature extremes.
WARNING! Always protect batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen
battery. This damages the battery and can cause personal injury.
For prolonged storage, you may wish to place several boards under the frame of your scooter to raise it off of the
ground. This takes the weight off the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of the
tires contacting the ground.
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XII.
WARRANTY
THREE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For three (3) years from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser,
free of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
Structural Frame Components, Including:
! Main Frame
! Fork
! Seat Post
! Tiller Frame
THREE-YEAR PRORATA WARRANTY
Three-year prorata drivetrain warranty, including:
! Transaxle
! Motor Brake (electronic function ONLY)
! Brake
These components will be prorated on the following schedule:
! First year: 100% replacement of parts cost
! Second year: 67% replacement of parts cost
! Third year: 50% replacement of parts cost
NOTE: If there is an increase in the operational noise level in the transaxle, the warranty does not apply.
An increase in operational noise level usually occurs due to abusive and excessive strain on the scooter.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free
of charge, any of the following parts found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be
defective in material and/or workmanship:
! Bearings
! Bushings
! Rubber Components
! Plastic components except body
Also, electronic assemblies including:
! Electronic Controllers
! Chargers
! Harnesses
! Any other electrical subassembly
SIX-MONTH WARRANTY
The battery is covered by a separate six-month warranty, provided by the battery manufacturer. The batteries
are not warranted by Pride.
RECONDITIONED UNITS WARRANTY
All reconditioned units are covered by a six-month warranty from Pride effective from the date of purchase.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not extend to those items which may require replacement due to normal wear and tear.
! ABS Plastic shrouds
! Motor brushes
! Upholstery and seating
! Brake Pads
! Tires and tubes
! Fuses/Bulbs
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XII.
WARRANTY
! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride
! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically authorized, IN ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation
! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride
Exclusions also include components with damage caused by:
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Contamination
Abuse, misuse, accident, or negligence
Battery fluid spillage or leakage
Commercial use, or use other than normal
Improper operation, maintenance, or storage
NOTE: Gradual deterioration in performance because the battery has been left in a discharged state,
left in cold conditions for an extended period of time, or worn out through heavy use is not covered.
SERVICE CHECKS AND WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Pride Provider. Do not return faulty parts to Pride without
prior written authorization. All transportation costs and shipping damage incurred while submitting parts for repair
or replacement are the responsibility of the purchaser. Please contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on the current cost associated with a service visit.
There is no other express warranty.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one (1)
year from the date of original purchase and to the extent permitted by law. Any and all implied warranties are
excluded. This is the exclusive remedy. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are
excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of
limitation of incidental or consequential damages. So, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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