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Invacare Ranger II Storm Series Ranger II Storm Series MWD/FWD Maintenance Manual

Invacare ranger ii storm series owner's operator and maintenance manual.

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  • Page 2: Special Notes

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WHEELCHAIR USER As a manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavors to supply a wide variety of wheelchairs to meet many needs of the user. However, final selection of the type of wheelchair to be used by an individual rests solely with the user and his/her healthcare professional capable of making such a selection.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    AND/OR ADJUSTING CALFPADS ... 23 ADJUSTING/REPLACING TELESCOPING FRONT RIGGING SUPPORT ... 23 ADJUSTING REMOVABLE FOOTBOARD ... 24 PREPARING REMOVEABLE FOOTBOARD FOR WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORTATION ... 26 PROCEDURE 4 - ARMS... 27 INSTALLING/REMOVING FLIP BACK ARMRESTS ... 27 ADJUSTING FLIP BACK ARMRESTS ... 27 ADJUSTING CAPTAIN'S SEAT ARMRESTS ...

  • Page 4: Specifications

    1. High Back not available on model RANGER II 2. Low and High Back Types have an Infinite adjust- ment. Low Backs with Solid Seat have no adjustment. 3. 18-in. wide x 16-in. deep wheelchair with MKIV RII electronics. SPECIFICATIONS...

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    NOTE: Refer to PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION in PROCEDURE 1 of this manual. Footnotes: 1. Low and High Back Types have an Infinite adjustment. Low Backs with Solid Seat have no adjustment. 2. 18-in. wide x 16-in. deep wheelchair with MKIV RII electronics. SPECIFICATIONS RANGER II...

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    NOTE: Refer to PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION in PROCEDURE 1 of this manual. Footnotes: 1. 18-in. wide x 16-in. deep wheelchair with MKIV RII electronics. 2. Range will vary with battery conditions, surface, terrain and operators weight. 3. Includes seating systems and accessories.

  • Page 7: Repair Or Service Information, Operating Information

    DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair. DO NOT use the footplates as a platform. When getting in or out of the wheelchair, make sure that the footplates are in the upward position or swing footrests towards the outside of the chair.

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    RED/ORANGE WARNING TAGS on some equipment. DO NOT remove these tags. RAIN TEST INVACARE has tested it’s power wheelchairs in accordance with ISO 7176 Part 9 “Rain Test”. This provides the end user or his/her assistant sufficient time to remove his/her power wheelchair from a rain storm and retain wheelchair operation.

  • Page 9: Safety/handling Of Wheelchairs

    Individual wheelchair users often develop skills to deal with daily living activities that may differ from those de- scribed in this manual. Invacare recognizes and encour- ages each individual to try what works best for him/her in overcoming architectural obstacles that they may encoun- ter, however, ALL WARNINGS and CAUTIONS given in this manual MUST be followed.

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    ONLY - NEVER reposition the motors. Repositioning the motors forward WILL reduce the controllability of the wheelchair. This procedure MUST be performed by an Invacare Dealer. NOTE: If motors are repositioned, the front riggings may need to be repositioned. Refer to ADJUSTING/REPLAC- ING TELESCOPING FRONT RIGGING SUPPORT in PROCEDURE 3 of this manual.

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    The approximate reach-limit values shown in the accompa- nying graphs were derived on the basis of a sample of 91 male and 36 female wheelchair users. Note the difference between the maximum and the comfortable reach limits, a subjective but important consideration in design.

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    The intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per meter (V/m). Each powered wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This is called its "immunity level." The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection.

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    May 1994) (the higher the level, the greater the protection); The MCC MKIV controller for this application has an unknown immunity level. Modification of any kind to the electronics of this wheelchair as manufactured by Invacare may adversely affect the RFI immunity levels.

  • Page 14: Warning/caution Label Location

    PROCEDURE 1 WARNING/CAUTION LABEL LOCATION - MWD MODELS (RANGER II BASIC 1074126 /RANGER II STANDARD CAUTION HIGH BACK CAPTAIN'S SEATS ONLY - Discon- nect limit switch BE- FORE removing seat - damage to seat can occur. 1074142 GENERAL GUIDELINES /RANGER II 250 SERIES 1076575 Crossbrace...

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    1076575 NOTE: Caution Label is located on side shroud. Repositioning the motors WILL affect the stability and/or performance of the wheelchair. Refer to PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION in the Owner's Manual BEFORE repositioning motors. Crossbrace Push Bracket PROCEDURE 1...

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    Controller 1080266 Side Frame WARNING 1079203 Pinch Point GENERAL GUIDELINES Side Frame CAUTION Repositioning the motors WILL affect the stability and/or performance of the wheelchair. Refer to PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION in the Owner's Manual BEFORE repositioning motors. 1080267...

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    DURE 12 (MWD) of this manual. 2. Lift up on the shipping inserts to remove from the battery boxes 3. Install the battery boxes onto the wheelchair. Re- fer to INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES in PROCEDURE 11 (RWD) or PROCE- DURE 12 (MWD) of this manual.

  • Page 18: Checking Battery Charge Level

    Read and understand this manual and any service information that accompa- nies a battery and charger before operating the wheelchair. Move the wheelchair to a work area before checking the fluid level, adding distilled water, cleaning terminals, or opening battery box.

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    Most batteries are not sold with instructions. How- ever, warnings are frequently noted on the cell caps. Read them carefully. 1. Remove the battery boxes from the wheelchair. Re- fer to one (1) of the following: FWD WHEELCHAIRS - INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES in PROCEDURE 11 of this manual.

  • Page 20: Safety Inspection Checklist

    Clean upholstery and armrests. NOTE: Every six (6) months take your wheelchair to a qualified dealer for a thorough inspection and servicing. Regular cleaning will reveal loose or worn parts and enhance the smooth operation of your wheelchair. To operate properly and safely, your wheelchair must be cared for just like any other vehicle.

  • Page 21: Installing/removing Footrests, Adjusting Footrest Height

    3. Push the footrest towards the inside of the wheel- chair until it locks into place. NOTE: The footplate will be on the inside of the wheel- chair when locked in place. 4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for opposite side of wheelchair. Wheelchair Frame Hinge Footrest...

  • Page 22: Replacing Heel Loops, Installing/removing Elevating Legrests

    Footrest 2. Install the legrest hinge plates onto the hinge pins on Support the wheelchair frame. 3. Rotate legrest toward the inside of the wheelchair until it locks in place. Lower Footrest NOTE: The footplate will be on the inside of the wheel- chair when locked in place.

  • Page 23: Raising/lowering Elevating Legrests And/or Adjusting Calfpads, Adjusting/replacing Telescoping Front Rigging Support

    Refer to RAISING/LOWERING ELEVATING LEGRESTS in this procedure of the manual. 3. Turn the calfpad towards the inside of the wheelchair. Release Lever Calfpad Rotated for...

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    1. Remove the existing telescoping front rigging sup- port from the wheelchair. 2. Install the new telescoping front rigging support into the wheelchair. 3. Adjust the telescoping front rigging support. Refer to ADJUSTING TELESCOPING FRONT RIGGING SUPPORT in this procedure of the manual.

  • Page 25: Adjusting Removable Footboard

    FRONT RIGGINGS ADJUSTING FOOTBOARD MOUNTING BRACKET ANGLE - FWD MODELS ONLY (FIGURE 10). NOTE: This procedure applies to FWD wheelchair mod- els only. NOTE: Angle availability is limited when the motors are in the forward-most position. 1. Remove the caplug cap.

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    Make sure the push pins are fully protruding through Support Tube the adjustment holes BEFORE using the wheelchair. Otherwise, injury or damage can occur. 3. Make sure the push pins are completely released.

  • Page 27: Installing/removing Flip Back Armrests, Adjusting Flip Back Armrests

    UP (HORIZONTAL) position. 2. Remove the quick release pin that secures the flip back armrest to the wheelchair frame. 3. Pull up on the flip back armrest and remove the arm- rest from the arm sockets.

  • Page 28: Adjusting Captain's Seat Armrests

    PROCEDURE 4 Positioning Flip Back Armrests for Use 1. Make sure the flip back armrest release lever is in the UP (HORIZONTAL) position. 2. Install the flip back armrest into the front arm socket. 3. Lock flip back armrest by pressing flip back armrest release lever into the DOWN (VERTICAL) position.

  • Page 29: Replacing Seat Upholstery, Adjusting Captain's Seat

    2. Check the angle of the back RELATIVE TO THE SEAT FRAME. 3. If necessary, have the limit switch adjusted. Contact an authorized Invacare dealer or qualified technician. LUMBAR. 1. Rotate the knob on the side of the high back Captain's Seat COUNTERCLOCKWISE until the desired sup- port is obtained.

  • Page 30: Removing/installing Captain's Seat, Replacing Seat Positioning Strap

    Captain's Seat to the wheelchair frame. 5. Remove the Captain's Seat from the wheelchair. Installing 1. Push the Captain's Seat down on the wheelchair frame at the position shown in FIGURE 3. 2. Line up the mounting holes in the Captain's Seat and the wheelchair frame.

  • Page 31: Preparing Mkiv Joystick For Use, Repositioning Mkiv Joystick, Disconnecting/connecting Limit Switch

    INTEGRATED SLING SEAT WHEELCHAIRS - RE- POSITIONING MKIV JOYSTICK in this procedure of the manual or CAPTAIN'S SEAT MODEL WHEELCHAIRS - have the joystick repositioned by an authorized Invacare dealer or qualified technician. 1. Turn the lever on the adjustment lock to release the adjustment lock from joystick mounting tube.

  • Page 32: Connector

    B. Line up the mounting holes in the battery charger connector bracket and the wheelchair frame. C. Install the hex bolt through the wheelchair frame and battery charger bracket. D. Install the locknut onto the hex bolt and tighten securely.

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    2. Remove the front battery. Refer to REMOVING/IN- STALLING THE BATTERIES in PROCEDURE 9 of this manual. 3. Remove the existing fuse from fuse holder and in- stall new fuse. 4. Reassemble wheelchair by reversing STEPS 1-2. Fuse Fuse Holder FIGURE 5 - FUSE REPLACEMENT...

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    NOTE: Strap should have 3/4-inch length minimum beyond buckle. 7. Install the battery boxes onto the wheelchair. Refer to one (1) of the following: FWD WHEELCHAIRS - INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES in PROCEDURE 11 of this manual.

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    1. If necessary, remove the front and rear shrouds. Refer to REMOVING/INSTALLING SHROUDS in PROCE- DURE 9 of this manual. 2. Remove the battery boxes from the wheelchair. Refer INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES in PROCEDURE 11 of this manual. 3. Remove the two (2) hex bolts and locknut that se- cure the existing battery tray to the tray support.

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    The motor lock disengagement/engagement allows free- wheeling or joystick controlled operation. Freewheeling ENDING POSITION allows an attendant to maneuver the wheelchair without power. To disengage/engage the motor locks: 1. Locate the motor lock levers on the motors. 2. Perform one (1) of the following: A.

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    1. Remove the dust cover from the caster headtube. 2. To properly tighten caster journal system and guard against flutter, perform the following check: A. Tip back the wheelchair to floor. B. Pivot both forks and casters to top of their arc simultaneously.

  • Page 38: Removing/installing Shrouds

    (2) side shrouds CLOCKWISE. REMOVING REAR SHROUD AND REAR STORAGE COMPARTMENT. 1. Lift up on rear shroud and remove from wheelchair. 2. Turn the two (2) 1/4-turn bolts that secure the rear stor- age compartment to the wheelchair frame COUNTER- CLOCKWISE.

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    SHROUDS Rear Shroud Rear Storage Compartment Wheelchair Frame NOTE: Side shrouds are exploded away for clarity. There is no need to remove side shrouds. FIGURE 1 - REMOVING/INSTALLING SHROUDS - MWD WHEELCHAIRS PROCEDURE 9 1/4-Turn Bolts Front Shroud...

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    1. Unclip the retaining strap securing the front shroud and battery box to the wheelchair. 2. Feed the retaining strap through the front shroud. 3. Remove the front shroud from the wheelchair. INSTALLING FRONT SHROUD. 1. Feed the retaining strap through the front shroud as shown in FIGURE 2.

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    SHROUDS Rear Shroud 14-inch wide chairs. Rear Shroud 16, 18, and 20-inch wide chairs Clip Retaining Strap Wheelchair Frame FIGURE 2 - REMOVING/INSTALLING SHROUDS - FWD WHEELCHAIRS Clip Clip Pull this end of retaining strap to secure battery box in place...

  • Page 42: Installing/removing Batteries Into/from Battery Boxes

    The use of rubber gloves and safety glasses is rec- ommended when working with batteries. Invacare strongly recommends that battery in- stallation and battery replacement ALWAYS be done by a qualified technician. After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BE-...

  • Page 43: Connecting Battery Cables

    NOTE: It will be necessary to trim excess tie-wrap in order to install the battery box top(s). 7. Install the battery box top(s). 8. Install the battery box(es) into the wheelchair. Refer to INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOX(ES) in the PROCEDURE 11 - FWD MODELS or PROCE- DURE 12 - MWD MODELS of this manual.

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    PROCEDURE 10 DETAIL “A” DUAL U1 BATTERIES 1/4-20 x 7/8-Inch Hex Flange Screw Battery Positive (+) Battery Terminal/Post CONNECT BATTERY CABLE(S) RING TERMINAL(S) TO THIS SIDE OF BATTERY TERMINAL(S)/ POST(S) DUAL U1 BATTERIES Gray Battery POSITIVE Terminal (+) Battery Terminal/ Post Tie- Wrap...

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    BATTERIES BATTERY CLAMP METHOD (FIGURES 4, 5 AND 6). CAUTION The battery clamp of the POSITIVE (+) battery terminal/post MUST be mounted in the posi- tion shown in FIGURE 5, otherwise the battery box top cannot be installed properly. 1. Perform one (1) of the following: A.

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    PROCEDURE 10 9. Install the battery box(es) into the wheelchair. Refer 9. Install the battery box(es) into the wheelchair. Refer to INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOX(ES) in to INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOX(ES) in the PROCEDURE 11 - FWD MODELS or PROCE- the PROCEDURE 11 - FWD MODELS or PROCE- DURE 12 - MWD MODELS of this manual.

  • Page 47: Transporting Ranger Ii Fwd

    Seats. Use proper liftng techniques (lift with your legs) to avoid injury. Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an UNOCCUPIED power wheelchair. Invacare recommends using two (2) assistants and making thorough prepara- tions. Make sure to use ONLY secure, non-detach- able parts for hand-hold supports.

  • Page 48: When To Charge Batteries

    A visual warning is given before the power becomes too low to operate the wheelchair. At full charge the two (2) LEFT segments and the farthest RIGHT segment of the bar graph will be illumi- nated.

  • Page 49: Charging Batteries, Replacing Batteries

    Read them carefully, otherwise injury or and RANGER damage can occur. NOTE: Invacare recommends that both batteries be re- placed if one (1) battery is defective. PROCEDURE 11 - the battery...

  • Page 50: Installing/removing Battery Boxes

    The warranty and performance specifications contained in this manual are based on the use of deep cycle gel cell or sealed lead acid bat- teries. Invacare strongly recommends their use as the power source for this unit. CAUTION Failure to use the correct battery size and/or volt- age may cause damage to the wheelchair and give unsatisfactory performance.

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    Oth- erwise, injury may result. 3. Connect the battery cables from the front battery box to the battery connectors on the wheelchair frame. 4. Position the front battery box onto the battery tray as shown in FIGURE 6.

  • Page 52: Battery Tray

    1. If necessary, remove the front shroud. Refer to REMOV- ING/INSTALLING SHROUDS - FWD WHEELCHAIRS Retaining in PROCEDURE 9 of this manual. Strap 2. Remove the battery boxes from the wheelchair. Refer to INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES in this Pull this end of procedure of the manual. retaining strap to 3.

  • Page 53

    FWD WHEELCHAIRS RANGER II AND RANGER II BASIC Pins Battery Tray Pivot RANGER II Battery Tray Notch FIGURE 9 - BATTERY TRAY - FOLDING BATTERY TRAY FOR TRANSPORT RANGER II STANDARD Hanger Bracket RANGER II Battery Bracket Notch FIGURE 10 - BATTERY TRAY - UNFOLDING BATTERY PROCEDURE 11 AND RANGER II BASIC...

  • Page 54: Transporting Ranger Ii Mwd

    Captain's Seat models. Use proper liftng tech- niques (lift with your legs) to avoid injury. Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an UNOCCUPIED power wheelchair. Invacare recommends using two (2) assistants and mak- ing thorough preparations. Make sure to use ONLY secure, non-detachable parts for hand-hold sup- ports.

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    A visual warning is given before the power becomes too low to operate the wheelchair. At full charge the two (2) LEFT segments and the farthest RIGHT segment of the bar graph will be illumi- nated.

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    NOTE: As a general rule, batteries should be recharged daily to assure the longest possible life and minimize the required charging time. Plan to recharge the batteries when it is anticipated the wheelchair will not be used for several days. The range per battery charge using recommended bat- teries should be approximately 5 to 9 hours of typical op- eration.

  • Page 57: Replacing Batteries

    Read them carefully, otherwise injury or damage can occur. NOTE: Invacare recommends that both batteries be re- placed if one (1) battery is defective. Recommended Battery Types The waranty and performance specifications...

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    8. Secure the terminal cap/cover using NEW tie wraps. INSTALLING/REMOVING BATTERY BOXES (FIGURE 5) NOTE: To remove the battery boxes from the wheelchair, reverse the following procedure. NOTE: If the wheelchair is equipped with the removeable footboard AND it is installed in the heighest position, it is necessary to remove the footboard plate BEFORE removing the battery boxes.

  • Page 59: Adjusting The Stabilizers, Battery Tray

    Clearance between the sta- bilizer wheel and the surface should be 1/8-inch or greater. If the clearance is less than 1/8-inch contact Invacare Dealer for service. See DETAIL "A". Additional Adjustments for User Preference (DETAIL "B") 1.

  • Page 60

    If within such warranty period any product shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare's option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in replacement part installation or repair of any such product.

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