Your scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when engaged, allows the scooter to be
pushed. For more information about how to place your scooter into and out of freewheel mode, see III.
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
An added feature built into the 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.
WARNING! Pride recommends that you do not disconnect the batteries when the scooter
is in freewheel mode as this may interfere with the function of the controller.
STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Scooters are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use a lift.
WARNING! Do not use your scooter to negotiate steps or escalators.
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 rearwards to pull the door open.
Modern lifts have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s).
If you are in the doorway of a lift 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 handbags, packages or scooter accessories do not become caught in lift doors.
NOTE: If your scooter's turning radius is greater than 152.4 cm (60 in.) it may be difficult to
manoeuvre in lifts and building entrances. Use caution when attempting to turn or manoeuvre your
scooter in small spaces and avoid areas that might pose a problem.
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