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Freewheel Mode - Pride MAXIMA Owner's Manual

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Exposure of your scooter to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If sud-
denly 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.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions and on icy/slippery
surfaces can cause damage to the scooter and electrical system. Maintain and store
your scooter in a dry and clean condition.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of
upholstered and non-upholstered items on the scooter, possibly resulting in skin
irritation. Exercise caution when using your scooter in extremely hot or cold conditions
or when exposing your scooter to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.


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.
"Your Scooter."
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 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.
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" when 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.
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.
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