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Iv. Batteries And Charging - Pride MAXIMA Owner's Manual

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I V . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Follow these easy steps to charge your batteries
1. Position your scooter close to a standard electri-
cal outlet.
2. Remove the key from the key switch.
3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is
in the drive (down) position.
4. Plug the 3-pin charger power lead into the off-
board charger port. See figures 5 and 9.
5. Extend the charger power lead and plug it into
the electrical outlet. We recommend that you
charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours.
6. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the
charger power lead from the electrical outlet
and then from the off-board charger port.
NOTE: The LED lights on the charger indicate different charger conditions at various times: charger
power on, charging in progress and charging complete. Refer to the manual supplied with the charger
for a complete explanation of these indicators.
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.
How does the charger work?
When your scooter's battery voltage is low, the charger works harder and sends more electrical current to
the batteries to bring up their charge. As the voltage of the batteries approaches a full charge, the charger
sends less and less electrical current to the batteries. When the batteries are fully charged, the current sent
to them 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 lead are inserted fully.
Can I use a different charger?
Chargers are selected precisely for particular applications and are especially matched to the type, size and
chemical formulation of specific batteries. For the safest and most efficient charging of your scooter's
batteries, we recommend use of the charger supplied as original equipment with your Pride product only.
Any charging method resulting in batteries being charged individually is especially prohibited.
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.
Figure 9. Off-board Charger


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