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Owner's Manual
The Ultimate In Style & Performance
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual ® The Ultimate In Style & Performance Exeter, PA St. Catharines, ON 1-800-800-8586
  • Page 2 We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explana- tions in this manual and the product you have purchased. Copyright ©2005 Pride Mobility Products Corp. INFMANU2635/Rev C/September 2005...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION ......................... 4 SAFETY ............................5 III. EMI/RFI ............................16 IV. SPECIFICATIONS ........................17 YOUR PMV..........................19 VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .................... 23 VII. OPERATION ..........................28 VIII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS....................30 IX. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................33 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING .....................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    I N T R O D U C T I O N 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.
  • Page 5 I I . S A F E T Y PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS The symbols below are used on the PMV to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. It is very important for you to read and understand them completely. Pinch/Crush points created during assembly.
  • Page 6 I I . S A F E T Y Contact with tools can cause electrical shock. Front-to-rear plug orientation. Do not raise or lower the power seat while the PMV is in motion. Do not remove anti-tip wheels. Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while operating.
  • Page 7 I I . S A F E T Y GENERAL MANDATORY! Do not operate your new PMV for the first time without completely reading and understanding this owner’s manual. Your PMV 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 PMV user.
  • Page 8 I I . S A F E T Y PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK Get to know the feel of your PMV and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your PMV operates smoothly and safely. For details on how to perform these necessary inspections, see XI.
  • Page 9 I I . S A F E T Y When climbing an incline, try to keep your PMV moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly, and then acceler- ate 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.
  • Page 10 I I . S A F E T Y 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 PMV toward the front of the PMV for improved stability. NOTE: When negotiating ramps, if the throttle control lever is released while moving forward, the powered PMV may "rollback"...
  • Page 11 I I . S A F E T Y OUTDOOR DRIVING SURFACES Your PMV is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces com- posed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognises that there will be times when you will encoun- ter other surface types.
  • Page 12 I I . S A F E T Y INCLEMENT WEATHER PRECAUTIONS Exposure of your PMV to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your PMV proceed to shelter at the earliest oppurtunity. Thoroughly dry your PMV before storing, charging, or operating your PMV.
  • Page 13 I I . S A F E T Y ELEVATORS Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the door(s). ! If you are in the doorway of a elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow the rubber door edge to contact the PMV and the door will reopen.
  • Page 14 I I . S A F E T Y 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 PMV. Although your PMV may be equipped with a positioning belt, this belt is not designed to provide proper restraint during motor vehicle transport.
  • Page 15 I I . S A F E T Y 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 PMV safely. WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your PMV, make sure it is fastened securely.
  • Page 16: Emi/rfi

    I I I . E M I / R F I Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI) Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-powered mobility vehicles. The interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile two-way radios (such as walkie-talkies), radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) trans- mitters, wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters, and medium-range mobile transceivers used by emergency vehicles.
  • Page 17 I V . S P E C I F I C A T I O N S 20.5" 16.5" - 19.5" 4" 52" 18" 18" 24" 19" 65" TURNING RADIUS 24" Figure 4. Hurricane Dimensions 4" 13" Figure 4A. Hurricane Tire Dimensions (Front and Rear) Hurricane
  • Page 18: Specifications

    I V . S P E C I F I C A T I O N S Model Number PMV5001 Colors Candy Apple Red, Viper Blue, Champagne 52 in. Overall Length Overall Width 24 in. Total Weight 285 lbs. 209 lbs. Total Weight Without Batteries Rear section: 82 lbs.
  • Page 19: Your Pmv

    V . Y O U R P M V TILLER CONSOLE The tiller console houses all of the controls needed to drive your PMV, including the speed adjustment dial, half/full speed switch, throttle control lever, battery condition meter, lights switch, hazard lights switch, turn signal buttons, status LED, and horn buttons.
  • Page 20 V . Y O U R P M V Key Switch ! Insert the key into the key switch and turn it clockwise to power up (turn on) your PMV. ! Turn the key counterclockwise to power down (turn off) your PMV. WARNING! If the key is moved to the “off”...
  • Page 21 V . Y O U R P M V Status LED The status LED alerts you to electrical problems that may occur with the PMV. The LED remains constantly lit while your PMV is on. If your PMV develops an elec- trical problem, the status LED will flash a code.
  • Page 22 V . Y O U R P M V Motor/Transaxle Assembly (Not Shown) The motor/transaxle assembly is an electromechanical unit that converts electrical energy from your PMV’s bat- teries into the controlled mechanical energy that drives the PMV’s wheels. Manual Freewheel Lever Whenever you need or want to push your PMV for short distances, you can put it in freewheel mode.
  • Page 23: Batteries And Charging

    V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G Your PMV 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 PMV’s batteries prior to using it for the first time.
  • Page 24 V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G 3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in the drive position. 4. Plug the 3-pin charger power cord into the off-board charger port.
  • Page 25 V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G What if my PMV’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.
  • Page 26 V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G 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 deep-cycle batteries that are similar in performance.
  • Page 27 V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G 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.
  • Page 28: Operation

    V I I . O P E R A T I O N BEFORE GETTING ON YOUR PMV ! Have you fully charged the batteries? See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” ! Is the manual freewheel lever in the drive (backward) position? Never leave the manual freewheel lever pushed forward unless you are manually pushing your PMV.
  • Page 29 V I I . O P E R A T I O N ! Pull on the left handgrip to steer your PMV to the left. ! Pull on the right handgrip to steer your PMV to the right. ! Move the tiller to the center position to drive straight ahead. ! To stop, slowly release the throttle control lever.
  • Page 30: Comfort Adjustments

    V I I I . C O M F O R T A D J U S T M E N T S 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 PMV is in motion. TILLER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT Your PMV is equipped with a pivoting tiller that allows adjustment to several positions from the PMV deck to...
  • Page 31: Disassembly And Assembly

    V I I I . C O M F O R T A D J U S T M E N T S ARMREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT The armrest angle of your PMV can be adjusted up- ward or downward by turning the adjustment dial. See figure 12B.
  • Page 32 V I I I . C O M F O R T A D J U S T M E N T S POWER SEAT (OPTIONAL) Your PMV 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.
  • Page 33 I X . D I S A S S E M B L Y A N D A S S E M B L Y DISASSEMBLY You can disassemble the PMV into seven pieces: the seat, the front section, the rear section, the rear shroud, the basket, and the batteries.
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  • Page 35 I X . D I S A S S E M B L Y A N D A S S E M B L Y Toggle Latch Release TOGGLE LATCH TOGGLE TOGGLE LATCH RELEASE LATCH BUCKLE 1. Push in the toggle latch release BUTTON button while pulling back the toggle latch.
  • Page 36 B A S I C T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G 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.
  • Page 37: Basic Troubleshooting

    B A S I C T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G What if the main circuit breaker repeatedly trips? ! Charge the PMV’s batteries more frequently. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” ! If the problem continues, have both of your PMV’s batteries load tested by your authorized Pride Provider.
  • Page 38: Care And Maintenance

    X I . C A R E A N D M A I N T E N A N C E Your PMV 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.
  • Page 39 X I . C A R E A N D M A I N T E N A N C E 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 PMV again. FUSE REPLACEMENT In the event a fuse should cease to work: ! Remove the fuse by pulling it out of its slot.
  • Page 40: Warranty

    X I I . W A R R A N T Y 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...
  • Page 41 ! Circumstances beyond the control of Pride ! Labor, service calls, shipping, and other charges incurred for repair of the product, unless specifically autho- rized, IN ADVANCE, by Pride Mobility Products Corporation ! Repairs and/or modifications made to any part without specific consent from Pride...
  • Page 42 N O T E S Hurricane
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