WARNING: Although the Pilot+ control system is designed to be
extremely reliable and each unit is rigorously tested during
manufacture, the possibility of a system malfunction always exists
(however small the probability). Under some conditions of system
malfunction, the control system must (for safety reasons) stop the
It is recommended by Gendron that a seat belt be purchased and used at all
times when the wheelchair is in motion. Gendron, Inc. accepts no liability for
losses of any kind arising from the unexpected stopping of the wheelchair, or
arising from the improper use of the wheelchair or control system.
The electronic circuits in your control system have been designed to be extremely
safe and reliable. The on-board microcomputer carries out safety checks at up to 100
times per second. To supplement this safety monitoring, you should carry out the
following periodic checks.
7.1 Daily Checks
Joystick: With the control system switched off, check that the joystick is not
bent or damaged and that it returns to the center when you push and release it.
If there is a problem, do not continue with the safety checks and contact your
7.2 Weekly Checks
Solenoid (parking) brake: This test should be carried out on a level floor with at
least 40 inches of clear space around the wheelchair.
i) Switch on the control system.
ii) Check that the battery gauge remains on, or flashes slowly, after one
iii) Push the joystick slowly forwards until you hear the parking brakes (click)
operate. The chair may start to move.
iv) Immediately release the joystick. You must be able to hear each parking
brake operate (click) within a few seconds.