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Go-Chair
The First Name In Travel Mobility
1-800-800-8586 (US) 1-888-570-1113 (Canada)

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  • Page 1 Go-Chair The First Name In Travel Mobility 1-800-800-8586 (US) 1-888-570-1113 (Canada)
  • Page 2 The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the Go-Chair to identify warnings and important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION............................ 4 SAFETY ..............................5 III. YOUR GO-CHAIR..........................16 IV. ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY ......................20 COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS......................23 VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ....................... 25 VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ......................29 VIII. WARRANTY............................34 Go-Chair...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.
  • Page 5: Safety

    Do not place the controller cable so that it can be pinched in the seat frame or the power base frame. Do not use a cell phone, walkie/talkie, laptop, or other radio transmitter while operating. Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain and store in a clean and dry condition. Go-Chair www.pridemobility.com...
  • Page 6 Place unit on level ground and stand behind or to one side when changing from drive mode to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode. Unlocked and in freewheel mode. Corrosive chemicals contained in battery. Use only AGM or Gel-Cell batteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions. www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
  • Page 7 Do not use batteries with different amp-hour (Ah) capacities. Do not mix old and new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time. Disposal and Recycling - Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
  • Page 8: General Guidelines

    Your Go-Chair 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 Go-Chair user. Please be aware that the final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of travel chair to be used is the responsibility of the Go-Chair user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).
  • Page 9 When driving down an incline, set your Go-Chair to the slowest speed setting and drive in the forward direction only. If your Go-Chair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the joystick, then push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
  • Page 10 High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your Go-Chair from tipping.
  • Page 11 However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your Go-Chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your Go-Chair safely on lawns and in park areas.
  • Page 12 Lift/Elevation Products If you will be traveling with your Go-Chair, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufac- turer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
  • Page 13 Reaching and Bending Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your Go-Chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while seated on your Go-Chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the Go-Chair from tipping. Pride recommends that the Go-Chair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Page 14 Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a Go-Chair. This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations. WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or if you have certain physical limitations.
  • Page 15 NOTE: For further information on EMI/RFI, go to the Resource Center on www.pridemobility.com. If unintended motion or brake release occurs, turn your Go-Chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Call Pride at 800-424-8205 to report the incident.
  • Page 16: Your Go-chair

    THE GO-CHAIR The Go-Chair has two main assemblies: the seat assembly and the power base assembly. See figure 5. Typically, the seat assembly includes the armrests, seatback, and seat base. The power base assembly includes the two motors, two drive wheels, two caster wheels, two anti-tip wheels, two batteries, and a foot platform.
  • Page 17 Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to a variance of (+ or – ) 3%. ³ AGM or Gel-Cell type required. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” NOTE: All specifications subject to change without notice. Go-Chair www.pridemobility.com...
  • Page 18 See VI. “Batteries and Charging. NOTE: The Go-Chair battery box can be charged on or off of the power base. The battery box charger port should only be used when the battery box has been removed from the power base.
  • Page 19 NOTE: You must turn off the power before disabling the drive systems, otherwise you may get an error code on the controller. To clear this code, turn off the controller and place the Go-Chair in drive mode. Then turn on the controller.
  • Page 20: Assembly/disassembly

    INITIAL ASSEMBLY Your Go-Chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation. It may also require disassembly to make some comfort adjustments. Figure 8 details those parts of the Go-Chair that are designed to be disassembled and assembled by an end user or by a qualified caregiver before using the product or making comfort adjustments.
  • Page 21 See figure 10. To disassemble the Go-Chair: 1. Turn off the power to the controller. 2. Place the Go-Chair in drive mode. See III. “Your Go-Chair.” 3. Disconnect the controller from the power base. 4. Remove the seat.
  • Page 22 4. Secure the toggle latch to the locked position. See figure 11. WARNING! Ensure that the toggle latch buckle is securely fastened to the retainer before operating the Go-Chair. 5. Grasp the foot platform and lower the assembled frame sections to the floor.
  • Page 23: Comfort Adjustments

    Use the steps below to make comfort adjustments. WARNING! If your Go-Chair was configured by an authorized Pride Provider, please consult the authorized Pride Provider before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment. Some adjustments may degrade your Go-Chair’s performance and safety by changing its center of gravity.
  • Page 24 You can change each armrest’s width independently of the other. NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the overall width of your Go-Chair. To change the armrest width: 1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the arm- rest receiver bracket.
  • Page 25: Batteries And Charging

    Charging the Batteries The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your Go-Chair batteries. It is designed to optimize your travel chair’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily.
  • Page 26 2. Operate your Go-Chair throughout the house and yard. Move slowly at first, and do not travel too far until you become accustomed to the controls and break in the batteries. 3. Give the batteries another full charge of 8 to 14 hours and operate your Go-Chair again. The batteries will now perform at over 90% of their potential.
  • Page 27 How often must I charge the batteries? Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your Go-Chair all day on a daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.
  • Page 28 We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance to determine that carrier’s specific requirements. What about shipping? If you wish to use a freight company to ship your Go-Chair to your final destination, repack your Go-Chair in the original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes. www.pridemobility.com...
  • Page 29: Care And Maintenance

    (e.g., AGM or Gel-Cell). ! Temperatures above 122° F (50°C) may cause your Go-Chair to operate at a reduced speed. This reduced speed is a safety feature built into the controller that helps prevent damage to the motor and other electrical components.
  • Page 30 ! Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your Go-Chair. Do not overtighten any screws. ! Calibrate the joystick if a noticeable difference in performance is detected or if the joystick does not operate properly.
  • Page 31 You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your Go-Chair to raise it off of the ground during periods of prolonged storage. This takes the weight off the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of the tires contacting the ground.
  • Page 32 Figure 23. Go-Chair Battery Box To replace the batteries: 1. Remove the battery box from the Go-Chair. 2. Turn the pack upside down. 3. Remove all screws that hold the battery box halves together. See figure 23.
  • Page 33 Disconnect both batteries before load testing and follow the directions that come with the load tester. If either one of the batteries fails the load test, replace both of them. If your Go-Chair still does not power up, contact an authorized Pride Provider.
  • Page 34: Warranty

    FIVE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For five (5) 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...
  • Page 35 This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Please fill out and return the product registration card to Pride. This will aid Pride in providing the best possible technical and customer service.
  • Page 36 N O T E S www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
  • Page 37 N O T E S Go-Chair www.pridemobility.com...
  • Page 38 N O T E S www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
  • Page 39 Inclusion of all Parts Joystick Serial Number Controller Serial Number Left Motor Serial Number Right Motor Serial Number Fit and Finish Performance Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory. Date Inspected Inspector *INFMANU2881* Product Serial Number...

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