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Owner's Manual
Please read the content
of your owner’s manual
before operating your
The Ultimate In Style & Performance
Exeter, PA
St. Catharines, ON


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual ATTENTION: Please read the content of your owner’s manual before operating your scooter. The Ultimate In Style & Performance ® Exeter, PA St. Catharines, ON 1-800-800-8586
  • Page 2 Using your Pride product safely depends upon your diligence in following the warnings, cautions, and instructions in this owner’s manual. Using your Pride product safely also depends upon your own good judgement and/or common sense, as well as that of your provider, caregiver, and/or healthcare professional. Pride is not responsible for injuries and/or damage resulting from any person’s failure to follow the warnings, cautions, and instructions in...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION......................... 4 SAFETY ............................6 III. EMI/RFI ............................15 IV. SPECIFICATIONS ........................17 YOUR SUNDANCER ........................ 19 VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING .................... 23 VII. OPERATION ..........................27 VIII. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS....................28 IX. DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY ..................30 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ....................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Your understanding of these instructions is essential for the safe operation of your new Pride Scooter. Pride is not liable for damage to property or personal injury arising out of the unsafe use of a Pride Scooter. Pride is also not liable for any property damage or personal injury arising out of the failure of any person and/or user to follow the instructions and recommendations set forth in this manual or any other instructions or recommendations contained in other scooter related literature issued by Pride or contained on the Pride Scooter itself.
  • Page 5 Pride Owners Club As a Pride product owner, you are invited to register your product’s warranty and enroll in the Pride Owners Club. You may do so by filling out and returning your enclosed registration card or by visiting Pride’s web site at
  • Page 6 Sundancer safely. MODIFICATIONS Pride has designed and engineered your Sundancer to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of accessories is available from your authorized Pride provider to further customize your scooter to better suit your needs and/or preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function of your Sundancer.
  • Page 7: Weight Limitations

    PRE-RIDE SAFETY CHECK Get to know the feel of your Sundancer and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your scooter operates smoothly and safely. For details on how to perform these necessary inspections, see XII.
  • Page 8 WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than shown in figures 1 and 1A may put your scooter in an unstable position and cause it to tip, resulting in personal injury. WARNING! Never use an oxygen tank weighing more than 13 lbs. Never fill the rear basket with contents exceeding 15 lbs. Sundancer...
  • Page 9 1. Regenerative: Uses electricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the throttle control lever returns to the center/ stop position; and 2. Disc Park Brake: Activates mechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when power is removed from the system for any reason. Sundancer...
  • Page 10 Your Sundancer is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your scooter is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel.
  • Page 11: Safety

    Your scooter is equipped with a manual freewheel lever that, when pushed down, allows the scooter to be pushed. For more information about how to place your scooter into and out of freewheel mode, see V. “Your Sundancer.” WARNING! Do not use your scooter in freewheel mode without an attendant present. Personal injury may result.
  • Page 12 Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or scooter accessories do not become caught in elevator doors. LIFT/ELEVATION PRODUCTS If you will be traveling with your Sundancer, 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 manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
  • Page 13: Positioning Belts

    WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your Sundancer, make sure it is fastened securely. Serious personal injury may result if you fall from the Sundancer.
  • Page 14: Removable Parts

    Avoid reaching or bending while driving your Sundancer. When reaching, bending, or leaning while seated on your Sundancer, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the scooter from tipping. Pride recom- mends that the scooter user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the pres- ence of a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Page 15: Emi/rfi

    Has anyone been injured by the erratic, unintended motion of an electric mobility vehicle? The FDA has reports of injuries that resulted from uncontrolled motion of electric mobility vehicles, but it is not clear just how many of those injuries were actually caused by EMI/RFI. Sundancer...
  • Page 16 If unintended motion or unintended brake release occurs, turn off your mobility vehicle (by removing the key) as soon as it is safe to do so. If my mobility vehicle moves unintentionally, where should I report the incident? Call the Pride Technical Service Department at 1-800-800-8586 to report the incident. Sundancer...
  • Page 17 S P E C I F I C A T I O N S 16" 8" Adjustable 90˚,100˚ 102˚,105˚ 15.5" - 17.5" 3.5" 18" 42" 16" 22.5"- 31" 38" Turning Radius 23.5" FIGURE 4. SUNDANCER DIMENSIONS 2.5" 9" FIGURE 4A. SUNDANCER WHEEL DIMENSIONS (FRONT AND REAR) Sundancer...
  • Page 18: Specifications

    Single dual cane/crutch holders; double crutch holder; walker holder; forearm crutch holder; oxygen tank holder; rear basket; front basket; cup holder; safety flag; dust cover * Varies with user weight terrain type, battery charge, battery condition, and tire pressure. Sundancer...
  • Page 19: Your Sundancer

    Turn the key counterclockwise to power down (turn off) your scooter. WARNING! If the key is moved to the off position while your Sundancer is in motion, the electronic brakes engage and your Sundancer will come to an abrupt stop!
  • Page 20: Horn Button

    If the scooter develops an electrical problem, the status LED will flash a code. See XI. “Basic Troubleshooting.” If the status LED flashes a code other than a code listed in “Basic Troubleshooting,” contact the Pride Technical Service Department by calling 1-800-800-8586. 5-Amp Fuse The fuse helps protect your scooter’s lighting and tiller console systems from receiving an overload of electrical...
  • Page 21 ANTI-TIP WHEEL FIGURE 6. REAR SECTION Charger Power Cord Receptacle The charger power cord plugs into your Sundancer’s battery charger by means of the charger power cord recep- tacle. Ammeter During charging, the ammeter indicates the charging rate, or how hard the charger is working to charge the Sundancer’s batteries.
  • Page 22 The batteries store electrical energy that powers your Sundancer. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” Anti-Tip Wheels The anti-tip wheels are an integral and important safety feature of your Sundancer. Do not, under any circum- stances, remove the anti-tip wheels from your Sundancer. See figure 6.
  • 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 Sundancer requires two sealed, maintenance free, 12-volt, 32 AH batteries. n Charge the batteries prior to using your scooter for the first time.
  • Page 24 If you use your scooter once a week or less, charge its batteries at least once a week for 12 to 14 hours at a time. n Keep your scooter’s batteries fully charged. n Avoid deeply discharging your scooter’s batteries. n Do not charge your scooter’s batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours. Sundancer...
  • Page 25 Deep-cycle batteries employ a different chemical technology than that used in car batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries (nicads), or in other common battery types. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. Sundancer...
  • Page 26 We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide batteries that best suit your scooter’s specific electrical demands. Fresh batteries arrive daily at Pride and are shipped fully charged to our customers. During shipping, the batteries may encounter temperature extremes that may influence their initial performance. Heat diminishes the charge on the battery;...
  • Page 27: Operation

    5. Carefully and safely get out of the seat and stand to the side of your scooter. 6. You can leave the seat facing to the side to facilitate boarding your scooter the next time you wish to operate it. Sundancer...
  • Page 28: Comfort Adjustments

    In order to raise the tiller from the scooter deck you must lift up on the tiller adjustment lever to unlock the tiller. Continue to hold the tiller adjustment lever up until the tiller reaches the position you desire. Be sure the tiller locks into place. FIGURE 9B. LOWEST TILLER POSITION Sundancer...
  • Page 29: Seat Rotation

    3. Raise or lower the upper seat post to the desired seat height. 4. While holding the upper seat post at that height, match up the adjustment holes in the upper and lower seat post. 5. Fully insert the detent pin. 6. Replace the seat. Sundancer...
  • Page 30: Disassembly And Assembly

    See figure 13. 5. Disconnect the battery straps. 6. Unplug both black and white 2-pin battery harnesses. See figure 14. FIGURE 12. REMOVING THE SEAT BATTERY HARNESSES ç BATTERY STRAPS FIGURE 14. BATTERY HARNESSES FIGURE 13. REAR SHROUD REMOVAL Sundancer...
  • Page 31 NOTE: Steer the tiller to the right before lowering it. The tiller will sit slightly to the left when fully lowered. HANDHOLD FIGURE 17. FRAME SEPARATION 10. Pull up on the handhold (located on the front section) and push back on the seat post then gently separate the sections of the scooter. See figure 17. Sundancer...
  • Page 32 10. Gently place the rear shroud over the seat post. 11. Lower the shroud into place. 12. Carefully lift the seat and slide the seat platform (on the seat bottom) onto the seat pedestal. 13. Rotate the seat until it locks into place. Sundancer...
  • Page 33: Optional Accessories

    O P T I O N A L A C C E S S O R I E S OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES For information concerning these optional accessories, contact your authorized Pride provider. •SINGLE CANE/CRUTCH HOLDER • DUAL CANE/CRUTCH HOLDER • WALKER HOLDER • FOREARM CRUTCH HOLDER •...
  • Page 34 Check that the batteries are fully charged. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” n Push in the main circuit breaker reset button. See V. “Your Sundancer.” n Make certain that both battery harnesses are firmly connected to the rear electronics module and to the battery terminals.
  • Page 35: Basic Troubleshooting

    Charge the scooter’s batteries more frequently. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.” n If the problem continues, have both of your scooter’s batteries load tested by your authorized Pride provider. n You may also perform the load test yourself. Battery load testers are available at most automotive parts stores.
  • Page 36: Care And Maintenance

    Regularly check all wiring connections. n Regularly check all wiring insulation, including the charger power cord, for wear or damage. n Have your authorized Pride provider repair or replace any damaged connector, connection, or insulation that you find before using your scooter again.
  • Page 37 24-volt electrical system. REAR LIGHTS Light bulbs for the rear running lights and turn signals are easily replaceable. NOTE: Replacement light bulbs can be purchased from your authorized Pride provider. n Remove the light cover. n Gently remove the bulb.
  • Page 38: Warranty

    ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For one (1) year from the date of purchase, Pride will repair or replace at our option to the original purchaser, free of charge, any part or electronic component found upon examination by an authorized representative of Pride to be defective in material and/or workmanship.
  • Page 39 182 Susquehanna Ave. Exeter, PA 18643 1-800-800-8586 INFMANU1005/REV G/OCTOBER 2002...

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