V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
BATTERIES AND CHARGING
The Go-Chair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance
free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle batteries are designed
to handle a longer and deeper discharge. Though they are similar in appearance to automotive batteries, they are
not interchangeable. Automotive batteries are not designed to handle a long, deep discharge, and also are unsafe
for use in travel chairs.
Charging the Batteries
The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your Go-Chair batteries. It is designed to optimise your
travel chair's performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily.
PROHIBITED! Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly
install an approved 3-pronged adapter to an electrical outlet having 2-pronged plug access.
PROHIBITED! Never use an extension lead to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger
directly into a properly wired standard electrical outlet.
PROHIBITED! Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the Go-Chair while the batteries
are charging. Pride recommends that you do not charge the batteries while the travel chair is
MANDATORY! Read the battery charging instructions in this manual and in the manual supplied
with the battery charger before charging the batteries.
WARNING! Explosive gases may be generated while charging the batteries. Keep the Go-Chair
and battery charger away from sources of ignition such as flames or sparks and provide
adequate ventilation when charging the batteries.
WARNING! You must recharge your Go-Chair's batteries with the supplied off-board charger. Do
not use an automotive-type battery charger.
WARNING! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and connectors for damage before each use.
Contact your authorised Pride Provider if damage is found.
WARNING! Do not attempt to open the battery charger case. If the battery charger does not
appear to be working correctly, contact your authorised Pride Provider.
WARNING! Be aware that the battery charger case may become hot during charging. Avoid skin
contact and do not place on surfaces that may be affected by the heat.
WARNING! If the battery charger is equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert
objects through these slots.
WARNING! If your battery charger has not been tested and approved for outdoor use, then do not
expose it to adverse or extreme weather conditions. If the battery charger is exposed to adverse
or extreme weather conditions, then it must be allowed to adjust to the difference in
environmental conditions before use indoors. Refer to the manual supplied with the battery
charger for more information.
MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands
WARNING! Contact your authorised Pride Provider if you have any questions
regarding the batteries in your travel chair.
PROHIBITED! Always use two batteries of the exact same type, chemistry, and amp-
hour (Ah) capacity. Refer to the specifications table in this manual and in the
manual supplied with the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.