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Pride Go-Chair Owner's Manual Page 19

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V I . B A T T E R I E S A N D C H A R G I N G
Battery Break-in
To break in new batteries for maximum efficiency:
1. Fully recharge any new battery prior to its initial use. This brings the battery up to about 90% of its peak
performance level.
2. Operate your Go-Chair throughout the house and grounds. 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 at least 8 to 14 hours and operate your Go-Chair again. The batteries
will now perform at over 90% of their potential.
4. After four or five charging cycles, the batteries will top off at 100% charge and last for an extended period.
How does the charger work?
The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of (alternating current) and converts it to 24 VDC
(direct current). The batteries use direct current to run your Go-Chair. When the battery voltage is low, the charger
works harder to charge the battery. As the battery voltage approaches full charge, the charger does not work as
hard to complete the charging cycle. When the battery is fully charged, the amperage from the charger is nearly
at zero. This is how the charger maintains a charge but does not overcharge the battery.
Can I use a different battery charger?
You should use the charger supplied with the Go-Chair. It is the safest, most efficient tool to charge the batteries.
We do not recommend using other types of chargers (e.g., an automotive battery charger).
NOTE: Your travel chair's charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero
voltage. If this happens, call an authorised Pride Provider for assistance.
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.
Daily Use
If you use your Go-Chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your Go-Chair.
Your Go-Chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day's service. It is recommended that you charge
the batteries at least 8 to 14 hours after daily use. Pride recommends that you charge your batteries for an
additional 4 hours after the battery charger indicates that charging is complete.
Infrequent Use
If you use your Go-Chair infrequently (once a week or less), you should charge the batteries at least once per
week for 12 to 14 hours.
NOTE: Keep your batteries fully charged and avoid deeply discharging your batteries. Refer to the manual
supplied with the battery charger for charging instructions. Pride recommends charging your batteries for at
least 48 continuous hours once per month to improve battery performance and battery life.


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