V I I . C A R E A N D M A I N T E N A N C E
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Go-Chair is a sophisticated travel mobility vehicle. Like any motorised vehicle, it requires routine mainte-
nance checks. You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from an authorised Pride
Provider. Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as sched-
uled, you can help ensure that your Go-Chair gives you years of trouble-free operation. If you have any doubt as
to your Go-Chair's care or operation, contact an authorised Pride Provider.
WARNING! Do not service the Go-Chair when the seat is occupied.
Your Go-Chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of
WARNING! Direct or prolonged exposure to water or dampness could cause the Go-
Chair to malfunction electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical
components to corrode and the chair's frame to rust. Travel chairs should be examined
periodically for signs of corrosion caused by water exposure, bodily fluid exposure, or
incontinence. Damaged components should be replaced or treated immediately.
Should your Go-Chair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your Go-Chair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.
2. Allow your Go-Chair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. Check the joystick operation and the brakes before using your Go-Chair again.
4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your Go-Chair to an authorised Pride Provider. Travel chairs that are
frequently exposed to sources of water, such as incontinence, should be inspected often for corrosion and
electronic components may need to be replaced frequently.
Some of the parts of your Go-Chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your Go-
Chair between the temperatures of -8°C (18°F) and 50°C (122°F).
In extremely cold temperatures the batteries may freeze. The specific temperature at which they freeze depends
on a number of factors, such as battery charge, usage, and composition of the batteries (e.g., AGM or Gel-Cell).
Temperatures above 50°C (122°F) 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
Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.
Avoid prolonged exposure of your Go-Chair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
Keep the controller clean.
Check all connectors to ensure that they are all tight and secured properly.
Make sure pneumatic tyres are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tyre.
WARNING! Make sure pneumatic tyres are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating
indicated on each tyre. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tyres. Low pressure may result in
loss of control, and overinflated tyres may burst. Overinflating tyres can cause them to explode.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tyres.
Use a rubber conditioner on the tyre sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tyres; doing so may make the
tyres slippery and cause your travel chair to skid.