Go-Chair 21 Healey Road Dandenong, 3175 Victoria, Australia ACN# 088 609 661 Mobility Products Australia Pty. Ltd. www.pridemobility.com...
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.
C O N T E N T S INTRODUCTION ..........................4 SAFETY ..............................5 III. YOUR GO-CHAIR ..........................17 IV. ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY ......................20 COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ......................24 VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ....................26 VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ......................31 VIII.WARRANTY ............................36 APPENDIX I - SPECIFICATIONS .......................
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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...
EMI-RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m. Do not place your travel chair in freewheel mode while on a decline. Do not place your travel chair in freewheel mode while on an incline. www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
Always replace both batteries at the same time. Battery charger for indoor use only. Disposal and Recycling - Contact your authorised Pride Provider for information on proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging. Contains Lead.
I I . S A F E T Y Locked and in drive mode. Place unit on level ground and stand to one side when changing from drive mode to freewheel mode or freewheel mode to drive mode. Unlocked and in freewheel mode. www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
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...
Avoid sudden stops and starts. When climbing an incline, try to keep your Go-Chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, set your Go-Chair to the slowest speed setting and drive in the forward direction only.
Your Go-Chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained atten- dant. For more information about how to place your Go-Chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III. “Your Go-Chair.” WARNING! Do not use your Go-Chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present.
WARNING! You should not operate your Go-Chair on public streets and roadways. Be aware that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your Go-Chair. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with extreme caution.
Motor Vehicle Transport Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your Go-Chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The travel chair should be stowed in the boot of a car or in the back of a truck or van with batteries removed and properly secured.
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 centre of gravity and keep the Go-Chair from tipping.
Go-Chair from tipping forward during transfer. WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the Go-Chair armrests and do not use the armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the Go-Chair to tip, resulting in a fall from the Go-Chair and personal injury.
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 your authorised Pride Provider to report the incident.
I I I . Y O U R G O - C H A I R 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.
(e.g., from excessive loads), the main circuit breaker trips to prevent damage to the motors and the electronics. If the circuit trips, allow your Go-Chair to “rest” for approximately one minute. Next, push in the circuit breaker button, turn on the controller, and continue normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip repeatedly, contact an authorised Pride Provider.
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. The error message should be cleared. If not, contact an authorised Pride Provider.
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 carer before using the product or making comfort adjustments.
Seat Installation It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to initial oper- ation or after transporting your Go-Chair. The seat is attached to the power base by a height-adjustable seat pedestal. WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame by the armrests.
I V . A S S E M B L Y / D I S A S S E M B L Y Disassembly The Go-Chair disassembles into four components: the seat, the battery box, the rear section of the power base, and the front section of the power base. See figure 10.
Figure 13. Rear Section Positioning Figure 14. Align Frame Sections Assembly 1. Tilt the Go-Chair rear section rearward onto the anti-tip wheels. See figure 13. 2. While holding the front section parallel to the floor, align the curved locking brackets on the front section with the corre- sponding pegs on the rear section.
Use the steps below to make comfort adjustments. WARNING! If your Go-Chair was configured by an authorised Pride Provider, please consult the healthcare professional before changing the seat position or making any other adjustment.
ARMREST KNOB NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the (LOCATED ON SEAT FRAME) overall width of your Go-Chair. To change the armrest width: 1. Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the armrest receiver bracket. See figure 18.
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.
6. Reinstall the battery box to the power base. To charge the batteries using the XLR off-board charger port: 1. Position the front of your Go-Chair next to a standard electri- cal outlet. 2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the freewheel levers are in the engaged position.
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 8 to 14 hours and operate your Go-Chair again. The batteries will now perform at over 90% of their potential.
They do not have a “memory” like nickel-cadmium batteries. We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your Go-Chair’s specific demands. Fresh batteries arrive regularly at Pride and are promptly shipped with a full charge. During shipping, the batteries encounter temperature extremes that may influence initial performance.
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.
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.
Check the rubber boot around the base of the joystick for damage. Visually inspect the boot. Do not handle or try to repair it. See an authorised Pride Provider if there is a problem.
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 tyres and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of the tyres contacting the ground.
9. Replace the lid and carefully flip the battery box over so the handle is down. 10. Replace and tighten all the screws that hold the battery box together. 11. Reinstall the battery box back onto the Go-Chair. www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
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 authorised Pride Provider.
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY Your Pride Go-Chair is fully guaranteed for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase against faults arising due to defects in manufacture or materials. This warranty does not detract from, but is in addition to your legal rights.
Test conducted at maximum weight capacity. Tested by Pride Mobility Products under simulated conditions; continuous straight-line driving until total battery depletion. Test conducted at maximum weight capacity. Due to manufacturing tolerances and continual product improvement, this specification can be subject to a vari- ance of (+ or - ) 3 %.
A P P E N D I X I - S P E C I F I C A T I O N S LENGTH 82.55 cm (32.5 in.) with foot platform 68.90 cm (27 in.) TURNING RADIUS WIDTH 48.26 cm (19 in.) 68.26 cm (26.87 in.) 3.49 cm (1.37 in.) GROUND CLEARANCE Figure 26. Go-Chair Dimensions and Ground Clearance www.pridemobility.com Go-Chair...
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 Product Serial Number *INFMANU2899*...