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Batteries And Charging; Charging The Batteries - Pride Jet 2 Owner's Manual

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I X .
B A T T E R I E S
BATTERIES
Your Jet 2 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 power chairs.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect batteries from freezing temperatures and never charge a frozen battery.
This damages the battery and may cause personal injury. Attempting to charge a battery in freez-
ing conditions does not prevent a battery from freezing.

CHARGING THE BATTERIES

The onboard battery charger is essential in providing long life for your Jet 2 batteries. See figure 24. This charger
is designed to optimize your Jet 2’s performance by charging the batteries safely, quickly, and easily. The charging
system consists of the charger, the charger fuse, and the ammeter. The ammeter is located on the outside of the
power base for easy viewing. See figure 4. The charger has an in-line fuse that protects the ammeter. The ammeter
indicates the rate of charge necessary to fully recharge the batteries. It is also a good indication of whether or not
the charger is working. The ammeter and the charger are only functional when the charger power cord is plugged
into a wall outlet.
WARNING! Never use an extension cord to plug in your battery charger. Plug the charger directly
into a properly wired standard wall outlet.
WARNING! You must recharge your Jet 2’s batteries with the supplied onboard or the supplied off-
board charging system. Do not use an automotive-type battery charger.
To charge the batteries using the onboard charger:
1. Position the rear of your Jet 2 close to a standard wall outlet.
2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the manual freewheel levers are in the engaged position. See
IV. “Your Jet 2.”
Jet 2/Rev F/Feb03
BATTERY
CHARGER
Figure 24. Onboard Battery Charger
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A N D
C H A R G I N G
CHARGER
FUSE
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