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QUANTUM

610

1-800-800-8586(US)1-888-570-1113(Canada)

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WARNING! A Pride Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup of this power chair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.

The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the power chair to identify warnings and important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.

WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.

MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.

PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle and red slash.

Quick Reference Information:

Pride Provider:

Address:

Phone Number:

Purchase Date:

NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.

Copyright © 2011

Pride Mobility Products Corporation

INFMANU2924/Rev E/August 2011

 

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INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................

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SAFETY ..................................................................................................................................................

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III.

YOUR POWER CHAIR ....................................................................................................................

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IV.

ASSEMBLY .........................................................................................................................................

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COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ........................................................................................................

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VI. BATTERIES AND CHARGING ....................................................................................................

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VII. CARE AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................................................

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SAFETY

WELCOME to Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Products (Pride). The power chair you have purchased combines state-of-the-artcomponents withsafety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these design features will provide you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how tosafely operate and care for your power chair, it should give you years oftrouble-freeoperation and service.

Read andfollow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your power chair for the first time. You must also read all instructions, warnings, and notes contained in any supplemental instructional booklets for the controller, front riggings, and/or seating system that accompanied your power chair before initial operation. Yoursafety depends upon you, as well as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in using good judgment.

If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for setup or operation, please contact your Quantum Rehab Provider. Failure to follow the instructions in this manual and those located on your power chair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the power chair, including voiding the warranty.

PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT

By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or remove or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or neglect to install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this product.

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

Before using your power chair, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually packaged. If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your Quantum Rehab Provider immediately. Where damage has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact the delivery company responsible.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE

We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about the safety and reliability of your new power chair, and about the service you received from your Quantum Rehab Provider.

Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety, new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your power chair. Please feel free to contact us at the address below:

USA:

Canada:

Pride Mobility Products Corporation

Pride Mobility Products Company

Attn.: Customer Care Department

380 Vansickle Road Unit 350

182 Susquehanna Avenue

St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 6P7

Exeter, PA 18643-2694

1-888-570-1113

info@pridemobility.com

 

1-800-424-8205

 

NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact us and we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.

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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS

The symbols below are used on the power chair to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. It is very important for you to read and understand them completely.

Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.

Do not allow unsupervised children to play near the power chair while the batteries are charging.

Maximum seating weight.

Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.

Use correct tie-downpoints for controller harness to prevent the harness from getting caught in the drive tires, pinched in the seat frame, or damaged when passing through doorways.

Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain and store in a clean and dry condition.

Do not connect an extension cord to the AC/DC converter or the battery charger.

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Removal of grounding prong can create electrical hazard. If necessary, properly install an approved 3-prongedadapter to an electrical outlet having2-prongedplug access.

Wear safety goggles.

Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.

EMI/RFI - This product has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.

Explosive conditions exist!

Use only AGM or Gel-Cellbatteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.

Keep tools and other metal objects away from battery terminals. Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.

Do not use batteries with different amp-hour(Ah) capacities. Do not mix old and new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time.

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Battery Set Configuration:

+ = Positive (Red) Terminal Post

- = Negative (Black) Terminal Post

Connect Red wires to Red Positive (+) Terminal Posts.

Connect Black wires to Black Negative (–)Terminal Posts.

Disposal and recycling - Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for information on proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.

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.

Indicates flammable material. Do not expose to heat sources such as open flame or sparks. Do not transport batteries with flammable or combustible items.

Contains Lead.

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Battery charger for indoor use only.

Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on a decline.

Do not place power chair in freewheel mode on an incline.

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GENERAL GUIDELINES

MANDATORY! Do not operate your new power chair for the first time without completely reading and understanding this owner’s manual.

Your power chair is a state-of-the-artlife-enhancementdevice designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the power chair user. Please be aware that the final selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of power chair to be used is the responsibility of the power chair user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor, physical therapist, etc.).

The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the power chair to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the Quantum Rehab Provider in the instruction process for the use of the product.

There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the power chair user will need to practice operating the power chair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family member or care professional specially trained in assisting a power chair user in various daily living activities.

As you begin using your power chair during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you maneuver through doorways, on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.

Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed to operating your power chair safely.

Modifications

Pride has designed and engineered your power chair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of accessories is available from your Quantum Rehab Provider to further customize your power chair to better suit your needs and/or preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any feature, part, or function of your power chair.

WARNING! Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride. Do not use accessories if they have not been tested or approved for Pride products.

Pre-RideSafety Check

Get to know the feel of your power chair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check before each use to make sure your power chair operates smoothly and safely.

Perform the following inspections prior to using your power chair:

Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.

Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and not corroded.

Check all controller connections to the power base. Make sure they are secured properly. Check the brakes. See VII. “Care and Maintenance.”

Check battery charge. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”

NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for assistance.

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Weight Limitations

Your power chair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit. Keep in mind that the maximum weight capacity includes the combined weight of the user and any accessories mounted to the power chair.

MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity of your power chair. Exceeding the weight capacity voids your warranty. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or

property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.

WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your power chair. Carrying passengers on your power chair may affect the center of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.

Tire Inflation

If your power chair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked regularly. Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your power chair.

WARNING! It is important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the tire be maintained in pneumatic tires at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire

and/or wheel failure.

WARNING! Inflate your power chair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available pressure gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them, resulting in a burst tire.

NOTE: If the tires on your power chair list the psi rating only, use the following conversion formulas to find the bar or kPa rating: bar = psi x 0.06895; kPa = psi x 6.89476.

Incline Information

More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access. Some ramps may have turning switchbacks (180-degreeturns) that require you to have good cornering skills on your power chair.

Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.

Take wide swings with your power chair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the power chair’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on any railing corners.

When driving down a ramp, keep the power chair’s speed adjustment set to the slowest speed setting to ensure a safely controlled descent.

Avoid sudden stops and starts.

When climbing an incline, try to keep your power chair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, set your power chair to the slowest speed setting and drive in the forward direction only. If your power chair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired, allow it to come to a complete stop by releasing the joystick, then push the joystick forward slightly to ensure a safely controlled descent.

WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never place the power chair in freewheel mode while seated on it or standing next to it

WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the incline. Drive your power chair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.

WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).

WARNING! Never travel down an incline backward. Doing so may cause the power chair to tip. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.

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WARNING! If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seatback, do not attempt to negotiate inclines with the seat in a reclined position. Do not attempt to negotiate obstacles with the seat in a reclined position unless an attendant is present to help stabilize the chair. Failure to heed could result in the power chair tipping over.

WARNING! Even though your power chair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those illustrated in figure 1, do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or any other specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in your power chair.

Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or descend on your power chair does not exceed 5° (8.7%). See figure 1.

WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 5° (8.7%) may put your power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.

5(8.7%)

Figure 1. Maximum Recommended Safe Slope (Ascending and Descending)

Freewheel Mode

Your power chair is equipped with two manual freewheel levers to allow for manual maneuverability by a trained attendant. For more information about how to place your power chair into and out of freewheel mode, see III. “Your Power Chair.”

WARNING! Do not use your power chair in freewheel mode without an attendant present.

WARNING! Do not attempt to personally place your power chair in freewheel mode while seated on it. Ask an attendant for assistance if necessary.

WARNING! Pride recommends that you do not disconnect the batteries when the power chair is in freewheel mode as this may interfere with the function of the controller.

WARNING! Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline or decline. This could cause the chair to roll uncontrollably on its own.

Braking Information

Your power chair is equipped with two powerful brake systems:

Regenerative—useselectricity to rapidly slow the vehicle when the joystick returns to the center/stop position. Disc ParkBrake—activatesmechanically after regenerative braking slows the vehicle to near stop, or when power is removed from the system for any reason.

Cornering Information

While your power chair is equipped with front and rear caster wheels, excessively high cornering speeds can still create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility of tipping include, but are not limited to: cornering speed, steering angle (how sharply you are turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to an area of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area— especially at high speed while turning), and abrupt directional changes. High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner, reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your power chair from tipping.

WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable center of gravity. This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall.

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Public Streets and Roadways

WARNING! You should not operate your power chair on public streets and roadways. Be aware that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your power chair. Obey all local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with extreme caution.

Outdoor Driving Surfaces

Your power chair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry,level surfaces composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will encounter other surface types. For this reason, your power chair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil, grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your power chair safely on lawns and in park areas.

Avoid driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.

Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.

Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.

Do not use your power chair in fresh or salt water.

Do not use your power chair at the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean.

If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.

Inclement Weather Precautions

Exposure of your power chair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your power chair, proceed to shelter at the earliest opportunity. Thoroughly dry your power chair before storing, charging, or operating your power chair.

PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces can have an adverse affect on the electrical system. Maintain and store your power chair in a

dry and clean condition.

WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of upholstered and non-upholstereditems on the power chair, possibly resulting in skin irritation. Exercise caution when using the power chair in extremely hot or cold conditions or when exposing your power chair to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.

Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)

Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs(curbs, porches, stairs, etc.). Be sure your power chair is traveling perpendicular to any curb you may be required to navigate.

To navigate up over a curb or stationary obstacle:

1. Approach the curb or obstacle slowly, and make sure the power chair is traveling perpendicular to the obstacle.

See figure 2.

2. Increase the forward speed just before the front wheels come in contact with the obstacle. 3. Reduce the forward speed only after the rear wheels have cleared the obstacle.

To navigate down a curb or stationary obstacle:

1. Approach the curb or obstacle slowly, and make sure the power chair is traveling perpendicular to the obstacle.

See figure 2.

2. Reduce the forward speed just before the front wheels come in contact with the obstacle.

3. Increase the forward speed only after the rear wheels have cleared the obstacle and you are once again on a level surface.

WARNING! Even though your power chair may be capable of handling greater obstacles, Pride recommends that you do not attempt to negotiate a curb that has a height greater than 2 in. (5 cm). Doing so could cause instability in your power chair.

WARNING! Do not attempt to have your power chair proceed backward down any step, curb, or other obstacle. This may cause the power chair to tip.

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Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach

Figure 3. Incorrect Curb Approach

Stairs and Escalators

Power chairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.

WARNING! Never use your power chair to negotiate steps or escalators.

Doors

Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.

Drive your power chair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your power chair gently and slowly backward to pull the door open.

Elevators

Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).

If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow the rubber door edge to contact the power chair and the door will reopen.

Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or power chair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.

Lift Systems/Elevation Products

If you will be transporting your power chair during travel, you may find it necessary to use a vehicle-mountedlift system or elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the warnings, instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.

WARNING! Not all lift systems/elevation products are rated for use with an occupied mobility device. Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair when it is being used in connection with any type of lift system/elevation product unless:

That product is rated for occupied use by the manufacturer.

You are able to occupy your mobility device in strict conformity with the warnings, instructions, specifications, and safety guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

WARNING! Always turn off the power to the controller when you are being transferred via an elevation product. Failure to do so may result in accidental joystick contact, resulting in unintended movement and personal injury or product damage.

Motor Vehicle Transport

Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your power chair while traveling in a motor vehicle. The power chair should be stowed in the trunk of a car or in the back of a truck or van with batteries removed and/or properly secured. In addition, all removable power chair parts, including the armrests, seat, front riggings, controller, and shrouds should be removed and/or properly secured during motor vehicle transport.

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WARNING! Pride does not recommend using the power chair as a seat in a motor vehicle. The power chair user should transfer into the vehicle seat and use the vehicle-installedbelt restraint system if and whenever feasible.

WARNING! Always be sure your power chair and its batteries are properly secured when it is being transported. Batteries should be secured in an upright position and protective caps should be installed on the battery terminals. Batteries should not be transported with any flammable or combustible items.

Positioning Belts

Your Quantum Rehab Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your power chair safely.

WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your power chair, make sure it is fastened securely in order to reduce the possibility of a fall from the power chair.

WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is your power chair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should be properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

Batteries

In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For more information about your power chair’s batteries, see VI. “Batteries and Charging.”

MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands

after handling.

WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and avoid lifting beyond your capacity.

WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery. Charging a frozen battery may result in damage to the battery.

WARNING! Connect the battery harnesses in the proper manner. RED (+) cables must be connected to positive (+) battery terminals/posts. BLACK (-)cables must be connected to negative(-)battery terminals/posts. Protective caps should be installed over all battery terminals. REPLACE cables immediately if damaged.

Removable Parts

WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a power chair by any of its removable parts, including the armrests, seat, front riggings, controller, and shrouds. Pride recommends use of only solid, non-removableframe components such as power chair securement points or the rear frame weldments to lift or move your power chair.

Preventing Unintended Movement

WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time, turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent joystick contact. This will also eliminate the possibility of unintended chair movement from electromagnetic (EM) sources.

Reaching and Bending

Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your power chair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while seated on your power chair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the power chair from tipping. Pride recommends that the power chair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending and reaching in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional.

WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees or if you have to reach over the back of the seat. Movements such as these may change your center of gravity and the weight distribution of the power chair. This may cause your power chair to tip.

WARNING! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.

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Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position

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Transfers

Transferring onto and off of your power chair requires a good sense of balance. Always have an attendant or healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.

To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that you or a trained attendant perform the following tasks before attempting a transfer:

Turn off the power to the controller.

Ensure your power chair is not in freewheel mode.

See III. “Your Power Chair.”

Turn the caster wheels toward the transfer destination to improve power chair stability during transfer.

Make sure both armrests are flipped up or removed from your power chair.

Flip up the foot platform or move the leg rests aside; this will help to keep your feet from getting caught on the front rigging during the transfer.

Reduce the distance between your power chair and the object you are transferring onto.

WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the power chair seat to prevent the power chair from tipping forward during transfer.

WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the power chair armrests and do not use the armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the power chair to tip, resulting in a fall from the power chair and personal injury.

WARNING! The controller and controller bracket are non-loadbearing items on your power chair. Do not use the controller or controller bracket for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause damage to these components, resulting in a fall from the power chair and personal injury.

WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the front riggings. Such use may cause the power chair to tip.

Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations

Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a power chair. This includes awareness of safety issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counterdrugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.

WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-countermedication or if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner.

Alcohol/Smoking

The power chair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her power chair. This includes awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol or while smoking.

WARNING! Do not operate your power chair while you are under the influence of alcohol, as this may impair your ability to operate your power chair in a safe manner.

WARNING! Pride strongly recommends that you do not smoke cigarettes while seated in your power chair, although the power chair has passed the necessary testing requirements for cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if you decide to smoke cigarettes while seated in your power chair.

Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.

Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.

Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.

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Flammability Precautions

WARNING! Even though the plastics used on your power chair have been tested and have passed the applicable flammability standards, Pride recommends that you do not expose your power chair to open flames.

WARNING! Replace worn or damaged upholstery immediately to reduce the risk of fire hazard.

WARNING! Be aware that washing of upholstered items may reduce the resistance to flammability of the fabric.

Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)

WARNING! Laboratory tests have shown that electromagnetic and radio frequency waves can have an adverse affect on the performance of electrically-poweredmobility vehicles.

Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference can come from sources such as cellular phones, mobile twoway radios (such as walkie-talkies),radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, wireless computer links, microwave signals, paging transmitters, andmedium-rangemobile transceivers used by emergency vehicles. In some cases, these waves can cause unintended movement or damage to the control system. Everyelectrically-poweredmobility vehicle has an immunity (or resistance) to EMI. The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection against EMI. This product has been tested and has passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.

WARNING! Be aware that cell phones, two-wayradios, laptops, and other types of radio transmitters may cause unintended movement of yourelectrically-poweredmobility vehicle due to EMI. Exercise caution when using any of these items while operating your mobility vehicle

and avoid coming into close proximity of radio and TV stations.

WARNING! The addition of accessories or components to the electrically-poweredmobility vehicle can increase the susceptibility of the vehicle to EMI. Do not modify your power chair in any way not authorized by Pride.

WARNING! The electrically-poweredmobility vehicle itself can disturb the performance of other electrical devices located nearby, such as alarm systems.

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 power chair off as soon as it is safe to do so. Contact Pride to report the incident.

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THE QUANTUM 610

The Quantum 610 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 two motor/brake assemblies, two drive wheels, four caster wheels, two batteries, and wiring harnesses.See figure 5,

6, and 7.

 

SEATBACK

 

 

 

ARMRESTS

SEAT ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

CONTROLLER

 

 

SEAT BASE

POWER BASE

REAR

 

ASSEMBLY

 

SHROUD

 

 

 

CASTER WHEEL

 

 

DRIVE WHEEL

FRONT RIGGING

 

 

 

CASTER WHEEL

(FOOT PLATFORM SHOWN)

Figure 5. The Quantum 610 Series

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REAR SHROUD FASTENER

TRAPEZE BARS

FRONT COVER

MOTOR/BRAKE ASSEMBLY

Figure 6. The Quantum 610 Series Power Base

Electrical Components

The electrical components are located inside the power base. The main circuit breaker is located on the front of the battery tray. The controller connector(s) are located inside the power base. See figure 7.

Motor Connectors: This is where the controller connects to the motors.Battery Connector: This is where the controller connects to the batteries.

Controller Connector: This is where the controller connects to the power base. Each controller uses a different type of harness. Regardless of which type of controller is used, the harness must be secured to the seat assembly and not allowed to drag on the floor.

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Main Circuit Breaker: The main circuit breaker is a safety feature built into your power chair. When the batteries and the motors are heavily strained (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 power 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 your Quantum Rehab Provider.

POWER MODULE

 

MOTOR

BATTERY

CONNECTOR

CONNECTORS

 

 

MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER

Figure 7. Quantum 610 Series Electrical Components

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Manual Freewheel Levers

Your power chair has a manual freewheel lever on each motor. Manual freewheel levers enable you to disengage the drive motors from the gearboxes and maneuver the chair manually.

WARNING! Do not use the power chair while the drive motors are disengaged! Do not disengage the drive motors when the power chair is on an incline, as the unit could

roll on its own! Only engage the freewheel mode when on a level surface.

WARNING! It is important to remember that when your power chair is in freewheel mode, the braking system is disengaged.

To engage or disengage the drive motors:

1. Locate the lever on top of each motor.

2. Push the two levers inward to engage the drive motors (drive mode). See figure 8.

3. Pull the two levers outward to disengage the drive motors (freewheel mode). See figure 9.

NOTE: If the lever is difficult to move in either direction, rock your power chair back and forth slightly. The lever should then move to the desired position.

NOTE: The power chair will be significantly easier to push with the power off.

Avoid applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers.

WARNING! Do not use your foot to operate the manual freewheel levers. Do not stand on the manual freewheel levers. Applying excessive force to the manual freewheel levers may result in

damage to the freewheel levers, motors, and brakes.

WARNING! Do not use the freewheel lever handles as tie-downpoints to secure this product.

Figure 8. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)

Figure 9. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)

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INITIAL ASSEMBLY

Your power chair may require some assembly either before initial use or after transportation. It may also require disassembly to make some comfort adjustments. Figure 10 details those parts of the power chair that are designed to be disassembled and assembled by an end user or by a qualified caregiver before using the product or making comfort adjustments.

NOTE: Any nylon insert lock nut removed during the disassembly or adjustment of the power chair must be replaced with a new nut. Nylon insert lock nuts should not be reused as it may cause damage to the nylon insert, resulting in a less secure fit. Replacement nylon insert lock nuts are available at local hardware stores or through your Quantum Rehab Provider.

ARMREST ANGLE ADJUSTMENT

SEAT INSTALLATION

SEAT HEIGHT/ANGLE ADJUSTMENT

CONTROLLER POSITION

FOOT PLATFORM

ANGLE ADJUSTMENT

FOOT PLATFORM HEIGHT/DEPTH ADJUSTMENT

Figure 10. Quantum 610 Series Assembly View (Universal Mounting System Shown)

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Seat Installation

It may be necessary to install the seat either prior to initial operation or after transporting your power chair. Most seats are attached to the power base with the Universal Mounting System (UMS). The UMS consists of universal parts that may be attached to any mediumback or high-backseat, regardless of seat width or seat depth. The two main components are aluminum extrusions mounted to the seat base. These extrusions attach to a pair of trapeze bars that are mounted to the power base.See figure 11.

NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or a TRU-BalancePower Positioning System, refer to the information provided in separate manuals.

WARNING! Do not pick up the seat frame by the armrests. They are free to pivot, and you may lose control of the seat if they do so.

To install the seat:

1. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extrusion onto the rear trapeze bar. See figure 11.

2. Lower the front extrusion onto the front trapeze bar until the seat locks into place.

3. Flip the seat latch safety down. See figure 11.

WARNING! Make sure the seat latch safety is flipped down before using your power chair.

4.Install the controller and route the harness to the back of the power base. See figure 12.

5.Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the rear shroud. See figure 6.

6.Plug the controller connector into the power base.

See figure 7.

7.Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the rear shroud fasteners. See figure 6.

8.Route the controller harness so that it cannot be pinched in the seat hinge.

MANDATORY! Prevent controller harness damage! Use correct tie-downpoints for controller harness. Avoid routing the controller harness on the outside of the armrest pad. Route the harness under the armrest or toward the inside of the armrest pad. Use correcttie-downpoints for the controller harness to prevent the harness from getting caught in the drive tires, pinched in the seat frame, or damaged when passing through doorways.

9.Secure the controller harness to the armrest receiver with wire ties. See figure 13.

REAR

EXTRUSION

SEAT LATCH

SAFETY

REAR TRAPEZE

BAR

Figure 11. Universal Mounting System

Figure 12. Controller Routed on a Synergy Seat

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Power Seat Option Installation

Your power chair may be equipped with the power seat option. While the seat itself may be any one of the styles offered for this model, the way the seat base attaches to the power base is different.

To install the power seat:

l. Align the post on the bottom of the power seat base over the hole in the power seat actuator.

2. Slide the post into the actuator and push the friction lock lever forward.

3. Connect the power seat cable to the power base.

4. Tilt the seat back and slide the rear extension onto the power seat base.

5. Lower the front extrusion onto the power seat base until the seat locks into place.

6. Flip down the seat latch safety.

7. Install the controller.

NOTE: Refer to V. “Comfort Adjustments” for more information on controller installation and adjustment.

WIRE TIES

Figure 13. Controller Routed on a Contour Seat

FRICTION LOCK

LEVER

POWER SEAT

ACTUATOR

Figure 14. Power Seat Actuator

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COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS

After becoming familiar with your power chair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to increase your comfort, such as seat height and angle, armrest angle, foot platform height and angle, and controller position. If your power chair is equipped with power positioning options, refer to the information supplied in supplemental manuals or contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.

WARNING! The center of gravity of your power chair was factory set to a position that meets the needs of the demographic majority of users. Your Quantum Rehab Provider has evaluated your power chair and made any necessary adjustments to suit your specific requirements. Do not change your seating configuration without first contacting Pride Mobility Products or your Quantum Rehab Provider.

WARNING! Some power chair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry them. Please refer to “Appendix I - Specifications” for specific component weights before you disassemble the power chair.

WARNING! Remove the occupant from the power chair before making any adjustments.

You may need the following to make comfort adjustments:

metric/standard socket set and ratchet adjustable wrench

thread lock

Seat Height and Seat Angle Adjustment

 

You can change the seat height to one of four positions

 

in 1-in.(2.54-cm)increments by raising the front and

 

rear trapeze bars. If you raise or lower only one trapeze

 

bar (front or rear), you can also change the seat base

Figure 15. Seat Height Adjustment - Seat Latch Safety

angle (dump).

To change the seat height:

1. Turn off the power to the controller.

2. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the rear shroud. See figure 6.

3. Disconnect the controller connector(s) from the power base. See figure 7.

4. Flip up the seat latch safety. See figure 15.

5. Squeeze the seat latch and release the seat from the front trapeze bar. See figure 15.

6. Slide the seat forward and remove it from the power base. 7. Loosen the screws that attach the trapeze bars to the

seat posts. See figure 16.

8. Remove the retaining clips that secure the seat posts to the power base. See figure 16.

9. Move the trapeze bars up or down to the desired height.

10. Reinstall the retaining clips from step 8.

11. Remove each screw from the trapeze bars and apply thread lock.

12. Reinstall each screw into the trapeze bars and tighten.

13. Reinstall the seat and flip down the seat latch safety. 14. Reconnect the controller connector(s) to the power base. 15. Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.

SCREWS

TRAPEZE BARS

 

SEAT POSTS

SEAT POSTS

 

 

RETAINING

 

CLIPS

RETAINING

 

CLIPS

 

Figure 16. Seat Height Adjustment - Trapeze Bars

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Figure 18. Seatback Angle Adjustment

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Seat Position

You can move the seat forward or rearward by changing the extrusion mounting position.

To change the position:

1.Turn off the power to the controller.

2.Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the rear shroud. See figure 6.

3.Unplug the controller connector(s) from the power base.

4.Remove the seat from the power base.

5.Remove both extrusions from the bottom of the seat.

6.Reposition the extrusions on a different set of mounting holes. You must move both extrusions the same number of holes either forward or backward. See figure 17.

7.Fasten the extrusions back onto the bottom of the seat.

8.Reinstall the seat.

9.Reconnect the controller.

10.Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.

Manual Recline Seatback Adjustment

If your power chair is equipped with a reclining seat, you can adjust the seatback angle with the seatback release lever. The lever is located on the right side of the seat base.

To adjust the recline angle:

1. Pull up on the seatback release lever.

2. Lean forward or backward to the desired position.

3. Release the lever.

Seatback Angle Adjustment

If your power chair is equipped with an adjustable seatback, you can adjust it to four (4) different angles: 90°, 102°, 105°, or 107°.

To adjust the seatback angle:

1. Remove the adjusting screws from each seat hinge.

See figure 18.

2. Set the seatback at the desired angle.

3. Reinstall the adjusting screws to each seat hinge and tighten.

Figure 17. Seat Position Adjustment

JAM NUT

ARMREST ANGLE

ADJUSTING

SCREW

ARMREST HEIGHT

ADJUSTMENT

SETSCREWS

ARMREST KNOB

SEATBACK

ANGLE

ADJUSTING

SCREW

Armrest Width Adjustment

You can change each armrest’s width independently of the other.

NOTE: Changing the armrest width may increase the overall width of your power chair.

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To change the armrest width:

 

1.

Locate the two armrest knobs on each side of the

 

 

armrest receiver bracket. See figure 18.

 

2.

Loosen the knobs.

SETSCREW

3.

Slide the armrests in or out to the desired width.

4.

Tighten the knobs.

 

Armrest Angle Adjustment

 

To change the armrest angle:

 

1.

Lift the armrest straight up so that it is perpendicular

 

 

to the floor. See figure 18.

 

2.

Loosen the jam nuts.

 

3.

Turn the adjusting screw to raise or lower the front

 

4.

of the armrest.

Figure 19. Underside of Armrest

Tighten the jam nuts to lock the adjusting screw into

 

 

place.

Controller Position

You can move the controller in toward or out away from the armrest, or change the position of the controller for either left-handorright-handuse.

MANDATORY! Do not place the controller harness so that it can be pinched in the seat frame or the power base frame.

To extend the controller:

1. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.

2. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket. See figure 19.

3. Slide the controller into or out of the armrest to the desired position. 4. Tighten the setscrew to secure the controller.

To change the controller position:

1. Turn off the power to the controller.

2. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners and remove the rear shroud. 3. Unplug the controller connector from the power base.

4. Remove any wire ties securing the controller harness to the armrest. 5. Flip up the armrest so it is perpendicular to the floor.

6. Loosen the setscrew on the controller bracket

7. Slide the controller out of the armrest.

8. Loosen the setscrew in the other armrest.

9. Place the controller in the other armrest.

10. Tighten the setscrew to secure the controller.

11. Route the controller harness to the back of the power base and plug in the controller. 12. Replace the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.

13. Secure the controller harness to the armrest with wire ties. See figure 13.

NOTE: If your power chair is equipped with a Specialty Seat, Synergy Seat, or TRU-BalancePower Positioning System, refer to the information provided in supplemental manuals provided with your seating system.

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Foot Platform Height Adjustment

The foot platform height is easily adjusted to different heights.

To raise or lower the foot platform:

1. Remove the quick release fasteners from the foot platform bracket. See figure 20.

2. Loosen the foot platform securement nut one-halfturn. 3. Raise or lower the foot platform to the desired

height.

4. Reinstall the quick release fasteners into the foot platform bracket and tighten.

5. Tighten the nut to secure.

Foot Platform Depth Adjustment

To adjust the foot platform depth:

1. Remove the quick release fasteners from the foot platform bracket. See figure 20.

2. Move the foot platform in or out to the desired depth.

3. Reinstall the quick release fasteners into the foot platform bracket and tighten.

Quick Release Fasteners: The foot platform is attached to the power base with two quick release fasteners.See figure 20. Each quick release fastener consists of a bolt, a lever, and a nut.See figure 21. The lever has a cam on the end that allows it to clamp into place. The quick release fastener has two states: clamped and unclamped. When the lever is open, the quick release fastener is unclamped. When the lever is closed, the quick release fastener is clamped.

To clamp the quick release fastener:

1. Make sure the lever is in the open position. 2. Turn the nut clockwise until it is snug.

3. Rotate the lever until it is in the fully closed position.

NOTE: If the lever will not rotate to the fully closed position, then turn the nut counterclockwise onequarter or one-halfturn.

Foot Platform Angle Adjustment

You can adjust the angle of the foot platform with a hex key.

To adjust the foot platform angle:

1. Flip up the foot platform and locate the screw. See figure 22.

2. Turn the screw to raise or lower the front of the foot platform.

FOOT PLATFORM

 

RETAINING PIN

SECUREMENT NUT

FOOT

PLATFORM

BRACKET

QUICK

 

RELEASE

 

FASTENERS

SCREW

 

Figure 20. Foot Platform Adjustment

UNCLAMPED

CLAMPED

LEVER (FULLY

CLOSED) BOLTNUT

LEVER (OPEN) CAM

Figure 21. Quick Release Fastener Operation

SCREW

Figure 22. Underside of Foot Platform

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Positioning Belt

 

Your power chair may be equipped with a positioning belt

 

that can be adjusted for operator comfort. See figure 23.

 

The positioning belt is designed to support the operator so

 

that he/she does not slide down or forward in the seat. The

 

positioning belt is not designed for use as a restraining

 

device.

 

To install the positioning belt:

 

1. Remove the the rearmost screw that holds the seat hinge

 

to the seat base on both the left and right seat hinges.

 

2. Insert the screw through the supplied washer, through

 

the positioning belt, and into the seat base for each side

 

of the power chair.

 

3. Tighten both screws.

 

To adjust the positioning belt for operator comfort:

Figure 23. Positioning Belt Adjustment

1. Once seated, insert the metal tab on one side of the belt into the plastic housing on the opposite side until you hear a click. See figure 23.

2. Pull the excess strap attached to the metal tab until it is secure, but not so tight as to cause discomfort.

To release the positioning belt:

1. Press the push button mechanism on the plastic housing.

MANDATORY! Make sure the positioning belt is properly secured to the power chair and is adjusted for operator comfort before each use.

MANDATORY! Inspect the positioning belt for loose or damaged parts before each use of the power chair. If you discover a problem, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider for maintenance and repair.

Power Elevating Seat (Optional)

If your power chair is equipped with a power elevating seat, you can change the seat height either through the controller or through a toggle switch mounted to one of the armrests.

To change the seat height through toggle switch:

1. Press forward on the toggle switch to raise the seat. See figure 24.

2. Pull back on the toggle switch to lower the seat.

WARNING! Do not allow the motor to run more than a few seconds after the mechanism reaches the top or bottom limit.

NOTE: For more information on operating the power elevating seat through the controller, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.

Figure 24. Power Seat Toggle Switch

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WARNING! The power elevating seat option is intended for use on a level surface only. Never raise the seat from its lowest position on an inclined surface. Failure to heed this warning can result in the power chair tipping over.

WARNING! Never raise the seat from its lowest position when operating your power chair on bumpy or uneven surfaces. Failure to heed this warning can result in the power chair tipping over.

WARNING! Never raise the power elevating seat while your power chair is in the freewheel mode.

WARNING! Always fasten the positioning belt when operating the power elevating seat.

NOTE: The power elevating seat option is equipped with a system that reduces the speed of the power chair by one half when the seat is elevated more than 1-2inches(2.54-5.08cm). Always check to be sure this system is operating properly before using your power chair.

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BATTERIES AND CHARGING

The Quantum 610 uses two long-lasting,12-volt,deep-cyclebatteries. These batteries are sealed and maintenance free. Since they are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level.Deep-cyclebatteries 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.

MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands

after handling.

PROHIBITED! Always use two batteries of the exact same type, chemistry, and amphour (Ah) capacity. Refer to the specifications table in this manual and in the manual

supplied with the battery charger for recommended type and capacities.

WARNING! Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider if you have any questions regarding the batteries in your power chair.

Charging the Batteries

The battery charger is essential in providing long life for your power chair batteries. It is designed to optimize your power 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-prongedadapter to an electrical outlet having2-prongedplug

access.

PROHIBITED! Never use an extension cord 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 power chair while the batteries are charging. Pride recommends that you do not charge the batteries while the

power chair is occupied.

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 power 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 power chair’s batteries with the supplied off-boardcharger. Do not use anautomotive-typebattery charger.

WARNING! Inspect the battery charger, wiring, and connectors for damage before each use. Contact your Quantum Rehab 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 Quantum Rehab Provider.

WARNING! If the off-boardbattery charger is equipped with cooling slots, then do not attempt to insert objects through these slots.

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 heat.

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.

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To charge the batteries using the off-boardcharger:

1. Position the front of your power chair next to a standard electrical outlet.

2. Be certain the controller power is turned off and the freewheel levers are in the engaged position. See III. “Your Power Chair.”

3. Plug the off-boardcharger into theoff-boardcharger/ programming socket on the controller.See figure 25.

4. Plug the off-boardcharger into the electrical outlet.

NOTE: The LED lights on the charger indicate different charger conditions at various times: charger power on, charging in progress, and charging complete. Refer to the manual supplied with the charger for a complete explanation of those indicators.

5. When the batteries are fully charged, unplug the offboard charger from the electrical outlet and then from the controller.

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 power chair throughout the house and yard. 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 power 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the charger work?

The battery charger takes the standard electrical outlet voltage of 120 VAC (alternating current) and converts it to 24 VDC (direct current). The power chair batteries use direct current to run your power 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. This explains why the ammeter drops as it approaches a full charge. 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 power 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 power chair’s charger will not operate after the batteries have been discharged to nearly zero voltage. If this happens, call your Quantum Rehab Provider for assistance.

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How often must I charge the batteries?

Many factors come into play when deciding how often to charge the batteries. You may use your power chair all day on a daily basis or you may not use it for weeks at a time.

Daily Use

If you use your power chair on a daily basis, charge the batteries as soon as you are finished using your power chair. Your power chair will be ready each morning to give you a full day’s service. It is recommended that you charge the batteries 8 to 14 hours after daily use.

Infrequent Use

If you use your power 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.

How can I get maximum range or distance per charge?

Rarely do you have an ideal driving situation such as smooth, flat, hard terrain with no wind, hills, or curves. More often you are presented with hills, sidewalk cracks, uneven and loosely packed surfaces, curves, and wind. All of these factors will affect the distance or running time per battery charge. Below are a few suggestions for obtaining the maximum range per charge:

Always charge the batteries fully prior to your trip.

Plan your trip in advance to avoid inclines if possible.

Limit baggage weight to essential items.

Try to maintain an even speed and avoid stop-and-godriving.

What type of batteries should I use?

We recommend deep-cyclebatteries that are sealed and maintenance free. Both AGM andGel-Cellaredeep-cyclebatteries that are similar in performance. Refer to the specifications for more information regarding the batteries used with your power chair.

WARNING! Corrosive chemicals contained in batteries. Use only AGM or Gel-Cellbatteries to reduce the risk of leakage or explosive conditions.

Why do my new batteries seem weak?

Deep-cyclebatteries employ a much different chemical technology than that used in car batteries,nickel-cad-mium (nicads), or in other common battery types.Deep-cyclebatteries are specifically designed to provide power, drain down their charge, and then accept a relatively quick recharge. AGM andGel-Cellbatteries should be charged as often as possible. They do not have a “memory” likenickel-cadmiumbatteries.

We work closely with our battery manufacturer to provide a battery that best suits your power 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. Heat robs the charge from the battery, and cold slows the power available and extends the time needed to recharge the battery (just as with a car battery).

It might take a few days for the temperature of the battery to stabilize and adjust to its new ambient temperature. More importantly, it will take a few “charging cycles” (a partial drain—thena full recharge) to establish the critical chemical balance that is essential to the battery’s peak performance and long life. It will be well worth it to take the time to break in your battery properly.

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How can I ensure maximum battery life?

A fully charged deep-cyclebattery will provide reliable performance and extended battery life. Keep your power chair’s batteries fully charged whenever possible. Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable power chair operation and limited battery life.

NOTE: The useful life of a battery is quite often a reflection of the care it receives.

How should I store my power chair and its batteries?

If you do not use your power chair regularly, we recommend maintaining battery vitality by charging the batteries at least once per week.

If you do not plan on using your power chair for an extended period, fully charge the batteries prior to storage. Disconnect the battery harnesses and store the power chair in a warm, dry environment. Avoid temperature extremes, such as freezing and excessively hot conditions, and never attempt to charge a frozen battery. A cold or frozen battery should be warmed for several days prior to recharging.

What about public transportation?

AGM and Gel-Cellbatteries are designed for application in power chairs and other mobility vehicles. These batteries are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved, allowing safe transportation on aircraft, buses, and trains, as there is no danger of spillage or leakage. We suggest you contact the carrier’s ticket counter in advance to determine that carrier’s specific requirements.

What about shipping?

If you wish to use a freight company to ship your power chair to your final destination, repack your power chair in the original shipping container and ship the batteries in separate boxes.

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Your Quantum 610 is a sophisticated power chair. Like any motorized vehicle, it requires routine maintenance checks. You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from your Quantum Rehab Provider. Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help ensure that your power chair gives you years of trouble-freeoperation. If you have any doubt as to your power chair’s care or operation, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.

WARNING! Do not service the power chair when the seat is occupied.

Your power chair, like most electrical equipment, is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of any kind.

WARNING! Direct or prolonged exposure to water or dampness could cause the power chair to malfunction electronically and mechanically. Water can cause electrical components to corrode and the chair’s frame to rust. Power chairs should be examined periodically for signs of corrosion caused by water exposure, bodily fluids exposure, or incontinence. Damaged components should be replaced or treated immediately.

Should your power chair come in contact with water:

1. Dry your power chair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.

2. Allow your power 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 power chair again.

4. If any inconsistencies are found, take your power chair to your Quantum Rehab Provider. Power 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.

Temperature

Some of the parts of your power chair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your power chair between the temperatures of 18°F (-8°C)and 122°F (50°C).

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 122°F (50°C) may cause your power 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 components.

General Guidelines

Avoid knocking or bumping the controller, especially the joystick.

Avoid prolonged exposure of your power 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 drive tires are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire.

WARNING! It is critically important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating on each tire be maintained in pneumatic tires at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Overinflating tires can cause them to explode.

WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.

Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.

WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the tires slippery and cause your power chair to skid.

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All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.

The body shroud has been sprayed with a clear sealant coating. You can apply a light coat of car wax to help it retain its high-glossappearance.

Check all electrical connections. Make sure they are tight and are not corroded. Batteries must sit flat within the battery tray, with the battery terminals facing inward, toward each other. Refer to the battery wiring label for the correct wiring layout.

WARNING! Even though the power chair has passed the necessary testing requirements for ingress of liquids, you should keep electrical connections away from sources of dampness, including direct exposure to water or bodily fluids and incontinence. Check electrical components frequently for signs of corrosion and replace as necessary.

Daily Checks

With the controller turned off, check the joystick. Make sure it is not bent or damaged and that it returns to the neutral position when you release it. 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 your Quantum Rehab Provider if there is a problem. Visually inspect the controller cable. Make sure that it is not frayed, cut, or has any wires exposed. See your Quantum Rehab Provider if there is a problem.

Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability.

Inspect the seating system, armrests, and front riggings for loose hardware, stress points, or damage. See your Quantum Rehab Provider if there is a problem.

Weekly Checks

Disconnect and inspect the controller from the power base. Look for corrosion. Contact your Quantum Rehab Provider if necessary.

Ensure that all parts of the controller system are securely fastened to your power chair. Do not overtighten any screws.

Check for proper tire inflation. Pneumatic tires should be inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the tire. If a tire does not hold air, see your Quantum Rehab Provider for replacement of the tube. Check the brakes. This test should be carried out on a level surface with at least 3 feet (1 meter) of clearance around your power chair.

To check the brakes:

1. Turn on the controller and turn down the speed level of your power chair.

2. After one second, check the battery condition meter. Make sure that it remains on.

3. Slowly push the joystick forward until you hear the electric brakes click. Immediately release the joystick. You must be able to hear each electrical brake operating within a few seconds of joystick movement. Repeat this test three times, pushing the joystick backwards, then left, and then right.

Monthly Checks

Check for drive tire wear. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for repair.

Check the caster wheels for wear. Replace them as necessary.

Check the caster forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the bearings replaced. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for repair.

Check the entire power chair for loose hardware and changes in the function or performance of the power chair. See your Quantum Rehab Provider for service and repair.

Keep your power chair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.

Yearly Checks

Take your power chair to your Quantum Rehab Provider for yearly maintenance, especially if you use your power chair on a daily basis. This helps ensure that your power chair is functioning properly and helps prevent future complications.

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Storage

Your power chair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes. When storing, disconnect the batteries from the power chair. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”

WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust and the electronics can be damaged.

Batteries that are regularly and deeply discharged, infrequently charged, stored in extreme temperatures, or stored without a full charge may be permanently damaged, causing unreliable performance and limited service life. It is recommended that you charge the batteries periodically throughout periods of prolonged storage to ensure proper performance.

You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your power chair to raise it off of the ground during periods of prolonged storage. This takes the weight off the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing on the areas of the tires contacting the ground.

Disposal of Your Power Chair

Your power chair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact your local waste disposal agency or your Quantum Rehab Provider for information on proper disposal of power chair packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, electronics, batteries, neoprene, silicone, and polyurethane materials.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasivecleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your power chair. Avoid using products that may scratch the surface of your power chair.

If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on your product before application.

WARNING! Follow all safety instructions for the proper use of the disinfectant and/or cleaning agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin irritation or premature deterioration of upholstery and/or power chair finishes.

WARNING! Never hose off your power chair or place it in direct contact with water. Your power chair has a painted, ABS plastic body shroud that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.

WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.

Wheel Replacement

If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can replace the tube. If your chair is equipped with a solid tire insert, then you must replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available through your Quantum Rehab Provider.

WARNING! The wheels on your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by a Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician.

WARNING! Be sure that the power to the controller is turned off and the power chair is not in freewheel mode before performing this procedure.

WARNING! When changing a tire, remove only the center lug nut and washer, then remove the wheel. If any further disassembly is required, deflate the tire completely or it may explode.

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AXLE KEY

TIRE

REAR RIM HALF

 

 

TUBE

 

 

AXLE

 

WHEEL

 

FRONT RIM

HUB

 

SLOT

 

 

 

HALF

 

 

 

NUTS

 

DRIVE

DRIVE WHEEL

 

 

WHEEL

 

 

WASHER

 

 

NUT

 

 

 

WASHERS

 

 

 

 

Figure 26. Quantum 610 Drive Wheel

Figure 27. Quantum 610 Drive Wheel Disassembled

Follow these easy steps for a quick and safe repair for both pneumatic and solid tires:

1.

Turn off the power to the controller.

 

2.

Set the power chair up on blocks.

 

3.

If you are changing a pneumatic tire, completely deflate it before removing the wheel.

4.

Remove the drive wheel nut and washer from the axle. See figure 26.

5.

Pull the wheel off the axle.

 

6.

Remove the nuts and washers from the wheel hub and separate the rim halves. See figure 27.

7.

Remove the old tube from the pneumatic tire and replace it with a new tube or replace the entire assembly if

 

it is a solid tire.

 

8.

Reassemble the rim halves and reinstall the nuts and washers to the wheel hub.

9.

Slide the wheel back onto the axle. Make sure that the key is in the axle slot.

WARNING! Failure to ensure that the axle key is properly installed into the axle slot when mounting the wheel can result in electronic brake failure, personal injury, and/or product damage.

10. Reinstall the drive wheel nut and washer to the axle and tighten.

WARNING! Make sure both the nut and washer are reinstalled and secured properly.

11.Inflate pneumatic tires to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each tire.

12.Remove the power chair from the blocks.

Battery Replacement

A battery wiring diagram is printed on a decal located on the front battery tray. See VI. “Batteries and Charging” for correct battery specifications.

MANDATORY! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wear goggles and gloves when handling batteries and wash hands after handling.

WARNING! The batteries in your power chair should only be serviced or replaced by a Quantum Rehab Provider or a qualified technician.

WARNING! Do not replace batteries when seat is occupied.

WARNING! Power chair batteries are heavy. See specifications table. If you are unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Use proper lifting techniques and avoid lifting beyond your capacity.

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WARNING! Do not mix old and new batteries. Always replace both batteries at the same time.

PROHIBITED! Keep tools and other metal objects away from the battery terminals. Contact with tools can cause electrical shock.

To replace the batteries:

1. Turn off the power to the controller.

2. Make sure that the power chair is in drive mode. See III. “Your Power Chair.” 3. Loosen the rear shroud fasteners.

4. Remove the rear shroud. See figure 28.

5. Disconnect the battery harness from the rear battery.

6. Remove the retaining pin and lift off the front cover using the foot platform bracket. See figure 20. 7. Slide the battery tray forward.

8. Disconnect the battery harness from the front battery. 9. Unfasten the hook and loop straps from both batteries. 10. Remove the batteries.

11. Install new batteries.

12. Fasten the hook and loop straps around both batteries.

13. Connect the battery harness to the front battery according to the battery wiring diagram. See figure 28.

WARNING! Make sure you tighten the fasteners so that the connections are secure.

14.Slide the battery tray back into the power base.

15.Connect the battery harness to the rear battery.

16.Reinstall the front cover.

17.Reinstall the rear shroud and tighten the fasteners.

18.Charge the batteries. See VI. “Batteries and Charging.”

When to See Your Quantum Rehab Provider for Service

The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your power chair. If necessary, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider. When calling, have the model number, serial number, nature of the problem, and the error code if available.

Motor noise

Frayed harnesses

Cracked or broken connectors

Uneven wear on any of the tires

Jerky motion

Pulling to one side

Bent or broken wheel assemblies

Does not power up

Powers up, but does not move

Loose seat or seating components

Corrective Maintenance

If the battery condition meter does not light up when you turn on the power:

Check the harness connections. Make sure they are tight.

Check the circuit breaker. Reset it if necessary.

Check the battery connections.

If the above conditions prove normal, you can load test the batteries with a battery load tester. These testers are available at automotive parts stores. 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 power chair still does not power up, contact your authorized Quantum Rehab Provider.

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