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Q6 Edge HD

S A F E T Y G U I D E L I N E S

WARNING! A Quantum Rehab 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.

INTENDEDUSE

The intended use of the Pride Mobility Products device is to provide mobility to persons limited to a seated position that have the capability of operating a powered wheelchair.

Quick Reference Information

Quantum Rehab 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 © 2012

Pride Mobility Products Corp.

INFMANU4237/Rev A/April 2012

 

C O N T E N T S

 

I.

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

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II.

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

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III.

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

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IV.

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

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V.

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 of trouble free operation 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.

Maximum seating weight.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Do not mix AGM and Gel-Cellbatteries. Always use batteries of the same type and chemistry.

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

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.

Explosive conditions exist!

Corrosive chemicals contained in battery.

EMI/RFI—Thisproduct has been tested and passed at an immunity level of 20 V/m.

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Indicates electrical shock hazard.

Do not place your power chair in freewheel mode while on an incline or decline.

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.

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.

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

Battery charger for indoor use only.

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

Class II Equipment

Manufactured in

FRONT COVER

Power chair information label

Indicates power chair securement points.

Does not meet 7176-19standards for occupied transport in a motor vehicle.

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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.”

Ensure the manual freewheel levers are in drive mode before sitting on the power chair.

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 tire on your power chair lists 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, especially 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 may result in the power chair tipping over.

WARNING! Even though your power chair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those listed in the product specifications, 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.

WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than that listed in the product specifications may put your power chair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.

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! 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 Park Brake—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—especiallyat 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.

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.

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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 effect 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 your 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 1.

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 1.

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 1. Correct Curb Approach

Figure 2. 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 your 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 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.

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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, possibly causing 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.

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:

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.

Figure 3. Ideal Transfer Position

WARNING! Before transferring, turn off the power to the controller to prevent unintended movement.

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.

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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.

Flammability Precautions

WARNING! Even though the plastics on your power chair 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 effect 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, electricity generators or high power sources, 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 your authorized Quantum Rehab Provider to report the incident.

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THE Q6 EDGE HD POWER CHAIR

Your power chair has two main assemblies: the seat assembly and the power base assembly. See figure 4. 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 figures 4, 5, and 6.

 

 

SEATBACK

SEAT ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

ARMREST

ARMREST

 

JOYSTICK

 

 

 

 

CONTROLLER

POWER BASE

 

SEAT BASE

 

 

ASSEMBLY

 

 

CASTER WHEEL

 

 

MANUAL

 

 

FREEWHEEL

 

 

LEVER

 

 

DRIVE WHEEL

 

 

 

 

FRONT RIGGING

 

CASTER WHEEL

(FOOT PLATFORM SHOWN)

 

 

Figure 4. The Q6 Edge HD Power Chair

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REAR SHROUD

TRAPEZE BARS

FRONT COVER

MANUAL

FREEWHEEL

LEVER

Figure 5. The Q6 Edge HD Power Base

Electrical Components

The electrical components consist of the controller assembly, the batteries, and the motors. The batteries, motors, and controller power module (if equipped) are located on the power base assembly. The controller is located on the seat assembly. Connectivity between the controller and the motors, batteries, and the battery charger is provided by one or more wiring harnesses. See figure 6.

Controller Harness Connector: The controller harness connector is where the controller plugs into 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.

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

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

Controller Power Module: This enables the controller to communicate with the batteries and the motors.

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Main Circuit Breaker (located on the rear main frame): 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. The circuit breaker will reset itself. Turn on the controller and continue normal operation. If the main circuit breaker continues to trip repeatedly, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.

 

CONTROLLER POWER MODULE

 

CONTROLLER CONNECTOR

 

MAIN CIRCUIT

 

BREAKER

 

TO MOTOR

 

CONNECTOR

 

QUICK RELEASE

TO BATTERY

BATTERY CONNECTORS

CONNECTORS

 

TO MOTOR

 

CONNECTOR

 

Figure 6. Q6 Edge HD Electrical Components

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Manual Freewheel Levers

For your convenience, your power chair is equipped with a manual freewheel lever mounted on each motor. The levers allow you to disengage the drive motors 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 operate the manual freewheel levers:

1.Push down both manual freewheel levers for freewheel mode (drive motor disengaged). See figure 7.

2.Pull up both manual freewheel levers for drive mode (drive motor engaged). See figure 8.

NOTE: You must turn off the power before disengaging the drive motors; otherwise, you may get an error code on the controller. To clear this code, turn off the controller and place the power chair in drive mode. Then, turn on the controller. The error message should be cleared. If it is not, contact your Quantum Rehab Provider.

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

WARNING! 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.

MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER

Figure 7. Freewheel Mode (Drive Disengaged)

MANUAL FREEWHEEL LEVER

Figure 8. Drive Mode (Drive Engaged)

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