My wife was given a brand new chair awhile back...we put it in our basement but now we know someone who can use it...
problem is i have never been able to get the chair to charge/turn on. i have attempted many times to go over all the connections and check fuses etc etc...i am looking it over again now. i tried replacing the power cord, it just does nothing, and i can't seem to figure out what is wrong.
according to the person we got it from, they never opened it as the person that they got it for passed away. so to my knowledge it has never been used at all. the parts were still in bubble wrap.
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In simple language can you describe what you need? How your home is designed? Is your wife disabled? Can the VA provide you with a Hovaround Wheel Motor chair that will fit you? Or is it that you need to find a wheel motor chair to fit your body type? What type of body type do you have? What type of wheel chair do You need? Has Your doctor given You any specific models for you to look for?
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Rolfe could be a couple of things check the brushes in each motor for excess wear and check to see if the motors are getting overly warm after driving for awhile if they are then you could have a brake problem on one or both of the motors. If your brushes are less than 1/8" long then they need replacing and you can have a provider order some from Pride for you or have them service the motors for you. If it is the brake then it will have to be replaced by a tech who knows what to do if you can get the brake from Pride. Now I'm not suggesting this or recommending this because of safety and liability issues but you could remove the brake from the rear of the motor that is getting hot (if it is) leaving the wiring connected and hang the brake in the rear of the chair so it won't break the wiring and drive the chair to see if that makes a difference. If you remove the brake and wiring then the chair won't move at all because the controller is looking for the brake when you turn on your chair if the wiring is disconnected you will get a fault error and the chair won't move. Also have someone load test your new batteries just because"new" doesn't mean good and a weak battery will reduce distance driven. Hope this helps
liv If you look under the front of the chair below the footrest and can see the lower front of the battery tray there is a 50amp circuit breaker on the front right side of the tray. The circuit breaker is mounted in the tray and I don't know if you have access to it without removing the seat and lower shroud. I have seen very few problems with this tripping unless there are battery issues or old motors drawing too much current. Just don't put the chair in a bind like up against an object and trying to make it go forward in full speed. You shouldn't have problems with a new chair with this tripping. Hope this helps you
Leo Man you need new batteries. No amount of charging will recover those batteries. The reason you have power when charging is because of the charger suppling the power to the chair and when you unplug it you have no stored voltage in the batteries to power the chair. If Medicare paid for the wife's chair contact your provider or a service company to install new batteries in her chair. Medicare will pay for most of the repair cost. Hope this helps you Good Luck
Zim When you turn the power on and all the lights on the battery level are lit and you move the joystick forward Do you hear a clicking sound coming from the motors? You are not getting any flashes on the lights? If you don't hear the electric brakes energize or click when you move the joystick then they are probably stuck to the motor housing. Try putting the chair in freewheel and trying to push it like a manual chair. It should roll freely. If it doesn't then the brakes are stuck and you won't get any sort of error code. I don't know what brand of chair you have so I can't tell you what steps to take to free up the brakes. Try rocking the chair back and forth to freeup the brake pads when you have it in freewheel If you are mechanically inclined you can take the brakes off the back of the motors and try to unstick the pads but be careful not to break the wiring from the motor harness to the brakes. Let me know if this helps
The flashing will come on if the chair is in neutral or if the charger is still plugged in when you turn it on. Place the chair in neutral (freewheel) by shifting the levers out, then place firmly back into drive.
Unplug from the charger and it should fire up. Sometimes, the chair will also go into "sleep mode".
Check your owners manual for this. Note, some have sleep mode potential but it's not in the manual, and if someone inadvertantly hits the right series of motions with the joystick, you can inadvertantly put it to sleep. Try turning the chair off, wait three seconds and power back up, then immediately press the "horn" button. This wakes up most of them. Others you need to power off, turn back on and then move the joystick forward, backward then forward again.
I have seen this problem several times before. The ejector pump should be in a separate crock in the ground by itself. Someone has installed it in the crock that is meant to pump out drain water. Probably the result of adding a bathroom in the basement. You need to bust another hole in the floor and install a separate crock to solve this problem correctly. If it just started happening go outside and look at he gutters to make sure water is running away from the house and not up against the foundation.
Firstly disengage the drive levers and then "flick "them in fash.
Second pull out the large plug that is between them.
Check for damaged or bent or loose pins. press it home firmly .
I did this on my wifes chair and she zooms around.
All switched etc should be off during charge.
Lastly i fully discharged then recharged the battery to ensure no "battery charge memory".
To fully dicharge i shoved a small box between back wheels so to lift of ground and then a elastic band to hond controler on.