Missing instructions on how to charge battery for MPV4
I have charged the batteries with the "on" switch in the on position. I am assuming that O is for on and - is for off. I plugged the cord into the wall and into the arm rest of the unit. I had taken it for a short spin to see if my mother could go down the hill to the neighbor's and back. The neighbor lived next door. The hill is steep. I barely made it into the house before I could not move the machine. Is the wheelchair to be charged on or off? The lights were flashing 4 red, 3 yellow, 2 green. I left it charging with a check on it about every three hours. It has charged (maybe) over night.
This machine has been used a total of about an hour since it was purchased. It has been a problem because it is difficult to maneuver in the house, so we use it as a transfer chair to get to the bathroom orr to put her to bed. Pretty expensive for that. We have switched to a regular transfer chair. Very frustrating. I would not recommend this chair because the parts of it are too heavy for me to lift into the car and it certainly does not have the power or stability to go from place to place in our neighborhood. I think the saleman should have explained that to us when it was purchased. It also needs manual assistance to go out the door.
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with the battery cables vic seriously I'm gonna assume you have removed the seat and shroud cover over the batteries. Unplug the battery cables from the wiring harness and remove each battery remove the wiring harness from the battery and attach to the new batteries like they were to the old red on positive and black on negative and reinstall in the chair plug the joystick cable back into the chair turn on the chair to make sure you got it right unplug the joystick cable replace shroud and seat plug the joystick cable back in and you should be good to go. charge the batteries before use and then charge them nightly when you go to sleep and unplug in the morning if you use the chair daily charge everynight If you have to stop using it for a while always put it up fully charged and charge weekly Hope this helps you
weel two thinga could be the cause bad batteries or a bad charger, If you have a meter you can set it to 200 vdc and plug the leads into the 2 outer holes of the charger port located on the joystick it will read your battery voltage and should not be below 16 volts. with the same meter have someone hold the charger plug and with it on read the output of the charger across the two outter pins careful not to touch the center pin with the leads it should read 27-30 volts if it is working Hope this helps
I am assuming that the PWC runs and the batteries behave like there is a full charge. The performance of the Jazzy is good. If you have a volt meter you can check the voltage at the charging port but this is too difficult for the average user.
There is a battery display indicator (BDI) on the joystick that indicates battery charge through a series of LED lights. More lights, larger charge and higher voltage on the batteries. There are two reasons why the LEDs are not lit assuming the first two sentences are true:
1. The LEDs or the circuitry running them is burnt out.
2. The LED module has come unplugged from the circuitry.
The solution for both problems is the same. Open up the joystick case( if it is out of warranty )and inspect the LEDs and wiring. The easiest and most expensive way to solve the problem is to replace the joystick assembly. If you do nothing there is a good chance that you will get stuck somewhere because you do not know the charge state of the batteries. If it is under warranty your problems are solved. Call a qualified dealer in your area and have the problem component replaced.
Hope this helps.
Assuming it has fresh batteries (within the last 90 days or so), you could expect to get $200-300 for it. After five years, powerchairs have little value as they lose about 20%/year average, but actually a lot more the first year, etc. like a car. New batteries for this chair cost about $135-155, and it requires two, so that's basically the value of the chair. If the batteries are shot, consider donating it to a charitable group and taking a tax write-off instead.
If your Power Wheel Chair has been sitting idle for a while, the batts may need to be completely replaced. There is a gel inside the batts that need to have a current run through them via the charger on a regualr basis otherwise it will solidify. If the charger lights are onm you have connected the charger correctly for over 24 hours and the batteries are still not showing they have been charge, there may be damaged cells which means both batteries need to be totally replaced.
Indeed, you need to find a repair shop. Try a google search for power chair repair, or ask your local hospital or if you can find one a power chair store. Most likely, you have a mechanical failure of the wiring, the battery themselves, or corrosion on the battery posts. Since the chair lights up when the charger is in, it is unlikely that the charger is broken. You may have a failure of the controller board, but that is also unlikely. And batteries do not usually suddenly fail completely; they typically fail slowly, losing the ability to completely charge.
I assume that you did not see a great deal of fluid leaking out of the battery container; you might look in the container and check to see if a battery is cracked or missing fluid.
The battery charging connector, which may appear as the female connector of a stage-quality microphone, is underneith the Joystick control arm. An external charger should have been provided by the seller, so if you don;t have one, you'llhave to contact the chir manufacturer.