Question about NRS Hoveround MPV 4 - Hovaround Used Electric Wheelchair

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How do I charge the Hoveround mpv 4? I plugged the charger into the chair and plugged the cord into the wall using an extension cord. The red light on the box turns red when in the "on" position but the green charger light does not glow. What is wrong? Also do the knobs on the front bottom of the chair have to be in a certain position to charge the chair to drive the chair etc? We got the chair from my deceased father-in-law. thanks

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Firstly, it is bad news to use an extension cord with the charger as it can get very hot. It will sometimes take 8-12 hours to get a full charge on the batteries. If the light does not go to green on the charger, the batteries may be damaged and not able to take a charge. This is especially true if the Power chair was stored after your father in law died; the gel in the batteries may have gone solid. The lights on the controller will go left to right then back if the charger is connected properly.
The brake release knobs both need to be in the UP/DRIVE position for the motors to engage.

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