when i plug my chair in using the onboard charger, my meter will not move, I have juice going into the charger but nothing comes out.
Posted by msabatalo on
Then you must have a charger problem. If you have a digital voltmeter or access to one. Set it to 200 volts dc and plug the leads into the two outter holes of the charger port located under the front of the joystick. Without the charger plugged in you will be reading the current voltage of the batteries. Now plug the charger cord into the wall socket and the reading on the meter should go up to 26-30 volts. if it doesn't change the reading after a few minutes then the charger is bad. Now you can get an off-board charger for your chair somewhat cheaper than an on-board charger. If you have a friend or neighbor that has a chair or scooter with an off-board charger you can borrow it for a few hours to charge your chair until you can get a charger of your own. Check on e-bay for any good 4 amp charger for a power chair it would work fine to charge your chair. Hope this helps you
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
I need to replace the batteries in my Jet 3 the 2 in there are not holding the charge up.How do I get to them? does the seat have to come off?
Posted by donald... on
Hello Donald ,
You may have solved this problem by now ,but just in case you have not, here goes.
Make sure the chair is turned off and engauged in the drive mode meaning not in the free wheeling mode. This way it will not roll around on you during the battery change out.
Go to the rear of the chair and slightly turn the two black plastic lock pins,one on each side they actually lock the small )) shaped cover in place. Turn these with your fingers or you can also insert a dime in the slot on top of each pin to turn them . You will be able to tell when they have unlocked as the )) shaped cover will be loose. Lift the cover up and under it you will find the battery connector, unplug it and leave the cover off for now.
Next ,move to the front of the chair and just to the rear of the footplate you will find a locking pin that runs through the lower rear bar of the footplate as well as the chair frame itself . Pull this pin completely out. Once done you should be able to pull the entire footplate assembly out torward you, Black plastic front cover included. Once you have it pulled outward lift it upward and it should lift completely off the chair. This done , you should actually be looking at the front battery which is sitting in a black plastic tray. Gently but with a firm grip grab the tray anyplace you can and slowy begin to slide it out from under the chair torward you taking care not to tangle the battery connector at the rear with any other wiring on its way out. Once you have the tray slid out into the open ,you will be looking at both batteries after which you will need to unhook the straps that secure the Batteries to the tray after which you will need grab your wrenches and remove the battery harness itself from each battery. You may want to do just one battery at a time this way you'll have less wiring to keep track of when wiring in the new Batteries. The Batteries in your Jet 3 are a size known as U-1 deep cycle sealed maint. free batts, You can use either Gel Cell or seale3d LA replacements . Though they are much cheaper, you cannot use lawn tractor batteries. Though they look the same the internal technology between medical powered mobility batteries and tractor batteries are entirely different. The latter would only run your chair for maybe a half hour or so before needing charge.
Take great care to make sure your wiring hookups are correct and that you position the rear connector plug to the rear of the tray. This way you will be able to locate it easier once you have slid the tray back in under the chair and it is time to go to the rear of the chair and reconnect that plug. As for everything else ,reattach it in reverse of the way you removed it including remembering to slide the lockpin back into the front footplate frame. Give a tug on the footplate when done to make sure it is locked and secure.
In closing I offer this valuable advice : When working with any of these batteries, always were safety glasses or goggle and gloves (terminals are lead). I also advise removal of metal rings ,watches, bracelets etc that could create a short when reaching in and around the battery terminal. Take great care with your tools and wrenches in making sure you keep and eye on both ends of the tools at all times. This way you will not accidentally cross the posts of the battery. Take your time ,use proper safety technique and you'll do fine. The following is Pride Mobility's step by step for battery change out and is basically the same as I have sent . Can never have to much info but can always find yourself with not enough. Take Care
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. Turn the rear shroud fasteners one-quarter turn in any direction. See figure 6.
4. Remove the rear shroud.
5. Unplug the battery connector. See figure 26.
6. Remove the retaining pin from the foot platform and lift the platform up and away from the power base. See figure 19.
7. Slide the battery tray forward.
8. Unfasten the reusable strap around the front battery.
9. Disconnect the wiring harness from the front battery.
10. Remove the front battery.
11. Unfasten the reusable strap around the rear battery.
12. Disconnect the wiring harness from the rear battery.
13. Remove the rear battery.
14. Place a new rear battery on the battery tray. Make sure that the terminals are facing forward.
15. Fasten the reusable strap around the rear battery.
16. Connect the wiring harnesses to the rear battery.
Posted on May 14, 2009
clanklng in left drive wheel
Posted by mallowhear... on
if you block your chair up in the air so your wheel is off the floor you can check for a few things. First roll the wheel around and see if its rubbing. next see if the barrings are out if they are the wheel will woble. next see if the bolt in the center is tight. if you catch this in time it wont cost alot if any money
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Posted on Jul 06, 2011
The lights are flashing and i cant get the chair to move. What should I do?
Posted by Guest on
The flashing lights is a fault code. Count how many lights are flashing, and let us know, then we can tell you what the fault is. Check that both free-wheel levers are in the correct place. Good luck. Neil.
Posted on May 28, 2010
need a wiring diagram for jet 3 power chair, put two new batteries in it and still wont move, battery light work when turned on saying full charge and when i turn it off and back on again it shows batteries dead.
Posted by buffynbarn... on
Look here: http://www.pridemobility.com/pdf/Owners_Manuals/US_Jazzy/US_Jet_3_ultra_om.pdf
Posted on May 12, 2010
pride mobility Jet 3 Ultra Power Chair 7 flashing lights. joystick error. how do i fix ?
Three red LEDs
Four yellow LEDs
Posted by Anonymous... on
a 7 Flashe code. There is a joystick fault. Make sure the joystick is in the center position and then power off and on again. Check all your couplings. make sure when turning on the unit you only mash the power button for 1 sec. 2-3 sec will put the unit in "Lock out mode".
This ierror will also be present if the joystick is off center when powered up. If you experience these symptoms, you must first make sure there is no physical damage to the joystick preventing it from returning to the center position. Then turn the power off and back on again (making sure the joystick is not depressed in any direction. If the joystick repeats this error, the controler much be replaced. [email protected]
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
I have installed new batteries and a new charger. when the charger is plugged into the chair the charger power lite is on but there is no charging current going to batteries.
Posted by Nick Nick on
rectifier on charger
Posted on Aug 14, 2012
my chair will turn on but will not move. when i turn it on it beeps 2 times and the light go from red yellow and green 2 times then it flashes red and yellow until i turn it off. It will not let me unlock the chair i know how to tr y to unlock it but it wont let me i turn it on and try to push the stick up it never beeps and when i pull the stick back it doesnt beep. it will let me hold the power button and lock the chair but doesnt make the noise it should to unlock it. my niece was pressing the buttons and this is how it got broken. please help me to fix the chair
Posted by stephanie... on
Move the freewheel levers back and forth so the chair does not move drive position
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Posted on Oct 10, 2017
where is the fuse on a jet 3
Posted by casetoolin... on
There are 2 fuses on a Jet 3. The first is a 50amp fuse located right behind the foot step casing. to get to this. take the pin on the bottom of the foot step, this will expose the batteries and the 50amp fuse. The 2nd fuse is an inline fuse for the Meter on the side. that you will have to take the outer casing off around the chair. Its a 25amp inline fuse.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
My jet 3 power chair power lights just keep flashing. No sequence to diagnose. The speed lights do not flash. Batteries are holding 12.8 volts each. I have checked all plugs to see if they are connected and everything checks out.
Posted by jwellenbus... on
hold joystick back, press on button, move joystick forward, then let go.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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