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Why is my merits DL 5.2i stuck in low speed ?

The chair was running fine yesterday I disconnect the joystick an plugged it back up. I kept it on high speed and the chair running slow I even put a brand new battery in

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You may have a thermal rollback issue. Try charging the chair overnight and leave the controller on while charging. This will give the control module/joystick time to reset themselves. Thermal rollback happens when a certain temperature in the motors is reached. The system shuts itself down to protect from damage.

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SOURCE: new batteries chair slow

The amber lights just below the charge indicator have 5 steps. pushing the buttons once only moves it 1 time in the direction of the button pushed. Make sure that all 5 lights are on. The chair is only geared for about 4 to 4.5 MPH, That is about average walking speed. Good luck.

Posted on May 12, 2010


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