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Jo, nope you are safe. Most of the chargers are designed to cut off and go into trickle charge once they sense that the batteries are fully charged. The problem with overcharging comes after 18 hours or so. You should never leave the charger plugged into the chair for more than 24 hours. On the M51 the charger is built into the chair so just plug it in when you go to bed and unplug it when you get up and you'll be ok. You can check for full charge by looking at the charger there should be a red light and a green light when fully charged. Hope this helps

Invacare Supply... | Answered on May 05, 2014

The age of the Nutron is not the issue, unfortunately. I have seen problems with this model right out of the box. The joystick control is the first area to check. If you have to compensate the joystick so far to the right to correct, you may have a damaged joystick gimbal. You may also have a bad joystick control board or damaged connecting cable to the controller on the bottom frame. Check for damaged, pinched loose or disconnected wiring below at the controller module. With a folding frame it is easy for the wiring to be become damaged or dislodged. Check for cut damaged pinched wiring at the joystick. With a handheld programmer (dealer) you can check for error codes in the fault log. With a poor performance issue there may not be a fault recorded in the log of the computer module. I have also seen these motors fail prematurely. In this case your left motor is dragging or weak causing the chair to go left. With a programmer (dealer tool) you can compensate for this while waiting for new parts(temp fix). Sometimes the motor brushes burn or hang up. Try blocking up the chair off the ground and run it no load to check for motor performance and unusual sounds. Check for joystick dead spots or uneven action. A quick check of the joystick would be to plug in a known good one at the dealer to test. With the chair blocked up try tapping the motor housing to see if the performance changes. Inspect the brushes if you have access to the brush caps.Check the obvious first, plugs, pinched, broken wires and partial plug disconnects and corrosion. If you have a voltmeter you can do some checks on the motors and brakes. Going from memory, the motor leads large black and large red should read zero ohms with the 2 small white wires for the brake reading between 60 and 70 ohms. Check the Invacare manufacturer website for exact specs and technical info for this model.
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Invacare Supply... | Answered on Mar 23, 2014

have a dealer tech check it with a programer and he will tell u what the problem is by checking the error log could be just a joy stick needs to be reset or the control box in the rear,make sure your insurance will help with repair

Invacare Supply... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014

thats a right motor fault, check connections first and cableing

Invacare Supply... | Answered on Jan 19, 2014

\mr monroe,id change out the joystick please,or contact your dealer and have a tech help u

Invacare Supply... | Answered on Jan 19, 2014

Hi, you only need to remove the black caps and replace the brushes if required , but you may find that the brushes are not the source of the problem sadly...


Invacare Supply... | Answered on Jan 16, 2014

Hi Mark.

Reversing the polarity:There are 3 wires on the Wig Wag Assembly. (reverse the wig-wag function) simply de-solder the 2 outer wires & swap their position & re-solder.I would seek a price for doing the job from an approved scooter repairer,unless you are comfortable doing the job yourself.I hope this has helped,Colin

Invacare Supply... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013

Check that the speed control on your joystick is set to high. If it is then you probably have a battery problem. Even with all the lights lit on the joystick you can have one battery of the two on the chair that is not charging fully. This will cause the M51 to creep and not work correctly

Invacare Supply... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013

hi, from experience i recommend you use a semi fluid type grease

From inspections , it's works best..... Oil will leak....


Invacare Supply... | Answered on Nov 19, 2013

Hi, you really need to keep those batteries above 10c, minus 30 will freeze the contents, the battery will need to be thawed out before use* ( *Electric mobility advice). You will need to have a heated blanket that can safely be used outdoors otherwise you will always have problems with the batteries... Sorry but the cold kills batteries or battery power very quickly because they cannot transfer charge well.


Invacare Supply... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013

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