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Owners Operator and Maintenance Manual

TDX SC
TDX Spree
Power Wheelchair Base

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the user of the wheelchair.
USER: BEFORE using this wheelchair, read
this manual and save for future reference.

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Invacare products, parts, and services,
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REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

 WARNING
A qualified technician MUST perform the initial set up of this wheelchair. Also, a
qualified technician MUST perform all procedures in the service manual.
DO NOT use this product or any available optional equipment without first
completely reading and understanding these instructions and any additional
instructional material such as owners manuals, service manuals or instruction
sheets supplied with this product or optional equipment. If you are unable to
understand the warnings, cautions or instructions, contact a healthcare
professional, dealer or technical personnel before attempting to use this equipment
- otherwise, injury or damage may occur.

 ACCESSORIES WARNING
Invacare products are specifically designed and manufactured for use in conjunction
with Invacare accessories. Accessories designed by other manufacturers have not
been tested by Invacare and are not recommended for use with Invacare products.

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
Refertothetablebelowforpartnumbersofadditionaldocumentswhicharereferenced
inthismanual.
MANUAL

PART NUMBER

MK6i Electronics Programming Guide

1141471

MK6i Electronics Service Manual

1143203

Adjustable ASBA Owners Manual

1143196

Van Seat Owners Manual

1143195

Formula CG Seating System

1143155

Adjustable ASBA Service Manual

1143238

NOTE:Updatedversionsofthismanualareavailableonwww.invacare.com.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS ................................................................. 2
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ............................................................... 7
SPECIAL NOTES ................................................................................ 8
LABEL LOCATIONS ......................................................................... 10
All Wheelchairs.........................................................................................................................................10
Wheelchairs with TRRO ........................................................................................................................11
Wheelchairs without TRRO ..................................................................................................................11
TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS .................................................. 12
SECTION 1GENERAL GUIDELINES ................................................. 13
Repair or Service Information ...............................................................................................................13
Operation Information ............................................................................................................................13
Wheelchairs with TRRO or TRBKTS Only...................................................................................15
Electrical .....................................................................................................................................................15
Grounding Instructions.......................................................................................................................15
Batteries......................................................................................................................................................15
Charging Batteries ...............................................................................................................................16
Rain Test.....................................................................................................................................................16
Weight Training ........................................................................................................................................17
Weight Limitation.....................................................................................................................................17
SECTION 2EMI INFORMATION ..................................................... 18
SECTION 3SAFETY/HANDLING OF WHEELCHAIRS ......................... 20
Stability and Balance.................................................................................................................................20
Coping with Everyday Obstacles ..........................................................................................................21
A Note to Wheelchair Assistants ........................................................................................................22
Reaching, Leaning and Bending - Forward ..........................................................................................22
Reaching, Bending - Backward...............................................................................................................23
Pinch Points................................................................................................................................................23
Stairways.....................................................................................................................................................24
Transferring To and From Other Seats ..............................................................................................25
SECTION 4SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .................... 26
Safety Inspection Checklists...................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Initially .........................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Weekly........................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Monthly.......................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Periodically.................................................................................................................28
Inspect/Adjust Every 2 Years ............................................................................................................28
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Troubleshooting - Mechanical ..............................................................................................................28
Troubleshooting - Electrical...................................................................................................................29
SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS or SPJ+ w/ACC Joysticks ..............................................................................29
MPJ+, PSR+, PSF+ Joysticks or Displays.....................................................................................31
Checking Battery Charge Level.............................................................................................................32
SECTION 5WHEELCHAIR OPERATION ........................................... 33
Operating the Wheelchair......................................................................................................................33
Turning the Power On/Off ................................................................................................................33
Using the Joystick to Drive the Wheelchair..................................................................................33
SPJ+, MK6i SPJ+ w/PSS and MK6i SPJ+ w/ACC Joystick Switches and Indicators ....................35
On/Off Button ......................................................................................................................................35
Speedometer.........................................................................................................................................35
Speed Control Buttons.......................................................................................................................36
Joystick....................................................................................................................................................36
Charger/Programming Input..............................................................................................................36
Service Indicator...................................................................................................................................36
Information Gauge Display ................................................................................................................37
MPJ+ Joystick Switches and Indicators ................................................................................................37
Drive Select Toggle Switch................................................................................................................37
Speed Control ......................................................................................................................................38
Joystick....................................................................................................................................................38
Charger/Programming Input..............................................................................................................38
LCD Display Screens...........................................................................................................................38
Programmable Mono Port 1/2 or External Mode Switch...........................................................41
Remote On/Off Switch.......................................................................................................................42
Mode Switch..........................................................................................................................................42
Memory Card Slot ...............................................................................................................................42
Repositioning Joystick..............................................................................................................................43
Van Seats................................................................................................................................................43
Adjustable ASBA Seats........................................................................................................................44
Disconnecting/Connecting the Joysticks .............................................................................................45
SPJ+ Joysticks ........................................................................................................................................45
Disconnecting .......................................................................................................................................45
Connecting ............................................................................................................................................45
MPJ+ Joysticks.......................................................................................................................................45
SECTION 6SEAT - TDX SC ONLY ................................................... 46
Removing/Installing or Tilting the Seat Assembly .............................................................................46
Removing/Installing the Seat Assembly - Wheelchairs with Latch Bars Only........................46
Tilting the Seat Assembly - Wheelchairs without Latch Bar Only ...........................................47

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SECTION 7MOTOR LOCKS ............................................................ 49
Disengaging/Engaging Motor Lock Levers...........................................................................................49
SECTION 8WHEEL LOCKS ............................................................. 50
Disengaging/Engaging the Wheel locks................................................................................................50
Engaging ..................................................................................................................................................50
Disengaging............................................................................................................................................50
SECTION 9FOOTBOARD ASSEMBLY .............................................. 51
Removing/Installing the Footboard.......................................................................................................51
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................51
Installing..................................................................................................................................................51
Adjusting the Footboard Angle .............................................................................................................52
SECTION 10FORKS ....................................................................... 53
Adjusting Forks .........................................................................................................................................53
SECTION 11WHEELS AND SHROUDS ............................................. 54
Replacing the Flat Free Tires on the Wheel Rim..............................................................................54
Removing/Installing the Top Shroud ....................................................................................................54
Wheelchairs without Elevating Seat ................................................................................................54
Wheelchairs with Elevating Seat.......................................................................................................55
SECTION 12BATTERIES ................................................................ 56
Warnings For Handling and Replacing Batteries ...............................................................................56
Using the Proper Batteries.....................................................................................................................57
Removing/Installing the Batteries..........................................................................................................57
Removing/Installing the Batteries on TDX SC without Elevating Seat....................................58
Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX SC with Elevating Seat or TDX Spree ..............59
Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX Spree with TRRO ..................................................61
Removing/Installing the Elevating Seat Assembly..........................................................................63
Replacing the Batteries............................................................................................................................65
Disconnecting/Connecting Battery Cables .........................................................................................65
Disconnecting Battery Cables ...........................................................................................................65
Connecting Battery Cables................................................................................................................66
When to Charge Batteries .....................................................................................................................68
SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS and SPJ+ w/ACC Joysticks.................................................................................68
MPJ+ Joystick.........................................................................................................................................68
Charging Batteries ....................................................................................................................................69
Description and Use of Battery Chargers......................................................................................69
Cleaning Battery Terminals ....................................................................................................................71

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SECTION 13TRANSPORT READY PACKAGE (TRRO) ...................... 72


About Transport Ready Packages.........................................................................................................73
Compliance Information .........................................................................................................................73
Specifications.........................................................................................................................................74
Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle .............................................................................................74
Positioning the Wheelchair in the Vehicle .....................................................................................74
Securement Points...............................................................................................................................75
Securing the Wheelchair ....................................................................................................................75
Securing the Occupant ............................................................................................................................76
Wheelchair-Anchored Belts ..............................................................................................................76
Vehicle-Anchored Belts ......................................................................................................................78
Seating System ......................................................................................................................................79
Positioning Belts ...................................................................................................................................79
LIMITED WARRANTY ..................................................................... 80

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SPECIAL NOTES

SPECIAL NOTES
Signalwordsareusedinthismanualandapplytohazardsorunsafepracticeswhich
couldresultinpersonalinjuryorpropertydamage.Refertothetablebelowfor
definitionsofthesignalwords.
SIGNAL WORD

MEANING

DANGER

Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,


will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,


could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,


may result in property damage or minor injury.

NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
WHEELCHAIR USER
As a manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavors to supply a wide variety of
wheelchairs to meet many needs of the end user. However, final selection of the
type of wheelchair to be used by an individual rests solely with the user and his/her
healthcare professional capable of making such a selection. Invacare highly
recommends working with a certified rehab technology supplier and/or a member
of NRRTS or RESNA.
WHEELCHAIR TIE-DOWN RESTRAINTS AND SEAT RESTRAINTS (TRRO OR
TRBKTS)
TRRO includes four factory-installed transport brackets and a wheelchair anchored
pelvic belt. TRRO has been crash-tested in accordance with ANSI/RESNA WC Vol 1
Section 19 Frontal Impact Test requirements for wheelchairs with a 130 lb crash
test dummy, which corresponds to a person with a weight of 125 to 165 lbs. for
Junior seat sizes or a 168 lb crash dummy, which corresponds to a person with a
weight of 165 to 300 lbs. for Adult seat sizes.
TRBKTS includes four factory-installed wheelchair transport brackets. TRBKTS has
not been crash-tested in accordance with WC 19. Use these transport brackets only
to secure an unoccupied wheelchair during transport.
As of this date, the U.S. Department of Transportation has not approved any tiedown systems for transportation of a user while in a wheelchair, in a moving vehicle
of any type. It is Invacares position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred
into appropriate seating in vehicles for transportation and use be made of the
restraints made available by the auto industry. Invacare cannot and does not
recommend any wheelchair transportation systems.
Refer to Transport Ready Package (TRRO) on page 72 for more information about
transporting the wheelchair.

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SPECIAL NOTES

 TRRO AND TRBKTS WARNINGS


Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes
described in this manual.
Battery support brackets MUST be installed at all times. Otherwise, the wheelchair
will not be WC/19 compliant. Refer to Removing/Installing the Batteries on page 57.

 WARNING
Invacare products are specifically designed and manufactured for use in conjunction
with Invacare accessories. Accessories designed by other manufacturers have not
been tested by Invacare and are not recommended for use with Invacare products.
The seat positioning strap is a positioning belt ONLY. It is not designed for use as a
safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If
signs of wear appear, belt MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
The drive behavior initially experienced by the user may be different from other
wheelchairs previously used. This power wheelchair has Invacares SureStep
technology, a feature that provides the wheelchair with optimum traction and
stability when driving forward over transitions and thresholds of up to 2-3/8 inches
(60mm). The following warnings apply specifically to the SureStep feature:
DO NOT use on inclines greater than 9.
DO NOT use on inclines with wet, slippery, icy or oily surfaces. This may include
certain painted or otherwise treated wood surfaces.
DO NOT traverse down ramps at high speed. Doing so will reduce traction and
increase stopping distance.
The end users weight can materially affect traction on sloped surfaces. Great
care should be taken when traversing such slopes.
To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice use of this product
on various sloping surfaces in the presence of a qualified healthcare provider before
attempting active use of this wheelchair. Other general warnings listed within this
document also apply.
Wheelchairs should be examined during maintenance for signs of corrosion (water
exposure, incontinence, etc.). Electrical components damaged by corrosion should
be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
Wheelchairs that are used by incontinent users and/or are frequently exposed to
water may require replacement of electrical components more frequently.

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LABEL LOCATIONS

LABEL LOCATIONS
All Wheelchairs
NOTE:1150709located
underthetopshroud

The POSITIVE ( + ) RED Battery Cable


MUST connect to the POSITIVE (+) Battery Terminal(s)/ Post(s).
The NEGATIVE (-) BLACK Battery Cable MUST connect to the
NEGATIVE (-) Battery Terminal(s)/Post(s). DO NOT allow Battery
Cable(s) to contact the opposite Battery Terminal(s)/Post(s).
Install protective caps on POSITIVE (+) and NEGATIVE (-) battery
terminals. Replace cable(s) IMMEDIATELY if cable(s) insulation
becomes damaged. Failure to observe these warnings may
result in an electrical short with serious personal injury and/or
damage to the electrical system. See Owners Manual. DO NOT
remove fuse or mounting hardware from POSITIVE (+) RED
battery cable mounting screw. DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL.
BLACK
Battery
Cable

RED Battery
Cable

RED
Battery
Cable

REAR U-1
BATTERY

FUSE

BLACK
Battery
Cable
FUSE

FRONT U-1
BATTERY

Washer

RED Battery
Cable
Insulator
POSITIVE (+)
Nut
Battery
DO NOT
Terminal
REMOVE
100 AMP
Washer FS-HVBF Fuse
Nut
Mounting Screw
L-Bracket

P/N 1150709 Rev B

Serial Number
Label

Weight Capacity
Label located
here

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LABEL LOCATIONS

Wheelchairs with TRRO

NOTE:Alsoonoppositeside.

THIS WHEELCHAIR COMPLIES WITH ANSI/RESNA WC/19


Refer to attached TRANSPORT READY OPTION Instruction card and wheelchair
Owners Manual before use.
Lower seat to lowest position, ensure docking pins are fully engaged and power
is turned off before placing wheelchair into vehicle, securing for transport and
removing the wheelchair from vehicle.
P/N 1150756 Rev A

NOTE:1079203,1150756and1150757are
onTDXSpreewithTRROonly.

P/N 1150757 Rev A

P/N 1150757 Rev A

Wheelchairs without TRRO


NOTE:Autostyleseat
positioningstrapshown.This
labelisalsoontheairlinestyle
seatpositioningstrap.

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TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS

TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS


TDX SC
BASE LENGTH:

34 inches without Front Riggings

OVERALL WIDTH OF BASE:


WITH TWO U1 BATTERIES:
OVERALL HEIGHT
WITH ASBA SEAT:
WITH VAN SEAT:
WITH FORMULA CG TILT ONLY:
WITH ELEVATING ASBA SEAT:

TDX SPREE

24 inches without joystick

OVERALL LENGTH
WITH CENTER MOUNT FRONT
RIGGING:
WITHOUT FRONT RIGGINGS:
WEIGHT (BASE ONLY)
WITHOUT U1 BATTERIES:
WITH TWO U1 BATTERIES:

178 lbs
225 lbs

183
230
2 Pole

DRIVE AXLE:

Non-adjustable

DRIVE WHEELS/TIRES:
CASTER FORKS:

10 x 3-inch Foam Filled


6 x 2-inch, Semi-pneumatic with Precision Sealed Bearings
Two side fork (Standard), One sided fork (Optional)

BATTERY REQUIREMENTS:

U1

FOOTRESTS:

Telescoping Front Rigging Supports,


2-inch and 4-inch long Pivot Slide Tube

SEAT TILT ANGLE ADJUSTMENT:


*WEIGHT LIMITATION:

36.75 to 38.75 inches


34.5 to 38.5 inches

39 inches
34 inches

MOTOR:

CASTERS:

34.5 to 38.5 inches

36.5 to 38.5 inches


38 inches (without head rest),
45 inches (with head rest)
37.75 to 39.25 inches
36.75 to 41.75 inches

Adjustable (0 to 10)
Up to 250 lbs

Up to 165 lbs

NOTE:Alldimensionsare.50inchesunlessotherwiseindicated.
*NOTE:Weightlimitationistotalweight(userweightplusanyadditionalitemsthattheuser
mayrequire[backpack,etc.]).Example:Ifweightlimitationofthewheelchairis300lbsand
additionalitemsequal25lbs,subtract25lbsfrom300lbs.Thismeansthemaximumweight
limitationoftheuseris275lbs.

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SECTION 1GENERAL GUIDELINES

SECTION 1GENERAL GUIDELINES


 WARNING

SECTION 1 - GENERAL GUIDELINES contains important information for the safe


operation and use of this product.

Repair or Service Information


SetupoftheElectronicsControlUnitistobeperformedonlybyaqualifiedtechnician.
Thefinaladjustmentsofthecontrollermayaffectotheractivitiesofthewheelchair.
Damagetotheequipmentcouldoccurifimproperlysetuporadjusted.
Exceptforprogramming,DONOTserviceoradjustthewheelchairwhileoccupied,
unlessotherwisenoted.
Apinchpointexistsbetweenheadtubecapandwalkingbeam.
Apinchpointexistsbetweenwalkingbeam/headtubecapandtelescopingtubewhen
TDXisatthelowestseattofloorheight.
Beforeadjusting,repairingorservicingthewheelchair,ALWAYSturnthewheelchair
powerOff,otherwise,injuryordamagemayoccur.
Invacareproductsarespecificallydesignedandmanufacturedforuseinconjunctionwith
Invacareaccessories.Accessoriesdesignedbyothermanufacturershavenotbeentested
byInvacareandarenotrecommendedforusewithInvacareproducts.
Transportreadypackagesarenotretrofittabletoexistingmodelsandarenotfield
serviceable.
Wheelchairsshouldbeexaminedduringmaintenanceforsignsofcorrosion(water
exposure,incontinence,etc.).Electricalcomponentsdamagedbycorrosionshouldbe
replacedIMMEDIATELY.
Wheelchairsthatareusedbyincontinentusersand/orarefrequentlyexposedtowater
mayrequirereplacementofelectricalcomponentsmorefrequently.
Foroptimumperformance,replacegaslockingcylindersevery2years.

Operation Information
Performanceadjustmentsshouldonlybemadebyprofessionalsofthehealthcarefieldor
personsfullyconversantwiththisprocessandthedriverscapabilities.Incorrectsettings
couldcauseinjurytothedriver,bystanders,damagetothewheelchairandto
surroundingproperty.
Afterthewheelchairhasbeensetup/adjusted,checktomakesurethatthewheelchair
performstothespecificationsenteredduringthesetupprocedure.Ifthewheelchairdoes
NOTperformtospecifications,turnthewheelchairOffimmediatelyandreentersetup
specifications.Repeatthisprocedureuntilthewheelchairperformstospecifications.
DONOTleavethepowerbuttonOnwhenenteringorexitingyourwheelchair.

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DONOTattempttodriveovercurbsorobstaclesgreaterthan23/8inches(60mm).Doing
somaycauseyourwheelchairtoturnoverandcausebodilyharmordamagetothe
wheelchair.ALWAYSstopbeforeclimbinganobstacle.Approachslowlyuntilcasters
contacttheobstacle.ApplypowerandtheactionoftheSureStepfeaturewillliftthe
castersovertheobstacle.Weightistransferredtothedrivewheelsprovidingtractionand
motorstrengthtopowerthewheelchairovertheobstacle.
DONOToperateonroads,streetsorhighways.
DONOTclimb,goupordownrampsortraverseslopesgreaterthan9.
DONOTattempttomoveupordownaninclinewithwater,iceoroilfilm.
DONOTstandontheframeofthewheelchair.
DOdetermineandestablishyourparticularsafetylimitsbypracticingbending,reaching
andtransferringactivitiesinthepresenceofaqualifiedhealthcareprofessionalbefore
attemptingactiveuseofthewheelchair.
DONOTattempttoreachobjectsifyouhavetomoveforwardinyourseat.
DONOTattempttoreachobjectsifyouhavetopickthemupfromthefloorbyreaching
betweenyourknees.
DONOTleanoverthetopofthebackupholsterytoreachobjectsbehindyou,asthismay
causethewheelchairtotipover.
ALWAYSshiftyourweightinthedirectionyouareturning.DONOTshiftyourweight
intheoppositedirectionoftheturn.Shiftingyourweightintheoppositedirectionofthe
turnmaycausetheinsidedrivewheeltolosetractionandthewheelchairtotipover.
DONOTshiftyourweightorsittingpositiontowardthedirectionyouarereachingasthe
wheelchairand/orseatingsystem(ifany)maytipover.
DONOTuseanescalatortomoveawheelchairbetweenfloors.Seriousbodilyinjurymay
occur.
DONOTusethefootplatesasaplatform.Whengettinginoroutofthewheelchair,make
surethatthefootplatesareintheupwardpositionorswingfootreststowardstheoutside
ofthewheelchair.
NEVERleaveanunoccupiedwheelchairunattendedonanincline.
DONOTattempttostopamovingwheelchairwiththewheellocks.Wheellocksarenot
brakes.
DONOTattempttoliftthewheelchairbyanyremovable(detachable)parts.Liftingby
meansofanyremovable(detachable)partsofthewheelchairmayresultininjurytothe
userordamagetothewheelchair.
DONOTovertightenhardwareattachingtotheframe.Thiscouldcausedamagetothe
frametubing.
ALWAYSkeephandsandfingersclearofmovingpartstoavoidinjury.
ALWAYSwearyourseatpositioningstrap.Theseatpositioningstrapisapositioningbelt
ONLY.Itisnotdesignedforuseasasafetydevicewithstandinghighstressloadssuchas
autooraircraftsafetybelts.Ifsignsofwearappear,beltMUSTbereplacedimmediately.
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ALWAYSturnthewheelchairpoweroffandengagethemotorlocks/clutchestoprevent
thewheelsfrommovingbeforeattemptingtotransferinoroutofthewheelchair.Also
makesureeveryprecautionistakentoreducethegapdistance.Alignbothcastersparallel
withtheobjectyouaretransferringonto.
DONOTusewithabrokenormissingjoystickknob.
DONOTuseifjoystickdoesnotspringbacktotheneutralpositionorbecomesstickyor
sluggish.
DONOTuseifjoystickbootistornordamaged.
ALWAYScheckfoamgripsforloosenessbeforeusingthewheelchair.Ifloose,contacta
qualifiedtechnicianforinstructions.
ALWAYSengagebothwheellocksandreducethegapdistancebeforetransferringtoand
fromthewheelchair.Turnallcastersparalleltotheobjectyouaretransferringonto.
Avoidstoringorusingthewheelchairnearopenflameorcombustibleproducts.Serious
injuryordamagetopropertymayresult.
DONOTengageordisengagethemotorlocksuntilthepowerisintheoffposition.

Wheelchairs with TRRO or TRBKTS Only


OnlyusethetransportbracketsincludedwithTRROandTRBKTSforthepurposes
describedinthismanual.

Electrical
Grounding Instructions
DONOT,underanycircumstances,cutorremovetheroundgroundingprongfromany
plugusedwithorforInvacareproducts.Somedevicesareequippedwiththreeprong
(grounding)plugsforprotectionagainstpossibleshockhazards.Whereatwoprongwall
receptacleisencountered,itisthepersonalresponsibilityandobligationofthecustomer
tocontactaqualifiedelectricianandhavethetwoprongreceptaclereplacedwitha
properlygroundedthreeprongwallreceptacleinaccordancewiththeNationalElectrical
Code.Ifyoumustuseanextensioncord,useonlyathreewireextensioncordhavingthe
sameorhigherelectricalratingasthedevicebeingconnected.Inaddition,Invacarehas
placedRED/ORANGEwarningtagsonsomeequipment.DONOTremovethesetags.

Batteries
Thewarrantyandperformancespecificationscontainedinthismanualarebasedonthe
useofAGMbatteries.Invacarestronglyrecommendstheiruseasthepowersourcefor
thisunit.
Carefullyreadbattery/batterychargerinformationpriortoinstalling,servicingor
operatingyourwheelchair.

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Charging Batteries
 DANGER

When using an extension cord, use only a three wire extension cord having at least
16 AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire and the same or higher electrical rating as
the device being connected. Use of improper extension cord could result in risk of
fire and electric shock. Three prong to two prong adapters should not be used. Use
of three prong adapters can result in improper grounding and present a shock hazard to the user.
NEVERattempttorechargethebatteriesbyattachingcablesdirectlytothebattery
terminals.
DONOTattempttorechargethebatteriesandoperatethewheelchairatthesametime.
DONOToperatewheelchairwithextensioncordattachedtotheACcable.
DONOTattempttorechargethebatterieswhenthewheelchairhasbeenexposedtoany
typeofmoisture.
DONOTattempttorechargethebatterieswhenthewheelchairisoutside.
DONOTsitinthewheelchairwhilechargingthebatteries.
READandCAREFULLYfollowthemanufacturersinstructionsforeachcharger
(suppliedorpurchased).Ifcharginginstructionsarenotsupplied,consultaqualified
technicianforproperprocedures.
Ensurethepinsoftheextensioncordplugarethesamenumber,size,andshapeasthose
onthecharger.
DONOTunderanycircumstancescutorremovetheroundgroundingplugfromthe
chargerACcableplugortheextensioncordplug.

Rain Test
InvacarehastesteditspowerwheelchairsinaccordancewithISO7176RainTest.This
providestheenduserorhis/herattendantsufficienttimetoremovehis/herpower
wheelchairfromarainstormandretainwheelchairoperation.
DONOTleavepowerwheelchairinarainstormofanykind.
DONOTusepowerwheelchairinashower.
DONOTleavepowerwheelchairinadampareaforanylengthoftime.
Directexposuretorainordampnesswillcausethewheelchairtomalfunctionelectrically
andmechanically;maycausethewheelchairtoprematurelyrustormaydamagethe
upholstery.
Checktoensurethatthebatterycoversaresecuredinplace,joystickbootisNOTtornor
crackedwherewatercanenterandthatallelectricalconnectionsaresecureatalltimes.
DONOTuseifthejoystickbootistornorcracked.Ifthejoystickbootbecomestornor
cracked,replaceIMMEDIATELY.

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Weight Training
InvacareDOESNOTrecommendtheuseofitswheelchairsasaweighttraining
apparatus.InvacarewheelchairshaveNOTbeendesignedortestedasaseatforanykind
ofweighttraining.Ifoccupantusessaidwheelchairasaweighttrainingapparatus,
INVACARESHALLNOTBELIABLEFORBODILYINJURYANDTHEWARRANTYIS
VOID.

Weight Limitation
RefertoTypicalProductParametersforTypicalProductParametersonpage 12to
determinetheweightlimit(totalcombinedweightofuserandanyattachments)ofyour
wheelchairmodel.DONOTexceedthelimitotherwise,injuryordamagemayresult.

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SECTION 2EMI INFORMATION

SECTION 2EMI INFORMATION


 WARNING
CAUTION: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS INFORMATION
REGARDING THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC
INTERFERENCE ON YOUR POWERED WHEELCHAIR.
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) From Radio Wave Sources
Powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters (in this text, both will be referred to
as powered wheelchairs) may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI),
which is interfering electromagnetic energy (EM) emitted from sources such as
radio stations, TV stations, amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two way radios, and
cellular phones. The interference (from radio wave sources) can cause the powered
wheelchair to release its brakes, move by itself, or move in unintended directions. It
can also permanently damage the powered wheelchair's control system. The
intensity of the interfering EM energy can be measured in volts per metre (V/m).
Each powered wheelchair can resist EMI up to a certain intensity. This is called its
"immunity level." The higher the immunity level, the greater the protection. At this
time, current technology is capable of achieving at least a 20 V/m immunity level,
which would provide useful protection from the more common sources of radiated
EMI.
There are a number of sources of relatively intense electromagnetic fields in the
everyday environment. Some of these sources are obvious and easy to avoid.
Others are not apparent and exposure is unavoidable. However, we believe that by
following the warnings listed below, your risk to EMI will be minimized.
The sources of radiated EMI can be broadly classified into three types:
1) Hand-held Portable transceivers (transmitters-receivers with the antenna
mounted directly on the transmitting unit. Examples include: citizens band (CB)
radios, "walkie talkie", security, fire and police transceivers, cellular telephones,
and other personal communication devices).
NOTE: Some cellular telephones and similar devices transmit signals while they are ON,
even when not being used.
2) Medium-range mobile transceivers, such as those used in police cars, fire trucks,
ambulances and taxis. These usually have the antenna mounted on the outside of
the vehicle; and
3) Long-range transmitters and transceivers, such as commercial broadcast
transmitters (radio and TV broadcast antenna towers) and amateur (HAM)
radios.
NOTE: Other types of hand-held devices, such as cordless phones, laptop computers,
AM/FM radios, TV sets, CD players, cassette players, and small appliances, such as electric shavers and hair dryers, so far as we know, are not likely to cause EMI problems to
your powered wheelchair.

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 WARNING
Powered Wheelchair Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Because EM energy rapidly becomes more intense as one moves closer to the
transmitting antenna (source), the EM fields from hand-held radio wave sources
(transceivers) are of special concern. It is possible to unintentionally bring high
levels of EM energy very close to the powered wheelchair's control system while
using these devices. This can affect powered wheelchair movement and braking.
Therefore, the warnings listed below are recommended to prevent possible
interference with the control system of the powered wheelchair.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) from sources such as radio and TV stations,
amateur radio (HAM) transmitters, two-way radios, and cellular phones can affect
powered wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Also, the electronics used in our
powered wheelchair can generate a low level of electromagnetic interference,
which however will remain within the tolerances permitted by law.
FOLLOWING THE WARNINGS LISTED BELOW SHOULD REDUCE THE
CHANCE OF UNINTENDED BRAKE RELEASE OR POWERED WHEELCHAIR
MOVEMENT WHICH COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
1) Do not operate hand-held transceivers (transmitters receivers), such as citizens
band (CB) radios, or turn ON personal communication devices, such as cellular
phones, while the powered wheelchair is turned ON;
2) Be aware of nearby transmitters, such as radio or TV stations, and try to avoid
coming close to them;
3) If unintended movement or brake release occurs, turn the powered wheelchair
OFF as soon as it is safe;
4) Be aware that adding accessories or components, or modifying the powered
wheelchair, may make it more susceptible to EMI (NOTE: There is no easy way
to evaluate their effect on the overall immunity of the powered wheelchair); and
5) Report all incidents of unintended movement or brake release to the powered
wheelchair manufacturer, and note whether there is a source of EMI nearby.
Important Information
1) 20 volts per metre (V/m) is a generally achievable and useful immunity level
against EMI (as of May 1994) (the higher the level, the greater the protection);
2) This device has been tested to a radiated immunity level of 20 volts per meter.
3) The immunity level of the product is unknown.
Modification of any kind to the electronics of this wheelchair as manufactured by
Invacare may adversely affect the EMI immunity levels.

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SECTION 3SAFETY/HANDLING OF
WHEELCHAIRS
SafetyandHandlingofthewheelchairrequiresthecloseattentionofthewheelchair
useraswellastheassistant.Thismanualpointsoutthemostcommonproceduresand
techniquesinvolvedinthesafeoperationandmaintenanceofthewheelchair.Itis
importanttopracticeandmasterthesesafetechniquesuntilyouarecomfortablein
maneuveringaroundthefrequentlyencounteredarchitecturalbarriers.
Usethisinformationonlyasabasicguide.Thetechniquesthatarediscussedonthe
followingpageshavebeenusedsuccessfullybymany.
Individualwheelchairusersoftendevelopskillstodealwithdailylivingactivitiesthat
maydifferfromthosedescribedinthismanual.Invacarerecognizesandencourageseach
individualtotrywhatworksbestforhim/herinovercomingarchitecturalobstaclesthat
theymayencounter,howeverallwarningsandcautionsgiveninthismanualMUSTbe
followed.Techniquesinthismanualareastartingpointforthenewwheelchairuserand
assistantwithsafetyasthemostimportantconsiderationforall.

Stability and Balance


 WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. The seat positioning strap is a
positioning belt ONLY. It is not designed for use as a safety device withstanding high
stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If signs of wear appear, belt MUST
be replaced immediately.
DO NOT climb, go UP or DOWN ramps or traverse slopes greater than 9.
Invacare strongly recommends proceeding down ramps or slopes slowly to avoid
hard braking or sudden stops.
DO NOT leave elevating legrests in the fully extended position when proceeding
down ramps or slopes.
Be aware that carrying heavy objects on your lap while occupying the wheelchair
may adversely affect the stability of the wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury
to the user, damage to the wheelchair and surrounding property.
This wheelchair has been designed to accommodate one individual. If more than
one individual occupies the wheelchair this may adversely affect the stability of the
wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user and passenger and damage
to the wheelchair and surrounding property.

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 WARNING
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to move forward in the seat or pick
them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
Many activities require the wheelchair user to reach, bend and transfer in and out of
the wheelchair. These movements will cause a change to the normal balance,
center of gravity, and weight distribution of the wheelchair. To determine and
establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring
activities in several combinations in the presence of a qualified healthcare
professional before attempting active use of the wheelchair.
Proper positioning is essential for your safety. When reaching, leaning, bending or
bending forward, it is important to use the casters as a tool to maintain stability and
balance.
Toassurestabilityandproperoperationofyourwheelchair,youmustatalltimes
maintainproperbalance.Yourwheelchairhasbeendesignedtoremainuprightand
stableduringnormaldailyactivitiesaslongasyouDONOTmovebeyondthecenterof
gravity.DONOTleanforwardoutofthewheelchairanyfurtherthanthelengthofthe
armrests.Makesurethecastersarepointingintheforwardpositionwheneveryoulean
forward.Thiscanbeachievedbyadvancingthewheelchairandthenreversingitina
straightline.

Coping with Everyday Obstacles


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 3.1
Copingwiththeirritationofeverydayobstaclescanbesomewhatalleviatedbylearning
howtomanageyourwheelchair.Keepinmindyourcenterofgravitytomaintainstability
andbalance.
Whilethewalkingbeamallowsyoutotraverseuptoa23/8inch(60mm)bumpor
threshold,stoppingafterthewheelscrossthebumpposesaproblem.Thewheelchair
cannotreverseoverthebumpatthispoint.Continueforwardandthenturnaround.
WhiletheTDXisdesignedforuseprimarilyinandaroundthehome,theprovidershould
determinewhetherthiswheelchairissuitablefortheactualenvironmentinwhichthe
wheelchairwillbeused.
NOTE:DONOTgodownarampatfullspeed.
Bump/Threshold
Someseat/backpositionswillcausethe
wheelchairtofeelunstable.

CAUTION
Be aware of the condition of the ramp.
Traction will be diminished/nonexistent
on a slippery surface. Proceed with
caution.

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FIGURE 3.1 Coping with Everyday


Obstacles

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A Note to Wheelchair Assistants


Whenassistancetothewheelchairuserisrequired,remembertousegoodbody
mechanics.Keepyourbackstraightandbendyourkneeswhenevertiltingwheelchairor
traversingcurbsorotherimpediments.
Also,beawareofdetachablepartssuchasarmsorlegrests.ThesemustNEVERbeused
tomovethewheelchairorasliftingsupports,astheymaybeinadvertentlyreleased,
resultinginpossibleinjurytotheuserand/orassistant(s).
Whenlearninganewassistancetechnique,haveanexperiencedassistanthelpyoubefore
attemptingitalone.

Reaching, Leaning andBending - Forward


 WARNING

DO NOT attempt to reach objects if


you have to move forward in the seat or
pick them up from the floor by reaching
down between your knees.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 3.2.

FIGURE 3.2 Reaching, Leaning and Bending


- Forward

Positionthecasterssothattheyare
extendedawayfromthedrivewheelsand
engagewheellocks/motorlocks/clutches.

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Reaching, Bending - Backward


 WARNING

DO NOT lean over the top of the back


upholstery. This will change your center
of gravity and may cause you to tip over.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 3.3.
Positionwheelchairascloseaspossibleto
thedesiredobject.Positionthecastersso
thattheyareextendedawayfromthedrive
wheelstocreatethelongestpossible
wheelbase.Reachbackonlyasfarasyour
armwillextendwithoutchangingyour
sittingposition.

FIGURE 3.3 Reaching, Bending - Backward

Pinch Points
 WARNING
A pinch point exists between head tube cap and walking beam (Detail A).
A pinch point exists between walking beam/head tube cap and telescoping tube
when wheelchair is at the lowest seat to floor height (Detail B).
Pinch point may occur when rotating the footboard assembly (Detail C).
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 3.4.
DETAIL A

DETAIL B

Telescoping
Tube
Walking
Beam

Pinch Point

Walking
Beam

Headtube
Cap

Headtube
Cap

DETAIL C

Pinch
Point

Front
Caster

Front
Caster

FIGURE 3.4 Pinch Points

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Stairways
 WARNING
DO NOT attempt to move an occupied power wheelchair between floors using a
stairway. Use an elevator to move an occupied power wheelchair between floors. If
moving a power wheelchair between floors by means of a stairway, the occupant
MUST be removed and transported independently of the power wheelchair.
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an unoccupied power
wheelchair up or down the stairs. Invacare recommends using two assistants and
making thorough preparations. Make sure to use ONLY secure, non-detachable
parts for hand-hold supports.
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts.
Lifting by means of any removable (detachable) parts of a wheelchair may result in
injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
The weight of the wheelchair without the user and without batteries is between 178
and 230 lbs. Use proper lifting techniques (lift with your legs) to avoid injury.
Followthisprocedureformovingthewheelchairbetweenfloorswhenanelevatoris
NOTavailable:
NOTE:Whenusingastairwaytomovethewheelchairandanyaccessories,moveallwheelchair
componentsawayfromthestairwaypriortoreassembly.
1. Removetheoccupantfromthewheelchair.
2. Removethebatteriesfromwheelchair.RefertoBatteriesonpage 56.
3. Bendyourkneesandkeepyourbackstraight.
4. Usingnonremovable(nondetachable)partsofthewheelchair,liftthewheelchairoff
ofthegroundandtransferthewheelchairupordownthestairs.
5. Thewheelchairshouldnotbelowereduntilthelaststairhasbeennegotiatedandthe
wheelchairhasbeencarriedawayfromthestairway.

 WARNING: ESCALATORS

DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily


injury may occur.

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Transferring To and From Other Seats


 WARNING
ALWAYS turn the wheelchair power OFF and engage the motor locks/clutches to
prevent the wheels from moving before attempting to transfer in or out of the
wheelchair. Also make sure every precaution is taken to reduce the gap distance.
Align both casters parallel with the object you are transferring onto.

CAUTION
When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the seat. This will
prevent broken screws, damaged upholstery and the possibility of the wheelchair
tipping forward.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 3.5.
NOTE:Adequatemobilityandupperbodystrengthisrequiredtoperformthisactivity
independently.
1. Positionthewheelchairascloseas
possiblealongsidetheseattowhich
youaretransferring,withthecasters
alignedparallelwiththeobject.

Minimize Gap Distance

2. Engagemotorlocks.Referto
Disengaging/EngagingMotorLock
Leversonpage 49.
3. Shiftbodyweightintoseatwith
transfer.
NOTE:Duringindependenttransfer,littleor
noseatplatformwillbebeneathyou.Usea
transferboardifatallpossible.

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FIGURE 3.5 Transferring To and From


Other Seats

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SECTION 4SAFETY INSPECTION/


TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTE:Everysixmonthstakeyourwheelchairtoaqualifiedtechnicianforathoroughinspection
andservicing.Regularcleaningwillreveallooseorwornpartsandenhancethesmoothoperation
ofyourwheelchair.Tooperateproperlyandsafely,yourwheelchairmustbecaredforjustlikeany
othervehicle.Routinemaintenancewillextendthelifeandefficiencyofyourwheelchair.
Initialadjustmentsshouldbemadetosuityourpersonalbodystructureneedsand
preference.Thereafterfollowthesemaintenanceprocedures:

Safety Inspection Checklists


Inspect/Adjust Initially
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.
Ensurewheelchairrollsstraight(noexcessivedragorpulltooneside).
Inspectallfasteners.
InspectTRRO/TRBKTSfastenersandhardware.
Ensureclothingguardsaresecure.
Ensurearmsaresecurebuteasytoreleaseandadjustmentleversengageproperly.
Ensureadjustableheightarmsoperateandlocksecurely.
Ensurearmpivotpointsarefreeofwearandlooseness.
Cleanupholsteryandarmrests.
Inspectupholsteryforripsorsagging.
Ensurearmrestpadsitsflushagainstarmtube.
Ensureseatreleaselatchisfunctional.Replaceifnecessary
Ensureaxlenutandwheelmountingnutsaresecureondrivewheels.
Noexcessivesidemovementorbindingwhendrivewheelsareliftedandspunwhen
disengaged(freewheeling).
Ensurethatcastersarefreeofdebris.
Ensurewheels/castershavepropertensionwhenwheels/castersarespun(whenfree
wheeling).Wheels/castersshouldcometoagradualstop.
Loosen/tightencasterlocknutifwheelwobblesnoticeablyorbindstoastop.
Ensureallcaster/wheel/fork/headtubefastenersaresecureandnotdamaged/missing.
EnsurewheellocksDONOTinterferewithtireswhenrolling.
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Ensurewheellockpivotpointsarefreeofwearandlooseness.
Ensurewheellocksareeasytoengage.
Inspecttiresforflatspotsandwear.
Checkcentermountfrontriggingsforworn/frayedbeltsand/orloosefasteners.If
found,replacetheseitems.
Checkthatalllabelsarepresentandlegible.Replaceifnecessary.
Inspectlockinggascylinders.
Inspectstabilitylockfunction.
CheckthatcablesareroutedandsecuredproperlytoensurethatcablesDONOT
becomeentangledanddamagedduringnormaloperationofseatingsystem.

Inspect/Adjust Weekly
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.
Ensurewheels/castershavepropertensionwhenwheels/castersarespun(whenfree
wheeling).Wheels/castersshouldcometoagradualstop.
Ensurethatcastersarefreeofdebris.
Ensurearmpivotpointsarefreeofwearandlooseness.
Ensureallcaster/wheel/fork/headtubefastenersaresecureandnotdamaged/missing.
Loosen/tightencasterlocknutifwheelwobblesnoticeablyorbindstoastop.
Inspecttiresforflatspotsandwear.
EnsurewheellocksDONOTinterferewithtireswhenrolling.
Ensurewheellockpivotpointsarefreeofwearandlooseness.
Ensurewheellocksareeasytoengage.
Inspectallfasteners.
InspectTRRO/TRBKTSfastenersandhardware.
CheckthatcablesareroutedandsecuredproperlytoensurethatcablesdoNOT
becomeentangledanddamagedduringnormaloperationofseatingsystem.

Inspect/Adjust Monthly
Ensureaxlenutandwheelmountingnutsaresecureondrivewheels.
Cleanupholsteryandarmrests.
Cleandirtandlintfromaxles.
Cleandirtandlintfrombearings.
Ensurethatcastersarefreeofdebris.
Inspectlockinggascylinders.
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Inspectstabilitylockfunction.
Inspectseatpositioningstrapforanysignsofwear.Ensurebucklelatches.Verify
hardwarethatattachesstraptoframeissecureandundamaged.Replaceifnecessary.

Inspect/Adjust Periodically
Ensurewheelchairrollsstraight(noexcessivedragorpulltooneside).
Inspectallfasteners.
InspectTRRO/TRBKTSfastenersandhardware.
Ensureclothingguardsaresecure.
Ensurearmsaresecurebuteasytoreleaseandadjustmentleversengageproperly.
Ensureadjustableheightarmsoperateandlocksecurely.
Inspectupholsteryforripsorsagging.
Ensurearmrestpadsitsflushagainstarmtube.
Ensureaxlenutandwheelmountingnutsaresecureondrivewheels.
Ensurewheels/castershavepropertensionwhenwheels/castersarespun(whenfree
wheeling).Wheels/castersshouldcometoagradualstop.
Ensurethatcastersarefreeofdebris.
Inspectfoamhandgripsfordamage.Ifdamaged,havethemreplacedbyaqualified
technician.
Checkcentermountfrontriggingsforworn/frayedbeltsand/orloosefasteners.If
found,replacetheseitems.
Checkthatalllabelsarepresentandlegible.Replaceifnecessary.
Inspectelectricalcomponentsforsignsofcorrosion.Replaceifcorrodedordamaged.

Inspect/Adjust Every 2 Years


Foroptimumperformance,replacegaslockingcylinders.

LOOSENESS IN
WHEELCHAIR
WHEELCHAIR 3
WHEELS

SQUEAKS AND
RATTLES

WHEELCHAIR
VEERS
LEFT/RIGHT
SLUGGISH
TURN/
PERFORMANCE
CASTERS
FLUTTER

Troubleshooting - Mechanical

If pneumatic, check tires for correct and equal pressure.


X

Check for loose stem nuts/bolts.

Check that casters contact ground at the same time.


X

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SOLUTIONS

If pneumatic, check tires for correct and equal pressure.

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Troubleshooting - Electrical
NOTE:Foradditionaltroubleshootinginformationandexplanationoferrorcodes,refertothe
individualElectronicsManualsuppliedwitheachwheelchair.

SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS or SPJ+ w/ACC Joysticks


Thejoystickinformationgaugeandtheserviceindicatorgiveindicationsofthetypeof
faultorerrordetectedbythecontrolmodule.Whenafaultisdetected,thewheelchair
maystopandnotdrive.TheLEDsontheinformationgaugemayflashinaparticular
patternortheserviceindicatorlightwillflash.Thenumberortypeofflashesindicatesthe
natureoftheerror.Ifmultipleerrorsarefound,onlythefirsterrorencounteredbythe
controlmodulewillbedisplayed.
Information Gauge Display Diagnostics
DISPLAY

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION

COMMENTS

Information
Gauge
Display
All LEDs are off.

Power is off.

All LEDs are on.

Power is on.

Fewer than three LEDs on


implies reduced battery
charge.

Left RED LED is flashing.

Battery charge is low.

The batteries should be


charged as soon as possible.

Left to Right chase


alternating with steady
display.

Joystick is in
programming, inhibit and/
or charging mode.

The steady LEDs indicate


the current state of the
battery charge.

All LEDs are flashing slowly. Joystick has detected Out- Release the joystick back
of-Neutral-at-Power-Up
to Neutral.
mode.

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Service Indicator Light Diagnostics
NUMBER
OF
FLASHES

ERROR CODE
DESCRIPTION

User Fault

Battery Fault

Left Motor Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Right Motor Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Left Park Brake Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Right Park Brake Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Remote Fault

Controller Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Communications Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

10

General Fault

Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

11

Incompatible or incorrect
Remote

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POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Release joystick to neutral and try again.
Charge the batteries. Refer to Charging Batteries on page 69.
Check that battery cables are connected properly. If necessary,
replace batteries. Refer to Replacing the Batteries on page 65.

Check to make sure joystick is connected properly.


Contact Invacare/Dealer for service.

Wrong type of remote connected. Contact Invacare/Dealer


for service.

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MPJ+, PSR+, PSF+ Joysticks or Displays


SYMPTOM

PROBABLE CAUSE

SOLUTIONS

 SPM L Park Brake Fault or


 SPM R Park Brake Fault displays

Motor lock levers disengaged


(Error code E9 or E10).

Engage motor lock levers. Refer to


Disengaging/Engaging Motor Lock
Levers on page 49.

CHARGER PLUGGED IN displays.

Battery charger connected


(Error code E28).

Unplug battery charger from the


wheelchair. Refer to Charging Batteries
on page 69.

 SPM Battery Fault displays and the

Batteries need to be charged


(Error code E14).

Charge batteries. Refer to Charging


Batteries on page 69. If batteries fail to
charge properly, check battery charger
or replace batteries. Refer to Replacing
the Batteries on page 65.

 JOYSTICK TIMEOUT displays and

Joystick or input device is


disconnected (Error code 32).

Turn off power, reconnect the joystick


of input device and turn power on.

 JS REV TOO LARGE


 JS FWD TOO LARGE
 JS LFT TOO LARGE or
 JS RGT TOO LARGE

The joystick or input device is


sending a value outside of the
reverse, forward, left or right
limits (Error codes E01, E02,
E03 or E04).

Replace joystick or input device.

NEUTRAL TESTING displays.

The joystick neutral test has


failed (Error code E18).

Release the joystick and try to get the


joystick back into the center-most
position.

 BAD JOYSTICK CAL VALUES

The joystick calibration values


are outside of the expected
range (Error code E19).

Recalibrate the joystick (joystick throw


procedure).

 SPM NOT CONNECTED

The MPJ or Display module is


not communicating with the
control module (Error code
E200).

Check the connections between the


joystick or display and the controller.
Turn the power off and then back on.
Replace the controller if necessary.

 SPM Communications Fault

The controller has determined a Turn the wheelchair off and back on.
fault during a previous turn-off
process (Error code E41).

and wheelchair does not drive.

wheelchair does not drive.

the wheelchair does not drive.

displays and the wheelchair does not


drive.

displays and the wheelchair does not


drive.

displays and the wheelchair drives


slowly.
ATTENDANT ACTIVE and
displays.
Batteries draw excessive current
when charging.

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The Proportional or Digital


Attendant control is active and
can be used to drive the chair
(Error code W05).

This is normal behavior.

Battery failure.

Have batteries checked for shorted cell.


Replace if necessary.

Electrical malfunction.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for service.

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SYMPTOM
Battery indicator flashes the charge
level is low - immediately after
recharge.

PROBABLE CAUSE

SOLUTIONS

Battery failure.

Check batteries for shorted cell.


Replace if necessary.

Malfunctioning battery charger.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Electrical malfunction.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Battery indicator flashes the charge


level is low - too soon after being
recharged.

Batteries not charged.

Have charger checked.

Weak batteries.

Replace batteries if necessary. Refer to


Replacing the Batteries on page 65.

Motor chatters or runs irregular.

Electrical malfunction.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Joystick erratic or does not respond


as desired.

Damaged motor coupling.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Electrical malfunction.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Controller programmed
improperly.

Contact Dealer/Invacare to have


controller reprogrammed.

Wheelchair does not respond to


commands.

Poor battery terminal


connection.

Have terminals cleaned.

Power indicator off - even after


recharging.

Electrical malfunction.

Contact Dealer/Invacare for Service.

Checking Battery Charge Level


ThefollowingDosandDontsareprovidedforyourconvenienceandsafety.
DONT

DO

Dont perform any installation or maintenance


without first reading this manual.

Read and understand this manual and any service


information that accompanies a battery and charger before
operating the wheelchair.

Dont perform installation or maintenance of


batteries in an area that could be damaged by
battery spills.

Move the wheelchair to a work area before cleaning


terminals, or opening battery box.

Dont make it a habit to discharge batteries to


the lowest level.

Recharge as frequently as possible to maintain a high charge


level and extend battery life.

Dont use randomly chosen batteries or chargers.

Follow recommendations in this manual when selecting a


battery or charger.

Dont put new batteries into service before


charging.

Fully charge a new battery before using.

Dont tip or tilt batteries.

Use a carrying strap to remove, move or install a battery.

Dont tap on clamps and terminals with tools.

Push battery clamps on the terminals. Spread clamps wider if


necessary.

Dont mismatch your battery and chargers.

Use ONLY a GEL charger for a GEL battery.

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SECTION 5WHEELCHAIR
OPERATION
 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Set-up of the Electronic Control Unit is to be performed only by a qualified technician. The final adjustments of the controller may affect other activities of the wheelchair. Damage to the equipment could occur under these circumstances.

Operating the Wheelchair


Turning the Power On/Off
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.1.
1. ToturnthepowerOn,performoneofthefollowingsteps:
JOYSTICK

ACTION

MPJ+

Move the On/Off switch Forward to the On position.

SPJ+

Press the On/Off button.

2. TurningthepowerOffcanbeachievedbyperformingoneofthefollowingsteps:
JOYSTICK

ACTION

MPJ+

Move the On/Off switch Back to the Off position.

SPJ+

Press the On/Off button.


MPJ+ Joystick

SPJ+ Joysticks

On/Off
Button

On/Off
Switch

FIGURE 5.1 Turning the Power On/Off

Using the Joystick to Drive the Wheelchair


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.2onpage 34.
Thejoystickislocatedonthejoystickhousingandprovidessmoothcontrolofspeedand
direction.Itisequippedwith360degreesofmobilityforeaseofoperation.Thejoystickis
springloaded,andautomaticallyreturnstotheupright(neutral)positionwhenreleased.
Pushingthejoystickinagivendirectioncausesthewheelchairtomoveinthatdirection.
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Thejoystickhasproportionaldrivecontrol,meaningthatthefurtheritispushedfromthe
upright(neutral)position,thefasterthewheelchairmoves.Themaximumspeed,
however,islimitedbythesettingofthespeedcontrolknob.
Toslowthewheelchairtoastop,simplyreleasethejoystick.Thewheelchairhas
automaticspeedanddirectioncompensationtominimizecorrections.
Whenfirstlearningtodrive,selectaslowspeedandtrytodrivethewheelchairasslowly
aspossiblebypushingthejoystickslightlyforward.Thisexercisewillhelpyoulearnto
utilizethefullpotentialoftheproportionalcontrolandallowyoutostartandstop
smoothly.
Todrivethewheelchair,performthefollowing:
1. Adjustspeedcontrolknobtotheappropriatesetting.
2. TurnthepowerOn.RefertoTurningthePowerOn/Offonpage 33.
3. Maneuverthejoystickinthefollowingmanner:
MOVEMENT

ACTION

FORWARD

Push joystick forward, towards


the front of the wheelchair.

REVERSE

Pull joystick back, towards the


rear of the wheelchair.

Turn RIGHT

Move joystick toward the right


side of the wheelchair.

Turn LEFT

Move joystick toward the left side


of the wheelchair.

STOP

To Move
Left

To Move
Forward
Front of
Wheelchair

To Move
Backward
Rear of
Wheelchair

Release the joystick and the


wheelchair will slow to a stop.

To Move
Right
Joystick

FIGURE 5.2 Using the Joystick to Drive the


Wheelchair

NOTE:Forspecificinformationaboutthejoystickinstalledonthewheelchair,refertooneofthese
procedures:
SPJ+,MK6iSPJ+w/PSSandMK6iSPJ+w/ACCJoystickSwitchesandIndicatorson
page 35.
MPJ+JoystickSwitchesandIndicatorsonpage 37.

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SPJ+, MK6i SPJ+ w/PSS and MK6i SPJ+ w/ACC Joystick


Switches and Indicators
NOTE:Forthefollowinginformation,refertoFIGURE 5.3.
Joystick

Information
Gauge Display
On/Off
Button

Mode Button*

Decrease
Speed Button
(Tortoise)

Speedometer
Increase
Speed Button
(Hare)

GREEN
LED

Not
Active
Additional Input
for Powered
Seating Switch
DETAIL A FRONT VIEW

Service Indicator

Charger/
Programming
Input

*NOTE:Themodebuttonisonly
presentonSPJ+w/ACCjoystick.

FIGURE 5.3 SPJ+, MK6i SPJ+ w/PSS and MK6i SPJ+ w/ACC Joystick Switches and Indicators

On/Off Button
Thisbuttonislocatedatthefrontofthejoystickhousing.Itisusedtoturnthewheelchair
OnandOff,toremovethejoystickfromsleepmode(ifprogrammed)andtolockor
unlockthejoystick(ifprogrammed).

Speedometer
Thespeedometerisusedtoshowthemaximumspeed.TherightmostLEDindicates
currentmaximumspeedsetting.ThebottomleftGREENLEDflashestoindicatethatthe
joystickisinspeedlimitmode.Speedlimitmodelimitsthedrivespeedtoapre
programmedvalue,typicallywhentheseathasbeenelevatedandthewheelchairis
requiredtodriveat20%speed.

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Speed Control Buttons


Thespeedcontrolbuttons(tortoisebutton(
adjustthemaximumspeed.

)andharebutton(

))areusedtosetand

1. Toadjustthespeed,performoneofthefollowing:
AdjustSpeedin20%Increments(5SpeedMode)Pressthetortoisebutton(
)
orharebutton( )todecrease/increasethespeedin20%increments.Thelarger
barsinthespeedometerwilllight.
AdjustSpeedinSmallerIncrements(VSPMode)Performthefollowingsteps:
i. Pressandholdboththetortoisebutton(
joystickbeeps.

)andharebutton(

)untilthe

ii. Performoneofthefollowing:
Pressthetortoisebutton(
)orharebutton( )todecrease/increasethe
speedin20%increments.Thelargerbarsinthespeedometerwilllight.
Pressandholdthetortoisebutton(
)orharebutton( )todecrease/
increasethespeedinsmallerincrements.Thesmallerbarsinthe
speedometerwilllight.

Joystick
Thejoystickhasproportionaldrivecontrol,meaningthatthefurtherthejoystickis
pushedfromtheupright(neutral)position,thefasterthewheelchairorseatmoves.Your
topspeed,however,islimitedbytheprogrammedsettings.
Toslowthewheelchairtoastop,simplyreleasethejoystick.Thewheelchairhas
automaticspeedanddirectioncompensationtominimizecorrections.

Charger/Programming Input
Thecharger/programminginputislocatedatthefrontofthejoystickhousing.This
provideseasyaccessforchargingthewheelchairbatteries.Thisportalsoservesasthe
RemoteProgrammerCommunicationconnection.Drivingispreventedwhilethesystem
ischarging.

Service Indicator
TheAMBERserviceindicatorwilllightwhenanerrororfaultoccurs.RefertoService
IndicatorLightDiagnosticsonpage 30foralistingoftheflashcodesandwhatthey
indicate.

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Information Gauge Display


Theinformationgaugedisplayislocatedonthefrontofthejoystickhousingandprovides
thefollowinginformationtotheuseronthestatusofthewheelchair:
1. PowerisOn.
2. Truestateofbatterycharge,includingnotificationofwhenthebatteryrequires
charging:
A. GREENLEDsarelit,indicatingwellchargedbatteries.
B. AMBERLEDsarelit,indicatingbatteriesaremoderatelycharged.Recharge
batteriesbeforetakingalongtrip.
C. REDLEDsarelit,indicatingbatteriesarerunningoutofcharge.Rechargebatteries
assoonaspossible.
TheInformationGaugedisplayalsoservesasasystemdiagnosticdevicewhenafaultis
detectedbythecontrolmodule.AspecificnumberofflashesoftheLEDsindicatethetype
offaultdetected.RefertoServiceIndicatorLightDiagnosticsonpage 30forthe
diagnosticindicationsofthewheelchairstatus.

MPJ+ Joystick Switches and Indicators


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.4onpage 38.

Drive Select Toggle Switch


Thedriveselecttoggleswitchislocatedontheleftside,belowtheLCD.Thedriveselect
positionismomentary,meaningthatitwillreturntotheneutralpositionafteraselection
ismade.
Thisswitchallowstheoperatortoselectthetypeofoperationorperformancewhichbest
suitsaparticularcontrolneedorsituation.TheDRIVE1programusesperformance
valueswhichareindependentofthoseusedfortheDRIVE2or3or4program.Asan
example,anoperatormayhaveacontrolneedforspasticityinthemorningandavery
differentneedintheafternoon.DRIVE1canbeprogrammedforhigherspeedsand
quickerresponsewhileDRIVE2canbeprogrammedforslowerspeedsandless
responsivenessorviseversa.Theothertwodriveprogramscouldbeindoorandoutdoor
versionsofDRIVE1andDRIVE2.
Selecting the Drive Mode
1. Movethetoggleupandrelease.DRIVE1(

)willappearonLCD.

2. Movethetoggleupandreleaseagain.DRIVE2(

)willappearonLCD.

3. Movethetoggleupandreleaseagain.DRIVE3(

)willappearonLCD.

4. Movethetoggleupandreleaseagain.DRIVE4(

)willappearonLCD.

5. MovethetoggleupandreleaseonemoretimetoselectDRIVE1(

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Charger/Programming Input
(Front of Joystick)

Memory Card Slot


LCD Display
Mode Switch

Drive Select Toggle Switch


Programmable
Mono Port 1/2 or
External Mode
Switch

Speed Control Knob

Joystick
Remote On/Off Input
To Controller

FIGURE 5.4 MPJ+ Joystick Switches and Indicators

Speed Control
Thespeedcontrolknobislocatedonthesideofthejoystickhousing.
1. Rotatetheknobclockwise(forward)toincreasethespeedofthewheelchairtothe
programmedmaxspeed.
2. Rotatetheknobcounterclockwise(backward)todecreasethespeedofthewheelchair
totheprogrammedmaxspeed.

Joystick
Thejoystickhasproportionaldrivecontrol,meaningthatthefurtherthejoystickis
pushedfromtheupright(neutral)position,thefasterthewheelchairorseatmoves.Your
topspeed,however,islimitedbytheprogrammedsettings.
Toslowthewheelchairtoastop,simplyreleasethejoystick.Thewheelchairhas
automaticspeedanddirectioncompensationtominimizecorrections.

Charger/Programming Input
Thecharger/programminginputislocatedatthefrontofthejoystickhousing.This
provideseasyaccessforchargingthewheelchairbatteries.Thisportalsoservesasthe
RemoteProgrammerCommunicationconnection.Drivingispreventedwhilethesystem
ischarging.

LCD Display Screens


TheLCDDisplayislocatedinfrontofthejoystickandprovidesinformationonthestatus
ofthewheelchairthroughabacklitdisplay.TheLCDdisplayisreadableinbothbright
sunlightandcompletedarkness.

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Splash Screen
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 5.5.
Thisscreenisdisplayedatstartupofthe
joystickforabout2seconds.Thisscreen
displaysthesoftwareversionanddate
information.
Afterthisscreen,thejoystickdisplaysthe
MainScreen.
FIGURE 5.5 LCD Display Screens - Splash
Screen
Main Screen
NOTE:Forthisinformation,refertoFIGURE 5.6onpage 40.
Duringnormaloperation,theactivedriveisdisplayedintheupperhalfoftheLCD
display.BatterychargelevelisshownintheBatteryGaugeDisplay(BGD)locatedonthe
rightsideoftheLCDdisplay.Atfullcharge,solidblocksfillinalltensegmentsbetween
E(Empty)andF(Full).Asthebatterybecomesdischarged,thetopmostsegmentswill
progressivelydisappearuntilnosegmentsappearbetweenEandF.Atthislevel,theuser
shouldchargethebatteriesassoonaspossible.
ThelowerhalfoftheLCDdisplayistheInformationCenter.TheInformationCenter
displayscurrentdataonthewheelchair.
RefertoLCDDisplaytableonpage 39fordescriptionsofinformationshown.
LCD DISPLAY

ITEM
DRIVE NAME

DESCRIPTION
This field shows the currently selected Drives Name.
Available choices are as follows:
Drive 1*
Drive 2*
Drive 3*
Drive 4*
No Drive selected via the programmer.
*NOTE: Drive names can be customized. Actual drive names may display differently.

BATTERY LEVEL
INDICATOR

This symbol shows the Battery Level and will change depending on the available
battery power.
This indicator is shown on every screen.

STATUS MESSAGE

This area displays status or instructions.

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ITEM

DESCRIPTION

STATUS INDICATOR

The status indicator will show a Warning (exclamation point inside a triangle)
indicator when the chair has a condition that requires attention.
The status indicator will show a STOP sign when a serious condition exists. The
chair will not be allowed to operate.
The status indicator shows an Attendant Icon if the attendants override switch is
active.

MODES

The dotted-box shows the area that contains the available modes in the currently selected drive. The modes are programmed for each drive and are based
upon the configuration of the chair.
These modes are highlighted when the Mode is active. The operator changes
modes by pressing the Mode Select Switch.
The available modes are as follows:
Drive Mode (1 through 4)
Automatic Positioning
Actuator Control Switch Mode (4-switch, 4-switch 2 levels, etc.)
ECU Output Activated (1 through 4)
RIM Mode Activated
Drive Select Mode Activated
No Driving

Available Modes in
this Drive (Must be
Programmed)

Drive Profile Name


Battery Gauge Display
Drive Indicator

Icon appears when a


joystick command will
drive the wheelchair
Status/Info Message Area

ECU

Status Indicator

FIGURE 5.6 LCD Display Screens - Main Screen


Driving Screen
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 5.7.
Thisscreenisshownwhentheoperator
issuesadrivecommandandtheDriveIcon
onthemainscreenwashighlighted.
NOTE:TheDrivesname,warning/info
message,statusiconandbatteryindicatorare
displayedonthisscreen.

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Connected Devices Screen
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.8.
ThisscreenisdisplayediftheModeSelectswitchisheldactiveforabout10seconds.This
screenshowsaniconthatrepresentsanyadditionaldevicesthatareconnectedtothe
chair.
ICON

DESCRIPTION
4-Switch Attendant Control
RIM Control
ECU (1 to 4)
Proportional Attendant Control
Compact Joystick
Sip and Puff Control
ASL Digital Control
ASL Analog Control
Shark Power Module Actuator

FIGURE 5.8 LCD Display Screens - Connected Devices Screen

Programmable Mono Port 1/2 or External Mode Switch


Theprogrammablemonoportorexternalmodeswitchinputislocatedattherearofthe
joystickontheleftside.Theprogrammablemonoportinputoffersthechoiceofthree
options:
Remotedriveselect
Remotestop/mode(reset)input
Singleactuatorinput
Thesingleswitchfunctionsoperatethroughmonoport1.Anoptionalycableallowsa
secondprogrammablefunctionthroughmonoport2.
Remote Stop Switch
Theremotestopswitchisusedtostopthewheelchair.
Remote Mode (Reset) Switch
Theremotemoderesetswitchfunctionsthesamewayasthemodeswitch.RefertoMode
Switchonpage 42.

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Remote On/Off Switch


TheremoteOn/Offswitchinputislocatedattherearofthejoystickontherightsideand
allowsthepowerswitchtobeoperatedbyanabilityswitch(normallyopenmomentary
switchwithmonoplug).TousetheremoteOn/Offfeature,theDriveSelect/On/Offswitch
mustbeintheOnposition.Eachactivationoftheabilityswitchwillalternatelyturnthe
joystickOnorOff.

Mode Switch
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.4onpage 38.
Themodeswitchisusedtoselecttheoperatingmodeforthewheelchair.Themode
switchislocatedonthejoystick.Amodeswitchisneededwheneveranyofthefollowing
operatingmodesareprogrammed:
EnvironmentalControls(ECU1,ECU2,ECU3,ECU4)*
3SpeedModeinDigital3Speed(Slow,Medium,Full)
LatchedModes
SleepMode
RIMMode*
RemoteDriveSelectionMode*
Tilt/ReclineMode*
InformationCenterDisplaySelection(doesnotrequireResetactivationatpowerup)
Ifanyoftheabovemodesareselected,thecontrolwillrequireactivationoftheswitch
immediatelyafterthepowerswitchisturnedOninordertoenterthedrivemode.The
secondlineoftheLCDwilldisplayPRESSRESET.
*NOTE:Inthesemodes,StandbySelectallowstheresetswitchtobebypassedforusersunableto
activatetheswitch.

Memory Card Slot


Thememorycardslotisusedwiththebasicorprofessionalmemorycardforsavingor
readingwheelchairparameters.

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Repositioning Joystick
Van Seats
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.9.
NOTE:Takenoteofpositionandorientationofmountinghardwareforreinstallingthejoystick
assembly.
1. Turntheadjustmentlocklevertoreleasethejoystickmountingtubefromthe
mountingbracket.
2. Removethejoystickmountingtubefromthewheelchair.
3. Removethethreehexmountingscrews,bushingsandlocknutsthatsecurethe
mountingbrackettothethreemountingholesonthearmrestplate.
NOTE:Themountingbracketismountedtotheinsideofthearmrestplate.
4. Repositionthemountingbracketontheoppositearmrestplate.
5. Usingthethreehexmountingscrews,bushingsandlocknutssecurethemounting
brackettothethreemountingholesofthearmrestplate.
6. Ifnecessary,performthefollowingtorepositiontheadjustmentlock:
A. Slidetheadjustmentlockfromthemountingbracket.
B. Rotateadjustmentlock180andslideadjustmentlockovertheoppositeendofthe
mountingbracket.
7. Slidejoystickmountingtubethroughthemountingbrackettothedesiredposition
andsecureadjustmentlocktotubebyturningleveronadjustmentlock.
Mounting Bracket

Hex Mounting Screws

Armrest Plate

Adjustment Lock Lever


Joystick Mounting Tube

NOTE:Joystick
notshown.

Bushings
Locknuts

FIGURE 5.9 Repositioning Joystick - Van Seats

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Adjustable ASBA Seats


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 5.10.

Mounting
Bracket

1. Turntheadjustmentlockleverto
releasethejoystickmountingtubefrom
themountingbracket.

Mounting Bracket
(Threaded Plate)

Washers

2. Removethejoystickfromthewheelchair.

Arm Tube

3. Removethethreehexscrewsthat
securebothhalvesofthemounting
brackettothearmtube.

Adjustment
Lock Lever

4. Repositionmountingbracketon
oppositearmtubeensuringthe
threadedplateofthemountingbracket
isontheinsideofthearmtubeas
showninFIGURE 5.10.

Hex Mounting
Screws

NOTE:
Joystick
notshown.
Joystick Mounting Tube

FIGURE 5.10 Repositioning Joystick Adjustable ASBA Seats


5. Usingthethreehexmountingscrewsandwashers,securebothhalvesofthemounting
brackettothearmtube.
6. Slidethejoystickmountingtubethroughthemountingbrackettothedesiredposition.
7. Turntheadjustmentlocklevertosecurethejoystickmountingtubeintothemounting
bracket.

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Disconnecting/Connecting the Joysticks


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.11onpage 45.
NOTE:Thejoystickconnectorislocatedattherearoftheseatframe.

SPJ+ Joysticks
DISCONNECTING
1. HoldthelightGREYcollarportionofthejoystickconnectorwithonehandandthe
controllerconnectoronthewheelchairintheotheranddisconnectthembypulling
themapart.

CONNECTING
 WARNING

The joystick connector and controller connector fit together in one way only; DO
NOT force them together.
1. HoldthelightGREYcollarportionof
thejoystickconnectorwithonehand
andthecontrollerconnectoronthe
wheelchairintheotherandalignthem.

Light Grey Collar


Joystick
Connector

2. Lightlypushtoengagethejoystick
connectorandthecontrollerconnector.

Controller
Connector

FIGURE 5.11 Disconnecting/Connecting


the Joysticks - SPJ+ Joysticks

MPJ+ Joysticks
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 5.12.
Disconnecting
1. Pullthelatchawayfromthejoystickconnector.
2. Disconnectthejoystickconnectorfrom
theremainingconnectors.

Joystick Connector
Latch

Connecting
1. Ensurethelatchispulledawayfrom
thejoystickconnector.

Other Connectors

2. Connectthejoystickconnectortothe
otherconnectors.
FIGURE 5.12 Disconnecting/Connecting
the Joysticks - MPJ+ Joysticks

3. Pushthelatchintosecurethejoystick
connectortotheotherconnectors.
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SECTION 6SEAT - TDX SC ONLY


 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Before performing any maintenance, adjustment or service, verify that ON/OFF
switch on the joystick is in the OFF position.

Removing/Installing or Tilting the Seat Assembly


Removing/Installing the Seat Assembly - Wheelchairs with Latch Bars
Only
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 6.1onpage 47.
Removing
1. Disconnectthejoystickcableatrearofseat.RefertoDisconnecting/Connectingthe
Joysticksonpage 45.
NOTE:Thelatchbarwillbelocatedbehindthefrontseatpostsonwheelchairswithadjustable
ASBAseatsandinfrontofthefrontseatpostsonwheelchairswithvanseats.
2. Pushdownonthelatchbarunderneathfrontofseat.
3. Rotateseatassemblybackward.
4. Slidetheseatassemblyforwardtodisengageseatfrompivotbracketslocatedinthe
rear.
Installing
1. PositiontheseatintherearpivotbracketsasshowninFIGURE 6.1.
2. Rotateseatassemblyforward.
3. Whenseatislowered,engageseatbracketsintoseatclevispins.

 WARNING

When reinstalling the seat verify that the seat brackets are engaged with the seat
clevis pins by pulling up on the latch bar.
4. Pulluponlatchbartoverifythatbracketsareengagedwithseatclevispins.

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Latch Bar
Rear Pivot
Brackets

Seat Clevis
Pins
Rear Pivot
Brackets

NOTE:TDXSCwith
TransportBrackets
(TRBKTS)shown.
FIGURE 6.1 Removing/Installing the Seat Assembly - Wheelchairs with Latch Bars Only

Tilting the Seat Assembly - Wheelchairs without Latch Bar Only


 WARNING
Make sure power to the wheelchair is OFF before performing this procedure.
Never leave the seat assembly in the UP/OPEN position unless necessary to
perform a a procedure on the wheelchair - otherwise injury or damage may result.
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 6.2onpage 48.
NOTE:Removingtheseatisnotnecessarytoaccessthebatterycompartment.Theseatassembly
tiltsbackandpropsintoplacetoprovideaccesstothebatteriesandtheundersideoftheseat.
Tilting the Seat Assembly Back
1. Placethewheelchairinawellventilatedareawhereworkcanbeperformedwithout
riskingdamagetocarpetingorfloorcovering.
2. Ifnecessary,tiltseatback20to25.
3. VerifythejoystickON/OFFswitchisintheOFFpositionanddisconnectjoystickcable.
4. Engagethemotorreleaselevers.RefertoDisengaging/EngagingMotorLockLevers
onpage 49.
5. Removefrontrigging.Refertoseatingsystemownersmanual.
6. Removethetwomountingscrewsandwasherssecuringtheseatframeplatetothe
frontseatposts.
7. Firmlygraspthefrontedgeoftheseatassembly,slowlytilttheseatassemblybackinto
theUP/OPENposition.
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8. RemoveproprodfromthecliplocatedontheFormulaCGframeandengagetheprop
rodendintothefrontseatpost.
9. Gentlyallowweightofseatassemblytobesupportedbytheproprod.
NOTE:OnlyleavetheseatassemblyintheUP/OPENpositionwhileperforminganynecessary
procedures.AlwayslowertheseatassemblytotheDOWN/CLOSEDpositionwhennotservicing
thewheelchair.Ensuretheseatislockedinplacebeforeusing.
Tilting the Seat Assembly Forward
1. Usingonehand,firmlygraspthefrontedgeoftheseatassemblyandliftuntilseat
assemblyisnolongersupportedbytheproprod.
2. Disengagetheproprodfromthefrontseatpostandsecureintoclip.
3. Usingbothhands,slowlytilttheseatassemblyFORWARDintotheDOWN/CLOSED
position.

 WARNING

Ensure the two mounting screws, washers and locknuts are securely tightened and
the seat frame is locked in place before use - otherwise injury or damage may result.
4. Usingthetwomountingscrews,washersandlocknuts,securetheseatframeplateto
thetwofrontseatposts.
UP/OPEN
Position

DOWN/CLOSED
Position

Mounting Screw
Seat Frame Plate
Washer and Locknut
Front Seat Post

NOTE:Seating
systemnotshown.

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SECTION 7MOTOR LOCKS


 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.

CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.

Disengaging/Engaging Motor Lock Levers


 WARNING

DO NOT engage or disengage motor locks until the power is in the OFF position.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 7.1.
NOTE:Motorlockdisengagement/engagementallowsfreewheelingorjoystickcontrolled
operation.Freewheelingallowsanassistanttomaneuverthewheelchairwithoutpower.
NOTE:Motorlockleversarelocatedbetweentherearcasterassemblyanddrivewheelonboth
sidesofthewheelchair.
1. Performoneofthefollowing(FIGURE 7.1):
Disengage(PUSH)Pullmotorlockleversout,awayfromwheelchairto
disengagethemotor.
Engage(DRIVE)Pushmotorlockleversin,towardsthewheelchairtoengagethe
motor.
Motor Lock Lever

Drive Wheel

Motor Lock Lever ENGAGE (Drive)

Outside of
Wheelchair

Rear Caster
Assembly

Motor Lock Lever DISENGAGE (Push)

FIGURE 7.1 Disengaging/Engaging Motor Lock Levers

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SECTION 8WHEEL LOCKS


 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.

CAUTION
DO NOT use the wheel locks when the wheelchair power is on and the clutches are
engaged - otherwise damage to the wheelchair may result.
NOTE:Usethewheellockswhenevertheclutchesaredisengagedandthewheelchairisbeing
pushed.

Disengaging/Engaging the Wheel locks


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 8.1.

Engaging
1. Pushhandleforwardawayfromtiretoengagewheellock.
2. RepeatSTEP1foroppositewheel.

Disengaging
1. Pullhandlebacktowardtiretodisengagewheellock.
2. RepeatSTEP1foroppositewheel.
Wheel Lock

DISENGAGE
ENGAGE

Wheel Lock Handle


Drive Wheel

FIGURE 8.1 Disengaging/Engaging the Wheel locks

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SECTION 9FOOTBOARD
ASSEMBLY
 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Before performing any maintenance, adjustment or service, verify that ON/OFF
switch on the joystick is in the OFF position.
DO NOT stand on the flip-up footboard. When getting in or out of the wheelchair,
make sure that the flip-up footboard is in the upward position.
LIMITED CLEARANCE BETWEEN FOOTBOARD AND CASTER - The users feet
MUST remain on the footboard while operating the wheelchair. If the users feet
are allowed to rest off the side of the footboard they may come in contact with the
caster possibly resulting in injury.

Removing/Installing the Footboard


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 9.1onpage52.

Removing
1. Removethesocketheatscrew,threewashers,spacerandlocknutthatsecuresthe
footboardtothefootboardsupport.
2. Removethefootboardfromthefootboardsupport.

Installing
 WARNING

Pinch point may occur when rotating the footboard assembly.


1. Positionthefootboardontothefootboardsupportsothatthemountingholesinthe
wheelchairframealignwiththedesiredmountingholesinthefootboardsupport.
2. Usingthesocketheatscrew,threewashers,spacerandlocknutsecurethefootboard
tothefootboardsupport.

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Footboard Support
Washers
Socket Head
Screw
Washer
Spacer

Footboard
Assembly

Locknut

FIGURE 9.1 Removing/Installing the Footboard

Adjusting the Footboard Angle


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 9.2.
1. Loosenthejamnutandsetscrew
locatedunderneathontherearofthe
footplate.

Set Screw

2. Adjustthemountingscrewinoroutto
obtainthedesiredfootboardangle.

Jam Nut

3. Threadthejamnutinwarduntilitis
flushwiththefootboardbracket.

Footboard

4. Securelytightenthejamnutandwasher
tosecurethemountingscrewinplace.

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SECTION 10FORKS
 WARNING
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all
attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.

CAUTION
As with any vehicle, the wheels and tires should be checked periodically for cracks
and wear, and should be replaced.

Adjusting Forks
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 10.1.
1. Removetheretainingscrewthatsecurestheheadtubecoverinplace.
2. Removetheheadtubecover(notshown)fromthecasterheadtube.
3. Toproperlytightencasterjournalsystemandguardagainstflutter,performthe
followingcheck:
A. Tipbackthewheelchairtofloor.

Retaining Screw

B. Pivotbothforksandcasterstotop
oftheirarcsimultaneously.

Headtube Cover
Locknut

C. Letcastersdroptobottomofarc
(wheelsshouldswingoncetoone
side,thenimmediatelyrestina
straightdownwardposition).

Caster Headtube
Fork

D. Adjustlocknutsaccordingto
freedomofcasterswing.

FIGURE 10.1 Adjusting Forks

4. Testwheelchairformaneuverability.
5. Readjustlocknutsifnecessary,andrepeatSTEPS13untilcorrect.
6. Snapheadtubecoverintothecasterheadtube.
7. Reinstallretainingscrews.

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SECTION 11WHEELS AND


SHROUDS
 WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Before performing any maintenance, adjustment or service verify that On/Off
switch on the joystick is in the Off position.

Replacing the Flat Free Tires on the Wheel Rim


 WARNING

DO NOT attempt to replace flat free tires. This procedure MUST be performed by
a qualified technician.
NOTE:Duringinitialuseofthewheelchair,theusermayexperienceflatspotsonthewheels.Flat
spotswillvanishwithcontinueduseofthewheelchair.

Removing/Installing the Top Shroud


Wheelchairs without Elevating Seat
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,referto
FIGURE 11.1.

Thumb
Screws

NOTE:Reversethisproceduretoinstallthetop
shrouds

Rear Half of
Top Shroud
Thumb
Screws

1. Removeortilttheseatback.Referto
Removing/InstallingorTiltingtheSeat
Assemblyonpage 46.

Front Half of
Top Shroud

Wheelchair
Frame

2. Removethetwothumbscrews
securingtherearhalfofthetopshroud
tothewheelchairfame.
3. Pullingup,removetherearhalfofthe
topshroud.
4. Removethetwothumbscrews
securingthefronthalfofthetop
shroudtothewheelchairfame.

FIGURE 11.1 Removing/Installing the Top


Shroud - Wheelchairs without Elevating Seat

5. Pullingup,removethefronthalfofthe
topshroud.
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SECTION 11WHEELS AND SHROUDS

Wheelchairs with Elevating Seat


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 11.2.
NOTE:Reversethisproceduretoinstallthetopshroud.
1. Elevatetheseat.Refertotheseatingsystemownersmanual.
2. Removethefourthumbscrewssecuringtherearhalfofthetopshroudtothe
wheelchairfame.
3. Pullingup,removetherearhalfofthetopshroud.
4. Pullingup,removethefronthalfofthetopshroud.
Rear Half of
Top Shroud
Thumb
Screws

Front Half of
Top Shroud

Wheelchair
Frame

FIGURE 11.2 Removing/Installing the Top Shroud - Wheelchairs with Elevating Seat

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SECTION 12BATTERIES
Warnings For Handling and Replacing Batteries
 WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure that all attaching
hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Make sure power to the wheelchair is Off before performing this section.
The use of rubber gloves is recommended when working with batteries.
Invacare strongly recommends that battery installation and battery replacement
ALWAYS be done by a qualified technician.
U1 batteries weigh 24 pounds each. Use proper lifting techniques (lift with your
legs) to avoid injury.
Use U1 batteries only. Failure to use the correct battery size and/or voltage may
cause damage to your wheelchair and give you unsatisfactory performance.
ALWAYS use a battery handle/lifting strap when lifting a battery. It is the most
convenient method and assures that the battery acid will not spill. It also helps to
prolong the life of the battery.
DO NOT tip the batteries. Keep the batteries in an upright position.
NEVER allow any of your tools and/or battery cables to contact both battery posts
at the same time. An electrical short may occur and serious personal injury or
damage may occur.
The POSITIVE (+) battery cable MUST connect to the POSITIVE (+) battery
terminal, otherwise serious damage will occur to the electrical system.
Connect same color connectors to each other (RED to RED, BLACK to BLACK).
DO NOT remove fuse or mounting hardware from POSITIVE (+) battery cable
mounting screw. To replace the fuse, obtain and replace battery harness with fuse.
Wheelchairs should be examined during maintenance for signs of corrosion (water
exposure, incontinence, etc.). Electrical components damaged by corrosion should
be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
Wheelchairs that are used by incontinent users and/or are frequently exposed to
water may require replacement of electrical components more frequently.
NOTE:Ifthereisbatteryacidinthebottomofthebatterytrayoronthesidesofthebattery,apply
bakingsodatotheseareastoneutralizethebatteryacid.Beforereinstallingtheexistingornew
battery,cleanthebakingsodafromthebatterytrayorbatterybeingsuretoavoidcontactwithskin
andeyes.Determinesourceofcontamination.NEVERinstall/reinstallabatterywithacrackedor
otherwisedamagedcase.

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SECTION 12BATTERIES

Using the Proper Batteries


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.1.
1. Placebatteryonground/flatsurface.
2. Visuallydrawahorizontalandverticalcenterlinethroughthemiddleofbattery
(FIGURE 12.1).
3. Positionthebatterysothattheterminalsareabovethehorizontalcenterline.
4. VisuallyinspectthebatterytoensurethecorrectpositionofthePOSITIVEand
NEGATIVEterminals(FIGURE 12.1).

 WARNING

Batteries with terminal configuration as shown below MUST be used. Batteries that
have the reverse terminal configuration MUST NOT be used - otherwise injury and
damage may occur.
Use This Configuration

DO NOT Use

NEGATIVE (-)
Battery Terminal

POSITIVE (+)
Battery Terminal

NEGATIVE (-)
Battery Terminal

U1 Battery

POSITIVE (+)
Battery Terminal

FIGURE 12.1

U1 Battery

Using the Proper Batteries

Removing/Installing the Batteries


 WARNING
ALWAYS use the battery handle when lifting the battery. It is the most convenient
method and assures that the battery acid will not spill. It also helps to prolong the
life of the battery.
DO NOT tip the batteries. Keep the batteries in an upright position.

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NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.2onpage 59.
NOTE:Ifthereisbatteryacidinthebottomofthebatterytrayoronthesidesofthebattery,apply
bakingsodatotheseareastoneutralizethebatteryacid.Beforereinstallingtheexistingornew
battery,cleanthebakingsodafromthebatterytrayorbatterybeingsuretoavoidcontactwithskin
andeyes.Determinesourceofcontamination.NEVERinstall/reinstallabatterywithacrackedor
otherwisedamagedcase.
NOTE:Havethefollowingtoolsavailable:
TOOL

QTY

COMMENTS

7/16-INCH (6PT) BOX WRENCH

Not Supplied

DIAGONAL CUTTERS

Not Supplied

Removing/Installing the Batteries on TDX SC without Elevating Seat


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.2onpage 59.
Removing
1. Placethewheelchairinawellventilatedareawhereworkcanbeperformedwithout
riskingdamagetocarpetingorfloorcovering.
2. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOffpositionanddisconnectjoystickcable
(notshown).RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
3. Tilttheseatassemblytotheupposition.RefertoTiltingtheSeatAssembly
WheelchairswithoutLatchBarOnlyonpage 47.
4. Removethebatteryshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
5. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthecontroller(BLACKconnector).
6. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
7. Liftrearandfrontbatteryoutofthebatterytrayusingthebatteryhandles.
Installing
1. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOffpositionanddisconnectjoystickcable.
RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
2. Positionthefrontbatteryinthefrontofthebatterytray.
3. Positionrearbatteryinrearofbatterytray.
NOTE:Ensurethatbothbatteriesareproperlyseatedandrestingonthebatterytray.
4. Connecttherearbatterytothefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
5. Connecttherearbatterytothecontroller(BLACKconnector).
6. Reinstallthetopshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 85.
7. Lowertheseatassemblytothedownposition.RefertoTiltingtheSeatAssembly
WheelchairswithoutLatchBarOnlyonpage 47.
8. Removethebatteryshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
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SECTION 12BATTERIES
9. Connectjoystickcable(notshown).RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoystickon
page 121.
RED and BLACK
Connectors

Battery Handle

Battery Handle
BLACK Controller
Connector
Plug into Controller

Front Battery

Rear Battery

Wheelchair Base Frame

Front of
Wheelchair

Rear of
Wheelchair

FIGURE 12.2 Removing/Installing the Batteries on TDX SC without Elevating Seat

Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX SC with Elevating Seat or


TDX Spree
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.3onpage 60.
Removing the Batteries
1. Placethewheelchairinawellventilatedareawhereworkcanbeperformedwithout
riskingdamagetocarpetingorfloorcovering.
2. Performoneofthefollowing
Ifthereispowerinthebatteries,elevatetheseattothehighestposition.Referto
theownersmanualshippedwithwheelchair.
Ifthereisnopowerleftinthebatteries,Removetheseatframefromthe
wheelchair.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheElevatingSeatAssemblyonpage 63
3. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOffpositionanddisconnectjoystick.Refer
toDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
4. Removethetopshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
5. Removetherightsidedockingpinbracketfromthewheelchairframe.
6. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthecontroller(BLACKconnector).
7. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
8. Usingthebatteryhandle,lifttherearbatteryupandtiltawayfromthewheelchair.
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9. Usingthebatteryhandle,liftthefrontbatteryupandawayfromthewheelchair.
10. Ifreplacingthebatteries,removethefrontandrearbatterywiringharness.Referto
DisconnectingBatteryCablesonpage 65.
Installing the Batteries
NOTE:Ifreplacingthebatteriesinstallthebatterywiringharness.RefertoConnectingBattery
Cablesonpage 66.
1. Ifreplacingthebatteries,installthefrontandrearbatterywiringharness.Referto
ReplacingtheBatteriesonpage 65.
2. Usingthebatteryhandleandstrap,positionthefrontbatteryintothebatterybox.
3. Usingthebatteryhandle,positiontherearbatteryintothebatterybox.
4. Connecttherearbatterytothefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
5. Connecttherearbatterytothecontroller(BLACKconnector).
6. Installthetopshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
7. Connectthejoystick.RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
8. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOnpositionandlowertheseat.
RED and BLACK Battery
Connectors

Battery Handle

Battery Handle
BLACK Controller
Connector
Plug into Controller

Front Battery

Rear Battery

Wheelchair Base Frame

Front of
Wheelchair

Rear of
Wheelchair

FIGURE 12.3 Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX SC with Elevating Seat or TDX Spree

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SECTION 12BATTERIES

Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX Spree with TRRO


 WARNING

This procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician.


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.4onpage 63.
Removing the Batteries
1. Placethewheelchairinawellventilatedareawhereworkcanbeperformedwithout
riskingdamagetocarpetingorfloorcovering.
2. Performoneofthefollowing
Ifthereispowerinthebatteries,elevatetheseattothehighestposition.Referto
theownersmanualshippedwithwheelchair.
Ifthereisnopowerleftinthebatteries,Removetheseatframefromthe
wheelchair.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheElevatingSeatAssemblyonpage 63
3. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOffpositionanddisconnectjoystick.Refer
toDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
4. Removethetopshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
5. Removethefour5/1618X2.00socketheadscrews,.330X.625X.050flatwashersand
5/1618locknutssecuringthedockingpinbrackettotherightandleftdockingpin
mountingbrackets.
6. Removethetwo1/420X.75socketheadscrewsandflatwasherssecuringthedocking
pinbrackettotheelevatingseatpost.
7. Liftthedockingpinbracketupandawayfromthewheelchairbaseframe.
8. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthecontroller(BLACKconnector).
9. Disconnecttherearbatteryfromthefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
10. Usingthebatteryhandle,lifttherearbatteryupandtiltawayfromthewheelchair.
11. Usingthebatteryhandle,liftthefrontbatteryupandawayfromthewheelchair.
12. Ifreplacingthebatteries,removethefrontandrearbatterywiringharness.Referto
DisconnectingBatteryCablesonpage 65.

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Installing the Batteries
NOTE:Ifreplacingthebatteriesinstallthebatterywiringharness.RefertoConnectingBattery
Cablesonpage 66.
1. Ifreplacingthebatteries,installthefrontandrearbatterywiringharness.Referto
ReplacingtheBatteriesonpage 65.
2. Usingthebatteryhandleandstrap,positionthefrontbatteryintothebatterybox.
3. Usingthebatteryhandle,positiontherearbatteryintothebatterybox.
4. Connecttherearbatterytothefrontbattery(REDandBLACKconnectors).
5. Connecttherearbatterytothecontroller(BLACKconnector).
NOTE:Ensurerubberpadispositionedbetweenthedockingpinbracketandtheelevatingseat
post.
6. Positionthedockingpinbracketontothewheelchairbaseframesothatthefourtabs
setintothenotchesinbothsidesofthewheelchairbaseframe.
7. Applyloctite242tothethreadsofthefour5/1618X2.00socketheadscrews.
8. Looselyinstallthefour5/1618X2.00socketheadscrews,.330X.625X.050flat
washersand5/1618locknuts,securethedockingpinbrackettotherightandleft
dockingpinmountingbrackets.
9. Applyloctite242tothethreadsofthetwo1/420X.75socketheadscrews.
10. Looselyinstallthetwo1/420X.75socketheadscrewsandflatwashers,securethe
dockingpinbrackettotheelevatingseatpost.
11. Securelytightenthefour5/1618X2.00socketheadscrews,.330X.625X.050flat
washersand5/1618locknuts.Torqueto13ftlbs20%.
12. Securelytightenthetwo1/420X.75socketheadscrewsandflatwashers.Torqueto
75i/lbs20%.
13. Installthetopshroud.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheTopShroudonpage 54.
14. Connectthejoystick.RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
15. VerifythejoystickOn/OffswitchisintheOnpositionandlowertheseat.

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SECTION 12BATTERIES
Battery Handle
Battery Handle

Front Battery

BLACK Controller
Connector

RED and BLACK Battery Connectors

Plug into
Controller

Rear Battery

.330 X .625 X .050


Flat Washers

5/16-18 X 2.00 Socket


Head Screws
Docking Pin
Bracket

Locknuts

1/4-20 X .75 Socket Head


Screws, .330 X .625 X .050 Flat
Washers and Locknuts

1/4-20 X .75 Socket


Head Screws

Docking Pin
Bracket Tabs

Wheelchair Base Frame


Notch

Left Docking Pin


Mounting Bracket

Elevating Seat Post

Flat Washers

Right Docking Pin


Mounting Bracket
Wheelchair Base Frame

FIGURE 12.4 Installing/Removing the Batteries on TDX Spree with TRRO

Removing/Installing the Elevating Seat Assembly


NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.5onpage 64.
NOTE:Itisstronglyrecommendedthattwoassistantslifttheseatassemblywhenperformingthis
procedure.
Removing
1. Disconnectthejoystick.RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
2. Removetheseatcushion.
3. Removethetwosocketscrewssecuringtheseatpantotheseatframe.
4. Removetheseatpanfromtheseatframe.
5. Removethefourmountingboltsandlocknutssecuringtheseatassemblytothe
actuatorpost.
6. Removetheseatassemblyfromtheactuatorpostandsetaside.

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Installing
1. Positiontheseatassemblyontotheactuatorpost.
2. Usingfourmountingboltsandlocknuts,securetheseatassemblytotheactuatorpost.
Securelytighten.
3. Positiontheseatpanontotheseatframeasshown.
4. Usingthetwosocketscrews,securetheseatpantotheseatframe.
5. Installtheseatcushion.
6. Connectthejoystick.RefertoDisconnecting/ConnectingtheJoysticksonpage 45.
Seat Assembly

NOTE:Completeseat
assemblynotshown.

NOTE:Seatpanand
socketscrewsnotshown.
Actuator Post

Mounting Bolts

NOTE:TDXSC
withelevatingseat
shown.TDXSpree
seatingremovesthe
same.

Locknuts

FIGURE 12.5 Removing/Installing the Elevating Seat Assembly

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SECTION 12BATTERIES

Replacing the Batteries


NOTE:RefertoDisconnectingBatteryCablesonpage 65.

Disconnecting/Connecting Battery Cables


Disconnecting Battery Cables
 WARNING
The use of rubber gloves is recommended when working with batteries.
NEVER allow any of your tools and/or battery cables to contact both battery
terminals at the same time. An electrical short may occur and serious personal
injury or damage may occur.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.6onpage 67.
1. Removethebatteries.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheBatteriesonpage 57.
2. Cutthetiewrapthatsecuresthebatteryterminalcapinplace(DetailBof
FIGURE 12.6).
3. Slideterminalcapsupontothebatterycables(FIGURE 12.6).
4. DisconnectPOSITIVE(+)batterycablefromthePOSITIVE(+)batteryterminal
(FIGURE 12.6).
5. DisconnectNEGATIVE()batterycablefromNEGATIVE()batteryterminal
(FIGURE 12.6).

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Connecting Battery Cables


 WARNING
NEVER allow any of your tools and/or battery cables to contact both battery
terminals at the same time. An electrical short may occur and serious personal
injury or damage may occur.
Connect same color connectors to each other (RED to RED, BLACK to BLACK).
DO NOT remove fuse or mounting hardware from POSITIVE (+) battery cable
mounting screw. To replace the fuse, obtain and replace battery harness with fuse.
The POSITIVE (+) battery cable MUST connect to the POSITIVE (+) battery
terminal, otherwise serious damage will occur to the electrical system.
The use of rubber gloves is recommended when working with batteries.
Battery terminal configuration as shown in Detail A of FIGURE 12.6 MUST be
used. Batteries that have the terminal configuration reversed MUST NOT be used otherwise serious injury or damage may occur.
Install protective caps on POSITIVE (+) and NEGATIVE (-) terminals.
All battery terminal covers (two on the front battery and two on the rear battery)
MUST be installed prior to use.

CAUTION
When connecting the battery cables to the battery, the battery cables MUST be
connected to the battery terminals, as shown in Detail A of FIGURE 12.6
(depending on battery type), otherwise damage to the battery cable may result
when installing battery terminal caps.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.6onpage 67.
1. Securethebatterycablestothebatteryterminalsasdescribedbelow.Securelytighten.
RefertoDetailAofFIGURE 12.6:
A. SecureNEGATIVE()batterycabletotheNEGATIVE()batteryterminalusing
themountingscrewandthelocknut.
B. SecurethePOSITIVE(+)batterycabletothePOSITIVE(+)batteryterminalusing
theLbracketwithmountingscrewandthelocknut.
2. Verifyallbatterycablesarecorrectlyinstalledandsecurelytightened.
3. Slideterminalcapsdownbatterycablesandontobatteryterminals.
4. Secureeachterminalcapinplacewithatiewrap[usetiewraps111/2incheslong]
(DetailBofFIGURE 12.6).
5. Positionthebatteriesintothewheelchair.RefertoRemoving/InstallingtheBatteries
onpage 57.
NOTE:NewbatteriesMUSTbefullychargedbeforeusing,otherwisethelifeofthebatterieswill
bereduced.
6. Ifnecessary,chargethebattery.RefertoChargingBatteriesonpage 69.
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SECTION 12BATTERIES
DETAIL A

POSITIVE (+) Battery


Terminal Cap

RED Connectors

NOTE:Batteryterminal
capsnotshownonfront
batteryforclarity.

Mounting Screw

NEGATIVE (-)
Battery Terminal
Cap

NEGATIVE (-) Battery Cable


NEGATIVE (-) Battery
terminal

BLACK
Connectors
POSITIVE (+)
Battery Cable
L-Bracket with
Mounting Screw

Locknuts

POSITIVE (+) Battery terminal


U1 Battery

NOTE:Handlesonbatteries
removedforclarity.
DETAIL B

RED Connectors

NEGATIVE (-) Battery


Terminal

POSITIVE
(+) Battery
Terminal

Tie-wraps
U1 Battery

BLACK
Connector to
Controller

Plug into
controller

BLACK
Connectors

NOTE:Handlesonbatteriesremovedforclarity.

U1 Batteries

FIGURE 12.6 Disconnecting/Connecting Battery Cables

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When to Charge Batteries


SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS and SPJ+ w/ACC Joysticks
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.7.
TheInformationGaugeDisplaylocatedonthefrontofthejoystickhousing,itprovides
thestateofbatterycharge,includingnotificationofwhenthebatteryrequirescharging.
Italsoprovidesthefollowinginformationtotheuseronthestatusofthewheelchair:
A. GREENLEDsarelit,indicatingwell
chargedbatteries.

Batteries
Empty

B. AMBERLEDsarelit,indicating
batteriesaremoderatelycharged.
Rechargebatteriesbeforetakinga
longtrip.
C. REDLEDsarelit,indicating
batteriesarerunningoutofcharge.
Rechargebatteriesassoonas
possible.

Information Gauge Display


Batteries Full

Battery Charger/
Programming Port

FIGURE 12.7 SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS and SPJ+ w/


ACC Joysticks

MPJ+ Joystick
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.8onpage 68.
ThefarrightsideofthedisplayscreenistheBatteryGaugeDisplay(BGD).Itprovides
informationontheremainingchargeinthebatteries.
Atfullcharge,solidblocksfillinallten
segmentsbetweenE(Empty)andF(Full).
Asthebatterybecomesdischarged,the
segmentswillprogressivelydisappeara
baratatimeuntilnosegmentsappear
betweenEandF.Atthisleveltheuser
shouldchargethebatteriesassoonas
possible.

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Display
Screen
Battery Gage
Display

FIGURE 12.8 MPJ+ Joystick

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SECTION 12BATTERIES

Charging Batteries
 WARNING
NEVER attempt to recharge the batteries by attaching cables directly to the
battery terminals or clamps. ALWAYS use the recharging plug located on the back
of the joystick.
DO NOT attempt to recharge the batteries and operate the power wheelchair at
the same time.
During use and charging, unsealed batteries will vent hydrogen gas which is
explosive in the right concentration with air.

CAUTION
Always charge new batteries before initial use or battery life will be reduced.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 12.9onpage 70.
NOTE:NewbatteriesMUSTbefullychargedpriortoinitialuseofthewheelchair.
NOTE:Asageneralrule,batteriesshouldberechargeddailytoassurethelongestpossiblelifeand
minimizetherequiredchargingtime.Plantorechargethebatterieswhenitisanticipatedthe
wheelchairwillnotbeusedforalongperiodoftime.
Therangeperbatterychargeusingrecommendedbatteriesshouldbeapproximately5to
9hoursoftypicaloperation.Extensiveuseoninclinesmaysubstantiallyreduceper
chargemileage.

Description and Use of Battery Chargers


Thechargerautomaticallyreducesthechargefromaninitiallyhighratetoazeroreading
atafullychargedcondition.Ifleftunattended,thechargershouldautomaticallyshutoff
whenfullchargeisobtained.
Therearesomebasicconceptswhichwillhelpyouunderstandthisautomaticprocess.
Theyare:
Theamountofelectricalcurrentdrawnwithinagiventimetochargeabatteryiscalled
thechargerate.If,duetousage,thechargestoredinthebatteryislow,thechargerate
ishigh,asindicatedbytheGREENlightonthecharger.Initially,theGREENlightwill
stayilluminatedforashortperiodoftimefollowedbyalongerperiodofofftime.Asa
chargebuildsup,thechargerateisreduced,andtheGREENlightwillstayilluminated
foralongerperiodoftimefollowedbyashorterofftime.

 WARNING

NEVER leave the charger unattended when the breaker has tripped. A fault condition exists. Unplug and discontinue using immediately. Contact an Invacare dealer.

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NOTE:Ifperformingthechargingproceduresindependently,READandCAREFULLYfollowthe
individualinstructionsforeachcharger(suppliedorpurchased).
NOTE:Ifcharginginstructionsarenotsupplied,consultaqualifiedservicetechnicianforproper
procedures.
RequiredItems:
TOOL

QUANTITY

COMMENTS

Battery Charger

Supplied

Extension Cord

Not Supplied

1. Attachthebatterychargerconnectortothechargerportonthejoystick.
2. PlugthechargersACpowercord,orextension,intothegrounded120VACwall
outlet.
3. Waituntilchargingiscomplete.
NOTE:Alloweighthoursfornormalcharging.Largerbatteries(greaterthan55amperehours)or
severelydischargedbatteriesmayrequireuptosixteenhourstobeproperlychargedandequalized.
NOTE:Itisadvantageoustorechargefrequentlyratherthanonlywhennecessary.Infact,a
batteryslifeisextendedifthechargelevelismaintainedwellabovealowcondition.
NOTE:Ifthebatteriesneedtobechargedmoreoftenortakelongertochargethannormal,they
mayneedtobereplaced.ContactanInvacaredealerforservice.
SPJ+, SPJ+ w/PSS and SPJ+ w/ACC
Joysticks

MPJ+ Joystick

Charger/Programming Port
(On Front of Joystick)
Charger/
Programming
Port

FIGURE 12.9 Charging Batteries

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Cleaning Battery Terminals


 WARNING
Most batteries are not sold with instructions. However, warnings are frequently
noted on the cell caps. Read them carefully.
DO NOT allow the liquid in the battery to come in contact with skin, clothes or
other possessions. It is a form of acid and harmful or damaging burns may result.
Should the liquid touch your skin, wash the area IMMEDIATELY and thoroughly
with cool water. In serious cases or if eye contact is made, seek medical attention
IMMEDIATELY.
1. Examinebatteryterminalsforcorrosion.
2. Verifytheplasticcapsareinplaceoverbatterycellholes.
3. Cleanterminalsbyusingabatterycleaningtool,wirebrush,ormediumgradesand
paper.
NOTE:Uponcompletion,areasshouldbeshiny,notdull.
4. Carefullydustoffallmetalparticles.

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SECTION 13TRANSPORT READY


PACKAGE (TRRO)
NOTE:Theinformationinthissectionisforwheelchairsorderedwiththetransportreadypackage
ONLY.

 WARNING
Contact Invacare Corporation (800-333-6900) with any questions about using this
wheelchair for seating in a motor vehicle.
When feasible, wheelchair occupants should transfer into the vehicle seat and use
the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) vehicle-installed restraint system.
This wheelchair has been dynamically tested in a forward-facing mode with the
specified crash test dummy restrained by BOTH pelvic and upper-torso belt(s)
(shoulder belts), and that BOTH pelvic and upper-torso belt(s) should be used to
reduce the possibility of head and chest impacts with vehicle components.
Use ONLY Wheelchair Tie-down and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) which
meet the requirements of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J2249
Recommended Practice during travel in a motor vehicle.
This wheelchair has been tested for seating in a motor vehicle with the factory
installed wheelchair seating system ONLY.
This wheelchair MUST be in a forward facing position during travel in a motor
vehicle.
This wheelchair is equipped and has been dynamically tested to rely on
WHEELCHAIR-ANCHORED pelvic belts. If desired, VEHICLE-ANCHORED pelvic
belts may be used.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT BOTH PELVIC AND UPPER-TORSO
BELT(S) BE USED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY.
To reduce the potential of injury to vehicle occupants, wheelchair-mounted
accessories, including but not limited to IV poles, trays, respiratory equipment,
backpacks, and other personal items should be removed and secured separately.
Postural supports, positioning devices, and/or strap(s) should not be relied on for
occupant restraint. These items may be used IN ADDITION TO the wheelchairanchored or vehicle-anchored belts.
Seat angle is factory set at time of shipment. Adjustments to the wheelchair may
void WC 19 compliance. To maintain compliance, refer to wheelchair service
manual before making any adjustments.
DO NOT alter or substitute wheelchair frame parts, components, or seating
systems.
A sudden stop and/or collision may structurally damage your wheelchair.
Wheelchairs involved in such incidents should be replaced.
Spill proof batteries, such as gel cells, should be installed on wheelchairs to be
used during travel in a motor vehicle.
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 WARNING
Transport ready packages are not retrofittable to existing models and are not field
serviceable.
Only use the transport brackets included with TRRO and TRBKTS for the purposes
described in this manual.

About Transport Ready Packages


TRROincludesfourfactoryinstalledtransportbracketsandawheelchairanchored
pelvicbelt.TRROhasbeencrashtestedinaccordancewithANSI/RESNAWCVol1
Section19FrontalImpactTestrequirementsforwheelchairswitha130lbcrashtest
dummy,whichcorrespondstoapersonwithaweightof125to165lbs.forJuniorseat
sizesora168lbcrashdummy,whichcorrespondstoapersonwithaweightof165to300
lbs.forAdultseatsizes.
TRBKTSincludesfourfactoryinstalledwheelchairtransportbrackets.TRBKTShasnot
beencrashtestedinaccordancewithWC19.Usethesetransportbracketsonlytosecure
anunoccupiedwheelchairduringtransport.
Asofthisdate,theU.S.DepartmentofTransportationhasnotapprovedanytiedown
systemsfortransportationofauserwhileinawheelchair,inamovingvehicleofanytype.
ItisInvacarespositionthatusersofwheelchairsshouldbetransferredintoappropriate
seatinginvehiclesfortransportationandusebemadeoftherestraintsmadeavailableby
theautoindustry.Invacarecannotanddoesnotrecommendanywheelchair
transportationsystems.

Compliance Information
ThiswheelchairconformswiththerequirementsoftheANSI/RESNAWC/Vol.1Section
19.
NOTE:ANSI=AmericanNationalStandardsInstitute,RESNA=RehabilitationEngineering
andAssistiveTechnologySocietyofNorthAmerica.
Thiswheelchairhasbeendynamicallytestedinaforwardfacingmodewitha130lbcrash
testdummy,whichcorrespondstoapersonwithaweightof125to165lbs.forJuniorseat
sizesora168lbcrashdummy,whichcorrespondstoapersonwithaweightof165to300
lbs.forAdultseatsizes,restrainedbyBothpelvicanduppertorsobeltsinaccordance
withansi/resnawcVol1Section19.Bothpelvicanduppertorsobeltsshouldbeusedto
reducethepossibilityofheadandchestimpactswithvehiclecomponents.

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Specifications
MODEL

MOTOR

WHEELCHAIR WEIGHT LIMIT


ADULT

JUNIOR

TDX SC

2 Pole

Up to 250 pounds

N/A

TDX SPREE

2 Pole

N/A

Up to 165 pounds

Securing the Wheelchair to the Vehicle


Positioning the Wheelchair in the Vehicle
 WARNING
This wheelchair must be in a forward facing position during travel in a motor
vehicle.
The recommended clear zones for wheelchair seated occupants restrained by
BOTH pelvic and upper-torso belt(s) and ONLY by a pelvic belt are shown in the
diagrams and described below.
Frontal Clear Zones (FCZ) need to be
Side View
LARGER when upper-torso belt(s) are
Frontal Clear
NOT used.
Zone
16 in.
The rear clear zone of 16-inches is
measured from the rearmost point on
an occupants head.
HHT
The frontal clear zone is measured from
the frontmost point on an occupants
head and is 26-inches with pelvic and
upper-torso belt(s) and 37-inches with
ONLY a pelvic belt.
The frontal clear zone may not be
Top View
achievable for wheelchair-seated
drivers.
8 in.
The estimated seated height (HHT)
from the ground or floor to the top of
8 in.
the wheelchair-seated occupants head
FCZ
16 in.
ranges from approximately 47-inches
Frontal
Clear Zone
for a small adult female to about 61inches for a tall adult male.

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Securement Points
Tie-Down
Bracket

Tie-Down
Brackets

Tie-Down
Bracket

FIGURE 13.1 Securement Points

Securing the Wheelchair


ThiswheelchairistobeusedonlywithWheelchairTiedownandOccupantRestraint
Systems(WTORS)thathavebeeninstalledinaccordancewiththemanufacturers
instructionsandSAEJ2249.
NOTE:AcopyofSAEJ2249WheelchairTiedownandOccupantRestraintSystems(WTORS)
foruseinMotorVehiclescanbeobtainedfrom:SAEInternational,400CommonwealthDrive,
Warrendale,PA150960001,(877)6067232or(724)7764970.
AttachWTORStothetiedownbracketsinaccordancewiththemanufacturers
instructionsandSAEJ2249.

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Securing the Occupant


Wheelchair-Anchored Belts
 WARNING

The pelvic belt that is provided by Invacare has been tested for use in a motor vehicle on this wheelchair ONLY. DO NOT replace the pelvic belt with a different style
pelvic belt.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 13.2onpage 77.
Thewheelchairhasbeenprovidedwithapelvicbeltwhichmeetstherequirementsof
ANSI/RESNAW/C19.
Thepelvicbelt,providedbyInvacare,hasbeendesignedtoaccommodateuseoneither
sideofthevehicle.Ifnecessary,followtheinstructionsbelowtoreversetheorientationof
thepelvicbelttoaccommodatethevehicleanchoreduppertorsobelt.
1. Installthepelvicbeltpin(DetailAofFIGURE 13.2)intothelargeendoftheslotin
thebeltmountingbracket(DetailB).Rotatedownwardandforwarduntilitsnaps
intoplaceintothesmallendoftheslot.
NOTE:Notethepositionofthemaleendofthebeltwheninstallingthepelvicbeltontothebelt
mountingbrackets.Themaleendofthepelvicbelt(DetailAofFIGURE 13.2)hasapinwhich
isusedtosecurethevehicleanchoreduppertorsobelt.
2. RepeatSTEP1fortheoppositebeltmountingbracket.
3. Installthevehicleanchoreduppertorsobeltontothepinonthemaleendofthepelvic
belt.

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DETAIL A

Pin

Pin

Pelvic Belt
Pin
(Used to secure the vehicle anchored
upper-torso belt)

Male End

DETAIL B

Back Angle
Bracket

Belt Mounting
Bracket

Large End
of Slot

Small End of Slot

FIGURE 13.2 Wheelchair-Anchored Belts

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Vehicle-Anchored Belts
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 13.3.
Withregardtoaccommodatingtheuseandfitofvehicleanchoredbelts,thiswheelchair
hasanoverallratingof:
TDXSCA
TDXSPREEA
Thisratingisscoredasfollows:
RATING

DESCRIPTION

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

ThetestforLateralStabilityDisplacementforPoint(P)isshowninFIGURE 13.3.The
averagetestresultforpoint(P)is:
TDXSCAdult0.47inches(11.9mm)
TDXSPREE0.53inches(13.0mm)
Point (P)

NOTE:Rearviewofthe
wheelchairandhuman
surrogatesecuredontest
platformandtiltedto45.

Test Platform
45

FIGURE 13.3 Vehicle-Anchored Belts

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Seating System
 WARNING

This wheelchair has been tested for seating in a motor vehicle with the factory
installed seating system ONLY.
Ensurethatthefactoryinstalledseatingsystemissecuredtothewheelchairframebefore
operation.Refertotheseatingsystemownersmanual.

Positioning Belts
 WARNING
The angle of the pelvic belt should be within the preferred zone of 45 to 75 degrees
to the horizontal OR within the optional zone of 30 to 45 degrees to the horizontal.
Steeper side-view pelvic belt angles are
Preferred Zone
especially important if the pelvic belt is
Side View
Optional Zone
intended to be used for postural support
in addition to occupant restraint in a
frontal crash. Steeper angles will reduce
the tendency for a vertical gap to
45
develop between the user and the belt
30
70
due to compliance of seat cushions and
belt movement, thereby reducing the
tendency for the user to slip under the
belt and for the belt to ride up on the
soft abdomen during normal use.
Steeper belt angles also reduce the tendency for upper-torso belts to pull the pelvic
belt onto the abdomen during frontal impact loading.
NOTE:Forthisprocedure,refertoFIGURE 13.4.
1. Thepelvicbeltshouldbewornlow
acrossthefrontofthepelvis.

DO POSITION
BELT INSIDE OF
ARMRESTS,
WHEELS, ETC.

2. Positiontheuppertorsobelt(s)overthe
shoulders.
3. Thebelt(s)shouldnotbeheldaway
fromthebodybywheelchair
componentsorparts,includingbutnot
limitedtowheelchairarmrestsor
wheels.RefertoFIGURE 13.4for
properandimproperpositioningofthe
belts.

DO NOT
POSITION BELT
OUTSIDE OF
ARMRESTS,
WHEELS, ETC.

4. Ensurethebelt(s)arenottwisted.
FIGURE 13.4 Positioning Belts

5. Adjustbeltsasfirmlyaspossible,being
mindfulofusercomfort.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
PLEASE NOTE: THE WARRANTY BELOW HAS BEEN DRAFTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW
APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 4, 1975.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser who purchases this product when new and unused from
Invacare or a dealer. This warranty is not extended to any other person or entity and is not transferable or
assignable to any subsequent purchaser or owner. Coverage under this warranty will end upon any such
subsequent sale or other transfer of title to any other person.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.
Invacare warrants the base frame to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5)
years from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the sellers invoice required for coverage
under this warranty. Invacare warrants all electronics and electrical components (excluding batteries), motors,
powered seating actuators and gearboxes to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the sellers invoice required for
coverage under this warranty. Invacare warrants all batteries to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the
sellers invoice required for coverage under this warranty. Invacare warrants all remaining components (excluding
all upholstered materials, padded materials, tires and wheels) to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the
sellers invoice required for coverage under this warranty. If within such warranty periods any such product
component shall be proven to be defective, the product component shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare's
option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in replacement part installation or
repair of any such product. Invacare's sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this warranty shall be
limited to such repair and/or replacement.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Invacare product. In the event you
do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please write directly to Invacare at the address on the bottom of the
back cover. Provide dealer's name address, date of purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is
serialized, indicate the serial number. Do not return products to our factory without our prior consent.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: THE FOREGOING WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO SERIAL
NUMBERED PRODUCTS IF THE SERIAL NUMBER HAS BEEN REMOVED OR DEFACED, PRODUCTS
SUBJECT TO NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OR STORAGE,
COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL USE, PRODUCTS MODIFIED WITHOUT INVACARE'S EXPRESS
WRITTEN CONSENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION THROUGH THE USE OF
UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR ATTACHMENTS); PRODUCTS DAMAGED BY REASON OF REPAIRS MADE
TO ANY COMPONENT WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC CONSENT OF INVACARE, OR TO A PRODUCT
DAMAGED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND INVACARE'S CONTROL, AND SUCH EVALUATION WILL BE
SOLELY DETERMINED BY INVACARE. THE WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO PROBLEMS ARISING
FROM NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR OR FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS. A
CHANGE IN OPERATING NOISE, PARTICULARLY RELATIVE TO MOTORS AND GEARBOXES DOES NOT
CONSTITUTE A FAILURE OR DEFECT AND WILL NOT BE REPAIRED; ALL DEVICES WILL EXHIBIT
CHANGES IN OPERATING NOISE DUE TO AGING.
THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES
WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND THE SOLE REMEDY FOR
VIOLATIONS OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE APPLICATION
OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY WHATSOEVER SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE
EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN AND INVACARE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER; SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR LIMITATION OF
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION MAY NOT
BE APPLICABLE.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE EXTENDED TO COMPLY WITH STATE/PROVINCIAL LAWS AND
REQUIREMENTS.
Invacare Corporation

www.invacare.com

USA
One Invacare Way
Elyria, Ohio USA
44036-2125
800-333-6900

Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324

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