Invacare Storm⁴ Max. Power Wheelchair User Manual

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Invacare Storm⁴ Max en Power Wheelchair User Manual This manual MUST be given to the user of the product. BEFORE using this product, read this manual and save for future reference Invacare Corporation

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Invacare Storm⁴ Max en Power Wheelchair User Manual This manual MUST be given to the user of the product. BEFORE using this product, read this manual and save for future reference. 2017 Invacare Corporation All rights reserved. Republication, duplication or modification in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written permission from Invacare. Trademarks are identified by and. All trademarks are owned by or licensed to Invacare Corporation or its subsidiaries unless otherwise noted. Invacare reserves the right to alter product specifications without further notice. Contents 1 General Introduction Symbols in this manual Intended use Indications Type classification Regulations Usability Warranty Service life Limitation of liability Safety General safety notes Safety information on the electrical system Safety information on electromagnetic interference Safety information on driving and freewheel mode Safety information with regard to care and maintenance Safety information regarding changes and modifications to the mobility device Labels on product Components Main parts of the wheelchair Remotes Accessories Posture belts Types of posture belts Adjusting the posture belt correctly Using the cane holder Using the KLICKfix adapter Usage Driving Before driving for the first time Parking and stationary Getting in and out of the mobility device Removing armrests to get in Information about getting in and out Taking Obstacles Maximum obstacle height Safety information when taking obstacles The correct way to take obstacles Driving up and down gradients Use on public roads Pushing the mobility device in freewheel mode Disengaging motors Setup General setup information Adjustment possibility for remote Adjusting the remote for the length of the user's arm Adjusting the height of the remote (only for swing away remote supports) Swivelling the remote to the side Disconnecting the remote Adjustment options for standard armrests Changing the armrest position Setting height of armrests Adjusting the width of the armrests Adjusting the seat angle Manually using spindle Adjusting the seat depth Adjusting the backrest Adjusting the backrest angle (Max seat) Adjusting the tension adjustable backrest upholstery Adjusting the backrest bend 6.7 Adjusting the headrest Adjusting the position of the headrest or neckrest Adjusting the height of the headrest or neckrest Adjusting the cheek supports Adjusting or removing the luggage carrier Adjusting the height of the calf pad Adjusting the calf pad width Vari-F footrest Swivelling the footrest/legrest outward and/or removing Setting the angle Setting the end stop of the footrest Adjusting the length of the legrest Imperial to metric conversion chart Controls system Controls protection system Batteries General information on charging General instructions on charging How to charge the batteries How to disconnect the mobility device after charging Storage and Maintenance Instructions on using the batteries Transporting batteries General instructions on handling the batteries How to handle damaged batteries correctly Transport Transport General information Transferring the mobility device to a vehicle Use of the mobility device as a seat in a vehicle How the mobility device is anchored in a vehicle How the user is secured within the mobility device Transporting the mobility device without occupant Opening the rear cover Making batteries accessible Maintenance Maintenance introduction Cleaning the mobility device Inspection checks Before each use of the mobility device Weekly Monthly Wheels and tires Short-term storage Long-term storage After Use Reconditioning Disposal Technical Data Technical specifications Service Inspections performed General 1 General 1.1 Introduction Thank you for choosing an Invacare product. This user manual contains important information about the handling of the product. In order to ensure safety when using the product, read the user manual carefully and follow the safety instructions. Before reading this manual, make sure you have the latest version. You find the latest version as a pdf on the Invacare website (see back page of this manual). If you find that the font size in the print version of the user manual is difficult to read, you can download the pdf from the website. The pdf can then be scaled on screen to a font size that is more comfortable for you. This mobility device has been constructed for a large circle of users with different requirements. The decision whether the model is suitable for the user may only be taken by medical specialists with appropriate expertise. Some maintenance and settings can be performed by the user or his/hers attendants. Certain adjustments do however require technical training and may only be carried out by your Invacare specialist provider. Refer to the Inspection checks chapter in 9 Maintenance, page 62. Damages and errors caused by nonobservance of the user manual or as a result of incorrect maintenance are excluded from all guarantees. For more information about the product, for example product safety notices and product recalls, contact your local Invacare representative. For address and website see back page of this manual. 1.2 Symbols in this manual In this manual, hazard statements are indicated by symbols. The symbols are accompanied by a signal word that indicates the severity of the risk. WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in serious injury or death if it is not avoided. CAUTION Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in minor or slight injury if it is not avoided. IMPORTANT Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in damage to property if it is not avoided. Gives useful tips, recommendations and information for efficient, trouble-free use. This product complies with Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices. The launch date of this product is stated in the CE declaration of conformity. This symbol identifies a list of various tools, components and items which you will need in order to carry out certain work F 5 Invacare Storm⁴ Max 1.3 Intended use This mobility device was designed for persons whose ability to walk is impaired, but who are still in terms of their eyesight and physically and mentally able to operate an electric mobility device. 1.4 Indications The use of this power wheelchair is recommended for the following indications: The inability or a greatly restricted ability to walk within the scope of the basic requirement to be able to move within one s own four walls. The need to leave the dwelling place in order to get some fresh air during a short walk or to reach those places generally to be found at close distance to the dwelling and where everyday business is carried out. Provision of power wheelchairs for interior and exterior areas is advisable if the use of hand-operated wheelchairs is no longer possible on account of the disability, yet proper operation of an electromotive drive unit is still practicable. Contraindications There are no contraindications known. 1.5 Type classification This vehicle has been classified according to EN as a class B mobility product (for indoor and outdoor areas). It is therefore compact and agile enough for indoor areas, but also able to overcome many obstacles in outdoor areas. 1.6 Regulations The vehicle was successfully tested according to German and international standards as to its safety. It satisfies the requirements according to RoHS 2011/65/EU, REACH 1907/2006/EC and DIN EN including EN and ISO It was also tested successfully according to EN IPX4 as to its resistance to spray water, and is therefore well suited for weather conditions such as typical European weather conditions. When equipped with an appropriate lighting system, the vehicle is suitable for use on public roads. 1.7 Usability Only use a mobility device when it is in perfect working order. Otherwise, you might put yourself and others at risk. The following list does not claim to be exhaustive. It is only intended to show some of the situations that could affect the usability of your mobility device. In certain situations, you should immediately stop using your mobility device. Other situations allow you to use the mobility device to get to your provider. You should immediately stop using your mobility device if its usability is restricted due to: brake failure You should immediately contact an authorized Invacare provider if the usability of your mobility device is restricted due to: the lighting system (if fitted) failing or being defective reflectors falling off worn thread or insufficient tire pressure F damage to the armrests (e.g. torn armrest padding) damage to the legrest hangers (e.g. missing or torn heel straps) damage to the postural belt damage to the joystick (joystick cannot be moved into the neutral position) cables that are damaged, kinked, pinched or have come loose from the fixation the mobility device drifting when braking the mobility device pulling to one side when moving unusual sounds developing or occurring Or if you have the feeling that something is wrong with your mobility device. 1.8 Warranty The terms and conditions of the warranty are part of the general terms and conditions particular to the individual countries in which this product is sold. 1.9 Service life We estimate a service life of five years for this product, provided it is used in strict accordance with the intended use as set out in this document and all maintenance and service requirements are met. The estimated service life can be exceeded if the product is carefully used and properly maintained, and provided technical and scientific advances do not result in technical limitations. The service life can also be considerably reduced by extreme or incorrect usage. The fact that we estimate a service life for this product does not constitute an additional warranty Limitation of liability Invacare accepts no liability for damage arising from: Non-compliance with the user manual Incorrect use Natural wear and tear Incorrect assembly or set-up by the purchaser or a third party Technical modifications Unauthorized modifications and/or use of unsuitable spare parts General F 7 Invacare Storm⁴ Max 2 Safety 2.1 General safety notes DANGER! Risk of Death, Serious Injury, or Damage Lighted cigarettes dropped onto an upholstered seating system can cause a fire resulting in death, serious injury, or damage. Mobility device occupants are at particular risk of death or serious injury from these fires and resulting fumes because they may not have the ability to move away from the mobility device. DO NOT smoke while using this mobility device. Risk of injury if mobility device is used in any other way than the purpose described in this manual Only ever use the mobility device in accordance with the instructions in this user manual. Pay strict attention to the safety information. Risk of injury if the mobility device is driven when ability to operate a vehicle is impaired by medication or alcohol Never drive the mobility device under the influence of medication or alcohol. If necessary, the mobility device must be operated by an attendant who is physically and mentally able. Risk of damage or injury if mobility device is accidentally set into motion Switch the mobility device off before you get in, get out or handle unwieldy objects. When the drive is disengaged, the brake inside the drive is deactivated. For this reason, pushing the mobility device by an attendant is only recommended on flat surfaces, never on gradients. Never leave your mobility device on a gradient with its motors disengaged. Always re-engage the motors immediately after pushing the mobility device (refer to Pushing the mobility device in freewheel mode). Risk of injury if the mobility device is switched off while driving, for example by pressing the On/Off Button or disconnecting a cable, due to it coming to an abrupt, sharp stop If you have to brake in an emergency, simply release the joystick which will bring you to a halt (refer to the remote user manual for more information) F Safety Risk of injury when transferring mobility device to a vehicle for transport with the occupant seated in it It is always better to transfer the mobility device to a vehicle without the occupant seated in it. If the mobility device needs to be loaded up a ramp together with its driver, ensure that the ramp does not exceed the rated slope (refer to 11 Technical Data, page 67). If the mobility device does need to be loaded using a ramp which exceeds the rated slope (refer to 11 Technical Data, page 67), then you must use a winch. An attendant can safely monitor and assist the loading process. As an alternative you can use a platform lift. Ensure that the total weight of the mobility device including the user does not exceed the maximum permissible weight for the platform lift or winch if you are using. Risk of falling out of the mobility device Do not slide forward on the seat, do not lean forward between your knees, do not lean backwards out over the top of the backrest, for example to reach an object. If a posture belt is installed, it should be correctly adjusted and used each time you use the mobility device. When transferring to a different seat, position the mobility device as close as possible to the new seat. Risk of Serious Injury or Damage Storing or using the mobility device near open flame or combustible products can result in serious injury or damage. Avoid storing or using the mobility device near open flame or combustible products. CAUTION! Risk of injury if maximum permissible load is exceeded Do not exceed the maximum permissible load (refer to 11 Technical Data, page 67). The mobility device is only designed for use by a single occupant whose maximum weight does not exceed the maximum permissible load of the device. Never use the mobility device to transport more than one person F 9 Invacare Storm⁴ Max CAUTION! Risk of injury due to wrong lifting or dropping of heavy components When maintaining, servicing or lifting any part of your mobility device, take into account the weight of the individual components especially the batteries. Be sure at all times to adopt the correct lifting posture and ask for assistance if necessary. CAUTION! Risk of injury by moving parts Make sure that no injury is incurred by moving parts of the mobility device, like wheels or one of the lifter modules (if fitted), especially when children are around. CAUTION! Risk of injury from hot surfaces Do not leave the mobility device in direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Metal parts and surfaces such as the seat and armrests can become very hot. CAUTION! Risk of fire or breaking down due to electric devices being connected Do not connect any electric devices to your mobility device that are not expressly certified by Invacare for this purpose. Have all electrical installations done by your authorized Invacare provider. 2.2 Safety information on the electrical system Risk of death, serious injury or damage Misuse of the mobility device may cause the mobility device to start smoking, sparking, or burning. Death, serious injury, or damage may occur due to fire. DO NOT use the mobility device other than its intended purpose. If the mobility device starts smoking, sparking, or burning, discontinue using the mobility device and seek service IMMEDIATELY. Risk of fire Switched on lamps produce heat. If you cover the lamps with fabrics such as clothes, there is a risk that the fabric may catch fire. NEVER cover the light system with fabric F Safety Risk of death, serious injury or damage when carrying along oxygen systems Textiles and other materials that normally would not burn are easily ignited and burn with great intensity in oxygen enriched air. Check the oxygen tubing daily, from the cylinder to the delivery site, for leaks and hold away from electrical sparks and any source of ignition. Risk of injury or damage due to electrical shorts Connector pins on cables connected to the power module can still be live even when the system is off. Cables with live pins should be connected, restrained or covered (with non-conductive materials) so that they are not exposed to human contact or materials that could cause electrical shorts. When cables with live pins have to be disconnected, for example, when removing the bus cable from the remote for safety reasons, make sure to restrain or cover the pins (with non-conductive materials). Risk of death, serious injury, or damage Corroded electrical components due to water or liquid exposure can result in death, serious injury, or damage. Minimize exposure of electrical components to water and/or liquids. Electrical components damaged by corrosion MUST be replaced immediately. Mobility devices that are frequently exposed to water/liquids may require replacement of electrical components more frequently F 11 Invacare Storm⁴ Max Risk of death or serious injury Failure to observe these warnings can cause an electrical short resulting in death, serious injury, or damage to the electrical system. 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). NEVER allow any of your tools and/or battery cable(s) to contact BOTH battery post(s) at the same time. An electrical short may occur and serious injury or damage may occur. Install protective caps on positive and negative battery terminals. Replace cable(s) immediately if cable(s) insulation becomes damaged. DO NOT remove fuse or mounting hardware from POSITIVE (+) red battery cable mounting screw. Risk of death or serious injury Electric shock can cause death or serious injury To avoid electric shock, inspect plug and cord for cuts and/or frayed wires. Replace cut cords or frayed wires immediately. Risk of damage to the mobility device A failure in the electric system can lead to unusual behavior such as continuous light, no light, or noises from the magnetic brakes. If a failure exists, switch off the remote and switch it on again. If a failure still exists, then disconnect or remove the power source. Depending on the mobility device model, you can either remove the battery packs or disconnect the batteries from the power module. If in doubt which cable to disconnect, contact your provider. In any case, contact your provider. 2.3 Safety information on electromagnetic interference This electric vehicle was successfully tested in accordance with International standards as to its compliance with Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) regulations. However, electromagnetic fields, such as those generated by radio and television transmitters, and cellular phones can influence the functions of electric vehicles. Also, the electronics used in our vehicles can generate a low level of electromagnetic interference, which however will remain within the tolerance permitted by law. For these reasons we ask you to please observe the following precautions: F Safety Risk of malfunction due to electromagnetic interference Do not switch on or operate portable transceivers or communication devices (such as radio transceivers or cellular phones) when the vehicle is switched on. Avoid getting near strong radio and television transmitters. In case the vehicle should be set in motion unintentionally or the brakes are released, switch it off immediately. Adding electrical accessories and other components or modifying the vehicle in any way can make it susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Keep in mind that there is no sure way to determine the effect such modifications will have on the overall immunity of the electronic system. Report all occurrences of unintentional movement of the vehicle, or release of the electric brakes to the manufacturer F 13 Invacare Storm⁴ Max 2.4 Safety information on driving and freewheel mode Risk of injury if the
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