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Updated:  18-Jan-10

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MY OWN VEHICLES:
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VW Caravelle VR6

MY HOME BUILT ULTIMATE POWERCHAIRS:
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MISCELLANEOUS POWERCHAIR RELATED:
What Goes Wrong Power Wheelchairs

Powerchair Tyres

Drive your Powerchair by Radio Control

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Off Road DO ALL Indoor & Outdoor Powerchairs

Off Road ONLY Outdoor Powerchairs & 4x4
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Manual or Electric Wheelchair?

Why ALL Powerchairs NEED  to be Off Road Capable!

Choosing  a Suitable Powerchair

Wheelchair Width


BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL (POWERCHAIRS & SCOOTERS + MOTOR VEHICLES):
Batteries for Both Vans & Power Wheelchairs


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Fast Charge Your Power Wheelchair

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Dodge Grand Caravan 1

Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Dodge Grand Caravan 4

Latest 2008 2009 2010 Disabled Converted Dodge Chrysler And Voyager Minivans
 
Chrysler Voyager Entervan Diesel

Suzuki Wagon R

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Mercedes Vito - soon!
Kia Sedona - soon!


INSURANCE:
Modified Disabled Vehicle Insurance

Breakdown Cover

USED VEHICLES & OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Disabled Adapted Cars

WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORT
& DRIVE BY TRANSFERRING:


VW Caravelle

Dodge Grand Caravan can be used to transport up to 4 Wheelchair Seated Occupants

Fiat Doblo

Renault Kangoo - soon!
Citroen Berlingo
- soon!
Citroen Dispatch
- soon!
Kia Sedona
- soon!
Volkswagen Sharan
Mercedes Vaneos
Toyota Hiace
Fiat Multiplas
(Wheelchair
passenger travels in the front)

Kangoo ASSIST
(wheelchair
passenger transfers & drives)


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Van / Car Door openers
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PowerChair Error Codes

Most modern Power Wheelchairs (and Scooters) use a computer controller often hidden under the seat. If anything fails or has a problem these are often displayed on the controller (joystick) pod via lights or on screen.

This allows the "tech" guy or you to help decide where the problems with your powerchair or scooter lie.  Powerchair Programming

Almost all power wheelchairs use one of only a few different manufacturers control systems.

The bigger two and the most widely used are the Penny and Giles systems and Dynamic control systems. Although some powerchairs use their own manufactured control systems.

I will start with the most common systems error codes. In Europe this seems to be the Penny & Giles systems.  Here there are a few P&G control system models currently available. These are the Pilot Plus (still available but superseded), VSI, VR2,  and the newest R-Net systems,  (R-Net displays fault on screen directly.)


PILOT PLUS DISPLAYPilot Plus and VSI & VR2 Joystick error flash codes:
 
1 RED BAR:
Low Battery Voltage The battery is flat (more likely). Or the battery has a bad connection (which is unlikely)

2 RED BARS: Left Motor Disconnected The left motor is disconnected. Check all the connections for physical disconnection or corrosion or burning usually caused by the salt poured onto the roads every winter.

VSI AND VR2  DISPLAY3 RED BARS: Left Motor Wiring Trip The left motors wiring has a short circuit. Check all connections and leads for wear and chafing between the left motor and the battery cables or chassis

4 BARS: Right Motor Disconnected The right motor is disconnected. Check all the connections for physical disconnection or corrosion or burning usually caused by the salt poured onto the roads every winter.

5 BARS: Right Motor Wiring Trip The right motors wiring has a short circuit. Check all connections and leads for wear and chafing between the right motor and the battery cables or chassis

6 BARS: Activated if you turn on your wheelchair with an external device like the Charger still connected.

7 BARS: Possible Joystick Trip,  Make sure that the joystick is in the centre position before switching on. If you still get this when switching on then joystick is probably faulty.

8 BARS:  A control system trip. Make sure that all connections are secure and if so the power module or control pod is probably faulty. Test by substitution of known good one.

9 BARS: The parking brakes have a bad connection or have a failed solenoid, or any lever or switches that disconnect drive for pushing the chair manually may be pulled or switched.

10 BARS:  Over voltage detected. This can happen with a bad battery connection although unlikely. More likely your battery charger is faulty and is overcharging your batteries quite severely.

1 BAR to 10 BARS and back in a "ripple" every few seconds.  Joystick not cantered when turned on. Switch off and try again.

1 BAR to 6 FLASH every few seconds. System Asleep.  Switch off and back on. Time before sleep can be adjusted or disabled in programming.

The programmers can also access many other fault codes additionally. And on screen on some controllers. if you have this then enter it here


Dynamics to be added asap!

 

 

 

 

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