PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS
1) Read and understand your owner’s manual carefully before using your Personal Electric Vehicle (PEV).
2) Thoroughly inspect your PEV for loose or damaged parts before each use. If there are any loose or damaged parts, perform the needed adjustments or repairs before starting your PEV.
3) To familiarize yourself with the PEV, try using it first like a regular bicycle until you can safely control your balance. 4) Check the tire pressure of both wheels. The tires on your PEV should be inflated to the maximum recommended pressure. This rating is printed on the sidewall of the tire or specified in the manual. 5) Make certain that the brakes work properly: make the vehicle move by pushing or using the pedals and check the rear and the front brake.
6) Inspect the throttle by twisting it on and letting it snap back. BE SURE THE THROTTLE SNAPS BACK TO ITS STARTING POSITION!! A STICKY THROTTLE CAN CAUSE UNINTENTIONAL ACCELERATION AND THUS BODILY INJURY.
7) Make certain the battery is charged completely by hooking up the charger. If the red light is on, the charge is in process. Charge it until the green light come on.
PERFORMANCE AND RANGE
Your PEV will get the best performance when used on smooth and flat terrain. The range may vary depending on the load weight, terrain, tire pressure, wind resistance and the number of stops. Remember to charge your PEV after every ride, even a short ride! Never leave the batteries in a discharged state overnight. Do not force the motor on steep terrain; rather gently use the power while you are pedaling. Assisting the motor’s acceleration by using the pedals will increase your speed and range.
All the PEVs are equipped with several electrical circuit protection devices.
1) The motor controller will automatically limit the current to protect the motor from over-heating. This may occur when you are traveling up a steep incline or a similarly demanding environment.
2) Check your manual if your PEV is equipped with a low voltage protection switch. If the battery voltage drops below the specified protection level, the controller will shut down automatically. If there is no protection switch, you should keep track on the battery charge level. Check in your manual the recommended charge indication level up to which you can safely ride your PEV. When the batteries are in a low state of charge, a quick acceleration of the throttle or otherwise high demand of current will drain the power faster. This will also shorten the battery life. Assisting with the pedals to accelerate your PEV will prevent such an extreme voltage drop.
3) In some models there is also a protection fuse connected between the batteries. It works as an ultimate protection of the motor and the batteries.
WARNING It is very important to keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure printed on the sidewall of the tire. Low tire pressure can result in the following:
1) Reduced range
2) Reduced speed
3) Diminished battery life due to excessive current draw
4) Overheating of controller and/or motor, which could result in failure. Tires will slowly lose pressure over time, so be sure to monitor your tire pressure frequently.