ez-Wheel

User and Operating manuals

Translation of the original instructions

Original manual

ez-Wheel

User and Operating manuals

Translation of the original instructions

Original manual

User manual

Original manual - Version A - 03 November 2014

ezW10 and ezW300 + tiller head

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ezW10 and ezW300 wheels are controlled by the interface in the tiller head ezRTH via a wireless communication system.

 This operating manual contains the instructions to be followed for installation, use and maintenance of ezW10 and ezW300 wheels and the ezRTH tiller head.

  • Refer to the configuration sheet
  • Take the tiller head with the serial number mentioned on the configuration sheet
  • Identify the serial numbers of the wheels given on the configuration sheet
  • Prepare and position the corresponding wheels, as shown on the configuration sheet

Mounting of the tiller head

Positioning/direction of operation

Characteristics of the ez-Wheel product

Installation of the ez-Wheel product

All mechanical drawings that could serve for the installation of ez-Wheel products are available on request.

All the accessories mentioned are available in the ez-Wheel catalogue.

The wheels and the tiller heads are designed to work together according to the configuration described in the configuration sheet delivered with the equipment.

Do not use ez-Wheel products for other purposes or in other conditions than those mentioned in the technical documentation. Read and make sure you have understood the manual before using ez-Wheel products Observe all the warnings and usage instructions in this manual. Keep this manual for reference throughout the life of the product. In the event of loss, you can obtain a copy of this manual from the ez-Wheel Customer Department If the product is transferred to another owner, make sure that the manual is transferred as well. The characteristics, descriptions, and illustrations in this document are applicable at the date of publication. ez-Wheel reserves the right to make any modifications and revisions to this document. Product users obtain their own information on these modifications.

The tiller head must be held by the plate situated on the back of the box.

  • Fix the tiller head to the application in such a way as to ensure that it is intuitive and ergonomic for the user to handle it.

 All mechanical drawings that could serve for the installation of the tiller head are available on request.

  • Press the ON/OFF button on the tiller head and check that the light "OK" is green.
  • Check that communication is established between the tiller head and the wheels: The light "1" lights up green on the tiller head.

Starting up for the first time

  • Check the condition of the wheel: Press the ON/OFF zone on the wheel label and check that the light "OK" is green. 

If the application has several wheels, repeat the operation for all the wheels.

Use of the ez-Wheel products

It is preferable to recharge the wheels completely before using for the first time. (See: Charging the wheel)

It is essential to charge the tiller head before using it for the first time.

If one of these steps does not take place as described, refer to "troubleshooting" or contact the ez-Wheel Customer Department.

Use

Motor operation is controlled by the tiller head accelerator.

  • To put the tiller head into operation: Press the ON/OFF button.
  • To switch off the tiller head: Press the ON/OFF button.

The tiller head goes into sleep mode after a few minutes without movement on the accelerator to conserve battery life.

  • To restart the system, press the ON/OFF button; wake-up is immediate. It is not necessary to press the ON/OFF zone of the wheel at this stage.

Charging the wheel

Wheels can be charged anytime as long as a mains connection is available (if necessary several times per day). It is not necessary to wait for the battery to be discharged.

  • Remove the plug from the wheel connector.
  • Check that the connector is not obstructed by dust collection or a foreign body. If necessary clean the connector carefully.

Never wash the connector by spraying a jet of water directly onto it. Check that the connector is perfectly dry before connecting the charger.

  • Connect the charger to the wheel and connect the charger to the mains.
  • Use a suitable charger. Contact the ez-Wheel Customer Department or a dealer for more information on this charger.

The lights "3" on the wheel and the box should be flashing orange.
When the wheel is charged the lights "3" on the wheel and the tiller head will be flashing green.
It is impossible to use the wheel when it is connected.
When the wheel is charged, disconnect the charger by pressing the button on its connector and replace the plug on the wheel connector.
To disconnect the charger connector, press in the locking lug and pull the connector.

To put the wheel into operation, disconnect the charger and switch on the tiller head by pressing the ON/OFF button.

The light "2" on the tiller head continues to flash as long as one wheel in the system is connected to a charger.

Charging of the tiller head batteries

Precautions for use

When the light "OK" on the wireless tiller head is red, it is necessary to charge the tiller head batteries.

  • Connect the charger to the tiller head and connect the charger to the mains.Use a suitable charger. Contact the ez-Wheel Customer Department or a dealer for more information on this charger.
  • Leave the tiller head on charge for several hours.
  • When the tiller head is charged, disconnect the charger by pressing the lug on its connector.

As a general rule charge the tiller head as often as possible, without waiting for the battery to be completely discharged.

The wheel does not require any maintenance other than charging. It should never be opened in any circumstances.
The wheel can be washed with a normal water hose. Never use a high pressure cleaner. Do not expose the connectors, the display or the labels directly to the jet. It is preferable to use a wet sponge. Do not use solvents or corrosive products.

Wheel maintenance

Prolonged shutdown

The wheel should be stored in a warm and dry place.
Charge the wheel before a prolonged shutdown.
Never leave an unused wheel totally discharged.
Never leave an unused tiller head totally discharged.
To put the system back into use after a prolonged shutdown, see: Starting up for the first time.

Precautions for use relative to the wheel

Precautions for use relative to the tiller head

Always use a suitable charger.
Do not submerge the wheel.
Do not open the wheel.
Do not expose to a heat source.
Do not expose to fire.
Do not insert pieces of metal into the connector.
The product must under no circumstances be modified without authorisation from ez-Wheel.
Do not try to change the technical performance of the wheel.
The product should not be subjected to use beyond the technical performance specified by ez-Wheel.
Inappropriate use results in cancellation of the warranty.
Opening of the wheel results in cancellation of the warranty.

The tiller head is not waterproof. It should not be exposed to rain or running water.

Do not open the tiller head.

Do not insert pieces of metal into the connector.

The product must under no circumstances be modified without authorisation from ez-Wheel.

Safety rules in relation to the batteries

The user must not open the wheel under any circumstances and does not have access to the batteries.

The tiller head contains Ni-MH batteries, which are subject to restrictions covering transport and the safety of the user. All information and regulations concerning these batteries can be supplied on request.

INCORRECT USE

ez-Wheel cannot be held responsible in any circumstances for any loss caused to the user in the event of unreasonable or inadequate use of the product.

CONTACTING YOUR DEALER'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT

If a product appears to be faulty, contact the ez-Wheel customer department.
(Email address: sav@ez-wheel.com).
The warranty conditions are available with the general sales conditions on the website:
www.ez-wheel.com

Troubleshooting

Display

The light "OK" on the wheel is not green:

  • Charge the wheel for several hours and put the system back into operation.

The light "OK" on the tiller head is not green:

  • Check the condition of the lights "OK" on the wheels.
  • Put the tiller head on charge

The light "WIFI" on the tiller head is not green:

  • Identify which wheel in the system is not connected (its light "WIFI" is not green).
  • Press the ON/OFF button of the wheel in question and check its display.
  • Charge the wheel in question.
  • Check that the distance between the wheel and the tiller head does not exceed a few metres.
  • Check that the environment in which the application is situated is not subject to excessive radiation from wireless communication appliances.

The light "BATTERY" on the wheel does not flash although the charger is connected.

  • Check the connections.
  • Check the condition of the connector.
  • Check the charger fuse, if there is one.
  • Check the condition of the mains plug.

It is possible that the wheel temperature may be too high. In this case, the wheel goes into a safety mode and cuts off the charge. Wait 10 to 20 minutes the system will operate normally when the wheel temperature has fallen.

The lights "WIFI" and/or "BATTERY", on the wheel are flashing red:

  • Put the wheel on charge for several hours.

Changing a tyre

It is impossible to refit the holding rim after changing a tyre.

  • Check for a foreign body in the holding rim lugs.
  • Check for a foreign body in the hub lugs.
  • Check that the holding rim has not been deformed during the operation.

Wheel malfunctioning

The appearance of the wheel seems damaged.

  • Check that no part of the wheel is missing.
  • Check the flanges and rims for damage.
  • Check for damage around and on the spindle.

If the product is damaged return it to the distributor or to the ez-Wheel Customer Department (wheel + tiller head).


Charging the wheel does not enable it to be used.

  • Check that nothing is obstructing the wheel connector. If necessary clean the connector carefully.

After a long period of storage, if the system does not start, leave it on charge for several hours and follow the procedure for putting the system back into use.

The tiller head no longer works normally.

  • Put the tiller head on charge and follow the procedure for putting the system back into use.

In the event of a problem not described in this chapter, contact the ez-Wheel Customer Department.

Tiller head malfunction

System reset procedure

Product end-of-life

If any part of the system ceases to operate normally, and if all the previous recommendations have been checked, it is possible to reset the system.

  • Check that the charger is not connected to the wheel.
  • Press the ON/OFF button on the wheel label for 20 seconds.
  • Release the ON/OFF button and connect the charger to the wheel.
  • Leave the wheel on charge for several hours (the wheel lights will light after a few minutes).

When the product is at the end of its life, return it to the dealer or the ez-Wheel Customer Department (Information on the website.)
Even though it is at the end of its life, the product must be protected during transport.
Pack the equipment properly in its original packaging, or an equivalent.
If the original packaging no longer exists, place the product in a box in good condition, making sure that the equipment is perfectly wedged and close the box with adhesive tape. If more than one piece of equipment needs to be returned, group them together in a single box or group the boxes together.

Display

Tiller head display:

Wheel display:

Declaration of CE conformity

Declaration of incorporation

IMPORTANT - READ BEFORE USING

In order to optimise the electricity consumption of your wheel and not damage the integrity of the batteries, we have included a mode which totally deactivates your system beyond one week of non-use.

For any system remaining inactive for at least this duration, before any use of your application involving rotation of the wheels, even without electrical assistance, it is essential that you put the system back into operation by pressing the ON/OFF zone on the wheel label.

If your system has more than one wheel, perform the operation on all the wheels.
Always charge the wheel before a prolonged shutdown.
Never leave an unused wheel totally discharged.

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