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 et ezW300 + Wireless interface box

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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.

Mounting the wireless interface box

  • Refer to the configuration sheet.
  • Take the wireless interface box with the serial number given on the configuration sheet.
  • Identify the serial numbers of the wheels given on the configuration sheet, as well as on the label inside the wireless interface.
  • Prepare and position the corresponding wheels, as shown on the configuration sheet

Positioning/direction of operation

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 wireless interfaces are designed to work together according to the configuration described in the configuration sheet delivered with the equipment.

Installation of the ez-Wheel product

ezW10 and ezW300 wheels are controlled by the ezR44IN interface 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 ezR44IN interface.

Characteristics of the ez-Wheel product

Do not insert the batteries into the box before having finished the integration procedure of all the products.

  • Fix the box to the application.

The box is attached to the application by M4 screws on its bottom face.
It can be positioned on:

    • a chassis, using fixing clips.
    • a drilled panel to which it is screwed.
  • 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.

  • Check that the actuator chosen is connected to the wireless interface.
  • Check that the box is firmly fixed.
  • Connect the actuator selected to the connector on the back of the box
  • Fix the actuator to the application in such a way as to ensure that it is intuitive and ergonomic for the user.

Use of the ez-Wheel products

Starting up for the first time

  • Insert the batteries in the wireless interface box.
  • Close and lock the box.

(See: Changing the wireless box batteries)

  • Press the ON/OFF zone on the box label and check that the light "OK" is green.
  • Check that communication is established between the box and the wheels: the light "WIFI" lights up green on the box.

It is preferable to recharge the wheels completely before using for the first time. (See: Charging the wheel)
It is essential to recharge the wireless interface batteries before using 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 drive control is via the actuator connected to the wireless box. The procedure for using the wheel therefore depends on the type of actuator chosen.

  • To start the box: press the ON/OFF zone on the box label.
  • To switch off the box: press the ON/OFF zone on the box label.

The box goes into sleep mode after a few minutes without movement on the actuator to conserve battery life.

  • To switch the system back on, press the ON/OFF zone on the box label; 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.

Changing the wireless interface box batteries

When the light "OK" on the interface box is red the box batteries need chargin.

  • With the tip of a tool push in the locking point on the side of the box to be able to slide the protective cover towards the back of the box as far as the stop. The battery compartment is now accessible. Do not remove the safety cover completely.
  • Replace the batteries in the box with charged batteries. The types of battery to be used are 1.2V accumulators or AA format 1.5V batteries.
  • Lock the box by sliding the metal cover towards the front face. The locking point should have returned to its initial position.

Precautions for use

Wheel maintenance

Prolonged shutdown

The wheel does not require any maintenance other than tyre replacement. 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.

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.
Remove the batteries from the wireless interface box.
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

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.

Precautions for use relative to the wireless interface box

Check that the metal cover is properly locked before use.
The rear face of the box with the connectors is not waterproof. It should not be positioned in such a way as to
be exposed to rain or running water.
Use AA format 1.5 V alkaline batteries, or 1.2 V rechargeable accumulators.
Do not connect the box to any appliance other than the actuators recommended by the dealer.

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 wheel 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 wireless interface box is not green:

  • Replace the batteries.
  • Check the condition of the lights "OK" on the wheels.
  • Check that the actuator is properly connected.

If the actuator has an on/off switch, or an emergency stop button,

  • check that it is in the ON position.

The light "WIFI" on the wireless interface box 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  Charge the wheel in question.
  • Check that the distance between the wheel and the box 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 lights "WIFI" and/or "BATTERY", on the wheel are flashing red:

  • Put the wheel on charge for several hours.

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.

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.

Wireless interface box malfunction

The wireless interface box no longer works normally.

  • Change the batteries and follow the procedure for putting the system back into use.

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.

Actuator malfunction

  • Check that the actuator wire is not disconnected or cut.

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

System reset procedure

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).

Product end-of-life

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

Wireless interface box display:

Wheel display:

Declaration of incorporation

Declaration of CE conformity

IMPORTANT - READ BEFORE USING

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.

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.

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