Published 07/01, Copyright 2001 , WheelchairJunkie.com

Penny and Giles Pilot+ Programming and Error Code Definitions

The following information is intended for educational purposes only, and does not suggest or imply that anyone should apply it toward programming a powerchair.  Improper programming of a powerchair can result in serious harm to a user and powerchair, and should not be attempted by anyone but a factory-trained technicians.  This material is not intended as a replacement or suppliment to the P&G user's guide.



Programming Parameters

Acceleration:  Adjusts the speed and force at which a chair accelerates in forward and reverse.  The higher the value, from 0 to 100, the more acceleration.  Some powerchair manufacturers limit the settings range.

Deceleration:  Adjusts the chair's breaking distance when the joystick is released in forward and reverse, from 0 to 100.  The higher the value, the quicker the chair stops.

Turn Accel'n:  Adjusts the acceleration of a chair when a turn is initiated.  The higher the value, from 0 to 100, the faster the chair accelerates into a turn.

Turn Decel'n:   Adjusts how quickly a chair stops turning when the joystick is released.  The higher the value, from 0 to 100, the faster the chair stops.

Forward Speed:  Adjusts the chair's top speed in the forward direction.  The higher the value, from 0 to 100, the faster the chair travels forward.

Reverse Speed: Adjusts the chair's top speed in the reverse direction.  The higher the value, from 0 to 100, the faster the chair travels backward.

Turning Speed:  Adjusts the maximum and minimum speed at which the chair spins in a circle, adjusted from 0 to 100.  


Joystick Battery Gauge Error Codes:

Gauge Flashes Every 2.5 Seconds:  Chair's in sleep mode.  Turn chair off and on again for normal operation.

1 Flashing Light:  The battery needs charging or has a bad connection.  Check battery charge level, battery connections, or controller plugs.

2 Flashing Lights:  Left motor has a bad connection.  Check connections.

3 Flashing Lights:  Left motor has a short circuit to the battery.  Contact dealer.

4 Flashing Lights: Flashing Lights:  Right motor has a bad connection.  Check connections.

5 Flashing Lights:  Right motor has a short circuit to the battery.  Contact dealer.

6 Flashing Lights:  Battery charger in operation. Disconnect the charger for normal operation.

7 Flashing Lights:  Joystick fault.  Make sure joystick was not in use when chair was turned on.  If fault remains, contact dealer.

8 Flashing Lights:  Controller fault.  Check connections.   If fault remains, contact dealer.

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