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PASSPORT ® Vertical Platform Lift (VPL)

User Manual for Models

PL52SP3651 , PL72SP3651 , PL52TP3860 and PL72TP3860

© 2012 - 2013 EZ - ACCESS ® , a division of Homecare Products, Inc. All rights reserved .

All text and images contai ned in this document are proprietary and may not be shared, modified, distributed, reproduced, or reused without the express written permission of EZ - ACCES S.

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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations and t hank you for purchasing the PASSPORT ® Ver tical Platform Lift (VPL) . At Homecare Products, Inc., we are proud to offer this select line of assistance equipment designed to provide you years of trouble - free performance.

 

This User Manual provides important operation, maintenance, service and safety instructions. It is important that you read and understand this User Manual before installing and or using the VPL . Refer to the VPL ’s Installation Manual and User Manual as needed. If you have additional questions, your dealer contact information can be found in Section 3 of this manual.

 

Unless indicated oth erwise, this manual applies to models PL52SP3651 , PL72SP3651 , PL52TP3860 and PL72TP3860 .

 

Table of Contents

 

Section 1 - - - -

Symbols, Safety and Warnings

 

Section 2 - - - -

Maintenance and Service

 

Section 3 - - - -

Dealer Contact Information

 

Section 4 - - - -

Labeling

 

Section 5 - - - -

Optional Equipment Notice

 

Section 6 - - - - Opti onal Equipment -

Wireless Remote

 

Section 7 - - - - Optional Equipment -

Top Landing Gate

 

Section 8 - - - - - - - Top Landing Gate Optional Equipment -

Pathway Connector Kit

 

Section 9 - - - - - - - Top Landing Gate Optional Equipment -

Deck Connector Kit

 

Section 10 - - - - Optional Equipment -

Platform Safety Rail

 

Section 11 - - - - Optional Equipment -

Platform Saf ety Pan Weather Guard

 

Section 12 - - - - Optional Equipment -

Interlock

 

Section 13 - - - - Optional Equipment -

Call/Send Control

 

Section 14 - - - - - - - Call/Send Control Optional Equipment -

Call/Send Control Mounting Kit

 

Section 15 - - - -

Features

 

Section 16 - - - -

O perating Instructions

 

Section 17 - - - -

Emergency Operation

 

Section 18 - - - -

Specifications

 

Section 19 - - - -

Troubleshooting

 

Section 20 - - - -

Main Components Drawing

 

Section 2 1 - - - -

Warranty

 

 

 

SECTION 1

- SYMBOL S, SAFETY AND WARNINGS

 

 

T h is WARNING symbol may appear in various colors and in conjunction with other symbols. Th e warning symbol i ndicates a failure to obey that safety warning could result in property damage, damage to equipment, serio us personal inj ury or death . The word WARNING may appear, in capital letters, bold font, in lieu of the symbol where symbol usage is impractical.

 

This is the NOTE symbol. This symbol may appear in various colors and in conjunction with other symbols. This i ndicates a failure to obey all notes could result in improper operation, less than optimum VPL per formance, and at the sole discretion of the VPL manufacturer, may void your warranty. The word NOTE may appear, in capital letters, in lieu of the symbol where symbol us age is impractical.

S AFETY WARNING S : The safety warnings throughout this manual are for the protection of people and property. Failure by any operator to obey all VPL s afety warnings will result in a waiver of all liabilities, loss of your warranty and c ould result in equipment damage and or failure, injury to property, risk of serious bodily injury, and or death.

 

 

The VPL comes with various product safety labels. Do not remove safety labe ls or devices. If any labels are missing, damaged or become illegible they must be replaced. An illegible decal will fail to alert individuals on or

 

VPL must be anchored to a concrete slab before operating the VPL while it is occupied. Using the VPL while occupied before installation can be hazardous.

 

If service outside the guidelines of this manual is required, please contact your dealer for additional information, for replacement labels and manuals, or to schedule any needed inspections, r epairs or service.

 

Correct installation, proper use, and following of instructions and obeying safety warnings and of the VPL are necessary for safe operation.

 

Do not use the VPL to support, attach, or hang planters, baskets, lights, adornments, decorations, clothing, fabrics or other ornamentals or furnishings.

 

The VPL is designed exclusively for personal residential use to provide safe access to and from your home. Using this VPL for anything other than its intended purpose will void th e warranty.

 

Before and during VPL operation, ensure all hair, jewelry, shirts, ties, shoe laces and all other forms of clothing and other personal ornamen tation are - not and do - not hang up on anything that may create a hazard.

 

The VPL’s electrical cord must be routed and situated in a manner that poses no hazards. Do not lay power cords on or across electrically conductive materials, such as metals and always route power cords in s uch a manner so no one can trip over them and they are not exposed to risk of accidental or incidental damage.

 

A visua l inspection of all bolts and nuts to be sure that they are securely in place must be done by the VPL owner. If there are any missing or damaged fasteners or other components, they must be replaced by a qualified technician. Contact your dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

Periodic inspections by a qualified technician are highly recommended to help prevent unsafe conditions.

 

Components inside the tower must be serviced by a qualified technician. Contact you dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

Do not use the VPL to support, attach, or hang planters, baskets, lights, adornments, decorations, clothing, fabrics or other ornamentals or furnishings.

 

Use VPL only with a qualified helper, if required.

 

Do not tamper with or attempt to modify the VPL or any of its systems.

 

Stop using VPL and immediately and contact your dealer for inspection and service if any defect is suspected.

 

The AC electrical plug on this VPL is grounded and intended to be used only with a properly grounded GFCI outlet. Do not remove ground pin from AC power cord. If ground pin is broken or missing, immediately contact y our dealer to schedule repairs.

 

Never operate VPL with damaged electrical wires, cords, or plugs.

 

Always unplug VPL from electrical outlet before cleaning. Only plug VPL back in when area around VPL is dry.

 

Whenever not actively using the VP L, turn keyed power switch to “OFF ” position and remove key.

 

Observe and avoid all pinch points.

 

Periodically check all fasteners and verify all nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners are undamaged and secure. Do not attempt to repair or modify the VPL. Only qualified technicians may service the VPL. Contact your dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

Inspect VPL for damaged, missing, or inoperable parts before each use. Never use a damaged or unstable VPL.

 

Remove ice, snow, leaves and other potentially unsafe materials from VPL and landings before each use.

 

Turn off power and engage the br ake on all mobility devices prior to cycling the VPL.

 

Never play on or near the VPL.

 

The Platform Safety Rail option must be ins talled if the VPL is used by a standing occupant.

 

Keep all b ody parts away from moving components and within the platform guards during VPL operation.

 

Do not use VPL for anything other than its intended purpose of personal residential use for lifting of individuals and personal mobility devices.

 

Do not exceed the weight capacity of 750 pounds (340 Kg.) for this VPL.

 

Read the User Manual in its entirety. Understand and learn the location and function of all the features, safety devices, and labels before operating the VPL.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2

- MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE

 

1. Except as described elsewhere in this manual , maintenance must be performed only by qualified technicians . Contact your dealer with questions or to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

2. Annual inspections by a qualified technician are highly recommended to help prevent unsafe conditions and operation . Contact your dealer with questions or for additional information, to request replacement labels or manuals, or to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

3. A visual inspection of all bolts and nuts to be sure that they are securely in place must be done by the user before using . If there are any missing or da maged fasteners or other components, the y need to be replaced by a qualified technician to ensure continued safe operation. Contact your dealer with questions for additional information, to request replacement labels or manuals, or to schedule any needed i nspections, repairs or service , or call our Customer Service line at 1 - 800 - 451 - 1903, or visit us on the internet at

www.ezaccess.com

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4. Keep the VPL platform free of debris. Sweeping to clear these areas regularly enough to prevent debris accumulation is required . Wiping with a damp cloth should be sufficient for additional surface cleaning . If needed, a soft brush with mild soap and water can be used on the pl atform and guard ramp surfaces.

5. If the platfor m and guard ramp surface are covered with frost, ice and or snow, remove frost, ice and or snow before using the VPL .

6. Periodically check and ensure that the safety pan under the platform moves freely up and down and is not damaged. This is the built in safety device designed to detect obstructions under the platform and stop platform downward motion.

Do not ope rate VPL if the safety pan is malfunctioning. Contact your dealer immediately, or call our Technical Support line at 1 - 800 - 332 - 1381, or visit us on the internet at

www.ezaccess.com

.

 

If cleaning with water, turn off VPL and unplug the AC power before cl eaning.

 

Use extra caution while on the VPL platform and guard ramp surfaces are icy or wet.

 

If the VPL was cleaned with soap, rinse all soap from VPL and let VPL dry before using.

 

If using a deicing or ice preventing agent, such as Calcium chloride, always check that the platform is free of ice before using it. Calcium chloride may not always be effective in removing frost, ice and or s now.

 

Calcium chloride is often used to deice and prevent ice from forming on road s . U sed properly, this may be useful to help rid or keep you r VPL platform free of frost, ice and snow.

 

Alkaline based detergents should not be used to clean your VPL.

 

There are two holes in the tower used for mounting the gua rd ramp activating bar which do not have fasteners in them. This is normal since the guard ramp activating bar can be mounted on either side.

 

Caustics, high alkali ne detergents and solutions should not be used to clean aluminum.

 

Except as described elsewhere in this manual, maintenance must only be performed by qualified technicians. Contact your dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

Attempting to tamper with or modify an y portion of the VPL will void your warranty.

 

The VPL warranty is not transferable.

 

Keep all protective coverings in place , unless servicing the VPL .

 

For proper warranty coverage, contact your dealer.

 

around the VPL of a procedure or potential hazard result ing in an unsafe operating condition which could le ad to severe injury or fatality of occupant and or others. Refer to section 4 for images of the labels that should be found on the VPL . Maintaining all labels and manuals in legible condition is required by the VPL owner and is essential for safe VPL opera tion. Contact your dealer for additional information, for replacement labels and manuals, or to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

Illumination: A minimum illumination at the landing edge of the floor with the landing door open of not less than 50 Ix (5 fc).

Illumination of at least 100 lx shall be provided:

(a) at the drive unit in the location where periodic maintenance and inspection are required;

(b) on the carriage at the seat or platform surface and at the operating devices; and

(c) at the floor level of landing/loading points.

 

SECTION 3

- DEALER CONTACT INFORMATION

 

FIRST POINT OF CONTACT SHOULD BE YOUR DEALER .

D EALER N AME :

ADDRES S :

TELEPHO N E

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ow. Customer Servic e : 1 - 800 - 451- 1903 V PL Technic al Suppor t : 1 - 800 - 332 - 1381 Intern

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N G The illustrat i ons in this sec t ion repre s ent labels affi xed to the VPL. If any labels are missing or ot herwise not legib le, pl e ase contact your dealer for replacemen ts, or call our Cust o mer Service line a t 1 - 800 - 451-1 9 03, or visit us on the interne t

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l. This label contains important information you will n eed w hen talking with your dealer about VPL optio ns, service and other questions you may h a

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e. To assure you the best possible service, please be sure to have the Model and Serial Numbers for y our VPL available when you c all for technical assista n

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SECTION 5

OPTION AL EQUIPMENT NOTICE

 

VPL Options are sold separately. Options do not come with a standard VPL .

Check your local codes to determine if your Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) requires installment of

any specific options.

 

If you would like additional information on any optio ns , please contact your d ealer , call our Customer Service line at 1 - 800 - 451 - 1903 or visit us on the

www.ezaccess.com

.

 

 

 

SECTION 6

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - WIRELESS REMOTE

 

 

FIG. 4.2 is a depiction of the VPL Standard Safety Label. Your Standard Safety Label will be larger.

 

FIG. 4. 2

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FIG. 6.1 Always confirm the area around the VPL is clear of people, animals, and debris bef ore activating the Wireless Remote

t ransmitter Do not allow unauthori ze d persons to use the VPL Wireless Remote tran s

mitter FOB. The Wir e less Remote tran smitter FOB (or key fob) allo w s op erating the VPL from rem o te locations, i.e., inside your house or vehicle. To provide you with all the versatility and coverage you need, the Wire less Remote option and the Call/Send Control option can be u s e

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together. Need another FOB or a replacement? Additional FOB trans mitters are available. Multiple FOB transmitters are available. For additional i nformation, please contact your dealer, call our Customer Serv i c e l i ne a t 1-800-451-1903 or vis i t us on th e

internet at www.

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PROGRAMING YOUR WIRELESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER(S) AND RECEIVER

 

Your wireless remote comes pre - programmed for your VPL. Replacement and additional wireless remotes may need programming. Below , and included with each new/re placement wireless remote, is the procedure for wireless remote p rogramming .

 

PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS:

Each keyfob transmits its own unique internal address whenever a bu tton on the keyfob is pressed. The receiver needs to be programmed to respond to the keyfob transmitter it operate s with. The following steps configure the receiver to operate with a keyfob transmitter . Up to twelve keyfob transmitters can be programmed to one receiver. Please read the entire programming procedure before starting. Prior t o programming the receiver, verify the receiver is connected to the input power and the long - range antenna is installed into th e connector on the receiver. When the receiver enters program mode, all previous ly programmed transmitter addresses will be erase d.

1. Locate the pushbutton labe led "PROGRAM" on the receiver. Press and hold this button until the red LED next to the program button illumina tes (approximately 5 seconds). The receiver is now in the transmitter program mode. Release the blue button. At this point, all previously programmed transmitter addresses are erased from the receiver's memory.

 

2. Press either button on the keyfob transmitter and verify the red LED on the receiver extinguishes and then illuminates (blinks once). Release the button.

 

3. Repe at previous step for additional key fob transmitters that will operate with this particular receiver. The red LED on the receiver will extinguish and illuminate one time for the first transmitter being programmed, twice for the second, three times for the third, four times for the fourth etc. The receiver will not respond to transmitters that have already been programmed.

 

4. If no transmitter switch is pressed for 5 seconds, the receiver wi ll return to normal operation. The red LED on the receiver will blink rapidly then extinguish. The receiver is now ready for use.

 

 

The receiver remembers its programming even if power is disconnected.

 

SECTION 7

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT TOP LANDING GATE

 

The Top Landing Gate, illustrated in below, is designed with your safety in mind. The Top Landing Gate is used to control the access between the VP L and your upper landing, porch or deck and may be required by your local building codes . Be sure to check with your dealer regarding applicable building c ode requirements.

 

FIG. 7.1

 

PINCH POINT S

 

 

The Top Landing Gate comes in configurations with the hinges on either the Left or Right.

 

 

 

SECTION 8

- TOP LANDING GATE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - PATHWAY CONNECTOR KIT

 

 

 

FIG. 8.1

Illustrated o n the right is the Pathway Connector Kit. This option is designed to quickly and easily connect a Top Landing Gate to a Pathway platform.

 

FIG. 7.2

FIG. 7.3

 

 

Left is an illustration of the “PINCH POINT” warning label affixed to your Top Landing Gate. VPL owner is responsible for maintaining this label in a legible condition. If you need replacement labels, please contact your dealer.

 

SECTION 9

- TOP LANDING GATE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - DECK CONNECTOR KIT

 

FIG. 9.1 i llustrates the Deck Connector Kit, which is designed to quickly and easily connect a gate post to a deck .

 

 

SECTION 10

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - PLATFORM SAFETY RAIL

 

 

FIG. 10.1

 

 

 

 

 

The Platform Safety Rail is designed exclusively to provide additional personal stability for those standing on the VPL.

 

 

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SECTION 11

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - PL ATFORM SAFETY PAN WEATHER GUARD

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 12

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - INTERLOCK

 

A VPL altered to operate with an Interlock, will not operate correctly if connected to a Top Landing Gate.

When using an Interlock, the door must always swing away from the lift regardless of hinge location.

Left Hand or Right Hand Interlock must be specified at the time you place your order for the optional Interlock. Determine whether the door handle is on the left or right when looking at the door from th e VPL platform before ordering. FIG. 12 .1 & 12.2 illustrate the Left Hand and Right Hand and Interlocks.

 

 

 

FIG. 1 1.1

The Platform Safety Pan Weather Guard, at right, helps keep the Safety Pan free of debris.

 

The Platform Safety Pan Weather Guard option is made of durable materials and installs quickly by simply clipping onto the Safety P an.

 

 

FIG. 1 2.1

FIG. 12 .2

 

 

SECTION 13

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - CALL/SEND CONTROL

 

 

 

 

SECTION 14

- OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - CALL/SEND CONTROL MOUNTING KIT

 

The Call/Send Control Mounting Kit (FIG. 14 .1 ) option is required to quickly attach your Call/Send Control to your Top Landing Gat e post. Multiple Call/Send Controls can be used on the VPL.

The Call/Send Control Mounting Kit can only be installed on the post opposite the hinge. Please contact your dealer if you have any questions or need additional assistance , or call our Customer Service line at 1 - 800 - 451 - 1903 or visit us on the internet at

www.ezaccess.com

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FIG. 14 .1

 

 

FIG. 1 3 .1

Multiple Call/Send Controls can be used with the VPL. This allows you to “call” the platform from multiple locations. (FIG. 13.1 )

 

From the bottom of the stairs, or landing; simply press the DOWN button and the platform descends.

 

From the top landing, deck, or porch; simply press the UP button and the platform ascends.

 

SECTION 1 5

- FEATURES

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF FEATURES

1. Power

a. The VPL operates on 24 volt s DC power supp lied by two 12 VDC, 12AH (amp hour) batteri es. The batteries are charged by a built in “smart charger.” H ouse hold power (120VAC) is used to operate the charger and is supplied by an outdoor rated 12’ power cord. AC power requirements are low, less than ½ am p at 120VAC.

b. In the event of a power failure , the VPL is designed to operate approximately 2 0 cycles on battery power before recharging the batteries is required.

c. The batteries require approximately 6 hours to fully charge if totally discharged.

2. Control Panel

a. The VPL O perator Control Panel incorporates operational controls as well as function indicator lights. C ontrol functions and features are as fo llows:

b. Keyed Power Switch: When turned to the Power On position, the keyed power switch permits VPL operation. When turned to the Power Off position the VPL will not ascend or descend.

c. The key is removable in both the On and Off positions. If AC power is d isconnected from the VPL , leaving the key in the On position will discharge the batteries over about 7 days. The batteries will charge with the key switch in either the On or Off position provided the unit is plugged into AC power.

Removing the key from the keyed power switch does not disconnect power to the battery charger. The only way to disconnect power to the battery charger is to unplug the VPL from the AC outlet.

 

FIG. 15 .1

(VPL Operator Control Panel Features)

 

VPL cycles and recharge times are highly dependent on outside temperatures and loads. Low temperatures decrease ba ttery performance and increase charging time.

One “cycle” is the VPL moving u p -an d -down onc e or dow n -an d -up once .

 

The AC power cord must be connected to a grounded and polarized receptacle .

 

d. Up and Down Buttons : The force needed to operat e these push buttons is minimal . The V PL platform will travel upward by p ressing and holding the U p button in . The VPL platform will travel downward by pressing and holding the Down button in. The VPL will stop moving if a button is not pressed in continually.

e. Emergency Stop Button : P ressing th e Emergency Stop button will remove power ONLY to the motor controls . This will stop VPL from moving up or down. The Emergency Stop Button must be pulled back out to reset for continued operation.

 

3. I ndicator lights

a. The control panel also features a series of bright blue LED indicator lights. These light s are designed to indicate normal operation as well as alert the user to potential problems . The blue LED indicator lights are set into green, yellow and red bac kgrounds on the control panel.

Lights in the green background indicate normal operation modes.

Lights in the yellow background indicate conditions which may be corrected by the us er.

Lights in the red background may require r epair by a qualified technician.

The VPL will not operate if any of the lights in the yellow or red fields are illuminated .

b. Bl ue LED indicator lights in the GREEN background:

ON (POWER) indicates the key ed power switch is turned to the On position. This verifies the unit is powered for operation.

UP and DOWN: Indicates whe n either the Up or Down button is pressed. These indicate the up or down portions of the controls are activated .

ENTER/ EXIT: Indicates the platform has reached either the lower or upper landing position.

c. Blue LED indicator lights in the YELLOW background:

EMERGENCY STOP: Indicates when either the Up or Down button is pressed and the Emergency Stop button has been pushed in . The VPL will not opera te in this condition. Pulling the emergency stop button back out will c lear the condition and allow VPL operation to continue.

TOP LANDING GATE : Indicates the U p or D own buttons are pushed and Top Landing Gate is open or not latched. The VPL will not opera te in this condition . Closing and l atching the Top Landing Gate will c lear the condition and allow VPL operation to continue.

OBSTRUCTION: Indicates the D own button is pushed and an object is det ected underneath the platform. In this condition, the unit can only op erate in the upward direction. Rem oving the object will clear the condition and allow downward travel to proceed.

d. Blue LED indicator l ights in th e RED background:

OVERLOAD: Indicates motor is drawing excessive current and causing the automatic circuit breaker to trip. The automatic breaker w ill reset after a few minutes. This indicates an abnormal mech anical or electrical condition. If the problem persists , s ervice by a qualified technician is required.

SERVICE REQUIRED: Lights if either the U p or D own button is pushed and unit has detected a potentially unsafe condition in the drive system . The VPL can only be operated downward in this condition.

Service is required! Call our VPL Technical Support line at 1 - 800 - 332 - 1381.

 

If a Top Landing Gate is not included in the installation, this indicator light will not function.

 

If the unit does not stop at the correct height and the ENTER/EXIT indicator light is on, the VPL ’s travel l imit switches require inspection by a qualified technician.

 

T o disconnect power to the battery charger you must unplug the VPL from the AC outlet.

 

It is normal for most of the in dicator lights not to illuminate unless either the Up or Down buttons are pressed.

 

4. Guard Ramp

a. The standard VPL is supplied with a 24” G uard R amp which can be assembled on either end of the platform allowing access to the VPL from either side. The Guard Ramp ope ration is automatic. When the VPL rises, the ramp will fold upward providing a safety measure to help prevent accidental travel off the platform while the VPL is moving .

5. Obstruction Detection

a. The VPL is supplied with a S afety P an which is designed to detec t an object or obstruction under the platform and stop downward travel when i t comes into contact with the Safety P an. The VPL will still be operational in the upward direction , but the object or obstruction must be cleared to resume downward travel.

6. Emerg ency Crank

a. In the event of a loss of AC power and the batteries have been full y discharge d , the VPL may be operated up or down using a manual hand crank. This crank is attache d inside the power head cover. As an alternate, a 5/16” hex driver bit on a pow er ed drill can be us ed to drive the unit up or down . Refer to Section 17 for additional information on the emergency hand crank before using .

 

 

SECTION 1 6

- OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Read, u nderstand and observe all safety warnings , note s and recommendations throughout this manual .

2. UPWARD TRAVEL:

a. Be sure to have a straight, direct path on to the Guard Ramp and Platform .

b. Move far enough onto the center of the Platform to allow the Guard Ramp to fold upward without contact ing the mobility device.

c. Ensure the mobility device and all body parts are completely on the Platform and within the Guard Walls and off of the Guard Ramp .

d. V erify no part of the mobility device , body parts , or other items extend beyond the platform.

e. Once properly situated on the Platform , t urn off power and ensure the brakes are properly set on the mobility device. ( Contact manufacturer of your particular mobility device for assistance).

f. Rotate the key ed power switch to Power On position . The blue LED indicator light in the GREEN background should now be illuminated .

If you want to travel up, p ress and hold the U P button . The VPL will operate in the upward direction and the U P indicator light will illuminate .

g. Continue pressing the up button until the VPL stops automatically at the upper landing. The ENTER/EXIT indicator LED light should illuminate at this time. Release the Up button .

Never tamper with or attempt to bypass any control sensors or switches. Doing so can result in creating a dangerous situation and will void your warranty.

 

Do not operate VPL if it appears damaged.

 

Do not use VPL for anything other than lifting people and mobility equipment.

 

Use VPL with a qualified helper if required.

 

Do not exceed the VPL’s weight capacity of 750 Lbs.

 

h. Verify the p latform and the top landing levels are wi thin 1/2 ” of each other .

i. Turn the power back on to your mobility device, r elease the mobility device brakes and travel off the Platform onto the upper landing.

3. DOWNWARD TRAVEL:

a. If the platform is in the upper landing position the optional Top Landing Gat e should swing open by pulling on it . If the Top Landing Gate does not swing open freely this could be an indication that the VPL platform may not be at the required height.

b. Open t he Top Landing Gate and carefully travel on to the platform . Travel far enough that the mobility device and all body parts are completely on the VPL platform and the Top Landing Gate will close fully and latch.

c. Turn off power and ensure the brakes are securely set on the mobility device. (Contact manufacturer of your particular mobility device for assistance).

d. Rotate the keyed power switch to Power On position. The blue LED indicator light in the GREEN background should now be illuminated.

e. P ress and hold the D OWN button . The VPL will begin moving in the downward direction and the DOWN indicator light will be illuminated .

f. Continue pressing the D OWN button until the VPL stops automatically at the lower landing . The ENTER/EXIT indicator LED light will now illuminate . Release the D OWN button .

g. Verify the guard ramp has folded to the down position and is resting on the lower landing surface.

h. Turn the powe r back on to your mobility device, release the mobility device brakes (contact the manufacturer of your particular mobility device for assistance) and travel off the Platform onto the lower landing.

Do not attempt to release the Top Landing Gate latching mechanism manually.

 

The platform must be properly positioned at the upper landing height before the VPL gate can be operated.

 

If your installation includes the optional Top Landing Gate : O nce the Platform has reached the upper landing , the Top Landing Gate will automatically unlatch , allowing the gate to open. The Top Landing Gate is spring loaded and will close by itse lf once you have passed through .

 

If desired, you can now turn the VPL keyed power switch key to the Power Off position prior to exiting

 

If the platform and the top landing levels are not within 1/2” of each other, do not attempt to exit the VPL at this time. Raise or lower the VPL until the top landing levels are not withi n 1/2” of each other before exiting the platform. If the problem persists, contact you dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

4. OPTIONAL CALL/SEND CONTROL

a. The remote call is an option . Unless you ordered this as an option, it is not included with a standard VPL . T his optional device features remote U P and D OWN button s .

 

 

SECTION 1 7

- EMERGENCY OPERATION

EMERGENCY OPERATION

1. A speed handle wrench (hand crank) and a 5/16” socket are i ncluded with t he VPL to allow the platform to be moved up and or down in the event of power loss to the VPL motor . The crank is stored in side the cover of the power he ad.

2. To use the crank, first t urn the keyed power switch to the Off position.

3. Unplug the VPL from AC power to avoid accidental starting and potential injury .

4. Remove the power head cover from the top of the VPL tower by removing the bolt s o n both side s of the cover (FIG. 17.1).

5. Disconnect the white ground wire from the battery terminal (FIG . 17.2 ).

6. Remove the crank from inside the power head cover .

7. Place the 5/16” socket onto t he drive of the motor and crank to move the VPL . Cranking clockwise (CW) when facing the hex drive end of the motor will raise the platform and cranking counter clockwise (C C W) will lower the platform (FIG. 17.3 ) .

It takes 28 turns to move the VPL platfo rm 1”. For faster movement of the VPL platform, a battery or corded power drill with the correct socket may be used instead of the hand crank to drive the motor shaft.

 

The power cable must be plugged into properly grounded GFCI outlets only.

 

Route power cords so they are not exposed to the risk of damage.

 

Route cords so no one can trip over or be entangled in them

 

Do not pull on power cables.

 

Failure to unplug the VPL from AC power, as described, could result in serious injury or death.

 

 

FIG. 1 6 .1

CALL/SEND CONTROL

 

 

R emote calls must be mounted in accordance with applicable codes and in safe locations.

 

Route cords so they are not exposed to risk of damage.

 

Route cords so no one can trip over o r be entangled in them.

 

Do not pull on cables.

 

Do not lay cords on electrically conductive materials, such as metals.

 

The keyed power s witch on the Control Panel must be in the Power On position to operate the optional VPL with the Call/Send Control .

 

The VPL can be operated in either direction regardless of where the Call/Send Control is located.

 

8. If the VPL is occupied at the time of failure, allow the passenger to safely exit prior to determining the possible cause.

9. Place the hand crank back inside the power head cover and secure the cover with the two bolts removed in Step 4 above.

10. If unit has failed due to power loss, d o not operate until a qualified technician has serviced the VPL . Contact your dealer to schedule any needed inspections, repairs or service.

 

 

FIG . 1 7.3

 

FIG . 1 7 .1

FIG . 17.2

 

 

Always keep the hand crank inside the power head cover so it is available during emergency situatio ns.

 

SECTION 1 8

- SPECIFICATIONS

 

MODEL #:

PL52SP3651 PL 5

2TP3860 PL72SP36 5

1 PL72TP38 6 0

TOWER WEIGHT: 216 lbs.

(98 kg) 216 lbs. (98 k g

) 247 lbs. (112 kg) 247 l b

s. (112 kg) PLATFORM WEI G

HT: 168 lbs. (76 kg) 160 l b

s. (73 kg) 168 lbs. (76 kg) 160 l b s

.

(73 kg) NET WEIGHT: 384 lbs. (175 kg) 376 lb s. (171 kg) 41 5 lbs. (18 9 kg) 407 lbs. (

185 kg )

TOWER HEIGHT WI T

H LEGS: 76-1/8” (1931 m

m) 76-1/8” (1931

mm) 96-1/8” (2439 mm )

96-1/8” (2439 mm) TOWER

W

IDTH WITH L

E

GS: 33-3 /8” (84 cm) 33-3 /8” ( 84 cm) 33-3/8” (84 cm) 3 3-3/8” (84 cm) HEIGHT AT M AXIMUM TRA VEL: 97-9 /16” (2464 mm) 97- 9 / 1

6

 

(2464 mm) 117.75” (299.085 cm) 117.75” (299.085 cm) PLATFORM “USEABLE” SIZE: 50.75” x 36” (1289 m m

 

x 914 mm) 59.75” x 36” (1518 mm x 914 mm) 50.75” x 36” (1289 mm x 914 mm) 59 .

7 5 ” x 36” (1518 mm x 914 mm) FOO TPRINT (RAMP DEPLOYED): 76" X 5 6 " (1930 mm x

1 4 22 mm) 89" X 56" (2261 mm x 1422 mm) 76" X 56" (1930 mm x 1422 m m) 89" X 56"

(2261 m

m

x 14

2

2 m

m

) LANDING

TO LANDIN G

LIFTING H

EIG HT: 52 ”

 

(

1

3

2

.

0

8

 

c

m

)

 

5

2

SECTION 19

- TROUBLESHOOTING

Comments:

Comments:

Early models are equipped with LED indicator fuses which illuminate when the fuse is blown.

 

Later mod els use tube style glass fuses.

Comments:

Under normal conditions the auto resetting breaker (supplies VPL motor power) should not trip. Operating the VPL in an overloaded weight condition, mechanical , or electrical issues can cause the breaker to trip. Th e breaker typically reset s itself in 1 - 5 minutes.

Solution:

See “Batteries Discharged . ”

Solution:

Remove the Power Hea d Cover and locate fuse #1 (FIG . 19.1 ). If the fuse has blown , replace with a similar 5 - amp fuse .

Solution:

Allow unit to sit a few minut es. The auto reset breaker should automatically reset and the unit should be operational. If the breaker does not reset or continues tripping after resetting a number of times, service by a qualified technician is required. Consult your dealer for servic e information.

Potential Cause:

1) Batteries have discharged .

Potential Cause:

2) Control panel power fuse blown .

Potential Cause:

Auto reset breaker has tripped .

Symptom:

VPL will not operate and power indicator light on the Control Panel does not illum inate when the keyed power switch is turned to the Power On position.

Symptom:

VPL will not operate and power indicator light on the Control Panel does not illuminate when the keyed power switch is turned to the Power On position.

Symptom:

VPL will not ope rate. Power indicator light on control panel illuminates when keyed power switch is in the Power On position and the overload indicator illuminates .

Button Pressed :

 

UP or DOWN

Button Pressed:

 

UP or DOWN

Button Pressed:

 

UP or DOWN

Control Panel Display:

 

Control Panel Display:

 

Control Panel Display :

 

Comments:

Up and Down travel is control led by limit switch trigger s which trip a series of switches incorporated into the carriage. The downward limit is set at the lowest position and the upper limit set at maximum possible height at the factory.

 

NOTE: BEFORE CONNECTING A GATE, adjust t he upper limit switch trigger to the required upper landing height.

Comments:

This is a normal condition and indicates the proper operation of the safety pan. A build up of leaves or snow can cause this condition and requires removal before VPL will operate correctly.

 

DO NOT allow debris to accumulate on or under the Safety Pan.

Comments:

The latch is spring loaded and will normally rotate into the fully closed positio n as the VPL travels downward and the roller loses contact with the platform side wall. If the latch if not fully closed when the VPL has traveled down approximately 2", the latch monitor switch will stop the VPL operation and the Top Landing Gate indicat or light will illuminate.

Solution:

Adjust upper limit trigger ramp as needed. Refer to the VPL Installation Manual. This adjustment should only be made by a qualified technician. Consult your dealer for service related information.

Solution:

Run VPL upwa rd, remove object below platform and resume operation.

Solution:

Assure latch rotates freely. Check for damage which prevents latch from operating , check that catch rod on Top Landing Gate aligns properly with latch. If latch or catch rod are damaged they may need to be replaced. Consult your dealer for additional information. WARNING : Do not operate VPL while handling the latch.

Potential Cause:

Upper limit switch trigger ramp is out of adjustment

Potential Cause:

Object underneath platform contacting saf ety pan and stopping downward travel

Potential Cause:

Top Landing Gate latch is not rotating to the fully closed position

Symptom:

VPL stops above or below upper landing level and Enter/Exit indicator light illuminates.

Symptom:

VPL stops during downward travel and the Obstruction light illuminates when down button is pushed.

Symptom:

VPL will only travel a few inches down from upper landing and Top Landing Gate indicator light illuminates when the Up or Down button is pushed.

Button Pressed:

 

UP

Button P ressed:

 

DOWN

Button Pressed:

 

UP or DOWN

Control Panel Display:

 

Control Panel Display:

 

Control Panel Display:

 

Comments:

The Top Landing Gate is closed by spring loaded hinges which are field adjustable to increase or decrease closing force. If th e Top Landing Gate is not fully closed the Top Landing Gate monitor switch will stop the VPL operation and the Top Landing Gate indicator light will illuminate.

Comments:

Indicates upper limit is set above its correct positi on. T o correct , unplug gate and install Top Landing Gate Bypass Jumper into the Top Landing Gate C onnector . When jumper is installed, VPL can travel up and down. If the jumper is not available, call your dealer for instructions.

Comments:

The Emergency Stop Button disconnects power to th e motor and the VPL motor will not operate wh ile button is pushed in.

WARNING: P ressing the Emergency Stop Button DOES NOT disconnect power to the AC (supply) side of the battery charger. The only way to disconnect power to the battery charger is to unplug the VPL from the AC outlet.

Solution:

Assure Top Landing Gate swings freely . Ensure hinge spring tension is sufficient to fully close Top Landing Gate . Adjust hinge spring tension as needed. Check that the Top Landing Gate latching mechanism is in the c orrect position so that the latch can fully close around the catch rod. Refer to the VPL Installation Manual Top Landing Gate Placement and Installation section for adjusting the height of the latching mechanism and Top Landing Gate .

Solution:

Unplug the Top Landing Gate from the VPL and plug the Top Landing Gate Bypass J umper back into the plug. Adjust the upper limit trigger ramp as described in the installation manual. WARNING : This type of adjustment must be done by a qualified technician. Consult your dealer for additional information.

Solution:

Pull the EMERGENCY STOP BUTTON out to deactivate and energize unit.

WARNING: Pre ssing the Emergency Stop Button DOES NOT disconnect power to the battery charger. The only way to disconnect power to the battery charger is to unplug the VPL from the AC outlet.

Potential Cause:

Top Landing Gate is not fully closed

Potential Cause:

The upper limit is out of adjustment or was set after the Top Landing Gate was plugged into the VPL .

Potential Cause:

EMERGENCY STOP BU TTON is activated (pushed in).

Symptom:

VPL will only travel a few inches down from upper landing and Top Landing Gate indicator light illuminates when the Up or Down button is pushed.

Symptom:

VPL stops above or below the upper landing and Top Landing Ga te indicator light illuminates.

Symptom:

VPL will not operate and the EMERGENCY STOP indicator light is illuminated.

Button Pressed:

 

UP or DOWN

Button Pressed:

 

UP

Button Pressed:

 

UP or DOWN

Control Pan el Display:

 

Control Panel Display:

 

Control Panel Display:

 

Comments:

The VPL is equipped with a backup safety nut. This feature allows the unit to travel safely in the downward direction only . This allow safe exiting of the VPL so repairs can be made.

 

 

Solution:

Run VPL to the bottom of its travel and exit the VPL platform. Call for service immediately.

DO NOT attempt to operate the VPL until repairs have been completed by a qualified technician. Consult your dealer for service related information.

 

 

Potential Cause:

Failure of the primary hi - lea d screw nut.

 

 

Symptom:

VPL will not travel upward and service indicator light is illuminated.

 

 

Button Pressed:

 

UP

 

 

 

 

Control Panel Display:

 

 

COMMENTS

Main Power on LED may be illuminated. The “buzzing” or “chattering” sound is the reversing motor relay quickly making and breaking contact.

VPL performance falls off quickly at lower temperatures. This is inherent to lead acid batteries. Their ability to supply power and accept a recharge is diminished as temperature falls.

This VPL is intended for occasional use. If the unit is cycled too often the charger cannot recharge the batteries between cycles. The motor can also overheat. Several continuous cycles are acceptable as long as the unit is allowed to rest for 45 minutes to one hour before operat ing. One full up/down cycle requires approximately 10 to 15 minute s for the charger to bring the batteries back to their pre - cycle charge level . Colder temperatures increase the recharge time considerably.

This type of service must be done by a qualified t echnician. Consult your dealer for service related information.

Under normal temperatures and loads the VPL should operate approximately 25 cycles before the batteries become discharged when disconnected from the 120VAC power source required to operate the battery charger. The indicator light in the charger will be red when the batteries are charging and green once t he batteries are fully charged. NOTE: the lights on the charger can only be viewed with the power head cover removed.

SOLUTION

See “Batteries Discharged”

Limit number of uses per day.

Limit number of uses per day.

Clean and lubricate the hi - lead ® screw

Plug VPL in, reset GF C I circuit.

Verify AC connections and voltage in the junction box.

WARNING : The junction box must be serviced by a qualif ied technician. Consult your dealer for service related information.

POTENTIAL CAUSE

Batteries have discharged

Very cold temperatures

Overuse

Lack of lubrication on the hi - lead® screw

VPL has been disconnected from power source .

PROBLEM

Slow, erratic operation .

Possible “ b uzzing” or “chattering” sounds heard.

Slow, erratic operation

Slow, erratic operation

Slow, erratic operation

Batteries discharged

 

COMMENTS

The charger incorporates reverse polarity and overload protection. The charger reset s once c ondition is resolved. It may take a few minutes before the charger indicator light will come back on. Conditions other than overload may require diagnosis and repair by a qualified technician. Consult your dealer for service related information.

GFCI prote ction devices sometimes control multiple receptacles. Assure G FCI components have been reset and are functioning properly. .

GFCI components sometimes go bad .

The circuit between the battery cha rger and the batteries is fused . Under normal conditions this f use should not blow. Look for problems in the wires connected to the batteries before replacing the fuse.

The service life of the batteries under normal conditions is approximately three years. One indication of a battery is near the end its service life i s that the VPL will operate one or two times normally and then labor during additional cycles. Cold weather will make this condition worse. A newer defective battery will display much same symptoms although other potential causes described previously shoul d be explored before considering battery replacement.

 

SOLUTION

Green or red indicator on charger will be illuminated if charger is receiving 120VAC power. NOTE : the lights on the charger can only be viewed with the power head cover removed.

Check that th e GFCI circuit has not tripped.

Remove power head cover and locate fuse #4 in the fuse block (FIG 19.1). If the fuse is illuminated it has blown and needs to be replaced.

Check battery age and performance level. NOTE: Performance level should only be check ed by a qualified technician.

 

POTENTIAL CAUSE

The battery charger is not operating

The battery charger is not operating

Battery charger fuse has blown

Batteries are defective or near the end of their service life

 

PROBLEM

Batteries discharged

Batteries discharged

Batteries discharged

Batteries discharged

 

 

 

 

SECTION 20

- VPL MAIN COMPONENTS DRAWING

 

 

FIG. 2 0.1

 

FIG . 19.1

 

SECTION 2 1

- WARRANTY

 

Your VPL comes with a 2 - year Limited Warranty. Contact yo ur dealer with warranty questions, additional information requested , for replacement labels and manuals, or to schedule any needed inspections, repairs , or service. Your dealer contact information can be found in Section 3 of this manual. Or you can call o ur Customer Service line at 1 - 800 - 451 - 1903 or visit us on the internet at

www.ezaccess.com

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