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  • Originally posted by webfoot View Post
    Hi Patrick M and PatT T. - I just received a new ZX1 and I'm trying to dial it in. This thread and your posts are most timely. Is the Quantum PP1 programmer above the correct one for ZX1? Is it an A, B or C model and is that one of those on Ebay?
    Congrats you are going to love it. Yes the PP1 programmer will work. I'm not sure of the difference but I believe the A has less parameter options.

    Also, in the attached photo, i assume the blue tape is attached to the cord to the crawlmode sensor connector - am I correct? I noticed when that cord is unconnected the ZX1 moves right along (albeit with jerky tracking). When connected it's speed is reduced to crawl mode which is useless for me. Is there a a legitimate saftey reason for keeping the CM connected?
    Yes its a proximity sensor that, when adjusted properly, triggers an inhibit which reduces overall power to 40% when the users manual wheels are raised more than 1/8" off the ground. Mostly likely never set correctly from the factory and way off if you've changed the configuration for a different size manual wheel. The legitimate reason for having it there if adjusted correctly is to prevent someone for tipping over if they turn abruply while at a fast pace and their manual wheels are raised to high. The manual wheels act as a kind of outrigger since the ZX1 is so narrow. Once you understand that you should never drive fast and make sharp turns with the manual wheels raised up. Then you can get rid of the switch. You should always ride with you manual wheels slightly scrubbing the ground unless going over an obstacle.
    While your at it take those allen head bolts protruding from the armrest crossmember off and toss them in the trash.

    Also - my wheel height holes are aligned in a row like coolmobilty's and I too only made the adjustment to the two upper bolts not the front casters or lower two behind the wheel. Am I headed for actuator failure in the near future?
    I don't know for sure if thats enough to do damage. The software does provide a cutoff if too much current goes to the actuator however maybe not enough and they are made with internal limit switches for a reason. There's no reason why the actuator shouldn't be able to go it's full stroke, limit switch to limit switch, without any obstruction.
    If you adjusted the swing arm bolt and the fulcrum bolt down a whole to accommodate 24" wheels then you should raise the front caster wheel one hole which allows the clamshell to open at the proper height so your camber tube can back into it easily.
    pat@beachmobility.com

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    • What brand of tires are those webfoot?

      Thank you

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      • They were stock from Spinergy at time of original order for extra $200. Qingda Rubber Co. Ltd
        http://www.qindtire.com/en/about.asp

        Pat T - Thanks very much for the info.

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        • Yes I think it might be these the third one down. Thank you.

          http://www.scootertires4less.com/tir...ubmit10574.y=6

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          • Dang, 200 dollars for a set the runs 34 dollars; that is some markup.

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            • Yeah well they're between 4 &$10us a piece if you're prepared to buy 500 from China. Come up with a great device with a good market, buying power from China or Taiwan in the case of zx1 motors and there's your margin.

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              • It is a steep price. I was hoping it would shorten my time spent researching for a suitable tire that fit and making needed adjustments. I entered into the deal with eyes open. I'd rather not comment on anyone's biz plan. Except to say that the two Pats (Idaho and Cali) have enhanced the independent mobility options for many alter-abled people and I hope they are both adequately compensated. They are brothers on wheels and I am grateful they thought outside the box and shared their stuff with the rest of us!

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                • Thanks webfoot! It's always nice to hear that other people like yourself are benefiting from something I built to make my life easier.
                  pat@beachmobility.com

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                  • Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                    Dang, 200 dollars for a set the runs 34 dollars; that is some markup.
                    no sheet hahahaha but you get a whole wheel
                    Last edited by Mac85; 07-30-2015, 02:22 PM.
                    C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                    • Originally posted by pattherat View Post
                      Thanks webfoot! It's always nice to hear that other people like yourself are benefiting from something I built to make my life easier.
                      Pat I ordered these batteries, will get them installed today and report back.
                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/301061081949...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
                      15 bucks cheaper than amazon
                      C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                      • May be DME's markup. I am still in shock after one dropped off 4 Right Run tires my insurance paid for. 301 dollars for four RR's. Dang, I've gotten them for 35.00 a pair. If I had known, I would have paid the 35.00 myself and forgot about it. Next time I will.

                        Looking forward to your review of those batteries Mac.

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                        • Originally posted by Mac85 View Post
                          Pat I ordered these batteries, will get them installed today and report back.
                          http://www.ebay.com/itm/301061081949...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
                          15 bucks cheaper than amazon
                          Nice Mac, Let me know how they work out. This size battery is very temperamental so you have to be vigilant on care and maintenance. They don't like to be fully depleted and definitely don't leave them in that state for very long or you will lose range quickly. Plug them into the charger as soon as you can after every use and leave them on the charger overnight even if the light turns green and they might last a year without much range loss. I usually end up replace mine every 6 months, I figure its like spending $10 a month on fuel for my main means of mobility. Money well spent.

                          I find 15ah are plenty enough for me on most days and I'm pretty active. If you want more range theoretically you could add to 12v 5ah batteries in parallel with the others and mount them directly behind the original 12v 15ah. This would give you 20ah. I modified the cover on a second ZX1 and installed 22 ah batteries that I use when think I might need the extra range and have yet to get into the red on those.

                          12v 5ah:

                          pat@beachmobility.com

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                          • I am currently using aluminium split shaft collars to centre the ZX1 clamshell on the camber tube but I remember seeing some nylon self centring collars, if they are called that. Does anybody know what they are called and where I can get them from?

                            Cheers

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                            • Both are a bad idea. They aren't needed and probably another reason for your actuator woes. Why do you think you need them? If your armrests are adjusted properly they will guide you in. Just look down as you back in and align them over your manual wheels.
                              pat@beachmobility.com

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                              • Are they are Spinergy product, the nylon tapered ones that is? I can't remember where I saw them. Have about half inch space between my seat posts and the armrests should this be otherwise? I don't think they are a problem for my actuator woes as I'm not the only person to experience this. My distributor has written to Spinergy with his concerns of the problem independent of my input. I have the split shaft collars positioned just so my wheels don't rub the side of the ZX1 handles but they never impact the clamshell closing as I am far used to judging it correctly. By the way with the "actuator end Force" set to 2 the actuator will give up closing if it encounters resistance. I have it perfectly set for myself so having the computer controlling software and USB cable has proved to be invaluable. Of course this is other than being able to change settings you wish to. I wouldn't be surprised if I have caused damage to the actuator by being in moving vehicles but I'm not giving up using the buses that's for sure. I think I saw it in the manual that you aren't supposed to do this but that would severely impact on my life quality.

                                On another matter I received today my two spare ZX1 motors from motion Tech in Taiwan for $82 US a piece plus postage of course. Just thought I would share this with ZX1 owners to save them a few dollars if there motor/gearboxes ever die. I have gone through one already but I do use the ZX1 extensively. It's a bit scary when one of the gearboxes starts locking up but hopefully I am the only one to have experienced this.

                                Cheers
                                Last edited by takenaback; 07-31-2015, 01:50 AM.

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