Unlocking Power Wheelchair Joysticks

Unlocking Power Wheelchair Joysticks

On July 5, 2014, Posted by , In tips and tricks, With 1 Comment

Unlocking Power Wheelchair Joysticks

Unlocking Power Wheelchair Joysticks – VSI controller

unlocking power wheelchair joysticksUnlocking power wheelchair joysticks is essential to a power wheelchair owner. This can save you time and money by avoiding a service call. Many of you who use power wheelchairs do not fully know the hidden tricks behind your joystick. All joysticks have an inhibit or lock mode which prevents use of the joystick and restricting all functions of the power wheelchair. There are typically three different combinations to locking and unlocking power wheelchair joysticks. We are going to explain in detail how to lock and unlock your device. The inhibit mode is used by technicians to perform diagnostics on the controller through the joystick. Programming allows us technicians to perform diagnostics and programming to movement of the joystick. We are going to explain in full detail on how to lock and unlock the VSI joystick, which is themost common Pride Mobility  joystick. Watch this video to see for yourself.

Video: Locking and Unlocking the VSI Joystick on a Power Wheelchair

Instructions

Locking:

-With the joystick powered on, press and hold the power button for two seconds or until a chirp is made.
-Press forward on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Press reverse on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Allow the joystick to center by removing your hand from the gimble.
-A loud beep will now be made, and the lights will flash in a sequence from right to left, or left to right, depending on the model.

Unlocking:

-With the joystick powered on, press forward on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.

-Press reverse on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Allow the joystick to center by removing your hand from the gimble.
-A loud beep will now be made, and the flashing lights will now become steady unlocking the device.

Video: Locking and Unlocking the GC 2 Button Joystick on a Power Wheelchair

Instructions

Locking:

-With the joystick powered on, press and hold the power button for two seconds or until a chirp is made.
-Press forward on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Press reverse on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Allow the joystick to center by removing your hand from the gimble.
-A loud beep will now be made, and the lights will flash in a sequence from right to left, or left to right, depending on the model.

Unlocking:

-With the joystick powered on, press forward on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Press reverse on the joystick and hold it until a chirp is made.
-Allow the joystick to center by removing your hand from the gimble.
-A loud beep will now be made, and the flashing lights will now become steady unlocking the device.

Another popular controller is the SPJ+ joystick, which is commonly found on Invacare power wheelchairs. To lock and unlock, simply press the horn button twice within two seconds. This is the simplest combination. If you have any questions or comments please leave one below or contact us and we will be sure to get back to you.