How does the Safety System work
The INMOTION SCV is equipped with multiple safety alerts. It is important to understand these alerts before you attempt to ride your INMOTION SCV.
When you approach the maximum allowed speed for a given situation, the INMOTION SCV will push the handlebar back to slow you down. The following figure shows the process of speed limiter.
When the INMOTION SCV pushes the handlebar back, stop leaning forward and slow down. Always leave a gap between yourself and the handlebar to ensure safety and a smoothly ride. When you slow down, INMOTION SCV will balance itself according to your body movements.
- Continuing to accelerate and ride against the Handlebar could cause injury or damage from loss of control, collisions, and falls.
- The speed at which the handlebar pushes back depends on a variety of factors including set-up speed limiter, terrain, payload, and battery condition. The below list shows conditions that will trigger the speed limiter.
|Continuous climbing||Motor temperature|
|Riding on bumpy roads||High Circuit temperature|
|The moment it powers on||Battery temperature too high or too low|
|Low battery||Continuous descending|
If the INMOTION SCV detects severe faults or restrictions (such as being outside the specified riding range), it performs a Safety Shutdown.
When a Safety Shutdown occurs, the INMOTION SCV automatically reduces its speed, gives the Shaft Shake Warning (shakes the handlebar and makes growling noises), and emits a warning tone.
You have approximately 14 seconds from the start of a Safety Shutdown to come to a controlled stop and step off. After 14 seconds, the INMOTION SCV will immediately shut down when the Wheels reach zero speed.
- Never restart and ride your INMOTION SCV after it has indicated an empty Battery or performed a Safety Shutdown due to low Battery. The INMOTION SCV may not have enough power to keep you balanced, especially if you accelerate, which requires more power.
- If you restart and continue riding after a Safety Shutdown due to low Battery, you risk falling. Also, you risk damaging your Battery Pack, resulting in reduced Battery life and capacity.
Shaft Vibration Warning
One of the ways that the INMOTION SCV notifies you when you are at risk of falling is by vibrating and releasing a warning sound.
The following chart shows situations that trigger a Shaft Shake Warning, and recommended actions:
|Possible Causes||Recommended Action|
|Riding aggressively, accelerating or stopping abruptly.||Ride smoothly.|
|Riding against the Handlebar to speed up.||Leave a gap between yourself and the handlebar.|
|Riding on rough terrain or steep slopes.||Ride on smoother and flatter terrain.|
|Riding backwards too quickly.||Stop, turn in place, and proceed forward.|
|Safe Stop has been triggered.||Come to a controlled stop and safely step off the Powerbase within 10 seconds.|
|Pulling the INMOTION SCV too fast in the Assist Mode.||Ride smoothly.|
|Trying to get on when the angle is too great.||Lay the Footboard at a moderate angle first.|