What is the SEGWAY ® PT (Segway Human Transporter)?
The Segway PT, is the first device of electrically driven transport which maintains its own balance. With dimensions smaller than the average size of an adult body and the ability to imitate human balance, the Segway PT uses the same space as a pedestrian and can go to any place where a person can walk. The Segway PT allows people at home and at work go farther, move more quickly and increase the amount of weight that can be charged to the move.
HOW DOES THE SEGWAY PT?
Our team developed a technological invention that we called "dynamic stabilization", which is the essence of the Segway PT. Dynamic stabilization allows the Segway PT to work smoothly with the movements of the body. Gyroscopes and tilt the unit sensors control the center of gravity of the traveller approximately 100 times per second. When the traveler is tilted slightly forward, the Segway PT moves forward. When the traveler leans slightly back, the Segway PT moves backwards. For more information on how it works your Segway PT, please, see the section "How does work."
HOW AND WHEN CAN I BUY A SEGWAY PT?
We have received many positive applications for the whole Spanish people who have shown interest in the Segway PT, both to buy it to distribute it. We are planning to set up points of sale (Segway Point) by all Spain in the very near future. For more information, please see the section would be a Segway Point? Likewise, if you do not have a distributor in your area, you can contact us for a direct purchase.
THE SEGWAY PT WORKS INDOORS?
Yes. All Segway PT models are designed to operate in any place where people go. In order to support the operation in the interior, Michelin has created a special tyre leaving no mark. The Segway PT is narrower than a standard doorway and is clean and quiet. They do not have any smoke emission.
Can I use the Segway PT in environments varied with different climates and terrains?
Yes. Like a person walking, all that the Segway PT requires is traction to operate in any environment. The unit is completely sealed to allow you to work with rain and humidity. Our standard tires have been optimized for a wide variety of terrain and environmental conditions. We also offer tires with traction for better performance on a variety of surfaces.
WHAT YOU ALLOW THE SEGWAY PT?
Simply said, the Segway PT allows you to go further, move more quickly and carry more things or weight than usual. The Segway PT is used in a multitude of situations for consumer and commercial. For personal use, the Segway PT can be used to go to work, errands, visit family and friends, explore your neighborhood and environment and have much fun while doing daily tasks. In business situations, the Segway PT is prepared ideally for manufacturing plants and warehouses, supermarkets, travel and tourism, public safety, transportation business and college campuses, as well as distribution of mail, packages and products. There are Segway PT in some of the leading companies and global services organizations including the U.S. Postal Service.UU., the National Park Service, the Ambassador of the city of Atlanta, Michelin, GE Plastics and Delphi Automotive Systems program...
AS IT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SEGWAY PT THE WAY IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE?
The benefits of a broad use of the Segway PT are powerful, including the creation of more livable communities. We believe that, over time, the Segway PT will lead the reconfiguration of the way in which communities are built to expand significantly the pedestrian areas, and thus allow better use of the space and transport infrastructure. The Segway PT will allow people better use their time, interact within their community and help eliminate congestion of traffic and pollution.
WHAT SPEED CAN RIDE THE SEGWAY PT?
Each Segway PT has three different keys to can choose travelers depending on the environment in which to navigate and experience level. Beginner key (maximum speed is 9.60 km/h and turns on the slowest speed), allow travelers to gain confidence while using the machine. The sidewalk key (the maximum speed is 12,80 km/h and a medium speed for rotations), allows that travelers adapt well in pedestrian environments. The open environment key (the maximum speed is 20 km/h and the fastest speed for rotations), allows travelers to move comfortably on open spaces. Travelers are responsible for riding your Segway PT at the appropriate speed.
HOW LONG A SEGWAY PT WILL LAST?
The Segway PT has if designed to be extremely durable. In order to produce a durable productivity tool, we have followed two routes of design. First, we built durable mechanical and electrical systems to be sold in solid state, so even the moving parts have been designed for great longevity. For example, the motors are brushless servomotors, so there are no parts that wear out. Then systems were subjected to extensive and rigorous tests to ensure that we met our goals. Second, we have created a modular design where if any parts are spent or broken, could be replaced easily, thus ensuring a long life to the product.
WHERE CAN I BUY A SEGWAY PT?
There are four ways to purchase a Segway PT. Directly from SegwaySpain, calling us at the telephone 34 649 890 224, the online through www.segwayspain.com, through point of sale (Segway Point), or through authorized representatives of SegwaySpain.
Companies can also buy the I series and P series of Segway PT models directly from SegwaySpain. Each of the models offers a few specific attributes that help businesses save time, to go places or remote locations and to improve carrying capacity. To order your Segway PT only to companies, they can call us at 34 649 890 224 phone.
THE SEGWAY PT IS APPROPRIATE FOR ME?
We recommend all potential buyers to consider some of the basic skills of operation before purchasing a Segway PT. Segway recommends that travelers have 16 years or older, who weigh less than 115 kg. for the series I, and less than 90 kg. for the P series, and more than 45 kg. All travelers must be able to up and down the platform 20 cm. of height without assistance of a handrail or another person. They must also have full use of his left hand.
The Segway PT is not a medical device. If you are considering purchasing one as assistive technology, we very strongly recommend that first try it. You can call Segway Malaga Experience at 34 649 890 224 to determine if there is somewhere in your area where you can see a free demonstration. Keep in mind that the return of the Segway rules do not allow customers to return the Segway PT if you have already used it, so if they question if the Segway PT is appropriate for you, please try one before you order it or buy it.
In addition, please know that, in compliance with the rules of return of Segway, guests will be subject to a 10% surcharge for inventory if they return a unit unused.
WHERE DID THE NAME "SEGWAY" ORIGINATE?
Our inspiration came from the word "segue", which is defined as "smooth transition from one State to another." A Segway PT (Segway Human Transporter) transforms a person into out-done pedestrian, allowing you to go farther, move more quickly and charge more than it could if it were to walk.
WHAT ARE THE BACKGROUND OF SEGWAY?
Segway LLC, based in Bedford NH, was founded by the inventor and entrepreneur, Dean Kamen, to transform the way in which people work and live. The Segway PT (Segway Human Transporter) is the result of years of research and development led by Kamen with the goal of constructing something that would give a unique and lasting contribution to society. Segway LLC received funding from Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equito, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, and a variety of individual investors.
WHAT OTHER COMPANIES HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEGWAY PT?
Segway gathered a vital group of leading industry providers. A list of the partners in the development of the Segway will help them help.
WHERE IS THE SEGWAY PT MANUFACTURED?
The Segway PT is assembled at our facility in Bedford, NH.
WHERE CAN I GET SERVICE FOR THE SEGWAY PT?
Depending on their needs, the service may offer it service Segway authorized Center or SegwaySpain. For troubleshooting or help to diagnose any problems with your Segway PT, please call phone 34 649 890 224.
AS SEGWAY POINT OR ASSOCIATED SELLER OF THE SEGWAY PT CAN I DO?
We appreciate your enthusiasm and interest in the opportunity to represent or sell. If you are interested in becoming representatives, or vendors associated, please, call 34 649 890 224.
HOW DOES THE SEGWAY PT SAFE ENVIRONMENTS IN PEDESTRIAN?
In the same way that pedestrians adjust their pace of walking or running to go at the same time as around them, Segway travelers adjust the Segway PT in pedestrian environments. The machine has been designed to respond to the movements of travelers - lean forward, go forward, lean backward, go back - so that it could easily become an extension of the body. Thousands of hours of sidewalk and other pedestrian environments that have made the police, emergency medical technicians and postal employees are testimony to the safety and utility of the Segway PT.
WHAT SO SAFE IS THE SEGWAY PT?
He has been the greatest care and research to ensure that the Segway PT is safe. The balance of the Segway PT technology is truly revolutionary and provides an exceptional experience to travelers. The Segway PT has redundant systems and sophisticated alerts included in design, and many thousands of hours of use have shown that the Segway PT is safe when used properly. It is important that Segway PT travelers understand their responsibility to ride safely. Appropriate skill level and understanding of the functioning of the Segway PT prevent injury from loss of control or misuse of the appliance. Keep in mind that the Segway PT has not been designed, tested or approved to be a medical device.
WHO CAN RIDE ON A SEGWAY PT?
The Segway PT is designed to mount it all people after you have received the proper orientation - Needless to have special abilities. The traveller must be able to do the following:
- Get on and off the Segway PT without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without assistance and without using a handrail.
- The traveller must weigh between 45, 5kg. and 113 kg. (for the I series) or 45.5 kg. and 90 kg. (for the P series).
- The traveller must be able to operate the controls of driving with his left hand. Segway recommends that travelers have at least 16 years old or more. It is important to note that the Segway PT has not been designed, tested or approved to be a medical device.
WHERE CAN I RIDE SAFELY AND LEGALLY A SEGWAY PT?
The Segway PT is designed to operate in any place where people can walk safely. It will transport them on any surface where the wheels have traction such as roads, sidewalks, grass and Earth. In many cities may take the Segway PT anywhere where to walk. However, in some areas there are restrictions on the sites where the Segway PT can take, and in some areas may require the use of protective equipment. Please consult our page of regulations where there is a list of State laws. You also can be in contact with local authorities to make sure if there are any local regulations that may be applicable.
WHAT DOES THE RED/BLUE BUTTON?
The red/blue button is the button of the mode of operation and allows the traveler to change the mode of the Segway PT, balance assisted mode mode (there is more information available on modalities). When squeezed for more than two seconds, it also disconnects the Segway PT. The mode button only works when the traveler is not uploaded to your Segway PT. They have no other function. The color of the button is changed in early 2004 red to blue.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE SERIAL NUMBER OF MY SEGWAY PT?
The serial number is located under the mat on the rear edge of the platform. Segway cannot provide them the serial number until you have given them your Segway PT. Therefore, please, wait until you give them your Segway PT to obtain the serial number.
The serial number is located under the carpet on the rear edge of the platform.
Yes, the Segway PT can be charged while driving in your car or go by boat using a suitable transformer DC to AC. Each Segway PT typically consumes approximately 140 Watts of power while it is charging. However, due to the requirements of the recharge start time, we recommend that the transformers have a capacity of a minimum of 350 Watts power for each Segway PT being charged. Transformers that produce waves of square or sine wave are appropriate to charge your Segway PT.
If you need further assistance, please, get in contact with us.