FIREFLY HB – upgraded 2024 model. Ship due 09 Feb, but there may be delay due to dockers strike.
FIREFLY HB is an upgrade of the DAISY V2AC LEMS that has been supplied to many very happy customers in six states of Australia. It is the most advanced, mobility user friendly, and OT (Occupational Therapist) pleasing LEMS available to date, and approved by NDIS>
It is also super safe and comfortable. A luxury enclosed mobility scooter, LEMS, fit for a royal.
FIREFLY is the most advanced all weather cabin enclosed mobility scooter available and is only a few hands longer and wider than some other cabin mobility scooters, making this luxury enclosed mobility scooter usable and very comfortable even for the largest person, and it is crammed full of refinement, a luxury enclosed cabin mobility scooter at an affordable price. It is also much safer and much more stable than most other brands of cabin scooters.
Meets all International Standards for motorised mobility devices.
Approved by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Australia), and registered in the ARTGA (Australian Register of the TGA).
FIREFLY is an upgrade of the DAISY LEMS that has been supplied to many very happy customers in six states of Australia. It is the most advanced, mobility user friendly, and OT (Occupational Therapist) pleasing LEMS available to date, and it is super safe and comfortable. A luxury enclosed mobility scooter, LEMS, fit for a royal.
FIREFLY being only a few hands longer and wider than some other makes of cabin mobility scooters, making this luxury enclosed mobility scooter one the safest mobility scooters available, together with the Piccolo/Cricket also imported by Ronica Trade. This also makes Firefly eminently usable and very comfortable for even the largest person, and it is crammed full of refinement, a luxury enclosed cabin mobility scooter at an affordable price.
FIREFLY has enough power and torque thanks to its’ two-speed differential, to smoothly drive anywhere you want to go, from a crawl on a pedestrian congested footpath, to a comfortable speed in the open, and has up to an 80 km usable driving range.
FIREFLY has 3 electronic speeds, and two speeds in the differential, giving 5 different speed choices. With the low speed diff, there is ample torque to climb the steepest driveway, or other low speed high torque required conditions.
FIREFLY has many other superb features, check them out in the “Features” Section.
FIREFLY is an all-weather (from freezing cold to boiling hot) LEMS, luxury Enclosed Mobility Scooter, fit for a royal.
TGA Approved / ARTGA Registered.
CCC / ISO Certification
Meets all International Standards and requirements for electric motorised mobility deices.
With Hi / Lo Gear Shift ! Go anywhere thanks to the two-speed differential.
FIREFLY HB 2024 model with “handle bars” has electronic regenerative braking, foot braking assistance if required, and a hand brake. Heater/Demister and Aircon, 1.5kW Motor, 60V80Ah Lithium Battery, Soft start controller, 350 kg load, 3.3/6.6/10/20/30 /kph maximum speeds, 80 km usable range (120 km ISO range)
Get on the foot paths / cycle paths / shared paths / road paths and see the city and the country, or just go shopping, with the ample space on the rear seat, and floor area.
Just get in and forget the weather !
- 2024 model with new features, electronic regenerative brakes, hand and foot brakes, and a hand brake.
- Two door key lockable
- Electric Windows
- Handle-Bar steering, with all controls, including throttle and hand brakes
- Maximum range of up to 120 km *
- Usable Range 65-80 km
- Five max speeds 3.3-30 kph
- Hi/Low Gear Shift ! Climb any driveway or hill / mix it with pedestrians
- Damping Suspension Adjustable and very effective front and rear shock absorbers
- Electronic Regenerative braking
- Electric Brake on will hold on any slope
- Foot Braking Hydraulic disk brakes on all four wheels
- Hand Brakes on handle bar
- Hand Brake on floor
- DC Motor Heavy duty, Brushless no maintenance
- Controller Heavy duty soft start
- Lithium Battery Maintenance Free Large Deep Cycle
- Weight Capacity 350kg
- Driver Weight Capacity 250 kg
- Certification CCC / ISO
- TGA / ARTGA Approved and registered
- NDIS Approved
- OT Approved
* Depends on user mass, terrain and battery type / size and condition, based on 80 kg driver on straight and level smooth hard ground, all things in good condition, and a steady speed.
- Handle Bar steering
- Windscreen wiper with washer
- Key lock door
- Electric windows
- LCD electronic instrument dashboard
- Blue tooth, USB, auxiliary
- MP3 Media and Radio with multi display function control
- Battery capacity gauge
- Speed display large easily seen digital
- Rear vision mirrors
- Rear view camera
- Rear plate light
- Key start / stop
- Heater / Demister
- Air Conditioner
- LED lights powerful and elegant
- High / low beam halogen head lights
- Fog light
- Soft start controller
- Three electronic maximum speeds
- Hi / Low differential gear shift
- Two doors with locking
- Large skylight opening
- Rear window opening
- Good hydraulic shock absorbing suspension
- Large wheels with pneumatic tyres for a good ride
- Hydraulic disk brakes four wheels – foot operated
- Park brakes on rear wheels
- Electronic brake on motor
- Sliding / tilting front captain’s seat – comfortable
- Seatbelts 3pt front, 2 pt rear
- Large space in rear for shopping and goods
(Passenger allowed only with local dispensation/approval)
Manufacturer: Xili Vehicle Co
Exporter: Jiangsu Ruipaiying Import and Export Co Ltd
Importer: Ronica Trade Pty Ltd
Model Number: HMY
Model Version: Firefly HB
Certification: CCC / ISO 9001
Registration: TGA / ARTGA
approvals: NDIS and OT
Available Colours: 12 Colour Options
Dimensions: 227 x 110 x 160 cm (L x W x H)
Weight (total): 337 kg
Weight without batteries: 300 kg
Weight capacity: 350 kg
Driver capacity: 250 kg
Wheelbase: 154 cm
Span Rear Wheels: 98 cm
Body Type: Unitary construction
Maximum speed: 3,3 / 6.6 / 10 / 20 / 30 kph
Do not exceed 10 kph on paths with pedestrians
Maximum range *: 80 km usable
Maximum slope *: 23° 44%
Ground Clearance: 15 cm
Motor: 60V 1500W brushless DC
Controller: Electronic soft start
Drive Type: Rear automatic control with two speeds differential
Braking: Electronic regenerative braking with electric brake on motor and Hydraulic disk on all four wheels
Parking Brake: Hand on rear wheels
Suspension: Front and Rear: Integral hydraulic damping
Tyres: 17×4″ 400-10 Front: 220kPa, Rear: 250kPa
Battery: 60V 80Ah Lithium NiMnCoOxide
Battery charger: 71.4V 10A
Shipping details (Net by Transporter or Pallet): 350 kg 226x125x170 cm 4.8 cubic meters
* Varies with user weight, terrain type, driving style, battery charge, battery condition, temperature, and tyre / wheel type and condition. Information taken from manufacturers specifications.
Daisy V1 2021
Daisy V2 2022 Replaced lead acid battery with Lithium battery
Daisy V2 2023 Air conditioning and Soft Start added
Daisy V2AC 2023 2-speed diff added
Firefly HB 2024 Electronic regenerative braking, electric brake, foot brake and hand brake added
DAISY_brochure_230530 (same for Firefly)
Parts – All parts and prices (Service agents nationwide provided at wholesale prices)
FIREFLY Motor & Battery Combination
FIREFLY has been upgraded to have a Motor and Lithium Battery combination giving exceptional performance.
FIREFLY has a 60V DC 1.5 kW Brushless Motor, powerful and efficient.
FIREFLY has a 60V 80Ah Lithium battery.
FIREFLY Lithium battery is so much better than the standard Lead Acid Battery, in many ways, not limited to but including performance and overall driving cost.
In practice depending on driving style, terrain, load, speed etc, you will get around 70 km distance. With the heater or air conditioner going, you will get less distance. Also, remember Lithium batteries have a short end phase in their power supply, so run out quickly.
While driving, when the voltage displayed drops to 57.5V, it is time to recharge the battery. This is when the resting Voltage is about 61.5 Volt.
If you see two bars missing, you must charge the battery immediately. You will lose power when the battery goes below 52V !!
These batteries are rated at 500 charging cycles.
So, say 70 km x 500 cycles = 35,000 km.
The cost to run FIREFLY is about 1.5 cent/km for electricity, and about 10 cents/km for the battery.
Please note, this information is as per this particular type of Lithium battery and is not what you may know or be told about other types of Lithium batteries.
Does a Mobility Scooter / FIREFLY need to be registered?
In Australia you do not register your Mobility Scooter, except for Queensland, and it is registered for ownership only.
Can I drive my Mobility Scooter / FIREFLY on the road?
You may drive your Mobility Scooter / FIREFLY on a public road if for any reason the footpath is not suitable. You must obey all the rules of a pedestrian or cyclist.
How often should I charge my FIREFLY ?
It is best to charge when the battery is down to no less than 20% charge (SOC). This is after around 70 km driving, depending on several driving factors.
When the voltage drops to about 57.5 volts while driving on the flat hard ground, it is time to recharge. When the resting Voltage (when you first turn the key on) drops to 61V it must be charged.
When charged, disconnect the charger and use your FIREFLY as soon as possible, within days is ok, to use some of the top charge in the battery, as the special Lithium battery prefers not to be left fully charged. If you are not going to use it soon, turn on the key and the heater and wait until the voltage drops to about 63 Volts.
When in storage, the Lithium battery should be at approximately 62-63 V, half full, or half empty, and make sure the LEMS’s Power / Overload switch is OFF, so there is no chance of accidentally drawing current from the stored battery.
If the battery goes below 49 volts, the BMS (battery management system) will switch off to protect the battery, and the battery will have to be returned to Ronica Trade to try and remedy the situation. There is a 250.00 fee (if successful) to attempt the resurrection, and no guarantees.
So MONITOR YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE REGULARLY.
What is the average life of a Mobility Scooter / Daisy battery?
The FIREFLY lithium batteries last around 500 full cycles (100-20% SOC). To ensure the battery lasts as long as possible, follow the charging instructions as in the previous question.
Why is a Lithium battery so much better than a Lead-Acid battery?
Firstly, the voltage platform is higher for a Lithium battery, and thus there is more power produced by the motor, and more consistently.
Secondly, the power available (power density) is much greater, making the battery much lighter, and thirdly the power is able to be delivered faster.
Lastly, the ideal temperature for all batteries is 25 C. Temperature limits are, for Lead Acid 0-+35 C, for the Daisy Lithium battery it is -20-+45 C. Temperatures over 35 C damage lead acid batteries.
What is the running cost of a FIREFLY ?
The electric power cost for the FIREFLY is approximately 1.5 cents/km.
As in all electric mobility devices, it is the cost of the battery that is the expensive part.
The total running cost of a Mobility Car is about 10 cent/km plus any servicing.
Can I use other batteries in my FIREFLY ?
You could use another type of battery in the Daisy, but the type installed from new is by far the best for the job, as explained in the answers above.
We recommend to only install the correct battery available from your dealer or directly from Mobility Scooters for Hire Sale Service.
What is the service schedule for FIREFLY ?
FIREFLY requires a service every year or 1000km. Change the differential oil with SAE 80W-90 gear oil. Oil and use 3in1 oil on all joints and moving parts. Wash with running water and a very soft cloth or brush, and wipe as required with a damp soft cloth. Do not use detergents or other cleaners, they are not required. Never wipe in a dry condition, as the dust and sand will scratch surfaces. A UV polisher will help protect the paint covering from Australia’s harsh sun UV damage.
What is the correct way to connect the power to the charger?
Operation Instructions :
Connect outlet plug of the charger to the FIREFLY.
Connect the inlet plug of the charger to AC power socket, and when or if connected, turn the power switch on.
When the indicator light is RED it is charging (sometimes this maybe flashing at around one second intervals). When GREEN it is fully charged.
Charging time is proportional to the power required to fully charge the battery, and that is what was used since the last charging.
To disconnect the charger, turn off or remove the charger input plug from the AC power supply.
Remove the charger outlet plug from the FIREFLY .
Do not use outside in the sun, rain or damp
Do not use in dusty conditions
Do not place on inflammable materials
Do not drop
Ensure the correct charger is used for correct battery type and capacity.
Some chargers have different colour light sequences, please check and note when first using.