PrideŽ Celebrity X3 Scooter, retail $4,436.56 (
Manufactured by PrideŽ Mobility Products
Last updated 07-15-12

The Celebrity X3 is a three-wheeled motorised scooter (not all that unlike an electric wheelchair) for use by the disabled. I've been using a scooter since the mid-1990s; this is my third one since that time.

I had a website showing my other two, but since my former ISP got out of the webhosting racket back in February 2010, I don't know where it is anymore...O WAIT!!! FOUND IT!!!
Go HERE to see it!!!

Control panel on tiller (steering mechanism; akin to bicycle handlebars).

The maximum speed of the X3 is 6.0MPH (9.660KPH); this would occur on level ground with a smooth, hard surface like pavement.

Published range is 13 miles (20.920 kilometres) per charge; though I have seen this value as high as 26 miles (41.840 kilometeres) per charge.

This product is rechargeable, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, gently place on the floor at the top of the basement stairs, carefully push over the side with your foot so that it clatters down to the basement crawling with piss ants with full bladders, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the X3, follow these easy instructions:

1. Position your scooter close to a standard (in north America anyway) 110 volts to 130 volts AC 60Hz electrical outlet.

2. Remove the key from the key switch.

3. Make certain that the manual freewheel lever is in the drive (down) position.

4. Plug the 3-pin circular plug on the end of the smaller-diameter charger cord into the offboard charger port (this is located on the left side of the tiller's body).

5. Extend the charger power cord (plug the somewhat rectangular end into the female receptacle for it on the charger itself if necessary) and plug it into the electrical outlet.

6. Turn the rocker switch on the charger itself to the "ON" position. It is recommended that you charge the batteries for 8 to 14 hours; however, you may charge them only until the charger is displaying its yellow-green "charge cycle complete" indicator lamp.

7. When the batteries are fully charged, turn the switch on the charger itself to the "OFF" position, unplug the charger power cord from the electrical outlet and then from the off-board charger port.

Owner's manual (in .PDF format)
(this explains everything you need to know about the scooter; even how to mount & dismount it)

This is a motorised scooter, not a flashlight meant to be bashed, thrashed, trashed, and abused; so I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern (it would be far too large and heavy to put it in the water closet anyway!!!), run over it (with what? Another brand of scooter?), swing it against the concrete floor of a porch, use a large sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the Celebrity X3's web page will appear a lot more bare than this section of the web page on a web page about a flashlight.

White LED forward running lights.

Red LED rear taillights.

I wanted to perform spectroscopy (
pronounced "") of these LEDs, but I'd require a 200+ foot USB cable and an accomplice with a cellular telephone (so I could direct him or her to move the spectrometer around) in order to do this. This is because the scooter is in the garage and my room is upstairs in this house.

I added a Light Cannon 100 HID headlamp to the scooter in early-February 2007. Here are a couple of photographs.

Light itself.

Light in use well after sunset.

This is the seatback "basket mod" I made to the Celebrity X3; using the front basket from another brand of scooter I used to have.
I've performed this modification to every scooter & powerchair I've ever owned.

This scooter was prescribed to me and Medicare purchased it in late-May 2006; it was received on 06-12-06.

Product was manufactured in the United States.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 12-18-11
The seat not only swivels (and locks of course!), but can be adjusted forward or backward with a small padded "rod" in front of and under the seat; it is positioned so that most users can easily reach it while seated on the scooter, making an "on the fly" adjustment easy to perform.

UPDATE: 01-04-12
I inadvertently ran over some busted glass on my way to the store to get a bag of dry cat food; the leak was slow enough that I didn't notice it until I had entered the Safeway parking lot, so I zipped over to the Safeway gas station to refill the tire. I got the cat food, and noted that the tire was going down again, so I made a pit stop at a nearby O'Reilly's Auto Parts store for some Quick Spair (very similar to "Fix-A-Flat" in an aerosol bomb) and sprayed some of that crap in the tire. I did get home, but the tire was going flat again, as the following photograph shows:

It does not look too flat in this photograph, but trust me, it IS!!!

I refilled it with the Quick Spair several times, but it kept leaking out; I'll discharge the remainder of the can in there later this morning, prop the side of the scooter (the left side with the flat) off the ground using a metal coffee can, and run the motor at medium-low speed for an hour or two (to distribute the sealant) and see what happens.

UPDATE: 01-10-12
The new tires came late yesterday morning; I wasted no time in installing wit:

UPDATE: 07-13-12
The battery charger pooped out, so I successfully used the one for my QuickieŽ Pulse 6 Electric Wheelchair to charge my scooter's batteries.
Below is a photograph of the charger:

I say "successfully" here because the day before (after a full charge) I went to fly some R/C aircraft at a local park, and the battery meter went well into the red when I made that dogleg left {O nooooo!!! There I go thinking about golf again!!!} as the last turn on my way home; yet today (with the batteries charged with the Quickie's charger, and virtually the same trip to fly an R/C plane and an R/C heli at the same park) the battery meter was still registering well into the green on the same slightly uphill portion of the street right near home.

UPDATE: 07-15-12
After using the Quickie's battery charger again (this is now course de rigour), I went out again to fly some R/C aircraft at Celebration Park in Federal Way WA. USA, and on that final uphill leg of my trip home, I whipped out my camera and photographed the meter while I had the hammer down (I was giving it full throttle) wit:

    MANUFACTURER: PrideŽ Mobility Products
    PRODUCT TYPE: 3-Wheel Electric Scooter
    No. OF LAMPS: 14 (3 ea. white, 10 ea. red, 1 yellow-green)
    SWITCH TYPE: Rocker swich for LEDs
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x U1 lead-acid gel-cell batteries; 12 volts 31Ah
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PIDDLE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x batteries, offboard battery charger, IEC cord for charger, 2x "ignition" keys
    SIZE: 46" (116.840cm) long, 24" (61.0cm) width
    WEIGHT: 190.50 lbs batteries included
    WARRANTY: 3 years


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter or test instrument, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

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