What type of batteries does my stairlift require?
The most common type of Stairlift batteries used in most Straight and curved Stairlifts are normally sealed lead acid batteries. Stairlifts requires two 12V 7ah batteries they are wired in series to produce 24 Volts to drive the stairlift motor. The batteries are accessible from within the carriage stairlift-body

First tell tale signs of batteries degrading would be the noticeable speed of the stairlift IE running a lot slower than normal or stop starting every few inch’s of travel or failing to move start completely

Stairlift batteries should only be replaced by a trained engineer
We highly recommend you get a trained engineer to exchange the batteries if and when required. One should avoid DIY battery replacement unless the person is a competent trained engineer

Just removing and refitting the Stairlift carriage covers can be troublesome without the required experience and knowledge certain techniques are required on some models to gain access to the Stairlift batteries you could damage the covers and safety edges leading to further problems and expense if not removed and refitted correctly

Stairlift Batteries

Checking Testing Stairlift Batteries
The only true way to test / check Stair lift batteries is by means of a dedicated battery tester which places the battery under test load conditions and measures the remaining Amps. Simply placing a volt meter across the terminals will not suffice as a reading of 12V could be obtained it’s the Amps which are critical to correct operation, a reading of 12 volts does not mean the batteries are in good condition

Sourcing Buying Chairlift Batteries
Chairlift batteries can be sourced obtained from many online battery stores but beware of cheaper none brand names they contain less lead content and will degrade a lot faster than a good quality named battery

You should always replace both batteries at the same time replacing only one battery could cause the new battery to degrade a lot faster than its expected life span

Certain models have dedicated power packs that can only be obtained from an authorised dealer and will require a specialist tool to reprogram the stairlift after battery replacement

Replacing the batteries might only be a temporary solution and within a few days the stairlift is running slow or stop starting when traversing up and down the rail

A good engineer will check the charger unit and circuits before and after replacement of the batteries ensuring the charger and PCB charger circuitry are working correctly

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