MemberSeptember 22, 2015 at 9:51 am
Hi Could anyone help me out. I have and Acorn 180 curved stair lift which needs reprogramming. Naturally Acorn will not give me any support as I’m “not trained” Nor will they support my client as she bought the unit second hand. She is a private client who’s has been continually ripped off and needs to get her mother out of the house. If any one can let me have the information or even do the job for a fair price please get in touch. It would be greatly appropriated.
MemberSeptember 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm
Hi Liftman I also was hoping the Forum could provide some helpful information also. My mothers stairlift Acorn 180 was parked badly by a neighbour when she was in hospital, e.g. not on the charging point by about 1 inch. Batteries went flat. I have managed to remove and recharge but I now get the the two horizontal lines. Can someone please provide some help on how to reset / re programme etc. The lift is only 18 months old and used very little.
MemberSeptember 23, 2015 at 6:40 pmquote Liftman:
What part of the country are you in?
MemberSeptember 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm
The job is in Chislehurst in kent
MemberSeptember 24, 2015 at 9:38 pmquote Liftman:
Cheers, I don’t know anyone down that way tbh. Sorry
MemberSeptember 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm
Drop the front panel, flick switch on the board to program. You will then be able to drive the lift to the top charge point, this will reset the datum
Drive the lift off the charge point, flick the program switch off and now the lift will remember its old program
This will get the lift running but I recommend you get an engineer in to check final limits etc are programmed
MemberOctober 1, 2015 at 8:29 am
Thanks everyone for your help.
MemberMarch 10, 2020 at 4:42 am
Hi Iâ€™m in New Zealand I have purchased a acorn 180 curved stairlift which has the li-on batteries and the green pcb(ie no dip switchâ€™s for programming I have found the short programming guide on net but it seems to be missing a bit . I get to p2 and send chair to bottom changing speed as required but on return it stays on p2 not changing speed to top where it stops on charging point still flashing p2 ? Help laurence
AnonymousDeleted UserMarch 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm
P2 is searching for bottom limit, possibly not seen the lower limit before you moved it away
MemberMarch 12, 2020 at 3:50 am
Thank you got it sorted my re commissioning woes with this 2nd hand unit were not helped by the acorn technician who removed the unit for the guy I bought it off pulling the levelling encoder plug off the pcb and tucking it behind the wiring. ( choice words when I finally found it ) .
I just have 2 issues left
1 going down and sometimes coming up it randomly stops no fault code I justpress the button again and away it goes. Any ideas
2 on the charging point the led continually flashes c4. Ie itâ€™s fully charged and happy is this normal I would have thought it would stop a after a while ?? Which it does if I leave lift off the charge point
this sure is hard work when acorn are so unhelpful here in nz
AnonymousDeleted UserMarch 12, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Spoke to my tame ex acorn engineer, the random stopping could be a program issue? Monitor it and if need be alter the program slightly, change the speed change point on the rail so that itâ€™s not doing too many things at the same point on the rail, if itâ€™s having to level the seat at high speed the seat level sensor will struggle to keep up, drop the speed slightly further away from the transition point where the chair adjusts level and see how it goes?
MemberFebruary 1, 2021 at 2:46 am
I’m based in Australia and like Besty i have an acorn 180 curved which has been relocated from my mothers house to me house as she has now moved in with us.
This unit doesn’t have the Dip switched and i cant seem to fine any programming procedures on the net.for it. can anyone please help me out with a pdf or similar on how to set it up.
thanks in advance
MemberMarch 9, 2021 at 3:03 pm
Did you see the post here?
Seem to be for the newer controller board I have (Acorn curved 180 T565 PCB control board).
My chair will run fine from the top to near the bottom, but it seem to think it’s at the bottom and slows and stops. It just needs to be programmed, but I can’t get it to the programming mode. The battery was unplugged for a few months, but the memory is supposed to be nonvolatile, so it probably has the old program.
My chair flashes j3 when I drive it below the top charge point. When I hold down all three safety switches on the footrest, it never advances to display U1. It just says E1 all the time. If I power it off and on, it will flash A1, but still doesn’t advance to U1 when holding down the three footrest safety switches. When it moves again, it goes back to J3.
I can’t get it to the P1, so I’ll probably have to have Acorn come program it for me. Frustrating.
If anyone knows how to get past this, please let me know.
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