MemberDecember 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm
Good evening all, I’m trying to get my dads 260 working again. (curved @ half way point, charge points top/ mid & bottom). I replaced the batteries approx 3 months ago and it has been working well. My dad isnt at home due to medical needs etc and the chair was left off the charging point for a few days (less than a week). I manually wound it down to the bottom and went too far so it sat past the chargepoint. I managed to get it back to the correct position. One of the batteries still read just over 12v, the other was 6v ish. I replace this with another that read 12ish (not a new one), the charge light was on. After a few hours I tested to see if any improvement, the chair started to swivel so it now thinks its at the top rather than the bottom. I have left it now to see if it can charge up any more and have a few questions: Is the low voltage able to cause the swivel problem?/ does this need a reset? 2) If 3 month old batteries are run down (off charge for 4 days) is this enough to damage irreversably so they cant’t be charged again? 3) Should I just re-order batteries and see where things lie?
The lower charge point will need a new screw as it looks like my manual wind attempt has sheared one off so I also need to sort that.
Thanks for any input, Simon
MemberJanuary 6, 2022 at 9:52 pm
a 12v battery only putting out 6v will most probably be permanently damaged, as far as the swivel issue not done much work with 260 swivel would of thought it would be activated by a ramp?
hope this helps
- This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by bng.
MemberJanuary 9, 2022 at 1:27 am
Start with new batteries. Its normally the Ah on the battery that lets it down. As for the swivel the lift will only swivel when on charge. Turn the charge off and it will move away. On the bottom rail there is a metal cover that hits a switch to tell lift to stop this is probably stuck in. Back the screws off a little mad it will probably sort it.
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