MemberMay 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm
My Dads stairlift has dead batteries and is now not on its charging point, I am trying to access the batteries but I can’t see a way of easily removing the top plastic cover to access the batteries can some one help
possibly with a manual guide so I can see, it looks as though I need to remove the seat, if it helps the seat has solenoid to rotate the seat when at the top of the stairs
Hope you can help
MemberMay 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm
If you can access all the screws then you might be able to get the covers off with the seat on. If not you might need to remove the seat. Its not too difficult but I would recommend you get a local independant engineer out. I’m not sure of your technical skills so I’m a bit reluctant to advise further as if you get it wrong you could endanger any user of the lift
MemberMay 31, 2017 at 8:33 am
Ianb thanks for response
I realised yesterday that the chair needs to be removed, which is very simple once you know, two top screws then lift off the bottom locating bracket, plus two electrical plugs to disconnect, now I can access the batteries.
As far as reassurance I am a qualified engineer so nothing daunts me its a question of working it through before you remove things, happy to have private messages if thats the best way with the forum.
I’m presuming as the batteries have failed I will need to reprogram the remotes but the reality is these are not used as Dad is on his own and the chair is always at the correct position as to where he is, but advise on this would help.
I also wanted to ask what the 4 red buttons individual buttons are under the covers as I can’t see any reference to these in any manuals
Hope you can assist
MemberMay 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm
the buttons are safety edge switches mate. Also on the top near the batteries are 2 rocker type switches. 1 for levelling the other for moving the lift. If you DONT touch these when you replace the batteries you will not need to reprogram or reset the datum so don’t touch them. Just pop 2 new batteries in re assemble and it should be good to go. The remotes should be ok as well.
If not then post back and I will give details on how to reset datum etc. But like I say if you have not used the chassis drive buttons the datum will be fine.
Just make sure you put the footrest plug back in and not the link plug when you refit the seat.
MemberMay 31, 2017 at 6:17 pm
thanks again for the information I will need to reset the datum as I will have to drive the chassis to the charge point
I took pictures on the plugs so hopefully I will get the right one
if you can send details on the reset I would appreciate
I think I have to drive up to the top position then wait for the two bleeps
thanks again Chris
MemberMay 31, 2017 at 7:45 pm
I have replied to you pm and from what I understand you have shortened the rail. This will now not work as the rail profile is factory programmed at the factory onto the smart card. You now have a large piece of dangerous scrap attatched to the stairs I’m afraid.
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