MemberNovember 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm
I have just purchased and dismantled a Brooke’s 180 curve which was only installed as new under 2 years ago. The seller was genuine and said that it worked when she last switched the power off 6 months ago. She powered it up for me but it bleeped with an error code which she was told was battery. I took a chance and purchased it. I have checked both Li-ion batteries and one is totally flat. I need to be 100% sure it works befor I install it at my mother in laws house. After speaking to many engineers I have reconnected the one good battery and connected a 12v lead cell rechargeable battery to the other terminals for test purposes as I can’t leave it as it won’t charge on the system. I have the chair in position on the first section of track and the charger contacts are sitting on the charger pads. As soon as I connect the batteries the alarm sounds on the PCB and it displayS F5 then immediately F6 the alarm is a constant trilling. I have wound the chair up off of the pads and switched off and on and the back again to no avail. The seat is in its home position, as are the arm rests. The LEDs light up on the remotes. I just can’t stop it bleeping and I can’t get the chair to move. Brooks want £183 call-out and nobody else wants to touch them. I don’t want to spend over £200 on batteries only to find I still can’t use it. Any ideas please.
MemberNovember 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm
You can buy batteries for it online for much cheaper. Check out this page for helpful information to get your stairlift operational. Depending on the model, this information may help you out a little bit or a lot. http://okprops.com/how-to-problem-solve-an-acorn-180-or-bison-80-stairlift/
MemberNovember 8, 2017 at 12:16 am
Thanks for the info link. The PCB that I have does not have program switches. I think it’s a later model although it is amongst the photos shown. But the brilliant piece of information was about the grub screw locking the track sections. I sweated blood getting the sections apart. I will certainly be looking at that tomorrow as I’ve yet to put it together again. Thanks for the info.
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