MemberNovember 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Hi there folks, looking for a little help in identifying a part for a Handicare Simplicity stairlift 950 (2015 model). The part in the picture i have included is basically a conduction contact that that runs against a copper strip along the entire rail. There appears to be two bolts one of which had a square, spring action, metal contact block inside it (now broken) the other doesnt appear to have anything in it.
Any advice, help or parts links most welcome.
MemberNovember 12, 2017 at 12:10 am
We have two of these Stairlifts, bought used at different times, and both of them only had the upper positive line brush. In both cases the brushes were hanging out on their springs – and they are certainly vulnerable to damage on re-installation. For the first one I figured that the other brush had been lost, so I manufactured a replacement. The second lift is working fine without the second brush – it doesn’t give a “2” error code. So I’m not sure whether they _are_ required? I suspect that …
Update – from the Simplicity Quick Reference Guide, the lower brush would be for the optional Slide Track – so it’s not required for a regular installation. Indeed it might even create a short-circuit / some other problem. So I guess that the charging circuit _is_ made through some other metal-to-metal contact. Kinda weird ….
MemberNovember 12, 2017 at 11:49 am
this is the part you require sold as a complete assembly
MemberNovember 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm
From your picture that looks like the contact ‘brush’ is either jammed inside its guide or has broken off. Looking at the part posted by ianb it would seem to be a generic brush, If you can measure the old brush (the size of the square) you can buy much cheaper from somewhere like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-Carbo…r=412805002340 Good luck
MemberNovember 13, 2017 at 9:00 am
You can buy the brush separately from any Handicare dealer, easy to fit but be careful when fitting the pack because easy to trap it and break as you illustrated
MemberNovember 13, 2017 at 10:45 am
That’s great! Thank you all very much for your help.
MemberNovember 26, 2017 at 3:02 am
Just installed stairlift # 3 – we have several short flights 🙁 – and the brush on this one was jammed in its holder, looking much like the photo above.
I freed it up by removing the +ve lead and the terminal on the other side, and carefully pushing with a thin probe alongside the spring.
I could then see that the end of the brush had developed small shoulders – like a cold chisel does when it’s heavily used – and it had become jammed in place, with the spring not being strong enough to push it out.
Fortunately I was able to push the brush through its holder to the terminal side (used a small Allen key), gently file away the shoulders, and re-install it. The contact face was badly damaged, possibly because of arcing as a result of the brush (possibly) not having firm contact with the copper supply strip.
To the OP – or a moderator – maybe you could change the title of this tread to something more descriptive ….
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