Have you ever wondered, how are stairlifts powered? Here we take a look at how stairlifts work. As well as how they are powered to make so many journeys up and down the stairs each year.
By understanding how stairlifts are powered, you can make sure you have everything in place before you have your stairlift installed.
How Are Stairlifts Powered?
To help you get up and down the stairs, your stairlift needs to move along a track that runs the length of your staircase. To move along the track, it’s powered by a small motor. This motor runs on a low voltage charge which comes from a stairlift battery housed in the base of the chair.
Do Stairlifts Need a Power Supply or Do They Run Off a Battery?
When the stairlift is at a stand-still, it sits in a charging station. This is connected to the DC mains power supply via the stairlift rail. During its downtime, the stairlift battery is slowly recharged so that it’s ready to go again when it’s needed.
If there is a power cut, your stairlift battery still holds enough charge to make a few essential trips up and down the stairs. And should last until the power comes back on or you make other arrangements.
You can check the stairlift electrical requirements needed for stairlift installation. Or take a look at our stairlift battery care guide to find out how to get the most out of your stair lift battery.
If you want to know more about installing a stairlift in your home, speak to our stairlift experts today. We’re on hand to answer all of your stairlift questions. And we can give you practical advice about the best stairlift installation methods for you. Call us on 0800 644 7766, and ask us for a FREE no-obligation quote.
Neil is the founder of Halton Stairlifts. He has years of experience installing stairlifts across the UK. With an eagerness to help those with mobility issues get up the stairs, Neil understands how important it is for a seamless and straightforward approach to installing stairlifts to help those in need quickly.