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What Happens to my Stairlift When There’s A Power Cut?

Power Outage Storm Ali

Advice for Stairlift Users during a Power Cut

We sincerely hope all our customers are safe during Storm Ali. If you are without power please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on using your stairlift on 045 888 811.

Our stairlifts are battery driven, i.e., they operate on batteries when in motion. The batteries are charged from the mains when parked in the charge position.  The stairlift will continue to run during a power cut, provided it is fully charged, for approximately 15 trips without needing electricity.

Limited use of the stairlift is strongly advised to retain the batteries and avoid the need to replace them.  If the stairlift needs to be used, users must remember to switch off the lift after each use.

Power Cut Advice for Stairlifts

Otolift Air or Otolift 2 Stairlift:
Keep at charge point.  If the lift is beeping; push joystick in any direction and immediately let go, this will save the battery.  Turn back on the lift when the power returns and ensure it is parked in the charge position.

Elan Stairlift:
There is a black switch behind the seat with an on/off button; switch to off to save the battery.  Turn back on when the power returns.  Keep the lift in the charge position.

HomeGlide Stairlift:
Remove the key from the arm or switch off black switch on arm to Off (depending on the lift model).  Turn back on the lift when power returns and put it in the charge position.

Meditek Stairlift:
Turn the red switch on the arm to Off to save the battery.  Turn back on when the power has resumed.  Keep lift in the charge position.

Acorn Stairlift:
There is a black switch behind the seat with an on/off button; switch to off to save the battery.  Turn back on when the power returns.  Keep the lift in the charge position.

Useful Contacts

ESB Networks Power Check

Road Safety Authority 

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