Stairlifts Have a Battery Backup for Safety in a Power Outage

If you are a homeowner with a disability or you have had a disabling accident recently and require the use of a stair lift, you will be comforted to know that stair lifts have a battery backup for safety during a power outage. Most straight and curved stair lifts can be plugged directly into the household electrical system at the nearest plug, and do not require special electrical circuits for operation. Having a battery backup for safety during a power outage enables the stair lift to continue to operate and provide transportation up and down stairs year-round.

Sterling Handicare 950 Straight Stair Lift via Stair Lifts Atlanta

Sterling Handicare 950 Straight Stair Lift via Stair Lifts Atlanta

The best stair lift arrangement is a stair lift that is electrically operated, with a battery backup. Many stair lifts come equipped with a rechargeable battery that will charge at the top or bottom of the staircase when the lift is not in use. With a constant charging battery system, the battery life expectancy is approximately four years under normal use. When stair lift batteries are allowed to completely run out of stored energy, they may need to be replaced. Additionally, if the stair lift is running in an environment that is not temperature controlled or if the stair lift is used by someone whose weight is near the maximum capacity, the battery may need to be replaced more frequently.

“All Sterling Stair lifts are battery operated so they will continue to work in the event of a power failure. The battery receives a continuous charge from the mains supply. The Simplicity 950 receives this charge irrespective of where the stair lift is positioned on the track. This means the stairlift can be parked on any section of the track when not in use,” says

Stair Lift Atlanta Conducts a Complimentary In-Home Assessment
Stair lift Atlanta conducts a complimentary in-home assessment to determine the feasibility and need for accessibility equipment or modifications such as ramps, stairlifts, walk-in showers, and ADA bathroom modifications such as grab bars. For more information about stairlifts with a battery backup for safety in a power outage, contact Atlanta Home Modifications at 770.880.3405, or by emailing us via our web contact form.