How Does A Chair Stair Lift Work?

Mobility issues make it incredibly difficult to walk up and down stairs, leaving many living with stairs in a tough situation. Installing a chair stair lift will completely change the way you move around the house, allowing you safe and easy access to both levels of the home.


What is a chair stair lift?

Stair lifts are chairs that allow users to sit comfortably while the chair takes them up or down the stairs. They consist of a motorised chair and drive system that travels along a fixed track to guide the chair along a curved or straight rail. They allow users with mobility issues to use their stairs in a way that is quick, safe, and comfortable. With the rise of townhouses in Australia, it’s only natural that there will also be a greater need for stairlifts, but it’s not always easy to know which one to go for.

How does a chair stair lift work?

The mechanism involves a chair gliding along a metal rail on the staircase, which can be straight or curved, and secured by rail supports.

The carriage, the heaviest part of the stair lift, encompasses the motor, batteries, and main circuit board. The stair lift drive system, incorporating mechanical components, typically employs a steel rack-and-pinion system. The pinion, connected to the carriage, rotates as it is propelled by the motor through a gearbox.

The stair lift seat consists of a comfortable seat and backrest, often equipped with a seat belt and armrests containing user controls. While seated, a footrest provides support for the user’s feet, ensuring comfort and preventing any inadvertent contact with the stairs.

To power the hoist up and down the stairs, a rechargeable battery or a direct link to a power source is used. This ensures the smooth and reliable operation of the stair lift, enhancing the overall convenience and safety for users.

Why the Acorn 130 Stair Lift is the way to go

Equip U is proud to stock one of the best stair lifts on the market, the Acorn 130 Stairlift. Refined over many years, it’s easy to see why it is now so popular, a testament to its outstanding features. Thankfully, with this version, you can seamlessly integrate it into your home without any home modifications.

The Acorn 130 Stairlift boasts a smooth start and stop mechanism, which makes going up and down the stairs easy. Furthermore, all Acorn stairlifts come equipped with a hinged rail option, purposefully designed to eliminate any obstructions or potential trip hazards at the foot of the stairs.

Installing the Acorn 130 stairlift into your home is simple, as it securely attaches to the stairs rather than requiring wall modifications. This not only enhances affordability but also minimises ongoing costs. Moreover, its sleek and foldable design ensures that it blends into your home environment and means you can fold it away when it’s not in use. And because safety remains paramount in the design, the optional hinged rail further eliminates any potential obstructions or hazards.

In fact, the Acorn 130 Stairlift encompasses a range of features that prioritise your well-being. It includes a folding footrest, seatbelt, diagnostic display, backup battery, and remote control for added convenience.

We Can Come To You

Here at Equip U, we specialise in a wide range of cutting-edge products designed to improve the mobility of everyday Australians. Our point of difference is that we don’t just stock mobility scooters and other accessories, but we also offer in-home trials to residents who live in Queensland. We believe that access to these types of products shouldn’t be limited based on where you live, and being NDIS registered, we can provide funding options as well. Give us a call today!