The Simplicity Straight Stair lift Series track offers a continuous charge function meaning that the lift can be parked on any part of the track when it is not in use. This means you do not need to worry about where you leave your lift on the track as the batteries will charge in any position. The chair lift is battery powered so you don’t have to worry about not being able to use it should the power go out.
The Simplicity Straight Stair lift Series are compatible with the Slide Track and manual hinge systems so if you have a doorway close to the bottom of your stairs the Simplicity offers you a range of accessibility solutions to prevent the track from causing an obstruction.
All straight stair lifts have safety sensors on the power pack and footplate: these are designed to stop the lift if it meets any obstruction. Once stopped it can only be moved in the opposite direction of the obstruction.
We also supply our stair lifts with an easily accessible key switch that allows you to disable the lift and prevent unauthorized use so you do not need to worry about unsupervised children playing with your stairlift.
Can a Straight Stair Lift be shortened?
Yes, the track is made of aluminum and is cut to the specific length needed for your stairs. Tracks start at 10 feet and are modified to fit your stairs.
How easy is the installation? Stairlift installation is fairly simple and routine for us and our certified technicians. On most new install jobs we send two technicians and usually have the job completely finished in under 2 hours.
The only holes we need to make are in the stairs not the wall, to secure the rail. Don’t worry if you have carpet, wood or any other flooring material. Our technicians are trained to deal with any type of floor.
What are my color options? The chair upholstery comes in 6 different color choices. They are cocoa, sand, slate, ruby, sapphire and jade.
What is the weight capacity? The Handicare 950 has a weight capacity of 310 pounds. If you require a heavy duty stairlift then check out the Handicare 1000 which can handle up to 440 pounds.
Will a this work as a wheelchair lift? No. You would have to transfer the person out of the wheelchair to the stairlift and then carry the wheelchair up the stairs and transfer the individual back to the wheelchair. If you want a wheelchair lifter then consider the mobile stair lift or a platform lift if you only have a few stairs to go up.
What if I have curved stairs? Then you would need the curved stairlift. However if you have two straight stairs with a landing then two straight chair lifts would also be an option. Our curved stair lifts start at $9,500.
Can a chair lift be used for just 3 steps? Yes, it could, however you should also consider just a wheelchair ramp for less than 4 steps. It would be much cheaper and portable.
Handicare Slide Track
Similar to a powered hinge, the Slide Track works automatically when the toggle or remote control is activated.
A Slide Track is slightly shorter than the length of your staircase. When you start to travel up the staircase the track will move with you. The track will reach the top of your stairs before the stairlift, it will stop whilst your stairlift continues on its journey to the top where you can safely dismount. When you come downstairs the track will travel down with you so you can dismount safely at the bottom.
The Slide Track has safety sensors at both ends, these will stop the track if it encounters an obstacle during use. Your stairlift will continue to move towards the obstacle if desired where, if safe to do so, you can remove the obstruction and continue your journey. Alternatively the track and stairlift can be moved away from the obstruction.
Handicare Hinge Rail
Manual hinged rail
In order for the seat to get low enough for the user to sit on, it is necessary for the track to extend beyond the staircase to the lower floor level. Or in some cases, there may be a doorway close to the bottom of the stairs and the track may intrude across this. In these circumstances a hinged track should be installed. This means that the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access.
A manual hinged rail allows for the bottom portion of the rail to be lifted up out of the way of any doorways or passageways when the stairlift is not in use. A manual hinge works with the assistance of a gas strut, meaning that operation is as easy as possible.
Powered hinged rail
Available for the 950 Plus, 1000 and Xclusive models.
Some straight stairlifts can be supplied with a powered hinged track that automatically extends when you go downstairs, and folds up when you go upstairs or want to park the lift out of the way, allowing clear access on the lower level.
Powered Swivel Seat
Another option on the Handicare straight stair lift 950 is for a power swivel seat. When you want to get off the chair lift, simply push a button to swivel the seat to the exit.
We also rent straight stair lifts by the month. For a free quote contact one of our sales team and we will put you in touch with our stairlift manager.
Handicare stairlift user manual for the 950
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