Designed for outdoor use, the Model 320 is built to withstand heavy rain, dusty wind and salt-laden sea-breezes.
The chair rides along a 4″ wide rail which is securely fastened to some of the stair treads.
The chair is battery powered, and trickle-charges constantly so that the stairlift is always ready for use. The battery-charger needs to be kept dry, so is usually placed indoors, with a low-voltage wire going to the stairlift.
Keyed landing-controls prevent unauthorized use of the stairlift.
A sturdy cover may be used to protect the stairlift when not in use.
All Stannah stairlifts are tested at full load for the equivalent of 10 years of use, and the motor/gearbox is tested for the equivalent of 20 years. This is a robust stairlift designed to serve you well.
Specifications and Planning
Dimensions measured from the wall are nominal – the addition of a wide baseboard or similar obstruction may affect the dimensions taken from this point. The dimensions are accurate, but you should add 1″ clearance for the user.
Weight limit: 300lbs.
Minimum stair width: about 27″. (The stairlift takes up less, but you need room for the users’ knees)
Distance between armrests: 19″
Depth of seat cushion: 15″
Seat height from floor: 21″
Space needed at the bottom of the stairs: about 27″ in front of first step (but chair can be folded and sent up the stairs when not in use)
Folded width from wall: 12.9″
Rail protrusion at bottom landing: about 15″
Rail protrusion at top landing: about 4″, but can be installed at 0″ if there is a door at the top
Width of rail: 4″
Distance of rail from baseboard: usually about 3¾”
Speed: about 18’/minute
Landing controls: two, hard-wired
Battery life – stairlift: typically 3-5 years
Service interval: twice-yearly service is recommended
User maintenance required: none, but a wipe down with a damp cloth is OK for cleaning
Standard safety devices:
Over-speed governor: required in public buildings, so we fit one to all our stairlifts
Safety sensors: on the footrest and both sides of chair, to stop the stairlift if it touches an obstruction
Constant battery-charging: to prevent dead batteries, the biggest cause of call-outs for most stairlifts