How to Charge a Scissor Lift
There is a great convenience when utilizing a scissor lift, since the ease of working and the lift basket's security gives peace of mind when attempting to carry out tasks which would have otherwise required using the step of a ladder. The safety risks involved with this equipment make it the best alternative for performing jobs from heights.
Nearly all scissor lifts are powered electrically by batteries which have been mounted directly onto the equipment. These batteries would have to be charged following a long shift or after sitting for extended periods without use. It is an easy task to charge the batteries. This could be done without any particular equipment or tools and requires no heavy labor.
The equipment has to be positioned next to an electrical output in order to prepare the scissor lift for charging. This charging place should also be in a well-ventilated place. After that, in order to avoid another operator from driving away with the lift plugged in, press the emergency shut-off switch. The emergency shut off switch is the big red button located inside the basket of the lift, near the charger or the control box. Find the battery charger on the right side of the base of the lift. Usually, older units will have the charger mounted on the back of the lift.
Next, plug the charger into the AC extension cord. Be certain you are charging in a place that is well ventilated and afterward plug the extension cord into an electrical outlet. So as to prevent accidental damage from being run over, the length of the electrical cord on the battery charger is intentionally short. This is because if any extra length were to drop out of the battery charger storage place while in use, extreme danger could potentially take place.