How to Charge a Scissor Lift
There is a great ease when utilizing a scissor lift, as the ease of working and the lift basket's safety provides peace of mind while attempting to carry out tasks which could have otherwise needed using the rung of a ladder. The safety risks involved with this specific machine make it the right option for carrying jobs from heights.
Nearly all scissor lifts are powered electrically by batteries that have been mounted directly onto the machine. These batteries would have to be charged after a long shift or after sitting for extended periods without use. It is a simple job to charge the batteries. This can be carried out without any particular equipment or tools and requires no heavy labor.
The machinery needs to be parked next to an electrical output so as to prepare the scissor lift for charging. This charging area must also be in a well-ventilated area. Next, 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 in the lift basket, near the control box or the charger. Find the battery charger on the base of the lift on the right side. Often, older models would have the charger mounted on the rear of the lift.
The AC extension cord must next be plugged into the charger. Be sure to charge in a well ventilated area and plug the 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 purposely short. This is because if any extra length were to drop out of the battery charger storage area when in use, extreme danger can potentially happen.