How to Charge a Scissor Lift
There is a great ease when using a scissor lift, as the convenience of working and the lift basket's safety gives peace of mind while trying to perform tasks which could have otherwise required working off the step of a ladder. The safety risks involved with this particular equipment make it the best option for completing tasks from heights.
Nearly all scissor lifts are operated by batteries that are internally mounted in the lift's base. These batteries have to be charged following a long shift or due to sitting after extended periods without use. It is a simple task to charge the batteries. This can be carried out without any specialized equipment or tools and requires no heavy labor.
The machinery has to be positioned near an electrical output so as to prepare the scissor lift for charging. This charging area must also be in a well-ventilated area. Then, 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 large red button found inside the basket of the lift, near the control box or the charger. Find the battery charger on the right side of the base of the lift. Normally, units which are older will have the charger mounted on the back of the lift.
After that, plug the charger into the AC extension cord. Be certain you are charging in an area that is well ventilated and then 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 purposely short. This is because if any extra length were to drop out of the battery charger storage place while in use, extreme danger could likely occur.