Here we explain how a single motor action chair operates.

Please note not all makes of chair operate in the same way so this information is only relevant to the Sherborne & Celebrity range of chairs.

A single motor or one motor electric rise and recline chair will recline and help you stand up, all at the touch of a button.
One motor operates all movements of the chair.

single-motor-handsetThe three button handset allows you to raise the legrest only before the back starts to recline. When the legrest is fully raised the backrest then reclines to approximately 45 degrees. Any position between being seated or fully reclined can be held when the button is released. The second button will return the chair to the seated position, then raise and tilt the chair to assist standing. The ‘intelligent’ third (large top) button returns the chair from any reclined or lifted angle to the standard sitting position.

This action enables the chair to be positioned approximately 8″ to 10″(20-25cm) from a wall.  The action used in a single motor chair requires less space behind the chair to fully recline than a dual motor chair (approximately 50% less) A single motor chair is ideal where space behind the chair is restricted. The three button handset is simple and easy to use. A single motor chair will cost less than a dual motor chair, most chairs are available as either a single or dual motor action.

Points to consider when choosing a single or dual motor rise and recline chair.

What do you want from the chair?
How much flexibility do you need?
How much space do you have where the chair will be positioned?
What is your budget?

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