SL-1000  Straight Stairlift

  • Only available in Canada
  • For indoor use on a single flight of straight stairs
  • Suitable for residential use, or commercial use in certain regions
  • Quiet, reliable operation; 350 lb capacity
  • Constant charge battery system; can operate during power failure
  • For stairs with multiple levels, curves or intermediate landings, see the Stairfriend stairlift

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Continuous charge system: The battery is charged along the rail to keep it ready-to-use at all times.
Smooth, quiet operation: Drive system provides a soft start and stop with minimal noise.
Master shut off will turn off it not used for an extended amount of time: Money saving option for electricity and battery life.
On-board controls and infrared (wireless) remote: Easy to use controls, remote can be used to call the chair up or down when needed.
Obstacle sensors: Stops the chair if it meets an obstruction for safe operation.
Flexible configuration: Can be installed on the right or left side of stairs (field-reversible at time of installation).
Other standard features: Continuous pressure operation, foldable footrest, folds up to less than 14" (35 cm) from the wall.
Standard finish options: Neutral beige carriage and wipe clean synthetic leather upholstery, neutral rail finish.
Safety features: Swivel and lock seat, seatbelt, non-skid footrest, obstacle sensors.
Warranty: 36 months parts. Please see complete details here.


Flip-up rail: Optionally order your SL-1000 stairlift with a flip-up rail at the base of the stairs. If you have a door or entrance way at the base of your stairs, the rail folds up when the lift is not in use, leaving the entrance clear.
Other options: Overspeed brake, motor brake, emergency stop button.


Applications: Residential, commercial*, indoor, straight-run stairs.
Standard capacity: 350 lb (158 kg)
Maximum travel: 32' (9.75 m)
Nominal speed: 20 ft/min (0.10 m/s)
Motor: 1/2 hp
Fold-up width from wall: 13.75", 35 cm
Fold-out width: 24.25", 61.6 cm
Range of incline: 25˚ to 45˚ (public, USA), 25˚ to 55˚ (Residential Canada)
*where permitted by code


    Gallery of installations

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    The SL-1000 stairlift on a short flight of stairs in a retail setting

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    SL-1000 stairlift for straight stairs shown unfolded at the lower level

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    The SL-1000 stairlift folded up to allow access to the stairs

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    A woman riding an SL-1000 stairlift in her home

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    The SL-1000 is operated by a simple toggle switch on the armrest

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    A close-up of the flip-up rail option on the SL-1000 stairlift

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    A side view of the SL-1000 folded out

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    Side view of the SL-1000 folded up for access to the stairs