A single or dual motor riser recliner?

Dual or Single Motor Recliner Chairs: What’s the difference?

Families looking for a Mobility Riser Recliner are often faced with several decisions. One of the most important of these is whether to settle for a single or dual motor model. It is imperative that you understand what separates the two. Single motor recliner chairs may appear to be cheaper, however they may not necessarily provide the comfort and support that your loved on needs.

Single motor recliner chair

A single motor chair, as you might have guessed, is made up of just one motor which controls all the seat’s actions. This means that it can only offer one fixed action. Single motor mobility chairs are usually cheaper than 2 motor models and this could be reason enough to buy one. However, single motor models have limited movement options which make them unsuitable for some conditions such as arthritis.



Dual motor recliner chair

With dual motor recliner chairs, two or more motors are used to power the back and footrest independently. Some models have a third motor to power the riser function which tips the seat base forward allowing the occupant to stand up.

Generally speaking, double motor mobility chairs are more expensive than single motors. However, don’t let the cost dissuade you, they provide many more adjustment options which may be necessary if your loved one has impaired movement.



If you are unsure, then why not speak to one of our representatives who can offer in-depth details on the items available and how they could improve yours or your loved one’s daily life.

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