How To Install Recliner Battery Pack

by Andrew Smith| Last Updated: February 1, 2022

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How to install recliner battery pack

Finally! The pain of having to keenly watch your kid(s) or pet(s) as they move around your electric power recliner due to the numerous power cables lying around is over. You now can’t contain the joy of having a battery-powered recliner. Not to mention, the high flexibility that the battery-powered recliners offer. But, how to install a recliner battery pack?

Relax! I got you covered. 

To install recliner battery pack, unplug the chair and turn it over. Remove the transformer motor and replace it with a powerpack. The number of motions on your recliner determines the number of batteries to use. If necessary, you may add a battery pack to a power recliner to avoid being stationary. 

Here, I’ll guide you on how to install a battery pack to your comfy recliner. 

How To Install Recliner Battery Pack (No Bracket)

Firstly, know that batteries have two outlets. There’s an outlet to plug your battery into the motor after fully charging. The other outlet plugs into the transformer. Regardless of your battery type, they’re compatible with any kind of transformer, and they’re easy to install. 

Step #1: Unplug the recliner and turn it over to access its bottom

Step #2: At the bottom of the recliner, access the transformer. If it’s not on the right, check it on the left, and vice-versa. Unplug it from the motor.

Step #3: Connect your recliner motor to the cables (pin-type) and the battery pack. Move the battery cable close to the recliner so that it can rest under the seat once you’ve moved your recliner back to its position. And boom! That’s all.

Step #4: Lift the recliner back to its position, sit, and relax.

Learn more? How to remove a recliner back.

How Do You Hook Up A Battery To A Recliner? (With Bracket)

To hook up a battery to a recliner with a bracket: 

Step #1: At the back of your recliner, lift the back flap and carefully snap the recliner battery pack into the bracket. 

Step #2: Flip your recliner to access its motor. Glab the round, flat pin and pull it to disconnect the motor from the transformer, which can be on the right or left of the recliner. It all depends on the design of your recliner. 

Step #3: Connect the recliner motor to the battery pack as well as the pin connection. 

Step#4: Have the back flap in its initial position and the recliner, too, after that. 

Step #5: Move the battery cables under the recliner to ensure that they’re secure. 

Can You Add A Battery Pack To A Power Recliner?

Power recliners have a battery backup to save for when you want to move it away from the source of power. Therefore, you can add a battery pack to most modern power recliners. To verify if your power recliner has a battery pack, check the cord to see if there’s an adapter box. 

If you see a 9V battery compartment, then you can add a battery pack. To save the life of your battery and recliner, replace the battery each time you use it.

How Do Power Recliners Get Power?

Power recliners get power by connecting the motor to a power source. Here’s what I’m saying. Every reclining unit of your power recliner has a motor. It’s this motor that connects to the source of power through a cable. 

The power cord, which should be behind the recliner, connects to the power source and plugs into an outlet (AC). 

Want to learn more? Here is a handy guide on Power Vs Manual Recliner.

Do All Power Recliners Have To Be Plugged In?

All power recliners must be plugged in for them to function. With a battery pack, however, you don’t need to plug in your recliner to a power source to use it. 

Hence, you can free-float power, thereby using your recliner anywhere you want without having to connect to a power outlet. 

One advantage of using a battery pack is that you won’t have the trouble of power cables crossing all over your room. Besides, you can simply hide the battery cables underneath your recliner.

Also read: 12 Best Power Recliner with Heat and Massage to Buy in 2022

How Do You Recharge A Recliner Battery?

To recharge a recliner battery:

  • Connect your battery to the transformer. Your manufacturer supplies that. 
  • Plug both the transformer and battery into a power source (recommended: 120V).
  • The light-emitting diode (LED) should blink red to indicate that it’s charging.
  • Once fully charged, there will be solid green light. 
  • Upon seeing the green light, you can now stop charging by unplugging the transformer from the power outlet.
  • Proceed by disconnecting the pack from the transformer. 
  • You can now plug back the recliner battery pack into the power cable.

Note:  Some battery packs, for example, lifestyle battery packs, must not be unplugged when charging.

Caution: 

  1. If you’re using the battery for the first time, charge it for not less than 8 hours before using it.
  2. Don’t allow the battery to get fully drained, as that may make recharge difficult.
  3. Only use the original power cord—provided by the manufacturer. 

How Many Batteries Do I Need For A Recliner Sofa?

There’s no specific number of batteries you’ll need for a reclining sofa as it all goes down to the number of motions available on your model.  Here’s the thing, each motion needs a different battery pack. 

Take, for example, if one recliner sofa has two motions and another three, you’ll need two and three battery packs for each, respectively. 

It’s worth noting that your battery pack may drain fast if your recliner has a headrest, speakers, Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, and LED lights. The life of your battery pack may also be compromised by these features.  

Nothing to worry about, though—only be ready to do a replacement soon if you’re using those features.

Video Guide on Installing a Recliner Battery Pack & Motor

FAQs

Can I Use An Extension Cord For My Recliner?

Depending on your recliner, for example, LazBoy, it may be unsafe to use an extension cord for your recliner—the same case with adapters and surge protectors. To be sure, check with your manufacturer. 

Parting Shot

How to install a recliner battery pack like a pro is as easy as ABC. All you need is the original power cord. Also, avoid using the battery before charging it for 8 hours prior to its initial use. This saves you the trouble of having to buy another one sooner than expected.

In addition, never use your battery until it’s fully drained. This makes it hard to recharge, thereby making you budget for another soon.