La-Z-Boy Rechargeable Battery Packs: Features, Functionality, & Pro Tips
May 17, 2021
According to the Oxford Dictionary, comfort is defined as “a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint”.
Nowhere in that definition does it say that comfort requires work or hassle. In fact, convenience and comfort should go hand in hand!
Power furniture hits the nail on the head when it comes to comfort. With just the touch of a button, you can recline back with ease. No need to waste your energy by pulling a handle or lever.
But if the energy to recline isn’t coming from you, it must come from somewhere. Power recliners and sofas need a power source in order to operate and grant effortless relaxation.
Typically, power furniture needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. Being tethered to an outlet takes some of the “ease” out of comfort as it dictates the positioning of your furniture placement as you must find ways to hide the cord and remain aware of the potential tripping hazard.
That is why cordless rechargeable battery packs are the perfect solution to the hassle!
At La-Z-Boy, we offer a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack that replaces the furniture’s corded power supply. Read on to learn about the battery pack features, functionality, & pro tips of use.
What is a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack?
The Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack offers cordless power to operate power reclining furniture at La-Z-Boy.
At La-Z-Boy, all our furniture is customizable, to provide you with many options to create furnishing unique to your preferences, style, and comfort needs. The battery pack is considered an upgrade option offered on all power furniture, excluding lift chairs. It takes one battery pack to power a recliner and two battery packs to power a loveseat, sofa, or sectional.
At La-Z-Boy, a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack costs $300.
With the use of a rechargeable battery pack, your power furniture can be free from the hassles and constraints of a corded power supply.
Such cordless power allows for carefree operation and the flexibility to place power reclining furniture anywhere on the floor of your indoor room, without the need to be plugged into a wall outlet.
This is particularly beneficial to those who intend on placing their furniture in the middle of an open concept room. Instead of running a long cord across the room creating a tripping hazard or ugly lump in the carpet, the battery pack offers a cleaner look.
Alternatively, maybe your furniture is placed against a wall, but it is still too far from a power source. The cord attached to power furniture is only 5 to 6 feet long.
Further, if you find yourself getting tired of your furniture arrangement, the battery pack allows you to easily move around your furniture.
Battery Pack Features
|Universal Design with Dual Input & Output Connectors
|A single SKY delivers all-inclusive cordless power to all types of non-lift La-Z-Boy PowerRecliner products (excluding power recline Lift Chairs and manual recline La-Z-Touch recliners).
|LED Charge Status Indicator
The battery pack includes an LED charging status indicator light that flashes red while charging and changes to a steady green when fully charged. A quick glance and you will know the charging status of the battery pack.
Charging the battery pack takes approximately 5 – 7 hours.
|Low Battery Signal
|An audible low-battery signal (beep) is transmitted when the battery pack is near the end of its charge, alerting you that the battery needs to be recharged. A few full reclining cycles are remaining when the first low-battery signal is emitted.
|Built-In Mechanism Protection
|The battery pack has a power output limitation that will cut power to the reclining furniture if an obstruction is encountered that prevents the reclining mechanism from moving, thereby enhancing the safety and preventing damage to the reclining mechanism.
|Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Recognized Component
Our battery pack is UL recognized – both components inside and the battery pack itself have been evaluated by UL and meet applicable UL requirements.
Additionally, our battery pack is recognized for both the US and Canadian requirements. La-Z-Boy prides itself in providing safe products and is proud to bear the UL stamp of recognition.
|1 Year Warranty
|The Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack has a one (1) year warranty for manufacturing and material defects
Functionality & Performance of the Battery Pack
Set-Up & Usage
The battery pack is sold separately from your power furniture as an upgrade option. This pack comes with an input cable, output cable, and a charging unit.
The set-up is quite simple. All you need to do is connect the charged battery pack to your furniture. On the back base of your furniture, you will find a power box. Typically, this power box is attached to a cord that is to be plugged into a wall outlet. Instead, you will use the cables to attach your charged battery pack.
Once properly plugged in, the battery pack will power your furniture.
For safety purposes, it is important that the battery pack is placed behind the furniture. Do not place the battery pack inside or underneath the furniture. Further, be sure to keep the rechargeable battery pack and cables away from the reclining mechanism within the furniture.
The battery pack will drain with regular use and it will eventually transmit a low-battery signal when it is nearing the end of its charge.
At this point, it is time to recharge your battery pack. To do so, simply disconnect the battery pack from the power box on the back of your furniture and plug it into the charger. The charger must be plugged into a wall outlet to successfully recharge the battery.
After about 5 to 7 hours, the battery pack will emit a green light to indicate that it is fully charged. You can now unplug the battery from the charging unit and plug it back into your furniture as you did before.
Battery Pack Life & Operating Cycles
Battery pack life and the number of operating cycles provided by a fully charged battery are dependent on several variables, such as …
- The number and extent reclining position
- Storage and duration of storage (storage refers to the time when the battery is not in use)
- The user’s physical body size
- The amount of power a specific piece of furniture requires
- Feature usage when operating on the battery
- Ambient temperature
- Use of a USB port
At the very least, the battery pack provides about five days of cordless operation when fully charged with ten reclining cycles per day. It is, however, possible to extend the battery life of your pack beyond five days.
It is important to note that it is normal for the battery pack to drain slowly over time, even when it is not in use (storage). After four months of storage, the battery will have approximately 20% of its power remaining before it must be recharged.
Just like how a cellphone or laptop will slowly lose its battery life over time, a rechargeable battery pack is no different.
Eventually, the battery will have to be replaced.
Pro Tips …
Picture this! You have been enjoying your cordless power recliner for a couple of months now. You have become accustomed to coming home from a long day and kicking back into your recliner with ease, no effort required.
Today was an exceptionally long and draining day. The only thing that got you through your treacherous commute home in traffic was the thought of laying back on your plush power recliner chair. The only thing left to do is take off your shoes and press a button.
But instead, once you finally sit in your recliner and eagerly tap the recline button, nothing happens. Your chair remains stationary. The battery pack is out of power! And although sitting upright in your recliner is much more comfortable than your car seat, you have a favourite reclining position that your body craves.
While this is just a story, it doesn’t sound like a pleasant reality.
Luckily our clients have come up with some tips & tricks to avoid running out of power at less than favourable times.
Tip #1 Charge Your Battery Pack Every Night
Instead of waiting for your battery pack to beep or suddenly lose power, some clients recommend being proactive by charging their battery pack every night. Just like you plug in your phone before bed, consider incorporating the charging of your battery pack into your nighttime routine.
Tip #2 Multiple Battery Packs
Further, some clients decide to invest in multiple battery packs. Simply switch out one battery pack while the other is charging and your furniture will never be without power.
If you are shopping for power furniture, or perhaps you already own some, the rechargeable battery pack upgrade may be exactly what you need to experience maximum and hassle-free comfort for your home.
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We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the perfect power furniture activated by your rechargeable battery pack! You are one step closer to cordless comfort.
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