Summerlift™ is a significant breakthrough in lift & lower technology.
Summerlift is a low-voltage high torque electrically powered lift designed for near-silent raising and lowering of up to 200 pounds. Precise height positioning, automatic dynamic braking and uneven load management are just the beginning.
Summerlift™ was designed and developed using the highest reliability drive with engineered, geared, power transmission to produce extremely smooth load raising and lowering to move even sensitive equipment.
To energize, turn key switch to the right. To test, touch the rocker switch control in one direction and then the other. NOTE: the Summerlift straps must be fully unwound prior to installation of the lift platform. The Summerlift unit arrives with all four belts fully extended. AFTER TESTING, BE CERTAIN TO RETURN THE BELTS TO THEIR FULLY EXTENDED POSITION PRIOR TO COMMENCING INSTALLATION.
To test a remote control - equipped Summerlift touch “A” and then “B” on the “clicker”.
The Battery Float harger
Front & Back
Components that came with the Summerlift
The two long screws are for fastening the key switch
The short screws are for the included strap retainers
The magnet and stainless steel screw are for the upper limit switch
The Magic Sliders are to permit the lift platform to slide up and down within your cabinetry. Two are inserted on the front face of the Summerlift platform; two are fixed to the outside of each side and back of the carrier cabinetry that raises and lowers with the platform.
1.The outer shell to which the lift straps are fastened and,
2.The Carrier which has two sides and a back – and is fastened to the lift platform.
The carrier is secured to the lift platform. Note that the lifting belts exit the lift under the rollers and pass upwards along the sides of the carrier. The belts are secured to the inside of the outer shell.
Installation into existing cabinetry (modifying a cabinet)
Installing the Lift
Verify that the lift platform is level.
Pull one strap at a time straight up above the center of each roller and secure the strap (temporary) with a short staple (1/4”), tape etc..
Verify that the centerline distance between the straps at the top is the same as the center-to-center distance between the rollers at the bottom!
On a strap by strap basis, apply upward tension until by “feel” the platform starts to be lifted – gently does it!. Fasten each strap in turn when the tensions are approximately even. NOTE at this point, we insert a ¼” staple through the strap to secure it for thenext step.
With minimal weight on the platform, carefully raise the Summerlift until it reaches the desired height.
Verify that as it comes up, there is constant contact with the front cabinet face and the rising platform. Check to see that the belts remain in the center of the rollers.
When it reaches the desired height, stop its rise and verify that the platform is level from left to right and from front to back.
NOTE:IF THE SUMMERLIFT HAS BEEN operated without activating the upper and lower limit switches, YOU MAY FIND THAT RAISING THE SWITCH LEVER LOWERS THE UNIT INSTEAD OF RAISING . . . To Correct: Hold the “UP” lever-- the platform lowers - - continue to hold the “UP” lever - - after a brief pause, the platform will raise and the controls will have been corrected.
Install the upper limit switch magnet by first determining its proper position.
For remote equipped Summerlifts, extend (unwind) the remote antenna wire up the inside face of your cabinet and secure with staples or tape.Install and test upper limit switch. Then Install and test lower limit switch – adjusting lower limit switch so platform rests/stops in contact with bottom of cabinet or cleats.
An important word to cabinetry builders about style and safety....
The designer of the custom cabinetry you are about to build will be concerned with style.
You, the cabinetry builder, will be responsible to make certain your end product is as safe as it is beautiful.
When the cabinet is in the lowered position, you will need to make certain you have allowed a minimum of 1/2" of clearance between the carrier top and cabinetry sides, so that no "crush" point exists. This is a major safety feature!
We also recommend that a concealed manual control switch be positioned in a convenient location on the cabinetry. This switch will allow the carrier to instantly be raised (by hand or by foot operation) in the event the remote control "clicker" is not readily available. A built-in 5 year battery allows the lift to be operated even in the event of an electrical outage.
Particular attention to safety should be exercised if your cabinetry designer contemplates use of overhanging tops and/or an indented carrier placement on cabinetry.
Safety Item: The Summerlift Remote control has a default setting which requires its user to depress one of the directional buttons for the duration of the desired lift movement (up or down). Removing your finger from the button will stop the lift's movement.This ensures that the only time the lift can move, is when it is under an operator's control.
The drawings below illustrate a typical 27" POP-UP TV cabinetry configuration with an overhanging top, showing the top with 1/2" clearance above the sides.
The configuration shown in the sketch below provides for a "flip-down" portion on the front of the cabinetry.
This is only shown as a method of concealing the front opening which may be needed to exist for infrared control of VCR/cable box.
THE WIRES AND CABLES GO?
On the Standard Sumerlift model adequate cable clearance exists behind the platform for electrical/coaxial cable access to the TV and VCR/cable box.
that there must be adequate cable length to permit the carrier (lifted platform
and TV) to move freely to its upper position, and for the cables to not be
caught or otherwise bound during either upward or lowering movement.
Wire management clips are widely available.
|The wiring to the manual switch is included. Wires may be cut or lengthened as needed. Note that wire size may be reduced to 22 gage or smaller to manual switch.|
|The TV/VCR etc. power may easily be provided by including an internal
surge protected outlet strip (best mounted on the VCR shelf if used or
behind TV). The Summerlift charger cube may be plugged into the surge
strip or into the wall outlet.
To have the TV turn on when the lift is activated, a Radio Shack (prox $18) plug-in RF switch can be added between the TV power cord and the surge strip.
The RF frequencies used may be changed easily. There are "dip switches" located on the circuit board and inside the "clicker". To change frequencies to operate multiple units in the same room, change both dip switch settings on circuit board and clicker for the second unit etc..
The remote control circuit board has a red slide
switch labeled "momentary". If absolutely necessary, that switch may
be moved to require only a touch of the up/down button to have the lift
move to its full limit.
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Learn more about this and other Summerlift models:
|For MORE INFORMATION use links at right:||SUMMERLIFT main
Summerlift -CL (cable-lift) models
How to Use Them in EXISTING CABINETRY
LIFT BASICS -HINTS
BASIC MANUAL Summerlift Standard model
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