How can we help you? How long do the batteries last? 0 out of 3 found this helpful With the stair lift, you can expect between 20 and 40 trips between charges which can vary depending upon the length of the stair lift, the angle (steepness) of the track, and the weight size of the rider. Additionally, you can expect your maintenance free batteries to have a lifetime of 1 to 2 years before needing replacement. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (2) Category: General Related Questions Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? Will a stair lift block my staircase? Can you install a stair lift outside? I have a landing in between two straight flights of stairs, what is the solution to this?