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 When do I need a stair lift? What if something is in the way or on the track of the stair lift? Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? Will a stair lift block my staircase?