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Through-the-floor lift benefits

No hoistway: Get a self-contained lift without the expense and fuss that comes with building an elevator shaftway

Wheelchair accessible: Choose from 500 lb or 850 lb capacity to easily accommodate a passenger in a wheelchair

Modern and sleek: Standard light gray frame finish and acrylic panels make our through-floor lifts a stylish addition to your home

Savaria Telecab Through-Floor Lifts

A space-saving alternative to a full residential elevator

If you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or other mobility aid, transferring to and from a stairlift every day may not be practical. The innovative Savaria Telecab family of through-the-floor lifts provide easy accessibility between two floors in your home while allowing to use that mobility aid throughout your home.

These innovative lifts “appear” and “vanish” through a cut-out in the floor. You get easy access between floors without giving up living space to a hidden hoistway. As a self-supporting unit, there is no need to go to the expense and hassle of constructing a shaftway or elevator pit. All you need is a support wall and floor cut-out.

Two models, two capacity ratings

With two fully wheelchair accessible models to choose from, the Telecab family boasts sleek and modern look with an enclosed cab and acrylic panels that create a light and airy feeling as you enjoy a smooth and quiet ride.

The original Telecab offers a capacity of 500 lb and up to 23′ of travel. Its small footprint requires a minimum floor cut-out of 36″ x 60.5″. There are multiple cab sizes and configurations available, including straight-through and same-side entry/exit.

The Telecab 17 model offers a capacity of 850 lb, perfect for heavier mobility equipment. This higher-capacity model requires a minimum floor cut-out of 60.5″ x 35.25″. There are two cab sizes available, including a 36″ x 54″ cab when a little more room is required.

Is the Telecab a wheelchair elevator?

Is the Telecab a wheelchair elevator?

Some manufacturers refer to their wheelchair accessible through-the-floor lifts as wheelchair elevators. But those products operate on constant pressure or “hold-to-run” controls, just like the Telecab. To make the lift move, you have to press and hold the buttons in the cab.

Technically, this makes the Telecab, and similar products, a wheelchair lift—even though it looks like a home elevator.

The good news is that many jurisdictions offer tax rebates or funding programs that can help pay for a wheelchair lift, but those same programs will not cover a home elevator.

Proven reliability and safety

Proven reliability and safety

The Savaria Telecab home lift is built on the same drive system as our popular and robust commercial-grade V-1504 wheelchair lift and features a robust and reliable hydraulic drive system enclosed in a tower, eliminating the need for a separate machine room.

The Telecab is operated by easy-to-use constant pressure controls with keyless or keyed access on car and call stations, and comes packed with safety features, including:

  • Interior lighting
  • Emergency stop and alarm buttons
  • Battery lowering in case of power failure, as well as manual emergency lowering
  • In-cab telephone
  • Non-skid platform
  • Sensors on the top and under-panel to stop the unit if it detects an obstruction
  • Pressure relief valve to prevent platform overload
  • Door interlock
  • Slack chain safety device
  • Optional battery backup power for up to 5 trips up and down, in case of power failure

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