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How to Install a Battery Pack for a Recliner

Installing a battery pack for a recliner involves securing the battery pack to the bottom of the recliner. Learn the process here in these video tutorials.

Recline Cord-Free with FreeMotion

Cut the cord on reclining furniture. Here’s how to use the FreeMotion Battery Pack.

What Is the FreeMotion Battery Pack?

Ready to cut the cord on your reclining furniture? FreeMotion Battery Pack lets you place your motion furniture without the hassle of cords, giving you the ability to:

  • Float your sofa or sectional in the middle of the room
  • Move your loveseat closer to the TV
  • Place your power recliner on the front porch
  • Move your reclining furniture anywhere – no cords required

What's Included With the FreeMotion Battery Pack

The FreeMotion Battery Pack is a way to enjoy your reclining furniture without the need to plug it into a wall. FreeMotion features include:

  • Smart power displays with 20-minute low battery warning signal
  • The largest power capacity on the market
  • Three battery size options for all your power reclining needs
  • 5-year limited warranty for buyer confidence

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Watch: How to Install the FreeMotion Battery Pack - Without Bracket

How to Install the FreeMotion Battery Pack - No Bracket

  1. Tip the recliner over so you can access the motor.
  2. Locate and disconnect existing power motor and transformer. Pull the connection apart to disconnect. On a sofa or loveseat, the transformer is usually located on the outer left or right edge or on the back of the frame. The connection you pull apart is a flat, round pin type.
  3. Connect motor to FreeMotion Battery Pack. Connect the motor to both the pin connection and battery pack.
  4. Turn furniture upright. When the recliner piece is upright, the battery cable should rest underneath.
  5. Tuck the battery underneath. Find a good location to rest the FreeMotion battery.
Note: This process is for furnishings without a bracket, where the motor connection is located under the recliner. FreeMotion Battery Packs also come with brackets; batteries with brackets involve a separate installation process, which can be found below.

How to Install the FreeMotion Battery Pack - With Bracket

How to Install the FreeMotion Battery Pack - With Bracket

  1. Lift the backflap at the back of your reclining furniture.
  2. Snap the battery pack into the bracket.
  3. Tip your reclining furniture over, so you can easily access the motor.
  4. Locate where the motor connects to the existing transformer. Pull the connection apart to disconnect. On a sofa or loveseat, the transformer is usually located on the outer left or right edge or on the back of the frame. The connection you pull apart is a flat, round pin type.
  5. Connect motor to FreeMotion Battery Pack. Connect the motor to both the pin connection and battery pack.
  6. Return the backflap to its original position and secure.
  7. Return your furniture to its upright position, being sure that your battery cable rests underneath.
Please note that power reclining units with USB ports, power headrests, LED lights and speakers will significantly reduce battery life and require more frequent charging.

The two main types of recliners are manual and power. Manual recliners require lifting and releasing a lever to recline back and forth. With a power recliner, however, all it takes is the push of a button for the recliner to operate. In power recliners, this button works when the recliner is connected, via a cord, to a wall outlet.

What happens, though, when the electricity’s out – or the cord gets loose from the outlet? Or, perhaps even more common – if you want to place your recliner in a spot where a wall outlet is nowhere within reach?

Forget about dealing with extension cords – or having to get up from your seat to fix a plug that’s fallen out. Instead, let a battery pack save the day – and stay comfy and reclined no matter your electricity access!

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