Does a Power Recliner Need to be Plugged In?

If you’re in the market for a new recliner, you may be wondering if power recliners need to be plugged in. Power recliners are a type of reclining chair that uses a motor to push the chair back into a reclined position. Most power recliners have a built-in power cord that plugs into an outlet, but some models may also include a battery backup in case of power outages. So, do all power recliners need to be plugged in?

What is a Power Recliner?

A power recliner is a type of reclining chair that uses a motor to push the chair back into a reclined position. You may have also heard them referred to as electric chair recliners.  Power recliners typically have a built-in power cord that plugs into an outlet, but some models may also include a battery backup in case of power outages.

Power recliners work by using a motor to push the chair back into a reclined position. The motor is controlled by a hand control that is typically located on the side of the chair.  Oftentimes, this is a button that you press. To recline the chair, simply push the button on the hand control and the chair will slowly recline back.  Other times, your power recliner may actually have a wireless remote control that will control the positioning of the recliner.  Some recliners even have “memory” options, where it will recline into a specific position upon pressing a button.  Additionally, when you press the “home” button, it will move back to its original upright position.  Some of these recliners even offer USB ports for your electronics!

Plugging in Your Power Recliner

The short answer is yes, power recliners generally need to be plugged in to work. However, there are a few exceptions. As we said previously, many power recliners come with a battery backup that allows the chair to be used for a limited time without power. There are even power recliners now that solely rely on a battery pack to function!  This takes away the trouble of needing to have the recliner plugged in and located close to an outlet.  Additionally, many power recliners nowadays have a manual override that allows the user to still recline the chair without power.

Your power recliner can be plugged into any outlet.  However, despite this, you need to make sure that the cord that plugs into the wall is not too tight or strained.  This can actually harm the cord and prevent it from working properly.

Power Recliners vs. Manual Recliners

Power recliners are a great addition to any home, but this does not mean that manual recliners are no longer suitable for your home.  In fact, if your chair will be placed too far away from an outlet to be plugged in, you may still want to keep a manual recliner in your home.  Of course, if you have a battery operated power recliner, this will not be an issue.

Power recliners are also a great choice for individuals who struggle to recline manual recliners for various reasons.  They allow the recliner to become a truly effortless experience, which gives you more time to relax.  Some power recliners can even adjust to provide support exactly where you need it most – whether that may be an adjusted headrest or more lumbar support.

However, because of all of the bells and whistles that come with a power recliner, they often come at a higher cost than your traditional recliner.  So, if you are on a tighter budget, a manual recliner may be your best choice.  Additionally, a manual recliner will give you the freedom to style the room without having to consider where all the outlets are located in the room.

When it comes down to it, it does not matter whether you choose a power recliner or a manual recliner to include in your home.  If you prefer manual recliners, that is perfectly fine!  The purpose of any recliner is to allow you to relax as much as possible.  Choose the option that is going to allow you to relax more.

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Overall, power recliners are a great way to relax and unwind. They are comfortable, convenient, and can be a great addition to any home. Just be sure to plug them in so you can enjoy them to the fullest!

Are you in the market for a new power recliner and are located near Asheville or Raleigh, North Carolina?  Contact us here at Ambiente Modern Furniture.  All of the products in our store are crafted using high quality materials with your comfort in mind.  Check out our power recliners in our inventory or stop by our showroom at your earliest convenience.  If you found a product online that we do not have readily available to take home from our showroom, we will assist you in ordering that piece directly to your home.  We look forward to seeing you soon to help you purchase your perfect recliner.

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