Lithium-Ion vs Lead-Acid

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Electric Forklift Throw-Down: Lithium-Ion vs Lead-Acid Batteries

Who would have ever believed that lithium-ion batteries would be such a popular source of power? Lithium-ion batteries power everything from cell phones and laptops to tablets and other computer electronics. Lithium-ion batteries offer high-density storage and on average, store about three times the energy of a comparable lead-acid battery. So why are they not in every new electric truck on the market?

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Read the Fine Print. Battery Warranties Explained

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As a user of industrial batteries, you may know that batteries are an expensive yet necessary investment. If there is an issue with a defective battery, warranty is normally the first thing customers want. Let us explain battery warranty to help you manage your fleet to avoid any costly downtime that may or may not be covered under warranty.   

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Preventing Forklift Battery Sulfation

Did you know the number one cause of early failures of lead-acid industrial batteries is sulfation? The build up of lead sulfate crystals eventually leads to loss of cranking power and longer changing times.

Battery plates regularly get sulfated. When batteries discharge, the lead active material on the plate reacts with the sulfate from the electrolyte and forms a lead sulfate residue on the plates. This reaction drains the battery of all lead active material and sulfate from the electrolyte remaining causing the battery to be fully discharged. After the battery is fully discharged like this, a recharge must commence as soon as possible. The recharge process consists of the lead sulfate residue converting back into the lead active material and the remaining sulfate is returned to the electrolytes. 

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Why Are My Forklift’s Battery Cables and Wires Getting So Hot?

If you have ever asked, yourself this question, then it’s time to take note of the warning. Because electric industrial lift trucks run at high current and low voltage that use electrochemical cells as their power source, it is not uncommon to experience an elevated temperature within the system somewhere. However, excessive heating of your electric forklifts components should never be ignored because it is likely an indicator of problems that will only get worse!

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Special Request- Battery Building

If we don’t have the size and capacity battery you need, we can locate it or build it ourselves.

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