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4 Reasons to Use Our Battery Rental Service

Industrial Powersource has been offering a battery rental service for many years now, and we find that it offers tremendous value to our clients. Whenever we get a chance, we always like to point out our rental service to clients who are not utilizing it, just so they know that they have the option.

Why would you ever need to rent a battery? When we get this question, we offer answers that deal with short and long-term issues. The flexibility of our rental program is what makes it so popular with our clients, and we would like to see more of our customers take advantage of what the rental program has to offer.

Save Money On Batteries

Our rental program allows you to have the batteries you need at a fraction of the cost of buying them. If your company is not comfortable buying used batteries, then we would recommend renting them to save on costs and still get the power you need.

Choose Your Accessories

When we rent out our industrial batteries, we always allow customers the option of renting chargers, racks and material handling equipment as well. Once again, this is a convenient service that gives you all of the power equipment you need at a fraction of the cost of making a full purchase.

Get Your Batteries Now

If your batteries are not properly maintained, then they will start malfunctioning and giving you problems. One of the more common maintenance issues companies have with their industrial batteries is improper watering habits. An industrial battery without water is a battery waiting to burn out. The last thing you need is to find out that one or more of your batteries are dead, and you have no replacements on hand.

Instead of forcing yourself to invest in brand new batteries that can take time to get up and running, just call our rental service and we will have batteries to your site quickly that you can use immediately. You will reduce costly downtime, and you will buy yourself the time you need to alter the budget to replace the batteries that were damaged.

Save Money On Temporary Projects

You brought in a couple of extra forklifts or scissor lifts to do a special inventory project in your warehouse, but the lifts did not come with batteries. This scenario is more common than you may think, and it can create a difficult situation. Do you put that temporary equipment to the side and slow the pace of your inventory, or do you buy new batteries for machines that you will only have for a week or so?

The solution is our battery rental service. You can rent batteries to run machines for temporary projects, and you can also use our rental service to offset the costs of buying batteries as your operations grow. With our battery rental service, you can add more machines and put off the costs of buying new batteries until your budget allows for it.

The Industrial Powersource battery rental program has been popular with our customers for a long time because it delivers value and quality products. The next time you find yourself needing to replace a burnt out battery or in need of a temporary battery to run new equipment, we recommend you give us a call and use our battery rental service for immediate results.

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Why Choose an H2GO Battery?

At IPS, we offer a full range of Crown Batteries, but we sell more H2GO batteries than any other type. Aside from being a quality Crown product, the H2GO battery has some unique features that make it a great value for our customers. When you are looking for forklift batteries or heavy duty batteries that use the latest technology to give you more for your money, then we suggest that you take a look at the H2GO line of Crown batteries.

Watering Intervals Are Expanded

A battery operates using a carefully blended combination of acid and water called electrolyte. As the battery generates energy, the water evaporates and it becomes necessary to add water to the battery over time. If you try to water your battery too much to cut back on watering intervals, then the electrolyte will overflow and possibly corrode your equipment or harm your employees.

When you don’t water your batteries enough, the level of acid continues to drop until the battery is permanently damaged. Watering batteries requires removing the cap on each cell and refilling the water to the proper level. Most batteries must be watered every two or three weeks, which can take up a lot of time.

The H2GO batteries only need to be watered once every three to six weeks. This allows you and your crew to invest more time in getting work done, and less time in watering your batteries.

Recombinant Vent Caps

Your batteries give off a liquid emission that is a combination of the water and acid used to safely generate power. One of the reasons why the H2GO batteries only need to be watered once every nine to 12 weeks is because of their recombinant vent caps.

These innovative caps gather the escaping liquid and recombine it in with the electrolyte in each battery cell. It is a safe and effective way to reduce electrolyte loss in your batteries, and give you more battery time.

Advanced Separators

Within each battery cell is a separator material that helps to reduce how much water is evaporated as the battery operates. In the H2GO Crown batteries, there is an advanced separator material that improves each cell’s ability to accept charges, and significantly reduce the amount of water used to generate energy. This is yet another innovative Crown feature in the H2GO line of batteries that saves you time and money.

Advanced Skeletal Structure

When every part of a battery is designed to maximize electrolyte usage, then you get a battery that lasts longer. The H2GO batteries use a special paste in their skeletal structure that makes better use of the electrolyte inside, and also prevents any liquids from escaping from the battery. With this advanced skeletal structure, your H2GO battery will last longer and require less watering intervals.

The H2GO batteries come with a five-year warranty and an LED indicator that takes all of the guess work out of monitoring and replenishing water levels. With all of the advanced features Crown Batteries has put into the H2GO line, it is easy to see why so many of our industrial and commercial clients choose these batteries to operate their forklifts, scissor lifts and any other equipment that requires reliable battery power.

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What to Wear When Maintaining Your Industrial Battery

Reconstituted heavy-duty batteries are a crucial part of many fields, and doing your own maintenance can extend a battery’s usable life. This can save you time, money, and energy. To perform battery maintenance safely, you must be aware of OSHA guidelines. Additionally, you must take precautions to keep your workers safe in case an industrial battery accident does occur.

OSHA Guidelines Regarding Industrial Batteries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several specific guidelines regarding reconstituted industrial batteries. The equipment in which these batteries are used, such as electric forklifts, can be dangerous if handled improperly. OSHA requires that workers charge electric forklifts and other equipment fully before using it. Additionally, these heavy lead-acid batteries should be charged in a separate area away from workers. Remember that industrial batteries must be changed frequently; it’s safer not to operate equipment with a draining battery.

Equipping Your Battery Charging Area

Once you’ve set aside a charging area, make sure it complies with OSHA rules. A proper charging area should have adequate warning signs posted in several visible areas. It should also have sufficient fire protection and a telephone for emergencies.

Your charging area needs neutralization materials for the emission or leakage of dangerous battery components. To go along with this, the charging area should be fully ventilated. Otherwise, hydrogen gas can build up and lead to fatal medical emergencies. Adequate ventilation will also protect the area from fires, but the charging station should have at least one CO2, foam, or dry chemical fire extinguisher.

Required Battery Maintenance Gear

An OSHA-compliant charging station is essential, but the best way to protect yourself is wearing the proper gear while handling batteries. Industrial batteries are heavy and made up of corrosive chemicals that can cause severe burns and other injuries.

To protect yourself, you’ll need PPE-approved goggles and a face shield. Always cover your hands with acid-resistant gloves. In particular, verify the gloves’ resistance to sulfuric acid; contact your supplier for information. All of your clothing, including footwear, should be acid-resistant, and you should wear a chemical-resistant apron if you work with batteries frequently. Make sure your footwear is sturdy; opt for work boots or a similar shoe.

Do not wear loose-fitting clothing around batteries or open flames. If a long sleeve or other clothing item catches fire, the flames can spread instantly. Additionally, avoid wearing materials such as rayon, nylon, silk, or lace. These materials provide little to no protection against open flames or acid spills.

In Case of an Accident

Acid spills, burns, and electrical accidents can happen no matter how careful you are. If one does occur, ensure your workplace is ready. OSHA requires an eyewash station with a minimum 15-minute flow in the battery charging area.

If an acid spill occurs, neutralize it immediately using approved acid neutralizing agents. Ensure the acid has stopped fizzing before attempting to clean up the spill. To be perfectly safe, check the spill’s pH first. For large spills, you may need earth or clay dikes. Rinse spill residue from the battery with a water hose, and remove grime from around the connectors. Report the spill to a supervisor who can contact the proper authorities about safe disposal.

IPS provides battery maintenance and safety training as a service to its customers in both the sales and warehouse departments. For more information, contact us today.

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Industrial Powersource (IPS) is the leader in motive power sales and service for your warehouse operations. We are the fastest growing supplier of Crown forklift batteries and chargers on the West Coast. We provide unparalleled service to our customers and offer the best competitive prices in the industry.

 

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Products

Industrial Powersource (IPS) is the largest supplier of Crown forklift batteries and chargers in Southern California. We carry:

  • High quality batteries such as H2GO and Maxhaul
  • State of the art PowerHouse IHF Traction Charger
  • Reconditioned batteries and chargers for any budget

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Services

Our expert technicians have over 30 years of skilled expertise, who strive to minimize your downtime and provide efficient and dependable service.

      • Our Service department provides battery and charger test & evaluations, battery refurbishment, and custom-made batteries.
      • Our Field Service technicians are fully equipped with an extensive suite of tools and knowledge to ensure uncompromised productivity and service.

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Platinum Care Plan

      Our affordable scheduled maintenance program will ensure your lift truck fleet is continuously operational. Services include:

      • Water batteries to correct level to prolong battery life.
      • Clean and inspect all batteries and chargers.
      • Detailed, visual inspection of all battery components.
      • Replace misc. watering parts (caps, injectors, hoses).
      • And more!

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    14501 Marquardt Avenue
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

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