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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.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

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

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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    Visit ipsbattery.com today for more information about our products and services.  We are ready to serve you with high quality care, affordability and access.  Let IPS know how we can be your preferred motive power solution expert.

     

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    14501 Marquardt Avenue
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

    Posted in: Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Industrial Chargers, Reconditioned Batteries

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    Don’t Be a Drain on Your Industrial Battery: Schedule Preventative Maintenance

    Crown industrial batteries are known for their superior power and performance. Did you know that your battery relies on you just as much as you rely on it? Without proper maintenance and care of your battery, its lifespan may be significantly reduced. If you want to get maximum benefit from your investment in industrial batteries, it’s essential to schedule preventative maintenance.

    At Industrial Powersource, we’re committed to helping you get the most from your Crown battery. We know that life is busy and it’s easy to lose sight of details. But when it comes to your industrial batteries or commercial batteries, neglecting proper maintenance and care will cost you lost time, money, and productivity. Take a look at some quick and easy ways to ensure your battery receives routine preventative maintenance.

    Create a Preventative Maintenance Schedule

    Prior to purchasing new industrial batteries, it’s important to discuss your specific needs with an experienced professional. How much time and energy are you able to spend to make sure your battery receives maintenance? What kind of maintenance does your battery require? What will your battery be used for? Can you or your business operate if something happened to your batteries? The answers to these questions will factor in to your battery choice.

    Once you’ve decided on a battery, talk to your supplier about creating a preventative maintenance schedule. For batteries, a preventative maintenance schedule may include watering intervals, visual inspections, charging intervals, replacement, or repair of parts, and voltage and specific gravity readings.

    Routinely Inspect Your Battery for Wear

    A preventative maintenance schedule can help keep you on track, but it can’t pinpoint when unexpected problems might occur. If you rely upon industrial batteries for your business, it’s important to visually inspect your batteries for wear. Ideally, you should visually inspect your battery’s condition, cables, caps, water levels, and charge it correctly.

    Choose Trusted Professionals for Maintenance

    In order to experience the true longevity of an industrial battery, you must ensure they receive maintenance from experienced battery professionals. Industrial Powersource offers affordable preventative maintenance plans.  Batteries require specific and careful care or they will cease to function properly. This results in loss of production time which means less profit. IPS’ highly trained and experienced technicians are the best to service, maintain, and take exceptional care of your equipment so that they stay in top performing condition. IPS knows that batteries are the force behind your productivity, and we are committed to helping you succeed. For more information about Platinum Care, contact us today.

    Posted in: Automotive Batteries, Battery Knowledge, Battery Safety, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Reconditioned Batteries

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    How Platinum Care Powers Your Business

    Where would you be without the all important batteries and chargers that keep your business powered and on the go? Industrial Powersource knows that worrying about the state of power sources can cause undue stress and problems, especially when it comes to staying OSHA and EPA compliant. That’s where Platinum Care comes into play, eliminating any question that business will continue as usual, no matter what.

    Before and After Platinum Care
    Having a battery go bad on the job can result in costly downtime and customers waiting for service. Productivity is directly related to efficiently and fully completing a job, and profit is connected to production levels. With a preventative care plan like Platinum Care offered by IPS, you can rest assured that batteries and chargers will stay inspected, clean, inventoried, and free of damaged parts through quick replacement. In addition, Platinum Care reduces costs by being more affordable than hiring your own team to take care of batteries. What you spend on an experienced technician, you save in training time, unpredictability of employees, and paychecks.

    The task of making sure that all batteries are compliant with government agencies is a delicate and time-consuming process for a business owner, while failing to keep your equipment in check can result in fees and even business closure. Keeping tabs on the equipment and ensuring you aren’t endangering employees or the environment is a top priority, but it can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the many details involved.

    Platinum Care: OSHA and EPA standards

    • Industrial Powersource will keep up with all standards of OSHA and the EPA so you don’t have to.
    • Detailed computer records are kept of maintenance as well as voltage, and each battery or charger is kept clean, working, and free of dangerous leaks that negatively impact both workers and the environment.
    • The Battery Room is also inspected and kept up to par by the IPS technician, ensuring there is no question of compliance.
    • Some of the most important offerings of the Platinum Care package are the classes and training exercises for you and your employees. It’s one thing to have a technician visit to ensure batteries are well-maintained and safe for use, it’s another to understand when batteries need attention.

    Industrial PowersourceThese classes will prepare you for understanding the delicate care of batteries and chargers, as well as how to spot when there may be issues in compliance. This allows you to receive assistance from Industrial Powersource more quickly to alleviate any problems that may arise, saving time and money in the long run.

    Overall, investing in our batteries, chargers, and Platinum Care package is one of the best moves you can make for your company, employees, and the environment as a whole. Don’t let yourself be caught by surprise by OSHA and the EPA. Take steps to prevent serious problems before they occur.

    Call today to set up and appointment with our skilled technicians and to learn more about the Platinum Care Package from IPS today!

    Posted in: Battery Knowledge, Battery Safety, Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Industrial Chargers

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    Understanding Our 3-Day Test and Evaluation Process

    When customers work with a battery company, they want products that can be relied on and that come in a wide range of options. However, what’s equally important to the product is service. There are hundreds of battery companies out there that may be able to deliver the product, yet fall extremely short on customer experience.

    IPS is not one of those companies. We are as committed to customer satisfaction as to the quality of our products. It’s vital for battery companies to provide experience, speed, and reliability to its customer base, and IPS demonstrates this with our 3-day test and evaluation process.

    Our 3-day test determines whether a battery can be battery repair services or reconditioned batteries. Day 1 is dedicated to charging the battery for 8 hours, followed by cooling it for another 8. On day 2, we D-Sulfate the battery, check specific gravity every 4 hours, acid adjust to 1280, and then cool overnight. We put the battery through a 5 hour load bank test on day 3, taking a voltage reading every hour. A battery that does not have at least 1.7 volts per cell fails the test; a new battery is needed.

    Our technicians are extremely skilled, so our field and shop services are second-to-none. We can have all batteries repaired and charges completed quickly, using our 25+ years of experience. IPS also offers comprehensive rentals while a battery is being repaired, or if renting is more economical than buying.

    Our goal is to provide the highest quality service and products. At IPS, we take the customer seriously and work hard to cater to our client’s needs.

    Posted in: Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Reconditioned Batteries

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    Why Other Batteries Bow Down to Crown

    You don’t have to be a battery expert to know what you want in a product. Durability, safety, and reliability are just a few of these components, all of which – and more – can be found in Crown batteries. The company’s lead acid batteries can be custom-designed, yet are only available in one category: the best.

    Crown batteries are some of the heaviest and most renowned on the market. Consider these features:

    • flip-top vent caps that minimize water loss
    • optimal charge and cycling abilities
    • equipped with sleeve separators
    • LED monitor warns when water is required
    • Full 5 year warranty, not pro-rated
    • made with high-quality lead oxide from Crown’s own mill
    • protected negative edge to prevent shorts
    • insulated with POSIWRAP PROTECTION
    • requires no special chargers

    It may not come as a surprise to learn that Crown Battery utilizes an optimum quality assurance system. The company is ISO-9001:2008 certified, which allows its engineers to design and manufacture such superior products. Analysis is regularly conducted to evaluate plant efficiency, product end results, and customer satisfaction. These assessments inform Crown’s decision-makers about the facets of the company that are running successfully, as well as those with room to grow. This leaves opportunity only for improvement.

    Crown’s batteries promise high performance and superior return on investment, and the company is true to its word. It is evident that Crown cares deeply about its products, but its dedication to excellence doesn’t end there. The company takes great pride in its ethics and commitment to maintaining a safe working environment. President and CEO Hal Hawk attributes these qualities to frequent safety training and open communication within and between teams on all levels.

    The plant’s modern, high-tech machinery is a meaningful component of a safe workplace as well, since it handles the most dangerous jobs. Manufacturing lines complete welding and heating work, and even circulate acid.

    Awards and Acknowledgements

    In 2012, the Sandusky County Safety Council and the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation declared Crown Batteries exemplary in terms of workplace safety. This is quite a feat, considering the company employs more than 400 people.

    Not only was Crown recognized, but the company was awarded in all four categories. They include the Group Award, for the fewest incidents in its group; the 100% Award, for going years without workplace injury requiring employees to miss 1 or more days of work; the Special Award, for managing at least 500,000 hours and 6 months free of employee injuries resulting in 1 or more days of missed work; and the Achievement Award, for lowering accident numbers by 25% of the previous year’s rates.

    The privately-owned company identifies its primary values as strength and integrity – qualities it has modeled for more than 80 years. These are the exact values that drive its top priorities, which are commitment to customers, the community it serves, and to its partners worldwide.

    Contact Industrial Powersource, a Triple Crown partner and supplier of Crown’s batteries and chargers, to learn more about Crown products.

    Posted in: Automotive Batteries, Battery Knowledge, Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Industrial Batteries

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    Three Reasons Why You Need PLATINUM CARE Today

    Many things can go wrong with your batteries and chargers without proper maintenance.  Here are three very important reasons why PLATINUM CARE will help your business succeed:

    1. AVOID COSTLY DOWNTIME – IPS knows that batteries are the force behind your productivity and loss of production time results in less profit.  With our PLATINUM CARE plan, you will never have to worry about down time.
    2. AVOID OSHA & EPA PENALTIES – Running an operation that is OSHA & EPA compliant takes a lot of attention to detail.  Noncompliance can cause a stream of problems and expensive penalty fees. Industrial Powersource can eliminate all concerns related to your batteries and chargers, allowing you to focus on what you do best.
    3. DECREASE LABOR EXPENSES– Hiring and training staff to maintain your batteries and chargers is a large expense. Why pay the additional costs of having an employee when you can get an experienced technician to service, maintain and take exceptional care of your equipment for a fraction of the cost?

    SIGN UP FOR THE INDUSTRIAL POWERSOURCE
    PLATINUM CARE PLAN TODAY!
    562-239-2928

    This affordable preventative service plan will reduce your maintenance expenses by providing the following benefits:

    • Maintain an Accurate Inventory of Every Battery
    • Water All Batteries as Needed
    • Clean and Neutralize Acid from Batteries
    • Clean and Maintain Battery Rooms
    • Visual Inspection of ALL Components
    • Replacement of Misc Damaged Parts
    • Provide Monthly Detailed Reports via Email
    • Clean and Inspect all Chargers

    ****We also offer battery room cleanup with our mobile washing station****


    CALL NOW TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH

    ONE OF OUR HIGHLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS.
    562-239-2928

    Posted in: Battery Knowledge, Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Forklift Batteries, Heavy Duty Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Industrial Chargers

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    The Care and Keeping of Your Golf Cart Batteries

    Golf cart batteries require unique care and maintenance because, unlike car batteries, they do not recharge while they are being used. In order to lengthen the lifespan of your golf cart batteries, you should make certain to always keep them properly cleaned and to maintain the correct water levels in the battery. For guidance on care and maintenance, as well as instructions on refurbishing and recharging your golf cart batteries, keep reading!

    Cleaning Golf Cart BatteriesDeep Cycle Crown Batteries for Golf Carts

    Cleaning the terminals in your golf cart batteries is very important because it enables the current to efficiently flow from the battery to the motor. This will increase the operational efficiency of the motor. To clean your terminals, begin with the top of the battery, using a brush or a cloth, as well as a water and baking soda solution. Next, use a post and clamp cleaner for the inner part of the cable clamps and the terminals of the battery. Finally, reconnect your battery and coat the terminals with a very thin layer of petroleum jelly.

    Checking the Water Level

    In a golf cart battery, each battery has a cell with water in it. To increase lifespan, these water levels must be checked at least once a week and properly maintained. Within the battery are leaded plates that should always be covered by water. When adding water, wait until the golf cart battery has been fully charged. Only add water that is either distilled or deionized, which means it won’t have a high content of minerals. Never expose the lead plates to the air, and do not fill the water any higher than needed to cover the plates.

    Refurbishing Golf Cart Batteries

    If your golf cart battery appears to be dead, you may be able to clean the sulfur buildup on the lead plates in order to refurbish the battery. First, take a crescent wrench and disconnect the cables of the battery to remove it. Next, take the plastic caps off of the cells in the battery, and fill with water if necessary. Plug in the battery charger overnight.

    If these steps are unsuccessful, dissolve 10 tablespoons of Epsom salt into a quart of warm water. Take half of the water out of your batteries and replace with the mixture. Shake the batteries after replacing the caps, and charge overnight again.

    Refurbishing golf cart batteries is a very difficult skill to master, so unless you have extensive experience with batteries you can always rely on Industrial Powersource to refurbish your battery for you.

    Recharging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

    If you run your batteries until they are dead, your regular charger may not work properly. To charge these batteries, use a charger that is twice the voltage of a single battery. For example, use a 12-volt charger for a 6-volt battery. Place the red end on positive for the first battery, and the black end on negative for the second battery. Charge and unplug before moving on to the next two batteries. Always unplug the charger first – otherwise, you could cause an explosion! Choosing a good battery charger is crucial to the longevity of your battery, so visit Industrial Powersource today to find the right one.

    Click here to view a video with more tips on how to maintain your batteries!

    Posted in: Automotive Batteries, Commercial Batteries, Deep Cycle Batteries, Reconditioned Batteries

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    How to Dispose of Deep Cycle Batteries Safely

    Deep cycle batteries are a type of lead-acid battery that are often used in industrial equipment. If not properly disposed of, deep cycle batteries pose a threat to our health and the environment because they contain dangerous chemicals: highly corrosive sulfuric acid and lead. Lead has been linked to central nervous system damage in humans and animals. Sulfuric acid can both generate hydrogen gas, which is highly flammable, and it can cause severe burns. Most states have regulations in place requiring that deep cycle batteries be recycled. To find out how to recycle deep cycle batteries in your area, check your state’s regulations on battery disposal.

    How Not to Dispose

    While regulations vary by state, there are three ways that you should never attempt to dispose of deep cell batteries:

    • Do not place deep cycle batteries in the garbage to be collected
    • Do not bring deep cycle batteries to a landfill
    • Do not incinerate deep cycle batteries.

    Disposing of deep cycle batteries in any of these three ways can be very harmful to the health of you and others due to the release of dangerous chemicals that these batteries contain.

    Recycling Deep Cycle Batteries

    Deep cycle batteries should always be recycled. Fortunately, more than 98% of all battery lead is recycled in the United States. In fact, lead-acid batteries are the most highly recycled consumer product, rising above aluminum cans, newspapers, glass bottles, and tires. The recycling system for deep cell batteries is extremely efficient because the recycling can continue indefinitely. Typical new lead-acid batteries contain 60-80% recycled lead and plastic because these components of the battery can continue being recycled over and over again.

    In many states, you can easily recycle deep cell batteries by simply bringing them back to a lead-acid battery retailer or wholesaler. Where these regulations apply, retail sellers and wholesalers must accept lead-acid batteries of the same type and quantity that they have sold. Check your state’s laws on battery recycling before attempting to dispose of deep cell batteries.

    Battery Council International Guide

    The Battery Council International Guide has proposed regulations that have served as a model for many state recycling laws for lead-acid batteries. You can use these regulations for more information on the best way to dispose of deep cell batteries in your workplace.

    • Do not ever place a used deep-cell battery in mixed municipal solid waste, a landfill, or a municipal solid waste incinerator.
    • Deliver them to a retailer, wholesaler, secondary lead smelter, or an authorized collection or recycling facility.
    • Violators may be subject to a fine or even a prison term.
    • Retailers should accept used deep cell batteries of the same type that they have sold and in a quantity at least equal to the number of batteries purchased.
    • Retailers share information by posting written notices stating that it is illegal to discard a used deep cell battery, that customers should recycle used batteries, and that state law requires the retailer to accept used batteries for recycling in exchange for new batteries that have been purchased.

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