If you run a business that requires the use of forklifts, you know that there are many different options out there for forklift batteries. This article will discuss forklift battery options available through Industrial Powersource, a distributor of Crown Batteries. It will also provide guidance about factors to consider when choosing a forklift battery.
H2GO Less Maintenance Batteries
Crown Battery’s H2GO Less Maintenance batteries allow you to obtain a forklift battery that requires minimal maintenance. While regular forklift batteries necessitate water changes every 1-3 weeks, these less maintenance batteries only need their water changed every 9-12 weeks, depending on the application that you are using them for, and how frequently they are used.
These forklift batteries come with a 5-year warranty and can be purchased in all 85 and 125 amp sizes. They provide you with the same amount of power as our standard batteries, and they do not need a special type of charger. The batteries have a vent cap that is a recombinant flip top, which lessens the amount of water that emanates out of them. They also contain an LED monitor to show you when water is needed, and you have the option of an automatic system for watering.
Sealed Industrial Batteries
For forklifts, sealed industrial batteries from Crown Battery are another excellent option. These batteries are completely sealed and require zero maintenance. They are also clean and have a universal fit for chargers. These batteries are manufactured for heavy-duty construction, and they are proven to perform well in all forklift applications. Our sealed industrial batteries come in 6, 8, and 12 volts. They also come in four different terminal options: standard, type B2, inserted, and type J.
Factors to Consider
When choosing a forklift battery, there are many factors that you should consider. First, think about weight – the battery’s weight will add to that of the forklift, and you must ensure that it still meets its capacity rating. You will also need to check the dimensions of your forklift’s battery compartment and compare that to the battery you are considering.
Other important factors include the recharging system, and the required maintenance for the battery. You may decide that you need a fast-charging system and a low maintenance battery, and you may also opt for an automatic watering system or a warning light for low water levels. Finally, you should be sure to match the voltage of the battery to the electrical system of your forklift.
Choosing a Battery Charger
One very important, and yet often overlooked piece of equipment is your battery charger. It’s important to choose the battery charger that is ideally suited to your battery. Investing in a high quality battery charger can save you money because they will last longer and provide maximum performance. To ensure that you are getting the correct model, and to receive better service if you have an issue with either component, it is helpful to purchase the battery and charger from the same company. To choose the forklift battery and battery charger for your business, visit our website or call today at 562-239-2928.