Industries and businesses rely heavily on their forklifts. As such, having them run at top performance requires various types of maintenance. Forklift batteries require a fair amount of maintenance, including battery watering. If you have too little water, then you run the risk of overflowing during the charging process and acid dilution. It’s an important thing to keep up with, especially if you’re using a lithium-ion battery so it can have a safe and effective charge.
Here, at Battery Concepts International, we can take care of all your battery watering needs to keep your operations safe. Our processes are done in-house with the proper safety equipment and following all federal and state regulations. We’ll have your batteries ready to go when you come to us. We can also run thorough maintenance and ensure that your batteries are in good working condition to hold a proper charge and keep your forklifts running smoothly.
The liquid in lead-acid batteries is an electrolyte made of hazardous sulfuric acid and deionized water. The electrolyte will react with lead-based plates inside of the battery in order to store and release energy in the form of direct current electricity. The electrolyte level will decline with the battery usage, so it needs to be periodically checked and maintained.
The addition of deionized water to forklift batteries is vital. It will replace the evaporated water from when the battery undergoes the electrolysis process during charging or boils away during the charging process. It can also lower the charge of the battery and reduce the amount of charging cycles needed before replacement. Without performing battery watering, it can cause extensive problems, including safety risks, lower forklift productivity, and higher operating costs. If battery watering doesn’t occur, the electrolyte levels will be low and overheat, causing a major safety risk.
If a forklift is used every day, then battery watering is typically required about once a week. If the battery has been used for an extended period or reconditioned, then it should be checked after every five charges. With proper maintenance, a newer battery can go up to ten charges for the first few years.
We can safely and properly dispose of any wastewater and ensure your batteries are up to par for performance. We can also guide you through the process to help you understand the importance and safety regulations for proper battery watering. Let us know if you have any questions about the process!
As the region’s #1 Hawker Battery provider, we can assist you with any watering, repair, or replacement questions and inquiries. We can also help with chargers and accessories to make your workflow more fluid and reliable. Give us a call today to find out more! Let us know how we can help make your business more efficient with the products we carry.