If you are a warehouse manager that walked the floor at the materials handling show Promat in the spring of 2017, you may have noticed the number of vendors touting lithium ion batteries for forklifts. The technology is relatively new for forklifts, and yet there are many questions warehouse managers are asking about their use in a warehouse application. Note: The answers in … [Read more...] about The truth about lithium ion batteries for forklifts
Forklift Battery & Charger
Here are the top forklift battery maintenance tips that will help you to avoid hurting forklift battery life. Follow these tips to help extend the life of a lift truck's battery. This advice will also help eliminate the expense of needing to replace the unit prematurely. Be sure to always consult your battery seller or local forklift maintenance expert to ensure that you follow … [Read more...] about Forklift battery maintenance tips
With so many forklift battery charger manufacturers selling in our market, how is a savvy warehouse manager or purchasing agent supposed to know which charger is best for his or her company's operation? Below, Warehouse IQ has provided a simple guide to selecting the best forklift battery charger and power solutions for your operation. Shift Work - How many hours does your … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Charger Selection Guide
What to do about a hot forklift battery Wow, when I feel the side of the battery in my lift truck, it is really hot. Is it normal for a lift truck's battery to be really hot? Have you ever noticed this and asked that question? Here's your answer: Normal - yes. Good? No. Chemical Reaction - Lead Acid Batteries Charging and discharging forklift batteries will heat up … [Read more...] about Is it normal for a forklift’s battery to be really hot?
[survata name="WarehouseIQ.com" key="95746b3f-fb8b-437f-9561-2bcfd426b23a"] It is the start of the day and standing at your door way is your lead hand with something urgent to say, "Boss, we have a problem. One of the forklift batteries smells like rotten eggs. What do we do?" Forklift batteries, when charging, should not smell like rotten eggs. The slightly acrid acid … [Read more...] about My Forklift Battery Smells Like Rotten Eggs