The end of one-size-fits-all battery capacity approach for lift trucks. Learn how to customize OneCharge Li-ion battery capacity for your specific application! In this episode of his video blog, Water Hyatt explains why opting for lithium-ion can mean more flexibility in battery capacity in your truck. This is how it works: if you had a 1,000 Amper/hour lead acid battery then an 800 amp hour Li-ion battery can do the same job. The lead acid battery does not go below the last 20 percent and loses voltage dramatically with discharge. But the Li-ion battery does not show any voltage drop until full discharge! And if you opportunity charge your Li-ion battery at regular 15-minute breaks, then only a 600 amp-hour capacity battery can do the same job. That’s a 40 percent reduction! What else should you consider? Apart from the lift truck make, model and voltage we can help you factor in the following when making a selection:
- The truck compartment size, lift height and weight being handled.
- Attachments in use.
- Length of the run, number of shifts and length of breaks.