How to choose Li-ion battery capacity when switching from lead acid

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 Nate 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 Ah lead-acid battery then an 800 Ah 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 during regular 15-minute breaks, then only a 600 Ah capacity battery can do the same job. That’s a 40 percent reduction!

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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

We recommend higher capacity for batteries that will be used in cold conditions for the handling of heavy loads and higher lifts.

OneCharge offers over 600 models of Li-ion batteries for nearly every make and model of industrial trucks.

Whatever kind of work you are performing with your truck, OneCharge has a battery suited for your specific application with just the capacity you need.