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Proper charging practices require 8 hours of charge followed by 8 hours cool down time followed by using the battery to a state of discharge near below 40% state of charge but not below 20%. Temperature is the enemy of batteries. That is why cooling after charging is critical. A charging environment of 77° F is ideal for charging.

  Industrial Battery Care for your Electric Forklift This article will focus on lead-acid plate industrial batteries for use in electric forklifts. These battery care topics do not apply to Lithium-Ion Power, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Gel Cell Batteries or AGM – Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries. The advantages of the lead-acid plate battery we will be […]

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There are many reasons why all owners of powered industrial trucks should make sure that they properly train and document the training of operators of their powered industrial trucks. First and foremost training operators in the safe operation of these vehicle is mandated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR) 1910.178(l) .

How do I justify to my boss we need to train our forklift operators? There are many reasons why all owners of powered industrial trucks should invest in forklift operator training. As well as document the training process of their powered industrial truck operators. First and foremost training operators in the safe operation of these vehicle […]

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