Is it important to take care of your industrial batteries and chargers?

Is it important to take care of your industrial batteries and chargers?

Out of all your material handling equipment, what component gets probably thought about the least? That’s right the battery and charger. Since the battery is an internal component of the equipment they get forgotten, and the charger is only remembered about when the equipment needs charged. But is it important take care of your industrial batteries and chargers? The battery and charger are important for your equipment to run. So, yes, you should take care of it. How about 5 reasons to help answer the question, is it important take care of your industrial batteries and chargers?

Before a Planned Maintenance

5 reasons to take care of your industrial batteries and chargers.

  • The battery is the most expensive part on an electric truck so you must maintain it.
  • Extend the life of your battery and charger.
  • Overwatered/underwatered batteries will cause problems.
  • Poor/defective batteries will cause damage to your forklift.
  • Chargers need calibrated to ensure they are properly charging the battery.

If you don’t take care of the batteries and chargers, and you’re expecting it to be able to efficiently and successfully keep up with your business’s day to day tasks, you will be disappointed. The added dirt, dust, debris, and corrosion over time will make your battery and charger harder and harder to run causing slowdowns and eventually equipment failure. However, getting a battery or charger Planned Maintenance will help keep your equipment in working condition. A regular PM schedule adds life to batteries and chargers, keeps down time to a minimum, reduces expenses, insures maximum run time and safe operation.

After a Planned Maintenance

You can find more information on industrial battery and charger planned maintenance here. Also, if you are interested in renting, leasing or purchasing batteries and chargers or any material handling equipment contact us. Stay tuned for our next article next month. Do you have a topic for an article? Comment down below.