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Forklift battery charging precautions

For the current new energy lithium electric rechargeable forklifts, extending the life and performance of the battery is a non-negligible issue in the use of lithium electric forklifts. Over-charging or under-charging the battery will shorten its service life and also adversely affect its performance.

Here we introduce to you in detail the safety precautions that must be observed in forklift battery charging operation, and briefly introduce three common battery charging methods, namely traditional charging, and fast charging, hoping to provide you with help in the process of using forklifts with lithium electricity.

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I. Forklift charger safety precautions

When charging forklift lithium batteries, there are many safety precautions that need to be observed. These precautions are essential to ensure the safety of workers charging the batteries and to prevent damage to the batteries and charging equipment. If workers do not follow the safety precautions, they may seriously injure themselves due to the current or the dangerous chemicals contained in the battery.

A damaged or malfunctioning battery or charging equipment poses a safety hazard not only to individuals but to the entire operation due to the presence of current and flammable toxic chemicals in the battery. In order to increase safety to a greater extent when charging forklift batteries, forklift battery manufacturers recommend observing the following safety precautions.

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1. The forklift should be firmly parked in a safe position before starting to charge

2. - All battery compartment covers must remain open to eliminate any gas buildup generated during the charging process.

3. In all battery charging areas, it is important to provide adequate washing, cleaning, and safety equipment. This includes but is not limited to, eye washers, chemical slip clean kits to prevent chemical spills, and fire suppression products to extinguish any fires caused during the battery charging process.

4. The building where battery charging is to take place must be properly ventilated to ensure that any gases generated during the charging process can be safely dissipated. All

Battery charging rooms are required to be designed and constructed in accordance with Australian Building Code standards to ensure compliance with work safety codes

5. All charging components must be in good working order and connections must not be damaged or broken. Only properly trained and authorized personnel can charge and replace batteries, as they can quickly identify potential problems and are trained in response methods.

6, appropriate personal protective equipment including face shields, national skirts, and rubber gloves must always be worn during battery charging to reduce the possibility of injury to eyes or skin caused by battery acid, workers conducting battery charging must comply with the following additional precautions: no smoking, no open flame 〉

flowers, the use of cell phones or similar electronic devices is prohibited, and do not use flammable materials and metal objects that will produce sparks.

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Types of forklift battery charging

1、Conventional charging

-Regular forklift battery charging is common and straightforward, and the battery is standard charged overnight. Overnight charging usually lasts from one to ten hours, resulting in the battery being charged to 100% capacity. During the conventional charging process, the battery will heat up and enough time needs to be allowed for proper cooling before operating the forklift. Conventional forklift battery charging is suitable for single-shift operations or applications where the forklift can use multiple batteries. Conventional battery charging allows you to maximize battery life, but may not be the best solution for multi-shift operations.

2、Quick Charge

Fast charging is suitable for multi-shift operations where there is no time to recharge the batteries. Fast charging utilizes a higher current and does not reduce the charging rate as traditional chargers do, which allows the battery to be fully charged in half to two to four hours of traditional charging time. Fast-charging batteries are constructed with heavier load components due to the excessive heat they have to handle, so it is important that the battery and charger size be carefully adjusted based on power consumption studies. Fast-charge batteries must usually be equalized 6 to 8 hours per week to reduce sulfate content.

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3, opportunity charging

Opportunity charging means exactly what the name implies, i.e., charging forklift batteries when possible on convenient days (e.g., during lunch breaks). Similar to traditional charging opportunities, charging helps to reduce forklift downtime to a greater extent and avoids the need to purchase multiple batteries per shift.

Opportunity charging is ideal when extended use is required. With today's modern technology, equalization, and cooling time periods can be adjusted to less than 8 hours, but batteries must be carefully monitored to ensure that the charger is not slow to charge the batteries during peak hours.

Pub Time : 2024-05-06 17:26:08 >> News list
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