Posted by Chris Parkinson on
Not so long ago setting up a charging system for a forklift battery amounted to a charger for each forklift and a battery for each shift. Operators would simply charge the battery on the forklift overnight ready for work tomorrow. Because forklifts are expensive charge stations additional ‘shift’ batteries are used in operations where the batteries didn’t last the day to ensure the forklift could stay in operation. The daily cycle also included a period of time for the battery to cool down at the end of charging.