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Copy of Forklift Battery Division

Liftow Forklift Battery Service Division

Forklift Battery, Charger Service and PM Programs

Did you know that battery and charger warranty is contingent on quarterly battery and charger maintenance programs?

Let Liftow customize a program to help keep you in compliance.
  • Battery maintenance on all makes and models
  • On-site battery cabling and connector repair
  • Safety and maintenance accessories
  • Re-conditioning service
  • Battery handling equipment
  • 24/7 full maintenance programs

Battery Programmed Maintenance Service Covers:

  • Battery/Charger Compatibility
  • Cable position
  • Clean and neutralize
  • Check specific gravity and electrolyte level in each cell
  • Reading at ambient temperature Check voltage in each cell Check voltage leak in truck NEG__VOLTS POS__VOLTS
  • Inspect battery positive terminal
  • Inspect for raised positive battery links
  • Inspect battery negative
  • Check battery shrouds
  • Inspect cables for splits and wearing
  • Inspect sealing compound
  • Partial reseal / complete reseal
  • Inspect water indicator
  • Inspect watering system (if equipped)
  • Inspect battery stops and battery locks and latches
  • Advise of battery tray condition (if battery was removed)
  • Inspect battery connector also truck and charger

Battery Charger Service Covers:

  • Name plate identification and verification
  • Check A/C input / DC Output
  • Check ammeter / proper calibration
  • Check and adjust high-low rate control
  • Inspect Rectifier / Transformer
  • Visual Inspection of all connections
  • Clean and lubricate moving parts
  • Clean charger Inspect access door latches and hinge 


  1. What is a forklift battery? A forklift battery is an electro-chemical device that stores D/C power for use in a forklift. It also acts as part of the forklift counterbalance.
  2. How often should I water my battery? Check and adjust water to the proper levels only after the battery has received a full charge.
  3. Why is the light on my battery flashing? This indicates water levels in the battery. Water needs to be checked and adjusted if necessary.
  4. How often should my battery be cleaned? Typically, every 90 days or 60 days in extreme conditions.
  5. When should I charge my battery? FAST CHARGE: whenever the truck is not in use. CONVENTIONAL: Daily for normal use. 2-3 times weekly for light applications
  6. What is a battery monitoring device? This is used to record the battery/charger activities during usage. Information includes such items as i) The daily State of Charge. ii) Weekly EQ Cycles iii) Daily connections iv) Daily Usage (EBU). V) Operating Temperatures.
  7. Why is my battery failing? Here are some of the more common reasons industrial forklift batteries can fail.
Over Watering
      - Industrial Batteries require a sulfuric acid and water mixture in order to operate. Over watering creates a diluted acid mixture which inhibits the proper full function of the battery and requires an acid balance to correct this.

Incomplete Charging Procedures and Equalize Charging
      - Most newer style Industrial Battery Chargers include an Equalize setting which allows all of the battery cells to fully recharge. This process typically be done approximately every 10 cycles.

Low Water Levels
      - Proper Industrial Battery watering is essential for the optimum lifespan of your battery. Too little water in a battery can cause damage to the internal pates that is irreversible.

      - Industrial Batteries require proper, regular interval maintenance to be done to avoid the accumulation of acid corrosion on/near the battery terminals along the top of the battery.

      - Battery lifespan will vary depending on use and the conditions which it is used in.

      - One or more failed cells will cause low voltage, in turn this will impair the forklift truck operation

Faulty Charger
      - When a battery charger is not putting out enough amperage to charge the battery, it will not allow the battery then to properly charge to capacity

      - Faulty connector(s) can cause poor connections between the battery charger and/or forklift truck

Charger Capacity
      - If a battery charger is under capacity for the battery, it is not capable of putting enough charge back in to the battery during a regular charging cycle

Battery Capacity
      - When a battery is under capacity, or undersized, for the forklift truck/workload this will cause the forklift truck to underperform its duties

Work Limit
    - Over working the battery, or excessive usage, will have an impact on the batteries lifespan and overall health

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