Forklift batteries are designed to have a recharge lifecycle of 1,500 charges. If charged once a day, as suggested, this equals roughly five years of use before the battery will need to be replaced. Several factors should be considered when trying to get the most out of your forklift battery. A forklift battery is designed for about 8 hours of use, which then requires 8 hours of charge, and manufacturers recommend a period of 8 hours for the battery to cooldown before being used.
To get the most life out of your forklift battery, they should be charged just once a day, and then allowed to rest. After a long day of operation, it is ideal to allow batteries to charge and cool overnight to not impact productivity during your hours of operation. In addition to scheduling charging times, the other important factor when charging forklift batteries is making sure you have chargers for the appropriate voltage of your batteries.
American Surplus stocks forklift battery chargers in all standard voltages to best suit your recharging needs. We stock 12, 24, 36, and 48 volt chargers from dozens of popular brands. All of our forklift battery chargers are available in either single or three phase power, and you can shop with confidence knowing that every forklift battery charger is tested and inspected for quality to ensure that you are getting the best used product for your money.
Most products from ASI come with a 30-day guarantee to let you double check that everything is working as expected. Speak with a member of our sales team for more information on our current stock of used forklift batteries. We also have fantastic deals on used electric and propane forklifts, as well as battery handling equipment and forklift attachments.