Motive Battery Care
CARE AND FEEDING OF MOTIVE POWER BATTERIES
With a modicum of care and attention, batteries deliver years of trouble free service. Here is information for obtaining optimum performance and maximum life.
The batteries that power electric lift trucks, tow tractors, pallet handlers, personnel carriers, and other mobile industrial equipment can, under normal operating conditions, be expected to provide dependable service for 2,000 work-shifts or charge/discharge cycles. With proper care and maintenance, even this long life can be extended.
Conversely, neglect can shorten battery life substantially. Failure to take immediate action when any abnormality is indicated can result in irreparable damage that might preclude the possibility of restoring the battery to optimum operating condition. Prompt action when an abnormality is indicated in a given cell can forestall further degradation, and can prevent the problem from infecting other cells of the battery.