Electric Forklift batteries are a critical component of any warehouse or manufacturing facility, and keeping the Battery in good working order is essential for maximising productivity and minimising downtime. When it comes to forklift battery repairs, there are certain tasks that can be done by in-house maintenance teams, while others are best left to the professionals.
The most common requirement done by in-house maintenance teams is checking the water levels in the Battery and filling the Battery weekly AFTER charging. Forklift Batteries require regular maintenance to ensure that the water levels are at the correct level and that the terminals are clean. If the water levels are low, clean tap water can be added to bring them back up to the proper level. However, it's important to note that if the Battery is damaged, leaking, or showing any signs of damage, it's better to call in the professionals. The best time to maintain and water your Battery is on a Monday morning, after the automatic weekend equalisation charge that Forklift Battery Chargers supply as standard, to ensure that each 2 Volt Battery cell is working in unison with one another.
Another task that can be done in-house is charging the Battery. It's important to use a Charger that is specifically designed for use with Forklift Batteries and to charge the Battery as soon as it reaches a low state of charge. If the Battery is not charging properly, or if the Charger is showing any signs of damage, it's best to call in the pros.
There are also some more complex tasks that are best left to professional repair technicians. These include rebuilding or reconditioning the battery, as well as replacing internal components like the cell connectors or terminals if required. In addition, if the battery is not holding a charge or showing other signs of damage, it's best to have it inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem and the most appropriate course of action.
When it comes to Forklift Battery repair, it's important to strike a balance between DIY tasks and professional services. By handling simple maintenance tasks in-house, you can save time and money on your long term Battery asset, while still ensuring that your batteries are in good working order to get the absolute most from Battery usability and life expectancy. However, when it comes to more complex repairs and diagnostics, it's best to call in the pros to ensure that the job is done correctly and that your Batteries are back in service as quickly as possible.