When looking for a new forklift battery and charger to power it, you’ll find you have the option of new and used batteries and battery chargers. Both options offer benefits, but which one is the better option and why?
New batteries come with longer warranties but you can get a used forklift battery for a lower price. When comparing your options you’ll need to consider points like these and many more. Let’s look at the pros and cons of new and used forklift batteries and chargers.
Used Batteries Are a Reliable Option
If you source used batteries through a trusted supplier you’ll find they can be a reliable choice and a good investment. This also applies to chargers. Due to environmental regulations, forklift batteries are designed to be regenerated and used again. This reduces landfill and it also provides businesses with cost-effective forklift batteries. However, you need to ensure the used forklift battery is fully reconditioned, fully compliant, and backed by a reliable warranty.
New forklift batteries are pricier but deliver great benefits, including peace of mind that it will continue to reliably power your forklifts for many years. If you’re going to invest in new forklift batteries, look for an extensive warranty, like the industry-leading warranty we offer at Ceil Power — we offer Australia’s longest forklift battery warranty.
Are Used Chargers Safe to Use?
Unlike forklift batteries, forklift battery chargers aren’t required to be rejuvenated. While a used forklift battery charge could be safe for your workers to use, it could also have underlying issues that aren’t immediately evident. To put it simply, buying a used charger is like buying any used item of equipment. However, due to the risk of burns and injuries, it’s imperative that any used charger you buy is pre-inspected by a qualified professional.
Essentially, used forklift batteries can be regenerated but forklift battery chargers can’t. That’s an important point to bear in mind when sourcing a battery and charging solution for your workplace and you have the option of new and used battery and charging products.
Which Is the Better Choice?
As purchasing price, the condition of used items and the quality of new items are the most important points of difference between new and used forklift battery charging solutions, the decision for many business owners is how the ‘price-to-quality’ ratio looks.
If they can get a quality used battery for a lower price and it’s in good condition, it may be a great investment. However, new forklift batteries offer a wide range of benefits, including a longer and stronger warranty. Similar considerations apply to battery chargers, but there are more critical safety factors that need to be weighed up. Whether you choose to invest in new or used battery and charging solutions, always get advice and support from a leading supplier like Ceil Power Systems.