When it comes time to order a new industrial forklift battery charger, it’s important that you get something you can trust. Considering how expensive forklift batteries are and how much you rely on your forklift as an integral part of your warehousing or factory operation, there’s a strong possibility that you’d be seriously set back if you ever experienced any damage to your equipment.
To prevent these sorts of problems from occurring, our team has put together a large collection of forklift battery chargers. They all are up to the task regardless of the brand or type of batteries that your organization uses.
Due to the differences in voltage and fitment that are common across the entire industry, we invite you to look over our entire collection of models so that you can find a device that directly fits the terminals on your forklift. In some cases, you might need to acquire multiple chargers to satisfy the needs of several sizes of forklifts in use in your organization. This shouldn’t be difficult at all.
Battery Chargers For Forklifts
Helmar Parts has the forklift battery chargers you need for your equipment. With electric forklifts, you want a constant supply of energy during demanding workdays. Our selection includes on-board lift truck chargers for batteries and multi-voltage chargers for forklift charging stations.
A mid-sized 20 AMP charger could be needed for many batteries that power relatively common pieces of forklift gear. On the other hand, a powerful 100 AMP charger may be the best option for deep cycle batteries that keep forklifts going over a long period of time. Usually, manufacturers will make at least some suggestion about whether or not a particular style of charger should be used with your forklift.
Regardless of these considerations, however, it’s a good idea to look into heavier duty chargers.
Heavy Duty Battery Chargers
These heavy duty industrial chargers are available in models designed for 12, 24, 36 and 48 volt battery systems. The systems use either single phase or three phase charging. Our high frequency chargers use precise management systems to charge as quickly as possible without damaging the battery pack.
We also offer PowerPoint multishift chargers from PBM that are designed to charge according to your shift schedule. The variance in amperage allows for flexibility with your forklift energy demands.
If you need 48 volts and 140 amperage, take a look at the 60-443-T6 Powerpoint Charger, with three phases. Main voltages are 240, 480, and 600.
Is your PBM forklift charger not working correctly? We have transformers, rectifier diodes, transformers and everything else you need to repair your charger. The PBM-2567 Auxiliary Transformer is one of our top recommendations.
Forklift Battery Charger
Voltage matching isn’t anywhere near as complex as it might sound, even for those who don’t have any other background in electrical work. For instance, a 48 volt forklift battery charger should be able to charge up 48V-rated batteries that match the same phase as the indicated number. Over the years, battery manufactures have attempted to standardize their efforts to at least a small degree. This should help make it easier for those looking for an industrial battery charger to find units that may provide some help.
No matter what kind of forklift battery charger you elect to invest in, though, you might want to consider the possibility of ordering a spare as well. Having two units at any given time can help if you have multiple forklifts that go out all at once.
You may find that you can charge them side-by-side in order to increase the chances that a free unit will be available at any given time. Even those who only have a single forklift may want to have a spare charger just in case.
36V Forklift Battery Charger
Generally, 36V batteries cost more than the chargers, which is why you want to prevent overcharging or sulfation. Either will shorten your battery’s life. Check on models that have overload protection as well, to mitigate such risks.
The 20-304 Charger is an onboard model from the Universal brand. It runs on 40 amps and is a veritable model.
How To Charge Your Forklift Battery
First, make sure that you have the proper attire within a warehouse. Wear safety goggles and glasses, as well as steel-toe boots. Remove any other accessories. Check to make sure that working eye and washing stations in the area have the equipment and tools they need to handle an emergency.
Second, check the energy level on your battery. If it is below thirty percent, then proceed with charging. Do not use a charging schedule for your forklift batteries because this will lead to potential overcharging. In contrast, have a maintenance schedule on hand to check fluid levels for every five charges.
Third, test the connections in the charger cables. They should pass a visual inspection for cracks or breaks, and update the watering log. You need this in the case of warranties.
Fourth, when charging, allocate eight hours for a full operation. Equalize the charge for the acid in the battery. Then add water after the unit has cooled. This assists with extending your battery life.
Perfect Your Charging Times For Electric Forklifts With Helmar Parts
Helmar Parts wants to make handling equipment and forklifts easier for our customers. Warehouse transportation often requires more ergonomics and comfort in the system. The right parts can make all of the difference, especially in regards to battery power.
Reach out to us today to get started. Material handling requires constant energy, and you want the opportunity to charge with efficiency, and to lengthen your battery life for as long as possible. When combined with the right clothing and heavy lifting, charging your forklift will be no problem at all. All you need to do is use our handy online contact form and you’ll be able to find a new industrial battery charger that can work for you.