Forklift Lithium Battery
In the logistics industry, or some factories, warehouses. Modern production equipment can significantly improve production and operational efficiency—for example, one or a group of reliable forklifts. From the perspective of daily work efficiency, if you need to maintain many forklifts, imagine if production has to be suspended frequently due to power or power supply problems, and a lot of time and expense is invested in inspections. This will undoubtedly be devastating. At this time, a reliable energy solution may help you solve all your troubles
The development history of forklift lithium batteries
Traditional forklifts are powered by an internal combustion engine and consume fossil fuels to drive the engine. The disadvantage is that traditional internal combustion engines are relatively noisy, require frequent maintenance, and are not environmentally friendly. It was later upgraded to use lead-acid batteries for power supply. Since it uses an electric-driven motor, it greatly reduces the noise during use, so it quickly became popular. However, because lead-acid batteries need to be replenished with electrolytes after being used for a period of time, there is also energy release. Issues such as efficiency are still not ideal. With the development of industrial society, lithium-ion batteries have emerged, with high energy density, deep circulation, and ultra-long life, and have quickly become favored by various forklift manufacturers.
Why is it recommended to upgrade to forklift lithium batteries?
- High energy conversion efficiency
Traditional lead-acid batteries cannot be 100% discharged during actual use. If your battery has 100Ah, you may actually only be able to use 80Ah. Because the remaining 20Ah will be quickly consumed due to factors such as low voltage of the lead-acid battery and self-discharge. Lithium-ion forklift batteries can truly discharge 100%, increasing the battery life of your forklift.
- Stable power and capacity
The voltage of a lead-acid battery will rapidly decrease with use until it cannot work properly. Although the voltage of the forklift lithium battery will also decrease with use, the decrease is very small and will hardly affect the use. The battery voltage can fully meet the working needs of the equipment before it is completely discharged.
- No memory effect
Forklift lithium batteries can be charged and discharged at any time without memory effect. However, lead-acid batteries have an obvious memory effect and cannot be charged or discharged at any time. The self-discharge phenomenon is serious and they are easily scrapped if left aside for a long time.
- Fast charging
Lithium batteries can support 1C fast charging, or 2-3C or more fast charging, which means that your forklift battery may only need 1 hour, or even half an hour, to be fully charged. But this time may be more than 6-9 hours on lead-acid batteries because lead-acid batteries still need to be float charged.
5. High lifespan
The service life of forklift lithium batteries is generally 5-10 times that of lead-acid batteries, depending on the specific use method and ambient temperature. The service life is generally more than 3-6 years (traditional lead-acid batteries may only be 1-2 years)
- Almost no maintenance is required
Lithium forklift batteries do not need to replenish electrolytes. During normal use, the active balancing inside the battery can automatically equalize the voltage between each cell.
- Low self-discharge
According to statistics, the self-discharge of lead-acid batteries is generally between 15% and 30%, while the self-discharge of lithium forklift batteries is generally less than 3%.
8. Lighter weight
Typically, lead-acid batteries weigh between 15-35kg and are larger in size. A lithium battery with the same energy may only weigh 5-10kg and is relatively small in size.
- Higher returns
Thanks to the long life of lithium forklift batteries, big data shows that the average consumer can pay back the cost of lithium batteries in 3-5 years (because if lead-acid batteries are used, users will have to continue to buy new ones because they cannot meet the demand for use). of lead-acid batteries)