A Brief Guide to Forklift Batteries

The unique 18-stage renovation process we use at Greenpower Forklift Batteries allows us to extend the lifespan of industrial lead acid batteries, but there are also other types of forklift battery in existence including AGM and Lithium-Ion varieties. This brief guide to forklift batteries will teach you all about the different types.


“AGM” stands for “Absorbed Glass Mat,” so called because this type of battery uses a fine glass mat to store electrolytes in a “dry” condition. AGM forklift batteries are a special type of lead acid battery. They require less maintenance because they don’t need to be watered, and they also don’t have the risk of spilling battery acid. The main disadvantage of an AGM battery is that overcharging can reduce their lifespan, and they are also more expensive than other types of lead acid batteries. Green Power Batteries does not currently carry AGM batteries.


Lithium-ion forklift batteries are becoming more common, despite the fact that they are a more expensive option. They offer a number of advantages, including the fact that they don’t need watering or maintenance and there’s no risk of overcharging them. They can be charged quickly and are safer for workers to handle. On the other hand, they are expensive enough that some businesses cannot afford to use them. In addition, they should not be stored when fully charged and they should not be stored in high temperatures or they can be damaged as a result.

Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

This is the most common type of forklift battery. They are also known as “wet cell” batteries because they use a combination of sulfuric acid and water. They need regular maintenance to perform well over time, and they need regular watering to keep electrolytes at the correct level. The big advantage of lead acid batteries is that they’re more affordable, but they do need to be maintained properly to last their full lifespan of five years or more.

If your lead acid forklift batteries are no longer working for you, why not sell them to Greenpower Forklift Batteries? We’ll put them through our refurbishing process and extend or even double their lifespan! Greenpower Forklift Batteries can also sell you new or reconditioned forklift batteries. Keep your forklifts running in the most environmentally friendly way possible by getting all the life you can from your forklift batteries!