All About Forklift Battery Chargers

Charging a forklift battery used to be a somewhat risky endeavor – the person doing the charging was also responsible for setting the amperage and voltage, and it was always possible that they would make a mistake. This could result in accidental overcharging, which could damage the battery and even start a fire.

That’s no longer the case with the newer forklift battery chargers. The newer chargers come with safety parameters built in, which will stop them from charging and show an error code rather than allow overcharging to happen. Despite this important new safety feature, they still allow a fair amount of control. You can set the charging time, the voltage, and the amperage, giving you the flexibility you need without the risk of making a costly mistake.

Buying a Charger

Forklift battery chargers generally cost anywhere from $500-$3000, with the price depending on the size of the charger. The small portable chargers cost the least, while the more expensive chargers actually have to be wired into the electrical system of the building by an electrical contractor.

When you’re buying a forklift battery charger, there are a few things you’ll need to check. One is the voltage of the battery you need to charge, as the charger will need to be the same voltage. The charger also needs to match the line voltage at the location where you plan to be using the charger. In addition, you’ll need to know the AH or amp hours rating of the battery, as well as whether the electricity phase is 1 Phase or 3 Phase.

Keeping your forklift battery properly charged will extend its lifespan, but all batteries need to be refurbished or replaced eventually. When you need to replace yours, you can sell it to Green Power Forklift Batteries and replace it with a new or refurbished forklift battery. We’ll get you whatever battery you need to keep your forklift running!