Anatomy of a Lead Acid Battery

If you’re thinking of buying a forklift battery, it can be helpful to know a little bit more about how they’re designed. With that goal in mind, here’s a brief guide to the anatomy of a lead acid forklift battery. (For more detailed information, see the Battery Intelligence section of our website.)The first thing to understand about a forklift battery is that it isn’t just for powering your forklift. These batteries are heavy, so they also provide extra weight, which makes it easier for the forklift to pick up heavy objects by acting as a counterweight.The next thing to understand is that it’s important to follow all safety procedures strictly. Serious accidents can occur if safety standards aren’t followed.

Parts of a BatteryA typical lead acid battery is made up of four basic parts: the case, the cells, the inter-cell connectors, and the cables.The case is what holds all the cells together, so it’s basically a big box.The cells are a group of between six and 40 individual batteries, each made up of lead plates and sulfuric acid, packed tightly together in the case.The inter-cell connectors are also made of lead, and their purpose is to link the individual cells to each other so the battery will form a complete circuit.The cables vary in size depending on the amperage, with higher amps requiring thicker cable.Along with these four basic components there can also be a water monitor, which will display a green light when the battery has enough water and a red light when it needs more.If you need to replace your current forklift battery, just sell it to us here at Green Power Forklift Batteries! Green Power can also sell you new or reconditioned forklift batteries. Keep your forklifts running and help the environment at the same time, by getting as much life as possible from your forklift batteries!