Jun 25

Forklift Battery Troubleshooting (Part 4) – Battery Overheating during Charge

Key issue: Battery overheats on charging

  • Cause: Incorrect charger settingsMotive Power Products and Services
    • Solution: Check the charger parameters
  • Cause: Poor ventilation
    • Solution: Open battery cover and use fan while charging 
  • Cause: Shorted cells
    • Solution: Identify shorted cells, replace 
  • Cause: Low electrolyte level (Possible loss of capacity) 
    • Solution: Top up with water 
  • Cause: Sulphated battery
    • Solution: Perform desulfation routine on the battery. (Extended charges with low charge currents)
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