Keeping The Batteries Charged And Ready On Your Scissor Lift

Electric equipment offers you the flexibility to use it inside a building or closed space without the worry of carbon monoxide filling the air, but for the electric equipment to work, the batteries need charging regularly. Using the right batteries and the right charger is critical to keeping everything working correctly.

Selecting The Right Charger

Selecting the right charger to use on your electric scissor lift is essential. The voltage of the charger needs to match the batteries that you are using. While you can charge the batteries from a 110 volt AC outlet, the batteries are often 24 volt DC and the charger needs to be able to convert the incoming electricity to the proper voltage for the batteries. The manufacturer can supply you with a charger for your lift or other equipment and will know how the batteries are set up in the machine.

Electric Equipment Options

Many different types of electric equipment are available on the market today. The electric scissor lift is popular with contractors that work inside buildings a lot but need to reach up high. It is safer than a ladder and will operate for a full day when it in most cases. 

Along with the lifts, there are electric forklifts, stock pickers, pallet movers, and many other specialty machines that can be used inside factories, warehouses, and even retail stores or offices. Check with your local equipment dealer to see what option they have for you and your situation.

Charging Stations

Using electric equipment means having a place to charge them when the equipment is not in use. One idea is to set up a charge station or area that all your chargers are at and assign each piece of equipment a spot there. When the machine is not in use, place it in the spot designated to it and plug in the charger. The next time you need the lift or other equipment, it will be ready to use. 

Replacing Batteries

When you are using electric equipment of any kind, check the batteries from time to time or have a service tech check them. The batteries only last for so many cycles, that is charges and discharges, and will need replacing eventually. If the batteries are running down more quickly than they did previously, you could have a bad cell or battery and replacing it is the best option. Replacing all the batteries at once is a good practice as it keeps them all on the same life cycle and is easier to track for proper battery maintenance. 

Contact a company, like Quick Charge Corporation , for more help.