Lithium forklift batteries are revolutionizing the material handling industry, offering a superior Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to traditional lead-acid counterparts. Despite higher initial costs, the extended lifespan and numerous benefits make lithium batteries a compelling choice for forklift applications. Explore the advantages that make lithium batteries the ideal solution for your facility.
Cost Savings & Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
- Lifepo4 batteries outlast lead-acid counterparts by 2-3 times, resulting in substantial cost savings over their extended lifespan.
- Despite higher upfront costs, lithium-ion batteries deliver a significantly lower total cost of ownership when factoring in maintenance hours, productivity impact, and overall battery durability.
Longer Run Time:
- Lithium batteries provide an extended run time without performance decline during discharge, making them ideal for converting Internal Combustion forklifts to electric fleets.
- Heavy-duty applications are supported without the need for expensive ventilation systems, refueling costs, or labor-intensive maintenance.
- Lifepo4 batteries exhibit a service life exceeding 3000 cycles, significantly surpassing lead-acid batteries.
- Lead-acid batteries' lifespan is susceptible to improper maintenance and usage, potentially falling below 1500 cycles.
- LiFepo4 batteries eliminate the need for battery watering, equalization, cool-down time, or acid adjustments, resulting in nearly maintenance-free operation.
- Maintenance-free technology reduces labor costs associated with battery upkeep, a stark contrast to lead-acid alternatives.
Faster & More Efficient Charging:
- Lithium lifepo4 batteries require less power to charge and don't need frequent charging, reducing energy use and costs.
- Rapid charging capability allows lithium-ion batteries to recharge in as little as one to four hours, minimizing downtime and enhancing efficiency.
No Battery Replacement:
- Energy-efficient lithium forklift batteries eliminate the need for frequent battery changes, designed for opportunity charging and boasting a high cycle life.
- Lifepo4 batteries excel in hot and cold environments, offering adaptability beyond other energy sources.
- In cold storage, lithium batteries maintain capacity with internal heat technology, making them suitable for operations experiencing increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Note: Additional counterweight may be required due to the lighter weight of Lifepo4 batteries; a ballast is typically included within the lithium battery case to meet weight specifications.