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  • Off grid LPG (propane) powered Battery Charger

    Hi tytower, sounds like you haven't worked on electric fork trucks,we ( my employer) had a hire fleet of them and the lead acid cells most definately needed equalizing or the cells would get all over the place and the batteries wouldn't hold the correct charge and go flat in half a shift and play up holy harry until they were equalized flattened and recharged again etc major stuff up in hire fleet, only needed one cell to be down in pack and this would happen, our fleet was equalized every weekend to keep the packs in good order, when they cost $15 grand you look after them,but you are right about the voltage when equalizing it's not 15 volts, the chargers are specially made for equallizing the batteries and cycle up & down over a longer period at lower amps & voltages until the...see more »Hi tytower, sounds like you haven't worked on electric fork trucks,we ( my employer) had a hire fleet of them and the lead acid cells most definately needed equalizing or the cells would get all over the place and the batteries wouldn't hold the correct charge and go flat in half a shift and play up holy harry until they were equalized flattened and recharged again etc major stuff up in hire fleet, only needed one cell to be down in pack and this would happen, our fleet was equalized every weekend to keep the packs in good order, when they cost $15 grand you look after them,but you are right about the voltage when equalizing it's not 15 volts, the chargers are specially made for equallizing the batteries and cycle up & down over a longer period at lower amps & voltages until they balance then run a charge cycle not blast power in. I do the same with my motorhome charge at 2 amps for a week or every so often & they have lasted heaps. Regards casper10 also good article liquidhandwash

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