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What is the Difference Between VLA and VRLA Batteries? (Flooded vs Sealed)

By Swift Team | February 26, 2024

Confused by the different types of lead-acid batteries? You’re not alone. When it comes to VLA (vented lead-acid) and VRLA (valve-regulated lead-acid) batteries, the terminology can be overwhelming. But understanding the key differences between these two technologies is crucial for choosing the right battery for your specific needs. The Main Points: Deeper Dive: Choosing the…

How to Tell if Your Electric Forklift Battery Needs Replacing

By Swift Team | February 22, 2024

Keeping your electric forklift running smoothly requires a healthy battery. But how do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to your current one? Here are some key signs to watch out for: 1. Diminished Performance: 2. Charging Issues: 3. Physical Signs: 4. Age and History: Don’t wait for complete failure! Early detection and…

My VRLA Battery is Swollen, What Should I Do?

By Swift Team | February 13, 2024

In the realm of battery maintenance and care, encountering a swollen VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery can be a sign of serious trouble. Not only does it indicate potential damage to the battery itself, but it also poses safety risks to the surroundings. Swift Industrial Power is committed to guiding you through the correct…

Forklift Battery Watering Systems: An Essential Guide for Optimal Performance

By Swift Team | February 2, 2024

Forklifts are the backbone of material handling in various industries, and their efficiency hinges on the condition of their batteries. One often-overlooked aspect is the watering system. This guide explores the importance of forklift battery watering and watering systems and their role in ensuring optimal performance. Understanding Forklift Batteries: Forklifts typically use lead-acid batteries known…

Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Electric Forklift Battery

By Swift Team | January 26, 2024

Electric forklifts are reliant on high-performance batteries to ensure seamless operations and cost-effective material handling. Understanding the key determinants that influence the longevity of an electric forklift battery is crucial for businesses seeking to optimize their logistics and minimize downtime. The lifespan of an electric forklift battery hinges on several critical factors, with the quality…

Understanding the Risks: Industrial Battery Hazards in the Workplace

By Swift Team | January 21, 2024

When working around industrial batteries, particularly electric forklift batteries, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential hazards to ensure a safe working environment. Some of the key hazards to consider include: Electric shock: Industrial batteries, especially electric forklift batteries, house DC electrical systems, presenting a serious risk of electrical shock if mishandled. Acid burns:…

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Lead Acid Batteries: A Quick Guide

By Swift Team | January 11, 2024

Lead-acid batteries, a staple in the energy storage industry for over 150 years, continue to be a prevalent choice for various applications. Here’s an in-depth look at the advantages and disadvantages of lead-acid batteries: Advantages Disadvantages While lead-acid batteries offer proven reliability and safety, they might not be the most suitable choice for every application.…

Unveiling the Process of Lead Acid Battery Recycling

By Swift Team | January 9, 2024

Lead acid batteries stand as a prime example of sustainable recycling practices in the USA, boasting an impressive recycling rate of over 99%, according to a National Recycling Rate Study. This feat is achieved by reclaiming the primary components of lead acid batteries, namely plastic, acid, and lead, to forge new batteries and mitigate environmental…

Does Load Testing Shorten Lead Acid Battery Life?

By Swift Team | August 11, 2023

The short answer is no, Load Testing does not shorten a battery’s life. The longer answer is that it also depends on how the battery is treated! THE FACTS BOTTOM LINE

Warm Weather Tips: Stationary Batteries

By Swift Team | August 11, 2023

During the warm summer months, it is critical to remember how temperature affects battery health. Heat accelerates the chemical activity in a battery, while cold temperatures will slow it down. The normal battery operating temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Warmer temperatures during the summer result in higher temperatures for many battery strings. These increases can…