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DCPS  >  Batteries  >  Watering Forklift Batteries

Things That Damage
a Forklift Battery

Battery Do's & Don'ts
Photo of battery sulfation.

These Things Damage Batteries

   • #1 - Poor maintenance
   • Running below 80% D.O.D.- Temperature
   • Using “non-approved tap water”
   • Overwatering
   • Under-watering
   • Overcharging
   • Under charging
   • Short cycling
   • No cool down after charge

Use the 8-8-8 Rule

What is the 8-8-8 Rule? It's a common calculation in battery terminology to achieve maximum life for your industrial lead-acid forklift battery.

"During a 24-hour period,
an industrial battery ideally
is in operation 8 hours,
on charge 8 hours,
and cooling 8 hours."

Electric forklift