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« on: November 09, 2009, 05:07:09 PM »

  I am looking at an electric fork lift 48 VDC. anyway to know how bad or good are the battery?  How do I do that?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 06:47:36 PM »

Hi Wrench,

You will need to use a Hydrometer. Check the spacific gravity of each cell to see if they are all equal.

If there are cells that don't float, then they are bad. Not much more you can do other then that!

It really dosen't matter if they are not floating all the way up but, rather they be equally at the same level.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 06:56:28 PM »

If you can find a big enough load tester, put a load on it! Just a joke...don't know that they make a load tester that big!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 07:34:25 PM »

You can load test each cell individually.  According to Dallas, each cell is also rebuildable/replaceable.  The final voltage is just in how you configure them.  It sure is a darn big box to fool with though.


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 07:39:52 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 07:45:21 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 04:09:42 AM »

    Thanks all, been very helpfull.
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