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8 year old forklift batteries?

8 year old forklift batteries? Nov. 11, 2023

8 year old forklift batteries?


kernel said:

Some batteries will have been in float for a week or more at a time and used for an hour then hung back up.

Most trucks will get new batteries when they wont do it anymore.... but some will be ok because they could only do what was being asked of them at 80-90% of original capacity. This kicks them to the curb and the battery at 65 or 70% of rating might easily power a home at a much lower power and cycle demand than a worked machine.

I would look for the cleanest tops and most pristine teminals. Neutralizer residue, corroded or abraided terminals with melt marks, and tops wet or crusty with evaporated off electrolyte salts are tell tale of abuse. Hydrometer and load testing along with an inspection for heavy sediment, sulfation, foriegn material or other contamination like that neutralizer or terminal protectants, etc. If they check out, weigh the value of several years worth of storage at that cost versus 4-6k$ to do new and with not likely as heavy duty a battery.

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I have had great used batteries but mostly have suffered under limpy ones so i use new unless there was a killer value in something like what you are considering, especially if it was floated for two or three years and changed out on a maintenance cycle.

Some of the most long lived and abused batteries i have were used, sat for a year uncharged before i got them, one had melty terminals! Under charged, then i got them amd pumped and dumped them regularly loaned them out full amd got them back dead, all that, one is a backup and auxilliary for my home now, at 9 years in service to me. Alpha gell cell..... it wont run at full capacity but keeps all except the well and washing machine operable in the event of main inverter failure or an inverter disconnection for addition or other maintenance without having a generator onsite. It was the radio station and entertainment system power storage, but will not run a movie weekend under low sun anymore, so lights amd comms backup iswhere its at now.

Before that it was one of the main house batteries, 3 years ago.... and before that it was for special projects off grid. They were well worth their free price tag!

I have had great used batteries but mostly have suffered under limpy ones so i use new unless there was a killer value in something like what you are considering, especially if it was floated for two or three years and changed out on a maintenance cycle.Some of the most long lived and abused batteries i have were used, sat for a year uncharged before i got them, one had melty terminals! Under charged, then i got them amd pumped and dumped them regularly loaned them out full amd got them back dead, all that, one is a backup and auxilliary for my home now, at 9 years in service to me. Alpha gell cell..... it wont run at full capacity but keeps all except the well and washing machine operable in the event of main inverter failure or an inverter disconnection for addition or other maintenance without having a generator onsite. It was the radio station and entertainment system power storage, but will not run a movie weekend under low sun anymore, so lights amd comms backup iswhere its at now.Before that it was one of the main house batteries, 3 years ago.... and before that it was for special projects off grid. They were well worth their free price tag!

Are forklift batteries still the gold standard for off grid solar power storage? If not, what is?

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