Forklift battery Dies Fast?

A typical forklift battery should last a full working shift. Taking into account for lunches and breaks. If your forklift battery dies fast it is an indication that something is wrong and it should be evaluated to determine the cause of the short run time.

One of the most common reasons for a forklift battery to die fast is the condition caused by age. Forklift batteries don’t last forever and even with the best care, every battery will eventually need to be replaced.

But if your forklift battery is new to a few years old, and it has been maintained properly, it should be lasting through an entire shift. Some possible causes include, low water levels, insufficient or improper charge, bad cell or cells, etc…

A forklift battery that dies fast needs to be evaluated by a trained industrial battery technician. At Battery Power Systems, all our technicians are full trained to evaluate any battery or charger problem. We also have the necessary equipment needed to properly diagnosis battery & charger issues on our service vans.

Battery Power Systems technicians are usually able to fix a battery or charger problem, on the initial visit to your facility.

If your forklift battery dies fast call BPS today for expert, professional service.

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We have the tools, equipment and experience to determine why your forklift battery dies fast!

Call 1-800-878-2779 for expert battery service today!

One way we learn more about the state of your battery is by bringing our Load Bank.

Specific Gravity is the true marker of your forklift battery’s condition. The required Specific Gravity for every unit is printed on the battery.

We have the tools and supplies to adjust your battery to its proper specific gravity at your location!

The weaker the Specific Gravity the faster your battery will run out of power.

We adjust the Specific Gravity to the exact specifications for each type, style and model of forklift battery. 

Terms to Understand!

Specific Gravity (Sp. Gr. or SG): Specific Gravity is a measure of the electrolyte concentration in a battery. This measurement is based on the density of the electrolyte compared to the density of water and is typically determined by the use of a hydrometer (see “HYDROMETER”). By definition, the specific gravity of water is 1.00 and the specific gravity of the sulfuric acid electrolyte in a typical fully charged battery is 1.265-1.285. Specific gravity measurements are typically used to determine if the battery is fully charged or if the battery has a bad cell.

Load Tester: An instrument that draws current (discharges) from a battery using an electrical load while measuring voltage. It determines the battery’s ability to perform under actual discharge conditions.

Hydrometer: Device used to indicate density or specific gravity of electrolyte solutions.

We Can’t Make your Old Battery New Again, but we can make it deliver what it is capable of.

We travel to your location with our load bank and all the tools and supplies necessary to make the proper adjustments to your battery.

If your battery is getting old or just isn’t performing as it should call BPS today!


We service all makes, models, types and styles of forklift batteries! 

Don’t be held captive by a weak battery! We can adjust it and power it up to reach its full potential. 

If you have a forklift battery that is running too hot, call BPS today! We service all makes, models, types and styles of forklift batteries and chargers. Servicing most of New York State and Northern PA.

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