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24 Volt batteries have 12 cells, 2 volts each.
36 Volt batteries have 18 cells, 2 volts each.
48 Volt batteries have 24 cells, 2 volts each..
Battery watering systems replace the original vent caps. A filling device is required.
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SB style plugs are the industry standard, and standard on every new GB battery & charger. Size and color must match your forklift.
Modules can be broken down to individual components and carried by hand.
Lead bars, or “pigs” are continuously fed into the grid casting machines. The machines heat the lead to a liquid state, and then rapidly pour preset amounts into the molds to produce the grids. Once pasted with lead oxide, they become the "plates" that make up each cell of a battery.
As they are removed from the conveyor, each grid is inspected for proper thickness, stacked and palatalized for transport to the pasting area. Positive and Negative plates are cast using separate specialized molds. Different cell sizes use different molds, which requires retooling between production runs.
The positive and negative grids go to separate pasting areas. The positive "paste" has a reddish color and the negative paste has a dull gray color. Quality control personnel are ever present during this critical stage.
Prior to inserting the "plates" into the "cell" jars, they are clamped tightly in a hydraulic jig, and the opposing rows of positive and negative plates are soldered together to form the positive and negative “straps”. The positive and negative posts are also formed during this process. Again, quality control is paramount at this stage.
The charged cells finally merge with the trays for final battery assembly. The lead intercell connectors are put in place and the delicate process of soldering them in series begins. Any mistake at this stage could cause a lead melt down, which would damage the cell(s), requiring them to be removed and scrapped. Upon completion, quality control personnel thoroughly inspect each battery.
Philadelphia Scientific’s family of battery watering monitors allow watering on a labor-saving “as-needed” basis instead of a hit-or-miss schedule. Watering too frequently can cause electrolyte boil overs, which reduce battery capacity by three percent for each occurrence. Lack of water in batteries creates a low electrolyte level, eventually causing permanent damage to the cells.
The Blinky™ family of monitors will help ensure your electrolyte levels are never too low or too high. They feature the industry’s brightest LED, so they are much more visible. The new Smart Blinky Pro™ introduces an audible dimension of electrolyte level notification.
And, the installation forgiveness zone reduces the potential for damaging monitors during installation
and provides a far wider voltage operating zone.
Ideal for applications in which the electrolyte level indicator cannot be seen (e.g., fast and opportunity charging where the battery never leaves the truck) because the LED is mounted outside the battery on the battery cable near the connector. And, Smart Blinky Pro adds an audible dimension of electrolyte level notification.
The very bright indicator LED can be edge mounted, so it is easier to see — even on batteries that are charged on multi-level racks. And, the LED housing has a low profile and is very robust, making it resistant to damage.
Ideal for batteries where the top of the battery can be seen.
A low-cost solution for accurate electrolyte monitoring.