In this article, you’ll learn:

  • The advantages of using lithium batteries
  • The concerns with switching to lithium from lead acid

What Should You Know About Switching to Lithium Batteries?

Lithium batteries are the new buzzword in the material handling industry. With its increasing popularity, the market will certainly grow in the coming years. These batteries have pros and cons to consider before purchasing.

One of the popular reasons to switch is less maintenance. You don’t need to water a lithium battery like you have to with lead acid batteries; thereby reducing your expenses. Plus, we all know operators can make mistakes on the job. Switching to lithium can prevent the storage of improperly watered or poorly maintained batteries.

You also want your business to keep up with consumer demand. Since charging lithium batteries is faster, they provide power when you need it. Some companies may use lithium batteries to get an edge on the competition. It is a great sales pitch to show customers your company offers top-of-the-line technology.

Here are a few other reasons to make the switch:

  • They will last longer than lead acid batteries in an “apples-to-apples” comparison.
  • You can use the opportunity charging method to its maximum potential.
  • They reduce the space required for extra batteries.

The perks of these advantages are: you can have more efficient operations, stand out from your competition and lower your budget. One way to increase efficiency is with a consistent power source. You can run your forklift for the whole shift. As the battery gets lower, the performance of the lift truck isn’t impacted. Just once it runs out of battery place it to a charger as soon as possible.

Deciding what you want to do is a big decision, but your local Toyota dealer can help. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more!

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