Power Charging: More power, shorter charging times.

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6/4/2020
The new Selectiva 4.0 generation of battery chargers enables rapid charging and opportunity charging for lead-acid batteries too. Our Power Charging option lets you top up lead-acid batteries that are running low in extra-quick time using rapid or opportunity charging. Find out how it works here.
Selectiva 4.0 2kW in a battery charging station

The current situation is forcing businesses to rethink how they do things – particularly those tasked with the reliable transport of goods. Additional transport volumes are changing how charging infrastructure is used and the length of time it is used for, adding in new complexity. A flexible and reliable charging system represents the backbone of a resilient provisioning strategy, and gives the forklift truck fleet the power it needs.

In the past, utilisation peaks like these would cause logistics providers using lead-acid batteries particular problems – since this type of battery generally takes about eight hours to charge. All this while back-up batteries, including the requisite infrastructure, are associated with high procurement costs and an extra workload in day-to-day operations.

Opportunity charging made easy

Our new Selectiva 4.0 generation of chargers provides an innovative solution for charging lead-acid batteries in extra-quick time: using the Power Charging option you can boost the state of charge from 30 percent to 80 percent in under three hours. This allows temporary utilisation peaks or a change to multi-shift operation to be effected without further ado and with no need for additional manual input.

Increased efficiency and flexibility

The time available between shifts when batteries can be charged is frequently limited. The Power Charging option is a solution for the easy and efficient opportunity charging of lead-acid batteries. For example, a work break will often be enough to top up a traction battery using opportunity charging. Just thirty minutes charging is enough to get up to two additional running hours out of a forklift.

Rapid, safe charging without risk of overheating

The system is monitored by a temperature sensor ensuring rapid, safe charging with no risk of overheating. The system will interrupt the charging process if the battery temperature rises too high.

Customer benefits:

  • Reduce frequency of battery changes: If the battery needs to be swapped again shortly before the end of a shift, the Power Charging option can give you the extra boost needed to get you through. This saves time that can be spent on the job itself. 
  • Reduce size of back-up battery pool: Where companies operate with a very big pool of back-up batteries, the Power Charging option can help to reduce the size of the pool. This reduces the high costs of investing in batteries and infrastructure. 
  • Seasonal fluctuations/additional order volumes: The Power Charging option can help you manage seasonal fluctuations and extra order volumes in the short term. It often takes just a short period of opportunity charging to get on top of the extra volume of orders. 
  • Save space: In addition to cutting investment costs for batteries and infrastructure, you are able to save on storage space that can be freed up for something else.
Enjoy maximum fleet availability while rationalising your costs. Selectiva battery chargers can be used to charge lead-acid batteries of different sizes, voltages and capacities, helping to simplify assignment and reduce the potential for user error.