Lithium-ion battery packs do not require the manual maintenance that lead-acid battery packs do. For example, lithium-ion batteries do not need to be watered or have acid level checks performed. Because of this, our lithium-ion battery packs are virtually maintenance-free.
Battery Management System
The battery management system that Hangcha uses with the lithium-ion battery packs is designed to continually monitor the lithium-ion cells and other vital components. It offers overcharge/over-discharge protection, fault monitoring, battery health estimates, battery current/voltage detection, and a low cost/low power consumption feature. These features are all put in place to make the lithium-ion battery packs, found in Hangcha forklifts, the most reliable power option offered.
Warranty/Long Life Cycle
The lithium-ion battery packs found in Hangcha group’s material handling equipment are designed to last a long time. Because of this, Hangcha group offers a 10 year or 20,000 hour warranty on our A series 3-Wheel Lithium-ion Electric Forklift and our XC series Lithium-ion Electric Forklift. The XC series Lite-Duty Lithium-ion Electric Forklift gets a 5 year or 10,000 hour warranty on the battery packs. The battery packs will retain at least 80% residual capacity over 4,000 full charges. As seen in the Bathtub curve below, the lithium-ion batteries designed by Hangzhou Pengcheng New Energy Technology Co, Ltd. are considerably less prone to failures when compared to the average amount of failures a lithium-ion battery has over its life cycle.
Cold Area Application
Thanks to an electrical heating element, the lithium-ion material handling equipment can run in cold applications. When compared to a lead-acid powered truck, the batteries in the lithium-ion heat up to 32 degrees F in one-third of the time it would take the lead-acid powered truck. This allows the lithium-ion powered material handling equipment to maintain a high level of performance at temperatures below freezing.
Beneficial to the Environment
Lithium-ion batteries do not release harmful emissions into the environment, use acid, and have twice the service life when compared to lead-acid powered forklifts. They are also substantially more efficient when charging and discharging and are completely recyclable. Because of this, lithium-ion batteries are extremely beneficial to the environment.