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It doesn’t take long for corrosion to ruin a good battery. As if the battery doesn’t have a rough life to begin with. There are several reasons these batteries failed. Externally they are corroded and don’t look pretty.

Internally, all of the chemicals necessary to create energy are now on the outside of the battery. It’s on the battery surface, the forklift, the floor, the operator and hopefully no on the products that your company makes. Yes, these batteries range in price from $3,000.00 to $12,000.00. They have not survived the warranty period.

Each of these customers have had to replace these batteries with either new or used units. However, in every case the outcome will be virtually the same. Premature battery failure due to improper maintenance. The customer must deal with the issue in many ways:

Receiving the Battery:

Upon receiving the battery inspect the battery immediately for any signs of damage that might have occurred while in transit.  Look for broken or missing blocking boards that keep it upright and prevent it from shifting on the pallet.  Broken or missing boards may indicate that the battery may have tipped over and a closer inspection should be performed.  Wet spots on the top and the sides of the battery generally indicate that the battery has been tipped over and there may be some electrolyte loss and internal damage.  Any damage or electrolyte loss should only be corrected by a qualified battery repair person.  Contact your servicing dealer as soon as possible.

Important!

Upon receiving the battery make sure that if there is evidence that the battery was damaged in transit be sure to make note of it on the shipping papers.  Keep in mind that if you sign the papers receiving [...]

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