Ecotality Inc. has introduced what it says is the fastest opportunity charger yet for batteries in the material handling industry.
The Minit-Charger 12 also offers as an option the ability to program battery specifications into each unit. The company says its interactive charge controls ensure a proper charge, while maintaining optimal battery health by avoiding overcharging. That ability can extend the useful life of batteries by up to 40 percent, it says. The charger works with all battery capacities and voltages from 24 to 80 volts. It is available with a sequencing option, allowing one charger to serve two industrial trucks while reducing AC power requirements.