Crown Equipment introduced a new addition to its line of modular V-Force® industrial battery chargers. With a compact design that uses less operational space, the new V-Force High-Frequency Economy (V-HFE) Series is designed to maximize forklift battery life and increase energy efficiency, helping managers to reduce overall energy costs associated with forklift battery charging.
The V-HFE charger, which is compliant with California Energy Commission (CEC) regulations, is designed to provide lighter-duty applications and smaller operations with a more cost-effective, high frequency charging solution to suit almost any flooded battery.
"The V-HFE Series charger offers up to a 38 percent power savings when compared with traditional Ferro and Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) chargers," said Lynda Goodwin, parts marketing project manager, Crown Equipment. "The charger's ability to achieve 93 percent efficiency rates over an entire charge cycle allow managers to lower their costs while being environmentally sound. For instance, when charging a 36V 1050AH battery with a V-HFE charger versus a typical Ferro or SCR charger, managers can potentially realize a savings of $1.81 per charging cycle. This could result in a savings of $2,715 over 1,500 charge cycles; for a fleet of 20 electric forklifts this could be a savings of more than $9,000 in one year."
Company: Crown Equipment