24. 01. 2017
Opportunity charging is way of fast charging of battery by higher current than at normal charging. During a few short and intensive charging cycles, the time of battery service is significantly longer. Working breaks are use to intensive charging.
Charger provides a lot of energy to the battery in short time and electric forklift is prepared for next work. Charger is set higher current (≥ 25A /100Ah) during opportunity charging. Battery is charging in working breaks. During this breaks battery is charged on 80 – 85% capacity (minimization battery gas) by IUa curve. After the shift electric forklift is connected to the charger and the battery is fully charged by standard charging curve.
Suitable dislocation the chargers in the workplace allow charge the battery when machine has free time. Idle times, which create while forklifts go to or from charging station, are minimalized. Battery reamins in machine and operator doesn‘t have to change the batteries. Risk of accident or injury is reduced.