Flow-Rite, a leading manufacturer of single point watering systems for batteries, visited with the sales, engineering and marketing staff at U.S. Battery in Corona, California. Rob Brock, Business Manager – Emerging Markets for Flow-Rite, discussed some of the latest products and tips U.S. Battery dealers can use to ensure customers are getting the most out of their system, and ultimately the best battery performance.
As single point watering systems become more popular with large golf car, floor machine, and lift & access fleets, Flow-Rite found that many fleet operators find it easier to use their regulated hose supply to fill batteries with tap water from a standard water spigot. Brock recommended that if this method is used, the water should be first filtered through a Deionizer. This removes any dissolved solids that if left unchecked, can shorten battery life over time. “Filtering the water through a Deionizer can greatly improve battery life, especially if you’re not sure of the quality of water from your municipal water supply,” said Brock. “It’s also a good idea to use a TDS tester on your tap water, to measure the amount of total dissolved solids in the tap water.”
Brock also introduced a couple of new products, including a Flow-Rite 12-volt mini-pump. This plugs into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter, or has an optional 110V adapter, and allows for a steady stream of water to flow into the Flow-Rite SPW system. The mini-pump supply makes it easier to water several vehicles without having to use a hand pump or gravity tank, which some people find difficult use. Brock also announced that Flow-Rite is offering a new SPW system specifically for battery operated pallet jacks and walkie pallet trucks made in North America. These new systems allow for easy access to water batteries without having to remove panels, and reduces maintenance time. In addition, Flow-Rite also offers industrial watering systems for a variety of forklift battery applications.
These new products and other Flow-Rite products are available from U.S. Battery dealers nationally and globally. For more information on how U.S. Battery products work in conjunction with Flow-Rite SPW systems, and the basic steps on installing one, visit https://usbattery.com/products/watering-systems/ Contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.
Top Photo Left To Right: Rob Brock, Flow-Rite, Zach Cox, Heather Arredondo, Dan Grigsby, from U.S. Battery Manufacturing