Make A Battery Cleaning Solution

Keeping your battery and the terminals clean is a key maintenance procedure to getting the most performance from your deep cycle batteries. Corrosion occurs when acid from inside of the battery makes its way to the terminals and connectors on top of the battery. The acid attacks the battery terminals and connectors, which if left untreated can reduce or disconnect power to the vehicle. In addition, untreated corrosion can lead to arcing, where the electrical current jumps an air gap resulting in a spark. This arcing can melt terminals, damage connectors, or cause ignition of hydrogen gas emitted during charging.

Fortunately, battery terminal corrosion can be easily cleaned with a special solution that neutralizes battery acid. The solution can be made by mixing one tablespoon (15ml) of baking soda to every 1-cup (250ml) of hot water. Apply the solution to the corroded areas of the battery terminals and use a wire brush or toothbrush to gently clean off any additional residue on the terminals. Once the terminals and wiring are clean, rinse the area with water to rinse any remaining solution off the batteries. Use some paper towels to dry the area.

To slow down the corrosion process apply some corrosion prevention spray to the terminals to coat them. Make sure to check the terminals approximately every six months and clean as necessary. Be sure to use protective gloves and safety glasses to prevent injury and ensure all connections are safely removed from the batteries prior to cleaning. For more battery maintenance tips, visit www.usbattery.com.

Getting More Power From Your Aerial Lift

Replacement Batteries For Aerial Lifts

When working on a job site it is necessary for equipment operators to get the most battery life out of your scissor lifts.  High-quality Deep Cycle batteries can provide you with years of reliable cost efficient power.  Choosing the right batteries and properly maintaining them is crucial to get the most out of your lift.

Picking the Correct Battery

When selecting a replacement battery it is important to refer to the lift manufacturer’s specifications.  Most lifts use either 6V or 12V batteries, but not all batteries are able to supply sufficient power for every lift. The size of the lift, its lift capacity, and the lift’s intended application help determine its power requirements.

For Example:

  • JLG’s ES Series and R Series scissor lifts utilize a 24V system requiring four 6V batteries with a minimum rating of 220 amp-hours. Batteries like the U.S. Battery  US 2000 XC2 or US 2200 XC2 are ideal for these power requirements.
  • While the JLG LE Series scissor lifts are a 48V system and require eight 6V batteries with a minimum rating of 370 amp-hours. Making our US L16 XC2 the perfect fit for this series of lifts.

 

Maintaining Your Deep Cycle Batteries

Committing to a regular maintenance regimen is essential to increasing your lift’s battery life.  Regularly doing the following can also greatly reduce your operating costs:

For a full list of proper Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance procedures please see our Care & Maintenance page or download our Care & Maintenance brochure.

U.S. Battery Deep Cycle batteries are handcrafted in the U.S.A. The batteries also feature our exclusive XC2 formulation that gives them the highest initial capacity, fastest cycle-up time to full-rated capacity, improved recharge-ability, and the highest total energy delivered than any battery in their class.

Do you have a Skyjack, Snorkel, Genie, or another type aerial lift and want to know what U.S. Battery product would work best for you? Then please leave a comment below.

 

U.S. Battery Provides Sponsorship For The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation

U.S. Battery Was A Sponsor For A Wisconsin Golf Event, Benefiting A Local Boys & Girls Club

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was one of the sponsors of the 17th annual charity golf event that was put on by the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The funds raised at this annual golf event benefitted the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, to enable young adults to reach their full potential as adults in the community.

The charity event took place Monday, June 5th at the Baraboo Country Club, where a U.S. Battery sponsored golf car provided beverages to those who participated in the golf outing throughout the day. “We’re happy to support a cause towards educating and supporting youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “U.S. Battery, along with our area distributor Northern Battery, became aware of this charity event and offered to participate. Both myself and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery attended the event and were amazed at a number of people that came out to support their cause.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.