Crown Equipment Corporation’s V-Force is a silicon-controlled rectifier battery charger that uses a constant current-constant voltage-constant current charge profile to reduce the heat generated during charging, minimizing heat-related battery damage. Charge termination is determined by the change in voltage over time, preventing over and undercharging. This termination mode also forces all acid from the battery plates, which reduces corrosion. In addition, the V-SCR Charger includes an AC failure recovery option that eliminates the need to restart the charging process if AC power is interrupted.
The start rate is said to be 20% less than typical ferro chargers, reducing peak demand. A start-delay timer enables charging when off-peak electricity rates are in effect. The rugged design and lack of moving parts lower maintenance costs and the charger is backed up by a 10-year limited warranty.