Douglas Battery has introduced the high-speed, fully automatic, high frequency Raptor Rapid charger for large-scale, multi-shift industrial lift truck applications. The charger reportedly returns batteries to a full state of charge in about a quarter of the time when compared to conventional chargers. It allows charging during normal shift breaks, whenever a full or partial charge is needed.
Available for both wall and floor mounting, the modular configuration of the Raptor Rapid charger provides the flexibility to maintain optimum efficiency at all times. If a module faults, the charger bypasses the module in order for charging to continue to keep operations productive.
The new charger returns batteries to a full state of charge without generating excess heat, helping to reduce energy usage and protecting the battery from the risk of damage from excessive heat.
The new charger is compatible with the Douglas DataTrac battery monitoring system, which collects data about the battery’s usage, charge return, water level, temperature and equalization.