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11. What is the maximum depth of the chargers to be used with the system?

The standard charger depth is 24 inches. So, the standard depth of our charger tops is 24”. However, some special chargers are 30 inches deep. For these chargers we can make 30 inch charger tops.

Please provide quantities and dimensions of chargers to assure placement in the design of the system.

Charger placement is important. The length of a battery-storage system is determined by the width of the batteries being stored. The battery stand design stores the charger above the battery. (see fig 1.) If the batteries are narrower than the chargers, you run out of room to store your chargers above the batteries. In this case the chargers will have to stacked 2 or 3 high. (see fig 2.)

Charger placement is especially important in Multi-Level Systems. Systems 2 to 4 levels high can store the chargers on top of the stands or special shelves can be made to store the chargers on the backside of the battery stands. (see fig 3.)

12. Can the chargers be stacked on top of one another?

As discussed in Question 11, many times chargers will need to be stacked. If they cannot be stacked we must make accommodations by using wall-mounted charger shelves or making a rack to store the chargers themselves.

13. Do covered batteries require space on the sides for cable clearance when being charged? Yes? No?

If the answer is yes we must make sure there is room between batteries for the cables. Regular Poly-Glide stands store batteries only 2.5 inches apart. In this case we make a special storage base that allows more room for the cables.

Roller Stands can be specified to allow for extra room between batteries for cables.

14. Do covered batteries require that their covers be open during the charging operation? Yes? No?

If the answer is yes, what is the height of the tallest batteries with the covers raised? We ask these dimensions to be sure the clear space between the roller and the underside of the charger top is tall enough for the cover to be opened.

15. Are the lift trucks used in a freezer or refrigerated facility?

Trucks that go in and out of freezers or cold storage have a tremendous amount of condensation due to the dramatic temperature changes. The trucks and the batteries literally sweat.

This condensation makes the bottoms of batteries very rusty and scaly. As a result the batteries do not work well with Poly-Glide Stands because the scaly bottom tends to gouge the poly strips.

Roller stands should be used in freezer or cold storage applications.

16. Is factory installation desired? Yes? No?

If yes: Full or Supervisory

Full Factory Installation is best. We obviously are the experts, especially when multi-level systems are involved.

However, if your service people work with us on several installations they can become proficient at installing single-level systems.

17. What is the space allotted for the battery changing system? What is the clear vertical height of the proposed area?

This is very important. We usually ask for drawings of the area if the customer has them.

Even if the customer has drawings, you must measure the area and survey the area to verify all dimensions.

Look for drains in the floor, doorways, travel aisles, and walkways. Look for overhead obstructions such as pipes, ductwork, and wiring. Also, look for wall mounted obstructions such as electrical panels, piping, conduit, and meters.

The floor spec is inch in 10. This means the floor should not vary more that inch in 10 feet.

Check the floor visually to see if it has any dramatic dips. If so, pull a tape measure out 10 feet and look for gaps under the tape. If there are gaps call us. We have floor experts to help you.

We have methods to level stands and travel path of the vehicle on problem floors.

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