We can consider that a battery is old when:
- Its performance is less than 30% of its original capacity.
- At 3-5 years of life time.
We can verify this by performing a capacity test to measure its voltage and discharge time.
What to do when you confirm that your used forklift batteries are no longer good? Learn all about battery recycling in this article and take advantage of the resources that you can obtain by reusing it.
Why can’t we just throw away a battery?
Batteries used for forklifts of all kinds, especially industrial batteries cannot be disposed of as normal garbage and are highly polluting for the environment due to their high content of heavy metals.
They are considered hazardous waste so they require special handling granted by the regulations of “Recycling Permit for Lead Acid Batteries”.
Ways to take advantage of your batteries
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