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Battery selection

23 February 2016

Choosing a suitable battery for a floor scrubber, understanding battery maintenance and educating staff are a few important ways to ensure the safe, uninterrupted operation of floor machines, as well as getting the biggest return on your battery investment.Trojan has developed a series of YouTube videos called 'Trojan Tips' that take the viewer through battery maintenance practices. 

Trojan believes deep-cycle batteries, whether they are flooded, AGM or gel, are the best choice for cleaning machines because they are optimised for deep discharge, which is characteristic of daily floor scrubber operations. Flooded versus non-spillable (AGM or gel) technology is a decision based on feasibility of maintenance or environmental regulations at an individual location.

Regardless of which battery technology you choose, it’s important to remember that a battery is only as good as the maintenance it receives. Proper maintenance of will help boost performance and battery life.  

Watering is key to maintaining flooded batteries. Single-point watering system, such as Trojan’s HydroLink, makes maintenance of deep-cycle flooded batteries quick and easy. With a battery watering system, staff can fill a set of batteries in less than 30 seconds. 

Gaining a clear understanding of the various deep-cycle battery types and maintenance practices ensures that your battery-powered floor machines will continue to operate at peak levels of performance and reliability.

The videos can be viewed at http://www.trojanbattery.com/multimedia.

 
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