Charging Material Handling Equipment Now as Simple as Finding the Nearest Power Outlet
Novi, Mich. – Sept. 11, 2018 —Delta-Q Technologies (Delta-Q), a leader in battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and industrial equipment, and Navitas Systems, a leader in providing lithium battery solutions for the material handling industry, today announced that Navitas Systems has selected Delta-Q’s IC1200 battery charger for use on the company’s new Starlifter-AC™ 24-volt lithium battery. Delta-Q and Navitas Systems will showcase the fully-integrated battery-charger pack at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Mich. taking place Sept. 11-13, 2018.
The newest Starlifter AC™ is a 24-volt lithium battery targeted to power “Class 3” material handling equipment, such as ride-on pallet jacks, stackers, and tuggers.
“We’re delighted to integrate Delta-Q’s IC1200 battery charger as an onboard charging option on our 24 Volt Starlifter batteries and provide our material handling equipment customers with a new level of charging capability,” said Samer Elshafei, director of commercial sales for Navitas Systems. “The Starlifter-AC comes in two sizes-275 Amp Hour and 550 Amp Hour capacities. The 550 Amp Hour size in particular represents the largest commercially-available lithium forklift battery to be chargeable via an integrated charger. Delta-Q’s software customization capabilities enabled us to easily integrate the charger with our unique battery management system, which fulfills our customers’ needs for smart, reliable and safe equipment.”
Navitas Systems’ new Starlifter AC™ lithium battery is a zero maintenance, long lifecycle lithium solution. The 24 volt Starlifter battery is normally designed for rapid recharging from an external charger, and with the optional integrated Delta-Q IC1200, it provides equipment operators with the added convenience, flexibility and control to charge their Starlifter-powered forklift from the convenience of any standard power outlet.
The IC1200 used in the Starlifter AC™ is part of Delta-Q’s IC Series. All IC Series chargers are sealed, built for reliability and record critical charge data such as power returned to the battery, charge cycle completion or interruption, and the charge profile being used. These chargers also address the need for serviceability by offering a USB host port that allows operators to download charge cycle data or upload new software and charge profiles. Delta-Q’s IC1200 has an IP67-rated external fan, which provides active cooling for full 1200-watt charger output in high ambient temperatures.
“The Starlifter™ is an impressive lithium battery line, and we’re proud to provide our charging solutions for its latest model,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of sales, marketing and product management at Delta-Q. “As lift truck OEMs and major customers continue to switch to lithium solutions for their industrial equipment, we’ll continue to innovate and provide the industry with a wide range of high-quality chargers that best suit their electric portfolios.”
First demos of the new Starlifter™ AC-powered battery can be seen at The Battery Show North America at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Delta-Q will be a booth #1249 and Navitas Systems will be at booth #1137. More information can be found at www.thebatteryshow.com .
About Delta-Q Technologies
Delta-Q Technologies is a leading provider of battery charging solutions that improve the performance and reliability of electric drive vehicles and industrial equipment. The company has become the supplier of choice to many of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric golf cars, lift trucks, aerial work platforms, motorcycles and scooters, floor care machines, and utility and recreational vehicles. Delta-Q is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a local presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.delta-q.com.
About Navitas Systems, LLC
Navitas Systems is a leader in integrated design, technology development, and manufacturing of innovative energy-enabled system solutions and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government agency customers. Navitas Systems products range from customized energy storage solutions for motive, idle-reduction and defense related applications, along with custom renewable energy integrated power systems, to standard products like lithium based lead-acid replacement batteries. In 2012, the company acquired the Government Solutions Group of lithium battery manufacturer A123 Systems. With this acquired advanced battery group located in a 50,000 square foot R&D, Engineering, & Manufacturing Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with strong local and offshore partners and solid financial stability, Navitas is well positioned to continue serving the energy products and power electronics needs of major worldwide customers. For more information on Navitas Systems please visit www.navitassys.com or www.lithiumforkliftpower.com.
For additional details or to schedule a meeting at The Battery Show, please contact:
AnnMarie Henriksson & Jennifer Gehrt
PR for Delta-Q Technologies
Phone: +1.206.282.4923 ext. 119