Press Release Summary:
Utilizing constant current-constant voltage-constant current charge profile, V-Force V-SCR Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR) Battery Charger minimizes amount of heat generated during charging. Charge termination is determined by change in voltage over time, preventing over and undercharging. Termination mode also forces all acid from battery plates, minimizing corrosion. For safety, entire exterior of cabinet is grounded and charger features 5 second delay at start.
Original Press Release:
Crown Equipment Introduces V-Force(TM) Brand V-SCR Battery Charging System
NEW BREMEN, Ohio - Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's leading forklift manufacturers, today announces its new V-Force brand of V-SCR Battery Chargers, a silicon-controlled rectifier battery charger that delivers reliable, controlled power to industrial batteries. The V-Force V-SCR Charger delivers the versatility to work with any industrial battery and provides safe battery charging that extends the battery's life.
"We are committed to helping our customers optimize the productivity of their lift trucks and the V-Force V-SCR Charger supports that mission by delivering a reliable, durable and easy-to-use battery charger," said Jim Gaskell, director of customer support, Crown Equipment. "It offers a range of features that simplify use and protects against battery damage."
The V-SCR Charger uses a constant current-constant voltage-constant current charge profile to reduce the amount of heat generated during charging, minimizing heat-related battery damage. Charge termination is determined by the change in voltage over time, preventing over and undercharging. This termination mode also forces all acid from the battery plates, which reduces corrosion. In addition, the V-SCR Charger includes an AC failure recovery option that eliminates the need to restart the charging process if AC power is interrupted.
The start rate is 20 percent less than typical Ferro chargers reducing peak demand and includes a start-delay timer to enable charging to occur when off-peak electricity rates are in effect. The rugged design and lack of moving parts lower maintenance costs and the 10-year limited warranty ensures peace of mind.
For safety, the V-SCR Charger features a five-second delay at start. Also, the entire exterior of the cabinet is grounded. Protective timers monitor each stage of the charging cycle to prevent against overcharging. The system display includes lights to indicate when the battery is charging, when charging is 80 percent complete, when charging is complete, when equalized charging is selected, if a fault has occurred and when the start delay timer is activated. The display also includes an ammeter to measure and display current during each stage of the charging process.
V-Force charging systems are available through Crown lift truck dealers. To find the dealer nearest you, use the dealer locator at www.crown.com.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world's largest lift truck manufacturers. Crown's award-winning line of lift trucks maintains a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing. From the smallest hand pallet truck to the highest lifting turret truck, Crown seeks to provide users with safe, efficient and ergonomic lift trucks that lower total cost of ownership and maximize uptime. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, Crown manufactures lift trucks that are sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.crown.com.