Forklift Battery Model Decoder – if you are trying to find out the ampere-hour capacity of your forklift battery, look no further. You can calculate the ampere-hour capacity of your forklift battery here using just the model number of the battery for reference.
If you want to know the ampere-hour capacity of a forklift battery, the information is hiding in the battery model number. Use this handy decoder to unlock the secrets contained in the forklift battery model number.
Enter the forklift battery model number in the spaces provided below
This decoder will tell you the voltage and the ampere-hour capacity of your lead-acid battery.
Available Ampere-Hours in a Forklift Battery
Because a forklift battery is never supposed to be discharged below 80% depth of charge, meaning there is always supposed to be 20% AH left in the battery so that the battery is not damaged, the available ampere-hours is 80% of the total number of amps.
How to calculate the kilowatts (kW) in a forklift battery
Also shown below is the calculated (approximate) kilowatts in the battery. This is calculated by multiplying volts by the amps and then dividing it all by 1000.
Explanation of the meaning of the forklift battery model number
Here is a detailed explanation of the meaning of each component of the forklift battery model number.
18 refers to the number of cells. Multiply this by 2 to get the voltage of the battery: 36 volts in the case of our example.
125 refers to the number of amps per cell.
13 refers to the number of negative plates in a cell. Take 13, minus 1, and divide by 2. This equals 6. Now multiply the middle number (number of amps per cell) by half the last number (minus 1). In our example, the number is 6.