In its newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips, Phillips Industries addresses battery performance and the importance of keeping batteries fully charged.
“When downtime occurs because of battery failure, it can result in a lot of undue stress to both you and your customers. A variety of factors can contribute to battery failure, from extreme hot and cold temperatures to undersized batteries and increased power draw from liftgates and other motor driven accessories,” the company says.
Phillips continues and offers guidance on keeping batteries charged and maintained to maximize their useful life. Some of the tips provided include:
- Battery performance can be affected by the charging process, which can influence the amount of charge the trailer batteries receive.
- For optimal battery life, a commercial battery must maintain as close to a full charge as possible.
- A key way to prevent undercharged trailer batteries is to utilize a trailer power management system, which can deliver the 14.4 volts needed to provide a full charge.
To read the entirety of this month’s issue, please CLICK HERE.