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How to Charge Electric Pallet Jacks (With Images)

by Ion Rotaru 05 Sep 2023 0 Comments

Today, we're diving into the topic of how to charge electric pallet jacks. We've got you covered with a simple guide and useful images to make sure you're charging your equipment the right way. Let's get started! 

How to charge an electric pallet jack

  1. Locate the charging port: Before you can start charging, you need to know where to plug in. Most electric pallet jacks have their charging ports situated near the handle or at the rear end near the battery. Look for a flap or a small door that covers the port.
  2. Plug in the charger: Once you've found the port, take the charger (which usually comes with the jack) and plug it into a standard electrical outlet. Make sure the outlet is grounded to avoid any electrical mishaps.
  3. Connect the charger to the jack: Now, take the other end of the charger and connect it to the pallet jack's charging port. You should hear a soft click or see a light indicator come on, signaling that the connection is secure.
  4. Monitor the charging process: Most electric pallet jacks come with an LED indicator or a small screen that shows the charging progress. Keep an eye on this. When it indicates a full charge, you're good to go!

Take a look below at some examples of different electric pallet jacks and how it looks to charge them.

Charging a WarehouseWiz electric pallet jack with a removable battery:

How to charge electric pallet jack with removable battery

As you can see in this case, the electric pallet jack is very easy to charge. This is thanks to the modern Lithium-ION build, which is also much more compact than old models. All you have to do is remove it and plug it in the socket using the charger provided by us.

Charging an electric pallet jack with a lead-acid battery:

How to charge an electric pallet jack with a lead acid battery

With a lead acid battery, things a slightly more inconvenient. Since these batteries are bigger, you will normally have to leave them inside the electric pallet jack and just bring the jack to a charging station. In this image, you can see that the Jungheinrich electric jack has an extendable charging wire that you can just plug into the outled once the jack is in the charging area.

More examples of how different electric pallet jacks are charged:

Charging electric pallet jacks

How long does it take to charge an electric pallet jack?

The time it takes to charge an electric pallet jack can vary based on the model and the battery's capacity. On average, most jacks take about 8 to 12 hours for a full charge. However, some newer models with fast-charging capabilities can be fully charged in as little as 4 hours (like our WarehouseWiz electric jacks, which are equipped with Lithium-ION batteries). Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for accurate charging times.

How far can an electric truck go on a full charge?

Again, this can vary. On average, a fully charged electric pallet jack can cover a distance of about 8 to 10 hours of continuous use. This translates to approximately 20 to 30 miles, depending on the model and the weight of the load it's carrying. Remember, the heavier the load, the faster the battery will drain. So, always keep an eye on the battery indicator, especially if you're planning a long haul

Find your next electric pallet jack

For someone in the market for a new electric pallet truck, there's no better choice than WarehouseWiz. We are one of Canada's highest rated pallet jack suppliers, with small and large warehouses alike using our products all across the country. We pride ourselves on using only high quality materials, being extremely customer friendly, and keeping prices low by cutting out middlemen. Don't wait, get a quote for your electric pallet jack today!

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