Current Trends

Lift trucks operate in some of the most challenging environments. From predominantly using lead-acid batteries, a transition is underway to lithium battery-powered lift trucks. Below are several trends driving this transition.

Shifts in Consumer Buying Patterns

Online shopping is increasing demands in productivity from every area in the warehouse, requiring low lifters, pallet stackers, reach trucks, and heavy trucks to operate on a higher duty cycle.

Advancements in Lithium Battery Technology

Lower acquisition costs and benefits in energy capacity, charge times, efficiency and operator safety are tipping the scales towards lithium energy storage solutions and creating opportunities to meet duty cycle demands.

Operational Demands

Warehouse and rental companies’ operational demands are driving a trend towards on-board charging for Class I counterbalanced lift trucks. Higher energy density lithium batteries coupled with on-board charging provide greater efficiency and make rental fleets easier to manage and deploy.

Charging System Options

Incorporating the right battery charging solutions for individual lift trucks or fleet operations is an important design consideration. Returning energy to batteries in a safe, appropriate, and efficient way requires a deep understanding of how batteries react to charge and discharge, which Delta-Q has.

Our charging solutions are designed to withstand high levels of vibration, shock, temperature changes (including cold storage) experienced by lift trucks. They are built for long service lives in these environments, and provide battery performance and longevity with custom-made charge profiles for the major battery companies. Whether you’re looking for a charging solution that is on-board, off-board or a combination of the two, we have you covered!

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Our Clients

We are proud to say that our clients include some of the most prestigious names across multiple industries. From legacy brands to visionary start-ups, our clientele provides and expects world-class products.

The Charged by Delta-Q program provides us with the opportunity to formalize what we have been doing and now promote it to a broader audience of potential partners and OEMs around the globe.

Fullriver has considered Delta-Q its most trusted charging partner for over a decade. There are really only a handful of charger that we can endorse and Delta-Q is definitely at the top of that list.

Together, we’ve provided OEMs with high quality, high-performance lithium-ion battery & charging solutions that are optimized for the application and operate harmoniously as a system.

U.S. Battery and Delta-Q have worked together for many years, helping customers get the most out of their deep-cycle batteries by recommending Delta-Q products and charging algorithms.

The Charged by Delta-Q program was a natural fit for us, and we are excited to join with Delta-Q in this effort. We are eager to continue to grow with Delta-Q and for the opportunity to provide great solutions to the industry that work with Delta-Q’s product line.

American Battery Solutions joined the Charged by Delta-Q program to ensure that our current & future partners can see our product showcase of integration with Delta-Q’s curated network of tested & compatible battery charging solutions.

Related Product Families

Learn more about other Delta-Q products for proven compatibility or custom solutions for your application.

IC Series

The IC Series are compact, flexible, user-friendly industrial chargers that optimally charge lead-acid (wet, AGM, gel) and lithium battery packs to provide the best performance for the intended application​.

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RQ Series

The RQ Series is a high-quality, compact and fully-sealed charger that is redefining quality expectations and customer experience in the low-power battery charger market.

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XV Series

The XV Series is the first-in-class, 3-in-1 mid-power charging system. It is compact, scalable and reliable – an ideal charging solution for powertrain electrification! 

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Related Resources

Looking for more information? Find spec sheets, white papers and case studies in our resources section.

Lithium Batteries & On-Board Charging in Lift Trucks
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Benefits of an Industrial Battery Charger for Lift Trucks
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Future Trends in Warehousing and Material Handling
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Charged by Delta-Q

The Charged by Delta-Q program is a partnership with leading battery manufacturers. The “Charged By” mark provides a level of confidence to OEMs so they can focus on what they do best.

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