EV conversion parts list > batteries and battery racks ...
What kind of batteries did we think would be best for the ForkenSwift? Well, "best" required qualification: For us, it meant "cheap". That meant we were probably going to end up with used batteries of the lead acid variety.
Some of the options we considered:
Baker forklift battery ... not included
The forklift battery was not included in the purchase - it was a 3000+ lb / 1361 kg monster pack that occupied the entire middle section of the forklift. The company probably kept it to either re-use in another lift truck or to sell to a recycler (the lead content is valuable).
We moved the forklift by putting three 12 volt marine batteries in the compartment and jumper cabling them together in series to make a tiny 36 volt pack. It was enough to turn the machine around and back it into the garage where it was disassembled.
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