Many facilities are now using battery-powered floor machines because they offer greater flexibility and safety, the release stated.
Daniel Frimml, a service technician with Tornado® Industries, said: "One of the worst things that can happen to a battery is for it to be discharged too far. In response to this specific problem, one manufacturer now offers an electronic low-battery cut-out feature on its new machines."
Some tips Frimml suggests to keep floor machine batteries in tip-top condition are: Check the water level regularly, check cables and connectors for cleanliness and make sure these parts are tight and keep all batteries and battery-operated equipment away from heat sources when stored, the release noted.
According to the release, sealed batteries are commonly called maintenance-free batteries and, as the name implies, are maintenance-free; however, it is still advisable to check the connections and cables on a regular basis.
Frimml also suggests end-users always wear proper personal protection equipment (PPE), including safety glasses, when servicing batteries, the release added.
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