Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 2000 – #17

By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2000

Draining batteryProblem: A lift truck battery (or any other) has a component causing a slow power drain. How can I find the problem?

Solution: Put a test light with the same voltage rating as the battery in series. The light will come on, then pull fuses out until the light goes off. This circuit is causing the slow drain.

Contributor: Steve Handley, Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, Fisher Controls Intl., Inc., Marshalltown, IA; 515-754-2637;

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