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Charging Room Locations for Forklift Batteries

Many factors should be considered when determining where to locate a battery room within your facility. Location considerations will include:

Forklift Distribution

Facilities with dispersed forklift use will benefit from a centralized battery room location. Facilities with concentrated forklift use will benefit from a location closest to the area of heaviest use. Each limits forklift travel when changing batteries.

Power Supply

Power distribution costs increase with the distance from the main power feed. Selecting a location close to an adequate power supply will save electrical construction costs.

Water Supply

Water is required for battery maintenance and safety equipment. Drainage may also be required. Consult appropriate local codes.

Floor Conditions

Refer to floor specifications for the minimum requirement for your battery handling system.


Proper ventilation must be maintained. Refer to the Ventilation section for detailed requirements.