Why Use PHL for New Forklift Batteries?

  • Our sales, service and technical team will help ensure your plant and equipment is kept running in the most cost effective and efficient way.
  • From the moment we take your enquiry, you can be assured of the highest quality service and attention to detail.
  • 80% of the lead used in our production process is recycled.
  • PHL can offer a complete cost-saving and energy-efficient solution for your forklift batteries.
  • We use extremely high-quality materials, alloys and oxides of high purity (99.97%).
  • Our network of warehouses and engineers across the UK allows us to provide an expert local service on a national basis.
Forklift batteries

What Are the Main Types of Forklift Battery?

Forklifts traditionally used lead acid batteries, though in recent time Li-ion batteries are becoming more common.

Li-ion batteries are sealed batteries, and need to be replaced as a complete item, usually by the manufacturer to ensure compatibility with the battery management systems.

Lead acid batteries are less technically advanced so can be replaced with a generic battery. Lead acid forklift batteries are comprised of multiple cells, with a positive and negative terminal and usually a vent cap in between. All are linked together to form a battery.
Individual cells are 2 volts, and are connected in series to provide the correct operating voltage of forklift trucks, which is usually24v, 48v, or 80v (though some older trucks might be 35, 72 or 96V)
There are two kinds of lead acid battery cells: "DIN CELLS" are fitted in 80% of newer forklifts while "BRITISH STANDARD CELLS" (BS CELLS) are found in older trucks. Electric forklift trucks utilise traction batteries as their source of power and well-maintained batteries can last a long time.

The most popular of our forklift batteries are ordered for these types of forklifts:

  • Reach trucks
  • 3 wheel electric counter balance
  • 4 wheel electric counter balance
  • Pallet trucks
  • Pallet stackers / Ride on
single forklift batteries

Buy Forklift Batteries from PHL With UK-wide Delivery and Installation

If you’re looking to buy a new forklift battery, simply provide us with the number of cells and the battery type and we will be more than happy to send you a quote.

If you’re not sure what type your battery you need, you can check the identification label or sticker on the side of the existing battery. If this isn't possible, give us a call and we'll do our best to help.

Once we've identified the battery you require, we will attend your site and remove the old cells from the tank. We will then clean the tank and rebuild the battery using brand new cells, new bolts, connectors and packing. We will also assemble a new harness.

Prices & Warranty

All prices you’ll receive from us are for carrying out work plus VAT, which includes all labour and delivery charges. We usually have plenty of brand new forklift batteries in stock so can complete the job on a date that is convenient for you. All new forklift batteries from PHL come with a 5 year warranty.


What type of forklift battery should I use?

This will depend on the type of forklift that you have. Certain types of batteries have different properties, for example, lithium-ion batteries are more expensive but weigh less and offer longer run times. Lead-acid batteries on the other hand are a more cost-effective solution that is more generally suitable for most applications.

How often should a forklift battery be checked?

To help maintain the equipment and ensure it stays in good condition, it’s recommended that you check the forklift battery once a month. It’s also good practice to perform checks before and after each use. If you require any help in knowing what to look for during the checks, please contact our team – they would be happy to help.

Where should forklift batteries be stored if not in use?

Ensure your forklift battery is stored in a clean, well-ventilated area that is dry and away from any sources of moisture or heat. It’s also important that they are stored on a flat surface to prevent movement. Checking regularly for corrosion or damage is also essential and making sure they do not run flat.

How much does a forklift battery cost?

Cost will differ depending on the size and type of battery. Large lithium-ion forklift batteries will be more expensive when compared to smaller lead-acid batteries. However, for peace of mind, all of our new forklift batteries come with a five-year warranty.

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