How long has Van Dijk Heftrucks been using the Energic Plus battery regenerator?
We have been using the battery regenerator since March 2015.
Are you satisfied with the functionalities and the usability of the device and software?
We mainly use the software to start the system from our computer, it is very simple and therefore easy to work with. The regenerator can also be started through the touch screen on the machine itself, but we prefer using the computer.
How many batteries did you rejuvenate already?
At this point, we’ve already rejuvenated over 100 batteries.
Can you estimate the annual savings or the number of batteries that you didn’t have to replace (for yourself and your customers) since you've been using the battery regenerator?
We didn’t have to replace 30 to 40% of the batteries over the past year. In combination with the BMS-system, it is possible to make a good estimation when to replace cells in order to make the battery usable again. When the customer decides to replace the battery anyway, we are able to reuse many of those batteries in our own fleet. This wasn't possible before we had the battery regenerator.
What do you think of the overall results so far?
The results after our first year of regenerating are very promising. We have a capacity improvement of 10 to 35%.
Remark: we use the battery regenerator in combination with the BMS-system. The BMS-system is crucial to get a complete view of the battery.