How to maintain the excavator battery


When we buy a mini excavator of Luyu Heavy Industry, the maintenance of the battery can not be ignored. Luyu Heavy Industry, as a professional construction machinery manufacturer, reminds you that regular maintenance of the battery of the excavator can extend the life of the battery, improve the starting performance, stabilize the power supply, and reduce the failure and downtime. This will ensure the normal operation, efficient work and reliability of the excavator, and improve production efficiency and economic benefits. So how do we maintain the battery of the excavator? Let Lu Yu Heavy Industry take you to understand it.

1. Clean the battery shell and terminal: First, ensure that the excavator is in the shutdown state, and unplug the negative cable of the battery to prevent short circuit. Use warm water and a neutral cleaner to clean the battery housing and terminals. You can use a soft brush or cloth to wipe the surface of the enclosure, especially surrounding areas that have accumulated dust or dirt. For terminals, use a wire brush to gently remove corrosion or oxides from the terminals. Make sure it is clean and free of any impurities. After cleaning, rinse the battery shell and terminal with water, and wipe them dry with a clean cloth.

2. Check the electrolyte level: For lead-acid batteries, periodically check the electrolyte level. The electrolyte should be located above the battery indicating line, but not beyond the maximum marking line. If the electrolyte level is below the indicated line, carefully add distilled water to the appropriate level. Please note that only distilled water should be used, not tap water or water containing impurities.

3. Maintain wiring terminals: Check whether battery wiring terminals are securely connected. Ensure that the positive and negative terminals are securely in place and not loose. If corrosion or oxides are found, use a mixture of hot water and baking soda to clean the terminals. Apply the mixture to the terminals and scrub gently with a brush until the corrosion is clear. After cleaning, rinse the terminal with water and dry it with a clean cloth. Reconnect the terminal after making sure it is completely dry.

4. Charging and discharging: It is very important to maintain the charging state of the battery, especially when the excavator is disabled for a long time, if the excavator is not used, the battery should be regularly charged to prevent its excessive discharge and damage. The battery can be charged to the recommended voltage level using an appropriate charger. Also, do not let the battery completely run out of power, as this may result in an inability to charge it again. If you do not use the excavator for a long time, it is recommended to check and charge the battery at regular intervals.

5. Regular inspection: Regularly check the overall status and performance of the battery to ensure its normal operation. Watch for abnormal expansion, leakage, or other signs of physical damage. If the battery shell is deformed, cracked, or leaked, replace the battery in time. Battery tester or multi-purpose tester can be used to check the voltage and charging status of the battery to ensure its good performance.

When we ignore the maintenance of the battery, what problems will occur?

1. Shorten the battery life: The performance and life of the battery will be affected. Lack of maintenance can lead to the accumulation of carbon and sulfide inside the battery, affecting its charging capacity and energy storage capacity. This results in shorter battery life and more frequent battery replacement.

2. Charging problems: If the battery is not regularly charged, it may overdischarge. Excessive discharge over a long period of time will cause the battery's energy storage capacity to decline, which may eventually lead to the inability to charge or maintain a charged state. This will affect the normal operation of the excavator and may lead to downtime and production disruption.

3. Connection problems: Battery terminals may become loose, corroded, or oxidized if they are not cleaned and maintained regularly. This will lead to poor current transmission, affecting the power supply and performance of the excavator.

4. Electrolyte problem: For lead-acid batteries, if the electrolyte level is too high or too low, it will affect the normal operation of the battery. Low electrolyte levels can lead to insufficient electrochemical reactions inside the battery, while high levels may cause the electrolyte to overflow and corrode other components.

5. Performance degradation: Unmaintained batteries may cause performance degradation of excavators. Unstable power supply can lead to start-up difficulties, underpower or shutdown problems, affecting the efficiency and production capacity of the excavator.

Therefore, regular maintenance of the excavator battery is very important to extend the life of the battery, ensure a stable power supply, and reduce the risk of failure and production disruption.

When the battery is damaged, what will be the impact on the excavator?

1. Difficulty in starting: The damaged battery may not be able to provide enough starting current, causing the excavator to start difficult or completely unable to start.

2. Insufficient power: The battery provides power for the excavator. If the battery is damaged, it may not be able to provide enough power, resulting in insufficient power during the operation of the excavator. This may lead to a decrease in the work efficiency of the excavator and an inability to complete the expected tasks.

3. Unstable power supply: Damaged batteries may not be able to maintain stable power output. This may lead to fluctuations in the power supply, affecting the normal operation of the excavator. An unstable power supply can lead to equipment failure, downtime, or other power-related issues.

4. Charging problems: Damaged batteries may not be able to charge effectively or remain charged. This will lead to a decrease in the storage capacity of the battery, which can not meet the needs of mining for a long time. Excavators may need to be recharged or batteries replaced more frequently.

5. Circuit problems: Damage to the battery may lead to circuit problems, such as short circuit or current leakage. This can interfere with the excavator's electrical system, resulting in equipment failure, abnormal operation, or safety risks.

6. Increased failure and downtime: The battery is an important part of the normal operation of the excavator. Damaged batteries can lead to equipment failures and increased downtime, requiring more repair and maintenance work, affecting production schedules and work efficiency.

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