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Flow-Rite’s valve for opportunity charging

Maryam Farag   

Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Manufacturing product

Photo: Flow-Rite.

The Maverick valve battery watering component for opportunity charging is acid-, temperature- and impact-resistant, and is made from the same polypropylene plastic as is used in batteries.

The design of the Maverick Valve allows for reliable filling, no matter if the water pressure used is 3 or 35 psi (static); it has a minimum flow rate of 2 gpm. Raised vents provide additional room inside the cell for fluid expansion and a de-gassing chamber allows for the diluted dispersion of gasses to reduce the risk of ignition.

Flow-Rite’s Maverick Valve works with a range of single and double post layouts for 6, 12, 18 and 24 cells. Models are available to fit any commercial forklift or order picker battery.

Installation of the Maverick Valve is simple due to its three-port swivel tee that rotates 360°. Its low-profile design allows it to mount below intercell connectors to keep them safe.



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