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Douglas Battery™ Reintroduces Raptor™ Rapid High-Frequency Modular Chargers

Douglas Battery™, a leading manufacturer of batteries and chargers for material handling applications, announces the reintroduction of its Raptor™ Rapid charger, a high-frequency, high-speed fully automatic modular fast charger that can eliminate the need for battery changes. 

Engineered with the latest digital power control technology, Raptor™ Rapid chargers enable batteries designed for fast charging to be safely charged anytime during the shift-day. With high charge rates, most two-shift and some two- to three-shift operations can avoid changing batteries during the shift. Raptor™ Rapid chargers offer intelligent charging with high efficiency and flexibility, while packaged in one of the industry’s most compact sizes.

The modular construction of the Raptor™ Rapid charger adapts to a wide range of battery capacities, allowing potential reduction of the number of chargers in a fleet. In order to achieve optimum charging performance and maintain peak efficiency at all times, charger modules are automatically switched off and on based on charge cycle requirements. Should a module develop a minor fault, the charger bypasses the module for continued operation and continuation of the charging process without interruption.

“Our extensive range of battery and charger products are designed to meet the high power demands of today’s industrial equipment,” said Brian Faust, Douglas Battery general manager. “Raptor™ Rapid modular fast chargers provide the highest level of efficiency and allow drivers to simply drive up and plug in during work breaks, keeping batteries charged and operations moving for maximum productivity.”   

ABOUT DOUGLAS BATTERY™

Douglas Battery is a brand of EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. Since 1921, Douglas Battery has maintained the reputation of producing and delivering the highest quality products in the industry, and has remained a customer-focused company that anticipates and responds to customers’ needs. More information regarding Douglas Battery can be found at www.douglasbattery.com.

ABOUT ENERSYS®
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility and transportation industries, and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

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