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What is a Power Study?

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Posted: March 28, 2023
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In today’s ever-changing landscape, it’s more important than ever for your operation to run as efficiently as possible. Whether running a bustling warehouse or an assembly line, your equipment needs to operate at peak performance to ensure it doesn’t negatively impact your performance and bottom line. So, how do you assess your equipment’s performance, and what solutions will work best for your business? That’s where a power study comes in. Let’s define what a power study is and how Toyota Energy Consultants can help you utilize the data to stay ahead of the curve in today’s competitive market.

What is a Power Study?

A power study offers a comprehensive analysis of your equipment’s power system. They can be conducted on electric and internal combustion forklifts, and they remove the guesswork from determining how many batteries are needed for your application or how many batteries or chargers you may need. Let’s break down the different aspects of a power study:

 

 

1.       Determine Battery Patterns: A fundamental aspect of a power study is understanding how your equipment is used. Generally, data is collected for 2-4 weeks on the heaviest used trucks, offering information on run time, idle hours, available charge hours, and the amount of AMP hours being used each day.

 

2.       Understanding Battery Usage: This looks at the amp-hours usage of your equipment. A power study can provide insight into the performance and longevity of your battery so you can plan for replacements if necessary. Additionally, your dedicated Toyota Energy Consultant won’t just look at battery usage. They’ll also find ways to eliminate waste and make recommendations for customized solutions.

 

3.       Determine the Size of the Battery and Charger Needed: One of the most invaluable insights of a power study is that it can help you determine the appropriate sized battery and charger needed for your application.

 

4.       Predicting Battery Life: By leveraging amp hour and run-time hours, you can forecast the life expectancy of your battery and plan accordingly for a replacement

 

 

A power study can serve as a vital tool for increasing your operation’s productivity, efficiency, and performance. Toyota Energy Consultants are dedicated to helping you take your energy usage to a whole new level. To learn more about power studies or to schedule a consultation, contact your local, authorized Toyota Dealer. 

 

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