Opportunity charging is a battery charging technique that extends the run times of battery powered equipment.
Opportunity charging involves charging a battery at 25A/100Ahrs charge rates at every opportunity possible (e.g. lunch breaks and in between shift breaks). Opportunity charging offers a good choice for extended shift operations where battery changing can be eliminated. In addition, opportunity charging extends the run time of aging batteries and recoups the lost capacity that comes with age. Appropriate relationships between your equipment’s capabilities, battery design, & your service requirements, along with your environmental considerations will determine successful opportunity charging.