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Discussion:  What does it mean: off-forklift type?
Number of messages: 7

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tinageta
xxx, Latvia
Dear all,
I am a translator and right now am translating a manual for a Nissan forklift.

In the chapter about batteries there is the following paragraph:
"HOW TO CHARGE BATTERY (OFF-FORKLIFT TYPE)

Charge the battery according to the manual supplied with the charger being used."

I have already asked my colleagues, native English speakers, and they do not know either what "off- forklift type" means. So I hope maybe experts in the field would be able to help me . :)

Posted 24 Oct 2005 05:17 PM Reply  Report this message
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duodeluxe
New Hampshire, United States

I would imagine that it means a remote, stand alone battery charger. Some trucks have a "built in" charger that is attached to the forklift truck- I would think that they would refer to that as an "on forklift" type charger.

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Posted 24 Oct 2005 11:02 PM Reply  Report this message
tom_w
Virginia, United States
Richard could very well be correct.  However, my understanding is a bit different.  I believe "Off Forklift Type"  may be a simple error in wording or translation.  I suspect it meant to say, "How to charge a battery of forklift type".   Meaning.... How to charge a forklift battery.  



Posted 27 Oct 2005 10:36 PM Reply  Report this message
sam_c
United States
One more possibility would be "How to charge a battery" with the battery pulled out of the forklift.  I know you can charge batteries while still in the forklift, but the larger warehouses simply swap charged batteries for discharged ones in order to keep a truck running through all 3 shifts.  Thus, the battery would be "off forklift"

Posted 27 Oct 2005 11:06 PM Reply  Report this message
InventoryOps
Wisconsin, United States
I would agree with Sam C's response. They are talking about removing the battery from the truck for charging (versus charging the battery on the truck).

Posted 28 Oct 2005 00:55 AM Reply  Report this message
charlie_j
California, United States
Tinageta......In Japan many of the forklifts have "on board" chargers, that is the charger is attached to the truck itself. Being employed with a Japanese manufacturer for many years I visited Japan several times and was amazed at the difference in the charging systems.

I am sure they are refering to a stand alone charger as we use here in the US

Posted 28 Oct 2005 07:26 AM Reply  Report this message
tinageta
xxx, Latvia
Thanks a lot for all the replies that were most helpful to find an accurate and appropriate translation. :)
I am very grateful, indeed!

Posted 28 Oct 2005 09:00 AM Reply  Report this message

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