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. :)
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Thanks a lot for all the replies that were most helpful to find an accurate and appropriate translation. :)
I am very grateful, indeed!
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
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).
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"
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.
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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