How long does the charge last on Snorkel lithium-ion batteries?

Depending on usage, a lithium-ion powered machine could operate from one (1) to ten (10) days, based on typical 8-hour workdays.

Results from internal testing on a single charge cycle show that medium use on a normal rough terrain jobsite can last for more than one (1) week, and light use on elevation jobs with minimal driving can last for up to two (2) weeks.

Hird Test
When testing battery performance under the Hird Test, Snorkel lithium models are able to complete an average of 55 cycles, offering extended duty cycles when compared to similar models on the market.

How long does it take to charge Snorkel lithium-ion batteries?

Total charge times on lithium-ion powered machines differ based on model and battery level. At any level, the lithium-ion batteries can be top up charged to 80% within two (2) hours. To fully charge to 100%, machines require up to eight (8) hours depending upon the electricity supply.

All Snorkel lithium-ion powered units are equipped with a standard onboard high frequency charger that delivers a steady supply of 52A.

S2255RTE, S2755RTE narrow rough terrain scissor lifts
S2770RTE, S3370RTE, S3970RTE compact rough terrain scissor lifts
SL26RTE, SL30RTE Speed Levels
A46JRTE rough terrain articulating boom lift

Approx. charge time
0% to 100% within 6 to 8 hours

SR626E/SR5719E compact rough terrain telehandler

Approx. charge time
Standard onboard charger:
0 to 80% in 12 hours
0 to 100% in 15 hours

Optional external rapid charger:
0 to 80% in 3 hours
0 to 100% in 4 hours

Will Snorkel lithium-ion batteries fully charge overnight?

Lithium-ion batteries charge differently than lead acid batteries. Since lithium-ion batteries have a higher energy density and more efficient discharge, it can handle a higher amp to charge faster than lead acid batteries.

The closer to full capacity, the slower lead acid batteries need to be charged to avoid overheating. Additionally, not fully recharging lead acid batteries could reduce its overall lifespan.

In contrast, Snorkel lithium-ion batteries are managed by an on-board BMS (battery management system) with intelligent charging that prevents the fuse from tripping. It is also more flexible and can be top-up charged as needed.

How long do Snorkel lithium-ion batteries last?

Snorkel lithium-ion batteries will retain at least 80% of the original capacity after a full 2,000 deep discharges; therefore, battery life expectancy is between seven (7) and ten (10) years.

How do I dispose of Snorkel lithium-ion batteries at end of life?

Original lithium-ion batteries can be returned at end of first life through Snorkel’s recycling policy. Under an accredited program, returned batteries are recycled for energy storage or component parts.

To schedule a lithium-ion battery return, contact your local Snorkel Product Support team.

How much does it cost to replace Snorkel lithium-ion batteries?

In general, lithium-ion batteries degrade at a significantly slower rate than other battery types, resulting in potential savings. Individual units within the battery pack can be replaced as needed.

Snorkel lithium-ion batteries are backed by a 2000-charging cycles or 2-year, whichever comes first. If batteries are no longer under warranty, contact your local Snorkel Product Support team for assistance.

Do Snorkel lithium-ion batteries need maintenance?

No, both the lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor on lithium-ion battery-powered Snorkel lifts are maintenance-free. This results in less downtime and a low total cost of ownership.

At what voltage do Snorkel lithium-ion batteries operate?

A region-specific charge cable is supplied with your lithium-ion powered machine. The self-seeking onboard charger works best at 16 amp supply and can take voltages between 90v and 260v.

For Europe and the UK, Snorkel lithium-ion batteries are rated at 52v. This is below the standard Low Voltage Directive (LVD 2014/35/EU) to enable universal safe charging.

Are Snorkel lithium-ion batteries at risk of catching fire?

No, Snorkel lithium-ion battery packs are individually equipped with the latest battery management systems to eliminate risks. The BMS is programmed to automatically shut down in the event of any malfunction.

What is the difference between hybrid machines and Snorkel lithium-ion battery machines?

A hybrid machine is equipped with both diesel and electric capabilities. Typically, many users operate hybrid machines primarily on diesel, which does not reduce noise or emissions.

Snorkel lithium-ion battery-powered models deliver the performance of a diesel machine with the benefits of a clean and quiet electric power source and extended duty cycles.

Can Snorkel lithium-ion machines be operated in low or zero emission zones (ZEZ)?

Yes, lithium-ion power produces zero emissions, and therefore, could be used for indoor applications, in low emission zones and in green city markets.

In zero-emission zones where internal combustion engines are not allowed, hybrid equipment are typically not accepted, and only electric machines can be operated.

Are Snorkel lithium-ion machines good for the environment?

Yes, Snorkel lithium-ion machines use electric power, which produces zero emissions and reduces dust generation on jobsites.

In contrast, off-road diesel equipment often generates and emits nitrogen oxides (NOₓ), carbon monoxide (CO₂), silica dust and particulate matter, which are harmful airborne pollutants that negatively impact human health.

Do the batteries work well in cold weather?

Yes, the lithium-ion battery cells are proven to operate in temperatures ranging from (-)20°C to (+)45°C. Performance and battery life are not affected by ambient temperature when batteries are operating within the temperature range.

Is the performance of the machine affected?

Across the Snorkel aerial lift range, the lithium-ion battery pack and DC motor offer increased torque and power for equal or better performance over diesel equivalents. Torque increases by up to 30% while power increases from 10kW to 19kW through efficiency gains and a 20kW motor.

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