V-Force V-HFM Forklift Battery Chargers

Maximize Your Battery and Your Investment

In addition to its rugged constructions, Crown V-HFM Series Chargers deliver efficiency, programmability and application flexibility while encouraging safe operation.

v-force v-hfm charger

Efficiency is Key

It’s simple: more efficiency means lower energy costs. The V-HFM charger offers more efficiency over the entire charging cycle.


Power Savings

The V-HFM charger offers more efficiency over the entire charging cycle. Gain up to 38 percent power savings when compared with traditional Ferro and SCR chargers.


Charge Efficiency

With the ability to achieve 93 percent efficiency over an entire charge cycle, amp draw rates are reduced – all while being environmentally sound. 

Extended Life

IEI (constant current – constant voltage – constant current) charge profile reduces the amount of heat generated during the charge, contributing to better battery performance and extended life.

Intelligent Control

This impressive charger series can be programmed for conventional, opportunity or fast-charging nearly any battery size and can be easily modified as needed.

The V-HFM Series Charger can be programmed for use with 24, 36 or 48 volt batteries.

It can also be easily upgraded to accommodate large batteries with the addition of a simple module. 

v-hfm charger with interchangeable power module and cooling fans shown
forklift batteries charging

Extra Protection

Software-driven, the charger’s onboard intelligence monitors performance and battery conditions throughout the cycle. 

Reverse polarity prevents charging an incorrect battery configuration. Extensive alarm monitoring and protective timers add even more safeguards.

The charger’s software automatically prevents charging of an incorrect battery type and configuration. 

Easy to Use 

Preferred by the super-demanding telecommunications industry for decades, the MOSFET technology used in V-HFM chargers is ideal for industrial applications where performance and ease of use are desired.

This compact and lightweight charger offers a smaller footprint, occupying 67 percent less space than the typical charger cabinet. 

A universal mounting bracket allows the charger to be wall or floor mounted. 

ease of carrying the charger shown by man carrying charger in hand

Available V-HFM Chargers

V-Force V-HFM FS3 Forklift Battery

A 46-pound single or three phase charger with a charge current up to 180 amps. The V-HFM FS3 charger can be used for conventional, opportunity or fast applications.

V-Force V-HFM FS5 Forklift Battery

A 95-pound three phase charger with a charge current up to 300 amps. The V-HFM FS5 can be used for conventional, opportunity or fast applications. 

V-Force V-HFM FS9 Forklift Battery

A 123-pound three phase charger with a charge current up to 540 amps. The V-HFM FS9 charger can be used for conventional, opportunity and fast charging applications.

Key Options and Accessories

Battery Monitoring Identification Device (BMID) The optional BMID module is designed to mount on top of the battery. The device monitors battery health and controls charging.  It detects low electrolyte level and clearly communicates the need to water to the operator.  The BMID monitors voltage and temperature, then adjusts charge rate for optimum performance.

battery monitoring identification device

(1) The Wall Mount Shelf Bracket provides a convenient mounting solution for FS5 or FS9 size charger cabinets while supporting up to 125 lbs.

(2) The Mounting Bracket offers the ideal mounting solution for FS3 size charger cabinets, supporting up to 50 lbs while allowing the charger to be mounted from the rear, side or bottom of charger.

(3) The L-Bracket is used in conjunction with pogo sticks to secure cables off the floor and within easy reach.

Wall Mount Shelf Bracket, Mounting Bracket, L-Bracket

Versatile design provides multiple configuration options by anchoring to the floor to hold chargers and battery cables safely in place.

Enables placement of multiple chargers at optimal working height for easy access while freeing up warehouse floor space.

Includes all mounting hardware and pogo sticks for securing cables.

V-Force battery charger stand

The remote switch provides easy access to charger functions when the charger must be mounted in a hard-to-reach location.

Forklift battery charger remote switch

Pogo sticks are used in conjunction with charging stands to securely store battery cables away from the floor.

Provides operators with easy access at an optimal work height while preventing wear and tear on cables and connectors.

Pogo sticks help keep battery cables off the floor