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Battery Charger Fault Finding

Who will benefit from this course?

Experienced Engineers

Course pre-requisite:

Engineers who work on a wide range of lift truck equipment.

Objective of the programme:

This valuable and highly practical course will cover the relevant regulations and working practices to:

  • enable engineers to safely carry out electrical connection and isolation – charger wiring – relating to lift trucks and MEWPs.
  • gain knowledge and an understanding competences, practices and legislation in mains charger wiring systems.

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Correctly understand the relevance of IEE Wiring Regulations and other applicable statutory regulations.
  2. Practice and understand correct safety procedures.
  3. Identify and understand three-phase and single-phase systems.
  4. Correctly connect three-phase and single-phase chargers to existing termination points (already fitted outlets).
  5. Read, understand and interpret relevant wiring diagrams, and carry out basic test and repair of charging systems.
  6. Assess the condition of/and calculate conductor requirements.

Programme content:

  • An introduction to IEE Wiring Regulations, Health and Safety Legislation and Electricity at Work Act etc.
  • Electrical isolation procedures.
  • Basic three-phase and single-phase wiring systems.
  • Cable sizing, overload and short circuit protection of circuits.
  • Cable types and their operation.
  • Common electrical terminologies and symbols.
  • Basic wiring and operation of chargers.
  • Practical wiring and connecting of chargers, fault finding procedures.
  • Testing, inspecting and certification of chargers.


The course is composed of both theory and practical sessions. Underpinning knowledge sessions are in PowerPoint presentation and orally presented, the practical sessions will take place within a workshop environment.

The course will conclude with a short-written test and assessment of practical skills within the workshop.

NB: This course is designed to give a basic overall understanding of mains charging systems. However, it does not give the knowledge of all mains charging systems in use within the UK.


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