V-Force V-HFMForklift Battery Chargers

One Forklift Battery Charger To Satisfy Every Need

We're revolutionizing module forklift battery charging with a range of smart, connected and efficient multi-voltage battery chargers.

97% charge efficiency

Extraordinary Energy Efficiency

With efficiency levels up to 97 percent, the V-HFM3 is more efficient than many other high frequency chargers on the market. It intelligently optimizes charge rate based on various factors to help reduce charging time and expense.

More power has been packed into a smaller, stackable footprint that also saves space and energy.

An Intelligent Battery Charging Assistant

Smart sensors and intelligent displays, including automatic voltage sensing and color LED indicator lights, make charging easy, safe and reliable. Automatically apply the correct charging profile upon connection without the use of a monitoring device.

Intelligent displays
high-efficiency forklift battery charger

Flexibility for the Future

Charge virtually any lift truck battery in your operation while supporting both lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries as well as future technology changes. This is a high-efficiency forklift battery charger that evolves with your changing business needs.

Connected Capabilities

Configure, monitor and manage batteries and chargers remotely. V-HFM³ can be integrated with each other in and with other systems, such as Crown's V-Force Battery Monitoring Identification Device (BMID), for additional levels of reporting and control.

simple battery queuing charging pool

Simple Battery Queuing (SBQ)


Multiple V-HFM³ chargers configured in charging pools can perform optional simple battery queuing (SBQ), monitoring either the highest state of charge or the longest charge time to indicate which is the next available battery. The system issues a warning when the wrong battery is selected. SBQ is an optional licensed software feature on the HFM³ charger.

demand response management connectivity feature

Demand Response Management (DRM)


Demand Response Management (DRM) is an optional licensed connectivity feature that enables a charger group to manage its energy demand and cost. Triggers can include spot pricing limits, target peak loads, limited infrastructure or a device supplied by the utility company.

V-HFM³ Multi-Voltage Battery Charger Models

V-Force V-HFM 3 FS3 Model
FS3 300 A Forklift Battery Charger

A 37-pound three phase charger with a charge current up to 300 amps.

The V-HFM3 charger can be used for conventional or opportunity charging applications for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.

V-Force V-HFM3 Charger FS4 Model
FS4 400 A Forklift Battery Charger

A 72-pound three phase charger with a charge current up to 400 amps.

The V-HFM3 charger can be used for conventional or opportunity charging applications for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.

V-Force V-HFM3 Charger FS6 Model
FS6 600 A Forklift Battery Charger

A 72-pound three phase charger with a charge current up to 600 amps.

The V-HFM3 charger can be used for fast charging applications for lead-acid batteries.

Multi-Voltage Forklift Battery Charger Options and Accessories

The optional BMID module is designed to mount on top of a lead-acid battery. It detects low electrolyte level and clearly communicates the need to water. The BMID monitors voltage and temperature, and then adjusts charge rate for optimum performance.

Battery Monitoring Identification Device

The mounting bracket offers the ideal mounting solution for the FS3 charger cabinet, supporting up to 50 lbs. The charger can be mounted from the rear, side or bottom.

Wall Mount Shelf Bracket, Mounting Bracket, L-Bracket

The versatile design offers multiple configuration options to install chargers at the point of use, freeing up warehouse floor space. The stands are anchored to the floor and the chargers placed at optimal working height.

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. They provide operators with easy access at optimal work height while preventing wear and tear on cables and connectors. The heavy-duty pogo stick is the standard option for all HFM3 Series chargers.

Pogo sticks help keep battery cables off the floor

LED light indicates battery charge status from a distance. The kit includes all mounting hardware.

Tower light kit

Simple battery queuing uses a pool of connected chargers to identify the best available battery for use by tracking the highest state of charge (BMID required) or the longest charge time of all batteries in the pool. The next battery to return to service is identified on the connected charger’s display. An error message is generated if the wrong battery is disconnected from a charger in the pool.

battery charger display

The demand response management feature enables grouping of chargers to reduce their combined energy demand by working together to meet specified energy consumption limits. A controller charger in each group reacts to triggers with programmed responses implemented across the charger group. Multiple groups of connected chargers can coexist on a single network.

connected chargers with controller charger
Battery Monitoring Identification Device

Support You Can Count On

With a nationwide network of service locations, Crown offers integrated support solutions for lift trucks, chargers and batteries. Ask Crown about an individualized energy consultation and receive recommendations based on your specific needs and goals.

Battery Serviceman