Batteries

1  -  20  of  45

September 20, 2017

How Fleets are Using Solar Power

Solar panels have moved off building rooftops and onto trucks, tractors, and trailers.

September 18, 2017

Could Tesla Solve EV Range Issues With Battery Swapping System?

Tesla filed for a patent on a high-speed battery replacement system for electric vehicles that would quickly swap out a spent battery with fully charged one. Could this be the key to solving charging time and EV range issues?

August 31, 2017

Will Future Tech Have a Domino Effect on Fleets?

Transportation analyst Rick Mihelic says electric powertrains and autonomous vehicles will only be the beginning of the changes fleets will have to deal with in the near-term future.

August 9, 2017

Solar Power for Your Truck or Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Transport refrigeration system batteries are increasingly being tapped to power additional electronics such as telematics devices, fuel-level sensors, interior trailer lighting and other accessories. But that means batteries can go dead faster than ever. Solar power to the rescue.

August 4, 2017

Freedom X Inverters Offer More Surge Power and Precision

Xantrex’s Freedom X is a sine wane inverter line designed to bring more surge power and precise electrical power in a more durable package.

August 1, 2017

Freightliner Offers eNow Solar Charging on Cascadia

Freightliner Cascadia raised-roof sleeper trucks can now be ordered with the eNow eCharge solar system as a pre-delivery installation.

July 27, 2017

Purkeys Offers Solar Charging Solutions For Inactive Equipment

Purkeys is offering two solar charging solutions, the Solar Bolt and Solar Dash, designed to help fleets keep batteries charged in inactive equipment.

July 18, 2017

Prestolite’s Isolated Ground Technology Protects Engines from Stray Voltage

Prestolite Electric has announced its use of Isolated Ground Technology in its line of IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators, designed to protect engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

July 14, 2017

Purkeys Offers Preventive Maintenance Tool

The Purkeys Handheld Electrical Analyzer allows technicians to quickly test the electrical systems of heavy-duty vehicles.

June 23, 2017

Midtronics Diagnostic System Monitors Batteries

Midtronics introduced the DSS-5000 Battery Diagnostic Service System, featuring Conductance Profiling that is designed to provide information about the battery state of charge and state of health.

March 31, 2017

Purkey’s Select Keeps Liftgate Batteries Charged

Purkey’s Select liftgate charging system is designed to fully and efficiently charge liftgate batteries from multiple sources and paths.

March 28, 2017

Solar Dash Keeps Batteries Charged and Ready

The Solar Dash Charging System is a portable 20-watt solar panel that keeps batteries charged and counteracts the effects of parasitic loads on a battery.

March 6, 2017

Battery Design Offers Flexible, Safe Option for Commercial EVs

Korean technology company Kokam has introduced a new battery called Xpand that is designed to improve battery safety and performance for commercial electric vehicles.

February 28, 2017

Wireless Monitoring System Checks Battery Charge, Battery Health

The Wireless Monitoring System for commercial vehicles offered by eNow is designed to provide updates on the state of charge and state of health of batteries.

January 6, 2017

Clip-On Ammeter Detects Parasitic Load

Purkey’s Milliamp Clip-On Ammeter is designed to detect parasitic loads by accurately measuring low current in electrical systems without disconnecting cords from the power source.

December 2, 2016

Purkeys, AutoMeter Offer New Preventive Maintenance Products

Purkeys has partnered with AutoMeter, a heavy-duty electrical system testing and battery maintenance solutions provider, on a line of dual-branded preventive maintenance products.

November 3, 2016

Delphi Offers MaxStart Battery for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Delphi Products & Service Solutions’ MaxStart HD is a Group 31 battery designed to meet the needs of heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

September 19, 2016

Daimler Trucks Taps NorthStar for Pure Lead AGM Batteries

Daimler Trucks North America has chosen the Swedish-American energy storage manufacturer NorthStar Battery Company as the supplier of Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries on its next generation Cascadia truck.

June 10, 2016

Purkeys Adds Accessory to Liftgate Double Check

Purkeys has announced that the 20 Amp Applied Load Module comes with the Purkeys' Liftgate Double Check as a free accessory to the testing tool.

May 20, 2016

Purkeys’ Tool Tests Liftgate Charging System

Purkeys has developed a way to test liftgate charging systems called the Liftgate Double Check tool designed to ensure that the system is operating properly.

Previous||123||
Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.

GotQuestions?
sponsored by
sponsor logo

ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All
GotQuestions?

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All