Batteries

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March 20, 2018

UStart Engine Starting System Available for Class 7-8 Trucks

Ioxus has added a uStart energy storage solution for Class 7 and Class 8 day cab trucks and tractors with up to 12-liter engines.

January 2, 2018

Ultracapacitor Support Module Can Jumpstart Low Batteries

The uStart engine starting system from Ioxus is an ultracapacitor-based, drop –in battery support module designed for Class 3-6 vehicles.

December 12, 2017

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

November 6, 2017

Jumper Cables Designed for Work Trucks

Mississippi Industries for the Blind’s Mil-Spec booster cables are designed to jump-start trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles.

November 3, 2017

Prestolite Alternator Replacement Offers Power and Temperature Resistance

Prestolite Electric has launched the AVi168, a 24-volt, 150-amp alternator from Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems, designed to offer consistent, high-output power and resistance to extreme temperatures, thanks to its dual internal fan design.

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.

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