Scalable pure sine exportable power of up to 6kW or greater is available from the Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. It provides power from the hybrid battery system to power large electrical loads, equipment and tools.

The Odyne Systems’ export power system has been tested to 18kW and is designed for applications up to 36kW, potentially eliminating the need for vehicle-mounted or towed independent electrical generators. It takes away the need to idle the truck to operate engine driven generators, reducing operating costs while providing consistent power conversion throughout the entire range of the battery charge.

The system will operate without interruption at the worksite, even if battery capacity drops. If needed, the hybrid system has the ability to recharge the battery quickly by temporarily using the chassis engine.

The inverter, which can be mounted externally, features advanced diagnostics and improved communications capabilities. The system can free up space within the truck body and its unique design provides flexibility for varying power requirements.

According to the company, the hybrid system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, depending on duty cycle. It enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines. The system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology.

The Odyne hybrid power system is matched to Allison Transmission’s fully automatic transmissions, Remy’s advanced electric propulsion motors with power density and efficiency, and Johnson Controls’ lithium-ion battery.

The unique PTO provides a connection between the hybrid system and the transmission, enabling improved fuel efficiency. While the truck is driving, the Odyne hybrid system uses electric launch assist and regenerative braking to save fuel. While the truck is stationary, Odyne’s hybrid system powers most equipment for the entire workday with the engine off.