Purkeys has developed the 100 amp Pack Accelerated Charger to quickly and safely charge batteries in nearly half of the time of other chargers.

The PAC is designed to help fleets keep batteries at a good state of charge during cold winter months, according to Purkeys. Cold weather can make it harder to crank a motor and the extra loads from the heaters and other equipment can strain heavy-duty vehicle batteries.

Fleets can use the PAC to keep batteries in a high state of charge. The 100 amp continuous charger is compatible with AGM and flooded cell batteries. The device also shows how long it will take batteries to charge, based on voltage and the number of batteries being charged.

The PAC can charge up to eight batteries simultaneously without removing them from the vehicle. Because the PAC is a 100 amp continuous charger, it decreases recharge time to keep batteries optimally charged.