Apr 20

Purkeys’ Solar Bolt: Understanding the Lights

Understanding what the light indicators on the Solar Bolt mean is key to diagnosing issues. The Purkeys’ Solar Bolt system comes with indicator lights to help interpret when the solar panel is charging and the state of charge of the liftgate batteries. “The reason you want to be able to access and look at the...

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Apr 13

Charge Liftgate Batteries with the Power of the Sun

Purkeys’ Solar Bolt is the only solar-charging system for heavy-duty vehicles that keeps charging when the vehicle is running. It is an easy-to-use, efficient, effective, and environmentally conscious way to charge electronic systems in your vehicle and save money. The Solar Bolt is an additional charging option for liftgate batteries. This system uses patented technology...

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Mar 05

PURKEYS SOLAR RESEARCH LEADS TO A ONE OF A KIND SOLAR CHARGING SYSTEM

  Research is a crucial element for a company to stay relevant and top of mind. Purkeys recently conducted studies on solar panels to better understand how to integrate solar charging into their current liftgate charging system line. “Last summer, we installed three solar panels on a trailer and put our controller in the lift-gate...

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Jan 18

PURKEYS’ SOLAR BOLT INTEGRATES WITH A VEHICLE’S ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TO KEEP LIFTGATE BATTERIES CHARGED

Fleets that utilize liftgates know the speed of a liftgate is dependent on the liftgate batteries state of charge. They also know that liftgates that operate faster equals a faster rate of delivery. Purkeys has developed a new product to help fleets keep liftgate batteries at a good state of charge so that deliveries can...

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Jan 13

THE SOLAR BOLT TAKES SOLAR CHARGING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Fleets that utilize liftgates are always looking for ways to increase charging opportunities for liftgate batteries. This is because batteries that are kept at a good state of charge will make liftgates run faster, allowing fleets to be more efficient. Purkeys’ has developed a way to increase charging opportunities; it’s called the Solar Bolt. This...

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Jan 06

PURKEYS’ SOLAR SOLUTIONS: SOLAR PANELS 101

  High-frequency liftgate applications require fleets to pull power from every available source to keep liftgate batteries charged. Liftgate charging systems like Purkeys’ SELECT and DIRECT utilize the stinger cord, the reefer, and the 7-way for charging when appropriate. Now, solar energy is another way fleets can increase the charge time of liftgate batteries. According...

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Jan 04

PURKEYS’ SOLAR SOLUTIONS: THE SOLAR DASH

  Trucks that sit on the lot for long periods of time have a hard time keeping batteries fully charged. This is because parasitic loads slowly drain batteries over time. If a truck sits for more than a few months it will more than likely require a jumpstart to get moving again. Purkeys has developed...

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Oct 07

WHAT MAKES PURKEYS SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER UNIQUE

  Solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy that can be used to keep the batteries on a vehicle charged. Solar charging systems produced by other companies are typically designed to charge batteries using a three-stage charging algorithm. The three stages of charging are bulk, top-off and maintain. Bulk – Consists of suppling a...

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Mar 11

MAD SCIENCE: RESEARCHING SOLAR TECHNOLOGY

PURKEYS DISCUSSES THEIR RESEARCH EFFORTS TO DETERMINE THE PRACTICALITY OF SOLAR ENERGY   The team at Purkeys is excited about solar power and the potential that it has in the commercial trucking industry. According to Purkeys CEO Justin Purkey, all the excitement is due to the industry’s move towards cleaner fuel sources, making solar energy...

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Feb 25

THE PRICE OF SOLAR POWER

PURKEYS DISCUSSES THE POTENTIAL WAYS SOLAR POWER CAN HELP FLEETS SAVE MONEY   Purkeys is very excited about the possibilities waiting to be unlocked in solar technology. Although the practical application of the technology is not yet where it needs to be, the potential for energy efficiency is undeniable. According to Purkeys CEO Justin Purkey,...

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