Measuring Energy Consumption From AC Powered Devices in Your Tractor

How much electrical power do ac devices in your tractor actually consume? Too often drivers guess how much power their accessories require so they use an over rated or under rated inverter only to encounter issues. These can range from an inadequately rated inverter that cannot handle the load or one that consumes more current…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT INVERTER AND WIRING HARNESS IS CRITICAL

A few considerations when selecting a DC-AC Power Inverter for your tractor include: Inverter type, power rating and the correct wiring harness. Cutting corners on quality and installation can result in catastrophic failures that no fleet or driver would want to experience. Burned Truck from a faulty inverter installation There are two basic types of…

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CHARGING VEHICLE BATTERIES IN COLD WEATHER

One of the biggest misconceptions in Heavy Duty Trucking is that batteries charge the same throughout the year.  They simply don’t!  In warm weather (above 40F) batteries are very easy to recharge. They can normally take as much charge that the vehicle charging system can provide. Even deeply discharged battery packs can be completely recharged…

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COLD TEMPERATURE & HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS.

With cold temperatures looming and winter around the corner, your heavy duty cranking system is about to be put to the test. Temperature has a huge impact on the performance of cranking systems.  First, the starter requires much more energy from the batteries in cold weather than it does in warm weather.  Second, the increased…

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IS YOUR FLEET GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BATTERIES?

When a truck has battery issues fleets normally replace all the batteries so that truck can get back on the road.  Once the batteries are replaced and the charging and cranking systems tested, the vehicle can get back on the road and, most importantly, continue to generate revenue. But what happens to the removed batteries? …

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IMPROVE DELIVERY EFFICIENCY WITH AUXILIARY TRAILER POWER

Do you constantly seek for ways to be more efficient with product deliveries and reduce the physical demands on your drivers? The old way of relying on manual labor to deliver your product is proving slow and inefficient—not to mention physically demanding on the delivery team!  Companies are now looking to pre-wrap entire loads on…

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