SAFEX allows hybrid eTRU units to be safely plugged into 480 VAC shore power at the dock (meeting CARB regulations) and automatically protects both employees and equipment. This system has been engineered to meet the requirements of key stakeholders including fleets, reefer and trailer manufacturers, distribution centers, and grocery stores and truck stops.
The SAFEX system uses three main components to accomplish this—the Auto Eject, the Auto Safe, and a cable management system of your choice. The Auto Eject receptacle is installed at the back of the trailer, where the driver or other personnel can plug in the power cord from the Auto Safe, which can be installed on the wall of the building or on a power station out in the lot. Once the cord is properly connected to the Auto Eject, the UL listed Auto Safe allows the power to be activated with the simple touch of a button.
When finished, the driver doesn’t need to interact with the system at all! Once the vehicle brake is engaged, the Auto Eject automatically ejects the cable and the Auto Safe automatically shuts off power so that there are never any unconnected live cables to cause potential safety hazards. It also ensures that there is never any drive-off property damage!
Once disconnected, you choose the cable management option that works best for your application:
1. Cable Hanger: manually coil the cable on this sturdy cable hanger after the vehicle drives away
2. Retraction System: automatically retracts the cable, pulling it away from the vehicle and keeping it off the ground
3. Other custom options are available
Any of these options keep the cable off the ground, ensuring that tripping hazards, drive-off damage, drive-over damage, and other potential cable-related risks are mitigated.
For a quick overview of how the SAFEX functions, check out our video: