LOWELL, Ark., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Purkeys, a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, is celebrating the end of Liftgate Charger Awareness Month by letting fleets know how Purkeys can give them the competitive edge.
Purkeys' liftgate charging systems help decrease downtime caused by severely discharged liftgate batteries. For example, look at Purkeys' SELECT and DIRECT liftgate charging systems.
Both systems are governed by input voltage when connected to the 7-way.
When a driver applies the brakes the system continues charging. Purkeys' liftgate charging systems are programmed to read the input voltage and stop charging only if there is an ABS event. An ABS event doesn't happen every time the driver applies the brakes, so there usually isn't any need to stop/interrupt charging.
Both systems ensure that adequate power is always available to the ABS circuit in case of an ABS event, but they are more intelligent than competitors' systems because they only stop charging if the input voltage is below 10.5 volts.
This feature ensures fleets get the most up-time and charge time, meaning the batteries remain at a high state of charge. Fully-charged batteries have an increased lifespan and make liftgates run more efficiently.
Dual Pole/Stinger Cord
Charging liftgate batteries from a dual pole increases charging opportunity because it charges when the vehicle is off.
Purkeys' SELECT and DIRECT systems keep charging liftgate batteries when the vehicle is off, and ample voltage is available at the source batteries. These systems intelligently monitor the voltage of both the vehicle and liftgate batteries to ensure liftgate batteries get as much charge as possible. They also make sure a no-start situation never arises, as the source batteries are monitored and protected.
These systems' control modules automatically keep the vehicle and liftgate batteries balanced. This means they keep the entire electrical system balanced and working together, while ensuring all batteries are at an optimum state of charge.
LED Indicator Lights
The DIRECT and the SELECT systems have LED indicator lights that show technicians and drivers the status of the liftgate batteries and the charging source. These indicators alert drivers to any issues that may exist with the power source, path circuit, or battery pack. They identify where the issue is, which reduces troubleshooting time.
Purkeys systems are very flexible; there is an option for any tractor/trailer combo. They are leading the charge when it comes to liftgate charging innovations. Both the DIRECT and SELECT have patented technology that makes them perfect for keeping liftgate batteries charged and fleets more efficient.
For more than 25 years, Purkeys has delivered innovative, cost-effective solutions for the electrical needs of heavy-duty fleets. They look at the electrical system as a whole, then strategically work to achieve the maximum return on investment while reducing maintenance costs and equipment usage. Their level of expertise has garnered more than 10 U.S. patents and attracted the attention of fleets, OEMs and other industry leaders throughout North America. For more information, please go to purkeys.net.
Brooke McNeely, Content Director, (479) 287-4006
823 S. Lincoln St.
Lowell, AR 7274
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