LOWELL, Ark., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Purkeys, a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed a portable, safe, and easy-to-use jump starter that requires very little maintenance.
The Capacitor Actuated Portable Starter (CAPS) is powered by an ultracapacitor. This ultracapacitor is kept at 100% state of charge by a small AGM battery inside of CAPS. That battery must stay charged to make sure CAPS is always ready to use.
"The CAPS is a great device to use to jump start vehicles," said Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys national truck and fleet representative. "But it is only a storage device, so you have to make sure it stays plugged in and maintained. That way when you need it, it is ready to go."
This system comes with a small AC-to-DC battery charger that is rated at six amps, which is more than enough capacity to keep the internal AGM battery at a 100% state of charge. When the CAPS is not in use, keep the charger plugged into the system. It is a full-floating charger, so it will not overcharge or damage the system.
Another way to keep CAPS charged is to use a vehicle. After the vehicle is jumped, leave the CAPS connected for roughly three minutes. It will recharge and be ready to start the next vehicle.
If you want to learn more about CAPS, please check out our site or watch the embedded video.
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 72745
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