LOWELL, Ark., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Purkeys, a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed the only solar-charging system for heavy-duty vehicles that keeps charging when the vehicle is running.
Purkeys' Solar Bolt charging system is an additional and effective charging option for liftgate batteries. This system uses patented technology that monitors and charges liftgate batteries, whether the vehicle is on or off.
"The most important feature of the Solar Bolt is that we actually monitor the electric system," said Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys sales and service engineer. "Unlike our competitors that shut off or go into float mode when the vehicle is started, we actually raise the voltage coming from the panel. We are trying to make sure we can get as much energy as we can out of the solar panels to reduce the electrical load on the vehicle."
This patented technology can save on fuel cost throughout the life of the vehicle. The system can also easily be converted from a single panel of 90 watts to a four-panel system of 360 watts.
Another benefit to the Solar Bolt is that the control module is mounted in the battery box. This gives optimal voltage to properly charge the batteries, while combatting the voltage drop of the harness. It also helps when monitoring the batteries and preventing overcharge.
"The Purkeys' Solar Bolt is much more than a basic system," Larry said. "There are some high-tech features that can really help a fleet get the most out of the solar technology that is available today. And our new patented controller can really benefit a fleet."
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