Purkeys Introduces CAPS Portable Jump Start Machine

Mar 11, 2016, 11:00 ET from Purkeys

LOWELL, Ark., March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Purkeys, a leader in fleet electrical efficiencies, is proud to introduce CAPS, a new portable jump start machine for heavy-duty vehicles. The Capacitor Actuated Portable Starter (CAPS) is truly portable and can be easily hand-towed by service technicians in between tight parking spaces.

Purkeys CEO Justin Purkey said, "Similar products which provide the same function weigh hundreds of pounds and are not necessarily portable. One of Purkeys' main goals is to help service technicians do their jobs easily."

Other jump start products often require multiple batteries that need long periods of time to recharge. The essence of CAPS is the ultracapacitor, a high-energy storage device that bridges the gap between electrolytic capacitors and rechargeable batteries. Capacitors store 10 to 100 times more energy than electrolytic capacitors, can accept and deliver charge much faster than batteries, and tolerate many more charge and discharge cycles than rechargeable batteries. This accounts for CAPS' portable design.

"CAPS is a quick, powerful and efficient jump start device that requires little maintenance," said Travis Atkinson, Purkeys Sales Director. "It can be charged with wall outlet when not in use and can be re-charged by the application in only minutes after a successful jump start, allowing the user to utilize for another jump start in a very short period of time."

When trucks can't start they aren't able to generate revenue. So fleets want to remedy the issue as fast as possible. With the CAPS fleets can get more trucks started quickly and back on the road, where they should be.


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.

Press Contacts: Brooke McNeely, Content Director 479-287-4006

Purkeys: 479-419-4800

823 S. Lincoln St.

Lowell, AR 72745


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