LOWELL, Ark., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Purkeys, a company focused on providing electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has made troubleshooting their Solar Bolt charging system easy with an intuitive LED indicator.
This LED indicator is on the Solar Bolt's control module. With one light any technician can instantly tell if the solar panel is charging the liftgate batteries (LGB) or not. If the light is solid green the LGBs are between 13 and 14 volts, the solar panel keeping them at a good state of charge. If it is blinking green then the LGBs are between 12.4 and 13 volts and the solar charging system is charging. When the light is blinking orange the LGBs are between 10 and 12.4 volts and need to be charged.
There is another LED indicator on the front of the trailer. This easy-to-see location helps technicians and drivers quickly learn the state of charge of the LGBs. If they charged above 12.4 volts, then this light is blinking green. If the light is blinking amber, then the LGBs are below 12.4 volts and need to be charged.
"Both of these are very important because we want to make sure when that gate leaves the yard it is ready to work and it is going to be able to provide trouble-free service," said Larry Rambeaux, Purkeys sales and service engineer. "The Solar Bolt indicator was designed to be a two-step process for evaluation for the driver to be able to know exactly what the system is doing before they leave, and for the technician to very easily diagnose the system and verify that it is working properly."
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