THERMO KING, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, debuted three new power management solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Designed to answer today’s increasing demands for power on the road, the latest innovations meet a wide spectrum of transport needs from fleets hauling non-refrigerated goods to multi-temp distributors.
The expanded power management portfolio builds on Thermo King’s industry leadership with a comprehensive line of solutions that include the new Boost Charger, Auto-Start Module, and Electric Power Jack Charger. The new products provide greater durability, safety and efficiency, and aim to keep fleets up-and-running on the road. The full portfolio weighs less than 100 pounds.
“We understand that every customer’s needs are unique, and with our growing power management portfolio, we can customize smarter, more cost-effective solutions that address the entire spectrum from power generation to storage,” said Paul Kroes, power management business development manager for Thermo King America. “We’re at the forefront of optimizing power management to lower the cost of doing business while ensuring operational needs are fully met.”
The Thermo King Boost Charger gives fleets peace of mind that liftgate batteries will remain fully charged through multiple power sources. The charger is designed with three-stage battery charging, to maximize battery life, which reduces maintenance costs down the road.
The boost charger also ensures that tractor power can be matched with other methods of power generation in a smart manner, and through the seven-way circuit, delivers power safely. The boost charger is available in 20-amp and 35-amp models and delivers greater charging output than competitive products at a lower cost.
By continuously monitoring system voltage, the Thermo King Auto-Start Module automatically activates the Precedent-series alternator to charge if power levels drop too low. It also provides low-voltage protection for the auxiliary battery to ensure liftgate operation or that lights are running when they are needed most. With this added functionality, reefers become a “smarter” partner for power generation.
The electric power jack charger delivers 120-volt power to the inside of trailers. This feature provides a convenient power source for electric pallet jacks. The charger generates power directly from the liftgate battery pack and has built-in lower voltage protection to preserve liftgate operation. With a fully sealed, automotive-rated assembly, it is designed for under-the-trailer installation, which keeps the electronics out of the trailer where damage can occur.
As the transport industry workforce ages, electric power jacks are becoming a mainstay of doing business to prevent injury and increase uptime. The new charger delivers the accessibility of a wall outlet to the inside of the trailer, and increases uptime for drivers who can charge the electric pallet jack between deliveries.
The Thermo King power management portfolio also includes ThermoLite solar panels, the supplemental alternator, and EON Power Pack. These solutions provide fleets with smarter, more cost-effective ways to maximize uptime and optimize power throughout every mile on the road.
The weatherproof ThermoLite solar technologies are available in three wattage options (26W, 36W, 100W) and are designed to withstand extreme conditions for reliable performance in a wide variety of applications, resulting in longer battery life, decreased waste, lower fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.
The supplemental alternator offers power generation directly from the reefer unit and draws more power in a smarter way.
The EON Power Pack provides additional power storage to keep delivery lights on without sacrificing reefer or tractor starting capability. ♦