Controlling parasitic loads (battery drain) and properly distributing electrical power is crucial to keeping vehicles working. However, this requires balancing the needs of the battery against those of the electrical system.
The battery cable is among the most important components in a battery management system. High quality battery cables will help ensure you have power and avoid battery drain—but only if they are properly sized, installed and maintained.
There are two things you must absolutely double-check when selecting your battery cables.
Your fleet runs on batteries as much as fuel, and parasitic loads can reduce battery life, strand vehicles, and make life miserable across a fleet. So how do you find parasitic loads, and how do you get rid of them?
When it comes to battery management, both Battery Isolators and Automatic Charging Relays (also called ACRs or voltage sensitive relays) both safeguard reserve battery power, so as to prevent breakdowns and protect other vital vehicle or boat functions.
So then, how are these two components different? Is one better than the other? Who should choose one over the other? Here, we examine these questions.
Your fleet runs on batteries, and that makes the battery charging room a crucial link in the chain that is your business operations. So make sure your battery room is optimized to get batteries charged and ready with these tips.
Most fleets have to balance not just the needs of their customers, but the needs of their drivers, especially when they're out there on the long haul. But how does power conversion factor in to building a happier, more efficient fleet?
A commercial operation often runs on its batteries. Poorly maintained batteries can take fleets off the road right when they need to be rolling the most. So how can you get more life out of your batteries, and keep up with proper battery management?
If your equipment rolls, floats, lifts, or hauls, it's probably got a battery management system. The need to protect these core functions makes it crucial to understand what these invaluable components do, how they work, and their place in equipment electrical systems. Here's the least you need to know.
When the voltage required to power your motor is much higher than the voltage required to power your auxiliary devices, the electrical system is referred to as dual voltage. If not properly supported, dual voltage systems can suffer from excessive current overload or rapid battery discharge, which significantly reduces the life of batteries. DC to DC Converters take high voltage power from battery packs and provide regulated and clean 12 volt output power for standard auxiliary devices and accessories.