Thermo King recently unveiled its new line of power management solutions to meet a wide spectrum of transport needs for fleets hauling non-refrigerated goods to multi-temp distributors.
The expanded power management portfolio includes a new boost charger, auto-start module and electric pallet jack charger. The new products provide greater durability, safety and efficiency, and aim to keep fleets up-and-running on the road, the company says.
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.
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.
Electric Pallet Jack Charger
The electric pallet jack charger delivers 120V of 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 pallet 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.