We know fleet managers are always on a search to discover the newest products that perform the best in their vehicles. The best solution is to use a combination of innovative products in vehicle upfits that actually will save money in the annual budget by lasting much longer than traditional items. With the following two products, you can cut upfitting costs by ensuring your vehicles’ batteries don’t die on the road.
The Odyssey Battery
This revolutionary battery can provide deep cycle power reserves and has massive cranking power. Conventional vehicle batteries can provide one or the other, but not both.
The internal plates in this battery are 99.99% pure lead and super thin, so more plates can be put inside the battery, which translates to more overall power—up to twice as much as traditional batteries.
The Odyssey Battery is available with a metal case to withstand high heat, such as you might encounter in a first responder vehicle. The dry cell design of this battery in the heavy duty/commercial model can power on-board accessories even with the engine off, so you won’t discharge the battery in a deep cycle and prevent the vehicle from cranking again.
Chargeguard-Select from Havis manages the power in your fleet vehicles by automatically shutting it off and turning it on when you need it. This very small, innovative package packs a punch. It automatically turns on all of your mobile equipment when the engine of a vehicle is started. When you turn off the engine, the electronic equipment will stay on for a pre-set, adjustable period of time and then shut off.
This means that your fleet vehicles don’t have to be idling constantly to power up equipment while decreasing fuel economy. It also prevents the batteries in your fleet vehicles from dying after extended periods of use while powering equipment. Chargeguard-Select makes certain that your equipment is available when you need it and relieves your drivers from having to remember to turn items on or off.
The Chargeguard is small enough to fit easily into the trunk of a police car, and it can be wired to operate on video cameras, on-board computers, two-way radios, and GPS systems in all types of fleet vehicles.
This power management system also monitors the voltage in your battery and will shut off automatically if the voltage drops, so it won’t prevent you from restarting the vehicle. It includes a diagnostic LED light that blinks in different colors to help you to monitor your battery voltage and troubleshoot power problems. You can choose from various voltage sensing modes—automatic detection, vehicle ignition, or battery sensing—to determine what turns your equipment on and off when.
The Chargeguard timer has multiple benefits, including the ability to help you save fuel, prevention of wear and tear, and extention of your battery life. It can greatly reduce service calls for a dead battery and help you troubleshoot electrical problems as well.
The combination of these two products in your fleet vehicles can allow you to save on gasoline and new batteries and give you peace of mind that your fleet is always on the road and ready for what comes its way. To find out more about the Odyssey Battery, Chargeguard-Select, or other premier vehicle solutions, contact Keltek or request a quote below.