Leawood, Kansas/Nashville (PRWEB) March 09, 2014
Idle Smart, the provider of an automatic engine start stop solution, today announced Battery Protect™, a new feature that continuously monitors battery voltage levels and will start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries, helping ensure fleet uptime and hassle-free starting. Battery Protect was introduced at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.
“With Battery Protect, fleets have the ability to customize voltage thresholds and recharge run times,” said Ryan Bennett, VP product and marketing at Idle Smart. “Idle Smart constantly monitors truck battery voltage, automatically starts the engine when it drops to a pre-set level and runs it for a pre-determined amount of time, eliminating the need for electric shore power-based systems or someone to go out and manually start the truck.”
“Battery drain is an issue for fleets, at parking facilities where drivers require hotel loads for comfort and convenience items, and especially during 34-hour rest periods required by new Hours of Service regulations,” Bennett added. “Battery Protect can intelligently monitor and help eliminate battery drain so trucks are ready to meet operational needs, and avoid the high cost of a service call and possible downtime.”
Independent of the temperature monitoring and Cold Weather Guard™ capabilities of Idle Smart, Battery Protect is pre-programmed to start the truck at a default setting of 12.2 volts and run the engine for a recommended 20 minutes. Using Idle Smart’s fully customizable and password protected intuitive display and menu driven format, fleets can change voltage and time settings to meet specific preferences.
The Idle Smart solution will include Battery Protect as a standard feature with all new shipments.
About Idle Smart
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, Idle Smart is the developer and provider of an automated engine start stop solution that reduces overnight idle time, provides year round cab comfort and maintains fleet uptime by keeping batteries charged and engines warm. Idle Smart is backed by a Lifetime Product Warranty and is a proud supporter of Hope for the Warriors®.
For more information: http://www.idlesmart.com
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