Long Haulage Truck Drivers Risk Dark Nights Due to Leisure Battery Failure, says CTEK
Posted: Monday 31 October, 2011
Modern long haulage trucks boast an array of electrically powered creature home comforts but, drivers pose the risk of not being able to use them due to improper leisure battery protection, says designer and manufacturer of smart battery chargers, CTEK.
The sleeping compartments of many trucks are now one a level par with motorhomes in terms of luxuries. However, with many supporting televisions, dvd players, radios, kettles and some even satellite television, the need for effective Battery Charging to maintain leisure batteries is increasingly important to avoid failure.
With each parasitic load taking their percentage of power, leisure batteries are being placed under incredible strain and as a result, their longevity rapidly decreases. Maintaining a leisure battery is notoriously problematic, especially with only limited access to mains power.
However, developed using the unique patented technology available in its mains powered chargers, CTEK has designed a safe and effective way of charging while on the move - using either the vehicle alternator, wind or solar as the source of power.
The D250S Dual, a 12V Battery Charger, provides battery protection through a six step charging curve that conditions, charges and maintains the leisure battery, increasing performance, extending its life span and, saving user money on unnecessary battery replacement. With recent statistics suggesting that around 80% of all battery failures are due to sulphation caused by undercharging - a direct result of lack of care and maintenance, the D250S Dual removes lead-sulphate from the plates using its patented desulphation mode before delivering up to 20 amps of controlled charging power.
As a leading Smart Battery Charger, D250S Dual stays in constant communication with both the alternator and the leisure battery. Recognising when the alternator is powered, the D250S Dual switches itself on, reads the condition of the leisure battery and begins its charging cycle. The unit switches itself off once the engine is stopped and the alternator shuts down.
Safe and simple to use, the D250S Dual offers an affordable and comprehensive solution to battery charging and protection whilst on the move so no longer do long distance truck driver have to worry about being left in the dark.
For more information, please visit www.ctek.com