Intra Technologies has upgraded its existing low-voltage disconnect (LVD) systems with a timing feature that helps drivers manage battery power consumption while a truck is parked.
Like the standard version, the new LVD is designed to preserve the battery power needed to start the engine. It monitors battery levels during “key-off” periods and automatically disconnects non-critical power loads when battery voltage reaches critical levels.
“The difference with the driver-friendly version is that it gives the driver more control over which power loads get turned off,” explained Will Watson, vp-sales & marketing. “During the period of audible alarms, drivers have the choice of switching off electrical loads. As soon as they do, the system automatically resets itself and the tones go away.”
The driver-friendly LVD is available on the aftermarket at truck dealers. According to Watson, it will also soon be offered optionally on most new truck brands.
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