Trojan Battery video explains ‘deep-cycle’ technology

April 20, 2012

Continuing its effort to expand the public’s understanding of deep-cycle battery technology, Trojan Battery Co. has produced a video demonstrating its new cast-on-strap (COS) manufacturing equipment. 

Trojan Battery’s OverDrive AGM 31 deep-cycle batteries power the comprehensive Idle Free electric APU. The battery-based system captures and stores energy in the Trojan OverDrive battery, which is produced by the alternator when a truck engine is on and the truck is in motion. When the engine is off, this energy can be used to power A/C, heat, and onboard components such as televisions and microwaves.

Trojan’s OverDrive deep-cycle battery was engineered exclusively to withstand the rigors of deep discharge applications such as electric APUs, the company said. OverDrive incorporates a series of design features essential to delivering the long duration energy storage required for these types of heavy-duty truck applications, as well as high-power cycling for extended periods of time.

“Repeated cycling when used for electric APUs puts stressful demands on a battery,” said Brad Bisaillon, sales manager for strategic accounts and transportation for Trojan Battery.  “Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31 deep-cycle battery is the best type of technology for these applications which involve repeated deep discharge and recharge of the battery.  The reliability of the OverDrive battery-based, Idle Free solution provides MVT drivers with the confidence of knowing that their trucks’ electric APUs will operate when needed most while at the same time positively impacting the environment.”

To view the video, visit and select NEW - COS Video

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