Low-voltage disconnect systems upgraded

Aug. 1, 2002
Intra Technologies has upgraded its low-voltage disconnect systems to make it easier for drivers to manage battery power consumption while a truck is

Intra Technologies has upgraded its low-voltage disconnect systems to make it easier for drivers to manage battery power consumption while a truck is parked.

The new LVD has a timing feature that warns the driver with a series of audible alarms before electrical power is shut off.

Like the standard LVD, the new version is designed to preserve battery power needed to start the engine. Using patented Intra technology, the LVD monitors battery levels during key-off periods, automatically disconnecting non-critical power loads when battery voltage hits critical levels.

An LVD also extends battery life by protecting batteries from a deep discharge. Watson said the industry average for battery life is 18 months or less. If deep discharges are avoided, batteries can last three years or more.

The LVD can be installed in any truck by a qualified technician in less than an hour. It will soon be available as an option on most new truck brands. For further details, contact Intra, 725 Industry Dr, Tukwila WA 98188.

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