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Dual Charging System uses sun power to charge liftgate, pallet jack batteries

May 14, 2018
See how a new component allows Go Power's DCS to switch automatically from charging pallet jacks to liftgates.

Solar industry provider Go Power! has paired its solar charging system with a new component to make dead liftgates and pallet jack batteries a thing of the past.

The Dual Charging System (DCS) was engineered specifically for charging both liftgate and pallet jack batteries. Its unique component—the Auto Switching Power Control unit—allows the DCS to automatically switch from charging pallet jacks to liftgates, depending on what is plugged into the unit. This not only saves time, but it also reduces fuel costs by making deliveries more efficient.

Using solar power, the DCS solves many common battery problems truck operators face daily. Topping off liftgate and pallet jack batteries with solar extends battery life from months to years. According to the American Trucking Associations, in 2015 trucks in the United States consumed 54.3 billion gallons of fuel for business purposes. The DCS eliminates the need for idling while operating a liftgate, saving up to $25-40 per day in fuel costs, according to data retrieved from Go Power! liftgate installations.

Go Power’s easy-to-install DCS is a fraction of the cost of comparable solar charging systems. Minimal modifications are required to the truck or trailer, and only basic tools are needed to secure the solar panels and to wire them into the truck’s electrical system.

The kit also features Go Power’s flexible, low-profile solar modules. These solar panels are just 1/8-inch thick and 82% lighter weight than traditional panels. Modular panel design also allows for easy expansion if required for service routes with limited daylight locations. Go Power panels deliver continuous battery charging for both liftgate and pallet jack while driving or parked. With a standard five-year warranty and two-year ROI, they are an investment in fuel efficiency, extended battery life and reduced service calls.

See www.solar.gopowerfleet.com/dual-charging-system for more information.

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