Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ioxus adds new product to its ultracapacitor line


Monday, April 9, 2018
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

According to Ioxus President and CEO Mark McGough, uSTART reduces the number of batteries a truck would require throughout its service life. (Courtesy: IOXUS)
According to Ioxus President and CEO Mark McGough, uSTART reduces the number of batteries a truck would require throughout its service life. (Courtesy: IOXUS)

ONEONTA, N.Y. —  Ioxus, designers and manufacturers of smart power solutions using their popular ultracapacitor technology, has added a new product.

The uSTART energy storage solution is now available for Classes 7 and 8 daycab trucks with up to 12-liter engines.

uSTART is a smart power solution that improves starting reliability and extends battery and starter life, according to Mark McGough, president and CEO.

Installed by the OEM or as a as a drop-in Group 31 battery replacement, uSTART provides a level of starting power not available in typical batteries, particularly in tough duty cycles or cold weather, McGough said.

uSTART reduces the number of batteries a truck would require throughout its service life, he said, adding that uSTART systems also reduce stress on starters and provide jumpstart capabilities.

“With a solid foundation in ultracapacitor design and manufacturing, Ioxus has developed patented power management systems that are deployed across several applications where reliable, on-demand power is needed,” he said. “uSTART smart power systems are already widely used in Class 6 models in package and other delivery truck markets. After extensive field testing, we are proud to announce that uSTART is proven to provide those same benefits to operators of Class 7 and 8 daycabs.”

uSTART smart power systems are based on ultracapacitors, which are used as energy storage building blocks.

The systems utilize electronics to intelligently monitor, manage and control power on a vehicle’s electrical bus, minimizing cycling on the remaining batteries, McGough said, explaining that uSTART also has jump start capabilities, which eliminates costly and time-consuming roadside service calls for engine starting issues.

Founded in 2007, Ioxus is a smart power company that designs and manufactures intelligent power and energy storage technology for transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial and grid-connected markets.

For more information, visit www.ioxus.com

 

 

 

 

 

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