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