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A driver-friendly disconnect (August 01, 2002)

Intra Technologies' upgraded low-voltage disconnect (LVD) system will make it easier for drivers to manage battery power consumption while the truck is parked.The new LVD has a timing feature warning ...


Intra Technologies’ upgraded low-voltage disconnect (LVD) system will make it easier for drivers to manage battery power consumption while the truck is parked.

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

The new version is designed to preserve battery power needed to start the engine by monitoring battery levels during key-off periods and automatically disconnecting non-critical power loads when battery voltage reaches critical levels.

“The difference with the driver-friendly version is that it gives the driver more control over which power loads get turned off,” says Will Watson, vice-president of sales and marketing for Intra Technologies.

The goal of the LVD is to eliminate jumpstarts and extend the life of the batteries.

The new driver-friendly LVD is available as an aftermarket item through most truck dealers. The unit can be easily 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 more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.intra-tech.com.


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