Volvo offers IntraUSA LVD products and Jump-Start prevention kits
February 1, 2002
The IntraUSA Group, Inc. has reached agreement with Volvo Trucks to catalogue and distribute Intra products to Volvo Truck dealers throughout North America.Volvo dealers will now offer three aftermark...
The IntraUSA Group, Inc. has reached agreement with Volvo Trucks to catalogue and distribute Intra products to Volvo Truck dealers throughout North America.
Volvo dealers will now offer three aftermarket variations of Intra’s Low-Voltage Disconnect (LVD) and Intra Jump-Start Prevention Kit products.
“From simple ambient draw to driver abuse, there are many reasons why batteries are drawn down to the point that they cannot start the engine. Intra products offer our customers a powerful tool to prevent this problem, reducing the cost of jumpstarts and battery replacement,” said Scott Miller, product manager for cab, chassis and electrical products.
Intra’s technology allows large electrical loads to be handled in a small package, and also provides Volvo a powerful tool for engineering future electrical systems.
Low-Voltage Disconnect allows truck drivers to enjoy the comfort of electrical appliances on the road while preserving enough battery power to start the engine. Using patented Intra power management technology, the LVD monitors battery levels, automatically disconnecting non-critical power loads when battery voltage reaches critical levels.
Due to the electronics found on today’s heavy-duty truck, it can take as little as a week for a parked vehicle to draw down its battery to the point that it cannot be started.
The Intra Jump-Start Prevention Kit is designed for truck fleets and dealers with dormant or standing vehicles. It monitors battery levels and automatically disconnects power when battery voltage reaches a critical level, reducing costly jumpstarts and battery replacement.
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