BATTERY PROTECTION

Smart Energy Solutions has developed a new version of its flagship product, the Battery Brain electronic controller for truck, bus, and marine batteries. The new high-capacity product is available for 12- and 24-volt systems and will withstand starter battery current draws of up to 2000 amps.

Battery Brain constantly monitors electrical discharge of batteries in medium and heavy-duty trucks and nearly all other vehicles from cars to buses to personal watercraft. If it detects that the batteries are losing the required charge needed to start the vehicle’s engine, it automatically disconnects the batteries to preserve starting power and extend their life.

The product can pay for itself in less than six months by reducing battery-related service calls, says the manufacturer, and by delaying battery replacements due to deep cycling when batteries run down. The Battery Brain also provides a warning when batteries are reaching the end of their life cycle so that replacement can be scheduled.

The new model is aimed at vehicles that have high amperage draws, diesel engines, and/or multi-battery configurations. It’s said to be ideal for fleets including the beverage and courier markets where trucks are turned on and off frequently daily as well as the construction and logging markets where vehicles are known to stand idle for prolonged periods of time.

The company has initiated a national introduction/installation program for major commercial fleets.

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