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International launches mobile power system

INDIANAPOLIS, Min. - International has introduced a patented 3000-watt AC power system that is optional for medium-...

INDIANAPOLIS, Min. – International has introduced a patented 3000-watt AC power system that is optional for medium-duty and severe-service vehicles.

The factory-installed Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 “provides heavy-duty mobile power that virtually eliminates the potential for theft as well as the hassle and high costs of maintaining a gas-powered generator,” said Brad Bishop, Business Line Manager, Truck Electronics, International Truck and Engine Corporation.

“The combination of pure power, reliability and low total-cost-of-ownership lets customers focus on the job at hand. It turns the truck into an integrated mobile power source.”

According to company officials, at approximately US$1/kW, Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 displaces add-on generators that require routine maintenance, refueling, adding oil and often suffer from costly start-up issues.

Factory installation also saves fleet-installation time and expense, add officials, eliminating the hassle of multiple portable generators. It also frees up valuable cargo space in the truck (Diamond Logic PowerPack3 is mounted on the truck body).

The power system is also especially useful for powering power tools, lights, test equipment and compressors. It also can be used to power onboard VCRs, refrigerators, microwaves and TVs. Plus, ample DC power always exists to start the vehicle since batteries always are at full load, say officials.

As for security, the system is surge-free and enclosed within the battery box. This improves driver safety and eliminates the potential for theft.

And the Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 is versatile — it offers variable types of power whenever needed without the hassle of set-up and delivers pure AC power that protects equipment, say officials.

The power system is integrated with International’s Diamond Logic multiplexed electrical system, which enables electronic integration of the various types of vocational equipment installed on work trucks. Features and functionality can easily be added, modified or removed at any time to meet specific application needs ranging from customizable truck and body integration needs to telematics, say officials.

“Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 is just one in a series of new offering we are bringing to customer in the area of truck electronics,” said Jeff Bannister, Director, Truck Electronics, International Truck and Engine Corporation. “It’s really an outgrowth of ongoing dialogue with our customers on the challenges they face in their vocations.”

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