Madison, WI / Nashville, TN (March 3, 2013) Idle Free Systems, Inc., a leader in anti-idling solutions for the commercial trucking industry, today announced it will exhibit at the American Trucking Association’s 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC). From booth #519, Idle Free representatives are inviting all event participants to “Turn off their engines”.
On display at the Idle Free booth will be the Idle Free Complete All-Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), the most complete idle elimination system on the market today and the only electric APU capable of meeting drivers’ needs without relying on the truck’s starter batteries. Also on display will be Idle Free’s newest product, a Heat System for Work Trucks, designed for the day cab or work truck market.
In addition to showcasing its Idle Free APUs, Idle Free CEO Robert Hopton will be on hand to discuss the many challenges fleets face in reducing fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining cab comfort during downtimes. He will also demonstrate how and why Idle Free APUs are the perfect solutions for addressing those concerns.
Unique to the Idle Free Complete All-Electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways:
- An independent battery bank consisting of four AGM batteries captures energy produced by the engine’s alternator and stores it and, when the truck’s engine is off, converts the stored energy into 120 volt electricity using a pure sine wave inverter;
- Shorepower, which is standard on every Idle Free system, allows drivers unlimited runtime when plugged into all-weather electrical outlets being deployed across North America; and
- Reefer Link™, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology powered by the reefer. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer. When connected drivers will have unlimited runtime for the system.
Additionally, Idle Free APUs use a coolant heater as a fully integrated component of the system providing heat for both the cab / bunk as well as the engine block.
The Idle Free Heat System for Work Trucks provide up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off. Unnecessary workday idling is eliminated. The Work Truck No Idle Heat System uses a coolant heater to provide engine heat and interior cab heat. Additionally the system provides 12-volt electrical power for work truck functions, such as running lights or communication systems. An Engine Start Module (ESM), similar to an ultracapacitor, is fully integrated into the system and can start the truck even if the truck batteries are dead.
A leader in the manufacture of electric auxiliary power units, Idle Free has been supporting fleets for the past six years.
About Idle Free Systems, Inc.
Idle Free Systems, Inc. (“Idle Free”) manufactures electric idle elimination solutions for the commercial trucking industry and school buses. All Idle Free APU’s are manufactured in the United States.
The Idle Free electric APU is The Complete Electric APU Solution™ offering drivers and fleet operators a flexible, cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling without compromising performance, cost savings or driver comfort while reducing emissions for a cleaner environment.
Unique to the Idle Free electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways: an independent battery bank, Shorepower and Reefer Link™, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology run by the reefer. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.
Idle Free Systems web site: http://idlefreesystems.com