TROY, Mich. — Strict regulations are limiting the amount of time trucks can idle to as little as three minutes in some states and, as a result, trucks are relying more on back-up power to run heaters, air conditioners, entertainment and communication devices when drivers are at rest. Delphi Corp. (PINKSHEETS: DPHIQ) is ready to provide commercial vehicle manufacturers with a battery monitoring device to help manage the additional power load placed on the battery in this situation.
The Delphi Battery Monitoring Device combines an innovative IVT sensor with software that calculates the battery state of health (SOH) and state of charge (SOC) and will alert drivers to batteries that are in need of replacement or charging. It helps ensure optimal battery performance, making more electronics possible while ensuring sufficient power for starting the engine. When integrated into a vehicle as part of active battery management, the Delphi Battery Monitoring Device can also help improve fuel efficiency and extend battery life.
Delphi’s Battery Monitoring Device features Local Interconnect Network (LIN) or Controller Area Network (CAN) interface for data and diagnostic communication. It is mounted on the negative battery post or in a pre-fuse box on the battery, and is designed for use in passenger and commercial vehicles beginning with model year 2010. It can also be adapted for use in off-road vehicles and the marine industry.
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