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By Keith Mandic
A variety of devices exist to prevent
the parasitic power drain that will eventually cause the battery to go dead. Some are voltage sensing; some are simple timers; some are both. Here is a roundup of these battery-saving devices.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2011)
By Mike Malec, Keith Mandic
When it comes to upfitting your vehicle, there is a delicate balance that must be maintained between your equipment and your battery—that one piece that keeps it all running. Each of the three police car manufacturers offers an upfitter’s manual, and the manufacturer of each upfitted aftermarket device can provide the amp draw for its devices.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2012)
By Stephenie Slahor
The use of inexpensive timer or voltage sensing devices will allow the emergency vehicle to start every time, and eliminate battery replacement due to deep cycle failures.
(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2015)