Phillips Industries has launched a ‘smart’ power management system for electric lift gates and other ancillary equipment that is able to recognise and automatically manage the best power source for the application.
The so-called Permalogic Smart-Charge system can pull collectively from all available sources of electricity on both truck and trailer, including a reefer unit or solar panels on the roof of the vehicle.
According to Phillips, the system has built-in low voltage detection to avoid draining power sources, and an LED indicator to display which power input source is being utilised.
“Some trailer applications tax the batteries more heavily than others and cannot keep up with existing charging methods that rely on a single source,” commented Adam Bean, New Product Development Manager at Phillips.
“This system is the ultimate solution which accommodates for all charging methods.”