Idle Free Systems selects Trojan Battery for APU solution

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Trojan Battery Co., a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, announced that Idle Free Systems Inc. has selected the Trojan OverDrive AGM 31 battery to power the Idle Free Electric APU for trucks.

“We are excited to welcome Idle Free Systems to Trojan’s global alliance of OEM partners,” says Elke Hirschman, vice president of marketing for Trojan Battery. “Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31 is engineered specifically to meet the heavy-duty cycling requirements of battery-based idle-elimination systems like the Idle Free Electric APU, providing commercial truck drivers a comfortable cab and sleeper environment.”

The Trojan OverDrive AGM 31 battery is a sealed deep-cycle absorbed glass mat battery engineered for powering idle elimination systems for long periods of time. Built on proprietary deep cycle technology, the OverDrive AGM 31 battery is optimized for high-power density; its heavy-duty cycling and deep discharge characteristics allow the OverDrive to provide a steady current in excess of 10 hours.

“The Idle Free Electric APU is a complete electric APU solution offering drivers and fleet operators a cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling,” says Robert Hopton, president and chief executive officer of Idle Free. “This translates into a maximum return on investment for drivers and fleet operators.”