Trojan Battery Co., a manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, announced a partnership with Bergstrom Inc. as the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) option to power its Nite no-idle thermal environment systems with Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31 batteries. Among the battery-powered no-idling products that will utilize the OverDrive are the Nite Plus, Nite Phoenix and Nite Day Cab.
“We are pleased to welcome Bergstrom and their Nite systems to Trojan’s global alliance of OEM partners,” says Elke Hirschman, vice president of marketing for Trojan Battery. “Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31 battery is designed specifically to meet the heavy-duty cycling requirements of battery-powered idle-elimination systems like the Nite climate solutions.”
As battery-powered no-idling systems, the California Air Resources Board-approved Nite units are able to generate high BTU cooling capacity, helping drivers reduce emissions and comply with anti-idling laws while saving fuel. A true deep-cycle battery like Trojan’s OverDrive is designed to perform optimally in APU applications, giving the battery a longer lifetime with a stable capacity. Its heavy-duty cycling and deep discharge characteristics allow the OverDrive to provide a steady current in excess of 10 hours, effectively maintaining power to the APU system.
“Bergstrom is excited to have an alliance with Trojan Battery,” says Bill Gordon, national director of aftermarket sales and global marketing for Bergstrom. “With their excellent AGM battery technology, we’re able to offer a broader range of battery choices to our no-idle solutions. The Trojan OverDrive battery represents the perfect addition to our full line of systems and accessories, adding a cycling AGM alternative to other battery options such as the lithium ion battery that is currently under development.”
In addition, the OverDrive will be made available through truck dealers’ respective OES parts programs. Bergstrom affiliated aftermarket parts dealerships, including Alliance Parts, Paccar Parts, PartSmart Parts and Volvo Mack Parts, will have access to Trojan’s OverDrive AGM 31. The OverDrive AGM 31 comes with a 30-month warranty and is supported nationally through Trojan’s master distributor network.