Go Power! Unveils New Pallet Jack & Liftgate Solar Charging Solution
Run your liftgate and pallet jacks all day.
Dead batteries on liftgates and pallet jacks are a thing of the past. The newest charging solution from solar industry leader Go Power! pairs the best-selling solar charging system with its newest component: The Go Power Auto Switching Power unit.
The first of its kind, the Dual Charging System, (or DCS) was engineered specifically for charging both liftgate and pallet jack batteries. The Auto Switching Power Control unit allows the DCS to automatically switch from charging pallet jacks to liftgates, depending on what is plugged in to the unit. The DCS can save time and reduce fuel costs by making deliveries more efficient.
The DCS uses solar to solve many common battery problems truck operators face on a daily basis. Topping off liftgate and pallet jack batteries with solar extends the life of the batteries from months to years. According to the American Trucking Associations, in 2015, trucks in the USA consumed 54.3 billion gallons of fuel used for business purposes. And, diesel fuel is often the second highest expense for motor carriers after labor, accounting for as much as 20% of the total operating cost. The DCS eliminates the need for idling while operating a liftgate, saving up to $25-40 per day in fuel costs. Less power-related downtime also translates to more on-time deliveries and satisfied customers.
“The idea for the dual-purpose solar charging kit stemmed from a consistent problem that customers presented us with: electric pallet jacks that had trouble making it through the day, and liftgate batteries being prone to failure,” Sean O’Connor, Business Development Manager for the Work Truck division said. “When we saw this was a wide-spread issue, we aimed to create a solution that would provide a charge throughout the day to both battery banks that was easy to install and practical for use in the field.”
Go Power’s easy to install DCS is a fraction of the cost of comparable solar charging systems. Minimal modifications are required to the truck or trailer and only basic tools are needed to secure the solar panels and to wire them into the truck’s electrical system.
Go Power’s flexible, low-profile solar modules produce excellent power–even in low light situations–and take up much less room on the roof than conventional solar modules. The modular design allows for easy expansion if required for service routes in limited daylight geographic locations. The Go Power panels are a mere 1/8-inch thick and are 82% lighter weight than glass. They deliver continuous battery charging for both the liftgate and the pallet jack while driving or parked. With a standard 5-year warranty and 2-year ROI, they are an investment in fuel efficiency, extended battery life and reduced service calls.
The DCS is scheduled to ship in Q2. For more information or to receive contract pricing contact Go Power today, visit: solar.gopowerfleet.com/dual-charging-system.
Go Power! has been a trusted, recognized leader in solar technology for over 20 years. Our high-quality solar chargers, inverters, controllers, and power accessories offer a durable, dependable, and cost-effective solution for mobile power. Having supplied more mobile power solutions than any other company in the transport industry, Go Power! offers the highest efficiency solutions with the most competitive pricing, and unparalleled customer service.