https://lmshighways.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/W500.jpg 919 2448 Harriet Faiers https://lmshighways.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lms-inline-transparency.png Harriet Faiers2023-02-23 14:30:512023-02-23 15:17:20LMS Highways install solar charging batteries to fleet
LMS Highways make eco friendly step forward by installing solar charging truck batteries.
In effort to be more eco conscious, we have begun installing solar charging trickle batteries into our fleet.
Between projects our large trucks are occasionally left stationary for a period of time which may result in drained batteries. In order to avoid this new trickle chargers have been installed, a solar trickle charger is a tool which uses a solar panel to top-up batteries at the same rate as self discharge, this slow process uses a low voltage so the device can be left for an extended period of time.
Some other benefits to a trickle charger are:
- Lifetime of approximately 7 years.
- Prevents the process of sulfation – sulfation is a common problem for lead acid batteries.
- The low current of trickle charge ensures that there is no overheating to the battery.
- The Anderson plug connection allows for jump starts.