Cold Starts: A Customer Gets Results (VIDEO)
July 17, 2017 | Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Michelle Sedlezky, a rental manager in Mississauga, Ontario, noticed a pattern: If the trucks in her lease and rental fleet were left sitting for several days or weeks, she wouldn’t get a start out of them.
She decided to try the Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) to see if it would help with the problem. She recorded video of herself starting two trucks that hadn’t been started in weeks—one that has batteries only, and one with the Maxwell ESM installed. She was surprised by the result.
In the first video, Michelle tries to start a Peterbilt that hasn’t been started in a week—without much luck. The truck’s batteries seem to be at too low a voltage to start the truck.
In the second video, Michelle is in a Peterbilt that hasn’t been started for a month, and in this truck, she had installed the Maxwell ESM. She turns the ignition, and you can hear the engine fire up. The truck cold starts in no time.
The Maxwell ESM is able to start a truck that has been parked for a month because it contains the starting power of ultracapacitors. Ultracapacitors are tougher than batteries for starting because they specialize in providing strong burst power and are dedicated to truck starting only.
Like Michelle’s truck, even if the batteries are severely drained, the Maxwell ESM can cold start a truck much faster than traditional batteries can, as long as there is enough battery voltage to power the ECU. The Maxwell ESM gets drivers out of potential jump-start situations and saves on hours of downtime.
Thanks to Michelle for sharing her success story.
"I’m very happy with the results.”
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Communications Specialist and Copywriter
About this author
Jessica A. Baris is communications specialist and copywriter at Maxwell Technologies and enjoys telling a good story. Her background includes writing and editing for the high-tech, construction, and meetings and conventions industries. A San Diego native, Jessica earned a Master of Arts in rhetoric and writing from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego.
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