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Maxwell's Engine Start Module:
The Fleet Manager's Choice.

NOW FOR MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS


To reduce costs and failures associated with old or weakened lead-acid batteries*, Fleet Managers everywhere are taking a closer look at Maxwell's award-winning Engine Start Module (ESM). Rugged, lightweight and virtually maintenance free, the module features revolutionary ultracapacitor technology, a power-delivery innovation proven in hundreds of applications, and now available to the trucking and transportation industries.

Year-round reliable starts are just a click away.

Engine Start Module − Overview Webinar

ESM KEY BENEFITS


  • One ESM performs all engine cranking
  • Reliable cranks from -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°C) in diesel engines up to 16L
  • Industry standard BCI Group 31 form factor
  • Long life − limited 4-year warranty
  • Assembled in the USA

Don't let discharged or weakened batteries jeopardize profits or performance.

Maxwell's ESM can minimize the costs and delays of jump-starts when batteries are partially discharged. Discharged batteries will not start the vehicle, but if they have sufficient voltage (greater than 9V) to power the ECM/ECU, fuel pumps and injectors the ESM will start the vehicle, and help mitigate late deliveries, lost productivity and dissatisfied customers:

  • Batteries discharged from excessive hotel loads
  • Battery drain-down from weekend/seasonal inactivity or frequent starts and stops
  • Lift-gate overuse with engine powered off

ESM
OVERVIEW
VIDEO


Watch More ESM Videos on our Features Page

Heavy Duty Trucking Names Maxwell Technologies' Engine Start Module to Annual Top 20 Products Award

The ESM was chosen as a top product based on Heavy Duty Trucking's editorial coverage from December 2012 through November 2013. Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges, including Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of fleet executives and motor carrier maintenance experts, based on innovation, ability to address top industry issues and potential to improve a fleet's bottom line.

HDT award

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Kevin Rutherford



What is Maxwell's engine start module?



Why you need Maxwell's engine start module.

Plastic lid
Thermal Weld (Heat Plate) to Case
Electronics Assembly
With DC-DC Converter and
Controller Electronics
Laser-Welded Cell Pack
(12 each 3000-Farad Maxwell
Ultracapacitor Cells) with
Plastic Spacers and Terminals
Polypropylene
Plastic Case

ESM INSTALLATION IN 3 AND 4 BATTERY BANKS.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HEAVY TRUCK DEALER, OR YOUR MAXWELL SALESPERSON TODAY.





*Lead-acid batteries still power ECM/ECU. Results may vary. Additional terms and conditions, including the limited warranty, apply at the time of purchase. See the warranty details and enclosed information for applicable operating and use requirements.

Rugged, lightweight
and low maintenance

Maxwell's Engine Start Modules provide consistent, reliable cranking performance for hundreds of thousands of starts. The ESM works in tandem with batteries, extending useable life by providing reliable burst power at ignition. Anytime. Anywhere.

ESM BENEFITS

  • One ESM performs all engine cranking
  • Reduces or eliminates costly jump-starts
  • Reliable cranks from -40°F to 149°F (-40°C to 65°C)
  • Shock & vibration resistant
  • Built-in overcharge protection
  • Easily cranks diesel engines up to 16L
  • Long life − limited 4-year warranty
  • Assembled in the USA

ESM FUNDAMENTALS

  • Provides 900 to 1800 CCA (3 second crank)
  • Industry standard BCI Group 31 form factor
  • Quick installation − replaces one Group 31 battery**
  • Recharges fully in less than 15 minutes (initial charge is 30 minutes of less)

*Lead-acid batteries still power ECM/ECU. Results may vary. Additional terms and conditions, including the limited warranty, apply at the time of purchase. See the warranty details and enclosed information for applicable operating and use requirements.
**See user manual for full installation details.

Specification ESM123000-31 Ultra 31/900
Vehicle Type Heavy Duty (Class 7-8) Medium Duty (Class 3-6)
Diesel Engine Size (displacement) 10L – 16L 4L – 9.9L
Cold Cranking Amps 1800 (3 second crank) 900 (3 second crank)
Peak Power 32.8 kW 16 kW
Input Voltage (B+ Terminal) 10V – 18 V
Output Voltage 15.0V – 16.2V (temperature dependent)
Operating Temperature -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C)
Current Draw (on batteries) 25A (max. during charging), < 10 mA when charged (sleep mode)
Recharge Time 15 minutes 8 minutes
Weight 21 lbs (9.5 kg) 16 lbs (7.3kg)

 

ADDITIONAL REASONS TO
INSTALL AN ESM

  • Reliable cranks with weakened batteries − regardless of temperature
  • Improved delivery times and schedules to reduction/elimination of jump-starts
  • No lead. No acid.
  • Lightweight
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Potential idle reduction

Watch our video on the ESM:

Watch our ESM Lift Gate Demonstration Video:

Videos

Watch our video on the ESM:

Watch our ESM Lift Gate Demonstration Video:

Maxwell Technologies ESM Installation Video:

 

Webinars

Heavy Duty Engine Cranking

Cranking Your Truck with Ultracapacitors

Maxwell Ultracapacitor Technology Webinar Maxwell Ultracapacitor Technology Webinar

System level overview on starting with the ESM:

Maxwell Ultracapacitor Technology Webinar

 

RADIO

FEATURED ON SIRIUSXM RADIO

Kevin Rutherford



What is Maxwell's engine start module?



Why you need Maxwell's engine start module.

Kevin Rutherford and Michael Padrnos



Maxwell at the Freewheelin' Show at MATS



Jeff Brakley & Eric Harley on Red Eye Radio

FEATURED ON iHeart Radio

Jeff Brakley's interview with Tom Bigbee



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Where to Buy

The Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) is available through OEM truck dealers including: Autocar, Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo and Western Star.

Pana-Pacific is the distributor for these OEM truck dealers. When contacting the dealers for price and availability, please reference the following program specific part numbers to help expedite your ESM request:

Volvo:PNSESM123000-31
Mack:5165ESM123000-31
Freightliner:PSOESM123000 31
Western Star:PSOESM123000 31
Kenworth:ESM12300031
Peterbilt:ESM12300031
International:ESM123000-31

Owner Operators:
For immediate sales, service, ESM pricing and/or availability, please contact RV Cams:

PH: +1 (877) 378-2267
E-mail: Tim@RVCams.com
Website: www.rvcams.com

RV Cams has Maxwell ESMs in stock and can ship same-day to anywhere in the USA or Canada. They specialize in individual purchases and low volume sales while catering to Owner Operators and small fleets.

Thank you for choosing Maxwell! Start Strong!