Skeleton Technologies ultracapacitor truck applications

Start-Stop
for long haul truck

Faster cranking & reliability in any weather conditions

Benefits of our solution

  • No more engine start failures caused by low temperature or dead batteries
  • Faster cranking in any weather conditions
  • Idling fuel consumption drop
  • 100% reliable & maintenance free device
  • Preventive attitude towards regulation changes

Challenge

High fuel consumption & vulnerability in cold temperatures

  • Background
  • Lead-acid, AGM or dual battery solution used today
  • Emission standards and requirements in fuel efficiency get stricter
  • Batteries are vulnerable in high power application in cold temperatures
  • Frequent checks and replacements to ensure the batteries won’t fail
  • Key Challenges
  • Frequent start-stop cycles degrade batteries
  • Reliable engine start under all weather conditions & with “dead” batteries
  • Oversized heavy system for high cranking power
  • During the starting event, system voltage must be kept above a minimum limit
  • known consequences
  • Increased fuel consumption by excessive idling of the engine
  • Frequent start-stops decrease the battery lifetime
  • Batteries cannot start the engine reliably
  • Background
  • Lead-acid, AGM or dual battery solution used today
  • Emission standards and requirements in fuel efficiency get stricter
  • Batteries are vulnerable in high power application in cold temperatures
  • Frequent checks and replacements to ensure the batteries won’t fail
  • Key Challenges
  • Frequent start-stop cycles degrade batteries
  • Reliable engine start under all weather conditions & with “dead” batteries
  • Oversized heavy system for high cranking power
  • During the starting event, system voltage must be kept above a minimum limit
  • known consequences
  • Increased fuel consumption by excessive idling of the engine
  • Frequent start-stops decrease the battery lifetime
  • Batteries cannot start the engine reliably
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solution

No more engine start failures & better fuel economy

  • what we offer
  • SkelStart module installed between the starter and the batteries
  • SkelStart module will be the sole power supply for the starter
  • No more engine start failures caused by low temperature or dead batteries
  • Idling fuel consumption drop as there’s less need for idling
  • ADVANTAGES OF OUR PRODUCT
  • Lowest ESR = highest power density in the industry
  • Lower resistance ensures longer lifetime
  • Faster cranking in all weather conditions
  • 100% reliable & maintenance free device
  • Full power performance from -40 to +65°C
  • Ultracapacitors do not catch fire or suffer runaway events
  • Easily fully discharged for safe maintenance operations

case study

2011 Scania R620 – significant fuel savings & increased reliability


2011 Scania R620 Long Haul Truck Case

  • SkelStart module is installed between
    the starter and the batteries
  • Reliable engine start in adverse weather conditions or with “empty batteries”
  • 10-20 % less cranking time
  • Idling fuel consumption drop from 6% to 2% =  400L/ year


2011 Scania R620 Long Haul Truck Case

  • SkelStart module is installed between
    the starter and the batteries
  • Reliable engine start in adverse weather conditions or with “empty batteries”
  • 10-20 % less cranking time
  • Idling fuel consumption drop from 6% to 2% =  400L/ year

Faster cranking& reliability in any weather conditions

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