Skeleton Technologies ultracapacitor truck applications

Engine Start

Highest reliability – engine start even in extreme weather conditions

Benefits of our solution

  • No more engine start failures caused by low temperature or dead batteries
  • Faster cranking
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to +65°C
  • Cost saving: no costly downtime
  • 100% reliable & maintenance free device

Challenge

Reliable engine start under all weather conditions

  • Background
  • Diesel engines are difficult to start in cold climate conditions
  • Expensive AGM batteries are used to reach the power level to start the engine
  • Lead-acid batteries suffer from sulfation and are not reliable
  • Frequent checks and replacements to ensure the batteries won’t fail
  • Key Challenges
  • Reliable engine start under all weather conditions
  • 100% reliability of the starter function
  • Frequent cold-crank fails due to the lead-acid battery failures
  • known consequences
  • Costly downtime due to the failures when starting the truck
  • Increased maintenance costs due to preventive battery replacement
  • Batteries cannot start the engine reliably

 

  • Background
  • Diesel engines are difficult to start in cold climate conditions
  • Expensive AGM batteries are used to reach the power level to start the engine
  • Lead-acid batteries suffer from sulfation and are not reliable
  • Frequent checks and replacements to ensure the batteries won’t fail
  • Key Challenges
  • Reliable engine start under all weather conditions
  • 100% reliability of the starter function
  • Frequent cold-crank fails due to the lead-acid battery failures
  • known consequences
  • Costly downtime due to the failures when starting the truck
  • Increased maintenance costs due to preventive battery replacement
  • Batteries cannot start the engine reliably

 

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solution

Highest reliability – engine start even in extreme weather conditions

  • what we offer
  • Engine start modules (ESM) which have the power density matching the requirements of starting procedure
  • ADVANTAGES OF OUR PRODUCT
  • No voltage drop in the electrical system due to cranking
  • Faster cranking in all weather conditions
  • Lowest ESR = highest power density in the industry
  • 100% reliable & maintenance-free device
  • Full power performance from -40°C to +65°C
  • Ultracapacitors do not leak or contain acid or lead
  • Easily fully discharged for safe maintenance operations

case study

10–20 % less cranking time, fewer batteries needed & increased lifetime

  • Design phase: 2x reduced the number of starter batteries
  • 3x increased battery lifetime
  • Reliable engine starting system: no battery-based start failures
  • Cost saving: no costly downtime
  • 10-20 % less cranking time
  • 6-year warranty (when used in average temperature of 13°C)
  • Time saving – maintenance-free device
  • Considerably lighter than batteries
  • Design phase: 2x reduced the number of starter batteries
  • 3x increased battery lifetime
  • Reliable engine starting system: no battery-based start failures
  • Cost saving: no costly downtime
  • 10-20 % less cranking time
  • 6-year warranty (when used in average temperature of 13°C)
  • Time saving – maintenance-free device
  • Considerably lighter than batteries

Engine starteven in extreme environmental conditions
& Increased lifetime

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