Eaton supplying electrical power for trucks

Oct. 13, 2014

Eaton has added a new DC to AC inverter to its lineup of products for the commercial vehicle industry. The new Eaton Pure Sine Wave Inverter produces either 1,000 or 1,800 watts of AC power output from a standard Class 8 DC vehicle battery and can be used to power phone chargers, computers, heaters, microwaves, refrigerators, TVs, and sleep apnea machines.

A built-in optional 40-amp charger and standard AC transfer switch automatically transitions between AC utility power and truck battery power. This minimizes battery discharge and provides a seamless electrical system solution for Class 8 truck sleeper cabs.

Safety features on the new Eaton inverters, which have undergone hundreds of hours of testing, include DC and AC over- and under-voltage protection, overload protection, backup fuses, and circuit breakers. Designed exclusively for commercial vehicles, the Eaton inverters are UL-certified and compliant with TMC and SAE recommended practices.

Performance features include a highly efficient design to maximize inverter run time from the vehicle’s batteries. A standard low-voltage disconnect feature protects batteries from excess discharge. The pure sine wave design provides safe and reliable power for AC-powered household appliances and electric motor-driven loads.

Inverter wiring harnesses are supplied by Purkeys Fleet Electric, one of North America’s leading suppliers of electrical solutions to the commercial vehicle industry. All harnesses meet SAE J1455 requirements.

All Eaton Pure Sine Wave Inverters carry a two-year warranty. Eaton Roadranger Field Marketing sales, service and aftermarket representatives offer complete installation support.

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