Locomotive batteries can be expensive to replace and the cost of a failed start can be considerable. ZTR’s KickStart™ has revolutionized locomotive starting power with supercapacitor technology. KickStart™ bolsters locomotive batteries during the engine start, reducing battery strain. That means less energy drain from batteries, longer battery life, less time to recharge batteries, faster cranking speed and outstanding locomotive reliability.
See how KickStart can benefit your fleet:
- Extended Locomotive Battery Life
Batteries are costly to install and replace. KickStart reduces battery drain during starting to improve longevity by up to 50%.
- Easy Installation and Zero Maintenance
With its light and compact design, KickStart can be easily installed and requires no regular maintenance.
- Minimized Battery Voltage Drop
KickStart augments the power required during engine start, reducing the drop in battery voltage.
- Reliable Cold Weather Performance
KickStart supercapacitor technology is not affected by cold weather extremes.
- Charge Maintenance
If the battery drains, KickStart will maintain a charge and be ready to assist locomotive starting after extended shut-down intervals.
- Increased Locomotive Availability
KickStart ensures that your locomotive performs when it is most critical by significantly enhancing starting reliability in all weather conditions.
- Reduced Battery Charge Time
KickStart reduces battery drain which can mean less time to recharge.
- Diagnostic Interface
Integrated monitoring, fault notifications and diagnostics eliminate the need to install proprietary software for setup and commissioning operations.
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