As more commuters turn to public transport as a means to save money amidst rising fuel prices and general vehicle upkeep, bus companies need to be particularly vigilant when it comes to battery maintenance to avoid failure and inconveniencing travellers, warns CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.
Efficient battery charging of buses in the public transport network is essential as it can have a significant impact on their productivity. Should a battery be left unmaintained sulphation can set in, seriously hampering its performance if not killing it all together. Should this occur, buses run the risk of being out of service whilst a replacement is fitted and can often result in further costs due to lost revenue lost, as well as the probability that customers are likely to be highly inconvenienced.
The risk of a flat battery can however be easily avoided by employing a CTEK smart battery charger. As busses lay dormant over night, it provides the perfect opportunity to charge and maintain the battery without interrupting its normal timetable.
All CTEK chargers go through multiple stages to ensure that the battery is not only charged but also conditioned which includes the removal of any sulphur that has built up on the battery’s internal plates. They are also spark proof and reverse polarity protected and can be left safely attached to the battery for an indefinite amount of time without the need for intermittent supervision.
Mikael Melberg, Sales Director Europe at CTEK, commented: “Commuters are facing a rough time at the moment with the seemingly endless increase of fuel, insurance, tax and general maintenance fees. Bus companies can help with this overall strain by ensuring that their service is efficient and on time and a part of this is ensuring that battery failure is avoided.
“CTEK chargers are not only designed to be the most effective chargers on the market, but also the most user friendly. With the robustness of the units coupled with the ease of use and the problems that they will help avoid, CTEK smart chargers should be on every bus companies shopping list.”
For more information about CTEK’s range of battery chargers, please visit www.ctek.com
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