Thermo King expands power management portfolio with new product launch

March 27, 2017
The expanded power management portfolio includes the new Boost Charger, Auto-Start Module and Electric Power Jack Charger.

Three new power management solutions from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, were on debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Designed to answer today’s increasing demands for power on the road, Thermo King’s latest innovations meet a wide spectrum of transport needs from fleets hauling non-refrigerated goods to multi-temp distributors, according to the company.

For nearly 80 years, Thermo King says it has been developing customer-focused innovations that deliver efficiency, reliability and sustainability. 

“With every innovation, Thermo King strengthens its commitment to sustainable practices and to being a full solutions provider that anticipates customers’ needs and solves some of the toughest challenges facing a highly competitive transport industry,” said Paul Kroes, power management business development manager for Thermo King North America. “We understand that every customer’s needs are unique and with our growing power management portfolio, Thermo King now can customize smarter, more cost-effective solutions that address the entire spectrum from power generation to storage. We’re at the forefront of optimizing power management to lower the cost of doing business while ensuring operational needs are fully met.”

Thermo King Full-Spectrum, Power Generation Solutions

The expanded power management portfolio includes the new Boost Charger, Auto-Start Module and Electric Power Jack Charger. The new products provide greater durability, safety and efficiency, and aim to keep fleets up-and-running on the road, according to the company.

  • Thermo King Boost Charger

The boost charger was designed to gives fleets peace of mind that liftgate batteries will remain fully charged through multiple power sources. The charger is designed with three-stage battery charging, to maximize battery life, which reduces maintenance costs down the road, according to the company. The Boost Charger also ensures that tractor power can be matched with other methods of power generation in a smart manner, and through the seven-way circuit, delivers power safely. The Boost Charger is available in 20-amp and 35-amp models and delivers greater charging output than competitive products at a lower cost.

  • Thermo King Auto-Start Module

By continuously monitoring system voltage, the module automatically activates the PrecedentTM -Series alternator to charge if power levels drop too low. It also provides low-voltage protection for the auxiliary battery to ensure liftgate operation or that lights are running when they are needed. 

  • Electric Power Jack Charger

The charger delivers 120V of power to the inside of trailers. This feature provides a convenient power source for electric pallet jacks. The charger generates power directly from the liftgate battery pack and has built-in lower voltage protection to preserve liftgate operation. With a fully-sealed, automotive-rated assembly, it is designed for under-the-trailer installation, which keeps the electronics out of the trailer where damage can occur.

Comprehensive Power Management Portfolio

The Thermo King power management portfolio also includes ThermoLite solar panels, the Supplemental Alternator and EON Power Pack. 

  • The weatherproof ThermoLite solar technologies are available in three wattage options (26W, 36W, 100W) and designed to withstand extreme conditions.
  • The Supplemental Alternator offers power generation directly from the reefer unit and draws more power in a smarter way.
  • The EON Power Pack provides additional power storage to keep delivery lights on without sacrificing reefer or tractor starting capability.

For more information about Thermo King power management solutions, please visit

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