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Dual-battery system reduces downtime

March 9, 2010 - The IBS (intelligent battery system) is a computerized dual-battery manager. Developed in Switzerland, the system uses a RISC micro-computer to either isolate or link multiple batteries as needed. Normal operation separates the starting battery from the auxiliary one to safely power electrical accessories when the vehicle isn't running. An override button links the batteries for high-load uses such as winching and is also used for self jump-starting. In-cab monitoring, which uses an LED display to show each battery's state of charge (shown), is available. The system is offered in 12-volt and 24-volt models (controls four batteries). Installation involves an included power cable and a pre-made four-wire harness. For more information visit

March 9, 2010 
By Carey Fredericks

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