Did you know that Benjamin Franklin first used the term "battery" in 1747?
He used it to identify a group of Leyden jars—which build and store electricity. He’s considered to be the originator of a method of increasing the electrical charge that could be produced by one of these jars.
No car or truck can run without some sort of battery so take a minute to thank the true workhorse of the vehicle by celebrating National Battery Day on February 18.
At Thermo King, we provide our customers with genuine Thermo King batteries that have been extensively lab tested and field verified to meet refrigeration and auxiliary power unit operational life and performance requirements. They offer long life and reliable power to get your vehicles and assets wherever they are needed. We offer the traditional wet cell batteries under the Reliamax label as well as the longer-life AGM batteries under the EON label.
The expiration date does not mean the end of the battery life—it’s simply the beginning of a reduction in its power.
Battery recycling is a simple way to make a big difference and a step toward a more sustainable planet. It can:
Keep hazardous waste out of landfills and celebrate National Battery Day by collecting your old household batteries and take them to a recycling location such as Call2Recycle.
Heavy Duty Trucking Equipment Editor Jim Park sat down with Paul Kroes from Thermo King to discuss the path to electrifying TRUs for fleets.