Hotstart Introduces New Battery Wrap

Hotstart has added a UL-recognized thermal battery wrap to its product lineup. The new battery wrap is designed to heat lead acid batteries for diesel and gas engines in industrial, genset, heavy duty mobile equipment, and marine applications.

The new battery wrap features a built-in thermostat and is specifically designed to heat multiple battery sizes. The heater is designed to overlap the battery, maximizing heat to the battery by keeping the monitoring thermostat in contact with the battery, the company said. Using a thermostat to maintain the battery heat eliminates battery damage caused by overheating and acid spill, according to Hostart. The battery wrap comes an adjustable strap to secure the wrap to the battery.

“Feedback from our customers drove our redesign project for the battery wrap,” said Yasmeen Perez, Product Design Engineer of Hotstart. “Their need for shorter lead times and a UL Recognized solution was our starting point for the update. As we worked through the project, we identified a way to improve the temperature control performance by relocating the thermostat. The new thermostat position also allows for easier installation of the heater.”

Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, USA, Hotstart designs and manufactures diesel engine pre-heaters for gas compression equipment, generators, locomotives, ships, heavy duty machinery and large trucks.

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