Blue light vehicle solutions are typically locked down power management systems that control all aspects of power distribution and prioritisation of loads through the vehicle. These power management systems are typically designed in by one or two companies directly to the NHS trust responsible for ambulance specification. Our job is to offer ancillary components within the vehicle that will add to the efficiency and overall performance of the power system. Power distribution in emergency vehicles such as front-line ambulances is complicated but essential.
With the move to EU6 emergency vehicles, smart alternators (variable voltage output) now recharge the auxiliary power system when driving. The ever-growing demand for on-board power means the migration to lithium-ion battery modules has already begun, enabling higher energy storage at reduced weight and faster charging from both DC-DC when driving and shoreline when back at base. Our 12V and 48V lithium modules designed for in vehicle installation, combined with our high-power inverter chargers and fast charging DC-DC solution, is increasing the life of the auxiliary power system, reducing emissions, lowering fuel consumption and allowing fast turnaround of frontline vehicles by recharging from shoreline in less than two hours.
We work with some of the leading blue light vehicle manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and are a prime supplier of power components and lithium-based systems to them. We continue to innovate and to bring new, efficient and intelligent solutions to these customers who demand the best in what is a critical application.