The ACS-RS Idle Reduction System uses Lithium Ion Battery Technology to supplement the AESS and minimize the need for locomotive restarts.
Extends the time between restarts by
- Powering the auxiliary air compressor, minimizing restarts due to a drop in main reservoir air pressure
- “Topping Off” the Lead Acid batteries to delay restarts that may be caused by drain from parasitic loads
Continues to power the locomotives auxiliary electrical loads, including HVAC
- Enhances crew comfort
- Decrease crew motivation to override the AESS, leading to a further reduction in idle time