The ACS-RS Electrolyte Idle Reduction System uses Lithium Ion Battery Technology to significantly reduce locomotive idle time while keeping most critical systems operational.
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