Zamp Solar Panels Charge Fire Department Emergency Vehicles

Gresham Fire Department Ambulance - Zamp Solar Powered Battery Charger -  Photo: RANDY L. RASMUSSEN/The Oregonian

Gresham Fire Department Ambulance - Zamp Solar Powered Battery Charger -  Photo: RANDY L. RASMUSSEN/The Oregonian

The Gresham Fire Department has integrated the Zamp Solar 12v battery maintaining system onto the roof's of three emergency vehicles. The new system will maintain the main batteries in order to increase the reliability when it comes to running the power intensive emergency electronic equipment. City of Gresham officials are excited to see a reduction in costs associated with maintaining their fleet of emergency vehicles. Not only can the engine be turned off during a response but the increase in battery life will pay for the system within the first year of installation. These extremely efficient Zamp Solar panels do not need direct sun light to harness the suns power. Even on cloudy days, to which Gresham sees their fare share, the panels will produce energy and charge the vehicle's batteries. 

Zamp Solar can help increase the life of infrequently used batteries like those found in an RV, ATV, or agriculture equipment. The two most commonly used products are battery tenders, and battery maintainers but at the end of the day they are both trickle chargers. The main characteristic that defines them as a trickle charger is the low amperage output, usually between 1 and 3 amps.  The process of charging lead acid batteries too quickly can cause long term damage decreasing the life.

Zamp Solar's Plug-n-Play Maintainer System Kit is intended to be a self sufficient 12-volt Battery Maintainer will maintain the batteries and keep them topped off while not in operation. By ensuring a healthy battery the system will also be extending the batteries life.