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Why Are Lithium Batteries the Right Choice for Emergency Services Vehicles?

To do their job properly, emergency services vehicles need a reliable power source to charge vital equipment. Long-lasting lithium batteries boost the electric APUs in emergency services vehicles, avoiding delays due to low batteries. A durable battery like our lithium LightningVolt™ also cuts idle times; this protects the DPF and engine, reduces regens, and keeps those essential vehicles on the road longer!

Why Do Ambulances Need Lithium APU Batteries?

Ambulances contain vital battery-powered equipment that needs to be fully charged and operational; this includes life-saving medical equipment, interior and exterior lights, floodlights, and tail lifts. This equipment drains a considerable amount of battery power! The average breakdown of ambulance battery usage is 45% on rescue equipment, 25% on temperature control, and 30% on the exterior and interior lights.

Emergency services workers

If ambulance equipment fails due to low battery, the consequences can be serious! That’s why it’s so important to have long-lasting batteries designed for deep discharge. Lithium batteries last twice as long between charges as their lead-acid counterparts. This is because you can drain lithium batteries up to 95% without damaging them.

To protect against overcharge and overuse, we also designed LightningVolt™ with an in-built battery management system. Coupled with the speed-charging feature, this gets the ambulance back on the road and responding to calls as quickly as possible.

When it comes to ambulance design, truck outfitters have to work around weight and space restrictions. Choosing the lightest, most compact APU batteries can optimize the space available for essential life-saving equipment. Lithium LightningVolt™ batteries weigh less than half their AGM or lead-acid equivalents and outfitters can store them in almost any position. Removing the need to install them near air vents increases flexibility in ambulance design compared to traditional alternatives.

Why Should Fire Trucks and Fire Engines have lithium APU batteries?

Fire trucks and fire engines simultaneously spend a lot of time on standby and need to be ready at a moment’s notice. An electric APU is often used to charge important electronics from sirens, on-scene lighting, body lights and scene lights, to temperature control, tank circulation and communications equipment. In the case of fire trucks, the APU also charges the heat-seeking camera used to search for victims. Fire trucks arrive after fire engines and they often need to mobilize quickly. It’s essential that they can park and keep their equipment running for long periods without idling.

Truck outfitters equipping fire trucks and engines can get the best results with lithium APU batteries like LightningVolt™. These batteries massively increase the APU’s efficiency, reducing the need for idling. This cuts fuel spending, reduces wear on the power train and protects the aftertreatment system from premature damage caused by excessive idling. Preserving the DPF keeps the fire truck on the road longer, and cuts down on regens that could delay it in an emergency!

Head to our LightningVolt™ page to find out more!

Better Coating, Better Performance.

Roadwarrior is the only manufacturer to use Metalcor® catalyst technology across its entire range of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Selective Catalytic Reduction catalysts (SCRs). Metalcor® catalysts feature high activity catalyst coatings fused to thinner, stronger, catalyst substrates to guarantee maximum performance under the harshest conditions.

Metalcor® catalyst coatings are designed and produced in our own labs. We then inspect each unit to ensure you get more fuel efficiency, lower consumption of DEF, and long term performance from your heavy duty engine!


Roadwarrior Has You Covered!

All Roadwarrior emissions parts carry a full value 12 month warranty.

LightningVolt lithium batteries carry a full value 30 month warranty.

To make the process hassle-free, our parts have a metal nameplate with the serial number, so even after 500,000 miles of service, it’s still easy to identify. This avoids the common problem of serial numbers printed on stickers that burn off after the first start-up, making them impossible to return. Our failsafe system allows us to work in your interests, honouring claims for on-road and off-road replacements, and giving you peace of mind.

And since Roadwarrior parts are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications, you can rest easy knowing our direct fit parts will take the problems out of your aftertreatment without interfering with your OEM warranty.

Next Day Is Nice, Same Day is Better!​

A faulty emissions control system can cost you thousands in wasted man-hours as your heavy equipment sits in the shop awaiting a new part. Whether it’s a truck behind on orders, a bus that can’t take passengers, or heavy machinery delaying construction deadlines, Roadwarrior can get you moving again! 

Roadwarrior has twelve warehouses across the U.S.A. and Canada, which can deliver the most popular aftertreatment parts in 1-2 days. With over 1,000 DPFs, DOCs and SCRs on offer, Roadwarrior offers the largest aftertreatment catalogue.

*LightningVolt lithium batteries ship directly from Roadwarrior in Ontario, to ALL 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii within 2-4 days.