When you have work to do at idle, low engine RPM can inhibit productivity and compromise safety.
To comply with environmental regulations in recent years, automotive manufacturers have decreased engine revolutions at rest to reduce carbon emissions. Lowered idle RPM has indeed led to fewer emissions—a fine trade-off for most consumer vehicles in typical situations. However, for vocational vehicles with work to do at idle, low RPM can cause problems.
High idle switches and kits from American Power Systems, Inc. increase engine-idle RPM to ensure consistent electrical power to the vocational equipment and systems end-users rely upon to complete the mission or get the job done.
Our clients often use high idle controls in tandem with an APS high output alternator and alternator bracketry to deliver the high power they need—and the peace of mind they want—no matter where work takes them.