Locomotive jump starting power supplies and GPUs

Jump Starters & Safe Batteries for Locomotives

Throughout the ages, the locomotive industry has developed different types of propulsion systems.  For many reasons, electric locomotives tend to be today’s preferred solution for most applications (electric motor efficiency, more power for equivalent weight and dimension, train speed capacity, lower maintenance, regenerative braking, lower noise, lower operating cost, more eco friendly).  However, when travelling at low speeds, tractive effort is more important than power, so diesel engines are still competitive when it comes to pulling slow freight traffic.  Moreover, the level of electrification can vary tremendously between regions and not all tracks are equipped with electric power lines.  As a consequence, many diesel-powered locomotives are still out in the field and they need batteries to run.

START PAC® engineers have developed a specific range to answer the two main diesel locomotives’ needs for electrical power:

LOCOMOTIVE JUMP STARTER

Railroad traffic operators want to make sure all their rolling stock will start properly and not get stuck on tracks, disrupting the rest of the rail traffic.  START PAC® starting units spare you the nightmare of late running trains because the locomotive battery is not sufficiently charged or capable of starting the engine.

The START PAC® locomotive range is designed to start engines up to 6000 horse power and, not only that, it is capable of meeting multiple daily locomotive engine starting requirements.

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SAFE & MAINTENANCE FREE RAILROAD BATTERY

Many diesel-powered locomotives out there in the field are still installed with flooded technology batteries.  This old type of battery is much heavier and requires constant maintenance and this can put maintenance teams at risk by exposing them to dangerous acid when they are watering the batteries.

With the START PAC® AGM64RR you can wave goodbye to any maintenance issues; this battery will reduce operating costs and more importantly, improve safety.  One single AGM64RR can replace two tons of technology wet batteries.  If greater battery capacity is the goal, two AGM64RR batteries can be installed together.

Diesel Locomotive Rail Road Battery Auxillary Power Unit
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All START PAC™ products come with a 1-year warranty on workmanship and materials.*

Please handle this unit in a responsible manner.  START PAC™ is not responsible for damages caused by misuse or neglect.

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START PAC offers a wide selection of power supplies, starting units and combination Aircraft Ground Power Units (GPU).  Browse our website to read about our extensive product line or visit our tutorial section to gain a more technical insight into our products.  If you have a question or need help finding the right product for your aircraft, locomotive or vehicle, START PAC provides customer service support via phone and email.  One of our friendly and knowledgeable experts will guide you to the product suited to your specific needs.  If – for whatever reason – you are unhappy with your START PAC product, simply send return the unit to us for a full refund.

Why buy from START PAC®?

Made in the USA and developed with the latest state-of-the-art battery and power management technology, our products are trusted the world over.  START PAC power supplies are built for heavy duty application and are designed to withstand all environments, however tough.  START PAC boasts superior technical and after sales support thanks to our long standing industry experience and our passion for the industries in which we work.  START PAC offers unparalleled value for money and fast global shipping via our international dealership network.

Need Assistance?

START PAC offers a wide selection of power supplies, starting units and combination Aircraft Ground Power Units (GPU).  Browse our website to read about our extensive product line or visit our tutorial section to gain a more technical insight into our products.  If you have a question or need help finding the right product for your aircraft, locomotive or vehicle, START PAC provides customer service support via phone and email.  One of our friendly and knowledgeable experts will guide you to the product suited to your specific needs.  If – for whatever reason – you are unhappy with your START PAC product, simply send return the unit to us for a full refund.

Why buy from START PAC®?

Made in the USA and developed with the latest state-of-the-art battery and power management technology, our products are trusted the world over.  START PAC power supplies are built for heavy duty application and are designed to withstand all environments, however tough.  START PAC boasts superior technical and after sales support thanks to our long standing industry experience and our passion for the industries in which we work.  START PAC offers unparalleled value for money and fast global shipping via our international dealership network.

*Batteries are cycle-dependent and are therefore not covered under this warranty.