School bus service was delayed by two hours for three Indiana schools last Thursday morning because thieves stole batteries from the buses overnight.
The K-1320 Battery Grip features textured grippers that clamp onto batteries with a powerful, controlled squeeze, according to the company.
The K-1320 Battery Grip features textured grippers that clamp onto batteries with a powerful, controlled squeeze, according to the supplier.
The SC-6, a six-station HD recovery charger, is designed to recover, charge, maintain and desulfate from one to six 12-volt lead-acid batteries at a time.
In some cases, a dozen batteries were taken at a time from DeKalb County School District in the ongoing thefts. Police have a picture of the suspect’s vehicle driving out of one of the bus yard lots moments after batteries were stolen.
The SC-6 is designed to recover, charge, maintain and desulfate from one to six 12-volt lead-acid batteries at a time.
Suspects stole 32 batteries from 16 Victor Elementary School District special-needs buses in Victorville, California. The theft cost the district approximately $3,500 and each battery is valued at about $110.
PulseTech Products’ solar-powered solution continually charges, maintains and significantly extends the normal life cycles of 12-volt and 24-volt batteries, company officials said.
PulseTech Products’ SP-5 provides 5 watts of power in a solar panel, and offers renewable energy for vehicles that are unable to hook up to outlets, according to the company. The SP-5 also replaces power loss from electrical accessories that occurs even when the ignition is turned off, and its patented Pulse Technology removes damaging sulfate crystals from the battery plates, company officials said.
The Canton (Ohio) City School District bus garage director discovers that 18 batteries are missing. The batteries had been disconnected rather than cut, and 14 of them are recovered from a local scrap business, police say.
EnerDel Inc. will build the main battery components in Indiana, and B3CG Interconnect Inc. will complete the final battery and wiring harness assembly in Quebec.
First Student serves Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District in New Jersey, and officials say the thefts earlier this week caused some buses to run late in the morning. The news follows an incident last week in which batteries were stolen from 16 school buses in Florida.
Drivers arrive at work on Monday and discover that the batteries have been stolen. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that the thief or thieves probably wanted to sell the batteries for scrap, so investigators check scrap yards in the area.