Maintenance

Outlet Designed to Optimize Power Use

Posted on June 3, 2019

Intelligent Parking Lot Control’s M210 regulates the flow of power to engine block heaters using temperature control sensors.
Intelligent Parking Lot Control’s M210 regulates the flow of power to engine block heaters using temperature control sensors.
MANITOBA, Canada — Intelligent Parking Lot Control (IPLC) recently introduced its IPLC M210 for various vehicle applications, including school buses.

The M210 is a smart power receptacle that regulates the flow of power to engine block heaters using temperature control sensors to deliver power when the temperature demands it, according to IPLC. The M210 can replace any existing parking stall outlet, and can reduce power waste by up to 65% per vehicle, resulting in cost and carbon dioxide savings, the company reported.

“When we were developing the M210, we wanted to eliminate as many of the common problems for fleets as we could from the power source side of the equation,” said Glenn Rosenthal, president of IPLC.

In addition to its temperature control sensors, the M210 has several other benefits built into its construction. The M210’s LED light system allows fleet managers to verify at a glance that the outlet is working and is not overloaded. The M210 also has a 2-hour delay built in, so the engines will have time to cool after use before the engine block heaters start receiving power.

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