Are you looking for a Truck Trailer Shore Power solution that provides safe utility power to electric or hybrid refrigerated units on truck trailers? Do you want this solution to utilize standard IEC configuration that is compatible with most OEM equipment without adopting expensive proprietary connectors?
ESL’s eTRUconnect cannot be energized until the plug and the receptacle are completely mated. Similar to other more expensive systems, eTRUconnect relies on a safety-circuit loop to ensure safe connection and energization. However, unlike competing technologies, ESL’s innovative design does not require 2 extra pilot pins at the connector. A connection detection device is embedded in the safety-interlocked IEC female plug installed at the end of the cable. This allows truck owners to use the OEM provided inlet for plug-at-front configuration or retrofit their fleet with ESL’s cost effective plug-at-rear kit.
Why Utilize Truck Trailer Shore Power?
Connecting electric or hybrid refrigerated units to shore power eliminates the need of running on board diesel TRU generators/engines to keep the cargo within the optimal temperature range. This results in significant savings attributed to much lower electric energy cost. eTRUconnect’s, safe and simple connection and disconnection procedure allows truck drivers to use the system while minimizing the risk of injury and the liability to the facility owner. ESL’s eTRUconnect is the ideal solution for distribution centers, warehouses and truck stops.
Truck Trailer Kits
ESL’s Truck trailer kit allows the user to connect to the back end of the truck utilizing the same safety-actuated 4-pin system. Our kit can be easily retrofitted or mounted on any new truck-trailer providing a shorter (10ft) connection to the docking station with the extended benefit of an easy break-away in case of drive-offs. This solution provides two break away points, at the docking station and the truck inlet providing redundant safety.