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Emergency Vehicles
InPower manufactures products for use on all types of emergency vehicles including fire trucks, ambulances, police cruisers, rescue vehicles, and hazmat vehicles. Universal products include electronic throttles, DC monitoring products, flashers, electronic relays, low voltage disconnects, contactors, and switch panel systems. We also have an ambulance specific flasher and contactor.

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Electronic Throttles
InPower's line of electronic throttle controls includes models for Ford, GM, and Dodge chassis. Most ambulances in North America are built on Ford and GM chassis, and our throttles are widely used by for fast idle control. Throttles are also used for chief's trucks, fire responder utility trucks, police van conversions, and mobile crime units.

For ambulances and other emergency vehicles, it is critically important for all electronic functions like flashers, sirens, and patient care devices to always have enough power to run while the vehicle is stationary. With such large power draws, at normal idle, there simply isn't enough power for everything. This is why fast idle control is a necessity.

Our throttles are the ideal choice. They do not require special programming. They are fully electronic and work off of the engine data bus, meaning they work with the vehicle's computer for control. InPower throttles are small, so will not take up valuable space for life-saving equipment. Lastly, they require several safety steps to function, meaning that the vehicle is absolutely secure for operation.
DC Current Sensors


Because of the large power draw necessitated by safety equipment on emergency vehicles, it is a good idea to monitor battery voltage and current. It is quite common for ambulances and fire trucks to have battery monitors and current sensors as a safety net. InPower offers both. Our digital battery monitors display battery voltage, have a low-battery voltage alarm (complies with KKK-A-1822F), and dual DC ammeter display.

Our method of electronic current sensing uses a Hall effect based sensor with an electronic interface. This sensing does not produce heat and is non-intrusive to the electrical system. DC current sensors work with both analog and digital meters.
Flashers
The VCM08 is a universal dual output wig wag flasher, part of our Vehicle Control Module (VCM) family. It can be used for either halogen or LED lights, and has a standard automotive relay pin format. Fire trucks, rescue vehicles, and cruisers all utilize alternating flashers. This low-cost and simple solution also has over current and short circuit protection.

Our ambulance specific 4860GCPE flasher conforms to KKK-A-1822 D/E/F specifications, and falls under InPower's Mission Critical Technology (MCT) innovation. Under extreme operating conditions such as high temperature and very high lamp loads, conventional flashers will simply shut down. The MCT design provides automatic pulse width correction to reduce power to the lamps, thereby allowing operation under extreme conditions. Another MCT feature is individual lamp output over-current control. If one lamp output shuts down due to a short circuit or over-current condition, the other lamp outputs remain operational.
Electronic Relays and Timers
InPower's Vehicle Control Module (VCM) family is simply a collection of solid state devices for controlling vehicle functions. There are latching relays, and timers, which are used in all sorts of vehicle functions from audio control, and spotlights, to heaters and sirens. What makes InPower's relays ideal for emergency vehicles is that they are not mechanical. They cannot pop, and the contacts cannot wear down. Everything is 100% electronic and has safety features to protect the electrical system. These VCM units are small, have a standard automotive pin layout, and are low-cost.
Low Voltage Disconnects
It is most critical for an emergency vehicle to maintain battery functionality, so that the vehicle can get to and from emergencies without problems. InPower's line of Low Voltage Disconnects continuously monitors battery voltage, meaning these 100% electronic units have an instant response to decreased battery power. They will turn off and on at certain power thresholds, ensuring that the battery remains charged no matter what. This is a safety device critical to any life saving vehicle.
Contactors
Emergency vehicles have high power loads requiring safety devices like disconnect switches and DC contactors to protect the electrical system. Electronic protections included with our products include fault shutdown for over current, low voltage, and short circuit. This means that when a fault condition occurs, the load will be disconnected to maintain electrical system integrity. Our dual UltraSwitch products are ideal for use as a battery disconnect switch for chassis and body circuits. They contain two individually controlled high efficiency power switches that are available in capacities from 75 amps to 200 amps.

Single switch contactors are ideal for shut-off of individual loads such as lifts or other auxiliary equipment. Models range from 80 amp to 200 amp capacities.

The SSC42-275 for ambulances is used to disconnect battery power from module loads (emergency lights, patient compartment lights, flood lights, etc.). The module has a high current solid state contactor (power switch), a current sensor, and a microprocessor control/monitor circuit. There are also several time-delay power shut-off modes, both timed and user adjustable.
Switch Panel Systems
InPower's Vehicle Control Module System (VCMS) is an advanced and affordable way to configure numerous electrical system functions into a convenient switch panel and power module. It is highly flexible: lights, sirens, heaters, and flashers are just some of the devices that can be controlled with a VCMS. This system is totally configurable for each vehicle. It is appropriate for any type of emergency vehicle.
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