Passenger Service Vehicle Batteries | Platinum International Limited
 0161 971 5000      [email protected] Birmingham, England, B37 7WL

As with HGVs, Coaches are often on the road for days at a time and must power many items of on board equipment such as on board toilets, air conditioning and communication devices. Buses, or PSVs, require a power source suited to shorter Start/Stop, multi pick up journeys.

For both applications, the battery needs to be able to withstand extreme discharge and recharge regimes, meaning; Reliability, Starting Power, Durability and Premium Performance are required. APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) & HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) systems that place strain on the batteries are as follows:

Buses - Electrical Drain Items
  • Ticket machines
  • Bus tilt systems (to level with pavement)
  • Heating Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • ‘Stop’ communication systems (bells)
  • Start/Stop engine technology (AGM batteries)
  • Safety Equipment
Coaches – Electrical Drain Items
  • GPS systems
  • Coffee machines/refrigeration units
  • Safety Equipment
  • Wash room/toilet pumps
  • Air conditioning
  • On-board Wi-Fi network
  • TV; including satellite & media consoles