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Kussmaul is leading the charge in the fight against emissions in the emergency vehicle industry.  With clean, safe, and reliable Lithium-Ion (LiFePO4) battery power, we can keep you energized and ready on scene to run critical on-board components and tools.  That's Zero Emissions Power, anytime, anwhere.  Read more about it in our exclusive white paper.  

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Kussmaul to showcase innovative new charging and idle mitigation solutions at FDIC 2022

April 26, 2022, West Sayville, NY - The Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) is back in Indianapolis, Indiana, this year, and Kussmaul Electronics is, once again, exhibiting at the conference. The company will feature new technology that they have recently begun to advertise—the capability to offer alternative power solutions to the emergency vehicle market. 


“We are engaging in more conversations involving green technology within the emergency vehicle market.” Says Danny Graham, Director of Sales for Kussmaul Electronics. “Utilizing the strength of our partners within Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) organization allows us access to products that offer solutions for generator replacement and emissions reduction.”


Danny explains the technology, which allows for continued use of onboard tools and essential components, uses a Lithium-Ion battery that provides power even with the engine turned off.  


Additionally, the company will showcase its new “Chief Series” battery charger, an industry-leading single, dual, or triple bank charger. Available in 40 or 60 amp, Kussmaul will conduct demonstrations with the unit designed to simultaneously charge batteries of different chemistries including Lithium Ion and lead-acid.


When asked about exhibiting at FDIC again this year, Colin Chambless, VP of Sales for the Vehicle Power Division of MCE, offered this: “FDIC is the largest North American fire and emergency vehicle conference in the industry. It connects our first responders of the fire and EMS industry to learn about the newest technologies, see the latest products, enhance their knowledge and skills via hands-on training and classroom sessions, and develop long-lasting relationships with their fellow brothers and sisters. It is truly a unique event, and we are so excited to be a part of it.”


Keeping to the company’s tagline, “Energized and Ready When Seconds Count,” They remain committed to keeping our firefighters safe and efficient when performing their duties. 

Be sure to stop by FDIC booth #4233 to say hello to the crew and learn more about the technology they can offer.



Kussmaul Electronics, a Mission Critical Electronics company, was founded in 1967 in West Sayville, NY. They are a world-class manufacturer of battery charging and vehicle power components for the emergency vehicle market. Visit and for more information.



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Mission Critical Electronics Acquires ZeroRPM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – July 15, 2021 Mission Critical Electronics (MCE), a California-based designer and manufacturer of premium electrical power solutions for specialty vehicle, marine, network and industrial markets, is announcing its acquisition of ZeroRPM. A pioneer in anti-idling technology ZeroRPM offers advanced energy storage and hybrid solutions that convert conventional vehicles into cost-efficient hybrid units. The acquisition further strengthens MCE’s presence in the vehicle electrification space and underscores MCE’s commitment to being a leader in providing clean energy solutions.

“ZeroRPM’s patented solutions provide continuing power to onboard equipment, and heating and air-conditioning to the passenger compartment, without idling the engine. It creates a hybrid vehicle with lithium-ion battery technology that integrates seamlessly with a vehicle’s engine and existing electrical system, and automatically restarts the engine to recharge the batteries, when necessary,” said Kevin Moschetti, CEO of Mission Critical Electronics. “We will expand on ZeroRPM’s existing strength in the work truck, government and emergency vehicle markets by bringing their solutions into other specialty vehicle and marine applications. Some of the most exciting applications we are working on are in the Recreational Vehicle and Heavy-Duty Truck markets where ZeroRPM’s products provide enhanced comfort for users.”

The ZeroRPM System offers hands-free control: once a vehicle is in park, the system automatically shuts down the engine and provides all required power for electronics and HVAC. For extended times of stationary use of the vehicle, the ZeroRPM System manages the engine start/stop to recharge the batteries as needed.

“This is truly a watershed moment! Joining the MCE family and getting immediate access to their world-class operations and a variety of markets they serve will open up a whole new world of opportunities for ZeroRPM solutions,” said Lance Self, CEO of ZeroRPM.

The benefits of ZeroRPM’s no-idle alternative in vehicle applications are manifold-reduced emissions, lower fuel consumption, reduced operating costs, extended OEM warranty periods (based on fewer engine hours) and improved operator safety and comfort. What’s more, it eliminates engine noise from constant idling and can extend work time in idle-restrictive zones. In the recreational space, the system offers a viable alternative to BoonDockers to go off-grid for an extended period without turning on a generator or plugging into shore power.

The ZeroRPM System captures all the data associated with the engine off-technology – utilizing Intellimetrics® software to give users detailed insight into how the system performs. A secure portal provides customized reports and graphs of fuel savings, emissions reduction and vehicle usage.

The ZeroRPM technology in conjunction with MCE’s existing FREEDOM eGEN solution offers the most complete clean, green, auxiliary power system for specialty vehicle and marine applications.

About Mission Critical Electronics

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) is a leader in the development of innovative solutions for power conversion, energy storage, power generation and shore power connectivity for a wide variety of end-use applications operating under the leading brands Xantrex, Kussmaul Electronics, Purkeys, Newmar Power, ASEA Power Systems, Power Products and American Battery Charging. These brands are built on team strength and the ability to connect with customers. MCE takes great pride in translating its customers’ needs into the highest quality products and solutions available in the markets it serves. MCE delivers its products and solutions with an unmatched level of responsiveness.

About ZeroRPM

ZeroRPM is the leader in providing idle mitigation and hybrid solutions throughout the U.S. with a complete series of solutions for light, medium and heavy-duty work vehicles in the public safety, fire, ambulance, security, telecom, utility and recreational vehicle markets. ZeroRPM’s patented solutions provide fleet managers with proven, market-leading technology to fully automate their vehicles at a worksite for cab comfort through the factory vents, for power takeoff (PTO) and auxiliary power while providing idle mitigation - saving fuel and routine maintenance costs while reducing emissions and engine wear.

Media Contact

For more information, contact Mitul Chandrani, Director of Marketing, Mission Critical Electronics at [email protected].

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