The huge saving in weight allows a larger, ‘intelligent’ battery system, created specifically for Baumann in a bespoke arrangement. This in turn is supplemented by a new AC wiring schematic, featuring individual cables directly connected to each component to provide maximum efficiency.
Capacitive sensors detect when a hand is present on the joystick, whilst turning the steering wheel or pressing a pedal will also trigger a response. With no hand present, or no movements made, the motor powers off. Power is saved and battery use is almost zero. Detecting a function will trigger the motor to enter it’s ‘idling’ setting of around 90 hertz (the setting, like many others, can be changed as required) ready to trigger accumulators for braking or to power the lift and outreach pump.