Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America unveiled its new SmarTemp digital bunk thermostat at the Mid-America Trucking Show today. Designed to work exclusively with the company’s Air Top 2000 ST bunk heater, it’s a compact, easy-to-use, all-in-one temperature management system. Drivers can dial in the temperature they want and the device does the rest. Standard comfort adjustments are as easy as turning the dial right for higher temperatures and left for lower.
Its large, backlit, LCD screen is easy to read and prominently displays the ambient bunk space temperature as well as the corresponding set temperature. The screen brightens while in use and automatically dims itself a few moments after interaction. The dial has tactile feedback with a one-click-to-one-degree ratio that makes adjusting it easy to do in the dark, even without looking at the screen.
The user can easily toggle between menu options with the push of a button, and once in the chosen menu, then scrolls up or down to the desired selection. Main menu preferences allow quick selection of the heat or ventilation mode, one of three languages and Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature scales. Main menu options allow users to select continuous or timed run times, low-voltage disconnect thresholds, password protection, and preventive maintenance reminders. Integrated panels softly glow red when in heating mode, blue when in ventilation mode and blink to indicate a diagnostic alert.
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