POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Dometic Corporation has introduced a new auxiliary air conditioning system that can be operated on a 12 Volt DC power source without idling the truck’s engine or running an auxiliary power generator unit.
The system consists of a compact, self-contained 7,000 BTU air conditioning unit, packaged with a 2,500-Watt inverter/charger unit and separate dedicated battery bank.
A shorepower plug is also included, allowing the system to run on an external AC power. The HVAC batteries are designed to automatically recharge whenever the main engine is running or shorepower is hooked up and the truck’s starting batteries are automatically isolated from the HVAC system’s batteries.
“The 7,000 BTU system is an economical solution for truckers who have long waits at terminals,” said Lou Siegel, senior vice president, marketing and strategic business development for Dometic Environmental Systems. “Using the inverter-battery combination, the system can provide several hours of air conditioner operation before it is necessary to recharge the batteries.”
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