Flex Power option adds
versatility to Vector units
Jan 4, 2013 9:08 AM
With the launch of its new dual-voltage option called Flex Power, Carrier Transicold improves refrigerated operations by enabling its Vector trailer refrigeration units to now use either low- or high-voltage power sources when parked for loading, unloading, or staging.
Compared with running refrigeration units on diesel, electric standby offers lower operating costs, fuel conservation, and elimination of diesel engine emissions and noise.
“The new Flex Power option makes the electric standby capability accessible to more hauling and food distribution operations,” said Kevin Williams, trailer product manager, Carrier Transicold.
On the highway, a diesel engine-powered generator provides electricity for the Vector unit’s all-electric refrigeration system. When parked, the built-in electric standby capability enables a Vector unit to be plugged into an electric power source. Until now, Vector electric-standby required 460-volt power exclusively, but the Flex Power option enables them to now also tap 208- to 230-volt sources.
The Flex Power option consists of a specially designed step-up transformer that has no moving parts and is built for the rigors of trucking. Users may power the Vector unit by plugging low-voltage power into the Flex Power receptacle, or plugging higher voltage power directly into the Vector unit. Regardless of which voltage is used, the Vector unit delivers identical high cooling capacity.
The Flex Power option is available for Carrier’s hybrid diesel-electric Vector 6500 single-temperature unit, the Vector 6600MT multi-temperature unit, and the engineless Vector 5100 designed for stationary use only. It also may be used with Carrier’s original Vector 1800MT multi-temperature unit, and it will be compatible with Carrier’s 2013 Vector units, designed for compliance with the latest EPA Tier 4 requirements.
For more information, visit www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.
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