C5 Truck provides idle-free comfort
Apr 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Webasto has combined its Air Top 2000 forced-air heater and BlueCool Truck air-conditioner. The two units are now available as a complete system (part number C5T010110A) called C5 Truck, which allows users to cool and heat truck sleeper bunks without depending on an idling diesel engine.
The cooling component of C5 Truck, BlueCool Truck, is charged (frozen) during the day while the truck is running. At night, the patent-pending BlueCool Truck's cold storage unit provides a source of cold, dehumidified air to the bunk area with no further use of a powered air-conditioning device. It uses only small amounts of electricity from the existing vehicle batteries to circulate super-chilled coolant between Webasto's cold storage unit and heat exchanger installed in the truck sleeper cabin. The cold air will keep the bunk area cool for eight to 10 hours in most ambient conditions.
The other component of C5 Truck, Air Top 2000, is a forced-air heater that uses diesel fuel from a vehicle's tank to warm the interior. It uses 1/20th of a gallon of fuel per hour. Air Top 2000 can be operated via an optional timer or manually controlled.
C5 Truck, which can be combined with Webasto's TSL 17 engine preheater, is eligible for Canada's FleetSmart rebate program, which gives a credit towards the purchase of the system. EPA/SmartWay funding is also available for United States customers.
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