Red Dot Corp offers improved
battery-powered A/C systems
Oct 17, 2011 7:00 AM
Red Dot Corporation, a global supplier of HVAC systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, offers the Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus through its network of warehouse distributors in North America.
The Sleeping Well Arctic Plus is the latest generation of the Sleeping Well battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system for commercial trucks. It is sold as a complete aftermarket installation kit that fits almost any sleeper cab.
This all-electric A/C system maintains a cool, comfortable cab and sleeper environment while the truck engine is turned off, burning no fuel and producing no emissions. Improvements include an all-12-volt system with twin compressors; upgraded system diagnostics; and a wireless remote control with an “Option” button to reduce compressor speed and extend system operating time and battery life.
Maximum power consumption is 55 amps/hour, a 26% reduction compared with the previous version.
Arctic 2000 Plus also has a shore power option, using 120-volt AC to provide indefinite cooling without idling or use of onboard batteries. The shore-power-equipped unit is eligible for rebates up to $1,600 under the Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) administered by the US Department of Energy and Cascade Sierra Solutions.
Providing up to 6,150 Btu/hr of cooling, the Arctic 2000 Plus can maintain a comfortable temperature inside the vehicle for 10 to 12 hours in typical use. It’s a three-piece system: an evaporator (mounts on the inside of the sleeper); low-profile condenser (mounts on the exterior of the sleeper); and compact compressor unit. Total weight is about 80 pounds.
This unit is powered by four dedicated auxiliary Group 31 AGM batteries (not included) with a standard low-voltage cutout. Access www.reddotcorp.com for more information.
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