Bergstrom's NITE Phoenix is a battery-powered no-idle solution designed to keep drivers cool and comfortable in the hottest hot climates. The California Air Resources Board-approved system is said to have the highest and longest cooling capacity of any battery-powered no-idle solution on the market. Features include a new LCD digital user interface; battery monitoring system that make it easier for drivers to control the unit; onboard service diagnostics; automatic temperature control; and a check filter function.
- Product From Webasto Product North America, Inc.
Webasto Product North America’s BlueCool Hybrid Thermal Storage APU has a shore power option that allows the use of electricity from a land-based source to produce cool air indefinitely and also deliver AC power for standard household appliances without having to use an inverter or the vehicle’s electrical system. This helps significantly reduce or eliminate engine idling without compromising driver comfort or convenience, says the company. The BlueCool Hybrid uses a standard 120 v AC power source. A high-efficiency pump circulates coolant through the storage core and an air handler (heat exchanger) in the cab. Four quiet, efficient fans in the air handler draw in warm bunk air and pass it across the exchanger. The air gives up its heat to the chilled mixture circulating through the exchanger and returns to the bunk through adjustable openings on the air handler. The APU runs independently of the OE air-conditioning system and can charge and discharge simultaneously while connected to shore power.
- Product From Bergstrom Climate Control Systems
Bergstrom Inc. has developed a new battery-powered air conditioning system, designed specifically for day cabs. The NITE® Day Cab No-Idle System was developed in response to growing demand for solutions to reduce idling in the day cab industry, as well as increasing Federal, State and local regulations against truck idling. The NITE Day Cab No-Idle System utilizes one or two deep-cycle absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries to power the air conditioning system. This keeps the driver cool when the truck's engine is turned off. To assure there is sufficient battery power to start the truck, the starting batteries are protected from discharge by a separator. The system uses the same technology as Bergstrom's popular NITE Plus unit, but is installed as a split system. The compressor and evaporator are installed between the truck's seats, and the condenser is mounted remotely to the exterior of the cab.
- Product From Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd.
The US EPA has added Hammond Air Conditioning to its index of environmentally "smart" transportation technologies, qualifying Hammond to display the SmartWay service mark. The new system provides highly efficient cooling for drivers while they are loading or on sleep breaks, without requiring power from the truck engine or from an auxiliary power unit (APU). Arctic BREEZE Truck AC systems use advanced 12V battery technology that can deliver hours of service and then recharge quickly while the truck is operating.
- Product From Dometic Environmental Corporation
Dometic Environmental Corporation has developed a new battery-powered auxiliary air conditioning system, designed specifically for day cabs, in response to growing demand for cost-effective solutions to reduce idling while waiting to load and unload at terminals. The Dometic air conditioning system consists of a compressor/evaporator/blower unit that fits between the seats, and a ruggedized external condensing unit that mounts on the back of the cab or under the truck.
- Product From Espar Heater Systems
Each "Bergstrom NITE System" air conditioning unit paired with Espar's "First Class AIRTRONIC 2 heating system provide the perfect solution for total comfort all year long. Benefits of the Total Comfort System include: increased fuel savings, reduced maintenance costs, and it's easy to install and operate.
- Product From Automotive Climate Control, Inc. (dba. ACC Climate Control)
TropiCool Power Plus from ACC Climate Control is the true No-Idle solution. True all-night battery or shore powered cool/heat system. 5kW (17,000 BTU/hr) Cool or Heat capacity.
- Product From Omega Environmental Technologies
Omega Environmental Technologies is now distributing evaporative cab coolers from Dirna S.A., a leading air conditioning company based in Madrid, Spain. The Dirna product is different from traditional engine-dependent, Freon-based cooling systems in that it requires no fuel or Freon to operate. Rather, it runs off a low battery charge, cooling the vehicle cab through natural evaporation. Omega is offering both roof and rear installation models for new or retrofit applications serving long-distance trucks, delivery vehicles, heavy-duty equipment and off-road and agricultural machinery.
- Product From Roadi
The Roadi Recon Gauge is a comprehensive gauge for the eco-minded driver who is looking to improve a vehicle's fuel consumption. Drivers can monitor driving habits and improve driving performance. The integrated Trip Computer provides instant feedback while tracking up to four sets of trip data. A built-in scan tool stores and allows users to read trouble codes in order to diagnose potential problems quickly. This device records up to 300 hours of driving data, which can be downloaded via USB to a computer.
- Product From Norgren Global Vehicle Technologies
Norgren's Air Intake Throttle precisely regulates airflow so that emissions control systems operate at peak efficiency. Common techniques for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter or soot to meet 2013 EPA Tier IV Final Emissions Regulations include Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). When used as a tandem they manage the airflow essential for boosting the EGR while maintaining high exhaust temperatures for maximum SCR and DPF efficiency.
- Product From Kenworth Truck Company
Kenworth's Idle Management System comes factory-installed for its long-haul T680 with a 76" sleeper. It has a battery-based APU system for air conditioning that is tied directly into the Kenworth T680's ducting system. An optional fuel-fired heater provides full engine-off heating capability. It features full on-board controls in the sleeper, so once the truck is shut down, the driver simply uses the control panel in the sleeper to maintain temperature control. An LCD display gives drivers full system information, plus allows the driver to monitor remaining battery power.