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Dometic introduces low-power bunk cooling system


Monday, April 26, 2010
The split system consists of a condensing unit that mounts on the rear of the cab and an evaporator unit that mounts above the bunk or seat.
The split system consists of a condensing unit that mounts on the rear of the cab and an evaporator unit that mounts above the bunk or seat.

RICHMOND, Va. —Dometic Group is adding the SP-900, a low-power bunk cooler, to its line of engine-off battery-powered auxiliary air conditioning products.

The new Dometic product, which is driven by a 12-volt Danfoss compressor, produces 3,100 BTUs per hour of capacity to cool the bunk area when sleeping.

The split system consists of a condensing unit that mounts on the rear of the cab and an evaporator unit that mounts above the bunk or seat.

The two units are connected by pre-charged refrigerant line sets.

All components are hermetically sealed, and no refrigerant charging is needed at installation.

The inside unit has four separate discharge air vents that can be adjusted as needed to optimize airflow in any direction.

A digital thermostat and keypad provide intuitive control over all system functions.

The Dometic system runs on power taken directly from the battery bank.

No inverter is needed.

A low-voltage sensor and automatic shut-off circuit ensure the system will not deplete the truck’s batteries.

“We are introducing this product to offer a low-cost alternative for truckers who only want to cool the bunk without air conditioning the entire sleeper compartment,” Lou Siegel, senior vice president of Dometic Group’s trucking business unit, said. “It is also suitable for many day cab requirements.”

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