Sun Power Technologies debuts 12-volt anti-idling system

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Sun Power Technologies says its self-contained 12-volt anti-idling system is designed to deliver 10,000 BTU of cooling capacity per hour for 8 to 12 hours without using any of the truck’s power sources. The heart of the design is Sun Power’s proprietary DC Airco 12-volt air conditioner that draws a maximum current of 50 amps at full output, making it possible to run the AC when coupled to the company’s fully integrated battery system.

The battery system is engineered to recharge using the standard truck alternator through an electronic charge circuit to ensure proper charge algorithms. As an added feature, the company says the battery box offers an emergency start circuit that enables the auxiliary batteries to be paralleled to the cranking batteries when needed, virtually eliminating jump starts.

Sun Power says its anti-idling system can be installed on any make or model of tractor in about four hours, offering continuous operator comfort and a reliable 12-volt power source for hotel loads inside the operator compartment. Also available is an inverter with shore power and charge capabilities for extended stays, with standard 110-volt availability to power and charge the entire system.

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