Hammond Air Conditioning has developed Arctic Breeze Truck AC, a battery-powered cooling system designed to be quiet, vibration-free and powered by sustainable energy resources. Arctic Breeze systems, available for both sleepers and daycabs, come in a boxed kit with all necessary components included and can be installed in five to six hours, the company says.
Designed to maintain the overall temperature of the truck cab once it has been shut down, the Arctic Breeze cooling system draws a low 45 amps and provides 6800 BTU of cooling, according to Hammond; based on a duty cycle of 50 to 60 percent, the system consumes only 350 watts per hour on average. Powered by up to six truck batteries, the Arctic Breeze system keeps drivers cool and comfortable from 10 to 12 hours, depending upon a number of factors such as the time of day, colour of the truck, window tinting and how many accessories are running, the company says.
Systems come with a battery protection switch engineered to automatically shut off the A/C at 12.2 amps, helping to ensure that drivers will have enough power to turn over their trucks’ engines. Made of 1/8-inch aluminum, the compressor/condenser box is designed to be mounted directly behind the cab or hung off frame rails with the included universal brackets. A battery box with all necessary universal brackets for external mounting is an optional item. The system evaporator can be mounted on a shelf, directly on the back wall of the cab, or in a storage compartment.
For more information, go to www.hammondac.com.