Glacier Bay introduces ClimaCab no-idle HVAC unit

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Glacier Bay says its ClimaCab, a no-idle HVAC solution for Class 8 sleeper cabs, is a pure electric system that uses zero fuel, requires zero maintenance and has zero emissions. ClimaCab’s high-voltage continuously variable-speed compressors and blowers deliver 8,000 BTUs/hr of air conditioning for more than 12 hours, says the company, which introduced the product at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

The system responds continuously and in real time to external temperature changes, load requirements and battery charge levels, according to the company; it recharges during normal truck operation and is compatible with 135-amp alternators, and a Start Assist feature helps eliminate jumpstarts by recharging fully depleted starter batteries.

The unit’s radiant heat transfer application, installed over the bunk, warm the driver directly, offering enhanced comfort while using minimal battery power, Glacier Bay says. The company also offers a fuel-fired ClimaCab heater.

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