Carrier Transicold’s ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit will cool a cab without generating emissions, and also promises one of the longest run times for a battery-powered APU. The unit delivers 7,500 Btu/h of air conditioning for up to 11 hours. […]
Phillips & Temro Industries’ new Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU is a high-capacity-cooling electric auxiliary power unit for those who are traveling in hot climates. A compressor and wall-mounted evaporator combine to deliver more than 300 cfm of air, and […]
Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner automatically adjusts a new automotive-style multi-V drive belt to help maintain the generator’s full voltage output when the APU is […]
TORONTO, Ont. — In some corners of North America, the idea of adding solar power to a truck or trailer is a no-brainer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that none of those corners are in Canada. That’s mostly true, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that solar has no place here. Just that you must be careful in assessing manufacturer claims about what their solar gizmo can actually do.
Almost all of Canada gets an average of 4.2 hours of solar sunlight a day. Two areas — a small stretch of the southern prairies and a little ribbon of central B.C. — crank that number up to 4.5 hours. Compare that to as many six hours in Arizona, New Mexico, and a patch of southeast California. Doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but it’s a big deal. A 300-watt solar setup that can help to run a tractor’s electric APU in that part of the U.S. would probably have to be a 600- or 800-watt setup for a rig running, say, a Toronto-Montreal-Halifax route.
It also means that manufacturer claims can be rather idealistic if calculations were based on experience in warm and sunny parts of our world. There’s no subterfuge involved here, but “your mileage may vary,” as they say.
ATLANTA, GA – Thermo King unveiled two new products at the North American Commercial Vehicle show, including an electric auxiliary power unit (APU) and a connected trailer refrigeration unit (TRU).
ATHENS, GA – Carrier Transicold has acquired selected IMPCO product lines including the ComfortPro Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) from Westport Fuel Systems – and will now lead related development, engineering and manufacturing.
Phillips & Temro takes APUs off the rails with its Idle Free electric Series 4000 eAPU
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — A maker of auxiliary power units (APU) for trucks, Idle Free Systems, has moved into the Canadian market with the signing of two dealer agreements.
The CCS Lightning from Mechron was first designed for armored personnel
RigMaster is nearly ready for the emissions hurdle next year
Enertek Solutions offers auxiliary power system powered by lithium-ion batteries, a first
Cummins guide to maximum idling times now includes Canada
Thermo King’s TriPac auxiliary power unit now has a 1000-hour maintenance interval.
Thermo King adds programmable controller to TriPac APU