New Sleeping Well system reduces power consumption by 26%, adds shore power option
SEATTLE, Wash. (Sept. 6, 2011)—Red Dot Corporation, a global supplier of HVAC systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, now offers the Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus through its network of warehouse distributors in North America.
The Sleeping Well Arctic Plus is the latest generation of the Sleeping Well battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system for commercial trucks. It is sold as a complete aftermarket installation kit that fits almost any sleeper.
The all-electric A/C system maintains a cool, comfortable cab and sleeper environment while the truck engine is turned off, burning no fuel and producing no emissions. Improvements include an all-12-volt system with twin compressors; upgraded system diagnostics; and a wireless remote control with an “Option” button to reduce compressor speed and extend system operating time and battery life.
Maximum power consumption is 55 amp/hr, a 26% reduction compared to the previous version.
The Sleeping Well Arctic Plus 2000 also has a shore power option, using 120V AC to provide indefinite cooling without idling or use of onboard batteries. The shore-power-equipped unit is eligible for rebates up to $1,600 under the Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) administered by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and Cascade Sierra Solutions.
The Arctic 2000 Plus provides up to 6,150 Btu/hr of cooling and can maintain a comfortable temperature inside the vehicle for 10 to 12 hours in typical use. It’s a three-piece system: an evaporator (mounts on the inside of the sleeper); low-profile condenser (mounts on the exterior of the sleeper); and compact compressor unit. Total weight is approximately 80 pounds.
The Arctic 2000 Plus is powered by four dedicated auxiliary Group 31 AGM batteries (not included) with a standard low-voltage cutout.
- All-12-volt system
- Provides up to 6,150 Btu/hr of cooling
- Can maintain a temperature inside the sleeper for 10 to 12 hours
- Simple three-piece system (evaporator, condenser, and compressor)
- 55 amp max power consumption
- Total weight: 80 lbs not including batteries
- Standard low-voltage cutout
- Shore power option (indefinite cooling using 120V AC plug-in power)
- On-board system diagnostics
- Available through Red Dot aftermarket distributors
The Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus is made by Indel B of Italy, a global leader in cooling and refrigeration products for commercial vehicles and other applications.
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Red Dot designs and builds premium climate control components, integrated systems, replacement parts, and aftermarket units for vehicles in demanding work environments all over the world. Based in Seattle, Red Dot has approximately 400 employees in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and China, and more than 175 aftermarket distributor locations in North America. www.reddotcorp.com