Upgraded A/C system

Red Dot Corp. offers the Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus through its network of warehouse distributors in North America.

The product is the latest generation of the Sleeping Well battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system for commercial trucks. It is sold as an aftermarket installation kit that fits almost any sleeper.

The all-electric A/C system maintains a cool 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 â€śOption” button to reduce compressor speed and extend system operating time and battery life.

Maximum power consumption is 55 amps an hour, a 26 percent reduction from the previous version. The system is powered by four dedicated auxiliary Group 31 AGM batteries (not included) with a standard low-voltage cutout.

The system 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 administered by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and Cascade Sierra Solutions.

The Arctic 2000 Plus provides up to 6,150 Btu/hour 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.

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