Dometic Environmental Corp and Lombardini Srl Italy have agreed to integrate Dometic's auxiliary air-conditioning systems with Lombardini's Ecowind Power 702 auxiliary power unit (APU) for the North American trucking market.
The Ecowind Power products are being manufactured in North America by Kennedy Power of Canton GA.
The Ecowind Power 702 system uses a Lombardini two-cylinder 13-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine at 2,600 rpm, which produces 7.5-kw, 115-volt, 60-Hz power to run the air-conditioning and other AC loads in the truck's sleeper. It also produces 12-volt, 45-amp battery charging power. The system is totally independent of the truck's main engine and can run on shorepower where plug-ins are available.
Dometic is supplying a 14,000-Btu air-conditioning system that provides year-round comfort with a built-in 2.5-kw heater. The Dometic system consists of an externally mounted condensing unit and a compressor/evaporator/blower unit that mounts inside the sleeper. The two units are connected by refrigerant linesets that are precharged at the factory for hookup without special tools. A wall-mounted keypad with digital readout is used to control all system functions.