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Refrigeration Unit Runs off of a Vehicle Alternator

August 23, 2016 - Products

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Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold’s Neos 100S electric refrigeration unit uses a vehicle’s alternator to electrically power the system allowing for constant cooling or heating capacity regardless of engine speed.

The refrigeration unit is designed to keep cargo fresh or frozen while in transit suited to florists, grocers and other business that use small refrigerated trucks and delivery vans.

“Road-proven for more than six years in Europe, where it was first introduced, the Neos 100S unit’s ability to deliver constant refrigeration capacity provides a significant advantage for vehicles driven in congested urban environments,” said Tina Hickman, truck product manager, Carrier Transicold.

With its compressor housed inside the condenser unit, the Neos 100S unit does not need to run lengthy refrigerant lines between the vehicle’s engine and condenser. This decreases the number of fittings, reduces the amount of refrigerant needed.

The main condenser assembly can be nose-mounted to the front of a truck box or mounted to the roof of a delivery van. As a split system the Neos 100S design places the evaporator on the ceiling of the cargo area.

The Neos 100S unit is rated to provide 3,600 Btu of cooling at a setpoint of 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 degrees Fahrenheit ambient and produces the same capacity in standby mode. Use of the optional electric-standby module enables the unit to be plugged into a 230-volt electric power source when parked, removing the need to idle the truck to maintain refrigeration.

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