LOUISVILLE. Dometic Group announced that it is launching the Dometic Air Tower, a new device designed to distribute auxiliary air-conditioning flow more efficiently around a truck cab than with built-in ducts alone, here at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS). The company also is hosting a solar exhibit.
According to the company, the Dometic Air Tower is engineered to maximize air flow from the Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioning unit to produce quicker cool-down in the cab by directing cool air where it's wanted.
"Staying comfortable and cool on hot days is critical for drivers. With this in mind, Dometic's engineers designed the Air Tower to help drivers target air flow exactly where it is most needed," said Mark Minatel, senior vice president. "Our modular Air Tower's components interlock to form the tower, providing fast, easy and simple installation — far less invasive than cutting into the truck's built-in ducting system. The Air Tower improves overall air flow, enhancing driver comfort."
The Air Tower kit is available in two duct sizes: The kit with four-inch ducts includes two Air Towers, with one tower stacked to reach the upper bunk area. The kit with five-inch ducts includes one Air Tower with vents for the lower and upper bunk.
The solar exhibit will showcase eNow's solar-powered battery-charging and power management solutions, the company said. Booth visitors can learn how eNow harnesses the power of the sun to charge auxiliary truck batteries, eliminating the costly problems of idling, high fuel costs, equipment maintenance and CO2 emissions.
"Dometic is constantly looking for new ways to be more environmentally friendly and we are impressed with eNow's innovative use of a sustainable, green solution to recharge batteries that power our comfort appliances inside trucks, such as auxiliary air conditioners, refrigerators, portable refrigerator/freezers and safes," Minatel said. "Utilizing cutting-edge solar technology, we are able to capture, store and distribute power to various truck/trailer functions, such as the Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner, the Dometic CRX three-in-one refrigerator and other appliances while providing potential cost savings for owners and reducing emissions related to run time."