LOUISVILLE, KY– Cummins Inc. has integrated ComfortGuard with a truck’s existing HVAC system to eliminate the need for idling the main engine while heating or cooling the cab.
Electronic devices such as computers and microwaves can be operated via ComfortGuard’s 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC auxiliary power.
The system, which weighs approximately 300 lb., has a two-cylinder diesel engine and an Onan genset.
“In addition to reducing idle time, the Cummins ComfortGuard system will provide the end user with up to 8.5% fuel economy improvement,” said Tom Kieffer, Cummins executive director of marketing.
The ComfortGuard system will be available in early 2005.