Dometic Supplies Auxiliary HVAC For Mechron CCS Lightning System
Dometic Press Release
POMPANO BEACH, FL – May 3, 2005 - Dometic Corporation is supplying auxiliary HVAC systems to Mechron Power Systems, which is integrating them into an auxiliary air conditioning and power generator system. The products are being marketed by Mechron under the CCS Lightning brand name.
The Mechron CCS Lightning is designed to provide year-round cooling and heating for the truck’s sleeper without idling the main engine.
The Dometic split-gas air conditioning systems are offered in 10,000 and 14,000 BTU capacities. The condensing unit mounts outside the sleeper, while the cooling/heating unit fits inside the compartment, usually under a bunk or table. The two components are connected by refrigerant lines, which are precharged at the factory for easy installation without special tools.
The HVAC system has been engineered for Mechron to provide extra heating capacity for cold weather. The 10,000 BTU system outputs 3 KW, and the 14,000 BTU system provides 4KW of heat.
Mechron is packaging the Dometic HVAC components with its own 6 KW auxiliary power unit, which consists of a rugged Kubota diesel engine with a direct-drive generator. The unit only takes up 21 inches of rail space. Mechron has drawn on its extensive experience in engineering rugged power solutions for military and other heavy industrial applications.
Lou Siegel, senior vice president, marketing and strategic business development, for Dometic Environmental Systems, said, “We work closely with truck builders, auxiliary power unit manufacturers and system integrators to tailor HVAC solutions to meet their specific requirements for cooling and heating.”
About Mechron Power Systems
Founded in 1949, Mechron Power Systems is Canada's leading supplier of specialized electrical power systems and controls. Combining the very latest in technological innovations with over 50 years of experience in the field, Mechron has established a worldwide reputation for reliable and efficient systems design and operation. Mechron's capabilities include experienced personnel who can both install and maintain power equipment and systems around the world.
About Dometic Corporation
Dometic Environmental Systems (www.dometicenviro.com), a business unit of Dometic Corporation, is a world leader in air conditioning and refrigeration technology for marine, vehicular and other applications. The company’s products are marketed under the Cruisair, Marine Air Systems, Tundra, Grunert and Sentry brand names, with a heritage dating back over 45 years. Corporate headquarters and operations are in Pompano Beach, Florida, with operations also in Richmond, Virginia. Factory-trained service facilities are located throughout the world. Dometic Corporation is owned by BC Partners (www.bcpartners.com), a leading pan-European private equity firm, operating through integrated teams based in Paris, Hamburg, London, Milan and Geneva.
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