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Dometic Launches the Blizzard Turbo, a High Capacity Auxiliary Air Conditioner for Trucks

The Blizzard Turbo split system has the highest BTUs of any air conditioner in its class, providing double the cool for professional drivers

Louisville, Ky. – March 17, 2015Dometic Group, a global provider of comfort products for the truck, caravan, motor home, automotive and marine markets, today announced the launch of its Blizzard Turbo, the  industry’s coolest and most powerful auxiliary air conditioner for trucks, at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Show attendees can see the Blizzard Turbo at show booth #14252, March 26 to 28 in Louisville, Ky.

As anti-idling laws become the norm across the country, engine-off auxiliary air conditioning becomes essential for drivers’ comfort when resting. Powered by batteries, generator, or shore power, the Blizzard Turbo provides a solid 7,000 BTUs of cooling; in lab tests, the Blizzard Turbo easily outperformed competitors’ models that claim to provide up to 10,000 BTUs.  When measured against those competitors for dehumidification capacity – the actual “cool feel” of A/C output – the Dometic Blizzard Turbo came in 2x and 3x cooler.

“The Dometic Blizzard Turbo is the coolest, most powerful air conditioner for trucks on the market today, providing professional drivers with a whole new level of comfort when on the road,” said Jim Kerrigan, Vice President of OEM Sales, Dometic Commercial & Passenger Vehicle division. “The Blizzard Turbo is specially designed to meet the durability requirements of the over-the-road truck market, and has a highly favorable BTU to wattage ratio, making it an efficient choice for cooling.”

The Blizzard Turbo is a split system that puts the noise of the condenser unit on the outside of the truck while the quieter evaporator unit blows cool air within the cab interior. Improving on previous Blizzard models, the Blizzard Turbo includes a new higher efficiency dual-circuit evaporator coil, improved base pan design for efficient condensate drainage, internal electrical box with easy-start circuitry to minimize starting-current surge, and easy-access high & low pressure service ports on the exterior unit.

A key new addition to this Blizzard model is a centrifugal blower, providing high air flow and high static-pressure performance. The centrifugal blower is rotatable for vertical or horizontal discharge, which increases installation options.

Dometic has also improved compressor bracing and vibration dampening assuring  a quiet ride and extended component life. For convenient service anywhere, Dometic designed the Blizzard Turbo to operate with R-134A refrigerant, the most commonly available refrigerant.

Dometic has also made advances to the condenser, which include increased side inlet openings for improved air flow, a 12 VDC fan to allow use of a smaller  transformer and an optimized electrical box. This new system will continue to offer Dometic’s patent protected use of quick-disconnect refrigerant fittings.

Designed for the harsh trucking environment, both the interior and external components of the Blizzard Turbo are vibration and corrosion resistant and have improved mounting and fastening.

Photos of the Dometic Blizzard Turbo A/C can be downloaded here http://dometic.qbank.se/v2.6/mb.php?h=652966b3c6bc7909a30febb2d8ec4b34 . Dometic has demonstrated success with truck comfort products around the world. For more information about and photos of Dometic’s trucking industry products, visit http://www.dometic.com/truck . Find Dometic’s Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Division on Twitter @DometicCPV.

About Dometic Group

Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan,

motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that make leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic’s products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.

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Dometic Group Americas
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