Dometic Marine, the world leading supplier of marine air conditioning, introduces a new mounting tray for its innovative SmartStart(TM) Control at this year's IBEX. The lightweight mounting tray has been specifically designed to store the SmartStart Control, eliminating the risk of the system becoming disconnected. The mounting tray can be permanently secured to the boat's interior wall, accommodating a variety of installation requirements.
Since its launch at last year's IBEX, Dometic Marine's SmartStart Control has been a runaway success. By smoothing the air conditioning compressor's startup power demand, the SmartStart Control eases the strain on the yacht's generator, ensuring a longer life and in some cases eliminating the cost of upgrading to a larger system.
"The SmartStart is a key product for air conditioning aftermarket, retrofit and OEM applications, and can offer boat owners significant cost savings. By reducing startup surge by as much as 65%, the SmartStart Control provides a gentler method of handling a current surge, which can mean the difference between boat owners keeping their existing generator or having to invest in a larger one," comments Matteo Giovanetti, Director of Technology, Dometic Marine.
The current surge or spike can occur whenever an air conditioning system cycles on, possibly causing flickering lights and tripped circuit breakers. In extreme cases, the current surge can cause the generator output voltage to momentarily reduce or even shutdown. When this happens, the air conditioning compressor can stall and fail to start.The damage caused to the compressor over time due to these failed startup attempts can be reduced by using SmartStart.
The compact and lightweight system measures 12.7cm x 7.6cm x 5.1cm (5" x 3" x 2") and weighs 0.43kg (15 oz), making it easy to install with virtually any existing marine air conditioning system.
The SmartStart control is sold through the Cruisair(R) and Marine Air(R) distribution channels.
Dometic Marine launches its extensive range of new products, including the SmartStart Control with new mounting tray at this year's IBEX in Louisville, Kentucky. For further information, please visit the Dometic Marine team at booth 2115.
To view the SmartStart Control video, please visit: http://www.dometic.com/enie/International/Site/Marine/Smart-Start-Video/