Dometic Turbo air conditioning systems previously worked with 50 Hertz or 60 Hertz, but not both. Voltage and Hertz were system specifications that varied by model and application. This means boaters needed to install a voltage regulating device to power the system at harbors in different countries. Solving this dilemma for boaters, Dometic developed a new line of compressors capable of providing its air-conditioning units with seamless operation using 200-240 volts at both 50 Hertz and 60 Hertz. These versatile compressors are made for its 6,000 BTU through 18,000 BTU line of direct-expansion air conditioning systems, both self-contained and split-gas designs. The new Dometic Turbo Global Air Conditioning system is designed to suit a wide variety of vessel sizes, types and cruising lifestyles.
“We developed this new AC unit to solve a very real problem for our customers,” said Eric Fetchko, President of Dometic Marine Americas. “Boaters told us they needed a Turbo self-contained air conditioning system that would allow them to take their vessels into any harbor around the world and plug into any shore power — without the need for any voltage regulating device.
“We are pleased to be delivering an innovative solution that meets this need, and will help boaters all over the world enjoy time on the water in greater comfort,” added Fetchko.
This new technology has been subjected to extensive testing and performance verification, both in the laboratory and in field trials aboard vessels around the world. Great effort was put into ensuring that these new systems delivered not only global versatility, but also the quiet performance, high output and long-term reliability boaters have come to expect from Dometic.
The new Turbo Global Air Conditioning system will also allow Dometic to reduce its unit part numbers by more than 40-percent, which will benefit boat builders through reduced inventory requirements and simplified production.
Complete line will be available in November 2019.
Note to Editors
Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, Safety & Security and Hygiene & Sanitation. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We sell our products in approximately 100 countries and we have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide, had net sales of more than SEK 18.0 billion (USD 2.0 billion) in 2018 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.