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Dometic Debuts Blizzard Turbo Auxiliary Air Conditioner For Trucks

Dometic Group, a global provider of comfort products for commercial trucks, launched its Blizzard Turbo — among the industry’s coolest and most powerful auxiliary air conditioner for trucks — at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

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, Dometic said that, when measured against competitors for dehumidification capacity – the actual “cool feel” of A/C output – the Dometic Blizzard Turbo came in two and three times 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 for 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- and low-pressure service ports on the exterior unit.

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

Dometic has also made advances to the condenser, which includes increased side inlet openings for improved airflow, 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.