Eden Prairie, MN (April 26, 2016) – Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) announced today the launch of its Idle Free electric APU, a revolutionary APU design that mounts the auxiliary power unit behind the cab rather than on the truck’s rails. Built specifically for trucks with limited rail space, the Idle Free Series 4000 eAPU™ is the most innovative APU product design on the market today.
The Series 4000 eAPU is suited for fleets with over-the-road sleepers with limited frame space and over-the-road sleepers pulling a refrigerated trailer. Like its original APU, the Series 4000 eAPU captures and stores energy from the truck’s alternator in independent AGM batteries. This energy is then converted into power for cooling and electrification. Also, locating the APU behind the cab minimizes exposure from the environment.
“Just as we are challenged to develop APUs to keep abreast of the ever-increasing in-cab power loads, we put ourselves to task and continue to push the design envelope for other needs, as well,” said John Sweazey, Product Engineer, Phillips & Temro Industries. “In addition to designing an APU that delivers maximum performance, we also took into consideration weight, power sources, endurance and location on the truck.”
Availability of the Series 4000 eAPU falls on the heels of released performance results that were verified by a third party certified test lab. (Link to release)
Idle Free is the only APU on the market that offers Reefer Link® technology. The Reefer acts as a link between the truck and the reefer unit to convert the energy produced by the reefer unit for the drivers’ personal comfort – unlimited run time of the A/C and heater as well as providing electrical power for items such as TV’s, microwaves and computers.
About Phillips & Temro Industries
Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a global OEM and aftermarket provider of custom engineered thermal systems and solutions. Trucking, automotive, oil and gas and off road vehicles are just a few of the diverse markets that benefit from PTI’s heating, cooling, and electrification solutions. PTI manages the entire process from concept design, prototyping and testing to delivery with a focus on quality. PTI’s portfolio of technologies is an amalgamation of brands, including ZeroStart, Temro, Arctic Fox, Idle Free Systems and TruFlo.
Patti D. Hill