What is Freightliner ParkSmart?

What is Freightliner ParkSmart?

The ParkSmart is a battery-powered A/C system, a fuel operated heater and auxiliary control unit, which eliminates the need for the engine to operate when the operator is in parked mode. This concept helps to reduce emissions and conserves fuel.

What is ParkSmart APU?

Fully integrated into the vehicle’s sleeper, ParkSmart is a single system solution that replaces traditional auxiliary power units (APUs) for heating and cooling applications.

How does an electric APU work?

The Idle Free electric APU uses the energy from one of two sources—an independent battery bank or a reefer unit—to heat or cool the bunk, warm the engine or fuel tanks, and provide 120 volt AC electricity to run a TV or computer.

How much does a truck APU cost?

The Cost of APUs APUs run anywhere from $8,500 to $13,000 including installation.

How much does a new APU cost?

According to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), APUs can cost anywhere from $8,500 to $13,000 per unit installed.

What is the Parksmart HVAC system?

The new ParkSmart HVAC System offers an integrated auxiliary HVAC system for the sleeper that contains an electrically driven AC compressor and a diesel fired coolant heater. Replacing the traditional auxiliary HVAC system for the sleeper, this innovative and seamless design will function whether the truck engine is on or off.

How does Parksmart work on a Ford Explorer?

The vehicle’s charging system recharges the batteries when the engine is running. The ParkSmart unit controls the temperature in the sleeper area with a sensor mounted in the sleeper control panel. The temperature range is from 60 F (15 C) to 85 F (29 C).

What is Parksmart and how does it work?

The ParkSmart system is designed to maintain an already cooled sleeper area at a comfortable level for a limited amount of time depending on the selected settings and ambient conditions. It is NOT designed to, nor will it cool down a hot sleeper while operating in parked mode!

Is Parksmart an auxiliary power unit?

The same applies if you’re cooking or using excessive amounts of power. In the end, ParkSmart is not an auxiliary power unit (APU). As sure power locations become more common, the limited range and capacity of the system will no longer be an issue. When the temperature is extremely hot outside, there’s only enough capacity to keep the sleeper cool.