Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) announced today that its Idle Free Systems (IFS) All-Electric Auxiliary Power Unit has new benchmarks results for temperature pull down, maintenance and power consumption.
In a third party test lab, the Idle Free Systems APU underwent a series of benchmark tests alongside two competitor electric APUs. The tests were conducted in a test bunk insulated to factory standard R2 level wherein six thermocouple locations measured the temperature throughout the bunk area.
PTI says some performance highlights were its product cooling a bunk area the fastest and achieving the lowest possible bunk temperature and the longest running performance on battery power.
“There are three main considerations when purchasing an auxiliary power unit: compliance with anti-idling regulations, fuel and costs savings, and driver comfort. The validation of the reliability, performance and capabilities of the Idle Free Systems APU will be incredibly beneficial to fleets as they evaluate systems for their trucks and drivers,” says Mike Bellemore, segment manager for Idle Free Systems, Phillips & Temro Industries.
“In complying with its mission to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes rest and break provisions for Class 8 drivers. A comfortable bunk, a warm engine, and access to a computer or TV aren’t luxuries; they are necessities that contribute directly to driver comfort and safety. According to these benchmark tests, the IFS APU provides the most exceptional value in an electric auxiliary power unit overall.”