Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, showcased its new ThermoLite solar panel solution at the 2015 International Foodservice Distribution Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC) in Phoenix AZ recently.

Developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets, ThermoLite offsets telematics and other parasitic loads that drain battery life and create downtime.

“Parasitic power is a significant issue for both refrigerated and dry fleets. Telematics and other power draws drain battery life and create downtime; those issues turn into costs and cut into the bottom line. ThermoLite solar panels are the solution,” said Paul Kroes, solar business development manager at Thermo King. “Our goal is to continue to bring customers the most innovative solutions that are efficient and reliable, and improve the bottom line.”

An advanced and durable solar solution, ThermoLite’s patent-pending charge controller technology optimizes charging from the solar array to the battery bank, extending battery life and increasing fuel savings over the life of the asset. ThermoLite eliminates concerns regarding electrical power surges, reverse polarity (shock hazard), overcharging, and high-voltage jump starting.

No matter what climate a driver is in, ThermoLite is designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions—even in the dead of winter—from high-velocity wind and rain, to extreme hot and cold environments, hail and corrosive exposure. Key benefits include:

•Unit battery life improvement

•Reduced downtime

•Fuel savings from battery charging Cycle Sentry

•20-plus year product life

•Department of Transportation height certified

The ThermoLite solar panel solution includes three models. ThermoLite 26W supports both Thermo King and competitor transport refrigerated unit batteries, while ThermoLite 36W supports Thermo King’s Heat King; rail; and its Europe, Middle East, and Africa product portfolio. Both are now available, along with the ThermoLite 100-300W, which supports liftgate and pallet-jack charging.

See www.ingersollrand.com or www.thermoking.com for more information.  ♦