Dometic CoolAir RTX - The Next Generation

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Stay cool for longer with more efficiency and performance.

With all-new technology and revolutionary features, the latest generation of Dometic parking coolers has arrived to underscore its reputation as a technology leader and set unprecedented industry standards. The compressor-powered air conditioners in the RTX series improve working conditions for truckers as well as cost efficiency for businesses – to an extent that they are now proudly bearing the name of the parent company, Dometic.

The latest generation of parking coolers excel in two distinct ways: RTX 1000 provides more cooling performance and runtime at the same energy consumption than its predecessor model. RTX 2000 generates more than twice the cooling power at the same runtime. All of this is possible thanks to the use of variable speed compressors, which make for excellent cooling capacities combined with unbelievably efficient and quiet operation. This guarantees that drivers can rest and relax in ultimate comfort.

The Dometic RTX 1000 makes economical use of the onboard power resources. Designed to provide cooling for up to twelve hours at a reasonable capacity of 1200 watts, it is ideal for longer stops in moderate climates. A reliable and accurate voltage monitor fitted with a sensor line keeps an eye on the battery voltage to maintain the truck’s starting ability.

The Dometic RTX 2000, by contrast, turns out as a real power pack. Generating a full 2000 watts for up to six hours, it cools down even larger cabins in no time at all, which makes it the perfect choice for everyone resting at daytime and travelling in hot regions. It will be appreciated especially by the drivers of heavy goods vehicles, or by the people working in crew cabins, such as those on fire brigade, disaster control and other special-purpose vehicles. The RTX 2000 creates a cabin climate where crews can feel comfortable even in heavy protective clothing.

To provide this outstanding level of performance and quality, Dometic’s development engineers have put the RTX series parking coolers through their paces under extreme conditions in Australia’s outback as well as on European roads. They improved it time and again before they approved it for good. In the process, the engineers were using, for the first time ever worldwide, a mobile data interface that enabled them to retrieve data from field test equipment around the globe wirelessly and in real time. The up-to-date measurements were directly analyzed in Germany and considered in the development process to accomplish the fine-tuning during series production.

The field tests performed in the course of many months under the most rigorous real conditions are without precedent in the R&D history of truck parking coolers. It was the intensive cooperation of Dometic engineers, project and product managers as well as technical editors that made this holistic approach happen. “The benefit of this kind of development work is obvious,” comments Lead Design Engineer Thorsten Wichert. “We no longer have to rely on the laboratory conditions in the climate chamber, but are anytime able to collect and analyze real data from real operating conditions. This is the only way to get a perfectly functioning product.” With this technological approach, Dometic qualifies as the first accessory specialist to comply with the intensive testing procedures applied by automotive manufacturers. In terms of quality, time savings and efficiency, all parties involved in the process benefit to the same extent as the end user does.

Naturally, all the well known advantages of the predecessor generation have been retained in the new CoolAir RTX series: the tailor-made, vehicle-specific installation concept, which guarantees excellent installation results and utmost process safety, TÜV approval, e-certification and convenient operation by remote control for highest user comfort. The driver’s individual requirements can be met in a matter of seconds with a choice of four operating modes (Auto, Eco, Manual, Boost).

Installation kits for all common truck models are available both for the new Dometic CoolAir RTX 1000 and the higher capacity sister model, RTX 2000.