Designed specifically for the transport industry, the HP2000 auxiliary power unit has taken 10 years to develop, test and use on the road. It has featured astounding results by proving to handle extreme temperatures that most drivers are accustomed to everyday. This power unit eliminates the need for a truck’s engine to idle thus significantly reducing fuel usage whilst permitting the driver to enjoy all the privileges that usually come with an idling engine. The following are the most notable benefits of the HP2000 power unit.
It is cost-effective- An idling engine consumes a lot of fuel, thus, turning off the main engine of a truck grants a range of benefits such as reducing carbon emissions, reducing fuel consumption and saving the truck’s engine from the wear and tear it is ordinarily accustomed to when the truck’s engine is idling. It is noteworthy that legislative bodies are increasingly coming up with no-idle legislation meant to reduce emissions, reduce noise and save fuel. Some of those legislation’s are presently being adopted in the United States of America and Canada.
In a world that requires lots of efficiency and where everything flows with time, it can be disconcerting when installing a power unit consumes huge chunks of your time. Thankfully, the HP2000 is so easy to install, thus, saving a lot of precious time. In under 6 hours the complete power unit system will be up and operational in your truck.
The Power Unit Features a Cooling, Heating and Charging Functionality. The heat pump provides 20000 BTU cooling, 20000 BTU heating, 12 Volt DC, 150 amp for the vehicle batteries and standard 65 amp charging power.
It is strong, light and quiet
The power unit features a proven electric start, 2 cylinder Perkins diesel engine which drives the patented heat pump system. The heat pump system runs quietly, runs smoothly and is not expensive to maintain.
Long Warranty Period
The engine comes with the manufacturer’s two year warranty.
Cutting Edge Technology
The power unit features state of the art control systems that are incredibly simple to operate. The pump features high-tech functionalities such as a calendar start, low battery start, coolant temperature, auto heat and cool climate control.
This APU integrates an invertor combination that provides high quality alternating current power. If you remove the generator head, the HP2000 is more than 200lbs lighter as compared to other APU’s in the market. Moreover, its engine can run an incredibly low 1800 RPM which then reduces fuel consumption and a smooth, quiet operation.
The Benefits of Using HP2000 on your Semi-Truck
The gross weight of the auxiliary power unit is only 345lbs thus making it one of the lightest APUs in the market. Admittedly, the weight does not in any way impact fuel consumption but it definitely reduces the load of the semi-truck. Moreover, a lightweight auxiliary power unit is far easier to mount and dismount.
It Has a High BTU Rating
Since most semi-trucks operate throughout the calendar, many of the truck’s resources are used during extreme temperatures. To survive in the extreme temperatures, the truck drivers therefore need an auxiliary power unit that will provide hot or cool air for long periods of time. Fortunately, the HP2000 has the ability to produce 20,000 BTU of both A/C and heat. This is sufficient to cover the needs of the driver.
Reduced Fuel Consumption
Most states in America have adopted the anti-idling law. An ordinary APU has a consumption rating that ranges from 0.75 to 1.2 gallons each hour, which is higher than what the anti-idling laws recommend. The HP2000, on the other hand, consumed only 0.11 gallons every hour. That is below the limit that is recommended in the anti-idling law
The HP2000 APU is Compact
Truck owners usually face a big challenge when installing the Auxiliary Power Unit. The problem is compounded if the chassis has not been designed, as it does happen in some cases, keeping APU in mind. If, for instance, you buy a large APU, you will have to relocate the fuel tanks and air dryer to fix the auxiliary power unit. Conversely, the HP2000 is compact and it can easily fit most chassis.
In conclusion, the HP2000 APU is a good product that is fuel efficient, cost-effective and compact. Purchasing the HP2000 is another way of abiding by the anti idling laws in some states as this APU is fuel efficient.