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By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The mobile air conditioning industry has, so far, used R-1234yf refrigerant primarily in passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. Although MACS has reported on…

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As time goes on, Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) continue to play a larger role in the over the road trucking industry. Idle laws that vary state by state are placing restrictions on drivers across the nation. Because overnight idling to run the OEM AC system is now illegal in many places, the installation of an APU is required. Diesel APUs are the most popular solution to these restrictions, as they can provide heat, air conditioning, battery charging, coolant warming, and electrical power capabilities to drivers. These units are powered by small diesel engines, which can be run for extended periods of time while drivers are resting.

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