Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

Idling a tractor engine for in-cab comfort or to ensure cold starts is very costly. It increases fuel cost, engine hours, engine maintenance and service cost. With the Carrier Transicold auxiliary power unit, you can turn off your engine, turn down your operating costs and still be comfortable. Externally mounted on the side rails, the Carrier APU is protected in its own weatherproof compartment and runs off the truck’s fuel supply. This innovative hybrid diesel-electric system saves fuel, runs quieter than the truck engine, reduces emissions and provides reliable all-night comfort for the driver.

The Carrier APU features the same award-winning all-electric DELTEK™ architecture featured in the Carrier Vector™ product family. The Carrier APU powers its proven generator with the same diesel engine featured in Carrier transport refrigeration systems. All other components are electrically operated and located away from the road to protect them from the harsh road environment, ensuring reliability.

  • Provides sleeper air conditioning/heating.
  • Powers cabin household accessories.
  • Charges the truck batteries.
  • Warms the truck engine.
  • Compatible with shore power.
  • Monitors battery charge.
Engine 13.9 hp, 2- cycle Kubota®
Alternator 60 amps @ 12-14 volts DC
Generator 4,000 watts @ 110/120V, 60Hz AC
APU Dimensions 28.5 in. x 18.5 in. x 25 in.
APU Weight 375 lbs.
Air Conditioning 12,000 BTU/hr hermetic compressor
Heating 5,000 & 10,000 BTU/hr (low/high speed)
Climate Control Unit Dimensions 12 in. x 15 in. x 28 in.
Climate Control Unit Weight 85 lbs.