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Vector 5100 electric-only reefer unit can improve stationary cold storage

Carrier Transicold's Vector 5100 all-electric refrigeration unit offers an environmentally responsible and energy-efficient system for retail foodservice operations that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage. It eliminates the noise, emissions, and fuel consumption associated with traditional temporary cold storage approaches and reduces operating costs up to 70%.

The Vector 5100 stationary unit is based on the electric architecture of the Vector 6500 single-temperature transport refrigeration unit (TRU). A hybrid unit, the Vector 6500 uses a diesel engine and electric generator for on-highway power and offers plug-in electric-standby capability when parked at the loading dock.

Requiring a 460-volt power supply, the Vector 5100 unit is designed for near-silent operation and low life-cycle costs. It uses maintenance-free electric motors to drive its evaporator fan and condenser fans. The semi-hermetic compressor has no shaft seal to wear out. Heating and defrost, when needed, are provided by electric-resistance elements rather than hot gas. The unit takes advantage of Carrier's quiet V-force condenser fans and Novation condenser coil.

For easy user operation and on-board data recording, the unit is equipped with the programmable Advance microprocessor control with TRU-DEMAND (Digital Energy MANagement Device) operating logic.

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