The Dometic Turbo Self Contained Unit with Smart Start completely revolutionized self-contained boat air conditioning (cooling and heating) with patented innovations in marine air conditioning system design, The rust-free molded composite drain pan has three drains for the rapid removal of condensate water. The drain pan has a small footprint for installation flexibility. A vibration-isolation mounting system results in significantly quieter, virtually vibration-free performance. The enclosed blower motor eliminates overhang for reduced depth. The Turbo series was specifically engineered to harness and maximize the impressive performance of R-410A, a proven and environmentally safe refrigerant gas.
The SmartStart™ is a unique device that smooths out startup power demand of the boat air conditioner’s compressor instead of spiking it, reducing amp requirements by up to 65%. The technology uses dynamic feedback control to reduce the inrush of current by starting the compressor motor slowly. No other soft starter in the industry provides better performance. Once running, an air conditioning compressor has a much lower, steady amp draw, but the initial locked-rotor amps needed to start the system can create high current surges that could adversely affect the operation of an overstrained power source. In some situations, this gentler method of handling the power surge can mean the difference between keeping the generator you have or investing thousands of dollars in a larger generator. For boats without a generator, the SmartStart™ may allow the option of powering an air conditioning system from an inverter. When running on dock power, a SmartStart™ may resolve issues where the power source or connection may be weak.