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SKIMO Plus FAQs

On this page you’ll find answers to questions you may have about the SKIMO Plus air conditioning system. These questions fall into two categories: technical questions and practical issues.

 

 

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

What are the minimum conditions required to install the SKIMO Plus air conditioning system on my vehicle ?

Your vehicle must be equipped with an alternator that can supply the necessary electrical current for both the vehicle and for SKIMO Plus.

 

SKIMO Plus uses a maximum of 2160W, or 90A for a 24V current, for exterior temperatures around +55°C.

What is the total energy consumption of the SKIMO Plus air conditioning system ?

  • For an exterior temperature of +35°C, the total average consumption of the SKIMO Plus unit is 35,5A.
  • For an exterior temperature of +45°C, the total average consumption of the SKIMO Plus unit is 69A.
  • For an exterior temperature of +55°C, the total average consumption of the SKIMO Plus unit is 88,9A.

My alternator is not powerful enough, is there a solution ?

Yes, if your vehicle or machine is fitted with an insufficiently powerful alternator, all you need to do is replace it. Your specialist or ECOLIM supplier will have no difficulty with giving you an alternator capable of running the SKIMO Plus air conditioning system perfectly for a reasonable price, as well as any other electrical parts for your vehicle.

 

By reading the SKIMO Plus technical file, or by looking at the test results, you’ll see for yourself the performance and know that this is a serious air conditioning system.

What kind of cab can I install SKIMO Plus on ?

Points to remember:

  • Cab interior space: ideally, this will be a maximum of 4m³.
  • Cab insulation: check that the siding of the cab is correctly insulated from major heat sources (motor, exhaust, hydraulics…).
  • An available flat surface of 40x30cm, even on an incline.
  • A rigid sheet-metal roof.
  • A sufficiently powerful alternator.

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PRACTICAL ISSUES

Can I install SKIMO Plus on my vehicle by myself ?

SKIMO Plus is easy to install, doesn’t require much technical expertise and can be installed in just a few hours. It truly is easy to install.

 

In any case, because of the wide range of vehicles, machines and situations that SKIMO Plus can be used for, we recommend that you ask your regional ECOCLIM specialist for advice.

Does SKIMO Plus require any specific maintenance procedures ?

To get the best out of your SKIMO Plus air conditioning system, you just need to remember the following :

  • Use your SKIMO Plus air conditioning system regularly, even in winter.
  • Check the state of the condenser regularly, and clean it if necessary.
  • For normal use, replace the air filter once a year, and more often if you are using it in a particularly dusty environment.
  • Like any other air conditioning system, regular check-ups from your air-conditioning specialist will ensure the reliability and longevity of your equipment.

Can I use SKIMO Plus when the engine is not running ?

As such, the answer is no. SKIMO Plus has been developed specially to give great performance while the engine is running. To avoid any risk of draining the battery, a safety feature shuts off the unit when the motor is switched off.

Can SKIMO Plus cool or air-condition the sleeping berth in my lorry ?

The air conditioning and air coolers for lorry berths are designed to run during the night on the vehicle battery. They provide low-power cooling (800W) and low energy consumption. SKIMO Plus is an air conditioning unit which operates during the hottest parts of the day, and as such provides increased performance. However, its energy consumption does not allow it to run on the vehicle battery when the engine is not running.