Dometic introduces new digital control for cruisair air conditioning systems
At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, Dometic Environmental Corporation is unveiling its next-generation Q-Logic series digital controls for Cruisair-brand marine air conditioning systems.
The Q-Logic control system will be offered on new Cruisair direct-expansion air conditioning products, including the new breakthrough Turbo self-contained air conditioners. It will also be sold as a retrofit upgrade for existing product installations through the Cruisair dealer network.
The Q-Logic system includes two choices of cabin controls. The Q3 is a basic LED digital display/control panel, while the Qht is a high-technology Euro-style panel with a bright high-resolution LCD screen. Both display options work with a standard Q-Logic power-logic circuit board in the air conditioning unit’s electrical box.
The Q3 and Qht control panels are designed for easy, intuitive adjustment of temperature setpoint and airflow in the cooling and heating mode. The user can also put the system into an automatic dehumidification mode at the touch of a single key. The Q-Logic system also offers 29 user-programmable functions to fine-tune the system’s operation and performance to meet individual preferences and the boat’s unique requirements. The Q-Logic technology is also designed to support CAN Bus technology for boats with networked systems.
The Q-Logic controls have extensive built-in alarms and safeguards to protect the air conditioning system, with automatic shutdown in the event of any potentially damaging condition such as high or low refrigerant pressures or input voltages.
“The Q-Logic controls are the latest new products to emerge from our Dometic product-development labs,” said Frank Marciano, president of Dometic Environmental Corporation. “Our engineering teams developed these new state-of-the-art digital systems to meet the needs of our customers for flexible, reliable, cost-effective controls that are easy to install and easy to use.”