(19)
(11)EP 1 279 907 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
19.05.2004 Bulletin 2004/21

(43)Date of publication A2:
29.01.2003 Bulletin 2003/05

(21)Application number: 02254870.5

(22)Date of filing:  11.07.2002
(51)Int. Cl.7F25B 27/00, B60H 1/32, B60P 3/20
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK RO SI

(30)Priority: 26.07.2001 US 915861

(71)Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
Syracuse New York 13221 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Wessells, Kyle D.
    Liverpool, New York 13090 (US)
  • Kaido, Peter F.
    Oneida, New York 13421 (US)

(74)Representative: Leckey, David Herbert 
Frank B. Dehn & Co., European Patent Attorneys, 179 Queen Victoria Street
London EC4V 4EL
London EC4V 4EL (GB)

  


(54)Electrically powered trailer refrigeration unit


(57) An all-electric transport refrigeration system receives its compressor drive motor 26 power and all other electrical power from at least one on-board fuel cell 40. The fuel cell 40 is able to power all of the refrigeration system electrical components. In one example a single fuel cell is used. Another example includes multiple fuel cells.