DC23001 Cab Cabinet Air conditioner with built in electric heating 400VAC




This cab cabinet configured air conditioner (HVAC) model DC23001 is designed for cooling and heating operators/passenger cabs and electrical cabinets on all kind of railway / rolling stock vehicles such as Trams, Metros, and Locomotives DE-AC33C (class 26) build by manufacturers such as EMD, GE, NRE, CAF, Adtranz, General Electric Bombardier, or Siemens powered directly by 400Vac without expencieve additional inverters.



The controls are arranged through a PLC specially designed for climate control.

The inbuilt premium PLC controller shows all settings and fault codes.


The robust housing is made of powder-coated stainless steel (optional zinc plated steel) The premium PLC controller shows all settings and fault codes on a display. Switches and display are on the driver's desk.

The very efficient air conditioner combines a very low consumption with a high cooling output. The cooling duty of this unit is much higher than a normal air conditioner and there is no power surge during startup (soft start).

The optional fresh air can be preheated or precooled before entering the cab. The fresh air intake is a small module with G3 filter that can be placed in or outside the locomotive on a location with easy access. Preferably the air room of the engine. For a dirty/dusty environment the unit can be delivered with an overpressure system according to ISO 10263.

The units are designed to meet:

  • EN 14813-1-2006 Air conditioning for driving Cabs
  • EN 2004/108/EC EN 50121-3-2:2006  EN 55011:2007/A2  EN 61000-4-2/6
  • EMC  EN 61373  vibration and shock resistance for Rolling Stock.
  • EN 45545-HL 3 for cable and optional for all other non-metal parts.
  • EN 2006/42/EC  Machine Safety regulations


Designed for the DE-AC33C (class 26) locomotive built by manufacturers such as EMD, GE, NRE, CAF, Adtranz, General Electric Bombardier, or Siemens

Cooling capacity: 5,5* kW EER 6,25*

Heating capacity: 4,5 kW Power consumption max 3 kW

Voltage: 400 VAC Airflow cab 1050 m³/h

Fresh air: 60 m³/h Max ambient temperature 45 °C

Noise level: indoor low/high 50/65 dB(A) Noise level outdoor 71 dB(A)

Control system: Remote on/off or self-controlled Size 550 x 605 x 888 mm

Refrigerant: R134A non-flammable A1 refrigerant- allowed to be used also in EU for mobile applications for cooling batteries and equipment Weight 160 kg

* Cooling duty varies on climatic conditions and altitude- consult factory for specific               applications. 

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  • DCAIRCO DC23001 cabinet cab HVAC unit data sheet 2020

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    Environmentally friendly Air Conditioning

    • Low carbon footprint
    • Low energy use compared to CO2
    • Low operational cost
    • Factory pressure tested with Hydrogen (leak free)
    • Uses refrigerant gas with the minimal environmental impact

    Why our customers select DC Airco Air Conditioning Units for their professional applications:


    • >50% lower fuel/energy consumption
    • No startup peak-soft starting
    • No need of an expensive inverter to powered it.
    • DC unit keeps on cooling in case of power failure/engine off
    • Quality manufacturing since 1997 with extensive testing procedures
    • Easy mount, fully factory assembled charged and tested 
    • Low maintenance and low whole life cost
    • Stock and custom made units
    • Worldwide deliveries

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    Low power consumption

    Extremely low power consumption with high cooling output!!

    High ambient design

    Specially build for high ambient!

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