Vector 8500 vector-8500



  • E-Drive™ technology. Proven and refined over a decade, Carrier Transicold’s all-electric trailer refrigeration technology means refrigeration and heating operations are 100 percent electric, powered over the road by an on-board generator driven by the unit’s diesel engine.
  • Enhanced performance. The latest generation Vector™  TRUs utilize ecoFORWARD™ technologies to offer significantly reduced weight, improved fuel economy, and greater refrigeration capacity than our prior hybrid trailer refrigeration units.
  • Advanced compressor design. For improved performance, the latest Vector refrigeration systems use a fully sealed electric scroll compressor with 70 percent fewer moving parts and weighing 200 pounds less than a traditional reciprocating compressor.
  • Reduced maintenance cost. The Vector TRU eliminates many maintenance items found in conventional mechanical refrigeration systems, such as alternators, drive belts, idlers, vibrasorbers, compressor shaft seals, and clutches.
  • Compliance plus. The unit provides compliance with 2013 EPA Tier 4 emissions regulations, while also improving operational efficiencies and performance.
  • Intelligent operation. Vector units have the unique ability to turn individual components on when they’re needed, and off when they’re not.
  • Electric standby. Standard with Vector units, this feature cuts fuel consumption, engine noise and emissions, while boosting operational savings.


Condenser Dimensions 
76.4" x 85.7" x 22.8" 
(1,940 x 2,176 x 579 mm)

Evaporator Dimensions 
66.3" x 45.2" x 8.2" 
(1,684 x 1,149 x 280 mm)

Body Opening 
66.8" x 46.0" (1,696 x 1,168 mm)

Approximate Weight 
1,810 lb. (820 kg) including electric standby 
Remote 50-gallon aluminum fuel tank with mounting brackets: 65 lb. (29 kg) 
Battery: 50 lb. (23 kg)

Cooling Capacity 

Ambient at 100°F (38°C)

Evaporator Return Air Temp. High Speed Diesel or Electric Standby Operation
  BTU/hr Watts
35°F ( 2°C) 60,000 17,585
0°F (-18°C 35,000 10,260
-20°F (-29°C) 24,000 7,035

Evaporator Airflow 
Applied system performance: 
3,100 cfm (5,270 m3 /hr)