Thermo King Spectrum® DE 30 Multi-Temperature System

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Thermo King
Spectrum® DE 30 Multi-Temperature System



  • High performance
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Whisper™ Quiet operation
  • Smart Set™ control for optimum temperature control
  • Smart Reefer 2™ (SR-2) controller
  • Easy to operate
  • Easy to monitor
  • Low maintenance
  • Hybrid option
Reduced Maintenance
  • EMI-3000, Extended Maintenance Interval includes a special 12,000 hour coolant and high grade mineral oil to significantly extend service life.
  • Reduces clean up and disposal costs
  • Reduces environmental impact with less spillage and less waste
  • Extends engine life
  • Reduces maintenance cost up to 45% over competitive models
  • Contributes to less operating cost
  • This highly touted package features specially designed oil, fuel and air filters
SR-2 Controller Features
  • Extremely easy to use, simple text display for: Changing setpoint; Customer selectable alarms; System performance monitoring; Start of trip; Viewing all zones at the same time
  • Enhanced safety and security for load protection is even more effective with: Keypad with lock-out; Mode-lock; Phase-correction; Diesel/electric auto switching; Setpoint warning; Analyze and store data using Wintrac® software
  • So smart it can speak 21 languages with a multi-lingual text menu: Records all operational parameters; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Plus 10 other languages
  • CargoWatch™ provides temperature and system data for HACCP plan: 6 temperature sensors/probes; 4 door switches; Humidity sensor; Data averaging; Programmable, temperature out-of-range alarms (optional)
  • ServiceWatch™ built in preventative maintenance logger is standard: Provides improved diagnostics; Keeps track of system performance and functionality
  • Improved diagnostics to understand and respond to problems including: A comprehensive listing of alarm codes with text descriptions; Customer-selectable alarms; A service test mode
Standard Features
  • Smart Reefer 2™ controller
  • SmartSet™
  • Smooth Air™ Blower assembly
  • EMI-3000
  • Whisper™ Quiet technology
  • Long-life coolant/silicone hoses
  • SmartPower Electric Standby
  • Pre-Filter fuel filtration system
  • Standard unit color white
  • Standard grille color black
  • Directional air delivery
  • Vibration isolation system
  • Aluminum undermount fuel tank 50 gal. (186 liter)
  • Alternator, 120 Amp, 12 Vdc (SB)
  • Alternator, 60 Amp, 12 Vdc (DE)
  • CargoWatch™
  • Service Watch™
Options (Factory Installed)
  • Remote status light
  • Special color grilles white or gray
  • Fuel heater
  • Frost plug heater
  • Fresh Air Exchange
  • Spectrum S-3 Remote EVAP
Options (Dealer Installed)
  • Thermo King bulkhead
  • Rear remote control
  • Electronic door switches
  • EON battery
  • Ultra Sonic fuel sensor
All-New Ultra Sonic Fuel Sensor
  • Utilizing ultra sonic technology for more accurate fuel readings, this new sensor comes installed in the fuel tank and delivers the following benefits:
  • Reduces out-of-fuel shutdowns
  • Reduces load loss claims
  • Accurately monitors fuel consumption during detached operation
Smooth Air™ Blower
  • Thermo King’s innovative new evaporator blower assembly saves fuel while increasing capacity.
  • Up to a 7% fuel savings
  • 4% greater capacity
  • Improved pulldown for reduced runtime
  • 24% less power required
  • A more efficient blade design allowed for a smaller blower assembly. Smoother air inlets mean less friction and less energy consumed, resulting in increased capacity.
Remote Evaporators
  • Designed with high airflow and large capacity, the SPECTRUM S-3 Remote Evaporator is the perfect complement to the SPECTRUM host units. Like a Thermo King host unit it was also built to last being both durable as well as efficient.
  • Return Air To Evaporator: 35°F (1.7°C): 29,600 BTU/hr; 8,675 Watts (Airflow=1200 CFM)
  • Return Air To Evaporator: 0°F (-17.8°C): 18,400 BTU/hr; 5,395 Watts (Airflow=1200 CFM)
  • Return Air To Evaporator: -20°F (-28.9°C): 11,950 BTU/hr; 3,500 Watts (Airflow=1200 CFM)
  • Continuous run/Cycle-Sentry™
  • Automatic defrost initiation
  • Programmable defrost timer
  • TK486V direct-injection diesel
  • Four-cylinder, liquid-cooled
  • API classified CI mineral oil after break-in
  • 15 qt (14.2 liter) oil capacity
  • 34.0 hp rating operating at 2200 rpm
  • 3000 hour maintenance intervals
  • Meets EPA emissions requirements for Tier 2 through 2007 and Interim Tier 4 through 2012 (applies to units with an engine serial number beginning with “V” or manufactured after April, 2005)
  • Model X430L
  • 30.0 cu in (491.6 cm3) displacement
  • High-strength forged crankshaft
  • Lightweight, aluminum alloy body, heads and sump
  • Replaceable cylinder liners
  • Vanasil® ringless pistons
  • Gerotor oil pump
Refrigeration Capacities
  • System net cooling capacity at 100°F (38°C) ambient and high-speed engine operation.
  • 35°F (1.7°C): 45,000 BTU/hr
  • 0°F (-17.8°C): 29,000 BTU/hr
  • -20°F (-28.9°C): 17,200 BTU/hr
  • Weight: 1645 lbs (746 kg)
  • Weight, Fuel tank, 50 gallons: 35 lbs (16 kg)



Refrigeration Capacity
45,000 BTU/hr


Engine Type
Direct-injection diesel
Engine Model
Engine Rating
34 hp
Maintenance Intervals
3000 hours


1645 lb. (746 kg)
83.46 x 76.11 x 23.26 in. (2120 x 1933 x 590 mm)

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