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Old 06-18-2022, 04:21 PM   #1
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I installed a Chinese 12v split unit AC air conditioner

I bought this split unit from alibaba a little less then $500 and 6 weeks for delivery. I installed in on my 2011 e-350 where the spare tire mount was.
Itís a cool day today but it was putting out 32 degree air. The real test will be Wednesday when itís suppose to be 90degress out.
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:07 PM   #2
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Fully 12V, or 12V for the fans and 120VAC for the compressor? It looks an awful lot like the Danhard units that SMB installs.
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:23 PM   #3
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You may want to consider a splash screen for the undermount portion of the unit. That looks a little vulnerable for water crossings.


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Old 06-18-2022, 06:29 PM   #4
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A novel idea, but (it may just be me) that undermount condenser looks massive - what BTU is the unit rated ?
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Old 06-18-2022, 06:46 PM   #5
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Linky would be nice ?
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:24 AM   #6
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its fully 12volt. No AC required.
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:31 AM   #7
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https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...74492adaDK0Vze


here is the link.

I'm probably going to add a splash/skid plate to the unit. It sits slighty higher then the spare tire did. I just want to get some hours on the unit to make sure I don't need to change anything.
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Old 06-19-2022, 09:10 AM   #8
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There are several variations of that unit/ Roof top, underbody, and integrated rooftop (non-mini split).

This is the same unit being relabeled as RecPro at double the price (from amazon) but still much lower than most other options. The power is about 750 watts or 60 amps for 8900 BTU (12V)

Rated input (12V:750W),(24V:850W)
cooling capacity (12V:1800W(8875BTU)),(24V:2300W(13500BTU))

https://www.amazon.com/NEKPOKKA-Univ...885735817&th=1
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EDIT I just noticed the shipping cost is $400 bringing the total to $900. That is still better than most of the typical offerings that are mostly all AC-powered and 13K BTU.

For $500 this is an interesting integrated unit that weighs about 70 lbs which is 600W at 12V which is just over the typical 500W of a 5K BTU getto window air conditioner.

Compared to the getto solution this is equivalent to the smallest 5K wind unit but it runs off of DC at either 12 or 24 volts so you are saving 20% by not having to use a 12VDC->120VAC inverter.

It is still a bit much for a 200 amp-hour lithium battery where you might get close to 4 hours of maximum run time without having to run your engine. If it was really hot then you could bolster the power levels running the engine and use Dash air as well.

"In short, how many BTUs is 1,500 watts? 1,500 watts is equal to 5,118 BTUs."


https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...5f62tkymOZ&s=p
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https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...74492adaDK0Vze


here is the link.

I'm probably going to add a splash/skid plate to the unit. It sits slighty higher then the spare tire did. I just want to get some hours on the unit to make sure I don't need to change anything.
Any idea what your electrical loads are? Are you using a generator or lithium system
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