Like Tree0Likes

Cruisair 12-volt Air Conditioning Unit

Reply
Old 07-18-2008, 10:14 AM
  #21
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Clay Washington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Austin, Texas
My Boats: 1990 Cigarette Bullet
Posts: 6,986
Default

My HVAC friend says that he never heard of a 12-volt compressor, and that fact would make it nearly impossible to get parts for a 12-volt AC unit. Also the drain on the batteries would be greater than any I expect.

So, I think my best bet is to find and install a true 115-volt system and connect it to my Shore Power wiring. I will be able to use it at my dock or connect a portable generator to the Shore Power outlet.

Thanks all!
Clay Washington is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:21 AM
  #22
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
My Boats: 1987 Donzi 22; 2008 Donzi 28 ZXO
Posts: 1,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tblrklakemo View Post
Oh yeah...i think I recall a long thread about this some time ago.

would you rather have a diesel gen that had spark protection over a gas unit...on a gas boat? or would you never mix and match no matter what?
The new gas gen sets with the catalytic converters are so good I'd go with gas to leave the fuel the same. It's less thing to have to deal with

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frequency View Post
I would be tempted to engineer a self contained water reservoir system with a radiator to connect to the a/c water lines so you could run the a/c on the trailer. Just roll it out of the garage and hook it up.
I'm surprised the AC manufacturers don't have some sort of add on already. I thought about using an inboard flush kit along with some sort of water collection but what a total PITA. And probably not possible for anyone that has a boat on a lift.
VetteLT193 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:22 AM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
My Boats: 1987 Donzi 22; 2008 Donzi 28 ZXO
Posts: 1,654
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Washington View Post
My HVAC friend says that he never heard of a 12-volt compressor, and that fact would make it nearly impossible to get parts for a 12-volt AC unit. Also the drain on the batteries would be greater than any I expect.

So, I think my best bet is to find and install a true 115-volt system and connect it to my Shore Power wiring. I will be able to use it at my dock or connect a portable generator to the Shore Power outlet.

Thanks all!
They are becoming more popular now because hybrid cars use this technology.
VetteLT193 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 10:47 AM
  #24
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 24
Default

If anyone has any questions regarding our 12 volt system, or the benefit from using a true 12 volt system over a 115 volt a/c system fire away.
Thanks
Chris Frye
cruise n comfort is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 12:06 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: naples,florida
My Boats: 19'baron to name a few
Posts: 3,543
Default

Do Tell
tommymonza is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
VelocityKenDo
General Boating Discussion
49
05-04-2009 10:46 PM
zitoracing
Wanted
5
04-04-2009 08:08 PM
NEVERSATISFIED
General Boating Discussion
8
10-19-2007 09:50 AM
Clay Washington
General Boating Discussion
0
02-02-2006 06:32 PM
Fountain38
General Boating Discussion
10
06-29-2005 10:32 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.