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Re: Refrigeration Conversion Help
So you are thinking of building that unit into the cabinetry in your boat? If you are going to box it in you will need to make sure that the compressor section still gets good ventilation. You also want to make sure that you can access the compressor easily for service and maintenance.
Beware of manufacturer specs when it comes to compressor amp draws. Compressor draw varies depending on box temperature and ambient temperature. If they quote a really low amp draw, then it is likely measured in optimum conditions with a cold box. You can expect real world draws to be higher, especially if the condenser is located in a hot cabin with poor ventilation.
Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me if they used the same compressor as the AB and Frigo do!
The advantage to the kits is that they allow you to locate the condensing unit in a cool well ventilated area of your choosing.
BTW Brewgyver, Capacitors and hard start kits only apply to AC motors not DC.
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