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12V Air Conditioning

My 120V AC is on its last legs and in keeping with trying to move everything to 12V I am considering replacing it with a 12V unit such as the one from Cruise N Comfort. Cruise N Comfort USA Marine Air Conditioning - Welcome This unit uses either 2 or three standard Danfoss compressors in a cascade arrangement to provide cooling. They are more expensive, and frankly the claims on the Cruise N Comfort site do not seem realistic.

Can anyone cite experience with 12V AC (or a previous thread)?

BTW I've had a hard time using the sailnet search function. You can imagine what a search for "Cruise N Comfort" returns, and there doesn't seem to be a boolean search option.

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I have no help to offer on the AC but the trick to searching is using google. Add "site:sailnet.com" at the end of your google query. Much better than the built in search (this is true of most websites).
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Re: 12V Air Conditioning

If you are only planning on cooling one small cabin, it's worth looking into. You will probably have to ramp up your battery bank to accomodate it.
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Re: 12V Air Conditioning

Max. BTU: 4000
Input Voltage: 12 Volts DC
Power consumption: low 18 amps high 35 amps ( Each setting can be manually selected or set to Automatically set)

You are not going to realisticly run this on batteries alone for long. A genset will need to be going. So going 12 is buying nothing. There market for this seems to be powerboats with power to spare from the engines.
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Re: 12V Air Conditioning

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My 120V AC is on its last legs and in keeping with trying to move everything to 12V I am considering replacing it with a 12V unit such as the one from Cruise N Comfort. Cruise N Comfort USA Marine Air Conditioning - Welcome This unit uses either 2 or three standard Danfoss compressors in a cascade arrangement to provide cooling. They are more expensive, and frankly the claims on the Cruise N Comfort site do not seem realistic.

Can anyone cite experience with 12V AC (or a previous thread)?

BTW I've had a hard time using the sailnet search function. You can imagine what a search for "Cruise N Comfort" returns, and there doesn't seem to be a boolean search option.

Thanks

Dennis
Ignore the SailNet search function it is rubbish. Use google and you'll find that SailNet answer will pop up anyway.
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