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Malkieri 06-28-2013 06:44 PM

Trans Air units
 
I have a couple trans air after market units installed in my bus and was thinking that as they run off DC I could probably hook them up to an inverter or battery bank and run them as house AC.... Looking for opinions both for and against this idea.
http://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...g?t=1372451194 Rear air handler, front is the same but a bit smaller.
The condensers are skirt mounted under the bus between driver seat and rear wheels. There is nothing connecting these to the engine other than a couple wires to each.
I looked them up and I think they are 31 amps @13.5vdc for the condensers and the upper units should be around 10 amps @13.5vdc. I have not spent a ton of time on AC as I always thought I would just get a window unit... but these are there and work REALLY well...what do you all think? Is this even possible?

family wagon 06-28-2013 08:59 PM

Re: Trans Air units
 
That's not much power.. surely there must be a compressor driven by the engine?

wmkbailey 06-28-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Trans Air units
 
Most of the Trans air have motor driven compressors. I was looking into them, but hard to use when the engine is not running.

penguin 06-28-2013 09:50 PM

Re: Trans Air units
 
I have that unit in the back of my bus and it does have an engine driven compressor. I had had thought about powering with AC/DC it until I found that out as well


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