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Re: Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2012, 06:07:09 PM »
Directly over the windshield.
facing straight down the middle.
same with the rear unit, over the bed facing up the hall.


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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2012, 10:46:53 PM »
Am I confused...50 amp service at 240 volts at the park is like 12,000 watts...right?


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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2012, 05:02:04 AM »
Am I confused...50 amp service at 240 volts at the park is like 12,000 watts...right?


Yes: Volts X Amps = watts.

So say you need 1,000 watts out of your inverter @ 120 VAC, on the D. C. side of that circuit @ 13.8 volts you would theoretically need to provide 72.46 amps per hour of service from your battery bank. In reality, you probably want to make plans to provide an extra 25% (90.57 amps total), as there will always be some ineffeciency in your system.

If you have a 24-volt inverter and battery bank, then your current requirement is cut in half and produces the same watts.
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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2012, 06:54:55 AM »
Well, I purchased a mini-split, installed it, and did a full write-up in my "Introducing the Silverliner" project thread.  We are very happy with the mini-split so far.  For those who might be interested in going this route, I suggest you check out the write up.  Here's a few pics to pique your interest.











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Re: Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2012, 08:29:41 PM »
Mike,

Thanks for the story/pics.  I have a dual zone mini split sitting in the garage waiting to go into the bus.  I'll be sure to post about my adventure with it as well.

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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2013, 03:03:26 PM »
This fall I put a mini split in the rear of my Eagle.  It has an unused compartment across the rear over the engine where the coach air was.

Look up complaints on Solaris. 

I just up the road from you, so please call me if you have any questions.  An excuse to go to Wilmington would OK.

One suggestion I have is to put drains on both ends of the evaporater.  That way the coach not being level will not cause the bed to be wet.

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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2013, 11:11:14 PM »
We just ordered 6, 3 of each. We got them from Quality Matters. The whole works, including shipping to the lower 48, was just over $600 per set.

These will be replaceable for the price of an ordinary refrigerator. Brand has no bearing on available parts that I could see. We have installed 14 SEER 13 units, so far, with four or five different labels. The parts from one work in the others.

We didn't buy any of the Soleus brand because they didn't have good enough specs and they seemed to have some heating limitations that we have not seen in any of the others.

If you can match the model numbers on the metal tags, that will reduce the chance of misfits.

Most of the inverter models are only available in 230 volts, as far as I can tell. If you are interested in good performance, stick with the R410A refrigerant.

Good luck.

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Re: Looking for Mini-Splits
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2013, 05:01:35 AM »
Definitely want to say subscribed to this thread. Hoping mini splits will be the new standard in coaches. We already have our heart set on building another coach/truck conversion using a freightliner argosy cabover chassis and we want to do a quality job. Never been happy with roof a/c and looking forward to including mini splits in our build. Sean, please def include pics when you do your install. Those of you who are using them already, how do you like them? Quiet? Cold? Efficient?


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