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BUYING GUIDE BUYING GUIDE AIR CONDITIONERS FIND THE RIGHT AIR CONDITIONER FOR YOUR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

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WHICH AIR CONDITIONER FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES? BESTE 2019 1. PLATZ Dometic Klimaanlagen

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THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE A COMFORTABLE FEELING – IT’S ALL ABOUT TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY The air temperature felt by the human body may differ from the actual, measured air temperature. Our thermal sensation ranges from warm or hot through comfortable to cold. We all want to enjoy a comfortable climate, and humidity plays a decisive role. When humidity is low, we tolerate hot air temperatures even though we sweat, dry heat makes the sweat evaporate quickly from the skin and creates a cooling effect. This won’t happen, though, in a warm humid climate, when humidity is high transpiration...

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The air temperature and humidity range perceived as comfortable 9 our tip: compressor systems Compressor-operated A/C systems are the most effective ones. Unlike condenser-operator systems they also reduce the air humidity. relative humidity create comfortthe task of an air conditioner We invest in air conditioning to enhance comfort at home or in the vehicle. The temperature range we perceive as comfortable is not really that wide, as the illustration shows. Temperatures up to 26 °C are only obtained when humidity is low. When the air is damp, the thermometer should not exceed 20 °C. We...

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HOW AIR CONDITIONING WORKS Air conditioners work on basically the same principle as the cooling units of kitchen refrigerators. Their cooling efficiency is way higher though. In either system a refrigerant extracts heat from the space to be cooled and dissipates it to the outside. An air conditioner should additionally reduce the humidity. Condenser Kondensator Kondensor (b) Compressor Kompr essor (a) Resistor Widerstand (e) Evaporator Verdunster (d) Warme Luft from the outside wird abgeführt e idhrt uts ü ogef thezu m en rouß dfa eon pliv d up swir e gt utsid ogefü the u en z auß from ed...

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B. THE TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS IN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND THE REASONS BEHIND THEM Motorhomes and caravans are no houses and they don’t have thick walls, even if they are reasonably insulated they will heat up in the sun. The temperature inside can quickly rise to 30 °C or more and not only in the hot and sunny south, but also in moderate climate zones. Besides insulation, the temperature conditions inside the vehicle depend on other factors, too: the size and number of windows, for instance. A caravan with small windows will heat up less quickly than a motorhome with generously sized glass...

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THREE MODEL VERSIONS AIR CONDITIONERS FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Roof air conditioners with window INSTALLATION ON THE ROOF OR IN A STORAGE COMPARTMENT Recreational vehicles offer only two places where the installation of an air conditioner makes sense from a technical and practical point of view: on the roof or in the storage compartment. Roof air conditioners use the physical principle that cold air sinks. The cold air streams can be directed into the vehicle’s living area in an energy-saving manner and without performance loss. Formerly, air conditioners replaced the roof window, but now...

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WHICH TYPE OF AIR CONDITIONER IS SUITABLE FOR ME? Roof or under-bench air conditioner – either version has its own advantages but won’t suit every application. Check the system comparison benefits below to make a well informed decision. After all, you are going to use your air conditioner for many years to come … BENEFITS OF A ROOF AIR CONDITIONER BENEFITS OF AN UNDER-BENCH AIR CONDITIONER • The vehicle’s centre of gravity and outside dimensions remain unaffected • You can keep the roof window • Air outlets can be placed as required • Air conditioning can be provided for several rooms...

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ONE CHOOSING THE RIGHT AIR CONDITIONER DEPENDS ON WHICH VEHICLE YOU HAVE THERMAL INSULATION, WINDOW SURFACES ... AND OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER We are sorry to say there is no standard formula to calculate which air conditioner fits which recreational vehicle. Buildings of the same size and vehicles of the same length can have entirely different thermal properties. Their insulation as well as the number and size of the windows decide on how much heat enters the interior. A well insulated caravan with small windows will require less cooling performance than a vehicle with...

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OVERVIEW* OF AIR CONDITIONERS BY VEHICLE TYPE AND LENGTHS Roof air conditioners FreshJet AIR CONDITIONER Roof air conditioner with window FreshLight Under-bench air conditioner FreshWell CARAVANS 6m 7m 8m from 8 m RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 6m 7m 8m from 8 m PANEL VAN 6m 6.50 m *The overview features typical recommendations ideal for vehicles. The classes of air

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TRAVEL DESTINATIONS WHICH REQUIREMENTS DOES THE AIR CONDITIONER HAVE TO MEET? THE NORTH OF SWEDEN OR THE SUMMER HEAT OF SICILY … If you are travelling to the cooler Scandinavian region then this will not challenge the air conditioners to the extremes, a unit with a smaller power rating will do for them. You should not save on power, though, if you regularly travel to the south of Europe and even less so if you have children or pets on board as staying in a recreational vehicle can quickly become uncomfortable on a hot summer day. When the nights are no cooler either, rest and recuperation...

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DOMETIC FRESHJET – IDEAL FOR TWO-ZONE AIR CONDITIONING Do you want to control the climate in the bedroom and living space separately? This is easily done by installing two FreshJet units. When choosing the matching power rating you should consider the size of the room, the temperature preferences and your favourite travel destinations. The larger FreshJet 2200 /  3200 models are fitted with the soft-start function, the smaller FreshJet 1700 models have very low starting currents, so you will always be able to run at least one of the two units, even on campsites with low electrical circuit...

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