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Old 03-21-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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Conversion A/C

Iím doing my research before taking on a conversion. I need some help with the A/C unit. I want to use the Carrier OTR system for both driving and while parked. Anyone know if I change the mechanical compressor to a 24 volt electric motor that would work OTR as well as when parked and on shore power. The electrical system will be a 24 volt victron so I should be able to run the electric motor with that for OTR purposes.

Has anyone heard of this being done or possible?

Thanks.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:39 PM   #2
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I’m doing my research before taking on a conversion. I need some help with the A/C unit. I want to use the Carrier OTR system for both driving and while parked. Anyone know if I change the mechanical compressor to a 24 volt electric motor that would work OTR as well as when parked and on shore power. The electrical system will be a 24 volt victron so I should be able to run the electric motor with that for OTR purposes.

Has anyone heard of this being done or possible?

Thanks.
You cannot change out the mechanical compressor to a electric motor, if your OTA compressor was driven off the main engine or a pony engine, it is possible to drive, [probably by belt] your compressor with an electric motor. Bear in mind, most OTA bus systems were massive because they were designed to cool 50 people. Some Prevost conversions retained the OTA bus systems, but do not know if they were changed to electric drive. On my 2 conversions, went to roof air only, for ac, and ran generator for power. Good luck, a lot of work ahead of you, but worth it in the end. [mostly]
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