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Old 02-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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AC unit bench test

Hello there fellow campers,
I took the roof mount AC unit off my class c while I do some renovations and have the roof replaced. Is there anyway to bench test the unit before I lug it up back onto the RV roof and find out its not working very well?? Id like to find out early so i can have it serviced if it needs to be. Thanks to all that answer.


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Old 02-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Just put it on a picnic table so that the outlet is not blocked, wire it up to an AC cord and plug it into a outlet. Let it run a while, then measure the temp of the air with a pocket thermometer. It should get down to 20F (+/- 6F) less then ambient.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:00 AM   #3
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re: a/c bench test

Thanks Jim,
Thats how i thought I could do it but just wanted to make sure. Since I live in Upstate NY and at the typing of this reply its about -10 out with the wind chill I'm gonna wait till it warms up a little before putting it out on the picnic table. If I do it now I'll walk back into the house with 3 adams apples! -LOL Or I could fire it up in the garage, naw I'll wait till it get warmer. Thanks for your response.

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probably wouldn't hurt to take the cover off and clean it while it's out
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