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Old 07-01-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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Any idea how a normal person can tell is BOTH air are working?? 100 degrees outside and 80 degrees inside?? 200 Dolphin model 5355(dtvano@yahoo.com)
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Turn off the breaker to one unit and only power the other. If cool air and the fan still is working, then try the other breaker. Wait a couple of minutes before powering up the compressor you turned off the power to, it puts too much strain if stopped and restarted in a short interval.

There are other ways to tell, but the above is pretty easy to try.
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#1 compressor is primary. It runs to maintain set temperature on hot/cold days when the interior differential is less than 4°. #2 compressor(secondary) runs outside those parameters and will not run unless #1 is running, use their breakers(#2 stops when breaker thrown-watch amp draw) to determine if your unit operates this way. Each compressor draws approx. 13A, your monitor should reflect total amp draw, watch it for changes.
Use a small thermometer to measure interior temperature, then temperature of chilled air at a ceiling register. The Delta should be 20° or more(in those temps) after the unit has been operating for an hour or more if both compressors are running.
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Remembering the above parameters for second compressor, you have a switch for when you are on 30 amps or 50 amps. When in 30 position, down on mine, only primary compressor runs.

On my 06 Dolphin 5355 the switch is in the last bay on drivers side and unmarked.
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Any idea how a normal person can tell is BOTH air are working?? 100 degrees outside and 80 degrees inside?? 200 Dolphin model 5355(dtvano@yahoo.com)


That’s a great temp inside if you have 100 outside.
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That’s a great temp inside if you have 100 outside.
The easiest way it to observe amp draw. Jot down amp draw now, go to breaker panel and switch off #2 compressor, jot down amp draw. Wait 10-15 minutes, turn on #2 compressor breaker. It will take ~3 minutes for it to switch on, make sure your set temperature is at least 5-6° below interior temp-that's called the "delta" (outside temp is immaterial) to insure #2 gets power and observe amp draw again.
Normal amp draw for #1 compressor+fan is 13-14A, both compressors + fan should be 23-24A
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I prefer the "KISS" procedure, stand outside, have another person turn the system "ON" and listen. The first compressor will come on, shortly after (less than a 1 min) the unit will seem to stop, then the system will resume.

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I prefer the "KISS" procedure, stand outside, have another person turn the system "ON" and listen. The first compressor will come on, shortly after (less than a 1 min) the unit will seem to stop, then the system will resume.

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I agree with Fred, and it is the easiest way, actually you will have plenty of time to walk outside to the back of the unit if you don't stop and talk to anyone it is quite noticeable.
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100 outside and 80 inside! Both are working!!
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100 outside and 80 inside! Both are working!!


And working good I would say!
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