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AnEv942

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Posted: 08/17/21 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

AnEv942 wrote:

Though our gen does run AC, if anything else on it can bog gen so should help with that. Make unplanned repair an upgrade, hopefully

What did you end up doing??

Ordered replacement 50/5 uF start capacitor, temporarily transferred wires from old cap to new one to verify that was the problem and AC started up like new, both fan & compressor. Fixed!
So removed the tin box that holds cap & took to shop. Slight modification to it to fit new capacitor and also add a CSR U1 5-2-1 compressor saver (cap).
While the replacement start capacitor fixed the Air Conditioner, the addition of the 5-2-1 cap just amazes me. When the compressor kicks in there's virtually no loading of the generator. No real audible indication that compressor has even started, it just starts cooling. I don't have means to test load but Gen doesn't grunt for a few seconds, no loud hum from AC while compressor tries to start..
Replacement start cap $20, 5-2-1 cap $38.


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Posted: 08/17/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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specta wrote:

AnEv942 wrote:

Though our gen does run AC, if anything else on it can bog gen so should help with that. Make unplanned repair an upgrade, hopefully

What did you end up doing??

Ordered replacement 50/5 uF start capacitor, temporarily transferred wires from old cap to new one to verify that was the problem and AC started up like new, both fan & compressor. Fixed!
So removed the tin box that holds cap & took to shop. Slight modification to it to fit new capacitor and also add a CSR U1 5-2-1 compressor saver (cap).
While the replacement start capacitor fixed the Air Conditioner, the addition of the 5-2-1 cap just amazes me. When the compressor kicks in there's virtually no loading of the generator. No real audible indication that compressor has even started, it just starts cooling. I don't have means to test load but Gen doesn't grunt for a few seconds, no loud hum from AC while compressor tries to start..
Replacement start cap $20, 5-2-1 cap $38.


That's awesome!! Glad it went well and thanks for the update.


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I tried an 8k AC in the window but it's too big for my non-slide so I put the tiny 5k unit back in....Less than 40lb so there easy to move around....Redneck City..[emoticon]

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Posted: 08/17/21 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I did that in our 1969 Excel TT. I think we used it twice in all the years we owned it.

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not today, but last Friday I finished the job of pulling the Norcold 641.3 out of the cabinet. Removing the dead cooling unit and installing a remanufactured Amish built cooling unit reinstalling the fridge in the cabinet connecting everything cooling it down on AC then hitting the road for the weekend running on DC the spending two days on propane dry camping. The refrigerator section stayed at 35F even as the outside temps hit 100F Freezer stayed at 14F. After $100 rebate for returning the core (prepaid) my total cost was $514.00 USD. beats the snot out of buying a new fridge.


Thank you. I'm saving this one.


here is the link to where I purchased the cooling unit from

https://rvcoolingunit.com/641-Norcold-Cooling-Unit-Norcold-640-P12778.aspx


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here is the link to where I purchased the cooling unit from

https://rvcoolingunit.com/641-Norcold-Cooling-Unit-Norcold-640-P12778.aspx


Thank you very much.

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I tried an 8k AC in the window but it's too big for my non-slide so I put the tiny 5k unit back in....Less than 40lb so there easy to move around....Redneck City..[emoticon]

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Installed a Victron Energy Orion-Tr Smart 12/12-Volt 30 amp 360-Watt DC-DC Charger behind the drawers in my AF 992

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And here's the details on the heavy gauge wiring from the truck to the camper


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Testing out a new Iceco 3-1 Danfoss compressor fridge/freezer for the TC..Operates up to 40% off level....Ran over 24hrs on that little Jackery 240..

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