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Old 02-17-2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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This looks interesting. Crowdfunding to create portable AC that can run from solar panel, battery, vehicle or 110. Hope it is quiet. Small, but it could be enough to take the heat out of the trailer.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i...tioner-power#/
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its called crowed scaming. sorry
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That seems a bit.. optimistic.. all around on the power specs. A highly-efficient 3500BTU A/C probably needs around 300W to run. This one lists 156W "average", but that must include a low duty cycle, meaning they're including time when the compressor isn't actually running in their average. Calculating wattage from BTU and EER, I got 593W actual steady-state power draw. The included 100W of solar is probably only going to produce about 20-60W real-world. They also claim 6-8hrs with the battery pack, but even at 50% duty cycle and 6hrs that would need at least 150Ah instead of the 40Ah or 60Ah they list.

Interesting product, and probably enough to maintain temperatures in a trailer, but it may struggle to keep up if it gets really hot. It's also a fair bit less efficient than the Dometic rooftop units. Impressively light at 7Lbs, though.
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Impressively light at 7Lbs, though.
Maybe because there is nothing inside the box.
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I'm always skeptical of crowd funding. From what I can tell, very few of these ever make it to market. Makes me wonder what happens to the money.
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For Kickstarter, the answer is often "back to the users", because nothing happens unless they hit a minimum threshold. For Indiegogo, it's.. less defined. It's also odd to me that a company that supposedly ships over 100 million units per year (not very "Indie") needs to run a fundraiser for $200K in capital.
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I couldn't get past the picture of a woman sitting on a blanket, outside, "cooling" the great outdoors with her portable A/C.
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It’s empty till you fill the suitcase with ice n the fans blows over it n expels cold air lmao
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Itís empty till you fill the suitcase with ice n the fans blows over it n expels cold air lmao
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So, it's kinda like those Xray glasses that were advertised in comic books? Only, it costs more than $1.
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