Adding electric ac to bunk

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by skallagrime, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Okay, the good news,

    it cools okay, no numbers yet, probably tomorrow.

    Installed a low voltage cut for the ac unit so it wont pull my batteries dry

    The bad news, apparently im only running on 3 batteries and i certainly have parasitic draw somewhere. So runtime on my bank of 3 (should be 4) was under 1.5 hrs before cutting power

    Back to good news. Daytime, stopped for say loading/unloading, this will keep it cool enough that my ac wont have to fight everything the second i get back in the truck, and in tandem, less than 10 min to pull from 90 degrees down to 65.

    I will absolutely look into getting better batteries and probably replacing all the alternator and battery lines.

    At worst i can actually sleep in comfort while idling, at best it will help chill it far faster when i need it, and come nighttime ought to do much better.
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