Can I run my RV air conditioner on battery power?
If we installed this product, it should allow us to run our A/C using the inverter without spiking past the inverter's 40a max. You will not do any harm to the lithium batteries by running the RV air conditioner. As long as the battery has ample charge you can run the AC for hours.
Buying a Portable RV Generator
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- Buying a Portable RV Generator
Size of Air Conditioner Approximate Starting Watts Approximate Running Watts 13,500 btu 2800-3000W 1500-2000W 15,000 btu 3300-3500W 1300-1800W
- A power inverter, or inverter, is an electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage and frequency, and overall power handling depend on the design of the specific device or circuitry.
- Full wave rectifier is a type of rectifier which converts alternating current voltage into pulsating direct current voltage during both half cycles of applied input voltage. In this rectifier, full wave rectification can be achieved by using two crystal diodes which conduct current alternatively.
Below is a breakdown of the cost to operate an in-room air-conditioning unit for a day and for a month. In general, the higher the BTU rating, the more electricity your unit will pull. And, of course, the energy draw will vary by make and model. 6,000 BTU Air Conditioner (approximately 560 watts)
- Central Air Conditioner – 3500 Watts. Central A/C Fan Only – Compressor Off – 750 Watts. Largest Window Units – 1440 Watts. Medium Window Unit – 900 Watts.
- A "ton" in air conditioning is a reference to the heat capacity of a ton of melting water ice, over the period of one day. It is defined as 12000 BTU/hr, or 3517 watts. So for 1.5 tons, this will turn out to be 18000 BTU/hr or 5275.5 watts.
- At a cost of $0.134 per kWh, this amounts to $120.60 per month. A large 12,000 BTU air conditioner, like that in a window, running six hours each day will consume 270 kWh, at a cost of $36.26 per month.
At a cost of $0.134 per kWh, this amounts to $120.60 per month. A large 12,000 BTU air conditioner, like that in a window, running six hours each day will consume 270 kWh, at a cost of $36.26 per month. A smaller 6,500 BTU room air conditioner will consume 144 kWh at a cost of $19.34 per month.
- For example, a 900-watt air conditioner running for eight hours would consume 7.2 kWh (900 watts * 8 hours, divided by 1000). If you pay 22.8 cents per kWh, running such an air conditioner will add about $1.64 per night to your power bill, plus taxes and fees.
- Since there is no hot air produced, there is no need for a vent. If you're looking for a portable air conditioners without a hose or window exhaust, then what you want is an evaporative air cooler (also called a swamp cooler or wet air cooler) which is basically a device that cools the air by evaporating water.
- Wattage Chart
Motorhome 5th Wheel and Camp Trailer Roof Top Air Conditioners Watts Required for start up Average wattage once running 7000 btu RV air conditioner 1700 600 10,000 btu RV air conditioner 2000 700 13,500 btu RV air conditioner 2750 1250 15,000 btu RV air conditioner 3500 1500
Updated: 9th October 2018