Classification and advantages and disadvantages of RV air conditioning

- Feb 05, 2021-

Classification and advantages and disadvantages of RV air conditioning


Today I will explain the classification of RV air conditioners and their respective advantages and disadvantages so that everyone can have a clear understanding when buying and using RVs.

1. Classification of RV air conditioners


RV air conditioners are roughly divided into two categories: driving air conditioners and parking air conditioners. The two can be distinguished from their names. One is used during the driving of the RV, and the other is used after arriving at the campsite.


Driving air conditioner: It is generally used in self-propelled RVs, that is, the air conditioner used in the cab of the chassis part. Generally, it needs to be directly powered by the engine during driving. The method of use is also the same as that of ordinary family cars. same.


Parking air conditioner: As the name implies, it is an air conditioner that uses a stable power supply when the RV arrives at the parking place. According to the different installation positions, it can be divided into top-mounted air conditioners and bottom-mounted air conditioners, and according to the function division can be divided into heating and cooling air conditioners and single refrigeration air conditioners. (RVs with a length of more than 5 meters generally use heating and cooling air-conditioning). According to the type of air conditioner, it can be divided into household air conditioner and special air conditioner for motorhome. From the type of power supply can be divided into 12V, 24V, 220V air conditioners.


2. The advantages and disadvantages of parking air conditioners


First understand the advantages and disadvantages of the top-mounted air conditioner and the bottom-mounted air conditioner in the parking air conditioner. The top-mounted air conditioner is easier to replace and repair than the bottom-mounted air conditioner, and the cost is lower. However, the indoor unit on the top of the RV will bring corresponding noise. The bottom air conditioner is generally hidden under the bed in the RV or the bottom of the card seat sofa. What we can see is an air outlet. The air outlet ducts are all hidden in the compartment, so the installation is more complicated and the overall cost is higher. But the overall noise is relatively small, and cold air can be quickly transported to various areas through the pipeline, which can achieve a rapid cooling effect.


The advantages and disadvantages of household air conditioners and special air conditioners for RVs are that they have good cooling effect, low noise, energy saving, but take up a lot of space, while special air conditioners for RVs are designed for mobile RVs and are designed to avoid driving vibration and impurity intrusion. The special design guarantees safety. The disadvantage is that it is noisy and consumes electricity.


Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of 12V, 24V, and 220V air conditioners: Although 12V and 24V parking air conditioners use electricity more safely, they require a lot of current and require very high battery capacity. The 220V parking air conditioner can be connected to the mains when parking in the camp, but in the absence of an external power supply, it can rely on a large-capacity battery and inverter for a short time, and it needs to be used with a generator for a long time.