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hpdrver

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Posted: 04/19/21 05:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone think this AC will work for boondocking.
https://coolsummertips.com/coolgads-1.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIor2wnb-L8AIVMapxCh2S8QSNEAEYASAAEgIrhPD_BwE


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it's either a swamp cooler or uses freezer packs.

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Here is the only review of it that I can find that is not a paid advertisement.

https://www.sabireviews.com/blast-auxiliary-ac-review/

Does not sound promising.


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It's a swamp cooler. Below is a quote straight from the link above (in bold). So yes it's technically an air conditioner as it "conditions" the air. But it's not a true air conditioner on the sense that most people think about air conditioning.

Blast invented a Rapid Cooling System that uses water to cool down the incoming air, then pumps out freezing cold air on the other side.


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Get the softstart it's supposed to actually work with a 2K generator


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Only if you’re using a generator - A 2000 watt generator may run it if the AC has a soft start kit... otherwise a 3000 watt is needed. The battery storage and solar panels aren’t quite there yet. If you figure the AC running 25% (optimistic) 1000 watts X 6 hrs = 6000wh per day. Solar panels - 400 watts/panel 3’X 6’ 4 - 6 needed, LiFePO batteries 1200 wh per battery - 4 to 6 needed $5 - $7000.

These are very optimistic estimates... It may be tough to find enough room for the panels, batteries - maybe if you have deep pockets. And I’ve made no provision for other loads. Gotta have a generator!

Get a 7-9000 btu efficient mini split AC... maybe?

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It takes more cooling power to keep a small refrigerator cold.

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opnspaces wrote:

Blast invented a Rapid Cooling System that uses water to cool down the incoming air, then pumps out freezing cold air on the other side.
Right. Freezing cold air from water evaporation. What division of physics does that come from?

Reminds me of the old "incredible gas mileage" ads using magnets.

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According to their website, you have to put the water in the fridge first to cool it down so it can then be used to cool the air.

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toedtoes wrote:

According to their website, you have to put the water in the fridge first to cool it down so it can then be used to cool the air.
Alternatively, you can leave the refer door open and get the same result.

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