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Old 23rd December 2015, 12:14 AM   #61
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Well, it only took me 6 months to get back to working on the car! The electric compressor and associated controller are mounted in the front boot of the Europa. I also did my first DIY AC hose using the E-Z Clip System from Vintage Air/Aeroquip - very slick. More hose work tomorrow, need to hook up the dryer with trinary switch, etc.

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Old 23rd December 2015, 02:04 PM   #62
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Looks really nice Dave! Did you paint the Lizard Skin or use something else? Very clean and sanitary.. Love it!

Merry Christmas to you and yours....
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Old 23rd December 2015, 04:39 PM   #63
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Let us all know how well the compressor works. P.s. is it a DC compressor or a/c like a 3 phase with a motor drive to control frequency?
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Old 23rd December 2015, 10:30 PM   #64
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Thanks Randy. It isn't Lizard Skin, just battleship grey paint that my painter had around. Merry Christmas to you as well - AZ looks like fun!

Rod - It is a DC unit. I'll post how well it works once I finally finish the car!

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Old 24th December 2015, 12:03 AM   #65
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Okay -- I thought that part of the car was sprayed over at CH with Lizard skin... It looks really nice! AZ is working out pretty nicely! Thx!
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Old 2nd June 2016, 11:27 PM   #66
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Dave,

Curious to know if you got this running yet, and if so how does it work?

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Old 4th June 2016, 08:31 PM   #67
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Curious to know if you got this running yet, and if so how does it work?

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Sorry Dave but the car is still in pieces. Maybe next summer.

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Old 21st July 2016, 08:21 PM   #68
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https://www.streetrodhq.com/detail/4...Electric_.html

Try this link for electric compressor
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Old 22nd July 2016, 03:59 AM   #69
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

Newly developed 12 V unit in the UK, Small and very efficient, fits entirely in front compartment behind radiator, watch this space for further news, but not from me!
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49 amps draw pretty hefty
That's going to really tax an alternator
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Old 23rd July 2016, 10:08 PM   #71
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49 amps draw pretty hefty
That's going to really tax an alternator
From what I've been able to determine, electric compressors are rated at start-up current which is high. The unit I purchased is 33 amps, 49 amps is really high. However, running current is supposed to be much less - I just haven't been able to determine how much less. I spoke with Jay at InfinityBox and he said the 25 amp output of the PowerCell should be fine for the unit I purchased. Time will tell.

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Old 16th September 2017, 06:48 AM   #72
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Re: Electric A/C Compressor

I'm looking at options for aircon in my GT40. Dave L, did you get this going? Frank C, do you have any info on the UK built compressor you referred to? Has anyone running electric aircon in a GT40 successfully?
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Old 16th September 2017, 01:25 PM   #73
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Simon, send me your E mail address and I will get the UK manufacturer to contact you directly, Frank
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Frank could you get me that contact info? racecoat at G mail dot com
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