HELP IDEAS for Mini A/C Unit for Truck Answered
This is an idea that has been tried before with other type equipment & applications. However I think that I have found a way to limit the cost & over size of the application for the use intended. The rubb is that I need help with the fabrication. So I am hoping that the brain power will rally to help in a proto-type or test model of this idea.
THE IDEA: A mini A/C unit to keep a vehicle cool for short periods of time 1-2 hours.
Why needed?? I own a Private Investigation Agency and have very expensive electronic equipment inside sensitive to the high heat in south Texas during the summer.
Equipment on hand for the idea:
A. Small Cooler & HEater unit that can be found @ most Walmart, Walgreens, ect... Size 12"x 10" x 6"
Input: 100-240VAC 1.2 A 40 watt Output 12 volt 4.0 A (looks like a tall showbox with a single hinge that opens like a center console-armrest-glovebox in a truck or van. Picture below...
B. A DC/AC convertor also sold at same stores. The unit is very small but will power the unit very easy. 12 volt 5 A 100 watt, 4" x 3" x 3/4"
C. a zeus sealed 12 volt battery 4-5 AH with the PWR use of cooler.
D. VArious size small electric fans to be used a blower fans.
E. PVC or duct work for the application.
F. Optional Solar Cell for battery recharge to be mounted on roof of vehicle.
I am sorry if my post is inapropiate for this forum or if I have used this post wrong for my purpose. This is my first time to post anything...
If there is anything I can do to help with the concept please let me know.
I will try and add Pic's of the parts later.
PS: total cost of everything brand new was less than $50.00