Low Powered Air Conditioner Answered
I live in a converted bus made into a mobile home in Outback Australia. I'm currently building a 'Solar System' so I can go anywhere without relying on hooking up to mains power.
The biggest problem I'm having is finding an 'Inverter' that will handle power consumption to run my 'Fridge' and ''Air Conditioner', I have a 2500w Inverter but this can only run an 'Aircon' up to 300w, so tell me where you can get one that runs at this power level !!
I have an idea that may get over both problems (Fridge and Aircon). I was looking through 'ebay' and found a 80L Fridge/Freezer that runs on 12v, mainly used for 4WDs and RVs.
I'm just wondering if I could somehow carefully drill a hole into the freezer cabinet and coil copper or aluminum small bore pipe around the internal walls of this, then have a small 12v DC Pump circulating 'Antifreeze' or similar through a external radiator with fan blowing through this into my living area.
I know this will be a drain on batteries as the freezer will be constantly running due to the warmer return fluid circling around inside the cabinet, but I'm not really worried about this as I will have 4 Solar Panels totaling around 500w production at 7-8amps and 4 Deep Cycle Batteries rated at 100ah each, total 400ah.
Will this setup be efficient as a air cooling system without effecting the frozen food in my freezer too much.
Would love to here any comments on this and also any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.