Discover the Latest in Cooling Innovation: Dometic Freshjet Air Conditioners

Since the release of the Harrier Plus in 2020 Dometic have been working to improve and modernise the inverter technology within their range of caravan air conditioners. This extensive amount of field testing and improvements has finally led to the Dometic FreshJet air con, specifically known as the FreshJet 7 Series.

This new series of caravan inverter air conditioners represents a significant product development for Dometic, as they have used their previous knowledge and expertise to create three new models that are set to replace some of their most popular units. Introducing the FreshJet Lite, FreshJet Plus and FreshJet Pro taking the reins from the Harrier Lite, Harrier Plus and IBIS 4.

Dometic is proud to be one of the few companies in Australia offering such advanced inverter technology, so let’s check out what makes the Dometic FreshJet air cons stand out from the rest by looking at each new model.

 

FreshJet 7 Series Lite:

The FreshJet Lite, the smallest among the three models, is truly remarkable. It serves as an excellent upgrade and replacement for the Harrier Lite air conditioner, specifically designed for vehicles with lengths of up to 6 meters.

The size difference between the FreshJet Lite and its previous model the Harrier Lite is massive. Coming in at 245mm shorter the FreshJet lite is a fantastic choice if you have limited roof space or are wanting the option to expand your solar array with more real estate on top. This Dometic FreshJet air con will also be extremely popular in the van/ bus conversions where roof space is even more limited.

During extensive testing, the FreshJet Lite emerged as one of the most impressive models, significantly outperforming its predecessor, the Harrier Lite, by cooling down an RV remarkably 41% faster. Additionally, the testing revealed a substantial decrease in power consumption, further solidifying the FreshJet Lite's status as an outstanding and efficient RV air conditioning solution.

 

 

Harrier Lite

7 Series Lite

Cooling

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

2413

2600

Power consumption (W)

1648

1550

Current draw (A)

7.5

6.9

Airflow (m3/h)

460

426

Heating

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

2421

2300

Power consumption (W)

1150

1050

Current draw (A)

5.2

4.7

Airflow (m3/h)

462

449

Installed weight (kg)

37

35

Refrigerant

R410

R32

Max Vehicle Length (m)

6

6

Other features

Air Purifier

No

Yes

Wi-Fi/BT

No

Yes

 

FreshJet 7 Series Pro:

Catering to vehicle lengths of up to 7 meters and replacing the beloved IBIS 4, the FreshJet Pro is a top choice. Let's examine the enhancements it offers in comparison.

 

 

IBIS 4

7 Series Pro

Cooling

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

2625

2900

Power consumption (W)

1526

1650

Current draw (A)

6.9

7.3

Airflow (m3/h)

475

487

Heating

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

3017

2700

Power consumption (W)

1438

1350

Current draw (A)

7.0

5.9

Airflow (m3/h)

475

492

Installed weight (kg)

40

41

Refrigerant

R410

R32

Max Vehicle Length (m)

7

7

Other features

Air Purifier

No

Yes

Wi-Fi/BT

No

Yes

 

FreshJet 7 Series Plus:

Taking over from the well-liked Harrier Plus, the FreshJet Plus is ideally suited for vehicle lengths of up to 8 meters. Let compare the two models.

 

 

Harrier Plus

7 Series Plus

Cooling

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

3000

3400

Power consumption (W)

1535

1748

Current draw (A)

6.94

7.80

Airflow (m3/h)

496

502

Heating

Capacity (W) [ISO5151]

3017

2900

Power consumption (W)

1300

1445

Current draw (A)

5.88

6.44

Airflow (m3/h)

496

502

Installed weight (kg)

42.8

42.5

Refrigerant

R410

R32

Max Vehicle Length (m)

8

8

Other features

Air Purifier

No

Yes

Wi-Fi/BT

No

Yes

 

It is clear the Dometic FreshJet 7 Series air con's boast an array of impressive features that set it apart from its predecessors. One of their standout qualities is its superior energy efficiency, resulting in reduced power consumption. This not only allows for a longer run time on batteries and generators, ideal for extended off-grid adventures, but also contributes to a greener and more sustainable experience.

 

Installing A FreshJet 7 Series:

The FreshJet 7 Series all require a 360x360mm or a 400x400mm cutout which makes it an easy swap out from the existing Dometic air con models. The ADB (plenum) in the FreshJet 7 series is used on all three models unlike the previous models which contained different sized plenums. This makes for an overall easy installation and unified design inside the vehicle.

When considering the installation of a Dometic FreshJet air con, it is crucial to note that, as the unit operates on 240V, it is strongly recommended to have it installed by a certified electrician. Safety and proper installation are paramount in such cases.

 

Running A FreshJet 7 Series:

The FreshJet 7 Series models have been tested under strict conditions to design and manufacture an air con that can be run on and off-grid. With their improved inverter and efficiency technology the FreshJet 7 series tested with significant improvements in running time. Dometic’s focus was to design a unit that can be run off a lithium battery system effectively.

When testing the models, The FreshJet Lite performed remarkably well with a striking 40% longer run time. It's siblings, the Pro and Plus units performed with a 20% increase in run time. These results mean caravanners can comfortably enjoy the outdoors off-grid with the comfort of cool air in summer. If a generator is required, the FreshJet series can also run effectively on smaller generators such as the Cromtech 2400W Inverter Generator or the MaxWatt 2500W Petrol Inverter Generator.

 

Improved Cooling Capacity:

Field testing across various locations in Australia has showcased the FreshJet 7 Series' superior cooling capacity. After testing on over 20 different size vehicles the results revealed that these new models cool spaces at a faster rate compared to their predecessors. The smallest but most impressive model the FreshJet Lite cooled 41% faster than its previous model the Harrier lite during testing. No matter the size of your caravan, you can trust that Dometic has an air conditioner perfectly suited to meet your cooling needs.

 

Modern Design and Comfort:

What set’s the FreshJet 7 series apart from the previous models you ask? It’s their new in-built air purification system. This means you can enjoy clean air whilst using the air conditioner, keeping your caravan smelling fresh.

Another modern feature included in the 7 series includes its whisper quiet compressor. This ensures you can get a good night’s sleep without the annoying rattle from your old air con that kept you and your camping neighbours up all night.  

After an eventful day of exploration, the Dometic FreshJet air con offers you the convenience of regulating the air conditioner's temperature or turning it on from the exterior of your caravan. Relax and unwind with a refreshing beverage in your Dometic Go Compact Camping Chair, enjoying the soothing shade of your exterior caravan awning while managing the interior temperature of your caravan, ensuring a comfortable night's rest. This is all done using the Dometic App allowing you to control the settings with a simple touch on your smartphone device. Even better, if you've had enough of the kids misplacing the remote you never have to worry again.

 

Impressed but want to know more? Feel free to give our team a call on 1300 400 122 or chat with us using the LIVE chat function on our website. Alternatively view the Dometic FreshJet air con range on our website here.

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DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.


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