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Dometic BR342 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner

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Dometic BR342 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner, 3 year warranty 

Dometic BR342 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner
  • "Dometic BR342"

    Review by Daryl Trembath , Beenleigh Qld (Posted on 26 Nov 2018) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    We have a 7.5M 5th wheeler. The air conditioner works reasonably well, but we find that the fan noise, even on the low speed is annoying. The air conditioner is sited above the TV and we now have to turn the TV up to 50 instead of 40

    Shopping Experience

    Very pleased with the service and the very fast postage.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    no
    (Posted on 26 Nov 2018) Read more
  • "Excellent product"

    Review by Lois OKeefe , Burleigh Waters Qld (Posted on 15 Nov 2018) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    A very efficient and quiet air conditioner. Easy remote control.

    Shopping Experience

    Very happy with the service, price and quick delivery. Highly recommended

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 15 Nov 2018) Read more
  • "Great aircon"

    Review by Sonya Roy , Valla NSW (Posted on 8 Nov 2018) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Best aircon. Couldn't be happier.

    Shopping Experience

    Best online seller experience.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 8 Nov 2018) Read more
  • "Great aircon, fantastic service"

    Review by Sonya Roy , Valla NSW (Posted on 8 Nov 2018) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Great price , best rooftop airconditioner we have ever had in an rv.

    Shopping Experience

    My generator, have very friendly, helpful staff. Delivery time wad amazingly quick.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 8 Nov 2018) Read more
  • "bought one to replace an old one "

    Review by Jim Graham , Glen innes Nsw (Posted on 25 Oct 2018) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Very pleased with it seems to work very well as yet we havnt been on a trip to fully try it out all well that will happen next week very pleased with the price and also how quick it arrived many thanks Jim graham

    Shopping Experience

    Very happy with it

    Recommend To A Friend?

    no
    (Posted on 25 Oct 2018) Read more

Details

Product Description

Dometic RV Rooftop Air Conditioner with air distribution box reverse cycle & remote. This leading edge air conditioner features advanced functionalities that have dramatically enhanced its overall performance. With condensation drain outlets allowing optional attachment of tubing to direct runoff away from door-ways or windows and a vertical compressor for reduced vibration.

Also available, an optional electronic wall control with remote control. Best for vehicle length Up to 7.5 metres.

Conveniently, the BR342 air conditioner is 20% lighter with a reduced roof footprint compared to its predecessor, and has 3 fan speeds. 

The BR342 air conditioner is cost effective, has advanced functionalities and now comes with reverse cycle air conditioning, making it the ultimate upgrade for your large RV. 

Will operate on premium brand inverter type generators (check with your generator supplier for compatibility).

Quality features: 

  • Optional electronic wall control with remote control
  • Condensation drain outlets allow optional attachment of tubing to direct runoff away from doorways/windows
  • Vertical compressor for reduced vibration levels

Fitting and Install instructions come with the unit, but it is advised a qualified installer (electrical contractor) undertakes the installation.


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Specifications

Short Description

Dometic BR342 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner, 3 year warranty 

SKU BR342-ADB-KIT
Brands Dometic
Best for Vehicle Length Up to 7.5m
Electrical Rating (single phase) 230 Volts
Nominal (compressor capacity) 3.6 kW
Cooling Capacity (ISO5151) 3.0 kW
Heating Capacity 2.9 kW
Current Draw (Cooling/Heating) 6.3 A / 5.3 A
Operating Temperature Range -7 to 43°C (Note: Performance is reduced at temperatures under 7 ºC and over 35 ºC)
Airflow (high fan) 526 m3/h
Dimensions (WxHxL mm) External: 705 x 342 x 721 | Internal: 581 x 35 x 530
Roof opening (W x D mm) 360 x 360
Roof thickness (mm) 38 - 165
Net Weight (kg) 33.0 Kg
Number of blower speeds 3
Remote control Yes
Functions Optional electronic wall control, Condensation drain outlets allow optional attachment of tubing to direct runoff away from doorways/ windows, Vertical compressor for reduced vibration
Manufacturers Warranty 3 years
NOTE Will operate on most premium brand inverter type generators of 2000 watts and above (check with your generator supplier for compatibility)
Installation Fitting and Install instructions come with the unit, but it is advised a qualified installer (electrical contractor) undertakes the installation.

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Customer Reviews

Dometic BR342 Review by Daryl Trembath , Beenleigh Qld
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

We have a 7.5M 5th wheeler. The air conditioner works reasonably well, but we find that the fan noise, even on the low speed is annoying. The air conditioner is sited above the TV and we now have to turn the TV up to 50 instead of 40

Shopping Experience

Very pleased with the service and the very fast postage.
Recommend this product to a friend? no
(Posted on 26 Nov 2018)
Excellent product Review by Lois OKeefe , Burleigh Waters Qld
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

A very efficient and quiet air conditioner. Easy remote control.

Shopping Experience

Very happy with the service, price and quick delivery. Highly recommended
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 15 Nov 2018)
Great aircon Review by Sonya Roy , Valla NSW
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Best aircon. Couldn't be happier.

Shopping Experience

Best online seller experience.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 8 Nov 2018)
Great aircon, fantastic service Review by Sonya Roy , Valla NSW
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Great price , best rooftop airconditioner we have ever had in an rv.

Shopping Experience

My generator, have very friendly, helpful staff. Delivery time wad amazingly quick.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 8 Nov 2018)
bought one to replace an old one Review by Jim Graham , Glen innes Nsw
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Very pleased with it seems to work very well as yet we havnt been on a trip to fully try it out all well that will happen next week very pleased with the price and also how quick it arrived many thanks Jim graham

Shopping Experience

Very happy with it
Recommend this product to a friend? no
(Posted on 25 Oct 2018)
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  • Q:I have a B3300 ducted A/C with remote control. Will the Dometic BR342 unit fit my Van??
    A:

    Hi there, the Dometic BR342 requires a 360 x 360 (mm) roof opening. We don't sell the B3300 model, but it also requires a 360 x 360 (mm) roof opening. Many thanks, Steve   

  • Q:Which generator should I be using for this Air Con unit? Can I use a Yamaha 2000w or do I need a Yamaha 2400w?
    A:

    Hi - the technical departments of the air conditioning brands will typically recommend a 2400w or 2800w inverter generator for most models. In our experience, the Yamaha EF2400iS is the best generator model to run caravan air-conditioners. It has the capacity to handle the startup power requirements when the A/C compressor kicks in.

    Some people will use a 2000w generator for smaller air-conditioner models, but it is worth noting that any generator's capacity is reduced as ambient temperature gets higher (often when you most need an A/C) and when the extension leads get beyond 3-4 metres. This is often when you need more than 2000 watts. So again, we would recommend the Yamaha EF2400iS to run most caravan air-conditioners, or the Yamaha EF2800i if you need a bit more power.  

    The last thing worth noting is that Dometic have recently released (as at Jun 2016) a new model of Air Conditioner called the Dometic Harrier Inverter Rooftop Air Conditioner – it’s the first model to use an inverter compressor in a Caravan Air Con application, which significantly reduces start up requirement. The Harrier model will comfortably start and run from a 2000w generator. This new A/C model may be worth considering if it fits your van and your requirements.

     

  • Q:What is the difference between ‘reverse cycle’ caravan air conditioners and ‘heating element’ caravan air conditioners?
    A:

    Hi, great question. These descriptions relate to how the heating/cooling works in air conditioners. ‘Heat Exchange’ units use heat exchange to cool and an electrical heat element to warm. It’s not the most efficient heating method, but it works no matter how cold it is outside.


    Reverse cycle units are the more common type and they use a compressor whether heating or cooling. This is more efficient method but for some models can be an issue when there’s ice in the outside air.

    There are more Reverse Cycle models available and it is the most popular type of RV air conditioner – customers that opt for Heating Element style air conditioners typically plan to spend long periods in cold temperatures.

  • Q:With air conditioner ratings, why are some specifications for the same model different between suppliers and information sources relating to things like cooling capacity?
    A:

    Hi, good question. With ratings such as cooling capacity, two different numbers can both be correct – they can just relate to different requirements and conditions.

    Often cooling capacity figures displayed for the product are from the electrical rating conditions. The other main method of testing ratings of air conditioners is to ISO5151 standard – this method is under standardised controlled conditions and allows more direct comparison between models.

  • Q:Looking at a roof top caravan air conditioner - What are the noise ratings (dBA)? And which is the quietest?
    A:

    Unfortunately caravan air conditioner manufacturers don’t provide dBA ratings with their unit specifications, which is a pity because it is a hot topic among caravan enthusiasts.  

    All of the models we stock are premium brands and we have had no feedback from customers that the noise of their caravan air conditioner model purchased from us is too loud, or keeping them awake/disturbing them during the air con operation.

    Referring to specific models, a couple of the more popular caravan air conditioner options are:

    • The Harrier Inverter Air Conditioner has a variable speed inverter compressor, making its operation very quiet for its size (its designed for vehicles up 7.5 metres in length). 
    • The Dometic Aircommand Ibis MK3 model (designed for vehicles up to 6.5 metres in length) has improved its high speed fan operation from previous models, also making it a very quiet roof top caravan air conditioner.
    • The latest release from Dometic; The Dometic Aircommand MK4 model (designed for vehicles up to 7 metres in length) features a new-generation compressor with inverter technology which ensures that vibration is minimised, creating a more pleasant environment. In addition to this, the quiet environment that the Ibis 3 achieved has been replicated. Both of these features make it one of the quiestest air conditioners in the market.
  • Q:I have a B3200 with ducting as well as straight down. What would be the best unit to replace it with?
    A:

    Hi Kevin, we have the Dometic BR342 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner in stock, so if you wanted to replace like for like, then that can be done. In terms of other options to fit the same roof opening (360 x 360mm) and to suit a vehicle length up to around 7 metres, then I would suggest you consider the following:

    Dometic Harrier Inverter Rooftop Air Conditioner - this was released in 2016 and is the first caravan air conditioner to incorporate inverter technology which makes it very energy efficient and quiet. 

    Air Command Cormorant Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner - a tough model designed for Australian conditions and provides strong cooling/heating and power for your buck. 

    Overall, if you are looking at replacing your existing model with a newer, more up-to-date and energy efficient model, then I would recommend the Dometic Harrier Inverter unit. Thanks. 

  • Q:What happens when the outside temp increases?
    A:

    Hi Paul, this RV Air Con unit has a rated operating temperature range of -7 to 43°C. The manufacturer also states that 'Performance is slightly reduced at temperatures under 7 ºC and over 35 ºC'. 

    If you are looking for an air con unit that have ratings that can particularly handle the hotter temperatures, then you could consider popular models such as the Dometic Harrier or the Air Command Ibis 3.

    Conversely, a unit such as the Dometic Freshjet 2200 with heat element uses a heat exchange system (as opposed to reverse cycle compressor) and is very effective when operating in colder temperatures. 

    Many thanks

  • Q:Will the Cromtech 2400w Inverter Generator handle the start up surge on this aircon unit?
    A:

    Hi - short answer is yes. The technical departments of RV air conditioning manufacturers (e.g. Dometic, Air Command, Truma etc.) will typically recommend a 2400w or 2800w inverter generator for most RV aircon models.

    In our experience, the Yamaha EF2400iS or Cromtech 2400w Inverter Generator are the best generator models to run caravan air-conditioners. These models have the capacity to handle the startup power requirements when the Aircon compressor kicks in.

    Of course there are other inverter generator models (slightly bigger or smaller) that customers do use to run their Caravan/Motorhome Air Conditioner - some 2000 - 2200w  or  2800 - 3000w generator models. It can depend on the particular setup of the van... However, as mentioned, the most popular models are the Yamaha 2400w or Cromtech 2400w and this is what we would recommend for an RV Aircon also. 

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