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Dometic CALR242 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner

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Dometic CALR242 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner, 3 year warranty

Dometic CALR242 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner
  • "Excellent service."

    Review by Peter Brinnand , Gladstone Queensland (Posted on 16 Jan 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Not yet in a position to offer a review as the item has very little use as yet.

    Shopping Experience

    Possibly the best shopping experience I have had on the internet. The company web site appears to contain ACCURATE information and the service received from Paul, Peter and Matt was outstanding, honest, helpful and reliable. Thanks very much boys for your help and effort.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 16 Jan 2019) Read more
  • "Excellent service."

    Review by Peter Brinnand , Gladstone Queensland (Posted on 16 Jan 2019) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Not yet in a position to offer a review as the item has very little use as yet.

    Shopping Experience

    Possibly the best shopping experience I have had on the internet. The company web site appears to contain ACCURATE information and the service received from Paul, Peter and Matt was outstanding, honest, helpful and reliable. Thanks very much boys for your help and effort.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 16 Jan 2019) Read more

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Product Description

The Dometic CALR242 Air Conditioner is reverse cycle, with heating and cooling, as well as remote control.  A sleek, contemporary design reduces air flow resistance while providing maximum cooling.

Best for vehicle length Up to 6 metres. 

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

Quality features:

  • Removable and washable filters
  • Air distribution box with air shower vent, digital readout and status indication LEDs
  • Quiet operation
 Fitting and Install instructions come with the unit, but it is advised a qualified installer (electrical contractor) undertakes the installation.

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Dometic CALR242 Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner, 3 year warranty

SKU CALR242-ADB-KIT
Brands Dometic
Best for Vehicle Length Up to 6.0m
Electrical Rating (single phase) 230 volts
Nominal (compressor capacity) 3.0 kW
Cooling Capacity (ISO5151) 2.3 kW
Heating Capacity 2.1 kW
Current Draw (Cooling/Heating) 5.8 A / 5.5 A
Operating Temperature Range -7 to 43°C (Note: Performance is reduced at temperatures under 7 °C and over 35 °C)
Airflow (high fan) 282 m3/h
Dimensions (WxHxL mm) External: 736 x 255 x 1027 | Internal: 508 x 70 x 635
Roof opening (W x D mm) 360 x 360
Roof thickness (mm) approx. 38 - 150
Net Weight (kg) 45.0 Kg
Number of blower speeds 3
Remote control Yes
Functions Features four operating modes, reverse cycle and timer function, Removable and washable filters, Air distribution box with air shower vent, digital readout and status indication LEDs
Manufacturers Warranty 3 years
NOTE Will operate on most premium brand inverter type generators (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

Excellent service. Review by Peter Brinnand , Gladstone Queensland
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Not yet in a position to offer a review as the item has very little use as yet.

Shopping Experience

Possibly the best shopping experience I have had on the internet. The company web site appears to contain ACCURATE information and the service received from Paul, Peter and Matt was outstanding, honest, helpful and reliable. Thanks very much boys for your help and effort.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 16 Jan 2019)
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  • 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:How much power is needed to start up and run this particular roof top mode? Is 2000w enough? ta, Kev
    A:

    Hi Kev, we would recommend a 2400w generator to comfortably start and run this RV rooftop Aircon model. 

    A 2000w generator might be ok in factory testing conditions, but any generator's capacity is slightly de-rated in hotter temperatures...so, when it starts getting above 30°C (when you most want to use your A/C) often a 2000w generator can struggle with starting the Aircon unit. Other factors such as length of extension lead can impact the power delivered from a generator... with this in mind, we recommend a 2400w sized inverter generator with the following models being the most popular:

    Yamaha 2400w Inverter Generator 

    Cromtech 2400w Inverter Generator

     

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to call our team on 1300 400 122.  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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