Truma Saphir Comfort Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

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Product Description

Truma Saphir Comfort Reverse Cycle Under Bunk Air Conditioner (SAPHIR R/C-KIT). The Saphir comfort's high power means that it is able to provide sufficient cooling, right through to the last corner, for vehicles up to 6.5 m in length. Enjoy all the benefits and the confidence of knowing you have a test winner on board.

A ready to install air conditioner that fits under a bed or cupboard with a vent to the outside and air is circulated within your vehicle via ducting - available as separate accessories.

The storage compartment air conditioning system can be adjusted by remote control or on the digital CP plus control panel. If, in addition to the air conditioner, you also have a Truma Combi heater in your vehicle, you can use automatic climate control.

Quality features:

  • Integrated heat pump function 
  • Extremely light weight at only 23.5 kg
  • Highly efficient, delivers exceptionally high performance
  • The smallest air conditioning system in its class: space-saving installation in a storage bench
  • Ideal for allergy sufferers: not only cools the air, but also cleans and dehumidifies it
  • Four operating modes (cooling, heating, automatic, air circulation) and three fan speeds
  • In sleep mode, the internal fan operates at a slow speed and is therefore very quiet
  • Best for vehicle length Up to 6.5 metres

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

Installation Kit includes:

  • 1 x Circulation Air Intake Grill - External Dimensions: 380 x 230 mm; Cut-out Dimensions: 350 x 190 mm
  • 3 x Clip US - Diameter: 65mm - Ageta Grey
  • 3 x End outlet with Air Throttle suits T-Pipe LT - Diameter: 65mm - Black - Suits T-Pipe LT
  • 3 x End outlet Nut EM - Diameter 65mm - Grey

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Specifications

SKU SAPHIR-RC-KIT

Brand Truma

GTIN 4052816024912

Warranty Period: 2 Years

Product Category RV Air Conditioners

Best for Vehicle Length (m) 6.5

Cooling Capacity (ISO5151) (kW) 2.4

Heating Capacity (W) approx. 1.7 kW (Note:Heating is not possible at an outside temperature of less than 4 °C)

Electrical Rating (single phase) 230 - 240 volts

Current Draw (Cooling/Heating) 4.2 A / 3.7 A

Remote control Yes

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

Number of Blower Speeds 3 + sleep mode

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

Operating temperature range 4 to 43°C

Net Weight (kg) 23.5

Functions Integrated heat pump function, Highly efficient, delivers exceptionally high performance

Airflow (high fan) 380 m3/h

Dimensions (WxHxL mm) 400 x 290 x 628


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Customer Reviews

Very satisfied Review by
Aircon was shipped promptly, easy to install and set up. Worked well in vey hot conditions
(Posted on 6 June 2023)
Truma Saphir Review by
The Truma Saphir is one of the best options for Pop-up roof caravans.Easy to install. Excellent cooling and heating system.High recommended.
(Posted on 28 November 2022)
Great product with easy to understand instructions Review by
Great aircon and very easy to fit, instructions were easy to follow.
(Posted on 12 October 2020)
Good unit Review by
Cools and heats my caravan really well top product.
(Posted on 2 October 2020)

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Great product! Review by
It requires some planning and effort when installing this unit, as you need to make sure you can find a spot on the floor of the vehicle where you can cut through the chassis for the outside air intake /output. There are also two drainage holes that need to be cut. I drilled some pilot holes through the chassis in the place it would fit best (not in the way of crossbeams under the vehicle and away from the fuel tank etc), then I used an angle grinder to cut the air intake and output slots, then I used a hole-saw for the two drainage pipes. Once installed, I tested the cooling and heating modes, it's actually pretty powerful and very quiet when in operation. I also attempted to run the unit off my 1KW inverter running with the vehicle engine on. It was able to operate, however, when the compressor kicked in, it would drain my battery fairly quickly and when it went below 12 volts it would just put the unit into fan-only mode which was fine. It's better to run off a 2kW generator or mains power. Things to keep in mind: You need an electrician to put an Australian 240-volt plug on the end of the power cable as it comes without an attachment. Also, you need to purchase the ducting separately which is about $130 for 5 metres. Overall, very happy with the unit and its performance.
(Posted on 31 October 2019)
Great product! Review by
It requires some planning and effort when installing this unit, as you need to make sure you can find a spot on the floor of the vehicle where you can cut through the chassis for the outside air intake /output. There are also two drainage holes that need to be cut. I drilled some pilot holes through the chassis in the place it would fit best (not in the way of crossbeams under the vehicle and away from the fuel tank etc), then I used an angle grinder to cut the air intake and output slots, then I used a hole-saw for the two drainage pipes.Once installed, I tested the cooling and heating modes, it's actually pretty powerful and very quiet when in operation. I also attempted to run the unit off my 1KW inverter running with the vehicle engine on. It was able to operate, however, when the compressor kicked in, it would drain my battery fairly quickly and when it went below 12 volts it would just put the unit into fan-only mode which was fine. It's better to run off a 2kW generator or mains power.Things to keep in mind: You need an electrician to put an Australian 240-volt plug on the end of the power cable as it comes without an attachment. Also, you need to purchase the ducting separately which is about $130 for 5 metres.Overall, very happy with the unit and its performance.
(Posted on 31 October 2019)
Great Review by
Great quality.
(Posted on 2 October 2019)
Excellent Unit & Excellent Service Review by
The air con unit was very easy to install, it was installed in half a day physically. It then took a few hours to wire up but that is due to my caravan set up. The unit comes with every instruction needed and a simple stencile for holes in the floor, it couldn't have been easier. The unit pumps out a massive amount of air on the lowest fan speed which is great and there is very little vibration even when compressor kicks in, it does have a slight hum but its well worth the cool air in northern Australia. All vents are included and only ducting is required to be purchased. This was a ripper deal and postage was very quick and very reasonably priced.
(Posted on 6 July 2019)
Excellent Review by
Very good product took a bit of fitting in our vehicle.
(Posted on 23 April 2019)
Airconditioner Review by
Very good quality, runs well! although not plumbed up in my slide on camper yet. This unit should work well being able to route the three cold air pipes were I want, because when the roof is up the camper is almost split into two areas. This unit is ideal and fairly light as well.
(Posted on 7 March 2019)
Ordered air con and had it here in 2 days. Great s Review by
Unit was easy to install and fits compact. Runs quietly and nice cold air. Stoked with it.
(Posted on 5 March 2019)
VERY HAPPY Review by
RECEIVED O'NITE TO COUNTRY NSW, FITTED NEXT DAY WITH EASE AND RAN WHEN 44 DEGREES PERFECTLY. THANK YOU!
(Posted on 9 January 2019)
VERY HAPPY Review by
RECEIVED O'NITE TO COUNTRY NSW, FITTED NEXT DAY WITH EASE AND RAN WHEN 44 DEGREES PERFECTLY.THANK YOU!
(Posted on 9 January 2019)
Truma air conditioner Review by
Great product that is very easy to install.
(Posted on 11 December 2018)
Good Review by
Quite operation. Good air flow and cooling.
(Posted on 12 September 2018)
Great Product Review by
Simple installation and works just great.
(Posted on 3 April 2018)
Very happy Review by
Easy install and a quality product. Runs very quietly. Very cold air too!
(Posted on 28 October 2017)
Good product and service Review by
The air conditioner is now fitted into our 21 foot motorhome. It replaced a previous unit. It works well and was easy to fit, the fitting instructions were concise and easy to follow.
(Posted on 16 November 2016)

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

    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. 

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

    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.

  • What is the difference between ‘reverse cycle' caravan air conditioners and ‘heating element' caravan air conditioners?

    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.

  • Does the Truma Saphir come with a 240V plug attached to the unit?

    The Air Conditioner has a 240V cable pre-wired in, but there is no mains plug on the end. An electrician or qualified electrical contractor may choose to connect a plug or hardwire to the van's electrical system. Ensure to check the regulations in your state for 240V electrical work and engage a qualified tradesperson.

  • Which air outlet should I use to connect the ducting?

    The Truma Saphir air conditioner comes with three ducting outlets. You do not have to use all the three, but do ensure you use the outlets closest to the edge of the unit for the longest ducting length. It is the most powerful outlet.

  • What is the heating output like on this Product?

    The Truma saphir is a reverse cycle air conditioner rated at approximately 1.7 kW. (Note: Heating is not possible at an outside temperature of less than 4 °C). The unit will always work more effectively in cooling mode compared to heating mode. Truma does sell a dedicated Truma varios gas heater. The electronic control panel from the gas heater can be paired with the Truma underbunk air conditioner. This allows you to control both with the one wall mounted control panel. There is also an “Automatic Climate Control” function, whereby you set the system to “Auto”, then set your desired temperature and the CP Plus will automatically turn on the gas heater when it's too cold, or the AC unit when it's too hot.

  • What size geni do i need for the truma saphir? I want to put it in the storage compartment in my 5th wheeler as a second air con. Plenty of room.

    Hi Jack,

    We would recommend a minimum generator size of 2400W for the Truma Saphir. Popular generator models that we sell to run RV Air Con Units include:

    Cromtech Outback 2400W inverter generator

    Yamaha EF2400iS inverter Generator

  • can this unit be fixed to a wall .will it work on its side Thanks Marty

    Hi Marty,

    This air conditioner needs to be installed horizontally.

    Installing it on the side is not recommended. 

  • Does the Truma come a remote sensor to be installed out the cupboard wall ,as if the Truma sapphire is enclosed in a cupboard the the hand held remote might not work !

    Hi There,

    The Truma Saphir comes with the remote control, and an infrared receiver that can be placed in the van separate to the air conditioner. This gives you full control no matter where the unit is housed.

  • Thinking of buying a newage poptop caravan. How do these a/c units go on dirt roads and water crossings? Venting from the bottom of the van i'm concerned about dust/water damaging and effecting the cooling efficiency .

    Hi There,

    The way that these aircondtioners operate, dust is not a concern.

    In your situation water ingress would be a huge concern. If you intend to do water crossings where the caravan may be partially submerged this air conditioner would not be recommended.

    A light weight rooftop model would be best.

  • How are these units with vibrations? Was thinking of installing it in my boat but go through rough weather regularly.

    Hi There,

    These air conditioners are designed for use in caravans, campervans, and RV's.

    We would not recommend installing it on a boat.

  • Hi,I have 2 questions.Is the air conditioner only able to work with mains power or a generator? Will solar power operate the air conditioner?I noticed the heating will only work if the temperature if 4 degrees or higher. What will happen if I try to

    Hi There,

    These air conditioners are designed to operate from mains power, or a generator. The only way you could run them on a battery system with solar would be to have a large battery bank with a 2000W inverter. The downside to this is that you will not be able to run the air conditioner for extended periods of time.

    Heating is unavailable at temperatures below 4c. There is a very good chance that the unit will freeze up. A dedicated heater (gas or diesel) would be recommended if travelling in cold areas of the country.

  • I don't want to cut a hole in my floor for the vent. Is there an option to vent via ducting through a side wall?

    Hi There,

    Unfortunately these air conditioners need to be vented through the floor sorry.

  • We are setting up a camper with 300A/H of High Draw Revolution Lithiums and a Redarc 3000W inverter.......will this run the Saphir OK? We also want to run the Yamaha EF2000IS if that will suit.

    Hi There,

    We would expect the Truma Saphir to run just fine from the Redarc 3000W inverter. Generally we find that a 2000W inverter generator will also be suitable, especially the Yamaha EF2000iS.

  • Will the Enerdrive ePOWER 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter off a 140ah AGM battery run this system?

    Hi There,

    We would not recommend running the air conditioner off an inverter with that small of a battery bank, sorry.

  • Will my Honda 2kw run this on a short cable?

    Hi There,

    Whilst we don't sell that generator, we'd expect it to run this a/c just fine.

  • Hi My question is the Truma Saphir Comfort air conditioner inverter starting or thermostat control direct on/off switching type? Thanks

    Hi There

    The Truma Saphir Comfort is not an inverter Aircon.

     It would use a thermostat control on/off switching.

  • Where is the best place to mount the Truma underbunk air conditioner?

    Picking a good location will help maximize storage space and the unit's airflow requirements.

    • Consider an area with good ventilation. The unit has a circulated air intake that pulls air from inside the van, a supply air intake and a supply air outlet that goes through the floor.
    • Consider where you plan to run your ducting. The shorter the ducting the more efficient the air conditioner will be.
    • Check beneath your vehicle is clear from obstructions as the intake and outtake pipes sit proud and need clearance
    • Keep in mind things like river crossings and ensure you have enough clearance.

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