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outrunjason
03-14-2008, 09:48 PM
I have only looked into this for about an hour but wonder if anyone else has something they have used or know of.

I work sometimes 10 to 12 hour days and of that 10 to 12 hours my truck might be running 6 of those hours. Only reason it is running is because my guys are working and I am either on the phone, sending e-mails etc. But to stay cool I have to keep the truck running. Well it cost me a lot last year doing that and this year there has to be a better way.

I read somewhere that there was a 12 volt unit that put out cool air but didn't find much more on it. Anything know of anything. I might even go as far as to get a cheap generator or something :)

Turf Commando
03-14-2008, 10:07 PM
I read somewhere that there was a 12 volt unit that put out cool air but didn't find much more on it. Anything know of anything. I might even go as far as to get a cheap generator or something :)

Seen 12 volt heaters, there's no such unit as a 12 volt cooler ..

outrunjason
03-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Well there is and it said it put out 7,000 btu or something. I forgot to mention that it had a 2,500 watt inverter in it.

scottm1
03-14-2008, 10:18 PM
btu's is the abbreviation for "British Thermal Units" which is the way heat is rated, not cooling.

outrunjason
03-14-2008, 10:22 PM
http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/463298

Thats the link but I think it draws a lot of amps and you could only use that on a big truck.

outrunjason
03-14-2008, 10:34 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/11/grad-student-bolts-air-conditioner-onto-car-to-beat-texas-heat/

I would so do this. I could just put it in my bed and run the vent into the truck :)

kklick
03-14-2008, 11:08 PM
Here is the ultimate in portability. Might be a little redneck but probably works. http://www.kooleraireac.com/index.htm

Here are a few other options

http://www.swampy.net/12vcombo.html

http://www.sunpowertech.com/dc.htm


http://www.dcairco.com/DC4400.html

GravelyNut
03-15-2008, 12:16 AM
btu's is the abbreviation for "British Thermal Units" which is the way heat is rated, not cooling.

It is used for both. 1 ton of cooling = 12,000 BTU/hr.

Turf Commando
03-15-2008, 01:37 AM
Where would you put such a contraption...? It sounds interesting, just would require more POWER....!!!!

RigglePLC
03-15-2008, 04:19 PM
Its simple--just run a hose from your spray tank through the cab--make a few coils and send it back out to the tank--which is filled with cold water among other things. Run the pump to keep the water circulating. Add a 12 volt fan to circulate the cooled air. You are good until the water warms up to air temp.

Lawn-Sharks
03-15-2008, 04:48 PM
btu's is the abbreviation for "British Thermal Units" which is the way heat is rated, not cooling.

the TERM air conditioning is not to cool the air but to remove the heat! and BTU's can go both ways (cooling & Heating)

Lawn-Sharks
03-15-2008, 04:54 PM
I was thinking of something simular . I was going to get a small window shaker and get an inverter and put it in the back of the truck and run some small 3" or 4" fart fan vents into the cab via the sliding glass window.