Mobile Living Made Easy Australia Issue 2 - Page 13
FEATURE — PRODUCT FAQ
Do your air conditioners run on 12V?
Our RV air conditioners require 240V AC power,
however they can be run via a suitably sized power
inverter from 12V supplies. Our truck parking
coolers are 24V DC only, however a 12V DC version
of the Dometic CoolAir RTX air conditioner will be
Which refrigerator works better
– 3-way or compressor fridge?
Compressor fridges cool down and recover
q u i c ke r than absorption fridges after door
openings, and have lower power consumption
when running on DC or AC power. Whereas 3-way
absorption refrigerators have the advantages of
running on gas in addition to AC/DC, and have a
silent cooling system.
Which power source does the 3-way
refrigerator operate best on?
Good heating efficiency is the goal for optimum
3-way absorption system operation, as it is
required to drive the internal chemical reaction/
cycle. 240V AC does it the best, followed by gas,
with 12V DC bringing up the rear.
What is a suitable air conditioner
for my pop top caravan?
Fitment of a rooftop unit to a pop top is possible
depending on the strength of the lifting mechanism
used by the manufacturer. In general, only the
lighter of the models are recommended (such
as the Dometic FreshJet FJ2200 or the Dometic
Aircommand Sparrow). The other option is fitment
of an under bunk air conditioner (like the Dometic
Aircommand Sandpiper). This is suitable as these
are located at floor level.
How do I clean my Dometic window?
To clean the window, only use warm soapy water
consisting of dishwashing liquid (mild solution) and
plenty of water. This cleaning solution can be used
for the window blade and rubber gasket that rests
against the blade - do not wipe the windows dry.
How do I clean my awning fabric?
1. To clean the awning fabric, create a cleaning
solution by mixing ¼ cup of dish soap with ¼
cup bleach to 19 litres of water.
• Please note: Do not use abrasive or corrosive
cleaners, mildew removers or hard bristle
brushes on awning fabric.
2. Liberally drench open awning fabric with the
3. Close the awning and allow the solution to soak
in for 5 minutes, then open the awning again.
4. Thoroughly hose off top and bottom of the
fabric with clean water.
• Please note: Cleaning solution must be
removed completely from the awning fabric.
If the solution is not completely rinsed off the
bleach will degrade the awning fabric.
5. Allow awning to dry thoroughly before stowing.
• Please note: Never close awning for storage
when wet. The combination of moisture and dirt
can result in mildew, discolouration and stains.
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