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Old 08-10-2020, 10:38 AM   #16
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Re: Portable air conditioner shutting down before reaching temperature


Definitely something I will check! Thank you!
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Old 08-10-2020, 11:42 AM   #17
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So our best bet to get closest to continuous operation would be to increase the temperature the unit is set to? It sounds like it's impossible to to get it to 100% continuous operation. But if there are little tweaks I can make to increase the time it is on, that would be ideal.
No, i never said that.

Increase it and it will run less - lower heat gain. But put it down to 17c and it may shut off to stop the evap from freezing due to low return temp.

At night you probably only need 1 to 2000 btu/hr removed to keep the room cool. Even a small unit will always cycle.

I don't know why you're after continuous operation in the first place. It's not realistic at all unless you get a small inverter mini-split with a very good turndown ratio. Lots of $$$.
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Simple, just open all your windows, let warm air comes in, then it will continue run and never reach the set temp and it will not freeze up.
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:33 PM   #19
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I think you might be kidding, but also, would that work? I'm sure it will hard on the compressor to run that long and hard and wear it out sooner, and would also cost more money in energy bills, but ...

I think our seal on the window broke off slightly on some really warm days, and it seemed to run all night. You just might me onto something.
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