Advent Air RV Air Conditioner System – Manual – Start Capacitor – Heat Strip – 13,500 Btu – Black
dvent Air RV Air Conditioners – ACM135BCH
- Complete AC System
- 13500 Btu
- Heat and Cool
- Advent Air
- With Heat Strip
- With Start Capacitor
Ductless AC unit lets you replace an existing AC or add a new AC to your RV. The air distribution box has a built-in thermostat, the start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when you need a boost, and the electric heat strip keeps you warm on cold mornings.
- Air conditioner quickly and efficiently cools the interior of your RV or camper
- Replaces, upgrades, or adds an air conditioner and air distribution box
- Compatible with only ductless systems
- 6-Blade fan with motor has 3 speed settings for increasing or decreasing airflow
- Air distribution box has adjustable registers on the front and back that let you direct the air where needed
- Internal aluminum components are rustproof
- Built-in thermostat controls the fan and temperature settings
- Start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when a campsite or generator doesn’t provide enough power
- Stores energy that will later be used for the next startup
- Electric heat strip removes the chill on cold or frosty mornings
- Easy plug-and-play installation with included 30″ power cord
- Thick, collapsible gasket with 6 foam pads provide support between RV roof and air conditioner
- Gasket seals the opening to prevent water seepage and air leaks
- Foam pads help reduce noise
- Removable air filter prevents dust and dirt build-up on the fan blades
- Black, hard plastic cover protects internal components from water and debris
- Can easily be removed for maintenance and cleaning
- Bolt-on installation
- Includes wiring harness and mounting hardware
- UL and cUL certified
- Application: Motor homes, travel trailers, and fifth wheels
- Not approved for school buses, food trucks, enclosed/utility trailers, or off-roading vehicles
- Fits: roofs 2-1/2″ to 5″ thick
- Opening size: 14-1/4″ long x 14-1/4″ wide
- Air conditioner power draw (while running): 15 amps
- Compressor power draw (while running): 9.9 amps
- Fan motor power draw (while running): 2.6 amps
- Cooling: 13,500 Btu per hour
- Heating: 5,500 Btu per hour
- Electrical rating: 115V, 60Hz
- Air flow: 500 cubic feet/minute
- Thermostat temperature range: 65 F to 90 F (16 C to 30 C)
- Overall dimensions:
- Air conditioner: 31-3/16″ long x 24-7/8″ wide x 12-13/16″ tall
- Air distribution box: 22-1/2″ long x 21-1/2″ wide x 3-1/2″ tall
- Start capacitor: 2-1/8″ long x 3-5/8″ deep x 6-5/16″ tall
- Heat strip: 15-3/4″ long x 2-3/4″ tall x 4-3/4″ tall
- Refrigerant: R410a, 16.9 oz
- Wire gauge: 12 AWG
- Air conditioner weight: 68 lbs
- 2-Year warranty
This Advent Air AC unit lets you replace an existing, old or broken air conditioner or add a new air conditioner to an area on your RV or camper that doesn’t already have one. The AC has a powerful fan and motor that provides a steady stream of air to efficiently cool the inside of your RV on a hot or muggy day. For your convenience, the included air distribution box has a built-in thermostat that lets you set the fan speed and temperature. It also operates the electric heat strip, which helps keep you warm on a cold morning. The included start capacitor will help jumpstart the AC. This beneficial upgrade provides the AC a boost when shore power or generator power isn’t enough to start it. And everything you need in order to replace or add an AC unit is included, which makes installation simple and easy.
Air Distribution Box and Thermostat
The AC unit includes an air distribution box with a built-in thermostat. The dial on the left controls the 3 fan speed settings, which let you increase or decrease the airflow. It also controls the 3 cool settings and the heat setting. The dial on the right allows you to set the temperature. Additionally, there are adjustable registers on the front and back of the box. These can be tilted up, down, or side-to-side for directing the air where needed. The removable air filter prevents dust and dirt from building up on the fan blades.
If your campsite or generator isn’t able to draw the power you need, then you may have difficulty starting your AC unit. The included start capacitor, however, can eliminate this problem. The capacitor stores energy that will later be used to jumpstart the AC. Once the sufficient amount of power has been supplied to the AC, the compressor will start to run, and the internal relay switch will turn the start capacitor off. At the same time, the compressor will send “back voltage” to the relay switch and capacitor in order to energize them for the next startup.
Electric Heat Strip
The electric heat strip keeps your RV warm on a cold or frosty morning. It is operated with the control dial on the air distribution box. After you turn the dial to the OPT. HEAT setting, the compressor will shut off, and the fan will blow air over the heater and into your RV. When the optimal temperature has been reached, turn the dial to a fan or cooling setting. Please also note that the heat strip only has one temperature setting and cannot be controlled by the thermostat.
Because your RV is likely already prepped and pre-wired for an AC unit, installation is simple and easy. Most AC units, including this one, are designed to fit an opening that measures 14-1/4″ x 14-1/4″. Depending on your roof setup, you may need to do minimal alterations. If the opening is larger than 14-3/8″ x 14-3/8″, you will need to install spacers between the sides of the unit and the opening’s edges. If the opening is smaller than 14-1/8″ x 14-1/8″, you will need to enlarge the hole to fit the unit snugly inside the opening.
On the bottom of the AC, there’s a thick, collapsible gasket with 6 noise-reducing foam pads. This provides support between the RV roof and AC and seals the opening to prevent water and outside air from leaking in. Because of this, the use of fresh sealant isn’t required during installation.
To install the start capacitor, bolt it to the fan motor support with the included hardware and then route the wires to the run capacitor.
To install the heat strip, mount it to the evaporator inside the AC unit with the included mounting screws. The heat strip has easy, plug-and-play installation with the supplied 30″ power cord. Please note that the heat strip should be installed before the air distribution box is installed.
Once installed, the hard plastic cover on the AC can easily be removed for maintenance and cleaning.
Advent Air Warranty Coverage
2-Year Warranty covers defective units when installed correctly on approved applications. The warranty does not cover units installed incorrectly. To ensure air conditioner is installed correctly, please see the questionnaire pdf below. A filled-out questionnaire is required for warranty coverage.
If you are not comfortable using a voltmeter (or removing the charge from the start capacitor), youll want to make a service appointment with your local RV dealer to verify the installation. Print the pdfs below (warranty- questionnaire, warranty dealer information) and take them along with the RV to your local dealer. ASA does compensate dealers for warranty work as outlined in the dealer information pdf. You may be charged by the dealer for time spent investigating the installation.
WARNING: Cancer and reproductive harm – www.p65warnings.ca.gov