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Old 01-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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My class b has a window type air conditioner mounted in the side wall on the drivers side. It appears to be around 10,000 BTU and it plugs into a 110 volt outlet. The unit has a 30 amp service plug.

I would like to upgrade to a larger AC and one that also has a heating option as well if possible. Can anyone advise me on how big an AC with the heat option I can use without overpowering the current factory installed electrical service.
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Find your electrical panel and hopefully one of the breakers is labeled as being for the air conditioner. My guess is that it will be a 15amp breaker. There is a small chance that the van manufacturer wired that circuit for 20amps and put in a 20amp breaker but you'll probably find it is 15amps.

110v and 15amps will narrow down your choices for a window type air conditioner.
I found 3 here.

There are so many 220/240v units out there now.
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Here's another air conditioner with heat:
http://www.soleusair.com/sg_wac_08ese.html
8000 BTU cooling

I would have thought that you could go up to 12,000 BTU and still be at or under 12amps continuous use. You should be able to find a 10,000 BTU unit.
I think I get one with R-410A Refrigerant. That's what I want for my rooftop air conditioner.
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