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Hello all, first post here. If all goes as planned I'll be getting a 27 or so ft sailboat shorty, and I'm going to try to cool the v berth with this small ac. The plan is to run it at night on battery power, so I can at least sleep at night and get out of the heat when I must during the Fl hottest months during the day to cool down as it runs on pretty much solar only. I'll be living on the boat. I do realize it's minimal, but all I need is just enough to get by for now and the v berth is very small. They also make a 2,500btu but I'll get figures on the small one first and go from there, as it may be worth moving up the the larger unit.

The unit, and specs are here:.....

https://cozywinters.com/shop/dog-ho...ze145deAtuQKRIIp3l7nshWV0bubUZ5xoCb6gQAvD_BwE

....and I'll also post the specs below.

I assume this thing will run continuous on say, 400W of solar panel in full sun but it would be nice to know as close as possible how many watts of solar it truly would take after all loss is figured in.

And of course I need to know what size (in normal deep cycle speak) and how many deep cycle batteries it will take to run the AC, say, 8rs constant.

In summary

1) How many watts to run it on panels only, draining nothing from the batteries, in full sun?

2 ) Mainly, how many/what capacity batteries to run AC 8hrs on nothing but battery? Then if you would comment, the best battery set up for my needs (cost matters) and maybe even the best place to buy the deep cycle batteries.

I have a Centech 2000w/4000peak inverter that should at least run that fine. Thanks so much for your help, as I have always been terrible at math, even dropped out of electronics because of that, and though I've tried, I just decided to settle with the fact, I need help for figures like this and appreciate any I can get here.

Details Specifications for the Dog House Air Conditioner Unit:

Cooling btu: 1,400

Cooling Capacity**: Ideal for up to 40 cu. ft. dog houses

Volts: 120 volts

Amps: 3

Watts Input: 350 watts

Thermostat: Adjusts from 32 to 90 degrees F

Controls: Covered On/off Switch

Unit Dimensions (unboxed): 9" x 8" x 13"

Weight (net): 27 Lbs.

Refrigerant: R-134A

Noise - Inside: less than 10 decibels

Noise - Outside: 65 decibels

Color: Off White

Cord Length: about 4 Feet

1 Year Limited Warranty

The unit, and specs are here:.....

https://cozywinters.com/shop/dog-ho...ze145deAtuQKRIIp3l7nshWV0bubUZ5xoCb6gQAvD_BwE

....and I'll also post the specs below.

I assume this thing will run continuous on say, 400W of solar panel in full sun but it would be nice to know as close as possible how many watts of solar it truly would take after all loss is figured in.

And of course I need to know what size (in normal deep cycle speak) and how many deep cycle batteries it will take to run the AC, say, 8rs constant.

In summary

1) How many watts to run it on panels only, draining nothing from the batteries, in full sun?

2 ) Mainly, how many/what capacity batteries to run AC 8hrs on nothing but battery? Then if you would comment, the best battery set up for my needs (cost matters) and maybe even the best place to buy the deep cycle batteries.

I have a Centech 2000w/4000peak inverter that should at least run that fine. Thanks so much for your help, as I have always been terrible at math, even dropped out of electronics because of that, and though I've tried, I just decided to settle with the fact, I need help for figures like this and appreciate any I can get here.

Details Specifications for the Dog House Air Conditioner Unit:

Cooling btu: 1,400

Cooling Capacity**: Ideal for up to 40 cu. ft. dog houses

Volts: 120 volts

Amps: 3

Watts Input: 350 watts

Thermostat: Adjusts from 32 to 90 degrees F

Controls: Covered On/off Switch

Unit Dimensions (unboxed): 9" x 8" x 13"

Weight (net): 27 Lbs.

Refrigerant: R-134A

Noise - Inside: less than 10 decibels

Noise - Outside: 65 decibels

Color: Off White

Cord Length: about 4 Feet

1 Year Limited Warranty