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Old 07-04-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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Dometic Airco dual voltage ?

Hello to all,

As we have no manual, we want to ask our question here:
On our AS we have a 1 or 2 year old dometic dual therme airconditioner,
that was installed in the USA by it's former owner.
The AS now is in Holland and we have 220 V over here, question is,
will there be a switch somewhere in the unit, to flick it from 110V to 220V?
We have our trailer in the storage, far from home, so we won't be able to
just check it that easily...
Hope someone of you knows the answer.
Thanks a lot for your answers upfront,
Pieter and Kai
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hi Pieter and Kai,

Welcome to Airstreaming! I don't think the Dometic's are dual voltage. Also you will need to do something with your Univolt power converter. Another European member on the board has had issues with his. They are also set up for 120v 60hz. Putting 220v 50hz to them has a tendency to drastically shorten their life span. Check out the Dometic site for Holland. It has a list of all the neat stuff they make for EU that we can't get in the states. I would check around with you local RV places to see what they have available for you to convert with. I know there are several other Airstreams in your part of the world and I am sure they had to convert the electrics on them. One that comes to mind is at Route 64 The lady that imported it is Carla Kneepkins and is a member of this forum.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out.

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Holland
Hello to all,

As we have no manual, we want to ask our question here:
On our AS we have a 1 or 2 year old dometic dual therme airconditioner,
that was installed in the USA by it's former owner.
The AS now is in Holland and we have 220 V over here, question is,
will there be a switch somewhere in the unit, to flick it from 110V to 220V?
We have our trailer in the storage, far from home, so we won't be able to
just check it that easily...
Hope someone of you knows the answer.
Thanks a lot for your answers upfront,
Pieter and Kai
Pieter and Kai,

You will destroy the motor and compressor in your Dometic and possibly burn them, along with the Univolt if you run them on 240/50 current. There is no fix that I know of that will allow you to use them as they are on the European standard. That also goes for anything electrical in your trailer, Electric element on the refrigerator, furnace blower motor, etc.

Dometic is a European company and they make 240/50 units but you will need a totally new one and you can probably convert the fridge element as well. You will need to change the Univolt to a WFCO or Iota converter that is made for 240/50, and a new blower motor for the furnace.
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