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| SKIMO 80V | Efficient | Compact | Reliable | Adaptable | Data sheet | FAQ |

 

SKIMO 80V Questions and Answers

Since the launch of the SKIMO A/C unit, we receive on a regular basis questions about this product. They fit in 3 categories, namely technical, general and economical.

 

We classified the questions on this page, hopefully you will find the answers to be useful.

 

 

TECHNICAL QUESTIONS

Why does SKIMO 80V need 12VDC power supply, and how can I do if my vehicle does not have this electrical power available ?

Several components of the unit (blower, condenser fan) are 12VDC. If there is no 12VDC power supply available on your vehicle, you should usethe optional converter.

Is SKIMO simply an evaporative system or an actual air conditioning unit ?

It is important to understand the difference between these equipments. In an evaporative system, the air is just blown through a simple wet clothe, whereas the SKIMO is a compressor-driven A/C unit, working on the same principle than the A/C in your car.

 

By looking through the SKIMO’s technical datasheet, or by looking at the results obtained after trial in test-room, you will be able to see for yourself the performances and ascertain that it is a proper A/C system.

How can I know if I can install the SKIMO air conditioning unit on my vehicle ?

Check the following points :

  • Cabin volume : ideally under 3m3.
  • Cabin insulation: surfaces properly insulated, especially the surfaces that are near a heat source (eg. Engine, exhaust pipe, hydraulics, …).
  • Flat roof surface required : 40x30cm.
  • Roof in a rigid material (strong enough to carry the 27kg unit).
  • Alternator capacity.

/!\ Warning: do not cut or drill through "FOPS/ROPS" security certified cabins.

 

Some of the cabin surfaces are not insulated near a heat source (engine or exhaust pipe), can I still install the SKIMO A/C unit ?

Yes, you can install a SKIMO unit and put thermal insulating material on the surfaces near the heat source to lower the heat input for the SKIMO unit to provide optimum comfort.

 

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Can I fit a SKIMO 80V unit myself on my vehicle ?

Despite its easy installation, operations on an 80VDC vehicle have to be performed by a competent person.

Can I fit a SKIMO unit myself on a vehicle ?

The SKIMO aircon unit is easy to install, you do not need a high technical knowledge, and it can be fitted in a few hours. Hence it can be easily installed.

However, because of the variety of vehicles, machines, and configurations in which SKIMO can be used, we would advise you to enquire and take advice from you’re A/C specialist.

Does the SKIMO A/C unit require regular maintenance ?

To get the best out of your SKIMO unit, you just need to make sure of the following :

  • Switch the SKIMO A/C unit on regularly, even in winter.
  • Check regularly the condenser to see if it is clean, and clean it if necessary.
  • Replace the air filter once a year for a normal use, or more often if the vehicle is used in a very dusty environment.
  • As it is the case for any A/C system, regular check-ups by your specialist will insure a better reliability and life span of your equipment.

 

 

ECONOMICAL QUESTIONS

How is the consumption of the SKIMO unit ?

The electrical consumption of the SKIMO air conditioning unit is 960W and delivers a cooling capacity of 2900W. It has a very good ratio electrical consumption / cooling capacity delivered.