New Mermaid 12000 BTU HVAC test
Beginning of June at Paradise Village Marine in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
The Mermaid 12000 BYU HVAC unit got tested again and it seems to be holding the coolant charge.We have started sleeping with the stateroom AC on at night (Mermaid 5200 BTU unit). Our boat neighbor has a big fan and says it works fine for now. I guess if you have a big enough fan then it still keeps it cool enough to sleep. Very soon though the humidity will kick in some more and, well it gets hot.
We set the temperature for the stateroom and the salon for the test. The AC worked fine. We then had the 27” LED TV and the 15” laptop on and watched a movie. AC and all was great. We then had two burners on the stove going cooking dinner and I used the Magma grill out in the cockpit to cook steak. In and out of the saloon a couple times. The AC still worked great. The temperature hardly rose. So it seems the 12000 BTU salon unit will handle the two people and cooking dinner and the TV etc no problem.The 30 amp shore power has handled both units and all appliance going on without a problem.
The AC units are smart when it comes to using power especially with the digital thermostats.