freeagent Posted May 26, 2006 Share Posted May 26, 2006 i've got an air con pump, from a discovery tdi.... and intended to fit it to my new disco to run on board air... ..then i bought a discovery with air-con and that idea went out of the window.... so ive been thinking... is it possible to rig it up, on a mounting plate next to a suitable 12v motor, running a simple belt drive, and treat it as an electric compressor... i know onboardair.com sell a york compressor powered by a winch motor but its £600 and a bit rich for me... i've got a compressor with clutch, tank, pressure switch and kind of know how to wire it all up/ plumb it in as i know a little about compressors... but i dont know what sort of electric motor i need... does the compressor when used as an aircon pump spin at engine revs? if so do i need a motor to run at around 2500 rpm? i dont know a lot about motors, but think a small winch motor, with solenoid control might work... anyone thought about this..? it could be good as it would be pretty light, and could be swapped between vehicles if it was wired through those large plugs used to charge forklifts.... m@tt. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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