reading in the Danfoss manual that there is a kit to modify the Danfoss regeneration compressor
from air to water cooling
. I am not on the boat now and would appreciate some guidance on how this can be done and what is required.
I have 2 separate 12V holding plate systems - one for fridge and one for freezer
. I am in the tropics and the compressors run a lot and never achieve a cold enough temperature in the freezer
compartment. Ambient temperature is in the low 30's C and I suspect hotter in the compressor
This years mod is to install 2 extraction fans in the compressor compartment under the sink, and seal the intake against the louvered doors so that the compressors are not recycling the same air. This will help, but after all that cooling
air is +/- 32C and there cannot be a lot of heat transfer.
I am also installing new seals
on the top opening fridge doors.
I suspect that the box insulation
could be better and this will have to wait until I gut the box and fabricate a new SS liner next year.
The boat is out of the water
now and I am installing water cooled aircons so this is the time to think about water cooling the regeneration.
Is this a worthwhile mod as I do not see a lot of boats using water cooling?
Or just because air cooling is easy?
Surely it cannot be too difficult. What is involved in the air to water conversion as I do not see this mod kit on-line, and where to buy it?