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Old 29-05-2018, 17:39   #1
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Flagship Marine A/C, and wiring 240v questions?

I've been offered this Flagship Marine 16500btu unit for $300. It came off a local 29' sail boat. The owner states that it was working fine when it came out, he just wanted more room in his engine bay (where it was mounted) and went with a smaller btu unit that has a smaller footprint.

My two questions are:

Have you ever heard of Flagship Marine and whats their reputation?

And I have no 240v connections in my boat, its all 115v. What is required to add this kind of wiring, (which I will hire a professional electrician to install)?

I'm trying to get an idea of what is ahead of me if I buy this unit.
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Re: Flagship Marine A/C, and wiring 240v questions?

Well itís 230 so you will need the circuit breakers and wiring for a 240 compressor. If you have a generator most of them will put out 240 but just must be set up for it. Yes a certified electrician will be needed and can take a look at what you have and what you will need... also will need a water pump and plumbing and though hulls.

I replaced all my AC units with these and was impressed with how they worked and how easy they were to install. Made in the ISA in Florida.
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Well itís 230 so you will need the circuit breakers and wiring for a 240 compressor. If you have a generator most of them will put out 240 but just must be set up for it. Yes a certified electrician will be needed and can take a look at what you have and what you will need... also will need a water pump and plumbing and though hulls.

I replaced all my AC units with these and was impressed with how they worked and how easy they were to install. Made in the ISA in Florida.

Well luckily itís had an ac unit before so my through hills are all there along with the tubing. Just need the electrical and ductwork.
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Re: Flagship Marine A/C, and wiring 240v questions?

We installed 2 Flagship units last year and love them so far. Chose them for the relative lack of circuit boards and software, systems are pretty analog, dependable. Supposedly these are suppliers for several US and Canadian Coast Guard boats.
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Re: Flagship Marine A/C, and wiring 240v questions?

Ooh ooh ooh ooh!!! I think this was converted to a 115v compressor. I was just looking at photos after speaking with the mfg and noticed this in the photos I took yesterday.
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Sure looks like it. Those guys at flagship can point you to the website, they can tell you how to wire it up so the water pump gets kicked on when the unit turns on. I wired/ordered all of mine 240 50 or 60 hrtz so I could pull shore power no matter where the boat was. I replaced 4 units, two 6k btu a 16k and a 10k I think. All flagship all worked great and their customer service was top shelf.
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I sent all my photos and findings to Flagship Marine and their engineers reviewed them. They sent me the following today:

"Chris after talking to our engineers they said hook it up and run it on a garden hose. Jumper the wires together on the thermostat terminal strip and you should fire right up!"
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