Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54


Tx very much Bill, I didn`t know that.

What is your recommendation to me? My current CLIMMAs constantly develop new leaks and electric failures.

Thank you very much in advance.


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Am 04.07.2018 um 17:25 schrieb Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:


Sadly, it seems to be a trend that is progressing with the progression of technology. The older Climma Compact units made prior to about 2006 lasted 10-20 years with usually the only failures in Capacitors. There is a major difference in the electronics of a newer Climma much so, that you would not recognize the newer electronics as being a progression of the older. It isn't just Climma, it is all refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems. I expect the life expectancy of those Climma Compacts made after about 2006 to be half of the earlier generation. The same is true with other brands.


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On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Yes please , I would be happy to receive some more information!

Anybody with some longterm experience?

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Am 04.07.2018 um 15:46 schrieb Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:



We installed Webasto brand AC in September 2017 in our SM. Three 10,000 BTU units. We have used them in Florida for a total of five months and in the Bahamas for about one month. They have a good reputation in North America and I am impressed with their performance and reliability so far (bearing in mind, they have only seen six months of service). Let me know if you want any further details.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Jul 4, 2018, at 9:32 AM, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello everybody,

I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........

Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?

I am ready to get rid of them.



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