Re: Climma Compact 9 EH MK3 Air Conditioning



Wasn't that the unit you replaced with non-Climma?

None of this will likely help because it is likely the compressor has an internal short.

If it is not Climma, I am not sure how the electrical connection to the compressor is made, but that connection should be checked closely. What about start and run capacitors? Are they in tolerance and are the connections free of any corrosion?


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On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 1:43 PM Hans-Joerg Wildhagen <carpediemsail@...> wrote:
Hi Mark

May be it is a similar problem as with a waterheater when the heater is corroded and the phase and the zero conductor comes at certain point together. I am not sure with that.
BR Hans-Jörg from Germany
Wasabi in Shelter Bay Marina.

Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Fr. 23. Aug. 2019 um 20:21:

Rats! It’s hot as heck here in Panama and my aft AC has decided not to play.


This morning, the main GF breaker popped. By turning on breakers one at a time, I was able to determine I have a GF in the aft AC unit. The AC unit immediately pops the GF breaker when powered on.


I have isolated the fault to the compressor. If I disconnect the compressor power from the main circuit board everything else works. The board powers up, the fan turns on etc. The moment I connect the compressor power, the boat’s main GF breaker pops.


Any thoughts?




With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


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