Systems & Propulsion

The Velair i-Line VSD series from Ultraflex has a synchronous DC inverter driven compressor.

Ultraflex Debuts Variable Speed AC

“Soft start” variable speed compressor reduces peak loads to permit limited cooling at anchor.

In the June 2018 article “Air Conditioning for Sailboats,” we compared several options for 12-volt air conditioning on boats, and more recently we looked at the power requirements for running our air conditioner without being tethered to shorepower, “see Air Conditioning at Anchor,” PS June 2019). Since that article was published, we were told about the new i-Line VSD Series of compact air conditioners from Velair—an Italian company that is part of the Ultraflex Group.

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