FURRION Rooftop Air Conditioner Instruction Manual

FURRION Rooftop Air Conditioner Instruction Manual & troubleshooting

FURRION
Rooftop Air Conditioner
Instruction Manual

Model:
FACR13SA-PS/FACR13SA-BL
FACR14SA-PS/FACR14SA-BL
FACR15SA-PS/FACR15SA-BL

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FACT11MA-PS/FACT11MA-BL
(Sold Separately)

Welcome

Thank you for purchasing this Furrion® Rooftop Air Conditioner. Before operating your new product, please read these instructions carefully. This instruction manual contains information for safe use, installation and maintenance of the product.
Please keep this instruction manual in a safe place for future reference. This will ensure safe use and reduce the risk of injury. Be sure to pass on this manual to new owners of this product.

The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any damages due to not observing these instructions.

If you have any further questions regarding our products, please contact us at
[email protected]

Important Safety Instructions

This manual has safety information and instructions to help users eliminate or reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Please read this instruction manual carefully before installation and start-up, and store it in a safe place for future reference. If you pass on the device to another person, hand over this instruction manual along with it.

  • The manufacturer accepts no liability for damage in the following cases:
    –– Faulty assembly or connection
    –– Damage to the product resulting from mechanical influences and excess voltage
    –– Alterations to the product without express permission from the manufacturer
    –– Use for purposes other than those described in the operating manual
  • The following basic safety information should be heeded when using electrical devices to protect against:
    –– Electric shock
    –– Fire hazards
    –– Injury
  • All Furrion product referenced in this manual is to be installed in accordance with local and national codes, including the latest editions of the following standards:
    USA:
    –– NFPA 1192
    –– NFPA 70
    Canada:
    –– C22.1
    –– CSA Z240

Handling the device

WARNING

  • Installation and repair of the rooftop air conditioner must only be carried out by qualified personnel who are familiar with the risks involved and the relevant regulations. Inadequate repairs may cause serious hazards.
  • Electrical devices are not toys. Keep electrical devices out of reach of children or elderly persons. Do not allow them to use electrical devices without supervision.
  • Prevent inexperienced people from using the device without supervision.
  • Do not undo the upper cover of the rooftop air conditioner in the event of a fire. Use approved extinguishing agents instead. Do not use water to extinguish fires.

Important Safety Instructions

CAUTION

  • The rooftop air conditioner must be installed securely so that it cannot fall down.
  • Only operate the rooftop air conditioner if you are certain that the housing and the cables are not damaged.
  • Do not use the rooftop air conditioner near flammable fluids or in closed rooms.
  • Make sure no combustible objects are stored or installed near the air outlet. A distance of at least 20” must be kept.
  • Do not reach into air outlets or insert any foreign objects into the device.
  1. Only use the device as intended.
  2. Do not make any alterations or conversions to the device.
  3. If faults occur in the refrigerant circuit, the system must be checked by a certified service technician and  repaired properly. The refrigerant must never be released into the air

Handling Electrical Cables

WARNING
The electrical power supply must only be connected by a qualified electrician

CAUTION

  • Refer to NEC (National Electric Code) for proper sizing of wire gauge (awg) based on cable length and overcurrent protection rating that is suppling power to the air conditioner.
  • See rooftop unit nameplate for proper overcurrent protection sizing.
  • Attach and lay the cables so that they cannot be tripped over or damaged.
  1. Only a qualified electrician should connect the rooftop air conditioner to electrical power.
  2. Do not lay loose or bent cables next to electrically conductive materials.
  3. Do not pull on the cables.
  4. Use cable ducts to lay cables through walls with sharp edges.
  5. Refer to rooftop unit nameplate and NEC for proper power supply rating.

Before Installing

Read this installation manual completely before installing the rooftop air conditioner.

The following tips and instructions must be observed while installing the rooftop air conditioner.

What’s in the Box

Open and remove the components from carton. Make sure you have all the following items included in the packaging, if any item is missing, contact your dealer.

Rooftop Air Conditioner:

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  • Rooftop unit x 1
  • Warranty Card x 1

Air Distributor Box (sold separately):

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  • Upper Duct Divider x 1
  • Lower Duct Divider x 1
  • Bolt x 4
  • Mounting Frame x 1
  • Control Box x 1
  • Air Distribution Box (ADB) Shroud x 1
  • Filter x 2
  • Decoration Plate x 1
  • Control Knob x 2
  • Self-tapping Screws x 4
  • Instruction Manual x 1
  • Warranty Card x 1

Choosing Proper Location for the Air Conditioner

IMPORTANT: The roof must be designed to support the weight of the rooftop unit and the weight of 2 installers standing on the roof.

There are two ways of installing the rooftop air conditioner:

  • Using the existing roof vent opening in the vehicle roof.
  • Making a new opening. In this case the opening should be reinforced by an appropriate frame as required.

Existing Roof Vent Opening

The air conditioner is designed to fit over an existing 14” roof vent opening.

New Opening

When no roof vent is available or another  location is desired, the following is recommended:

  • For one unit installation – the air conditioner should be mounted slightly forward of center (front to back) and centered from side to side.
  • For two unit installations, install one air conditioner one third from the front of the RV and the other air conditioner two thirds from the front of the RV, aligned in the center.

It is preferred that the air conditioner be installed on a relatively flat and

Before Installing

horizontal roof section measured when the RV is parked on a level surface.

NOTE: A 15° slant to either side or front to back is acceptable for all units. If the roof exceeds 15° please use an exterior leveling shim to make air conditioner level.

After the Location has been Selected:

  • Check for obstructions in the area where the air conditioner will be installed.

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  • Check the inside of the RV for return air kit obstructions. (i.e. door openings, room dividers, curtains, ceiling fixtures, etc.) Allow 6” (152mm) space from the opening to account for any potential return air kit obstructions.

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Roof Preparation

Opening Requirements – Before preparing the ceiling opening, decide on the type of system options. Read all of the following instructions before beginning the installation.

WARNING

Fire/Electric Shock Hazard

  • Make sure there are no obstacles inside the RV roof, floor and walls, such as wires and pipes.
  • Shut off the gas supply and disconnect the 115VAC power from the RV before drilling or cutting into the RV. Failure to obey these warnings could result in death or serious injury.

Roof Thickness

The installation of air conditioner suits for roof thickness from 3.5” (90mm) to 6” (152mm). For other thickness, please contact Furrion or Furrion authorized service agent.

Installing in an Existing Opening

  1. Unscrew and remove the roof vent.
  2. Remove all caulking compound around the opening.
  3. If the opening exceeds 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”), it will be necessary to resize the opening to 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”). If the opening is less than 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”), it must be enlarged.

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Making a new Opening

If a roof vent opening will not be used, a 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”) (362mm x 362mm) opening must be cut through the roof and ceiling of the RV. This opening must be located between the roof reinforcing members.

The 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”) opening is part of the return air system of the air conditioner and must be finished in accordance with NFPA Standard 501C Section 2.7.2.
1. Mark a 141/4” x 141/4” (+1/2”) square on the roof and carefully cut an opening.

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2. Using the roof opening as a guide, cut a matching hole in the ceiling.

NOTE: Maintain structural integrity.

Otherwise damage to product and/or RV could occur. Always observe the following guidelines while structuring the opening.

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3. The opening created must be framed to provide adequate support and prevent air from being drawn from the roof cavity.

4. Lumber 3/4” or more in thickness must be used. Remember to provide an entrance hole for power supplies, wall thermostat and furnace wiring for connections. Leave 15” (381mm) minimum at the front of the opening.

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Air Distribution Duct Sizing and Design

The installer of this system must design the air distribution system for their particular application.

NOTE: Make sure ductwork will NOT  bend or collapse during and after installation, and that it is correctly insulated and sealed. Otherwise, damage to roof structure and ceiling could occur.

The following requirements must be met for properly operate the unit:

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  • Properly insulate and seal all discharge air ducts to prevent condensation from forming on their surfaces or adjacent surfaces during operation of the unit. This insulation must be R-7 minimum.

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  • Return air openings must have 80 square inches (516 square centimeters) minimum free area including the filter.
  • Return air to the unit must be filtered to prevent dirt accumulation on the unit cooling surface.

Air Distribution System Installation

It is the responsibility of the installer to review each RV floor plan to determine the following items in conjunction with “Air Distribution Duct Sizing and Design” section on Page 8.

NOTE: Alternate configurations and methods may be used which will allow the unit to operate properly, however, these alternate configurations and methods MUST be approved by Furrion in writing.

  • Duct size
  • Duct layout
  • Register size
  • Register location
  • Thermostat location
  • Indoor temperature sensor location (if applicable)

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Laying the Connecting Cables

The rooftop air conditioner must be connected to an electric circuit which is able to supply the required power supply (see chapter “Specification”).

NOTE: The supply wire must be located in the front portion of the roof opening.
The power supply must be equipped with a time delay fuse or circuit breaker. See rooftop unit nameplate for rating.

DANGER

Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Disconnect power before servicing. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.
  • Provide grounding in compliance with all applicable electrical codes.  Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.
  1. Refer to the applicable electric code guidelines for sizing the appropriate wire gauge, length and type.
  2. Route a 115VAC supply wire with ground wire from the time delay fuse or circuit breaker box to the roof opening.
    NOTE: Refer to rooftop unit nameplate and applicable code for proper installation.
  3. Use approved method to protect the wire where it passes through the opening.
  4. Feed the 115VAC cable through the opening into the vehicle interior. Make sure at least 15” (381mm) of supply wire extends into the roof opening. This ensures an easy connection at the control box.
  5. We can seal off any gaps if find the air leakage, other than the duct work or inlet air with foil tape.

Installation

Installing the Rooftop Unit

CAUTION

  • The rooftop unit weighs approximately 100 pounds (45 kg). To prevent back injury, use a mechanical hoist when lifting or moving the unit. Failure to obey this warning could result in injury.
  • Do not slide unit. It may damage the gasket at the bottom of the rooftop unit and cause leakage.
  • Do not grasp the ventilation slots to lift the rooftop unit up.

1. Grasp the bottom of two sides of the unit, lift and position the rooftop unit into the prepared opening using the gasket at the bottom of the rooftop unit as a guide. (Fig. 1)

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This completes the outside installation of the rooftop unit. Minor adjustments can be done from inside of the RV if required.

Installing the Air Distribution Box (for FACT11MA-PS/ FACT11MA-PS models only, same for both ducted and non-ducted models, sold separately)

The rooftop unit is fixed on the RV roof using 4 long bolts through the mounting frame from the interior of the RV ceiling.

1. Check the gasket alignment of the rooftop unit inside the RV over the roof opening and adjust as necessary by lifting and moving slightly. (Fig. 2)

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3. Install the assembled mounting frame and the lower duct divider into the rooftop opening. Make sure the “THIS WAY FRONT” mark is facing front (the direction of the vehicle) while installing. (Fig. 4)

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4. Fix the assembled mounting frame and lower duct divider into the rooftop unit using 4 bolts provided. (Fig. 5-a) Pull to remove the film off the double sided sticky tape on the inner side of the lower duct divider. (Fig. 5-b)

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NOTE: If bolts are left loose there may not be an adequate roof seal or if over tightened, damage may occur to the rooftop base or mounting frame. Evenly tighten the four bolts to a torque of 40 to 50 inch pounds. This will compress the roof gasket to approximately 1/2”.

5. Stick the upper duct divider into the assembled mounting frame.
NOTE: Make sure the upper duct divider is pressing against the ceiling before finally sticking it. (Fig. 6)

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6. Peel to remove the release paper from the EVA foam, overlap the sticky side over all gaps and compress to seal and insulate the entire section. (Fig. 7)

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7. Remove the cable compartment cover using a Phillips screw driver. (Fig. 8)

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DANGER

Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Disconnect power before servicing. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.
  •  Provide grounding in compliance with all applicable electrical codes. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.

8. Loosen the cable clip on top of the control box and pass the 115VAC power cord through the cable clip. Make the 115VAC power supply connection to the control box and ensure they are properly insulated by using twist caps. (Fig. 9)
NOTE: Always follow the color code while connecting the cables.

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9. Tighten the cable clip until the cable is snapped tightly.
NOTE: Do not over tighten.

10. Fit all cables into the cable compartment and tuck any excess wires up out of the way. Tighten the cover with screw. (Fig. 10)

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11. Connect the wires of the rooftop unit cable to the control box. (Fig. 11)

  • 115VAC Power Cord: Connect to 115VAC power source

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12. Install the Air Distribution Box (ADB) shroud over the mounting frame and fix with 4 self-tapping screws.
NOTE: Make sure the “THIS WAY FRONT” mark is facing front (the direction of the vehicle) while installing. (Fig. 12)

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13. Align the filter tabs with mating notches and push to snap the filters into the ADB shroud. (Fig. 13)

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14. Align the decoration plate tabs with the mating notches on the ADB shroud and push to snap the decoration plate into place. (Fig. 14)

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15. Install the two control knobs through holes on the decoration plate and push to lock into place. (Fig. 15)

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16. Your new rooftop air conditioner has now been fully installed in the RV roof. (Fig. 16)

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Operation

Your new rooftop air conditioner is designed with 2 control knobs which allow you to set the temperature set-point and change the operating mode of the air conditioner.

Change the Operating Mode

Rotate the operating control mode knob to select the desired operating mode.
There are 3 available operating modes  for you to select.

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FAN MODE
Rotate the operating mode control knob to the FAN position.

COOL MODE
Rotate the operating mode control knob to the COOL position.

OFF MODE
Rotate the operating mode control knob to the OFF position.

Set the Temperature

Set the temperature to your comfort level by rotating the temperature control knob. The fan will run continuously to circulate the air and maintain an even temperature.

NOTE: The designed temperature setting range is 64ºF (18ºC) at the coldest to 86ºF (30ºC) at the warmest. The temperature setting mode is only available while cooling mode is selected.

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  1. Rotate the operating mode control knob to the cool position.
  2. Rotate the temperature control knob to your desired level.

Troubleshooting

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Cleaning and Maintenance

A blocked filter will impair the cooling and heating performance of the unit significantly.
The filter must be cleaned periodically to ensure that it does not become clogged with dust and other particles. The state of the filter can be ascertained from its appearance. If it appears dirty or clogged then it should be cleaned.

WARNING
Airborne particles can pose a health risk, particularly to young children and the elderly. Ensure that filters are cleaned in a safe and well ventilated area.

To Clean the Filter

The filter should be cleaned every four weeks or more when in use. Prolonged use, higher concentrations of airborne particles and various other factors may result in the filters needing to be cleaned more often.

1. Pull the two control knobs to remove from the air conditioning switch.
Remove the decoration plate from the air conditioning system by pushing the side tabs to release. (Fig. 17)

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2. Remove the filters by pushing the tabs to release. (Fig. 18)

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3. The filter can be washed with warm soapy water. Care must be taken to avoid ripping the fabric.

4. Replace the filters, decoration plate and control knobs by reversing the above process.
NOTE: The filter must be completely dry before re-installation.

To Replace the Filter

Filter changes should be carried out depending on the amount of use, it is recommended to change at least every 12 months. Never operate the air conditioning system without a filter, since this can decrease performance and indoor air quality.

Replacement return air filters can be ordered directly from Furrion.

Specifications

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Wiring Diagram

DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Disconnect power before servicing. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.
  • Provide grounding in compliance with all applicable electrical codes. Failure to obey this warning could result in death or serious injury.

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Replacement Parts List

Rooftop Air-Conditioner

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Air Distribution Box

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Warranty

Furrion warrants for a period of 1 year from date of retail purchase By the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered To you in new condition, in original packaging, from a furrion Authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from Any defects in manufacturing, materials, and workmanship. In case Of such defect, furrion shall replace or repair the product at no Charge to you. This warranty does not cover: products where the Original serial numbers have been removed, altered or cannot Readily be determined; damage or loss caused by accident, misuse, Abuse, neglect, product modification, failure to follow instructions In instruction manual, commercial or industrial use; damage or loss Caused to the decorative surface of product; to any data, software or Information; and normal wear and tear. This warranty only protects The original end-user (“you”) and is not transferable; any attempt to Transfer this warranty shall make it immediately void. This warranty Is only valid in the country of purchase.

This warranty and remedies set forth above are exclusive and in Lieu of all other warranties, remedies and conditions, whether Oral or written, express or implied. Furrion specifically disclaims Any and all implied warranties, including, without limitation, Warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

If furrion cannot lawfully disclaim implied warranties under this Limited warranty, all such warranties, including warranties of  Merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are limited to the duration of this warranty.

No furrion reseller, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, Extension, or addition to this warranty.

Furrion is not responsible for direct, indirect, special, incidental or Consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty or Condition, or under any other legal theory, including but not limited To lost profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or replacement of Any equipment or property, any costs of recovering, reprogramming, Or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with furrion Products. Furrion’s total liability is limited to the repair or Replacement of this product pursuant to the terms of this warranty.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or Consequential damages or exclusions or limitations on the duration Of implied warranties or conditions, so the above limitations or Exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal Rights, and you may also have other rights that vary by state or (where Applicable in the countries where furrion has non-us/canadian Authorized dealers) country. No action or claim to enforce this Warranty shall be commenced after the expiration of the warranty Period.

Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or other appropriate payment record to establish the Warranty period. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Furrion
At [email protected]
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change Without notice.

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