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Motorcycle Air Conditioning by EntroSys

Has any one seen this yet?
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Didn't see any specs for current draw or BTU's (heating or cooling). The solid-state heat pumps I've seen draw quite a bit of current for modest heat transfer. Since this unit would need to offset natural body heat production (~100watts) plus environmental heat gain (variable, depending on wind/temp/sun) and the unit seems to rely on open system (rather than recirculating) flow I'd be surprised if the unit would do much more than have a modest (at best) effect. Might make a 90 degree day seem like an 85 degree day, in other words. But not quite enough for Death Valley. Probably be better off getting a cool vest (as used in auto racing). You'd need to stop every so often for ice, but it woudn't overload the electrical system.
 

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Didn't see any specs for current draw or BTU's (heating or cooling). The solid-state heat pumps I've seen draw quite a bit of current for modest heat transfer. Since this unit would need to offset natural body heat production (~100watts) plus environmental heat gain (variable, depending on wind/temp/sun) and the unit seems to rely on open system (rather than recirculating) flow I'd be surprised if the unit would do much more than have a modest (at best) effect. Might make a 90 degree day seem like an 85 degree day, in other words. But not quite enough for Death Valley. Probably be better off getting a cool vest (as used in auto racing). You'd need to stop every so often for ice, but it woudn't overload the electrical system.
I suspect it's much like the "Cool Cans" they sometimes use in race cars. Fill it with dry ice and blow a fan over it. In the photo the guys is on a V-Strom so they should be aware of the electrical limitations of that bike. It's not going to handle much more than a small fan blowing air.

Edit ... Nope, it does say it's a solid-state unit.
 

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I just liked the fact that the guy was on a Strom. I wouldn't give up that top box space for something like that.
 
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