Larcos did not stop to protect the windows, but also found the solution to improve the performance of the absorption refrigerator of campers and caravans in the summer.
The absorption refrigerator works perfectly until the back, inserted in the technical compartment with the ventilation grilles where there is the heat exchanger, can be sufficiently cooled to allow the ammonia condensation cycle.
When the temperature behind the refrigerator exceeds 35 ºC, the cycle freezes or reduces much cooling effect inside the refrigerator because the ammonia can no longer return to liquid and, therefore, repeat the cycle.
This problem occurs with any energy source: 12V, 230V or gas. We all know that a wall exposed to the sun heats up. If that wall exposed to direct sun is the one where the ventilation grids of the refrigerator are present, this will stop working even at room temperature not particularly hot, This is because the ventilation compartment is also heated by the direct sun on the wall, increasing the temperature above the limit of the correct functioning of the refrigerator.
In this case, the advice is to park the camper or caravan with the wall of the refrigerator to the north, so that it can not be hit and overheated by the sun’s rays.
But it can happen that in a camping or motorhome equipped area it is not possible to decide how to orient the camper and the caravan, so it is necessary to adopt alternative systems that can prevent the overheating of the compartment where there is the refrigerator exchanger.Easy and quick to assemble, the sunshade for the refrigerator grilles can be installed by anyone without any effort, in a few seconds.
The wall and grids of the refrigerator will remain protected from the sun’s rays, so at room temperature, the grids can effectively dispose of the heat.
It’s durable, stable even in the wind, it doesn’t fear the rain, it’s washable, light and, when not in use, it takes up very little space: it can be under the mattress or under the sofa of the dinette.
The economical solution, which does not consume electricity and does not produce noise is the new Larcos Curtain for Fridge Protection.