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    I've got this portable aircon as per pic below. I need to transport this in a Venter trailer. Only method is to lay it on its side. I've heard so many things about not transporting a fridge on its side due to the gas etc. Is this the same for the aircon?
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    It will be fine. Just let it stand for a few hours before switching on.
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    How about seeing if you can't shorten the housing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nisjeep View Post
    It will be fine. Just let it stand for a few hours before switching on.
    Thank you. Gas won’t “leak” out from being transported on the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    How about seeing if you can't shorten the housing?
    Doesn’t seem so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    How about seeing if you can't shorten the housing?
    -or make the trailer taller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Thank you. Gas won’t “leak” out from being transported on the side?
    No, from what I understand it's more about the liquid refrigerant getting into the compressor which would mean when you start it in that condition the compressor can't compress a liquid and that pops the compressor or motor.

    Hence why it's safe to transport a fridge or aircon on its side as long as you let it stand the right way up for a few hours at the destination to ensure all the refrigerant equalises/liquid in the compressor side turns into a gaseous state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    No, from what I understand it's more about the liquid refrigerant getting into the compressor which would mean when you start it in that condition the compressor can't compress a liquid and that pops the compressor or motor.

    Hence why it's safe to transport a fridge or aircon on its side as long as you let it stand the right way up for a few hours at the destination to ensure all the refrigerant equalises/liquid in the compressor side turns into a gaseous state.
    Thanks. I will leave it in the normal position for a few hours before starting it up.
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