Airxcel’s Coleman-Mach Brand Leads with AC Offering and Innovation

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WICHITA, Kan. Airxcel, Inc., which recently developed a series of DC direct air conditioning units, continues to prove itself the partner of choice for OEMs and builders focusing on the emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry.

Its Coleman-Mach brand leads the industry in climate control systems with smart energy use for luxury comfort and high-end performance both on the road and off the grid. Recently, Coleman-Mach developed a series of DC direct air conditioning units in 48 volt, 24 volt, and soon, 12 volt models. A Direct Current (DC) unit allows for DC direct wiring, bypassing the need for a DC to AC inverter. This saves battery life by as much as 20% due to the power loss incurred when converting from direct to alternating current.

“As the leader in RV air conditioners, Coleman-Mach has long been at the forefront of energy conscious design,” explained David Gehlen, Product Manager. “In fact, that’s where our products shine. Imagine being able to increase the energy efficiency of a coach to a considerable degree and still offer the best cooling options, simply by choosing a DC direct model.”

For OEM partners of Coleman-Mach, this means the opportunity to drastically improve performance in gas, diesel or electric powered coaches without having to make significant changes to accommodate for newest designs.

“Beyond the energy efficiency of individual products, we look holistically at energy use by considering the entirety of what being an EV-friendly brand means,” said Gehlen. “While our Coleman-Mach 8 Ultra Low-Profile shroud leads in aerodynamics and our Maxxair AC model is the lightest rooftop AC in its category, we continue exploring new ways to lessen drag.”

Coleman-Mach offers exciting installation options that leave rooftops open for more solar panels and other accessories. In addition to roof-mount ACs, the company offers under-bunk and basement systems along with AC systems for other over-the-road vehicles. 

To learn more, please visit airxcel.com/evnow.

About Airxcel, Inc.

Airxcel is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas with 11 facilities across the U.S. and Europe. It is the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of the most critically functional products for the RV industry. Its Coleman-Mach brand leads the industry in climate control systems with smart energy use, both on the road and off the grid.