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Choose an Air Conditioner for LED Displays.

For hot areas it would be wisely to use a cooling system like an air conditioner to cool your LED display to minimize failures and expand the life time of your LED display. An air conditioner is nowadays a not very expensive cooling system but can be made expensive due to the power consumption of it. For that it is wisely to buy an energy efficient air conditioner for your LED display without having troubles in the near future.
 

To buy an energy-efficient air conditioner for LED display, you must first determine what capacity, or size, you need. This is important for two reasons:

  • An undersized unit won’t cool adequately a LED display in extremely hot weather.
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  • An oversized air conditioner can also adversely affect your comfort. The unit may switch on and off too often, without running long enough to dehumidify the LED display properly or cool the space uniformly. And it will consume more energy than necessary.
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Step 1: Calculate basic cooling capacity you will need for your LED display to meet the typical cooling load

Use this table to find the basic cooling capacity in Btu/h you’ll need based on total LED display area to be cooled.

LED Display Basic Cooling Capacity by Total Area of the LED Display

 

Total Area of LED Screen

Basic Cooling Capacity

SQM

SQ. FT.

BTU/H*

9-14

100-150

5000

14-23

150-250

6000

23-28

250-300

6500

28-33

300-350

7250

33-38

350-400

8000

38-41

400-450

8750

41-46

450-500

9650

46-51

500-550

10500

51-65

550-700

12500

65-93

700-1000

15000

93-111

1000-1200

17700

111-149

1200-1600

19000-24000

149-167

1600-1800

24000-27000   24000-27000 

167-260

1800-2800

27000-33000  27000-33000 

For a 22.6m² (240 sq. ft.) LED display, the basic cooling capacity will be 6000 Btu/h. If the cooling capacity of the air conditioner is more than 12,000 Btu/h, consider installing two smaller units. Otherwise, a single unit might require a larger amperage circuit (20–30 amperes) or a dedicated 240-volt circuit; consult an electrician for more information.

Step 2: Additional factors that can influence the loading capacity of the air conditioner for LED Displays

Answer the questions below. If a question doesn’t apply to your situation, leave the space blank. Then add or subtract from the basic cooling capacity to arrive at the approximate size of room air conditioner you should buy.

LED Display Capacity Deviations determined by External Variables of the LED Display

 
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