|Adhesive Smart Film Being Applied|
|Milk White LCD Glass Installed (Left is Opaque, Right is Clear)|
For example, if you have a 92" x 40" window (This is their test size) you will need .13amps (about 7.8W) at 60V to make it completely clear. If you convert 60V to 12V the power needed at 12 Volts is .65 amps. Not so bad. Add up all your windows and take an educated guess. Figure around 5-10 amps total for the average sized coach. That is assuming you have all of them completely clear all the time. More likely 2.5-5 amps during the day and essentially nothing at night. Hey, most folks want privacy at night! A small solar charging system would support this easily and when on the move, your alternator can feed the requirement without a problem.
|Aero Cruiser Kitchen Window|
It is available in four colors, Milk White, Light Gray, Dark Grey and Light Blue. I'm going to try out the Dark Gray version. It block 98 percent+ of harmful UV rays and is a 40% solar reducer.
I apologize for the window photos, it's not very picturesque with the winter cover on! The sun is coming in the North East...soon.
|12 V Dimmer (Example)|
|Remote 12 V Dimmer (Example)|
The panels can be daisy chained so you need only one dimmer, but you give up the flexibility of multiple dimmers. I'm going to have one for every window, but NOT each "side" of my windows.
|Aero Cruiser Middle Size Window|
Overall I like this concept. I can get rid of my rattling metal blinds and maybe even the drapes. I doesn't extend inward from the window at all (3mm or less) so it should make the RV more "airy." The current pricing for this technology is around $85.00 per square foot retail. There are likely some OEM manufacturers that will begin offering this as an option and the aftermarket products are on the way. If you measure all your windows and then figure out the square footage (Length x Width = Square Footage) you can estimate the overall cost. Likely prices will come down as the aftermarket begins to release complete kits.
We'll see. Stay tuned.
Be Seeing You....Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"