Dometic VARC
Variable Capacity Chiller from 12000 BTU/h to 72000 BTU/h

The Dometic VARC 48 uses the advanced technology of an Electronic Expansion Valve (EEV). This provides more precise control of superheat across a broad range of conditions with no erratic swings as the valve reacts to changes in temperature and pressure. Using an advanced algorithm, superior heat control is maintained over extreme operating conditions.
  • Maximum efficiency
  • Precise control
    Electronic valve
    1 TO 4 TONS
Cooling Capacity
Input voltage (AC)
Input frequency : 9108841832 Visit support page + FAQ
Space saving
Space saving

Compact footprint


Select from 3 user-adjustable amp limits: Econonomy, Standard, or Boost

Easy to install
Easy to install

Easy, flexible plumbing configurations with less depth needed

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    • Available in 230V 50HZ, 230V 60HZ
    • Variable capacity from 12000 BTU/h to 72000 BTU/h
    • Operates steadily at lower speeds to provide maximum efficiency
    • Electronic expansion valve for precise control of superheat
    • Select from three user-adjustable amp limits: Econo, Standard, or Boost
    • Compact footprint
    • Easy, flexible plumbing configurations with less depth needed

Retrofit with ease

Whether you have a small leisure boat or a super yacht with multiple cabins, Dometic can always provide a tailor-made air conditioning solution that’s a perfect fit for you and your travel habits. Our retrofit program includes: a rooftop air conditioning system for large vessels and houseboats; useful accessories, energy management and clean air on board; not forgetting, our well proven complete kits for self-installation. Our installation kits now include an optional sound cover which reduces compressor noise from these quiet systems by another 50 %. Conveniently retrofit a climate control system and secure your on board comfort!

Retrofit with ease


Maximize chiller efficiency and reduce electrical load fluctuations with Dometic’s innovative Variable Capacity Chiller (VARC48 208-230 V/50 or 60Hz). At full speed, the VARC48 provides a nominal 4 tons of cooling or heating. It also has the ability to modulate its speed all the way down to 1 ton in order to precisely match demand. Other chillers use a basic all-on or all-off method for water-loop temperature control, continuously starting and stopping which greatly changes the load on the generator. By precisely balancing output to load, the swing in loop water temperature is minimized as well as swings in demand for power from the generator. The VARC48 uses a precision PID (proportional integral derivative) loop control algorithm that modulates the compressor speed and balances chiller output with the required load. The innovative design of plumbing connections improves ease of installation and maintenance. An optional high-resolution color touchscreen provides a dynamic interface with improved system metrics and control.


SKU number 9108841832 
Model Chiller Cond VARC 
Model on label VARC48 
Product Description Variable Capacity Chiller from 12000 BTU/h to 72000 BTU/h 
Dimensions product depth 508 mm
Dimensions product height 500.38 mm
Dimensions product width 342.90 mm
Net weight 43.09 kg
Input voltage (AC) 230 V
Input frequency 50/60 Hz
Required AC circuit protection min 42.00 A
Required AC circuit protection max 45.00 A
Refrigerant, type R410A 
- Contains fluorinated greenhouse gases 
GWP 2088 
Refrigerant amount 1021 g
CO2 equivalent 2.131 t
Cooling capacity (ISO 5151) 14067.41 W
Current consumption min cooling 15.90 A
Current consumption max cooling 15.90 A
Current consumption min heating 17.00 A
Current consumption max heating 17.00 A
Dimensions parcel depth 939.80 mm
Dimensions parcel height 889 mm
Dimensions parcel width 787.40 mm
Parcel weight 92.99 kg
Operating Manual
Operating Manual