The discontinued RUUD UAKA air conditioner, also known as the Achiever 10, is a 1.5- to 5-ton capacity unit designed for single-family, multi-family or light commercial applications. Each of the seven models has a single-speed motor considered at the time of the series’ manufacture to be highly efficient. The UAKA uses R-22 refrigerant and has a cooling capacity ranging from 17,000 to 56,500 BTU/H. The unit discharges air upward, which not only helps minimize operational noise, but minimizes air restriction for greater efficiency.
The unit’s jacket protects the air conditioner with its wraparound, louvered design. The top grill is reinforced with steel for added protection from debris, while the powder-painted cabinet provides protection from weather. The motor is held under the discharge grill by the design’s grille/motor mount and is therefore protected from precipitation. Further corrosion resistance is ensured by the drawn, painted base pan.
The Ruud UAKA is equipped with a hermetically sealed Copeland scroll compressor and has temperature motor overload protection. The unit uses copper tubes with aluminum fins. Accessories, such as a low ambient switch or high and low pressure controls, can be added.
UAKA controls can easily be maintained by the removal of one service panel. Additionally, the top grill is removable allowing access to the condenser, fan motor and condenser coil, and the scroll compressor is housed in a separate compartment for easy access.
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