It would seem that if you do that then you could cause the AC to malfunction and cause considerable damage, (which you could be held accountable for!). Do not tamper with any systems as they work a certain way for a reason.
Didnt know about this until a short time ago, but I do remember someone on my dinner table saying he slept on the balcony because of medical condition and their spouse slept inside and their cabin steward recommended a magnet on balcony door so his wife would still have air-conditioning in the cabin. Dont know how this is done but maybe some one can post and let you know. ***edited to remove commercial referral***
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Re: MAGNET TO KEEP AC ACTIVE
The A/C on ships are on a circuit......what you do in your cabin can affect others on the same circuit. So, please, think about that before you do anything. Maybe someone else on that circuit needs to have the a/c running full strength for their medical conditions.
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I know our room attendant told us it is warmer when we were embarking as the ship was running on port pwer, is that true? Just wondering what factors change the room temps. can we ever make the room cooler?
We were on Carnival Destiny our room was cool, never cold although parents room next door always seemed cooler. And yes, we tried moving those vents on the ceiling..
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Not to worry....The magnet "trick" that Sharon was asking about will not hurt any unit, circuit or cause malfunctions. It does not affect other passengers cabins. Our cabin attendant showed us how to do it!!! :-) We did it while cruising in Hawaii but because I don't want to be deleted I won't post it, just reassure everyone it's okay.
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I'm a mechanical and aerospace engineer and I can assure you the magnet trick is NOT going to affect any other air conditioner units. For Pete's sake....who comes up with such ridiculous theories????
There is a magnet proximity switch on the balcony door jamb which, when the door is open, the switch is "broken" and the A/C unit turns off to keep it from running while the door is open. Your security system in your house operates the same way. There is a magnet (or metallic sink) on the door so when the door is closed, the switch senses the magnet in the door and the switched is "closed" or "on" and allows the A/C to operate.
To run the A/C with the door open you only need to place a magnet (tape it) on or near the proximity switch in the jamb. This keeps the switch "closed" or "on."