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WeatherExpert® Ultra High-Efficiency Single-Packaged Rooftop Units
48LC

Gas Heating / Electric Cooling Units with Puron® (R-410A) Refrigerant

3 to 23 Nominal Tons

48LC WeatherExpert® rooftop units were designed by customers for customers. They are Carrier’s most efficient commercial packaged rooftop ever produced and have some of the industry’s highest IEER’s available. The multi stage cooling compressor logic allows for added comfort, energy savings and humidity control. The unit is ideal for single zone variable air volume capability. Units are pre-wired and pre-charged with environmentally sound Puron® (R-410A) refrigerant at the factory. The units are factory tested in both heating and cooling modes.


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Performance Features

  • Exceeded Department of Energy Advanced RTU Challenge by 15%
  • Exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 and Energy Star efficiency levels, as well as Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) criteria
  • 3 to 5 ton models have two-stage cooling capacity control and 6 to 23 ton models have three-stage cooling capacity control
  • Up to 17.5 SEER and 20.8 IEER
  • Exclusive non-corrosive composite condensate pan in accordance with ASHRAE 62 Standard, sloping design; side or center drain
  • 3 to 23 ton models have standard cooling operation up to 125 °F (52°C), and down to 10°F (-12°C) (3-5 ton models), or down to 40°F (4°C) (6-23 ton models). 3 to 5 ton models have cooling operation down to 0°F (-18°C) with ComfortLink controls.
  • VAV models use a duct static pressure sensor to vary the units indoor fan motor variable frequency drive (VFD) while cooling capacity is controlled by the units supply air temperature sensor, to make sure the correct temperature in each zone.

Maintenance Features

  • Control terminal board facilitating simple safety circuit troubleshooting and simplified control box arrangement
  • Access panels with easy grip handles and tool-less filter access door
  • Innovative, easy starting, no-strip screw feature on unit access panels
  • Optional hinged access panels also available
  • Two-inch disposable return air filters
  • All models have a belt drive evaporator-fan motor and pulley combinations with VFD controller to match the capacity cooling stages for maximum efficiency and comfort control
  • 3 to 5 ton models have an optional ECM direct drive (multi-speed and torque) indoor fan motor system

Installation Features

  • Same footprint as installed Carrier 3-5 ton rooftops back to 1989, reducing installation costs and time
  • Field convertible from vertical to horizontal airflow for slab mounting without any special kits (size 04-12 units)
  • Provisions for thru-the-bottom power entry capability as standard
  • Single point electric, gas, and controls connections
  • Full perimeter base rail with built-in rigging adapters and fork truck slots
  • Dedicated vertical and horizontal airflow models available (factory option on size 14 to 26 units)

Reliability Features

  • Scroll compressors with internal line-break overload protection
  • 24-volt control circuit protected with resettable circuit breaker
  • Permanently lubricated evaporator-fan motor
  • Totally enclosed condenser motors with permanently lubricated bearings
  • Low pressure and high-pressure switch protection
  • Exclusive IGC anti-cycle protection for gas heat operation
  • Solid-state electronic direct spark ignition system and flame roll-out safety protector

Standard Limited Warranty

  • 10 years parts only heat exchanger - aluminized
  • 15 years parts only heat exchanger - stainless steel
  • 5 years parts only compressor
  • 3 years parts only on ComfortLink controls
  • One year parts only on all other parts
  • Extended warranty packages available

For California Residents - 3-5 Ton G/E Models Only

For installation in SCAQMD only: This furnace does not meet the SCAQMD Rule 1111 14 ng/J NOx emission limit, and thus is subject to a mitigation fee of up to $450. This furnace is not eligible for the Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program: www.CleanAirFurnaceRebate.com.

Factory-Installed Options

  • Cabinet
    • Thru-the-base electrical or gas-line connections
    • Hinged access panels
    • Foil-faced insulation
  • Coil Options
    • Cu/Cu indoor and/or outdoor coils
    • Pre-coated outdoor coils
    • Premium, E-coated outdoor coils
  • Humidity Control
    • Humidi-MiZer Adaptive dehumidification system
  • Condenser Protection
    • Condenser coil hail guard (louvered design)
  • Controls
    • ComfortLink DDC communicating controller (sizes 04-06)
    • RTU OPEN multi-protocol controller
    • Smoke detector (supply and/or return air)
  • Economizers & Outdoor Air Dampers
    • EconoMi$er X (for electro-mechanical controlled RTUs with CA Title 24 FDD)
    • EconoMi$er2 (for DDC controlled RTUs)
    • Ultra-low leak economizer dampers
    • Motorized 2 position outdoor-air damper
    • Manual outdoor-air damper(sizes 14-26)
    • Barometric relief
    • Power exhaust (sizes 14-26)
  • Economizer Sensors & IAQ Devices
    • Single dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Single enthalpy sensors
    • CO2 sensor (wall, duct, or unit mounted)
  • Gas Heat
    • Stainless steel heat exchanger
  • Indoor Motor & Drive
    • Multiple motor and drive packages
  • Low Ambient Control
    • ComfortLink provides cooling operation down to 0°F (-18°C)(3 to 5 ton only)
  • Power Options
    • Convenience outlet (powered)
    • Convenience outlet (unpowered)
    • Non-fused disconnect
    • HACR Circuit Breaker

Field-Installed Accessories

  • Cabinet
    • Thru-the-base electrical or gas-line connections
  • Condenser Protection
    • Condenser coil hail guard (louvered design)
  • Controls
    • Thermostats, temperature sensors, and subbases
    • Smoke detector (supply and/or return air) (sizes 14-26)
    • Time Guard II compressor delay control circuit
    • Filter status switch
    • Fan status switch
  • Economizers & Outdoor Air Dampers
    • EconoMi$er X (for electro-mechanical controlled RTUs with CA Title 24 FDD)
    • EconoMi$er2 (for DDC controlled RTUs)
    • Ultra-low leak economizer dampers
    • Motorized 2 position outdoor-air damper
    • Manual outdoor-air damper
    • Barometric relief
    • Power exhaust
  • Economizer Sensors & IAQ Devices
    • Single dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Differential dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Single enthalpy sensors
    • Differential enthalpy sensors
    • CO2 sensor (wall, duct, or unit mounted)
  • Gas Heat
    • Liquid propane (LP) conversion kit
    • High altitude conversion kit
    • Flue discharge deflector
  • Low Ambient Control
    • Winter start kit
  • Roof Curbs
    • Roof curb 14" (356mm)
    • Roof curb 24" (610mm)
Nominal Cooling Ton Size Cooling Stages AHRI Efficiency (SEER) EER Dimensions (in) LxWxH Low Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) Medium Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) High Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) Approx. Unit Weight (lbs)
3 2 (17.1) 74 x 47 x 33 72 115 -- 505
4 2 (17.5) 74 x 47 x 41 72 115 150 590
5 2 (17.2) 74 x 47 x 41 72 115 150 600
6 3 20.5 88 x 59 x 41 72 125 150 1032
7.5 3 19.8 116 x 63 x 57 125 180 224 1606
8.5 3 20.9 116 x 63 x 57 125 180 224 1606
10 3 20.6 116 x 63 x 57 180 224 250 1606
12.5 3 19.1 128 x 87 x 49 150 180 240 1853
15 3 18.4 141 x 87 x 49 220 310 400 2095
17.5 3 17.7 141 x 87 x 49 220 310 400 2201
20 3 18.0 158 x 87 x 57 220 310 400 2347
23 3 17.8 158 x 87 x 57 220 310 400 2492

AHRI = Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
ASHRAE = American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
EER = Energy Efficiency Ratio
SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

NOTES
1. Rated and certified under ARI Standard 210/240---06 or 340/360---07, as appropriate.
2. Ratings are based on:
» Cooling Standard: 80°F (27°C) db, 67°F (19°C) wb indoor air temp and 95°F (35°C) db outdoor air temp.
3. All 48LC units comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard for minimum SEER and EER requirements.
4. 48LC units comply with US Energy Policy Act (2005). To evaluate code compliance requirements, refer to state and local codes or visit the following website: http://bcap-energy.org

Performance Features

  • Exceeded Department of Energy Advanced RTU Challenge by 15%
  • Exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 and Energy Star efficiency levels, as well as Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) criteria
  • 3 to 5 ton models have two-stage cooling capacity control and 6 to 23 ton models have three-stage cooling capacity control
  • Up to 17.5 SEER and 20.8 IEER
  • Exclusive non-corrosive composite condensate pan in accordance with ASHRAE 62 Standard, sloping design; side or center drain
  • 3 to 23 ton models have standard cooling operation up to 125 °F (52°C), and down to 10°F (-12°C) (3-5 ton models), or down to 40°F (4°C) (6-23 ton models). 3 to 5 ton models have cooling operation down to 0°F (-18°C) with ComfortLink controls.
  • VAV models use a duct static pressure sensor to vary the units indoor fan motor variable frequency drive (VFD) while cooling capacity is controlled by the units supply air temperature sensor, to make sure the correct temperature in each zone.

Maintenance Features

  • Control terminal board facilitating simple safety circuit troubleshooting and simplified control box arrangement
  • Access panels with easy grip handles and tool-less filter access door
  • Innovative, easy starting, no-strip screw feature on unit access panels
  • Optional hinged access panels also available
  • Two-inch disposable return air filters
  • All models have a belt drive evaporator-fan motor and pulley combinations with VFD controller to match the capacity cooling stages for maximum efficiency and comfort control
  • 3 to 5 ton models have an optional ECM direct drive (multi-speed and torque) indoor fan motor system

Installation Features

  • Same footprint as installed Carrier 3-5 ton rooftops back to 1989, reducing installation costs and time
  • Field convertible from vertical to horizontal airflow for slab mounting without any special kits (size 04-12 units)
  • Provisions for thru-the-bottom power entry capability as standard
  • Single point electric, gas, and controls connections
  • Full perimeter base rail with built-in rigging adapters and fork truck slots
  • Dedicated vertical and horizontal airflow models available (factory option on size 14 to 26 units)

Reliability Features

  • Scroll compressors with internal line-break overload protection
  • 24-volt control circuit protected with resettable circuit breaker
  • Permanently lubricated evaporator-fan motor
  • Totally enclosed condenser motors with permanently lubricated bearings
  • Low pressure and high-pressure switch protection
  • Exclusive IGC anti-cycle protection for gas heat operation
  • Solid-state electronic direct spark ignition system and flame roll-out safety protector

Standard Limited Warranty

  • 10 years parts only heat exchanger - aluminized
  • 15 years parts only heat exchanger - stainless steel
  • 5 years parts only compressor
  • 3 years parts only on ComfortLink controls
  • One year parts only on all other parts
  • Extended warranty packages available

For California Residents - 3-5 Ton G/E Models Only

For installation in SCAQMD only: This furnace does not meet the SCAQMD Rule 1111 14 ng/J NOx emission limit, and thus is subject to a mitigation fee of up to $450. This furnace is not eligible for the Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program: www.CleanAirFurnaceRebate.com.

Factory-Installed Options

  • Cabinet
    • Thru-the-base electrical or gas-line connections
    • Hinged access panels
    • Foil-faced insulation
  • Coil Options
    • Cu/Cu indoor and/or outdoor coils
    • Pre-coated outdoor coils
    • Premium, E-coated outdoor coils
  • Humidity Control
    • Humidi-MiZer Adaptive dehumidification system
  • Condenser Protection
    • Condenser coil hail guard (louvered design)
  • Controls
    • ComfortLink DDC communicating controller (sizes 04-06)
    • RTU OPEN multi-protocol controller
    • Smoke detector (supply and/or return air)
  • Economizers & Outdoor Air Dampers
    • EconoMi$er X (for electro-mechanical controlled RTUs with CA Title 24 FDD)
    • EconoMi$er2 (for DDC controlled RTUs)
    • Ultra-low leak economizer dampers
    • Motorized 2 position outdoor-air damper
    • Manual outdoor-air damper(sizes 14-26)
    • Barometric relief
    • Power exhaust (sizes 14-26)
  • Economizer Sensors & IAQ Devices
    • Single dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Single enthalpy sensors
    • CO2 sensor (wall, duct, or unit mounted)
  • Gas Heat
    • Stainless steel heat exchanger
  • Indoor Motor & Drive
    • Multiple motor and drive packages
  • Low Ambient Control
    • ComfortLink provides cooling operation down to 0°F (-18°C)(3 to 5 ton only)
  • Power Options
    • Convenience outlet (powered)
    • Convenience outlet (unpowered)
    • Non-fused disconnect
    • HACR Circuit Breaker

Field-Installed Accessories

  • Cabinet
    • Thru-the-base electrical or gas-line connections
  • Condenser Protection
    • Condenser coil hail guard (louvered design)
  • Controls
    • Thermostats, temperature sensors, and subbases
    • Smoke detector (supply and/or return air) (sizes 14-26)
    • Time Guard II compressor delay control circuit
    • Filter status switch
    • Fan status switch
  • Economizers & Outdoor Air Dampers
    • EconoMi$er X (for electro-mechanical controlled RTUs with CA Title 24 FDD)
    • EconoMi$er2 (for DDC controlled RTUs)
    • Ultra-low leak economizer dampers
    • Motorized 2 position outdoor-air damper
    • Manual outdoor-air damper
    • Barometric relief
    • Power exhaust
  • Economizer Sensors & IAQ Devices
    • Single dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Differential dry bulb temperature sensors
    • Single enthalpy sensors
    • Differential enthalpy sensors
    • CO2 sensor (wall, duct, or unit mounted)
  • Gas Heat
    • Liquid propane (LP) conversion kit
    • High altitude conversion kit
    • Flue discharge deflector
  • Low Ambient Control
    • Winter start kit
  • Roof Curbs
    • Roof curb 14" (356mm)
    • Roof curb 24" (610mm)
Nominal Cooling Ton Size Cooling Stages AHRI Efficiency (SEER) EER Dimensions (in) LxWxH Low Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) Medium Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) High Gas Heating Input (MBtuh) Approx. Unit Weight (lbs)
3 2 (17.1) 74 x 47 x 33 72 115 -- 505
4 2 (17.5) 74 x 47 x 41 72 115 150 590
5 2 (17.2) 74 x 47 x 41 72 115 150 600
6 3 20.5 88 x 59 x 41 72 125 150 1032
7.5 3 19.8 116 x 63 x 57 125 180 224 1606
8.5 3 20.9 116 x 63 x 57 125 180 224 1606
10 3 20.6 116 x 63 x 57 180 224 250 1606
12.5 3 19.1 128 x 87 x 49 150 180 240 1853
15 3 18.4 141 x 87 x 49 220 310 400 2095
17.5 3 17.7 141 x 87 x 49 220 310 400 2201
20 3 18.0 158 x 87 x 57 220 310 400 2347
23 3 17.8 158 x 87 x 57 220 310 400 2492

AHRI = Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
ASHRAE = American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
EER = Energy Efficiency Ratio
SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

NOTES
1. Rated and certified under ARI Standard 210/240---06 or 340/360---07, as appropriate.
2. Ratings are based on:
» Cooling Standard: 80°F (27°C) db, 67°F (19°C) wb indoor air temp and 95°F (35°C) db outdoor air temp.
3. All 48LC units comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Energy Standard for minimum SEER and EER requirements.
4. 48LC units comply with US Energy Policy Act (2005). To evaluate code compliance requirements, refer to state and local codes or visit the following website: http://bcap-energy.org

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