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Carrier® Performance™ - 4 Ton 16 SEER Residential Packaged Air Conditioning Unit 2-Stage (Tin-Plated Coil)

Item: 50VG-A48---3-TP
MFR: 50VG-A48---3-TP

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Single-Packaged Products with Energy-Saving Features and Puron® refrigerant.
  • 15.0-16.0 SEER / 12.0-12.5 EERS
  • Factory-Installed TXV
  • Multi-speed ECM Blower Motor - Standard
  • Sound levels as low as 72dBA
  • Two Stages of Cooling
  • Dehumidification Feature
Feature / Benefits

One-piece cooling unit with optional electric heater, low sound levels, easy installation, low maintenance, and dependable performance.

Puron Environmentally Sound Refrigerant is Carrier’s unique refrigerant designed to help protect the environment. Puron is an HFC refrigerant which does not contain chlorine that can harm the ozone layer. Puron refrigerant is in service in millions of systems proving highly reliable, environmentally sound performance.
Easy Installation
Factory-assembled package is a compact, fully self-contained,electric cooling unit that is prewired, pre-piped, and pre-charged for minimum installation expense. These units are available in a variety of standard cooling sizes with voltage options to meet residential and light commercial requirements. Units are lightweight and install easily on a rooftop or at ground level. The high tech composite base eliminates rust problems associated with ground level applications.
Innovative Unit Base Design
On the inside a high-tech composite material will not rust and incorporates a sloped drain pan which improves drainage and helps inhibit mold, algae and bacterial growth. On the outside metal baserails provide added stability as well as easier handling and rigging.
Convertible duct configuration
Unit is designed for use in either downflow or horizontal applications. Each unit is converted from horizontal to downflow and includes horizontal duct covers. Downflow operation is provided in the field to allow vertical ductwork connections. The basepan seals on the bottom openings to ensure a positive seal in the vertical airflow mode.
Efficient operation High-efficiency design offers SEER(Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) of up to 16.0.
Durable, dependable componentsScroll Compressors have 2 stages of cooling and are designed for high efficiency. Each compressor is hermetically sealed against contamination to help promote longer life and dependable operation. Each compressor also has vibration isolation to provide quieter operation. All compressors have internal high pressure and overcurrent protection.
Multi-speed ECM Blower Motor is standard on all 50VG-A.
Direct-drive PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) condenser-fan motors are designed to help reduce energy consumption and provide for cooing operation down to 40ºF (4.4°C) outdoor temperature. Motormaster® II low ambient kit is available as a field-installed accessory.
Thermostatic Expansion Valve - A hard shutoff, balance port TXV maintains a constant superheat at the evaporator exit (cooling cycle) resulting in higher overall system efficiency.
Refrigerant system is designed to provide dependability. Liquid filter driers are used to promote clean, unrestricted operation. Each unit leaves the factory with a full refrigerant charge. Refrigerant service connections make checking operating pressures easier.
High and Low Pressure Switches provide added reliability for the compressor.
Indoor and Outdoor coils are computer-designed for optimum heat transfer and efficiency. The indoor coil is fabricated from copper tube and aluminum fins and is located inside the unit for protection against damage. The outdoor coil is internally mounted on the top tier of the unit.
Low sound ratings ensure a quiet indoor and outdoor environment with sound ratings as low as 72dBA.
Easy to service cabinets provide easy 3 panel accessibility to serviceable components during maintenance and installation. The basepan with integrated drain pan provides easy ground level installation with a mounting pad. A nesting feature ensures a positive basepan to roof curb seal when the unit is roof mounted. A convenient 3/4-in. (19.05 mm) wide perimeter flange makes frame mounting on a rooftop easy.
Dehumidification Feature
This unit has independent fan speeds for low stage cooling and high stage cooling. In addition, 208/230 VAC models have thefield-selectable capability to run an enhanced dehumidification (’DHUM’) speed on high stage cooling (as low as 320CFM perton). Coupled with the improved dehumidification associated with low stage cooling, the DHUM speed allows for a complete dehumidification solution independent of cooling stage. The dehumidification control must open the control circuit on humidity rise above the dehumidification set point.


Weight444 Pounds (lbs)
Width48.25 Inches (In)
Height50.75 Inches (In)
Country of OriginVar
UPC or Barcode1P50VG-A48---3-TP
Hazardous MaterialNo
EPA Cert RequiredNo
Length44.1875 Inches (In)
Air FlowConvertible
Blower Motor HP1 HP
Blower Motor RPM1075
Blower Motor TypeECM
Blower Wheel11" x 10"
CFM Cooling1600
Condenser Motor HP1/5 HP
Condenser Motor RPM810
Condenser Motor TypePSC
Cooling Capacity47500
Cooling Rated Capacity Btu/h48000
Energy Star RatedYes
ETL CertifiedNo
ETL ListedNo
Filter Size24" x 36" x 1"
Full Load Amps1.2
High Pressure LimitsYes
Locked Rotor Amps104
Maximum Fuse Size50
Minimum Circuit Amps35.3
Number of Fan Blades1
Rated Load Amps21.2
Sound Level (dBA)72
UL ListedYes
Voltage208/230 VAC


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