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Carrier® Performance™ - 4 Ton 15 SEER Residential Packaged Heat Pump Unit 2-Stage (Tin-Plated Indoor Coil)

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

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TF - Filter Rack
TP - Base unit with tin plated indoor coil hairpins (Single Phase Only)
Only used if ordering an option

Single-Packaged Products with Energy-Saving Features and Puron® refrigerant.
  • 15.0-15.5 SEER / 12.0-12.5 EER at 95°F (35°C) OD
  • Factory-Installed TXV
  • Multi-speed ECM Blower Motor – Standard
  • Sound levels as low as 71dBA
  • Two Stages of Cooling/Heating
  • Dehumidification Feature

One-piece heat pump 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 base rails 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 15.5 and HSPF of 8.5.

Durable, dependable components Scroll Compressors have 2 stages of cooling/heating 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 50VR--A.

Direct-drive PSC (Permanent Split Capacitor) condenser-fan motors are designed to help reduce energy consumption and provide for cooling operation down to 40°F (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 71dBA.

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 the field-selectable capability to run an enhanced dehumidification (’DHUM’) speed on high stage cooling (as low as 320CFM per ton). 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.

NOTE: The enhanced dehumidification feature on high stage cooling does not support use of an economizer.

Standard horizontal metal duct covers with insulation come with the unit and cover the horizontal duct openings. These can be left in place if the units are converted to downflow.

Cabinets are constructed of heavyduty, phosphated, zinc-coated prepainted steel capable of withstanding 500 hours in salt spray. Interior surfaces of the evaporator/electric heater compartment are insulated with foil-faced insulation, which keeps the conditioned air from being affected by the outdoor ambient temperature and provides improved indoor air quality. (Conforms to American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers No. 62P.) The sloped drain pan minimizes standing water in the drain. An external drain is provided.

Short-Cycling protection for the compressor is incorporated into our defrost control board ensuring a five minute delay (+/-2 minutes) before restarting compressor after shutdown for any reason.


Weight447 Pounds (lbs)
Width44.1875 Inches (In)
Height48.75 Inches (In)
Country of OriginMEX
Length48.25 Inches (In)
Air FlowVertical
Blower Motor HP1 HP
Blower Motor RPM1075
Blower Motor SpeedsMultiple
Blower Motor TypeECM (Electronically Commutated Motor)
Blower Wheel11" x 10"
CertificationsAHRI Certified; SAHRAE 90.1 Compliant
Circuit Breaker - Max Amps150,90,125,50
Circuit Breaker - Min Amps139.4,87.4,113.4,35.3
Compressor(1) Scroll
Condenser Motor HP1/5 HP
Condenser Motor RPM810
Condenser Motor Speeds1 (Single)
Condenser Motor TypePSC (Permanent Split Capacitor)
Cooling Capacity47500
Cooling Rated Capacity Btu/h48000
Cycle/Hertz60 Hz
Drain Connection Size3/4"
Drive TypeDirect
Energy Star RatedNo
ETL ListedNo
Filter Size24" x 36" x 1"
Full Load Amps1.2
Heating Capacity47000
Locked Rotor Amps104
Product Family50VR-A
Prop 65No
Rated Load Amps14
Sound Level (dBA)74
UL ListedYes
UL RecognizedYes
Voltage208-230 VAC


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