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1. ## Thread: relationship between power absorption and RUN Current for a refrigerator compressor

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### So what electrical test would you do to prove...

So what electrical test would you do to prove that there are faulty valves inside a compressor?

I thought one could test the RUN CURRENT against the specs of the compressor

if the actual ...
2. ## Thread: relationship between power absorption and RUN Current for a refrigerator compressor

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### ahaha...in Europe we like 220V because when you...

ahaha...in Europe we like 220V because when you touch the live wires you remember the experience for twice as long.....:Faint:
3. ## Thread: relationship between power absorption and RUN Current for a refrigerator compressor

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### Thanks for the input 54regcab. What you say makes...

Thanks for the input 54regcab. What you say makes good sense!!......the mystical power factor...some power is borrowed from the network during one cycle and then returned to the network on the...
4. ## Thread: relationship between power absorption and RUN Current for a refrigerator compressor

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### relationship between power absorption and RUN Current for a refrigerator compressor

I'd like to get the input of the more technically minded out there.
I looked at the specs of a compressor, and this is what was published:

Displacement (cc) 6.64
Power (HP) 1/8
Power...
5. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### Power consumption of freezer compressor

I tested the power consumption of the freezer compressor it is 0.3 amps x 220V = 66W The specifications say that it should draw 74w.... so this may be a clue..
I get a similar reading for the fridge...
6. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### Jim I am attaching the Service Bulletin which...

Jim I am attaching the Service Bulletin which addesses obvious problems with the compressor at hand. They recommend replacing the HLY 70AA with the HQY 75 AA which is slightly more powerful.

In...
7. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### Jim you are absolutely correct, I should have...

Jim you are absolutely correct, I should have filters and capillaries in the box!!! The holiday season does not help. It is almost impossible to source supplies in August.
I was not going to pull...
8. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### Thanks for this tip. I did not even think of...

Thanks for this tip.
I did not even think of testing the wattage. I thought that if the valves were faulty I'd hear some undue noise from the compressor.
I guess I should do that when it boots up...
9. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### How silly of me not to include this information!...

How silly of me not to include this information! It is an Electrolux ER 8126 B.
I have attached the plaque with all the information.
It is a 10 year old "mid end" fridge so it does not have an...
10. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### I think this may well be the solution. What i...

I think this may well be the solution. What i don't understand is why I get the warm condenser only after the compressor has been running for a while. I thought that if the filter or the capillary...
11. ## Thread: twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

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### twin compressor residential refridgerator - Freezer compressor never stops

:Will try and be brief:
Fridge works very well
Freezer has a problem:

Outside temperature 28°C/83F
Compressor never stops and alarm light stays on as the...
12. ## Thread: HFO-1234yf / R1234yf Fire and subsequent Hydrogen Fluoride release risks

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### GOODNESS!!! It seems that a large car requires...

GOODNESS!!! It seems that a large car requires at least 30 pounds of refrigerant R1234yf!!!!!:eek2: Dupont and Honeywell must be laughing all the way to the bank.....
13. ## Thread: HFO-1234yf / R1234yf Fire and subsequent Hydrogen Fluoride release risks

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### 43 pounds or does the article mean " for three...

43 pounds or does the article mean " for three pounds"????? Seems an air conditioning bomb!!!
Can anyone here that has used R1234yf confirm the average charge?
14. ## Thread: HFO-1234yf / R1234yf Fire and subsequent Hydrogen Fluoride release risks

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### I can only guess that a few pounds of butane so...

I can only guess that a few pounds of butane so close to a hot motor is a recipe for a fire.
European laws prohibit the use of more than 150g or 1/3 pound in a circuit. Hence it is used in fridges...
15. ## Thread: HFO-1234yf / R1234yf Fire and subsequent Hydrogen Fluoride release risks

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### HFO-1234yf / R1234yf Fire and subsequent Hydrogen Fluoride release risks

The documentation I read from the EPA declared 1234yf as a very safe mildly flammable refrigerant with low GWP (global warming potential) and ODP (ozone depletion potential)

16. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Thank you Andrew, that is a very nice web app. ...

Thank you Andrew, that is a very nice web app.

It has a choice of a few gases and includes my beloved R600a and R600.

It's only drawback is that Tecumseh only includes Psig and not kPag...
17. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### To be honest, the risk of fire is not so low, it...

To be honest, the risk of fire is not so low, it only takes a moment of distraction and as a technician (that is used to the non flammable refrigerants) brazes a valve on a suction line and...
18. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Ha ha,..... at last ...here is the reason why...

Ha ha,..... at last ...here is the reason why noone...or very few in the US know about R600a and R600.....
This has been taken by the EPA website.....
...
19. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Thank you JDenyer232. The Tecumseh chart, as you...

Thank you JDenyer232.
The Tecumseh chart, as you said is not for quick reference (it is much easier to use than the CERN one though) like the glossy pt charts we can get for the other refrigerants....
20. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Has anyone found a chart on the internet

yes the CERN table can't be carried to any job..... to take 2 readings it takes 5 minutes:eek2:

It seems that in the US very few people use R600a, or maybe they only use it to heat their...
21. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### The reputable institution CERN (European...

The reputable institution CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) has published a spreadsheet with comparison values for many refrigerants. Here is the link:
...
22. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Yes you are right, it is only common in so far as...

Yes you are right, it is only common in so far as it is used in modern fridges. Is it used in modern USA fridges? In Europe R600a fridges seem to be quite common, although there seems to be growing...
23. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Believe me I have TRIED to find a proper PT chart...

Believe me I have TRIED to find a proper PT chart which included R600, R600a and other refrigerants. I used Google and Bing, but with no real success.
24. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### Has anyone found a (non electronic) pt chart with...

Has anyone found a (non electronic) pt chart with the common residential gases including R600a??
25. ## Thread: R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

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### R600 and R600a Pressure temperature chart

Yes I am a newbe...so forgive me for what might seem a silly question :angel:

I have not been able to find a R600 and R600a PT chart or table.....
I can find all the other commercial gases but...
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