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Can I run Condensers in Series with each other

Ultima GTR on Mon February 16, 2009 4:15 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 2008
Make: Ultima
Model: GTR
Engine Size: 427
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Ambient Temp: 80

I have very limited space to run a condenser. The factory mounted it in the side of the car next to a large opening but without a scoop to bring air over the condenser. My motor's (LS7) compressor pushed my 12x18 serp condenser (with fan and NO shroud) for all it was worth and it finally gave up and burst the hose due to high heat/pressure buildup. So I'm considering replacing the old condenser with 2 of the model number 12-0651C - Parallel Flow Condenser (12 X 14) in series with a fan and shroud. Is this a workable solution to getting more cooling area and more air flow to keep the heat down?
Thanks,
Paul

TRB on Mon February 16, 2009 8:03 PM User is offlineView users profile

You can, I prefer to have two inlets (discharge) and two outlets (liquid) as to running in/out and in/out.

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Ultima GTR on Mon February 16, 2009 9:28 PM User is offlineView users profile

thanks. So you're saying you prefer parallel hookup rather than in series.

TRB on Mon February 16, 2009 9:37 PM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: Ultima GTR
thanks. So you're saying you prefer parallel hookup rather than in series.

That is the way I prefer to do it. Might wait and see if others have tried a different approach.



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bohica2xo on Tue February 17, 2009 2:12 PM User is offline

Let me guess, it is a black one too? And you live in Tucson?

The GTR has some airflow issues if you plan to use it for a boulevard cruiser. Adding condensor capacity is always a good idea, and you should look at a couple of electric fans as well...

I don't know what your vehicle has for a compressor. Paralell connected condensors are a good plan. One each in either side, with electric fans - preferably mounted at the front of the stack. I can't say for sure how large of a unit you could mount in that air inlet on the driver's side, but it looks like you could go fairly big. Use as large a condensor as you can.

Series condensors work out well in some applications. Dodge used a second condensor in series when adding rear air on the minivans. It was designed as a liquid refrigerant aftercooler. Such an application might work for you as well.

British sportscar MVAC is sort of like ice cream in hell - you may get some, but it is doubtful that it will be the way you want it...

B.

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Ultima GTR on Wed February 18, 2009 1:17 AM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks guys. I appreciate your input.
Paul

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