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Condenser application

Flambeau on Mon April 12, 2010 10:48 AM User is offline

Refrigerant Type: 134a

I'm setting up a truck APU (auxilliary power unit) for my truck. I have procured AC components from a 2000 Chev Suburban but the condenser is very large (28" wide).
The condenser is mounted on the back of the cab and I want it to be smaller so that my system looks like others that are currently being offered by the likes of Thermo kING, AND cARRIER. I have found a much smaller condenser that is 14.75" X 14.25" X 1" and I want to know if this smaller condenser will work with the other components I have? I don't know what type of vehicle this condenser came off. Can anyone help out here? Thanks, Flambeau

k5guy on Tue April 13, 2010 1:37 AM User is offline

The question that comes to my mind is why would you want to swap out to a smaller condenser unit? The condenser is what pulls the heat out of the car/truck, and moves that heat into the air. In a R134a system, most stock condensers are sized correctly. Now if you're going to take that AC system from a Suburban and put it into a Yugo, then yeah, you can use a smaller one. Otherwise, you might want to describe a bit more what you have in mind. Most AC systems are driven very hard. The parts that are in there, are there for good reason. The system as designed will give long life, reliably for a many seasons. Any changes you make should be made with a understanding of how it will affect the entire system.

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TRB on Tue April 13, 2010 9:43 AM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: k5guy
The question that comes to my mind is why would you want to swap out to a smaller condenser unit? The condenser is what pulls the heat out of the car/truck, and moves that heat into the air. In a R134a system, most stock condensers are sized correctly. Now if you're going to take that AC system from a Suburban and put it into a Yugo, then yeah, you can use a smaller one. Otherwise, you might want to describe a bit more what you have in mind. Most AC systems are driven very hard. The parts that are in there, are there for good reason. The system as designed will give long life, reliably for a many seasons. Any changes you make should be made with a understanding of how it will affect the entire system.

Well stated!

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