Auto A/C Cooling Capacity

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  1. billr

    billr wrench Staff Member

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    How many tons (or BTU/hr) is the typical A/C? If you have a range, from sub-compacts to vans with rear-air, that would be nice, too.
     
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    Well that is a loaded question.

    Normal everyday car/minivan uses about 2.2 to 5 tons. Depending.

    But that is variable as much as the variable compressors. Average hp is 2 hp per ton.

    A new car will approx 1.8 to 2.2pnds freon. Addition auxiliary unit may jump to one
     
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    Wow, two to five tons; are you fairly confident about those numbers?
     
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    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    No Bill, I am not confident in those #'s.

    I am just going on back slide numbers.

    British thermal units, and kilo joules and all that. I am in no way confident, but apparently, easy 5 ton air displacement.

    I think every body here knows I am a injection specialist, not a AC king.

    I had to convert BTU to joules and add cubic space. Not something I do often.
     
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    Notice passed out guy @ 30secind mark.

    They say I will have room and board. When I am off 6 days, am I going to be like the passed out guy??

     
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    No snow/ice in those pix? A classic case of "bait and switch"!
     
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    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    We do in fact have times when there is no snow.

    If I get what you said, they are trying to bait me? Yeah, I think so.

    My dad always said when it's to good to be true, it probably is. And a added incentive, no women to speak of.

    I caught this clip on boob tube, enough snow for you? Shefferville and that summit was going nowhere fast.

     
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    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    @billr, question for you, off topic as usual.

    I have a PC monitor that is acting funny at the first seconds of warm up.

    I already replaced the power supply capacitors and the monitor worked like a charm for the last 5 yrs. Now, it acts like the screen is cracked, but after 20seconds, all is back to normal.

    Am I looking at a invertor issue maybe? Said monitor is a view sonic. It is no big deal, I have three monitors for my rig. One is an Acer, other is a Seanix so I can and hope to fix the view sonic. But this is an issue I have never encountered before.

    The screen literally seems fractured at start up. I need this screen for my garage PC. Any advice would be greatly taken. And plz don't tell me to buy a new one, landfills are full of this stuff. If I can fix it, why not?
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "fractured", posting a picture (or PM it) may help. It kind of sounds like the "de-gaussing" coil/circuit is acting up. Let's take this to PM or the Lounge if you want further info; we are way out of the automotive area here...
     
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    Ok, I will take this to the lounge, and read up on de-gaussing. A term I have never heard before.

    I will try to up load a pic in the lounge of the event, but it only lasts a few seconds. May be hard to bet a proper pic.

    I will however try. Thx, now on to learn what DE-gaussing means. I see something to the effect of a remnant magnetic field.

    That sounds very plausible, but where does that field residue come from? Anyway, onto the lounge with that one, as you say, way out of the automotive spectrum. I just don't seem to learn eh??!!

    I will probably post back on that middle of week as I won't be installing all the new gear till then.
     
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    Bill, I thought this picture would make you and others here laugh. Taken yesterday. Getting ready for winter with my new tuque.

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