How to connect the compressor?
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If you urgently need a compressor, and you don’t have time to go shopping for it, you can take a compressor from an old refrigerator. Let's talk about how to connect the compressor to the necessary equipment.
How to connect the compressor: instructions
Please note that when removing the compressor from the refrigerator, it is necessary to cut the cable coming from the temperature sensor, otherwise you will not be able to pull it out. Next, proceed as follows:
- Install a relay on the compressor - this will help protect it from overheating and current drops. To install the relay you need according to the instructions attached to it.
- Now equip the compressor receiver. If you use the purchase, then make its connection according to the scheme that goes to it in the kit. But you can make such a device yourself. Take a plastic bottle (for 1 liter) and make 2 openings in its cap with an awl. Place the outlet and inlet tubes there, then pour epoxy into the container and turn it over.Then leave it all for a few hours. When the resin hardens, the cap with the tubes will stick securely to the bottle. As a result, the resulting device will last for many years. It is connected to the discharge pipe, which is located next to the valve.
- The last thing to do is to connect the unit with the necessary device. For this it is best to use hoses designed for the windscreen washer. They can be purchased at any automotive store. Hoses are installed in the compressor holes on the top of it.
After you have connected the compressor, you need to turn it on and check for operability. If you did everything correctly, then there will be no problems with its functioning.
When operating the compressor, you need to monitor the oil level in it. It is important that it does not drop to a critical point, otherwise the unit will overheat and quickly fail. At the same time use for pouring oil with additives and mineral components.
Please note that the compressor running time from the refrigerator should not exceed 45 minutes. After that, leave the compressor alone for at least 10 minutes.When operating the compressor, do not forget about the observance of safety precautions: connect the device only with dry hands, monitor the insulation of the wires, do not allow it to overheat, and so on.
If you decide to buy a new compressor, then you need to know by what parameters it should be chosen.