Car Air-Conditioners:

  • The invention of automotive air-conditioners has transformed the vehicle cabins from oven conditions to comfortable ones during the traveling in hot seasons.
  • Vapor-compression systems are still the most widely used type of automotive cooling systems despite their high energy consumption and negative environmental effects.
  • Conventional compressors are powered by an engine’s belt drive.
  • However, Electric vehicles do not have belt-driven engines, therefore a different kind of compressor is required.
  • If the A/C fails in a ‘normal’ car, you can still drive and simply open a window.
  • But if the A/C fails in an electric vehicle, the car will not run, as it’s a safety risk, the battery will get too hot.

Compressor:

  • The air compressor is the heart of an A/C system.
  • Without one, you’re left with simple blowing fans that do nothing more than suck the outside air and its atmospheric temperatures into your vehicle.
  • The air compressor itself is powered by the serpentine belt. If the belt snaps, the A/C system won’t function, but neither will the car itself.
  • But the electric compressor operates independently of the engine.
  • The compressor is always driven by the electric motor, so when the hybrid or electric engine isn’t on, the eCompressor can still operate.
  • This offers a significant advantage over traditionally fuelled vehicles as it maintains a cool temperature in the cabin.
But it is unfortunate that the OEM air conditioner does not last forever. It stops working after a certain period. Especially, the compressors of our air conditioners get damaged. Signs of an ailing compressor include strange noises, fluid leaks,(not in e-compressors) and inconsistent operability. It is not an easy job to find a great AC compressor from the market as there is a bunch of low-quality manufacturers out there.

Best Car AC Compressor Choices:

Our list, however, includes UAC CO 4918AC, ACDelco 15-20941, UAC CO 10736C, New AC Compressor Kit, RYC AC Compressor and Clutch, Delphi CS0120, BuyAutoParts 60-80319RK, Universal AC Kit 4037, Denso 471-1407, and Delphi CS20010.YOU can choose one from your local auto parts dealer.

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