A truck A/C condenser is somewhat similar looking to a radiator. Condensers are usually made of aluminum and located near the front of the engine to allow air to flow through. An evaporators job is to absorb heat where a condensers job is built to release heat.
As we approach the summer days, many will run the air conditioning within their truck. Ensuring that each part that makes up the A/C system is properly functioning will provide truck drivers with the air necessary to keep cool.
A/C systems are made up of many parts including the trucks A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, thermal expansion valve, and the accumulator or drier. The main component of the air conditioning system within a truck is known as the compressor. The A/C compressor allows the refrigerant to pressurize resulting in cool air to be released. A/C compressors in trucks are run by an engine belt and an electric clutch that acts as a switch turning the compressor on and off depending on how cool of air conditioning you want.
Another important component to a trucks air conditioning system is the A/C condenser. Located next to your trucks radiator the A/C compressor is resembled as a smaller radiator which the compressed air travels through, resulting in much cooler air becoming liquid. After the air becomes a liquid it continues through the evaporator and accumulator.
Each component of a trucks A/C system is just as important as the next. Southpointe Radiator provides high quality air conditioning parts for trucks. Contact Southpointe Radiator today get started on repairing your trucks A/C compressors or condensors.