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Well ...... Do you know how big the compressor is? Is it hermetic or rotary? 1hp sounds VERY unrealistic for a wine cooler, more like a 1/5hp
Right, the only other number other than the barcode and the R134a was 1PH. The compressor was pretty big, maybe 8" in a diamater, 6" high.
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Right, the only other number other than the barcode and the R134a was 1PH. The compressor was pretty big, maybe 8" in a diamater, 6" high.
Sounds like maybe a 1/5 or 1/4hp hermetic. With the right stuff you can make a decent R134a unit out of the compressor. But then why rip it apart? I can get an 1/3hp Embraco compressor for $70 brand new
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post #13 of 18
I've read several places that compressors made (specifically?) for fridges/freezers can't handle the load, certainly not for hours on end.
They simply burn out in a matter of few hours.
Just my 1/5 hermetic
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probably wouldn't be great fora 100% duty cycle like a computer application.
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post #15 of 18
If you take the compressor out and build around it the compressor will be fine for the cycle duty.
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If you take the compressor out and build around it the compressor will be fine for the cycle duty.

Oh...well, then ok. Is it just cause of the heat? Basically...no heat, no problems? lol. So..fans and stuff will make it work?
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The compressor isnt charged right for the load a comp puts out. Plus the condensers are passive. Most refrigerators have smaller compressors usually 1/5 HP but thats fine for a SS. The vapochill comes with a 5.5cc compressor which is about the size of a 1/5hp maybe a lil smaller. Its all about how you charge what you charge with and the tuning
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The compressor isnt charged right for the load a comp puts out. Plus the condensers are passive. Most refrigerators have smaller compressors usually 1/5 HP but thats fine for a SS. The vapochill comes with a 5.5cc compressor which is about the size of a 1/5hp maybe a lil smaller. Its all about how you charge what you charge with and the tuning
It's coming off a wine cooler with a glass door. I'm guessing it's built to take more load time then a regular fridge.
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