I have a question on a loss of charge switch.
There is a equipment manufacture who in the past had a loss of charge switch
which mounted on the liquid line of a R-22 package unit. It would open
around 7 PSI.
We presently use this switch for the building alarm to be set off after
someone tries to steal the copper from the A/C systems. Because scrap copper
is selling for over $3 per pound, thieves have been stealing condensing
coils all around our area. I tell it works, allot of the time we have had to
repair the units but not replace the units.
Now my question:
Would you think the switch would work on a 410a system?
We haven't tried it and I have asked the equipment manufacture and get no
answer. I do not know who makes the switch for the equipment manufacture so
I can not ask them.
I know in the past we first tried some standard low pressure switches and
found they did not last too long but did find the loss of charge switch did
work fine for a R-22 system. With the new refrigerant (410a) we have been
asked to install some of these switches. I have asked the equipment
manufacture if they make the same switch for 410a and they say no.
HVAC Service Technician
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