Volkswagen A/c Compressor

By: Katherine Hooper

Volkswagen A/C Compressor

The Heart of the A/C System

The comfort and welfare of the car occupants are usually being prioritized by means of developing comfortable interiors, and reliable controlling devices. For instance, steering wheels now come equipped with controls for the car radio, so that the driver does not need to exert effort in changing the station. This high-tech way of giving the driver a comfortable ride can be enhanced by the most basic system that fosters the car occupants' well-being---the A/C system. For after all, during hot summer days, who needs the ability to easily control the radio if he or she cannot even control a cooler temperature? Given this, carmakers such as Volkswagen has made sure that their A/C systems will not fail for a long and satisfactory performance.

The Volkswagen A/C Compressor is an integral component of the system's functionality since it is the main part that pumps the needed fluid all throughout the system. Hence the name heart of the A/C system. The Volkswagen A/C compressor can be easily compared to the human heart because it supplies refrigerant, which is comparable to the human blood. The distributed refrigerant will then make it possible to absorb all the heat that is generated inside a Volkswagen's cabin. While the compressor fulfills a very important task in the system, its care and maintenance should not be singled out over the rest of the system's components. The Volkswagen A/C compressor only needs to be replaced when it is called for, since they are made with materials that are designed to withstand both the heat and cold temperature of the Volkswagen.

The A/C compressor works basically because it is powered by a belt that is attached to the engine. The compressor then is able to pump the refrigerant through this generated power. Its convenient positioning in the center of the A/C system allows it to work with the high and low pressure sides of the system, which is very much needed in the compressor's operation. Coming from the low pressure side of the A/C system, the Volkswagen A/C compressor takes in the the low pressure refrigerant gas that is distributed either by the evaporator or the accumulator. This refrigerant gas would then be compressed, allowing both its pressure and temperature to increase. After this process, the high pressure would be dissipated to the A/C condenser. The A/C condenser is another important component of the A/C system that takes care of its high pressure side.

After this process, the refrigerant would then be distributed to the other parts of the system, making it possible for car occupants to feel cool and comfortable inside their Volkswagen.

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