Asked by: Climente Makhija
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

How do you connect HVAC gauges?

How to Hook Up & Read HVAC Gauges
  1. Connect the high pressure side of the cooling line to the red port on the gauge.
  2. Connect the low pressure side to the blue port on the gauge.
  3. Attach a waste hose or vent hose to the center of the manifold set up.
  4. Attach micron meters or other gauges to the additional ports.

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In respect to this, can you use the same gauges for r22 and r410a?

No, you cannot. To make a short story long, R410A and R22 are refrigerants. They are both good refrigerants and they both work, but they have to be charged in the system at different pressures. R410A is a higher pressure system and R22 is a lower pressure system.

Furthermore, what should the gauges read on 134a? For a low pressure gauge, a reading of 25 pounds per square inch (psi)to 40 psi is optimum. On the other hand, a high pressure gauge should read between 225 psi and 250 psi.

Moreover, can I use r134a gauges on r22?

R134A is typically used in automotive/small appliance applications. Assuming you are talking about a "room air conditioner", the correct up to date refrigerant is R410a. You can use any gauges you like to check the pressure of the system, with slight risk of cross contamination.

What color is the low side gauge?


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