Much like a heart in a human body, the A/C compressor circulates the system’s lifeblood, in this case the refrigerant, that is vital to the proper operation of the air conditioning (A/C) system; in short it moves the gas from the evaporator, compresses it, and delivers it at high pressure and high temperature to the condenser, where it is converted into a cooling gas that cools the air in the vehicle’s cabin. Because of this you’ll want to fit to a proven quality compressor, engineered to deliver faster time to comfort and better fuel economy and emissions.
Rich OE heritage
With more than 50 years’ expertise, Delphi Technologies has a rich heritage in A/C compressors. We introduced the first integrated compressor under the bonnet in the 1950s and were the first to integrate electronics, sensors and special algorithms into climate control systems too, making them smarter, faster and better than ever before. Today, our OE A/C compressor technology can still be found on millions of vehicles worldwide.
The improved harmonic motion mechanism in our swash plate design reduces both weight and friction; less friction improves longevity and fuel economy and produces less noise. Combined with our hollow piston technology, integrated control valve and special reed valve and valve plate design, this makes for a fast-cooling, quiet, durable and highly-efficient air conditioning compressor.
Quality has always been a big part of our history. And is part and parcel of everything we do today. That’s why every Delphi Technologies A/C compressor undergoes rigorous testing including performance, durability, leakage, vibration, noise and fitment tests. Our leaks tests, for example, test to one pound of refrigerant in 40 years for an eco-friendly compressor.
Don’t just take our word for it – we recently tested our compressor versus another leading brand. The Delphi compressor outperformed the competitor, delivering more than 15 percent better cooling capacity and volumetric efficiency, significantly less torque, and lower noise levels. And it did all this, without any loss of performance or signs of abnormal wear or tear.
When it comes to A/C servicing, first time fit and reliability are critical. Our air conditioning compressors are designed with this in mind and come with an exterior shell casting that matches the OE part, together with all the required accessories for quick and easy installation.
Our DS diagnostic tool also provides the ability to perform in-depth diagnostics of the A/C system including checking A/C gas pressure using live data and component activation of the compressor clutch. And our two-day air con training programme provides an overview of the components, how best to diagnose faults and an assessment for EC307/2008 F-gas legislation so you can work safely and efficiently on these systems.