A/C System Charging

  • Air conditioning refrigerant or lubricant vapor can irritate your eyes, nose, or throat.
  • Be careful when connecting service equipment.
  • Do not breathe refrigerant or vapor.

Use only service equipment for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a).

If accidental system discharge occurs, ventilate work area before resuming service.

Additional health and safety information may be obtained from the refrigerant and lubricant manufacturers.

1.Connect an R-134a refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station (A) to the high-pressure service port (B) and the low-pressure service port (C), as shown, following the equipment manufacturer¢s instructions.


2.Evacuate the system.

3.Add the same amount of new refrigerant oil to the system that was removed during recovery. Use only SANDEN SP-10 refrigerant oil.

4.Charge the system with the specified amount of R-134a refrigerant. Do not overcharge the system; the compressor will be damaged.

Select the appropriate units of measure for your refrigerant charging station.

Refrigerant Capacity: 
LHD type RHD type 
400 to 450 g 450 to 500 g 
0.40 to 0.45 kg 0.45 to 0.50 kg 
0.9 to 1.0 lbs 1.0 to 1.1 lbs 
14.1 to 15.9 oz 15.9 to 17.6 oz 

5.Check for refrigerant leaks.

6.Check for system performance.