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    Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption



    I am trying to calculate how long a Danfoss BD compressor will be able to operate on a battery.
    The battery says it has a Capacity of 15Ah.
    the following numbers are given by danfoss:
    http://www.secop.com/fileadmin/user_...esd100y302.pdf
    I look at EN 12900 Household (CECOMAF) because i live in Europe and do everything in Celsius.
    I dont seem to grasp how the Current consumption in A rises when the evaporation temperature rises. what does ''evaporation temperature'' mean in this case? i would think the lower the evap temperature, the higher the Amp consumption, because the compressor has to work harder for it. It is a Fixed speed Compressor BTW.


    I hope someone is able to clear this up for me a bit.
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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    The rating on the battery means fully charged it can provide 15 amps for 1 hour

    As the evaporation temperature drops it means that the system is removing less heat energy therefore it it doing less work. Less work equals less energy input
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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    okey that of the amp hours clears it up a bit
    But the evaporation temperature means the evaporation temperature of the refrigerant? or is it the temperature inside the cooler ?

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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    It refers to the evaporation temperature of the refrigerant
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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    so does it mean the fisycal property of the refidgerant at which temperature it evaporates or does it means the temperature at which the refridgerant is cooled?
    The power consumption rises when the evaporation temperature rises so that second statement would be strange i guess?

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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    Compressor capacity reduces a lot as evaporating temperature drops. Compressor energy also falls but not as quickly. So the heat removal rate decreases faster than the power input requirement and a compressor working at lower suction pressure has a lower efficiency but does draw less power.

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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    Is the most efficient speed full speed?

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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    Hi stijnijssel !
    Usually if your compressor is part of refrigerator and the temp inside the cabinet is for example +2*c than the evaporating temperature will be around -8 to - 3 *c . Refering the table at -5*c evaporating the compressor will draw 3,37 Amps so the capacity of 15 Ah divided by 3,37 A equals 4 hours and 27 min . This is the point that the battery losses 20 % of its voltage or 9,6 volts

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    Re: Calculationwith Evaporation Temp and A consumption

    Also test conditions are 55 c and ambient temp 32 c so if ambient temp is lower than condendensing temp will be lower and the compressor will draw less amps and for loner time .

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