What is the difference between a car condenser and a water tank?

2022-12-31 20:08

The automobile condenser and water tank are two important parts of the automobile. They are usually installed together. Therefore, many people may get confused and think that they are the same thing, but in fact, the automobile condenser and water tank are different. The automobile condenser is a component in the automobile air conditioning system. Its function is to cool the refrigerant vapor discharged from the compressor at high temperature and pressure, so that it can be condensed into a liquid high-pressure refrigerant; The water tank is the radiator of the automobile engine. Its main function is to reduce the working temperature inside the engine through continuous circulation of coolant. What is the difference between a car condenser and a water tank?



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The automobile condenser and the automobile water tank are two different parts, and the main differences between them are:


1. The connected pipes are different

The tubes connected to the automobile condenser are metal tubes, which are respectively connected to the air conditioning compressor and the liquid storage tank; The pipes connected to the water tank are rubber hoses, which are respectively connected to the engine water pump and the engine thermostat.


2. Different devices

The automobile condenser and water tank wear different devices. An aluminum cylindrical drying tank is beside the automobile condenser; There is a water temperature sensor under the car water tank.


3. Different properties

The automobile condenser is a component of the air conditioning system, which contains refrigerant; The water tank is a cooling part of the engine, which contains coolant.


4. Different thickness

The thickness of automobile condenser is about 15mm; The thickness of automobile water tank is about 30mm.



Generally speaking, the condenser and water tank are installed at the same place, behind the cooling fan of the car. You can see it when you open the hood. The condenser is usually installed in front of the water tank, which is convenient for cooling the refrigerant in the pipeline with the oncoming wind when the car is driving.


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