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A/C compressor driven by electric motor

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Dec 29, 2009, 9:00 PM

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I was just wondering:

What would it take to get my 1998 Chevy S-10 (2wd) 2.2L A/c compressor to run on an electic motor instead of the fan belt.

Anyone know how much torch it takes to drive a compressor (a/c)?
Anyone know what size D/C motor it would require to drive it?
Anyone know what the RPM's would be required for the DC motor to run at?

Ya see, if I could get that darn A/c out of the engine compatment it would leave room for a Turbo.

Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 30, 2009, 8:28 AM

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Can't say vehicle by vehicle but it's not practical. Some might need 5 and near sure larger vehicles can be in the teens of HP which would require near a generator sized power supply. If for street legal use you would have to jump a lot of hoops to make it legal in many places.

If you still want turbo - why not just put a V8 in it - with a bit of hunting there are kits to do that. 1996 and up will be a nasty project with OBDII computer controls. It can be done with electrics and if still dead set to do that I can hook you up to a place that would most likely have the info and parts needed.

Must you have A/C?



Dec 30, 2009, 8:28 PM

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I found it:

no links

But I still want to get the a/c off the motor...................

(This post was edited by Sidom on Dec 30, 2009, 10:14 PM)

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