74669Re: Ford Hybrid Escape article (Prius Classic A/C)
- Jul 4, 2004I agree with Jerry's observations, but I want to point out that the
air coming out of the A/C vents when the ICE is off some becomes
noticeably warmer than when the ICE was engaged and the compressor
on. Therefore, I believe the temperature that triggers the
compressor to go on is different if the ICE is on than when it is off.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jerry Jorgenson <jerry@j...>
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 09:00:00 EDTsensor
> shrubnews@a... wrote:
> > That hasn't been my observation over the past year. If the temp
> > calls for compressor the engine stays on, even if the car isstopped.
> > The AC in the Prius has an especially large refrigerant reservoir,stopped.
> > however, so the compressor can shut down at times and the AC will
> > continue to cool at maximum efficiency for several minutes.
> > I haven't seen any difference with MAX on or off.
> > Larry
> I see the following behaviour in my Classic:
> When the A/C is on Auto, the Prius' engine stops when the car is
> It then comes back on with a minute or two to keep the refrigerantcold.
> Turning off the A/C with the button (rather than the fan switch)stops the
> engine immediately.serviced
> I don't know that I've ever put it on MAX myself, but I had it
> the other day and someone else did. When on MAX everything runs allthe
> time. It took me a few minutes to realize that the setting was onMAX :-)
> Jerry Jorgenson
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