Yellow Jacket RecoverXL, RecoverXLT Manual

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YELLOW JACKET®

RecoverXLand RecoverXLTOil-Less

Universal Refrigerant Recovery Systems

Operation and Maintenance

Manual

(English and Spanish. French and German available at www.yellowjacket.com)

Table of Contents

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General Safety Instructions

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RecoverXL Operation Guide

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Direct Liquid/Vapor Recovery

 

RecoverXLT Operating Guide

4-5

Direct Liquid/Vapor Recovery

 

Restart Procedure

5

Push-Pull Liquid Recovery

5

Recovering R-410A High Pressure Gas

6

Care and Maintenance - Auto Purge Instructions

7

Recovery Tips & Techniques

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Component Location and List

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Troubleshooting Guide

9

Technical Data

10

Suction Filter

10

RecoverXL/XLT Wiring Diagrams

11

Important Notice to Purchaser

12

Warranty Information

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General Safety Instructions

1)Know your equipment. Read and understand the operation manual and the labels affixed to this unit. Learn the applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards of the

RecoverXL/XLT.

2)Use the correct hoses. Use only hoses designed for handling of refrigerants. The hose should be the minimum length required for each job and equipped with a shut-off device (such as the compact ball valve) at the end to reduce the likelihood of refrigerant leaks to the atmosphere. For best performance we recommend using 3/8” hoses. YELLOW JACKET hoses are made for almost every type of refrigerant. See your local distributor for more information.

3)Ground all equipment. Plug the RecoverXL/ XLT into a properly grounded receptacle using the appropriate plug.

4)If the detachable power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a cord assembly available from the manufacturer or distributor where purchased.

5)If the attached power socket is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its authorized service center in order to avoid hazard.

6)Do not pressure test with compressed air. Some mixtures of air and refrigerant have been shown to

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be combustible at elevated pressures.

7)Avoid dangerous environments. To keep operator exposure to a minimum, use the RecoverXL/XLT only in areas with sufficient ventilation.

Recovery should always be performed in well ventilated areas. Use the RecoverXL/XLT only in locations where mechanical ventilation which provides at least four air changes per hour is present, or place the unit 18” above the floor during use.

The RecoverXL/XLT should not be used near open containers of gasoline or any other flammable liquid. Do not allow refrigerants to come in contact with open flame. Refrigerant decomposition in flame results in phosgene gas. Breathing phosgene gas can be fatal.

8)Always wear safety goggles and gloves. Personal protective equipment should be worn to protect operator from frostbite.

9)Use caution when connecting or disconnecting. Improper usage may result in refrigerant burns (frostbite). If a major leak occurs, proceed immediately to a well ventilated area.

10)Disconnect recovery machine from power before servicing. An electrical shock hazard is present when the unit is disassembled.

11)Repair damaged parts. Do not operate the

RecoverXL/XLT if there is a defective part. Repair the unit to proper operating conditions before further use.

12)Use recommended accessories. Follow the instructions that accompany all accessories. Improper use may damage equipment or create a hazard.

13)Use the RecoverXL/XLT only with the proper refrigerants. (See specifications for a complete list of compatible refrigerants.)

14)Operate the RecoverXL/XLT within the design parameters only. The RecoverXL/XLT

was designed to operate within a temperature range of 40o (4o C) to 120oF (49oC). Do not operate in a wet location.

Caution: All refrigerant hoses, recovery tanks, refrigerant lines, other vessels containing refrigerants and the RecoverXL/XLT should be handled as if under high pressure. When opening a tank containing refrigerant, open valves slowly to prevent release of refrigerant, especially if the valves might be damaged.

To prevent the risk of fire DO NOT use an extension cord longer than 25’ (7.6 m) and a minimum of 16 AWG (1.276 mm2).

RecoverXL Operating Guide

Direct Liquid/Vapor Recovery

The RecoverXL is used to pull liquid or vapor refrigerant out of the system and transfer it into a recovery cylinder.

Liquid recovery is accomplished by connecting to the high pressure system discharge service port (liquid port) side of the system being serviced with a manifold (to regulate refrigerant flow).

Vapor recovery can be done by connecting to the system suction service port (low pressure) side of the system.

Because the RecoverXL is capable of recovering liquid, it is more efficient to recover all of the liquid, followed by the vapor.

Ensure you have the capacity to recover all the refrigerant in the system. In the USA the recovery cylinders can only be filled to 80% capacity and in the EU it is only 60% capacity.

Refer to the following instructions and the diagram on page 4:

Liquid Recovery

1.Know the type and quantity of refrigerant present before servicing any system.

2.Turn off power to the system being serviced. Turn the selector knob to off.

3.Connect your manifold to the system being serviced. High Side to liquid port and Low Side to vapor port as shown in diagram on page 4.

4.Connect the Utility port of your manifold to the 1/4” SUCTION port of the RecoverXL.

5.Connect one hose from the recovery cylinder

(liquid side) to the 1/4” DISCHARGE port of the RecoverXL.

Note: Be sure to connect hose ends with shutoff to suction and discharge ports of recovery machine. (For best performance use 3/8” hoses.)

6.Purge all hoses of non-condensables before recovering refrigerant into recovery cylinder.

7.Open the liquid valve on the recovery tank.

8.Turn the RecoverXL on.

9.Turn the selector VALVE on the RecoverXL to LIQUID RECOVERY position.

10.Open the High Side and Utility valves on your manifold and use them to regulate the refrigerant pressure to 80 psi maximum.

11.The RecoverXL will recover the liquid refrigerant. When you have removed all the liquid in the system switch to vapor recovery procedure step 9 to reduce your recovery time.

Vapor Recovery

1.Know the type and quantity of refrigerant present before servicing any system.

2.Turn off power to the system being serviced. Turn the selector knob to off.

3.Connect your manifold to the system being serviced. High Side to liquid port and Low Side to vapor port as shown in diagram on page 4.

4.Connect the Utility port of your manifold to the 1/4” SUCTION port of the RecoverXL.

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5.Connect one hose from the recovery cylinder (liquid side) to the 1/4” DISCHARGE port of the RecoverXL.

Note: Be sure to connect hose ends with shutoff to suction and discharge ports of recovery machine. (For best performance use 3/8” hoses.)

6.Purge all hoses of non-condensables before recovering refrigerant into recovery cylinder.

7.Open the liquid valve on the recovery tank.

8.Turn the RecoverXL on.

9.Turn the selector VALVE on the RecoverXL to VAPOR RECOVERY position.

10.Slowly open the valves on your manifold and use them to regulate the refrigerant pressure to 80 psi maximum.

11.The RecoverXL will recover the vapor refrigerant. When the suction gauge indicates the appropriate vacuum, turn the selector valve OFF.

12.Turn selector valve to PURGE position.

13.When the suction gauge again indicates the appropriate vacuum the recovery and purge cycles are complete. Turn the selector valve to OFF and turn the RecoverXL off.

Note: If the machine is not recovering, refer to the troubleshooting guide on page 9. Restart procedures are on the side of the machine and on page 5.

Liquid or Vapor Recovery Diagram

RecoverXLT Operating Guide

Direct Liquid/Vapor Recovery

The RecoverXLT is used to pull liquid or vapor refrigerant directly out of the system and transfer it into a recovery cylinder.

Liquid recovery is accomplished by connecting to the high pressure system discharge service port (Liquid Port) side of the system being serviced.

Vapor recovery can be done by connecting to the system suction service port (low pressure) side of the system.

Because the RecoverXLT is capable of recovering direct liquid, it is best to first recover all of the liquid, followed by the vapor. This will make your job easier and faster. Refer to the following instructions and the above diagram:

1.Know the type and quantity of refrigerant present before servicing any system.

2.Turn off power to the system being serviced. Turn the selector knob to off.

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