Experimental study of compressor electric current detection for a split-type air conditioner affects energy savings

Banjerd Saengchandr, Viroch Sukontanakarn, Kriangkrai Waiyagan


The paper presents an experimental study that aims to measure the compressor electric current of a split-type air conditioner for analyzing the various abnormal condition of the R-32 refrigerant pressure, especially for detecting compressor electric current while occurring dirt in the evaporator coil and condenser coil. The method was to install sensor devices to measure the temperature and humidity of inlet air and outlet air, and the velocity of the air outlet of the evaporator unit. In condenser unit was to measure the electric current compressor and electric power input. All data from sensors send to the Arduino board and using Parallax Data Acquisition (PLX-DAQ) Excel Macro for the record. The results show physical behavior and the changing of compressor electric current according to the abnormal condition of the refrigerant system, blocking of condenser and evaporator coil.


air conditioner; compressor; electric current; energy saving; fault detection; R-32 refrigerant;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i3.pp2660-2668

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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