Sunday, 31 May 2020

Here's the Beginning History of the Existence of Air Conditioner (AC) on Car in the World


The first car air conditionerThe first car air conditioner

The shape of the car in the 19th century was originally without an open roof alias, carmakers certainly do not need to think to add anything about air circulation.

Citing the Carfromjapan page, Monday (27 April 2020) vehicles with closed models with roofs and windows then debuted in 1908. Since then, car engineers have been racing to find a functional cooling system for cars.

But consumers need to wait until 1939, the coolest car manufacturer of its time, Packard developed the first air-conditioning system for vehicles.

Packard explained that this feature was only optional, this producer took the Bishop and Babcock Weather Conditioner aftermarket. Not mass-produced.

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But not without problems, the use of air conditioning in the car at the beginning is somewhat complicated. There is no control in the cabin, if you want to turn off the air conditioner, passengers must stop the engine, go down then open the hood, and remove the belt that is connected to the compressor.

Despite being a luxury item at the time, Packard failed to achieve commercial success because of the expensive price. Because machines have mechanical problems and often need to be serviced. Until the outbreak of World War II which temporarily halted these luxury features.

However, the demand for car air conditioners increased after the Second World War. Plus already pinned temperature control, even so, modern and luxurious, the new feature was advertised this car already uses air conditioning temperature control. At that time, the addition of air conditioners needed to add optional fees around USD 495.

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The popularity of air conditioners has skyrocketed, entering the 1960s with the number of air conditioners installed in American cars nearly tripling from 1961 to 1964.

Even one thing that hasn't changed is the increasing popularity of air conditioners in the automotive sector. In 1980, 72% of new cars sold in the United States had air conditioners installed. In 1990, this figure jumped to 94%.

The automaker developed the R134a, a replacement for the R12 which is more environmentally friendly. Outdated refrigerants are considered to be very damaging to the ozone layer. When R12 was banned in 1996, the car industry was not too affected because it already had alternatives.

In the past, the purpose of buying a car air conditioner was to create a superior product that embodies the exclusivity side. But now car air conditioners have become a basic requirement in passenger vehicles.

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