Operating Manual

Operating Manual
TM
REFRIGERANT RECOVERY MACHINE
USER’S MANUAL
MINIMAX
SPX Corporation • Owatonna, MN
Toll Free: (800) 327-5060 • Fax: (866) 287-7222
www.PromaxRecovery.com
Explanation of Safety Signal Words
DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION : Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Understanding Refrigerant Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Recovery Tank Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Purging Non-condensable Gases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Minimax Self-Purge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Push/Pull Method Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Tank Pre- or Sub-cooling Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Recovery / Tank Pre- or Sub-Cooling for Fixed Hose Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Refrigerant Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Replacement Kits and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Minimax Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Minimax-KT Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Installation of Optional 80% Tank Capacity Sensing Components (Kit KT-5001) . .16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
One-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
EPA Certification Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
EPA Regional Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
3
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: To prevent personal injury,
ALLOW ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL TO OPERATE THE UNIT. Before operating
the unit, read and follow the instructions and warnings in this manual. The operator
must be familiar with air conditioning and refrigeration systems, refrigerants, and
the dangers of pressurized components. If the operator cannot read this manual,
operating instructions and safety precautions must be read and discussed in the
operator’s native language.
– Si el operador no puede leer las instrucciones, las instrucciones de operación y
las precauciones de seguridad deberán leerse y comentarse en el idioma nativo del
operador.
– Si l’utilisateur ne peut lire les instructions, les instructions et les consignes de
sécurité doivent lui être expliquées dans sa langue maternelle.
PRESSURIZED TANK CONTAINS LIQUID REFRIGERANT. Do not overfill the internal
storage vessel, because overfilling may cause explosion and personal injury or
death. Do not recover refrigerants into nonrefillable containers; use only federally
authorized refillable containers (DOT spec. 4BW or 4BA).
HOSES MAY CONTAIN LIQUID REFRIGERANT UNDER PRESSURE. Contact with
refrigerant may cause personal injury. Wear protective equipment, including safety
goggles. Disconnect hoses using extreme caution.
DO NOT BREATHE REFRIGERANT AND LUBRICANT VAPOR OR MIST. Exposure
may cause personal injury, especially to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Use the
unit in locations with mechanical ventilation that provides at least four air changes
per hour. If accidental system discharge occurs, ventilate the work area before
resuming service.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, use the shortest possible extension cord with a
minimum size of 14 AWG. An extension cord may overheat and cause fire.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, do not use the unit in the vicinity of spilled or open
containers of gasoline or other flammable substances.
DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR TO PRESSURE TEST OR LEAK TEST THE UNIT OR
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM. Some mixtures of air and refrigerant are combustible
at elevated pressures. These mixtures are potentially dangerous and may result in
fire or explosion causing personal injury or property damage.
DO NOT MIX REFRIGERANT TYPES through a system or in the same container; mixing of refrigerants will cause severe damage to the recovery unit and the system
being serviced.
ELECTRICITY INSIDE THE UNIT HAS A RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Exposure
may cause personal injury. Disconnect the power before servicing the unit.
4
UNDERSTANDING REFRIGERANT RECOVERY
Refrigerant recovery is the process of taking refrigerant out of a system and storing it in a tank. The
following is critical information on how to achieve
the best refrigerant recovery results safely and
quickly.
shuts down automatically when the tank is
80% full. The Minimax is pre-wired for this kit
from the factory. The Minimax-KT is available
with the 80% Capacity Shutoff Kit installed.
8. Minimax has an internal pressure shutoff
switch. If the system pressure goes above 550
psi, the unit shuts off. The shutoff switch automatically resets itself after the pressure drops
below 300 psi.
1. Identify the refrigerant type and quantity in the
system that is to be serviced.
2. Minimax is approved for use with the following
catagory III, IV, and V refrigerants (Per ARI
740):
R-12
R-402A
R-407C R-411B
R-22
R-402-B
R-407D R-412
R-134A
R-404A
R-408A R-500
R-401A
R-406A
R-409A R-502
R-401B
R-407A
R-410A R-507
R-401C
R-407-B
R-411A R-509
3.
4.
WARNING: The internal pressure
shutoff switch does not prevent tank overfill. If the Minimax shuts off automatically
and is connected to a tank, the tank may be
dangerously overfilled. Relieve this high
pressure and/or tank overfill situation
immediately.
9. If tank pressure exceeds 300 psi, use the tank
cooling process to reduce the tank pressure.
Refer to pages 11 & 12.
CAUTION: A filter must always be used
and replaced frequently. Failure to use a filter will invalidate your warranty. It is recommended that a clean filter be used for
every service job. A filter will prevent contamination from entering the Minimax,
which will reduce the risk of damage. Each
filter needs to be labeled and used for one
type of refrigerant only.
10. When recovering large amounts (20 lbs. or
more) of liquid refrigerant, use the Push/Pull
method as described on page 11.
11. All refrigerant systems are likely to have areas
where the liquid can be trapped and slow the
recovery process significantly. Refer to page 9
for how to locate and recover trapped liquid
refrigerant.
WARNING: Open service and cylinder
valves slowly. This allows for rapid shut off
of gas flow if there is any danger. Once it is
determined that there is no danger, the
valves can be opened fully.
12. To achieve the deepest final vacuum, use the
tank cooling method to lower the head pressure on a recovery tank (see pages 11 & 12).
NOTE: The cooling method will not work if
there is no liquid in the recovery tank. In this
case, use an empty tank that has been fully
evacuated to achieve the final vacuum level
required.
5. Isolate large amounts of refrigerant and close
off valves after use. If a leak develops in the
system, the refrigerant will not escape.
6.
CAUTION: Keep all connections to the
refrigeration system dry and clean.
Damage will occur if moisture is allowed to
enter the system.
13. To maximize recovery rates, use the shortest
hose length possible (no longer than 3 ft. is
recommended) and 3/8" diameter (or larger).
Remove all unnecessary hose core depressors and Schrader valves from all port connections as these can restrict flow up to 90%.
7. Promax strongly recommends the use of the
optional 80% Capacity Shutoff Kit (#KT-5001).
When installed and used with a recovery tank
that has an internal float switch, the Minimax
5
RECOVERY TANK INFORMATION
type of refrigerant only. Before using a tank
previously used for another refrigerant, completely empty the tank, and evacuate it. Then
purge the tank using dry nitrogen, and evacuate again.
1. NEVER use a standard disposable 30 lb. tank
(the type of container in which virgin refrigerant
is sold) to recover refrigerant. Use ONLY
authorized refillable refrigerant tanks. Federal
regulations require refrigerant to be transported only in containers meeting DOT specs.
4BW or 4BA.
2.
4. Store refrigerant containers in a cool, dry
place.
5. Some storage cylinders have valves that are
not seated when manufactured. Keeping caps
on valves will guard against refrigerant leakage.
Warning: To prevent personal injury, do
not exceed the working pressure of each
cylinder. Recovery cylinders are designed for
different pressures. The Minimax is not supplied with a recovery tank, and requires the
use of tanks with a minimum of 350 psi working pressure. PROMAX strongly recommends
the use of 400 psi tanks.
6. Do not exceed 80% of tank capacity. PROMAX
strongly recommends the use of the Promax
ADS-100 Refrigerant Scale for monitoring tank
capacity. Safety codes recommend that closed
tanks not be filled over 80% of volume with liquid. The remaining 20% is called head pressure room.
NOTE: When recovering R-410A refrigerant
use of a 400 psi tank is mandatory. (See PROMAX Recovery Tanks under Parts and
Accessories section on Page 14.)
7. If you expect temperatures in excess of 135° F,
contact the refrigerant supplier.
3. Tanks and filters must be designated for one
WARNING: NEVER TRANSPORT AN OVERFILLED CYLINDER.
Refrigerant expands when it gets warm, and can cause a tank to explode if overfilled.
CYLINDER TEMPERATURE
60°F
70°F
100°F
130°F
150°F
80%
81%
83%
90%
94%
90%
92%
96%
100%
STARTING WITH CYLINDER
80% BY VOLUME
SPACE OCCUPIED BY LIQUID
STARTING WITH CYLINDER
90% BY VOLUME
SPACE OCCUPIED BY LIQUID
6
PURGING NON-CONDENSABLE GASES
FROM REFRIGERANT TANKS
1. Allow the tank to sit undisturbed for 24 hours
to let any air rise to the top.
5. If the pressure reading is higher than the pressure shown on the chart, very slowly (to cause
as little turbulence inside the tank as possible)
open the vapor port valve slightly. Watch the
pressure on the gauge decrease. To prevent
venting, add 4-5 psi to the pressure shown on
the chart. When the gauge corresponds to that
pressure, close the vapor port valve.
2. Connect a manifold to the tank to read the
amount of pressure in the tank.
3. Determine the ambient temperature in the
room.
4. Refer to a refrigerant pressure/temperature
chart. Find the temperature on the chart and
look across to the corresponding pressure for
the type of refrigerant in the tank. Determine
how that relates to the reading on the gauge.
6. Allow the tank to sit for 10 minutes, then check
the pressure again.
7. Repeat the process as needed.
7
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To prevent personal injury,
•
Disconnect the Minimax from its power supply before beginning any maintenance.
CAUTION: To prevent equipment damage,
•
A filter/dryer MUST be used between the Minimax and the inlet hose (See Flow Diagram
below). Failure to use a filter will invalidate the Minimax warranty.
•
Extra filtration is recommended when recovering refrigerant from a contaminated system.
Promax recommends using two high acid capacity filters (such as Alco type EK-162-F or
Sporlan type C-162-F) in series. When finished recovering from this system, flush the
Minimax with a small amount of clean refrigerant and refrigerant oil to purge any contamination from the unit.
•
Empty all refrigerant from the Minimax into a storage tank. Liquid refrigerant left in the
Minimax condenser may expand and damage components.
•
If the Minimax is to be stored or not used for a period of time, completely evacuate any residual refrigerant, and purge the unit with dry nitrogen.
Refrigerant Flow Diagram
OUTPUT
8
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Inspect the Minimax thoroughly to ensure it is
in good operating condition.
8. Slowly open the input port on the Minimax.
a.
CAUTION: If the compressor begins
to knock, slowly throttle back the input
valve until the knocking stops. This will
damage the Minimax if not controlled.
b. Once the liquid has been removed from the
system, open the input valve fully. The manifold gauge set vapor port should also be
opened at this time.
2. Place the Minimax on a flat, level surface, and
make tight connections as shown in the set-up
diagram below.
3. Slowly open the liquid port of the recovery
cylinder to check hoses and connections for
leaks.
4. Set the Recover/Purge valve to RECOVER.
9. Run the Minimax until desired vacuum is
achieved.
a. Close the vapor and liquid ports on the
manifold gauge set.
b. Close the Minimax input port.
c. Proceed with the self-purge procedure on
page 10.
5. Open the output port of the Minimax.
6. Open the liquid port on the manifold gauge set.
NOTE: Opening the liquid port will remove the liquidfrom the system first, greatly reducing the recovery time. After the liquid has been removed, open
the manifold vapor port to finish evacuating the
system. See diagram below.
NOTE: If the recovery process is very slow, and
frost or condensation is visible on some plumbing
or components of the system, this is a sign of
trapped liquid refrigerant. Use a heat gun to vaporize this trapped liquid. If you can’t determine where
the trapped liquid is, turn the system compressor
on for a few seconds to move the liquid and generate heat to vaporize it.
7. Connect the Minimax to a 115V outlet.
a. Switch the main power switch to the ON
position. You will hear the fan running.
b. Press the compressor start switch. This
“momentary” switch starts the compressor. It
may be necessary, under certain circumstances, to press this switch more than once to
start the compressor.
MANIFOLD
GAUGE
SET
OPTIONAL MOISTURE
SIGHT GLASS
INPUT
Turn knob to liquid
port. When liquid is
removed, move to
full open for vapor.
SYSTEM BEING
SERVICED
OUTPUT
LIQUID
VAPOR
LIQUID
WARNING: To prevent personal
injury, a scale must be used to prevent overfilling the storage tank.
9
MINIMAX SELF-PURGE
1. Close the ports of the system being serviced.
3. Turn off the Minimax.
7. Close the ports on the recovery tank and the
Minimax.
NOTE: Close the outlet port on the Minimax
before turning off the unit, or refrigerant will
backfill into the unit.
4. Set the Recover/Purge valve to PURGE.
8. Turn the Minimax off.
5. Restart the Minimax.
9. Set the Recover/Purge valve to RECOVER.
6. Run until desired vacuum is achieved.
10. Disconnect and store all hoses.
2. Close the input port on the Minimax.
11. Replace the in-line filter on the Minimax after
every job.
10
PUSH/PULL METHOD INSTRUCTIONS
The push/pull method removes bulk liquid from a
system using the pressure differential created by
the Minimax. Push/pull method only works with
large systems where the liquid is readily accessible. Do not use this method on a system that contains less than 15 lbs. of refrigerant because it will
not have the bulk liquid in the reservoir needed to
create a pressure differential. This method is used
on systems with a receiver tank, or with greater
than 20 lbs. of refrigerant, or when transferring
from one tank to another. Refer to the diagram
below.
The rate of liquid transfer is best when using larger hoses, and cooling the tank to lower the pressure in it. Cooling of the tank can be done before
or during recovery, and the tank must be partially
filled with refrigerant (minimum of 5 lbs.). Begin by
throttling the output valve, then adjust the back
pressure to suit the conditions and the refrigerant.
Five to ten minutes of this cooling process will
improve the flow rate considerably. The greater
the quantity of refrigerant in the tank, the longer
the process will take. If there are any non-condensable gases in the tank, this cooling process
will not work. Refer to the diagrams on page 12.
The sight glass provides a method of determining
the moisture content and quality of a system’s
refrigerant.
WARNING: When using the push/pull
method, once the pressure differential has
begun, it can continue and overfill the storage
tank even if the tank is equipped with a float
level sensor. The pressure differential will continue to move liquid and vapor even when the
machine is turned off. You must manually
close the valves on the tank and the unit, to
prevent overfilling of the recovery tank and
possible personal injury.
INPUT
VAPOR
SYSTEM BEING
SERVICED
OUTPUT
LIQUID
LIQUID
OPTIONAL MOISTURE
SIGHT GLASS
WARNING: To prevent personal injury, a scale
must be used to prevent overfilling the storage tank.
11
TANK
PRE- OR SUB-COOLING INSTRUCTIONS
1. This process requires a minimum of 5 lbs. of liquid refrigerant in the tank.
INPUT
2. Throttle the output valve until the output pressure is 100 psi greater than the input pressure,
but never more than 300 psi.
OUTPUT
3. Run until the tank is cold.
VAPOR
LIQUID
RECOVERY / TANK PRE- OR
SUB-COOLING FOR A FIXED HOSE SET-UP
MANIFOLD
GAUGE
SET
INPUT
SYSTEM BEING
SERVICED
OUTPUT
LIQUID
LIQUID
VAPOR
WARNING: To prevent personal
injury, a scale must be used to prevent overfilling the storage tank.
NORMAL RECOVERY:
Tank vapor valve is closed.
TANK PRE- OR SUB-COOLING:
Tank vapor valve is open, and both manifold gauge set valves are closed.
12
REFRIGERANT RECYCLING
Current regulations state that used refrigerant
must not be sold, or used in a different owner’s
equipment, unless the refrigerant has been laboratory analyzed and found to meet the requirements of ARI 700 (latest edition).
If the refrigerant is to be used again in the same
system, it is best to clean it as much as possible.
We recommend using the largest, high-acid
capacity filter possible. Place the filter on the suction (inlet side) of the Minimax, and replace them
often.
Some systems do not have an adequate oil separator installed, so the refrigerant will contain oil as
you recover it. If the refrigerant you are recovering
is not going to be used in the same system and it
contains oil, you will need to separate the oil from
the refrigerant. This allows you to measure the
amount of oil that needs to be charged back into
this system. To do this:
WARNING: Wear safety goggles and protective equipment to prevent burns from acidic
oil.
1. Begin with a 30 or 50 lb. tank in-line with the
Minimax.
2. Connect the system to the liquid port of the
tank.
3. From the vapor port of the tank, connect to the
input of the Minimax.
4. Connect another tank (for storing refrigerant) to
the output of the Minimax.
5. Begin the recovery process.
NOTE: If it's a large amount of liquid refrigerant, place a band heater around the first tank.
6. When the recovery process is complete, the oil
in the first tank can be removed by applying a
small amount of pressure with nitrogen to one
of the ports. The oil will expel from the other
port. Turn the tank upside down if removing the
oil through the vapor port.
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PARTS LIST
29
26
27
1
25
13
14
15
23
16
17
28
18
2
3
12
4
30
19
20
21
5
6
7
8
22
9
Item Description
Part #
1 Plastic Case . . . . . . .100118
2 Fan Grill, Outlet . . . . .100179
3 Axial Fan . . . . . . . . . .100119
4 Condenser . . . . . . . . .100139
5 Compressor . . . . . . .CP1320
6 Compressor Bracket .100207
7 Coupler . . . . . . . . . . .CP1315
8 Bell Housing . . . . . . .CP1001
9 Motor Bracket . . . . . .100209
10 Motor . . . . . . . . . . . .EL1821
24
11
10
Item Description
Part #
11 Front Panel . . . . . . . .100121
12 Manifold . . . . . . . . . .700009
13 Input Gauge . . . . . . .GA1500
14 Output Gauge . . . . . .GA0800
15 Gauge Lens . . . . . . . .GA1000
16 On/Off Switch . . . . . .EL1310
17 Start Switch . . . . . . .EL1309
18 Red Knob . . . . . . . . .100124
19 Black Knob . . . . . . . .100122
20 Blue Knob . . . . . . . . .100123
Item Description
Part #
21 Flare Cap . . . . . . . . .NB6501
22 Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . .100343
23 *Relay . . . . . . . . . . .EL1500
24 *Sensor Cord . . . . . .EL1420
25 Capacitor . . . . . . . . .EL1412
26 Rear Panel . . . . . . . .100538
27 Cord Set . . . . . . . . . .100162
28 Pressure Switch . . . .EL2802
29 Fan Grill, Inlet . . . . . .100180
30 Hose Assembly . . . . .100345
*Optional components for 80% Capacity Tank Sensing Kit.
REPLACEMENT KITS & ACCESSORIES
PART#
KT3302
KT3303
KT3307
KT3308
KT-5001
17605
17121
17572
17506
RGT50HP
ADS-100
DESCRIPTION
Piston Seal Replacement (middle section of compressor)
Valve Replacement Kit (top section of compressor)
Compressor Repair Kit (all three sections of compressor)
Shaft Replacement Kit (bottom section of compressor)
80% Capacity Tank Sensing Kit
30 lb Recovery Tank (350 psi working pressure) with capacity sensor
Same as 17605, without sensor
50 lb Recovery Tank (350 psi working pressure) with capacity sensor
Same as 17572, without sensor
50 lb Recovery Tank, High Pressure (400 psi working pressure) with capacity sensor
Refrigerant Scale, 200 lb. capacity, with removable platform
14
MINIMAX WIRING DIAGRAM
3 PIN
CONNECTOR
FOR OPTIONAL
KT-5001
MINIMAX-KT WIRING DIAGRAM
INCLUDING OPTIONAL TANK CAPACITY SENSING CIRCUITRY (KIT: KT-5001)
3 PIN
CONNECTOR
FOR OPTIONAL
KT-5001
15
INSTALLATION OF OPTIONAL 80% TANK
CAPACITY SENSING COMPONENTS (KIT: KT-5001)
10. Connect the white wire from the male side of
the 3-pin connector (p/n EL1215) to terminal
#1 of the relay.
NOTE: PROMAX also offers model Minimax-KT,
which has the 80% Capacity Shutoff Kit installed
at the factory. When used with a recovery tank
that has an internal float switch, the Minimax-KT
shuts off when the recovery tank is 80% full.
Verify that the green wire from the sensor
cord is connected to the center of the 3-pin
connector. Only two wires are used in this
connector.
Warning: To prevent personal injury, disconnect the unit from the power supply before
performing any maintenance.
11. Connect the 3-pin connector to its counterpart, already pre-wired on your Minimax.
Refer to the wiring diagram at the bottom of page
15 during installation of the kit.
1.
NOTE: Confirm the two wires, (1) green and
(1) white, are in the correct position (directly
across) from their mating wires.
Disconnect the Minimax from its power
source.
2.
Remove the fasteners from each side of the
Minimax, and separate the plastic case
halves.
3.
Disconnect the two wires to the fan.
4.
Place the metal frame of the Minimax in the
upright position.
5.
Remove the plastic plug from the hole located at the lower right of the front panel, and
pass the tank sensor cord (p/n EL1420)
through it.
12. Connect one end of the red wire (p/n
WR1403 [supplied with the kit]) to terminal #2
of the relay, and the other end to the high
pressure switch.
13. Secure the relay onto the two studs identified
in Step 5 using the hardware installed on the
studs.
14. Secure the tank sensor into the hole in the
front panel with the strain relief grommet provided.
15. Replace two fan wires disconnected in Step
3.
Identify the two studs located on the base,
directly behind the lower front panel. This will
be the location for the relay (p/n EL1500)
after all electrical connections are made.
6.
16. Secure any loose wiring with the wire ties
provided.
17. Replace the plastic case halves and fasteners.
There are two red wires on the high pressure
switch located under the start switch.
Disconnect the red wire that originates from
the power switch.
7.
Ensure the terminal multiplier (p/n EL1221) is
placed on terminal #4 of the relay. Place the
red wire removed from the high pressure
switch on that terminal.
8.
Place the black wire from the sensor cord on
the other side of the terminal multiplier, on the
same terminal #4 of the relay.
9.
Place the white wire from the sensor cord on
terminal #0 of the relay.
18. Test the installation as follows: Momentarily
attempt to start the Minimax without the sensor cord connected to a tank sensor. The
compressor should not start up. Turn the
Minimax off, and again attempt to start the
unit with the sensor cord connected to a tank
with a tank capacity sensor. The Minimax
should function normally. Disconnecting the
sensor cord while the Minimax is running
should cause it to shut down.
19. If the Minimax does not function correctly:
Disconnect the Minimax from the power
supply, then check the connections per the
above steps and the wiring diagram at the
bottom of page 15.
16
TROUBLESHOOTING
CONNECT UNIT
TO 115V
FAN IS RUNNING
NO
WHEN POWER SWITCH
IS IN “ON” POSITION
YES
IS UNIT IN HIGH
PRESSURE
SHUT OFF?
UNIT PUMPS INTO
NO
HIGH PRESSURE SHUT
OFF
YES
ARE VALVES OPEN?
CHECK
FOR SCHRADER
VALVES
NO
ARE THE
HOSES TIGHT?
YES
IS THE TANK
CORD ATTACHED
TO THE TANK?
YES
NO
YES
NO
DO YOU
HAVE 115V?
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
COMPRESSOR STARTS NO
WHEN START SWITCH
IS PRESSED
UNIT PULLS
INTO A VACUUM
CHECK POWER
SUPPLY
DOES TANK FLOAT
SWITCH WORK
PROPERLY?
YES
NO
DOES UNIT PULL A
NO
VACUUM WHEN INPUT
VALVE IS CLOSED?
YES
TROUBLESHOOTING ENDS
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NO
CALL PROMAX FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE 1-800-327-5060
WARNING: To prevent personal injury and/or equipment damage, read and understand all safety information contained in
this manual before servicing the unit.
ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
MFG #
Promax products are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of
one year from date of purchase.
THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
1. The warranty applies to products in normal use only, as described in the operating manual. The
product must also be serviced and maintained as described therein.
2. If the product fails, it will be replaced at the option of SPX Corporation.
3. Warranty service claims are subject to factory inspection for product defect(s). If during the warranty
evaluation it is determined that a filter has not been used, or that the filter was not properly maintained, or that the machine has been used in any way other than the purpose for which it was
designed, SPX reserves the right to void the warranty.
4. All warranty claims must be made within the warranty period. Proof of purchase must be supplied.
This warranty is non-transferable.
5. Please note that the warranty does not apply if the product or product part is damaged by accident,
mis-use, tampered with or modified in any way.
6. Normal wear items (seals, filters, etc.) are specifically excluded from warranty, unless found by
Promax to be defective.
WARRANTY SERVICE
This warranty is given by SPX Corporation.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by the following steps:
1. Outside the U.S.A., contact your local Promax Distributor.
2. Inside the U.S.A., call 1.800.327.5060 for a return material authorization (RMA) number.
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THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY (EPA) REFRIGERANT RECOVERY AND RECYCLING DEVICE
ACQUISITION CERTIFICATION FORM
EPA regulations have required establishments that service or dispose of refrigerant or air conditioning
equipment to certify that they have acquired recovery and recycling devices that meet the EPA standards
for such devices since August 12, 1993. To certify that you have acquired equipment, please complete this
form according to the instructions and mail it to the appropriate EPA Regional Office. BOTH THE
INSTRUCTIONS AND MAILING ADDRESS CAN BE FOUND ON THE NEXT PAGE OF THIS MANUAL.
UNIT STORAGE ADDRESS
Part 1: ESTABLISHMENT INFORMATION
Name of Establishment
Name of Establishment
Street
Street
State
City
Zip Code
(Area Code)
County
City
Telephone Number
State
Zip Code
(Area Code)
County
Telephone Number
NUMBER OF SERVICE VEHICLES BASED AT ESTABLISHMENT
Part 2: REGULATORY CLASSIFICATION
Identify the type of work performed at your establishment. Check all boxes that apply.
Type A - Service small appliances.
Type B - Service refrigeration or air conditioning equipment other than small appliances.
Type C - Dispose of small appliances.
Type D - Dispose of refrigeration or air conditioning equipment other than small appliances.
Part 3: DEVICE IDENTIFICATION
Name of Device Manufacturer
Model #
Mfg# (if any)
Month/Year
Self-Contained
Part 4: SIGNATURE
I certify that the establishment named in Part 1 has acquired the refrigerant recovery or recycling
devices listed in Part 3, and that this equipment will be correctly used in service (and/or) disposing
of appliances. I also certify that the information supplied herein is correct and true.
Signature of owner / Responsible Officer
Name (please print)
Date
Title
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to vary from 20-60 minutes per response with an average of 40
minutes per response including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data
needed and completing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden to: Chief information Policy Branch EPA, 401 M St. S.W. (PM223Y),
Washington, DC 20460 and to the Office of information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC
20503 marked Attention, Desk Officer for EPA.
DO NOT SEND THIS FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESSES. ONLY SEND COMMENTS TO THESE ADDRESSES.
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INSTRUCTIONS
EPA REGIONAL OFFICES
Part 1. Please provide the name, address and telephone
number of the establishment where the refrigerant recovery or recycling device(s) is (are) located. Complete one
form for each location. State the number of vehicles
based at this location that are used to transport technicians and equipment to and from service sites.
CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW
HAMPSHIRE, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 1.
Mail Code APC, One Congress Street, John F. Kennedy
Federal Building, Boston, MA 02203-0001
Phone: (617) 565-3420
Part 2. Check the appropriate box for the type of work
performed by technicians who are employees of the
establishment. The term "small appliance" refers to any of
the following products that are fully manufactured,
charged and hermetically sealed in a factory with five or
less pounds of refrigerant:
NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN
ISLANDS CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 2.
290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007-1866
Phone: (212) 637-3000
Refrigerators or freezers designed for home use, room
air conditioners (including window air conditioners and
packaged thermal air conditioners), packaged thermal
heat pumps, dehumidifiers, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, and drinking water coolers.
DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA, MARYLAND,
PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 3. Mail Code
3AT21, 841 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (800) 438-2474
ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 4. Mail Code
APT-AE, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 562-9900
Part 3. For each recovery or recycling device acquired,
please list the name of the manufacturer of the device,
and (if applicable) its model number and manufacturer
number. If more than 8 devices have been acquired, fill
out an additional form and attach it to the first one.
Recovery devices that are self-contained should be listed
first, and should be identified by checking the box in the
last column on the right. A self-contained device is one
that uses its own pump or compressor to remove refrigerant from refrigeration or air conditioning equipment. On
the other hand, system dependent recovery devices rely
solely upon the compressor in the refrigeration or air conditioning equipment and/or upon the pressure of the
refrigerant inside the equipment to remove the refrigerant.
If the establishment has been listed as Type B and/or
Type D in Part 2, then the first device listed in Part 3 must
be a self-contained device and identified as such by
checking the box in the last column on the right.
If any of the devices are homemade, they should be identified by writing "homemade" in the column provided for
listing the name of the device manufacturer. Homemade
devices can be certified for establishments that are listed
as Type A or Type B in Part 2 until six months after promulgation of the rule. If a Type C or Type D establishment
is certifying equipment six months after promulgation of
the rule, then it must not use these devices for service
jobs classified as Type A or Type B.
Part 4. This form must be signed by either the owner of
the establishment or another responsible officer. The person who signs is certifying that the establishment has
acquired the equipment, that the establishment is complying with Section 608 regulations, and that the information
provided is true and correct.
Send your form to the EPA office listed under the state or
territory in which your establishment is located.
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ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OHIO,
WISCONSIN
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 5. Mail Code
AT18J, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Phone: (312) 353-2000
ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA,
TEXAS
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 6. Mail Code
6T-EC, Fountain Place, 12th Floor, Suite 1200
1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Phone: (214) 665-2200
IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 7. Mail Code
ARTX/ARBR, 726 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 551-7003
COLORADO, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH
DAKOTA, UTAH, WYOMING
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 8. Mail Code
8AT-AP, 999 18th Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2466
Phone: (303) 312-6312
AMERICAN SAMOA, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, GUAM,
HAWAII, NEVADA
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 9. Mail Code
A-3, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 744-1305
ALASKA, IDAHO, OREGON, WASHINGTON
CAA 608 Enforcement Contact: EPA Region 10.
Mail Code AT-082, 1200 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 553-1200
TM
655 Eisenhower Drive
Owatonna, MN 55060
Toll Free: (800) 327-5060
Fax: (866) 287-7222
www.PromaxRecovery.com
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Manufactured in China
100116 Rev D
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