# How do I read my Copeland scroll compressor model number?

## How do I read my Copeland scroll compressor model number?

Copeland Scroll refrigeration compressors (such as ZBxxKA-PFV) are designated by a “Z” in the first position of the model number. The second position determines the application range (B = high/medium temperature, S = medium temperature, F = low temperature).

## Are scroll compressors repairable?

Being fully hermetic, perhaps the biggest disadvantage of scroll compressors is that they are generally not easily repairable. They cannot be disassembled for maintenance.

What is a Copeland scroll compressor used for?

Copeland compressors enjoy a wide range of applications. Application ranges from residential use to commercial refrigeration and air conditioning. Residential Markets: Copeland Scroll Modulating compressors complements air conditioning systems for homes. You can set your desired levels of temperature and humidity.

### Are Copeland scroll compressors good?

Superior reliability and energy-efficiency — At the end of the day, what matters most to our customers are reliable performance and energy-efficiency. With 70 percent fewer moving parts and a simple internal suction and discharge method, Copeland Scroll delivers reliable, energy- efficient performance, year after year.

### How does digital scroll compressor work in an air conditioning system?

Digital Scroll requires a signal to open and close the solenoid valve. This is a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal. The compressor is switched between the loaded and unloaded states with a cycle time of typically 20 seconds. Duration of the scroll loaded state within this cycle time determines the capacity.

How do I tell the tonnage of my AC unit?

Simply divide the BTUs by 12,000 to calculate the tonnage of your unit. For example, if your air conditioner is 36,000 BTUs, you have a 3-ton unit….If you find one of those numbers, chances are good it’s the unit’s BTUs:

1. 018 = 18,000 BTUs = 1.5 tons.
2. 024 = 24,000 BTUs = 2 tons.
3. 030 = 30,000 BTUs = 2.5 tons.

#### Who makes Copeland scroll compressor?

Emerson
Today, Emerson manufactures Copeland Scroll compressors in nine facilities on three continents. Copeland Scroll compressors are used by all the major OEM air conditioning and refrigeration system providers in the U.S. as well as many others globally.