How air-conditioner works even after car is not in use

Tiny
PAKSHYA DA
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When car is not in use, the refrigerant will come to atmospheric temperature. How then can cooling be achieved?
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 12:05 AM

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Tiny
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In a very basic form this is how it works,

Principles of Refrigeration

Liquids absorb heat when changed from liquid to gas

Gases give off heat when changed from gas to liquid.

For an air conditioning system to operate with economy, the refrigerant must be used repeatedly. For this reason, all air conditioners use the same cycle of compression, condensation, expansion, and evaporation in a closed circuit. The same refrigerant is used to move the heat from one area, to cool this area, and to expel this heat in another area.

The refrigerant comes into the compressor as a low-pressure gas, it is compressed and then moves out of the compressor as a high-pressure gas.

The gas then flows to the condenser. Here the gas condenses to a liquid, and gives off its heat to the outside air.

The liquid then moves to the expansion valve under high pressure. This valve restricts the flow of the fluid, and lowers its pressure as it leaves the expansion valve.

The low-pressure liquid then moves to the evaporator, where heat from the inside air is absorbed and changes it from a liquid to a gas.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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But in a normal refrigeration cycle, in the evaporator, the refrigerant is already at a lower temperature. When it goes through compressor, rejects heat at condenser and finally it is throttled it comes to original state, which was at lower temperature.
But if it is not in working condition for some time, then it will have atmospheric temperature as starting state and after throttling it will again return to initial state which in this case will be room temperature.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 3:15 AM
Tiny
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This should help you understand how it works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-air-conditioner-works
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 4:14 AM
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Great job MHPAUTOS!
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 AT 2:13 PM

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