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CRC AC Charge

Inexpensive, quick way to refill your air-conditioning with refrigerant.

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Automotive Maintenance, New Products

CRC/Barcode Name Pack Size
Aerosol Refill Can 400 g 6
Aerosol 400 g 5

CRC AC Charge is an inexpensive, quick way to refill your air-conditioning with refrigerant. With its unique All-In-One application system and professional quality R134a refrigerant, this is truly the fastest and most effective way to recharge your A/C system.

If the air coming from the vents in your car is not as cold as it used to be, you have likely run low in refrigerant in your air conditioning system. CRC AC Charge brings your air conditioning system back to life by refilling the key refrigerant R134a via the low pressure inlet. It is simple to use and can be completed within minutes. Check out a video of it in action here or in the video tab above. 

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Features and Benefits

  • Easy to use - Simple clear instructions.
  • Quick - Can be completed in minutes.
  • Professional quality R134a refrigerant.
  • Inexpensive - Cost effective method to recharge air-conditioning systems.


  • Efficiently recharges air-conditioning systems by refilling it with R134a refrigerant.

Instructions for use (we also have a step by step video of how to use the product here):

AC Charge FAQ

My A/C is not blowing as cold as I would like, if i add more refrigerant will it make the air colder?

  • Yes and no.
    If your system is low in pressure then it will not blow as cold as it should. By adding refrigerant to the recommended pressure will make the air blow colder.
    If your systems pressure is correct, then adding refrigerant will not make the air colder. In fact adding more refrigerant could cause more damage by overcharging the system.

Why would my refrigerant be low?

  • ​This could be due to a number of reasons:
    It may not have been filled correctly
    Pipes and connections on air-conditioning systems are slightly porous so systems can lose up to 20% of the gas every year naturally.

How do I tell if my air conditioning system has a leak?

  • There can be a few clear signs that you may have a leaky system:
    Check for any discharge along the air-conditioning lines and connections.
    The pressure of your refrigerant is nil when you initially check the pressure.
    The air-conditioning clutch will fail to engage

How do I locate the low pressure port?

  • We recommend consulting the owner’s manual to locate the low pressure port. The low pressure port is typically located on the line that runs from the compressor through the evaporator and up to the condenser on the low pressure side of the A/C system. AC Charge hoses will only fit the low pressure port on R-134a vehicles.

Can I add R-134a directly to my R12 or other type of A/C system?

  • No.

How much refrigerant do I put in?

  • The gauge shows desired levels to fill to.

Do I need to vacuum out the system before charging?

  • Only if a part of the system has been replaced or the system pressure is lower than 10psi.

When checking the low pressure port pressure I get two readings, which one should I use?

  • This occurs when the compressor cycles on and off, the lower of the two when the compressor cycle is on is, and the higher when the compressor cycle is off. You want to ensure the A/C setting is on max cold, and the fan is on high. This should ensure the compressor cycle is always on. You want to take the reading when the compressor cycle is on.

Is my compressor working?

  • When the compressor is turned on (i.e. A/C turned on), the centre of the compressor clutch will turn with the outer pulley. If this does not occur then the compressor may need to be replaced.

Is my compressor on?

  • To see if the compressor is on or off, identify the clutch at the front of the compressor. The centre of the clutch should be spinning when the compressor cycles on (A/C on). Note: the pulleys are always spinning, while the centre of the clutch may not (A/C off).

My pressure is correct but the air is still blowing warm, why?

  • This could be due to multiple reasons. The compressor may not be working correctly. In any case you should seek a professional’s opinion. 

Can I vent the refrigerant if it is overcharged?

  • No, this is illegal. This will need to be done by a professional.

What happens to an overcharged system?

  • If the system is overcharged a pressure cut off switch may activate and stop you’re A/C compressor from running. If the system is overcharged consult a professional to remove the refrigerant. It is illegal to vent refrigerant into the air. 

Can I use AC Charge in my hybrid vehicle?

  • No.

Can I use AC Charge in my hybrid vehicles electric compressor?

  • No.



Caution - Once attached do not remove trigger from the can until it is empty as this release the contents into the atmosphere which is in breach of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

Application Method

This product has no special approvals properties

Typical Properties and Charateristics

Appearance Colourless liquefied gas
Slight ethereal
Volatile Component (% vol) 100
Propellant HFC 134a
Flash Point N/A
Flammability Non-flammable
Freezing Point -60ºC
Dielectric Constant

Liquid 2.15
Vapour 1.0016

Solubility Immiscible in water


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CRC/Barcode Pack Sizes Available
Aerosol Refill Can 400 g, pack size 6
: 0.40kg
Aerosol 400 g, pack size 5
: 0.00kg


CRC AC Charge
Inexpensive, quick way to refill your air-conditioning with refrigerant.

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