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eBay: Electrolux USA "Power Can" Refrigerant
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Post# 394163   7/1/2018 at 16:42 by Paul (MN)        

What's the background on the Electrolux Power Cans (currently listed on eBay)?

"Electrolux Power Can Refrigerant, 3 cans = 28 oz. Dichlorodifluoromethane"

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Post# 394179 , Reply# 1   7/1/2018 at 22:54 by bnorris938 (Indiana)        
I believe that’s R-12 Freon

Which is getting harder and harder to find these days. Local auto a/c repair shop gets $150 per pound for it when they run across old stock. It was replaced in the mid 90’s with R134a. Most new cars as of 2015 have the newest refrigerant R1234yf, which is “mildly flammable” 😧

I’m not sure why Electrolux would’ve had any use for R-12. Possibly using R-22 in an air conditioner or refrigerator/freezer? Perhaps some of the Electrolux gurus will chime in on this.

Post# 394190 , Reply# 2   7/2/2018 at 08:42 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"bottom of the alarm cabinet"???

Don't know,never seen or heard of.I first wondered if it would have a connection to previous Electrolux/Servel refrigerators but that had little or nothing to do with to Elux vacs.Cans mention "alarm cabinet".Address would date it to late 60s early 70s.????

Post# 394200 , Reply# 3   7/2/2018 at 12:26 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
This was used

As the propellant that made a fire alarm sound, The fusible link would melt allowing the Freon to flow thru a nozzle, kind of a whistle like thing, and make a terrible racket, alerting you to a fire, Electrolux also made water purifiers years ago.

Post# 394257 , Reply# 4   7/3/2018 at 00:52 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Aerus "Lux" still makes water purifiers.Didn't know about the Freon powered fire alarm------BUT THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS--Combustion of a fire can break down the Freon into VERY poisonous gases!If you have one of those REPLACE it at once with a modern battery or line powered detector.Much safer.

Post# 394271 , Reply# 5   7/3/2018 at 09:51 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
You bet

Fire and Freon makes PHOSGENE, which is what the Germans used in WW1, very bad stuff!

Post# 394488 , Reply# 6   7/7/2018 at 17:21 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Should someone notify the seller?

Post# 394499 , Reply# 7   7/8/2018 at 00:56 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If the cans of refrigerant are used to charge HVAC systems no problems-for the alarm-yes.

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