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CPS-FX3030 R134A & R1234YF

Dual refrigerant automatic AC machine.

Recovery/Recycle & Recharge w/8' Hoses & 50 lb.Tank.

  • 7” Color touchscreen control panel w/thermal printer.

  • Patented motor-controlled ball valves

  • Patented oil-less  2/3 HP compressor

  • 1-2-5 Warranty

  • All new ergonomic design w/Dust cover

  • Displays maximum load up to 220 lbs. (up to 100 kg)

  • Refrigerant Management System monitors filter life and refrigerant usage

  • Certified to meet SAE J3030 for use in R134a and R1234yf systems. Includes vehicle database.

  • Hybrid compatible

  • MOTOR-CONTROLLED BALL VALVES • Opens wider for greater flow • Resistant to clogging of debris or sealants SPECIFICATIONS • Thermal printer standard on all models • Vehicle database (included) Refrigerant and oil charging data • 50 lb recovery tank (two with FX3030) • Recovery rate = Up to 1 lb/min • 6 CFM vacuum pump/ 10 micron rated • 3.5” gauges • 10’ power cord, 2/3 HP oil-less compressor.


  • Available for Canadian and U.S.A. markets.

CPS-FA1234X1 Additional tank , filter package for addition to the CPS-FA1234 AC machine to convert or add 1234yf freon

CPS-FA1234  Fully Automatic

R22, R407c, R134A, R1234yf,   (2 year warranty)

Recovery/Recycle & Recharge w/8' Hoses & 50 lb.Tank. R1234YF compliant. (No printer or identifier)

(Additional tank,filter, hose kit pkg. required).

The FA1234 has been designed to meet SAE J2788 and J2911 standards as required by the USEPA. The FA1234 utilizes a single pass recycling system. This means that whenever the FA1234 recovers, it also recycles. The FA1234 utilizes CPS’s patented motorized ball valves. The motorized ball valves are unique to the industry in that they will not be affected by sealants, particulates, and other contaminants. The FA1234 uses no solenoid or check valves in the active flow path during recovery or evacuation, thus enhancing speed. Being oil-free, no compressor oil maintenance or oil return system is required. includes 6cfm vacuum pump.

FA1234 Key Features

  • A highly accurate electronic charge scale

  • Microprocessor Integrated mass flow system keeps track of how much refrigerant has run through the filter drier giving the user maximum amount of run time on each filter 

  • 90 lb cylinders can be used for truck and coach

  • Powder coated steel cabinet

  • Approved for High Voltage (Hybrid) AC systems. Equipped with the Hybrid hose flush block to clear service hoses of residual oil. Just purchase a separate hose & tank package for the R1234yf freon later.

  • No longer available for sale in the U.S.A.

Performing Hybrid AC Service Do's and Don'ts

The following information was provided by Robinaire

Submitted by Tim Wagaman on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:07

Every vehicle is a little different when servicing A/C systems, from fitting placement to amount of refrigerant needed and other variables. One thing they all had in common a decade ago – voltage. The automobiles had a 12V battery source for starting, running electronics and fuel injection, and you knew what to expect. The rise in popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles means one more thing to think about to safely service a vehicle’s A/C system, as some vehicles have higher voltage systems that require more attention. These higher voltage systems also use a different oil type verses traditional A/C systems, leading to concerns about cross-contamination when servicing multiple vehicles. The biggest difference in oil properties? One absorbs moisture and can conduct electricity, the other does not. When working on high-voltage systems, cross-contamination can make for a dangerous day in the shop. Ensuring you’re working with the correct, uncontaminated oil is your first step in performing the service safely. Luckily, you can use one machine []for hybrid/electric vehicles and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. You’ll want to make sure the machine is engineered to work on both systems, though, to minimize risk of cross-contamination. Unfortunately, you can’t just change the oil bottle to the right type of oil. Machines that are compatible with servicing both high voltage electric systems and traditional systems no longer have on-board oil inject. Even with changing oil bottles to the right type of oil, more than likely oil will still be in the machine that you’ll not be able to get out and you run the risk of oil cross-contamination when servicing. Common safety practices are preached while servicing high-voltage systems for good reason. When servicing hybrid/electric vehicles: - Do use a machine designed to work on both hybrid/electric and conventional vehicles - Do follow all recommended safety procedures. They’re for your protection. - Do check all hoses and fluids to ensure they are designed to service hybrid/electric vehicles and are compatible with the vehicle. - Don’t use an old machine not designed for hybrid/electric vehicle service - Don’t assume all oils are interchangeable – hybrid/electric vehicles require different oil than conventional vehicles. Use separate machines for A/C hybrid service in low- and high-voltage systems, or refer these vehicles to a shop with a dedicated machine.

Future AC Systems

  • Dual or single R134A & R1234YF AC machines are available now.

  • Recovery equipment must meet SAE 2851 certification.

  • Dye injection equipment must meet J2297 certification using higher concentration dyes.

  • Leak detectors must meet J2912 certification.

  • Ensure technicians take the Ministry of Environment safety courses.

  • C02 AC systems are appearing in Euro vehicle market. It is a natural refrigerant operating under high pressure. There are no plans for this to appear in the North American market. Not suitable for very hot  areas like Arizona or Florida.

  • Fluid systems are being tested for heating and cooling using R152 in a heat pump setup. This fluid is flammable.

  • Electric vehicles may switch to heat pumps in future.

R1234YF VS R134A







R-1234yf is fairly similar to R-134a with a few key differences. R1234yf has a global warming potential (GWP) 300 times lower than R-134a. Unlike R-134a, the new R-1234yf is extremely flammable with a flammability rating of F+. When spilled, R-1234yf evaporates quickly which prevents product from entering drains, unlike R-134a. If an average car leaks out the refrigerant one time to the atmosphere, it equals 80 gallons of equivalent emissions. If you need to clean up a spill, make sure you use low-sparking hand tools and explosion-proof electrical equipment.

Information provided by CPS Products 

Service Notes:

  • Can use Hi or low side service ports in R134A or R1234YF.

  • Pay attention to what the AC machine is telling you.

  • Always check for leaks in both the vehicle and the AC machine.

  • Freon is expensive so don't waste it.

  • Don't risk cross contamination of PAG oils between R1234YF & R134A. Use remote oil and dye injection. It is easier to get an accurate reading of quantity used and prevents leaving fluid in the hoses. Hybrid vehicles use POE ester oil injected remotely due to less chance of holding moisture which would conduct electricity and eliminates cross-contamination in dual AC units.

  • R1234YF PAG oil also comes in grades 46, 100, 150, however it is recommended to use the 'YF' rated fluid with higher concentration of dye for tracing leaks such as Extendye or EBoost manufactured by Uview.

  • R134A evap systems are not designed for using R1234YF.

  • Never install R134A into R1234YF  systems. This will confuse future technicians working on the vehicle as well as provides a cross-contamination. The system would need to be visibly  highlighted that the freon was changed. The vehicle would also not run as cool.

  • Never install D.I.Y. service cans into R1234YF or Hybrid systems.

  • Caution is needed when servicing evaporator leaks in R1234YF systems because the freon is flammable which is also is leaking inside the vehicle.

  • Ac machines need to move excess air around the system to expel it. R1234YF is heavier than air. There is a need to keep the air in the system down to 3% or less which allows the AC machine to run more efficient. With less air there is less chance of rust potential from moisture. Draw vacuum down to 29".

  • Add 15 to 30 minutes to your service times for R1234YF

Which machine should I buy today in 2020?

  • If you are just entering the AC market there are two choices. Buy a dual freon AC machine to allow service to R134A & R1234YF. This will allow you to service almost all the current vehicles on the road including Hybrid High Voltage vehicles.

  • The 2nd option is to buy a good single freon R134A machine to allow servicing to the bulk of the current vehicles including some Hybrid vehicles. Should you have less than 10 vehicles requiring R1234YF service, & you wish to do repairs on the AC system, purchase a recovery R1234YF  only unit with vacuum pump, gauges, 30lb tank  & scale. do the repair & have someone else refill the AC system. Approx. $2400.00

  • You could also do the same for R134A.  Just buy a dual recovery unit and leak detector and Dye injector and do repairs only, no refilling.

  • If you are already servicing R134A customer vehicles and want to include the option of also servicing R1234YF vehicles. You need to decide whether to promote and get a higher volume of R1234YF customers or just the occasional vehicle of less than 10 per month.

  • The 2nd choice is buy a stand alone R1234YF AC Machine and promote your business as a complete AC service business including or not Hybrid service.

  • The third choice is sell the R134a machine and purchase a new Dual freon machine and also promote your business as a complete AC service. A single machine takes up less spacce in the shop.

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