accumulator


accumulator
[1] A storage battery for an electric car.
[2] A pressurized container for an automatic leveling suspension system.
[3] A part of the hydraulic system which is charged by the fluid pump, absorbs fluctuating fluid delivery, stores fluid at pressure, and can provide a rapid flow of fluid under pressure.
[4] A vessel that stores hydraulic fluid under pressure.
[5] A storage tank which receives liquid refrigerant from evaporator and prevents it from flowing into the suction line before vaporizing.
[6] A refrigerant storage device used on General Motors and Ford systems that receives vapor and liquid refrigerant from the evaporator. The accumulator, which contains "desiccant," performs a function similar to that of a receiver-drier: it separates liquid from the vapor, retains the liquid and releases the vapor to the compressor. Always located on the low side of the system.
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Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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