Denso develops cold Storage evaporator that limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop

Denso has developed a Cold Storage (CS) Evaporator, which limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop when stop/start technology is employed. The newly developed CS Evaporator is equipped with a cold insulator, located in the heat exchanging area, which stores cold energy to be used to cool in-vehicle cabin air while the engine and air-conditioning cycle is off in the idle-stop state.

The CS Evaporator has the same basic structure and is the size of a conventional evaporator but it can store cold energy more quickly and discharge cooled air more slowly. To accomplish this, Denso installed a closed case with inner fins and a cold insulation inside. The cold insulation case is placed between refrigerant tubes, which the cold insulator directly and efficiently extracts cold energy from during the air-conditioning cycle.

When the air-conditioning cycle is stopped, cooled air is slowly released from the cold insulation container via the outer fins connected to the refrigerant tubes. With these functions, storing cold energy can be completed even in a relatively short time of vehicle travel and cooled air can be supplied to the cabin for a long period of time. This product will be used in the Wagon R, which was launched in Japan on Sept. 6 by Suzuki.

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