An industry wide transition

EPA regulations require that beginning January 1, 2018, products containing R-134a refrigerant come in cans with self-sealing valves. To meet these requirements, we have updated our entire refrigerant product lineup for 2018.

Transition background

Many current refrigerant can designs across the industry use a piercing valve system. Once these cans are activated by a gauge or can tap being attached to them, they remain active until all the refrigerant they contain has been used. If the user of the product removes the gauge or can tap before all the refrigerant is used, R-134a will leak into the atmosphere. New self-sealing systems prevent this potential leakage.

EXISTING SYSTEM
NEW SELF-SEALING SYSTEM

An innovative solution

The new A/C Pro self-sealing valve has a spring-loaded mechanism that is forced open when the trigger is depressed, and closes when the trigger is released. This will not allow any leftover refrigerant to escape once the gauge is removed.

Look for our DVA-1 Adapter icons on products that do not contain a gauge

See below for more information about when you’ll need the DVA-1:

Do I need to buy a DVA-1 self-sealing valve if I have a:

DO NOT BUY A DVA-1

DO NOT BUY A DVA-1

DO NOT BUY A DVA-1

DO NOT BUY A DVA-1

BUY A DVA-1 WHEN USING A PIERCING GAUGE WITH THESE CANS OF R-134A

  • ACP-101V (ACP101-S6)
  • ACP-102V (ACP102-6)
  • ACP-102CA (ACP102CA-6)
  • ACP-105V (ACP105-6)
  • ACP-105CA (ACP105CA-6)
  • ACP-307V (ACP307-1)
  • ACP-307CA (ACP307CA-1)
  • MRL-3V (ACP400-6)

Your previous generation gauge will still work

The DVA-1 adapter will let you use your piercing-style gauge with the new self-sealing valve cans. Just attach the DVA-1 to the self-sealing valve, then attach your gauge to the DVA-1.

Our new gauge works with both

If you have refrigerant refill cans already, our new A/C Pro universal gauge will work with previous generation cans as well as the new self-sealing type.

Existing System
New Self-Sealing System

A big difference

The Pre-2018 piercing gauge
  • works with piercing valve cans
  • automatically permanently unseals the can as it's being attached
  • requires an adapter to work with 2018 self-sealing valve cans
The 2018 universal gauge
  • works with both piercing and self-sealing valve cans
  • accesses the can contents only when trigger is depressed
  • never requires an adapter