The Kwik-Charger service manifold has a patent-pending, built-in control valve that charges refrigeration systems up to eight times faster, according to company officials. The Kwik-Charger operates as a conventional manifold for evacuation, vapor charging and liquid high-side charging. The control vale enables the manifold to accept liquid refrigerants, including new blends, to charge the low side of the system.

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