App with details on Environmental Control system?

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  1. LEARNER

    LEARNER Junior Member

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    Wondering if there is an app that will give me details on the the whole AC/Heat system or do you have to hook up gauges and temp sensors first.

    I know how to do AC self-diagnostic test and I have Dr Prius and Hybrid Assistant 04 Prius
     
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    How much information you could get with such an app would depend on what the car has to give. From Gen 2 on you should be able to see the compressor rpm, and maybe the compressor watts (you can in Gen 3). Gen 3 has a pressure transducer on the high side, so you can read high-side pressure that way. Gen 2 only has a (too low)/(not too low or too high)/(too high) pressure switch. I don't know of any generation with a transducer on the low side, so you'd still need a gauge for that.

    In any generation, you should be able to see the outside air temp, cabin air temp, and evaporator temp. Gen 2 had a cabin humidity sensor but Gen 3 dropped it. I think Gen 4 has one again, combined with the windshield rain sensor (or maybe a standalone humidity sensor in that location, in trims without the rain sensor).