Updated January 09, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 5 Best Refrigerant Identifiers

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2018. If you work on a lot of different vehicles, chances are you'll come in contact with many different kinds of refrigerant. Mixing these chemicals is extremely dangerous, as even a little bit of contamination can damage a car's cooling system, your tanks, and your service gear. These identifiers and analyzers stop that from happening by letting you know exactly what's inside. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best refrigerant identifier on Amazon.

5. Robinair 16009 DiscovR

4. Mastercool 69134-A

3. Robinair Premier

2. Four Seasons 69230

1. Robinair Cool Tech ID

Editor's Notes

January 08, 2019:

With few options available, our selections focused on models that provided the most features for the best price. As with any piece of sophisticated equipment, professionals should consider splurging on higher-end models, while the hobbyist will likely be able to make do with a more basic selection. Similarly, some of the fancier options are also complicated, which may be overwhelming for the average shade-tree mechanic.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on January 09, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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