MR45 recovery machine

Truth or Myth?

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“Busted!” or “It’s true!” are expressions we hear on the many TV shows and YouTube videos that are built around fact or made-up beliefs. Fun to watch, and even more fun to find out whether some things are real or not.

So, let’s play a game of Truth or Myth. We’ll give you a couple of features of a Fieldpiece product and you guess whether these are truths or myths. At the end of the post, you’ll find the answers and explanations.

Refrigerant recovery machines are essential in the HVACR industry. These machines are used to remove refrigerant from cooling units. Technicians use these devices before repairing or maintaining on air conditioning systems for example.

So, let’s unpack a couple of details and guess whether they’re a truth or myth! Check your answers right away to see if you got them right!


The MR45 has a total weight of 10.9 kg


Truth! The MR45 is designed to be light and easily portable. If you have to climb on the roof, move the recovery machine in tight places or carry it down to the basement, you won’t have any problems carrying it.

The onboard motoring system (Smart Speed Motor) adjusts itself to handle liquid and run twice as fast on vapor

Truth! Not only does the machine adjust its motor performance itself, it also greatly reduces the time needed for recovery because it has been designed to run twice as fast on vapor.

The MR45 cannot run on lower voltages

Myth! Fieldpiece’s recovery machine starts and runs easily on lower voltages. It even goes down to 90V.