JAVAC Vac Buddy - All-In-One HVAC Solution Manifold

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JAVAC Vac Buddy - All-In-One HVAC Solution Manifold



This JAVAC JAVVB3P, Vac Buddy is a quality all-in-one HVAC solution manifold. Creating less work and more accuracy for HVAC technicians, the Vac Buddy's simple 4-step system offers faultless workmanship, protection of your equipment, and far less weak points than traditional methods.



  • Vacuum pump connection: 1/4" SAE M

  •  A/C system connection: 1/4" SAE M

  •  Vacuum gauge connection: 1/4" SAE F (Can be used with any 1/4" Male SAE Vacuum Gauge)

  •  Main body: Machined Aluminium

  •  Valve type: 3 Port Ball

  •  Valve knob: Moulded with rubber coating

  •  Ultimate vacuum: 1 micron (depending on connected vacuum pump)

  • Manufactured to JAVAC's high quality standards


  • Vac buddy manifold

  •  Brass plug to seal vacuum gauge connection

  •  Cap and strap to protect all fittings

  •  Instruction manual 

Directions Of Use:

Turn the valve on the Vac Buddy to Number 1 to prevent any unknown pressures in the A/C System escaping.

Connect a hose from your Vacuum Pump to the fitting on the bottom of the Vac Buddy.

If you intend to use a Vacuum Gauge, install it in the marked adaptor at the top. If not using a gauge, leave the plug installed.

Start the Vacuum Pump and let it warm up. The Ultimate vacuum will be displayed on the gauge, if fitted.

Connect a hose from the Air-Con System to the marked fitting on the left side of the Vac Buddy. If you're a technician using core valve removal tools or refrigerant retention valves connected directly onto the Air-Con System, simply connect the hose from the Vac Buddy to one of these devices. 

All hoses, adaptors, fittings, Vacuum pumps, Vacuum Gauges and other accessories can be purchased from our online store if you do not already have your own.

Once your setup is complete, follow these steps:  

Step 1: Pump Test: This connects the Vacuum Pump and the Vacuum Gauge. You will get a direct reading on the gauge indicating how the pump is performing. This will also allow the pump to warm up before opening up to the Air-Con system.

Step 2: Evacuation no Vacuum Gauge: This connects the Vacuum Pump and the A/C system whilst isolating the Vacuum Gauge. Any condensibles are removed to protect the Vacuum Gauge from any damage or contamination.

Step 3: Evacuation with Vacuum Gauge: This mode will connect all three ports. Allowing the Vacuum Pump to evacuate the Air-Con system whilst showing the performance on the Vacuum Gauge.

Step 4: Leak Test: This mode isolates the Vacuum Pump and connects the pre-evacuated Air-Con system and the Vacuum Gauge. If the pressure continues to rise and does not settle, there is a leak in the Air-Con System.

Step 5: Completion: Once the Air-Con System is correctly purged the Vac Buddy can be isolated and refrigerant can be safely added to the system lines.  

Caution: This tool is designed for accurately purging the lines of Air-Con Systems. Any refrigerant inside the lines should be recovered BEFORE using this tool.  

12 months from date of purchase.
*All warranties exclude consumables such as; filters, gaskets, leads, batteries, fuses, sensors, cases etc*

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