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With over 70 years of experience, Yellow Jacket, a Ritchie Engineering Inc brand, has been offering a wide range of tools and equipment for the automotive and HVAC/R industries. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offers hoses, tools, refrigeration gauges, manifolds, HVAC vacuum pumps and refrigerant recovery machines. Read More


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A/C RefrigerationView all

  • A/C Refrigeration Accessories

    Colour-coded nylon fin comb kits ideal for straightening and cleaning fins on standard condensers and evaporators. Come equipped with a key chain to hold all the combs in one place and provide a comfortable grip

  • Halogen Leak Detectors

    CE certified ultrasensitive leak detectors featuring an electrolyte sensor, UV lights and SmartAlarm indicator to test the leak intensity on a scale of 1 - 9. Selected models (Nitrogen / refrigerant type and electronic detectors) have an instantaneous response time and automatic calibration facility

  • Manifold Gauge Set Accessories

    Includes hoses, adapters, gauges & couplers available in different angles, colours, connection sizes and materials for upgrading / replacing the existing components of manifold gauge sets

  • Manifold Gauge Sets

    Highly reliable manifold gauge sets with easy-to-read and colour-coded dial gauges ideal for testing the pressure of liquids and gases in cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems. Available in aluminium, forged aluminium alloy and forged brass materials & hose lengths up to 72 inches  

  • Refrigerant Evacuation Pumps

    Evacuation and vacuum pumps used to remove unwanted air and water contaminants from various air conditioning systems. Available in different body materials and current ratings

  • Refrigerant Recovery Systems

    Fully automatic, 1/2 hp refrigerant recovery machines for recovering liquid and vapour refrigerants. Shut off automatically at 15 inches of vacuum and restart when pressure rises

  • Refrigerant Scales

    Portable electronic refrigerant charging / recovery scales with a 9 x 9 inch platform for measuring the weight of a refrigerant cylinder before adding the refrigerant to a recovery system. Come with a charging module, a power pack and a carrying case

Refrigeration Test EquipmentView all

  • Gauges and Electronics

    Superheat / subcool calculators; and digital LCD, SuperEvac LCD & handheld vacuum gauges used for taking precise readings and sensing deep vacuum ranges. Feature a factory-calibrated sensor capable of handling pressures up to 760000 microns and an automatic battery saver that shuts off the gauge after 20 mins

About Yellow Jacket

The brand's extensive catalogue includes charging systems, diagnostic tools, specialised gauges, refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump systems, charging hoses, leak detectors and monitors. Yellow Jacket vacuum gauges are designed for monitoring air pressure inside engines and industrial machines for nautical research and development applications. These gauges have a patented thermal conductivity sensor for compensating the temperature and feature an automatic shut-off mechanism for reducing the power usage when not in use. Yellow Jacket vacuum pumps are ideal due to their oil reservoir port with a wide mouth opening, allowing easier filling operation. These 2-stage rotary vane pumps also have a completely sealed chamber to prevent oil leakages and are capable of displacing liquids at a maximum rate of 8 CFM.

Things To Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

Yellow Jacket gauge's MPNs (manufacturer's part numbers) generally cross individual reference to the equivalent JB Industries model numbers. So, if you're looking for gauges that are either out of stock or obsolete, chances are Raptor Supplies has the equivalent Yellow Jacket gauges available.


These Yellow Jacket gauges are generally small in size and require compact packaging. These Yellow Jacket gauges are suitable for courier shipment and not air freight.

Major Trade Names

BRUTE II 4-Valve Test andCharging Manifold

Yellow Jacket BRUTE II 4-Valve test and charging manifolds offer faster flow than any conventional manifold. They feature a forged aluminium alloy body, providing resilience and reliability with 3/8 i...Read More 

P51 TITAN Digital Manifolds

Yellow Jacket P51 Titan Digital Manifold Series provides ultimate system measurements with ease. These 4-valve manifolds offer quick and accurate measurements for refrigeration and a/c systems. The me...Read More 

YJACK Series Wireless Sensors

YJACK Series wireless sensors are a set of devices that form a unique platform, providing a total HVAC/R diagnostics result. When they are coupled with the P51 TITAN digital manifold, the operator has...Read More 

Yellow Jacket Competitive Advantages

PLUS II barrier technology

Yellow Jacket combination charging / vacuum hoses feature heavy-duty construction with PLUS II barrier technology that decreases seepage and vacuum loss.

Flutterless technology

Yellow Jacket manifolds come with Flutterless technology that provides surge protection. They feature silicone dampened movement to decrease needle pulsation for comfortable and precise readings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are manifold gauges?

These gauges are used with vacuum hoses while recharging or repairing cooling systems. The vacuum hoses connect these gauges with the HVAC system to check both high & low refrigerant pressure for leak detection, measuring refrigerant volume and troubleshooting tasks.

What are low loss fittings?

These low loss, anti blowback fittings are used on Yellow Jacket vacuum hoses to trap the refrigerant inside the hose when disconnected. It prevents finger burns and the release of toxic refrigerants into the atmosphere.

Are vacuum hoses universal?

Yes, vacuum systems have outlet holes that measure 2.5 inches in diameter. The screw-on fittings on these vacuum hoses can be easily installed on 2.5 inch diameter holes.

How to check vacuum hoses?

Users must check for small tears and cracks at hose ends. The fitting's internal threads should be examined for wear, the hose should be checked for bulges indicating torn internal layers.

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