Panasonic launches new tropical inverter ACs
Dubai, June 19, 2012
Panasonic has announced the launch of the world’s first tropical inverter air conditioners which are designed to specifically meet the climatic challenges of the Middle East.
Air conditioners and washing machines are high power consuming appliances and account for nearly 70 per cent of utility bills in the region, a statement from the company said. Keeping this in mind, the new models define a new path breaking technology in the field of air conditioners, especially for tropical climates like Middle East and Africa.
The new machines which can control the speed of the compressor through inverter control, not only cools 1.5 times faster than conventional air conditioners, but does so by consuming 30 per cent less power, the statement said.
With an increase in temperatures in the region, the new technology has made it possible for an 18,000 Btu air conditioner to reach up to 22,000 Btu, and a 24,000 Btu model to reach up to 27,000 Btu, based on the requirements resulting in faster cooling.
Furthermore, the new technology precisely manages the speed of the compressor, resulting in up to 30 per cent less energy consumption compared to a non inverter model.
The existing Econavi feature has also been upgraded with the addition of the ‘sunlight detection’ system, which will help the AC control its cooling based on ambient light conditions.
In addition to this, the Deluxe Non-Inverter models also come with the new nanoe-G air purifying system that utilises ions and radicals to purify the air in the room. It works effectively on airborne impurities and fabric, ensuring a cleaner living environment.
Hidekazu Tachibana, director, consumer electronics department, Panasonic Marketing, MEA, said: “In keeping with our goal of becoming the number one Green Innovation Company in the electronics industry by 2018, these new models will not only add to the comfort of our consumers, but will also help reduce energy consumption and further empower individuals to save energy easily and contribute to the environment.”
The new ACs run on minimal power with precise temperature control. By reducing wasteful cooling operation, InverterSeries can achieve up to 50 per cent less energy usage compared to the non-inverter units. In addition to energy savings, the ‘intelligent inverter technology’ also delivers constant comfort with wide power output range and quick cooling during the start up period.
It features a highly durable compressor and fan motor to maintain room comfort even under the hottest conditions, it said. A tightly sealed electrical component box prevents fine sand particles from getting in to protect the high-precision inverter circuit, and an original auto-cooling system prevents the temperature inside the box from rising due to heat generated by the circuit board.
Econavi with sunlight detection detects changes in sunlight intensity in the room to reduce the waste of cooling under less sunlight conditions. As weather conditions changes from sunny to cloudy or night, Econavi detects less sunlight intensity and determines less cooling power is required. If cooling power remains the same, then energy will be wasted. Econavi detects this and reduces cooling power by an amount equivalent to increasing the set temperature accordingly.
The Econavi utilises high-precision human sensor and control programme technologies to optimise air-conditioner operations according to room conditions, which help detect unnecessary waste of energy. At the same time, the air conditioner will also self-adjust the cooling capacity while maintaining uninterrupted cooling, comfort and convenience. – TradeArabia News Service