Panasonic has redesigned its Mini VRF heating and cooling units to produce the most compact, yet efficient Mini ECOi series ever – available from November 2017. The new Mini ECOi VRF models, designed for residential and light commercial applications, deliver a powerful performance for properties with limited outdoor space and boasts significant energy savings, easy installation and high efficiency.
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• Compact unit, less than 1m high
• Best EER (max 4.50) and COP (max 5.19) in the industry*
• Reach 50m piping length with pre-charged refrigerant
The new Mini ECOi Series, which includes 4HP, 5HP and 6HP models, is the ideal solution for delivering highly efficient VRF technology to buildings with restricted external space, such as apartment blocks with very small balconies. The compact size of the outdoor unit, which is under a metre high, allows it to be placed on a small balcony or rooftop without impacting the visual aesthetic of the building from the street.
In addition to its small size, the Mini ECOi series offers the most energy efficient mini VRF solution on the market. Thanks to innovative new technology the range has the best EER and COP rating in the industry, with single fan 4HP units achieving a maximum EER of 4.50 and a maximum COP of 5.19. The technology that delivers this performance includes the new Panasonic Twin Rotary Compressor with wider inverter control for higher efficiency and improved partial load control.
For maximum performance the new models also include a bigger fan motor compared to previous ranges, plus a larger fan width of 540mm in diameter and a new fan design to provide a much lower air flow and electrical consumption rate. The new fan technology is capable of delivering a high external static pressure of 35Pa.
Moreover, the new bluefin heat exchanger pattern makes the Mini ECOi more effective in extreme conditions by offering a higher outdoor heat exchange. In fact, the Mini ECOi series is so resourceful it is even more energy-efficient than a two fan outdoor unit+.
For ease of installation, Panasonic has ensured that its new Mini ECOi series offers more flexibility when fitting within areas of limited space. The plug and play concept makes installation quicker and less complicated; while an increase in the acceptable distance between indoor and outdoor units opens up more options for installation.
The new series offers up to 50m piping length between the outdoor and furthest indoor unit, without the need for an additional refrigerant charge, which covers most of the applications for this kind of system. Furthermore, the new units offer a silent mode that can maintain the same operating capacity, which allows greater flexibility when installing the units in residential areas. Flexibility for installations is further enhanced as the Mini ECOi outdoor units can be connected to up to a maximum of 12 indoor units.
Panasonic is dedicated to making sustainable lifestyle solutions that improve the lives of people and save energy. The innovative new Mini ECOi series from Panasonic is the most energy efficient and high-performance mini VRF range within the industry.