Tech Update: Panasonic Cube ACs
Tech Update: Panasonic Cube ACs
Aadeetya S, EFY News Network
(Saturday, July 21, 2012 2:05:45 PM)
The newly introduced air conditioner is a product, which is designed with localised features for the Indian market.
Saturday, July 21, 2012:
Panasonic Cube ACs
newly introduced air conditioner is a product, which is designed with
localised features for the Indian market.
launched its CUBE air conditioner (AC) in India in March this year in
response to the widespread demand for an AC that is workable in tough
Indian climatic condition. It also had to keep in mind the high space
CUBE AC has been developed and launched, considering the requirements
of Indian customers, analysed via a survey conducted by Panasonic a
couple of years ago. The CUBE AC is a culmination of 18 months' work
by a special Panasonic project team of 15, based at Panasonic's
regional AC manufacturing plant in Kuala Lumpur with valuable inputs
and support from Panasonic India. The CUBE AC has been introduced
with two entry-level models with a cooling capacity starting from
1.25 ton to 1.5 ton and is available in four-colour variants - White,
Ruby, Dark Grey and Dark Brown. The CUBE AC is priced between Rs
18,000 to Rs 21,000.
Design and Technology
CUBE AC, with its unique and stylish design, can be mounted close to
a ceiling or at window level.
AC is well protected against corrosive elements and weather because
of its Bluefin Condenser, which promises to be tough and durable. The
special anti-rust coating extends the life span of the AC by three
Cube AC is a compact, energy-efficient, high-performer AC with a
sleek and stylish design. The Cube AC is essentially a combination of
split AC and window AC.
The AC comes with key features like - faster
cooling and better air flow with a reduced noise level, which is
enabled by a highly efficient diagonal propeller fan for wider air
Improved blade shape curvature simultaneously enhances
aerodynamic performance. This also translates into reduced energy
consumption. The AC has a front intake grill with a wider air
discharge, which delivers better airflow for fast cooling effect.
Cube AC V/s Split AC
the longer version of a split AC, the cube AC is slightly squared to
give it a shape of the cube on the whole, thereby giving an aesthetic
look unlike the regular split ACs.
Split AC has a cooling unit that remains inside the room while the
exhaust remains outside the house or the building. Hence, it is a
better choice for commercial spaces and offices, whereas, Cube ACs are
easy to install and considering their limited cooling capacity, they
fit well in small spaces.
AC comes with less water usage and power saving features with also
almost zero carbon di-oxide emission. "The eco navi technology
senses about the presence and absence in the room and adjusts its
coolness automatically, thereby increasing the AC's energy
efficiency," comments Manish Sharma, managing director--consumer product division, Panasonic India.
in all, the whole Cube AC package from Panasonic seems like an
innovative and interesting effort from the company. While the product
is still waiting to gain mass acceptance in the country, the idea
from Panasonic to reach out to the entry-level consumers in the
country is appreciable.
CS-ZC15NKY 1.25 ton, 4.40kW; Rs 18,463
1.25 ton, 4.40kW; Rs 18,550
1.25 ton, 4.40kW; Rs 18,990
1.55 ton, 5.57kW; Rs 19,999
1.55 ton, 5.57kW; 20,783
1.55 ton,5.57kW; 20,883
-- Aadeetya S, EFYTIMES News Network