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This section contains information of air conditoners in Singapore with regrads to product features and technology.

SANYO's Shiki Sai Kan

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This model by SANYO is currently not available in Singapore yet.
This is an inverter model with both Multi and Single Splits. Using R410A also.

Let's hope we can see it in Singapore market in the near future.

Daikin's "Ururu To Sarara R" series

Daikin has developed a new range of residential air conditioners, the "Ururu To Sarara R" series.
This new series has a 5 function 'self cleaning' feature that eliminate cleaning for 10years accordding to Daikin.

1st Function - Noiseless Filter Cleaning Unit
When the aircon is off, the filter will automatically be pulled down and an attached brush will remove dust from the filter. The dust will be collected in a 'dust box'.

2nd Function - Fluorine-coated filter
Prevents dust from ad-hering back on the filter.

3rd Function - Self Washing Heat Exchanger
Quoted from the article, "An antibacterial/antimould agent included in the coating on the self-washing heat exchanger is gradually melts, thereby suppressing the propagation of bacteria and mould. The highly hydrophilic coating applied on the surface of the heat exchanger fin absorbs the drain water that flows during cooling operation so that the stains are washed away with the water."

4th Function - Bacteria and Mold-proof fan
It does not promote bacteria and mold growth.

5th Function - Automatic Internal Cleaning
The remain water in the indoor unit is evaporated by application of heat and discharged to the outdoors. Thus the unit is always kept dry.

This series is slated to launch in March 2007 in Japan. And whether it will be lanuched in Singapore is not mentioned.

Original article and information from http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp

Panasonic AC Robot

This is the new Single Split Model from Panasonic known as AC (auto cleaning) Robot.

Those interested can visit www.panasonic.com.sg or any of their authorised dealers.

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The main feature of this X series is

An AUTOMATIC Air Filter Cleaning System

This will mean users will not have to clean their filters like what they used to do in the past.
A constantly clean filter will result in
1) optimum performance
2) good cooling efficiency
3) reduce operation cost (electricity bills)
4) cleaner air (good indoor air quality)

The filter cleaning system automatically cleans the air conditioner's filter once every 24 hours. Each process will take nine minutes (clean one-eighth of the entire filter surface), starting when the unit is switched off after operating for 30 minutes or longer. The filter automatically expels collected dust into the outdoor atmosphere together with other air borne particles.

Other Features

1) First air purifying unit combining the pre-filter and air purifier into one unit

2) Gas Sensor
This sensor is installed to monitor the air quality in the room. It works even when the indoor unit is switched off. Basically, when there is an increase in carbon dioxide or other pollutants in the room, the sensor will activate the air purifier and ventilator thus maintaining the room air quality at a suitable level.

3) Oxygen Enrichment (O2 Shower)
This feature is already in the current single split models in Singapore. (Refer to one of my previous post)
In this new X series, this feature is also included. In addition to that, the gas sensor will also monitor the oxygen level in the room and bring in oxygen rich air (30%) when the room oxygen level drops below 21%.

4) "Super Alleru-Buster" anti-allergen and "Bio Anti-Bacterial"
This feature is already in the current Single Splits and Mulit Splits systems in Singapore.
The filtes are coated with this catechin to inactivate a variety of airborne allergens and viruses.

Lastly, i would like to empahsize a commitment by Matsushita to making our world a better place.

This is the Basic Policy Towards the Environment adopted and practice by Matsushita.

'Matsushita's corporate mission is to improve and enhance people's lives, contributing to the progress and development of society through our wide-ranging business activities. Reflecting the philosophy embodied in this mission, on June 5, 1991, we adopted the Matsushita Environmental Charter, pledging in our Environmental Statement to preserve the earth's resources and protect our natural surroundings. Based on this charter, we have been promoting environmental initiatives that acknowledge our obligation to maintain and nurture the ecology of this planet.The 21st century has been dubbed the "century of the environment," in which every company, public organization and private citizen will play a crucial role in redefining not only corporate activities, but social systems and people's values as well. At Matsushita, we understand that cultivation of a recycling-oriented society is one of our major responsibilities. Therefore, based on our Environmental Statement, we have drafted Green Plan 2010, which outlines our vision for meeting specific environmental targets. We vow to step up our efforts to promote these concepts, as we continue to fine-tune our approach to environmentally-responsible management. '

Therefore i hoped we as consumers will play a part too. If we, consumers, will to always buy green and energy efficient products, the manufacturers will have to adopt this concept so as to maintain its market share.

** Information from www.panasonic.co.jp
** For more information on the Singapore Energy Labelling Scheme, go to www.nccc.gov.sg

Overseas Models (Currently not available in Singapore)


Mitsubishi Electric recently shown on TV their newest model...the inverter FA series with 'I See' feature.

Indoor Unit : MSZ-FA25VA
Indoor Unit : MSZ-FA35VA

1) 'I See' sensor. The air con will automatically sense which area requires cooling and the cold air will be directed to that area.

Pictures and information taken from www.mitsubishielectric.com.au

The advanced Daikin's FTXG-E series achieves a new simplicity, combining a stylish compact form with high performance. In the merely 150 mm deep housing, unique cutting-edge technologies that realize a COP of over 4 are compacted, including a DC inverter. It also employs the Titanium Apatite Photocatalytic air-purifying filter.

The front panel is made of clear plastic with a frosted surface, providing a modern chic appearance. The simplified panel creates perfect accordance between the unit and room door.

Good Design Award
The "Good Design Award" is Japan's only synthetic design evaluation/recommendation system and is sponsored by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.

Pictures and information taken from www.daikin.com.jp

This is the newest model from SANYO called the 'Shiki Saikan' series.
It emphasizes on design and indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality
1) air clean apatite filter with a powerful air purifying function
2) photo catalytic sterilization lamp

1) Won the 2005 Good Design Award in Japan.
2) Six different panel colours to match your home decoration

1) Information taken from JARN, Serial No. 442 Volume 37, No. 11 dated November 25, 2005
2) Picture taken from www.e-life-sanyo.com


WiniaMando is a leading manufacturer of lifestyle appliances headquartered in Asan, Korea.
Formerly a business division of Mando Machinery Corporation (an automotiveparts manufacturer), WiniaMando was established in November 1999 when an investor consortium lead by UBS Capital acquired the operationsfrom Mando.
As a pioneer in the Korean automotive climate control industry,WiniaMando extended its expertise into the consumer side by introducinga full line of residential air conditioners in the early 1990s.

Information and pictures taken from www.winiamando.com/eng

Insists on the Safety Mark

For your protection, insist on the SAFETY MARK when you by any of the 31 types of controlled goods listed below. The mark ensures that these products meet specific safety standard requirements.

1. Cooking range
2. Hairdryer
3. Electric iron
4. Microwave oven
5. Television/video display unit
6. Videocassette recorder
7. Components of the LPG gas system (Hose, Regulator and Valve)
8. Gas cooker
9. Room air-conditioner
10. Table or standing fan
11. High-fidelity set
12. Rice cooker
13. Refrigerator
14. Vacuum cleaner
15. Immersion water heater
16. Kettle
17. Washing machine
18. \Table lamp/standing lamp
19. Toaster, grill, roaster, hot plate, deep fryer, wok and similar appliances
20. Any other audio products
21. Wall fan/ceiling fan
22. Adaptor
23. Mobile split air-conditioner
24. Coffeemaker, slow cooker, steamboat and similar appliances
25. Laser disc set
26. Mixer, blender, mincer and similar appliances
27. Aircooler
28. Home computer system (inclusive of monitor, printer, speaker and other mains operated accessories
29. Decorative lighting fixture
30. Portable cooking gas appliance
31. Gas canister
32. 3-pin rectangular type 13-amp mains plug
33. Fuse (less than or equal to 13-amp) for use in mains plug
34. 3-pin round type 15-amp mains plug
35. Multi-way adaptor
36. 3-pin portable socket-outlet
37. Portable cable reel
38. Instantaneous electric water heater
39. Mains pressure electric storage water heater
40.Residual current circuit breaker
41.3-pin 13-amp socket-outlet
42.3-pin 15-amp round type socket-outlet
43.Domestic electric wall switch
44.Ballast for tubular fluorescent lamp
45.Isolating transformer for downlight fitting

For more information, refer to www.spring.gov.sg and www.safety.org.sg

HEPA Filter

Look at all the different brands in the market!!! All of them comes with promise of good air quality using all sorts of technology and chemical..But do they really work?

True HEPA filter

Opps! why 'True' ?
caused there are many look alike HEPA filters (also known as HEPA Type Filters) in the market. These are not True HEPA.

True HEPA must retain and filter out all particles from the air that passes through it down to 0.3 microns in size at an efficiency rating of 99.97% according to the U.S. Military Standard MIL-STD-282 (DOP test) as defined by Institute of Environmental Science

HEPA Type Filters have a efficiency of 25% to95% @ 0.3 microns in particle size.

HEPA=High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance

- developed during World War II by the Atomic Energy Commission
- purpose is to remove and capture 'escape' radioactive dust particles from the air

-CDC guidelines for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB) recommend HEPA filters with an efficiency of 99.97% tested at 0.3 microns particle size or smaller be used.
-recognized by OSHA / EPA
-recommended by U.S. Government’s Department of Homeland Security and FEMA

Use by
-Clean room

Important Information
-HEPA filter bascially do not kill bacteria and virus unless the the environment is dry (no moisture), the bacteria and virus will 'dry' out. But HEPA filters can be chemically treated or with Ultra Violet light attachment to achieve the purpose.
-HEPA filter on its own is capable of capturing particles up to 0.3 microns effectively. Smaller than 0.3 microns, it is passed through.

U might wonder what is 1 micron?
measurement of length where 1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter
Cannot visualize?
anything less than 10 microns is not visible to the naked eyes

Mitsubishi? Mitsubishi Electric? Mitsubishi Heavy Industries?

The Mitsubishi company started out as a shipping firm founded by Yataro Iwasaki in 1870. The company grew strongly thru out the years. The Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. was formed in 1917. Then in 1921, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation was formed after it spun off from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co.

But after the world war 2, Japan's big industrial groups including Mitsubishi was forced to disband by the allied troops thus Mitsubishi was disbanded on September 30, 1946 and they were split into many other smaller companies. Most of the Mitsubishi companies abandoned the name and emblem under pressure from the occupation forces.

As time goes by many of these related compaines began using the name and emblem again. Though they no longer belong to Mitsubishi, they still shared the same roots and history. Each of them operate their business independent but they still remain in a close community.

At present, Mitsubishi is a community formed by independent companies who onced shared the same origin. Many of theses companies, but not all, have 'Mitsubishi' in their names and uses the three diamond 'Mitsubishi Mark'.

And lastly!!! Seen the logo of Mitsubishi? Know what it means?


"Mitsubishi" is made up of mitsu and hishi. Mitsu means three. Hishi means water chestnut. The founder, Yataro Iwasaki, chose the three-diamond mark to represent the three-leaf crest of the Tosa Clan, Yataro's first employer, and also of the three stacked rhombuses of the Iwasaki family crest.

**all information courtesy of http://global.mitsubishielectric.com and http://www.mitsubishi.com