Review RAU012HVEA Hitachi Split 1 TR Air Conditioner (ACE INVERTER - R410A - RAU012HVEA)
Hitachi RAU012HVEA Air Conditioner
ACE INVERTER - R410A - RAU012HVEA Tropical Inverter Technology, Low Derating (10% Higher Performance in Peak Summer), 4-Way Air Swing, Eco Green Refrigerant

Hitachi RAU012HVEA

Highlights
Cooling Only

Cooling Only: It is a great option for keeping the home cooled off during the hot summer days.

Category Split
Inverter AC

Inverter AC: An inverter air conditioner consumes much less electricity as compared to usual air conditioning unit because of its mode of operation. You would be really surprised to find the amount of money you can easily save by making use of this latest technology. When purchasing an inverter air conditioner

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Energy Efficiency cooling mode value specified by manufacturer. This is the energy efficiency calculated while using the cooling mode of the air conditioner.

1 TR

A ton is a measurement of heat transfer. One ton is equal to 12,000 BTU's(British thermal unit) per hour. It is derived from the amount of energy that it takes to melt one ton of ice in a twenty four hour period.

Energy Star Rating 5
Series # Ace Inverter

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Introduction

India is a tropical country, the temperatures go as high as 48 degree C with extremely low humidity levels. The discomfort of dry heat can be made comfortable by Hitachi air-conditioners. Priced at around Rs 50,000/- only, Hitachi RAU012HVEA is one of the popular air-conditioners choices to beat the summer heat this year.

Hitachi RAU012HVEA is a wall mountable split air conditioner with a capacity of 1.0 tons. The Hitachi Ace inverter that is built in, frees your mind from the electrical shut down that is often faced in India especially during the summer season. The ACE inverter technology used in Hitachi RAU012HVEA manipulates the power supply frequency of the compressor and optimizes its cooling capacity.

A single rotary type compressor runs the RAU012HVEA and powers the various modes available inHitachi RAU012HVEA. These are auto power save mode, cool mode, dry mode, fan mode, and powerful mode. The air conditioner uses Koukin filter which is an ant-bacteria filter that prevents the growth of bacteria, thereby ensuring pure air in the room always. A clean filter indicator in RAU012HVEA alerts the user when the filter needs to be cleaned. A dirty filter reduces the cooling and increases the power consumption, thereby increasing the electricity bills. When the water solidifies, the defrosting sensor automatically defrosts which ensure quick and uniform cooling without consumption of more electricity.

A refrigerant is used to remove the heat from the inside which is thrown to the outside. Hitachi RAU012HVEA uses an eco-friendly refrigerant called R410A. This refrigerant enhances the cooling capacity and is believed to minimize ozone depletion. The cooling temperature is auto-adjustable via a timer based feature called the Kaimin function. This feature, generally designed for night time use, allows the AC to be switched off after a pre-determined number of hours while gradually increasing the cooling temperature by a couple of degrees. The fins are pre-coated aluminum fins and are very good conductors of heat/energy/p>

Overall Rating
7/10

About Hitachi

Hitachi Home & Life Solutions (India) Ltd is a subsidiary of Hitachi Appliances Inc. Japan with its manufacturing facility at Kadi, Gujarat, India. Hitachi has 5 regional offices across the nation and 21 branch offices with over 200 service and sales centers ensures 24X7 customer care services.

E-waste management is a matter of concern all over the globe. Hitachi has set up a state-of-the art recycling facility and support the initiative taken by the Environmental ministry of eco-friendly disposal of the products.

Hitachi offers a wide range of home appliances that include a wide range of air-conditioners for home and office, refrigerators and washing machines as well. The innovation technology that is applied by Hitachi ensures that each product is designed to add to user comfort, saves on energy bills and is total value for money.

Power and Capacity

The air conditioner has a rated power consumption of 980 Watts and a maximum power consumption of 1140 watts. The running current required is 4.58 amps with a maximum of 5.22 amps. Hitachi RAU012HVEA works on a single phase with 230 V and 50 Hz. The rated cooling capacity is 12150 BTU/HR with maximum cooling of 13300 BTU/Hr.


Weight and Dimensions

With neat dimensions of the indoor unit being 830 X 290 X 220 mm weighing 10 kg and the outdoor unit dimensions 750 X 548 X 288 mm weighing 35 kg.


Air Swing

The four way air swing in Hitachi RAU012HVEA ensures uniform cooling for every corner of the room. The air delivery system is designed to cool down the room rapidly and achieve desired temperatures at a faster rate.


Summary

A one year warranty is offered by Hitachi on Hitachi RAU012HVEA air conditioner. With a wide network of sales and service centers, Hitachi RAU012HVEA is treated as one of its pet products and the after sales service extended is par excellence

If you are looking for a wall mountable air conditioner of 1 ton then Hitachi RAU012HVEA is a good buy for the price. Price is almost similar to other brand models with similar specifications. The after sales service, the silent air conditioner, the uniform air flow to cool the room uniformly, the hassle free ACE inverter technology and the use of non-ozone depleting refrigerant is the reason to buy Hitachi RAU012HVEA. A word of advice is to check the prices at various stores and online portals to get the best bargain and be cool this summer.

Overall Rating
7/10