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Old 4th October 2020, 07:48   #6706
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. One of the Hitachi a/cs had a problem where it would sometimes not recognise the remote control's inputs.

Thursday: Lodged complaint.

Sat morning: OnSiteGo technician arrived & took the PCB for repairs.

This morning: Repaired PCB was installed & air-con is working perfectly.
Hitachi remotes have a particular problem of a/b pairing with their ac. For this you either reset the remote or use an a/b switch located near the batteries .
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Old 27th October 2020, 18:46   #6707
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In the market for two split ACs. One of these is for a 130sqft bedroom and the other is for a 250-sqft hall.

I need 5-star energy saver ratings, and fuss-free operation. Iíve seen people recommend Mitsubishi ACs here, so I have a couple queries:

1. Does anyone know any reliable dealers for Mitsubishi ACs in Mumbai? Anywhere between Khar and Andheri is fine.
2. Do these ACs run trouble free in Mumbaiís humid weather? What sort of an AMC expense am I looking at?
3. Whatís the difference between Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Heavy Duty brands?
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2. Do these ACs run trouble free in Mumbaiís humid weather? What sort of an AMC expense am I looking at?
Yes, they work perfectly fine for Mumbai weather.
You are looking at an expense of about 1.2k per year for a quarterly service, which is a must to keep the AC working in mint condition, proper cooling and low electricity usage.

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3. Whatís the difference between Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Heavy Duty brands?
Both these are separate entities, based out of Japan, who have the legal rights to use the Mitshubhishi trademark. While Mitshubhishi Heavy Industries makes a wide range of products from ACs to ships, Mitshubhishi Electric is in the sole space of making ACs.

You may find a lot of different reviews for both brands, but here is my experience:
Purchased my first Mitshubhishi Electric AC in 2011 and have never looked anywhere else since then, as the wide and long range of the blower have worked well even in open areas and humid conditions for me. Since then, I have purchased 6 Mitshubhishi Electric ACs, 1.5 and 2 tons, inverter and non-inverter (all 5 star rating) and have had very pleasant experiences (pun-intended). For a slightly lesser money, Toshiba is an excellent choice, compact but powerful units. Have purchased 3 of them in the last 3 years, and have been very happy with them.
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Looking for some advice. Is this a decent stabilizer for an 1 ton inverter AC?

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07N4RYQ8W

V Guard website seems to be incomplete. I can find other stabilizer models like i4 and iD4 Prima on Amazon sold by V guard itself but not on V Guards own website.

This model seems to be a decent one. I think it has surge protection in addition to the usual voltage stabilization and voltage fluctuation cutoff.

What I am not sure of, is the buck and boost capacity.

Finally placed the order for a V Guard iD4 Prima (https://www.amazon.in/V-Guard-iD4-Prima-2040-Stabilizer/dp/B07BK5TNMG).

Called up V Guard Customer care since I couldn't understand details from their website. This particular model has boost/buck capacity of 24v/40v. In contrast to this the VIG 400 I was looking at earlier was 5v/nil (I think the CC guy made some mistake).

I couldn't take a chance on this so had to book the iD4 Prima model.

Last edited by Gannu_1 : 4th November 2020 at 22:57. Reason: Trimming down the L-O-N-G Amazon URL. Thanks!
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We have 2 Daikin Inverter ACs at home. Both 4 star rated. A 1 ton and a 1.85 ton model. Both were purchased locally in Cochin. The 1 ton model is close to 2 years old while the larger 1 is just an year old. So far Daikin is doing quite well for us. Both models are very quiet, and chills effectively, especially in Kochi's humid climate (we have an open terrace above us). Bigger AC actually is cooling close to 280 SqFt and even then it cools the entire room (our living/dining room) within 5 minutes in the hottest of summers.

Daikin service is really a sad story though. The official Daikin service provider does not want to provide the mandatory 1 or 2 free services(depends on model). Just interested in paid services. Their paid service too is not all that great. Installation was quite professional though.

Before buying these models, I did think about General Split ACs though. In the end, I got swayed by some good deals for the Daikins.
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Daikin service is really a sad story though. The official Daikin service provider does not want to provide the mandatory 1 or 2 free services(depends on model). Just interested in paid services. Their paid service too is not all that great. Installation was quite professional though.
My thoughts run the same way. Have 2 Daikin 1.5 tonners at home, one purchased in 2012 and one in 2015. Both still do a fantastic job of cooling - especially given that they have been shifted and reinstalled multiple times over the years owing to my transferable job.

Daikin service, especially in Cochin/Trivandrum has been disappointing, both in their response times and the quality of their work. I was posted in Villupuram, TN for 15 months- the service there was excellent, probably since itís a smaller town and people generally tend to have personal connections.

Looking to replace the older unit sometime next year and might go with LG, since they seem to have generally positive feedback on service and AMC.
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Daikin service, especially in Cochin/Trivandrum has been disappointing
Although we have bought Mitsubishi units from them, the company that we gave labour-only AMC contract to for our elderly Daikin are pretty good, and they are also agents for Daikin. Maybe you could try shopping around?

Our unit failed back in June, symptom being that it would "crash" when trying to start up and immediately power down. They got a controller-board repair done for us in a couple of days, and for less than a couple of thousand Rs. Recently, we had another failure: the temperature regulation was failing so it was always-on and turned the room into a fridge. Again, they got the board repaired repaired, and, as it had only been a few months, did not charge.

So, whilst Daikin as a company might not care, I think it is possible to find authorised agents who might. Or... the local AC guy near your house.
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