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Old 03-03-2016, 04:47 AM   #6856
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Hi just wanna get some advice and feedback as i'm intending to get a mitsubishi system 4 for my 4rm bto flat with 3x 9k for the bedrooms and 1x 18k for the living rm config.

1. Is it true that there is a nominal rating and maximum rating for the compressor? As in the compressor is quoted with a 28k btu but can max out at 30k btu.

2. Any reviews for bigbox's coolbox aircon installation and service? Anyone ever bought their aircon from them? Or is it just safer to get from established names like GC or HN? GC it seems has mixed reviews as well.

3. For GC's extended warranty, do they do actually honor it? It the warranty under them or thru an insurance company?

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:33 AM   #6857
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To macpork,

Yes, to relocate further away from the cupboard will be a good option.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:55 PM   #6858
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To macpork,

Yes, to relocate further away from the cupboard will be a good option.
thanks terumo!! really appreciate the advice. will be shifting the Aircon unit once I've settled the part on the wardrobe.
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #6859
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After being away for a month to the States for a vacation, one of the split units(My master bedroom which was not occupied) for my 1.5 year old Mitsubishi Heavy Industries System 4 is down.

No indicator nor beep sound. All the other split units is working fine. Based on recommendation, I called Airmatic Airconditioning services and they were quick to point out that high chance it is a Indoor PCB circuit board problem. Good service. 3 months warranty for service.

Total damage-->180(Brand New Spare part)+80(Labour)

Contact-->6336 0303/ 9667 7293(Amran)


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Old 03-03-2016, 09:58 PM   #6860
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thanks! if I wanna relocate the Aircon, it can be done without having to open a hole in my wardrobe right?
it can be done without opening the wardrobe.

1. flip up the air con. cut the copper piping.
2. relocation fan coil 30-50cm to the left.
3. welding needed to extand the piping.

have you find out the cost to cut a big hole on the wardrobe back panel and to rebuild too look good?
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:11 PM   #6861
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Hi just wanna get some advice and feedback as i'm intending to get a mitsubishi system 4 for my 4rm bto flat with 3x 9k for the bedrooms and 1x 18k for the living rm config.

1. Is it true that there is a nominal rating and maximum rating for the compressor? As in the compressor is quoted with a 28k btu but can max out at 30k btu.

2. Any reviews for bigbox's coolbox aircon installation and service? Anyone ever bought their aircon from them? Or is it just safer to get from established names like GC or HN? GC it seems has mixed reviews as well.

3. For GC's extended warranty, do they do actually honor it? It the warranty under them or thru an insurance company?

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
point 1: if you refer to model MXY-4A28VA is yes MAX. 30368.1BTU
point 2: i think u go for GC is safer.
point 3: no comment
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:35 AM   #6862
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Between hn and gc, gc should be better

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Old 04-03-2016, 09:33 AM   #6863
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GC has their own pool of installers. Guess is base on luck base on the skill/experience of the installer that was assigned to do the installation for you cos some are more experience than others. Normally will have 2 person in a team, 1 person is more experienced and the 2nd person is normally an apprentice/less experience. The apprentice/less experience worker will normally do things like hacking the walls, cementing, laying the trunking, connecting and inserting insulation onto the piping.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #6864
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aircon problem

lately, i am getting a TIMER problem on all the three units in my apt. (MHI System 3). The vendor has quoted about 600$ for changing two PCBs and Fan motor in the central unit, which I feel is on the higher side. Any alternatives from the forum ?
Will it be better to replace all the units with new ones @ $2500++ ?
Any suggestions / ideas welcome. Thanks in advance !
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:43 PM   #6865
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lately, i am getting a TIMER problem on all the three units in my apt. (MHI System 3). The vendor has quoted about 600$ for changing two PCBs and Fan motor in the central unit, which I feel is on the higher side. Any alternatives from the forum ?
Will it be better to replace all the units with new ones @ $2500++ ?
Any suggestions / ideas welcome. Thanks in advance !
are you able to provide your air con model?

1. can u try to set the remote to fan model ( NOT COOL MODE) to see it still blinking?

2. turn off the main power (either 20amp isolator or 15AMP plug) and turn it on 15min again.

now just turn on 1 air-con if timer blinks immediately most likely your PCB faulty. call MHI to fix as the pcb is expensive

if you turn on your air con and it start blinking 5-10min later it could be cheaper to fix.

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Old 04-03-2016, 11:02 PM   #6866
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It is SCM60ZG-S
Main PCB - RPC505A860R
Power PCB - RPC508A861C
CU Fan Motor - SSA512T061B
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:00 AM   #6867
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Have a site survey from GC 04-03-2016, said that water drain pipe mayb need to use back the current old pipe(13mm) due to my house a lot of place have block, but the copper pipe will do a new trunking and new locate...
Atm the old aircon no drain water issue so far.
1. Just want to check is ok to use back old water drain pipe?
2. Normally new install for running new trunking with new locate (old trunking conceal never take out) will use back old drain pipe?
3. Mitsubishi 2 tick or 5 tick is better choice? System 3 x 9000btu, normal use 2 room about 10 hour per day.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:40 PM   #6868
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Hi All,

Does a higher BTU aircon unit drain more power than a lower BTU unit to cool a room of the same size.
Understand that a higher BTU unit can cool a room faster, but does it draw more power to keep the room cool over a same period of time?

^ assuming same EER for both units.

*Asking this because i wonder if there is any disadvantage of using a higher BTU aircon unit (aside from being more expensive)

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Old 05-03-2016, 10:00 PM   #6869
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Thanks to this thread! This was really helpful now I want to pay it forward.

These 2 links helped me decide:

NEA link where you will see the ticks, efficiency and BTU/Kwh output

Starmex Catalogue

Our old Samsung 3 sys was busted due to a power trip a few days ago and had to be replaced. We used it for 3 years, the old house owners said they used it for 2 years, Twin City who services our AC units says the model can be as old as 13 years.

It has been difficult to sleep for a couple of nights now especially when you have 2 kids at home who are used to AC. Without AC, wifey was also hesitant to do the ahem as we both feel so sweaty and sticky

So buying a new AC is a must! After a few "lonely" nights through this thread and with Google's help I pulled the trigger on the following:

MITSUBISHI SYS 4 - INVERTER
MXY4G28VA~3XMSXYFJ10VE~1XMSXYFJ24VE

$4639 (retail) / $4230 (after CNY promo)

Piping upgrade - $240

New bracket - $150

+4 years warranty - $499

Total damage was $5119 - paid at 36 months 0% installment @GC

The house is more than 20 years old and condensation was evident on the old AC units so I decided to change the piping. If adding a bigger living room unit, you will anyhow also need to upgrade the piping as we cannot use the smaller pipes of the existing AC.

GC does not trust a bracket that was not installed by them so I was asked to change.

I went for the extended warranty as I will have peace of mind for the next 5 years for only $14 a month.

Compressor is small as we seldom turn on all units at the same time.
Salesman says the rooms may not be cool enough if we use all at the same time.

Upgraded my house to sys 4 from sys 3 wifey will now be more than happy.

I am also looking forward to the energy savings this 5 ticks unit will give me. Was wondering why our power bill cannot go below the neighbors average and I believe this is the answer.

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Old 06-03-2016, 11:57 AM   #6870
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To caisin,

1. Can use back provided no existing leakage issues but ask them to clean the drainage pipes for you.
2. If possible, best if to replace all piping including drainage.
3. Based on your usage, 5 ticks will be better.
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