Portable ac ratings part 19 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Sakura, Saturn, Sea Breeze, Shinco, and Sinclair brands.
This is a Japanese company but the units are made in Thailand. They are 50HZ units so they are not compatible in North America. The SUP/AMD series units are 3 in 1 units (heat/cool/dehumidify) and are available in five sizes to match your requirements. They have a three speed fan and are available with either mechanical or electronic controls with a remote. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sakura-aircon.com
The ST-09APH is a heat pump that has electronic controls and a remote. They use self evaporating technology for condensate removal and can be purchased through their website. They are made in China and are sold in Europe but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. saturn.ua
This brand is made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. The PAS412DM is a cool only unit with electronic controls and a remote. It has automatic condensate evaporation and uses dual hoses for added energy savings but its guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The PAS412HPM is a heat/cool model and stacks up better against the competition in that category but it is only a single hose model. irproducts.biz
This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. They have electronic controls, auto swing louvers, and self evaporating technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. shinco.net
These air conditioners are available in two sizes and are sold throughout Europe. They are basic single hose units with electronic controls and a remote for convenience. They use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant but their website is not much help and the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands.
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