LG targets East Africa’s home owners with new AC product, MULTI V 5




LG Electronics has announced the release of its new MULTI V 5 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air-con solution designed to offer exceptional performance for home owners. The latest in the company’s MULTI V line, the new model pushes boundaries even in the most extreme climate conditions with its streamlined functionality optimizing energy efficiency and maximizing user comfort.

The MULTI V 5 is equipped with innovative Dual Sensing Control that monitors temperature and humidity levels to efficiently manage cooling and heating. Equipped with LG’s Ultimate Inverter Compressor and boasting a large capacity for outdoor units, the MULTI V 5 is a powerful climate control solution that excels in even the most
strenuous climates.

(TOP: Ken Obura, the CAS for Industrialization -left – and Janghoon Chung, the LG East Africa MD). 

“As our fifth generation VRF system, it implements a range of innovative technologies to offer customers unparalleled energy efficiency and comfort. Making advanced climate control technology even more accessible, this industry-leading solution provides excellent operational savings and greater comfort to our customers across Kenya. We are extremely proud of the MULTI V 5, our new flagship system air conditioning solution,” said Hochul Han, Product Manager, Air Conditioning East Africa.

Unlike conventional air conditioners which only sense temperature, the MULTI V 5 measures both temperature and humidity levels for outdoor and indoor environments. This comprehensive understanding of multiple climate conditions helps the solution determine its parameters in order to achieve optimal energy efficiency and maximum indoor comfort levels.

Efficient systems like the Smart Load Control make it possible to effectively regulate outdoor unit discharge refrigerant temperature, increasing energy efficiency anywhere from 15 to 31 percent depending on humidity conditions. This is ideal especially for tropical environments as the Smart Load Control function’s comprehensive understanding of its surroundings helps optimize energy efficiency while maximizing indoor comfort levels. Typical VRFs normally fluctuate considerably in order to maintain a set indoor temperature, making them highly inefficient.

The LG MULTI V 5’s new Ultimate Inverter Compressor offers increased efficiency, reliability and durability. Improving on the 15Hz to 150 Hz operational range of its predecessor, it operates from 10 Hz to 165 Hz. This widened range increases part load efficiency and enhances the MULTI V 5’s ability to quickly reach the desired temperature. The MULTI V 5 features an enhanced bearing system layered with PEEK (Polyether ether ketone) – an advanced material normally used in airplane engines – this efficient infrastructure allows the MULTI V 5 to operate for sustained periods without any oil. In addition, the MULTI V 5’s Smart Oil Management uses sensors to check the compressor’s oil balance in real time, minimizing unnecessary oil recovery operation.

With a biomimetic fan, 4-sided heat exchanger, and improved compressor performance, the MULTI V 5’s efficiency and capacity have each been enhanced, making it possible for a single ODU to reach 26 HP. Moreover, the solution’s advanced biomimetic fan significantly increases wind capacity.

Equipped with LG’s Ocean Black Fin, the MULTI V 5 – available in Kenya and entire East Africa – is protected from corrosive substances such as salt, sand and other elements brought in by sea winds as well as industrial pollution. The black coating of the Ocean Black Fin heat exchanger keeps water from accumulating in order to minimize moisture buildup. This durability enhancement prolongs the product’s lifespan and lowers maintenance costs, paving the way for improved performance.

Unlike previous models that required manual cleaning, the Auto Dust Removal feature allows the LG MULTI V 5 to provide fully automated, convenient cleaning. The feature removes dust on the outdoor unit’s heat exchanger by reversing fan rotation to eliminate accumulated sand and dust. This makes it possible for users to operate their air
conditioners comfortably without worrying about the malfunctions that can occur due to dust accumulation, a particularly welcome addition in desert climates.




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