out of stock Dimplex 3kw Reverse Cycle Portable Air Conditioner with Dehumidifier $319 (RRP $799) @ Myer

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3kW Reverse Cycle Portable Air Conditioner with built-in Dehumidifier

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JB price- $579.

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    Any reviews??

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      Get an Olimpia Splendid Piu. They're the best unit going around.

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      Had an old version of this and it wasn't great, but maybe thats my area (or the type of airconditioner). Basically sitting in front of it was coolish, but couldn't cool the room at all. It was also super loud that I had to put on noise cancelling headphones to play my games. Was so happy when I finally dropped money onto one of those boxy aircons that you put into the wall.

      Still though, I lived in a place with constant 40c heat all day, and 30s through the night at summer so I imagine at lower temperatures and better insulated place it might do okay?

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        yes, they work a lot better in somewhat controlled temperatures. also you need to keep the door closed in the room you are cooling.

    • +2 votes

      According to Choice magazine 13th Feb 2019 The Dimplex DC10RC received an overall score of 61%,
      which is 18th position out of 25 portable air conditioners in the test.
      The other stats were: Cooling score 55%, Ease of use score 71%, Noise of fan on high 63.7dBA- noisy.
      The good points were: Can also operate as a heater, Easy to use, light.
      The bad points were: Only OK energy efficiency, Only OK cooling performance, Noisy on high speed.
      The above was all copy and pasted from Choice Online, I highly recommend subscribing to Choice Online.
      You can share the subscription with family and friends, as in share the login details,
      it works well for my family as we each pay for a subscription, The Age newspaper, Netflix etc.

  • +1 vote

    Out of stock nearly everywhere? Looks like only Melb City has "limited stock".

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    People who are plugging the olympia - are you associated with that brand? All of these exhaust hose type air cons are quite poor unless they have dual hose configs to isolate compressor cooling to external air only. None of the air cons mentioned here do that.

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      even the dual hose ones aren't the best, sure they are better, but nothing close to a wall, window, or central unit in terms of efficiency and performance.

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      No, I have used a lot of them and those two are the only ones that are any good.
      Yes they cause negative pressure but they are around 5kw and eventually overwhelm the heat with cold air.
      Crude but effective if you cannot install a split system

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        They don't overwhelm anything. If anything they are profoundly underwhelming.

        You'll cool the air in the immediate vicinity of the portable air conditioner, then it will blow it all out the window while pulling air into the room from elsewhere in the house/apartment - and that ultimately means from outside. This is why you'll only make a few degrees difference inside anyway, and then only in the vicinity of the air conditioner.

        They also cost a small fortune to run given you're constantly cooling outside air and then blowing it out again. It's also why they produce so much water.

        There's no happy ending to be had here - only pain, trauma, humiliation and squalor.

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          This is why you'll only make a few degrees difference inside anyway, and then only in the vicinity of the air conditioner.

          I used a Dimplex one many years ago in a bedroom. It made a very noticeable difference in the middle of summer.

          There's no happy ending to be had here.

          If you're renting and so can't add an air conditioner, a portable AC like this definitely makes a difference in the right room. Of course it's not as efficient as a split or window unit - I don't think anybody is disputing that - but when you have no choice, you just have to pay a bit more for comfort ~2 months a year. At least it's cheaper to buy upfront, and you can bring it to your next place when you move.

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          A dramatic answer, wonderful! But you're wrong old son.
          The two I mentioned work very effectively. I have used both on 40+ degree days and they do a superb job of cooling my lounge to 20c or so. No worries at all.
          Yes they cause a mild negative air effect but in real life terms they cool the room beautifully and being Melbourne, we only need air con for a few weeks a year. The cost is negligible.
          A lot of people buy el-cheapo portables (Chinese ones often lie about their output) and then unsurprisingly get poor results.

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            @King Tightarse: They're not rated for a reason. I may be old, but i'm not wrong. But sure, get one fat enough and it will make some difference. If it's just for a brief period each year then i guess they can make some sense. But they all pump out a lot of air.

            You'd still be better off with a small window-mounted unit, assuming you can stick it in.

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              @TheGhostWhoWalks: Yes a window unit is definitely better, no question but if you can't install one for any reason these two do work.
              I have tried quite a few and many of the lesser ones have little effect, or only work if you are right in front of them.

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    I have this unit running in a small bedroom and it's brilliant. Gets the room down to 17 degrees in summer.

    My only issue is with how much water it produces at the bottom water vent. Have to empty the catcher nearly every day.

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    Had this previously when I was renting. It is very noisy. But it does cool down a room pretty quick.