UK: Panasonic has introduced the Big PACi series of air conditioners in 20kW and 25kW capacities using R32 refrigerant.
The additions include a water heat exchanger option and a split-able duct indoor unit which can be divided into the heat exchanger and fan parts, allowing for easier installation within narrow spaces such as small retail shops.
As well as being more efficient than its R410A counterparts, the R32 Big PACi series offers a reduced refrigerant charge. The indoor unit is also up to 16kg lighter in weight than conventional Big PACi R410 models.
Designed for easy installation, the new models are said to have a more compact indoor chassis with the depth reduced by 230mm versus the conventional Big PACi R410A range. The compact design is said to still maintain the same level of efficiency overall and has an SEER rating of up to 5.25 and SCOP rating of 3.61.