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Re: Review of Sharp AH-XP18MV 1.5Ton Eco-Inverter Air Conditioner


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Hi Rishi, After remaining indecisive regarding selection of inverter AC between LG BS-Q186C8R2 and Sharp AHXP-18MV finally purchased Sharp AHXP-18MV today.
Congratulations for the purchase. May you enjoy long years of cooling bliss.

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Although Cooling range and EER of LG model is marginally better but input power is higher than the Sharp model. Further the manufacturing defect in the OD unit in case of LG as posted on several threads has also been a deterant.
I am quite sad at LG's current build quality. It seems LG have dropped their Inverter AC's product quality from BEST to WORST in no time with a hefty reduction on price. It has been just about a year and a half that my friend got the LG 1.5 Ton (BS-Q186C7M1).

The older 1.5 Ton LG Inverter (Model No: BS-Q186C7M1) unit over which my previous assessments were based used to be 10 grand costlier than this new model and had much better build quality with no issues. My friend is super happy with this old unit. The indoor unit also used to be much more advanced than the current one in having double horizontal louvers to precisely control airflow and many more types of advanced air filters were provided. It also used to come with free installation kit.

The current models IDU is more of a knocked down version of the former model in having a single top hinged horizontal louver and Plasmaster. It seems a copycat of the unique top hinged louver topology of Sharp along with its Plasmacluster. Also it does not come with installation kit any more.

In other words LG have cut corners to be in the competitive Inverter market. Though LG have slightly better performance than Sharp in the 1.5 Ton category, no more can I say they come with equal built quality. We have seen issues with broken louvers of IDU’s. Almost every forum member here or in other forums are facing some kind of manufacturing or design issue where the ODU fan grill is touching the fan which amazingly persists in almost all their current Inverter models and in extreme cases busted new ODU's !!!

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Can you throw some light on the installation regarding the lenght of pipes from ID to OD unit . Is the whole lenght of Cu pipe provided in the kit is to be used or can be reduced if site conditions permit. Else if they are rolled and not cut will it affect the cooling.
The pair of refrigerant pipes as provided is of 4 meters in length. Ideally the pipes should traverse the shortest distance from IDU to the ODU having minimum number of bends. Shorter lengths are better. That being said the minimum pipe length for Sharp AH-XP18MV is 1 meter while the maximum chargeless pipe length can extend to 7.5 meters. Do not roll the pipe. Cut it to the minimum desired length required which should be between 1 ~ 7.5 meters.
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Hi Rishi,
Thanks for responding so promptly.The Co Engineer insists that the refrigerant gas filled accounts for the volume of 4m pipes provided alongwith the unit. In case the pipes are decimented it would lead to loss in cooling as gas has to transgress 4m distance for proper cooling. What do you suggest?
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Congratulations for the purchase. May you enjoy long years of cooling bliss.
The pair of refrigerant pipes as provided is of 4 meters in length. Ideally the pipes should traverse the shortest distance from IDU to the ODU having minimum number of bends. Shorter lengths are better. That being said the minimum pipe length for Sharp AH-XP18MV is 1 meter while the maximum chargeless pipe length can extend to 7.5 meters. Do not roll the pipe. Cut it to the minimum desired length required which should be between 1 ~ 7.5 meters.
Hi Rishi,
Thanks for responding so promptly.The Co Engineer insists that as per the Co design the refrigerant gas that is filled up includes the volume of 4m pipes as well.The gas has to transgress a distance of 4m for proper cooling.In case the pipe is cut I will have to compromise on cooling for which Co shall not be responsible.What do you suggest?
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Hi Rishi, Thanks for responding so promptly.
You are most welcome.

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The Co Engineer insists that the refrigerant gas filled accounts for the volume of 4m pipes provided alongwith the unit. In case the pipes are decimented it would lead to loss in cooling as gas has to transgress 4m distance for proper cooling. What do you suggest?
I suggest you you stick to the plan of shortest pipe. Mind you it must be between 1 ~ 7.5 meters in your case. The installers might not have proper tool to cut those pipes.

Anyway keeping the supplied 4 meter copper pipes will not be detrimental to its performance unless bend. The refrigerant gas will make two/three useless loops before reaching the ODU.

Here is an example:

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Re: Review of Sharp AH-XP18MV 1.5Ton Eco-Inverter Air Conditioner

[QUOTE=rishiguru;496525]You are most welcome.



I suggest you you stick to the plan of shortest pipe. Mind you it must be between 1 ~ 7.5 meters in your case. The installers might not have proper tool to cut those pipes.

Anyway keeping the supplied 4 meter copper pipes will not be detrimental to its performance unless bend. The refrigerant gas will make two/three useless loops before reaching the ODU.

Thanks Rishi !
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Re: Review of Sharp AH-XP18MV 1.5Ton Eco-Inverter Air Conditioner

After reading forums and specially this one, i have finalized Sharp 13LV. I am getting quotes of around 36500 from Shahs and 37000 from Viveks.

How is Sharp after-sales service in Chennai? A specific question to Sharp AC owners. I will be purchasing the AC next weekend.
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Re: Review of Sharp AH-XP18MV 1.5Ton Eco-Inverter Air Conditioner

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After reading forums and specially this one, i have finalized Sharp 13LV. I am getting quotes of around 36500 from Shahs and 37000 from Viveks.

How is Sharp after-sales service in Chennai? A specific question to Sharp AC owners. I will be purchasing the AC next weekend.
Thats steep. I bought it for 28.5k + (1.5K installation) in Delhi. I am not using any Stabilizer with it though which might be included in your price.
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Thats steep. I bought it for 28.5k + (1.5K installation) in Delhi. I am not using any Stabilizer with it though which might be included in your price.
Yes that is steep, even though it includes installation and stabilizer.
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Thats steep. I bought it for 28.5k + (1.5K installation) in Delhi. I am not using any Stabilizer with it though which might be included in your price.
How is your LV performing by the way? How big is your room
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Hi friends, please let me know the Sharp service for ACs in Chennai. I need to buy this Friday/Saturday.


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