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Hitachi announces new ‘affordable, premium-efficiency’ splits

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has launched its new Utopia IVX range for small to medium sized applications where VRF capacities and heat recovery options are either not needed, or would compromise approved budget limitations.

The company claims that the range features improved connectivity (up to 8 indoors per outdoor unit, minimising pipework required), zone-by-zone individual control, fully ErP compliant and excellent A++ seasonal efficiency.

The new entry-level IVX Comfort has capacities from 5kW to 33.5kW, ErP Lot 10 tier 2 compliance (where applicable) and a compact single fan (up to 6HP) or twin fan cabinet design, making it a good choice for budget-conscious installations.

The IVX Premium model features capacities from 7.1kW to 33.5kW and offers even more flexibility - connection ratios of between 50 per cent and 120 per cent in relation to the outdoor capacity, and an Intelligent Defrost System which extends the heating operation period by up to 40 per cent compared to standard defrosting systems.

Both Comfort and Premium models are fully compatible with Hitachi’s highly-efficient System Free indoor units (from 2kW up to 31kW) in multi-connection installations as well as the KPI-Energy heat recovery system. Kits are also available to facilitate connections to non-Hitachi heat exchangers from 5kW to 28kW of cooling capacity.

The new IVX range is available in single phase (from 5kW to 16kW) and three phase (10kW to 33.5kW) versions from Hitachi Direct Sales or via its national distributor network.

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