- DC15RCBW (4.4kW)
What a beauty I was surprised.
Looked around for awhile at different portable aircons and was told not to buy them by many sales reps at good guys and JB hifi etc. But I rent so I wanted something portable I could take with me if i moved.
My room in summer hits 45+ degrees on some days as it catches the afternoon sun and the Dimplex wipes this out within minutes in a room 6 x 5 mq2.
Hardly expels any water into the small tray it came with and I have to empty that amount once a day and I live in a sub-tropical area.
The settings are great and the auto button I favour mainly b...
Purchased in November 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $740.00.
- DC10RC / DC12RCBW / DC15RCBW
Returned once to get a working unit Now the heat dosent work
The first unit was faulty got a new unit and aircon was great very cool just turned it around for heat mode very cool air not hot at all. Very disappointed with the whole situation. Never again would I spend this much money on a unit that barely works.
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $859.00.
Tank full fault light doesn't go off after emptying.....
We have had two units for a year. Over summer last year they worked ok but after winter we brought them out again and turned them on. We followed the instructions for both of them. The issue is one of them has the tank full light on (yes the tank is empty)..... These units are operating in extreme temperatures or humidity conditions and are well looked after.
It's a shame as we're happy with the other unit, albeit it's a bit loud.
Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances.
Cooling well but a bit loud
Have had it for about three years now. Happy to tolerate the noise this machine produces because it does a good job in extreme weather conditions. And it looks good too!
Purchased in January 2018 at Gumtree for $599.00.
Bought this unit due to having big aluminium windows . I had to buy a bigger vent kit for the window but I knew the original was too small . Cools 2 double bedrooms quickly , it makes a bit of noise but I have had others noisier, people must remember the compressor etc are all in the room with you , slight price to pay when its 42 and the unit lowers the temp to 23 in an hr or so . Just excellent overall for rooms where a window fitted aircon is not an option
I rent so I needed something I could take with me ... I purchased this product in Feb 19 and have only just had to start using it now for the heating ....
Firstly, no hose is supplied for the heating / dehumid cycles, so you need to go to Bunnings to get a 16mm piece of hose and this means yes, the hose also needs to be hanging off the machine and out the window ... not very attractive when you are sitting inside, we hide it when guests come over.
Secondly, it is so, so noisy ... we have to put the TV on an extremely loud level to hear anythi...
Purchased in February 2019 at TVSN (TV Shopping Network) for $699.00.
Cools and heats a small area OK
I do like the small form factor of this Dimplex machine. While a bit noisy, unit worked OK in a limited area. One small but disappointing feature of most Dimplex portable air conditioners is a paper thin exhaust duct that is both flimsy and radiates back into the room a lot of heat/cold - that the machine is trying to remove from the room. Dimplex, this is false economy, try sourcing a more robust and better insulated exhaust duct like the rest of manufacturers do.
If you do not want to be bothered by constant E4 (condensate tank full) codes, the only practical way is to attach a small hose draining condensate into a bucket. Not the prettiest solution but simple and effective.
Purchased in February 2015.
Makes summer heat bearable
I live in a summer sweat box, I'm on top of a hill and the western side of the building is completley exposed to the west, one day of temp above 30 and my apartment starts to heat up, if there is a couple of days over 30 it becomes unbearable to the point of insanity, this unit has helped me to get some sleep and remain sane. It's not cheap and it's not going to turn your house into the south pole but it if you have nothing else it's worth it.
Purchased in November 2018 for $600.00.
Reasonable product if used wisely!
Has been handy to help maintain a reasonable temperature in a spare bedroom. I purposely bought a unit that was bigger and more powerful than the recommended area size as I have had a portable air con previously and know that they struggle to achieve peoples expectations. Close the door and run the unit from before the room temp gets too hot, otherwise you will not see a satisfying result in a time period most would hope for. This will also help the unit achieve your desired temp without placing a big strain on the unit itself and your electric...ity bill. Pretty easy to use touch control panel. Better than other brands in this price point. It is a bit noisy but a small sacrifice to make. Panel used to hold the exhaust outlet tubing within the sliding window (vertical or horizontal) was about 120mm too short for my window which is a bit disappointing but I taped a bit of cardboard from the units box to fit. Overall, probably one of the better units on the market. But as mentioned previously, don't wait until the room is extremely hot before you decide to activate the air con.
Purchased in January 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $550.00.
Good for drying clothes
Great in dehumidifier mode for drying clothes in the winter.
Heating mode is 10c above ambient room temperature so forget that side of things.
Aircon is only good for just blowing cool air at you.
I made rigs to go in the windows and sliding doors but what I found be a waste of time as this unit struggles to cool down a small room.
I found just having the door open and the exhaust out the door worked best.
Yes it is very noisy.
Suport from dimplex is great ,
The unit is a little nosie 56db how ever it is constantly the same , easily to get used to it i would say a bit more then window unit from in side
Tested in a 29sq meter area and cooled area not supa cool but dehumanized in 20 min that made a diffrents i can see it cooling well over summer
The air flow hole is about 1/2 of window unit but has good strong air flow could feel ot around conner in another room :)
For a portable unit i am happy have had dimplex units before and i like this 1 more then o...
Would I recommend the answer is no
As I live in a rented property, I wanted a portable reverse cycle air conditioner, the product was not that efficient, was not overly good at cooling my one bedroom unit down. later on last year I brought 2 fans from big W that threw a mist of water out of them, that were actually cheaper to run and even more efficient. So mine went to cash converters, I had wished i did not wate my money on it, even the heating part was also absolute hopeless.
Excellent options for renters
This unit has been extremely handy in both summer and winters. Cools and heats well and doesn’t blow up the power bill either. This is an excellent choice for renters, if the rental has no heat pumps or air cons installed. It does require sliding windows to instal though and it quite noisy and bulky. But overall I’m very satisfied with the unit. Has made both summer and winters much better for us.
Good But A Bit Underpowered
We really hoped for big things over summer from this machine in our overly hot bedroom but it did help but it needed to be colder. The machine looks nice and is well made, it just cant really keep up with 40c plus days. It makes a difference though and its nice to sit right in front of but its a bit noisy so it has both good and bad pints. Would be OK in a study or small space,
Its OK Nothing Like Installed Aircon
It was a relief to have this in the bedroom but I was hoping for better performance than we got. It makes a difference is a small room but it was near useless in larger spaces unless you sat right in front of it. It needs to be set up near a window to put the widow kit and hot air exhaust pipe out, so that limits the places we could use it. My overall reaction was "meh" its OK not amazing.
Questions & Answers
I bought the DC10RC around 5 years ago for the A/C function....it was barely better than a fan so after using it less than a dozen times I packed it away and didn't use it again till now. Just turned it on again, hasn't been moved the whole time. The heating function doesn't work. Even on the hottest setting, yes I have the vents on the correct end (AND checked the temperature coming from both ends), and the ambient temp is within the specified range. The air coming out of the unit is not the slightest bit warm after leaving it on for 15mins. Not a bit. What on earth could have stopped working to cause this just by being stored?
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your question and I'm sorry to hear of this. I will reach out to your directly to get some more details. Thanks
Recently changed the mode to heat and switched over the exhaust pipe to the back. Attached a drain hose too. It heats for a little while and then stops and the sun symbol flashes even when it hasn't reached temperature I set yet. I'm no expert but it seems to have a thermostat issue. The vents are clean.
Hi Mel, Sorry to hear this. We will reach out to you directly to get some additional information. Thanks
I’ve unit that’s only a couple of months old and is doing exactly the same thing. If it doesn’t stop all together it comes up with DF on the screen and sounds like it’s working but doesn’t have any air coming out
Hi Alex, Thank you for your question. The DF code normally means that the unit has started running the defrost function. This indicates that the internals are below minimum ambient temperature. It should switch back over once the appliance is back to normal running temperature. Thanks
For cooling can you put the vent down into the ducted heating duct beneath the floor? I have horizontally windout windows and do not see how I can use the Dimplex with this type of window.
The package has extra panels to window cover, which might fill the window opening. The panels are 200mm wide and about 1 metre long.
Thank you for responding but I just can't visualise how to cover the other 2 triangular sections Left and right side of the wound out window. What then happens when you need to wind in the window? Are there any diagrams to show me?
Hi babara d, could you DM us your email and we can send you a pic as it cannot be attached to the comments.
Get an answer from our members and Dimplex representatives
|Category||Portable Air Conditioners||Portable Air Conditioners||Portable Air Conditioners|
|Features||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control||Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control|
|Cooling Power||3 kW||3.5 kW||4.4 kW|
|Heating Power||3 kW||3.5 kW||4.4 kW|
|Weight||28 kg||29.5 kg||31.5 kg|
|Dimensions||600 x 300 x 480 mm||760 x 300 x 550 mm||760 x 300 x 550 mm|
|Maximum Noise Level||51 db||54 db||56 db|
|Auto Restart Function||No||No||No|
|Max Room Air Flow||360 m³/h||450 m³/h||550 m³/h|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Sept 2012||Sept 2012||Sept 2012|
- GTIN13: 9420033203611
- MPN: DIC-DC12RCBW
Other Portable Air Conditioners
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.