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Quietest Portable AC. Design Flaws. Still one of the best.
I have owned the Sharp CV-P13LJ for approximately a year now and it is pulling me through another summer, I have owned a few portable AC's and it is the only one I have actually liked.
Sharp markets this portable AC as "Library Quiet" and whilst I wouldn't go that far, it is certainly the quietest I've ever come across, period. I have owned and used several from a variety of brands in the past which all universally sounded like jet planes. The turbulent blowing and rushing of the air and thunderous noise they make, makes it impossibly to get...a good nights sleep, and a good nights sleep is my main reason for wanting an air conditioner in the first place. This Sharp on the other hand (containing a Mitsubishi made compressor) has a gentle fridge engine hum to it, and breezy swishing as it expels the cool air on medium fan speed. Turn it up to high and you will hear some blowing, but even when using the "Mega Cool" function, the noise level never approaches that of other portable AC's. Having said this, on a hot day you will most likely be using high or mega cool, but auto mode is good for at night, turning itself up and down as needed. Make no mistake, it is a complete air conditioning unit including compressor in a plastic housing in the room with you, so their will be noise, but in the context of comparison to other portables, the low noise level is easily it's most positive attribute and it is a standout in this regard. On to the cooling, it is highly effective for a medium bedroom, keeping the temperature very comfortable. It is much better at maintaining the room cool all day from being cold all night, than trying to cool down the room once it is hot, so if you plan to be in that room all day, turn it on early, or leave it on from the evening.
Very cool ;)
A pretty good unit that is quiet and puts out a lot of cold air. I have it in a room that is probably too big for it so its not quite as good as it could be. It's still good enough to make the room comfortable on the real hot days. Considering buying a second one for an adjacent room.
Quiet enough to sleep through.
Adjustable window mount was a little fidgety.
Questions & Answers
where can I find a manual for a cv-p10lj Sharp Air Conditioner
Is the aircon able to function as a 2 hose system by connecting another hose to inlet that has the removable cover
You can connect two hoses to the system and use it as a dual hose unit, but you must seal over the external condenser air inlet grill on the back so that the air is made to come through the second hose and not the grill. Overseas Sharp have a solid panel that replaces the grill panel inlet for when using the units in dual hose operation.
The Australian distributed model is not sold to be used this way so I can’t recommend using it this way. But I can tell you that I used mine successfully in dual hose operation for years. Any problems you cause yourself by not following the manual and using it in a different way to the recommendations made by Sharp are your own responsibility.
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