LG Electronics, a leading manufacturer of home appliances in the world, has launched a new power-saving air-conditioner (AC) in Accra.
Dubbed, GenCool Inverter, the product has been developed to start with an inverter technology saving up to 40 per cent energy therefore making it possible for it to be powered by small generators during power outages without switching off other appliances.
Speaking at the launch at the weekend, the General Manager of Air-conditioning and Energy Solutions, LG West Africa, Mr. Junhwa Jeong, said GenCool was another set of LG’s innovative products meant to bail African countries out of the hot climatic condition and the inability to effectively use AC due to poor power supply.
He said LG designed the product to be eco-friendly taking into consideration such conditions in Africa particularly Ghana which is facing energy crisis to enable consumers enjoy the best in life.
According to him, Ghana remained a sensitive market in Africa and needed to be given special preference that would meet the demands of customers who wished to use ACs with small capacity generators.
Mr. Jeong explained that GenCool allows its internal power to run on small generators of 0.9 kva compared to a conventional AC which would require more than 3.5 kva.
“Surprisingly the GenCool features an upgrade power circuit board and corrosion resistant technology that ensures that it operates for longer hours while providing a strong dependable cooling system,” he said.
The Executive Director of Somotex Ghana Limited, Mr. Nii Ayi Hyde, said with the introduction of GenCool, LG Electronics has once more demonstrated that it was dedicated to providing special products that addresses the peculiar needs of its customers.
According to him, the inverter technology in the GenCool enabled it to cope with power surges of up to 500 voltage.
He said the product also has a double powder coating and platinum fin that protect the compressor from wear and corrosion, which in turn contributes to great operational longevity.
By Charles Amankwa