AC Reliability and Durability
Testing the Limit, so You Don't Have to
People who use our products can look forward to long years of high-quality performance without constant maintenance. Panasonic air conditioners undergo a variety of stringent tests to ensure their effectiveness and long-term reliability. As a result of all of these painstaking efforts, Panasonic air conditioners meet even the most demanding industrial standards and regulations in every country where they are sold.
Applying advanced technologies that truly make life better, we live by an unparalleled commitment to product quality. Our approach to product development originates in the DNA of Japanese craftsmanship. Panasonic is building on the Japanese tradition of uncompromising quality control worldwide, developing and manufacturing fine products and delivering them to customers everywhere.
At Panasonic we know the importance of a long service life with minimal maintenance.
That’s why we subject our air conditioners to a wide range of stringent durability tests.
Long-Term Durability Test
To ensure durability and stable operation for many years, we conduct a long-term continuous operation test under conditions that are much more severe than actual operating conditions.
Compressor Reliability Test
After the continuous operation test, we remove the compressor from a selected outdoor unit, disassemble it, and examine the internal mechanisms and parts for potential failure. This helps ensure reliable long-term performance under harsh conditions.
The outdoor unit, which is subject to rain and wind, complies with IPX4 waterproof specifications. Contact sections on printed circuit boards are resin-potted to prevent adverse effects caused by exposure to water (an unlikely occurrence).
Impact and vibration tests ensure that the product’s quality and performance
at the time of final inspection are maintained upon delivery to the end user.
Packaging has been strengthened to help products withstand large impacts caused by improper handling during transportation. Testing includes conventional vertical drops,
along with more severe tests in which the sides, edges, or corners hit the ground first. This ensures that the products’ rigidity and shock-absorbing materials are strong enough to prevent damage.
To keep every person in the room comfortable, Panasonic designs its air conditioners
to work quietly in the background, without making their presence known.
The operating noise of the indoor and outdoor units is measured in a high-performance anechoic chamber. These tests verify that operating noise is low enough to allow the user to talk and sleep comfortably whilst the product is operating.
International Standard Quality
To uphold the company’s reputation around the world, Panasonic strives continuously
to offer the highest quality with the lowest possible environment impact.
Reliable Parts that Meet or
Exceed Industrial Standards
In every country where they are sold, Panasonic air conditioners comply with all required industrial standards and regulations. In addition, Panasonic conducts stringent testing to ensure the reliability of parts and materials.
RoHS / REACH Compliant Parts
All Panasonic parts and materials comply with Europe’s strict RoHS/REACH environmental regulations. During the development and production of parts, stringent inspections are conducted on over 100 materials to ensure that no hazardous substances are included.
Panasonic’s air conditioner production lines employ state-of-the-art factory automation technologies to ensure products are manufactured efficiently and with uniformly high levels of quality and reliability.