Fujitsu O’General is one of the most popular air conditioners manufacturers worldwide. This company in collaboration with ETA-Ascon, Dubai has come up with some superior products which are ruling these markets since a very long time. They are one of few manufacturers who are offering an only premium range of air conditioners in the AC market. So, this is a review about O’General Split air conditioners.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Review
O’General is the brand which is very popular among those who are aware of it. They are the premium range of air conditioners manufacturers who are not just popular in India but in middle east countries as well where temperature normally remains above 45 deg C all the time.
This product is most famous for its long life term and its robust quality which makes his performance at par even at any temperature it faces. This product is, in general, a Japanese product but currently, it is imported from Thailand only. So, don’t forget to check in-box packing where it is manufactured. O’General offers 2 types of Split ACs currently:
- High Wall Split
- Ceiling Wall Split
This is a special split air conditioner which is made to mount on ceiling in your house or any place. This product is not very popular, hence not every manufacturer takes interest in manufacturing this kind of product. This product is required generally those people who have space constraints on side walls or some other specific need which is unpredictable for me.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Cooling Effectiveness
If an air conditioner doesn’t cool the room, then what’s the point of having it one. But this product will not let you down at this point. O’general is popular for its superior cooling and you need not worry about that.
Its inbuilt double complex swing action of flaps throws air at high speed on both horizontal and vertical direction to give very effective cooling in every corner of the room. Position of flap gets adjusted automatically to match the operating mode. And the most important part is an inbuilt micro-computer which adjusts the flow of air automatically to maintain the proper room temperature and keep it monitoring too. Hence it results in a very effective cooling.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Build Quality
This build quality of this product is excellent. A good quality product is what we expect when we pay a premium amount of something. And this air conditioner has got nice finishing, every edge is properly finished and you’ll not feel that any part of it is looking cheap or anything. There is no compromise in the inside parts as well. As per all reviews we got, the life span of this product is so high that it becomes pretty obvious that every internal part is made up of good quality like Sturdier fins, ABS plastic, Fire retardant components, special Japanese steel sheet metal parts with special polyurethane coating.
The outer panel which is removable is washable as well. You can remove the panel easily to purge moulds and dust completely and this makes your air conditioner always clean. Also, the squeaking sound which is produced by stress made by some parts is eliminated by manufacturing and using soft resin in parts. The complete outer unit is manufactured one piece to give it a form of unification and to provide a good life span to other parts as well. Also, it has inbuilt self-lubricated Fujitsu Fan motors sealed in aluminium cased fins which results in an increased long life of the motor.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Looks
When it comes to looks, O’General is what not very impressive. As an individual product, the looks are simple and fine and don’t look bad. But when we compare the looks with Hitachi, LG or Samsung, this is where these companies have an edge for looks. I really wonder, O’General is a very big brand in air conditioners manufacturers and they always over-shadowed when it comes to beautifying their products. Maybe they don’t feel India as their biggest customer base and in middle east countries, these simple looks get more sales. However the looks are what people don’t point out much, but when people pay something good for something, I feel some better looks are always welcome.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Power Consumption
O’General air conditioners are famous for their power effectiveness. They are kind of OK in power efficiency and if you mind paying the high cost of this product, then you need to consider this point too that you’ll recover this cost in electricity bills after its running of 3-4 years of usage. And then this air conditioner cooling is so powerful that you will never feel running this air conditioner all the time and hence you’ll run it most of the time for a limited time period using the timer or any way you feel comfortable and this will automatically save you a lot from huge electricity bills. And further speaking, it has EER (energy efficiency ratio) of above 10 which automatically reduces power costs. And it has a high-efficiency DC motor with Lambda Type heat ex-changer which overall results in high efficiency of the air conditioner.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Technical Specification
Technical Specification of High Wall Split air conditioner:
|Technical Specification||Units||HI-WALL SPLIT|
|Air circulation (High)||m3 /hr||540||540||840||950||1050|
|Air Direction Control||All Four Sides, fully automatic **|
|Input Power||V/ø/Hz||220 – 240 / 1ø / 50|
|Dimensions (mm)||Height||257 535||257 535||320 650||320 650||320 900|
|Width||808 650||808 695||1120 830||1120 830||1120 900|
|Depth||187 250||187 250||320 320||320 320||320 350|
|Noise Level (L/H)||Db||31 – 35||31 – 35||31 – 38||32 – 38||32 – 38|
|Connection Pipe Size (Gas / Liquid||mm||9.52 / 6.35||12.7 / 6.35||15.88 / 9.52||15.88 / 9.52||15.88 / 9.52|
* Tropical Hyper Rotary Compressors ** Features available in 1.5T, 2.0T & 2.5T models.
Technical Specification of Ceiling Wall Split air conditioner:
|Air circulation(High)||m /hr||760||900||1100|
|Air Direction Control||All Four Sides, fully automatic|
|Dimensions (mm)||Height||270 643||270 643||270 1152|
|Width||1150 840||1150 840||1150 940|
|Depth||285 336||285 336||285 370|
|Connection Pipe Size (Gas/Liquid)||mm||15.88/9.52||15.88/9.52||15.88/9.52|
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Features
- Moisture Removal
This feature removes the moisture effectively and completely from the air and dehumidifies it.
- Double Auto Swing
Flaps of this air conditioner is capable to perform a complex swing action which enables it to swing in both horizontal and vertical directions.
- Automatic Flaps
In automatic mode, the flaps set themselves to match the operating mode automatically. However, we can also adjust the flap position using the remote control as well as per our convenience.
- Auto Shut Flaps
The flap of this air conditioner auto shut himself when the machine is stopped and opens it automatically when the air conditioner is started.
- Automatic Air Flow Adjustment
The inbuilt micro-computer inside it adjust the air flow effectively to follow the changes in room temperature and monitor it too.
- Auto Restart
If by-chance you went out of power, and when the power comes back, this air conditioner starts himself back in the same mode as before.
- Sleep Timer
The inbuilt micro-computer gradually change the room temperature automatically by some degree during the night to maintain the proper room temperature and to provide a comfortable night’s sleep.
- Negative Air Ions Deodorising Filter
This feature deodorise air by enveloping offensive odours in negative air ions. This feature of negative air ions completely helps in removing dirt and odours in the air and help to maintain a comfortable room environment.
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- Easy Maintenance
The outer panel is removable and can be easily cleaned for having a long life with filter and other parts and to have effective cooling. See below-given images for reference:
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) After Sales Service
From all the reviews we aggregated, this company is providing an average after sales service. If you check the official website, many portions of the website are not working at all. Even store locator or service centre locator is not even working. So, this is the point which really pokes that when such a big company is not even aware of the bad condition of its official website, how they would be aware of other major things like providing a satisfactory after-sales service. This is the point where O’General requires a major upgrade. So, its best to buy this product from an authorized dealer and you can always call them to send a person to you for servicing or when you had any kind of trouble with it.
O’General Split Air Conditioner (AC) Price List
Following is the price list of High Wall Split air conditioners:
|Model No.||Price (In Rupees)||Tonnage Capacity|
|O General ASG12A||28,990|
|O General ASHA12||46,990|
|O General ASG18A||41,990|
|O General AWG18A||44,990|
|O General ASHA18||70,990|
|O General ASG 24||44,740|
|O General ASG24A||46,990|
|O General AWG24A||49,990|
|O General ASG24 R||58,990|
|O General ASHA24||80,990|
|O General ASG30||61,240|
|O General ASG30A||61,990|
|O General ASHA30||90,990|
|O General AWG36A||84,990|
|O General ARG 36A||101,500|
|O General ARG 45A||113,000|
|O General ARG 60 A||124,500|
Following is the price list of Ceiling Wall Split air conditioners:
|Model No.||Price (In Rupees)||Tonnage Capacity|
|O General A U G 18R||63,000|
|O General A U G 18||64,000|
|O General A U G 25R||74,000|
|O General A U G 25||75,500|
|O General A U G 30R||100,000|
|O General A U G 30||102,000|
|O General A U G 36R||120,000|
|O General A U G 36||122,500|
|O General A U G 45||130,000|
|O General A U G 54R||139,000|
|O General A U G 54||142,000|
Please note these prices are not exact but are approximate prices. Please check your local authorized dealer for best and actual price. You’ll definitely find a good bargain when done so with them. My best idea is to call JUSTDIAL and ask them to provide a list of authorized dealers of O’General dealers nearby your area and you can ask them on phone for most competitive prices.
This air conditioner has got the qualities which we require in a good product. But at the same time, it has got some premium price tags too. If your pocket allows this much too spend, definitely go buying this brand since it would also help you in some saving in electricity bills too.