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Since 1981, when Toshiba created the world’s first inverter residential air conditioner there is a remarkable story of triumph. Toshiba’s forefathers relentlessly followed their curiosity and overcame many challenges and brought to life an invention which has set a benchmark for the entire industry. On that day in 1981, Toshiba began the first of many firsts with its ground-breaking inverter technology.

In effect, what Toshiba’s engineers created was an inverter that is able to cool or warm a room to the intended temperature as quickly as possible while efficiently maintaining the desired temperature. The key benefits of the innovation were that the size of the inverter was reduced to one-third that of a commercial inverter, which was small enough to be mounted above the compressor in an outdoor unit of the residential air conditioner.

The revolutionary nature of the innovation in the history of air conditioning technologies, saw Toshiba win the Ichimura Industrial Award in 1984 from the New Technology Development Foundation. The inverter was one of the first-ever registered as “One-Step on Electro-Technology” in 2008 by the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.

Toshiba. A legacy of air conditioning innovation

Not only was Toshiba first with the inverter, over the years it also has been first with the many air conditioning technologies including:

  • Twin Rotary
  • DC Twin Rotary
  • R410A residential use
  • Dual Stage Compressor
  • Triple Rotary Compressor

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How Toshiba Air Conditioning’s Inverter Technology Works

Toshiba’s inverter innovation cleverly optimises power exactly with the variable speed compressor when compared with a non-inverter which has only a on and off capability. This provides the unit with the capacity to continuously regulate its cooling and heating capacity by notifying the speed of the compressor in response to cooling demand. For non-inverter air conditioners, they can either work at maximum capability or switch off, as the compressor’s speed cannot be varied. Toshiba Inverter air conditioners use a variable-frequency drive to control the speed of the motor and thus the compressor. By removing stop-start cycles you increase efficiency, extend the life of the air conditioning components and help eliminate sharp variations in the load the air-conditioner places on the power supply.

Toshiba Air Conditioning Products Continue to Utilise Leading Inverter technology

Toshiba‘s split system air conditioners provide you with the benefits of energy saving, comfort and high power technology. Uniting high power with high efficiency is Toshiba Air Conditioning’s signature and the Inverter hi-wall split systems are evidence of this fact.

Toshiba’s multi split system air conditioner delivers comfortable heating and cooling solution for multiple rooms. With only one outdoor unit required, it is capable of operating 2, 3, 4 or 5 indoor units throughout the home.

Finally, Toshiba’s Inverter ducted air conditioning systems let you air condition the home without having to install the indoor units on the wall, providing your home with a modern look that is neat and tidy.

Now, and always, Toshiba manufactures products that meet customer needs and has never stopped to develop technology that improves the quality of life. A 7-year warranty backs up its reliability and gives you the peace of mind when you purchase any Toshiba inverter air conditioning system for residential applications.

Watch the fascinating story of what continues to make the world’s 1st inverter air-conditioner by Toshiba a game-changer.

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