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9000 BTU/h portable air conditioner unit £219.99 @ Maplin
9000 BTU/h portable air conditioner unit £219.99 @ Maplin

9000 BTU/h portable air conditioner unit £219.99 @ Maplin

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Amazon have increased the price of some air con units over last few days by £100 or so, but this looks like a fantastic price for a 9000 rated unit.

I have a 8000 one does the job upstairs at night, so have ordered a couple of these for downstairs and conservatory.

Comes with a remote control.

Free delivery 3-5 days (I think if you wait till monday you'll get the option of timed (but paid for) next day delivery.

Quidco too, 4%

edit - Also, if the exhaust pipe is like the unit I have already, you'll find its a bit short if you have top opening windows to vent the heat out. Don't get air con exhaust extension kits as they're expensive, just get 150mm / 6 inch ducting flexible pipe, 2 metres is around £5 or so from ebay and does the job perfectly.

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Good price for a portable AC, and good tip on the ducting.

Original Poster

Well unlike outside this has gone cold.

Hope the deal helps someone, its the lowest price for a 9000 rated unit you can buy, heck it's cheaper than most of the 7000 units.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 18th Jun

Good price, I paid £239 for a Igenix IG9900 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit 900 W , works wonders.

sinxa

Good price, I paid £239 for a Igenix IG9900 9000 BTU Portable Air … Good price, I paid £239 for a Igenix IG9900 9000 BTU Portable Air Conditioning Unit 900 W , works wonders.


I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved over £100 but lowest temp is 18c

Edited by: "AJ92" 18th Jun

AJ92

I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved … I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved over £100



Really good price, think it's double wattage.

sinxa

Really good price, think it's double wattage.


Tempted to get one of these so I can close the window more and not have to buy the white velcro/zip window covers:
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AJ92

Tempted to get one of these so I can close the window more and not have … Tempted to get one of these so I can close the window more and not have to buy the white velcro/zip window covers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004X4S8E4/ref=aw_od_pd_dx_mr_4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004X4S8E4&pd_rd_r=BRVAH5XDZFNPPDRGMSTR&pd_rd_w=e8EBo&pd_rd_wg=nTHyD&psc=1&refRID=BRVAH5XDZFNPPDRGMSTR



Just ordered, cheers. Beats the sellotape and plastics bin bags I have been using haha.

AJ92

I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved … I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved over £100 but lowest temp is 18c


At 18c I'd have my duffle coat on.

Isn't it better to just get a split AC fitted?

manbearpig

Isn't it better to just get a split AC fitted?


A split system would be the more effective and quieter I'm sure, but then you're pushing up the price. It's not like we need it so desperately in the UK either.
In many countries it's a necessity, but here it'll be idle most of the year. It is something I've thought about, I'm getting by with a fan at the moment, but tempted at this price for a mobile unit.

pigeon842 h, 11 m ago

A split system would be the more effective and quieter I'm sure, but then …A split system would be the more effective and quieter I'm sure, but then you're pushing up the price. It's not like we need it so desperately in the UK either. In many countries it's a necessity, but here it'll be idle most of the year. It is something I've thought about, I'm getting by with a fan at the moment, but tempted at this price for a mobile unit.


Our summers seem to be getting longer and hotter. If I owned a house that I would be living in for 10+ years it's worth the cost.

It's a luxury purchase, similar to spending £2k on the latest TV though. I would just be reluctant to buy one of these portable ones because they are noisy and 9000BTUs would only cool a small bedroom effectively.

ive been tempted by these in the past but have never been sure of the cost of running them, plus having a big tube sticking out of the window doesnt look ideal

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flipper118

ive been tempted by these in the past but have never been sure of the … ive been tempted by these in the past but have never been sure of the cost of running them, plus having a big tube sticking out of the window doesnt look ideal


Its rated 2600w, if you put it on for an hour in your bedroom every day for a month, at 15p a kwh it would cost you under £12.

jaydeeuk1

Its rated 2600w, if you put it on for an hour in your bedroom every day … Its rated 2600w, if you put it on for an hour in your bedroom every day for a month, at 15p a kwh it would cost you under £12.


Suggest you check mains power consumption as opposed to cooling capacity rating, then re-run the calc !

But u need these on continuously when it's hot. As soon as you turn them off the room will warm up again.

AJ9220 h, 30 m ago

I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved …I managed to get a IG9902 for £221 like new from Warehouse Deals so saved over £100 but lowest temp is 18c


But why would you want it colder than 18c? On a cold or warm day, 20c is still 20c and is a comfortable temp.

Meluk91 h, 53 m ago

But u need these on continuously when it's hot. As soon as you turn them …But u need these on continuously when it's hot. As soon as you turn them off the room will warm up again.


Get better insulation. This isn't a fault of the air conditioner.

Meluk9

But u need these on continuously when it's hot. As soon as you turn them … But u need these on continuously when it's hot. As soon as you turn them off the room will warm up again.


Think the theory for bedroom use would be have it run say 30mins either side of going to bed. As the outside ambient temperature would typically gradually lower during the night, it is unlikely that (any) gradual temperature rise towards ambient in the bedroom would be noticeable when asleep.

AndyRoyd

Think the theory for bedroom use would be have it run say 30mins either … Think the theory for bedroom use would be have it run say 30mins either side of going to bed. As the outside ambient temperature would typically gradually lower during the night, it is unlikely that (any) gradual temperature rise towards ambient in the bedroom would be noticeable when asleep.



Ha!! It is well after 1am, and my thermometer is still showing 29.5C; and that is with every window in the house open, and a fan by the one window, blowing the air in.

Last time I was out in China, you could buy a split AC system for £300 - £600; and I know a guy who can arrange cheap shipping, so that is what I plan to do next time I am out there.

Gentle_Giant

Ha!! It is well after 1am, and my thermometer is still showing 29.5C; and … Ha!! It is well after 1am, and my thermometer is still showing 29.5C; and that is with every window in the house open, and a fan by the one window, blowing the air in.Last time I was out in China, you could buy a split AC system for £300 - £600; and I know a guy who can arrange cheap shipping, so that is what I plan to do next time I am out there.


A decent split with inverter and heat pump and similar 9000BTU spec can be easily obrtained ex-UK in the £300s. Random example at £370 with upto 5 years warranty if professionally maintained appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/e…ner

AndyRoyd

A decent split with inverter and heat pump and similar 9000BTU spec can … A decent split with inverter and heat pump and similar 9000BTU spec can be easily obrtained ex-UK in the £300s. Random example at £370 with upto 5 years warranty if professionally maintained http://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/eiq-9wminv/electriq-eiq9wminv-air-conditioner




Sorry, the £600 price I was thinking of was for a ASHP type system, that would cool the air in the summer, and heat it in the winter. The straight aircon system I remember seeing was RMB3200 ~£350; for a whisper quiet Medea branded system with remote control etc; although I dont remember the BTU output, the same model kept our apartment chilly all through a 40C summer.

Original Poster

OOS for delivery now, not surprised.

your looking at £2000 plus arnt you for a fully fitted proper air con system to cool lets say 1 or 2 rooms in a house?

Can confirm it's working, currently, -129° jk.

Often £199 on the Maplin eBay store (it's always going up/down) but I'd rather a trotec from Germany 2yr cover 8k BTu £169 had mine for 4 weeks so far no issues. it replaced my Homebase one, it's the issue with the non-brands like Homebase, Maplin own brands you cant get parts!

FlexR

Can confirm it's working, currently, -129° jk. Often £199 on the Maplin e … Can confirm it's working, currently, -129° jk. Often £199 on the Maplin eBay store (it's always going up/down) but I'd rather a trotec from Germany 2yr cover 8k BTu £169 had mine for 4 weeks so far no issues. it replaced my Homebase one, it's the issue with the non-brands like Homebase, Maplin own brands you cant get parts!



Hey - Where did you get the trotec air con unit from can I ask?

Original Poster

Both of mine arrived today. With 3 aircon units on, the upstairs is freezing

Just a shame summer finishes today.

jaydeeuk1

Well unlike outside this has gone cold.Hope the deal helps someone, its … Well unlike outside this has gone cold.Hope the deal helps someone, its the lowest price for a 9000 rated unit you can buy, heck it's cheaper than most of the 7000 units.



You helped me, I got mine today, so thanks for posting!

After a lot of dithering I decided to go for it! I've been wanting one for years, but by Monday they appeared to be all sold out, and I thought I'd missed the boat.
I kept trying and in the afternoon the system allowed me to add one to basket for c&c at Walsall (10 mile drive) I called the store and they were all out, but after a quick web chat found they were express shipping one to store. I got a call when it was ready and I picked it up today.

5 degree drop in 1h15m, feeling nice and cool in the bedroom so pretty happy! Happy with the service from Maplin too.
Knowing my luck it won't get this hot again now......

None in stock anywhere now

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JUSTANOTHERSTAR25 m ago

None in stock anywhere now


That that link at farnell posted earlier.

jaydeeuk1

That that link at farnell posted earlier.


Neither stocked anymore...

A Maplin store around 40 miles away has one in so maybe my local will be restocked soon lol
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