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Title: Laboratory Test Report for Fujitsu 12RLS and Mitsubishi FE12NA Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Laboratory Test Report for Fujitsu 12RLS and Mitsubishi FE12NA Mini-Split Heat Pumps Mini-split heat pumps are being proposed as a new retrofit option to replace resistance heating in the Pacific Northwest. NREL has previously developed a field test protocol for mini-split systems to ensure consistent results from field tests. This report focuses on the development of detailed system performance maps for mini-split heat pumps so that the potential benefits of mini-split systems can be accurately analyzed for different climate regions and housing types. This report presents laboratory test results for two mini-split heat pumps. Steady-state heating and cooling performance for the Fujitsu 12RLS and Mitsubishi FE12NA was tested under a wide range of outdoor and indoor temperatures at various compressor and fan speeds. Cycling performance for each unit was also tested under both modes of operation. Both systems performed quite well under low loads and the experimental test data aligned with manufacturer reported values. Adequate datasets were attained to promote performance modeling of these two systems in the future.
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OSTI Identifier:1025651
Report Number(s):DOE/GO-102011-3380; NREL/TP-5500-52175
TRN: US201120%%784
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Building Technologies Program
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BLOWERS; CLIMATES; COMPRESSORS; ELECTRIC HEATING; FIELD TESTS; HEAT PUMPS; HEATING; INDOORS; MANUFACTURERS; OUTDOORS; PERFORMANCE; SIMULATION MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMP; RESISTANCE HEATING; STEADY-STATE HEATING PERFORMANCE; STEADY-STATE COOLING PERFORMANCE; Building America