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Important Point You Should Consider When Choosing AC Power Cables
30 December 2022

Tips for Choosing an AC Power Cable

 

In order to work properly and produce cool air, every air conditioner needs a power cord to deliver the required power. The AC power cord is usually connected between the indoor unit, outdoor unit and the MCB. You need to know that the need for AC power cables can vary from one to another, depending on the capacity of the AC you have. When you choose the wrong cable, it might result in danger such as burnt circuits or damage to the AC unit itself due to overheating.

 

The following are some important points to consider when choosing a power cord for your air conditioner.

 

Power Cable Capacity

 

The capacity of the power cable is affected by the size of the inside of the cable or commonly referred to as a conductor which is made of aluminum or copper. The larger the size of the conductor, the greater the capacity of the electric current to flow.

 

AC Power Consumption

 

After choosing the power cable for the air conditioner, the next thing you should consider is the power consumption of AC units can vary significantly from one to another, depending on the technology and brand of AC used.

 

However, AC power consumption can be seen from its ability to cool a space, which is usually measured in BTU (British Thermal Unit)/hour.

 

  • AC with a capacity of 1/2 PK has a cooling power of 5000 BTU/hour with a power consumption of up to 500 Watts.
  • AC with a capacity of 3/4 PK has a cooling power of 7000 BTU/hour with a power consumption of up to 700 Watts.
  • An air conditioner with a capacity of 1 PK has a cooling power of 9000 BTU/hour with a power consumption of up to 900 Watts.
  • AC with a capacity of 1 1/2 PK has a cooling power of 12000 BTU/hour with a power consumption of up to 1200 Watts.
  • AC with a capacity of 2 PK has a cooling power of 18000 BTU/hour with a power consumption of up to 1800 Watts.

 

Tips for Choosing an AC Power Cord

 

Here are some tips to help while choosing the right type of power cord for your AC needs.

 

  1. For AC power cord use, select the NYM cable type. This is because NYM cables can be used in dry or humid places and are suitable for fixed home electronic equipment applications such as air conditioners.
  2. Make sure the AC power cable are SNI (Indonesia National Standard) standards and produced by a trusted cable manufacturer such as Wilson Cables. All Wilson Cables product are quality cables with pure copper cores that have been tested and certified according to government regulations, thereby minimizing the risk to the cables used.
  3. AC with a capacity of 1/2, 3/4, and 1 PK can use a cable with a size of 3 x 1.5 mm2. Meanwhile, AC with a capacity of 1 1/2 and 2 PK can use a cable with a size of 3 x 2.5 mm2.
  4. If you don't have sufficient experience to install the AC unit yourself, make sure you ask for professional help to avoid unwanted things.

 

Those are some important things that you should pay attention to when choosing an AC power cord. Choose the right cable to ensure that your home are protected from danger or harm.

 

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