Product: Hitachi Kashikoi 5400x Review
Type: Inverter split
BEE Star Rating: 5 Star
Warranty: 2 years comprehensive, 5 years on compressor and PCB
My Rating: 9.6
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Hitachi Kashikoi 5400X overview
Hitachi is one of the most premium brands of air conditioners in India and Kashikoi 5400X Is top of the line most feature packed series from this Japanese manufacturer. This is a 5 Star inverter series. This is a cooling only series.
Hitachi Kashikoi 5400 x comes in 1 ton 1.5 ton and 2-ton capacity. We will be reviewing here 1.5-ton model.
Hitachi Kashikoi 5400X features
This is one of the most feature-loaded model compared to the other models available from Hitachi or any other brand for that matter. It comes with a very sturdy and beautiful looking indoor unit and a very premium remote control. Key features include iSee, iClean, iSense and Expendable inverter air conditioner Technology.
ISee is an intelligent image sensor Technology which identifies the human presence and their location in the room and providing equal attention and cooling comfort to each occupant. In case of human absence, it automatically switches off and therefore reducing wastage of energy.
IClean is an automatic air conditioner filter clean Technology. A brush moves over stainless steel coated air conditioner filter thus sweeping all the dust from the filter. The dust is collected into a dust box. This is an extremely useful feature as you get clean air all the time and you don’t need to clean the filter manually every time.
Another useful feature ISense feature Is an air sleep cooling control Technology. In this feature an Infrared sensor detects active human movement during the sleep, In case of no active human movement, it increases the temperature by 1 degree centigrade per hour for 2 hours. This feature provides comfortable sleeping environment by regulating the room temperature automatically according to the person’s active body movement.
As an expandable inverter air conditioner, Hitachi Kashikoi 5400X can increase it’s cooling capacity by up to 10%, therefore providing better cooling in extreme temperatures also providing the faster cooling and better humidity control.
Other important features are stainless steel coated filter which suppresses the growth of bacteria therefore providing the clean air, Wave blade design which is an aerodynamic blade design for bigger hair volume, Soft dry which helps in removing the bad odour from evaporator by keeping the coil dry, 4 way swing for uniform cooling in every part of the room and stabilizer free operation. Also, the cooling parts are made of 100% copper for better performance.
Hitachi kashikoi 5400X specifications
The cooling capacity of Hitachi kashikoi 5400X 1.5 ton model is 18000 BTU 5275 watts. As it is an expandable AC this cooling capacity is expandable to a maximum of 19800 BTU or 5800 watts. This is 10% more than a non expandable fixed speed air conditioner. This is sufficient to cool the room of up to 180 square feet easily.
Rated power consumption is 1420 watts which makes it pretty efficient. ISEER i.e. Indian seasonal Energy Efficiency ratio is 5 which is a very respectable figure and makes it a 5 Star air conditioner. ISEER is one of the most accurate parameters of knowing the energy efficiency of the air conditioner.
There are 5 level fan speeds. The indoor unit sound level is 31 decibel which again is very good. The indoor unit air flow rate is 583 CFM. The weight of the indoor unit and the outdoor unit is 14 kg and 34 kg respectively. This air conditioner is designed to operate at an ambient temperature of maximum 52-degree centigrade. This is good enough even for harsh Indian summers. Hitachi kashikoi 5400X uses R410a refrigerant which is most common environment-friendly refrigerant available these days.
- Reliability of Hitachi
- Loaded with features
- Solid warranty package
- Expandable Inverter AC
- Huge power saving
- Premium remote control
- Elegant indoor unit
- Expendable cooling capacity only up to 10%
If you are looking for top of the line Expendable Inverter AC which is fully loaded with features, excellent on cooling in extremely hot temperatures, and huge on power saving along with a premium Japanese brand reliability you should choose this Hitachi kashikoi 5400X. The only thing that we wish could have been better is that it is expandable only up to 10% instead of some competition brands giving 15% to 20%. This is also fact that with kind of cooling that only Hitachi can give, along with solid warranty package and all user friendly features that comes with this model, this air conditioner is a no-brainer.