The operating noise of the indoor and outdoor units is measured in a high-performance anechoic chamber. The noise test verifies that the operating noise is low enough to allow the user to talk and sleep comfortably while the product is operating.
An actual air conditioner is operated in a test room that simulates a standard living room. Conditions such as the amount of sunlight entering the room from outdoors are changed while measuring a variety of parameters, such as cooling speed, cooling efficiency, and temperature and humidity differences throughout the room. This makes it possible to confirm whether the air conditioner is operating at its optimum performance level under ever-changing conditions.
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Test
This test determines whether electromagnetic waves emitted during operation are sufficiently low to prevent interference with other appliances, and satisfy the EMC compliance standards in each country.
Remote Control Usability Test
Panasonic pursues optimal usability for the remote control because it is an item that is used every day. A variety of tests are conducted to judge the visibility of the button colours, operating ease, and other factors. Also, since the remote control is easily dropped during ordinary use, it is subjected to a 1.5-metre dropping test. This checks that it will not malfunction even when dropped from various angles.