On August 23, 2016, Mitsubishi Electric held a press conference during which the company unveiled new Kirigamine series of room air conditioners (RACs).
The new Kirigamine RAC models have improved comfort by enabling detect children who have different perception about hotness or coolness from adults and send children comfortable airflow for the first time in the world. The new Kirigamine models also achieve improved the energy saving performance by incorporating the company’s own lowloss power semiconductor module Full Silicon Carbide Dual-In-Line Package Intelligent Power Module (SiC DIPIPM). Mitsubishi Electric will release six models of FZ series and 12 models of Z series starting from the end of October.
The conventional Move Eye Kiwami infrared sensor has improved comfort by measuring temperature changes in various parts of the human body such as fingertips and toes, thereby enabling operation according to how each user feels the temperature - hotness or coolness. The new Kirigamine models adopt a micro-computer whose analytical capability has been improved by the newly developed innovative algorithm. It has become possible to discriminate the hotness or coolness felt by children who are about 75-130 cm in height, based mainly on their distance from the RAC, height, and posture.