Portable Air Conditioner
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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THANK YOU
Thank you for choosing this innovative Challenge air conditioner. We suggest that
you keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. It describes the many
benefits and advanced features this unique product has to offer. Before you use
your air conditioner you should carefully read these instructions to maximise this
,
product s performance.
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SAFETY instructions
IMPORTANT!
• The unit is designed for indoor operation.
• Rating: This unit must be connected to a 220-240 V ~ / 50 Hz earthed outlet.
• The installation must be in accordance with regulations of the country where the
unit is used.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical installation,. havv e it checkked
and if necessary modified by a qqualified electrician.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety .
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• The air conditioner is safe. However, as with other electrical appliances, use it
with care.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Do not clean the unit by spraying it or immersing it in water .
• Do not insert any object into the openings of the unit.
• Disconnect it from the mains before cleaning the unit or any of its components.
• Never connect the unit to an electrical outlet using an extension cord. If an outlet
is not available, one should be installed by a licensed electrician.
WARNING!
• Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug. Do not lead the
•
cord over sharp edges.
A damaged supply cord should be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent
or a qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
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Do not use your air conditioner:
If the power cable
wires are frayed
or cut
When small
children may be
left unattended
On a slope or
uneven surface
Close to a heat
source
This products is
not made for DIY
repair
If there is a risk of
liquid falling on
the unit
Inside unit exposed
to the weather
outdoors
In a permanent
very humid
environment
If an extension
lead may become
overloaded
Where the power
cable may be
damaged
Where it may
be damaged by
chemicals
Where there is a
risk of interference
by foreign objects
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BEFORE USE
GENERAL SAFETY
•
Only use in the upright position on a flat
level surface and at least 36 cm from any
objects (fig 1 & 4).
•
Do not place objects on the unit or block
the air inlet / outlet (fig. 2).
•
FIG. 1
Closely supervise any children and pets
when unit is in use.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
•
For indoor use only.
•
Switch off and unplug when not in use.
•
Do not use in humid or wet environments
(fig 3)
•
Do not pull the UNIT by the cord.
•
IF THE SUPPLY CORD IS DAMAGED, IT
MUST BE REPLACED BY AN
ELECTRICIAN OR SIMILARLY
QUALIFIED PERSON, TO AVOID
HAZARD.
FIG.2
FIG.3
FOR MAXIMUM EFFICENCY
•
Do not exceed the recommended room
size 50m3 (typically 20m2 floor area)
•
Close doors and windows
•
Keep curtains or blinds closed during the
sunniest part of the day
•
Keep filters clean
•
Once room has reached the desired
conditions, reduce temperature and
ventilation settings
36
cm
m
36c
FIG.4
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PARTS
Front
Back
FIG.6
FIG.5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Display
Control panel
Air outlet
Carrying handle
Caster
Cord storage
Air filter
Air inlet
Exhaust air outlet
Air inlet
Water stopper/drainage
Accessories
12.
Exhaust hose
13.
Outward adapter - for insertion
12
over hose and into foam strip (or
into hole in the wall/window).
14.
Round cap for filling the hole in
wall/window.
15.
Active carbon filter
16.
Drain tube for continuous
13
14
drainage
17. Remote control
16
15
17
FIG.7
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INSTALLATION
Installation of the exhaust pipe
The unit is a portable air conditioner that may be moved from room to room.
Using the adaptor
Wall or Window
Outward adaptor
FIG.9
FIG.10
•
Cut a 137mm diameter hole in the wall or window.
•
Feed exhaust hose through the window or wall and attach the threaded adaptor
from the outside as shown.
•
When not in use, plug the hole with the cover provided.
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Mounting of the exhaust pipe
•
Use only the hose provided and
clip exhaust hose to the back of
the air conditioner
•
Avoid kinks and bends in the
exhaust hose as this will cause
expelled moist air to build up
causing the unit to overheat and
shut down. Fig 11 & 12 show
correct position
•
The hose may be extended from
300mm to 1500mm but for
maximum efficiency use the
shortest length possible.
FIG.11
FIG.12
FIG.13
WARNING!
The length of the exhaust pipe is
specially designed according to the
specification of this product. Do not
replace or prolong it with your own
private hose as this could cause the
unit to mal-function.
FIG.14
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Installation of the carbon filter
1.
Remove the filter frame from the
unit.
2.
Remove the active carbon filter
from its plastic bag.
3.
Insert the active carbon filter into
the back of the unit.
4.
Re-fit the filter frame inside the
unit.
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6
FIG.15
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OPERATION
Control panel
COMP
AUTO COOL FAN
MODE
FULL WATER
TIMER
HI
SLEEP
LOW
SPEED
FIG.16
Mode button
1.
2.
Timer button
“
Water f ull ” indicator
3.
4.
Sleep button
5. Fan speed button
6.
Low ventilation indicator
7.
High ventilation indicator
8.
Receiver for remote control
9.
Sleep operation indicator
10. Decrease temperature button
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
ON/OFF button
Increase temperature button
Timer operation indicator
Compressor operation indicator
Fan mode indicator
Air-conditioning mode
Auto mode indicator
BUTTONS
Mode button
- It is for selecting Fan mode, Air-conditioning mode or auto mode.
Timer button
- It is to switch on / off the timer mode and adjust the set time for the timer.
Sleep button
- It is to switch the operation mode to sleeping mode.
Fan Speed button
- It is for selecting between the low and high fan mode.
Increase
& Decrease
Temperature button
- It is for adjusting the set temperature under the air-conditioning mode.
ON/OFF button
- It is to switch on / off the unit.
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INDICATORS
Water Full indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the water tank is full. Please follow the step in EMPTYING
THE WATER CONTAINER section to clear out the water. If the water is not drained out, the
appliance will not operate.
Low ventilation indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating with low speed fan.
High ventilation indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating with high speed fan.
Sleep operation indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating under the sleeping mode.
Timer operation indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the timer mode is ON.
Compressor operation indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the compressor is turn on.
Fan mode indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating under the Fan mode.
Air-conditioning mode indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating under the Cooling mode.
Auto mode indicator
- This light will be illuminated when the appliance is operating under the Auto mode.
AIR-CONDITIONING MODE
Continue to press the Mode button until the Air-conditioni ng mode indicator is illuminated.
The desired fan speed (High / Low) can be set by pressing Fan speed button.In this mode,
or
the setting of temperature can be set by pressing
button continuously. It can be
o
o
adjusted from18 C to 32 C. Once the desired room temperature is reached,the compressor
will be turned off. The compressor will turn on and off automatically maintaining the room
temperature that you have set. After finished setting, the display will revert to the room
temperature display.
FAN MODE
Continue to press the Mode button until the Fan mode indicator is illuminated. The desired
fan speed (High / Low) can be set by pressing Fan speed button. In this mode, the setting
of temperature will not be function.
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AUTO MODE
This appliance is equipped with a built-in program to adjust the operation mode (FAN / Airconditioning) and fan speed (High / Low) by itself under this mode. Press the mode button
continuously until the AUTO mode indicator is illuminated. The only thing you need to do is
to adjust the setting of the desired room temperature. Continue to press
button
or
o
o
until the desired temperature is selected. The temperature can be adjusted from 18 C to 32 C.
Once the desired room temperature is reached, the compressor will turn on and off automatically
maintaining the room temperature that you have set. After finished setting, the display will revert
to room temperature.
SETTING THE TIMER
When the appliance is on, press the timer button to enter the timer mode. Continue to press
the time button and the time will switch from 0>1…..11>12 >0. Select the time to be “0”, then
the timer mode will be turned off. Select the time to be “1 to 12”, then the timer m ode will be
ON and the indicator will be illuminated. When the set times is arrived, the appliance will be
turn off itself automatically. When the appliance is off, you can set the timer to turn itself on
by pressing the button to set the time.The appliance will turn itself on once the time is arrived.
After finished setting, the display will revert to the room temperature.
SLEEPING MODE
While operating under the air-conditioning mode, press the SLEEP button to enter the
sleeping mode. The unit will automatically increase 1oC at the 1 st hour and add another
1oC in the second hour. Then it will keep to run at that temperature. The fan speed will
changed to low fan speed. After continuous running for 12 hours under the sleeping
mode, the unit will shut itself down automatically.
To cancel the sleeping mode, press the SLEEP button again. It will switch back to the
previous operation mode.
Note: The sleeping mode is not available while the unit is working under the AUTO or
FAN mode.
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REMOTE CONTROL
The air conditioner responds to all signals that are sent by the remote control. Two
AAA batteries are required to use the remote control. Point the remote control hand
set towards the control panel of the unit and press the relevant button, the red LED
on the hand set will flash whenever a button is pressed.
AIR FLOW
Adjust the air flow up and down by turning the outlet grill around at its
horizontal axis.
IMPORTANT
- The compressor will start approximately 3 minutes after the unit is turned on. After
switching the unit off, please wait at least 3 minutes before turning the unit back to on.
- The cooling function will switch off when the room temperature is lower than the set
one. Ventilation will however continue to work at the set level . When the ambient
temperature rises above the chosen value, the cooling will resume.
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During the process of cooling, some water will be extracted from the air into the unit.
If the reservoir is full, both of the compressor and motor will stop and the units would buzz (you
can press any button to stop the buzz). The Water f ul l indicator will flash to show you.
To make the cooling work again, please empty the water by one of the following ways:
1. Turn off the air conditioner and avoid
moving it when full.
2. Position a container (a water tray for
example) underneath the drain hole.
3. Remove the drain knob & rubber plug from
the drain hole and allow the water to drain
out.
4. When the container is almost full, replace
the rubber plug in the drain hole and empty
the water tray.
Water hole
5. Repeat until the unit is emptied.
Rubber plug
6. Replace the rubber plug and tighten the
drain knob firmly.
Drain knob
FIG.19
7. Switch on the unit - the full water or
compressor operating indicator should not
be flashing.
PERMANE NT DRAINAGE
If you wish to operate the unit without the need to empty the water tank, please:
•
Remove the drain knob and rubber plug
and retain for future use.
•
Connect the drain tube supplied to the
water outlet as shown and locate the other
Water hole
end into a drain.
Rubber plug
Drain knob
FIG.20
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•
The drain tube may be extended by adding
an extension tube and using a suitable
connector.
Drain tube
FIG.21
Please note
•
The drain must be at or below the
Originally
supplied tube
outlet level.
•
Flashing ‘full water’ indicator will not
function in this mode of drainage.
•
If you want to extend the water tube,
you can connect it with another tube
Extension tube
(OD: 18 mm)
( outer diameter: 18 mm)
FIG.22
-Make sure the tube has no sharp bends and slopes dowm all the way to let the
water flow freely.
Note: When the unit is relocated or permanent drainage is not wanted any more,
simply disconnect the unit from the mains, remove the drainage hose and replace
the rubber plug and drain knob.
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MAINTENANCE
Always unplug the air conditioner from the mains before cleaning.
To maximize the efficiency of the air conditioner clean regularly.
Cleaning the housing
Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the body clean.
Never use aggressive chemicals, gasoline, detergents, chemically treated cloths, or other
cleansing solutions. These all could possibly hurt the cabinet.
Cleaning the filter
Use a vacuum cleaner or tap the filter lightly to remove loose dust and dirt from the filters and
then rinse thoroughly under running water (no hotter than 40oC).
Dry thoroughly before replacing.
Notice! Never operate the unit without the filters.
End of season storage
•
Drain any water in the unit before
completely operating the unit on
ventilation only mode for a few hours,
to thoroughly dry the inside.
•
Clean or change the filter
•
Unplug and store the power cord as
shown
•
Cor d
Replace in the original carton or cover
for storage.
FIG 23
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trouble shooting
Never try to repair or dismantle the air condition yourself. Incompetent repairs result in loss
of warranty and can endanger the user and the property
.
Problem
The air
conditioner
does not
function.
The air
conditioner
does not seem
to perform.
The unit is
noisy.
The
compressor
does not work.
The remote
control does
not function.
Cause
Solution
No power supply.
Is the power light flashing?
Timer function is active.
The unit is in direct sunlight.
Windows or doors open, many
people or a heat source in the
room.
The filter is dirty
.
Air inlet or air outlet blocked.
Room temperature lower than
the selected value.
Unit stands uneven.
The overheat protection is
probably activated.
Connect to a functioning outlet and
switch on.
Empty the drain pan.
Deactivate the TIMER function.
Close curtains.
Close doors and windows, place an extra
air conditioner.
Cleanor replace the filter
.
Remove the blockage.
Change temperature selection.Set at the
lowest possible setting: 18
°C.
Place on an even,solid surface(less
vibrations).
Wait 3 minutes until the temperature has
decreased, then turn on the unit again.
Distance too great.
Make sure the remote control is correctly
aimed at the control panel.
Remote control signal not
detected by the control panel.
The batteries are drained.
Replace the batteries.
To correct problems that have not been described in the table and/or if the recommended
solutions fail to solve the problem, contact an authorized service centre.
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SPECIFICATION
Model no.
TC-8061
Cooling capacity
BTU/hr
9000
KW
2.637
W
960
A
4.29
Air volume (max. speed)
m3/h
355
Humidity removal capacity
L/hr
1
Power/Ampere consumption for cooling*
Power supply
Compressor
Refrigerant
Fan speed
Timer
Working temperature
Exhaust pipe
Room Size
Net Weight
Dimension
h
o
C
mm
m2
kgs
mm
220~240V~/50Hz
rotary
R410A
2
1~ 12
18 ~ 32
Ø 127x1500
up to 20
22.2
305 x 383 x 752 (WxDxH)
Subject to modifications without prior notice. Please refer to the rating label for greater precision.
* (EC) No 842/2006: R410a is a fluorinated greenhousgas covered by the Kyoto Protocol.
Its global warming potential (GWP) is 1975.
WASTE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE DISPOSED OF
WITH HOUSEHOLD WASTE. PLEASE RECYCLE WHERE FACILITIES
EXIST. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR RECYCLING
ADVICE.
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Before Switching on make sure that the voltage of your electricity supply is the
same as that indicated on the rating plate.
MAIN CORD
Wiring Instructions: Should it be necessary to change the plug please note
the wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code :
BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
GREEN AND YELLOW - EARTH
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as
follows:
1. The BLUE wire is the NEUTRAL and must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
2. The BROWN wire is the LIVE and must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
3. The GREEN/YELLOW is the EARTH and must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter E or
or coloured GREEN OR GREEN/
YELLOW.
4. Always ensure that the cord grip is positioned
and fastened correctly.
If a 13 Amp (BS 1363) fused plug is used it must
be fitted with a 13Amp fuse. If in doubt consult a
qualified electrician.
5Amp
Wiring for a 13 Amp Plug (BS1363)
Please note. The Earth Terminal is marked with
the letter E or Earth Symbol
.
IMPORTANT
If a 13 Amps (BS 1363) plug is used, it must be fitted with a 13 Amp Fuse
conforming to BS1362 and be ASTA approved. If in doubt consult a qualified
electrician who will be pleased to do this for you.
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PRODUCT GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a
period of
Year
This product is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of
original purchase. Any defect that arises due to faulty materials or
workmanship will wither be replaced, refunded or repaired free of
charge where possible during this period by the dealer from whom
you purchased the unit.
The guarantee is subject to the following provisions:
- The guarantee does not cover accidental damage, misuse, cabinet
parts, knobs or consumable items.
- The product must be correctly installed and operated in accordance
with the instructions contained in this manual.
- It must be used solely for domestic purpose.
- The guarantee will be rendered invalided if the product is re-sold or
has been damaged by inexpert repair.
- Specifications are subject to change without notice.
- The manufacturer disclaims any liability for the incidental or
consequential damages.
- The guarantee is in addition to, and does not diminish your statutory
or legal rights.
Guarantor: Argos Ltd
489-499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
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