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Midea introduces newest line of EVOX heat pumps

May 13, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine

Residential ducted heat pump and air handling unit system suitable for colder climate applications.

EVOX G3Heat Pump

Midea has launched its EVOX G3 heat pump system, including an inverter-driven heat pump and an air handling unit (AHU), using low global warming potential (GWP) A2L refrigerant R454B.

The new EVOX Gheat pump outdoor unit can provide up to 100% heating output at down to -25C (-13F ) and operating effectively down to -30C (-22F), all with a coefficient of performance (COP) of up to 1.8.

Ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton units, the heat pumps feature enhanced vapour injection (EVI) technology and a multi-layer heat exchanger.

The EVI technology is based on a two-stage refrigerant compression process, with an intermediary injection of additional refrigerant vapour that facilitates higher output temperatures.

And the EVOX G3 also has a cooling efficiency of up to 19 SEER2.

The heat pump’s side-discharge design requires only eight inches of rear clearance and deters snow and ice from entering the cabinet. And the heat pump unit features a 27% reduction in height from previous models, making it compact and easier to install in challenging outdoor spaces.

The unit’s use of flare-fittings eliminates the need for open flames during installation. Plus, its uses a two-wire communication system between the indoor and outdoor units, and indoor unit to wall control.

The system also uses Sub-1GHz communication technology to enable wireless communication between the heat pump, the AHU, and the Midea wall control, getting rid of the need for wiring and simplifying the installation process.

EVOX G3 Air Handling Unit

The AHU’s modular design is capable of being separated into three pieces, so the unit is optimized for single installers. Its multi-position installation configuration means contractors can stock one SKU and install it in six configurations. The multi-voltage compatibility in a single unit eliminates the need for voltage adjustments. Its narrow width of 14.5-in to 21-in. allows it to fit into smaller spaces.

The AHU’s integrated filtration system can be adjusted by the installer to accommodate 1-, 2- or 4-in. filters.

The AHU is also engineered with dual-fuel capability, allowing homeowners to partially upgrade their existing heating systems by integrating with existing gas furnaces as a backup. An optional electric heat kit can be combined with the heat pump for back-up heating in extremely cold conditions.

The accompanying A-coil enhances versatility, being fully compatible with gas furnaces and designed for easy installation with a range of size options and a flexible, multi-position design.






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