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Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

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  • 5,000 BTU cooling capacity
  • Cools room sizes up to 216 sq. ft.
  • Swing air direction control
  • Antimicrobial mesh filter; Rear top filter access
  • Electronic controls
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Product Details

AC Room Size Guide [87kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 17.5 x 28.2 inches ; 64 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 73 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
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  • ASIN: B004P8K39G
  • Item model number: FRA053PU1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
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Product Description


Frigidaire

Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner

Frigidaire's FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU 115-Volt Portable Air Conditioner is perfect for rooms up to 216 square feet. Ready-select electronic controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button. The full-function remote control allows you to precisely control the temperature and fan speed from across the room. The multi-speed fan features three different fan speeds for more cooling flexibility and the swing air direction control automatically directs the air. The clean air ionizer removes pollen and impurities from the air providing relief for allergy sufferers while the antibacterial filter reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment. The SpaceWise portable design includes integrated side handles and caster wheels making it easy to move your unit from room to room.


ENERGY EFFICIENT

This 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner can quickly cool a room on hot days and nights, the quiet operation keeps you cool without keeping you awake. An Energy Efficiency Ratio of 8.5 is sure to provide you with convenient, cool comfort. The effortless temperature control maintains preset room temperature so you will remain at your ideal comfort level. Plus, the low voltage start-up helps to conserve energy.


Frigidaire FRA053PU1 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

PRODUCT FEATURES

Ready-Select Controls Full-Function Remote Control SpaceWise Portable Design
Ready-Select Controls

• Ready-select electronic controls allow you to easily select options with the touch of a button
• 3 cooling speeds and 3 fan speeds for more cooling flexibility
• Effortless temperature control maintains preset room temperature so you will remain at your comfort level
• Effortless restart automatically resumes operating at its previous settings when power is restored
• Low power start-up conserves energy and saves you money

Full-Function Remote Control

• Full-function remote control allows you to precisely control the temperature and fan speed from across the room
• 24-hour on/off timer cools on your schedule
• Sleep mode gradually increases room temperature after being activated

SpaceWise Portable Design

• 5,000 BTU 115-volt portable air conditioner
• Exhaust hose and window-sliding kit included
• Quick and easy set up
• Integrated side handles and caster wheels make it easy to move your unit from room to room
• Rear-access antibacterial filter reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles for a comfortable environment



COMPARISON CHART

FRA053PU1
FRA073PU1
FRA093PT1
FRA09EPT1
FRA123PT1
FRA12EPT1
Model Name Portable Portable Portable Portable Portable Portable
Base Model FRA053PU1 FRA073PU1 FRA093PT1 FRA09EPT1 FRA123PT1 FRA12EPT1
Dimensions
Height / Width / Depth 28.2"/17.5"/14.6" 28.2"/17.5"/14.6" 32"/20"/16.75" 32"/20"/16.75" 32"/20"/16.75" 32"/20"/16.75"
Performance
BTU (Cool) 5000 7000 9000 9000 12000 12000
BTU (Heat) - - - 4100 - 4100
Dehumidification (Pints/Hour) 1.1 1.7 2.1 2.1 2.7 2.7
Cool Area (Sq. Ft.) 150 290 425 425 640 640
Energy Efficiency Ratio 8.6 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.7 8.7
Electrical
Amps (Cool) 8.6 8.4 9.2 9.2 12.4 12.4
Amps (Heat) - - - 10.8 - 10.8
Watts (Cool) 580 830 1010 1010 1380 1380
Watts (Heat) - - - 1250 - 1250
Features
Fan Speed (Cool/Fan/Heat) 3/3/- 3/3/- 3/3/- 3/3/- 3/3/- 3/3/3
Low Voltage Start-Up
Sleep Mode
Filter Check
24 Hour On/Off Timer
Exhaust Vent
Anti-Bacterial Mesh Filter
Window Vent Kit
Specifications
Product Weight 55 lbs 60 lbs 75 lbs 76 lbs 77 lbs 79 lbs
Shipping Weight (Approx.) 66 lbs 71 lbs 85 lbs 87 lbs 88 lbs 90 lbs
*Specifications subject to change without notice

AIR CONDITIONING ROOM SIZING GUIDE

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Area To Be Cooled (square feet) Capacity Needed (BTUs per hour)
100 up to 150 5,000
150 up to 250 6,000
250 up to 300 7,000
300 up to 350 8,000
350 up to 400 9,000
400 up to 450 10,000
450 up to 550 12,000
550 up to 700 14,000
700 up to 1000 18,000
1000 up to 1200 21,000
1200 up to 1400 23,000
1400 up to 1500 24,000
1500 up to 2000 30,000
2000 up to 2500 34,000
Performance Certification ASHRAE
Safety UL/CUL (SA11087)
Filter Access Rear Top
Air Direction Control Swing
Air Discharge Top of Unit
Refrigeration R410a
Controls Electronic
Control Panel Location Top of Unit
Volts/Hertz 115V/60Hz
Length of Power Cord 6' (6.5')
Plug Type (NEMA) LCDI, 5-15P
Window Height (Min./Max.) 26.6"/48.5"
Window Width (Min./Max.) 26.6"/48.5"


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The unit was easy to install and operates well.
J. Fournier
It was very easy to set up, and the set up only involved attaching the exhaust hose to the back of the unit, and then to your window with the materials enclosed.
Stephen P. Giannotti
It does not cool any better than a 5K BTU window unit, although its air flow can be directed.
janea

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

300 of 312 people found the following review helpful By David Solomon on May 16, 2011
Purchased this unit a few weeks ago to cool a small office room (about 120sf). I was skeptical when I bought it because I was unsure how well portable AC units could be. The unit works really well and is very nice looking. The blowers are somewhat loud but given the small size of my room that is to be expected. It's not annoying loud. My only complaints were the poor documentation regarding the drainage. There are two drainage outlets. The upper one requires a garden hose attachment. This is only required if you are using the unit in the dehumidifier mode (which I am not). The instructions about this one were clear. The second drainage port is very small at the bottom of the unit. There were no specific instructions about this. It has a soft rubber cap. Once a day I place a shallow tin (pie tin) and drain the water. This is really important otherwise you will have a leak on your floor. Ideally you would hook up some type of small tube to drain. The only problem is that this drain is only about an inch above the floor which makes draining somewhat clumsy.

You do need to vent the unit and it comes with a good length, expandable, 6" thick plastic vent tube. I believe it stretches to 6 feet. Also comes with a window adapter.

Aside from the drainage issue, the unit seems very well made and works wonderfully. Comes with a remote control which I have not used.
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203 of 212 people found the following review helpful By Charlie on March 23, 2012
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WARNING-
There is NO REASON to drain the water from the bottom outlet during normal conditions.

Modern portable units REUSE the condensation water to their advantage (for evaporative cooling). The only time you would drain is if you need to move the portable system.

BACKGROUND-
My house has central air, but my computer room gets hot on it's own, and central air doesn't kick in since the average house temperature isn't hot enough for it to kick in. So the solution? Get an air conditioner for just the computer room. I have a vertical sliding window, and that makes getting an affordable window air conditioner quite difficult. I settled for this portable AC.

INSTALL-
Installation of the window pane didn't take too long, and was generally easy. Only issue is that although the pane was more than long enough (maximum length of 48.5"; minimum of 26.6"), the amount of non-adhesive and adhesive seal was insufficient to make rounds around the window, resulting in gaps for outside air to freely come in, as well as potential bugs.

Another issue is that the window pane has holes on it for screws that I'm not using (since this is meant for both vertical and horizontal window panels; so I'm not using the horizontal screws), and again, this will result in the outside air to freely come in, as well as potential bugs.

Both issues are solved by getting more seal, and/or taping it up.

Note that sound and heat/cold radiation will be more with this window pain, since it's just one sheet, as opposed to double-panel windows, which insulate very well.
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93 of 100 people found the following review helpful By AT on May 27, 2012
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I bought this unit for my 180 sq ft home office which needs more cooling power than our central unit can deliver. The room has 3 large east-facing windows which receive full sunlight for at least 4 hours each morning in the summer. It also contains a workstation-class laptop computer, 2 22" monitors, an external hard drive, and several pieces of networking hardware.

With the doors closed this room easily reaches 85 degrees by noon each day in the summer (even with the window blinds closed), while the central AC maintains the rest of the house at 78 degrees.

The first full day I used this unit I left it off and the office doors and blinds closed until 10 AM when the room had reached 84.6 degrees. After running full-blast for 1 hour the room temperature had dropped to just 78.9 degrees and never dropped below 78 degrees until the windows were shaded.

If you have a medium-sized home office this unit will provide more than enough cooling power to negate the effects of your electronics, but if you don't already have central AC you will need a bigger unit.

Keep in mind that the 5000 BTUs of cooling provided is enough to balance out the effects of about 15 100W light bulbs (each bulb produces 341 BTUs of heat per hour). You can calculate the wattage of other electronic devices by multiplying their power source voltage * amps (the wattage is sometimes provided by the manufacturer in the user manual).

Also keep in mind that this is a single-hose unit which creates negative air pressure in the room where it operates. This causes some air to be drawn from other parts of the building to balance the pressure. If you need a portable unit as your primary cooling source you should look for a two-hose unit that maintains a more neutral air pressure.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By D. Scott TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 21, 2012
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We got this for my daughter's room, which gets hotter than most of the house, despite having only an eastern and a northern exposure. On a moderately hot day, in the 80s, it will keep her room comfortable. But if it's in the 90s (when she needs it most!), it just can't keep up. When the temperature was in the mid to upper 90s, the best we could get in her room was 84. And this is a very, very small room (less than 100 square feet). Maybe I'm expecting too much. But sometimes the air blowing out doesn't even feel cold.

On the positive side, it's reasonably quiet (for this type of unit), it doesn't make strange noises (as these units often do), it's simple to operate and easy to install, and it's certainly a lot better than not having any AC at all. But if you often have days in the 90s or higher, I would recommend that you get an AC unit with a higher BTU rating, even if you are only cooling a small space. Conventional window air conditioners are not allowed where we live (so I'm grateful for this type of AC unit), but if they are an option for you, they are much, much more efficient than portable ACs.

UPDATE: After just a couple of months, the unit completely quit working, so I've lowered my rating from three stars to one.
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