Whynter ARC-12S Platinum Eco-Friendly 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

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Eco-Friendly 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

This Whynter GREEN ARC-12S portable air conditioner features the ECO-FRIENDLY CFC free GREEN R-410A refrigerant and lead free RoHS compliant components.

This unit features the advance self-evaporating technology, which uses and recycles moisture collected during cooling and heating process to produce cool air.

This unit can cool up to a 400 sq. ft. space (ambient temperature and humidity may influence optimum performance).


  • Platinum color
  • 12,000 BTU Cooling
  • ECO-FRIENDLY CFC free GREEN R-410A refrigerant
  • Lead free RoHS compliant components
  • Patented auto drain function fully exhausts all condensate automatically in most environments
  • Three operational modes: Air conditioner, fan or dehumidifier
  • Digital and remote control
  • LCDI (Leakage-Current Detection and Interruption) plug
  • Dehumidifying Capacity: 91 Pts / day
  • Designed to provide quiet and efficient cooling to any room, with no permanent installation
  • 3 fan speeds
  • Carbon air filter and washable pre-filter
  • Full thermostatic control (61 degreeF - 89 degreeF)
  • Casters for easy mobility
  • 12 hour programmable timer
  • Auto restart after power outage
  • Extendable exhaust hose (up to 49")
  • Upgraded Plastic window kit included
  • Window kit length: Max. 36"
  • Refrigerant: R-410A
  • Air Flow (at high speed): 320 m3/h
  • Maximum power consumption: 1080 W / 9.5 A
  • Power supply: 115 V / 60Hz / 1 Phase
  • Unit dimensions: 17" W x 15.5" D x 31" H
  • Net Weight: 62 lbs
  • UL listed
  • This unit comes with one year warranty and three year warranty on the compressor

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Whynter ARC-12S Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Amperage 9.5
BTU Cooling 12000
CFM 320
Depth 15.5
Eco Friendly Yes
Heater No
Height 31
Hertz 60
Includes Thermostat Yes
Product Weight 62
Speeds 3
Total BTUs 12000
UL Listed Yes
Voltage 115
Wattage 1080
Width 17

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Whynter ARC-12S Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid unit, decent price This is a better than standard a/c unit, that provide rather effective cooling. It looks quite OK but most importantly is has been reliable through high temperatures.
Date published: 2011-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't buy this air conditioner This product works less efficiently then the 10,000 BTU Commercial Cool air conditioner which I purchased last year. It's specs claim it can cool up to a 400 sq. foot room, but it barely does my bedroom which is less than 200 sq. feet at best it keeps it 80 degrees which is not what I was looking for, I would like my room to stay about 74-76 degree at most. I don't recommend this air conditioner. I would defiantly stick with the Commercial Cool if I buy another. I also have a 7,000 BTU Commercial Cool in my kitchen which blows out cooler air then this one. Not worth the money. DON'T BUY!
Date published: 2011-05-26
  • what type of exhaust hose is part of this machine and what type external environmental venting is recomended

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S exhaust hose is 5" in diameter and can reach 5' long. This unit should vent through a window.

  • Can I use this unit if I do not have a window?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S does not require a window. It can be used in a room where a window is not present.

  • can these be laid on their side just for travel form one place to another?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S are portable and can be laid on their side for transport.

  • per info below, it appears that to use as an aircondioner, it is not self contained and must be drained outside, correct?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S is not self contained and must be drained outside.

  • We are interested in this unit. I read that the hose is 49" long. Can we get a longer one or can we add more length the original hose? I see that you answered a question about using this unit without a window. How does that work? Thank you

    A. Whynter ARC-12S can have additional hose length added. The company only manufactures the 49" hose, so an additional 49" pieces can be purchased, the part number is ARC-EH-12S. The installation can installed with a window kit or installed directly through the wall.

  • Can you drain to a tub?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S can be drained into a tub but it is not recommended.

  • Does this unit have to be drained outside or is there a water collection bucket?

    A. This unit has a drain hose for draining the water outside. It will remove too much moisture to use an internal collector.

  • What is the noise level in decibels?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S Air Conditioner runs at slightly less than 52.5 decibels.

  • Can I use this unit if I do not have a window?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S requires a window to work as an air conditioner. It can be used in a room where a window is not present, but only as a fan or dehumidifier.

  • How do you use the drain hose to a window?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S will come with a drain hose to drain out a external window.

  • If you don't have a window, how does it drain?

    A. The Whynter ARC-12S must drained to the outdoors. You can run multiple hoses to access outside.

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