We explain the technology behind ECONAVI sensors


Here at Panasonic, while we look at ways to bring you better technology, we are also focussed increasing our contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions through energy-saving products. Which is why we are so excited about the ECONAVI* (eco-navigation) functionality across a range of our air conditioners, washing machines and fridges. A combination of sensor technology and program control software, ECONAVI can automatically monitor the surrounding situation and adjust the appliance’s responses. This greatly reduces waste, saving energy and money.

ECONAVI and Panasonic Air Conditioners

airconPanasonic air conditioners now feature ECONAVI sensors to moderate the temperature according to room usage. This smart technology senses when there are people in the room and how much activity is occurring, then automatically adjusts the temperature accordingly so that less energy is used. For optimum energy saving during cooling mode, the area search mode uses sensor that can detect activity in the room and direct cooling to the occupied area. The low activity detection mode monitors the room, decreasing cooling when there is less movement, while the absence detection feature switches to a slightly less powerful cooling mode when there is no one in the room at all after a certain period. Our smart sunlight detection feature also detects sunlight intensity through the other sensor and adjusts cooling power accordingly. With ECONAVI, your air conditioning energy savings are maximised without compromising your comfort.

ECONAVI and Panasonic Washing Machines

Washing-thumbUsing ECONAVI technology and the innovative 3D sensor, Panasonic washing machines can precisely measure the amount of clothing inside the drum and adapt the energy and water needed for each wash, reducing the total water used. Panasonic’s Inverter technology also receives information from the 3D sensor to determine the amount of drum rotations needed. This enables the motor to work more efficiently according to the size of the load and ensures energy savings. The HydroActive+** water supply system then uses five multi-directional showers which rapidly deliver water to quickly dissolve the detergent into the wash and provide thorough rinsing, resulting in less time and energy used.


ECONAVI and Panasonic Refrigerators

Fridge-thumbECONAVI technology uses sensors in the refrigerator to monitor your patterns and then adapts the energy usage around your lifestyle, giving you more power when you need it, minimal power when you don’t. By monitoring lights, room temperature, internal temperature and door usage, ECONAVI technology, in conjunction with our Inverter compressor, allows our refrigerators to regulate the temperature and save you energy without compromising on your appliance and usage.


*ECONAVI is available with selected Panasonic products.
** HydroActive feature available with Panasonic front load machines only.

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