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SHARP CV-2P12SX 11,500 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control

  • Large cap dehumidifier, 3 fan speeds plus max-cool & auto-cool
  • 4 easy roll casters
  • Automatic oscillating louvers
  • 4-way air direction
  • Library quiet
  • Bucketless design
  • Room size - up to 500 sq. ft.
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Designed to adjust the local climate of your den or dormitory, the SHARP CV-2P12SX portable air conditioner delivers 11,500 BTU cooling capacity with Library Quiet acoustics in a sleek and attractive styling. 3 cooling, 3 fan speeds plus Max-Cool and Auto-Cool enables you to customize the setup to your liking, while 4-way air direction with auto-sweep louvers allows flexible air distribution control. A built in ion generator restore the balance of ions to your indoor environment to keep air from smelling stale and eliminates static electricity and can be used without venting to the outside. You can also use the CV2-P12SX Portable Air Conditioner as a dehumidifier to remove up to 65 pints of moisture from the air in a single day. A fully featured remote control with LCD display put the total control of this unit at your fingertips.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling Capability With 11,500 BTU cooling capability, the SHARP CV-2P12SX can efficiently cool small or medium sized space. Choose from 3 cooling, 3 fan speeds plus Max-Cool and Auto-Cool to match your personal needs. 4-way air direction lets you direct the cool air where you need it most. Automatic oscillating louvers allow air flow throughout the room for better distribution and comfort. As low as 41dB at low cool load guarantees your peace of mind even when you are sleeping.
  • newegg Plasmacluster Ion Technology Activate the Plasmacluster Ion generator to release positive and negative ions into the air to purify the interior air.
  • newegg Large Capacity Dehumidification Use the Dehumidify function to remove up to 65 pints of moisture from the air every 24 hours.
  • newegg Ease of Use 4 easy-roll casters allow the air conditioner to be moved easily from room to room. The flexible exhaust hose and window adapter kit allows easy venting to the outside. No water tank to empty. The built-in condensate disposal system sends the water out of the exhaust hose.
  • newegg Full Function Remote Control with LCD Display Control every function of the unit from across the room. Change the mode of operation, adjust the fan speeds or activate the timer. The LCD display shows all of the current settings.


Learn more about the Sharp CV-2P12SX

General

Brand
SHARP
Model
CV-2P12SX
Style
Portable Air Conditioner
Functions
Cooling / Dehumidifying / Fan

Performance

Cooling Capacity (BTU)
11,500
E.E.R.
9.0
C.O.P.
2.64
Room Air Circulation
220/173/117
Air Direction Control
4-Way
Dehumidification
65 pts/day
dBA Level
50 / 41 (high/Low)

Features

Color
White
Control Type
Electronic
Includes Remote Control
Yes
Fan Speeds (Cool)
3
Fan Speeds (Fan)
3
Fan Only Option
Yes
Timer
12 Hours
Filter Access
Slide-Out

Electrical Ratings

Amps (Cooling)
11.7
Watts (Cooling)
1280
Power Supply
115V / 60Hz
Power Cord Length
5 ft.
Plug Type (NEMA)
Parallel

Dimensions & Weight

Height
32.75"
Width
19.75"
Depth (w/ Front)
17.75"
Unit Weight
95 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Erik V.
  • 6/25/2014 6:05:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsConvert to dual hose

Pros: Cools well and has great features. The automatic louvers are great and the unit is indeed the quietest portable air conditioner I've ever had. I own this and a CV-2P10SX, a Amana AP125HD, and an Amana AP076E. I've tried dozens of these things in stores and none are as quite as the Sharp.

Cons: No controls on the unit. If you lose the remote you need to purchase a new one. Since Sharp is apparently out of the portable air conditioner business they may become harder to come by. Sharp is still doing warranty work on these and I even got a replacement part from them this week under my warranty.

Other Thoughts: Like all portable air conditioners, this unit's BTU rating is not directly comparable to a window unit. I recommend that you go up at least 2,000-3,000 BTU in size (some even recommend at least a 50% jump in BTUs). It is very easy to add a second hose to this unit as pointed out by others. Search Google for Part # 9JQ5236209 and that will lead you to the Exhaust Pipe Sub-Assembly (it includes the hose/screen/connectors/rain guard). They are $45-$60 at present. All you need to do is Dremel out another rectangular hole on your window plate (Part # 9JQ26116114 if you don't want to risk destroying the original).

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  • Rick C.
  • 6/25/2014 12:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: nice looking

Cons: used for 6 weeks, put away until May (8 months) voila! didn't work, you guessed it out of warranty. in shop waiting for backordered parts from Sharp for the entire summer. got it back in Nov. got it out again last month, and ....window adapter broken. so far have received 3 wrong parts. this model number does not exist on any parts distributor's lists. Don't buy it!!! you can't get parts.

Other Thoughts: run, don't walk, run away from this junk

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  • Angelo C.
  • 8/25/2013 11:36:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCame broken twice

Pros: It cools very well

The hardware was great for every window in my house, and I have about 30 windows of all kinds and custom sizes

Cons: I ordered it twice and it came with smashed wheels and a damaged chassis both times.

It makes an audible beep when you make adjustments which does not work well with sleeping children.

Poor and antiquated manufacturer support , had to navigate old redundant phone system loop-backs and got disconnected 3 times, then waited on phone for over 30 minutes to get someone on the phone.

There is no dehumidifier mode. The room gets 35-50% humidity, thats alot since I live in the desrt which only gets about 3 inches a year.

The unit does not work without the remote control.

Its a beast, when it kicks on it dims the lights and makes a loud noise, it still wakes my son after 2 weeks of use.

I question its energy consumption...It appears to costs me more to run this in one room then it does to run my large 11yo central air unit that cools about 2200Sqft of my house.

Other Thoughts: This item is not packaged properly to be shipped through common carrier, that's why it is always smashed when it arrives

I would return it but my wife tossed the mangled up packaging

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  • Robert D.
  • 8/13/2013 1:16:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this unit

Pros: Nothing

Cons: This unit does not turn off when the desired temperature is reached. The fan runs continuously. Sharp refuses to stand behind their product. There position is that it's perfectly fine for it to run without turning off.

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  • Michael H.
  • 8/9/2013 9:59:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot my best idea . . .

Pros: The unit seems to cool well and is reasonably quite. If you have reasonable expectations for portable air conditioners, this one seems likely to meet your needs.

Cons: The shipping process about did in the unit. While the box, well dented, remained intact, most of the internal Styrofoam packing pieces were crushed or broken. One side of the AC's front panel had popped out, an inch-long area on the bottom of the front panel is deformed, and a piece of broken black plastic from some unknown component was in the bottom of the carton. I've no idea what effect the shipping process will have on longevity; but the unit is working fine at this point, but it's clearly been well-shaken in getting here.

Other Thoughts: Given the pain it would be to exchange the big heavy unit, I'm going to keep the damaged one I got. (And it is, beyond a doubt, working.) But it may be that cross-country shipping isn't workable for this particular unit.

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  • James M.
  • 7/15/2013 2:30:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's good.

Pros: It cools my medium sized bedroom very quickly, even in this heat wave.
I suspect it's probably overkill for a room this size.
Off timer is very useful. Use it every night.

Cons: Kinda noisy, sometimes sounds like my belly after spicy food.
Not too impressed with the fan/vent modes, it doesn't shift much air. Certainly not as much as my $70 window fan.
It's heavy. Not really portable even though it has wheels. Getting the box up the stairs was an adventure.
It's expensive.

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  • Brian S.
  • 6/2/2013 7:03:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it!

Pros: Does cool somewhat, seems to have a minor filter, like the louvers that automatically go up and down.

Cons: Massively ineffective! Unit runs non-stop and only cools the room down to a comfortable level, maybe 72. Even the cheapest of the el cheapo window units work better than this. Insanely heavy, very difficult to move up and down stairs.

Other Thoughts: Honestly I think the technology behind these single hose units is inherently flawed. This unit does have room for a second hose and you could convert it to a two hose unit, but good luck getting a second hose!!! I looked for all the replacement parts necessary from Sharp and it would have cost an arm and a leg.

For a home, forget these units. I have successfully used one for an office computer room, venting directly up to a return air space. For that purpose it gets the job done nicely. Other than a niche application, look elsewhere.

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  • Jeffrey L.
  • 3/31/2013 9:39:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, high performing AC

Pros: Quiet
Cools a larger area

Cons: Exhaust vent gets a little warm

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  • Dmitriy Z.
  • 8/10/2012 12:42:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Just an update to my review submitted before.
Mine complain was - the compressor shuts off after each
5-7 minutes of work for 3 minutes, and goes into this cycle.
Had to call service (the unit is on warranty).
The tech came, and told that my problem is a very long exhaust. True - I had no window avail, and constructed 15 ft long exhaust line to the street. The tech said: it must blow hot air directly through a window, using only the unit's tube and no longer than 4-5 ft. Overwise, the compressor get overheated and shuts off. He was right - I put it through a window (with 4 ft stretched tube) - it works fine.

Cons: The timer does not work...

Other Thoughts: I don't have a permanent drain outside, so:
1) I elevated the AC on 6-inch (4) bed risers
2) Put a short (3-inch) plastic tube on the drain
3) Use 18x12x7" plastic container (4 gallons capacity) placed under the tube to drain

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  • Dmitriy Z.
  • 8/5/2012 3:23:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefected from the beginning

Pros: Quiet, has 3 modes.

Cons: The unit does not work properly. It shuts off, despite being well drained (permanent drain line hooked up). The same thing happens in both: AC and Dehumidifier modes. Does not matter what setting (temperature/timer) is set. Works for 5 min. then compressor shuts off(the fan keeps working) for 3-4 min., then goes back on.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy.

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