Carrier Slimline ducted – SHDS Series Review


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Product highlights
  • Whole building solution
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Reverse cycle
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Capacity (kW) of systems in this series
4.8 kW, 7.10 kW, 8.80 kW, 9.70 kW

Key Features

Concealed Installation

The compact design of these units allows them to fit into most ceiling spaces, keeping the install discreet.

Simple to Use

Ducts spread the air throughout the home, are simple to use and deliver comfort in every room.

Effective Static Pressure

Allows for low profile mid static ducted system 160Pa resulting in better airflows and air distribution.

Multiple applications

These units are appropriate for both homes and commercial use, including apartments, offices and hotels, accommodating a bulkhead connection.

Efficient DC Motor

The inverter system is designed for the efficient use of electricity.

Louvre Angle Memory Function

This optional louvre angle memory function returns the angle of the louvres to the same position when the unit restarts after a power failure. This can also be manually reset.

Refrigerant Leak Detection System

Some models can display a warning in the event of a refrigerant leak, with the LCD screen displaying “EC” and the LED indicator light flashing.


Front Panel Colour
Reverse Cycle
Indoor Type
Ceiling Mounted
Power Supply
1 Phase, 220-240, 50Hz
Manufacturer Warranty (Years)
5 years
Number of fan speeds

Slimline ducted – SHDS Series

Specification4.8 kW 7.10 kW 8.80 kW 9.70 kW
Model Number - Indoor Unit42SHDS050 42SHDS070 42SHDS090 42SHDS100
Model Number - Outdoor Unit38SHDS05038SHDS07038SHDS09038SHDS100
Cooling Capacity (kW)4.807.108.809.70
Heating Capacity (kW)5.55 8.30 10.1011.00
Indoor Sound Level (H/SL)41/39/36 43/41/37 46/43/38 46/43/38
Outdoor Sound Level (H/SL)65666969
Indoor unit Dimensions (HxWxD) (mm)210 x 880 x 674 249 x 1100 x 774 249 x 1360 x 774 249 x 1360 x 774
Outdoor unit Dimensions (HxWxD) (mm)702 x 845 x 363 810 x 946 x 410 810 x 946 x 410 810 x 946 x 410

* C = Cooling H = Heating

Links and Documents

Operational manual and other product-related documents

Controller Features

  • Wireless or optional wired or wi-fi controller
  • Weekly schedule timer
  • Sleep mode
  • Large buttons
  • Lock function
  • Set temperature range
  • Follow me option

Other Features

  • Flexible installation
  • High and low capacity
  • Residential or commercial use



This takes some time to kick in but when it does, eventually works well & is quiet with a good swing of air. I would recommend this brand price wise it is also well priced. Batteries last for quite some time also.

— Julie, 12 June 2020

Runs Well

We have a Carrier furnace and a/c. It is currently 25 years old. It just needs a tune up every year. It runs well and is dependable. We are holding out as long as possible to replace it. It is unfortunate that machines don’t last like they used to. Fingers crossed we can maintain ours for a few more years.

— Andrea, 14 June 2020


I have had a Carrier air conditioning system for over 25 years and had to make only one repair on a faulty relay which cost less than $ 150.00, I don`t need to say anything more but this unit has always proved to be reliable year after year after year.

— Alan, 10 June 2020

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