(19)
(11)EP 2 835 589 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.03.2015 Bulletin 2015/10

(43)Date of publication A2:
11.02.2015 Bulletin 2015/07

(21)Application number: 14179736.5

(22)Date of filing:  04.08.2014
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F24F 1/02  (2011.01)
F24F 3/153  (2006.01)
F24F 3/06  (2006.01)
F24F 3/14  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 06.08.2013 KR 20130092863

(71)Applicant: LG Electronics, Inc.
Seoul 150-721 (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • Park, Junghum
    153-802 Seoul (KR)

(74)Representative: Vossius & Partner 
Siebertstrasse 3
81675 München
81675 München (DE)

  


(54)Air conditioner


(57) An air conditioner is provided. The air conditioner includes an air conditioner includes: a main body including a suction hole for suctioning air and a discharge hole for discharging the air, a compressor disposed in the main body to compress a refrigerant, a heat exchanger receiving the refrigerant compressed by the compressor, the heat exchanger including a plurality of heat-exchange parts, an expander disposed in the main body to expand the refrigerant, and a valve for controlling a flow of the refrigerant into the heat exchanger. An operation mode of the air conditioner includes a cooling mode and a dehumidifying mode, the plurality of heat-exchange parts are disposed in series with respect to a flow direction of the air to allow the air to successively pass therethrough, and a portion of the plurality of heat-exchange parts acts as a condenser, and the other portion of the plurality of heat-exchange parts acts as an evaporator according to the flow of the refrigerant by an operation of the valve.