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Carrier Performance Series
18,000 BTU Mini-Split Outdoor Air Conditioner

18,000 BTU Basepan Heater Variable-Speed Inverter
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Product Information
Brand: Carrier
Series: Performance Series
Model: 38MGQC183
AC System Type: Mini Split
Component Type: Outdoor Unit
Operation: Cooling with Heat Pump
Min No. of Connectible Indoor Units: 2
Max No. of Connectible Indoor Units: 2
BTU Class: 18,000 BTU
Heating Capacity: 22,000 BTU
Min Connectable Capacity: 18,000 BTU
Max Connectable Capacity: 24,000 BTU
Electrical Data
Power Source V / Hz / Ø: (208/230/60/1)
Max. TD Fuse/Breaker: 20 Amps
Rated Amps: 15 Amps
Compressor Noise Level - Cooling (dB): 60 dB
Compressor Noise Level - Heating (dB): 60 dB
Energy Star Certified: Yes
Refrigeration System
Compressor Type: Inverter
Piping Length (No Additional Refrigerant): 98 Ft.
Max. Height Diff. btwn. Indoor and Outdoor Units: 32 Ft.
Outside Temperature Range for Cooling - Min.: 4 °F
Outside Temperature Range for Cooling - Max.: 122 °F
Outside Temperature Range for Heating - Min.: 4 °F
Outside Temperature Range for Heating - Max.: 86 °F
Inverter (Variable speed compressor): Yes
Corrosion Protection: No
No. of Fan Speeds: 3
Technical Details
ADA Compliant: No
Voltage: 230/208 Volts
Warranty Terms
Parts Warranty: 7 Year
Dimensions & Weights
Width: 33 3/10 Inch
Depth: 12 3/5 Inch
Height: 12 3/5 Inch
Net Weight: 114.6 Lbs.
Shipping Weight: 130 Lbs.
UPC: 1P38MGQC183
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From the Manufacturer

Carrier 18,000 BTU Outdoor Mini-Split Air Conditioner
This outdoor air conditioner is designed to provide both cooling and heating to 2 rooms in your home. Its ultra-quiet inverter compressor provides more responsive temperature control, greater energy savings, and powerful dehumidification. Plus, with a 7-year warranty, you can rest assured that this air conditioner will bring you reliable temperature control for years to come.

Features You'll Find with Carrier Systems

Inverter Compressor Technology
The variable-speed inverter-driven compressor for ductless applications is the key component that gives Carrier systems their superior performance, energy efficiency and quiet operation.

Extreme Comfort Performance
Heating down to -22 degrees and cooling up to 130 degrees.

Quiet Operation
Ideal for spaces where people spend large amounts of time and require low noise levels.

About Carrier
Since 1902, Carrier has been the brand you've trusted for all your heating and cooling solutions. We've continued to make innovative products that meet the demands of tomorrow. Carrier's Ductless & VRF systems deliver efficiency, performance and control thanks to advanced INVERTER technology. When it comes to creating comfort, one size or system may not fit all, but one name does: Carrier. Available at AJ Madison.

Manuals & Guides

  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Reviews
  • Warranty Info


Outdoor Model:  
Max Number of Zones:  
Energy Star:  
Performance - Non-Ducted
Cooling Rated Capacity:  
18,000 BTU/h
Cooling Capacity Range Min - Max:  
8,500 - 20,000 BTU/h
Heating Rated Capacity:  
18,500 BTU/h
Heating Capacity Range Min - Max:  
9,000 - 22,000 BTU/h
Performance - Combination Ducted and Non-Ducted
Cooling Rated Capacity:  
17,500 BTU/h
Cooling Capacity Range Min - Max:  
8,500 - 20,000 BTU/h
Heating Rated Capacity:  
18,250 BTU/h
Heating Capacity Range Min - Max:  
9,000 - 22,000 BTU/h
Performance - Ducted
Cooling Rated Capacity:  
17,000 BTU/h
Cooling Capacity Range Min - Max:  
8,500 - 20,000 BTU/h
Heating Rated Capacity:  
18,000 BTU/h
Heating Capacity Range Min - Max:  
9,000 - 22,000 BTU/h
Operating Range
Cooling Outdoor DB Min - Max:  
4° - 122° F
Heating Outdoor DB Min - Max:  
4° - 86° F
Total Piping Length:  
98 Ft.
Piping to Furthest FCU:  
98 Ft.
Drop (OD above ID):  
32 Ft.
60 Hz
Power Supply:  
Indoor Unit Powered from Outdoor Unit
MCOP - Fuse Rating:  
Outdoor Dimensions
Overall Width:  
33 1/3"
Overall Depth:  
12 3/5"
Overall Height:  
27 3/5"
Net Weight:  
114.6 Lbs.
1,390 CFM
Sound Pressure:  
60 dBA


Outdoor Air Conditioner

Outdoor Air Conditioner

Variable-Speed Inverter

By eliminating constant compressor start-ups/shut-downs that traditional systems require to maintain a set temperature, inverter technology enables the system to produce only the output necessary to reach your desired temperature. The result is optimal performance and increased energy efficiency.

Basepan Heater

Prevents the buildup of damaging ice when the air conditioner is operating in low temperature, high humidity conditions.

7-Year Warranty

Extended parts and labor coverage guarantees peace of mind.

Carrier Performance Series 38MGQC183 Reviews

Warranty Info

Warranties on mini split air conditioners only include parts and do not include labor. The licensed HVAC Technician who installs your air conditioner should always provide you with a labor warranty (preferably for at least a full year to compliment the manufacturers' parts warranty).

AJ Madison will only finalize a Mini Split (Ductless Split System) purchase with an authorized HVAC Technician. AJ Madison recommends the installation of a mini-split system to be performed by a trained and qualified HVAC technician with the proper knowledge and background. A trained technician will be able to judge the best location for the air handling (evaporator) unit and also the correct size for the area the unit will heat and/or cool. For assistance with all your technical needs please contact our technical department at

Should you experience an issue during the installation or the initial startup of a unit please do not contact the manufacturer. You should have the technician that installed your system contact either AJ Madison or the manufacturer. We cannot accept any service or warranty calls from anyone but a licensed HVAC technician. We have a full technical support team available to help you throughout the installation process.

AJ Madison, Inc. cannot be held liable for improper installation and operation of any product purchased from our company. Should a warranty issue arise in which parts will need to be replaced, an installation receipt will be required along with your AJ Madison sales receipt. Failure to provide a receipt or invoice may result in the warranty not being honored.