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12 volt Coleman air conditioner Frequently Asked Questions.
Directions on how to trim and use your new KoolerAire.
Note: Please test by placing the unit on your ice filled cooler and plug in prior to cutting, once the unit has been trimmed it can not be returned.
Easy as 1-2-3...Measure - Trim - Insert
1) Measure the length and width of your coolers "inside dimensions" and transfer these measurements to the KoolerAire foam insert. Note: Corners will form fit so its okay and recommended to leave them square.
2) Carefully trim the foam with a sharp utility knife using "several passes" until the blade has cut thru the foam "completely".
3) Insert the trimmed KoolerAire into the ice filled cooler, plug in the cigarette adapter and enjoy ice cold refreshing air!
How do I power the unit, is any accessory required?
Absolutely not. The KoolerAire Air Conditioner simply plugs into any 12v cigarette socket and the unit will turn on. More portable and home use power options can be found on our order page.
Did you know?
Salt plays an important role in both: Freezing water more quickly and prolonging ice. Well, it does! So, for best results we recommend using 2 liter soda bottles filled with water, two to four tablespoons of salt and freeze. You'll find it freezes more quickly and prolongs the use of your KoolerAire conditioner by staying solid for longer periods of time! Enjoy!
How does the KoolerAire 12 volt air conditioner work?
KoolerAire's powerful fan draws hot air into your ice filled chest forcing this air to penetrate deep and chill before exiting. The air is forced in faster than it can escape cooling to approximately 50 degrees before being released into your cabin or small space. It also works well as a space cooler providing relief from the heat in larger areas.
How long will the ice last?
Temperature has everything to do with how long the ice will last. Try using frozen soda bottles or plastic containers filled and frozen for extended use! The trick is to use large blocks (although cubes cool just as well) the larger blocks provide longer cooling. A combination of both is ideal! It has been written in to us by several campers that they would fill and freeze the entire cooler which would last the entire weekend! Another great trick is to purchase bag ice and throw the whole bag inside without breaking up the cubes. This acts as a large block as the cubes fuse together. Either way you'll enjoy hours of refreshing chilled air.
Have you done any testing?
Yes, and we were quite impressed with the results! With a room temperature of approximately 79 degrees, and 1 1/2 bags of ice, the unit was releasing air at a crisp 48 degrees! A drop in temperature of 31 degrees!
What should I do for best results in a vehicle or other small enclosed space?
It is very important to remember when using in a vehicle to allow for proper ventilation. KoolerAire will be releasing cold air at about 50 degrees yet hot air will still be entering your vehicle through the steel and glass. Your vehicle is like a small greenhouse on wheels and the hot air entering and the cold air from the unit will cancel one another out. By keeping the windows cracked slightly this will allow for the hot air to rise and exit while the unit is producing cold air. You may need to experiment on how much the window needs to be cracked, heat, humidity, shade or direct sunlight are all factors you need to consider. On the average we have found two windows opened approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches works well.
What works best inside the ice chest?
Ice cubes are the most readily available product to place inside your Cooler, however, try Ice Packs, 2 liter soft drink bottles or 1 gallon jugs filled with water and frozen! These larger blocks will produce ice cold air for extended periods of time while reducing the amount of humidity being released!
Is there any way to point the airflow in a specific direction?
Yes, use the included 1 1/2 inch PVC elbow for 360 degrees of movement! Its the perfect companion to direct air to a specific area when and where you need it!
Can I run the unit off my house current?
Yes, all you need is an AC /DC Power Converter and you can power KoolerAire with any standard 110 volt outlet. Don't forget to check out our Portable Power Pack for cooling on the road!
Why not one of those other brands?
First and foremost...it works, Guaranteed and KoolerAire is only $39.95 compared to other brands costing $200.00, $300.00 or even $400.00! Secondly, KoolerAire is totally portable. Most other brands require some sort of water supply or second container which holds the cooling medium. This actually limits the portability of these brands and makes them clumsy and quite bulky. Don't believe the hype, these other coolers work by water dripping over a pad which is then air forced out into your area. This air is damp and consists of great amounts of humidity. Use frozen bottles as mentioned above and KoolerAire will not release any additional moisture! Also, be sure to check the ice capacity of these brands you may be surprised. Some battery operated units will only hold 1/2 a bag of ice! Click here to learn more!
How much power is required?
Our brush-less fan has a very low draw of 0.39 amps while providing over 100 cfm (airflow), it is extremely quiet at approximately 44.5 dBA and will not drain your battery. When tested, our rechargeable power pack supplied 27 Hours of continuous operation!
How large of an area will the device cool?
The original 12 volt prototype was tested on a 25 foot Parker Extended Cabin Boat. It worked extremely well cooling the Cuddy which is approximately 7 ft. X 7 ft. X 5 ft. and will work just as well in any small, enclosed space!
Can I use the your product in any other Cooler or Ice Chest?
KoolerAire is specially designed to be "trimmed to fit" virtually any size, brand, soft or hard sided cooler available! Chances are it will fit a cooler, box or chest you already own!
How may I prolong the effectiveness without ice readily available?
Tests have shown that the use of 2 two liter bottles filled with water and frozen work great! A combination of both the bottles and cubes will supply very cold air for extended periods of time. Save money on ice and rotate the frozen bottles as needed!
What can I do to reduce humidity and moisture?
An easy way to reduce moisture in high humid areas is to use ice packs, frozen plastic bottles or to leave the ice in it's original bag. The key is not to allow the air to come in contact with the ice or water directly. Unlike other products that blow thru a wet sponge KoolerAire will not increase humidity or moisture that's already present while using this method.
Can I use "dry ice" instead of regular ice for portable air conditioning?
Absolutely Not! Never use dry ice or any chemical cooling agent with KoolerAire!
Do I have to be a member of PayPal to order a 12 volt air conditioner?
KoolerAire accepts all major credit cards including: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express as well as PayPal. Ordering is fast, convenient, and 100% secure.
Can I order with a check or money order?
Yes, Simply print our fax / mail order form, complete and mail to the address on the top of the form. Faxed orders will be processed on the same day (excluding weekends), mail orders will be processed on the day received.
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