In an effort to address the many questions I regularly receive pertaining to the Frankencooler design, I have created a ‘frequently asked question’ (FAQ) section in the right sidebar -‘Frankencooler FAQs.’
*With apologies to Game Of Thrones
In preparation for the upcoming summer, we have been fine-tuning our plans and components choices in order to provide you with the best self-contained portable air conditioners on the planet.
Bioenno Power Cells From Frankencooler™
We are proud to announce that Frankencooler is now offering 12V lithium iron phosphate (LiFeP04) power cells from Bioenna Power. Sized from 4.5 to 12Ah, these batteries come with dedicated chargers and are easily the finest power cells for the money available anywhere. In addition, we can also provide power packs, solar arrays, and controllers from Bioenno at the lowest prices you’ll find.
The battery powered wireless remote-controlled AIR single blower cooler is complete.
The power cell is a super high quality 4.5Ah lithium iron phosphate (LiFeP04) unit with onboard cell equalization. The wireless remote has a range of approximately 20′. This cooler is only around a pound heavier than the corded power plug model. While the pump operates at full voltage, the blower is running at 9 volts – a good compromise between airflow and noise.
In testing today (106 degrees) the battery-powered model ran for just under 2.25 hours while maintaining a near 40+ degree temperature differential throughout. At the end of the test, there was still some ice left – a testament to the Frankencooler design 🙂
Upgraded major component packages for both wired and remote versions of this cooler are now available on this site.
Testing my ice chest air conditioner on a hot, humid day over a period of 7 hours.
Notes: The cooler was holding 35 lbs of ice and one gallon of water.
The actual outdoor temperature in the shade according to my infrared thermometer was 105 degrees (temp sensor under intake grill was in direct sun for a period, indicating 111). Humidity was 70% average.
The cooler was not moved or opened during the test. The camera was removed from the tripod and brought inside between takes.
In response to numerous requests from small aircraft owners and pilots, introducing Frankencooler AIR – a small, lightweight, single blower ice chest air conditioner utilizing the patent-pending Frankencooler design.
Frankencooler plans downloads now include an addendum for the AIR model and major component packages are now available at our online store
- 12 volt or 24 volt
- 8 ‘ power plug with remote blower controller
- Lightweight: 11.5 – 12 lbs. empty
- Ice capacity: 10+ lbs.
- Dual heat exchangers
- Segregated, insulated ice compartment
- Powerful 230 CFM blower
- Marine pump
- Digital stepless motor controller
- Wheeled cooler w/telescoping handle
- 30+ degree temperature differential
- Lid-mounted zippered cord storage (not shown in video)