Frankencooler AIR With Wireless Remote

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 ­čÖé

Upgraded major component packages for both wired and remote versions of this cooler are now available on this site.

AIR Remote 1   AIR Remote 2

 

Extreme Temperature Test

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.

Frankencooler AIR

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.

  • 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┬ástepless motor controller
  • Wheeled cooler w/telescoping handle
  • 30+ degree temperature differential

 

Ultimate Frankencooler

My Frankencooler design taken to the next level with the finest all-copper radiators I could find, a massive lithium iron phosphate power cell, better insulation, and revised plumbing.

But does spending twice as much money equate to dramatically better performance?

At least as far as the radiators go, not really. My original design’s lightweight and affordable components cool nearly the same for many hundreds of dollars less.

Nevertheless, this cooler incorporates some significant improvements and my Frankencooler Build Plans have been updated to reflect some of these changes.