In order to clear end-of-summer inventory, for the first (and maybe last) time ever, Blowbox TWIN Component Packages will now include everything needed to complete. This includes stainless screws, red and black wire, an assortment of wire connectors, and even cable ties.
Single blower Blowbox Component Packages will also now include everything but silicone sealer/glue gun glue (not needed for the TWIN).
All this comes at no additional cost whatsoever!
Limited to stock on hand – when they’re gone, they’re gone.
There are an increasing number of ice-fueled coolers on the market, ranging from crappy eBay ice chests with fans blowing into them, ice chests with a giant duct snaking through them with a blower on the end, to stylish, purpose-built units from companies like Icy Breeze.
The latest scam is the little cube “air conditioner” *ahem* (below) heavily advertised to cool a room in minutes. This “technological marvel” is nothing more than a small evaporative cooler (swamp cooler) that utilizes an anemic PC-type fan blowing through a paper pad wicking up water. They quickly go through their tiny water supply leaving everyone who wasted their money on this Chinese piece of crap feeling hot and stupid.
The purpose-built ice-fueled units on the market either perform poorly, go through ice exceedingly fast, or (usually) both. The fancy ones feature impressive styling but utilize cheap, weak fans, one small radiator, and still blow through ice quickly because incoming hot airflow is not segregated from the ice/water storage.
Every Frankencooler™, Blowbox™, Blowbox TWIN, and Blowbox Express features multiple Frankencooler™ heat exchangers, the finest marine blowers available, robust 750 GPH marine pumps, infinitely adjustable blower controllers, and total separation of hot incoming air from the ice/water storage. In addition, my Bioenno Power batteries are the finest lithium iron phosphate power cells available for the money anywhere.
The result of all this is my units simply work – average temperature differentials are a phenomenal 50 degrees in triple-digit heat while my competitors strive for 30.
The negative aspect is they are pricey, thanks to me using premium products and having to pay retail for many components. I could easily make these cheaper and sell more but I value satisfied customers over dollars. I am retired and do not do this to survive, but because I truly enjoy it.
Over the last two years, more than half of my sales have been to pilots and aircraft owners, including some commercial airlines. My units are popular with campers, private investigators who spend hours parked in their cars, pet delivery services that use my units for backup or augmentation in their vans, fishing boats, classic car owners, and of course, families taking part in leisure activities and sporting events.
After 5 years, my products are still ugly (it’s hard to make a Frankenstein mishmash of parts look good), but still out-perform any other ice-fueled cooler on the planet, regardless of price 🙂
Here’s a new model I have been working on featuring a vertical Blowbox cooling engine housed in a 20″ roll-around case. This arrangement uses gravity as well as blowers to more effectively expel condensation. Cooling is identical to the Blowbox TWIN – its only advantage is being less likely to suffer from airflow interruption due to condensation clogging in extremely hot, humid environments.
With summer rapidly approaching, we are stocking a larger inventory of parts so we don’t continually run out of packages, as has happened over the last several years.
Our Blowbox models utilize custom adapters that allow us to create an extremely compact cooling engine. Up to this point, these adapters have been 3D printed, but over the winter we had molds made so that all adapters included in the Blowbox TWIN Component Packages are now super-strong injection molded ABS plastic. Their accurate sizing and trueness mean it is no longer necessary to silicone/glue gun seams between them and heat exchangers – a real time saver.
I continue to tweak parts and assembly instructions to improve performance and ease of building our component packages.
We now offer our excellent 120mm single and 240mm dual Frankencooler ™ heat exchangers individually. They come complete with hardware and even the threaded barbed fittings – something you must purchase separately with others on the market.
I am dropping the AIR and AIR Battery Remote component packages due to low demand as our pilot customers are overwhelmingly opting for the Blowbox models.