Keeping calm and collected when the weather is getting a little toasty isn’t always easy, but with a personal unit like the Companion Maxi Evaporative Cooler you can cool yourself down with ease.
Operating from either 12V or 240V and with adaptors included, this Cooler will give you up to 6.5 hours of air, and is easy to operate with its simple and clear control panel.
The compact and lightweight construction with an added top handle makes handling and transport easy, so you can cool down without the bulk and weight.
I keep 2 bottles of water in the caravan fridge and used the cooler on a trip down the south coast when day temps were 35. I have a little Avan Sportliner caravan and worked really well to get a comfortable nights sleep. Quite good with tap water or just the fan if not such hot night.
I put ice water in mine and it's brilliant, powerful little cooler, great for tents, caravans and for keeping pets cool on the road
It's a good fan but really makes no difference with the cool button. Maybe I should try it with chilled water to see if it is any cooler
Used in Jayco Dove camper while away for 5 days. Good general cooling, once set and going. Both Fan & Cooler functions worked well. Easy to use. Has small light glow at night which we liked. Didn't cool well in very hot conditions (40+), but not surprised by this given the size/purpose of unit. Would recommend this product to friends :)
But it has been very hot and humid here in Qld. Everyone knows that humidity and evaporative cooling don’t mix.
Bought this just before Christmas and have used it much more over the festive season than we ever thought and we haven't even used it in the caravan yet! Very portable,great airflow and reasonable cordless battery life...We've even used it in the back of our Jeep on a road trip to keep our dog cool! Nice and quiet too...the fact that it plugs up 12v will make it totally awesome for our caravan!
To be honest, we have found it to be nothing more than a fan. Selecting the “cool” function makes no difference to the air temp being blown (confirmed by thermometer), and the water function appears to be working as it should. A shame, as I had higher expectations.
Oh that's a shame Ian, I'm sorry to hear that. We've been really happy with these coolers from Companion, however, they're fairly new to our range. We'd be interested to know more, something might be a bit skewiff - so we'd like to do our best to troubleshoot why the cooler wasn't... well, cooling.
If you have a second free, could you please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we'd like to see what we can do. Laine :)
Nice unit but have only used it once
Haven't used it while camping yet but tried it at home and it is very good.
The best I have purchased, I use it for my market stall, 1/2 fill with chilled water on extemally hot days, run on high and get a backup 6v battery. Works so well in my open gazebo so I would think it would be perfect for a boat cabin, caravan, closed in tent or even a small room.
The blades of the Companion Rechargeable Maxi Evaporative Cooler are approximately 18cm in diameter.
Instructions say to remove isolation tape from around battery but I can’t see any and it appears battery is locked into place, do I need to get the battery out and this is where I will find the tape?
You just need to remove the battery door and then let the battery drop out (might need a small nudge) - it shouldn't be locked in place. You should then find tape over one of the battery terminals. The one I just checked had the positive terminal taped over.
Hi. I am interested in this item but really cannot find the answer to my main question in your description. Does the unit work directly off a 12-volt power source so that I can run it for longer than the battery will allow, or even if the battery is flat or removed? ie just plug it directly into a power source ( 12 volt outlet or 240 volt outlet) and it will run directly off that source. I wish to run the unit on high for 6 to 8 hours. Thanks
The Companion Rechargeable Maxi Evaporative Cooler will run off external 12/240V sources, but the battery will only charge when the unit is switched off. You can download the instructions to have a look at a more detailed description here.
Can you run this model while in motion?
Good question. This is a tough one to test, but I've just read through all the technical information for the Companion Rechargeable Maxi Evaporative Cooler and there doesn't appear to be any motion sensor built in.
Hi going to the Kimberley in May wondering if this unit would be our best option for cooling the RV tent. If so are they in stock. Cheers Ash
Howdy Ash. These evaporative coolers are more a personal item than a room cooler as such. This particular one out of the two we do stock is more likely to cool an RV5 than perhaps the smaller compact version.
A couple of things that you do need to take into consideration would be air flow. You need to have air come in one side behind the fan, and blow out the other side of the ten in order to get proper cooling. Humidity is also an issue. Unfortunately, humid air cannot be cooled by an evaporative cooler. The cooler itself will create its own cool humidity that affects the body. So in humid weather you might find it less effective than on a drier day.
In saying that, these area coolers are fairly effective and can really help you enjoy your camping experience on a hot day or night much more than without.
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