17 June, 2021 at 11:56 am #1140299
I have a full size air conditioning at home that cost an arm and leg to run. It’s a bit of a waste since I’m suck on the sofa all day. So I started looking for something smaller and cheaper to run.
There was this video on utube.
And then I found one on ebay for £15. You just plug it into a usb port and pop ice in it.
To be fair I was expecting to throw this away within a day or too. I’d heard bad things about them and just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It works better than I throught and cos its got a usb plug on it I’m use it with my £10 solar panel.
You have to sit close to it, maybe a meter or two.. since its on the coffee table its ok. When going for a beer or to use the toilet, I topping up the ice. Still not sure where the water goes. Its not leaking and left it on a tray just encase.
And I can nap with it on
This will save having the ac going while its just me in the house and I’ve order another for my boat.
Anyone else tried out the small ones?17 June, 2021 at 1:39 pm #1140301
Judging by the size of the link you posted I estimate you consumed more electricity than during bitcoin mining and enough to power a small country.
The world has subsequently exploded into a molten ball of fire and you live naked in a cave on Snowden with your £10 solar panel for company.17 June, 2021 at 1:42 pm #1140303
ive had a few small ones done nothing for me….but the bigger ones are fantastic….especially at night they seem to cool me right down17 June, 2021 at 2:35 pm #1140304
I use that solar panel a lot and have no idea why the site posted the whole link like that
There was a big one in wicks for £50
I found it a little too big and used too much power for me.17 June, 2021 at 4:09 pm #1140305
Billy big timer boat owner can’t afford to turn his air conditioning on
😀17 June, 2021 at 4:26 pm #1140306
could have spent all his money on puncture repair kits for his boat…..or buses to and from work17 June, 2021 at 5:35 pm #1140307
Oh Tracy you don’t need common sense or money to buy a boat. Here one I found on ebay for 5k
But…. much like dating you they cost a fortune to keep and are high maintains
Only those outside main cites poo poo the idea of public transport and insisted on taking there cars.
Here are the new parking charges for the town
A £5.20 citySAVER ticket don’t look to bad now.17 June, 2021 at 6:13 pm #1140308
The small “air conditioning” units are not actually bona fide air conditioning anyway. It is warm air blown over ice to cool it into the room. You might as well put a glass of ice in front of a fan for pretty much the same effect.
Real portable air conditioning units start in the hundreds but I recommend Mr. Yacht invests a tiny fraction of his millions and gets a permanent air conditioning unit fitted outside on his castle wall and vented to all rooms.
I say that because what he is buying is gimmicky crap and the process of freezing water and emptying the units soon becames a tedious chore and quicker than he can put on his life jacket, the unit will join his Breville Sandwich Maker in the kitchen cupboard full of all his old junk.17 June, 2021 at 8:27 pm #1140309
Oh frk Ge…. at the start I said:
“I have a full size air conditioning at home”
Portable air conditioning units are a waste of money….even those with an external exhaust. They cost about the same as a fan heater to run too. You’re right about the price
I think its why there a growth in air cooler market within the UK. Most work spaces have something along the lines of a Devola air cooler continuously connected to mains water.
You get more bang for your buck with an air cooler than air conditioning.
Lets compare two:
Amcor SF8000E Portable Air Conditioner for rooms up to 18 sqm sells for £330
Devola 48L Evaporative Swamp Air Cooler 60 Meters Squared sells for £183.
Amcor SF8000E running power consumption is 880W, the Devola’s is only 140w. So for the same price of running Amcor for one hour, you can run the Devola for 7 hours with 3 times the cooling area.18 June, 2021 at 6:53 am #1140312
burrrrrr time to use your local bus service for work fishy you do not want sacked