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Port-A-Cool® Unit
User Facts and Specifications

Temperature change (Fahrenheit)

15° to 20° Designed to work well in high humidity conditions
25° to 30° Arid Areas (humidity cards available)

Operating cost, based on normal daily averages

ELECTRICITY COST WATER COST DAILY OPERATING COST OF PORTA-COOL®
.07 per kw hr.
.8 kw/hr. PAC usage
$9.50 1,500 gal. = 6.33
.448 Electric cost daily
.056 PAC kw cost/hr
.00633 / gal. water cost
+ .51 Water cost daily
x 8 hrs.
x 80 gal. (80 gal. 8 hr. usage)
.448 Daily Elect. Cost .51 water cost / 8 hr. .958 Daily Cost

Running amperage

  HI Speed MED. Speed LOW Speed
48"
13.7 amps
6.8 amps
36"
7.5 amps
5.5 amps
5.0 amps
36" HP
11.2 amps
9.8 amps
24" HP
8.2 amps
9.3 amps
16"
2.8 amps
1.7 amps
1.9 amps

Evaporative Efficiency Rate

  • 78% efficiency vs. "swamp" coolers 30% efficiency
  • Efficiency increased by 55' / 20' flute angle cooling pad

Cooling Capacity (approximately)

48" 2 spd.
3,500 sq. ft.
36" 3 spd, 1 spd.
2,500 sq. ft.
36" HP
2,650 sq. ft.
24" HP
1,800 sq. ft.
16" HD, SFC
900 sq. ft.
16" 3 spd.
600 sq. ft.

Fan specs: CFMs Air Delivery

48" 2 spd.
17,000
36" 3 spd, 1 spd.
9,600
36" HP
10,100
24" HP
6,700
16" HD, SFC
3,900
16" 3 spd.
2,230

Length/size electrical extension cord

12 ga. wire when cord is under 50' in length
10 ga. when cord is over 50' long but less than 100'.

Weights of units dry vs. operating

  DRY FULL
48"
345 lbs.
553 lbs.
36"
205 lbs.
372 lbs.
24" HP
155 lbs.
272 lbs.
16" HD
70 lbs.
95 lbs.

BTU's (British Thermal Units)

BTU's is a "performance" term for mechanical air conditioners and is not a "rating" term on anything except mechanical air conditioners; thus, our "evaporative" units are not rated by BTU terms.

Revised January 1, 2005



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