This portable battery powered AC will bring the chill to your life


In the late summer of 2020, as the pandemic raged, when vaccines were a distant dream and life in general was a strange mixture of stagnation and scary, those of us who lived along much of the East Coast finally had something to add to the monotony shook. Unfortunately, it came in the form of Hurricane Isaias, which cut power to millions of people in and around New York City.

Since we live just ten miles east of Manhattan like we do, our family was counted in those numbers. We would be without power for several days (and remember these were the days when it was far from safe to stay in a hotel or even ask friends or family for shelter). our hot, humid and increasingly musty and stagnant home. It was a reminder of those miserable days when I went looking for a portable air conditioner, but it was a sweaty, frankly miserable family camping trip that finally convinced me to finally pull the trigger and buy one.

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For example, we recently got an EcoFlow Wave portable air conditioner, a unit about the size of two large shoeboxes stacked on top of each other that can cool a large room, RV or cabin or any tent in minutes. And it can do that through an AC wall unit if you have power, a DC connection to a vehicle battery or generator if needed, or its own multi-hour battery if you don’t have a power source, whether that’s because you’re camping in the woods or a hurricane caused a power outage.

To be clear, this is not a cheap portable device; it is actually quite a pricey device. But if you often camp in warm weather, your recreation will become exponentially more enjoyable. If you have regular power outages at home, your home will remain welcoming and comfortable at all times. If you have a detached shed, office, or yurt where you like to hang out to work, write, paint, or whatever, it’s going to give you the chill.

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And if you just want peace of mind knowing you can cool all these spaces and more in a matter of, say, 10 minutes with a portable AC unit that intuitively installs in less than five minutes, the EcoFlow is definitely your consideration. worth. and, most likely, your coin.


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