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B-Kool Portable Cooling Systems

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Aviation Consumer Magazine gave B-Kool their "Top Gear" Editors Choice aware in July 2015 in "Best Portable Cabin Cooolers".

B-Kool is an affordable portable air conditioning and cooling system for your airplane! It was developed by two private pilots who saw the need for a cooling solution that wouldn't break the bank.

Using a combination of ice and water, B-Kool provides up to an hour of 40º cool air using just 10 lbs of ice and a minimal amount of water. B-Kool is NOT an evaporative cooler and works well in high humidity areas.

B-Kool will hold up to 20 pounds of ice giving you over 2 hours of cool air. If you use it during taxi, climb, and landing and leave it off at cruise altitude you'll stay cool and comfortable for the entire flight.

Because the B-Kool weighs less than 10 pounds empty you can easily move it to your camper, airplane, boat or any area where 12 or 24v DC current is available. Cool-Flex, a flexible and expandable air duct can be expanded to over 2 feet and positioned so air can be ducted exactly where you want it to cool.

The components in B-Kool are marine grade so you can enjoy it for years to come with out the worry of anything more than basic maintenance.

  • Low cost solution to cooling
  • 40º F vented cool air
  • Provides up to two (2) hours of cool air
  • Great for aircraft, campers, boats and more
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 12 and 24 volt models available
  • Draws less than 4 amps on 12v systems and less than 2 amps on 24v systems.
  • Air velocity is an industry high at almost 36 mph
  • Optional wireless remote control

Dimensions: 18"W x 13"D x 15"H.
Approximately 10 pounds (empty).

Choose your model.
12 or 24 Volt: The B-Kool must be plugged into and powered by your aircraft cigarette lighter jack. It is available for either 12 volt or 24 volt aircraft electrical systems.

Wireless Remote?
The cord from the B-Kool to the end of the power plug is about 10 feet. The on/off switch for B-Kool is located at the very end of the cord to the power plug. So, if the power plug is within easy reach of the pilot you probably don't need the wireless remote. If your power jack is in a different location (i.e. rear seats or baggage area) then the wireless remote control allows you to easily turn the unit on and off to conserve the cool air.

2 Year Warranty.

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B-Kool Portable Cooling Systems

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B-Kool Portable Cooling Systems Overview:

Aviation Consumer Magazine gave B-Kool their "Top Gear" Editors Choice aware in July 2015 in "Best Portable Cabin Cooolers".

B-Kool is an affordable portable air conditioning and cooling system for your airplane! It was developed by two private pilots who saw the need for a cooling solution that wouldn't break the bank.

Using a combination of ice and water, B-Kool provides up to an hour of 40º cool air using just 10 lbs of ice and a minimal amount of water. B-Kool is NOT an evaporative cooler and works well in high humidity areas.

B-Kool will hold up to 20 pounds of ice giving you over 2 hours of cool air. If you use it during taxi, climb, and landing and leave it off at cruise altitude you'll stay cool and comfortable for the entire flight.

Because the B-Kool weighs less than 10 pounds empty you can easily move it to your camper, airplane, boat or any area where 12 or 24v DC current is available. Cool-Flex, a flexible and expandable air duct can be expanded to over 2 feet and positioned so air can be ducted exactly where you want it to cool.

The components in B-Kool are marine grade so you can enjoy it for years to come with out the worry of anything more than basic maintenance.

  • Low cost solution to cooling
  • 40º F vented cool air
  • Provides up to two (2) hours of cool air
  • Great for aircraft, campers, boats and more
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 12 and 24 volt models available
  • Draws less than 4 amps on 12v systems and less than 2 amps on 24v systems.
  • Air velocity is an industry high at almost 36 mph
  • Optional wireless remote control

Dimensions: 18"W x 13"D x 15"H.
Approximately 10 pounds (empty).

Choose your model.
12 or 24 Volt: The B-Kool must be plugged into and powered by your aircraft cigarette lighter jack. It is available for either 12 volt or 24 volt aircraft electrical systems.

Wireless Remote?
The cord from the B-Kool to the end of the power plug is about 10 feet. The on/off switch for B-Kool is located at the very end of the cord to the power plug. So, if the power plug is within easy reach of the pilot you probably don't need the wireless remote. If your power jack is in a different location (i.e. rear seats or baggage area) then the wireless remote control allows you to easily turn the unit on and off to conserve the cool air.

2 Year Warranty.

 

12 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • B-Kool Portable Cooling Systems

    12 Reviews

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It works.

  • By A Customer from Huntsville AL on Monday, May 07, 2018
  • Pros: It works very well.
  • Review: I use the unit during pre-flight and ground operation in a Piper Matrix. I run it on a small deep cycle battery to have cooling before start up. With the cockpit shades installed the unit will cool the interior very quickly, even to the point of being cold on the hottest days. I shut it down shortly after take off, and turn it back on shortly before landing. The Matrix has air conditioning but it is not sufficient on the ground in really hot weather, and of course the engine must be running for it to work. The B-Cool unit bridges the gap nicely. Pre-flights were a misery before I added this unit. The unit just failed after three years of use and I am buying another.

    The bad, the lid is awful. It started falling off after the first few uses which makes the unit difficult to fill and empty. Shortly after, the circulation pump detached from the bottom. The plus side is it's now easy to empty, you just lift the whole top lid off and dump the cooler. However, it is now even more difficult to fill since you must hold the pump and discharge hose in place while balancing the lid and adding ice at the same time.

    Warning: be sure the discharge hose is not pointing anywhere near the fan. I had a passenger help me once by starting the cooler while I finished briefing. By the time I got to the aircraft the ice had begun melting and the discharge hose was blowing it into the fan which dutifully sprayed it over the entire interior of the aircraft.

Cooool Comfort on a Budget!

  • By Skymaster Pilot from Cloverdale IN USA on Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Pros: Great Cooling using only ice!
  • Review: After reading other customers review I purchased this unit. We have been very pleased with how well it works. We use it for taxi, takeoff, and climb. We then turn it off during the cruise portion of the flight. Turn it back on during descent, landing, and taxi.

    Just get one and stop burning up. This thing really works!

Works as described

  • By Bill (V-35B driver) from Annapolis MD USA on Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Pros: inexpenisve and effective
  • Review: It does exactly what it and the reviews said it would do. It holds approximately 20 pounds of ice and works well for an hour or more depending on the outside air temperature.

Works for most??

  • By John from Grand Rapids MI USA on Thursday, September 08, 2016
  • Pros: Blows cold air like a wind tunnel
  • Review: Don't buy if you have a Cirrus or ???
    I was not aware that the cooler would not operate in my airplane. It draws 4-5 amps and my cig lighter can handle 3amps. I happen to be an electronic eng and devised a circuit that would cause the unit to draw less current. Now it works great.

Works as advertised

  • By Jonathan from Wellington FL USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Pros:
  • Review: This is a great design and does blow very cold air. I have it in a Seneca and even at 95 deg in Miami where I am everyday it helps stop the excessive sweating. At that temperature it lasts for about one hour. The ice melts fast and then causes the remaining ice to melt faster. It still blows cold air with cold water so I add one bag of ice on top of a large sealed frozen water jug inside. That way the melted ice doesn't accelerate the melting of the water jug. I've found it doesn't blow as cold after one hour but does blow at least 60 degrees for an extra hour. Beats 80 deg! Worth the buy.

Helps a little

  • By Raymond from Chesterland OH USA on Sunday, August 07, 2016
  • Pros:
  • Review: If you use FBO ice cool air lasts about 30 to 40 min in my P Baron on 90 degree days.... So it makes things manageable. Unit blower is somewhat-loud, lid detaches way too easily with the weight of the extra components in it, a retractable power cord would be nice it is somewhat cumbersome to carry with cord always needing tending.. Overall probably good for light small unpressurized singles...company that makes unit is very responsive and will answer all phone calls and questions I would give them a A for effort...

Works well in the South Texas Summer

  • By Walt from San Antonio TX USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Pros: Cools well for about 1 hour on 20 lbs of ice
  • Review: Works really well and provides about 1 hour of continuous cooling on 20 lbs of bagged ice - makes summer flying a lot more comfortable than without the cooler! I have not tried turning it off after takeoff and back on before landing, yet (to conserve ice/cooling), because of relatively short flights at low altitude. Presumably, you could climb to cooler air and turn it off during cruise.

It works.

  • By A Customer from Huntsville AL on Monday, May 07, 2018
  • Pros: It works very well.
  • Cons: The lid is too heavy and falls off, making operation difficult.
  • Review: I use the unit during pre-flight and ground operation in a Piper Matrix. I run it on a small deep cycle battery to have cooling before start up. With the cockpit shades installed the unit will cool the interior very quickly, even to the point of being cold on the hottest days. I shut it down shortly after take off, and turn it back on shortly before landing. The Matrix has air conditioning but it is not sufficient on the ground in really hot weather, and of course the engine must be running for it to work. The B-Cool unit bridges the gap nicely. Pre-flights were a misery before I added this unit. The unit just failed after three years of use and I am buying another.

    The bad, the lid is awful. It started falling off after the first few uses which makes the unit difficult to fill and empty. Shortly after, the circulation pump detached from the bottom. The plus side is it's now easy to empty, you just lift the whole top lid off and dump the cooler. However, it is now even more difficult to fill since you must hold the pump and discharge hose in place while balancing the lid and adding ice at the same time.

    Warning: be sure the discharge hose is not pointing anywhere near the fan. I had a passenger help me once by starting the cooler while I finished briefing. By the time I got to the aircraft the ice had begun melting and the discharge hose was blowing it into the fan which dutifully sprayed it over the entire interior of the aircraft.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

Cooool Comfort on a Budget!

  • By Skymaster Pilot from Cloverdale IN USA on Monday, August 14, 2017
  • Pros: Great Cooling using only ice!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: After reading other customers review I purchased this unit. We have been very pleased with how well it works. We use it for taxi, takeoff, and climb. We then turn it off during the cruise portion of the flight. Turn it back on during descent, landing, and taxi.

    Just get one and stop burning up. This thing really works!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Works as described

  • By Bill (V-35B driver) from Annapolis MD USA on Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Pros: inexpenisve and effective
  • Cons: time limited
  • Review: It does exactly what it and the reviews said it would do. It holds approximately 20 pounds of ice and works well for an hour or more depending on the outside air temperature.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

Works for most??

  • By John from Grand Rapids MI USA on Thursday, September 08, 2016
  • Pros: Blows cold air like a wind tunnel
  • Cons: Didn't work in my Cirrus
  • Review: Don't buy if you have a Cirrus or ???
    I was not aware that the cooler would not operate in my airplane. It draws 4-5 amps and my cig lighter can handle 3amps. I happen to be an electronic eng and devised a circuit that would cause the unit to draw less current. Now it works great.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Works as advertised

  • By Jonathan from Wellington FL USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • Review: This is a great design and does blow very cold air. I have it in a Seneca and even at 95 deg in Miami where I am everyday it helps stop the excessive sweating. At that temperature it lasts for about one hour. The ice melts fast and then causes the remaining ice to melt faster. It still blows cold air with cold water so I add one bag of ice on top of a large sealed frozen water jug inside. That way the melted ice doesn't accelerate the melting of the water jug. I've found it doesn't blow as cold after one hour but does blow at least 60 degrees for an extra hour. Beats 80 deg! Worth the buy.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

Helps a little

  • By Raymond from Chesterland OH USA on Sunday, August 07, 2016
  • Review: If you use FBO ice cool air lasts about 30 to 40 min in my P Baron on 90 degree days.... So it makes things manageable. Unit blower is somewhat-loud, lid detaches way too easily with the weight of the extra components in it, a retractable power cord would be nice it is somewhat cumbersome to carry with cord always needing tending.. Overall probably good for light small unpressurized singles...company that makes unit is very responsive and will answer all phone calls and questions I would give them a A for effort...
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Works well in the South Texas Summer

  • By Walt from San Antonio TX USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Pros: Cools well for about 1 hour on 20 lbs of ice
  • Cons: One hour is about the limit, unless you can turn off during cruise
  • Review: Works really well and provides about 1 hour of continuous cooling on 20 lbs of bagged ice - makes summer flying a lot more comfortable than without the cooler! I have not tried turning it off after takeoff and back on before landing, yet (to conserve ice/cooling), because of relatively short flights at low altitude. Presumably, you could climb to cooler air and turn it off during cruise.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

2 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Q: How many amps does the 24 Volt model draw? Have any avionics interference issues been reported?

    A: The 24 volt model draws less than 2.5 amps.  The only interference we know of was on an older plane with a rusty socket.  Once the socket was fixed the noise went away.  The B-Kool has all electrical components shielded.

  • Friday, June 27, 2014

    Q: What cfm fan does the 299. B-cool have? Is it one in and one out fan? Thank you.

    A:

    The fans are 240 CFM that blow at 28 mph. One per unit is all that is needed. 

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