Does the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner Really Work?

Does the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner Really Work?
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Does the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner Work?Camping is really supposed to be all about enjoying nature and roughing it. However, there are some of us that just cannot resist the comforts of home. Now more than ever there are some great opportunities to take some of these along with you for your comfort. Can you believe that air conditioning may be one of them?

Overview
There is a certain segment of the population that just cannot wait for camping season to begin. For many, the chance to get away from it all for a few days or weeks means having to wait until winter has finished and the dog days of summer begin again. When those hot humid days start coming we cannot wait until we can unpack the tent and get at it! One of the parts of tent camping that sucks is the very hot mornings when the sun starts to beat down on your tent and you are forced to get up early no matter what. Well, those days are officially over! The all new Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner has just changed the face of camping forever!

The Claim
The claim is that by using the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner you can have the luxury of A/C no matter where you are or where you are going. The totally portable unit can deliver enough A/C power to chill out a 50 sq ft. room or tent or even camper van or some other type of vehicle that may not have a/c or may require the vehicle to be running when the a/c is in use and you don’t want that.

The Hype
The majority of the hype that the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner has generated stems from the Kick starter Campaign that they successfully started in order to raise money to get the project green lit. The initial campaign was set up to generate $100,000 but to date they have raised almost a ½ Million. Not too shabby indeed!


The Cost
The cost of a Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner is a very reasonable $399.00. When you look at the price of regular a/c units or even the portable ones that you can take from room to room the price for the Zero Breeze is right there with them. No it will not cool an area quite as large of some of those but it does offer you options that the larger electrical powered units cannot fulfill and that is the portability.

The Commitment
Other than making sure that the batteries are fully charged with power there is very little in the way of commitment necessary for the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner. It is small enough to store in a trunk or a small shelf in the garage when not in use.

Evaluation
As someone who absolutely loves to camp but absolutely hates the mornings in a tent when the sun starts to beat down on the vinyl and you feel like you are in a sweatshop in a third world country or in a broiler getting cooked like a chicken this product is truly a godsend. That fact that you can take this with you whenever you are going out into a really heated area or suffering from the extreme heat we have seen around the world in the past few years is truly revolutionary in nature. The Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner will not just keep you cool when you need it most but the built in USB Charger will also let you make sure that your cell phone remains charged when you are out in the woods camping or spending a day on the water boating or wherever your adventures take you. The unit also has a built in Bluetooth Speaker so you can crank the tunes while getting cool and if the sun happens to go down while you are partying, no worries because the unit also has a built in LED light as well.

Final Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner Review

In addition to the excellent features listed above the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner also has 3 separate settings for the level of coolness and the fan output as well so there will be comfort for every conceivable situation you may find yourself in when out of doors. Simply put, the designers have really thought outside of the box and come up with a truly great and innovative product.

Our Recommendation
For anyone who loves being outdoors but is susceptible to the at times over powering heat this Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner is for you. Small children and babies are much more likely to succumb to the heat and having one these can make the difference between enjoying the time outdoors of having to pack it in and head into cooler climes. Buying a Zero Breeze will not only make you cooler, it will make you so much “cooler” than the other guy. For some other great camping ideas check out this camping cookware.

What do you think? Does the Zero Breeze Battery Powered Portable Air Conditioner work or not?


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J C March 7, 2017 at 10:36 am

is there any reason this could not be used indoors?

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E K March 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

It can’t possibly work indoors. Air conditioners transfer heat from indoor air to a fluid and then exhaust it to the outdoors. If it is exhausting back into the same room, that room will not cool down. It’s daft.

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Ahmed April 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Well they claim to vent the air out using a clip-on pipe, which seems consistent enough

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runaway June 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm

How long does the charge last?

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DC April 24, 2017 at 3:47 am

I’ll bet it is just a portable swamp cooler, consider how little power it uses. Works OK in the desert, but not effective in high humidity environments. It is way overprice for a simple small swamp cooler.

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Nerg Norfle May 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

Nope. Guess again. It’s based on a rotary compressor.

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Rob May 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Can we buy it yet or not?

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Jessica May 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

We have been waiting on ours to arrive since March and still have not gotten them. We ordered two but are starting to regret it.

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Where did you buy July 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Please let me know where you buy this. I want one for my dogs when we go places they can be cool

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adsr May 31, 2017 at 4:04 pm

So this “review” is basically retyping the feature list from the campaign without having any contact with an actual specimen? I guess so, there’s no word on the actual performance plus they aren’t sending them yet I think.

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Jim May 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Jessica, has the company contacted you with an update on your order? Someone needs to ask the simple question? does it cool or not? A simple bench test would be nice. Set the unit in real conditions say around 90F and check the temp with an Infrared Thermometer……Now thats the question, what the temp on the cool side outlet….Hey if it works im in…….. I did see one video where the temp was checked with an infrared thermometer at 85F and the cool side outlet was 47…..Thats awesome if true…Im surprised that the company hasnt hit on this point yet…its an AC unit forget about the other stuff for now……

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Pete June 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Love to buy one for the sailboat but waiting for some customers reviews.

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Adam June 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Have you used the product ? Judging by the article ( press release ) you haven’t and this shouldn’t say review. Useless website

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Craig Ruth June 19, 2017 at 5:39 am
Craig Ruth June 19, 2017 at 5:15 am

Love to give feedback but at this point it seems to be vaporware.Live and learn.

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Lucy grafton June 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

We bought a zero breeze and would like to know when it will be here. June 29 2017

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Richard Chase July 13, 2017 at 1:51 am

I ordered one on Kickstarter. My backer number is under 200. It appears only 10 or so units have been delivered thus far. A second larger batch has been promised but no one has one yet. Reviews on the Kickstarter comments section from those that have received one claim some level of cooling; ranging from a 12 degree temperature drop (input temp to output temp) to a 30 degree drop. The variance seems to be from the fact the first batch had some admitted quality control issues. Additionally no one has received a battery yet. They claim that’s because they are 500Wh lithium ion batteries that they needed to ship my sea instead of by air and that they should be arriving soon. We’ll see. I’ll post an update here if/when mine arrives and how it works.

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Richard Chase August 4, 2017 at 10:06 pm

Mine arrived today. It’s part of a second batch of 150 units. There is another shipment of 600 that is supposed to ship sometime this month (August)

The unit is a little louder than expected but It seems to work pretty well. I measured the input and output air temps. After running for 15 minutes it cooled input air at 82 to an output temp of 56. The exhaust air was over 100. The power draw when running was 156 watts when running on AC power. The battery did not ship with the unit and is supposed to arrive in the next month or so.

The airflow is about the same a car air vent (one vent) running on high.

I do not think this could substantially cool a hot car, but I do think it could make a difference in a tent in the evening when camping.

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Jerry August 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for Richard sharing. May I know is that can powered by 12v battery like car battery ?

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billy sharpstick August 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Mine was delivered today(8/7/2017). I measured 76F in, 64F out and 110F exhaust. Twelve degrees differential is considered acceptable minimum for AC units.
This is similar technology to portable AC units, but smaller. Bear in mind that two duct portables are better than one duct. Two duct units pull in outside air to cool the unit and exhaust back out(typically through a window). Single duct units exhaust the air out the window, but require ventilation so outside (hotter) air can be drawn in to replace that air.
I might try to build a curtain/tent around the bed with just the cool air duct blowing into it, and the intake vents outside in the main tent or camper area. That still requires some ventilation for air exchange, but might concentrate the cool air by the bed.
At any rate, 1100 btus are not adequate to completely cool off a cabin tent size space in hot weather.

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Praxis August 10, 2017 at 8:37 am

Mine has come in, and it works like a smaller than usual window air conditioner unit. When running off of 12 volts, got a battery array already setup, it uses very little power. The unit does put out heat in large amounts so remember to vent that heat elsewhere or to put it to use. The air it shoots out the vent does a very good job on cooling yourself off. Doesn’t really do much to lower the ambient temperature, but it does keep it from elevating. So if you have the battery power for it, you can run it at night to pre-cool your camper or tent or even your room and then when the sun is up, KEEP your tent/room cool. Just remember to keep it level or it’ll make ALOT of noise. Definitely for someone needing a better option for their camper who doesn’t want to spend hundreds on petrol/propane gas. Not so much for a large apartment, maybe a small tiny new york hideaway hole type.

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Deb August 13, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Don’t buy this if you want it for a vehicle. It’s a huge disappointment and they didn’t send a car adapter as promised when we first donated.
It’s just a flat out lie!
I’ll never back a Kickstarter again. Twice we’ve been burned.

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