Usually, Solar Air coolers are smaller in size and have less air throw, but their energy consumption is very low as compared to the other coolers. I speak strictly of folks here in the USA (not third-world impoverished nations). Yeah, but, but, if they do it somewhere where anything pretty much works then the project is considered effective.. It’d probably take an industrial fan to increase CFM and overcome the vapor density and heat in Florida. Maybe I can buy an evaporative cooling unit, but it will still cost you upwards of $200 to $300 to purchase brand new. 10 product ratings - Evaporitive/Swamp Cooler Water Supply Line Scale Eliminator Water Filter. Put them outside. These Home Depot 5-gal bucket coolers have been a staple for Burners for a number of years now. In comparison, a random cheap in-window A/C has a typical efficiency of about 10 joules displaced per joule input (so-called EER), and electricity costs around the US vary (I think?) 2. I still have the pics somewhere…. There’s a marked diference between being wet, and being sticky. Low cost? On the other hand, the site is called “the good survivalist”. The frickin’ asphalt roads are so frickin’ hot! FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Can run the unit all night without depleting the battery bank. Evaporation cooling works well, and this isn’t exactly optimal. I would have to agree on the exchange of energy. A 12 volt fan and 12 volt pump being powered by 2 12 volt solar panels. I do like the OP’s use of a Walmart interior car fan ($8 – $10), I see he dismantled the oscillating base and attached it to a Harbor Freight solar cell (~$145). Powered by AC ... air conditioning field since 1984 by producing conventional air conditioners,and in 2005 we started the evaporative air cooler project. Probably would work just as well without the PVC spouts. Not selling the solar cell paint though. They put these things up in the summer (even the front windshield while parked) and take them down in the winter (or when you leave the target area). De Swamp Cooler bestaat uit 2 lagen opengewerkte stof met een vochtvasthoudende laag ertussen. Dial 7617 Thermostat Controller LCD Digital Evaporative Swamp Cooler 115 / 230 V. My grandparents used to live on a farm, and my great-grandad diverted a local creek to run underground to a cellar he built, make a few loops inside, then back out. Stefan Wagner has updated details to ATmega4808 Development Board. The fa… 1. A bedroom in the US is usually 10×10 or 100 sqft. A looming, torturous summer is preparing to bear down on many of us, making this dirt-cheap swamp cooler build an attractive hack to fend off the heat. Solar Chill DC Evaporative Coolers (solar swamp coolers) feature performance and quality of the best in solar air conditioning. I brainstormed on this a bit and came up with this: I don’t have to use a frozen jug of water – the water from the faucet is cool (because the lines come from the nice, cool ground.) I would even bet when we have low humidity it would be considered humid where you live. Jake Wachlin has updated details to CAN Controlled Dual Closed-Loop Motor Controller. Here’s how it works: A simple electric fan draws air through a water soaked membrane causing evaporation as the air comes into the living space. I got hold of an automotive heater core, and the blower motor for free. You know it is just agricultural fertilizer water irrigation run-off? -“Surely a refrigerator unit is more efficient at freezing the ice than the window AC is at cooling a room.”. I use a 110 watt panel that is mounted on a tracker to provide power to the solar cooler. 3.00 bucket PC case fan and a car battery? Swamp coolers work on evaporative cooling. I would imagine the house’s that have a southerly exposure in North America experience LESS heat in summer if they are let’s say a white house and have window tint on all south facing windows (just reverse that for the Southern Hemisphere). ), think about insulating your house or vehicle well. kW-hr = 3.6MJ. Then again, if we’re talking rare or one-off situations, and have ice in the freezer, just get the ice out, and shove it down your shirt. This is not a swamp cooler. 8000 BTU/hr will run about another $50-$75 over that. Mavel Star 12 Volt Small Mini Submersible Water Pump for Camping DIY Swamp Cooler PC CPU Water Cooling Fountain Water Fall 63 GPH [Upgraded Version] 3.6 out of 5 stars 133. You are 60.00 +. In 1834 Jean Peltier (a French Watchmaker) passed DC voltage through a bismuth-antimony (metals) junction and noticed this effect named after him. Not quite as good as air conditioning, but maybe you could achieve the same temperature drop as an evap (depending on the outside humidity and temperature, which is always a limiter), without the indoor mugginess that can be an issue. Of course, you will be shot so I guess all you’ll get is just Lead (LOL). For me, it’s more an idea than anything – just something I’ve idly thought about from time to time…. Door de Swamp Cooler, voor het aandoen, met koud water nat te maken en licht uit te wringen onttrekt u over een groot gebied warmte aan de hond. Electric Cooler and Warmer for Car and Home with Wheels - 48 Quart (45 Liter) Holds 60 Cans or 6 Two Liter Bottles and 15 Cans - Dual 110V AC House and 12V DC Vehicle Plugs 4.3 out of 5 stars 653 $139.00 $ 139 . Video after the jump. I would ring out the shirt so it wasn’t sopping wet just damp. On a hot day the difference between the hot and cold reservoirs of the A/C unit is 10-20 degrees, whereas the freezer has to work from room temperature all the way down to freezing, which is 40-60 degrees of difference. Try A Swamp Cooler! Bought a submersible 12V pump. So what is it? It actually lowered the temp in my living room by 10-15° on a 100° day after we blacked out the windows with mylar blankets. Yeah Borrego Springs is awesome if you like being in a dry hot oven. Some poor kid in a little room with no a/c could make this, and raid the family freezer for some ice. Ft. Propane Refrigerators by EZ Freeze, 15 Cu. The solar swamp cooler uses solar energy and water, which are environmentally friendly with no contamination. The water loop runs inside the house/room to a smaller radiator and fan blowing through. The A/C unit operates over a smaller temperature differential than the freezer, so it achieves a higher coefficient of power, or higher efficacy. The ol’ fan-thru-flowing-water makes a great difference here…especially when the wood in the house warps, and doors stick. The wetness is part of what we’re trying to avoid. It might work; how well is anybody’s guess – I don’t know if I would spend a lot of money on trying it, though. Not a bad idea. Solar Innovations ® offers several evaporator cooler applications for your greenhouse. All rights reserved. Because of over crowding, people can no longer trust the people around them, so they build first for security, then for creature comforts. If I have to use more peltiers then that means buying more of those and more (or a larger) water blocks for them. mounted on either side of the blower housing and a 12v pump all ran directly off of solar panels. Close. Also think about getting light colored vinyl siding for your house too. Private Eyes and spooks) have done just that (temporary or permanent). rootfrogsMakes has updated the project titled RGB LED-Strip, controlled by IR remote control. Ft. Propane Refrigerators by EZ Freeze, 21 Cu. soak your t-shirt and have the fan blow directly on you for a better cooling effect. 8,000 BTU’s of cooling is produced for each gallon of water evaporated. The extremely low wattage allows the Solar Chill to operate well on just one or two PV panels during daylight hours. That alone would add to your cooling effect even without the gallon of ice water. Or have Earl Scheib-like cheap auto painter (he’s gone now as of 2010) paint your car white (or a very light-color). The highly-efficient DC motors let you power the unit by Solar, Wind or regular household energy sources. Total efficiency: 144-450 MJ/USD or 130000 to 420000 BTU/USD. Now convenience, well I think AC units are going to win that hands down. 2a. Plus this isn’t solar powered as the freezer requires grid AC, unless you have enough solar cells on the road to power it. And put some salt on it. C $27.46. Homemade Large Area Evap Air Cooler! But, if you have some way to cool the water down without you having to produce the energy to cool it, now you’ve got something. You can buy some for around $2 – $5 on AMAZON but you could just dig some out of one of those portable electric coolers for soda cans, found at thrift stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Savers. Find the cost to replace or remove a swamp cooler and costs by brand: Bonaire, Aerocool & more. sjm4306 has updated the project titled Digital Magic 8 Ball (Mk.2). “If you’ve ever had your power go out on one of those hot summer days you know just how important keeping cool can be.” Just re-wet the shirt as needed. What's the humidity situation? © 1989-2020, Warehouse Appliance by DYNAMX. Basically, an evaporative cooler without putting the extra humidity in the room air. 110 Degree air is cooled to 75 F by evaporating water. Roberto Innocenti wrote a reply on OSHW GNU/Linux PowerPC Notebook. (it's base is only 18" square!) Won’t work well if you live in a very humid place, say Florida. If it's low, swamp cooler. You know what all this jibber-jabber proves ? Solar Air Coolers Also work on the same evaporation system as a swamp cooler. (I think I’ve asked this before, can’t remember). It is so modern too. Tubing itself is not that great by its lonesome for heat exchange of gases due to vortex shedding, you’ll get nice mixing but shitty contact time. My cousin had the same Idea and asked me about it I told him my solution, he just wanted to use air instead of water. You may need to add some kind of antifreeze or such to the indoor/outdoor transfer loop to keep corrosion down, too. So about the size of a closet? What’s even better is that this DIY can be solar powered. Assuming you directed both of the devices at yourself or common area of said room, the window AC would quickly lose in a cost battle while achieving the goal of keeping the person/common area cool. This is mitigated if the water is pre-frozen on a different day, or the part of the house you’re trying to cool is far from the fridge. While the window AC will be able to cool the entire room or in our case of a cheap window unit most of the room, the empty space doesn’t matter only the person/people dwelling in it. Filled the bath tub. So I guess I’m saying that IR is your enemy in all summer exposure scenarios. Used the pump powered by the battery charger, to flow the cold bathtub water through the heater core. Multiply that by 125+3 (cost of running the AC for 42 days) dollars, and you should have bought the A/C instead after 42 days. Humid areas it wouldn’t work. BTW – Nanosolar got run out of business by the king-oil-cabal (drat not again!). Stefan Wagner has updated the project titled ATmega4808 Development Board. Otherwise your contraption just keeps heating your room more. Re: Solar swamp cooler or mini split ac? Because they can’t see what you’re doing in there I guess. That way you stay cool while still being able to see your target. Evaporative Cooler works very well. Evaporative cooling differs from typical air conditioning systems, which use vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycles. Swamp coolers add water to the air to cool it down, raising the humidity in your home. Because melting ice will have always same BTU, so with more ice, you get cool more time, the change here is in cooling duration.. 10 sqft? Then, pump water in such a manner to run over the outside radiators, perhaps with another fan/blower to help with evaporation (these two water loops are completely separate). Yeah it works great in dry places. Check out the burningman version: https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=33842&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0. Ever since ancient times humans have kept cool by minimizing the direct Infrared (IR) energy from the sun. Solar Panel for Swamp Cooler. Thinking back to “frontier” days of when the first settlers and pioneers set out to make a homestead for themselves, they had no creature comforts like running water or conditioned climate controls. We brought in four different evaporative coolers to look at what they claim compared to what they deliver. Used the same charger to run the blower motor. 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Second piece of the garden hose as a return to the bath tub. It works perfectly with the great added bonus of no stinky exhaust, not using fuel I need to worry about, not being noisey, and being about 10x cheaper than a genny with an AC unit. https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=280&t=33842, There is no loss/ gain here , there should be a neutral balance, what there IS ,is a localized cooling. Last year I ran my figjam swamp cooler off of a generator with power inverter. This design works well in very dry climates. If we have a complete collapse of the national power grid (EMP – Carrington class CME event perhaps), many people are going to perish because they lost the ancestral knowledge of how to survive without technology. I’ve just ordered a small 12v pump, a CPU cooling block and 5 meters of PVC tubing, the total came to a bank breaking £11.34! To use a swamp cooler, you first must pick the right one for your home. You could duplicate that with a 12 volt DC junk muffin-fan from that old PC you threw out (or are about to), The solar cell could come from Radio Shack or Edmund Scientific. I guess that’s reserved for the feds? I was wondering how I can do differently than last summer to keep cool. Its so much like an inland sea that the USN uses it for sonar testing, And if you go up to the Chocolate Mountains at the US Marine training center, you can find GOLD just about anywhere “on top” of the soil. You might even have one yourself in the attic or basement in the junk you meant to throw out last spring. But thanks, sonofthunderboanerges for bringing back memories of a great road trip! No batteries required. ABC Solar Incorporated 1-310-373-3169. Maybe one of our frugal and mathematically-inclined readers can throw out some guesstimations for the cost of stocking the bucket with a jug of frozen water a couple times a day? Wearing a wet T-shirt and having a fan blow on you also does the trick. The recommended cooling power of an A/C unit for a 300 sq ft room is around 8000 BTU/hr. Picture an air conditioner-- just a sheet metal box on the outside of a window, really.In a standard air conditioner, there are some fairly complicated refrigerants inside, but with a swamp cooler, it's much simpler. Swamp coolers (evaporative coolers) have been the chosen method of cooling in the Southwest forever. The coolers are available in 5 sizes – 800 to 5000 CFM, and 12 or 24 volt DC. Though this is a pretty standard evaporative cooler, the design comes together in a tidy and transportable finished product. 5) You can opt for federal government programs and grants to help finance the acquisition of your solar evaporative cooler. You can pick up a 6000 BTU/hr unit for about $110-$130. From United States. If however you are freezing your water in your fridge at a time when things are cool, and then using the frozen block when things are hot while the same energy has been expelled (almost) you’ve made the place more comfortable to live in. The “frozen jug” is wasted energy. This year I'd like to run purely off of solar but without a battery in between. This is a solar air conditioner that won’t drain energy from your solar power system. It is necessary to duct the unit through the window or ceiling/roof. Roberto Innocenti has added a new log for OSHW GNU/Linux PowerPC Notebook. Fashion and slim design with 5000 CMH airflow. In practice, it’ll be a lot faster, because you’re losing coolth to a lot more places than just cooling one body. For PC & laptop Cpu Water Cooling system - If you are looking into diy a quiet water cooling Set for your Cpu,you should never miss this pump to cool down your Cpu at average Temperature for best Performance You’re assuming the same time constraints for heating and cooling. Also you can get CLEAR infrared filters for your windows. ... New Solar Evaporative Portable Air Cooler. That’s only true if your freezer is 100% efficient (it’s not) and the fan generates absolutely no heat (it does… but a negligible amount). Swamp coolers work on evaporative cooling. I live in Phoenix, AZ – and I know I am limited by “wet-bulb temperature”; but during the driest part of the year (that is still hot – basically, right now) – it would be almost perfect I think. The only way to get something like this to work is to dump the heat exchange exhaust outside, to do so would require a freezer in the garage/outside that is air sealed from the house, but really its probably the same if not less than the efficiency of A/C, since that is almost exactly the same process, and tech being used, ie pressure pumps and refrigerant. That, collectively, people have become waaaay too spoiled and incapable of surviving the way our ancestors did. I’ve had the idea of cooling via indirect evaporation – stack a few transmission (or larger) radiators together, plumbed in series. For efficiency-sake you’d be better off using a window A/C unit for localized cooling, I think. Worked pretty well. +1 People who spend a lot of time in their cars (i.e. DC Evaporative Coolers by Solar Chill. If high humidity, mini-split, but I think you will need more power (PV) for it. I was dumbfounded by the Salton Sea. I was thinking military applications. So just short of making a personal water cooling plumbing system built into a body vest or around your neck (Sharper Image neck cooler? Simply stepping under a lone tall pine tree totally minimized my direct sunlight exposure and I felt cool. My Solar Powered RV Swamp Cooler If you've ever tested the wind by holding a wet finger in the air, you've used evaporative cooling. from 8¢/kW-hr to 25¢/kW-hr. Is it worth spending a bit of money+time getting the PC watercooling parts and rigging it up ? Derail: Bonus points for mentioning Anza-Borrega in a post. NewAir, AF-310, Portable Indoor Outdoor Evaporative Air Fan and Humidifier, Personal Swamp Cooler, 100 Square Foot Effective Range 3.4 out of 5 stars 1,727 $119.65 $ 119 . I pulled in there to the 711 buy a Styrofoam bucket and ice to really cool off. Good luck with that…. Pretending that the cost of bulk ice from the grocery store is representative of the energy needed to make it, the internet tells me that the price ranges widely by where you are in the US, but it seems to be somewhere between 7-20¢ per pound of ice. I used an aquarium pump to run ice water through the copper tubing from a Styrofoam cooler. Heat sinks are good idea. Agree, it’s not a swamp box. I can handle being hot and dry, and cold and dry, but either one wet and I’m just plain uncomfortable. Remoticon Video: How To Use Max In Your Interactive Projects, Logitech Joystick Gets A Mechanical Sidekick, Exploring Custom Firmware On Xiaomi Thermometers, Tarot Machine Flips Through Fate’s Rolodex. This Week In Security: SolarWinds And FireEye, WordPress DDoS, And Enhance! For freezing things, you’re often pushing entropy up ≈40°F (30°F in the freezer to 70°F in the house), while the A/C is often pushing against a 10-30°F difference (70°F in the house to 80-100°F outside). if you think a frozen jug of water will cool a room… well that is just funny. ;P. You see here in Florida a swamp cooler is useless. Evaporative coolers are very beneficial, not only for your personal use, but also for the environment. I have always thought you could use 2 - 12v, variable speed, auto radiator cooling fans, one ea. I am so excited to come across the easy DIY project of making 5 Gallon Bucket Swamp Cooler. A couple pieces of garden hose, and used my 12V battery charger. An A/C unit exchanges heat inside the house with the air outside, again not 100%, therefore the heat exchanged is less than the energy consumed to exchange the heat. Learn how your comment data is processed. How it works is evaporating water in the A/C (air-conditioner) pulls heat away, making the inside cold. At absolutely most favorable (most expensive electricity, least expensive ice), 144MJ/USD ÷ 2800 kJ/USD = the AC is 51 times more efficient per dollar. DIY RV Swamp Cooler. Jason Cho has updated details to Lowest Complexity Laser Cutter. However, you have to find a way to deal with the heat on the other side of it. Ft. Propane Refrigerator by EZ Freeze, 19 Cu. The CoP of a peltier is typically less than 1 at full power so you’re just melting the ice faster for the same rate of cooling. Astronauts use it for their face masks. Surely a refrigerator unit is more efficient at freezing the ice than the window AC is at cooling a room. Even if the true cost of ice is 1/5th what the grocery store charges you (although I doubt there’s that much markup), it’d still be 10× more cost efficient to use an in-window A/C. 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