World’s first personal air conditioner | Evapolar


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Start enjoying eco-friendly and energy efficient evaporative climate technology right now with Evapolar! Create your personal microclimate and enjoy ultimate comfort exactly when you need it and where you need it!

Evapolar works on power of water evaporation — the simplest and most efficient cooling technology since ancient times. Evaporative coolers already exist but you may have never heard about them – they are all very bulky and if your hot season is short they are not presented on your market at all. But Evapolar is not just another evaporative cooler. It received a number of upgrades that make it truly unique. And the main one is that we managed to make it both powerful and compact so you could put it on your table.

You ask why do we call Evapolar an air conditioner while such devices are more known as air coolers? Well, the common opinion is that small air coolers are absolutely inefficient in general and almost useless when humidity is more than 55%-60%. Actually, this is true for all of them except Evapolar. In Evapolar we utilize the most advanced cooling technology taking literally 100% of what laws of physics allows us. So Evapolar has a really impressive cooling effect for a personal device of this size. So, we prefer to call it an evaporative air conditioner. That is why.

 

Evapolar allows you to create your own personal climate. Now you can adjust temperature to your needs, not the needs of everyone using one shared air cooler. This is a real revolution in air cooling!

 

Evaporative cooling technology is very energy efficient itself.However we managed to improve it even more. Evapolar saves energyand thus, your money.

 

 

 

Evapolar automatically creates the most comfortable climate for a person. It spreads coolness smoothly the same way air is cooled in nature.

Actually, Evapolar works like your personal small lake that createsa natural breeze.

 

 

The main goal for us was to develop a device that is not just safe to use but absolutely eco-friendly.  Evapolar doesn’t need Freon or any other toxic coolant. Our evaporative materials are easily recyclable and don’t deal any harm to the environment. Moreover, we managed to make it totally organic-free, so you don’t need to worry about any bacteria that usually spread in existing evaporative cooler 

 

 

 

 

Nowadays the world is divided into two parts: simple things and high-tech. We’d like to combine them. We believe that technologies should serve in simple things every day. Evapolar is based on unique technology, but we would like you to enjoy it every day instead of thinking about its complexity.

 

 

The Evapolar team is just beginning and we have a lot to explore! We are very grateful to you for your help, because this project could have never gotten here without you. Now you’re a part of our team!

 

A Special Thanks to…

Anton Jabin & Alexander Bodykin of Film52, Konstantin Solomonov, Tonwagen sound studio for producing, shooting and editing the film. Jane Smorodnikova and CoffeeLab.vc for support, business incubator QD, FabLab IFMO.

 

FAQ

 

 

1. How does Evapolar work?

 

Evapolar is a portable personal device which not only chills but also humidifies and purifies the air around you. The working principle is very simple: you need to fill the removable water tank and plug Evapolar in. Within 2-3 minutes Evapolar cartridge absorbs a huge amount of water. The water then spreads evenly on the surface of the cooling pads. When the air goes through the pads, the water evaporates, which makes the air cool down while getting saturated with water. The in-built fan helps the cool air spread on the area of 3-4 sq m around you. The power control enables you to adjust the cooling effect, creating most comfortable thermal conditions for you.

2) What is the difference between Evapolar and other cooling devices?

Evapolar surpasses other cooling devices in many aspects. First of all, Evapolar is a personal device. It can help you create the most comfortable microclimate without invading the personal space of the people around you. Secondly, we call Evapolar “air conditioner” rather than “air cooler” due to its efficiency in comparison with “traditional” conditioners. Evapolar remains within the range of low-price tabletop devices, does not require any costs on installation and maintenance, and is ready to use right out of the box. Thirdly, Evapolar cools the air by evaporating water, which makes the device an efficient humidifier. You won’t have to buy a separate conditioner, humidifier, or purifier. Our technologies allow combining the three functions in one device. This is how it creates a so-called “personal microclimate”. The last but not the least, Evapolar consumes 100 times less power than standard split systems – only 10W – which will clearly have a positive effect on your electricity bills.

3. What does the cooling degree depend on?

The cooling degree depends on three factors: the outside air temperature, air humidity, and the power of the device that you choose yourself. The working principle of Evapolar is based on evaporation process. The higher the temperature and the lower the humidity is, the more actively the evaporation happens, and therefore the cooling effect is stronger.

The last factor that influences the temperature change is the power of the device. By adjusting it, you can choose the most comfortable thermal conditions for you.

4. How much does Evapolar reduce the temperature and what area can it cool down?

The maximum temperature drop is 15C. It is worth mentioning that the change in temperature depends on external conditions and the device power. In regions of high humidity the difference may be 5 degrees, in dry and hot ones it may get up to 15C. We have tested the device all over the world and came to the conclusion that the comfortable temperature drop in people’s perception and in reality is different. Your body will always be the best indicator, since its needs vary just as dramatically depending on the native climate and current season. Classic conditioners do not take this fact into account. Singapore may be a vivid example: you can achieve necessary comfort there with the temperature loss of 5C, and the one of 10C is already unpleasant for your skin.

The cooling zone of Evapolar is 3-4 sq m. Evapolar is a personal device developed specifically for small areas. It will help you create most comfortable conditions at your workplace or recreational space.

5. How much noise does Evapolar make?

Evapolar is no louder than the cooling fan of your computer! The noise level depends on the power you set yourself. The normal noise level is 28-35 dB.

6. What do you mean by “eco-friendliness” of the device?

We care about your health as well as the health of our planet. The evaporative materials used in the device consist of completely organic-free fibers. It makes Evapolar different from conventional air conditioners that have evaporative pads and filters made of cellulose, a nutritional environment for microorganisms. Due to its materials, after half a year in the ground Evapolar will fully degrade without any harm to nature. The second important thing is that we do not use any chemically aggressive liquids, which can damage one’s health, for cooling. And finally, Evapolar consumes only 10W, which equals to the power of a simple light bulb. In this day and age, energy saving not only has economic benefits, but also enables us to reduce consumption of natural resources as well as emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.

7. Does Evapolar work without power supply?

While using Evapolar, it should be plugged into the power supply. But it doesn’t have to be a power socket. You can plug Evapolar into a power bank, usb-port of your car or laptop, a solar battery. The only condition is that the power supply must have the output of 5V and 2A.

8. How do I know it’s time to replace the cartridge? Do I need to buy an extra cartridge right now?

You need to replace the cartridge every 8-12 months provided that you constantly use it during that period. At the moment there is no indication system which notifies you that the cartridge has expired. If you use clean water and wipe the working camera of the device from time to time, its lifecycle can be significantly increased.

9. Does Evapolar need extra installation and maintenance? What should I do if it is out of order?

Evapolar is very easy to use and ready to work right out of the box. All you need to do is fill the water tank and plug in the device. The water tank needs to be refilled every 6-8 hours as the water evaporates. You can find more detailed rules on Evapolar usage in the manual attached. All in all, it is only important to keep the device from turning over and wipe the working camera once a month.

In case of a breakdown you need to contact our support service support@evapolar.com or your local distributor (if you bought the device not on our website).

Evapolar warranty is 1 year.

If your Evapolar requires to be repaired you need ship the unit to us or to your local distributor if any available. In case the defect is covered by warranty your shipping costs will be refunded.

10. Where can I find more detailed information about the product, its developers, and the project itself?

Our project is quite young and began its way on a crowd funding platform Indiegogo, where we were supported by thousands of people. You can find all information about Evapolar itself and our team on this page. Soon we will tell you about our next products and technologies which are under development and will see the light in the near future.

For more information on any topic you can always contact our support service support@evapolar.com. The guys will be glad to answer all of your questions.

 

 

CONTACT

If you have questions during or after the campaigns have closed, you can always reach us at support@evapolar.com. We receive a lot of special requests, and respond as fast as possible!

For press inquiries please contact press@evapolar.com

For questions related to the Indiegogo, you can contact Indiegogo.

 

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This article and images was originally posted on [Indiegogo]

by Eugene Dubovoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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