SwitchBox Control has introduced a Bluetooth controller and free app for its IceBox portable air conditioner.
Designed to maximize effectiveness of the IceBox air conditioner, the Bluetooth controller and free app offer wireless operation and a new on-screen temperature display, reduced power consumption, hardware pump control, plus weather reporting.
The IceBox solution for a portable air conditioning system is applicable to all airplanes, as well as cars, boats and other enclosures. Pre-cooling before or after flight with the aircraft engine and master switch off has saved pilots thousands of dollars in extra fuel and operating costs, according to company officials.
With the new Bluetooth controller and free app, the duration of IceBox’s cooling effectiveness is extended and power consumption is reduced. In addition, the app allows monitoring of output air temperature and creates easy to read (time vs. temp/pump) graphs after a flight session. When cellular/data coverage is available, current Temperature, Wind and Humidity levels, as well as a four-day extended forecast, are displayed on the app.
The reason for the IceBox Bluetooth Controller’s greater efficacy is its ability to pull all the BTUs of energy out of the radiator coils, company officials explain. Rather than running constantly on a full flow, the app cycles cold water through its radiator before replenishing with new cold water. By moving a finger across the app’s pump slider, the duty cycle of the water pump can be changed. This makes the coolant/ice last longer, plus it reduces power consumption, company officials said.
IceBox also includes a full accessory package using custom gel packs, pilot cables and a battery system for pre-cooling the aircraft and draining the IceBox post-flight. The Icebox ships with power cable , extension air tube, and drain hose, as well as a two-device wireless remote.
Special pricing on IceBox is available during SUN ‘n FUN. New customers can get the Bluetooth controller for $1, a savings of over $150 off a complete IceBox system. For online orders, use coupon code BLUETOOTHSNF. Offer ends Monday, April 27, 2015.