Zero Breeze Mark 2 works like a car air conditioner, but we have made a lot of improvements in terms of structure size, power supply, noise reduction, and portability, so that it can cool you in the vehicle without having to keep the engine running all the time, which is very quiet and saves energy.
When using it in the vehicle, we need to consider the size of the space to be cooled, the sun exposure, whether there are windows or doors to mount the venting hose, drainage problem, and power supply.
1.The size of the space to be cooled
The ideal cooling area for Zero Breeze Mark 2 is 25~40 sq ft. If the space is larger than that, although the cooling effect of the whole space is not obvious, you can also feel comfortable at location closer to the air conditioner, especially near the cold air vent. The cool air can be breezed as far as 2m distance when it works at the highest speed.
You may also use two or more Mark 2 to work simultaneously, depending on the size of your space size and your personal cooling needs.
We know that under the average sun exposure, the temperature inside the car will rise dramatically, because the heat generated by sunlight is 283.6 BTU/sq ft, and the area of 25 sq ft is about 7090 BTU, which will far exceed Zero Breeze Mark 2 capability of 2300 BTU. That’s why the average cooling capacity of a car air conditioner is far more than 10,000 BTU/h.
Therefore, using the Zero Breeze Mark 2 air conditioner in the vehicle during the day is difficult to cool the whole space dramatically, but you can feel comfortable at location closer to the machine, especially near the cold air vent. It is recommended to use Mark 2 after the space has been cooled by the vehicle air conditioner to keep the cool temperature, which is a good choice for temporary rest or cooling the pet.
But in the shade, especially at night, the situation will be much better, because there is no external source of heat, which is a very good cooling option for campers or trucks.
Zero Breeze Mark 2 uses dual hose venting heat system. One hose takes in fresh air, and then the air passes through the condenser and takes its heat away through another hose. When you know how it works, you will understand what you need to do with the two hoses. The best way to cool down a space is to connect the two hoses and separate them slightly out of the window or outside the door.
You may need some DIY when installing the hose, and we will also develop some accessories.
It should be noted that the dual hose does not bring the outside fresh air into the vehicle, but passes through the condenser and then goes out of the machine. Therefore, when you or the pet is resting in the vehicle, please do not keep the space completely sealed.
Zero Breeze Mark 2, like a traditional air conditioner, turns the gaseous water in the air into liquid. It uses gravity to collect and drain the generated water. The inside space can store condensed water for about 1-2 hours, depending on the humidity. You may raise the Mark 2 backwards to drain water to somewhere when it’s full;
You can also connect the water pipe comes with unit to drain the water to a collector/bottle or directly to the ground.
It should be noted that when the vehicle is bumping, the water may leak from the front or the side. It is recommended to raise the front of the air conditioner slightly when using it, and fix it well to prevent rollover. However, you don't have to worry too much about the product being damaged, because the internal circuit is processed to be waterproof for a short time.
Zero Breeze Mark 2 supports the use of 24v battery or power adapter to access 110-240V power supply. Its maximum power is about 240W, and the corresponding maximum current is about 10A. We know you may want to power the air conditioner directly through the cigarette lighter. But you need to find out if your cigarette lighter outputs 24V and can provide enough power (240W). Usually the cigarette lighter in the car outputs 12V, and you need a 12V to 24V converter. Considering the conversion efficiency of the converter, at least 250W power (close to 21A peak current) is required from the cigarette lighter. If this is not the case, it is not recommended to use the cigarette lighter to power the Mark 2 as this will damage your cigarette lighter circuit.
If you have an inverter supply system with more than 250W outputs 110V/240V, you can use the adapter comes with Mark 2 to make the air conditioner work. If not, it is recommended that you use the Zero Breeze Mark 2 battery to power the air conditioner. It normally can work for 3-5 hours in cool mode (more than 5 hours in sleep mode).
You can charge the Mark 2 battery through the 12V-24V converter connected to the cigarette lighter port. It should be NOTED that Mark 2 battery does not support working while charging. If you want to power the machine while charging the battery, you need to buy an extra battery and an extra power adapter.