Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 6-8 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 life cycle can be significantly increased.
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 [email protected] or your local distributor (if you bought the device not on our website).
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 [email protected]. The guys will be glad to answer all of your questions.