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Step up in portable cooling to the AirPac PortaPac -- the granddaddy of cool.  PortaPac is available in 3-, 5-, 8- and 10-ton systems to meet your heavy-duty cooling needs. Powerful and rugged, these units will meet your cooling challenge.  Check out some of the typical cooling applications.

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Need flexibility for your unique cooling problem?  The PortaPac series gives you optional accessories so you can get the cool air exactly where you need it.  Connect supply air to your existing duct work system or use the optional plenum to discharge the cold air directly into the space through the adjustable, directional louvers.  The plenum latches on with no tools making it easy to fit even the 10-ton unit through a standard doorway.

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Be sure to read and familiarize yourself with the complete manual that comes with the unit before installing and operating PortaPac Portable Air Conditioner(s).  The PortaPac operation and installation manual is located inside the unit.

Your new PortaPac unit has passed a double quality assurance program; once before leaving the factory and again before leaving the regional warehouse. If you find shipping damage please contact both AirPac and the point of purchase immediately. DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT.


1. Unpack the PortaPac.

Unpack and inspect the unit  to ensure unit and all parts are in good condition. To do this you must take the unit off of the skid by rolling off or using a forklift.

2. Place the PortaPac on a flat, solid surface.

Operation on uneven surfaces may cause vibration, noise and possible water leakage from condensate area.

3. Drain connection.

The PortaPac has a built-in condensate pump.  Connect the drain to the output of the condensate pump or by-pass the pump and connect directly to the condensate pan outlet.  The condensate pump has a lift capability.

4. Check that all air filters are clean and properly installed.

To maintain efficiency and avoid damage to the unit, never operate the unit without the air filters installed in the proper direction.

5. Exhausting the air.

If the unit is inside the area that you want to cool then you need to duct the warm air out of the area.  If the unit is outside the area that you want to cool then you must duct the cold air inside of the area.  There are a number of options to do this.

6. Wire the unit.

The unit will come ready to hard wire so you must have an electrician wire the unit to the correct power.  The PortaPac's come in different voltages; please be sure to apply the proper voltage for your unit.

7. Turn the PortaPac on.

Once the PortaPac has power the power indicator light will be on (amber).

8. Set the desired function mode and fan speed.

You may select from two modes of operation by moving the control switch; cool and fan.  In FAN mode the unit will circulate air in the evaporator section only.  If you move the control switch to cool then the unit will begin to cool in approximately 2-3 minutes (time delay factory setting).  The green COOLING indicator will illuminate when the compressor is on.

9. Shut off the PortaPac.

To shut down the PortaPac unit, turn the control switch to the OFF position.  The power indicator light (amber) will be still be on, this is normal; indicates that there is power to the unit.

W A R N I N G:

To reduce risk of fire or electric shock do not expose unit to rain or moisture. Do not open cabinet while unit is connected to a power source. Dangerous voltage is present. Have repairs performed by certified HVAC technicians.


To avoid injury or fatality from electrical shock, turn the unit off and unplug before performing maintenance or cleaning. Do not spray with water or any liquid! 

Air Filter: Clean the air filter every two to three weeks or as required by the environment and usage. A dirty filter will reduce the cooling of the unit. Clean the filter by vacuum or wash with a mild detergent and air dry.

Air Intakes: Keep 'em clean! Use a vacuum or soft brush. 

Exterior Surfaces: Wipe it down with a damp soft cloth or sponge. Don't use any chemicals or other junk - you'll just ruin your machine.

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