PREPARING UNIT FOR
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
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.
START UP PROCEDURE
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
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
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.
C A U T I O N
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.