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Quilo Portable Air Conditioner: Quick Start Guide

The Quilo Portable Air Conditioner is an appliance with three unique functions. It cools, fans and dehumidifies. This quick start guide will familiarize you with each of these functions, so you can get it up and running quickly. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the online user manual or contact customer support.

Portable Air Conditioner: Quick Start Setup & Operation

Fan: Quick Start Operation

Dehumidifier: Quick Start Setup & Operation

Portable Air Conditioner: Quick Start Setup

Portable air conditioning cools your room by expelling hot air outdoors through an exhaust hose. Your Quilo portable air conditioner includes an exhaust hose and an adjustable window bracket kit. Let’s connect your exhaust hose to your air conditioning unit and then put together the window kit:

  1. Locate the long, coiled exhaust hose, the ring-like hose connector and the cone-shaped window bracket panel adapter. Connect the hose connector and window bracket panel

    adapter to each side of the exhaust hose. Locate the exhaust vent on the rear side of your portable air conditioner. Using the hose connector, connect the exhaust hose to your portable air conditioner by sliding the connector downwards until it is locked in place.

  2. Locate the window bracket kit and adjust it to fit securely inside your chosen window opening. You can use the kit vertically, horizontally, with or without the expansion piece. If you do use the expander, secure both window pieces by inserting the plastic pin.

    Note: The window bracket is designed to fit into window frames that are either 26″ wide or, if using the expander, 33″ to 49″. If your window frame is narrower than 26″ or falls between 26″ and 33″, then take your window bracket kit to your local hardware store to cut to size.

  3. Temporarily remove the window bracket kit from your window and click it onto the window bracket panel adapter that’s connected onto the exhaust hose. Carefully roll your unit not closer than 20″ from your window and not too far as to strain the exhaust hose. Return the window bracket kit into your window frame, close the window securely, and you are ready for portable coolness!

Portable Air Conditioner: Quick Start Operation

Once your portable air conditioner is safely connected to a window opening, you are ready to play! Here are the air conditioning features on your control panel:

Power: Once plugged into a power source, selecting power switches the unit between standby or on.

Mode: Selecting cool mode activates the air conditioner.

Numeric Temperature / Timer Controls: Adjusts the thermostat + up and down to your desired temperature, or sets the timer to your desired hours. Simultaneously pressing + and – toggles the display between °F and °C.

Fan Speed: Adjusts the fan speed to low, medium or high.

Timer: Selecting the timer while the unit is on standby will program it to turn on at your specified time. Selecting the timer while the unit is running will program it to turn off at your specified time.

Sleep: When sleep mode is selected, the unit will increase the programmed temperature by 1°F or 1°C after the first hour of cooling and will increase a further 1°F or 1°C after the second hour of cooling. The unit will maintain this temperature for 5 hours. The set temperature will then reduce by 1°F or 1°C on the seventh hour and reduce a further 1°F or 1°C on the tenth hour. Sleep mode will then deactivate automatically.

Water Full Light: The exhaust hose uses an evaporative system to expel hot air and moisture from your room. Occasionally, in more humid climates, condensation may accumulate inside the unit. If the bottom internal tank is full, the Water Full Light will illuminate, and an alarm will beep for 30 seconds. The unit will not operate until the water has been drained from internal tank. When this happens, disconnect the unit from the power source, place a shallow tray under the unit, remove the lower drain plug from the rear side of the unit, and allow the excess water to spill out into your container.

Fan: Quick Start Operation

If you only want to use the Quilo portable air conditioner as a fan, then there is no need to connect the exhaust hose to the unit or to situate it near a window. Simply roll to your desired location, turn on the power and choose fan on the mode setting. We recommend opening a window or door to increase air circulation.

Here are the fan features on your control panel:

Power: Once plugged into a power source, selecting power switches the unit between standby or on.

Mode: Selecting fan mode activates the fan.

Fan Speed: Adjusts the fan speed to low, medium or high.

Timer: Selecting the timer while the unit is on standby will program it to turn on at your specified time. Selecting the timer while the unit is running will program it to turn off at your specified time.

Numeric Timer Controls: Sets the timer + up and – down to your desired hours.

Dehumidifier: Quick Start Setup

Your Quilo portable air conditioner also functions as a powerful dehumidifier, extracting between 80-112 pints per day, depending on your model. On the dehumidifier setting, the unit does not require the exhaust hose. Instead, the dehumidifier extracts and condenses the dampness and continuously drains it out of the unit through a drainage tube. Let’s learn how to connect the drainage tube to the unit and operate the dehumidifier:

  1. Look around your basement or room and decide how you will operate the continuous drainage. You will need to run the drainage tube into a container, bucket or floor drain.
  2. The rear side of your unit has two plugs, an upper and a lower. Depending on your drainage choice, remove one of these plugs. If draining into a bucket, then remove the upper plug. If draining into a floor drain, then the lower plug would be preferable.
  3. Locate the drainage tube and attach to the upper or lower plug hole. You are now ready for some crisp dryness!

Dehumidifier: Quick Start Operation

Once your unit is securely connected to a continuous drainage solution, you are ready to play! Here are the dehumidifier features on your control panel:

Power: Once plugged into a power source, selecting power switches the unit between standby or on.

Mode: Selecting dry mode activates the dehumidifier.

Fan Speed: On dehumidifier mode, fan speed will always be low.

Timer: Selecting the timer while the unit is on standby will program it to turn on at your specified time. Selecting the timer while the unit is running will program it to turn off at your specified time.

Numeric Timer Controls: Sets the timer + up and – down to your desired hours.

Quilo Portable Air Conditioner

Cools off humid or very hot, dry enviroments. Can be moved from room to room. Also functions as a dehumidifier.
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