VORTEX A/C Coolers:

Vortex A/C Coolers incorporate the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly RELIABLE, COST EFFECTIVE enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation:  top, side or front (door) mount

The Vortex A/C is available in 4 different cooling capacities, and ratings of NEMA 12, NEMA 4/4X and Hazardous Location Duty (Class 1, Div 2). All of Vortec’s Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused by fans. Today’s small, compact multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination.  Smaller cabinet sizes make temperature control difficult and prone to premature failures.  Excessive heat will cause digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below rated loads.  The result is productivity lost due to machine or line shutdowns. Vortex Enclosure Coolers maintain a slight pressurization in the cabinet to keep electrical and electronic components clean and dry; and most are thermostatically controlled to maintain enclosure temperatures within a specified temperature range.

Avoid any downtime, with the most affordable, QUIET, reliable, and easiest to install thermal protection product available for electrical enclosures!

Now Available the Vortex A/C HazLoc with UL Classification for Class I Div. 2, Class II Div. 2, and Class III Hazardous Locations.  HazLoc-UL Approval

Hazardous Location (HazLoc) Duty Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged* Electrical enclosures in Class I Div 2, Groups A,B,C and D locations, Class II Div 2, Groups F&G and Class III locations. The HazLoc Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers. (Purge systems are not included in purchase.)

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  • Is half to 1/3 the cost of standard AC units
  • Is less than 1/10th the size of standard AC units
  • Installs in a fraction of the time of standard AC
  • Requires no electrical connections
  • Has a warranty that’s 10 times longer
  • The most affordable, reliable and easiest to install of any thermal protection product available for electrical enclosures!
  • Maintains NEMA 4, 4X ratings
  • UL listed
  • Models for 900, 1500 and 2500 BTUH of cooling

Just as quiet as an air conditioner (about 62 dBA), the Vortex A/C™ noise level is 73% less than other conventional, vortex type cabinet coolers. When the thermostatically-controlled Vortex A/C is operating, the decibel level is about the same as normal human conversation! This next generation, Vortex Cooler features an integral mechanical thermostat to conserve energy and maintain enclosure temperatures within a range of 80° to 90°F. Requiring only a compressed air supply to operate, the UL listed Vortex A/C quickly installs in a 1.5″ knockout hole to keep electrical control panels cool, clean and protected.

When the going gets tough…

Using vortex tube technology, cold air is generated by the Vortex A/C from the compressed air supply and is distributed throughout the enclosure. Since ambient air never enters the cabinet, it’s perfect for harsh, dirty environments. In fact, the Vortex A/C features an optional “purge-air” port that, when opened, will provide a constant positive pressure inside the enclosure to purge the cabinet of any contaminated surrounding air. Withstanding extreme temperature conditions, the Vortex A/C will provide reliable cooling operation in environments up to 175°F (79° C).

Compare the Differences

Vortex A/C
Refrigerant-based Air conditioners
Physical Size (in cubic inches) 160 3200 to 5200
Average Installation Time 15 minutes 3 hours
Maximum Ambient Temperature 175°F (79°C) 131°F (55°C)
Operating noise level 62-64dBA 62-64dBA
Optional continuous enclosure purge Yes No
Warranty 10 Years 1 Year

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