Average rating 9 out of 10 ( based on 14 reviews )

Works great

Review by Jim on 1/23/2018

Easy to set up and no issues so far. The instructions are straightforward as well. The only thing I miss is an external water level gauge, it is supposed to alarm on low water but it is not clear where "full" is.

600W Water Chiller

Review by jeff f on 12/29/2017

I'm using an upgraded 40W Chinese laser cutter. I was tired of rotating ice bags in a bucket of distilled water. This chiller is one of the least expensive units out there (and it's an actual refrigerated AC compressor type chiller). Be careful, some of the units out there are simply a radiator/fan type (no AC compressor). This unit is very well constructed and worked first time. The unit has more than one operating mode, I'm using the energy saving (factory default mode). The unit will pump water constantly but the chiller and system fan are off until the chiller kicks on. It cycles between 17 to 21c. Once it kicks on, it takes 15-30 seconds to start dropping the water temp from 21 back down to 17c. Then the compressor and fan turn off (but the water pump runs continuously). I mixed about a 70/30% water/anti-freeze solution. It works great, my laser power remains constant all the time. This unit works as advertised and is a great deal for my application. No More ICE!!

Not awesome - quality components but poor assembly and QC

Review by Chad on 6/28/2017

So no manual, but it's pretty self explanatory. Hooked it up, filled with distilled H2O, turned it on, worked great for about 3 minutes before I noticed the rapidly expanding puddle under the unit. I quickly disconnected it, plugged the hoses and ran the unit outside, where I tried to open the drain plug, but could not, because the cap was on tight but the port was not secured to the frame so it would just spin, twisting the silicone hose attached on the inside. Great... So my choices were send it back for replacement and be without a cooler for probably 7-10 days, or crack the case and see what the problem was (probably voiding the warranty) and fix it myself. It couldn't have been a simple hose had split or come off, water was pouring out around the temp sensor in the port at the bottom of the tank. What looked like white marshmallow spread that had been gooped around the sensor to waterproof the port was just disintegrating and falling off. I fixed it myself and now it works fine. Reply by LO: Hello, sorry for the trouble. FYI, we tested all our chillers before shipped. It looks like that it was a terrible job done by the FedEx carrier. BTW, we do have manual available through our Support Forum site. See http://www.lightobject.info/viewforum.php?f=94

My First

Review by Bill on 5/25/2017

I am a refrigeration service guy did commercial work for over 25 years and I was impressed by the quality. How did I see the inside? When it came the UPS people forgot about the This Side UP label and it was laying on its side and when it would not power up, I removed a cover and had to replace a loose wire. Did let it set 24 hours right side up before using. Filled with water, hooked it up and turned on, works fine and I did no adjustments! The price was right and it worked, thanks LO folks!

Works Great!

Review by David on 5/4/2017

After doing the water in a 5-gallon bucket thing with my laser for a while now, I decided it was time to get a chiller. It was shipped fast, easily installed and works great on a 40-watt laser. Where I would get inconsistent results when lasering with the bucket method, I get much more consistent results when keeping the water temp around 20C, and can run the laser much longer. Unit is relatively quiet and the fan runs only when the compressor kicks in. Also, the built-in water pump is strong enough to keep any bubbles moving out of the laser tube, something that my old aquarium pump in a bucket could not do - the tube would accumulate tiny bubbles as usage went on. Also, this unit required less than a gallon of distilled water to put me in business! For just a tiny bit more money than the passive chillers out there that can only get the water temp down to whatever room temperature is at best, you won't regret spending the extra for this active chiller. Recommended!

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