Faced by an unstable power supply and blistering heat in the country, the need for ice to cool off is just paramount to comfortable living and we’ve definitely got you covered with tech & gadgets that’ll satisfy that darn need.

A sachet of cold pure water would be enough to keep you active on a hot sunny day. Plus, it’s always healthy to stay hydrated. Doctors recommend drinking 8 bottles of water in a day. However, that is just by the way.

ThermoElectric Coolers and Warmers

If you don’t have an inverter generator as a back-up, constant electricity cuts mean you would be reduced to drinking lukewarm beverages.

So, you need some kind of solution?

Thermoelectric Coolers  (AKA iceless coolers)!

Yes, as the name implies it utilize electric power to keep your food and drinks iced.

How do Thermoelectric coolers work?

Thermoelectric coolers utilize the Peltier effect to keep your food and beverages cold and the best part is it doesn’t demand much energy. With a 12v cable, you can charge the cooler from any compatible power source. Cause it is compact, it could easily fit in the back of your SUV or Truck.

According to Wikipedia;

Thermoelectric cooling uses the Peltier effect to create a heat flux between the junction of two different types of materials. A Peltier cooler, heater, or thermoelectric heat pump is a solid-state active heat pump which transfers heat from one side of the device to the other, with consumption of electrical energy, depending on the direction of the current. Such an instrument is also called a Peltier device, Peltier heat pump, solid state refrigerator, or thermoelectric cooler (TEC). It can be used either for heating or for cooling, although in practice the main application is cooling. It can also be used as a temperature controller that either heats or cools.

From the quoted text above, thermo-electric coolers are not just coolers but could be utilized as heaters as well.

Some of our Top Electric Coolers

If you are always on the go, you’ll need a cooler that could keep and make your items cold. Below is our top two electric ice chest you can get on the market.

Coleman PowerChill Thermoelectric Cooler

The coleman powerchill thermoelectric cooler is igloo electric ice chests. It comes in 40 quarts and cools down to 40 degrees. It also measures 15X21.75X17.125 inches, while on the inside, there are trays that separate where you can keep your drinks and beverages separately.

Overall, this cooler comes on a cheap and if you are an adventure junkie, this is one gear you wouldn’t want to leave on your next trip.

Koolatron P-20 Thermo-Electric 18 Quart Compact Cooler/Warmer

Koolatron is not as popular as igloo but their cooler/warmer is in the same class with the igloo above. It comes in at just 9 pounds and measures 17.8 x 9 x 16.5. it’s compact and portable which means you can store it even in tight corners.

Depending on the temperature you will like to consume your drink, this cooler includes both a cooler and a warmer.

Are there other coolers you might want us to know about? Feel free to let us know using the comment section below.


  1. I just can’t say why some health practitioners negate drinking of cold water. Maybe because I don’t know much about this.


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