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Danby 8500 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

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Danby 8500 BTU Portable Air Conditioner


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Everything about this medium-sized portable air conditioner screams cool, from its stylish appearance to its efficient functions. This smart device will keep spaces of up to 350 square feet as refreshing and comfortable as possible during the hot, sticky days of summer. The energy-efficient 8,500 BTU appliance is quite versatile and easy to relocate from room to room due to its solid castors. It features two separate fan speeds which can be programmed and controlled by an easy-to-read electronic LED display unit as well as a  handy remote control device. The R410A refrigerant makes it environmentally friendly to the ozone layer and the clever auto on/off control means you can program the appliance to meet the demands of your schedule. The direct-drain feature can handle 40.6 pints of water every 24 hours and the 12-month parts and labour warranty makes this superb air conditioning unit even more intriguing.


Product Width 44.13 cm 17 3/8"
Product Depth 33.97 cm 13 3/8"
Product Height 71.44 cm 28 1/8"
Shipping Weight 32.80kg 72.31lb


  • 8500 BTU cooling capacity
  • Cools areas up to 350 sq. ft. based on the conditions
  • 40.6 pint (19.2 litre) capacity per 24 hours with direct drain feature
  • Environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant
  • Electronic controls with remote and LED display
  • 2 Fan speeds (High - Low)
  • Auto on/off: Have the unit start or stop to meet your schedule
  • Fits easily in sliding glass doors, slider and double hung windows
  • Expandable window installation kit accommodates windows from 28 6/16" to 79 15/16"
  • Exhaust hose length: 59 1/16" (150 cm)


Square feet is calculated by multiplying the length by the width.  For example, a room that is 10 feet long by 25 feet wide is 250 square feet.
The ionizer feature safely creates a localized charge to collect more particulates from the air.
ISTA-6 packaging refers to the type of packaging used to reduce damage when shipping.
Danby air conditioners are designed to cool a single room and not multiple rooms.  Any walls or doors will interfere with the air flow.
Danby portable air conditioners have a sound rating from 38 decibels to 56 decibels.  The exact decibel range is determined by the model of the unit and the mode (fan, cool or heat if available with the model). Danby also has a patented Silencer Technology available on several models that will keep your home cool and comfortable while operating at a 46 decibel to 49 decibel range.
You should always use it during cooling and heating. In most models it should be removed while using fan and dry mode as it is not required. Please consult your owner’s manuals for more details.
You should always use it during cooling and heating. It is not required during fan and dry mode. Please consult your owner’s manuals for more details.
On most models with heat mode, it is advised to use the hose for direct drain. This will ensure the pan does not fill up too quickly.
When selected, this automatically sets the appropriate option for your room based on the ambient temperature. For example, if it is 15°C outside, the unit would flip to fan mode. If it is set to 30°C, the unit would revert back to cooling mode.
The water drains from the drainage port. If you are not using the continuous drain, the internal pan drains from the bottom outlet. Consult your owner’s manual for more information.
During heat mode, dry mode or continuous draining. Please consult your owner’s manuals for more details.
This is not recommended, as the unit is built to operate using the drain hose/power cord provided.
Units with three drainage ports are units which also feature heat mode. The bottom drainage port empties the internal pan, the middle port is for continuous drain during heat and the top port is for continuous drain during dry mode. Please consult your owner’s manual for more detail.
Dual hose models have an intake and exhaust hose. With single hose models, the hose exhausts and the air that is to be “conditioned” is taken in from the room through the unit.
No, this is not recommended. Please bring your AC unit indoors during the winter months.
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