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Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler Review


Long travels are now made easy with the introduction of mini air coolers. As one of the pioneer air conditioning brands in the Philippines, Dowell Appliances continues to provide quality freshness with its Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler. Consumers can enjoy a more convenient warm season, anytime and anywhere, with the Dowell ARC-08P’s portable and compact size.

As the industry for mini air conditioners keeps growing, how did the Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler become one of the best mini AC units in the market today? Here’s what we think about it.

About the Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler


Model NumberARC-08P
Product Dimensions L 16 x W 19 x H 15 (cm)
Weight2.0 lbs (approx.)
Energy Efficiency Ratio8.0 watts
Cooling Capacitydrops 10°F under the right conditions
Product AccessoriesUser’s manual

The coined catchphrase of Dowell Appliances is “to do well”, and it always reflects their capability to manufacture quality cooling units since 1998. Not only are the designs consumer-friendly, but it’s also ergonomic and the features are energy-efficient. With the introduction of their Dowell ARC-08P, the company has entered a new and competitive innovation in terms of convenient and affordable air conditioners.

Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler Features

Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

The Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler weighs approximately 2.0 lbs. This lightweight AC is perfect as a handheld cooler for either long drives or walks. Now that it has made its way to the market, let’s see what more can the Dowell ARC-08P has to offer.

3-Speed Function Evaporative Cooling

The Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler offers 3-speed fan settings for people who want to enjoy different types of freshness. It can be set to low, medium, or fast cooling and will keep running at the desired speed for approximately 9 hours. It relies on evaporative cooling technology, which most portable mini air coolers have. In layman’s terms, it cools down the surrounding temperature through the evaporation of water.

Water has a large evaporation degree, which means it can absorb large amounts of heat before evaporating. This makes the Dowell ARC-08P energy-efficient, yet it can still work well in a high-humidity environment. However, evaporative cooling technology is not recommended in tropical countries, like the Philippines, because the moisture is too much.

Ergonomic Design

The design of the Dowell ARC-08P also adds to its overall user-friendly features. It is portable and compact, which can fit in any place, and won’t take up too much space. It has a 550 mL refillable water tank and a DC charging port. It can also serve as a desktop cooler, which can be powered via a standard micro USB cable. It also features adjustable louvers or its horizontal blade grills for a better cooling experience.

Adjustable Mood Lights

The Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler has six (6) adjustable mood lights that can either increase productivity or help the users fall asleep easily. The 6-colored LED lights can also be used for outdoor camping. Scientifically, the continuous use of mood lights can help lessen the day-to-day stress brought by the fast-paced world. This feature makes the Dowell ARC-08P more enticing to most buyers since it potentially makes their lives easier.

Pros and Cons of the Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

✔️ 6-colored mood lights
✔️ Adjustable horizontal louver
✔️ 3-speed setting
✔️ Ergonomic design
✔️ 550 mL Refillable water tank
✔️ Evaporative cooling technology
✔️ Affordable
✖️ Might be prone to immediate damage
✖️ For personal cooling only

What People Are Saying About It

The reviews on the Dowell ARC-08P are mixed. While many enjoyed the features it offered, most of them are also complaining about the functionality of the product after a few weeks or months of usage.

“My personal experience with the Dowell air cooler is okay, so far. While one post in the said link said she woke up feeling damp, I don’t. I think it’s because of the fact that Dowell has a water receptacle. “

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Where to Buy the Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

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Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler

The Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler is a budget-friendly option that offers several noteworthy features. It boasts an ergonomic design that enhances user comfort and convenience.

The adjustable horizontal louver allows for customized airflow direction, while the three-speed setting provides flexibility in cooling intensity. With a refillable water tank capacity of 550 mL, it ensures continuous operation without frequent refills.

Utilizing evaporative cooling technology, this air cooler efficiently lowers the surrounding temperature. Furthermore, it adds a touch of ambiance with its six-colored mood lights.

The Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler combines affordability, functionality, and aesthetics, making it a practical choice for those seeking effective and cost-efficient cooling solutions.



An air conditioner that can be brought anytime and anywhere is no longer a fever dream thanks to the Dowell ARC-08P Mini Evaporative Air Cooler. Dowell Appliances has done it again with their "to do well" AC units by providing the consumers with a portable mini cooler. This has the capacity to provide fresh air during long travels, or if you only want some fresh air within your personal space. However, don't expect a strong cooling experience as its features are only limited to that of a mini air cooler.

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JP Reyes

JP has been in the aircon industry for almost as long as he has been alive. As a child JP would help his tatay fix aircon units at their junk shop in Cavite. After graduating UP in the early 2000's, JP then started his own Aircon servicing business and within 5 years had 10 shops in 8 different cities. Fast forward to today and JP brings all his experience and expertise online to give readers trustworthy advice and reviews about Air-conditioning buying, servicing, cleaning and repair in the Philippines.

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