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Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K 120V, Self-Contained Portable Air Conditioning Unit

  • 12,000 BTU of cooling power
  • Compact, portable, no maintenance
  • 120V, standard NEMA 5-15 plug
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Tripp Lite


Rack Cooling Solution
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported: 120V AC

Electrical Consumption: 1250 Watts Max

Input connection type: NEMA 5-15P

Input cord length (ft.): 6

Input cord length (m): 1.83

Front panel LEDs: Touch sensitive control panel with multiple LEDs and numerical temperature readout

Form factors supported: Tower

Cooling Capacity: 12,000 BTU / 3.4 kW

Dehumidifier: .475 gal/hour

Compressor Type: Rotary

Refrigerant: R410a (Environmentally friendly, Non ozone depleting)

Refrigerant Amount: 22 oz.

Air Flow: 247 CFM

Amp Draw Nominal: 7A

Sound Level (Noise): 50dB

Air Supply Tube Length: 71 inches

Air Exhaust Tube Length: 118 inches.

Dimension & Weight

Unit Dimension
30.63" x 11.81" x 19.88"
Unit Weight
73.9 lbs.


12,000 BTU of cooling power can cool a 500 square foot room

Uses environmentally friendly R410a refrigerant (Contains no ozone depleting R22 refrigerant which has been banned by the U.S. EPA in new equipment after January 1, 2010)

No water collection tank required. A built-in evaporator expels condensate into the exhaust air stream meaning no drain tube, drain pan or water collection tank that needs to be emptied every few hours

Cold air output can be precisely directed through a 71" flexible tube to the 'hot spot' for better, faster cooling. (Standard louvered insert is also included for general room cooling)

Auto-restart feature retains all system settings and returns the unit back to its last operational state after AC power is restored

Compact, portable, self-contained design; ideal for IT, industrial, commercial and similar applications

Quick and easy installation. Plugs into a standard 5-15R outlet; no adapter required

Window/drop ceiling installation kit is included for extracting heat

Cools in confined spaces where facility air conditioning can't reach

Dehumidifies and filters air to promote more efficient equipment performance

Built-in timer for automatic unattended start-up and shutdown

Quiet operation with minimal power consumption

Convenient top-mounted controls and displays

120V AC input, 60 Hz frequency compatibility.

Allows user to monitor temperatures, receive alerts, review logs and control settings from any location (requires Tripp Lite SRCOOLNET accessory)

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K

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  • NIEL B.
  • 11/28/2014 7:53:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDead in Under 3 Months

Pros: Restarts to pervious operating state after power failure.

Cons: The unit froze over after 2 months then shutdown 2 weeks later and will not power on.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this product. We picked this unit because the company name. We expected "Server Class" performance and support. The unit was found dead on Black Friday but Tripp was closed for the holiday weekend.

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  • CATHY E.
  • 9/5/2014 10:14:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsUnit DOA

Pros: Tripp Lite customer service was quick to, answer the phone, provide trouble shooting support, and provide an RMA.

Cons: Unit doesn't not cool. Box was very damaged though the unit looked fine with no scratches. Newegg RMA just takes too long with no options to make it faster.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend Tripp Lite. I don't think I would recommend this cooling unit in this model revision.

Manufacturer Response:

Cathy, I am glad to hear that you were satisfied with our Chicago-based customer service and I apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with your SRCOOL12K. If your replacement model is not working to your satisfaction, please reach out to our Tech Support team (773.869.1234) one more time so they can troubleshoot your issue.

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  • Robert F.
  • 12/17/2013 12:12:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsDecent unit - arrived DOA - blame UPS

Pros: Fairly rugged - easily hackable thermistor.

Cons: No included remote sensor - same issue as my previous review.

Had good results with previous unit, so I ordered another of these.

Unfortunately, this one arrived DOA.

No air output from exhaust.

Looked down and I can see where the squirrel cage fan looks like it's cocked.

I also see what looks like a small plastic part below it that appears to have broken free.

Newegg takes too long to process an RMA, and has no mechanism to expedite, so I called Tripplite and arranged an overnight replacement billed to our Fedex account.

Other Thoughts: This is an adequate product.

The 'spot cooling' feature is non existent, unless one is counting the hose as a 'feature.'

Real spot cooling still requires an add on sensing and control unit.

That accessory is just now hitting the reseller chain, and increases the unit cost by about 50%. If I needed that, I'd probably spend up and get a properly designed industrial unit.

This is a home portable a/c with a hose adapter.

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  • Gary P.
  • 11/7/2013 12:43:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo dumping

Pros: No dumping or draining of the water condensate :)
Seems to be well made. The hoses are long enough for most all applications.

Cons: There is no skillet that will stay put on the exhaust hose [that sucka gets warm].

Other Thoughts: I am very happy with this purchase and with Newegg.

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  • Ben S.
  • 6/14/2013 7:49:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs2 year update

Pros: All of the pro from my previous review still apply.

Warranty replacement of the unit was perfect after it died. Tripp Lite sent me a brand new unit free of charge.

Cons: My experience with this unit turned out to be the same as the consumer room air conditioning units. It developed an annoying squeak about a year after I got it. this was a high pitched plastic rubbing on plastic squeak. I did tons of things to try and stop it but nothing helped.

14 months in to it's life, the unit died. It's evaporator would freeze in to a solid block of ice. (Low refrigerant problem.)

Other Thoughts: I'd happily pay extra for a heavy duty unit that wouldn't die every 14 months. I thought that was what I was getting with the Tripp Lite over the consumer Royal Sovereign units. I guess not.

The moral of the story is not to mess with these portable units if you need a reliable unit that will run for years 24/7. Instead, get a ductless mini split system with low ambient operation. Yeah, they are $3-5k but at least they will last. The nice thing about them is that if you are in a plenum environment with a decent ceiling space or warehouse nearby, you can put the condenser there.

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  • Robert F.
  • 6/5/2013 5:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSuffers from vaporware/iffy engineering

Pros: Reasonably rugged.
Evaps condensate out the exhaust hose (like pretty much every other unit on the market.)

Cons: Not suitable for spot cooling using the provided hose.

Other Thoughts: The spot cooling feature is kind of a joke.
The only specific feature on this unit that supports 'spot cooling' is the adapter to put a hose on the outlet.

There is no remote temp sensing, so temp is sensed based on ambient air temp.

So if the a/c unit is sitting in an 85F room, with the a/c temp set to 80F, the unit will run wide open forever, since it's not sensing the cooled area, but the hot input air.

Tripplite is aware of this deficiency, and has a product that has had a delayed release because it doesn't work.

It also would appear to add about $200-$250 based on their current snmp card products. can fix it right down by pulling the covers off the unit, releasing the thermistor from it's clamp, making an exit hole for the lead, and putting the sensor in the server rack where it belongs.

My 27U rack now pulls down to 62F in under a minute, instead of burning up gobs of electricity for no reason.

I was sort of forced to buy this model, as people where I work get a little twitchy if I bust out too many power tools on a brand new unit, and this required minimal modification to overcome it's engineering deficiencies.

Manufacturer Response:

We have taken into consideration customer feedback such as yours and have upgraded the SRCOOL12K. The upgraded unit (which is now shipping) supports a new accessory, the SRCOOLNET. The SRCOOLNET allows for a remote temperature sensor on a 10’ cord to be placed away from the SRCOOL12K, and the temperature reading from this sensor would be used to cycle the cooler on and off. It will also allow for monitoring and control (including temp status and setting, unit status/mode and fan settings) of the SRCOOL12K from a remote location via SNMP. Please contact Tripp Lite’s Chicago based Tech Support Team at 773-869-1234 with any questions.

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  • Ben S.
  • 9/21/2011 8:27:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNice portable with warranty

Pros: Very powerful fan. Additional warranty options. Up to 5 year warranty that includes return shipping. Option to duct output to a specific rack. Can exhaust to a window or ceiling plenum. No water bucket to empty. Automatically resumes previous mode after power outage. Has a nice schematic on the side for troubleshooting.

Cons: No remote or external thermostat option.
The exhaust duct doesn't seal very well and isn't easily disconnectable. (I've seen other manufacturers use a snap on collar that worked quite well.)
Inserting filters can bend fins on radiators. Be careful. Needs a re-design by Tripp Lite.
Display is on the very top of the unit. Can be hard to see.
No 240V 60Hz option.

Other Thoughts: You must use electrical tape to create a seal around the rear exhaust duct. Otherwise hot air will leak back into the room severely reducing efficiency of the unit.

The unit is not quiet but not loud either. About the same as another 12k BTU unit that I had. BTW, I killed two consumer Royal Sovereign units before buying this one. Both lasted about 14 months each. They weren't meant to run 24/7 in a server room. Hopefully this Tripp Lite one lasts. Purchased 3 year warranty.

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  • Paul E.
  • 4/8/2011 5:48:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsVery Cool

Pros: Nice cold air, portable on wheels. 12K BTU.

Big plus is being able to vent the hot air out of the room.

It automatically turns itself back on once power is restored (in the event of a power outage).

Cons: May have to clean the filters regularly(Tripp Lite recommends every 2 weeks), but hopefully the filters don't get dirty that quickly.

Other Thoughts: Pretty good purchase to cool down a server room. Competitive price. No issues with it so far.

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