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Polocool PC-53AP/C / PC-58AP/C / PC-44BP/C

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PC-53AP/C (5.5kW), PC-58AP/C (6.0kW), PC-44BP/C (4.4kW)
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Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide

A portable air conditioner is a great way to stay cool, but with the array of choices, finding the best portable air conditioner can be complex. This portable air conditioners buying guide is here to help you meet your AC match so you can spend a cool time together.

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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.9 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (10)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (10)
  • Heating / Cooling Speed
    3.5 (10)
  • Portability
    3.6 (10)


Does A Great Job

Date PurchasedDec 2016

Was great until it stopped working


Was a great machine for almost 2 stinking hot summers. Then stopped working - started overheating and stopped releasing hot air at the back. Could be a fire hazard. Contacted polocool and response I got was "return to seller" a bit hard when its out of warranty. If it had better support would rate it better.

Date PurchasedOct 2014
Tony P

Tony PSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Pefect answer this summer

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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JaneHunter Region, NSW

  • 11 reviews

Works well, if you can stand the noise.


1. This A/C unit cools well.
2. Control panel on the unit is easy to use, as is the remote control.
3. Good having it on wheels to move it around.
4. Window extensions are available separately.

1. This unit is very loud & it's hard to hear the TV when it's on normal volume.
2. Very, very heavy. (Thank heaven's the unit has wheels!)

Would have given a 5 star rating if it wasn't so noisy.

Date PurchasedSep 2014

LadyOfThreeQLD, 4570

  • 123 reviews

Good for a small room.


Moderate sound level when operating, cools quite well, good for a small area. Would not recommend for a lounge room - even if it is used in the m2 allowance. Does take up quite a bit of space. Great choice if you're in a rental. One of the better portable units.

Date PurchasedOct 2016

greenysalamander bay

  • 5 reviews

Mum loves it


bought the 6.0 kw model and they love it I get a update on how good it is every hot spell really made a difference .By closing different doors they can even cool the bedrooms down.and with the inverter it is not to bad on power.got it for a good price with extended warranty from harvey norman its like a gift that keeps giving

Date PurchasedMar 2016

GoldenmumSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews

Has saved my sanity over this endless hot summer.

Date PurchasedNov 2016
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  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Great on hot and humid days

Date PurchasedJan 2017

spudcatPerth, WA

  • 8 reviews

dont buy as waste of money


bought this as salesman said best on market and this was after i told him i was pensioner and was costing alot stupid me for trusting, had to take back twice as very loud, thurmostat goes on and off all the time and cooling is no better than fan.it is heavy ,no handles to move ,swapped for omega altise and have never looked back.

Date PurchasedDec 2014
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JW19Sydney, NSW

  • 23 reviews

Great & powerful unit


Ok, let's start by saying it's not very quiet as it's not a fan. The condenser unit is in-built to the portable aircon hence the noise. If you can't accept the noise, I think you need to get a split-system installed. However if you're like us and can bear the noise, this is a great unit. It's powerful enough for a 1-bed apartment living room (not very big space-wise) during those hot days. I would rather have the noise and than to bear the summer heat. It also comes with piping and window kit, which we wrapped in bubble-wrap for a better insulation against outside warm air. From memory, we only had to empty the water tank twice in the 5-year we have this unit.

Date PurchasedDec 2010


  • 2 reviews

Don't go there


Got this unit for Christmas- store model did not show there was a massive hose that needed to be fitted out a window - very loud and means it can not go in a bedroom - tried unit on lowest temp and left room - only slight change after one hour and water leaking - no customer support - no point having extended warranty when not happy from start - spend an extra $299 and get a reverse cycle.

Date PurchasedDec 2016

Great air conditioner


I bought this model 2 years ago and i have had no trouble with it. It was so good i bought a second one. Now if it is hot i not longer care as i know it will cool the rooms quickly i place it in. As for the sound it is not really that bad and i would rather a bit of sound than sweat all night in a hot room. As far as im concerned if you want a good unit buy this one.

Date PurchasedDec 2014

Always gets a full tank


I do like this air conditioner for an average sized room. It cools it beautifully. My only complaint is the advertising says you never have to empty the tank yet my unit needs emptying every 20 minutes or so. And they are not the easiest things to empty making it more of a nuisance than a help I have called the company and the seller and no one can help. It's left us hot and bothered which is a shame because it does cool well. Perhaps they should take that line out of their advertising.

Date PurchasedNov 2013

Competent unit, a little noisy works fine except the timer!


We replaced our 10yr old Delonghi 3.5kw portable air conditioner with the above unit 19th December 2016. Purchased from Harvey Norman Auburn. The polo cool is definitely more noisy than the Delonghi unit it replaces but is far superior in cool a similar space. Easy to install and running in minutes and cools the room quickly. So far no problems but I would never have brought this unit had I known about the timer: BE AWARE, this is not a 24hr timer (we had one on the Delonghi) all this timer can do is delay the start or add an end time which means you have to set it every time you need to use it, you can't set it to come on at 5 pm every day. Really inconvenient and given the cost of the unit, a poor omission.

Date PurchasedDec 2016



the unit i purchased last summer is suitable only for people who dont want to hear anything else it is so noisy there is no way anyone could sleep with it running .it does cool up to a couple of degrees but not enough on hot sultry days .sorry i spent the money

Date PurchasedNov 2015
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Was good for a while


We had the same problem as above. Worked perfectly for a few months then keeps cutting out to fan only. Polocool say it's the room temp that's cool enough - never had this problem before.
Has anyone else had it do this? I'm out of warranty now too . Not sure what to do

Date PurchasedJan 2015
Mahatma Coat

Mahatma CoatSydney

  • 6 reviews

Another Dudd?


Seriously, I had a lesser POLOCOOL which after a fortnight started to cut out and simply blow the fan. Took that one back to Harvey norman and threw in another 600 PLUS 200 more for extended warranty but Still the Same crap problem! Called POLOCOOL but support person was none the wiser. SHOULD have gone the reverse cycle a/c!


ClaytonWestern District, VIC

  • 2 reviews

it works!


was a bit skeptical about portable air con, but this does make a difference. No air con will drop temp more than 10 degrees when its 40 degrees plus. The secret is turn it on early, close doors and windows, and vent the unit according to the instructions supplied. A bit noisy perhaps, but better than being hot and uncomfortable all night.
For me, money well spent. A must for people who rent. Shop around, prices do vary. Purchased mine in January, no problems so far. Does what its supposed to do.

JIngle Bells

JIngle BellsMelbourne

  • 2 reviews

Polocool Not Cool



  • 14 reviews

Surprisingly good


I was a bit dubious about how effective this would be, but was pleasantly surprised. It works quickly and effectively cools 2 large rooms. I put mine in a separate room if I'm watching tv but it's no noisier than the old box air-conditioners. Easy to put together but it is heavy.

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Questions & Answers



PC-53AP/C (5.5kW)

I need a longer window slider approx 1 metre long any ideas were to purchase.
I live in Perth

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Daz Za

Daz Zaasked

PC-53AP/C / PC-58AP/C / PC-44BP/C

The water storage is cracked. Can this be replaced?
Where can I purchase a replacement water storage component, I think the drainage nozzle has snapped off.

No answers
Janet H.

Janet H.asked

PC-53AP/C (5.5kW)

I have a PC mega 6.o watt and It has stopped being a air conditioner and only has the fan function ,no codes have come up on the screen ,we can hear the unit trying to turn the condenser on (if that is the right term )to be an air conditioner.
My question is can this be fixed?

1 answer

Sounds like startup/run compressor capacitor

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  • There are three models: the PC-35AP/C, which cools rooms up to 20sqm, the PC-44BP/C, for rooms up to 30sqm, and the PC58AP/C, suitable for larger rooms up to 42 sqm.
  • Comes with an included window kit, that suits all window types and sliding doors. It’s meant to make for easier installation, but you can also purchase a ceiling/wall exhaust if this is more practicable.
  • According to Polocool, the water tank never needs to be emptied, even when a room is high in humidity. This may be helped in part by the built-in dehumidifier.
  • Included timer allows for easy set-and-forget functionality.

Overall, reviewers appreciated that the Polocool PC AC models were quiet in operation, that they usually only had to be emptied out once at the end of summer, and perhaps most importantly of all – that they produce crisp, cold air that kept a room comfortable, no matter how high the barometer rose outside.

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CategoryPortable Air ConditionersPortable Air ConditionersPortable Air Conditioners
Price (RRP) A$1,049.00A$1,395.00A$1,095.00
Features Dehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote ControlDehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote ControlDehumidifying Function, On/Off Timer and Remote Control
Cooling Power5.5 kW6 kW4.4 kW
Reverse Cycle NoNo
Cooling Capacity19,000 BTU20,000 BTU
Dimensions 775 x 365 x 568 mm775 x 365 x 568 mm775 x 365 x 568 mm
Auto Restart FunctionNo
Max Room Size 394230
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Release dateOct 2011Oct 2011Oct 2011
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