Setup Instructions Table of Contents

Variable Fan Controller Instructions: (video below)
  1. Insert the Fan Controller into the phone charger or batter power bank, insert the fan USB plug into the USB port of the Fan Controller, and then turn the adjustment knob to adjust the speed of the fan. Turn the knob clockwise to increase the air volume. Turning it counterclockwise will make the air volume gentler and the knob has a switch function.
  2. The fan controller will operate your variable fan from approximately 2200 rpm to 6500 rpm.
  3. There are two no-go areas when using the controller:
    1. With a setting below approximately 2200 rpm
      • The power being supplied may not be sufficient to operate the fan. If operating in this range, please ensure the fan is spinning.  Increase the fan controller speed if the fan is not spinning.
    2. With a setting above approximately 6500 rpm:
      • The controller can’t step up the power enough to run the fan when using a standard phone USB charger or with a battery power bank that supplies a 5-volt input. Above this setting, you will hear the fan cutting out and slowing down. Do not operate the fan in this setting. However, if the controller is supplied with 8 to 12 volts of input power, then this high-speed limit is not applicable, and the fan will operate up to 7500 rpm. It is highly improbable that speeds exceeding 6500 rpm will be needed for camera cooling and the noise level will be significantly louder. All testing data was conducted at 5000 rpm.
  4. If the variable controller is unnecessary for every event, set it aside and connect the fan directly to the USB plug for a constant 4800-5000 rpm fan.

CAUTION: DO NOT operate the variable fan with a direct 12-volt input to the fan! The fan is only rated to a maximum of 8-volts. Using the fan controller ensures never exceeding this 8-volt maximum. 

  • Variable Fan Controller Specs:
    • Input Power: DC 4-12V
    • Output Power: DC 2.5V-8V
  • Variable Fan Specs:
    • Input Power: DC 3-8V
    • RPM: 2200-7500

Notes:

  • The Fan Controller is NOT waterproof! 
CAMCooLER Action 4 Camera Cooler Setup Instructions: (video below)
  • Cooler fan blades are sharp. Do NOT stick your fingers or anything else in the fan blades at any time. Install the cooler over your device first and secure it using the method described in the instructions before applying power. Ensure your fingers and electrical cords are clear of the blades before applying power.
  1. Place the cooler fan assembly over the Action 4 camera and secure it in place with the turnbuckles or bungee cord.
  2. Start recording or skip it if activating via the app. 
  3. Ensure fan blades are clear of fingers and wires before plugging in fans.
  4. Plug the fan into an external battery power brick or USB phone charger.
  5. Use 5-volt DC power ONLY! This is common power for your GoPro or USB phone charger. 
  6. When ready to stop recording or anytime you wish to remove the fan cooler, unplug the power cable first.

Notes:

  • Devices supported: Action 4 camera
  • We recommend using an external microphone so the fan noise doesn’t overwhelm the sounds of the game recording.
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CAMCooLER for GoPro Camera Setup Instructions: (video below)

Install Instructions are the same for the CAMCooLER 9Ten11&12, CAMCooLER Mini, CAMCooLER 8, and mMod coolers

  • Cooler fan blades are sharp. DO NOT stick your fingers or anything else in the fan blades at any time. Install the cooler over your device first and secure it using the method described in the instructions before applying power. Ensure your fingers and electrical cords are clear of the blades before applying power.
  1. Secure GoPro on Fence.
  2. Start Recording or skip if activating via the app. 
  3. Place GoPro cooler fan assembly over GoPro and hold in place. 
  4. Secure the cooling fan assembly with provided bungee cord by first hooking the top hook to the fence and pulling the bungee over the fan cooler to the bottom and hook on the fence.
  5. Ensure fan blades are clear of fingers and wires before plugging in fans.
  6. Plug the fan into an external battery power brick or USB phone charger.
  7. When ready to stop recording or anytime you wish to remove the fan cooler, unplug the power cable first.
  8. Remove the bungee cord to access the GoPro.

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Smartphone Cooler – Dual purpose cooler for live streaming or GameChanger Setup Instructions: (video below)

Upteded: Nov 2023

Only tested with the included phone mount. Use this phone mount to secure your phone. This mount is similar or others sold on Amazon, but it has stronger side arms and the cooler is designed around it, so it has been included with the cooler.

  • Cooler fan blades are sharp. DO NOT stick your fingers or anything else in the fan blades at any time. Install the cooler over your device first and secure it using the method described in the instructions before applying power. Ensure your fingers and electrical cords are clear of the blades before applying power.
Recording or Live Streaming:
  1. Secure the smartphone in the mount, with the camera lens facing away from the mount. The Mount should be on the screen side of the smartphone.
  2. Secure on the fence with your user-provided fence clip, magic arm, or similar mount.
  3. Start Recording or live stream.
  4. Place the cooler fan over the mount by aligning the 1/4 thumb bolt with the 1/4 bolt screw threads and secure it using the provided thumb screw. Remember to tighten it until snug, but avoid over-tightening.
  5. Finally, connect the fans to a 5-volt plugin or power brick using the included Y adapter USB cord
  6. On cooler days, running both fans may not be necessary to achieve sufficient cooling.
  7. Use 5-volt DC power ONLY! This is standard power for your GoPro or USB phone charger.  Under no instances should a higher power output be used to speed the fans up as it will only damage them!
Secure the smartphone in the mount, with the camera lens facing away from the mount. The Mount should be on the screen side of the smartphone.

Using the cooler for GameChanger, iScore, or a similar scoring app.

  1. Secure the smartphone in the mount, with the screen facing away from the mount, towards the user. The mount should be on the back side of the phone.
  2. Place the cooler fan over the mount by aligning the 1/4 thumb bolt with the 1/4 bolt screw threads and secure it using the provided thumb screw. Remember to tighten it until snug, but avoid over-tightening.
  3. Hold the cooler for scoring or mount to your chair with a magic arm.
  4. Finally, connect the fans to a 5-volt plugin or power brick using the included Y adapter USB cord
  5. On cooler days, running both fans may not be necessary to achieve sufficient cooling.
  6. Use 5-volt DC power ONLY! This is standard power for your GoPro or USB phone charger.  Under no instances should a higher power output be used to speed the fans up as it will only damage them!
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Mevo Start Cooler Setup Instructions: (video below)
  • Cooler fan blades are sharp.  DO NOT stick your fingers or anything else in the fan blades at any time. Install the cooler over your device first and secure it using the method described in the instructions before applying power. Ensure your fingers and electrical cords are clear of the blades before applying power.
  • Fans are NOT waterproof. Please protect fans when the ground crew applies water the infield and don’t use in any type of precipitation. 
  1. Secure Mevo Start Camera on Fence.
  2. Start Recording or skip if activating via the app. 
  3. Place Mevo Start cooler fan assembly over the top of the Mevo Start camera and slide the fan assembly all the way forward.
  4. Secure the cooling fan assembly with the provided bungee cord. This cooler sits quite nicely over the camera and might not need to be secured.
  5. Ensure fan blades are clear of fingers and wires before plugging in fans.
  6. Plug the fan into an external battery power brick or USB phone charger.
  7. Use 5 volt DC power ONLY! This is common power for your GoPro or USB phone charger.  Under no instances should a higher power output be used in an attempt to speed the fans up as it will only damage them!
  8. When ready to stop recording or anytime you wish to remove the fan cooler, unplug the power cable first.
  9. Remove the bungee cord to access the Mevo Start camera.
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Portable Charger Battery Bank

We recommend using a Portable Charger Battery Bank with at least 20000mAh capacity. This will run your camera and cooling fans for almost all day as the fans draw very little power. I’ve recorded 5 games once and still had power remaining. (your results may vary)  These can be purchased for $30 to $100 and I’ve had great success with the lesser expensive ones, but have switched to the Crave Plus PRO. I prefer to have a battery with the new style USB C in and out and one with 3 power outlets.

  • For better results and lower heat output from your device, ensure your device is fully charged so it is not generating extra heat to charge the internal battery. On days when it gets over 100 degrees, I remove the battery from the GoPro for this very reason.
  • Also, don’t start out using a camera that has been heat-soaked sitting in the sun in your bag before the game starts.  Keep those cameras in the shade or a ziplock bag in the ice cooler.
We recommend operating the GoPro WITHOUT the internal battery. 
Our testing shows an increase of 7 degrees warmer outside air
temperature before thermal overheat and shutdown.

For the GoPro 9 and new models, we recommend using a USB C to USB C cable and a Portable Charger Battery Bank with a USB C (PD Out) port. USB-C supports the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specification. The older USB ports can deliver just 2.5 to 15 watts of power and your GoPro might not operate with that depending on the firmware version installed. But USB PD can deliver up to 100 watts of power, more than six times what older USB ports can do.

Crave Plus Pro
Crave Plus PRO (3 power outlets)

Caution: DO NOT use a stepless speed controller module with our fixed RPM cooling fans.

This controller is only compatible with the variable speed fans introduced on 11/3/2023. 

These devices control the fan’s speed by varying output voltage, but they have a step booster on the board that will cause an output of 8 volts, thus exceeding the rated capacity of the fixed RPM fans sold by CAMCOOLERLLC.  All fans are tested before being shipped, and no refund will be given on returns if fans do not operate because of overvoltage by the buyer.

Also, note that most portable charger battery banks have an auto-off timer to turn off the battery when not enough current is being drawn or utilized. This can be a problem with operating a GoPro with an internal battery that probably only lasts for about 45 minutes and expecting the portable charger battery bank to keep the GoPro powered when its internal battery runs dead. When the internal battery goes dead, the external portable charger battery bank isn’t on and now the GoPro shuts off losing that valuable game footage. 

However, our cooling fans draw enough current to keep the portable charger battery bank always on so they don’t auto-shutoff.