When activated by placing the inside wallet in cold water, crystals within the wallet absorb water. As they do, a gel forms. Slowly, water from the gel evaporates, creating a cooling effect.
Can I put my Frio Wallet in a purse or suitcase when activated?
Placing a Frio Wallet inside another container will restrict air circulation. This will not only reduce the effectiveness of the Frio, but could result in loss of product. We recommend that the Frio be exposed to the outside air at all times when activated. It will not work if placed in a ziplock bag or airtight container.
How Long Should My Frio Stay Cool?
Each Frio when activated and stored properly, can keep insulin cool for up to 45 hours, based upon a constant environment of 100°F. When we say cool, we mean that the Frio should not exceed room temperature (60-72°F). The gel inside the Frio may remain swollen longer, if the humidity is high.
Can I use My Frio Wallet for Other Medications?
Yes, you can use the frio wallet for keeping your other medications cool. Some individuals have purchased a Frio Wallet to keep e-cigarette vaporizing liquids from exceeding room temperature. Epi-Pen (epinephrine) used by individuals with food, nut or bee allergies may use the Frio Wallet to keep the medication from exceeding room temperature. A doctor should be consulted for other medications, as the Frio Wallet was primarily designed with Insulin cooling in mind.
How long will my Frio Wallet last?
Used and stored properly, the Frio Wallet should last for 1 to 2 years on average. Climate and humidity will determine how well your Frio works, and your care of the wallet will determine how long it works. As your Frio Wallet ages In humid climates it takes longer for the Frio wallet to evaporate, so the Frio may need to be dried out in order to use it again. In order to use your Frio again, it may be necessary to place the Frio in a dry place, like in front of an open window, in front of a fan, or near a low temperature heat vent. If your Frio swells too big to remove from the outside pouch, you may need to dry out the Frio a bit to remove it.
How Do I clean my Frio Wallet?
The outside Cambrelle cover of the wallet can be hand washed with mild detergent. The inside gel pack should only be spot cleaned with moist towel. Never place your Frio in the washing machine.
Instructions for Activating My Frio Wallet
Take the inner gel pack out of the Cambrelle fabric shell
Fill sink with cold tap water and immerse the inner wallet in cold water for 8-15 minutes
Once it is activated, remove from water and roll in a towel to remove excess water
Let your activated Frio dry for a minimum of 30 minutes, before inserting insulin and activated gel into the Cambrelle outer wallet
Store your activated Frio in a mesh pocket, (outer mesh pocket on a backpack for example) or other place where air can reach your Frio.