AnswerID: 484193 Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 18:55
Sorry if i missed it but did you have food in there when initially testing,This makes a huge diff to temps...
Normally at shows they'll show you the temps and amperage it uses..You know the Engel 60litre is about 18kgs heavier than the Evakool
60 litre...Its usually just me and the girlfriend that go away...if your away for 3 days plus you should have got the 60litre in my opinion...
Anyway Good-luck with it mate....
Oh something that's happened to me,something in the canopy rolled onto the dial,I didn't realize for hours...Everything basically frozen,lettuce,eggs,tomatoes the lot...
So i bought one of these:
Evakool Wireless Thermometer
and it hasnt happened again,i have this wireless unit in my cabin or even on your table at the end of the day....Also if your on Spurs and bumpy areas...Change milk containers from the caps to something like i use CSR sugar containers for my milk and it hasnt spilt again,otherwise you'll open to a milk slurpy on the bottom....
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FollowupID: 759444 Submitted:
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 20:49
Simon H1 posted:
You did miss it, as stated in my post I had the freezer about 75% full with ice bricks and the fridge about 65% full of pre chilled drinks. We will be going to 3-4 days normally but the 60l was just a bit overkill I think. I would have appreciated the extra space but I will easily be able to keep enough food and drink cold in the 47l and can put warm drinks in at night if I need to top it up. Also my problem with the 60 was that I would struggle to keep it as full (thus it would not operate as efficiently). Also with the same size compressor and element as the 47l I think the 47l would require less power to bring down and maintain temp. But I was very very close to buying the 60l.
The fridge came with one of those thermometers and the 240v adapter. I am very impressed with the wireless thermometer and Have been using it to obtain the temperatures in my results.
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