Weaco fridge , 240 V adaptor

Submitted: Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 17:54
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Bit the bullet and couldnt resist Jim's post for the weaco 90 l for $750.

I was wondering if anyone has found a 240v adaptor for less than weaco sells them . I think there asking around $140.00Venus Bay
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Reply By: ThePublican - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 18:12

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 18:12
Eric, got ours for nix in the deal of physicaly going to the fridgeshop and waving cash,,,,80lt + cover + converter $1023.....recomended retail a stubby short of $1700 ........ the actual convertor runs the unit at 24v not 12v ....has the provision to connect battery at same time in case of 240v power failure,,,,ergo the answer is yes,,, any battery charger that pushes out 6amp true will run the waeco,....what price a batt charger ???
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Reply By: Rowler - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 18:51

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 18:51
Me too, ordered it today & should arrive in SA on wednesday, if you find out about the adapter I would like to know too.

Cheers Rowler (Dave) SA
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 20:59

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 20:59
I got one at BigW just after Christmas for $40 which I am using for my Engel .. working fine. They were in the camping section.
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Follow Up By: lazylcd - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 00:05

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 00:05
hi jack,
what is the name of the unit, do u think it will run a 40l weaco?? any tricks to using it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:49

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:49
Hi Lazy:

Brand is a Mobitronic Mains Rectifier, 240v -> 12v, and on closer examination it is apparently made by Waeco (had not noticed it before).
Specs on the box read as follows:
Input: 220v - 240v - 50 Hz 0.6A
Output: 12V - 5A, 60W

Box states "For connecting thermoelectric 12 volts cooling units to 220 volts - 240 volts. Also an all purpose mains unit. Ideal for use at home, on camp sites, in hotels or weekend homes".

You may want to check out this link . The one I am referring to is No. EPS-817U

I had seen ( and bid) on one on eBay some time previously and missed out, and it went for just over $100, so I was a bit amazed to see it at the price. Methinks most shoppers did not know what it was.

I am unsure what the usual retai is, as it was in the stuff "on sale" straight after Christmas. Next time I go up to BigW, I will hunt around and see if I can get some more info for you.

Plug it into the mains and plug the fridge on theother side. It is a ciggie lighter fitting, which I changed to match the marine fitting I have on the end of my Engel fridge. Pretty painless task.

Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:51

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:51
PS: You need to click on the "Accessories for "Coolboxes" link first.
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Reply By: Rowler - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:39

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:39
Did a search on the model number & came up with this site @ $95 http://www.caravansplus.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=394

Cheers Rowler (dave)
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Follow Up By: Eric.- Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 23:10

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 23:10
what is the model number Rowler ? is this the one that runs 24v ?

do you have to switch them over(fridge that is ) from 12 to 24 v ? to run the adapter ?Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Rowler - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 10:40

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 10:40
Hi, I cut & pasted this out of the fridge shop page, it is a multi voltage adapter & is the one that they tried to sell me with the fridge, like you I thought that I could get it cheaper elseware.
Check out the fridge shop web site & you will find it there. Perhaps we would get away with a lesser spec'd unit ?

Cheers Rowler (dave)

AC-MPS-50

Product information

• Mains Voltage: 110 to 240 Volts AC
• Output Voltage: 27V DC
• Battery Voltage: 12/24 Volts
• Output Current: 6A
• Output power: 150 Watts
• For problem-free connection to 110 to 240 Volt mains systems.

Technical data

Product name Mobitronic multivoltage adapter MPS-50
Price $139
Dimensions 20W x 70H x 200mmD
Weight 1kg approx.
Voltage Input 240 Volts with output 24 Volts
Other Compatible with the following models: CCF/SE 18/35/40/45, CDF 35, CF 25/35/40/50/80/110, FR145, FF30/40/70/90, RD, RPD, RSD, MDC, HDC


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Follow Up By: Rowler - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 10:43

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 10:43
Sorry I don't have my fridge yet..... I am unsure if you need to switch voltages or anything

Cheers Rowler (dave)
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 09:35

Saturday, Feb 07, 2004 at 09:35
The adaptor that Evakool pushes, is cheaper than the Waeco one, and puts out 12v instead of 24.
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Follow Up By: Brett - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:19

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:19
remember you will get less volt drop at a higher voltage and the waeco will run at 24 volts without any switching.
My FF40 will run from 9 volts to 30 volts without any switching.
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Follow Up By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 13:46

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 13:46
yeah I know, but I was thinking in terms of being able to use the adaptor for other uses, apart from the fridge.
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:01

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:01
Just remember that its the big 90 litre fridge here with a quoted power consumption of 70 watts. No use getting an adaptor that won't hack it.
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Reply By: Brett - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:45

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:45
Danfoss Bd35 and 50 data

Check out this link. It gives you various small and easy modifications to make to your fridge to suit your application. I have changed the operational voltage of my fridge by taking the "low/high "battery switch out of curcuit and installing a 220k ohm resistor which means the fridge will run from 9.2 v to 31.5v. I then used the "low high switch " in conjunction with a 692 ohm resistor so I am able to increase the motor speed and cooling power at will. I normally only do this when I have just restocked the fridge(which is used only as a freezer) and have eithe a long drive ahead or I am able to connect to mains power.

Another thing I have done to increase the efficency of the fridge is to keep the air curculating around the compressor. I went to the tip shop and picked up a couple of old vacuum cteaner hoses. I then adapted one end to the airconditioner outlet which directs air to the driver's footwell. I then blocked the passenger side footwell air con outlet. The hose was run back to the fridge and the air was directed by the a plastic vacuum cleaner accessory which spreads the cool air over the condensor and compressor. The whole installation is inobtrusive and means that I can have aiflow to the fridge even by opening the vent and selecting any setting as long as it includes the footwell.

Does anyone know if the FF70 comes with an internal wire basket.
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 17:44

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 17:44
gday ereic.
acording to the fridge shop the 12 volt one you can buy any where pretty cheap will run the bd35 but you need the bigger 24 volt to run the bd 50.
70litre and bigger.
we got out 240 volt adapter for $100 from the fridge shop.
cheers and you will be happy im rapped.due to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Reply By: WAP - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 14:26

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 14:26
Does anyone know if the FF70 comes with an internal wire basket???

WAP
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 21:02

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 21:02
the FF90 came with a basket , I would asume the ff 70 would be the same Venus Bay
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