Engel 240v cable

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:40
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Hi, does anyone know if the 240v cord for a computer monitor will work on an Engel 40l fridge (when operating on 240v). Looks the same. Cheers
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:47

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:47
If it is a standard IEC socket on the fridge, has 3 pins and the standard IEC cord fits, it will work.

Check it out.

cheers
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:51

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:51
As said above:

In a word; YES.

Phil
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Reply By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:49

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:49
Thanks for that
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 14:17

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 14:17
JD
Using a computer cord the fridge might catch a virus or perhaps a really bad "cold".
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 15:23

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 15:23
Thanks Ross, I'm checking costs now. Will either buy new engel cord or fridge antivirus s/ware. Still haven't found fridge a/v s/w though. Never mind, will keep looking. PS Wife reckons i should glen20 the fridge computer, but i can't find that either........:-). Cheers
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Reply By: Dion - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 18:11

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 18:11
Probably cheaper than genuine.
Also look to see if you want the fridge connection straight, left or right hand.
Cheers,
Dion.
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 18:25

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 18:25
thanks Dion, I'm just wanting to use this for out of car use, so straight connection ok. Reason for wanting another cord is so I don't have to remove my carefully zipped tied cords (including 240v) in the car. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 07:47

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 07:47
Very good point. We have a Platinum drop slide and the "staright" one wont fit.

Phil
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Reply By: Member - mike g2 - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 00:31

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 00:31
Agree with other comments on that it should work.. but..are there any electrical geniuses out there to clarify if the current draw difference could be a problem?
MG.
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Follow Up By: K&FT - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:27

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:27
all electrical leads should be of an approved type so they should carry 10A as a minimum. computer leads/jug leads should all be ok.

look at the face of the plug where the pins are and you should see a number with a letter in front of it eg N21345, Q 12345 etc the letter gives the state the approval comes from and if you are inclined you can look that up online.

frank
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 21:57

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 21:57
I doubt that the currect draw of an Engem fridge on 240v will be an issue.
They draw about 6 amps ringin wet on 12 volts.

Including losses thay will probably draw an amp or two max on 240V.

On the matter of ratings on jug cords.

I don't see why there should be any excuse to allow jug cords in anything other than 10 amp rating...but there are plenty of 7.5 amp rated jug cords out there....I've even seen one or two 5 amp jug cords.

When I see jug cords rated other than 10 amp...I seem to get this twich..which frequently results in the plugs being cut off.

cheers

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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 15:57
Hi Bantam
and what current rating is on the standard 3 pin plug end.
and the difference between a 10A 3 min plug and a 15A 3 pin plug is what?
Apart from the current ration.
In fact the only difference is the earth pin.
All else is the same.

So I suspect the difference between the 7.5 and the 5amp IEC socket and a 10A IEC socket is about the same.

However I may be wrong.

I once thought I was wrong but them found out I was correct as usual

Regards

Geoff
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 00:00
The difference between a 10 amp plug and a 15 amp plug... IS....that is illegal to fit a 15 amp plug to a 10 amp cable.

The purpose of having 3 plugs (10 amp, 15 amp, 20 amp) that look similar and can be plugged into higher reated sockets.

IS to ensure than cables and appliances are not plugged into sockets rated less than the cable or appliance..but the plug system is downward compatable.....so you can plug a 10 or 15 amp plug into a 20 amp socket and you can plug a 10 amp plug into a 15 amp socket......but not the other way round.

A Compliant 10 amp IEC lead will be made on 10 amp 32/0.20 cable, a 7.5 amp IEC lead will be made on 7.5 amp cable.

with 7.5amp IEC leads, there is the problem that that lead may be used to plug a 10 amp appliance into a 10 amp socket and thus be out of specification.


Persoanally I will not own nor will I tag a 7.5 amp IEC lead, unless I have a very good reason otherwise I will chop them up on sight.


Cheers
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