Eva Kool car fridge

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Hi guys ,just want to know if its okay to run my 60 lts fridge 24/7 as a bar fridge when Im not camping? Thanks and cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:24

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:24
Hell yeah uppy :)
Some might say it'll perhaps wear it out faster, but maybe not running for extended periods will also cause problems.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:34

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:34
thanks Les Ive been told that its not good to stop start a house fridge so it could be the same for a car fridge
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:41

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:41
I'm sure you'd be fine either way for periods of time.
I wonder what most fridge makers recommend ?
That would be interesting.

My mate runs his Waeco at home all the time as a beer fridge, when not on trips, which is most of the year.
I've run mine when new at home for a month before fitting to the vehicle.

I suppose most people don't runs them in their 4WDs when not on trips, but I can see many using them for a home beer fridge, or extra freezer space, etc.
Mine's off now, just clean it out and leave it ajar to stop it getting those fridge odors.
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Reply By: Chris_K - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:40

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 15:40
We use ours all the time on the deck as a drinks fridge when guests come over...never had a problem! :)
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 16:50

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 16:50
My current evakool has worn out 3 utes. It doesn't get shut down. 8 years old at present. Have no fear.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:58

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:58
lots of people run thier portable DC fridges 24/7/365, and the good ones last for ages.

My brother runs he Engel continuoulsy and has done for decades.
Plenty of people who live aboard boats a fridge like you have is their only fridge.

With the build quality of current domestic frdges, in particular cheap nasty bar fridges.....ya portable DC fridge is probably a better option all round.

better insulated
more efficient
better built.

cheers
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Reply By: Batt's - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 21:40

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 21:40
It will be fine only thing is if it's a fridge/ freezer combo you might have to defrost it out occasionally our 47 ltr Evakool fridge/freezer would need defrosting after 2-3 months on some occasions depending on how often it's opened.
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Reply By: bigfut - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:15

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:15
Should be fine. I have a Waeco CFX, which is approaching 3 years old, and has been running in the car 24/7 since new. No problems yet.
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Reply By: Member - Peter G20 - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:22

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:22
Hi
My 25 year old engel has never been turned off for more than a week!
It is better to be running than not!

Cheers

Pete
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Follow Up By: uppy - Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 09:44

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 at 09:44
thanks guys for your advise ,I'm happy to keep running my fridge 24/7 as my outdoor bar fridge, Cheers Uppy
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