Waeco cf60 power consumption on 240v

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Can anyone tell me how many kw a Waeco CF60 would use in a year if continuously running on 240v?
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 19:45

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 19:45
Not enough info, Fridge or freezer use? How many amps does it draw?

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 21:49

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 at 21:49
Basically the same as it would use on 12V, assuming equal losses.
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 00:04

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 00:04
Hi
Too many variables:
Ambient temps
Thermostat setting
Warm loadings
but a just a little more than on 12V due to losses in the conversion.

but anywhere between 200 & 450 kWhrs, as a fridge ,being loaded & unloaded.

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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 01:51

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 01:51
As stated environmental conditions can alter this figure greatly it might be hot where you live or cold your fridge may run for 10 hours a day it may run for 20 hours. Maybe you can purchase a 240 volt battery watt meter off the net that gives you hourly, daily, weekly and total power consumption so you can monitor it there's no simple way to just figure it out sorry but you probably won't get an accurate answer off anyone.
http://steplight.com.au/products/steplight-plug-in-power-meter?gclid=COiysJbIzcMCFYiCvQodQqEAFQ
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 08:26

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 08:26
Dave,

As already said, too many variables to give anything like an absolute answer....

but.....

running in a typical traveling 12V environment it will draw an average of about 1 to 1.5 amps over 24 hours each day, say 35 amphours. 35 amphours multiplied by 12 volts is abour 400-450 watthours, say 500 watthours to allow for conversion losses from 240V, so that's half a kwh per day, or about 180 kwh per year.

This will change a lot with loading and operating temperature (inside and out) but is a fair ballpark figure to start with.

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 08:32

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 08:32
Just reread Peter's post above - I have no argument with his 200-450 kwh figure. It's a bit higher than mine, but we've obviously both followed the same logic to arrive at similar conclusions. Given the diversity of possible operating conditions, both answers are correct!

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 12:13

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 12:13
It may be semantic I know, but dave said "continuously running". As such the motor is not stopping and operating as a freezer. Maybe he meant 'in continuous use' as a refrigerator which is what the answers so far have been based on.

If he did mean 'running non-stop" then at 6 or 7 amps on 12V it will consume about 750 KWh in a year.
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Reply By: DaveA - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 16:52

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 16:52
Thanks for your answers so far. Sorry for not being more specific. Firstly, I don't ever use it as a freezer - no need to. It occasionally comes on trips with us but the rest of the time it is running continuously in the house as a bar fridge. It is in a quiet corner and doesn't get any sun on it at all. It's almost always full - certainly during the week. It gets a bit of a nudge on a weekend so the stock diminishes temporarily but I usually fill it up again next morning. It doesn't get any use at all during the week so no opening or closing or the lid - again, except on weekends and then usually only of an evening. The ambient temperature in the room where it's located would be approx. 22 degrees in the warmer months (kept as such with the A/C if necessary) and maybe about 16 - 18 in winter. Much as most people would have their lounge room set at for comfort. The thermostat setting is on 3 lights (out of 7). But the higher settings are the freeze settings. The internal temperature of the fridge is normally around 2 - 3 degrees.
I hope this all helps.
Any further help will be much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 00:10

Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 00:10
Hi
Ok ,under those conditions but still dependent on how much warm loading you could probably look @ around 110<130kWhrs peryear

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