Happy with my new Evakool RF47 fridge .

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 21:09
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I have never owned a 12 volt fridge before and was worried about powering it . I have a 200 watt 24 volt solar panel mounted on the troopy roof . The solar panel runs into a Victron MPPT solar controller . The battery is a 120 amp fullriver . I run it as a single fridge at 1 degree atm . In the morning the battery is on 12.6 volts and when i park it in the sun , after about 5 minutes the solar controller is in float stage . Why was i worried about powering it .
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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 23:02

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 23:02
Good to see better to supply more power than you need for those cloudy days and the new Evakools are a lot better on power than the older one's. My RF47 is 10 yrs old and draws 3.2 amps I'll be looking at fitting a 200 w panel and probably a couple of batteries some time. Did you pay the extra and get the digital control or stick with the dial and do you have one of their fridge monitors. I've had one of their fridge monitors for maybe 5 yrs or more I hang it on the sun visor when travelling and most of the time it picks a signal up threw my alloy canopy which I'm amazed how the signal gets threw into my cab. Good luck with it hope it last for a long time.
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Follow Up By: Troopyman - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 23:06

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 23:06
I thought about the digital upgrade but decided i didnt need it . I think the rotary dial is pretty fail safe . I love the fridge monitor . Stays on my dash . It says not to put rechargables in it but i put some eneloops in and it works fine .
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 00:07

Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 00:07
Same here I have only ever used Energizer rechargeables in mine since I bought it. I recently fitted an alloy canopy to my ute I stuck some insulation to the ceiling and on trip from Mackay to Newcastle before xmas with the fridge inside the canopy and no ventilation [yet to be fitted] I had the fridge running around 1.6 deg it got up nearly 4 deg with the dial just over 6 so it handled the heat inside the canopy well.
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Reply By: Troopyman - Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 12:20

Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 12:20
I dont know how to edit the original post . Should of said 125 minutes not 5 minutes .
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