waeco C80

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2015 at 19:50
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hi I have a waeco c80 works well on 240 switch to 12 motor runs and sounds the same but it doesn't cool, on 240 had it running 3 degrees in switched over with in 15 min it was plus 10 degrees.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Feb 09, 2015 at 20:18

Monday, Feb 09, 2015 at 20:18
I am assuming the 12V you are referring to is in your vehicle, i.e. the cigarette lighter fitting.
You don't say if you have just bought it, or had it for years and it has worked on 12V in the same vehicle. Those details would help

The standard answer is that you are not getting the necessary Voltage to the actual fridge. One way to try to test this is see if it works whilst the engine is running. Then try it if possible connected directly to the battery voltage drop occurs on the typical 6-8m (there and back) from the rear of the vehicle 12V socket.

If the voltage is sub optimal you will hear fans running in your Waeco, but the compressor won't be. My experience is with Waeco 50Litre fridge.

Hopefully with your additional responses an auto sparky may be able to be more definitive



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Reply By: craig s2 - Monday, Feb 09, 2015 at 22:57

Monday, Feb 09, 2015 at 22:57
there is a house battery plus a hot wire to twin battery's and a automatic charger which is only four feet away.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 09:52

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 09:52
Check if there is a fuse on the 12 volt line. I have had similar issues with a high resistance in the fuse holder causing a voltage drop. The fans will work but the compressor when it tries to start will drop the voltage below the low voltage cut out (because of the high resistance) and the compressor drops out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 16:37

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 16:37
If the wire is not 6 B&S this could be your problem.

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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:26

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:26

we had exactly the same problem with our Waeco a few years ago.

It turns out I had to replace the wire that runs up the outlet in the back.
It had me confused because it was a heavy wire that had been working for years and it needed replacing.
Anyhow, we replaced the wire and everything is fine.

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