Power draw from Engel

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 15:08
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I have been offered a 60 litre Engel originally purchased in 1989, but with a reconditioned motor of about years of age in it. In very good nick.
My question is...how does the draw off a 12volt battery compare between an Engel of that vintage and the new ones?
Any help appreciated.
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Reply By: Large - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:23

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 16:23
I bought a brand new 32 litre from the Engel distributor in SA last year. It draws about 2.4 amps. I quizzed him about an older one I was offered the year before which was approx 15 years old at the time and was told that the older ones draw a lot, approx 6 amps. Anyway, they are a bloody good fridge.
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Reply By: Yarn - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 14:06

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 14:06
The older Engels do draw approx 6amps on Full Freeze mode, this drops to around 2amps on frigde mode.
2.4amps for the new units is again on full freeze mode. The New models use less than 1 amp if used as a fridge.
Over the past 2 weeks I have been at the Caravan & Camping show in Sydney where I had a 40yr old Engel on my stand - still going strong.
Look after them and you will have it for a very long time.

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Reply By: scottywiper - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 19:10

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 19:10
The replacement motor was put in it four years ago. Would that mean it would less amps than the original motor?
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 19:27

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 19:27
mine is almost 3 years old now (is that still new?) and it draws over 4 amps anyway.
Any 60 Litre will draw heaps of amps
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Reply By: Member - Kevin (NSW/ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:07

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:07
I have an older (khaki colour) 39L Engel - not sure of its vintage. All its bits appear original and it draws pretty close to 5 Amps when running. By comparison to a friends newer (grey) Engel it runs a lot more - so that is why power consumption is greater. It is a great fridge but a little bit too power hungry for my liking - I can usually get about 30 hours in one spot before aux battery is down to around 11.5 V which is as low as I like to take it (and my friend's battery is still up around 12.2 V at same time). And thats at ambients in the high 20's - not the real hot stuff.


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