4x4 magazine 12v fridge BIG camprison test / report

Hi
As the per the title does anyone have a preferably a free link or can post a copy of this.

cheers swampy
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 17:31

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 17:31
Are you looking to buy one.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:15

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:15
hi batts
Exploring options . Only for the fridge that suits me [have to wait till sum further specials come around again ]

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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:07

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:07
Swampy, is this the comparison you're looking for? This is the online summary of the comparison, if you want the entire article, you'll have to find a copy of the print version.

4x4 Magazine - Fridge comparison

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:21

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:21
Hi Ron
thanks for the link all be it a brief version.
From what I can briefly deduct although the fridge test was good ,but not a huge selection .
This is where i will have to obtain a hard copy to verify .
Interesting how the "minor " brands are closing the gap in performance to the "Holden and Ford"" devotees. [sounds similar to the Honda / Yamaha vs the world gene debate ]

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:26

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:26
That's quoting a 2009 issue.
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Follow Up By: swampy - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:33

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 18:33
hi
did not see that
I am confident there is a 2015 comparison test
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Follow Up By: Nickywoop - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 21:23

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 21:23
Would like to see the Trailblaza fridges made by Norcoast in Caloundra tested just for comparison for electricity usage in a 40 + degree situation. Used by the military and other organisations overseas.
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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 23:18

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 23:18
Nick

I agree with you. I have a Trailblaza fridge. It is now about 15 years old and hasn't missed a beat.
They are extremely rugged in construction. I regularly use mine in 40+ degrees and it works well.
For some reason although used by the UN and Australian military they do not get tested in magazine issues. It seems that the magazines do the tests on products they receive advertising dollars from.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 02:33

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 02:33
According to a fridge manufacturer I spoke with they all get invited to submit their product for the test surveys
A number of them decline. I guess if you already have a good reputation built up over the years there is no point risking ruining it in a magazine comparison
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 05:34

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 05:34
I wonder if the mag piece listed who declined.
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Follow Up By: gbc - Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 08:04

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 08:04
As usual they don't compare apples with apples. The two fridge/freezers - evakool and national Luna had to run empty freezers against fridge only models and still did OK. In reality you remove the divider insulation from the evakool and run it as a fridge because of its flexible setup. It would have belted the opposition. That was one of the reasons I believe they didn't submit for the latest test.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 13:39

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 13:39
I hope that all noticed that a retraction was printed in one of the latest issues of 4X4 magazines which showed the Engel power usage to be one of the best ,rather than the worst. AFAIR second only to Waeco.

There was apparently a problem with their test procedure.
Even when it was published at first I found 40AH per day to be unbelievable.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 15:08

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 15:08
Swampy

I have just opened one of those double free magazines with eight free CD's and really good Recovery Strap and...

...It has the 2015 FRIDGE COMPARO. "Six leading players head-to-head in over 500 Hours of Gruelling Testing".

It is in the "4WD Action Accessoeries Byuers Guide 2".

It looks at the following units:

Road Tech Marine - Powertech 50L
Primus 45L Mammoth
Engel 40L Platinum
Ironman 4x4 Icecube 50L
ARB 47L
WAECO CFX -50

I will have to scan it and post it when I get home from work.

Hopefully this is the one you were looking for.

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Follow Up By: swampy - Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 08:50

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 08:50
hi ACD1
That would be great.
Many thanks swampy
Did u back order the mag or found it at the newsagent ??

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 10:39

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 10:39
HI swampy

My Apple and Bananna dont like talking to one another so i havent been able to load the scanned article. I will try again tonight otherwise, I will take a photo of the article and post it.

I picked it up from a Service Station while waiting to pay for fuel - so I dont know when it was even printed.

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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:05

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:05
Here's a test that Aussie batteries have on their site comparing 4 different fridges if you want something to look athttp://www.aussiebatteries.com.au/portable-fridges/
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