Zero Appliances 3 way fridge

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:39
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Just bought (on special) a Zero Appliances 3 way Fridge 35 Litres. ($499) from Snowys. (floor stock special)

It Christmas, it replaces a old Finch that rusted out 10 years ago and the recent Igloo 40l cooler (worse than things on a whatisname).

Does it work?

Plugged it into 240v and it droped to -5c in 1 1/2 hours empty. Loaded it up with cans and bottles of drinks (glass and PET bottles).

Over the week I had a DMM with temp probe plugged in and monitored the temp.

Thursday night the SON (25 who refuses to leave home) got a bottle of soft drink from the cupboard (warm) and I suggested he get one from the new portable fridge. On his return he said "is there suposed to be brown ice everywhere in that new fridge?"


Guess what fridge should have had its thermostat turned up (or down?) , bloody aluminium cans all distorted and half burst, at least one glass beer bottle (fancy one with Wire flip top) leaking badly.

Well that proved the little bugga works dunnit!

Any one else got a ZERO brand CR35 fridge(South African) , they look the goods to me and at $500 bucks with a 12month warranty I'm feeling good.

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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:09

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:09
Russell, hope you can turn it down enough for your cans!!
I assume it is not a motorised fridge, if so you may have to be very cautious how long you run it on battery when stationery.
However it would be a great on site gas fridge no doubt or 240V.
I amsure more & more brands will emerge when they see how many$$ are being charged for Engels etc. problem seems to be that smaller manufacturers cannot buy a Danfoss35 unit for their frigs at a reasonable price. Probably costs them nearly as much as your complete frig or a discount Waeco.
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Follow Up By: Russell [Pajero] - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:15

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:15
I think its got a Danfoss set up init. It is not motorised (uses gas 325 g per day) runs at 95w 12 and 240v so wouldn't run it from battery unless vehicle running.

Some of the prices for others ENGEL WAECO and Evercool? are too rich for me. AT $649 I'm surprised their not more popular.


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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:13

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:13
G'day All,
have found their web site, but can't find an australian distributor.

Anyone know where they are available?
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Follow Up By: Russell [Pajero] - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:12

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:12

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Follow Up By: Myke - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 07:00

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 07:00

I bought a Reefer 100 litre at the Sanctury boat show for $999.00 and the also have a 37 litre one for 699 which is cheap cheap!! These aer with Danfos units in them and have a 3 / 5 year waranty. Only used mine for a little while so far on 12volt but it works great even as a deep freeze. Cheers!
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