Waeco CF-50

Submitted: Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 07:40
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Hello All,

Well thats almost 4 hours and the fridge has cooled down by about 20 degrees, considering the amount of beer i put in thats not bad. My question is, the manual says that the led represent 5 degree changes. Is the first LED +10 the second + 5 Degrees the third 0 degrees and so on. I have set the fridge at the third LED and it seems to be stuck at 5 Degrees, i would have expected closer to zero, or is it too soon.

Thanks for any help

Scott
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Reply By: Oznuggets - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:29

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:29
Scott, You may need to wait longer to get a true idea of it's running temp, mine on 3 leds runs between 0 and 4 degrees and never changes whether it is freezing outside or 40 degrees. I am also using the waeco insulated bag as well. I do assume there maybe small differences between fridges in the LED temp range so just see how it goes. Personally I would have been happier with the old style slide setting which gave you better control, 5 degree increments are too large IMHO. I have had no problems with my lid and had it over 12 months, email me and I'll send a pic of my lid oznuggets@yahoo.com.au Regards, Peter
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Reply By: Jimbo - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 10:45

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 10:45
I'd sell my Engel for a Waeco CF 80 (with fridge and freezer) tomorrow if it weren't for the stupid thermostat device on them. I also prefer a knob or slide that allows infinite adjustment. Five degree increments are WAY too much.

Jim.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 18:29

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 18:29
Wouldn't put too much creedence in the LED's. Depends on a heap of things, which I am sure you are aware of.

Any more than 4 LED's on my CF 35 it will pop the tops off Soft drins.

Do what I have done, and others say to do........ buy a cheap indoor / outdoor thermometer.....$16 - 20.

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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 21:15

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 21:15
Ian,

How do you adjust it in between. The thermometer may tell you the temp, but if the next increment is 5 degrees either way, knowing what is happening is great, but the inability to affect it must be frustrating.

As I said, I'd love to buy a CF 80, but want to be able to control it.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 21:25

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 21:25
Not really sure Jimbo.

Let's say I have my fridge turned on and cold goods in it at home, prior to going away, I may be running say..... 3 LED's, all is good. 5.5 degrees maybe.

Put fridge into vehicle, go for drive, outside temp is maybe 32 degrees, inside car around 38 degrees, fridge maybe 9 degrees.

At home, we have a relatively stable environment, outdoors, not so.

So far I just run it a bit higher during the day, and let it idle during the night. Don't really know if there are too many AFFORDABLE outdoor fridges that will give you what you want.

Go with your wish, purchase the unit, you will be more than happy I bet.

Anything out of a fridge when camping is good!!
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 07:48

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 07:48
Jimbo,
Why do you want such fine control? Bet your fridge at home doesn't get monitored so closely....:-)
My CF50 runs on 3 LEDs. Beer on bottom cold, (very important to me!) lettuce on top not frozen, (very important to the minister for finance!). No Problem.
FWIW, my thermometer says 1.5-2.2 degrees at this setting.
John
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Reply By: Michael - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 20:46

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 20:46
God i love my 90 litre Liemack, Gods gift to the 4wd world.. love it
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Follow Up By: Michael - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 20:58

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 20:58
Forgot to mention to all the critics, 5 years running , never let me down.
30 litre freezer and 60 litre fridge.mmmmmmm
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Reply By: Eric M - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 23:52

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 23:52
Hi Scott,
I have recently purchased the WAECO 60 litre and have done numerous testing using a temp guage that reads showing minimum and maximum temps.
Those LED lights have been accurate to date. The first Led runs at +10, the 2nd runs at +5 and the 3rd one runs at zero degrees C. According to my thermometer they are correct.
For the past 3 weeks on the 3rd LED and it hasn't moved off zero. Any goods that I put in it has been precolled overnight in our kitchen fridge,

I am carrying out the tests on mine, as I will be doing the Canning Stock Route in late July and all of our meats will be cryovacced and I need them to be kept at zero for optimum preservation. My background is food technology and food safety is paramount
The last few weekend trips that I have done does not appeared to affected my battery. I have it running off a 55amp hour delco deep cycle and I have had the fridge running for 18 hours at a time before the battery has been recharged.
I am happy with it's performance so far.
Happy 4 wheeling EricM..
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