Finch Fridge

Submitted: Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi all,thinking of buying a finch 3 way, just interested in the people who have a finch and there thoughts on reliabilty of this unit and are they easily serviced or are they not worth the hassle.
Plan to use it to mainly keep milk and meat cold on our trips away max 2 weeks at a time camping.
The fridge is about 15 years old so dont know the life of these, this one looks like its been looked after.

Thanks in advance
Jason
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Reply By: Greg - Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 00:00
I've had a chescold (same as finch) for over 17 years and it still goes well. Ideal for extended stays on gas. Still gets down to -18C under ideal conditions on gas.
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Reply By: Bill - Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 28, 2002 at 00:00
Jason, I have a Finch which is around 20 years old I think. Paid $100 for it 5 years ago and it's been excellent. Works particularly well if placed near the flow through vent in the back of a wagon - I use it in a Prado and the the vent outlet id]s near the rear power outlet. No moving parts means they are pretty well trouble free. I am sometimes envious of people with compressor fridges who don't have to lift them out when setting up camp but $100 compared with their costs plus slide plus dual battery consoles me. I've used it outback and in Queensland in summer with no worries. Brilliant for long stays without vehicle use too!!
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Reply By: Axel +Karen - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
Jason ,if you go to the search function in this forum and look in the archives you will find all the info needed ,,,with no moving parts the life span of a finch /chescold /sadec is indefinite.....Axel
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Reply By: Jason - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks guys, l think you've made up my find but do these freezers freeze using 240v.
l also have tried using the archive but information was limited and so was the web.
Thanks again for the positive advise.

Regards
Jason
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Follow Up By: Greg - Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00
Jason,

Will freeze fine on 240V. I normally crank mine up a day before on 240V and then put frozen stuff in before I leave. Insulation is good enough to keep frozen during the day without running on 12v, then put on gas overnight.
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