Two-zone for engel fridge.

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:19
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Saw these at the Brisbane caravan show on the weekend.

Checked archives and there was some talk about these a year ago.

They seem to be a great idea, but before I go selling one of the fridges, does anyone have first hand experience with these units.

Do they work? Does it put the engel under any extra load? Can the temperature be controlled as well as normal?

They claim the top unit runs about five degrees warmer than the bottom of the fridge. Is this right?

I thought of buying one at last years show, but at that time the engel was new and still under warranty. Didn't want any hassles, but now it's out of warranty I thought I might get one of these units and get away from carrying seperate fridge and freezer.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:24

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:24
Andrew,

$350 for a glorified esky? It is nothing more than an esky with a hole in the bottom to sit on top of your (and my) Engel.

Continue to search the archives, they do not come all tha well recommended.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:28
Try post 12137, various responses.

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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:29

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:29
in theory yes the whole unit will be under increased demand/stress....that "should" only be efficiencies. but it could include system performance which could ultimately effect system and or mechanicals either of which could result in failure.

do what i do and freeze all including water which i use for cooling of esky for short term perishables
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Reply By: Vinnie - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:47

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:47
For the price of the extended top you could buy a cooler box that will hold ice for a week and not expose your fridge to extended ware IMHO.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:02

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:02
I have an Engel (39 litre) and looked at these, but was a bit put off by the price. So I bought a good 67 litre cooler box for less than the "Twozone". Much happier with that alternative.

BTW - there are Engel Cooler boxes of various sizes popping up on eBay fairly regularly now. Supposedly factory seconds, but terrific savings. Worth keeping an eye out when they do come up.

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Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:47

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 14:47
Try this:
http://www.spinifex-creations.com.au/keepikool/twozone.htm

Personally I'd be a little concerned whether the thing would fit in the back

Wizard
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