Waeco fridge and 240ac to 12dc

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi all, A friend wants to purchase a Waeco fridge. He asked me "whats the difference between the CF, CCF and FF models" apart from size and price. They all use the Danfoss DB35F compressors (except the larger FF - DB50F compressor) so whats the difference? Also the power supply the dealer wants to sell him is about $150 (240v ac to 12v dc). Seems a bit expensive! Could a 8 or 10 amp battery charger (about $50) do the same job for when he wants to run the fridge at home at the BBQ. Posibble fit an in line fuse to the charger lead and of course change the plug. The Danfoss electrics are happy up to 15 volts so I cant see a problem but am I missing something??
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00
The different models are made in different countries I believe (cheaper ones in China, dearer ones in Germany).

The difference between a power supply and a battery charger is in the filtering. A battery charger doesn't need filtering coz the battery smoothes out the voltage. A power supply has circuitry to smooth out the voltage so that your fridge doesn't get damaged, but $150 for the supply is a bit rough. I got a Waeco brand supply for $50 when I bought my Evakool fridge
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00
One other thing to watch out for. The amp rating on most battery chargers is the AC RMS amps used by the charger, not the DC amps put out on the 12 volt side, which is a bit less. For example, my Arlec 10 amp charger puts out 6 amps DC, and my 4 amp charger puts out 2.5 amps DC. Not that I'd recommend using a charger to run the fridge.
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Friday, Aug 23, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 23, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, you shouldn't use a charger to run anything. If you run the charger to a battery and the fridge from the battery, all is OK. Mal Try.
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Follow Up By: Luc - Friday, Aug 23, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 23, 2002 at 00:00
Hi

I have just purchased an FF 40 waeco from fridgeshop.com.au - they are doing some really good deals and offer free delivery in Australia.

Luc
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Reply By: rodeoowner - Saturday, Aug 24, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Aug 24, 2002 at 00:00
Tony, I have a CCF45. I'm not sure whta CF is, but I believe that the CCF is made in China, and the FF in Germany, apparently with better insulation. The 240V to 12V does not cost $150! I believe that they are around $50. The Waeco supplied unit is a mobitronics brand. I bought mine at the Sydney 4wc, caravan and camping show. I got a good deal, they threw in the insulated bag and adaptor for free! Nice one. Try their website, www.waeco.com.au
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