Repco 3 way fridge - FINAL

Submitted: Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:39
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G'day all,

Ran swapped fridge last night and posting results for benefits of those with one of these or whom are looking at on of these (or have been following the story).

Started at 7:00pm last night. Temp 23.4C
Checked at 8:30pm. Temp 16.2C
Checked at 10:30pm. Temp 9.1C
Checked at 12:00. Temp 5.4C
Checked at 8:00am this morning. Temp -1.6C

Yep, that's correct NEGATIVE 1.6C. At that's at the bottom of the fridge, not on the colling element. Very happy to have it solved.

At minus 1.6C my beer should even be cold enough for Jimbo should he ever drop round :-)

Just off now to give it a hose down to see if it was the rain that wrecked it. (NOT!)

Cheers,

Smocky.
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Reply By: beatit - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:57

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 11:57
G'day Smocky,

Good to see it works, but was wondering, do you have a problem sleeping or was there something good on Fox? Just couldn't see myself measuring a fridge temp at 12-00 AM!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:24

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:24
LOL, was watching a movie that had just finished. Thanks for your concern though :-)
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:33

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:33
I don't think getting wet should really be an issue for these fridges (Of course they are not submersible! :) I suspect they just say don't get them wet because they are a 240V product and damp may create a shock risk. My Finch has seen quite a few downpours in the bush to no ill effect I just make sure I don't run it on 240V for a few days until it's had a chance to dry out.

I suspect you just had a faulty one.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:25

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:25
Thanks Mike, I agree.
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:02

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:02
Well Smocky,

If you're shouting.

By the way I drink Toohey's Red. Best value beer bar none.

Was the fridge running on Gas or 240.

Glad it has worked out well for you.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 11:00

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 11:00
G'day Jim,

happy to shout you a beer mate, but it's a fair drive from Vic for a measly Tooheys Red. The only thing going fot it is it is probably the the cheapest full strength beer. For normal drinking, I'm happy with a Carlton Draught.

The figures are running on gas. I was fairly impressed to say the least. negative 1.6C is a pretty good number and should mean that when it's loaded up with food, I should be able to keep it easily on only a couple of degrees.

Cheers,

Smocky.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:31

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:31
That's about what I'm getting out of my modified Waeco 45L Cooler, however I'm using a heck of a lot of juice @ 12v to get those figures.... Glad it's all working good for you!
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Reply By: Member - Spook (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:37

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:37
I've picked up my Kmart Jackaroo 3 Way a couple of days ago. From what I can see it's identical to the Repco one. I had it running on 240 for a day, it was sitting on between 0.9c and 1.9c, then slipped it onto gas and it got down to around -1c or -2c. So all in all I'm stoked with this little fridge's performance and you can't go wrong for $399. I'm going to replace the 12v cable with 6mm stuff and depending on how it goes I may stick in a fan or two. I'll give it a good test out on the weekend at Deep Creek.

Thanks for the info Smocky, I've been watching your posts on this fridge with great interest.

Brad
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