fridge wiring

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 16:41
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I have an everkool 70lt fridge it is plugged into a cigarette plug in the back of my 2002 gu patrol.I have a rfc12 rotronics system installed with a 100 amp hr deep cycle battery. I still seem to run out of volts very quickly and was wondering if it had something to do with the cigarette plug. The wiring is 10mm so this should be ok.What connection do you recommend, it must also be able to take a jaycar thermostat/voltmeter as well. Any advice please help.
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Reply By: Tuco - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:52

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:52
I also have an Evakool ED70 - and it was hopeless when used with the supplied cigar lighter fitting.

Now use it with a hella fitting and it runs great.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 01:57

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 01:57
Little trick I learned a long time ago,
the little pieces that stick out the sides of these plugs can be bent outwards a small amount to make the earth contact firmer thus tightening the whole plug up and making for good contact everywhere.
I have used this little trick for near on 20 years and it still works a treat.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 12:42

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 12:42
If the plug is warm/hot your losing/wasting power ,,archives have plenty to say about the best plugs/sockets,,personaly use waeco/hella type plugs and sockets for all connections under 5/10 amps and anderson plugs for all above = nil powerloss.
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Reply By: Rod - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:09

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:09
Had the same problem. Now use a Hella plug and get much longer running times before the low bat error comes on.
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