cooler for drinks in 4x4

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 24, 2002 at 00:00
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read about no brand cooler that plugs in to 12v and costs only $70 has anybody used this gear and would it do to keep the icecream cool while i drive home regards peter
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Reply By: Grinner - Thursday, Oct 24, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 24, 2002 at 00:00
I don't have one, but I looked into them when I was buying my fridge. They work on the principle of keeping the inside of the cooler about 25 - 30 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. They are running all the time (unlike a compressor fridge which uses a thermostat to turn on/off) and have a reasonably high current draw.

Grinner
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Reply By: Melissa - Thursday, Oct 24, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 24, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Peter, Don't know specifically which one you're refrerring to but my folks had a 12V cooler that they bought from somewhere like Kmart or Repco (can't remember) for keeping their shopping/drinks/picnics etc cold. Even used it on their first around Oz trip and generally gave it a fair old flogging. Paid less that $100 and worked well for 18mths or so. They reckoned they'd had their moneys worth, so the went straight out and bought another one. Mel.
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Reply By: PETER - Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00
thanks very much for the replies - will try one and give it a go regards peter
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 25, 2002 at 00:00
We've got one of the Waeco 36 litre Tropicool one's (same principle). As they draw a high current constantly it's best to only run them when the car is running.

We find it works great when the temp is below 26 degrees, but the stuff you put in it must be cold to start with.

In summer we add those blue frozen block things and find it is still better than using a normal esky.

We now also have a 68 litre EvaKool fridge/freezer, but still use the cooler when we don't have room to take the fridge.
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