40L Waeco 240v Fridges

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 19:40
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Does anyone have any info on the 40L Waeco 240volt fridges? I think the model is CK-40.

I had a look at one tonight in David Jones, and was wondering if it would run OK through a 300w inverter? The documentation says it uses 65w mean, which means nothing - depends on heat, contents, etc....

Anyway, for $230 could be a cheap option.

What are peoples thoughts?
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Reply By: Member - Neil & Margie (QLD) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:10

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:10
G'day chump-boy ,
we have a Weaco ck40 and have used it on a 500 watt inverter with no problems , did run the motor for a 1/2 hr each day just to be sure , how it will go on a 300 wat i don't know , also not sure which wave ours is , hope thats of some help !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Neil & Margie (QLD) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:05

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:05
Woops , should've gone and looked , yep ours is a cf 40 , big smack for Neil !!

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Reply By: Waeco.vic - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:52

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:52
Hi there chump boy,, I noticed your question in relation to the CK40. My name is trev and I'm the vic/tas Waeco rep. The CK40's application is patio/annex fridge. It is a 240 volt unit only. It has no suspension on the compressor and running on inverters will void your warranty. The first tell tale sign it’s been run on an invertor is a humming sound from the electronics of the fridge. Best option for traveling will be depending on how many people you’re feeding for the average family the CF50AC priced at $999 or the CF40 AC at $899 both units are 12/24 & 240 volts all built in. I'm a keen 4 wheel driver my self and the CF50 I use has been over hill and dale and feeds 2 adults , 3 children comfortably. All the best with your search, Trev
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:11

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:11
Hi chump boy,are you talking about the fridge,in the Repco ad ?Trev, what is the cdf 40 fridge/freezer 34l like for a family of 5,as I see them advertise in WA for 599$
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Follow Up By: chump_boy - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:45

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:45
Sounds like a bit of a cop out to me.

How can you charge 4 times as much for some extra plugs and some rubber on the feet of the compressor? Makes you wonder why I don't buy 1, fit some rubber feet, and install a little 240 - 12v transformer myself. All up, shouldn't cost more than $300. If it breaks, I can always do it again. And again. And still be in front cost wise.

I'll make sure I don't mention it is running on an inverter when I bring it in for warranty. And yes, it lives on my Patio.....lol. Funny, the instruction book didn't mention anything about not running it on an inverter.

The trouble with a lot of products from a lot of companies now is that there are so many clauses to warranties, they are hardly worth the paper they are written on. Why make a fridge that fits in a car, not mention it can't work in a car, then void the warranty if it is run in a car?

Did I read somewhere that Warn winches warranties are void if the winch is submerged?

Anyway, it is late, and I am tired. Tired people should not be given a platform to air their greivances. lol
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 08:32

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 08:32
Chump, dont get confused with external rubber mounts...
the 240 compressors are internally sprung. It is so easy to 'knock' the internal compressor off its mounts....now this is inside a hermetically sealed 'can' and will render the useless!

if you still want to go down this track first see how much it will cost to get your domestic fridge compressor changed (this will be a good guide) and then make up your mind if you'll be in front!

a 12v dc compressor is designed so this wont happen.....

240 compressors require true sine wave inverters if you want reliabilty! and this will need to be sized to handle up to 7 times full load running current.

"Funny, the instruction book didn't mention anything about not running it on an inverter." no it doesnt have to..its a 240 volt product! use the correct type of 240v, the same the house is connected to and warranty stands. I doubt that they could void warranty if used thru a pure sine wave inverter.

"Why make a fridge that fits in a car, not mention it can't work in a car, then void the warranty if it is run in a car?" again it doesnt have to...does your car have a 240v general purpose outlet (the same that your house has) fitted as standard supplying 240 v regulated 50hertz power??
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:36

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:36
funny the waeco heads pop up now but what about model dramas and the like and after sales ?
sorry to get offtopic .
happy with my fridge pretty much but after sales leaves a bit to be desired , i am sure you might remeber me from a previous camping show
any way you will enjoy a cf in the car chump boy
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Follow Up By: chump_boy - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:46

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:46
I dunno wether to buy it now. A bit scared after hearing from the rep.

Now I think I know how much profit margin is in these babies....
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Reply By: Skinny- Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 09:47

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 09:47
Hi Chump boy, my 60ltr waeco fridge has been the buy I have made. Paid $1ooo over a year ago including a bag and it has been the ants pants. Warranty was an issue with a few little problems but it seems that enough people stopped buying them or something because they seem more helpful of late.

We hope this continues or engel will get the business. Anyway I am not one of the wealthy elite but recommend saving up and not cutting corners. I nver have to worry about my battery or if the important things are cold.

Cheers Skinny
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Reply By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 14:09

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 14:09
Hi Chump_Boy,
try www.Fridgeshop.com, i was on a tight budget, picked up a 70 litre for $560.00 delivered, with 12 mths warranty. Its an older reconditioned
model, but does the same thing, keeps stuff cold, or frozen if you wish.

Cheers Paul..
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Reply By: Waeco.vic - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:34
Hi Uppy,, In answer to your question in relation to the CDF40 or CDF35 they are considered a budget fridge/freezer. They both have the same compressor as the CF range a Danfoss BD35, the main difference between the CF and the CDF. CDF model does not have a basket, interior light, handles, turbo function for rapid cool down and uses slide controls. The only other difference they use slightly more power (1.01 amps p/hr@30 degrees) than the CF range due to once again slightly thinner insulation and only has a 2 stage battery protection. I hope this helps.. I've only started to play on this site over the last couple of days and like peoples honesty. Happy traveling Trev
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