waeco 3 way

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 07:38
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just would like to know if anyone has bought the new 3 way made by waeco and how they preform on power and also on gas i think they are around 3 hundred dollars dags
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 08:11

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 08:11
Wasn't aware they had one out.

Would you please be able to post a link directly to the model for us?

I still reckon, a compressor fridge, AND a gas fridge, all rolled into one is the most common sense approach, especially for stays with a duration of a few days. I would much rather spend say... an extra $400.00 to have the gas option on my compressor fridge, than have to mess with solar (if it's sunny), gennie, or batteries. Just plug the gas up, and you KNOW it'll work.

I think that either Waeco or Engel, if they run with this, they will sell shltloads of these units, I'd guarantee it. There you go fellas, compressor AND absorption, all rolled into one case. Yep TWO separate operating systems, how hard can it be?

Oh dear... I digressed...
'Gets of soapbox...'

Sorry, send us the link?

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Patrick - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:25

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:25
http://www.waeco.com.au/news.asp?id=149
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:45

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 09:45
Struth Ian,

It'd have a bloody big cabinet.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 10:27

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 10:27
Not real sure about that Jim.

Okay, it would be folly to actually SHARE the inner workings between the two systems, but they could run side by side.

Over a compressor fridge, there isn't a whole lot more really as far as bulk is concerned.

Yes, it will increase one end outwards by maybe 50 mm., but that would be all.

On the link supplied, it says it will run for a month on 9 kg. Okay, that's at optimum settings and conditions, but you need a damn good solar set up, and storage facility to get to those numbers. How much is 9 kg. gas again?

If one of the manufacturers took this up, it would sell real good. Don't need the 240 / 12 volt heater, you've already got the 12 volt compressor.

A proper fridge, for REAL conditions, without having to fuss around chasing sunlight, which in the tropics can just plain suck.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 12:25

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 12:25
Ian,

I'd be first in line to buy one. It's a great concept.

Surely you must know someone who is pretty handle with sheetmetal who could try to graft one together as a prototype LOL

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Mulga Bill - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 08:59

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 08:59
I saw that on the Waeco site too - interesting - I can't wait for the development of the 4 way fridge, with inbuilt inverter tech multi-fuel generator - now that would be a fridge............. !
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 11:53

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 11:53
Well I'm not impressed. They call it a cooler not a fridge.
Cooling Capacity: Up to 25°C below ambient
Not very good when it's 40c and you want a cool drink.
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Follow Up By: Ron173 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 16:36

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 16:36
I'm with Mad Dog here,

Also for $400 you wont get a compressor fridge, its basically a jazzed up thermo cooler, ok for some, but if its 40deg I still like my coldies at about 2 deg not 15.

Theres no free lunch in this refridgeration game, you want a good un, its gonna cost you $1200 upwards, unless you go second hand.

Ron
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Reply By: dags666 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 12:56
i have 110ltr wacoe and its brilliant and a zero 3 in one 70 ltr and we use it on gas as a freezer its very good as well, 9 kilo bottle 2 weeks 2 days and it gets miles below 25 ambient 20 below zero out side temp 32 degrees. so i just thought maybe the gas side of the waeco might be simular, any way contacted waeco and we will see what thet come up with dags
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 14:48

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 14:48
Yo Dags,

Got a link for the 70lt. Can only find a 35lt....
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Reply By: dags666 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 16:45

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 16:45
this is what the zero looks like i bought it at campmart 2 years ago for around 1000 .oo dollars they are made by primus in south africa i think bcf might stock them http://www.warehouseappliance.com/freezers_propane_gas.htm dags
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