battery usage on cf 50 waeco fridge

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 20:48
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Can any body give me a idea on how long a standed battery will last on average
on cf 50 waeco fridge
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:24

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:24
Too many variables.

Using it as fridge or freezer, what sort of battery, what is the ambient temp.
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Reply By: 3F62 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:55

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:55
This is super rough but a 100 amp hr deep cycle on my CF 50 when fully charged keeping fridge at 2.5 degrees in summer months in shade lasts about 35 hrs but this is very rough only.
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Reply By: Laura B - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 22:43

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 22:43
ours usually lasted a day or 2 without starting it up for a drive......

last camping trip we had the in-laws pull start us cos a flat batt. we now have a deep cycle batt so wont have this prb again i hope.

my advice is if you arent going to use a deep cycle is to drive the car 10 minutes everyday that the fridge is hooked up - just to keep it good.....

I guess it depends on what type of batt is in your car....we have an 80 series with just a standard 4wd with the other one hooled up.....

we also turn the fridge on the night beofre going anywhere so that every thing is cold in it already and the fridge doesnt have to work as hard to get it all cold.....

Good lick,


Laura B
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Reply By: stevo1965 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 01:55

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 01:55
thx guys 4 the info
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 11:03

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 11:03
Make sure you have a Power Pack or dual battery set up.

The Waeco will auto cut out at low voltage but you will be lucky if there is enough power to start the engine.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Eric M - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:40

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 00:40
HI Stevo
I have a 60 waeco and I run mine on "zero" degrees, (that's the 3rd green light) wired into a 75 amp/hr battery. It is also enclosed in a transit bag, I get 35 hours running. I did quite a lot of temperature checks as twat temperature the fridge was running at each corresponding green light.
Another point about the waeco is that it shouldn't flatten a battery. It has an isolator whereby it can be set that if the battery starts getting low, the waeco automatically switches off, and if you are using the main battery, there is supposed to be enough power left in the battery to start up the vehicle.
Whether this works I have not had to put it to the test.If you haven't used the fridge for awhile it is best to run it on mains power for a couple of days prior to use as the insulation will be fairly warm and takes awhile for the heat transfer to take place before the fridge will operate efficiently.
On the stock route for 3 weeks we put all our frozen meat fish and chicken on the bottom of the fridge and then laid 5 sheets of newspaper over that and put our chilled stuff on top and 16 days into our trip the remainder of our meat and chicken on bottom was still frozen.
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