fridge tech experts

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:33
ThreadID: 32805 Views:4680 Replies:5 FollowUps:10
This Thread has been Archived
looking at a fridge ,and it states that the compressor as ac power built directly into the unit compared to going through a internal rectifier.what the hell does this all mean, does have anything with power useage ? econemy ? cold quicker?????

help please
thanks tony

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:42

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:42
What make is the fridge ?

Regards Derek
AnswerID: 166530

Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:47

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:47
Could it be the new Waeco?
0
FollowupID: 421424

Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 17:26
reefer 70ltr
0
FollowupID: 421643

Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 18:05

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 18:05
Am I being ambushed L0L

I use a Reefer 'Premier' 70 Lt fridge Freezer :-)

0
FollowupID: 421657

Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 04:56

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 04:56
no ambush ,mine is a RT70ltr fridge freezer,with a danfoss DB50 compressor
0
FollowupID: 421970

Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 12:58

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 12:58
Tony, yes is a similar setup to the 'new' waeco's (not older models) direct powered
0
FollowupID: 422014

Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:21

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 13:21
It simply means you have a Waeco or other fridge with 240AC capability built in. Some fridges only have 12 volts and needed a rectifier to run off 240vac. So with both 12v and 240vac you won't need a rectifier , an extra box and cable to carry around when and if you want to run the fridge of a normal 240vac powerpoint. This is the best way to go, you have a 2 way fridge. 3 Way fridge has 12v, 240vac and Gas capability to run.

AnswerID: 166652

Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 20:46

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 20:46
HI Tony
You have to ask yourself a couple of questions
1 what do you want the fridge for
2 do you want to instal a second battery to run the fridge
3 do you want to freese
4 what do you want to put in to the fridge (beer)
5 How long do you want to have the fridge four
when you know the answer then the cost will determin the fridgr your will require
snailbait
Life MEMBER snailbait Oberon HF RADIO CLUB VKE237 mobile 7661

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 166769

Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 21:09

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 21:09
Tony, I won't try to answer any technical questions, but I have a Reefer 70Lt DTV (dual temp verticle). What this means is it has a separate feeezer section and it is front opening, rather than the normal top opening. For what I want it is a great fridge. All metal construction and stainless steel inside. Great controller with digital readout. I can fully control the fridge temp and know what it is at all times.

More expensive than some others, but the freezer works as well as the one you have at home.

I think your question relates tho the fact that the Reefer uses a Mitsubishi compressor that is similar to the one in your home fridge.

If you just want to keep the beer cold, it is possibly too much fridge. If, like me you are planning long trips, regularly resupplying with bulk meat you want to freeze; or wanting to make ice on the road to feed to an esky; or catching fish you want to quickly freeze, and you don't like the idea of a plastic fridge in the back of the 4B in North Australia heat, it is well worth considering.

A final point. I had a one off problem with my fridge. One time it would not start on 240V, but was OK on 12V. Only ever happened once. I called Refrigeration Research (manufacturer). They called me back straight away so the call was at their cost. Talked me through some diagnostics on the controller. We could not replicate the problem. They asked me, once I had a couple of weeks when I didn't need it to pull the 'computer unit' out and send it to them. They checked it out and updated the programming to the latest version and posted it back to me. I thought that was pretty good service.

Other than that one off problem, it has been great.

Most of the top fridge brands are very good and their owners mostly seem to be very happy. I guess it depends what your plans are and what your budget allows.
AnswerID: 166780

Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 04:52

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 04:52
Norm,happy to hear you are happy with the fridge ,my model rt 70l has a danfoss DB50 compressor just wondering when they swapped over from the mitsubishi ?a mate of mine had an older model reefer (liemack) and raves about it ,gets things colder than the hairs on a polar bears bum. just to change the subject a little ,read on another thread you answered ,that you will be in the kimberly around sept , which way you going? as i too will be up that way early -mid sept and still undecide which route to take
gibb river road or highway to just past fitzroy x then up to tunnel creek windjana gorge
.thanks tony
0
FollowupID: 421969

Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 13:25

Friday, Apr 14, 2006 at 13:25
Tony,
Norm and myself have the Reefer Premier (PR) fridge which uses the Mitsubishi rotary compressor, the website below will show you the two different models :-)

Site Link

Down at the bottom right corner you can click on a link to the 'PR' fridge

Your friends Liemack fridge does use a totally different electronics system to the Reefer PR fridge, however both use the same colour and a similar cabinet design, and yes the Reefer PR works even faster than the Liemack

hope this is of some assistance to you
0
FollowupID: 422015

Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 04:03

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 04:03
mainey
do you know if reefer make a fridge slide for the 70l?
0
FollowupID: 422107

Follow Up By: Mainey (WA) - Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 12:59

Saturday, Apr 15, 2006 at 12:59
Tony
Reefer only manufactures multi-voltage refrigeration systems from 50Lt up to commercial cool-room size units and they use the same type of Mitsibishi rotary compressor, must be for a really good reason L0L

0
FollowupID: 422166

Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 17:47

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 17:47
Hi Tony, been away with the 4WD Club, hence the late reply.
Mainey has already responded on the fridge question.

We are doing the Kimberly in both directions. The route is:
Gold Coast, Cameron's Corner, Innamincka, Birdsville, Mt Isa, Katherine, then over to Broome via the highway (about 2 weeks for Katherine to Broome to allow for sightseeing and side trips); Cape Leveque, Middle Lagoon, Back to Broome, then back via GRR (side trip to Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu and about 5 or 6 weeks Broome to Katherine); Darwin, Litchfield, Kakadu, accross Western Gulf to Kingfisher Camp, Lawn Hill, down to Cloncurry, across to Charters Towers (family there), then home.

Leave GC on 8th May. Arrive Broome around 5th June, leave Broome for GRR around 20th June. Home early September.

So if you are up there mid Sept, I'll be home, probably wishing I was back up there.
0
FollowupID: 422348

Reply By: wheeleybin - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 17:33

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 17:33
The Original Liemac was designed and built by Peter McKay and has a Rotary Compressor and sold by Liemac.
The original Reefer is a revamp or the Liemac and was still designed and built by Peter McKay and sold by Refrigeration Research.
The Reefer 50 and 70 new metal chest Type and made by Ruey Shing and have Danfos compressors and is identical to the Downunder and prior to this there was a 40L,60L and 100L plastic chest type using Danfos also made by Ruey Shing sold by Refrigeration Research.

Peter Mckay is now no longer involved with Reefer and Refrigeration Research and is specialising in Marine Eutectic Refrigeration called OZE FRIDGE.

The brains is gone.Bugger.

Wheeley

AnswerID: 167378

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)