New Waeco CF 50

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 07:29
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Goodmorning all

I have just purchased a new CF50 waeco. I will be leaving on Wednesday for a 2 week jaunt in the bush and will not have the time to do any testing on it. If anyone else has one, could you advise what temperature setting might constitute freezing. I intend to use it as a freezer only.
Thanks in anticipation.

Howard.
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Reply By: Rigor - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 07:38

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 07:38
4 Lights and mine will freeze , even 3 will be very close to freezing try starting there.

Cheers Dave L.
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:03

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:03
Howard,

Mine works about the same as Dave's. Have a great trip and travel safely. The aerial mount is working a treat, thanks again for that.

Matt.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:32

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:32
If you are going for a 2 week stint in Vic or NSW you mighn't need to use the CF50 much at all, it's so cold. I would start with 3 lights and see how you go.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:45

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:45
Normally run on 3 lights for use as a fridge. Any more and it starts to freeze.
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Reply By: Howard T - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:16

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:16
Thanks all for your replies. Have just read all the replies and I have lead you all astray.
This fridge has a digital read out of the temperature. There are 2 buttons which max out at +12 and - 30 something. Apparently you set the temp required by pressing the plus or minus to the desired temperature and it locks this temp in and then reverts back to the fridge temp after a couple of seconds.
As I wont have time to test it I was wondering what was the optimum freezing temp eg -12 or is it 0.
This fridge has 240 V plug built into the fridge and you dont have to use a converter.
Once again thanks to everyone who replied.

Howard.
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Reply By: phillowe - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:08

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:08
Hi Howard,

As you have found out the new CF50's have the digital temperature display not just bars like the older ones (mine). I think you will find the recomendation for the temperature of a freezer is around -17 C, but this may be for long term freezing ie home freezer. You may get away with running it a bit higher if all you want to do is keep things frozen while on a trip!!!

Also another great feature of the new CF50 is that it now has the 240 volt built in, no longer need mobitronic!!!

Phil
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:16

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:16
Minnus 18 is what my home fridge says. If just going away for a couple of weeks then anything under about -5 will do the trick. Start off with as much stuff pre frozen at home as you can.
Remember, the colder the setting the more juice it takes to keep it cold.
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Reply By: kiasen - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:27

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:27
Hi Howard,

We have just purchased a Waeco CF 40 and the book reccomends minus 18, which we tried and it worked perfectly - froze everything solid.
Hope this helps you, have a good trip.

Regards,
Kiasen
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Reply By: Chris & Jody (Golden Bay) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:55

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:55
Howard,

We have the CF 60 and at -15 everything stayed frozen quite well. -3 was great also for the beer, but as stated before it helps if all is frozen or cold when first put in. Happy Travelling

Chris
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 14:06

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 14:06
I've got a superworks compressor fridge, but the thermostat sounds very similar. I find anything under about -5 starts to freeze things. If you have frozen gear already, you could probally get away with as low as -2. (or high should that be :-|)

ie It'll take a LONG time to defrost a steak at -2c ! The higher you set the temp, the less power you're going to use. If, of course, power isn't an issue (ie powered camp site etc) then just crank it to -18c.
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:37

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:37
Consistency in manufacturing is great to see eh ? 3 lights is borderline, 4 lights frozen solid at the bottom - just frozen at the top - re power usage, you could try max setting while mobile on the alternator and then drop it back to 4 lights when stopped - our CF50 is about 10 months old and nairy a blink so far.
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