Weird model engel Qs

Submitted: Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:33
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I have just bought a secondhand 40L, Engel, MT40E-d1. Problem is the unit did not come with a 240V cord although on the case where it plugs next to the 12V line the case has 110V stamped on it. Anyone heard of this or could the 110v be also a 240v inlet? Has asian writing as well as english on the thermostat knob and everywhere else.
Any ideas welcome
thanks SN

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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:49

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:49
I'd say that it was sold new in a country that has a 110v mains supply...
U S of A springs to mind, I have no idea what other countries use this voltage...

Presumably there would be an Engel authorised service agent in the Cairns area???
I'd ask him if it's 240v compatible (and/or if he can make it so)...

Your other option, if you want to run it on mains power, is via a 13.8v regulated power supply & the 12v lead...
Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: fnqcairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:37

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:37
Thanks ed, might be Japan also, I simply didn't think to check when inspecting, so my experience may be a heads up for some. I still would have bought it though, the price was right it is still next to new looking.

Cheers will look into your good sugestions.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:00

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:00
Both my 40l F-series and 39l B-series Engels have 240V written on them with no reference to 110v.
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Follow Up By: fnqcairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:41

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:41
Thanks Phil, thats good to know, now I can push the niggling idea I had about just plugging a computer power cord into it, completly from my head! Thanks for that:)

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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:42

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:42
Pick yourself up a wireless adapter, you don't need a power cord at all.
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Follow Up By: fnqcairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:48

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:48
Thanks Ray, your suggestion has gone completly over my head, how would I work that?

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:57

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 19:57
FNQCAIRNS ,, two things you can do ,1st is to plug the sucker into a good 12v , let her run for a day or 2 and and then plug into a house 240supply ,,if she blows you know you should not have tried to get the "bargain" ,, right now will bet you that she wont blow ,, motor is designed to handle 110 to 250v ... withan inbuilt transformer to 12v.
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Follow Up By: fnqcairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:15

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:15
Thanks Alloy c/t she works a ripper, pulled down to -10 empty in 2 hours from 27deg so 12v is good. Your bet sh will not blow were my first thoughts also. I just dont have the guts or the need for another esky! Possibly there is a fuse in there?
Did you mean the transformer would/could/should be designed to handle 110 to 240V but the motor will only handle 12V?

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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:30

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:30
You might find that if you opened it up you could replace the transformer with a 240 volt version. It would be worth giving Engel a call and enquiring about a "replacement" transformer.
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Reply By: Members-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:10

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:10
G'day fnq ,,
Transit Cool , northern end of Sheridan St just befor saltwater Ck , see Ian , he is the Engel & Waeco service agent here , knows his stuff and should be able to set you in the right direction ..

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Follow Up By: fnqcairns - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:21

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 21:21
Thanks Neil for the advice I will contact them on Monday.

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