Waeco 240V power supply

Submitted: Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:18
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Hi ....

i have a Waeco CF50 and i am wondering what other owners use to power their fridge from 240V ?? any info on supplier and cost would be appreciated

steve
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:26

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:26
I use the Weaco Mobitronics power pack. Plugs in 240 at one end and has a ciggy socket on the other end. Cost me about 50 bucks when I got the fridge (CF40 that runs same electronics and BD-35 compressor).

Cheers
Muddy
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:31

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:31
Just curious: if you already have a PSU for the fridge why do you want another one?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:42

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:42
Mike:

why do you think i already have a psu ?? that's the reason for my enquiry.. i'm looking to buy one.....

steve
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:50

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 18:50
Yes, mine was an extra. Bought it at time of buying fridge and it was included in the deal. Don't know what the retail is but it only added 50 bucks to deal so I grabbed it.

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Trevor M (SA) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:06

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:06
I have the same one (Mobitronics). It's the one recommended in the Waeco catalogue. Big W have them for around the mentioned $50 level.

Trevor
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:53

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:53
>why do you think i already have a psu

Misread your post.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:10

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:10
I use a 8 amp charger( go bigger if you want to spend the bucks), what $40 say at auto cheap, when I have 240 volt power on goes the charger and I charge both batteries. So while travelling we might stay in a van park over night do the washing, body as well, charge every thing up and know we are ok if we are camping in a Nat Park for a few days without starting up the truck.
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:10

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:10
Hi Stephen,
just check that you get the correct powerpack - there are two, I think the larger output ones are for CF60 up, but suss out the website if you're not sure.
HTH's

Kel
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:13

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:13
Hi all;

many thanks to all of you who responded... just the sort of info i was looking for... i didn't realise that Big W carried the gear as well .. i'll check it out this week

Thanks...

steve
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:30

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:30
steve
i have the 80l and the power supply with that pumps out 24v at 240v input and the relay swaps at no 240v input and just allows the 12v from battery
just watch what you get

steve
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:36

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:36
Hi Stephen

Your other option is one of our Evakool 12v Power supply / chargers. These are designed for the job and have the extra option of being a great battery charger.

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Groove - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:35

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 10:35
Hi Stephen
I use a power supply from a old computer I found lying on the side of the road at council cleanup time.

It works a treat and cost next to nothing, it has more than enough power, even from an old PC they were usually around 250 watts.

These power supplies supply twelve volts and 5 volts, i removed all the computer connectores and plugs and mounted a cigarette lighter socket in the unit that I got from Dick Smith for a few dollars.

It does not get hot and is silent, the unit had a fan but i removed it.

Depending on the age of the computer its taken from you may need to solder a single wire to an earth point on the circuit board in the power supply. Very easy to do. There are plenty of site on the net that describe the process in detail.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:37

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 15:37
Yeah, I grabbed an old computer supply out of the shed and hooked it up for my Waeco cooler when I sold it. That thing was during 10amps and the computer powersupply handles it peice of cake. I just solidered the wires together to make it run all the time and screwed a caravan 12v plug to the outsidd casing. Bloody beaut. You can even buy them for about $39 brand new.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:46

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:46
The Waeco mobitronics unit is the go. It has 24v output. The fridge actually runs better on 24v than 12v. If your going to get something else try to get a 24v unit.
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