Waeco 40L fridge specs

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 12:26
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Does anyone know how much power a 40L waeco draws (approximately, anyway)? I'm going to borrow one for a trip but I want to work out my total power requirements. I cant get on to the owner at the mo otherwise I would obviously get it from him.

BTW, I'm new on here. Had a Landie, GQ 4.2 Patrol & now a 4Runner.


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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NT) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 15:49

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 15:49

I fairly sure they draw about 1.8 to 2 amps per hr. Now that I have given you an answer I am confident that some one will come up with a more accurate answer for you!

Regards Bob
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Reply By: Member - Wilgadene (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 16:49

Sunday, Jun 10, 2007 at 16:49
Hi Louie,
According to the tests done by 4wd monthly magazine Dec. 2005 the waeco CF40AC used 22.5amps over 24hrs with ambient temps between 15 - 55C .
Hope this helps
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 16:22

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 16:22
Louie comes down to whether the food & drink you put in is pre cooled or not, how often the fridge is opened, how much ventilation is around the fridge & most of all the ambient temperature. A fridge on a 35 degree day will consume as much as 4 times the power of one on a 10 degree day. Leave the thing running in a car parked in the hot sun & it may run continuously.
Friends with an 85 ah deep cycle batt have run their Waeco for 2 to 3 days in 20 to 30 degree heat, indicating around 30+ amp hours used per 24 hour period in that case.
Cheers Craig....

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Reply By: ozidave - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 20:27

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 20:27
I have a Waeco CF35 & it draws 7.5 amps when it's running. So if you set it on freezer, it will draw that constantly (ie 180 amps over 24 hrs). As the other replies state, the actual amount of current draw over 24 hours will deoend on ambient temperature & what coldness setting you select.
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 20:41

Monday, Jun 11, 2007 at 20:41
Our CF 40 draws approx 5 amps when running but runs for about 20% of the time so as stated above it pretty much draws 1amp per hour over a 24 hour period.

Obviously this varies with:
1) how hot it is where the fridge is (on a hot day it is even hotter inside a parked vehicle);
2) how much stuff you have in it (they work best when full of stuff that is already cold);
3) how often you open it and use stuff as well as restock;
4)how high you have it set (we use 3 lights when parked and 4 when travelling on altenator power).
5) It runs more during the day than at night

In average weather (25 degrees day 10 degrees night) you would be pretty close with 24 AH over 24 hours.

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