Engel Fridge running time

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:39
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Could any body help out with some info on how long (on average) can you run say a 40 Litre Engle Fridge (On 0-2 degrees) on a std battery set up in a Cruiser and still be able to fire it up ??

Thanks.
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Reply By: crowe - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:47

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:47
My 40 ltr Engel will run at that temp for 12-16 hrs overnite with plenty of charge left for starting. This depends on the battery you're running, age, and engel draw current to hold 1-2 degrees. My old engel (10 yrs) would flatten overnite, but new one with turbo fan- no worries!
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:27

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:27
are you talking about being in the tropics or the ice age ( south of QLD ) as the insulation on the engels makes a difference on power draw. Col
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Follow Up By: William - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:30

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:30
and running at 0 to 2c will draw substantially more power than running at 3 to 5C which is the recomended range for proper food storage.
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Reply By: Member - Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 03:41

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 03:41
Sorry Simon,

Just another indefinite answer and it does obviously rely on battery condition, setup etc, but maybe try the following pieces of the puzzle and put it all together; Post Ids: 4081, 3750, 3634 plus use the search engine on the word "Engel".
regardsLove the bush.
Chris
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 07:39

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 07:39
A new engel draws 2.5a/h at its maximum,,,so if you had a 100amp battery it would be 40hrs to run flat at its worse....,,,,,,,so i would ½ it and go from there........
We took our fridge away in the back seat of our VX Commodore (40L engel) which has a standard battery,, up strez track in February in 50 degree heat and left it locked up in the car all day and that night and the car started fine the next morning..._____________________________________________
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Follow Up By: Terry - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:53

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 20:53
That must have been when it was running for 8.5 days with plenty of power the next week to run the house when you got home.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 21:47

Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 21:47
Yep... Thats the one...
Hey,, i was only stating a fact in my life..

but whatever...._____________________________________________
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Reply By: Andy - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 18:56

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 18:56
Just used our new 40 litre Engel over easter. Running dual set up, but 2nd battery is the old main battery which could no longer be used for starting last winter. It ran for close to 30 hours with one charge up of 30 min (wood run), with still plenty to go. Mind you easter was only about 21 degrees for the whole 5 days so not a real torture test. Plus we only use it for food, drinks come via a good old esky and beer via a Keg/temprite set up.
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