Primus Fridge/ Freezer

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 15:34
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Does anyone have one or know of someone who has one of these, and how well they work.

They come in a 40L and 80L, and they look like a tidy unit. They have a Polar compressor, Steel outer case, low voltage cut out, Digital temp setting, 2 wire baskets, spring return tie down handles, lockable lid. 12/24V and 240V

Any feed back greatly appreciated.

Cheers Greg
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Reply By: mattie - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 19:55

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 19:55
I have seen a test that was done between the waeco and engel of a similar size(i can't remember which size was tested) and the primus fridge used less power than the waeco and a little bit more than the engel but in the test the engel shut down for the longest time and did not maintain the set temp(when the test room reached higher temps),the waeco maintained the set temp for more of the time(it did not shut down for as long) and the primus maintained it all the way(the test room temp was risen up to i think 50degrees and then back down again. with an internal temp and how often the fridge was working and how many amps were used), this was carried out by an independent testing crew and i think by memory they were all tested together at the same time.
It was awhile ago that i saw the test results but the primus fridge is worth a look in my opinion, is made of alluminum insde and out and no exposed gas rings in the fridge cabin to get damaged and by memory a drain bung as well.

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Reply By: Member - sdr00y (Beecroft) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:09

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:09
I have emailed Primus with a few questions about their fridges as I could not find anything on the net about them. They have not replied for a few months, don't think they are getting back to me!

From the brochure I got at Anaconda...

Features low voltage cut out, fast freezing action, efficient power consumption, digital temp setting and monitoring, sturdy handles suitable to be used as tie down points, strong construction, stainless steel finish, lockable lid, 3 year warranty.

40 Litre model
Power consumption 4A at 12vdc with average 12vdc consumption 2.3A/hr

80 Litre model
Power consumption 5A at 12vdc with average 12vdc consumption 3.4A/hr

I don't have one yet, but I like the look of them being metal finish rather than plastic.

June 2007 price at Auburn $970 for 40 L $1350 for 80L

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