Fridge leads. Front or back?

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:00
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About to mount a Waeco on a fridge slide and wondering what you learned types think about where to put the leads.

Do I put them at the rear so I can make sure it's always connected (and monitor the temperature display...) What's the best way to store the excess cord so you can easily slide the fridge out?

Or do I mount it with the lead at the rear out of the way?

I have plenty of lead length to play with.
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:40

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:40
We have the Waeco 80lt on a slide in the back of our Patrol.
The power to it is the Waeco plug unit,,you know the one with the standard ciggie plug and the smaller plug next to it,,,,this is hard wired into the second battery.
The power point is in the little side pocket next to the window in the cargo area, right near the back seat. The fridge display/lead is at the rear of the seat when the slide is closed,,,,with the lead simply looped over the fridgfe handle then "floating" to the power point. Never had a problem with it like this and when we are moving it is easy for the kids to turn around and read the numbers on the display for me.

meow.

rick.
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Follow Up By: Doggy Tease - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:40

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:40
forgot to say that it is on the passenger side of the Patrol...
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:02

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:02
Hi Michael.
I have a 50lt waeco on a fridge slide, similiar set up to doggy tease.
Never had any problem with wiring.
Vince
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Reply By: John S (NSW) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 01:13

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 01:13
Michael,

This weekend I installed the _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx and our 80ltr Waeco. I mounted it with the power cord forward so there was nothing to snage at the tailgate. i think it tends to be preference. As far as the controls go, the fridge comes to 20mm from the cargo barrier, so using the controls is easy, but the fan noise is a little louder than if the power/controls were at the tailgate end.

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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 08:32

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 08:32
I would mount the fridge so you can see the display from the back of the vehicle so you can have a quick glance and see what is happening.

Most of the times you wont have a proble with the plug comming out unless someone disconnects it.

Insread of using the straight out plug you might want to look at a 90 Deg. one.

Regards Richard
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Reply By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 22:38

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 22:38
Im my LC80 and now my LC100 I have our fridge (110ltr waeco and now an 80ltr waeco) mounted on a slide on my _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx on the drivers side. I have hardwired a low voltage 2 pin female socket to the aux battery. I then replace the waeco plugs with a male low voltage 2 pin plug. So that the fridge can be used elsewhere and on the 240v power supply, I have made up a short lead with a female low voltage socket one end and a ciggy plug the other end. I have found these low voltage plugs and socket to be completely trouble free and the most reliable connection short of a stainless threaded marine socket or hardwiring. My power sockets are situated towards the rear for accessibility when the vehicle is loaded. I just leave enough cable laid alongside the fridge on the slide to allow it to be pulled in and out. Mine isn't so long taht I need to do anything else with the excess (well so far anyway). A great little gadget I picked up the other day is a remote fridge thermometer. The sender unit is placed in the fridge and the display unit can be velcroed to the dash or console so you always know what temp your fridge is. Great idea!!! It cost $35.00.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 23:03

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 23:03
Thanks Robert. Like the remote temp idea. Can I ask where you found that???
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