Fridges again, but a bit different....

Submitted: Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 14:57
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While browsing the catalogue of one of the well known brands
I find a 40L portable fridge freezer that only runs on 240v. Reads
again, yes, compressor, probably not danfoss, but cheap. Rings
Technical Dept & asks bloke (not guy...bloke) why I would buy one. Wonderful thing for use wherever there is 240v. Put in car
& take to holiday house, carry in caravan & use in annex..beauty.
What about carry in car ,run off inverter says I. Silence... hang
on I'll ask manager. Manager, tersely, not for use like that, will
shake to bits. What about car & caravan caper says I, must go
says he, talk to bloke. Bloke raves on about voiding warranty,
what rubbish, thinks I.
Question..why wouldnt I pursue this option further? Any thoughts? Have I missed something important here? At my age
it happens. Help me out...:0)). oldbaz.
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:57

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 15:57
The above set up works for me

$150 for 40lt waeco
$160 for 1500watt inverter
around $50 for cables ect

Works a treat, till I can afford a 'real car fridge'

Draws a bit more power than a 12v model...only a little bit.
Has great insulation so doesn't need to run long.

My sister is running the same set up in her car as well.

Only real draw back is saftey issues having 240v running in the car, but that can be overcome with common sense.

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:19

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:19
Can you give more detail on the $150 for 40l Waeco please, like where do you get them and are they the ones referred to above ie compressor type.
Thanks, Geoff
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:25

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:25
Thanks Stefan, are we talking the CK 40 here? If so my questions
have been answered. They are $299 in the catalogue. I had better get one quick before this gets out & they pull them off the market..:0)). cheers...oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:39

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:39
Mine was a waeco CK 40, rebadged as ESKY brand....about a year ago rays camping were running them out at $150 a bargain.

They run a daewoo compressor I took the back off to have a look, as curiosity was getting the better of me.

Handy little fridge to have around. Like when we have a BBQ, we take it out side and have it with us....saves beer runs inside :)

Plus they cool down real quick as well, put cold stuff into it, plug it in and in about 1/2 an hour it is down to temp and the thermo has clicked it off.

I belive I was in the right place at the right time with the price as the store had 2 left and me and my sister snapped them up real quick.

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:42

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:42
should read 'mine is' not 'mine was..'
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:49

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:49
Oh well, maybe next time, that's the problem living wayout in the sticks.
Geoff
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:50

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:50
I posted about this set up a while back but can't find it!!!! lol
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:52

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:52
just a Bar Fridge ...?
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:57

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 16:57
Which catalogue and where are they available.
Thanks, Geoff
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:11

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:11
my original post on this fridge

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:12

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:12
not quite a bar fridge.....
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 07:50

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 07:50
yep...not a bar fridge.....but it only gets to 10C ( so the ad says)......not cold enough for pale ale

but hey..its certainly better than nothing ...especially for the prices been stated herein
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:07

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:07
'yep...not a bar fridge.....but it only gets to 10C ( so the ad says)......not cold enough for pale ale

but hey..its certainly better than nothing ...especially for the prices been stated herein '

You must be looking at a different one, as mine is a full fridge/freezer. Cools to 50 below ambient.

freezes my drinks on half way setting...

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:10

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:10
read the stats!!! +10 to -15.....47 below ambient
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:29

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:29
yes your right of course but i was looking at this page which shows it somewhat differently and which led me to make my own intereption of what temp it got down to
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:39

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:39
"Cooling Capacity up to 47°C below ambient"...so if its 45C ambient the best it can do is -2C cabinet temp (product temp will be somewhere around +2 to + 4C if it could get to minus 2 .....so up north where it gets to 49-50C its very probable that the fridge wont "freeze the balls off a brass monkey"...(before you delete david remember how this saying came about)

remember, all manufacturers cheat, so can it actually pull down 47C below ambient?..mmm?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:52

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 17:52
"it will also keep frozen food reliably "on ice""....what an interesting statement...

Having thought about it for a while, i interpret that to mean:
It the CK40 cant keep your frozen goodies reliably frozen at a standard freezer temp of say -15C or colder but can hold them cold long enough to ensure a longer product survival time....no good for me icecream
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