Evakool fridge - what's the usual 'run time'

Hi,
I'm taking a 55 Ltr Evakool 'fridgemate' fridge to the Cape, however it's presently sitting connected to 240v in the home and is full of food to take away, used as a freezer.

Problem is: it runs 100% of the time and is only registering -4 to -12 degrees even on 240v and not in a vehicle and not being opened etc.

Is this the usual performance to be expected of an Evakool fridge??

(yes "she" spoke to Evakool and they replaced the power cord and advised "her" to run from the 24v plug not the 12v plug on the power supply so now I put it to you guys with the experience of using them)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:02

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:02
Gday Mainey,

I have an evakool fridge, 60lt. Not a fridgemate though. Sounds to me like you may have a dicky thermostat. My fridge will run on economy @2.6amps for about 40% duty cycle or on boost @4.5-5amps on about 30% duty. I never use boost unless i have 240. Even when she is a full freezer she holds -12 to -16 and probably runs 50% duty cycle. Hope this helps

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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:27

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:27
Matt, thanks for that, will have to contact Evakool again and get it sorted once an for all...

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Reply By: River Swaggie - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:41

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 20:41
Yep something aint right mate..Mine is on economy on 240 volt @ -1 degree with just a bottle of water in it (not Much) Thought i'd run it for a week,it hasnt been used much this year..When full bore you should get -18 degrees...
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:32

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:32
River Swaggie, thanks for the information, can't get to -18 even when running on 'normal' (not economy) on 240v and when full of food, so looks a bit suspect.
I understand it's just out of warranty too Grrr

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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 00:05

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 00:05
No worries Mainy...

They are a good Company and would try and run it past them,Especially if its been doing it for awhile,they can only say no..

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Reply By: Member - Porl - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15
I ran my Fridgemate 55L yesterday with the freezer separator in and on full bore off my 12 ABR battery pack in the back of the ute. I think I always leave it on economy.

Over an 80min drive the freezer section went from 3C to -23C.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:02

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:02
well the everkool has been on continuously now since Monday, so I think something is definitely stuffed, the lid has been opened only about 4 times in those 4 days because we don't use the fridge yet, just testing and getting the settings correct before we leave Cairns for the Cape.
It's running on 240v now and I'm positive it will drain the battery system in its present condition, the good thing is it has got down to - 13 now.


Makes me wish I bought my Reefer F/F over and not relied on Everkool technology.

Maîneÿ . . .
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