Battery Current Saver Device

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 20:20
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Recently in the press release section a" Battery Current Saver Device" was advertised, the press release stated there was less amperage draw on the battery when using a 12V fridge/freezer. I have a 70lt Bushboy fridge/freezer and I think the unit may save power when my vehicle is stationary for a few days.
I was wondering if anyone had purchased or used one, and if so your comments.
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 22:51

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 22:51
John, purchased one recently, haven't used it yet, but after reading test results from Uni of WA, and speaking with Fred the bloke that makes them, felt it needed a trial.Still setting up my camper, but will trial it shortly and report when it is running. Not much help to you at the moment though!
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Follow Up By: John Russell - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:03

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:03
John, thankyou for your prompt reply.
Could you forward results from the Uni of WA if possible.
I have to replace my deep cycle battery and I think I will use a Yellow top Optima, so I hope the BCS will give longer running times when camped.
I look forward to your trial report.
Regards
John
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 10:36

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 10:36
John
could you please pass on the site details that you two were talking about - the BCS seems like a good idea.

Paul (Bear)
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:45

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:45
Reply for member Bear, the link is in the press releases, top left hand corner of the main page.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:46

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:46
John, If you haven't got the info from Fred by the 3rd Dec, e-mail me and I will scan and send it too you.

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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:15

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:15
John, I am going away for three weeks tomorrow and will not get time to scan and send to you, but if you have a look at the site the link takes you too, I think it has an e-mail address for Fred, he will send you the details. Hope this helps?
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:43

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:43
John, If you haven't got the info from Fred by the 3rd Dec, e-mail me and I will scan and send it too you.

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Reply By: John Russell - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:49

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:49
John,
Thanks, enjoy your trip and I look forward to your findings on the BCS.
Regards
John
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Reply By: Member - Kevin - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:43

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:43
Hi John, I have a BCS and it works a treat little bit a time needed the first day to watch times and temps. in fridge but it was'nt rocket science. Has helped prolong the charge in the battery.Humbie
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Reply By: Arkay - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 13:45

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 13:45
From what I have read the BCS runs on the philosophy (phew!) that the fridge initially draws a lot of power on each cycle start-up, and then less power (amps) running once started until the thermostat turns it off. Less start ups, less heavy useage = runs longer. So it is basically a heavy duty 12v timing switch which controls the fridge start-ups on an (owner determined) time basis instead of on a temperature (thermostat) basis.
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