Fridge slide wiring

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 06:48
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Hi all
I have just completed my home made drawer system with a fridge slidefor the GU. Now i am looking for solutions on how to run the wires from the fridge to the plug without having the power lead in the way of every thing. i thought i have seen somewhere before a track system of some kind that extends and retracts with the fridge, does any one know what they are called or any solution would be good.

Thanks
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 07:01

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 07:01
G'day Mark.
Plastic "cable carrier drag chain" works a treat.
Here is a YouTube link to show how it works.


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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 07:06

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 07:06
It doesn't show it on the video but once you make the length you want you clip An end termination piece to each end & screw one end on the slide & the other somewhere on the fixed section.

Just do a dry run before you finally screw it down.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 08:38

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 08:38
I have a cage over my fridge made from light steel mesh to prevent other articles from falling into the space where the fridge was when the fridge is slid out. It also ensures vents are not restricted and I can budle anything in the back with the fridge.

To stop the cable from being chopped during the slide in, I have a small bungi strap on the cable attached to the back of my cage.

It works a treat.

Alan
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 09:37

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 09:37
I also have a basket,(AFAIR from Howards storage for soap),zip tied to my barrier.
I then take the cord from the plug , up through the handle of the Engel and zip tie it to the handle with enough free length to accommodate moving the fridge out on the slide. It works fine for me and has done for many years and many off road trips. When you push the fridge in , the cord drops vertically.

I do similar with the 240 volt cord, zip tying to the rear handle , then the front handle so the cord lays along the top of the side of the fridge, and I then tuck the plug into the transit bag pocket.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 15:16

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 15:16
I used a bit of shock cord that you get on ute tarps ( like a occy strap but not as strong) to keep some tension on the power lead that is connected at the back of the fridge opening but up a bit higher, keeps the cord up out of the slide tracks just fine
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Reply By: mark4 - Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 15:17

Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 at 15:17
Thanks for your replies and input i think i will be getting some chain link and putting a light cage around the fridge,

cheers
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