Is Waeco TB15 compatible with Coolpower 36

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 18:38
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Hi,
I just bought a TB15 for my car. I have also purchased a Coolpower 36 for when I am not driving my car (i.e. so the fridge stays in operation). I only seem to be getting 8 hours of power from the Coolpower 36....is this normal? Is so it does not seem like much.
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:10

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:10
Is your fridge thermoelectric or compressor driven ? If the former, it will hammer batteries hard. If the battery is a 36 amp one, don't expect to go too long on a compressor fridge either.
Brett....
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:11

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:11
Is your fridge thermoelectric or compressor driven ? If the former, it will hammer batteries hard. If the battery is a 36 amp one, don't expect to go too long on a compressor fridge either....but will go longer than 8 hours if fully charged.
Brett....
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:11

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:11
Mmmm.....must have hit submit before I finished. Doh!
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Reply By: Ray J - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 19:16
Yes the Waeco TB15 is a thermoelectric one.... bugger only 8 hours of battery time! Is there another battery that will give the fridge more life?
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 09:45

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 09:45
Bigger battery is the only way without constant recharge , you have to remember that a thermoelectric cooler such as the TB15 draws a high constant amount of amps while plugged in for very little actual cooling from ambient temperature [typically only around 20c compared to most compressor 12v fridges that can freeze your beer in 40+c heat],,,,,,,,,,
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Follow Up By: chisel - Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 15:13

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 15:13
Put the money towards a compressor fridge. They start around $400 for very small ones.
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Follow Up By: Ray J - Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 21:09

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 21:09
HI Alloy & Chisel,
Thanks for advise. I think I'll sell the TB15 and look for compressor fridge.
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Reply By: Ray J - Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 13:20

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 13:20
Hi Alloy c/t posted,
So what brand and type of battery would you recommend that I get?
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 14:09

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 14:09
Something like a 90 to 120 amp hr AGM will /should give you a full 24 hrs running before doing damage to the battery by discharging to low ,, twas me I would flog off the Waeco TB15 ,cut my losses and buy a compressor fridge either an Engle or Waeco [ they both do small ones ],,,,,,,,,,
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