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Has any one had experience with these portable fridges I have heard that they are good and have a low power draw.



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Welcome to our site hagar (well Cindy's site) sorry I cannot answer your question but I am sure somebody will have some info for you.



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They use the same gear as a Waeco,"A Danfoss compressor" well they did last time I saw one, just hooked up a little differant. So it would use 4.5 amps to 5 amps running.
But the insulation in that fridge is a lot better than the waeco ect. that would amount to less run time..
..Hope that helps...Bob




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Have had one for about 16 years and would buy another one tomorrow if I had to get another fridge. Only draw back is there size, but with 3" of insulastion all around they work very well, Rod

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What sort of prices are we looking at people's ?

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40l 125 mm of insulation $1500 link below gives details

http://www.norcoast.com.au/



-- Edited by hagar on Saturday 14th of January 2012 12:52:07 PM

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hagar wrote:

Has any one had experience with these portable fridges I have heard that they are good and have a low power draw.


 Hagar, I have two of these & beleive they are the best,

Bought the first one 70ltr in 89, as car fridge & still going strong, It is now used as a freezer on trips & rus for months at a time. Use it up in the NT when fishing, temps of 50/60 deg in the sun & freezes fish under these conditions.

They use 5amps . As expected under these conditions they run more than they are stopped so use a fair amount of power,as you move south this reverts the other way. While up north 2x120watt solar keep this running.

The second one 80ltr was aquired a few years later & is fitted into our camper trailer & runs as a fridge. 1x135 watt solar does the job here ok.

As stated above they are big units in external dimentions, but with that insulation & ability what else can beat them. They are used all over the world by our armed forces , even in their army tanks over in the deserts. Also by medical teams for the storage of vacines .

One great advantage is that there is no componets in the fridge compartment to suffer damage, unlike many others where the cooler vaines & fins are located in the box.

My units are perminatly mounted , the only time I remove the car unit is in the NT due to extreme heat. They both have been around aussie, criss crossed in many directions, cape york twice, simpson , & so on so have had the pounding of corrogations for many years & never fail.

Margaret, the owner is very obliging nothing is to much trouble,no matter where you may be .

Cool cheers.

JC.

PS, I have the volt & temp dials fitted , well worth it.



-- Edited by justcruisin01 on Saturday 14th of January 2012 01:39:14 PM

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Thanks all for your recomendations. I have had a waeco for years but I am looking for a smaller fridge and this looks like it will fit the bill. Thanks all.

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I know two people who have these fridges and they both swear by them for their performance and reliability. If you buy one you will not be disappointed unless it is by the rather industrial appearance.

I bought an evakool which has insulation that is reasonably close to the Trailblaza and which has a very high standard of workmanship (I'd like to think it rivals the Trailblaza, but it may not) simply because it was a better cost/benefit equation for me.

They are worth a look as well.

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I too have one and have had it for a few years now.....the only reason I no longer use it is the physical size. Now that I am traveling, I have no need for it.

It is a 60 litre upright and I used it all the time when I used to camp up the beach for a month at xmas time.  It can be used as a fridge, freezer or both depending on the setting you choose.

I thoroughly recommend them and if you want some more info have a chat to Margaret at Norcoast http://www.norcoast.com.au/







-- Edited by Boroma577 on Thursday 19th of January 2012 08:41:07 PM

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