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Old 10-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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AC/DC Koolatron fridge uses 6 amps on DC

Saw this AC/DC fridge advertised today on woot.com. It works on both AC and DC, and the description indicates that it only uses 6 amps on DC. Should be a good replacement for those that don't use propane and need a new fridge.
Koolatron AC/DC for 179.99
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I'm not sure, but 6 amps sounds like a lot to me. At a 33% cycle that would be 48 amps in 24 hours. If I'm figuring correctly.
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I'm not sure, but 6 amps sounds like a lot to me. At a 33% cycle that would be 48 amps in 24 hours. If I'm figuring correctly.
That is a lot for strictly using 12 volts for boondocking, and would need generator power to supplement if that was the case, but if you only intend to use the 12 volts as you travel between campsites it's much more frugal than some of the current 12 volt fridges. You use more than 6 amps just turning your fog lights on.
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Remember-this is a thermoelectric refrigerator-per the ad-cools down to 54 degrees below ambient temp. Meaning if it's 100 outside, the stuff in the fridge will be at 46 under optimum conditions(too warm to keep things from spoiling).
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Saw this AC/DC fridge advertised today on woot.com. It works on both AC and DC, and the description indicates that it only uses 6 amps on DC. Should be a good replacement for those that don't use propane and need a new fridge.
Koolatron AC/DC for 179.99
One can do better than that with a Danfoss compressor style refrigerator/feezer. They are more like $700.00 on up, but will always keep your food cold no matter what the ambient temp is, and a 80-100 watt solar panel with keep a single group 27 battery topped off in a few hours, even without optimal angles or cloud cover. We've been camping off the grid this way for a couple of years and couldn't be happier with the results.
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One can do better than that with a Danfoss compressor style refrigerator/feezer. They are more like $700.00 on up, but will always keep your food cold no matter what the ambient temp is, and a 80-100 watt solar panel with keep a single group 27 battery topped off in a few hours, even without optimal angles or cloud cover. We've been camping off the grid this way for a couple of years and couldn't be happier with the results. Dave & Paula

Dittos on the above. I have the ARB with 150 watts and use it as a freezer and am very happy.
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