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Old 03-06-2010, 15:46   #181
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Well, I ordered one as well - Should have it in about 2-3 weeks, as I have to pick it up from a friend it is being shipped to (US address = Free shipping). Hopefully it is as good as reported. For half the price of an Engel, (and about 3 - 4 times the price of the really cheap DC coolers), I will take a chance and see!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:44   #182
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I have one, the Twin Bird that Global cooling sells and I LOVE it, I will be ordering one of the Colemans just because the price is so good and will pick it up in Florida at the end of the month. Then I will have one for the light coled stuff and one for the heavy frozen, Perfect!
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Old 07-06-2010, 18:30   #183
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Great to see them on Ebay again... I wish I had the money to buy a couple more as spares..
My two have been running for going on two years on solar power and I love them.

I know they should last and last.. but if anyone ever has a broken one that they want to get rid of.. I would be happy to buy it just to take it apart and marvel at how it works

Yes.. they do make a bit of noise.. but they work so well on so little power ...

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Bought one for my Dad's boat off eBay yesterday.. Going to see it in action and order another for me..!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:30   #185
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been using Waeko 40 for 5 years, 24/7/30 days 12 months and no trouble at all... less than 2 amps for sure. AND it can freeze a block of ice if needed.. Just sayin'.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:47   #186
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been using Waeko 40 for 5 years, 24/7/30 days 12 months and no trouble at all... less than 2 amps for sure. AND it can freeze a block of ice if needed.. Just sayin'.
Your talking about a built in???
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Old 08-06-2010, 18:14   #187
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no not B/I it's a portable.. It would be simple to mount and add further insulation and make it more efficient yet... really well made thing.
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Old 08-06-2010, 18:44   #188
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I have one each portable (sort of) units, Norcold, Waeco, and an Engel. I have measured the Amp draw on each unit.


I took the Norcold apart and built it in in 2002. It's still working well but the insulation is getting old so it's running a bit more than it used to. When I put it in, it was drawing just about 4 Amp per hour when running.




I bought the Waeo about 4 years ago as I thought I needed to have a spare aboard. Measured the running draw and was hoping for a low number! It draws 4 Amp when running. I now have that unit in our car for trips, shopping and long distance.


I bout the Engel about 2 years ago. It will fir in the area (with a little help) where the old Norcold lives (when it no longer works. The engel unit draws a measured 2.4 Amp when running. I tested it side by side (in our aft cabin) with the Waeco. The Engel wins hands down for low draw and less running.


I have not tried the Coleman unit. But the specs say it draws 4 Amp.


So I think it comes down to cost or low power usage, chose one.


We now head out with the Norcold running and full and the Engel in the aft cabin with frozen items. We soon use up the cold and then shut it down or use it for making ice, and if I ever catch that giant fish.


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Old 08-06-2010, 22:15   #189
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I have not tried the Coleman unit. But the specs say it draws 4 Amp.
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Couldn't prove it by me but is the 4 Amps not max.? I say that because I thought the Sterling Engine ran continuously variable and so once cold would be drawing much much less.

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Just been making some enquiries with Global Cooling

They suggested looking at SC-JS05 as a good one for boats.
http://globalcooling.com/products/collapsibles/scjs05.php



Self contained refrigeration system

Three Temperature set points:
  • 4C/39F
  • -18C/0F
  • -35C/-31F
Operates on 12V DC power

80W maximum power consumption
Can be integrated into custom insulated enclosures
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"Another product that is quite popular with the “sea” crowd is our SC-JS05. This unit is not only a refrigerator, but can also be used as a freezer. The unit is simply attached to an insulated box and hooked up to a power supply. This option is used by those that wish to have larger storage capacity. The price for this unit is $900.00 USD.

I spoke with our engineers and the only thing that concerned them with the unit operating vertically is that the condensation tray will not catch any water, so you may need to create a little tray to catch the bits of water. Other than that, no problem with the units functionality.


Thought I might pass this one. If we were in the USA near OH (What the hells OH?????? Where do you live? OH!) I'd go hassel them for a discount..


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... What the hells OH?????? Where do you live? OH!
Oh is the postal contraction for Ohio, the 'Buckeye State', home of Kent State* University

* ➥ The Picture from Kent State by Dirck Halstead - The Digital Journalist .

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Gotta get down to it
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Gotta get down to it
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Oh is the postal contraction for Ohio, the 'Buckeye State', home of Kent State* University .
I've been to Ohio. On the way through the great lakes.


Famous photo that. Even I know it.
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I bought 2 of the Coleman coolers off eBay for $329.00 each inc shipping.. One for Dad, and one for me... Like the way it works.. Freezes very well..
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Old 22-06-2010, 13:50   #195
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I don't mean for this to sound too... Spammy, but I actually work for Global Cooling and would be more than glad to answer any questions that anyone has about any of our products.

Our site has a lot of info but no prices.
Feel free to ask me about pricing.
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As stated in previous posts the SC JS05 is a good option.

It can cool down a simple 2 inch thick, polystyrene, 100 liter enclosure to -30c or lower.
Of course it also has the capability for simple cold storage as well and it can run off of solar.

I am actually using one mounted in a $65 100 liter cooler for a camping trip in a couple of weeks.

Other than that there is also our portable freezer or cooler options.

They are more expensive than the old Coleman fridge freezers (which are no longer available new) but it is an option for people that just want to plug it in or hook a power supply of some sort to it and go.

However their capacity is limited to 25 liters.

Let me know if you need any more info.
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