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Old 22-06-2010, 19:07   #196
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vwhammer - I'll throw a couple of questions your way, if you don't mind. I purchased one of the Colman branded Stirling Power coolers, and will be picking it up next week. My boat has a large insulated icebox, and I would like to know if I could just set the new portable unit in my icebox, and run it with the icebox lid closed?

I would not be trying to cool the icebox, of course, but would like to know if the new unit would be Ok in that somewhat confined space, or does it require a fresh air supply?

Second question, would it be possible to take the "guts" out of the portable unit, and have it cool the icebox, provided it was well insulated.
I haven't seen the "guts" yet, so i don't know if it would mount easily on the icebox wall, or if it would require some outside air, etc.

The icebox is likely 10 - 12 cubic feet.

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Old 23-06-2010, 07:29   #197
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Putting the unit in the icebox might not be a good idea.

The stirling unit is not unlike a normal refrigerator compressor or any other electric device in that it has to give off the energy it uses as heat.
In other words, if you placed the the unit in a closed icebox, the reject heat would continue to heat up the inside of the icebox until the temp inside becomes too much for the cooler to operate.

To Answer your other question, removing the "guts" can not be done without opening up the thermosiphon system and recharging once it is back in place.

You could take the FPSC (Free Piston Stirling Cooler) and associated controls and use it in a different cooling arrangement (forced air) but it would take a little engineering or a lot of trial and error to make it function flawlessly.

Also, 10 cubic feet would be more than the FPSC that is in the coleman cooler is cabable of cooling down reasonably and reliably.
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Old 23-06-2010, 09:21   #198
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I don't mean for this to sound too... Spammy, but I actually work for Global Cooling .
Its good to have you here

We will be getting one of the SC JS05 when we get to civilization where they can be obtained.
Of course we are looking for a 'fell off the back of a truck' price.

I will be putting it in the side of our existing 'freezer' on its side. The size of the box is about 100 litres but I will section off the freezer part to be smaller and the overflow will keep the beer cool.

The freezer will have dismembered parts of large animals.... Bovine Sirloin


Beer and steak. Does man need more?



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Old 23-06-2010, 09:51   #199
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where they can be obtained?
If you go to the contacts section of the website you can inquire about them via email up or call the number at the bottom of the page.
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Old 23-06-2010, 17:36   #200
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vwhammer - thanks for confirming what I had suspected. I may just leave the icebox lid open, or vent it, as it's an easy spot to securely leave the portable unit, out of the way. The portable will do all we need now anyway as we are just weekend cruisers. Not worth the expense, and extra power to do the whole icebox, at this time. I only need a few beer cool at once, and it's really no trouble to slip a couple more in the portable cooler, when I am grabbing a cold one from it.

Thanks for taking the time to repond!
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Old 05-12-2010, 18:48   #201
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Need to buy Global Cooling product SC-JS05

I've been trying to get in touch with Global Cooling to order a SC-JS05... I'm not getting an answer from jewards nor the company itself? Ideas anyone? Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2010, 19:47   #202
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I just recieved my SC-JSO5 unit from Global about 3 weeks ago.
I called to talk to Jessie Edwards and was told he no longer works there.
I have the number and the contact name at work and will post this tomorrow.
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Yes. Jesse no longer works there. The email on the global cooling website should get to our sales manager but she is out of the country until January.

If you call 740-592-2655 you should be able to talk to some one that call help you out.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:01   #204
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Just wanted to say that I've got an Engel MT35; picked it up from downwindmarine.com. With it on and all my LED cabin lights, I bump up into 5 amps. It's well built, quiet, and keeps things quite cold. Highly recommended.
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Old 17-02-2011, 21:22   #205
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This guy took a coleman apart CTL ELECTRONICS - Vintage Equipment Collection

You can still get these from two other companies
TWINBIRD Free Piston Stirling Cooler
Global Cooling - developers of low energy consumption, lightweight, portable freezers and ultra-low temperature freezers

I don't know if it was mentioned in this article or not but this site has a good cooler conversion frig OZcooler OZmarine R&D AB
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, slrrls.

Thanks for the excellent links.
How does one pronounce your screen name?
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Hi Gordmay,
Just slr will do.

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Re: Coleman Stirling Power Coolers

Just listed one on eBay if anyone's interested.. Brand new never used. You can't find them anywhere anymore.. I bought 2 back last year..

COLEMAN STIRLING POWER COOLER AC/DC FREEZER VERY RARE | eBay

Gord, if this is inappropriate.. Drown it.. apologize in advance...
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Just listed one on eBay if anyone's interested.. Brand new never used. You can't find them anywhere anymore.. I bought 2 back last year..

COLEMAN STIRLING POWER COOLER AC/DC FREEZER VERY RARE | eBay
Consider it sold!

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I will pm you.
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Re: Coleman Stirling Power Coolers

He who moves fast!

Congrats extemp.

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