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Old 29-10-2013, 06:39   #1
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Nova Kool LT201

Anyone have any experience with the nova kool lt201 conversion frig. They are very competitive in their pricing. Any thoughts.
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Old 29-10-2013, 10:00   #2
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

The decision to go with a Nova Kool LT201 icebox conversion is a good one if your box’s size and daily cruising box heat load is within the daily btu capacity of a Danfoss BD35 compressor. If box size is larger than 4 cubic feet and planed cruising area is tropical climate south of Latitude 30N the Nova Kool LT2011 with BD50 compressor would be my choice. If you decide to go with a Nova Kool unit do not select the smaller evaporators like the F1. Evaporator surface area heat transfer should match compressor maximum btu capacity even though you may not run compressor at maximum speed.

Nova Kool does not seem to have the problems that other new 12 volt designed icebox conversion units do, Such as: unnecessary gadgets, Faulty refrigerant line connectors and troublesome water cooling. Staying with the basic design concept for efficient reliable boat refrigeration is what a boater should be looking for.
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Old 15-01-2014, 11:03   #3
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

I agree Richard. In reading your book and from all the trouble people are having with water cooling , seems like, keeping it simple is a great Idea .

I was just at the Toronto Boat show , there was a vendor there with the Nova Kool and the Frigo Boat system on his shelf sitting side by side , the Frigo Boat system was prettier with there stainless steel mounting plate and there air ducts on there condenser's . So I asked him what the other module was in the box , he said it was there electronic speed control module. I asked him if I could just use a resistor, and do it myself . He said yes , but he still tried to push the Frigo Boat on me over the Nova Kool . His reason was that the Nova Kool unit was a entry level conversion unit,built to a target price point . I then asked him if they used the same compressors, he said yes. I said you for your time and walked away .

Going to be putting in two Nova Kool units in the spring .

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Old 16-01-2014, 20:40   #4
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

Little bit old for the OP, but they are the best. I have had several of their systems and they are very willing to custom design a plate setup for you if you need something non-standard. Was just on the phone with them today, have had a few problems with their thermostats sticking.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:53   #5
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

I put the 201 in my boat 7 years ago,been south twice,in bimini,bahamas right now,from nova scotia,never had a problem
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

I did installed the nova kool lt201 last dec. So far so good

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Re: Nova Kool LT201

I have two units. Light cruising usage for 10yrs, no problems.
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Re: Nova Kool LT201

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I have two units. Light cruising usage for 10yrs, no problems.
Seems like Nova Kool units have a better rep then Frigoboat.

Two units on order.

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Re: Nova Kool LT201

I have an old factory installed Nova Kool fridge in my boat, original 1988 and never been serviced. Likely can't be serviced as it probably has R-12 refridgerant. She's a power hungry bugger but still cranks out the coldest beer.
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