Originally Posted by GordMay
The Engel (Sawafuji Electric) 35 is a 34 qt. Refrigerator & Freezer (40°F to 0°F), and draws 2.7A @12VDC (also runs on 120VAC).
Inside Dimensions 15.4" x 10.8" x 12.4" (<1.2 Cu. Ft.)
Add another vote for the Engel. I have the model 27
, and it works great. I will caution you not to believe the "700ma" current
draw that some of the advertisments use. That number is based on the daily ah use on a 60degree day... something like 17ah. More realistic expections are around 2x that much. The 2.7a Gord cited is correct, but of course it cycles on and off. Based on my use over an 8month period, monitoring the draw on a link 10, I would say you would do well to budget
at least 35ah a day.
Also, the Engle fridge has nothing to do with the car type cooler you see in discount stores. THey only cool to something like 40f below ambient temp and they use bunches of current
. Not even much use for afternoon sailing IMHO.