Originally Posted by Richard Kollmann
Like all Recreational Vehicles appliances is this drawer unit structurally sound in rough seas. How would the process heat be disposed of? RVs have vents in exterior wall behind cabinet refrigerators.
Valid points about securing, ventilation and efficiency. And I did look at that in making my final decision
When I bought the boat it had 2 x 24V Isotherm
travel Boxes tucked in different places (One in hanging closet)
I brought both to pilothouse and made the freezer
below and top (white) the drinks fridge)
Both had air-cooled Danfoss Compressors and being in Pilothouse, they were always well ventilated and never felt hot. Both are still working after purchase
in 1998, but with rough guests break latching handles off I decided to replace.
First instinct was to replace, with same, but when I looked at new combo drawer systems realized I could increase total from 3.6 cu. ft. to 5.5ft Fridge/Freezer Capacity by integrating the drawer function
Room for added insulation
, if needed as I will test first before fixing cabinet design.
This is a Marine
model Isotherm with solid stainless sea latches
Like any air cooled compressor, you need to install ventilation ducts top and bottom which I have allowed for.
Another plus is that the Bridge Aircon Box is just aft of it, so I can create even more ventilation by utilizing the A/C return. It also gives me a new serving counter for the bridge dinning, which is our most popular eating place when weather
or bugs are not nice.
I find all else being equal… the efficiency of using a fridge is in the User. Keeping any fridge open when trying to find something is the biggest culprit.
I believe under-counter drawer types are more organized and stay open less time..
Oh yeah… and I did like the blue lights!!
DRAWER 160 INOX COMBO
The DRAWER 160 is a double-DRAWER set up, which offers both a
fridge and a freezer
solution and additionally the great comfort of an
ice maker. The upper DRAWER of the new model 160 consists of the
compartment with a 3,2 Cu. Ft volume while the lower
one combines a 2,3 Cu. Ft freezer and the ice maker with a 0,2 Cu.
Ft case for ice. The total internal volume sums up to 5,5 Cu. Ft while
the outer dimensions remain very compact. The DRAWER 160 can be
supplied either with 12v/ 24vdc, 230 V, 50 Hz or with 115 V, 60 Hz. It is equipped
with the frost-free concept
, being extremely economical with electrical
energy and providing structural features which prevent ice accumulation
and therefore protect against increased energy consumption
For an easy control of the temperature, a digital control panel
positioned inside the upper DRAWER. The combination is equipped
with blue internal LED light.