I just finished the install (very simple) of a WAECO CU95 ad VD14 in a 160L ice box (top load). It's a replacement for the old 230v system that came with our Lagoon
I'm very impressed how plug
and play it was. Literally mount, make the connections (self-sealing), connect the labeled wires, power up.
The system has been up and running for about 8 hours now and the freezer
has gotten very cold, almost icy cold.The compressor
did finally turn off not long ago.
I now have questions about actually using it. I could not find anywhere in the manual about the thermostat...there's a blue knob with markings 1-10 that I can't read (just embossed in the blue plastic). Is it just clockwise colder or the reverse?
The power consumption
is great. The compressor
is so quiet I had to put my hand on it to feel the vibrations.
On paper the CU95 can deliver 100w and the VD14 draws 80 and can freeze 200L and cool 400. The ice box is mostly empty with just about 12 soda cans, a gallon of milk, some food
containers and misc. It's cooled down to almost freezing. I'm really happy with it and just want more details. Anyone have a photo
of their wiring
harness connected up? There was a black cable that came with it and no information whatsoever. I guess it's a resistor of some sort. I found a photo
online and it appeared they connected it to the 3rd connector down. There's a few double connections as well where you connect two wires. I'm pretty sure I got it right as it's all working but a photo of actual connections (i.e. manual wiring
diagram didn't show any of the split connections or that resistor). Also any guide on how hot the compressor should get. Mine gets so hot I can only touch it briefly.
I'll use soap and check for leaks
at the fittings but I doubt it. The old compressor that came out got just as hot. We are in Grenada
and it's hot here, and humid.