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Old 16-11-2014, 07:10   #1
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Adler Barbour vs Dometic

Getting ready to install new refrigeration system. We have approx 6 cu/ft ice box. I have narrowed it down to either one of these 2 systems;

1. Adler Barbour CU-100 with VD-152.
2. Dometic CU-84 with VD-09.

They both use the Danfoss compressors. Adler uses the BD-50, Dometic the BD-35. Price difference is around $300, guessing the compressor selection drives this.

Would love to hear opinions, experiences on either of these.

Located in SW Florida - coastal cruising, 50/50 at dock vs the hook.

Thanks in advance for your input

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Old 16-11-2014, 07:19   #2
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Welcome to CF Tim!

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I have he Alder Barbor CU-100 with VD150, it's awesome!
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Re: Adler Barbour vs Dometic

The BD-50 has a significantly larger capacity.
6 cu ft, surely you don't need that large a compressor unless poorly insulated, this is refrigeration and not freezer?

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