i'm using an Adler Barbour Super Cold Machine connected to VD-150 evaporator plate, acting as a refrigerator
into an ice box that I built in 2002 - the box is 7 cubic feet using Dyvinycell H30 closed-cell foam, no drains, with 6" of insulation
on sides and bottom, 4" at top. The insulation was sealed with an exterior and interior
layer of West epoxy
. I did not install the water-cooling pump for the compressor
(yet). It's likely that some day I shall.
The compressor runs 6 minutes each hour and shuts down, when running the draw is around 6 amps as 12.6 volts.
My power consumption
is 14.5 amps / 24 hours, this has been true in Hawaii
as well as in San Francisco
A 120 watt Kyocera solar
panel more than pays for the power consumed by the compressor - upshot is zero charging
is needed when away from the boat at anchor
As per prior posts, my experience will have little relation to your experience, as power draw conditions are completely dependent upon ambient temperature inside the boat, sea water temperature (if you're using sea water to cool the compressor and refrigerant), how cold you want the interior
of the box to be (e.g., delta
temperature between outside and inside temperature), the surface area of the insulation, the R-value of the insulation, the thickness of the insulation, and the compressor and refrigerant you are using.