Following this thread with interest as Im looking to add a 12vdc cooler to serve as a small freezer
. Just rebuilt our icebox
and set it up as just a fridge due to size contraints. Used frigoboat mechanicals and am very pleased with energy use.
Ive been looking and the Waeco units, Dometic, and Engel but now Im seeing the Edgestar and the price
seems quite a bit lower. We are looking for something around the 35-40 qt range and like I said intend to use it as a freezer
. The thought is that if we are power poor we can choose to not run the freezer and just run the fridge, also would likely only use the freezer for passages or times when provisioning
is challenged. We have 400 watts of solar
and 1k AH battery
My questions are for those who have used one of these units as a freezer. What were your experiences? Is there an appreciable difference in quality or effeciency between the Engel, Dometic, Edgestar or Waeco units?