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Old 27-05-2009, 19:53   #1
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Mobicool Coolers

does anyone have any experience with the mobicool portable coolers. i just pickedup a 45 liter model from canadian tire thats ac/dc for $149.00
thought it might work ok on the boat. anyone have any thoughts on this.
MOBICOOL - High Performance Cooling Systems
this is the link to their website. any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 28-05-2009, 07:59   #2
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Since you already bought it you don't want to hear this, but I found those thermoelectric coolers to be a real drag. Drag on the battery bank, that is. They only cool down 30 degrees below ambient(F) and it takes a lot of amp hours to do that. For a few hundred dollars more you can get a waeco or engel that has a real compressor,uses less current, cycles off, and can actually freeze.
Of course, you're in Canada and I'm in the SE, so we have different cooling requirements.
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Old 28-05-2009, 09:04   #3
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well it ran all night and yes it got cool but took forever to cool down so me thinks i shall bring it back and will just have to save up for one of the waeco models. anyone have any experience with the cf50 from waeco. thanks
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I am real partial to my Engel 37. Wish they had the 40 (plastic version) when I bought mine. Every three years I take it off the boat, and remove the exterior rust and repaint it from a cosmetic perspective, but it is solid, draws little energy, and keeps the beer cold. Rust is mostly an issue because we store it under the companionway, and have a habit of dropping stuff on it, and dousing it with salt water.
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Old 28-05-2009, 10:26   #5
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I bought a compressor drive cooler type fridg from Compact Appliance 12/24/120 volt . I think under $400 has some nice features quick cooldown mode, digital temp setting and metal case inside and out.
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We bought a Waeco CF50 for use aboard back in April. We have an existing reefer in the galley but wanted a freezer. Our model is the CF50 with both the shorepower & 12V power supplies with the shorepower being the priority source.

I can only say the CF50 just plain works. I would say it runs about 15 minutes out of every 2 ours and right now, we have it set for 14 degrees F. On 12vdc, it draws a touch over 4 amps when running.

Pretty happy with it so for. We did buy the optional insulated cover which seem to help lower the run time.
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