Everyone raves on an Engel, and based on that I have one.
However Iím not convinced itís actually all that much better than others, the swing compressor
isnít an Engineering marvel, yes itís interesting, but I donít think itís super efficient or any of the other claims, just another way to skin a cat.
However it due to its operating principle, vibrates. There is no doubt when itís on, Iím watching TV and know itís on, I can hear it over the TV.
My Cool Blue which uses a Secop BD80 however except for the fan is completely silent with no vibration, you have to put your hand on the compressor
to see if itís on, you can feel barely a vibration that way.
The Engel has a knob for temp control, and no temp display, something for the money
it cost I think you should be able to set a temp and it display current
temp, not just turn a knob. I live with it cause I run it wide open using it as a freezer
. It sweats showing that itís insulation
is not as good as it could be, but if the insulation
was better, Iím sure the box would have to be bigger to keep it a 40 gt interior
, so itís a good compromise.
It will however get to and hold -5 F so it does what it is supposed to.
Itís AC and DC powered, comes with a cigarette lighter plug
, which I cut off and wired direct, cigarette lighter plugs can come loose and you find out after all your food