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    Who can tell me where to get more of these Electric Coolers boxes. A 20l unit is good enough. I will need about 5
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    Henris ek het een gekoop R800. by Chekers warehose of so iets werk 12 volt
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    Makro sells a Coleman ( I guess about 35l) for around R800 as well.

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    I got one as a gift end of last year, Campmaster brand, cools to 20 - 25 degrees below ambient temperature. Works well enough, also bought a transformer thingy to run it from mains power. Only use it on short trips as I also have a Zero 3 way abortion fridge.

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    [quote=Blackie;127501]
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    I have one of these guys, a 12V cigarette lighter job, its a Coleman.
    Planning to use it in moz in january, but in a camp site with 220V.
    The transformers are quite expensive, was thinking, would i be okay to run it off the bakkie if i connected my trickle charger to the bakkie when its parked?? So take the fridge with when driving around, when in camp, connect the bakkie to the charger(one of those autopro spares shop specials, have a proper deltec charger but would rather not take that).

    I just have a single battery, its a deltec deep cycle. 90aH i think.
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    Berty I think it will work fine.

    Thanks everybody. Time to go hunt.
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    Berty, I have been running my Waeco Thermocooler overnight from my normal battery without any problems, provided you do some decent driving the next day.

    As for a converter (240V to 12v) I bought a cheapie at Brights in 12th Avenue, Boston, Bellville - almost something similar to the transformer beingn used on Laptops - and it is working fine, even after it got water in and had to open it up and clean & dried it out again.

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    How effective are these Coleman Thermo-electric coolers at say 30 degrees C?

    I don't expect Engel sort of cooling, but am still interested to know if it would at least keep you frosties cool enough in that sort of condition.


    I have heard various responses from various people regarding these.

    I would appreciate any replies in this regard.

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    I use them on the escort vehicles.

    All the vehicles have aircons, so they acctually work well. Keep the meat fresh. Keep the drinks cool. Compared to the fridges, not so potent, but for the money, excellent.

    The old rule still applies. Ventilation ventilation ventilation.
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    De-lib-er-ate, methinks!

    Yep, actually is absorption. Bought it before I knew of things like 4X4 forums. Yes and the transformer thingy is a bit expensive, got a Waeco but the person who gave me the cooler paid for that. Also tried Brights first but then I would have to change the plugs etc.

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    My coleman is lakka, as long as you realise its got limitations. But it is a great help, and yes ventilation is important. I think it makes about 25/30 less then ambient.
    Just remember that according to the literature that comes with it you cant put normal ice in as the fan blades ice up. So those blue cooler bricks or dry ice.
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    Hi there

    I bought mine at Makro. It is a 45L campmaster and comes 12V and 220V transformer wires. R799.00 and works beautifully.

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    Ditto Berns,
    Got the same one and it works like a charm. Brother got one too and he also very impressed.

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