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    Hi I have a snomaster 66l dual fridge.
    My question is what settings will be the most efficient to preserve battery power and still keep my meat frozen on the one side and beers cold on the other.
    What speed setting must I run it at I see there is high low and auto.
    Any advice will be appreciated.

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    Love my 66L snowmaster. How I operate for long weekend to 7 days
    1. Have freezer running from mains during the night before the trip.
    2. Take pre frozen meat/food and pack in snowmaster
    3. Settings that work for me: Freezer side -4 ; fridge side 4+

    Probably depends how many times you open the lids. Keeps meat frozen hard. Fairly economical on battery
    Good thing about snowmaster 66L is that you can select any side as fridge/freezer. Enjoy!
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    I run my 66 with Fridge at 4 and Freezer at -8
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    -4 for frozen stuff and 0į for beer is perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    -4 for frozen stuff and 0į for beer is perfect!
    I agree

    But in my case
    - I use the 66 for Freezer one side at -8 for meats and ice making - I will ALWAYS have ice...no matter who, what, where, promised myself
    - the 66 other side I use for perishables, dairy etc at 4 deg - this is SWAMBO's domain

    - I also run an old 60 - that's our drinks one - at 0 deg when short term solar, 220 and Car, at 4 deg when on long term Solar
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    Thanks for all the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    I agree

    But in my case
    - I use the 66 for Freezer one side at -8 for meats and ice making - I will ALWAYS have ice...no matter who, what, where, promised myself
    - the 66 other side I use for perishables, dairy etc at 4 deg - this is SWAMBO's domain

    - I also run an old 60 - that's our drinks one - at 0 deg when short term solar, 220 and Car, at 4 deg when on long term Solar
    Good advice! 0į is great for beer, cooldrinks, milk, cheese, meat, etc but vegetables will freeze and spoil! Big trouble with swambo!

    4į is perfect if there are also vegetables in the fridge.
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    Visiting Tsendze late October I noticed my 66L running continuously during the day. Freezer set at -12 and fridge side at 4deg. Although ambient was 39-40 it still concerned me a bit. Back home I noticed the same at much lower ambient. Today I decided she needs a service. Opened the hatch to access the controller and condenser. Man was there muck in there. The condenser was completely covered in woolly sticky stuff and even a wasps nest as well. Cleaned all out with Electroclean. Really a simple job. She now runs as efficient as new.

    Lesson learned - clean those fridge important parts regularly!
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    Default Re: Snomaster 66l dual

    Also have one of these, slightly larger older model..

    Tip, take the goods you wish to consume out of the freezer earlier, and let them defrost slowly in fridge section
    Can save a bit of battery this way..
    normally keep freezer at around minus 3-5, and fridge between 2-4, although, still manual dial setting,
    so have to keep an eye on not letting stuff freeze overnight in fridge..

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    A good tip. When travelling and you are charging, run freezer at max ie -20. Turn then down to value that suits you when stopping. If you are in a area where there is no power your freezer will now take a long time to draw from the battery. Works for me.
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    Default Re: Snomaster 66l dual

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    -4 for frozen stuff and 0į for beer is perfect!
    I run the same on my 82.5 SM Dual. It seems to work well

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