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    Default New National luna smart fridges now available

    New National luna smart fridges now available with Bluetooth and app on your smart phone.

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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    What compressors are these ones using now days, are they the old Danfoss comp
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Now that looks nice. I wonder if the "smart" part can be retrofitted? My NL90 is only a year old.
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    What compressors are these ones using now days, are they the old Danfoss comp
    It's not a Danfoss compressor. According to Nl they did a lot of research and testing etc etc and chose a compressor manufacturer and model that met their requirements, hence an 8 year warranty.
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Is this the same as a normal NL with only the Bluetooth part making it smart?

    Personally I dont see the hype with anything bluetooth. Iím more of a set it and forget it type of guy. Plug in the charger or fridge and go. For batteries I am quite happy with the normal NL battery monitor running the LED lights from green to red. Check it when you connect charger to see if it charges, and check daily to adjust your usage when off grid. Simple enough isnít it? Or can someone persuade me that its better having bluetooth so you can sit on your arse with your phone in your hand while camping?
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    I find Bluetooth useful monitoring various devices particularly in hot environments. It is nice to know everything is functioning as it should. You don't have to disturb your sundowner time by opening the 4x4 to check!

    I am surprised it has taken taken Nat. Luna so long to introduce this well after Snomaster!
    But it will be a welcome feature of their brand.

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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
    Now that looks nice. I wonder if the "smart" part can be retrofitted? My NL90 is only a year old.
    I have confirmed with NL. One will be able to retrofit the smart functionality on fairly recent fridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
    I have confirmed with NL. One will be able to retrofit the smart functionality on fairly recent fridges.
    Do you know how "recent" I think mines about 10 years old... but looks exactly like the pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    Do you know how "recent" I think mines about 10 years old... but looks exactly like the pics
    I told NL mine was a year old and they said it should be fine... they mention "fairly recent" models. Apparently one needs to replace the controller as the BT is built into this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Is this the same as a normal NL with only the Bluetooth part making it smart?

    Personally I dont see the hype with anything bluetooth. Iím more of a set it and forget it type of guy. Plug in the charger or fridge and go. For batteries I am quite happy with the normal NL battery monitor running the LED lights from green to red. Check it when you connect charger to see if it charges, and check daily to adjust your usage when off grid. Simple enough isnít it? Or can someone persuade me that its better having bluetooth so you can sit on your arse with your phone in your hand while camping?
    I'm not sure if "set it and forget it" will work really well with something like a mobile power solution, but to each their own.
    It's biggest advantage is when driving, especially in hot environments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman71 View Post
    I told NL mine was a year old and they said it should be fine... they mention "fairly recent" models. Apparently one needs to replace the controller as the BT is built into this.
    I'll wait for the controller to give up then... Can't imagine that will be an economical exercise
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    Do you know how "recent" I think mines about 10 years old... but looks exactly like the pics
    It must be of the latest "Legacy" range.
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    There are stand alone bluetooth devices (not Nat. Luna) available - have never used them - but Google search could be worthwhile.

    This is one:
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    I'll wait for the controller to give up then... Can't imagine that will be an economical exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free2 View Post
    I'm not sure if "set it and forget it" will work really well with something like a mobile power solution, but to each their own.
    It's biggest advantage is when driving, especially in hot environments.
    When I had crap battery setups and poor chargers I was constantly monitoring it. Now I set and forget. Check it 3 times a day when I'm at the trailer or vehicle for something else. Been faultless for 4 years now. I'm not saying you shouldn't have a monitoring system, just that Bluetooth is norlt all that. I'm not glued to my phone when camping, so for the same effort in getting up to get my phone to check my fridge I can walk to my fridge, where I spend most of my time anyway.

    While driving the fridge remains closed, so if you encounter a problem it can keep temperature for a while. You can only sort it out when you stop anyway. Technically, you shouldn't be fiddling with your phone checking your fridge while driving?

    Just my opinion. I have seen others brag about their Bluetooth monitors around the campfire but they actually never use it in the field.
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    Default Re: New National luna smart fridges now available

    Two of the biggest concerns with camping fridges are power loss because a cable came loose and low battery because of a charging problem.

    Does the Bluetooth app give an audible warning when the power cord disconnects or the battery runs low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    Two of the biggest concerns with camping fridges are power loss because a cable came loose and low battery because of a charging problem.

    Does the Bluetooth app give an audible warning when the power cord disconnects or the battery runs low?
    This will not help. Because you will get a "disconnect" notice every time you are further than 10m away from the fridge.
    You will turn off the notification within a few minutes.
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