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    Pretty much just a fancy fuse.

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    So i guesss the hard part is done. Running thick cabling to the back. Now just got to extend those wires to new second battery then join batteries to solenoid. Sweet as.. Fridge here i come.

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    Yep that's pretty much it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine2nine View Post
    Yep that's pretty much it.
    Thanks Nine2nine

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    Also is this fridge any good? Thats all I can fit on my fridge slide

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR GTR View Post
    Also is this fridge any good? Thats all I can fit on my fridge slide
    Can you change your slide? I know a few guys with cheap fridges and some are really happy with them but it'd be a risk to go something other than National Luna / Engel or Waeco if you are really relying on it i think.

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    Looking at buying a fridge for weekend camping trips. I have an eye on either a Waeco or Engel and about 60L capacity.

    I don't want to set up a dual battery in the car. Could I just take a charged up car battery and it will last 3 days powering it? Not keen on spending ~$700 on a proper battery pack setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womblesti View Post
    Looking at buying a fridge for weekend camping trips. I have an eye on either a Waeco or Engel and about 60L capacity.

    I don't want to set up a dual battery in the car. Could I just take a charged up car battery and it will last 3 days powering it? Not keen on spending ~$700 on a proper battery pack setup.
    3 days would be _ok_ on a good start battery assuming solar setup and you didn't mind carrying a portable jump starter to kick the car in the guts if the battery carks it.

    The solar setup would probably cost similar to the battery pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by womblesti View Post
    Looking at buying a fridge for weekend camping trips. I have an eye on either a Waeco or Engel and about 60L capacity.

    I don't want to set up a dual battery in the car. Could I just take a charged up car battery and it will last 3 days powering it? Not keen on spending ~$700 on a proper battery pack setup.
    I reckon this might suit your needs:http://www.aussiebatteries.com.au/batteries/deep-cycle-agm/120ah-12v-eclipse-deep-cycle-agm-powered-battery-box-combo

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    Just carry the battery and get a solar panel. Then you have unlimited time and can use the battery for other things like lighting and charging phones etc. Last I checked 80w solar was around $120 for a kit.

    Useful even with a dual battery set up because you don't want to sit there idling your car for the time it takes to charge the second battery.
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    Thanks guys, will do more research. I do have a habit of over engineering (and overspending) on stuff like this.

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    Loolks like they're only $100 delivered on ebay. I've run a folding ebay one with padded carry bag for about 5 yrs now. Works a treat. Just by some connectors and about 10m of cable and extend the cord they give you. Allows you to move it around and put it anywhere.

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    Yeh that should work. Just load up the fridge the night before and run it on 240v mains to bring it down to temp. The dedicated stand-alone battery should last 3 days. My Optima 66ah is good for 2 days running an ARB 60l fridge.

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    Decided to piece together this kit for about $100 cheaper. Also bought a $150 solar panel setup off ebay.

    Should see me through.

    On the fridges, I can't believe how much more expensive the Engel stainless ones are compared to the Waeco. ~$1,800 compared with ~$1,100 for the same size.

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    Engel have a voltage cut out so it doesn't drain the battery flat. I got mine from Engeland in WA. No one in Sydney could match the price.
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    Same with Dometic, mine has 3 levels. You can also buy an inline low voltage cutout switch BUT it's limited to 10amp current draw, dad has one which he's used for a few years with no issues but his fridge isn't as big as mine.

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    Waeco has three cutout settings and an override too. You would hope every fridge does.

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    I forgot about the override, even though we tested that when mine wouldn't power up.

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    and the waeco is plastic. so if it gets hit, it breaks, rather than dents.

    my 95L techni ice is stainless, and was around the $1100 mark. has a smaller foot print than the waeco too (its higher). just sayin
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    Horses for courses, the Dometic suits my needs, but I wouldn't throw it in the back of a ute without a cage around it. I'll be building a set of drawers with a box to go over the fridge to protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOPARMAN View Post
    and the waeco is plastic. so if it gets hit, it breaks, rather than dents.

    my 95L techni ice is stainless, and was around the $1100 mark. has a smaller foot print than the waeco too (its higher). just sayin
    Serious question, has someone ever broken a plastic fridge? They are pretty damn solid. My $400 techniice plastic (looks like an old waeco) has taken a massive beating.
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    Never seen one myself, have read about the odd door, latch, hinge and shelf breaking though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irsa76 View Post
    Horses for courses, the Dometic suits my needs, but I wouldn't throw it in the back of a ute without a cage around it. I'll be building a set of drawers with a box to go over the fridge to protect it.
    Its not really to protect it, its so you can pack around it and still slide it out and not have all your shit fall in the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    Its not really to protect it, its so you can pack around it and still slide it out and not have all your shit fall in the hole.

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    I know that, and to be honest if there's something floating around in the back that could damage the fridge I'd me more worried about the interior.

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    anyone used a 4wd super centre fridge??
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    From brother in law who works for ARB he reckons they aren't bad (has owned one himself) but a waeco on sale is a much better thing.

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    where do you find the 60L waeco for $630??
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    my main reason for wanting one is I'm sick of buying a 2 bags of ice a day to keep my beer cold when out in the van... lol
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    You can get 50l Waeco for around $700 when Anaconda has a sale.

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    Id go the cfx as a minimum, the old cf series seemed to have a few issues.

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