High Efficiency Freezer

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BenP, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:33.


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  1. BenP

    BenP Monkey+ Site Supporter+

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  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I've read some things about them in the past. Some brands aren't all that great. Do your research. If they're designed to be solar powered, you're probably going to pay through the nose. That's ok, in my opinion, IF you get a good reliable unit.

    SunDanzer | Household - 12/24V DC Refrigerator and Freezer
     
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  3. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+++

    I have something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003EMA7EA/?tag=survivalmonke-20

    (my exact model is discontinued).

    I've had my Engle for about 7 years now and it's outstanding. It barely runs, and when it does, it pulls only about 35 watts. I've researched solar refrigerators extensively and if you want something good, expect to pay.

    I swear by my Engel.
     
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  4. Cruisin Sloth

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  5. sec_monkey

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    [winkthumb] [winkthumb] @BenP

    Thank ya fer the suggestions @Altoidfishfins @Tevin @Cruisin Sloth (y) (y)

    I would not trust the generic chinese ones on ebay :cautious: :cautious: or that ebay seller in particular

    Engel looks gud (y) (y)

    SunDanzer looks gud on paper, there are a few reports of problems regardin durability, spare parts and manufacturing defects [dunno][dunno] if the issues have been resolved.

    The Dometic looks alright
     
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  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Thats mine , low draw as I have seen it
     
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  7. BenP

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    The sundanzer is the only one that looks like it can hold an entire cow. I will look around and see what kind of prices I can find.
     
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  9. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Two is one ---
     
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  10. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    indeed two is one and one is none

    if funds allow, gettin 2 or 3 different ones would be a great idea (y) (y)

    and also a freezer monitoring/alert system would be a gud idea too [ yep we can build that ]
     
  11. BenP

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  12. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    If you can beg, borrow, or steal a watt meter, it will serve to tell the actual rather than claimed power use. Here's a page full of them if you can't find one locally.
    Amazon.com: kilowatt meter
     
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  13. BenP

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    It will be hooked up to my DC system, I think I have a shunt somewhere that I can use to see how many watts it is using.
     
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