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#1 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 09:13 PM
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What is the best electric cooler to plug into the AC in the back, and how low will the temp go below the outside air temp, or worse, the INSIDE air temp?
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Re: Best electric cooler

I've got a 12 volt Edgestar fridge/freezer that goes down to 0* .
Had to run 12 volt line to the back from aux. battery .
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I've got a 12 volt Edgestar fridge/freezer that goes down to 0* .
Had to run 12 volt line to the back from aux. battery .
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Re: Best electric cooler

I think most of the decent vehicle mounted fridge/freezers will run on 12V. ARB makes a popular one. Luna and Engel are solid as well.

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No Egdestar in that review .
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EdgeStar 12V DC Portable Fridge / Freezer - 43 Qt. - FP430
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Re: Best electric cooler

I have the ARB and what sold me over the Engel and others is the automatic voltage sensor so that if it sees the power supply drop to a certain voltage it will turn off. While I have my ARB on the secondary battery which has a low voltage detection circuit, it's just additional protection. I also found us using it more and more in the family SUV which doesn't have a protected circuit, so it keeps the single car battery protected.

And it cools fast, and is very quiet. Coupled with the external insulation bag and I found it kept our milk cold for well over a day with no power if unopened.

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Re: Best electric cooler

According to Expedition Portal, the National Luna is #1 and Waeco/Dometic is second, finishing ahead of ARB and Engle. I have had the ARB and it works fine. The waeco has all the same features, but is totally polastic, holds the temp better and does not require an insullated bag to keep the temp, and they are far better priced than ARB, Engel and Edgestar. And have much longer history in Fridge freezer equipment.

I am using them in my trailers, paying a thousand dollars for a Fridge is just too much for me. I got mine delivered tax free for 539.00 12 volt or 110 sensor for low operation and never develops the smell I would get with the Engel or ARB. It fits the ARB slide with no problems and the lid opens lenghtwise so it takes up lateral space.
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I have a Waeco/Dometic CF-40. Whatever you get, make sure you get one that is AC/DC. Get a dual battery and run from the battery. I don't know if the plug in back will handle a 'quality' fridge. Otherwise install an inverter if you want AC.
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Re: Best electric cooler

I have an Ironman Fridge / Freezer and it will go down as low as -10C and it has voltage shut off. works AC or DC. the AC outlet on the FJ is only 400 Wats...not enough to power a fridge.

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