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Old 23rd April 2016, 15:33   #121
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My Waeco is working quite well. The only issue is that i used the 12V cord supplied, in one of cars and would not like to remove it. Tried getting a spare cord( for the other car) from the seller at Amazon, but could not get them to respond.
Any leads? ( sorry for the pun!)
What you can do is a bit of DIY. Get the connector which fits the chiuller, and then a 15A plug from Amazon.com. Now it is a simple matter of soldering on the connector on the lead (I think 2m) on the 15 lighter plug.
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Old 24th April 2016, 06:27   #122
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Yes, thats is what i shall have to do. The only issue was that if i dont get the righr connecter, which would ensure polarity due to its design of construction. I would have to check every time whether it is cooling or heating
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Yes, thats is what i shall have to do. The only issue was that if i dont get the righr connecter, which would ensure polarity due to its design of construction. I would have to check every time whether it is cooling or heating
Yes, the connectors are polarised, and if I remember correctly the Waeco connector is different from the Tropicool one. This one has a small indentation at the bottom, while I think the Tropicool one is hald round at one end. I am sure they can be found (check RS Components). Alternatively, you may even be able to find the connector (or even the lead) on Amazon.com
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Is there any downside to compressor based freezers, apart from the cost of course? I would like some real cooling capacity and therefore considering the compressor based ones. Waeco seems to be the only choice.

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@arao; Cooling capacity is near zero. So prechilling is almost mandatory. Of course one or two cold packs help a lot. I prechill the stuff, and also put one or two cold packs (I guess the ones used for sprains should also do). It does cool stuff but very very slowly. So the alternative is to prechill, put a couple of ice-packs and then remove the packs if required.
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@arao; Horses for courses. The only points I have against the compressor based stuff is the weight, and also the moving parts which are running in an essentially high shake environment.
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That is a very valid point.

If ice cubes were available easily at gas stations then that would be a great help for multi-day trips.



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@arao; Horses for courses. The only points I have against the compressor based stuff is the weight, and also the moving parts which are running in an essentially high shake environment.
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Finally called the bluff of Tropicool 18AD (and the peltier based 'coolers' in general) and shelved it for my upcoming trip to Pin Valley in Himachal.

Bought Waeco CFD-26 compressor freezer today. Cost Rs. 41500/-.
Chilled from 28 degree C to -7 degree C in 34 minutes in my Innova.

Want kids to enjoy popsicles during the 512 Kms to Kullu
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Excellent. Please let us know the ownership experiencer after a few trips. Also, where did you buy it from?

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Finally called the bluff of Tropicool 18AD (and the peltier based 'coolers' in general) and shelved it for my upcoming trip to Pin Valley in Himachal.

Bought Waeco CFD-26 compressor freezer today. Cost Rs. 41500/-.
Chilled from 28 degree C to -7 degree C in 34 minutes in my Innova.

Want kids to enjoy popsicles during the 512 Kms to Kullu
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Hi,

I have a few questions on the cooler before I buy one. I think Waeco TB-15 should meet my needs. Below is the link

https://www.flipkart.com/waeco-tb-15...KYNZRKAPCCHZ9:

a. How do I fasten this cooler to my front or rear seats? In one youtube video I saw that the seat belt goes through the cooler to tie it to the seat.

b. On peak summers, how long it takes to bring the temperature down to minimum? During this time, I cant put my phone on charge right? And how long it keeps the bottles cool if I leave it unplugged?

c. If I place it on the rear seat, is the wire length enough to charge it from the 12V point?

Thanks,
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Bought Waeco CFD-26 compressor freezer today. Cost Rs. 41500/-.
How is your freezer working? Can you share link or place from where I can buy?
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How is your freezer working? Can you share link or place from where I can buy?
Thanks for asking. Its working fine and ready for this year's holidays in new fortuner.

How'ever i should have bought 2 chambers fridge : one with -20 degree for ice-creams and other -6 degree C for soda cans. If i chill it for ice creams, the soda cans burst .

Not entirely my fault though. As neither the seller nor any Australian outdoor sites mentioned it. Only first hand experience taught me the lesson.

I'll pm you the seller's address in Delhi (admin may not like it here). He is also authorized service agent as per email from Waeco, Germany.
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I'll pm you the seller's address in Delhi
Thanks, I have got the details and will check all options with him.

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