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- CFX 65W (65L)
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High power consumption
I purchased the CFX-65W about 14 months ago with a view to doing the Canning Stock Route later this year. As part of the planning and preparing dual battery config I set about working out what it would take to run as a freezer for the duration. I set it up with a 13.8V 20A supply with good inline meter, with 9 2L milk bottles frozen full of water. The fridge ran for 24 hours on -16C before I started the test and I did not open the lid at all during the test. Max ambient temp was 29C but averaged about 25C throughout (in an insulated room. It...consumed an average of 4.3Ah / hour for the next 24 hours (after it had stabilised for 24hrs first). This is a huge power consumption but when I rang Dometic, they would not give me any indication of normal consumption in freezer configuration. They seemed put out that I would even ask. This compared to Evakool who quote their fridge eco, fridge normal and freezer estimated consumption stats online for the world to see, and at a conservative ambient temperature of 32C. I also had temperature my own gauges inside the fridge (top and bottom section) and next to the fridge to monitor ambient temp. I think this 'hardly used fridge' will go on ebay and replace with a product where the manufacturer openly quotes their consumption and stands by it. This is my third Dometic / Waeco (I had a CFX-110 and CFX-40) both of which failed early in their service life - the 110 at only two weeks old. You can see who the fool is here but I am learning...
Lasted 1 day on the track.
This is one of the worst fridges I have had the misfortune to own.
At home in December while prepping for a trip in August it cut out on 12v because the weather was too hot for it to handle.
On our recent outback trip it couldnt handle the rattling/shaking or dust of the first track and failed after just one day, luckily we were heading for Broken hill.
At Broken Hill we jettisoned the Waeco and bought an Engel to replace it, the Engel never missed a beat on a 2 week trip on below average gravel roads.
Save your money and buy Engel.
Questions & Answers
My cfx65w compreser not working on 12v but fine on 240v.
How long does it take to cool CFX65W to operational tempeature?
we have a waeco fridge freezer which freezes even though it is set at 5 degrees C Is there a simple fix? it is less than 12 mths old.
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