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egregerson 06-26-2006 12:12 AM

Hi; I'm looking at installing a cooling unit in one of the ice boxes on the E34. Does anyone have any experiences with this? I've seen models of A/B and Grunert on line. any others worth looking at? looks like it AC vs DC; water cooled vs air cooled; any pitfalls to avoid? I'm not looking for a ton of ice; just enuff chill for the beer and mayonaise.

sailortjk1 06-26-2006 11:10 AM

Only feedback I can give you is that my refrig system is a huge drain on my house batteries. We have learned that the draw is too much and that we simply use ice when cruising. When docked with sore power it is great. But to run it off of batteries is not reasonable.

camaraderie 06-26-2006 01:48 PM

In a properly insulated small box, any of the small systems can keep your stuff cool for less than 50 amps a day...which means a hundred amps of planned battery capacity. If you have this to spare or can add it, then you should be OK with any of the major systems. Having owned a system which was either air or water cooled, I found no difference in amp usage,,,the water cooling ran less but used more amps while running due to the pump. The air cooling ran a lot but at 5 amps less draw. The main thing I think on a new installation is to make sure your box is very well insulated. Good luck!

Bill Kitchens 02-27-2013 08:04 PM

Re: refrigeration
Hi I am a new owner of a E29. How hard to un-step and step mask?

mikel1 02-28-2013 07:05 AM

Re: refrigeration
Ask around over at great group, I guarantee the best help over there.

hughdon 02-28-2013 08:31 AM

Re: refrigeration
We have the big Engle (portable)
36L 20W 18H outside dimensions
We run at the lowest freeze setting (28-30 Deg) on 35 Amps 12V/day
Very Pleased, but must have the space and not cheap
Contact Engle directly (Jupiter Fl) for the best price

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