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Anyone like this unit?

It is a Whynter 45 Qt. Portable fridge /freezer. Found at Home Depot, for 500 bucks. I have shore power in marina, and plan on 4 Costco 220 ah 6v when not in slip. Any comments on the unit?

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Looks good, amp useage looks good & low. I've had a similar model from Defender that is still freezing after 8 yrs. 12/24v and 110. Have you compared 110v amp usage and 12v amp usage to others ? Please let us know.
If you just want a small dorm size Freeze only; Walmart ($149./1.3 cu ft) has a bunch online. Are you going to hook batteries to inverter or run freezer unit with 12 volt while away from dock ?

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Does anyone like this unit

I will go further. I live on a large lake, and won't be spending more than a day or two away from power. When away from the slip I would use it as a 12v, appliance. I have a laptop and lights, and no other power draws. I also have a portable gen for backup. Hoping to add solar later.


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You might take a look at Edgstar refridgerator freezer's also.

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I'd check out the 12V amperage draw of the units you have under consideration. The can be significat differences between comparable sizes.
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Anyone knows where to find a 12v portable air conditioner?
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I noticed the Whynter says 2.5 amps@12v, And the EdgeStar says 5.4 amps @12v. It appears to be the same exact unit but the size says 2 qt. difference.
Is one of them wrong?
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An amperage difference between similar sized unity is usually due to diferent kinds of cooling systems. It's usually cheaper units that have the highter draw. If they're using the same type of system then most likely the manuf. is using a different basis to measure the draw.
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quote=THEFRENCHA;721603]---Anyone knows where to find a 12v portable air conditioner?[/quote]
---They don'tmake them.---* All I have seen are fans blowing air over/thru ice that are 12 volts. $99.00 and priced down to make your own with a coleman cooler and fans. See internet search and amazon.com
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