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|02-01-2010 09:19 AM|
IIRC, this is the same system used in the Engel and Norcold series of portable refrigerators.
Originally Posted by roline View Post
|01-31-2010 06:20 PM|
|roline||Ive only seen one Colman Sterling cooler, 3 yrs ago as a demo unit. Having been discontinued, it makes you wonder why.... I installed a Swing Sawafuji compressor and converted my ice box into a refer. Low power consumption and a bag of ice will last many days for use in my favorite beverages. The swing compressors have been made for yrs and still are on the market....|
|01-20-2010 01:30 PM|
Originally Posted by CosmosMariner View Post
|10-15-2008 06:43 PM|
I have been looking at engles at the boat show but had a friend give raving reviews of the coleman for its low power draw. My understanding is that in just cooling mode in 85 degree temps it will draw less than one amp.
at full freeze 0F in 104 degree temps it will draw about 4 amps. The engle type compressor turns on and off... the coleman runs continuously unless it gets below the target temp. Anyway... base line seems to be that you need to start at about 20 to 30 amps per day draw at 12 volts to keep the drinks cold and up to 100 amps per day to deepfreeze stuff to 0F.
however coleman no longer makes these. if your lucky you can call one of the coleman outlet stores and find one still on the shelves for 299.00 clearance. To buy the same model from the manufacture global cooling will cost 600 or 700 dollars.
I just ordered store display from an outlet in alabama for 250 +20 in shipping. It's the right price if you can find one and the right size for a small boat like I have.
|04-23-2008 01:53 PM|
well turns out the one place i found that had this 'in stock' .. didn't ..so.. i guess i won't be able to do a real world test of it. i must admit i was a little nervous being a guinea pig..
guess i will go with an engel or waeco..
|04-21-2008 01:41 PM|
My feathers are smooth
Our son is on a Watkins 27 and we are on a Watkins 25......no mega yachts here. I do research before I do anything on the boat too. But Murphy's law being what it is I find that frequently after exhaustive research then purchase, two days later I find a better one of whatever That's why I pay more attention to the reports of actual use and why I try to post our actual experiences. I like the info sharing on this site, it is invaluable to making decisions. That notwithstanding some people still go out on those 'foldie-wingie-thingies'!
|04-21-2008 08:46 AM|
yes.. i am tad unbelieving it will 'be all that' .. but who knows, occasionally a product comes out that actually performs.
i will let you know.
|04-21-2008 05:38 AM|
I took a look at the cruiser's forum thread... and I would take anything a person from the manufacturer said with a large chunk of NaCl. By all means, let us know how it works out for you.
|04-20-2008 11:05 PM|
sheez guys.. hang on.
i haven't even gotten it yet, i was just putting an fyi out there. i even said i would tell you if i found it to be a POS..
i didn't mean to ruffle feathers.
|04-20-2008 10:55 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
second yes the coleman uses max 48watts in maximum draw down (Max delta T 104'), however to maintain 32degrees with an ambient temp of 72degees it uses just 1.1amp.
if i had room for an MT60, i might a bought one. i am not on some 44' garden design, but an 29' islander.
your one moving part will wear out far before my three will. mine never touch anything.
most of this info i really had to dig to find, and the info posted is rather misleading.
here is a link over at cruisers forum:
Coleman Stirling Power Coolers - Page 2 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
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