Ken Peavey wrote:I have a Magic Chef which operates on 1.4 amps for cooling, 1.76 amps for the defrost cycle.
Mabel Green wrote:... the tubes that hold the refrigerant are designed to be frozen in a normal chest freezer.. so they eventually rusted and leaked.
Mabel Green wrote:The reason we had to get a 'normal' fridge after 3 years was the tubes that hold the refrigerant are designed to be frozen in a normal chest freezer.. so they eventually rusted and leaked.
Cj Verde wrote:Well, my husband said there may be an issue but not the one you suggest. All the tubes he has seen are stainless steel or copper, neither of which rust. Also, he said the refrigerant doesn't freeze but does the opposite, it boils. It changes from liquid to vapor at the compressor.
Cj Verde wrote:What brand is the 12V freezer?
I have a 12V fridge and it doesn't get as cold as I'd like. Neither does the freezer portion. It freezes but not cold enough for ice cream, for example.
Martin Bishop wrote:Please let me know how this worked out. I too have been looking at the 318L Beier. I have a 200L 240V Chest Freezer with External Power Cut off Thermostat, Freezer cost $50 Gumtree, thermostat $30 Ebay
$900 Is a lot more than $80, but I am considering all options.
I made a spreadsheet, and would love feedback from anyone. Math may be off here and there, but at least you get the idea.
the 318L Beier says 75W Fridge mode 90W freezer mode. @ 12V that is 6.2Amp an hour
According to my math I show the chest freezer using a fraction of that power, but it is hard to know for sure the best option since the inverter sucks a bit of power as well.
Simon Brown wrote:Please forgive me if already mentioned..I believe you can make a firewood powered fridge..happy to chip in if someone wants to start a thread. After all..gas fridges are simply using heat..gas !!
Simon Brown wrote:I agree ! its not a solution for you..maybe i shouldnt have introduced the idea. I think it is technically possible to do it and control it..but would require a major amount of work and experimenting.
Len Ovens wrote:
I am reminded of a man on Long Island (I think) who had used antifreeze in a thermo-syphon to freeze a very large ice block during the winter where the ice block lasted him through the summer till the next winter.