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Old 11-11-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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need knowledge on portable freezers

I have been looking for a 12 volt compressor type freezer.
I would hook it up in the basement. I would love sub zero Ice Cream.
Extra room for food or drinks

Our 4 door notcold enough 1200 is always full
I looked at a mid size 50 quart adjustable temp -8 to 50 degs F about $600.

Do have you one. or is one really needed. I did without 10 years now

We do not dry camp more than 3 to 4 days twice a year. spend 6 months plugged in Fl.
In summer short trips in Midwest.

Whynter FM-45G was model I saw on line but there are many brands and sizes.

Thanks for any feedback TJ
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We have a Dometic freezer/refrigerator in the MH basement. It's the first we owned, and now we wonder how we got along without one. Depending on the dial setting it's a refrigerator for beverages and food, or on the highest setting a great deep-freeze! It does keep ice cream frozen solid-hard. You will need to install a sliding tray for it to be usable, since the lid hinges up.
When we had a 5er we bought a used 12V cooler at a yard sale for $25 (you can buy such things in Florida from snowbirds who've decided to stay permanently). It served us well for keep beverages cold, while making room in the frig for other stuff.
The price of a new Dometic freezer/refrigerator is over $800 now, but if we were buying another MH we would buy a freezer unit too.
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ENGEL Model MT45.
Settings 1-2 Cold fridge Setting 3 and up Deep freeze solid.

Very low battery draw. Has 2 plugs one for 110 and one for 12 Volt

These units are awesome.

www.engelcoolers.com
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I've had an Edgestar freezer for the past 5yrs. which has served us well. It's a dual 12v/110 that is on a slide in a storage bay. When we went to Alaska we came back with it full of fileted salmon. Since then the DW will look out for sales to stock the freezer which certainly saves money. We'll also look for local butcher shops, which by the way are harder and harder to find, to get any custom cuts we might want. I can't imagine being without the freezer.
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We also have an Engel in the basement of our 5th wheel. When disconnected from shore power, it runs on DC power and automatically switches back to ac power when we plug back into shore power. We also crammed ours full with fish from our Alaska trip. We installed a thermometer and even in the hottest weather, it registers below zero. We use ours exclusively as a freezer.
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If you do not boondock very much, a 120 volt is much less expensive. I have a small Edgestar that can be used as a freezer or refrigerator. I love it. I run it off an inverter when not hooked up.
http://www.amazon.com/EdgeStar-Conve...gestar+freezer
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Dometic CoolFreeze Portable Refrigerator Freezer CF-110AC110 - $7..

We have been using this full time for over two years. It is fantastic. It is used every day. The lid is reversable. It runs on 12/24/ or 110. It will amaze you how quickly it will cool things down. No messing about with ice or the room ice takes up. I set it at 31 degrees. Beer is perfect. We had a full slide so it is on that.
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Curious about the power consumption usage between 12v and 120V while Boon Docking. Our inverter is on to handle the residential fridge, so it's not like we would turn that off. But would the 12V draw be less added Amp Hours usage then running the 120V? Hoping some of you have had some real world experience between the two. What are actual Amp Hours usage comparisons between the two?

Because we keep thinking of adding a basement freezer, and power consumption while Boon Docking would be a concern.

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I have had two of the Dometic CF35 units for about five years. I use one for the beer fridge and the second as a freezer. Work on 12 VDC or 110 VAC. Will auto switch from AC to DC depending on availability. When plugged into shore power, it defaults to AC. When unplugged it defaults to DC. Great Product.

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My logic says it would use a bit less power on DC. I suspect the AC is stepped down and rectified. Using an inverter to first create 110 volts then stepping it down and converting would be another loss factor.

The refer in my previous post shows power consumption is 55 watts. At 12 volts that is around 4 amps dc. Of course the refer does not run full time so the actual power consumption may be less. A nice pile of solar panels would make it a non issue.
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Thanks guys
I had not heard of Engel. I will look at 120 only too .
That 12 volt choice adds a big chunk to the cost.

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Engel makes one.. Now mine does let the ice cream get soft in August (I keep it inside where the air is cooler than the basement) but it still does a good job.. Real power hog at 36 watts YES 36 watts (A 2 lamp light fixture using 1141 bulbs draws 38) Now you know why I like it.
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