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Old 21 July 2016, 18:39   #1
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Powering a beach 12VDC fridge box from solar

I was wondering If there was such a device from solar power that could keep me fridge box, working and cool on the beach ?

I was wondering if such a unit exists, what any of you folks would recommend ?

Think my Halford one draws about 3 amps which is a bit chunky I fear ?
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Old 21 July 2016, 18:48   #2
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is it as low as 3 Amps? I seem to recall I had a very small one that drew up to 7 amps!

even at 3 amps you'd need a massive panel even if we assume bright blue skies. Is your fridge not quite well insulated though? so contents start cold, it runs on the way to beach, then the insulation keeps it cold for a good few hours (left in shade).
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I get the fridge down to temperature prior to usage, then I fill with the food and drink, ensuring all is safe, leave some room, purchase a bag of ice cubes, either tip them in, can get messy, or keep in bag and use same as ice block.
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That looks a little like my roof !!

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Get one of these Bad Boys http://www.worldofcamping.co.uk/waec...38&fo_s=gplauk draws about 2 amps
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Get one of these Bad Boys http://www.worldofcamping.co.uk/waec...38&fo_s=gplauk draws about 2 amps

Now THAT I like, should fit a treat in my awning😄👍


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I know gadgets are nice boys but

For that sort of money you could get a team of people lined up from tescos to the beach passing ice cubes down the line for a few days running

Let's put things in perspective now
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