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Old 09 July 2006, 15:24   #11
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THE cool box from Costco
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Halfords 7 litre one, ideal for hiding under a seat or something, but enough to hold a 4 pack of coke and a couple of sandwiches draws 3 amps, and cost me 20 quid (might have been on sale, can't remember).

The halfords 35 litre one says on the back that it's 45W, so 3.75 amps and is currently discounted to 60ish quid. Seems surprising the large one draws only a small amount more than the small one - but I guess a larger heatsink means it's more efficient.
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How did you attach yours? We were thinking of using those cleats that slide down flush with the deck, and then a strap to secure coolbox. They are a big box, you wouldnt want that movin about!
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I use mine as follows, no dramas so far.

Plug the box in the night before and leave on over night on house mains.
Box is nice and cold by morning.

Loads with ice blocks in morning with food and drink.

Plugged into car enroute.

Once on the boat it is wired to an engine on 12v supply.


Works well like this.
Food and drink always cold.
Battery never flat...todate.

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That's a shame if you've got it on the heat setting to keep your cornish pasties and pies.

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Halfords 7 litre one, ideal for hiding under a seat or something, but enough to hold a 4 pack of coke and a couple of sandwiches draws 3 amps, and cost me 20 quid (might have been on sale, can't remember).
Is that the top loading one with a silver pad that fits in the top and a temp gauge on the front? I've got one like that and it warms up very fast when you turn it off.
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No, doesn't have a temp gauge or silver pad. It is top loading though.
I think the 7litre and 20 litre are top loading, and the 35 is either
Never noticed it warms up quick usually cos I just leave it switched on
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Prob better than mine then- mine was 10 quid bargain bucket from Woolies but the same was supplied to loads of places. It's great as long as you keep the power on and the clear lid covered.
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How did you attach yours? We were thinking of using those cleats that slide down flush with the deck, and then a strap to secure coolbox. They are a big box, you wouldnt want that movin about!

you can buy a holding down kit from plasmo
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I was looking for a fanless cool box as they will require less current and probably last longer in the marine environment. Any ideas of where to source one?
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