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I have the CFX 40 as well and runs nicely on 12v no issues we have a solar panel topping up battery as also running secondary build in fridge. We brought a Dometic/Waeco chilly bin as well, keeps salt

I fill 2-3 empty milk bottles with water, freeze them at home then put them in boat’s freezer (which never actually freezes). These ice bricks help bring the temperature down and provide some thermal inertia within the compartment. Also place a foam sheet over the contents and eutectic plate to insulate them from the air gap above.

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I fill 2-3 empty milk bottles with water, freeze them at home then put them in boat’s freezer (which never actually freezes). These ice bricks help bring the temperature down and provide some thermal inertia within the compartment. Also place a foam sheet over the contents and eutectic plate to insulate them from the air gap above.

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So the chillybin a total disappointment, but will try salt ice. Looking at gasmate 3 way 35L for $500 ; or gasmate 2 way 40L $600. Apparently bit of an issue with gas burning down below being fatal, and would need to be level for the gas. What are the thoughts on the electric model? (dont understand the sudden desire for cooling) So any thoughts please? (Poor old pensioner and also not much space)

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the 3 way fridges are really only 2 way - 240v or Gas.

running the small 30litre one i had on Mercenary on 12volt made luke warm beer and drew about 5 amps.

If you are thinking of using battery / 12v then go a proper compressor 12volt fridge / waeco unit not an LPG / Thermotropic unit?

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Waeco well worth the price,I have cfx 40 and ran on temp zone 4 for 5 days away camping at thames and 120amh deep cycle battery lasted just with no charge.(need to invest in a panel)forget about the crappy old warehouse chilly bins,find an iceytek bin,near freeze or hard chill items before use.Salt ice!!

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