an outwell camping fridge

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Tengu

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Another site bin find.

But I cannot test the thing as it has no power leads.

is it worth sourcing a lead; has two, -the car one and the mains.

Though heavy it looks a handy bit of kit.

(Says she who manages well enough without...)
 

Duggie Bravo

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If you know someone that has similar fridge, see if you can borrow a cable.
Or try eBay, I’ve found replacement cables for laptops and remote controlled hovercraft on there.


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Tengu

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Thats the thing about such items.

They may well work.

It takes a standard two pin mains lead; like in the old kettles? Im sure I have one of those about.
 

Woody girl

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Even if it doesnt work electrically it's still a usefull item for either using with the old fashioned ice blocks or as some sort of storage for other items.
 

Broch

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With respect, your question suggests you're not fully confident with electricity. For all you know the unit could have been dumped because it was shorting on the mains input. You really ought to get it checked by someone that knows what they are doing.

However, before you run it off your inverter, check the power consumption of the cooler (it will say 'X watts' somewhere on a label) and check your inverter output. Coolers aren't usually very high so, unless your inverter is small, it should be OK.

I believe the Outwell coolers run off a Peltier device so there's not a lot can go wrong with them (no pumps or motors etc.) so, if it's not working, it's probably the power input. If it works off 12v but not mains it will be the mains PSU unit; if it doesn't work of either it will be the DC power driver. The other areas to look at are the switch and the thermostat. Unfortunately, by the time you've paid someone to fix it, it will probably cost more than a new unit.
 

Bishop

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IMHO it's got to be worth a punt for the cable, if it is dead you can always sell the cable on. As Broch said there's not a lot to go wrong. If anything it could of been tossed simply because the owner was unhappy with the amount of battery juice it used.
 

Tengu

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You have a point. if it does work it will be well worth it.

These things are over £100 new, arent they?

it would be handy as a cool box, Woody girl; but its a dratted heavy thing.