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Subject Topic: Is a 12v cool box going to be any good
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20/7/2013 at 8:29am
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How much juice do these 12v ones draw? Is it continuous?

Basically, how quickly would it kill my car battery?


20/7/2013 at 9:24am
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Like others ... a lot of years in France, Spain, Italy etc in July and August have taken us through a range of options.
The FC has a gas/electric fridge, which works well ... but is small (about 40L) ... which means having to shop daily for food, and doesn't have enough space for all the drink ... (lots of water ... plus beer, rosť etc).
We've tried various coolboxes, but find they get very wet (inside), and don't really cool things enough when it's really hot ... and we've had up to the mid 40's ... for the past seven years we've taken a 60L table top fridge (standard compression type), replaced last year for a newer model, cost £90 and has an ice box. They work in all temperatures and will produce ice ... we can do three days shopping at a time, and have a full array of liquid refreshment .... temperature this week has been up to 42 ... wouldn't be without them.


20/7/2013 at 10:07am
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I have been looking for a decent fridge, fed up with trying to keep things cool, Even when the weather is not particularly hot it is still a struggle and find we are wasting so much food

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20/7/2013 at 10:11am
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Quote: Originally posted by Kelper on 20/7/2013
for the past seven years we've taken a 60L table top fridge (standard compression type), replaced last year for a newer model, cost £90 and has an ice box. They work in all temperatures and will produce ice ...



Where did you get this fridge, it sounds perfect.

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Hi Claie and Colin, that's just sods law, had you bought it a few months ago it would have been fine, John from Leeds on here got a B40 and that was badly damaged when it arrived from Obelink.

Obelink replaced it of course, there is always going to be a risk of getting a u/s item, when you do an internet order, especially when ordering from outside of the UK.

You can imagine how many times that fridge has been bounced around on it's journey from Holland, not to mention that Mobicool product packaging is quite poor.

I am amazed that so many of these fridges arrive in perfect condition, I would have thought it to be the other way round.


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21/7/2013 at 9:51am
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Very similar to this. Ours is actually 70L ... not sure how the Curry's one compares as it's quoted in cu ft.
The Logik we have, does come up from time to time on Gumtree, e-bay etc ... might be worth having a hunt.
There are lots of other table tops ... Argos do some ... but mostly are a little smaller than the Logik .... and three shelves is definitely a big plus factor.


03/8/2013 at 8:39pm
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after the initial excitement of receiving the fridge from Obelink in 3 days was disappointed to find the fridge when turned on made an horrendous noise and wasn't getting cold. Contacted them and hats off to them arranged for a courier to pick it up the following week (as we had gone away for the week and could have really done with it in this heat). when they received it back they said they were refunding our money as they had been having problems with them.
Unfortunately we will not be able to go away again this year as my Mum is going into hospital so will be on the lookout for a bargain over the winter maybe.


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04/8/2013 at 1:13pm
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I have a campin Gaz cool box which works well i the south of France however recently purchased a mini fridge 2nd hand of eBay for 36 pounds which is an actual fridge . If you can afford to go down the fridge root then do so. As a cold beer o arrival is so much better than a tepid one. Good luck


04/8/2013 at 1:38pm
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Hi, I have a 3-way Waico fridge that is superb. It works very well, 28' degrees +, Czech Rebublic / South of France, no problems, mutch better than a cool box, if you can find the budget go for one. Bill. 



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