Aldi Electric Cool Box- Thursday 25th June

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  1. Eeyore

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    Seems very good, might get one of these. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    that will cane your battery
     
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    Not if you use it on mains and stick to 12 v only when travelling. We've seen these used by long- termers in Spain as an additional fridge.
     
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    Not if you use it on mains and stick to 12 v only when travelling. We've seen these used by long- termers in Spain as an additional fridge.
     
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    You'll never get the lid shut!
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    We always use one of these when away, it is dedicated to alcohol only. It consumes about 50Watts, we have it on 12V when travelling and mains when in sites. When off grid we can run it for most of the day via the solar and at night put ice packs in it to keep the temperature down.
     
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    Click on Report post and ask Jim to delete them.
     
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    I bought the LIDL version last year and it's brilliant at keeping the essential supplies (OK, beer and wine) cold. As above, 12v for travelling, mains for hookup. I forgot once to change from 12v on site - one very flat battery in the morning; unfortunately the vehicle one! Red face, pleading noises and jump leads needed!
     
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    we've had one of these for several years and can report that its excellent at its job, keeping the contents cool. however the condensation it creates whilst cooling tends to pool in the bottom. so not ideal for soft fruit etc. but perfect for drinks
     
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    Hi is the one you have the one i have jus brought or the Aldi one ?
     
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    Aldi one, but they all work the same way with cooling fans
     
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    Re flat battery. On my van the pleasure battery is under the main seat. I put a bolt through the wall behind my seat. It is in a plastic tupperwear box . then a heavy duty link from battery to bolt... Engine battery flat. One lead from bolt to battery. Brum brum.. Having used it yet..... But I got it ready
     
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    Meant to say saves moving cushions and bed base.
     
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    quick way to kill a cheap leisure battery
     
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    Must make the journey very pleasant.
     
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    I would never put a cheap battery on. Been doing motor homing since1986 and work in the trade. But accept your comment as fair
     
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    then like me, I expect youve seen people try to jump start a flat engine battery from a cheap leisure battery more than once before. they cannot handle the high current draw and die in seconds. this then causes charging circuit failures and the van owner only realises the damage later
    a good high cca rated traction battery would work, but not everybody spends that sort of money on batteries
     
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    So how about join the two for a minute or two or three then remove link and try a start, just like these little starter units you can buy.
     
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