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Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by MonicaP » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Any ideas on running a 40Lit Engel freezer/fridge, located in our off-road trailer, while camping for 4 or more days at Tzendze or Balule? No dual battery system at the moment, but considering installing one. We will have to install it in the trailer, where the freezer is, but then how will it be charged? Is solar the only option - seems quite a costly route to go.

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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:29 pm

For Tsendze
If you have an extension lead of 8,4 KM long , then plug it in somewhere at Mopanie Image

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At Tsendze they have a communal freezer that you could keep your meat frozen. Put the fridge into the car and run it on 12 v auxiliary while you drive around.

At Balule however you will need an extension lead of 32 KM long then plug it in at Olifants Image

perhaps its better to wait for some proper advise :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by inyanga 1 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 am

:funny: :funny:
mm how many 5m cable extensions are stocked in pick and pay at phalaborwa :hmz:

seriously any fridge could be cooled via the aux trailer socket whilst you drive around if kept insulated, but I wouldn't bet on a freezer staying frozen.
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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:51 pm

isinkwe wrote:At Balule however you will need an extension lead of 32 KM long then plug it in at Olifants Image

perhaps its better to wait for some proper advise :thumbs_up: :D
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Don't think you will need a 32km lead.
Another 8km one should do :tongue:
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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:01 pm

Yoda wrote:Don't think you will need a 32km lead.
Another 8km one should do :tongue:


8 km is fine Yoda :thumbs_up: That's if the low bridge at Balule does not get washed away or damaged with all the rain about lately :D
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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by RobertT » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:46 pm

You could buy some dry ice and use that in freezer.

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Re: Runnning a fridge/freezer in a camp without power points

Unread post by inyanga 1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:33 am

RobertT wrote:You could buy some dry ice and use that in freezer.

you could get dry ice.... I'm sure that must be how they make dry martini's ..
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