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colmac

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    Nel
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    stourport on severn
  1. Hi, as per the post title, I am getting this message with annoying frequency. Does anyone else get this and is there anything can be done to rectify it? I have looked on various Apple fix web sites and tried the fixes they advise, refreshing the page, checking internet connection etc, to no avail.
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    Continuing fridge issues

    The problem appears to be the amps which I tested at 5a and the fridge requires 12.5a according to the manufacturers. The wiring was in situ but we had a gas fridge with 12v capability which we never used. This wiring is obviously not up to the job so we are having the appropriate cables fitted next week.
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    Continuing fridge issues

    Thanks all. First point, the fridge doesn't have a temperature "knob" it's an all singing dancing modern one with a series of LED's to set the temperature. The voltage drop between the batteries and fridge is due, I presume ,to a voltage drop due to the length of cable twixt the two,12m. I think a call to the manufacturers is the answer, only had the fridge for 3 weeks.Cheers all.
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    Continuing fridge issues

    Hi, if I may I would like to continue the 12v fridge conundrum. We are now out and cruising and although the fridge has power to it, interior light on and the various LED's are all lit up the compressor will not run. I suspect this is due to the voltage. The battery meter shows 14.5 v and a circuit check at the fridge end shows 13.5v. The manual says "cut off voltage10.4v and cut in voltage 11.7v" Does this mean that the power supply has to be between these values or the fridge won't work ? I f so it seems odd for a 12v fridge ? If this is the case is there such a thing as a voltage regulator I can fit to maintain a regular voltage ?Thank you
  5. colmac

    car battery issues

    I would do that George but we have to leave the car in the boatyard exposed to the elements so don't fancy the wind and rain getting in where it oughtn't. Will have a look at the Aldi charger though, sounds like an answer. Thank you.
  6. colmac

    car battery issues

    Thank all. That makes sense and will investigate further. I have re-initialised the system before after a flat battery so thats no problem.
  7. colmac

    car battery issues

    Hi, this is a car issue with a tentative boat connection. We are about to set off on our 6 month voyage. My car, a Nissan Note is left in the boatyard and, I always need to get a jump start on return. Th manual says to disconnect a battery lead whilst the car is idle. Question is; if I do that how do I open the car on our return to pop the bonnet and re-connect the battery ??????Probably a few rolling eyeballs out there and can't say I blame you , my knowledge of electrics is ,at best, woeful.
  8. I believe the re-branding will be a fairly costly exercise when you factor in the cost of replacing all employee and volunteer uniforms, change of logo on signage and vehicles. It is a pity there is no flexibility in the budget structure which could divert this money to the repair of the Middlewich arm. I know the amount of money saved on the branding would not cover the cost of the repair but it would help.
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    Elecric 12v fridge

    Many thanks for this, I even understood it !
  10. colmac

    Elecric 12v fridge

    Many thanks to all for the replies to my post. Proves the value of this forum. Hate to show my ignorance but can someone explain what an " equalisation charge " is please.The only problem with this forum is it really exposes huge gaps in my knowledge of things electrical. Thank you.
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    Elecric 12v fridge

    Hi, bit of a continuation of a previous post Have now fitted a 12v fridge. In the manual it says " when using a rapid charging device the fridge should be disconnected to avoid damage to the unit" It is a Dometic ( ex electrolux ) crx50. Anyone with any advice or experience of this ? I am assuming that, by "rapid charging device" they mean 240v shore mains.
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    Electrical consumption

    Thank you all for your replies. Has helped to arrive at a decision at last.
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    Electrical consumption

    Sorry should have expanded a bit more. The only other electrical consumption we have are a few cabin lights, the TV of an evening and the domestic water pump as required. We have no white goods and cook with gas. The budget is no problem and we have looked at a fridge costing around £400, no further details as yet. Hope this explains a bit more. Thank you.
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    Electrical consumption

    Can anyone explain, in layman's terms, if I would be able to run a 12 v fridge on my boat. I have 3 leisure 110ah batteries, no inverter and only one alternator. We cruise from April to September and run most days. We presently have a gas fridge but it has packed in so would like an electric one. As you can probably tell from this post I am not the most electrically minded of people so be gentle with me. Thank you.
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    New addition

    Many congratulations to you both. I was once asked what I considered my best achievement at age 62 ( this year ) and my answer was " two lovely daughters and three grandkids " nothing else comes near.
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