ironman fridge, whos got one?

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Unread post by Agent 13 » March 16th, 2010, 10:14 pm

Aussies have a very nice deal on 35l Engle at the moment!! In Vic at least... 899 with protective cover or whatever.
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Unread post by Lux77 » March 17th, 2010, 9:04 pm

I just picked up a waeco CF-50 DZ from anaconda for $990, with an insulated cover, extra digital thermon for dash and some other bits and peices. could not walk past the deal. My wife knows people at waeco head office that cannot do deals like that:thumb:.
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Unread post by offroadjack » March 17th, 2010, 9:11 pm

Agent 13 wrote:Aussies have a very nice deal on 35l Engle at the moment!! In Vic at least... 899 with protective cover or whatever.
a 35l is too small!! need at least a 40l
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Unread post by Agent 13 » March 17th, 2010, 9:54 pm

offroadjack wrote:a 35l is too small!! need at least a 40l

Its actually a 38... :p

Looks not a bad unit but I cannot believe how flimsy the catches on it are!! One decent knock and I see them bustin. Crazy. Give me a fridgemate any day...
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Unread post by Greg 80series » April 6th, 2010, 5:34 am

Hi Agent 13
I have two engals
1 40 litre metal fridge and 1 of the new 38 litre eclipse models with the so called flimsy latches, and I can tell you they haven't come open on me yet.
Yes they look a bit flimsy but they stay shut very well, even over some fairly rough terrain in the back of the cruiser.
Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Unread post by Agent 13 » April 6th, 2010, 9:06 am

The ones I saw look dodgy... I cant believe they would not spend an extra few cents and put something more solid on. Hope they last, and I'm sure they do stay shut... I'm just sayin they look like something that would fall apart if they get much of a knock. Not the look I would think the Mighty Engle was going for.
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How's your Ironman Fridge working for you?

Unread post by Dermottj » August 15th, 2012, 2:51 pm

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a 40liter Ironman Fridge as its about the biggest fridge that I can find that will fit behind the third row of my Landcruiser (its 350ml wide which fits just nicely, Waeco's & Engels are wider than this).

I'm intersted to hear how people who have them would rate their performance, how do they go when its hot (say 30 - 40 degrees), do they still keep things cold, can they still freeze things when it is this hot?

I don't want a debate about what fridge is best, really hoping for some practical input.

Cheers & thanks in advance,

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Re: How's your Ironman Fridge working for you?

Unread post by BLU-125 » August 15th, 2012, 7:11 pm

I have a Waeco 90l that I've had for about 12 years & a 40l Ironman that I bought when they first came out (3 years ago?). Has been used either in one of the fourbies or in the office every day since. Will freeze if set to freeze whatever the ambient temp. Would recommend without hesitation.
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Re: How's your Ironman Fridge working for you?

Unread post by oncedisturbed » August 15th, 2012, 9:28 pm

I have the Ironman 50L and works a treat, no dramas at all.

There are several threads on this already in the camping section

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ironman fridge, whos got one?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » October 14th, 2012, 8:47 pm

So I decided to buy an ironman fridge today after reading some good reviews about them, my one question is, can you bypass the low battery protection system? I know it can be set to different predetermined voltages, but can it be bypassed all together? Eg for if it had its own deep cycle battery. If not, any idea how long it would take for a deep cycle battery to reach the 10.2v cut out?
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Re: ironman fridge, whos got one?

Unread post by Dreamin » October 15th, 2012, 12:24 pm

Depends on the amp hour of the battery.
The fridge will draw anything from .8amp to 1.5amp per hour depending on usage.
Say average 1amp per hour in 24 hours will draw 24 amps so divide that into the amperage of your battery.
I have an engel and get about 3 to four days before I need to recharge battery, depending how hard the fridge is working, using a 90 amp hour battery.
Hope that helps.

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Re: ironman fridge, whos got one?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » October 15th, 2012, 6:13 pm

Cheers! Anyone know about the low voltage bypass?

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Re: ironman fridge, whos got one?

Unread post by Deeptank » October 18th, 2012, 2:19 pm

10.2V is pretty much bypass... By the time you've drained your battery to 10.2V it'll be pretty much dead and damaged, because you've effectively bypassed protection.

Personally I'd set it a bit higher than that.
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Ironman Fridge

Unread post by Edadkins » January 19th, 2013, 7:17 pm

G'day all, love the site, Just wondering if anyone has an ironman fridge (any size) and what they think of them and how they perform. From all my research they are a good looking rig with good warranty to match and at an affordable price!

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Re: ironman fridge, whos got one?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 21st, 2013, 7:46 pm

Mine got stuck on temperature when i first used it, it thought it was at -4 degrees but my thermometer said about +5 degrees, took it back, they couldn't find problem and since then has worked perfectly, overall I'm quite impressed, its a 40l

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