Gday Murray and ALL,
Well Murray, I guess the acid test would be to take it back to Shallow
Crossing in the middle of a hot summer and see whether or not you end up
tossing out rotten food again ... lol
I totally agree with this approach .. upgrading the Indel B fridge. What
research I've done online suggests there is no longer a brand new
similar capacity 12v fridge available, so keeping the Indel B makes a
lot of sense.
I like the idea of it automatically switching to 240v power when it
senses it is available. The real problem I always had was when, on those
few occasions when you get to plug into 240v, say overnight, the charger
had the dual role of running the fridge flat out trying to get it cold
enough again and at the same time trying to fully recharge the battery.
A real struggle. Now with your new system, the charger can go full bore
recharging the battery for the limited time available overnight ... much
better recharge potential. The fridge now drawing less amps from the
battery is a huge bonus to.
Murray, did they also replace the magnetic door seals? I imagine after
17 years, they would be well overdue.
Got me thinking if there were enough Indel B fridge owners needing an
upgrade, maybe we could approach Alternative Gas Refrigeration for a
combined group discount deal. Anyone else think this could work and is
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> Hi All,
> Just a quick post to let you know I've recently had my Indel B fridge
> rebuilt by Alternative Gas Refrigeration at Arndell Park near
> Blacktown (Bob on 02 96721664) and was very happy with the result. I
> suspect quite a few of you with Trakka conversions are running these
> fridges. I had the option of a new fridge or a new cooling system for
> the existing one, as the compressor was dead and parts are no longer
> available. The rebuild cost as much as a new fridge but because of the
> economic space design of the Indel B, to put in a new fridge would
> have meant either a smaller capacity (by almost a third) or a complete
> cupboard redesign (neither of which I found personally attractive).
> Anyway the rebuild was done in 4 days, thoroughly tested by the
> company, and the now almost as new fridge draws just 3.5 amps compared
> to the almost 6 it drew before. The fridge sits nicely on 2 or 3
> degrees, the freezer between 7 and 13, and its almmost
> silent. It also now has an automatic changover unit so that it runs of
> true 240v immediately I plug in anywhere. They expect I'll now get at
> least another 10-15 years out of the unit because the shell was all in
> good condition. I just wanted to recommend these guys for others that
> live in Sydney and surrounds. Not often I've dealt with such
> professionals who know their business so well, and have time to
> discuss the problem without pushing their solution. Fingers crossed it
> keeps working so well.
> Cheers Murray