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  • Engel Smart Battery Box Released

     

    Engel have released their own powered battery box - known as the Engel Smart Battery Box. We have them in stock here at a special introductory price!

    Engel Smart Battery Box

    Engel

    Features

    • "Time Tracker" Power Management LCD Screen.
    • Built in 6 amp 12 volt to 12 volt Smart Charger.
    • Built in 150 watt Modifed Sine Wave (MSW) inverter for running small 240 volt appliances.
    • Anderson plug 50 Amp.
    • Engel posi-fit 12volt outlet.
    • Cigar socket / accessory plug 10 amp.
    • USB outlet 5 volt for charging portable devices.
    • External terminals for easy access for charging

    Supplied with

    • Car Charger. A basic DC-DC transformer which produces a constant 24VDC. One end has a cigarette lighter plug which you plug into your vehicle, and the other end is a small cylindrical fitting which plugs into the smart battery box. The smart battery box's internal smart charger regulates the voltage/current to give you a complete charge.
    • (This in itself is not a smart charger, but combined with the smart battery box gives you smart charging capability).

    Optional - check out the RELATED PRODUCTS in the side bar:

    • 240 volt smart charger - so you can recharge at home using mains power.
      • You can use a 240V smart charger by connecting it to the post fittings. This bypasses the internal smart charger in the battery box (so you don't have two smart devices battling each other).
    • 240V to 12V DC power supply
      • A cheaper option than using a full smart charger, is to use a simple 240VAC-12VDC power converter. This gives you a 12V cigarette lighter socket at home. Then you can plug in the supplied car charger, then plug into the smart baterry box. This gives you complete smart charging capabilities.
    • Solar Panels
      • Using a set of solar panels with a regulator, you can recharge the smart battery box. Connect the solar panels' regulator output to the post terminals of the smart battery box. This overrides the internal smart charger, and relies on the solar regulator to completely charge the battery.

     

    Note:

    • This product is not supplied with the battery. For best results use a deep-cycle AGM battery.
    • Internal dimensions for battery are 180mm W x 330mm L x 328mm H.
      • The RITAR RA-120SD AGM Deep Cycle battery is recommended.

    Setup

    • Install a battery into the box.
    • Plug the supplied car charger into your vehicle's cigarette lighter socket, and the other end into the battery box
    • While the engine is running, the battery box will be charged via the built-in smart charger. This gives you a much higher level of charge than charging directly.
    • Plug your fridge into the battery box.
    • When you stop the vehicle, the fridge will continue to run from the battery box, and also prevent your starter battery from being flattened.

    For best results, charge the battery box from a mains power source prior to use. Suitable units are listed in the related products area to the left.

  • Waeco - Replacing 240V Fuse

    HANDY TIP - Carry a spare 240V fuse.

    This quick video shows you how easy it is to replace the 240V fuse in a Waeco fridge.

  • Waeco CF-50 Review

    Looking for a great Waeco CF-50 review? Find a review on the Waeco CF50 portable fridge/freezer here. See the features of the Waeco CF-50.

    Waeco CF-50ACVERB

    • 12V or 240V
    • Reversible lid
    • Hinged on long side
    • Main compartment with wire basket and wire divider
    • Crisper/dairy section
  • Waeco CF-50DZ Review (Dual Zone) Fridge/Freezer

    Waeco CF-50DZ Review

    Inside and out review of the Waeco CF-50 Dual Zone Fridge Freezer

    Get the Best Price on the Waeco CF-50DZ Fridge Here Now.

    Waeco CF-50DZ Internal Compartments

    Waeco CF-50DZ Review Storage Capacity

    Check out how much food and drink you can pack into the Waeco CF-50DZ fridge/freezer.

    • Dual Zone - internal divider to split unit in fridge and freezer in one unit
    • Two baskets, plastic divider and crisper
    • Divider can be removed for single main compartment and crisper
    Get the best price for the Waeco CF-50DZ Fridge Freezer. And checkout more tech specs and reviews for the Waeco CF-50DZ too.
  • Waeco CF-60 Review

    Video Review of the Waeco CF-60 Fridge/Freezer

    Check pricing on Waeco CF-60.

    • 59L capacity
    • Small footprint
    • Hinges on long-side, reversible
    • 12V or 240V
    • Digital readout of internal temperature
    • Main compartment with basket and divider, and also crisper
    • Internal light
    • Low power draw

    Get the best deal on the Waeco CF-60.

  • Waeco CF-35 Review

    Review of the Waeco CF-35

    Check pricing on the Waeco CF-35.

    • 31L capacity
    • Great for weekends
    • Great for shopping trips
    • Danfoss compressor
    • Runs quietly
    • Runs on angle up to 30°
    • Digital display showing internal temperature of unit
    • Hinges on short side
    • One main compartment, with crisper

     Want one? Get the best deal here.

  • Waeco CF-110 Review

    Buy the Waeco CF-110 here.

    The Waeco CF-110 is the biggest in the Waeco CoolFreeze range.

    • Huge size!
    • Great for large groups or family trips.
    • Great for long duration trips
    • Built-in 240V
    • Built-in 12V DC
    • Great as backup fridge for party of BBQ at home
    • 106L capacity
    • Large main basket with 2 wire dividers
    • Internal light
    • 50mm insulation
    • Same footprint as 80L (CF-50), but higher (550mm)
    • Operates on angle up to 30°
    • 5-year warranty on compressor
    • 3-year on everything else

    Check pricing on the Waeco CF-110.

    Want the best deal on the Waeco CF-110 - get it here.

  • Waeco CF-40 Review

    Review of the Waeco CF-40 Fridge/Freezer. 37L capacity.

    Get the best deals on the Waeco CF-40 Fridge/Freezer here.

    • Easy to use operating panel
    • Quick chill function
    • 50°C below ambient
    • "Best Compact Fridge" by Australian 4WD Magazine
    • High performance, low power consumption
    • 5 year warranty on compressor
    • 3 year warranty on everything else
    • 3-stage battery protection

    Buy the Waeco CF-40 Fridge/Freezer here.

  • Waeco CF80 Review

    Watch this review of the Waeco CF-80 12V fridge/freezer.

    Get the best price on the Waeco CF-50 Fridge/Freezer right here.

    Waeco CF-80 is very quiet, which makes it great for installation in camper trailers where it will be installed under, or near your main bed. Installation of the Waeco CF-80 in the camper trailer is very simple using a Waeco slide or universal fixing kit.

    This Waeco review explains the battery protection feature with 3x low-voltage cut-out settings allowing you to choose the balance between power consumption and running times. If you're setup on a dual battery system, you can set the battery cut-out to "Low" drawing more power from the battery before disconnection. However, if you're running from your car's starter battery, you would set the battery cut-out to "High", so you never draw too much power from the starter battery such that it would be unable to crank.

    The Waeco CF-80 fridge features a removable divider in the main area to give you the option to have both a fridge and a freezer at the same time.

    The Waeco CF-80 and CF-110 feature the larger, German-built, Danfoss AC compressor with inverter technology -  which never runs flat-out, but instead runs proportionate to the required cooling temperature.

    The Waeco CF-80 is incredibly popular for camper trailer setups, 4WDs, off-road adventures.

    The Waeco CF-80 is a large fridge and not really suited to being moved from vehicle to vehicle, unless carried by two people, or by using a small wheeled trolley.

    Buy the Waeco CF-50 Fridge/Freezer.

  • Waeco Battery Protection

    Waeco Fridges feature built-in battery protection with a low-voltage cut-out feature.

    Waeco units feature the low voltage cut-out to protect the battery that is powering the 12V fridge.

    You can choose from 3 levels of cut-out - low, medium and high. This gives you control of the cut-out voltage.

    If you're running directly from your car's starter battery, you'd set the cut-out to "high", so you don't flatten your battery to the point where you can't start the car again.

    If you've got a dual battery system, or running the fridge from it's own battery you'd set the cut-out to "low", allowing the fridge to run for longer before cutting-out.

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