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Have had it for a month and paired it with 140Ah AGM battery and 250W solar panel. I am planning to take it to island off-shore on the reef for a week. I have been testing it beforehand as there is no power on island - no ice and long way off the coast. Considered Kings but was put off by product review for dual zone version inlcuding feedback on warranty and service support. Did not want to go down that route. Also looked at Oztrail 80L and XTM75 ---- but went with Brass Monkey as it offered 3 yr warranty and I have also found Jaycar better in...formed and a little closer to 'coal face' when dealing with potential warranty problems in the past. The issue is poor design really / lack of attention fo QC which makes me doubt it will go the distance. Pros: Good up front price, 3 yr warranty and stainless finish Cons: 1) Poor insulation on walls. Freezer gets condensate on outside front and side panel of freeezer. Imagine if your applicances did this at home. Suggests poor insulation. 2) Latches don't do anything -- clasp placed to high. You can close the latch on both sections and still open the lid 10mm or so. 3) Seal design is not that great. It comes off easy and there is no magnetic closure. Given this and the problems from 2) --- this results in condensation forming around seal at base of frezzer lid and running into the freezer -- the water then freezes on the wall and you get ice type build-up 4) Lesser isssue -- but again testament to detail and quality ---- the condensate has run down wall onto hinge at the side -- and it is already starting to rust. This thing is sitting undercover btw.
Purchased in October 2020 at Jaycar Woollongabba for $799.00.
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Super efficient dual fridge/freezer
We bought the 80 litre Brass Monkey dual compartment fridge from Jaycar for a very competitive price of $799. It had to be ordered in by the store but that only took 3 days.
The 80 litre Brass Monkey fridge has a stainless steel body and strong latches on the lids. We prefer this to the somewhat flimsy seals on plastic body fridges.
The two compartments are controlled separately and reach temperature very quickly. You only need to use one compartment if you want. One compartment has a wire basket.
The temperatures seem accurate - the beer from 4 degrees setting was just right and the freezer at -8 degrees kept the frozens frozen.
Questions & Answers
Im a little concerned about the eco and hi modes cut off system with this unit as ill mostly be useing this conected to 12v to my camper wich i also run lights on the same battery my concern is the unit drawing to much power when it starts up and the voltage on the battery temporarily droping therefor the unit thinks battery is low and doesn't start up has anyone had an issue like this ( it was an issue for me with a previous unit ) but in the end that unit was deemed faulty ???
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