Designed for both warm and cool food or drinks
Maintains food temperature, rather than altering it
Its ok if you put it inside the car with aircon on on your way to destenation.
It work depend on temperature inside your car (thermal cooling system) the cooler your cabin the beter this cooler will be.
Remeber to unplug it unless you have auxiliry battery
Purchased in August 2020 at Autobarn for $199.00.
1. Unit has 2 Fans, a centrifugal fan facing the chest and a vane-axial fan vented to ambient. Both fans start up together. The centrifugal fan circulates the air in the chest over the heat exchanger fins to which the Peltier Device is attached. There is a thermal cutout on the Peltier device side which breaks the current to the device if there is an over temperature. A NTC thermistor is mounted between the heatsink and the vents of the frame to measure the chest air temperature. The vane-axial fan is mounted to removed heat from th...
Purchased in June 2018.
What a lemon.
Bought some time ago and it was kept in the box unopened until we needed it. Worked OK on 240V on trial and packed away. Used once on a road trip Brisbane-cairns where it lived on the back seat and used 12v DC. I would say it "cooled" things and never chilled. It never achieved the claims spruiked by Waeco/Dometic on the box. Went to use it on second trip and now does now cool or heat on either voltage. And of course out of warranty and try getting assistant from Waeco. I have been on hold for the service centre twice for a half hour. A very expensive single use esky! I will check Engell i think
Power hungry, poor performance
I already have a car fridge and thought this might be a useful midpoint unit for when I dont have an esky at hand.
However as a short term, short transit device it is useless. It takes many hours to get any useful temperature reduction and in that time draws a huge amount of power. If your vehicle is running no problem, but leave this on an haux battery and it will eat all the amps for breakfast and still nothing will be cold.
If you want useful cold that doesn't chew your battery, get a proper fridge unit.
This thing is just a wildly overpriced esky with a noisy fan that doesn't stop.
not a good camping fridge on 12Volt but makes a good house drink fridge
My TC35FL cooler runs very poorly on 12volt battery - not really cold enough to put perishable food in but it will keep water cool. I found it totally useless on hot days where temp gets up into 30's. I had it out of car and kept it in the shade with a heavy duty cardboard box draped over the top to help insulate it At home it ran pretty good on mains power and did keep my drinks nice and cold. Pretty disappointed in its efficiency as its supposed to be a camping fridge which you run from cigarette lighter. One thought i had on this is perhaps you need keep a 2lt bottle of frozen water in it and to keep it in the car on a very short lead as i believe the longer the lead the more power is lost.???
This is a cooler, not a fridge. I plug it into the 240 mains the night before to use it the next day, cause it takes forever to cool. Worst thing about this product though is, its power draw. Its horrendous. don't think u can use it on trips away for a few days to a week, it will drain your battery in double quick time.
It has its place though, a cooler for a day or two for trips to beach or overnight or something. But don't go remote, or for long trips, no battery could feed it for long.
So in summary; needs pre-cooling, massive power draw, ...
Bought 21/02/2015. Used once, fishing out of Port Lincoln for 4 days, temp 18 to 20 degrees. Result, a box of rotten fish. What attracted me to the "cooler" was the notes on the box, from "0" degrees. I doubt that this would get anywhere near zero.
I sent it back in October to have it checked. I would have sent it back earlier except my friend, who I left the fish with, did not inform me of the state of the fish until October. Result working ok. I explained that this would not suit the purpose I bought it for to no avail.
Told to use ice packs. It now turns out to be a very expensive esky, which I could have bought at Bunnings for less than $90.00.
absalute garbage, it takes at least 12hrs running to cool down. Don't waste your money and buy a fridge/freezer. Disappointed Waeco has created this rubbish.
Comments apply to all Thermoelectric models & brands basically.
Thermoelectric coolers/warmers, of any brand, should be treated as the most...Hmmm, basic portable electric powered cooling devices that are readily available for purchase. Their benefits are that they are much lighter than compressor fridges, and Hmmm, "cheaper"...The models with the warming function, do work quite well in that mode, but apart from that...I really can't get too excited talking about them. I own 4 different sized Waeco thermoelectrics. Two older models and two current "FL" series. None were purchased new. They do fill a role fo...r the occasional day tripping outing, or for long car trips, but if you're thinking of getting one for camping holidays for more than a day or two, think again. This is not a fault with Waeco or Engel or whatever brand by the way...In general, their energy efficiency is very very very poor, they will suck your car's battery dry in less than a day, their fans can be noisy, but worst of all, on a warm day, their "cooling best" is barely good enough...On a hot day, or worse still inside a closed, parked car for a couple of hours or more, forget about your "cold drink" waiting for you on your return. Think very carefully about buying one new, especially the TC-35FL, only because its RRP is TOO much $$$ to spend. Put a some more bucks towards one of their MANY compressor fridges, available in 11/18/25/35/40/50/60/80 & 110 litre capacities. They are a far far better proposition. Cheaper than compressor fridges, & lighter. Hot box function works well. Very poor performance as a "fridge" in our climate. Massively power hungry on a hot day. (They'll run constantly)
we bought this unit to save loading our bigger waeco for day trips and considering the price of $159..00 plus "freebie" from a*** C**** we are happy with our cooler,we run this from an aux.battery,so battery drain when stopped is not a problem,great carry handle,"esky like".we have'nt tried the heating function (65 degrees)? yet, but should be good for bringing home the takeaways.
good sturdy unit,does the job of keeping our day trip goodies cold(given a nice mild day) The power connectors location actually force you to leave enough space for v...
Questions & Answers
My waeco fridge has suddenly stopped cooling , runs constantly without cooling. Has performed flawlessly for over 2 months on the road but suddenly stopped cooling. Is it a simple fix or terminal
Waeco CoolPro will work on 240 but not on the 12/24-dc cord. Would it be the cord itself, fuse or maybe the compressor?
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The Dometic Waeco TropiCool Series is a line of small, affordable portable fridges. Each comes with heating and cooling capabilities, able to cool below 25 degrees below or heat 65 degrees above external temperatures. They can run on 12V or 240V power, with a "7-stage" digital temperature control.
Reviewers liked the smallness of the fridge, often saying it fit well in the passenger footwell of a van or truck. Though not as high-performing or energy efficient as other portable fridges, reviewers generally agree that it's worth what it costs. People also noted the fridge is unable to change the temperature of food or drinks quickly, and should instead be seen as a tool to maintain the temperature of an item you put into it. It will struggle in extreme temperatures, and is best used to keep cold stuff cool, or hot stuff warm.
|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Fridge Only||Fridge Only||Fridge Only|
|Power Source||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet||Wall Outlet|
|Features||Digital Display Panel and Interior Light||Interior Light|
|Cooling Capacity||1 °C to 25 °C|
|Weight||5.5 kg||7 kg||10.3 kg|
|Dimensions||328 x 303 x 450 mm||420 x 303 x 450 mm||460 x 376 x 550 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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