Waeco Coolfun CX26DC 25L 12V Car Cool Box £12.67 (Prime) / £17.42 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Waeco Coolfun CX26DC 25L 12V Car Cool Box £12.67 (Prime) / £17.42 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 19th MayMade hot 19th May
Appears to be end of line - new version is currently £63.

Reviews are a bit meh, but seems ok for the 14 hours of summer we have in the UK.

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These are good.
Remember it's not a fridge - don't put warm stuff in and expect it to be ice cold.
If you put cans in that have been in the fridge overnight, they will stay cold in this - that's it's purpose

hot just ordered 3 so 5 left grab um while u can

Thanks, I've been after one of these for a while.

barrynuttall

hot just ordered 3 so 5 left grab um while u can



​Greedy bar steward!

Shame these don't have the 240v like the one i got from Aldi a few years back does. These are really good at keeping stuff cool if they are already chilled.

Thanks OP!

Anyone know of a decent mains charger for these? The silverline linked above gets pretty poor reviews....

holidayinn

Thanks OP!Anyone know of a decent mains charger for these? The silverline … Thanks OP!Anyone know of a decent mains charger for these? The silverline linked above gets pretty poor reviews....



Terrible reviews, in fact. I was just looking myself and this appears better, but haven't fully checked add off to work:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…s_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=QAZEKAZPX9BK28X632BG

I'm tempted at this price and Waeco have good rep for caravan fridges etc. IIRC

jonathanberry

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0015NPPIS/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1495180821&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=12v+converter&dpPl=1&dpID=41vu8pS3OlL&ref=plSrch


That adapter is rated at 6W, the coolbox requires 47W no wonder all the reviews claim it overheated/didn't work!

Good call, the one I linked to doesn't state the wattage. This may be better bet (up to 120W):
amazon.co.uk/Cig…T9A

So these won't be any good for camping etc

Would this work directly in the cigarette lighter?

holidayinn

Thanks OP!Anyone know of a decent mains charger for these? The silverline … Thanks OP!Anyone know of a decent mains charger for these? The silverline linked above gets pretty poor reviews....


halfords.com/cam…tor

I have a Camping Gaz cooler box and I use the cigarette lighter socket on my 12V Portable Car Jump Starter.For me it gives 3 hours ideal on day trips when the car isn't in motion and keeps the Jump Starter active during the summer when the discharge /recharge keeps the battery in trim!

Mr.Hunter

So these won't be any good for camping etc



Yes, they passively keep things cool for a while, but if you have electric hook up, you can then use an adapter add linked to above.

dark_shadow

Would this work directly in the cigarette lighter?



Yes

This mains adaptor for £6.99 posted is much more cost effective than those linked above by Rickardo and Urbanbushwacker as the cooler unit only draws 47 watts. m.ebay.co.uk/itm…RCH
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 19th May

Don't expect too much from these car coolers. If you are driving for hours and hours and want a cold drink at the end, they are good. For everything else you are probably better off with a non powered coolbox and some freezer blocks. Without the engine on they will drain a car battery in around 5 hours so you can't really use them camping. I use mine for long car journeys but for a 2 hour drive to the beach for the day, I use the unpowered one.

Mr.Hunter

So these won't be any good for camping etc


Yes they are ok for camping but you would definitely need an electric hook up and a mains adaptor but even then the coolbox will only reduce the outside temperature by about 8 or maybe 10 degrees inside it.
If your a serious camper get a 3 way cooler fridge because they are a even capable of making ice cubes.

Edited by: "paulandpam1" 19th May

​I agree with Jay but as car batteries average 60ah and this cooler draws about 4 amp you could run the cooler for 5 hours and only draw a third of the charge if your battery is healthy. I wouldn't want to draw more than 60% on a regular basis as it would ruin the battery. Same applies to Ralph888's jump starter, unless its lithium. 3 way coolers are great but really bulky & heavy & have to be perfectly levelled when static or they get damaged. I had a Coleman which was great but I sold it when I moved to Oz. When I got back I bought a Dometic and it would only cool to 20 degrees below ambient which seemed great until I realised my tent was getting up to 34 degrees in Aviemore last summer.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 19th May

gazdoubleu

I agree but as car batteries average 60ah and this cooler draws about 4 … I agree but as car batteries average 60ah and this cooler draws about 4 amp you could run the cooler for 5 hours and only draw a third of the charge if your battery is healthy. I wouldn't want to draw more than 60% on a regular basis.


For a larger car perhaps. A hatchback battery is closer to 45Ah. The Waeco website states this to draw max 4.6Amp so you'll be 60% flat in 6 hours and that's with a new battery. Even with a huge battery it won't last a day so yes, ok if you have hook up but no, not if you don't.

JayR123

For a larger car perhaps. A hatchback battery is closer to 45Ah. The … For a larger car perhaps. A hatchback battery is closer to 45Ah. The Waeco website states this to draw max 4.6Amp so you'll be 60% flat in 6 hours and that's with a new battery. Even with a huge battery it won't last a day so yes, ok if you have hook up but no, not if you don't.



Can't see anything in the manual for this re. max 4.6amp, just says 47 watt. 45ah is a small hatchback like a 1.2 Punto, i.e. the minority when it comes to camping. Many in big diesels with 90ah batteries so average 60ah is still realistic. Flat in a day, probably yes

OOS

gazdoubleu

This mains adaptor for £6.99 posted is much more cost effective than … This mains adaptor for £6.99 posted is much more cost effective than those linked above by Rickardo and Urbanbushwacker as the cooler unit only draws 47 watts. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/AC-100V-240V-Mains-DC-Converter-supply-12V-5A-60W-Power-Adapter-for-CoolBox-New-/262000954750?nav=SEARCH



Good price and spec, thanks, although some may be put off as shipped from China (so effectively no warranty either), plus no power lead (although looks a standard kettle-type).

JayR123

Don't expect too much from these car coolers. If you are driving for … Don't expect too much from these car coolers. If you are driving for hours and hours and want a cold drink at the end, they are good. For everything else you are probably better off with a non powered coolbox and some freezer blocks. Without the engine on they will drain a car battery in around 5 hours so you can't really use them camping. I use mine for long car journeys but for a 2 hour drive to the beach for the day, I use the unpowered one.



But for they price why buy a passive one as you could just use this passively as well - I pre cool these with freezer packs and a lot of campsites also have freezers especially for them in the shower block etc., so I then also take them and rotate them around and if electric hook up available this box is then perfect.

Rickardo

But for they price why buy a passive one as you could just use this … But for they price why buy a passive one as you could just use this passively as well.


That's ok and as I said, I have both however... If you are off to the beach or air show for the day a passive one is lighter, more durable, usually wider at the bottom so less likely to tip, won't break because of sand/mud getting in and even with the ice blocks, has more room inside for similar outer dimensions. Even more so if you use a bottle of water for the ice block that you can drink towards the end of the day. In addition, being less valuable, you don't worry so much about leaving it on the ground if you go for a swim/pee/ice cream. (Only £12.67 here but more valuable at retail and therefore to a tea leaf.)
I'm just saying, if you don't NEED an electric one, don't get it. For day trips, a passive cooler is better.


Edited by: "JayR123" 19th May

Rickardo

Good price and spec, thanks, although some may be put off as shipped from … Good price and spec, thanks, although some may be put off as shipped from China (so effectively no warranty either), plus no power lead (although looks a standard kettle-type).



​They say in the description "we have US / EU / UK / AU Plug Power Supply" so I would expect a kettle lead with it. Also see payments-uk.amazon.com/hel…420 for Amazon protection on third party purchases

Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 19th May

gazdoubleu

​They say in the description "we have US / EU / UK / AU Plug Power S … ​They say in the description "we have US / EU / UK / AU Plug Power Supply" so I would expect a kettle lead with it. Also see http://payments-uk.amazon.com/help/201212420 for Amazon protection on third party purchases



But you linked to eBay?

Rickardo

But you linked to eBay?



And the description there states it does not include AC cable.

Rickardo

And the description there states it does not include AC cable.



​Whoops you're right, minds elsewhere lol, cheapest I've seen UK on Amazon amazon.co.uk/gp/…5XA. The way I sorted it was to use a cheap 12 volt 6A CCTV power supply and soldered my own in-line cigar socket which was cheap but would still void any warranty

Hot mine yesterday, bargain, cheers Oop

Mine arrived too yesterday. Cheers Op

Yep... mine also arrived and I have to say that it is very good for the price.
Cools down in minutes and although you can hear the fan it isn't as noisy as I expected.
Absolute bargain!!!!
Thank you
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