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Old 02-25-2016, 09:45 AM   #41
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It's about having a standard test. Don't think it really makes a difference as it's a test of insulation and compressor efficiency.


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Ok...that's what I was thinking....just checking!!!....
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:04 AM   #42
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Seems like they all have gone with poly insulation over stuffed glass...so for me...my guess is they are getting closer with same design characteristics, same compressors....so not like a lot of things, quality of build and general construction might be the tipping points.
I hear you, but things like size and placement of the condenser coil, quality of the door seal and thickness of the poly insulation are still significant factors.

Besides, if a manufacturer's unit does poorly in a standardized test, maybe that gets them off their a$$ to improve their unit.

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I hear you, but things like size and placement of the condenser coil, quality of the door seal and thickness of the poly insulation are still significant factors.

Besides, if a manufacturer's unit does poorly in a standardized test, maybe that gets them off their a$$ to improve their unit.

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true...maybe someone with a really big boat can do side by side tests as informative as our new video anchoring tests....
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true...maybe someone with a really big boat can do side by side tests as informative as our new video anchoring tests....
Sounds like a job for BandB.

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Nobody has mentioned Seafreeze. They are located in Bellingham Washington. They have a unit the same dimensions as a Norcold double door. Their compressor is 12 Volt(Possibly Danfoss?) that is located remotely, thus not subtracting space from the fridge. The freezer is on top and is larger than the one on Norcold. I believe it may be 9 cu. ft. combined. Compressor is pretty quiet with just the whine of the fan. Biggest drawback is it is pricier than the Norcold. Not sure how it compares to other makes. I know the Norcold used to shake the boat and disturbed my sleep!!
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:39 AM   #46
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One could use the old standby test for a refrigerator box.

Simply place a big block of ice in the unit

After 24 hours the box will be cold , so weigh the ice.

Wait 24 or 48 hours and weigh the ice again.

The number of pounds of ice melted times 144 + the btu used in keeping the box cold.

Your fridge gear is rated in BTU per hour , and the amps draw will tell if the unit will kill the batts too quickly.
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Nobody has mentioned Seafreeze. They are located in Bellingham Washington. They have a unit the same dimensions as a Norcold double door. Their compressor is 12 Volt(Possibly Danfoss?) that is located remotely, thus not subtracting space from the fridge. The freezer is on top and is larger than the one on Norcold. I believe it may be 9 cu. ft. combined. Compressor is pretty quiet with just the whine of the fan. Biggest drawback is it is pricier than the Norcold. Not sure how it compares to other makes. I know the Norcold used to shake the boat and disturbed my sleep!!
Their website is seafreezeinc.com


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Nice looking units. They do use Danfoss compressors. They think a lot of their units. $3,000+ for the Nevercold replacement 8 cuft. model.

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One could use the old standby test for a refrigerator box.

Simply place a big block of ice in the unit

After 24 hours the box will be cold , so weigh the ice.

Wait 24 or 48 hours and weigh the ice again.

The number of pounds of ice melted in 24 hours times 144 + the btu used in keeping the box cold.

Your fridge gear is rated in BTU per hour , and the amps draw will tell if the unit will kill the batts too quickly.
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