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how to power my coolbox

Post by sprocket24 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:54 pm

i have a connabride coolbox model tristar KB-7224.it runs from a 12v dc plug;unfortunetly i dont own a car.itried ebay for a converter but am told the converter for such a plug,wont power a coolbox.i need to run the coolbox from the mains.any ideas please?
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by wine~o » Fri May 11, 2018 4:04 pm

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There should be a rating plate on the coolbox, probably on the back. post the details here and we should be able to point you in the right direction...
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by sprocket24 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:25 pm

hi,thanks for your reply;the following information is from the instruction manual.rated voltage;AC220-240v 50Hz .the socket must be at least 16A or 10A slow protected
the instructions state that when operating with a battery;60w-5.5 amps.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by wine~o » Fri May 11, 2018 4:33 pm

sprocket24 wrote:hi,thaanks for your reply;the following information is from the instruction manual.rated voltage;AC220-240v 50Hz .the socket must be at least 16A or 10A slow protected
That can't be right. If your first post is correct
sprocket24 wrote: runs from a 12v dc plug
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by sprocket24 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:53 pm

wine~o wrote:
sprocket24 wrote:hi,thaanks for your reply;the following information is from the instruction manual.rated voltage;AC220-240v 50Hz .the socket must be at least 16A or 10A slow protected
That can't be right. If your first post is correct
sprocket24 wrote: runs from a 12v dc plug
:scratch:
ive copied the manual directions.wheres your discrepancy please?
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by wine~o » Fri May 11, 2018 5:18 pm

12 volt Direct current in your first post (from an accessory socket in a car) Vs. 220/240 volt Alternating current from your manual.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by sprocket24 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:28 pm

wine~o wrote:12 volt Direct current in your first post (from an accessory socket in a car) Vs. 220/240 volt Alternating current from your manual.
thatll be 12v DC
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by wine~o » Fri May 11, 2018 5:33 pm

sprocket24 wrote:
wine~o wrote:12 volt Direct current in your first post (from an accessory socket in a car) Vs. 220/240 volt Alternating current from your manual.
thatll be 12v DC
yes but at what current? hence why I asked for the rating plate info. might be inside the coolbox or on the back.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by someone-else » Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm

wine~o wrote:yes but at what current?
sprocket24 wrote:when operating with a battery;60w-5.5 amps.
sprocket24, sorry to tell you but, those cool boxes are clever, but a waste of time. Read the instructions and does it say something like "It will maintain a temperature of * Degrees lower than ambient air temperature"

I had one, and the theory is great, but in practice it only gets cool, not "freezing" and if you have to plug it into the mains, why not buy a small fridge?

If you still want to (waste your money) try it, get the 10A one from here

Its better to have a bigger powersupply than a smaller one, since it will only draw what it needs.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by wine~o » Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm

sprocket24 wrote: the instructions state that when operating with a battery;60w-5.5 amps.
Thanks for editing your post after I had replied.

As they say on Dragons Den. I'm out.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by someone-else » Fri May 11, 2018 7:29 pm

wine~o wrote:Thanks for editing your post after I had replied.

As they say on Dragons Den. I'm out.

NOT GUILTY!

And I am asking what part am I supposed to have edited?

For what its worth, that post took a bit longer than most as I wanted it to link directly to the power supply, not to a drop down menu, so I tried a couple of times before I clicked the SUBMIT button, and besides, if I had edited it after you posted, would you not see the tiny text that says edited by and the time?

Besides, what would be the point of editing it? all I did was copy / paste what you both said then added my opinion.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by Razor » Fri May 11, 2018 8:03 pm

someone-else wrote:
wine~o wrote:Thanks for editing your post after I had replied.

As they say on Dragons Den. I'm out.

NOT GUILTY!

And I am asking what part am I supposed to have edited?

For what its worth, that post took a bit longer than most as I wanted it to link directly to the power supply, not to a drop down menu, so I tried a couple of times before I clicked the SUBMIT button, and besides, if I had edited it after you posted, would you not see the tiny text that says edited by and the time?

Besides, what would be the point of editing it? all I did was copy / paste what you both said then added my opinion.


Chill out SE... I'm pretty sure that Wine O was referring to the OP and not you :thumbleft:
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by kellys_eye » Fri May 11, 2018 9:56 pm

Any AC mains-to12V DC power pack rated at over 8A will work. But 'cool boxes' have very poor insulation (if any) and I've had better performance from a cardboard box lined with thick polystyrene sheets (old packaging) and a couple of freezer blocks (those blue things) stuffed in them. Kept stuff from defrosting (fully) for over 48 hours. Once the stuff defrosted it kept another 2 days before it was getting too warm to be safe.

Cool boxes are a waste of money imho.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by someone-else » Fri May 11, 2018 9:57 pm

kellys_eye wrote:Cool boxes are a waste of money imho.
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Re: how to power my coolbox

Post by Rorschach » Sat May 12, 2018 5:59 am

I quite like my coolbox for summer travel. Handy way of keeping things cold in hotel rooms etc.
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