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Old 10-03-2017, 11:54 PM
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Dedicated 8ga circuit. It does not draw lots of power but it seems to be sensitive. Maybe that is the protection circuitry. using the ARB screw-tight plug and my fridge has worked great for years. No issue with heat. Sometimes when I sleep in the truck I turn it off at night for total silence. Inside stays plenty cold.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:40 AM
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Standard Engel cig lighter cord into a dedicated circuit always hot. Single battery. No voltage cut off protection. Never an issue in the field. If I let the truck sit for multiple days at home I have to watch it depending on the time of year.

From memory the National Luna is the least power hungry overall and the Engel uses the least power simply maintaining a constant temp.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:50 PM
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I have a fridge that is 12v, 110v, or propane. Reportedly it works very well on propane but haven't tried it yet on that. I have lived my life camping with just a cooler and just recently acquired this. My main concern is damage. If I damage a cheap walmart cooler because I forgot to strap it down on a trail no big deal. Im kinda afraid to bring the fridge for that reason-if it gets bounced around too much and gets ruined.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:52 PM
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Hardwired mine, off the second battery and soon to be solar.
Thanks, I will look through your 100 build to see if you detail any of the wiring there. I would like to wire in a dedicated circuit to the passenger side rear.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:22 AM
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I have an 8ga wire running from the batteries to the back to an outlet.

I still use the stock Engel plug on mine, it's never been a problem and it's handy to have since our cars (the Jetta before and now the Forester) have cigarette outlets in the back. So we can take the fridge with us in them. Both cars also have cargo tie-downs so a couple of straps and I'm done.

The Engel doesn't have a low voltage cut out so it'll run until the battery dies. Supposedly the minimum voltage for it to work is 10.5V.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:53 PM
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Thanks Dave. Is the Engel happy with the factory wiring in the Jetta and Forester?

I think I was telling you how the Ironman complained about the wiring in the LX, but now it has been exchanged.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:11 PM
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The Engel works fine on the stock wiring in both cars, never had any issue.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:08 PM
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I have never had an issue with the stock Engel plug either. In the 80 or Subaru.
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