[NSW] Companion 40L Transit Fridge Freezer $348 (Expired), Coolpod 30x 18cm Freezable Lunch Bag Cooler $22.98 @ Bunnings

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Seems like good prices. Enjoy :)

Companion 40L Transit Fridge Freezer EXPIRED
Coolpod 30 x 18cm Freezable Tradesman Lunch Bag Cooler

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  • +2 votes

    The fridge keeps showing as $499 for me. Anyone know why/having same issue?

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    Love the idea of the Coolpod but none in stock anywhere near me (4551)!

  • +2 votes

    Coolpod 30 x 18cm Freezable Tradesman Lunch Bag Cooler

    Picture with six pack of beer

    Yep, checks out :p

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    few in the hunter nsw. maitland and kotara

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    Nice find

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    Any idea on quality of the fridge?

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      Reputable brand, but don't know about this in particular.

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      Current draw: 3.75A/12V

      which is pretty high if you want to put in the back of your car.

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        What's a reasonable draw rate that can be relied upon at 12V without issues? The fuse is 10A, so it's at least well within those specifications.

        On my last trip I ran a small 12V 2 cup kettle which says it uses 13.5 Amps, takes 15min but seemed to work fine with no issues.

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          Current draw (A) is one thing, the cycle rate is just as important though for power usage, ie if its drawing 3.75 continuous that is a lot of power and could flatten a battery overnight. If it only cycles on for 15min an hour then that is only using a 1/4 of the power. A 10A socket should be fine to run it from, although if it's from the back of a vehicle you might have issues with voltage drop.

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            @tryagain: it runs off the cigarette lighter so a 10A socket isn't an option (I am not using an inverter). The car I used had a 24kWh main battery that keeps the 12v DC battery charged, so I guess I wasn't too concerned about the voltage drop, although I did make sure the car was 'running' in case that made a difference, but yes in a regular car overnight this would surely kill your battery.

            On that note, would it cycle? It's a simple kettle, my guess would be that if they designed it to cycle at 50% then they could have just designed it to use have the rate/amps?

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              @Jackson: I think you will find most car cigarette Sockets are rated for 10A.

              24kWh? so it's an electric car? This fridge would likely use about 0.5kWh/500Wh per 24hr period depending on ambient temps etc.

              Voltage drop is more an issue to do with thin cabling and bigger loads, It results in the voltage being lower at the fridge end than it is at the battery due to losses through the cable. The fridge then shuts off to protect its motor from burning out due to the voltage being to low, this is not an uncommon issue when people use factory cigarette lighter sockets in the rear of the vehicle.

              The way these fridges work is they work to a set temperature, eg, if you set it to 4deg it might run the compressor until the fridge reaches 3 deg, it then shuts off until it reaches say 5deg and then runs again until it reaches 3deg, how long the fridge spends actually running depends on the quality of the fridge compressor, insulation, contents and ambient temperatures. The amp rating is just how much power it draws when it's actually running.

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                @tryagain: Hey thanks for taking the time for the detailed response, I get everything you are saying now, so simple! The kettle on the other hand, one would hope with it taking 15min that it's one the whole time :)

                That fridge is certifiably cheap! Just checked static ice, google and Bcf and nothing that size even in the ball park. I just think I would use it more and it would be more convenient if it was smaller and I could fit it in the cabin, but the cheapest at BCF is 110 for a tiny 6 pack cooler and t goes up from there. The next best price I found was an XTM cooler at BCF for 499, but someone decided that it should be black :/

  • +2 votes

    Stock check for the Coolpod
    seems to be NSW and ACT only.

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    Just now available for Aus$ 348 in QLD too. Got one right now in Townsville North. 😬

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    These are $348 everywhere now and look very similar to the one that was at Aldi for $500.