Hi-Gear 45 Litre Electric Cooler Box powered by 12V in-car Socket or 240V Mains with Integrated Wheels & Handle, Portable Electric Cool Box for Camping & Festivals, Camping Equipment
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As to recommending a cheapish coolbox that can maintain 18-20C below ambient on it's own, then you are rather out of luck. I’m rather disappointed with it to be honest, it’s specs say it will cool up to 18 degrees below ambient temperature, IT WONT! For those who love to eat, drink and explore outdoors, the Hi-Gear 45-litre electric cooler is a game-changer. This disadvantage is that there is a limit to the temperature difference between the two ceramic plates, this can be overcome by stacking one cell( or more) on top of another, but this gobbles up more power . Another issue is every time the lid is opened a trickle of water runs out of the cooling mechanism cover, right down through your packed cooler, wetting everything in there and forming a puddle in the bottom.
It's more for use when camping to be honest, but if it was used when away with the van then hadn't planned on running it off the leisure battery. Squared-edge duffels can be clunky to carry and eye-pleasing cylindrical shapes are tricky to pack, but Lotuff's No. Bottega Veneta's signature"Intrecciato" woven leather design was first introduced in the 1970s as a way to break away from the box-shaped, rigid bags of the era. and then the control circuitry within the fridge , running it direct off 230V is more efficient, and you should have an internal 230V in your or even an external one. I got a thermoelectric cool box from Halfords many years ago, a lot cheaper, but no controls, no temp indication( I added a LCD temp display) and no 230V .I wouldn't be keeping raw chicken or sausages in one, put it that way, unless I was up here in Scotland at our normal summer temps of 18'C.
For the money the Aldi coolbox is great value, and the fact that you got by with it in France just goes to proove that, the OP was wanting to use it for storing Chicken etc, which is not what it's intended for. which usually have an ambient temp considerably higher than outside ambient shade temps, you're effectively storing perishable foods at 20-30C!I built a low voltage cut off unit , so that when off grid and its not sunny ( 260W of solar on roof of van) the unit will not drain the battery. The weather was really warm and we didnt have any electrics so popped two frozen two litre bottles of water in on Friday morning, and until about an hour ago the temperature gauge was still only reading 3 degrees.