ENGEL 12V NOT WORKING

Submitted: Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 04:09
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My 80L Engel is working fine on 240V but does not work on 12V.
There are full battery volts (13.2V) at the end of the 12V cord plug.
Any ideas?

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 05:30

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 05:30
Hi Rosco,

happened to our 40lt once, i am not sure if it was because it was under warranty but they replaced the complete electrics and compressor, they could not just fix the 12v side of things.



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Reply By: Cargra - Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 18:42

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 18:42
Had same problem with my 80L Trailblazer, turned out to be a burntout fuse holder which was located inside the compressor panel.
Guess this is no help with the Engel, good luck.

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Reply By: The Boondockers - Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 20:18

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 20:18
Problem solved.
This has happened to me before.
I use the multimeter on the lead to test for power. It gives me a good voltage reading but as soon as it comes under load the voltage drops due to a poor contact.
I bent and cleaned up the contacts on the cable and all is well again.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:05

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 00:05
Be careful Rosco,

Phil remembers things like this for the Poor Dumb Bastard awards.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 01:38

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 01:38
Better try that on the "Blue Light" Roscoe.

And old hands will remember just what the blue light signified when outside a building.
That would sop you putting a blue light at the van door.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 05:35

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 05:35
Cheap easy fix ...... good to hear,


Bob ........ Blue light? i thought it was red ....... not that i ever frequented such establishments.
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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 08:47

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 08:47
Used outside a certain type of medical clinic Mick.
Sometimes visited after a visit to the building with the red light that you refer to.

Like you, I have only heard about such things.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 09:23

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 09:23
Thanks for the MOZZA on my Engel Rossco :-) ....... just got out our 2nd hardly used 40lt Engel from the shed in preparation for our next trip and the $%#@ thing is faulty ....... the fix is $600 for a new drop in motor / condensor unit....... this is the 2nd time this has happened to our two Engels ..... that's enough ...... i went and bought a 47lt ARB fridge, way better features, cans fit in better, same 3 year warranty ........ time will tell if it's as good as the Engel
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