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This is a discussion on Will this drain the car battery? within the Talk Car forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I want a mini refrigerator like this one: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...nnorswebguidec For the car, and want to know if I can leave


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Old 09-19-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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I want a mini refrigerator like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...nnorswebguidec

For the car, and want to know if I can leave it plugged in all the time? I found some cheap gatorade on sale, and am planning on buying a lot for this if I buy it, so when I am on my lunch break at work I save money on drink.

Its nice not having to buy ice too, and having drinks for side jobs, and at the beach. If you think the battery will drain fast then I should only use it for vacation like driving to the beach, and stuff like that, and to keep drinks cold.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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These really are not refrigerators, there are coolers.

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Cooling capacity of approximately 40-45 degrees below room temp
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So if the car gets a 110º inside it will chill to 65-70º. Plus they draw about 5 amps, that could kill a car battery in under 8-10 hours I guess.

I have a small one and a big one, there are only on when the car is running.

Use a cooler and freezable ice packs.

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Ok, thanks for the info. I forgot that the temp outside is different then the temp inside a car. The car is warmer then the outside temp, thanks.
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