Waeco CF80 power rectifier unit

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Waeco CF80 power rectifier unit

Postby pander » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:20 pm

Hi folks, I have a Waeco CF80 fridge/freezer which as the electric rectifier unit which the unit is plugged into. This seems to be now no longer a requirement for the new fridges which is a good thing. My unit seems to have blown again and this happened when plugged into 240V at home. Obviously it now no longer operates. I have checked the fuse which is all ok.
Does anyone have any ideas? Is there another type of unit that might be considered as a replacement?

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Re: Waeco CF80 power rectifier unit

Postby Jo&Kev » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:16 pm

Hi Pander,

Assuming it is a fairly bog standard 240V-12V rectifier you should be able to source an after market replacement. Ultimately all a rectifier does is convert AC power to DC power. You would probably need to check that the replacement one was rated for the current draw of the fridge.

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Re: Waeco CF80 power rectifier unit

Postby pander » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:24 pm

Thanks Kev I did think as much but hadn't got around to actually looking at any particular item. My mate Al purchased another unit but it didn't last a trip to Darwin before expiring so obviously it was simply underrated for the job.

I appreciate your feedback.


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Re: Waeco CF80 power rectifier unit

Postby Komodo » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:51 pm

The waeco CF-80 draws 7.5 amps when plugged into a 12V (nominal) power source. I would suggest looking for a 12V (mines 13.2V) power supply with about 10 amps available juice or about 130 watts.
The Waeco branded unit seems a bit crappy and I've heard of several dieing. I paid $80 inc shipping for mine on flee bay I run my CF 80 all the time as a beer fridge and I also occasionally plug in things like my camp lights to charge them up before a trip into it. One thing is that you have to supply your own hella / cigar style outlet as it only comes with screw down bannan plug type sockets.
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