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    Post by MtnClimber Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:30 pm

    I've been running tests with my new EdgeStar 63 quart supah coolah. Got it sufficiently cooled down to 34F. Then put some warm soda's and whatnot's in it. Cooled those down quickly as well. I put a fridge thermometer in there to compare it to the cooler display. The display reads 2-3 degrees warmer than the actual inside temp. Good to know. I opened it several times to get the compressor to cycle.
    I unplugged it last night and let it sit in my living room for the past 24 hours. Some residual heat blows on/past it from the propane monitor heater only a few feet away. This morning it read 41 degrees. Checked it again a few minutes ago and it now reads 51. So less than 1 degree per hour with heat blowing on/past it. Jill sampled a glass of apple juice from the cooler and said the temp of it was just fine.
    YMMV due to ambient temps, items inside holding the cold, direct/indirect sunlight, etc. but so far I'm happy with the ginormous cooler.
    When you load up your cooler for your adventure, I'd recommend putting a gallon or 2L bottle of frozen water. This will help sustain the colder temps during non-powered times. Plus you'll have ice cold water when it finally melts.

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    Post by AllanR Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:05 pm

    So you could basically shut the vehicle off after driving all day. And not have to worry about starting it to cool down your cooler. Or let it run all night to cool down. Thats pretty cool.
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    Post by MtnClimber Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:13 pm

    Pretty much. Drive all day with it plugged in and about 45-60 minutes before you unplug it, cool it down to 'bout 28-30 degrees and not worry about it all night.


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    Post by Guest Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:38 pm

    It also has a "fast freeze" section which is pretty cool. I am using it tonight to get the burgers, dogs, sausage, etc. ready for the Pats game tomorrow. I through in everything and filled it right to the brim and within 20 minutes the temp had gone down from the ambient 51 in the garage too 34. I let them sit for about 10 minutes longer and then I will unplug it and let it sit throughout the night just to check it and see how it does for 6 hours sitting without power. We leave at 6 am so it should be perfect temp to then plug in and run for the commute. These are really great machines guys and besides the size, where I think most of us could get away with a 43 quart, sometimes you dont have a choice with the open box stuff. I'm very happy with mine and use it frequently, although tomorrow will be its first real test out in the urban jungle of the parking lot of the Patriots.
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    Post by MtnClimber Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:21 pm

    This past Memorial Day weekend I use my electro coolah with great success. I initially cooled it down inside the house. I slowly packed items into in preparation for a 3.5 day/3 night weekend. Did I mention how heavy this cooler is? Well try hoisting it up into my Tacoma fully loaded....
    Anywho, it worked great. I used my Cobra 800W DC to AC converter that was purchased thru Cabela's last spring. It has a low voltage alarm that comes on around 11.5V's. Never once did it come on. I was able to run the cooler for 5-6 hours at a time in mid 60's temperatures. The converter was attached to my Optima Redtop, then down through 25' of extension cord. Overnight, the cooler temps would rise 8 degree's max. The longest time it was unplugged was for 12 hours, otherwise 6-8 hours unplugged, then 3-4 hours plugged in.

    Never once was I worried about soggy butter, leaky hamburg, hot dogs, or steak. All the labels stayed on my ketchup, mustard, and frosty cold beverages too!


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    Post by MtnClimber Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:11 pm

    So i had an issue with my cooler last weekend during my 5 day/4 night adventure. I left Friday with the cooler chilled and packed and on Sunday mernin' the cooler wouldn't fire up. The display kept, well, displaying Sc for short circuit. Turns out the plug on the back of the temperature control module was loose...on the cicuit board. Luckily for me I had purchased a bag of ice for my adult beverages and that kept it quite cool on the overnights, only allowing the temperature to rise 2-3 degrees over an 8-10 hour span. This dwindling bag of ice now had to keep the contents cold for much longer. Fortunately the sell ice in Ashland and another bag was purchased. The remainder of my contents were still super cold on Tuesday night even after many entries into it. I called EdgeStar on Wednesday and they promptly started an order process for my TCM since I was still w/in the one-year warranty on parts. BUT, the part was backordered and it could be November before I could see it. Luckily for me they found one and it should get here next Wednesday...the day after I get back from another adventure Rolling Eyes

    Long story short:
    The insulation factor of these coolers are phenomenal
    Customer service is outstanding
    No questions asked for parts under warranty w/ free shipping
    I'd recommend getting one of these super coolers if you haven't already!


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    Post by jbezorg Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:48 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:Keep an eye out on www.openboxdirect.com for wicked good deals. Search under their scratch and dent appliances.
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