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    We've just bought after much consideration a Waeco 35 litre powered cool box.

    Now I've always been a bit dubious about powered cool boxes after having a cheap small'ish one that plugged in to the cigarette lighter socket in the car and it was pretty useless. Managing not to cool anything!!
    Instead when camping we've taken a normal cool box with loads of ice packs and that has just about seen us ok for the duration. However it's never been perfect so we set about looking for a new one.

    We didn't want anything fridge like and therefore too big, or too small as with a family of 4 we have all sorts of stuff to keep in it from drink, to butter, to BBQ stuff. We looked round all the camping shops around our way and there were a number of different types and we thought we could get something for between 65 - 90 price range.

    We then narrowed it down to two; the Campinggaz 36L Cool box and the Waeco 35L Cool Box.


    Waeco 35L W35 Powered Cool box.


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    The main difference between the two seems to be that the Waeco cooled to 2 degrees more, it came with a mains lead, plus it had wheels. The Campinggaz one though was a litre bigger.
    Both sit on their side if you want them to.

    I plumped for the Waeco in the end as I thought the extra cooling capability plus the wheels was worth the drop in one litre.

    I did some searching on-line and find the cool box is also branded under the Outwell name and seems to be unbranded at Towsure as well as the W35.
    I also tried to find the right price using Google Shopping, but in the end a visit to Attwoolls saw it at 74.95, the best price I had seen it at anywhere.
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    I tested the cool box when we had it on a hot day with an ambient temprature of around 22 degrees c and we put the cool box in the sun (you're not meant to!) and left it there with a thermometer inside to see how it faired.

    After a couple of hours it was down to about 3 degrees, so it really did work! I was amazed.
    One other key feature is that it is wisper quiet, you can hardly hear it. Something that I hadn't thought about if it was going to be going all the time day and night.

    Lastly in terms of features it does run off mains or 12V battery and has a low battery indicator and auto shut off, but we tend to have electric hook up so I won't use that side.

    I'll post back in due course after a few trips of ownership and we'll see how it fairs.

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    So after a couple of days of ownership I'm really impressed.
    We've seen it cool down to -2 so far.
    We've got it in to a routine whereby its on during the day and off at night, as we don't really need it on during the night. It would still be quiet enough to have on overnight I think if it wasn't too close to you.

    It cooled my Cider cans down nicely which I'm pleased about and I'm not sure why I'm surprised but it just works! I think I expected it to be a bit duff, but as I say it cools really well.
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    HI Dave we have recently bought 2 Outwell coolboxes on the family week deal of 30 each(green ones) , and then bought a Waeco cab 55 3 way fridge as well we don't have ehu yet , we only bought the cool boxes for local use really and the fridge for camping with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madhouse View Post
    and then bought a Waeco cab 55 3 way fridge as well we don't have ehu yet , we only bought the cool boxes for local use really and the fridge for camping with.
    This one?


    So it does gas as well?

    Let us know how it fares.
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    Hi Dave we have tried it it inside on 240v and gas so far and it seems to cool down very quickly on both , a lot faster than I was expecting as the instructions say to leave it on overnight , but after leaving it on electric with a warm 2ltr coke bottle in it, the bottle was cold in less than an hour.I will do a review on it once we have used it for a weeks camping.

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