Sibir 803K Operating instructions

TYP: 803 K
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Operating instructions
Fig 1
Dear customer,
please read the instruction book and all additional information
before using the appliance. It is most important that they should be
retained with the appliance for future reference!
1. Warnings and directions
These warnings are provided in the interest of safety. You must read them
carefully before installing or using the appliance!
This product is designed to be operated by adults. Children should not be
allowed to tamper with the controls or play with the product.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by
a qualified electrician.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in any way.
The absorption refrigerator is designed to be used specifically for the storage
of edible foodstuffs and drinks only.
There are working parts in this product which heat up. Always ensure that
there is adequate ventilation as a failure to do this will result in component
failure and possible food loss (refer to relevant instructions for unit installation
under point 4.).
Before defrosting, cleaning or maintenance work is carried out, be sure to
switch off the appliance and unplug it. Shut down gas operation!
Manufacturers' food storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to.
Refer to relevant instructions for food and drink storage under point 13.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or more
serious malfunctioning. This product should be serviced by an authorised
Service Engineer, and only genuine spare parts should be used.
2. Area of use
The unit may not be installed in motor vehicles and boats when using the gas
operation method!
Operation using liquid gas in enclosed spaces in not permitted!
The room should have a capacity (length x width x height) of at least 20 m3
and have a window (which can be opened) or a door to the outside.
Outdoor use includes tents (awnings) which are well ventilated throughout unit
operation and flat garden terraces.
There are no restrictions on electrical operation.
Site of operation must be protected from rain and other water sources.
3. Storage of gas cylinders
Liquid gas cylinders should never be stored in unventilated areas or below
ground (funnel-shaped holes). Avoid direct sunlight. The gas cylinder should not
be exposed to temperatures in excess of 50°C.
4. Installation
To be installed horizontally on a smooth, firm or any other appropriate surface.
If necessary, adjust/align using a spirit level or a water-filled vessel.
There should be a distance of at least 10cm between the back of the unit and
any other object (wall).
Avoid placing unit in direct sunlight and next to other sources of heat.
Ventilating ducts of the refrigerator should be kept clear of all obstructions to
ensure a good air circulation.
This will result in a good, energy-saving cooling system.
5. Cleaning
Before initial use and after defrosting or before prolonged periods of disuse,
clean the unit containers and door with luke-warm water and, if necessary,
washing-up liquid. Warning: do not inadvertently press or force the opened door
past its stop-point (this could cause the hinges to break). Never use scouring or
corrosive agents to clean the unit. Wipe cleaned surfaces dry with a soft cloth.
6. A/C operation
Do not use any additional form of energy (batteries/gas).
Check that the supply voltage and line voltage data correspond to the type-plate
in the unit.
(The following instructions refer in the main to coolers manufactured for the
United Kingdom).
The mains lead of your refrigerator is fitted with a non-rewirable moulded-on 13
amp plug containing a 3 amp fuse. It is a regular earthed plug for connection to
a regular earthed socket.
Due to the difference in the plugs used, an adapter will be necessary for other
If the fuse requires replacing at any time, the fuse cover/carrier should be
removed using a small screwdriver to lever it out. The old fuse should be
replaced by a 3 amp ASTA approved BS 1362 fuse and the fuse cover/carrier
must be refitted before the plug is used again.
If the fuse cover/carrier is lost, a replacement can be obtained from the service
shops. The fuse cover/carrier must be of the same colour as that of the coloured
insert in the base of the plug. In no circumstances must the plug be used without
a correct fuse cover/carrier fitted.
If the plug supplied on the mains lead is not suitable for the socket in your home,
it should be cut off and disposed of safely, or destroyed, to avoid any possible
shock hazard resulting from the plug being inserted into a 13 amp socket
elsewhere in the house. A suitable replacement plug should then be fitted as
given below.
General guide to fitting any plug
Ensure the lengths of wire inside the plug are prepared correctly. Connections
should be firmly made after all conductor strands are entered into the terminal
posts. When preparing the cable ends take care not to damage the outer
sheath, or the insulation surrounding the inner conductors. Tighten all screws.
Replace the top cover of the plug and secure.
Other versions
Your refrigerator has a 3-wire mains lead which is intended for connection to a
3-pin plug and a properly earthed socket outlet.
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead of this appliance are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may
not correspond with the coloured markings
identifiying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows: the wire which is coloured GREENAND-YELLOW must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol
or coloured
green or green-and-yellow. The wire which is
coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black. The wire which is
coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured red.
If a 13 amps (B.S. 1363) fused-plug is used, it should be fitted with a 3 amp fuse.
In other cases, the circuit to which the refrigerator is connected should be fitted
with a 5 amp fuse.
To turn on (Fig. 1)
- 3-way-switch (D) should be in position 230V.
Turn thermostat knob (A) clockwise to position 6/MAX. Only after
approximately 1 hour will the unit become noticably cool (frost on
- The temperature can be regulated using the thermostat knob: '0'=off, 1-6
increasing degrees of coolness.
- After sufficient cooling (approximately 5 hours), the thermostat position can
be set to a lower temperature, between 2-5. The thermostat will now
automatically regulate the set temperature.
To turn off (Fig. 1)
- 3-way-switch (D) should be in position '0'.
- Turn thermostat knob (A) anticlockwise to position '0' (a slight resistance will
be felt just before this position).
- Pull out mains plug.
7. D/C operation
Do not use any additional form of energy (mains/gas). A safety fuse must be
installed in the electricity supply between battery and refrigerator in a duct.
12 V: maximum 15 amps; 24 V: maximum 7.5 amps.
max. cable lengths
Cable cross section
2.5 mm2
4.0 mm2
6.0 mm2
12 V
24 V
2.5 m
4.0 m
6.0 m
12 m
It is not necessary to consider the polarity when connecting the unit. Check that
the battery voltage and line voltage data correspond to the type-plate on the
back of the unit.
If no batteries are used independently of the vehicle, the mobile cooler should
not be operational when the vehicle is in motion, since the battery can discharge
to the extent that the vehicle engine cannot restart when the vehicle is at a
During transport, the door safety button (G) must remain depressed, so that the
door is kept in a closed and safe position.
Recommendation: before journey, pre-cool the unit using A/C operation.
To turn on
Plug the car plug must be mounted according to your car on the connecting
cable into the plug connector/cigarette lighter.
When using battery operation, the cooling performance is not thermostatically
regulated, i.e. knob (A) is ineffective.
When knob (A) is ineffective or if the temperature is unnecessarily too low:
Turn off unit
Pull out plug from socket.
8. Liquid gas operation
Do not use any additional form of energy (mains/battery). The unit must not be
connected to town or natural gas pipelines. It is only suitable for use with
propane/butane gas (e.g. Calor Gas, Camping Gaz, Caravangas, etc).
The refrigerator is equipped for a specific gas-pressure, corresponding to the
standard pressure of the country in which it is sold. The rating-plate states the
pressure which is correct. It is important that a non adjustable pressureregulator is used to reduce the pressure in the gas cylinder to the operating
pressure specified on the rating-plate, no other pressure may be used.
Needle valve operated gas control taps are NOT suitable for use with this
appliance and must not be used as a substitute for a pressure regulator.
9. Connection of gas supply
(The following instructions refer in the main to coolers manufactured for the
United Kingdom. For other countries please refer to your supplier).
Always connect in the following sequence:
To connect the appliance to the pressure regulator an APPROVED GAS
TUBING should be used. This should be minimum in length-have an inside
dimension of 8mm and be marked BS3212/2/8.
The pressure-regulator must be compatible for Butan 11 in(28mbar) or for
To connect the pressure-regulator to the gas bottle, the valve of gas bottle must
be closed.After connecting the pressure-regulator to the bottle by
screwing,connect the two ends of the tubing to the nipples and secure them with
the two hose clipse.
When fitting the connection to the gas inlet of the appliance , hold counterpart
to avoid straining and possibly damaging.
The gas bottle must only be used in an upright position and particular care must
be taken every time the appliance is connected to the gas bottle to ensure that
there are no leaks, that the gas pipe (rubber hose) is not under tension or
kinked, and that it is not in contact with hot surfaces.
The connection pipe and gas bottle should always be located in positions where
they will not be tripped over or otherwise inadvertently disturbed.
Before attempting to light the burner, every time after connection, turn on the
gas at the bottle and check the gas connections for leaks by applying a soap
and water solution over them and watching for bubbles, which would indicate a
After testing dry off traces of detergent.
For your safety
Do not check for leaks with a naked flame!
Do not smoke while checking for leaks!
10. Gas equipment system (Fig. 1)
The gas equipment consists of a multiple value (B) [value with built-in
thermoelectric ignition control], the piezo-gas lighter (E), a burner with sparking
plug and the gas-thermostat.
Knob (B) can be turned to 2 function positions:
: large flame = gas-flow open;
out position = gas supply to burner is closed.
If, for any reason the gas flame extinguishes, the ignition control is working
automatically and shuts off gas supply.
11. Igniting the gas burner
(Fig. 1/4)
1. 3-way-switch (D) should be in position "0"
Open gas cylinder or pressure regulating valve.
Turn knob (F) to position 6.
Turn knob (B) anticlockwise to the MAX position, press and hold down.
After approximately 10 seconds, press knob (E) several times. After ignition,
hold down knob (B) for a further 20-30 seconds before releasing.
The flame can be controlled by aperture (C).
Should no ignition occur, repeat the ignition process after 1 minute.
(This could lake longer than 10 seconds if the unit has been out of operation
for a prolonged period or after replacing the gas cylinder. Cause: air in the
6. When a sufficient low internal temperature of the refrigerator has been
reached, it may be necessary to set the control knob (F) to MIN-position,
particularly at night, in cool weather conditions or when the refrigerator is
only lightly loaded, respectively the ambient temperature is below 18°C, in
order to avoid overfreezing the contents.
12. Shutting down gas operation
(Fig. 1+5)
1. Close gas cylinder or pressure regulating valve.
2. Turn knob (B) clockwise to the off position*.
*excluding units for the United Kingdom.
13. Food and drink storage
Foodstuffs and drinks should always be stored sealed in the unit. Thus,
changes in taste and smell are avoided.
Food and drink should be so placed in the cooler so as to allow air to
circulate freely.
Do not place hot food or drinks in the cooler!
Under no circumstances should inflammable liquids and/or gases be
stored in the cooler. Explosion hazard!
14. Defrosting and measures for prolonged
periods of disuse
A build up of too much ice on the evaporator hinders cooling of the unit and thus
reduces effectiveness. Therefore, it is recommended to defrost the mobile
cooler as soon as an approximately 5mm thick layer of ice has formed. This is
done by turning off the unit and removing any food or drink therin. Never use
heated appliances, heaters, etc. to speed up the defrosting process! If
necessary, a cloth dipped in warm water can be placed on the unit to help the
defrosting process. After defrosting, clean up the defrosted water with a clean
cloth and clean the cooler containers as described in chapter 4.
Should the unit be out of operation for a prolonged period, turn off unit and
remove contents. After defrosting, the cooler should be cleaned carefully and
To avoid any unpleasant smells forming in the cooler, the lid should be left
slightly open.
15. Measures after prolonged periods of disuse
Should the refrigerator not function correctly after being switched on, place the
unit upside down WITHOUT ANY CONNECTING POWER SUPPLY. After a few
minutes return the refrigerator to its correct position and switch on again.
Should the unit still not fuction correctly, repeat the process several times.
16. Maintenance
Changing the gas filter: the cellulose gas filter is situated at the back in the gas
connection piece. When it becomes necessary to replace the gas filter, remove
the filter from the duct and replace it with a new one. Any other maintenance and
repair works, especially those relating to the cooling aggregate and the gasburner system, may only be undertaken by authorized customer service points.
17. After-sales service
Should a problem arise with the unit, please check the following before
contacting customer service:
- is the unit suitably placed and is it well ventilated?
- is the unit placed on a flat surface?
- does the socket supply current?
- is the connecting cable damaged in any way?
- is there a loose connection?
- has the plug been properly plugged into the socket?
- has the electrothermostat been correctly adjusted?
- in the case of gas operation, has the safety pilot knob (regulator) been
pressed down long enough?
- has the regulating knob been turned to the correct position?
- is the gas cylinder or pressure regulating valve open?
- does the liquid gas cylinder still contain gas? If no liquid movement is evident
on shaking the cylinder, then the gas cylinder is empty.
- are several operating methods being used simultaneously?
- have warm foodstuffs been stored in the cooler?
- was a too large a quantity of food or drink stored at any one time? Food and
drink should be so stored as to allow free air circulation. Do not use paper or
plastic plates. Always keep containers for liquids sealed.
When contacting our customer service department, please indicate the unit
type, product number, serial number and type of defect.
We accept responsibility for the perfect condition of the unit, the guarantee
being in accordance with our garantee conditions.
18. Technical Data
Gas operation
Rated thermal loading:
189 W
Min. thermal loading:
112 W
Connected load, gas:
13.6 g/h
Connection pressure:
28-30/37 mbar
l 3+
Climate class:
Electric operation
220 V - 240 V (mains) 50 Hz: 130/50 W
12 V/24 V (car battery):
120 W
70 l
0.18 kg NH3 absorber
The refrigeration cycle has been checked for leaks.
Depending on the model, the controls can be positioned either at the top (as
depicted) or at the bottom (no picture).Operation is the same in both cases
Sodium chromate is used for corrosion protection (less than 2 weight % of the
This appliance complies with the following EEC directives:
- LVD-Directive 73/23/EEC with amendment 90/683/EEC;
- EMC-Directive 89/336/EEC;
- Gas-Directive 90/396/EEC.
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Printed by Xerox Hungary Ltd.
Rev.:2002. 04. 02.