EvaKool RF Owner`s manual

&
Owner’s Manual
WARRANTY
‘RF MODEL’
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QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - THE LASTING IMPRESSION
Thank you for purchasing an EvaKool fridge freezer.
The unit you have chosen has been proudly designed and
manufactured in Australia by Australians combining EvaKool’s
legendary insulated fibreglass cabinet with world renowned Danfoss
compressor technology to produce Australia’s most ingenious,
versatile and user friendly 12V/24V fridge freezer combination.
We recommend that you carefully read this manual prior to operating
your EveKool as it contains important information regarding your unit’s
operation, maintenance, care and terms of warranty.
This unit is designed to operate from either a 12V or 24V power
source or from a 240V mains supply via an EvaKool approved 12v/24v
adaptor.
It can also be operated in remote areas from solar and generator
power sources.
Please refer to page ?? for instructions.
All EvaKool products are specifically designed to withstand Australia’s
harsh operating conditions and if treated with care will provide you
with years of trouble free service.
16 Enterprise Street,
Caloundra
Queensland, Australia 4551
Tel: +61 7 5492 7777 | Fax: +61 7 5492 7733
Email: sales@evakool.com
www.evakool.com
QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - THE LASTING IMPRESSION
INDEX
INSTALLATION..................................................................................... ??
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS??
• 12 Volt Operation..................................................................... ??
• 240 Volt Operation................................................................... ??
• Important Tips.......................................................................... ??
SELECTION OF FRIDGE/FREEZER OPTIONS.................................... ??
NORMAL OR ECONOMY OPERATION............................................... ??
CONTROL PANEL
• Temperature Settings............................................................... ??
• LED Lights................................................................................ ??
• Power Inlet................................................................................ ??
• Circuit Breaker.......................................................................... ??
HELPFUL HINTS.................................................................................. ??
CARE & STORAGE.............................................................................. ??
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE......................................................... ??
FAULT FINDING GUIDE....................................................................... ??
WARRANTY STATEMENT..................................................................... ??
SERVICE RECORD.............................................................................. ??
WARRANTY CARD............................................................................... ??
INSTALLATION
Your EvaKool fridge/freezer is designed to operate from either a 12V or 24V DC power source. It can also operate from a
240V (AC) main supply with the use of a 12V/24V adaptor.
When using solar power or power generators ensure that the fridge is connected through a 12V or 24V battery. We
recommend the use of anti-surge devices when there is a possibility of ‘spikes’ from the power source.
The recommmended mannner to connect your fridge is illustrated below.
Please note: The fridge is set to cut off immediately when the voltage dips to 9.6V so as to protect your your battery. It wil
start automatically when adequate power is restored.
For maximum efficiency we recommend the fridge is installed on a level surface, although, if necessary it will operate on
surfaces up to an angle of 30˚.
IMPORTANT - INTERNAL CIRCUITRY
DO NOT block air flows to your fridge. Ventiliation is very important to ensure efficiency and reliability. Poor ventilation will
cause the compressor to overheat and hence reduce its life span and efficiency.
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Operating
INSTRUCTIONS
12 VOLT OPERATION
MAINS OPERATION
• Connect the military plug end of the
fridge lead, supplied with the fridge to
the fridge,
• The unit can also operate from a 240V
mains power source via an EvaKool
approved 12V/24V adaptor.
• Push cigarette lighter plug into 12V or
24V power outlet.
• Connect the military plug end of the
adaptor to the fridge and plug the 3 pin
plug into the mains.
Note: If using a plug other than the
cigarette lighter plug, ensure that the
polarity is correct ie: positive to positive
and negative to negative.
• Turn the temperature control dial
clockwise to turn the fridge on.
The green power light will come on
indicating the unit is receiving power.
• The compressor will start and about 2
seconds later the fan motor will start.
Thereafter the red ‘cycle’ light will come
on indicating the fridge is running and
the evaporator plate inside the fridge
will start to cool.
• Turn the temperature control dial to its
coldest setting in order to cool the unit
and its contents. Once the required
temperature has been reached, set the
dial at the desired temperature for either
fridge of freezer operation.
• In order to save power, you may turn
down the temperature settings or even
switch the fridge off when it is not to
be opened for lengthy periods, eg,
overnight.
IMPORTANT NOTES
• DO NOT run your fridge near
flames or sources of heat.
Preferably keep it in a cool position
away from direct sunlight.
• When travelling on rough roads,
place about 50mm of high density
foam under the fridge and secure
the unit using tie-down straps
through the handles.
• To assist in preventing the unit
from reaching the low voltage
threshold and automatically
turning itself off the following
should be remembered:
• DO NOT leave the fridge
running from the car battery (with
engines not running) for extended
periods.
• Without the engine running all
batteries will eventually discharge
enough for the unit to switch itself off.
• TAKE CARE WITH vehicles
with older batteries or smaller
vehicles with lower rated
batteries.
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Selection of
FRIDGE/FREEZER OPTIONS
Your EvaKool fridge/freezer is uniquely
designed to operate as a fridge or freezer
or fridge/freezer combo.
• When you first start the fridge, remove
the insulated internal divider which will
allow the air to circulate and hence
bring down the temperature in the
cabinet quicker
• Once the temperature has reached the
desired level - refit the divider between
the baskets.
• To operate the entire unit as a fridge or
as a freezer, remove the divider, slide
the basket towards the freezer plates
and insert the divider at the end of
the cabinet. Note the recommended
temperature control dial settings.
• To operate as a fridge/freezer combo the
divider can remain between the baskets
or by removing the fridge section basket
can be moved withing the cabinet
thereby altering the size of both the
freezer and fridge compartments.
Minimum 45mm insulation
Food Quality Refrigeration Foam
Nylon Detachable Hinges
Adjustable Fridge
Freezer Divider
White high gloss non porous finish
inside and out, reflects the heat
Wide Angle Hinges hold
lid in open position
Operation Indication Lights
On/Off Switch &
Temperature Dial
Economy Power
Setting Switch
Drainage Bung
Nylon Moulded
Handles
Fan Assisted
Cooling Tunnel
Heavy Duty Suspension
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East to use
latchloops
Minimum 40mm insulation
Protective Corners
Moulded Fibreglass
Construction
NORMAL OR ECONOMY OPERATION
Your EvaKool fridge is designed to operate
in either normal or economy mode.
The normal/economy switch is used to
change the speed and capacity of the
compressor.
eg. In the economy mode the Danfoss
BD35 compressor will operate at 2000rpm
and is rated at 33 watts. In the normal mode
it will operate at 3000rpm and is rated at 45
watts - a 36% increase in capacity.
SELECT
ECONOMY for daily use and
optimum power useage and;
NORMAL for additional performance
in temperatures over 30°C or when
quick cooling is required.
* Compressor watts based on a BD35
compressor operating at -23.3°C
evaporating temperatures
CONTROL PANEL
TEMPERATURE SETTINGS
• Turn temperature control dial
clockwise to make the fridge colder
and anti-clockwise for warmer.
• To turn the fridge off turn the dial fully
in an anti-clockwise direction until it
clicks into the ‘OFF’ position. This will
cut the power to the compresssor
but the green power light stay on as
long as the unit is connected to a live
power source.
As a general rule depending
ontheambient temperature set the
temperature control dial on:
• 1 to 3 to operate as a fridge.
• 4 to 6 to operate as fridge/freezer
combo.
• 7 to make the unit operate as a freezer.
LED LIGHTS
YELLOW LED - Fault light
RED LED - Cycle light
GREEN LED - Power light
(see fault finding guide)
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POWER INLET
The military plug (power inlet socket) is
notched so that it can only be connected
in the correct way. The threaded ring
locks locks the plug into place.
CIRCUIT BREAKER
Your EvaKool is fitted with a 15 amp
circuit breaker.
breaker will ‘trip’ thereby cutting off all
power to the unit.
The purpose of the circuit breaker
is to protect the compressor should
there be:
– a direct short to earth;
– a power surge or faulty power
supply.
As a result all the lights on the control
panel will go out.
If either of the above occur the circuit
To reset simply push down the black
button on the circuit breaker.
If after re-setting, the circuit breaker
continues to trip, please contact Evakool
or your service agent.
HELPFUL HINTS
• Pre-chill the fridge before use.
• On particularly hot days raise the
insulated divider by +/-10mm to allow
increased air circulation in the fridge
cabinet.
For maximum efficiency:
• Regularly rotate contents of fridge
particularly when operating as a
freezer.
• Keep fridge as full as possible, ideally
the freezer section to be at least 50%
full.
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• Use the baskets provided to ensure
air circulates freely in the cabinet (the
baskets also protect the cooling plate
from potential damage).
• Keep the cover on the freezer section.
• Refrain from the unnecessary opening
of the fridge.
• ensure the air vents are not
obstructed so as to allow maximum
air flow.
• Avoid placing hot or warm goods in
the freezer.
Care &
STORAGE
DEFROSTING
STORAGE
• Switch off freezer and open lid.
• Open drainage bung to drain waste as
fridge defrosts.
• A jug of water may be poured over the
evaporator plates and inside of the
cabinet to assist cleaning. (DO NOT
FLOOD OR FILL THE CABINET WITH
WATER.)
• DO NOT use sharp objects when
cleaning and defrosting your EvaKool.
Keep your EvaKool clean by wiping
both the interior and exterior with
a damp cloth using a mild nonabrasive household detergent and dry
thoroughly.
• Ensure fridge is completely defrosted
and dry before turning back on.
• Always clean the fridge afte use and
before storage.
• When storing your EvaKool for any
lengthy period prop the lid open a
few millimetres and remove bung cap
to prevent the build-up of mould or
odours. Spray interior, if necessary, with
a food grade anti-mould/odour product.
• We recommend that your fridge is
operated at regular intervals if it is
being stored for any length of time.
Remember your EvaKool can be used
in the home as an additional fridge or
freezer by using your EvaPower AC
adaptor. (see page ??)
WARNING
Do not place your AC adaptor or any
electrical equipment inside your fridge
as condensation and moisture will
cause the electronics to fuse or burn
out, voiding the warranty.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
As your EvaKool is a portable unit it
is likely to be subjected to a variety of
different operating conditions.
Accordingly in terms of our warranty you
are obliged to have the unit regularly
inspected by an approved EvaKool service
agent. See warranty statement.
Prior to commencing any maintenance
ensure the unitis not operating and is
disconnected from a power source.
The unit is designed so preventative
maintenance is easy for the owner to undertake.
Simply remove the 6 screws holding the
compressor cover in place, drop the cover
forward and using a small brush, vacuum
or compressed air, clean any dust or dirt
fro the condenser coils.
DO NOT USE WATER TO CLEAN THE
CONDENSER COILS. FAILURE TO
REGULARLY CLEAN THE COILS MAY
VOID THE WARRANTY.
If the unit is exposed to rain or water,
remove the cover and dry as necessary.
If regularly exposed to moisture spray
the compressor, condenser etc with a
protective product such as LANOGARD or
WD40 at least every 3 months.
Fault Finding
GUIDE
refer to the
TROUBLE SHOOTING
FLOW CHART
FRIDGE NOT RUNNING?
Is the RED light on?
• Check power supply.
• Check that the fridge lead is plugged in properly, and that no wires are loose.
• Check that the temperature dial is not in the ‘OFF’ position.
• Check the circuit breaker and press to re-set if necessary.
• Try starting in economy and normal positions.
• If the red light is on and the fridge is still not running call our Service Department
on 07 5492 7777.
FRIDGE RUNNING BUT NOT COOLING?
• Is the yellow light flashing? If yes, refer self diagnostic system below.
• Make sure that the compressor is running and not just the fan motor.
• If the compressor is running and the fridge is not cooling call our Service
Department on 07 5492 7777.
FRIDGE IS TRYING TO START BUT KEEPS CUTTING OUT?
• Is the yellow light flashing? - Refer self diagnostic system below.
• Low voltage. Check your supply.
• Voltage drops. Read section on voltage drop.
YELLOW LIGHT FLASHING?
The Danfoss compressor has its own self diagnostic system, if the yellow light is flashing,
count how many flashes in each set. It will flash a series of between 1 and five flashes every
four seconds.
1 Flash
The fridge is cutting out because the supply voltage is outside the cutout
setting.
• Check your power supply (fridge power lead and vehicle wiring) for voltage drop.
2 Flashes Condenser fan problem. Contact Service Agent.
3 Flashes Blocked rotor or the differential pressure in the system is too high.
Contact Service Agent.
4 Flashes If the system is too heavily loaded the motor cannot maintain speed.
Contact Service Agent.
5 Flashes The compressor is cutting out on its thermal protection.
• Ambient temperature is too high
• Condenser fan motor failed
• Condenser coil is blocked with dirt and fluff
• Air vents on the side of the unit are blocked
The condensing coil in your refrigerator is like a radiator in your car. If the fan that is cooling it stops, or the fins
in the coil get blocked with dirt and fluff, the compressor will overheat and cut out on its thermostat protection.
SIMPLE TESTS
• Fridge does not operate in your vehicle:
Run the fridge from a 240 volt power source via an AC adaptor. If the
fridge starts and runs then the problem is with your vehicle, either the
battery or the wiring.
See section on voltage drop (AC adaptor, minimum of 10 amps at 12
volts peak or 5 amps at 24 volts peak).
NOTE: The EvaKool AC adaptor model EP24 delivers 24 volts.
• Fridge does not operate from a 240 volt power source when using
an AC adaptor:
Run the fridge from your vehicle or other fully charged 12 volt battery
source. If the fridge starts and runs, then the problem is with the AC
adaptor or fridge lead.
• NOTE: It is important to ensure in all cases that the voltage at the end of
lead connecting to the fridge is adequate. ie: above 11.0 volts.
Voltage Drop &
WIRING REQUIREMENTS
VOLTAGE DROP
The majority of our customer inquiries are related to voltage drop, which means the power to
run the fridge is lost between the power supply (the battery) and the fridge compressor.
The Danfoss compressor requires over 10.4 volts (12 volt) and 22.8 volts (24 volt) to
operate. If the voltage drops to these points or below, the fridge will default, you will hear the
compressor trying to start every minute or so.
WHEN VOLTAGE DROPS OCCUR:
(a) The cigarette lighter socket in your car or 4WD will have on average 3mm wiring. This
wiring is too thin and will drop voltage from one end to the other. Danfoss recommend a
minimum of 6mm auto cable and if the distance from the power source is over 6 metres,
10mm wiring is required. Consult an auto electrician should you need to upgrade.
(b) Check for dirty or loose connections at the battery and outlet.
(c) Are there any relays or after market voltage protection devices in the line to your fridge.
These also have voltage drops through them.
(d) Check that your battery doesn’t drop voltage under load.
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Warranty Statement
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Nexberg Pty. Ltd. trading as EvaKool undertakes to the original purchaser that this product is sold free of defect in materials and/or
workmanship under normal use for a period of 5 years subject to the following: EvaKool will repair free of charge or replace at their
discretion your EvaKool fridge/freezer if the unit’s failure is as a direct result of faulty workmanship and/or materials.
• As this is a portable unit subject to a variety
of different operating conditions the purchaser
is obliged under this warranty to have the unit
regularly inspected by an approved EvaKool service
agent, as prescribed in the attached service record.
The first inspection must be undertaken 24 months
from date of purchase and repeated every 12
months thereafter. The annual inspection should
take not more than 30 minutes and will help ensure
that your EvaKool is maintained in peak condition.
Please note that the cost of this inspection is for
the owners’s account. Failure to have the unit
inspected will limit the warranty to 24 months from
date of purchase. Please ensure the service card is
kept in a safe place as it will need to be submitted
in the event of a warranty claim after 24 months.
• As your EvaKool is a handcrafted product there
may be slight differences between units. These
differences do not constitute a claim under the
terms of this warranty.
to freight the unit to and from the service agent
indicated by EvaKool.
• EvaKool will not be held responsible for any
damage or loss suffered or cost incurred whilst in
transit.
• Warranty repairs may only be carried out by an
authorised service agent. EvaKool will not reimburse
repair claims carried out by unauthorised service
agents. Any tampering with any part of the unit by
an unauthorised service agent will automatically
void the warranty.
• Service agents may charge a fee for viewing or
testing the unit. This is not covered by EvaKool or
this warranty and is payable at the service point
unless authorised by EvaKool.
• EvaKool will not accept a warranty claim if:
1. M
odifications have been carried out to the unit
without EvaKool’s written authority.
• The warranty period commences from the date
of purchase by the original purchaser from an
authorised EvaKool dealer.
2. D
amage to or failure of the unit has been caused
in EvaKool’s opinion by incorrect, extreme or
unreasonable use.
• Please note the beneficiary of this warranty is the
unit’s original purchaser.
3. D
amage to or failure of the unit has been
caused in EvaKool’s opinion by misuse, neglect,
accident, impact or similar cause. Refer the
preventative maintenance guidelines.
• EvaKool will honour this warranty on presentation
of proof of purchase of the unit to EvaKool or its
approved service agent. The service agent must be
provided with a photocopy of the proof of purchase
to obtain approval to proceed prior to warranty
being honoured.
• Please telephone (07) 5492 7777 for the name of
an authorised service agent or refer to list provided
and for a warranty authorisation number prior to
any work that may be claimed under warranty being
undertaken. It is the purchaser’s responsibility
• EvaKool will not accept any claims for consequential
loss of any nature whatsoever arising from the
malfunction or stoppage of this unit.
• EvaKool has total discretion on the variation of the
warranty terms.
• This warranty cannot be varied by others.
COMPLETE THE ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND
RETURN WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF PURCHASE.
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Service
Record
Fridge/Freezer
As your EvaKool is a portable unit subject to a variety of different operating conditions the purchaser is
obliged under this warranty to have the unit regularly inspected by an approved EvaKool service agent. This
annual inspection should take no more than 30 minutes and will help ensure that your EvaKool is maintained
in peak condition.
Please note the cost of this inspection is for the owner’s account. Please ensure that this service card
is kept in a safe place as it will need to be submitted in the event of a warranty claim after 24 months.
Model:........................................................ Serial Number:.............................................
Date of Purchase:...................................... Owner’s Name:............................................
Address:............................................................................................................................
Tel. No.:.......................................
Service Procedure
TO BE  AS COMPLETED
Service Period
24 MTHS
36 MTHS
48 MTHS
60 MTHS
1. Remove compressor cover............................
2. Clean condenser coil and fan........................
3. Carry out visual inspection:
•check wiring and connectors......................
•ensure pipes not rubbing............................
•check evaporative plate for rubbing and
cut marks.....................................................
•check hinges, latches and cabinet..............
•check lid seal...............................................
•if cabinet fitted with drain, check drain
plug cap is on and tight...............................
•check lead, spring tension, and any
damage to lead and plug............................
4. Test run unit
•check fan.....................................................
•amp draw of unit..........................................
5. Re-fit compressor cover
•test run unit to ensure no loose wires after
fitting of cover..............................................
Date of inspection...............................................
Service Agent
Name............................................................................................................................................................................................
Address........................................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone No.:.............................................................................................................................................................................
Service Agent’s signature:...........................................................................................................................................................
FOLD AND SEAL
WARRANTY CARD
MODEL:.................................................................................SERIAL No.:........................
DATE OF PURCHASE:..........................................................INVOICE No.:......................
PURCHASED FROM:........................................................................................................
PURCHASER’S NAME:.....................................................................................................
ADDRESS:............................................................................POSTCODE:.......................
..........................................................................................................................................
PHONE No:...........................................................................FAX No.:..............................
RETAIN FOR YOUR RECORDS
WARRANTY CARD
MODEL:.................................................................................SERIAL No.:........................
DATE OF PURCHASE:..........................................................INVOICE No.:......................
PURCHASED FROM:........................................................................................................
PURCHASER’S NAME:.....................................................................................................
ADDRESS:............................................................................POSTCODE:.......................
..........................................................................................................................................
PHONE No:...........................................................................FAX No.:..............................
Compressor
and fan running
5 Flashes every 4 seconds
Over Temperature
*Ambient temperature too high
*Clean vents/ensure clear air flow over
compressor
*Fan Fault
4 Flashes every 4 seconds
Low Motor Speed
*Reduce products/items inside unit
*Move so unit is in a low ambient temperature
Clean vents/ensure clear air flow over compressor
*Fan Fault
Electronic Box
No
Faulty yellow
Fault LED
Faulty fan.
Replace fan
Compressor
Fan running,
no compressor running, no fan
no Fault LED
*Wire off inside
*Faulty cigarette
lead
*Reversed polarity
No
If curcuit breaker,
push button to
reset
No
If fuse holder,
check fuse,
replace if need be
No
Try different
powrer source, i.e.
different vehicle or
240 volt adaptor
Faulty speed
resistor
(connected to C
on the electronic
box) or faulty
swithc
No
Does the
unit work on
Economy but
not on normal
No
Faulty
thermostat
No
Wire come off
thermostat
No
Thermostat
switched off
Green LED on,
Red LED off
No lights, nothing
running
Not Cooling
If the above options do not help
please contact EvaKool or a
service agent for further help
3 Flashes every 4 seconds
Compressor Start Issue
No
*Unplug cigarette cable and allow unit to
rest for 5 minutes.
*Try on different power source (vehicle
Possible gas
or 240 volt adaptor).
issue.
*Electronic Box Fault
Contact EvaKool
*Compressor Fault
or service agent
2 Flashes every 4 seconds
Fan Issue
Fan is drawing too many amps
(over 0.5 amps), replace fan
Clean condenser
and vents with
brush, vacuum or
compressed air.
Make sure not to
flatten the fins
1 Flash every 4 seconds
Make sure vents
Low Voltage
*Try on different power source (vehicle and condenser is
or 240 volt adaptor). If changing power not blocked and
sourced fixed issue, then possible issue there is clear air
flow to the unit
with original power source.
*New cigarette lead
*If fuse holder, bypass
Yellow fault
light flashing
EVAKOOL DANFOSS TROUBLESHOOTING
FLOW CHART
Contact EvaKool
or service agent
No
Faulty electronic
box
All LED’s on
or LED’s are
dim
Faulty electronic
box
If fuse holder, try
bypassing
Try new
cigarette lead
Try different
powrer source, i.e.
different vehicle or
240 volt adaptor
Red & Green
LED on
Connection loose
to electronic box
Faulty green
LED
Red LED on,
GreenLED off
Some or all lights, compressor
and fan not runnering