Electrolux CARAVAN RM 4360 Operating instructions

Electrolux
CARAVAN
RM 4270
RM 4271
Typ C40 /110
821 2663-03
CE
T.B. 06/99
OPERATING AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ELECTROLUX REFRIGERATORS
INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
We are pleased that you have chosen this refrigerator and
hope you will derive much satisfaction from using it, but first
a few well-meant words of advice:
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
It is important to read through these instructions carefully
before using the refrigerator.
To ensure good refrigeration and economical operation , the
refrigerator must be installed and used as described in
these instructions.
The refrigerator is designed for building-in to leisure
vehicles such as caravans or motorhomes.
The appliance is certified according to the EU-Gas- Directive
90/396/EEC.
TRANSIT DAMAGE
Inspect the refrigerator for damage. Tran sit damage must
be reported to whoever is responsible for delivery not later
than seven days after the refrigerator was delivered .
DATA PLATE
Check the data plate , inside the refrigerator, to ensure that
you have received the right model.
The right gas pressure is 30 mbar.
The right voltage is 230 volts .
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CONTROLS
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STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR
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WINTER OPERATION
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REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE
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TRAVEL CATCH
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FOOD STORAGE
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ICE-MAKING
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DEFROSTING
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CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
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TURNING OFF THE REFRIGERATOR
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IF THE 'FRIDGE FAILS TO WORK
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MAINTENANCE
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SOME USEFUL HINTS
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GUARANTEE AND SERViCE
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TECHNICAL DATA
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The data plate contain s e. g. the following details:
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Model designation RM
10
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REPOSITIONING THE HINGES
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DOOR
10
BUILDING-IN
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VENTILATION OF THE UNIT
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LP GAS CONNECTION
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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Product number
Serial number
Since these detail s will be needed if you have to contact
service personnel, it is a good idea to make a note of them
here.
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OPERATING INSTR UCTIONS
8. Keep the (0) button pressed for a further 10 to 15 secon­
ds to active the flame failure device, then release it.
CONTROLS
If you have Model RM 4270 proceed as follows:
3. Turn on the gas supply by pressing the (0) knob and
turning it to the position
The refrigerator can be run on either 230 V, 12 V or LP gas.
Changing between these modes of operation is carried out
by means of the controls of the control panel shown in fig 3.
4. Set the thermostat knob (E) to the highest setting.
5. Keeping the flame failure device buttom (0) pressed,
operate the igniter (G) until the flame lights.
Two rocker switches are used to select the electric power
supply, one for 230 V (B) and one for 12 V (A).
6. Keep the (0) buttom pressed for a further 10 to 15 se­
conds then release it.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a thermostat (C)
when the unit runs on 230 V. The gas supply is turned
on/off by means of the knob (0). When lighting the gas, one
must press in the knob as explained further on.
The flame can be observed in a wiewing glass inside the
refrigerator at the bottom left (RM4270) .
To terminate gas operation, turn knob (0) to
applicable) set switch (F) to
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by a thermostat (E)
when the refrigerator runs on LP gas. Please note that the
thermostat has no off" position.
and (when
230 V Operation
In model RM 4271 , the gas flame is electronically lit, moni­
tored and relit if necessary. For this the toggle switch (F)
should
on" during gas operation.
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Turn off gas or 12 V operation when applicable.
An indicator lamp in the switch flashes when the automatic
igniter attempts to light the burner. Otherwise this lamp is
off.
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Set switch (B) to position I. The switch will light up green
when the power supply is connected.
In model RM 4270 a manual piezo-eletric igniter is used.
When the button (G) is pressed , sparks are generated at
the burner.
12 V Operation
Turn the knob (C) of the thermostat to its highest (col­
dest) position.
Only operate your refrigerator on 12 V when the engine of
the vehicle is running - otherwise your battery will soon be
discharged.
Inside the refrigerator at bottom left is a sight glass for the
burner. A blue light can be seen through it when the flame
is alight. (RM 4270)
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STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR
If applicable, turn off the gas operation.
Set the 12 V rocker switch (A) to I. The switch will light
up red when the power supply is connected.
WINTER OPERATION
Caution!
Please check th at the ventilation grilles or the flue outlet are
not blocked by snow, leaves etc.
Only use one source of energy at a time
The position numbers refer to fig . 3.
ELECTROLUX ventilation grilles A 1620 (fig 2), can be
fitted with winter covers, model WA 120, to protect the
cooling unit against cold air. The covers may be fitted when
and should
the outside temperature is below approx.
be fitted when the temperature is below the freezing point.
LP Gas operation
After initial installation, servicing, or changing gas cylinders
etc., the gas pipes may contain some air which should be
allowed to escape by briefly turning on the refrigerator or
other appliances. This will ensure that the flame lights
immediately.
We suggest that you fit the winter covers also in the case
that the vehicle is laid up during the winter months.
To start gas operation:
REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE
1. Open the shut-off valve of the gas bottle (check that there
is enough gas). Open anyon-board shut-off valve.
The position number refers to fig . 3.
It will take a few hours for the refrigerator to reach normal
operating temperature. So we suggest you start it well in
advance of a trip and if possible store it with precooled
foodstuffs.
2. Check that the switches for mains and 12 V operation are
off.
If you have Model RM 4271 proceed as follows:
3. Turn on the gas supply by pressing the (0) knob and
turning it to the position
On 230 V operation the refrigerator is controlled by a ther­
mostat and the thermostat knob (C) should be set at 3-5. If
a lower (colder) temperature is desired , set the thermostat
to a higher figure.
4. Set the thermostat knob (E) to the highest setting.
5. Depress switch (F). A light in the switch should now start
to flash, indicating that sparks are being generated at the
burner.
On 12 V operation the refrigerator works continuously.
On LP gas operation the refrigerator temperature is regula­
ted by the gas thermostat (E), which should be set at 3-5 If
a lower (colder) temperature is desired, set the thermostat
to a higher figure.
6. Press the (0) button. This opens the flame failure device
and allows gas to flow to the burner.
7. When the flame lights, the sparking stops automatically
and the switch stops flashing.
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CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
TRAVEL CATCH
Make sure that the travel catch is engaged when the cara­
van is on the move, (fig 1).
Clean the inside of the refrigerator regularly to keep it fresh
and hygienic.
The travel catch at the top of the door can be set in two
different positions. In one position the door is held tightly
shut. In the other position the door is secured ajar so that
the refrigerator can be aired when not in use.
Soak a cloth in a solution consisting of a teaspoon of bicar­
bonate of soda to half a litre of warm water. Wring out the
cloth and use it to clean the interior of the refrigerator and
its fittings.
FOOD STORAGE
Never use detergents, scouring powder, strongly scented
products or wax polish to clean the interior of the refrigera­
tor as they may damage the surfaces and leave a strong
odour.
Always keep food in closed containers. Never put hot food
in the refrigerator; allow it to cool first.
Never keep items in the refrigerator which might give
off flammable gases .
The exterior of the refrigerator should be wiped clean now
and again, using a damp cloth and a small quantity of deter­
gent. But not the door gasket, which should only be cleaned
with soap and water and then thoroughly dried.
The 2-star (**) frozen food compartment is intended for the
storage of frozen food and for making ice. It is not suitable
for freezing items of food.
Never put bottles or cans of fizzy drinks in the frozen food
storage compartment as they may burst when freezing. Also
don't give children ice lollies straight from the frozen food as
they could cause frost burns.
TURNING OFF THE REFRIGERATOR
If the refrigerator is not to be used for some time:
Most kinds of frozen food can be stored in the frozen food
compartment for about a month . This period of time may
vary, however, and it is important to follow the instructions
on the individual packets.
1. Set any switches to O.
2. Set the gas valve (D) to •.
3. Shut off anyon-board valve in the gas line to the refrige­
rator.
ICE MAKING
4. Empty the refrigerator. Defrost and clean it as described
earlier. Leave the doors of the refrigerator and the frozen
food compartment ajar. Use the travel catch to hold in
this position.
It is practical to make ice during the night - then the refrige­
rator is less demanded and the cooling unit has more reser­
ves. Fill the ice tray to just below the brim with drinking
water and place it on the freezer shelf.
5. When the vehicle is laid up for a long period of time
(e.g . during the winter months), we suggest fitting the
winter covers WA 120, fig. 2, onto the vent grills.
To speed up the ice making, one can spill one or two
spoonfuls of water on the freezer shelf to improve the con­
tact to the ice tray. If you have more than one ice tray it is a
good idea to make ice in advance and save the frozen trays
in the frozen food compartment.
IF
FRIDGE FAILS TO WORK
DEFROSTING
Check the following points before calling a service
technician:
Frost will gradually accumulate on the refrigerating sur­
faces. It must not be allowed to grow too thick as it acts as
an insulator and adversely affects refrigerator perfor-mance.
1. That the STARTING THE REFRIGERATOR instructions
have been followed.
2. The refrigerator is level.
Check the formation of frost regularly every week and when
it gets about 3 mm thick, defrost the refrigerator.
3. If it is possible to start the refrigerator on any of the
connected sources of energy.
To defrost the 'fridge , turn it off and remove the ice tray and
all food items. Warning: normally the temperature of items
of fozen foods would rise unduly during defrosting and so
they should be consumed within 24 h or discarded.
4. If the refrigerator fails to work on gas, check:
• That the gas bottle is not empty.
• That all Lp-gas valves are open.
5. If the refrigerator fails to work on 12 V, check:
Do not try to accelerate defrosting by using any kind of
heating appliance, as this might damage the plastic sur­
faces of the refrigerator. Neither should any sharp objects
be used to scrape off the ice.
• That the 12 V supply is connected to the refrigerator.
• That the fuse on the 12 V supply is intact.
• That the 12 V switch is on.
6. If the refrigerator fails to work on 230 V, check:
The defrost water runs from a collector channel to a recep­
tacle at the rear of the refrigerator where it evaporates.
Defrost water in the freezer compartment should be mop­
ped up with a cloth.
• That the 230 V supply is connected to the refrigerator.
• That the fuse is intact.
If the refrigerator is not cold enough it may be because:
When the ice has melted, wipe the refrigerator dry and
restart it. Place the food items back inside but wait until the
refrigerator is cold before making ice cubes.
1. The ventilation is inadequate owing to reduced area of
the ventilation passages (partial blockage of grilles from
wire mesh etc).
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2. The evaporator is frosted up.
TECHNICAL DATA
3. The temperature control setting is incorrect.
4. The gas pressure is incorrect
lator at the gas container.
RM 4270/71
Overall dimensions, refrigerator
Height
............
Width
...................
Depth (inc!. cooling unit)
without door
with door
check the pressure regu­
5. The ambient temperature is too high.
6. To much food is loaded at one time.
7 . The door is not properly closed or the magnetic sealing
strip is defective.
Build-in dimensions
Height
Width
. .. . . ... .. . .. .
Depth
Step (wheel house)
Height
Width. . . . . . . . . . . .
Depth
8. More than one source of energy is used at the same
time. If the refrigerator still does not work properly , call a
service technician .
The sealed cooling system must not be opened, since
it is under high pressure.
.
.821
.486
mm
mm
.495
534
mm
mm
825
.490
505
mm
mm
mm
max 220 mm
. ... 490 mm
max 225 mm
Capacity
gross
net
frozen food compt
Weight (without packaging)
MAINTENANCE
Concerning gas- and electric installations, only authorized
experts are allowed to carry out maintenance and repair
works . Besides, it is recommendable to contact an authori­
zed service if it comes to repair works.
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72
7
23
lit.
lit.
lit.
kg
Electrical data
Input 230 V
12 V.
..
Energy consumption /24 h
125 watt
120 watt
2,5 kWh
SOME USEFUL HINTS
LP gas data
Input
ditto, low flame. . . . . . .
Energy consumption /24 h
232 watt
105 watt
0,27 kg
Make sure that:
Cooling medium Ammonia (R 717)
• The refrigerator is not operating on 12 V when the ve­
hicle is parked, otherwise you will drain the car battery in
a short time.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
According to the valid regulations G607 of DVGW, the gas
installation as well as the connect flue oulets are to be
checked every two years by an expert (this has to be
arranged by the person responsible).
REPOSITIONING THE HINGES
• Defrosting is carried out periodically.
The door hinges can be moved to the opposite side in the
following way:
• The refrigerator is left with the door(s) ajar when it is not
to be used for some time.
• Liquids or items with a strong odour are well packaged.
• Unscrew the upper hinge pin , taking care not to lose the
set of washers and bushes .
• The ventilation openings are unobstructed.
• Lift the door from the lower hinge pin .
• The door is secured by means of the travel catch when
the caravan is on the move.
• Unscrew the pin and mount it on the opposite side hinge.
• Unscrew the travel catch and mount it on the opposite
side.
• Only one mode of operation at a time is used to run the
refrigerator.
• On the upper edge of the door are two plastic inserts for
the alternative holes of the travel catch. Pry out carefully
and exchange
• Fit the door on the pin and reassemble the pin with
washers and bushes in its new place.
GUARANTEE AND SERVICE
• Check that the door closes properly and seals all round.
The refrigerator is guaranteed for one full year on condition
that it is used in a correct manner and in accordance with
these operating and installation instructions.
DOOR PANEL
The door panel can easily be mounted or changed. The
dimensions of the panel must be:
It is also embraced by a European guarantee as described
in the brochure supplied with the refrigerator.
Height
Width
Thickness
Service and spare sparts are obtainable from your dealer or
Electrolux - consult the telephone directory
740 mm
453 ,5 mm
max 3,8 mm
• Remove the door, see REPOSITIONING THE HINGES.
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Locate the lower opening immediately above the floor of the
recess, and the upper one as high as possible above the
condenser (C) of the refrigeration unit, at least as shown in
fig. 6b but preferably as shown in fig. 6a.
• Remove the lower trim moulding and then withdraw the
panel by sliding it downwards.
• Fit new panel in place and slide it up as far as possible.
• Fit the trim moulding back in place.
Ventilation grilles Fig. 2
BUILDING-IN
The openings in the caravan wall must be fitted with the
Electrolux ventilation systems .
The refrigerator is intended for installation in a caravan or
motorhome, and the description relates to this application.
Fitting the grilles, model A 1620, which were specially
developed by Electrolux for this purpose (shown as D in fig.
6). It is a good idea, to install the frame R 1640 (A in the
same figure), at the same time. Then the grilles can be
easily removed which permits inspection and small repairs
to be carried out without the necessity for removing the
refrigerator from the recess.
The refrigerator must not be exposed to radiated heat from
hot objects (e.g. below a cooker without proper heat shiel­
ding).
Excessive heat irradiation impairs performance and leads to
increased energy consumption. For this reason the refrige­
rator should be installed if possible not at the entrance side
of the vehicle - normally orientated south and often with an
awning - which would impair the dispersion of heat and
combustion gases from the ventilation openings.
If there is no outer grille at floor level where leaking gas can
escape, a 40 mm hole to the outside should be made in the
floor of the recess to drain any unburnt gas to the outside
gas.
It is not a good practice to install the refrigerator so that the
vent openings are covered by the vehicle's entrance door
when this is open. Thi s would reduce the ventilation air fl ow
to the cooling unit and reduce refrigeration performance.
Fit the hole with wire mesh and an angled plate to protect
from stones, mud etc .
Removal of flue gases
The ventilation passage at the rear of the recess, between
the outer wall of the vehicle and the refrigerator (fig. 6) , is
sealed off against the living space, and so cold draughts are
excluded (winter camping) and no flue gases can penetrate
into the vehicle. Thus a special flue outlet is no longer
necessary - the gases are dispersed through the upper vent
grille.
The enclosure
The refrigerator must be installed in an enclosure, the
dimensions of which are shown in TECHNICAL DATA.
The bottom of the enclosure must be horizontal and even
so that the refrigerator can be easily pushed into place. It
must be sturdy enough to carry the wieght of the refrigera­
tor.
Note: With this mode of installation the same type of grilles
(without an integrated flue outlet), should be installed at the
upper as well as at the lower vent open-ning . The angled
T-piece for the flue tube (when delivered) should not be
used in this case.
Battens must be installed at the enclosure and fitted with
sealing strips, as shown in fig . 4.
Slide in the refrigerator until it is flush with the front of the
recess. There must be 10-20 mm free space behind the
refrigerator.
The top of the enclosure above the flue tube (I), fig 6,
should be covered with aluminum sheet metal , as indicated
in (B), to facilitate the heat dispersion.
Four fasteners are fitted in plastic bushings in the side walls
of the fridge, fig . 7. They are used for securing the refrigera­
tor in the enclosure.
In fig . 6 the letters have the following meaning:
A. Frame R 1640 for the grilles
B. Aluminum cladding
C. Condenser of cooling unit
D. Vent grill A 1620
E. Sealing profile (optional extra)
Width 486 mm , Electrolux art. nr. 295 1147-10
F. Refrigerator rear wall
G. Wooden batten approx. 10 x 20 mm (see fig . 4)
H. Height of the enclosure (see TECHNICAL DATA)
I. Flue tube
The side walls of the enclosure and/or any wooden braces
installed to hold the refrigerator must be dimensioned to
seat the screws secure ly, also considering the forces due to
the movement of the vehicle.
With the refrigerator in place, drive the screws through the
bushings in the lining of the refrigerator into the walls of the
enclosure (fig.7). There must not be more than 3mm of
clearance between refrigerator and enclosure on each side.
If necessa ry, wooden strips or similar should be fitted.
Note: This is the only approved means of securing the
refrigerator to the enclosure and to the vehicle. Fasteners
penetrating other parts of the insulation (PU) foam of the
refrigerator might damage components like electric wiring
etc.
LP GAS CON NECTION
CAUTION! CHECK THAT THE GAS SUPPLIED TO
THE REFRIGERATOR IS AT THE CORRECT
PRESSURE. SEE THE REDUCING VALVE ON THE
LP GAS CONTAINER
The refngerator IS designed for operation on LP gas of
Butane type the pressure of which must be 28 mbar for
Butane and 37 mbar for Propane.
VENTILATION OF THE UNIT
At high ambient temperatures the refrigeration unit will only
perform adequately when properly ventilated.
The refrigeration unit is ventilated via two openings in the
wall of the caravan (see fig. 5). Fresh air enters through the
lower opening and warm air is discharged through the upper
one.
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Check that this is stated on the data plate. The refrigerator
is not designed for operation on town gas or natural gas.
3 amp. fuse. In other countries, the fuse rating will depend
upon the voltage and local practice .
The gas installation should only be carried out by an
authorized gas fitter.
230 V Supplies.
The supply pipe should preferably be of copper. If any other
material is used , it must be of a type approved for use with
continuously operating bottled- gas appliances, and have
th readed compression connections th roughout. PUSH-ON
CONNECTIONS MUST NOT BE USED (We do not appro­
ve the use of . , rubber" type flexible tubing for connecting
permanently operating appliances of this type in the United
Kingdom). All connectors etc. should be of a type specifical­
ly designed for the type and diameter of the connection pipe
used, and screwed joints should be sealed with a joining
compound approved for use wi th bottled gas.
Check that the voltage stated on the data plate is the same
as the mains voltage in use (230 V) .
Electrical leads must be routed and secured so that
t hey cannot come into cont act wit h hot o r sharp part s
of the refri gerato r.
12 V Supplies
Connect the refrigerator to the vehicle battery by a direct
cable. To avoid a voltage drop, the cross sectional area of
the connecting cable between battery and refrigerator must
be at least 2.5 mm 2 if the distance is less than 9 meters,
and at least 4 mm 2 if the distance is more than 9 meters
The gas supply pipe shou ld be connected to the gas inlet
pipe on the right hand side of the gas control valve by
means of a suitable th readed compression coupling.
In making the connection to the refrigerator, a gas cock of
an approved type for use on LPG must be incorporated in
the supply line in a position which is readily accessible to
the user. For eventual servicing purposes, the union should
be on the outlet side of the cock and the pipework should
be positioned so as not to prevent the refrig erator from
being readily withdrawn .
To ensure satisfactory operation, the positive lead must be
fitted with a fuse rated at max . 16 A .
To prevent the refrigerator from draining the battery, make
sure that the current supplied to the caravan is cut off when
the vehicle engine is not running, for example by fitting an
ignition control relay.
Diag ramme for the mains installation: fig. 9
Diagramme for the 12 V installation:
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
The electrical installation must be carried out in a proper
and durable manner, taking into account all relevant regula­
tions and codes of practice. For mains vo ltage operation, it
is important that the circuit to and in the caravan is effec­
tively earthed . A L L MAINS VOLTAGE WIRING IN THE
CARA-VAN MUST BE INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH CURRENT
REGULATIONS INCLUDING THE
USE OF AN OUTLET AND COUPLER TO BS4343/­
CEE17.
fig . 10 (RM 4270), fig . 12 (RM 4271 )
The notations in the wiring diagramme are :
A. Electronic ign iter/reign iter
B. Electrode (at burner)
C. 12 V heating element
D. Switch for 12 V operation
E. Switch for reign iter (gas op .)
F. Electric thermostat
For connection to a 230 V electricity supply, the refrigerator
has a 3-core mains lead which is intended for connection to
a properly earthed plug and socket outlet or fused spur.
G. Heating element, 230 V
H. Switch for 230 V operation
J. Terminal block
L. Terminal block
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead of this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN-AND-YELLOW
= EARTH
12 V supply of reigniter (RM 4271)
BLUE = NEUTRAL
BROWN
= LIVE
Fig. 12 shows the wiring diagramme of the refrigerator as
delivered. T he 12 V supply enters at (L). The reigniter (A) is
fed via two wires (1) and (2) at terminal block (L).
As the colours of the wires may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug , in
the Un ited Kingdom, proceed as follows:
It is advisable to feed the reign iter and the lighting from a
separate 12 V source. To do this: remove the wires (1) and
(2) and connect the supply as is shown in fig . 11 .
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with
or coloured green or
the letter E or by the earth symbol
green-and-yellow.
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The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
In some executions there in an extra terminal block (J) , of
fig . 12. In this case one disconnects the wires as said above
but connects the separate supply to (J).
The wire which is co loured BROWN must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter L or co loured
red.
The re ign iter should not be connected directly to a battery
charger but only over a battery.
WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED!
In the United Kingdom, the plug or circuit to the refrigerator
must be fitted with a fuse not greater than 5 amps. If a 13
amp.(B.S.1363) fused plug is used, it should be fitted with a
12