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Old 05-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #1
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Ultimate Rialta Fridge Upgrade

I love my Rialta however hated the efficiency of my Fridge.

It took 8 hours to cool down on AC Power plugged in and would drain a battery before you knew it.

Didn’t want to bother with the propane feature or routine cleaning required of burner.

Researching I found out there was not a new fridge available to fit the area.

I have a high quality portable fridge for my work van that I’ve used for years.

It uses a Danfoss BD35 compressor for cooling. It’s quite efficient.

Never has caused a problem plugged into my start battery even on 95 degree days.

I found a cooling unit easy to modify my existing Rialta fridge using the same technology.

Adler/Barbour CS-NC-15 Super Compact cooling kit . Normal Refrigeration Capacity: 8.8 cubic feet

Easy to install. Just cut a 8 X 12 rectangle in back of old fridge and fasten with 6 screws. You’re done.

The cooling unit is inside of fridge ( about 2 inches deep ) and compressor is outside ( back of fridge).

I cut off all the pipes and old cooling apparatus. The new unit uses the old switches and fuse.

Within 30 miniutes it cools down to fridge temps. Within a hour it gets to freezing.

$700 for unit



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Old 11-20-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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You are right about those prehistoric 3 way fridge ....inefficient

In my westfalia 94 , I had a 12V compresor type fridge .....pulls 1.5 amp on 12V .

would cool down the fridge in 30 minutes @ 35 deg F ( 4 deg C ) ......

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