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    Quote Originally Posted by robson1015 View Post
    Rusty- Did you find a way to quiet the mep-531 ?? They seem so loud for camping use...I love mine but it is loud.
    I just use a "plywood" shelter lined with acoustic foam. Just run a pipe to the air intake and exhaust tube. For the exhaust muffler, there is a company that makes "discs" that quite the sound. I've used them before and they work. You can add or subtract the number of "discs" to suit your application.
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    G'day everyone,.....


    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    As far as area goes, it is 18" wide, 18" long, and 15" tall. That's 4860 cubic inches. I don't how much that is in metric liters though .

    I have just had a look at the pictures you posted now I am home on my big laptop, Looks like a 40ltr fridge/freezer.

    Sorry I forgot about your back and knee as you did mention it in another thread before, I guess I just think of everyone the same.

    Sargent eh, great, backbone of the service.

    When I did my GST at east Sale airbase we had a WOD who was a real Nazi wanna be,....
    The last day just before we left the base we had our barracks inspected by him,....

    Lets just say we left,.... he was cocooned up in the rafters with our bed sheets,...
    Never did hear anything about it after that.
    As far as I know he is probably still up there!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bloke View Post
    G'day everyone,.....





    I have just had a look at the pictures you posted now I am home on my big laptop, Looks like a 40ltr fridge/freezer.

    Sorry I forgot about your back and knee as you did mention it in another thread before, I guess I just think of everyone the same.

    Sargent eh, great, backbone of the service.

    When I did my GST at east Sale airbase we had a WOD who was a real Nazi wanna be,....
    The last day just before we left the base we had our barracks inspected by him,....

    Lets just say we left,.... he was cocooned up in the rafters with our bed sheets,...
    Never did hear anything about it after that.
    As far as I know he is probably still up there!



    Aussie.
    That's funny ! Of course all drill instructors are suppose to be total ass-holes ! That's their jobs. Some do take it a bit to far though.
    So 40Ltr . That's not bad eh ? Considering this unit will last for decades I feel it was a great deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    I just use a "plywood" shelter lined with acoustic foam. Just run a pipe to the air intake and exhaust tube. For the exhaust muffler, there is a company that makes "discs" that quite the sound. I've used them before and they work. You can add or subtract the number of "discs" to suit your application.
    I should be more specific about my description. Just a box over the generator will cause severe over-heating. So don't do that ! I plan on remaking mine out of aluminum and putting on newer acoustic dampening (cancelling) materials. That way it can be mounted outside on my spare fuel tank. Also I plan on installing a 120 volt fan instead of the 24volt one there now. That way the generator will supply the power straight from the generator instead of going to the battery charger and then the battery and then the fan. Simpler is better in my opinion. To bad I don't own a small diesel water cooled unit. Actually do they even make a 2KW or 3 KW water cooled unit ? I've never seen one. If they did it would be so easy to just route the hoses outside the box to the radiator. As it is now I will be bolting on aluminum panels onto the MEP-531 frame with the acoustic material facing inward. This will give me a few inches from the bottom to bring in fresh cool air, then the fan will blow it out the top which will have a angled vent to prevent water from entering. Also the "angled" vent will trap and "deflect sound air waves. The muffler I will be using is called "Super Trap" . I've used them before on my old house generators. They work great. They do rust out though. To bad they don't make them out of stainless steel. Maybe they do that on purpose !
    Anyway I thought I should just "clarify" about my plywood box.

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    G'day everyone,......


    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    That's funny ! Of course all drill instructors are suppose to be total ass-holes ! That's their jobs. Some do take it a bit to far though.
    Well he wasn't exactly like R Lee Ermey in 'Full Metal Jacket' (somebody I found out about long after this time of my life).
    But was very pedantic and in your face with trivial crap.



    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    So 40Ltr . That's not bad eh ? Considering this unit will last for decades I feel it was a great deal.
    My 21ltr came with my 4x4 I bought new in 95 and its still running like new.
    I got my 40ltr Gold edition as a 50th anniversary limited edition about 2yrs ago and my 60ltr is a limited edition that Engel did to support our veterans and was released on AZAC day.



    So Yeah 40ltrs is not a bad size, great for your supplies for 3-4 people for a good weekend or a couple of people for a week.
    As I am sure you already know if you keep it full the fridge will work at its most efficient and use less power keeping the temp where you set it.

    The good thing is it looks like it is fully repairable if anything did break down but such things are rare with these.
    I do hope you got it for a great price.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpyrobb View Post
    There is another style blood cooler that is smaller and thermo-electric. That means they have no moving parts! They run on very little current and can still hold a case of beer. Cool stuff for sure.
    I have one of those in my M37/M42. Great little unit; it runs on house current (120 AC) or 12 VDC or 24VDC. It draws 3 amps max (12 & 24 VDC) and keeps things at exactly 40.5 degrees (F) which is what your kitchen refrigerator is supposed to be set at. It is also little and light (about the same size as a regular cooler and easily lifted by one old person.

    Mine came from Murphy's Surplus brand new and I think it was $148.00 to my door.

    Blood coolers are great accessories for shows and camping.
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    Wow, thats a super price!

    My new one is a compressor model like rusty's. It has all its paperwork including the packing slip that says inspected by Mat Walace 29/Oct/08. It is missing the batteries, so I called the manufacturer since they are just up in Dayton Ohio. The new part number(my part number is 10yrs old) is 101880. $164.89 each, two required! I will be looking into alternative sources for them(looks like I can get them for about $60 each).
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    Don't worry about the size difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustystud View Post
    I should be more specific about my description. Just a box over the generator will cause severe over-heating. So don't do that ! I plan on remaking mine out of aluminum and putting on newer acoustic dampening (cancelling) materials. That way it can be mounted outside on my spare fuel tank. Also I plan on installing a 120 volt fan instead of the 24volt one there now. That way the generator will supply the power straight from the generator instead of going to the battery charger and then the battery and then the fan. Simpler is better in my opinion. To bad I don't own a small diesel water cooled unit. Actually do they even make a 2KW or 3 KW water cooled unit ? I've never seen one. If they did it would be so easy to just route the hoses outside the box to the radiator. As it is now I will be bolting on aluminum panels onto the MEP-531 frame with the acoustic material facing inward. This will give me a few inches from the bottom to bring in fresh cool air, then the fan will blow it out the top which will have a angled vent to prevent water from entering. Also the "angled" vent will trap and "deflect sound air waves. The muffler I will be using is called "Super Trap" . I've used them before on my old house generators. They work great. They do rust out though. To bad they don't make them out of stainless steel. Maybe they do that on purpose !
    Anyway I thought I should just "clarify" about my plywood box.
    think I had a supertrap exhaust on a DR Suzuki dirt bike years ago. Thanks for the info on the noise suppression....
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    I've got an Acutemp fridge as well! Ordered new 22ah batteries from Amamzon for about $87.00 (for two).

    My question: Planning on hooking it up to vehicle DC power. There is a black wire, and a white wire from the connector. Stupid question, but which one is hot?

    (Getting confused between AC and DC here... AC White is usually neutral...running to ground, and black is hot. Is DC opposite?)

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    With DC black is typically ground and red is hot.

    With AC black AND red are hot.
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