CSI Fridge/ Freezer (2 Viewers)

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My super generous neighbor gave me a complete W53 setup a couple of days ago and I just got it installed in my 97 LX450. I attached the slide using existing bolt holes for the third row seat anchors.

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I have 8 gauge wiring running to the back of the truck through the driver side of the body to supply power to a couple of cigarette lighter plugs ( was previously running a small 30L fridge), so I added an SAE plug like these. An inline fuse was added here inside the trim panel.

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The cigarette lighter cord that comes with the fridge is quite long, and while definitely adequate in gauge to safely power the fridge, voltage droop while running was a bit more than I liked -- I am running everything off of a Northstar 27F battery and 100W Renogy solar panel and MPPT controller, so efficiency is important to me, and voltage drop kills that.

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I used as much of the SAE plug 10 and 12 gauge wiring as I could and then cut the cigarette lighter cord that came with the fridge as short as possible to allow full slider range.

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(wow, the camera flash really makes the scratches on the trim panels look severe!)

While running, it pulls 2.87 amps. I am not sure if that will vary, but may go up if it has a higher operating mode for when the ambient temperatures are really high.

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The app works well, although it only operates in portrait mode, so forcing it to landscape jumbles some of the text. It is nice being able to monitor / control the fridge from the front of the vehicle with my Android tablet!

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Slide out!

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@MSR3898, I just realized this is your business storefront page. I you would like me to remove these posts, I will gladly take them to the 80 series tech page.
 

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