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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:15:21 pm
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Hi guys
I`m in the process of replacing my 3 way fridge with a standard 220V household fridge. I would like to know, I have two air vents at the back (in my caravan side panel), would this be sufficient for ventilation or should I upgrade this as well, maybe install a fan (for additional cooling) or extractor fan to assist with the heat and ventilation?

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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:22:42 pm
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Probably not, Mine is a standard 230V fridge and only has a fairly small vent.
Works perfectly.
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19 Oct 2017 @ 17:32:43 pm
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Stem saam met Steamer...myne het ook net een klein vent...so 2x behoort voldoende te wees
19 Oct 2017 @ 18:00:13 pm
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The 3 way fridge uses heat to drive the chemical process needed to keep the cycle going, and it expels the heat from inside the fridge. An electric fridge expels the heat from inside the fridge and a small amount of waste heat from the electric motor. In addition the co2 from burning gas needs to be ventilated. So I figure a 3 way fridge requires a lot more ventilation than an electric compressor fridge and the vents you have already should be fine.
20 Oct 2017 @ 11:39:56 am
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Thanks guys, much appreciated
20 Oct 2017 @ 12:10:34 pm
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These days, most 230v Fridges are flat-back. The condenser coil is in the sidewalls, so that the only rear heat comes from the motor. There should be an airgap of 20 - 25mm on the sides of the fridge. Outside ventilation requirements are minimal.
20 Oct 2017 @ 12:39:07 pm
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Thanks, will have a look at that
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All the above are correct for the normal fridge fitment of 220 volts.
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Hi guys
I`m in the process of replacing my 3 way fridge with a standard 220V household fridge. I would like to know, I have two air vents at the back (in my caravan side panel), would this be sufficient for ventilation or should I upgrade this as well, maybe install a fan (for additional cooling) or extractor fan to assist with the heat and ventilation?

Thanks

Hi Niel. What are you going to do with the old 3 way fridge?

Is it still working?

 

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23 Oct 2017 @ 17:43:18 pm
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Hi Leon

The fridge is still working and in a good condition, the main reason I`m replacing it, is because it is too small (the freezer) and also we never use the gas and 12V function
Are you looking for a 3 way fridge?

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