Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer.


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Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer.

Postby Davek80514 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:43 pm



I'm thinking it would be great if I could use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on the trailer instead of a ice chest saving a lot of weight. The thermoelectric cooler/warmer draws about 4.5 amps. I have a escapade trailer plug on the 1992 wing so I have 12volt power to the trailer. My question is will the alternator and wiring handle the 4.5amp draw form the thermoelectric cooler/warmer.

Any and all opinions are welcome.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer

Postby robb » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:18 pm

The accessory terminal is only good for 5 amp, but a fused wire from battery to trailer should be ok. I would suggest the use of at least a 95amp alternator to keep battery at a proper level.

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Re: Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Assuming you don't have a bunch of other electrical gear on the bike (lights, heated grips or clothing, etc). your bike should be able to handle 4.5 amps with no problem at all.

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Re: Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer

Postby st4r50 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:36 am

I've been thinking about doing this myself. It's such a great idea.

No more stopping for ice once a day or filling out of hotel machine.

If you do it, take some pictures and share. I wonder what different sizes of those they make. I don't want a 40qt one that's almost big as my trailer.
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Re: Wanting to use a thermoelectric cooler/warmer on trailer

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:41 pm

I used one made by Koolatron for a number of years, it worked very well. I had a deep cycle RV battery in the trailer to keep it powered up when parked while in camp over night. There was a switch on it to set it to either cool or warm the contents.

http://koolatrononline.stores.yahoo.net ... rmers.html
will take you to their selection 8-)


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