anyone had experience with portable 12volt fridges such as edgestar 861 will it still operate when sailing heeled over? Any other general issues?
I used something similar- an Engel fridge/freezer- for years including extended living and cruising in Florida, Bahamas, and Caribbean (read: hot), and we never had a problem. It was a great solution since we weren't in a position to install a traditional fridge in our Pearson Vanguard. With the Engel, we enjoyed cold drinks, cheese, and veggies the whole way
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Thermoelectric fridges will operate at any angle. Unfortunately, these don't get very cold and are slow to recover. The 861 does have a compressor, so heeling could affect it. The manual says the limit is 30 degrees.