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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

My ARB fridge is 8+ years old and still working fine but it recently fails to power up with the DC cord connected to a battery. The fuse is fine so I’m guessing the wiring itself might have failed. The fridge works fine with the AC cord. Anyone else had a bad cable, or a problem within the plug? Is ARB the best source for a replacement cable?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

There’s a circuit board inside the fridge that could have fried as well. However personally I’d give the cord a try first. Last time I called ARB they where very helpful. Maybe give that a try first. My fridge is about the same age and still going strong.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

Thanks, Finn, I’ll give ARB a call to see what they say. Just realized I should have already put a meter on various parts of the cord to find out where/if the power stops. Then call if needed.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

It turned out the DC cable plug had an old style ceramic fuse that I didn’t recognize the first time I had it apart. The fuse had a metal strip on the outside that had melted. I contacted a tech at ARB who was not familiar with this fuse and asked for pics. I sent the pics and he then called and said they had changed the plug design and no longer used that type of fuse. Then he said...how about if I send you a new one? I said sure and a few days later a new cable arrived. He thanked me for my loyalty even though the fridge was long out of warranty. These cables are $40+ on Amazon and eBay. I didn’t look but apparently the new cords use standard glass fuses. Hats off to ARB for taking care of their customers outside of warranty.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

Glad they took care of you and your fridge is back up and running.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: ARB fridge DC cable bad? Reply with quote

Sweet!!
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