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Old 10-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Are the gsa alternator can support a small fridge for my insulin pens ???

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I plan to make a long-term trip me & my wife ,at 2013, with a lots of miles on the gsa1200. I want to know( because I have to use medications that need to be refrigerated ) if the bike can Support, by power, (watts and amps) for a small refrigerator ???

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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1200GS = 720 watts.

11 litre Waeco max consumption = 30 watts
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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you just may have solved my top box problem... I hate top boxes, but a frig... HMMMMMMMMM
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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Polar Bear coolers will keep ice frozen for 24 hours in 30 degrees C.

www.polarbearcoolers.com

it sure beats trying to carry a small fridge on the bike
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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Polar Bear coolers will keep ice frozen for 24 hours in 30 degrees C.

www.polarbearcoolers.com

it sure beats trying to carry a small fridge on the bike
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Why not fabricate your own fridge/cooler. Some high density foam (like that used to package flat screen TVs), some glue, a small Peltier cooler and your done. Stuff it into the bike's luggage, wire it to the power outlet....cold beer or cold medication.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermoelectr...787#vi-content

In answer to your question, yes, the GS can supply adequate power for a small electric cooler.

Good luck.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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Polar Bear coolers will keep ice frozen for 24 hours in 30 degrees C.

www.polarbearcoolers.com

it sure beats trying to carry a small fridge on the bike
Great idea only they want more for shipping than the item itself too Aus!

The beauty of a fridge is not having to replace the ice within 24-36 hrs though.

Edit - The Polar Bear was cheaper on Amazon and only $11.73 shipping!

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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Why not fabricate your own fridge/cooler. Some high density foam (like that used to package flat screen TVs), some glue, a small Peltier cooler and your done. Stuff it into the bike's luggage, wire it to the power outlet....cold beer or cold medication.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermoelectr...787#vi-content

In answer to your question, yes, the GS can supply adequate power for a small electric cooler.

Good luck.
Would be interesting to see the consumption of that unit. Usually thermoelectric has a high consumption but would be fine while the bike is running and they only cool to approx 20 deg celsius below surrounding temps.
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Can you keep it in a thermos with ice.



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I saw an episode of Dr. G the medical examiner where a lady had to ride a bus for 8+ hours and her insulin got warm. She got home, her sister gave her her insulin she was sick all night then she died the next morning. They found the insulin was spoiled/ineffective because it got hot.


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Years ago, AGV sold a Peltier cooled helmet for motorcycling. The heat sink was part of the crown of the helmet.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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Older GS has a 600W output, all the GSA's have 720W.

While that's a massive amount, often twice your typical bike output, you do need to factor in what's drawing power. ESA, ABS, etc all draw down if they're equipped. Add the fridge and any other accessories you have into that mix.

I'm easily adding at least 100W of extra draw to a full spec 1200GSA bike (ASC, ABS, ESA etc), and having no issues.
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Older GS has a 600W output, all the GSA's have 720W.

While that's a massive amount, often twice your typical bike output, you do need to factor in what's drawing power. ESA, ABS, etc all draw down if they're equipped. Add the fridge and any other accessories you have into that mix.

I'm easily adding at least 100W of extra draw to a full spec 1200GSA bike (ASC, ABS, ESA etc), and having no issues.
I think he would be safe at 30W or there abouts with a reasonably large buffer.

He's indicated that he will be tripping for some time so he will need something constant/reliable.

I've got an old cooler with a similar unit Def has mentioned that's probably worth investigating - nope, doesn't work.

Since looking on the Waeco site, the 8 litre thermo cooler only draws 32W but only cools to up to 20 deg below ambient.

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As you consider your options, I found out that the GSA can carry a wine fridge:

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
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Can you keep it in a thermos with ice.



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I saw an episode of Dr. G the medical examiner where a lady had to ride a bus for 8+ hours and her insulin got warm. She got home, her sister gave her her insulin she was sick all night then she died the next morning. They found the insulin was spoiled/ineffective because it got hot.


http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/med...012324-product
These are better examples of how to store insulin while traveling, IMHO. A fridge is not necessary as long as you don't "cook" your insulin.

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How to Store and Handle Insulin

Always read the instructions that come with your insulin. Bottles of insulin, either open or unopened, generally last for one month when stored at room temperature (59 to 86F). A bottle is considered open if its seal has been punctured. If you remove the cap but don't puncture the seal, the bottle is still considered unopened.

If stored in a refrigerator, unopened bottles are good until the expiration date printed on the bottle. Opened bottles that are stored in a refrigerator should be used within one month of being opened. Many people store their unopened bottles in the refrigerator and keep open bottles at room temperature because they find it uncomfortable to inject cold insulin.
Complete information here: http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/page.a...t=7001&id=7243
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My GS will run a fridge and a TV at the same time.
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