Thread: Engel Usage
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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:11 PM
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Tom Deckowski
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
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Originally Posted by Nadir_E
Judging by the Engel's running lights, it's only active when the key is in the accessory position or engine-running. That was my reasoning behind thinking of getting it cold ahead of time so it's in "stay-cold" rather than "make-cold" mode once I left the house.

I plan to install a second battery with isolator so I can leave the Engel on after engine shut-down without concern for running my start-up battery dead. For now, though, I'm not keen on letting it drain the battery for long periods of time.


I've had the Engel running in my MB for 3 years at the 1.5 setting and it never killed my battery but I could understand your concern. This thing is really efficient and has surprised me (I do have the insulation bag for whatever that is worth).
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