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12v Fridges For Sale

Buyers looking for 12v fridges for sale have many options, as there are quite a few different brands of 12v fridge available. Below I address some of the different manufacturers of 12v fridges and make recommendations selecting an appropriate product line.
For those seeking quality 12v fridge freezers, compressor based technologies are usually the best. There are several firms you manufacture a wide range of compressor 12v fridge freezer units, these include Waeco, Engel and Norcold.
Waeco Fridges for Sale
Waeco produces a wide range of different 12v fridge freezers. No matter whether you prefer a cheap thermoelectric fridge, a flexible three-way fridge freezer or a compressor refrigerator freezer unit; Waeco – a subsidiary of Dometic – manufactures an appropriate selection.
No matter what your budget there are a wide range of high quality Waeco fridges for sale. Waeco compressor fridge freezers are particularly renowned for using high-quality German Danfoss compressors.
Engel Fridges for Sale
Another great manufacturer of 12v refrigerator freezers is Engel. They offer some of the best compressor style refrigerator freezer units available in stores. The Sawafuji swing compressors used in Engel fridge freezers are very well-regarded.
If you seek a truly high-quality refrigerator for use as a car fridge then you would be well advised to seek out Engel fridges for sale.
Norcold Fridges for Sale

This firm is best known for Norcold 3 way refrigerators. While these are not the ideal 12v fridge freezer unit due to using absorption technology, they are a viable alternative to some of the competitor’s compressor models.
Particularly popular for use in Recreational Vehicles and Caravans is the Norcold Inc. Refrigerators 323T R/L 3 Way Refrigerator shown here. This 3 way fridge offers the option of mains power, 12v power and LPG for maximum flexibility in usage.
If you are really seeking out a discounted fridge for use with 12v direct current, then seeking Norcold fridges for sale may be a wise move for you. Do keep in mind however the energy consumption of these absorption refrigerators when running off of 12 volts can be relatively high.
Other Brands

If none of these firms products appeal, there are numerous other manufacturers of 12v freezer fridges available. ARB and National Luna are a couple worth considering. The ARB 10800472 Fridge Freezer is very well regarded by many people.
One note of caution, when looking for a 12v refrigerator for sale it is very easy to over emphasize the low price and pay insufficient attention to quality. If a cheap 12v refrigerator is all you can afford then by all means buy a discounted 12 V fridge freezer, but if your budget allows it is well worth considering investing little more in a more expensive unit.
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12V Refrigerators

Cheap 12v refrigerators are very useful appliances for a variety of different applications.
Potential buyers of a 12v cooler have a large variety of options to choose from. In this article I explore some of the many 12v mini refrigerators and fridges available in the marketplace.

For those on a tight budget the Wagan EL2260 6-Liter Personal Fridge / Warmer is a steal. While not renowned for their 12v car fridges, this cheap 12v fridge does job keeping drinks chilled while travelling the interstate. This is not a high powered device so it is best suited to keeping already refrigerated items cold, rather than chilling them from scratch.

Koolatron makes several cheap 12v refrigerators. One model, the Koolatron Voyager Thermoelectric Cooler – P-27, can be had for around $100 during 12 volt fridge sales. This thermoelectric cooler can plug into any 12-volt power source – such as a cigarette lighter – to provide cooling to any car, truck or boat on the move. The Koolatron P-27 has a built in – if modest – food heating ability.

At a somewhat higher price point, the Koolatron P95 Travel Saver Cooler 45-Quart, Light Grey runs for about $150. At 45 quarts, this is a rather large 12v refrigerator. With a draw of 4.5 amps it is capable of cooling about 40 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) below the ambient temperature. At 17 pounds this is not a small refrigerator, but if space permits it makes a great vehicle refrigerator.

If you plan to be a serious user of 12 volt refrigerators, there are also some very pricey compressor technology car fridge options available. The Engel AC/DC Fridge Freezer – Engel MR040F-U1 is a 48 pound 12 Volt refrigerator designed for permanent installation in a vehicle. Engel refrigerators are the cream of the crop when it comes to 12v refrigeration. They combine a very low current draw with the ability not only to cool, but to hold the temperatures of the contents at well below freezing; and they receive amongst the best 12v refrigerator reviews.
With all these 12v refrigerators to choose from, you will surely find some 12v fridges for sale that meets your needs.

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12v Fridge

If you are in the market for a 12v fridge for your car or off-road vehicle, there are several points to consider before taking the plunge. I will briefly discuss here some of the more pertinent factors relevant to the purchase of a 12V refrigerator in the hope of making you a more informed buyer.
Compression Or Absorption Technology
The cooling system in nearly all refrigerators utilizes one of two basic technologies: Compression refrigeration or Absorption refrigeration. Each of these systems has its respective advantages and disadvantages for use in a 12 volt cooler.


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The major advantage of an absorption refrigerator is that these devices can potentially be powered using gas. If you are considering a 3 way fridge like those used in a caravan for its flexibility (they can be run off 12v DC, mains or LPG) then they will be an Absorption type fridge, as Compression refrigerators cannot run from gas.

One cheap 12v refrigerator good for those on a budget is the Koolatron KWC-4 Coca-Cola Personal 6-Can Mini Fridge. This highly decorative fridge can conveniently cool half a dozen cans of soda to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit below the ambient air temperature.
However, if you plan to run your 12v fridge freezer off DC all the time, rather than using LPG propane, you should definitely lean towards purchasing a compression refrigerator. This type of unit has several advantages absorption units’ lack.
Firstly, while both technologies can be setup to utilize 12v DC, a compression model will use a lot less power than a comparable absorption. This will make a huge difference when you are parked and have the 12 volt fridge freezer powered from your vehicle. An absorption fridge will draw down the car battery quite rapidly, with a well-chosen low amperage compression fridge it may be possible to leave the unit plugged in several hours with minimal impact to your battery charge state.
In fact, a compression 12v fridge can be so energy efficient is it possible to rig yourself up a setup using solar panels to keep it running indefinitely. Given the price of solar power, the fact that this is considered an option speaks volumes to the efficiency of these 12v refrigerators. Particularly noteworthy for their cooling efficiency are the 12v Danfoss compressor fridges.
A second drawback to absorption units is the issue of leveling your portable fridge. They really need to be maintained very close to level in order to work correctly. If you take your vehicle off-road you may well be deliberately seeking out ‘non-level’ terrain. 12v DC Compressor refrigeration shine under these conditions.
Fridge Or Fridge Freezer
If you want a 12v freezer, you should probably again opt for a compressor unit. Absorption 12 volt fridges can usually cool only a certain number of degrees below the ambient temperature and thus makes for a poor 12 volt freezer. With a properly equipped compressor fridge freezer temperatures are possible.
Choosing A Brand

There are several manufactures of 12v fridges suitable for use in vehicles. Norcold, Waeco and Engel are all well regarded model lines, Engel and Waeco refrigeators in particular have a very good reputation for ruggedness and durability. Engels Engel AC/DC Fridge Freezer – Engel MT45F-U1 is a very well regarded 12v fridge freezer that gets rave reviews. The firm Novakool has a line of 12v marine refrigerators intended for use on a boat.
When shopping around you will notice these 12v compressor fridge models are generally significantly more expensive than a similar 12v absorption model; and you may be tempted to purchase a cheaper 12 volt refrigerator freezer absorption model.
However, when buying a 12 volt cooler a budget model may be more trouble than it is worth.
If you are looking for a true 12v fridge intending to use it solely with a 12 Volt power supply, it is almost certainly worth the extra expense for the compressor type of 12 volt refrigerators.