Compressor fridge freezers
Compressor fridge freezers, sometimes referred to as “2 Way Fridges” or 12v fridges are the ideal solution for your campervan, caravan, motorhome or boat. Capable of running efficiently on 12v and 24v DC systems, 12 volt fridges have many features that make them ideal, such as rapid cooling, low power consumption and the ability to operate on an inclination up to 45° and in temperatures up to 40°C.
From suppliers like Dometic, Vitrifrigo, Inlander, Thetford Adventurer and Webasto, we have a variety of compressor fridges that come in various sizes and capabilities and available either as fridges, freezers or a combination of the both.
An alternative to 3 way absorption fridges?
There are many benefits to a choosing a compressor fridge over a 3 way absorption fridge from their compact size, ability to run on uneven surfaces and in high temperatures and due to their low power consumption can operate from a 12v and 24v system for days on end and in line with a solar system they are capable of remaining off grid indefinitely.
Compared to a 3 way absorption fridge, 12v compressor fridge freezers do not always come with mains capability as standard, however through the use of a transformer they can be easily converted over to operate on 110-240v DC and shore power.
Unlike a 3 way absorption fridge, compressor fridges do not run on LPG Gas, generate the same high temperatures nor do they produce noxious gases and so compressor fridges do not require external ventilation though airflow is still important.
An Energy Efficient Alternative?
Compressor fridges are the ideal solution for anyone looking to run off grid through the use of a 12v & 24v system, with various sizes and capabilities a compressor unit can draw as little as 1.2 Ah/ hour (amp hours per hour) over a 24hr period. This is what makes them a great campervan fridge or caravan fridge - ultra low power consumption is great for preserving leisure batteries.