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.