When you are in the market for a Portable Fridge, it is well worth your time looking at the Engel product line.
Engel fridge-freezers have been manufactured for well over 40 years, and are popular throughout the world. Engel portable fridges are widely used in the rugged Australian outback, where their solid Japanese engineering serves them well in rough dusty terrain.
Their smallest portable fridge is the 16 quart MT17. This model can fit two dozen cans of the beverage of your choice. It draws 2.5 amps of 12V DC, or 0.9 amps if run on 110V AC.
Middle of their size range is the 40 quart MR040, which can hold five dozen cans of soda or beer. It’s power draw is very similar to that of the MT17, so if you have the room, this model could be a good choice.
The largest Engel portable fridge (although using the word ‘portable’ to describe it is a stretch) is the 84 quart MT80. This Engel car fridge – which can also be used as a freezer – has room for almost ten dozen soda cans. This is sufficient space for food for quite some time. This model can be run on either 12V DC or 24V DC (this option might be good for setting the fridge up to run on Solar Power), or also 110V AC. It draws a rather substantial 4.2 amps.
If you are considering the purchase of an Engel portable fridges, you are unlikely to regret it. They have been used for decades as camping fridges and caravan fridges around the world. They are not cheap, but should last you a long long time and provide many years of good quality service.
If the Engel line of products does not appeal, you do have some other quality manufacturers you can consider.
The recently combined Dometic/Waeco company is another major portable fridge brand. Pioneers in the portable fridge industry, their portable fridges are popular in marine settings among the sailboat cruising set.
Another well known brand that caters to the camping fridge and caravan fridge market is National Luna. The original pedigree of their portable refrigeration products was for transporting vaccines in third world African conditions. Their advertising likes to utilize this to emphasize the toughness of their products.
Whether you choose Engel, Waeco, or National Luna as your portable fridge provider, you should be assured of a decent quality product. Enjoy your purchase, and enjoy the cold drinks!