Caravan Fridge, Motorhome Fridge, 12V Camping Fridge
How does a 3 way camping fridge?The 3 way camping fridge works with (unless otherwise stated) 12v, 230v or gas. Find more details about the absorption technology in the explanation at Wikipedia.
The 3 way camping fridge is powered by the onboard battery while driving and cools your food and drinks with 12v. If you have parked at the campsite and your motorhome or caravan is connected to the 230v shore power, your 3 way camping fridge cools with 230V. So, the 3 way camping fridge does not use any resources from your caravan or motorhome. If you stay at a campsite without shore power, simply switch to gas operation. Then the 3 way camping fridge works without any power, this rests your on board battery. The current 3 way camping fridges are automatic. This automatic system changes the energy supply when driving after stopping or with shore power. We would recommend to keep the automatic system on to avoid bad surprises.
How does the 3 way camping fridge reacts to heat?
The 3 way camping fridge does not react very well to heat. The cooling power is depending on the temperature outside. This means, cooling with an 3 way camping fridge gets a little bit more problematic at 30-35 degrees Celsius. The ammonia mixture, which is contained in the 3 way camping fridge cannot take high temperatures very well. Therefore, they must be ventilated due to the gas flame and the resulting exhaust gases. This is done by ventilation grilles on the outer wall of your motorhome or caravan. If it is really hot, you should support your 3 way camping fridge with a ventilation fan. You can switch them on manually. Many of these fans, such as the Ventilation Double Fan Tornado, have a regulator and an automatic system to turn on and off.
12v compressor fridgeThe 12v compressor fridge cools just like your refrigerator at home! The 12v compressor fridge cools independently from the temperature outside. By constantly switching the compressor on and off, the cold inside the 12v compressor fridge stays constant. With a 12v compressor fridge you can cool things down to freezing. So, if you love ice cold things, the 12v compressor fridge is the perfect 12v camping fridge with freezer component for you! The 12v compressor fridge is operated via the on-board battery of your motorhome or van. Some 12v compressor fridges can also be used with 230 v, please refer to the respective product description.
What does a 3 way camping fridge and 12v compressor fridge consume?3 way camping fridges and 12v compressor fridges cool with different techniques. Here a comparison: The Dometic RC 10.4 12v compressor fridge with 90l needs 42W at 12V and 58W at 24V , the Dometic fridge RM 8401 2,6kWh. That is about 91 watts compared to the 42 watts of the compressor. However, this is the only cut-set if you keep in mind that you usually use the 3 way camping fridge only while driving. Gas consumption is 24h for the N3090 270g.
Manufacturers for caravan fridge, motorhome fridge, 12v camping fridge, gas camping fridge?You can buy the following here in our online shop:
- Carbest - motorhome fridge
- Engel - 12v camping fridge for small and limited spaces
- Dometic - caravan fridge or gas camping fridge in a large selection
- Thetford - 3 way camping fridge or 12v compressor fridge
- Webasto - 12v compressor fridge
Caravan fridge, motorhome fridge, 12v camping fridge, electric camping fridge with solarOperating the 12v camping fridge with solar, is always a good idea! With solar power, you have a self sufficient power source and you are independent of any power connection and the limited recources of 12v battery and gas. You can operate your caravan fridge, motorhome fridge, 12v camping fridge or electric camping fridge with the caravan solar panels, motorhome solar panels
3 way camping fridge vs. 12v compressor fridge3 way camping fridge or 12v compressor fridge - neither of them wins. Both of them have their strengths and weaknesses. Actually, the only thing that counts is which one of them can be installed in your vehicle. Because the space is limited, measure it thoroughly. It is also important in which direction the door of your 12v camping fridge opens or has to. In many modern caravan fridges and motorhome fridges the door opening side is now interchangeable. Also refer to the respective door stop please the item description of your caravan fridge, motorhome fridge, 12v camping fridge.
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